President’s nod to first national aviation university

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent for setting up of the first-ever national aviation university named after Rajiv Gandhi to train pilots, cabin crew and aircraft engineers.

Govt prepares draft policy on quality of care at play schools

The government has prepared a draft policy for regulating the quality of care and education provided to children at play schools and creches across the country.

CBSE ropes in charity to train differently abled students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has empanelled a charitable society, Manovikas, to provide skills of different kinds to students who are differently abled, an official statement said on Friday.

Gondwana University faces financial crunch

The Gondwana University authorities have urged the Maharashtra government to take urgent steps for the development of the varsity, which is facing shortage of finances and staff.

Teachers` Day special: To Sir with love…

Three celebrities pay glowing tributes to their teachers, who have shaped their character and contributed immensely to their lives.

Career in wine tasting

To win over the world of wines, one needs a breadth of knowledge, says Sommelier Gagan Sharma.

Develop an edge over others: CEOs` advise on tackling economic slowdown

As the economic climate in India fluctuates, industry top brass advises business graduates on ways to cope with the slowdown. Gauri Rane reports.

Schol Call

Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarships for pursuing diploma undergraduate and postgraduate degree in India.

Education quality poor in India: Sam Pitroda

Sam Pitroda, a senior advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Thursday voiced concern over the quality of education in India.

UGC sets about updating varsity data on its website

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued notice to the chancellors and directors of the central and state universities funded by it.

BJP, RJD stall Council work over EVMs in school

Opposition BJP and RJD stalled the functioning of Legislative Council on the issue of shifting of EVMs.

55 new hostels for SC students in Odisha

As part of efforts to ensure all-round development of Scheduled Caste people, the Odisha Government has decided to construct 55 new hostels for SC students.

UPPSC`s controversial reservation formula: HC disposes of petition

Allahabad High Court on Thursday disposed of a writ petition challenging a controversial reservation formula introduced by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC).

UGC actively considering to outsource UGC-NET exam

UGC is actively considering to outsource the UGC-NET exam held for candidates who wish to qualify for university level teaching jobs or for junior research fellowship.

Put all budgets of Gujarat universities online, demands NSUI

The (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress, on Wednesday demanded that the budgets of all universities and colleges in Gujarat should be made available online to empower students of the state.

Make sexual offences act part of school curriculum: Krishna Tirath

The law providing protection to children from sexual offences should be made part of the school curriculum and children must be educated about its provisions, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said.

Madras HC quashes MCI order barring institute from admitting students

The Madras High Court has quashed the Medical Council of India`s order debarring Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research from admitting students for 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

Schools fail to meet CBSE deadline on revealing fee structure, salaries

Despite regular reminders from the CBSE to schools to put up information related to the institution and its management on their respective websites, several schools have failed to meet the deadline.

DU`s 10th list out, colleges still far from filling up seats

Even though Delhi University accepted a record number of applications this year, the varsity seems to be finding it difficult to fill up seats.

Cut-offs damaging ethos of colleges: Shashi Tharoor

Minister of State Shashi Tharoor, a product of St Stephen`s College, Monday visited Delhi University and voiced concern over the steadily rising cut-off percentages for admissions.

Drop proposal to reintroduce NEET: Jayalalithaa to PM

Jayalalithaa urged PM to drop the Centre`s move to reintroduce NEET and abide by the Supreme Court ruling, quashing the test for undergraduate and post graduate medical and dental courses.

Higher education in Bihar, UP disappointing: Meira

The condition of higher education in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and some other states is "disappointing", Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Monday.

Nagaland received Rs 437 cr for free education

Nagaland received over Rs 437 crore during the last five years from the Central government under compulsory free education.

India to achieve 80% literacy rate by 2015: Raju

The government Thursday said it is hopeful of achieving 80 per cent literacy rate by 2015.

Mother tongue in primary education: SC`s const bench to decide

The Supreme Court on Friday said its constitution bench will examine whether government can impose mother tongue or regional language as the medium of instruction at the primary education stage.

Primary syllabus should be `creative`: Kalam

Emphasising on the need to remodel
the primary school syllabus, A P J Abdul
Kalam on Saturday said the curriculum needs to be "creative".

‘Nehru`s approach to primary education lamentable’

Noble laureate Amartya Sen regretted a lackadaisical approach to primary education
since Independence, and pitched for enhanced government focus
on the sector for robust economic growth.

Over a lakh children in Delhi still out of school

The RTE report card which analysed the primary education scenario in the country was released especially for the occasion.

AP govt gives English push at primary education level

With English increasingly becoming the preferred language of education even among
students hailing from poorer sections, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to lay emphasis on the language right from Class I in its schools.

Amartya Sen for curriculum review in primary education

Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen feels there is an urgent need to review the curriculum at the primary level to make home task redundant and private tuition unnecessary.