• Education
    Kota goes the yoga way to counter stress among students

    Students studying in various Kota coaching centers were in for a pleasant surprise on Saturday morning. Reason: Special yoga sessions had been organised for them. The district administration, in association with Isha Foundation, had organised these classes for over 2,000 students and 1,000 teachers at a private coaching institute and UIT auditorium in Kota. The […]

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    IP varsity students face threat for joining stir

    While Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expresses solidarity with dissenting students in JNU and elsewhere, there is a problem in his own backyard. Section of students protesting against fee hike over the past week in a Delhi government-run university have alleged that they have been threatened by private colleges affiliated to the university. Speaking with […]

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    ‘Smart Class’ being introduced in Jharkhand goverment schools

    “Smart Class” in government schools is being introduced in a phased manner, Jharkhand education minister Neera Yadav told the state assembly on Tuesday.  In the first phase, “Smart Class” (teaching through modern communication) was introduced in 203 Kasturba Gandhi Residential Girls Schools and there are plans to introduce the same in other schools in a […]

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    Maharashtra’s private medical colleges can’t have own entrance test

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea by the association of Maharashtra’s private medical colleges to be allowed to conduct its own common entrance test (CET) for medical and dental college admissions.  It means students will be admitted to state as well as private colleges on the basis of a single test conducted by […]

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    Copernicus, Pythagorus not removed from textbooks, Smriti Irani says

    The government on Thursday denied that the names of historic western intellectuals like Nicolaus Copernicus and Pythagoras had been removed from school textbooks, terming reports on the issue as “factually incorrect”. It also made it clear that there was no proposal under consideration for “cleansing” the textbooks from foreign influence. “There were newspaper reports in […]

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    Aptitude test to filter students for JEE put on hold

    HRD ministry has shelved its plan to reform the Joint Entrance Examination by introducing an aptitude test that would filter students for a single entrance test for admission to IITs/NITs and engineering institutions.  Government had to drop the idea after HRD’s department of school pointed out that an aptitude test might not find favour with […]

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    RTE mandate fails to achieve even half-mark

    Mumbai: They were supposed to go to school with everyone else. But the move towards equal education has been marred by contorted reasons and handicaps like slow admission process and lack of awareness among families. Schools too have often been unwelcoming in accepting students from all pin codes into one class. At the close of […]

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    India, US launch Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship

    India and the US have launched the Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship, in a new initiative to advance bilateral cooperation on climate change, that will enable Indian research scholars to work with American institutions in the field. The first call for applicants was announced yesterday for the fellowship jointly funded by both the governments and will enable […]

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    ‘India among countries using innovative teaching techniques’

    India is among the countries in the developing world that are successfully experimenting with innovative teaching techniques in an effort to spread learning across the nation, according to a new report. The Washington DC-based Brookings Institution used areas in rural India covered by education charity ‘Pratham’ as part of its research for the ‘Millions Learning: […]

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    Delhi government increases reimbursement to private schools

    All private schools in Delhi will now get Rs 300 more per child from the Delhi government as reimbursement for admissions under the economically weaker section (EWS) category from the upcoming academic session.  The decision to increase the amount comes after deputy education minister Manish Sisodia received complaints from various private schools against “minimal amount” […]