UP forms panel to look into issue of hefty fees by private schools

The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday said it has formed a committee of officers to look into the issue of private schools charging hefty fees.

Two private schools set ablaze in Manipur

Two private schools in Manipur, whose students were denied admit cards by CBSE after the institutions were found not recognised by the board, were set afire in Imphal West district, the police said on Monday.

Tamil Nadu private schools withdraw decision to remain closed Tuesday

Private schools in Tamil Nadu on Monday withdrew their decision to remain closed tomorrow in protest against the sentencing of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in a graft case in the wake of strong opposition from different quarters, including politicians and educationists.

Private schools in TN to remain open on Tuesday

The association of private schools in Tamil Nadu Monday decided to go back on their decision to close private schools on Tuesday demanding the release of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Rule of providing free books illegal: Private schools to HC

The association of private schools in the capital Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the rule under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of providing free books and uniforms to poor students studying in private schools.

BJP demands fees policy for private schools in Delhi

BJP on Saturday appealed to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to frame a fees policy for private schools in Delhi to stop them from exploiting parents in the name of development charges, donations and other items.

Delhi scraps transfer points in nursery admission

City government informed the Delhi HC that it has scraped five additional points to be given to children of parents who come under inter-state transfer category in nursery admissions.

Delhi government asked to make schools refund excess fees

The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the city government to implement recommendations of a panel on the unaided private schools` fee structure which has asked nearly 250 institutions to return the "excess amount" to parents with nine percent interest.

Delhi plans to set up over 500 govt schools

The Delhi government on Monday announced that it will set up more than 500 government schools across the city in an effort to improve the educational infrastructure.

Delhi schools move HC against nursery admission guidelines

A body of unaided private schools on Friday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lieutenant Governor.

Malala`s book banned by private schools in Pakistan

A book by Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who fearlessly took on the Taliban, has been banned by a federation of private schools in Pakistan which said it would have a "negative" impact on students, a British daily reported Sunday.

15 percent fee hike in private schools worries parents

Private schools in Kashmir have hiked the tuition and other fees by a substantial 15 per cent, which has left many parents worried.

Haryana to help students of 1,372 private schools facing closure

To ensure the future of thousands of students is not put in jeopardy due to the closure of 1,372 private unrecognized schools in the state, the Haryana government Tuesday said students of these schools will be enrolled elsewhere.

Govt can`t control fee structure of private unaided schools: HC

The Bombay High Court has held that government would have no say in controlling fee structure of private unaided schools.

Parents protests fee hike in J&K private schools

Fumed over "unreasonable" fee structure, angry parents on Sunday protested outside the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister, demanding strict probe into the functioning of private schools.

J&K panel to fix fee structure of private schools

The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to setup a panel to fix the fee structure of such institutions in the state.

AAP demands 20 pc quota for poor in Delhi private

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday demanded that quota for poor students in private schools operating from land provided by government be kept at 20 per cent rather than the proposed 15 per cent.

Myanmar govt allows opening of 20 private schools

The Myanmar government has approved opening of 20 private schools following the enactment of the Private School Law since last year-end.

Central schools outshine private schools in CBSE

Central government schools like JNV and KV in Delhi have fared better than private schools in this year`s Central Board of CBSE Class 12 examination.

Sibal accuses private players of stalling education bills

Kapil Sibal accused private players running educational institutes of stalling passage of these legislations which seek to raise quality.