Monetary incentives for Chandigarh cadets joining Forces

The Chandigarh administration here on Wednesday announced to give one time incentive grant of Rs one lakh to the union territory's boys and girls, who join the Armed Forces training academies as cadets and complete their courses successfully.

Science, a diplomatic tool between India and Germany

Using science as a diplomatic tool to build people-to-people relations with India, Germany is focusing on increasing collaborations between scientists and academia of the two countries.

Late school admission hamper's kids' academic performance

A new study has demonstrated that kids are likely to perform poorly in their academics if they their admission in school is delayed.

Read up

Textbooks make staple reading material for every child. However, to realise the true potential of reading, it must go beyond academics, says Sanchayan Bhattacharjee

EU voices `extreme concern` over Thai coup crackdowns

The European Union has voiced "extreme concern" about political detentions and censorship in Thailand, as the military junta chief met officials and began to set out plans for the country`s future.

New Indian-South Africa `academic bridge` launched

Indian High Commissioner Virendra Gupta has launched a new academic programme here under which unemployed South African youths can benefit from internships in India.

Cutting TV time improves kids` sleep, academics and behavior

Researchers have said that kids get more sleep, do better in school, behave better and see other health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time their children spend on the computer or in front of the TV.

Gifted children might be invisible in class: Study

A study says the exceptionally smart are often the invisible in a classroom and miss teacher input and external motivation.

Physically fit students `perform better academically`

Middle school students who are more physically fit make better grades and outperform their classmates in standardized tests, researchers say.

Debate over bag or bat persists!

Unmukt Chand’s rise in cricket has coincided with an academic low given the controversy surrounding his stint as a student at St Stephens College. While the row involving the cricketer and college management has ebbed for now, it has ignited a fresh debate among youth on whether to focus on studies or sports?

Looking Ahead: Education (Academics and a lot more…)

India is likely to face huge skill gaps in some job categories over the next 20 years.

Looking Ahead: Education (Academics and a lot more…)

India is likely to face huge skill gaps in some job categories over the next 20 years.

Common curricula in Science, Math draws ire of academics

The effort of the Council of
School Board of Education to push for a common curriculum in
Science and Mathematics across the country has drawn flak from
academics who believe this is an "overstep" on part of the
council.

Physically fit students do better academically too: Study

Getting students to exercise more might not just address obesity issues but also improve their grades with a U.S. study finding physically fit students tend to score higher in tests than their less fit peers.

Physically fit students do better academically too: Study

Getting students to exercise more might not just address obesity issues but also improve their grades with a U.S. study finding physically fit students tend to score higher in tests than their less fit peers.