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Telangana govt orders formation of panel over FAST scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 23:08

The Telangana government today issued orders to constitute a committee of officials to finalise guidelines for the implementation of the proposed `Financial Assistance to Students of Telangana` (FAST) scheme.

Over 1.3 mn minority students pursuing higher education

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 20:42

Over 1.3 million students from minority communities are pursuing higher education in India, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani informed parliament Wednesday.

Government to formulate new education policy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 17:42

The government has proposed to formulate a new education policy to meet challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in Indian educational institutions, parliament was told Wednesday.

`Learning for Cogent Living` in Northeast

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 17:42

The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) has extended support to a programme, `Learning for Cogent Living`, conceptualised by an NGO of Assam to help people lead a rational way of life.

VCK TN conference on August 17

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:05

The state conference of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi will be held here on August 17, party president Thol Thirumavalvan said on Tuesday.

Irani seeks Gogoi`s intervention for implementation of schemes

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 19:49

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has sought Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi`s intervention for timely implementation of various schemes related to education in the state.

NDMC won`t deny admission to any local student in its schools

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:38

No child residing in areas under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council will be denied admission in any school run by the civic agency.

Tripura University to attract Bangladeshi students

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 15:58

Tripura University will launch an initiative to admit more Bangladeshi students to reinforce the government`s plan to strengthen people-to-people ties between the two neighbours, an official said.

Fees waived for education till college in Sikkim

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:52

Sikkim government has waived all fees for education up to college level following a students` agitation demanding roll-back of recent fee hike.

Dropout rate of girls has decreased: HRD Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:09

The dropout rate of girls in schools has decreased but the dropout rate of tribal children remains a matter of concern for the government, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Need to promote values through text books: Rajnath Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:39

There is a need to promote values and culture through text books to bring about a "perceptional change" in society, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

Dropout rate matter of concern: Smriti Irani

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 13:36

The overall primary school dropout rates have gone down in India except in the case of tribal children, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said here on Wednesday.