In hope of transforming education

A worthy idea can change a million lives. Many who echo these sentiments, speak to Gauri Rane about the need to overhaul the education scenario in India

Leh's remote school where dreams are born through education

In April, Leh district's last village of Kanji in the western Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir received electricity for the first time. It was only last year that a tarred road was built to connect this remotest hamlet to the world. But a school has been operating here since 1960 - giving students wings to dream!

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.

BJP's minority leaders mum over Madarsa controversy: Goa academic

Indian Muslims are being targeted by the ruling BJP, whose minority leaders are mum over comments like those against madrasas made on Sunday by its parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh, Sakshi Maharaj, claims Urfan Mulla, a top official of the Goa Urdu Academy.

India needs a new educational policy: Smriti Irani

 Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Thursday stressed the need for a new education policy which would also address academic merit.

PM Modi inspires the young minds on Teachers' Day

On the occasion of Teachers' Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the students of India making it a memorable and altogether special day for whosoever witnessed it. Bharat Bhagya Vidhata brings you the uncut version of PM Modi's 'special class'.

PM Modi inspires the young minds on Teachers' Day- Part 2

On the occasion of Teachers' Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the students of India making it a memorable and altogether special day for whosoever witnessed it. Bharat Bhagya Vidhata brings you the uncut version of PM Modi's 'special class'.

National e-library in the offing

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the central government would soon launch an online library to make study material available to all.

DNA: The plight of schools in Naxal-affected villages of Chhattisgarh

Schools in Naxal-affected villages in Chhattisgarh remain non functional due to non availability of teachers and basic amenities.With Teacher's day round the corner, reports like these raise a question mark on the education system in the country.

I was an average student: Kareena Kapoor Khan
I was an average student: Kareena Kapoor Khan

As an actor she may be a good learner, but Kareena Kapoor says during her school days she wasn't a very bright student and teachers didn't pay much attention to her.

Children face `education emergency` in north Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of children in Iraq`s northern Kurdish region are facing an "education emergency" after being forced from their homes, with hundreds of schools used to shelter displaced families.

DNA: Barbarity of Jalpaiguri panchayat- Girl raped, killed for defying order

In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was found raped and her nude body found on railway tracks in Jalpaiguri.This was done after she defied the panchayat's order in Jalpaiguri to lick spit after she protested against the public thrashing of her father.

University of Cambridge VC to visit India this month

Seeking to reinforce ties between the University of Cambridge and India, the varsity's Vice Chancellor is set to visit the country this month.

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.