VCs resolve to bring teacher education under varsity system

Vice chancellors from across the country on Monday resolved to bring the entire gamut of teacher education under university system, rationalise the duration of the B.Ed and M.Ed courses and ask teacher training institutes to go for mandatory accreditation.

Smriti Irani meets VCs, proposes single legislation for central Univs

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday met the vice-chancellors of 39 central universities at Chandigarh and discussed among others a single legislation to govern all central varsities.

Three minor fire in Delhi

Three incidents of minor fire where reported in different parts of the national capital today, Delhi Fire Service officials said.

30% class III kids have problems with multiplication: Survey

Sixty-six per cent of Class III students in the country are able to answer mathematics questions correctly but 30 per cent still have problems handling simple multiplication, a survey released today said.

AIPMT: Points to remember

Students need to thoroughly revise NCERT.

Chemistry: AIPMT’14

In chemistry, the attitude of never giving up pays in the end, says Aakash Chaudhry.

Pirated books of NCERT, others seized in Patna

The Patna police today seized pirated books of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and those of famous writers and arrested six persons in connection with the fraud.

NCERT deletes adverse references to communities

The National Council for Educational Research and Training has deleted certain `objectionable` references to Nadar and Ezhava communities of Kerala in history textbooks in view of protests.

Kids with disabilities shouldn`t be asked certificates for admission, exam: NCERT

No child with disability should be asked to produce certificates either for admission or examination, NCERT has suggested.

Another textbook raises hackles, Govt says `unfortunate`

Yet another textbook in a CBSE school has sparked a controversy by allegedly insinuating that non-vegetarians lie, cheat and commit crimes.

NCERT to look into resuming moral education at school

Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has asked NCERT to look into the possibility of resuming moral and value-based education at elementary level.

Sachin for integrating sports, education; Sibal responds positively

If things go according to plan, cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar may soon be involved in a big way in promotion of sports in schools and higher education system.

National monitoring panel`s decision on cartoons to be final

Amid a row over Ambedkar`s cartoon in a textbook, NCERT said it used such illustrations as "good pedagogical tools".

Panel recommendations on removal of cartoons to be examined

A national monitoring committee on textbooks will examine a panel`s recommendations on July 14 on removal of certain cartoons from political science book amid indications that NCERT is reluctant to accept them in toto.

NCERT begins examination of recommendations on car

The NCERT began an exercise to examine the recommendation of a committee which has suggested deletion of certain cartoons from textbooks.

NCERT to examine recommendations of panel on cartoon issue

A textbook review committee of NCERT will on Wednesday will examine the recommendations of a panel which has suggested removal of certain cartoons on politicians from a political science book.

NCERT panel says not all toons should be removed

A committee set up to examine the cartoons in NCERT textbooks is understood to have recommended removal of some "objectionable" toons.

School textbooks to impart lessons on tax compliance

The government will sensitise children about the importance of taxes in nation building through text books.

SC/ST wants criminal case over Ambedkar cartoon row

All-India Confederation of SC/ST organisations, which met here, demanded strict action against officials involved in the publication of the cartoon.

Panel set up to examine pol science textbooks

The government has set up a panel headed by former UGC chairman S K Thorat in the wake of the cartoon row to review NCERT`s political science textbooks for schools.