Girls outperform boys in educational achievement globally

A new study has indicated that girls outperform boys in educational achievement in 70 percent of the countries they studied regardless of the level of gender, political, economic or social equality.

Delhi polls: Congress promises cheap electricity, water reforms in manifesto

Cyber cafes for students, cheap power for domestic consumers and waiver on inflated water bills are some of the promises made by the Congress Friday in its manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi Assembly polls.

The Social sector offers numerous career opportunities

For development to be sustainable, the social sector must contribute and work in tandem with the government. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee looks at different opportunities in this blooming sector

My focus will be to challenge the faculty to aim for excellence: Habil Khorakiwala
My focus will be to challenge the faculty to aim for excellence: Habil Khorakiwala

Habil Khorakiwala, chairman,Wockhardt Group is the new Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi. He speaks about his vision for the University, the gaps in the Indian higher education sector and the importance of hard work in a conversation with Prachi Rege.

Indian students' arrival at UK declined by 12 per cent: Report

 Enrolment of students from India at the UK universities declined by a "worrying" 12 per cent last year, partly due to the government's clampdown on student visas and tough rhetoric on immigration, according to official statistics.

International conference on education from Jan 17

Educationists from 22 states, including Vice Chancellors of 13 universities, will discuss a new policy framework for education during a two-day international conference titled "Samarth Shiksha, Samarth Bharat" beginning January 17.

Maha govt to set up study group on education status report

 Taking cognisance of a report of an NGO highlighting the declining standard of education in Maharashtra, the state government here decided to set up a study group to assess the situation, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Wednesday.

CSWs enrolled in IGNOU study programme

Nagpur: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) which has succeeded in imparting education to jail inmates has now reached the infamous lanes of the red light area in the city.

Solutions to cure loopholes in India's higher education system

Systemic changes in higher education need to be made not only at the policy level, but also at the implementation stage. Vidya Naik illustrates solutions.

Govt to start refresher courses for teachers

Against the backdrop of teacher training programme being revamped, the government on Monday said it was also working on introducing refresher courses to help them acquire knowledge about the latest developments in the field.

Odisha takes initiative to overhaul education system

The Odisha government has taken initiative for overhauling the entire higher education system with introduction of job-oriented vocational courses and choice based credit system (CBS) in undergraduate classes.

Education in Indian culture is no saffronisation: Karnataka Governor

Mangaluru: Education in Indian culture and tradition was aimed at its refinement and it would be wrong to term it as 'saffronisation', Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala has said.

Badi Khabar: How to tackle bribe-takers?

Watch today's Badi Khabar to know how to fight corruption and avert people who demand bribes.

Plagiarism can be controlled through regulation and punitive measures

Plagiarism has been an embarrassing part of academic research in India. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee looks at the causes, implications and solutions of this phenomenon.

With jobs scarce, South Korean students linger on campus

It`s been a year since Seoul media and communications student Lee Woong-hee finished his studies, but the 26-year-old plans to skip his class graduation ceremony in February because he thinks retaining his student status will help him finally land a job.

Odisha teachers oppose guidelines on dropout counselling

 A day after the Odisha government directed teachers to counsel children to curb the state`s dropout rate, the teachers Wednesday said the government should first focus on providing quality education to the students.

Super 30 among top three pioneering education initiatives: Japanese group
Super 30 among top three pioneering education initiatives: Japanese group

A Japanese media group has selected Mathematician Anand Kumar's Super 30 among three pioneering initiatives in the field of education.

HRD Ministry saw several controversies in 2014

Controversy hogged the HRD Ministry ever since the NDA government came to power be it for the rollback of FYUP of Delhi University, replacing Sanskrit with German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas or asking institutes to observe events on Christmas.

High fees force expat students to quit Saudi Arabia schools

High fees at private schools in Saudi Arabia have forced over three lakh expatriate students to quit them because their parents cannot afford it, according to a report.

M-learning impacting education ecosystem

While scope of Mobile-learning is growing fast, it is imperative to address the problems of low level of literacy, limited understanding of English language in rural and semi urban areas and text driven interface in order to reap the benefits of this technology.