NDA politicizing education: Congress

The Congress Tuesday accused the government of politicizing the educational system in the country and of trying to alter the federal system of governance.

Gujarat to celebrate 'Gyan Saptah' from Sept 1

 Gujarat government has planned week-long celebrations 'Gyan Saptah' for Teacher's Day from September 1 to 5 during which several activities including cleanliness drive in villages will be organised.

Consider age relaxation for special educators: HC to Delhi govt

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) The Delhi High Court today asked the city government to consider relaxing age norms of candidates while recruiting special educators in over 1700 MCD schools.

Lack of sanitation having 'staggering' effect on lives of 2.5 billion people: UN

UN deputy secretary general, Jan Eliasson, said that lack of progress on sanitation and failure to end open defecation is taking its toll on the lives of nearly 2.5 billion people.

Calcutta University, Australia to ink student exchange deal

 The University of Calcutta will ink an agreement with Australia to start student exchange programmes under the union Human Resource Development Ministry`s `Connect To India` initiative, its vice-chancellor said here Wednesday.

Smriti Irani launches academic project for children

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday launched an ambitious project which seeks to inculcate early reading habits, writing and mathematics skill among children.

Learning astronomy and astrophysics

Interested in understanding of space topics? Then take up a course in Astronomy and Astrophysics says Patricia Mascarenhas

NGOs pursue education for all

Right to Education Bill was a milestone in many ways in the history of Indian education sector. However, there are many stumbling blocks that need to be cleared. Gauri Rane speaks to NGOs in pursuit of education for all.

Govt to facilitate school dropouts` return to education: Smriti Irani

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani Saturday said the government will roll out a programme by this year-end wherein school drop-outs who were forced to take up a job or those who opt to exit education due to financial worries, will be facilitated back into studies up to PhD level.

Danseuse Bhavana Reddy performs kuchipudi for a cause

Bhavana Reddy, an accomplished Kucchipudi dancer and musician has just released her debut album “Tangled in Emotions”, performed at the Shift Series conference which was organised in association with tGELF

Pranab asks IITs to improve quality of education

President Pranab Mukherjee Friday asked the IITs to explore ways to improve the country`s quality of higher education so that India can become a global supplier of skilled manpower.

Low-educated smokers at greater stroke risk: Study

Adults smokers with limited education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, says a study.

UGC to frame guidelines for educational institutes on students` safety

UGC has decided to frame comprehensive guidelines for all higher educational isntitutions to ensure safety of students in wake of the Beas river tragedy in Himachal Pradesh which claimed the lives of 24 Engineering students.

Post controversy, Smriti Irani revels `I have a degree from Yale University`

The controversy over HRD Minister Smriti Irani`s educational qualifications has taken a new turn with her assertion that she also has a degree from the prestigious Yale University in the US.

Punjab wants Centre to relax MBBS admission criterion

The Punjab government has urged the union government to relax the admission criterion for MBBS course for the Scheduled Caste (SC) students.

Interest subsidy on educational loans

The government has launched a scheme to provide interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies for students belonging to the minorities, including Muslims.

Govt to repatriate 19 Indian students from Malaysia

Government is making all efforts to bring back 19 Indian students who had entered Malaysia with "false" work visas, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V K Singh said today.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini tells youngsters to focus on studies

"X Factor" judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has told teenagers to concentrate on their studies rather than taking part in the hit TV talent show.

Gita in schools? Improper, says CPI-M

The CPI-M Sunday described as "improper and unwarranted" Supreme Court judge A.R. Dave`s suggestion that the Gita and the Mahabaratha should be taught in schools.