Nursery admissions: Private schools hail HC verdict, but parents wary

The High Court ruling which scrapped the point system for nursery admissions was on Friday welcomed by private schools, but the parents were disappinted as they felt it would allow schools to set arbitrary rules.

Facing inquiry, IGNOU VC goes on leave
Facing inquiry, IGNOU VC goes on leave

IGNOU vice-chancellor M Aslam, facing criticism over some of his decisions, on Friday went on leave pending the outcome of an inquiry committee.

Consider continuing German as 3rd language for current session: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Central government to consider continuing German as third language in classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools for the current academic session.

Agriculture Minister welcomes new central university at Motihari
Agriculture Minister welcomes new central university at Motihari

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has hailed the passage of Central University Amendment Bill 2014 in the Lok Sabha, which paves the way for setting up of Mahatma Gandhi Central University at Motihari in Bihar.

Bar Council not bound to grant licence to practice law: SC

Pursuing law and practicing it are two different things, the Supreme Court has said and made it clear that the Bar Council of India (BCI) is not bound to grant advocacy licence unless an applicant fulfills the criteria laid down by it.

Delhi University changes nomenclature of 12 degrees

Delhi University has changed the nomenclature of at-least 12 degrees offered by it, following instructions from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to abide by the names notified in its gazette.

Sanskrit to be 3rd language in Classes 6-8 in KV: Centre to SC
Sanskrit to be 3rd language in Classes 6-8 in KV: Centre to SC

Centre on Thursday submitted before the Supreme Court that Sanskrit will be the third language in classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

MM Ansari slams Smriti Irani, calls for better relations between HRD, UGC
MM Ansari slams Smriti Irani, calls for better relations between HRD, UGC

New Delhi: University Grants Commission (UGC) member MM Ansari on Thursday called for better relations between the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry and national bodies and universities.

Review of automatic promotion up to Class VIII recommended

A sub-committee of CABE has recommended a review of the policy of automatic promotion up to class VIII and its implementation in a phased manner, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Rajasthan HC orders RPSC to declare 're-prepared' results of RAS 2012
Rajasthan HC orders RPSC to declare 're-prepared' results of RAS 2012

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday quashed the results of the RAS (Mains) 2012 examination held by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) and ordered the Commission to declare the same afresh immediately on the basis of raw marks or within three months if scaling and moderation technique is used in the examination.

RSS calls for creating universally acceptable education model

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for creating a new education model acceptable to all, drawing from India's rich ancient past when the country was a great centre of learning.

'Preschools are vital to build strong foundation for the future'

Every toddler should have some sort of group experience before s/he starts school. Patricia Mascarenhas tells you why.

'Young Indians need better healthcare and education'

Heathcare and illiteracy are a major concern for Indians.

Faculty crunch may impede higher education transformation

Acute shortage of quality faculty is an enormous stumbling block in the transformation of higher education in India, says Nidhi Maheshwari.

IIT Madras made full member of CMS experiment

IIT Madras has become the first IIT to be made a full member of the CMS experiment at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and will get several opportunities in a large number of related technologies initiated and applied at the Switzerland-based organisation.

IIT Madras made full member of CMS experiment at CERN

IIT Madras has become the first IIT to be made a full member of the CMS experiment at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and will get several opportunities in a large number of related technologies initiated and applied at the Switzerland-based organisation.

IIIT Bill taken up in Lok Sabha

A bill to bring four institutes of information technology under the ambit of a single authority was on Tuesday taken up in Lok Sabha, a move that was welcomed by members from across the political spectrum.

Separate training for teachers to educate differentially-abled kids: Irani

A separate academy would be set up to train teachers to impart education to differentially-abled children and address their challenges, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said.

Delhi playschools told to admit 25 percent poor kids

The Delhi High Court Monday said playschools in the capital, which have been allotted land at concessional rates, will have to admit 25 percent of students from the weaker sections of the society on a free basis.

DU inks MoU with NSDC for skill-based courses in UG programmes
DU inks MoU with NSDC for skill-based courses in UG programmes

Delhi University has signed an MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for the introduction of skill-based courses for its students.

Thapar University, Trinity sign institutional collaboration agreement

 Punjab-based Thapar University on Monday signed an agreement with Trinity College Dublin as part of its efforts to impart global standard education at its campus here.

Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT

Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row.

Karnataka govt to set up smart class rooms, virtual classes

 Karnataka government will soon set up smart class rooms and virtual classes at its first grade colleges to achieve quality enrichment of teaching-learning processes through technological intervention, a minister said.

Pre University students write Konkani exam for the first time

 As many as 65 Pre University students from three different colleges who opted Konkani as an optional subject appeared for the first semester examination here.

CEO of PepsicCo India to deliver JRD Tata oration at XLRI

The Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India, D Shivakumar will deliver the JRD Tata oration on Business Ethics at XLRI- Xavier School of Management on November 29 here.

Andhra Pradesh to soon get Marine University

 A Marine University will be soon opened in Andhra Pradesh, Minister for Excise and BC Welfare K Ravindra said here.

KV row: Govt decision to drop German as 3rd language comes under SC scanner

Government's decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas has come under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court on Friday issuing notice to it and seeking its explanation.

MoU on German teaching violated 3-language formula: Smriti Irani

 Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday said that German was a foreign language and was being taught as one, and added that the government deliberately could not have signed an MoU that violates the three-language formula.

Education in law inadequate to understand law of education: Madras HC

The Madras High Court has lamented that rules and deadlines pertaining to admission to MBBS courses in the country have been changing so rapidly that no one knows "what the law is and where we stand".

401 scholarships for Indian students this year: British Council
401 scholarships for Indian students this year: British Council

The British Council on Friday announced 401 scholarships for Indian students this year as part of its Great Britain campaign.

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