Medical test paper leak: SC order on June 15

The Supreme Court will pronounce on June 15 its order on a batch of petitions seeking re-conduct of All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMET) following the leak of the question paper and circulation of answer keys through electronic devices at ... Read More

Bimal Roy removed as ISI director

Accusing him of "indiscipline" and expressing apprehension that he may indulge in acts of "administrative and financial impropriety", the ministry of statistics and programme implementation has removed Bimal Roy as director of Indian Statistical ... Read More

Delhi government launches education loan scheme for students

The Aam Aadmi party government on Thursday launched a higher education and skill education guarantee scheme to provide a Rs.10 lakh bank loan to students from Delhi. Read More

Failed SSC students in Maharashtra can save their academic year

The Maharashtra government would conduct a re-examination in July for students who failed the March 2015 SSC examinations, it was announced on Thursday. Read More

Government schools need improvement in quality: AAP survey

A survey by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) aimed at improving education in Delhi government schools has revealed that the quality of education in government schools needs to be improved. Read More

Amendments to bill will legalise child labour, fear activists

The government has approved amendments to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill that prohibits employment of children under 14 years in all occupations, allowing them to work in family enterprises and the audio-visual ... Read More

Madrasa teacher alleges attacks by fundamentalists, institution denies

The head of a West Bengal government-aided madrasa has been allegedly facing "attacks" from "local fundamentalists" for his advocacy of "progressive" educational reforms, family sources claimed on Saturday. Read More

Why girls are outshining boys at school

A feeling of estrangement from school and a belief in traditional gender roles that men should lead women are two possible major causes behind the worldwide trend of boys falling behind at school, says a study. Read More

Church body slammed for minority-only delegation

The AAP in Goa has slammed the Diocesan Society of Education, a Church-linked organization that runs the highest number of schools in Goa, for "summoning" only Catholic MLAs across party lines to discuss education-related issues pending with the ... Read More

Jamia to re-conduct dentistry, B.Tech exams

Jamia Milia Islamia has decided to reconduct its entrance exams for B.Tech and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) after rumours of a possible paper leak emerged. Read More

Why no transgender option in civil services exam form, asks HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the UPSC on a plea seeking quashing of the UPSC notice for not including transgender as a gender option in the application form for the civil services preliminary examination. Read More

Education important for progress in SAARC region: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said education was important for progress and development of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region. Read More

SC scraps pre-medical entrance test, orders new one in four weeks

In a major verdict, the Supreme Court on Monday scrapped the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) for 2015-16 following the leak of its question paper and circulation of the answer keys through electronic devices at different examination ... Read More

SC scraps pre-medical entrance test

In a major verdict, the Supreme court on Monday scrapped the All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) for the year 2015-16 following the leak of its question paper and circulation of their answer keys through electronic devices at different ... Read More

Government schools will be model for private schools in Kashmir: Education Minister (IANS Interview)

Political interference in the appointment, posting and transfer of teachers have virtually destroyed the educational system in Jammu and Kashmir, says Education Minister Naeem Akhtar, who says he wants to make government schools "models" for private ... Read More

DU announces third cut off, seats up for grabs

The Delhi University has released the third cut-off list for the 2015 academic session, announcing marginal dips in arts and commerce across popular colleges. Read More

Meghalaya first state in northeast to have smart classroom

Meghalaya on Friday became the first among the eight north-eastern states to have a smart classroom. Read More

HC notice to DU, colleges on plea challenging admission process

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Delhi University, its Hindu and Hansraj colleges and Kerala government on a plea challenging the admission process for calculating marks from other state boards. Read More

Jaitley refused comment on Gajendra Chauhan: FTII students

Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday "denied to comment" on the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairperson of FTII, said a delegation of students after a meeting with the minister. Read More

IIPM not shutting down, only changing model: Arindam Chaudhuri

Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) founder Arindam Chaudhuri on Friday denied the educational institution was closing down and said it had only changed its model to enter into technical collaboration of knowledge-sharing with various ... Read More

Why education does not interest child workers (Special to IANS)

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS/IndiaSpend) A study by a rights group shows that 8,044 children (aged five to 17) are estimated to be working in the garment industry in eight wards of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Read More

College dean helping Vyapam probe found dead in Delhi

Arun Sharma, the dean of a medical college in Madhya Pradesh assisting the police probing the Vyapam scam, was on Sunday found dead in a hotel room here, police said. Read More

CU assault: Governor for dialogue, BJP seeks his intervention

With Calcutta University (CU) Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das threatening to quit if no action was taken in the case of the assault on varsity teachers, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Saturday urged the stakeholders to resolve the issue through ... Read More

Specially-abled Delhi woman tops civil services exams; women take top four (Roundup)

A physically-challenged Delhi woman topped the civil services examination, as the first four ranks were scooped up by women in the results declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday. Read More

Modi congratulates successful civil services candidates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the successful civil services examination candidates on Saturday. Read More

Perseverance has its reward: UPSC 2nd rank holder

Renu Raj, 27, a doctor, who has secured the second rank in the civil services examination, the results of which were declared by the UPSC on Saturday, told the aspiring candidates that perseverance pays. Read More

Delhi government to install jammers at exam centres

The AAP government has decided to install jammers to prevent cheating with the help of high-tech electronic gadgets in examinations held for Delhi government jobs. Read More

Women scoop top four ranks in UPSC exam

Women scooped the top four ranks in the civil services exam results declared by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) on Saturday, officials said. Read More

UPSC results: Women bag top four ranks

The UPSC on Saturday announced its civil services exam results here with the top four ranks being secured by women, officials said. Read More

Few science teachers dismays Sikkim minister

Sikkim HRD Minister R.B. Subba on Monday expressed dismay over the dearth of mathematics and science teachers in schools and their failure to churn out students of quality. Read More

VCs of central varsities agree to implement CBCS

Vice chancellors of all central universities on Tuesday agreed to implement the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in their institutions, the human resource development ministry said. Read More

Ghaziabad public schools get notice

Nearly 200 public schools here have been asked whether or not they have reserved a quarter of all seats for children from poor families. The defaulters will face the music. Read More

MBBS course stopped in seven private medical colleges in UP

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has barred seven of the 16 private medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh from running the MBBS course, officials said on Wednesday. Read More

Model science labs to be set up across northeast

Encouraging students to learn sciences beyond the classrooms, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday said model science laboratories will be established in all districts of northeastern states. Read More

Delhi deputy CM meets private schools over fee regulation

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday held a meeting here with representatives of private schools on the issue of fee regulation. Read More

Low level of education as dangerous as smoking

Estimating the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, researchers have determined that lacking education may be as deadly as being a current rather than former smoker. Read More

More women in academia are filing patents: Study

The number of women across the globe filing patents with the US Patent and Trade Office over the past 40 years has risen fastest within academia compared to all other sectors of the innovation economy, says a study. Read More

Modi to inaugurate IIT-Patna campus on July 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new campus of Indian Institute of Technology-Patna (IIT-P) on July 25. Read More

Degree not fake but will court arrest, says AAP MLA

Facing controversy over his educational qualification, Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi Cantonment area Surender Singh on Tuesday said though his degrees were not fake he would court arrest before Delhi Police. Read More

DU approves all courses of study under CBCS with majority

The Academic Council of Delhi University (DU) on Monday approved with a "huge majority" (79 members) all courses of study under the Choice based Credit System (CBCS) for the ensuing academic session beginning July 20. Read More

Ambedkar varsity announces second cut-off

The Ambedkar University Delhi on Monday released its second cut-off for admissions to under-graduate courses, announcing a dip of 10 percent for History. Read More

University, college teachers to protest on August 7

University and college teachers in most states will cease work on August 7 demanding better pay, a strike leader said on Thursday. Read More

SC notice to Centre on Madhya Pradesh medical colleges scam

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and the Madhya Pradesh government on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) scam for entry to private medical colleges involving 42 percent of ... Read More

Chouhan should resign over Vyapam: Congress

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should resign till the CBI is probing the Vyapam scam, Congress leader Digvijay Singh said on Thursday. Read More

SC notice to Centre on MP medical colleges scam

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and the Madhya Pradesh government on a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the private medical colleges admission scam involving 42 percent of government-quota seats. Read More

Woman official arrested in Tripura multi-crore scam

A senior Tripura education department woman official was arrested for allegedly embezzling more than Rs.4 crore from a central government scheme, police said here on Thursday. Read More

No earth-shaking inventions from Indian institutes: Murthy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has in the past 50 years invented 10 things that revolutionised the world, but no earth-shaking invention has emerged from any Indian institution, N.R. Narayana Murthy, chairman emeritus of Infosys, said here on ... Read More

Bihar varsity confers honorary D.Litt on Goa governor

Goa Governor and litterateur Mridula Sinha was Wednesday conferred with an honorary doctorate by the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University. Read More

CBI team probing Vyapam to soon get special office

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team probing the Vyapam scam would soon get a special office here, sources said on Wednesday. Read More

Name politicians involved admission scam: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday demanded from the Congress, the BJP and Delhi Police that they make public the names of a former Congress minister and a former BJP legislator allegedly involved in the EWS admission scam. Read More

Kerala institute offers training for masons, engineers

A Kerala institute set up at a cost of Rs.100 crore will provide skill development courses for masons, diploma holders and engineers, a minister said on Wednesday. Read More

Kerala institute to train masons to become engineers

A Kerala institute built at a cost of Rs.100 crore will train masons to become engineers, a minister said on Wednesday. Read More

Kejriwal greets Delhi University students

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday greeted Delhi University students on the first day of their new academic session. Read More

Indian-American part of US chemistry Olympiad team

Indian-origin Soorajnath Boominathan is part of a four-member team that will represent the US in the annual 47th International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from July 20 to 29. Read More

Chinese centenarian learns to read, write

A 100-year-old Chinese woman, who had never learnt to read or write, has now mastered over 100 Chinese characters, a media report said on Tuesday. Read More

Take appropriate steps in Vyapam: SC tells STF

The Supreme Court on Monday permitted the Special Task Force (STF) to take "appropriate steps" under the Code of Criminal Procedure against the Vyapam accused so that they do not take advantage of delayed action and seek bail. Read More

Assam school tops in CBSE film-making contest

NPS International School of Guwahati has made the northeastern region proud once again by securing the first position in the national-level film-making competition organised by the CBSE, the results of which were declared in Delhi on Monday. Read More

Is your perception of knowledge just an illusion?

New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to assert knowledge comprising made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as "over-claiming". Read More

Collectors asked to complete Odisha school toilets by July

Odisha has asked its district collectors to complete the construction of new toilets and operationalise all old toilets under school sanitation programme by July 31, said an official on Wednesday. Read More

Kolkata students express solidarity with FTII protest

Over 100 students from various educational institutes here on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the FTII students who have been protesting against the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as its new chairman. Read More

Open degree college before August 15: Himachal HC

Observing that the state government resorted to a pick-and-choose policy in opening new colleges, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed it to open a new degree college before August 15. Read More

Delhi tops in sexual harassment cases in colleges

Delhi has the maximum number of complaints of sexual harassment in educational institutions, the government said on Wednesday. Read More

Indian pharma companies need strong digital dose: Study

A majority of Indian pharma companies, both multinational and domestic, are yet to exploit the huge opportunities offered on various digital platforms to connect with their stakeholders effectively, a new study said on Wednesday. Read More

Delhi student scheme to be named after Kalam

The Delhi government will name its scheme providing educational loan up to Rs.10 lakh after former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. Read More

London campus of Glion now open to Indian students

Glion Institute of Higher Education, among the top three institutions of higher education for international careers in hospitality management, has announced that it will now accept applications for its London campus from students across the globe, ... Read More

3,000 Bihar teachers quit fearing action over fake degrees

About 3,000 school teachers in Bihar, who allegedly used fake degree certificates to get jobs, have resigned till date apprehending legal action. Read More

Bihar to name college after Kalam

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Kishanganj Agriculture College will be named after former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Read More

Bihar schools closed as mark of respect for Kalam

Most Bihar schools, including government and private, remained closed on Tuesday as mark of respect to former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday, an official said. Read More

President kicks of centenary events of Mysuru varsity, industry chamber

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday heralded the centenary celebrations of University of Mysore and that of an apex trade body later. Read More

Farmer who pelted Kalam with stones fasts to atone for his deed

Bhola Mahto has stopped eating ever since he heard that former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had passed away and vowed that he would fast till Thursday when the departed leader would be laid to rest. Read More

Kerala varsity to be named after Kalam

The proposed university being set up in Kerala for the promotion of technical education, will be named after late Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. Read More

Four arrested for DU admission scam

Four people have been arrested for running a fake admission racket in colleges under Delhi University (DU), police said on Thursday. Read More

UP to decide fee structure for private medical colleges

In a bid to rein in private medical colleges from charging exorbitant admission and other fees from students, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to fix their fee structure, an official said on Thursday. Read More

Four held for DU admission scam

Delhi Police has arrested four people for running a fake admission racket in Delhi University (DU) colleges, officials said on Thursday. Read More

Assam completes construction of 91 percent of school toilets

With Assam completing construction of 91 percent of school toilets under the "Swachh Vidyalaya" programme, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday directed the authorities concerned to expedite the completion of toilets in all schools by August 10. Read More

JU, Genpact to develop analytics programme

Jadavpur University (JU) here has inked an agreement with Genpact Limited, a global leader in designing, transforming, and running intelligent business operations to develop an analytics and research programme, it was announced on Friday. Read More

Protests in Goa over grants for schools

Parents of students demanding government grants for all schools with English as a medium of instruction on Friday held a protest in Goa, blocking major roads and creating traffic snarls across the state. Read More

Odisha-IISER to be set up in Berhampur

The Odisha government will set up the proposed Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Ganjam district, Sanjay Dasburma, the Employment and Technical Education and Training (ET&T) minister, said on Saturday. Read More

Yuva Sena chief invites PM to visit Mumbai civic schools

Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and invited him to visit the "Virtual Classroom" project in civic schools in Mumbai. Read More

UP Technical University renamed after Abdul Kalam

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced the UP Technical University is being renamed to honour late former president and distinguished scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Read More

Implement guidelines to promote gender equality: UGC

The UGC has directed universities and colleges under its jurisdiction to urgently implement guidelines to promote gender equality. Read More

Telangana sets up study circle for minority students

The Telangana government has decided to set up Minorities Study Circle in Hyderabad to prepare students from minority communities for competitive exams. Read More

All-party team to meet PM to resolve AIIMS impasse: Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday proposed that an all-party delegation meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the ongoing agitation demanding an AIIMS in Jammu. Read More

FTII students protest in Delhi

Over a 100 students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) protested here on Monday, demanding the removal of its newly-appointed chairman Gajendra Chauhan. Read More

Northeast India varsities to offer skill training

The National Skill Development Corporation and major universities in northeast India have inked deals to introduce skill-based training in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of educational institutes, a statement said on Monday. Read More

New varsity for Tripura to boost higher education: Minister

The Left Front government has decided to set up a state university in Tripura and this will be taken up in the monsoon session of the assembly beginning on Friday, a minister said here on Monday. Read More

18th IIT opens at Palakkad

The 18th Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) opened here on Monday with 117 students -- six from Kerala and a majority from Uttar Pradesh. Read More

Kejriwal assures help to FTII students

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured all help to the striking students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) who met him on Tuesday. Read More

UGC to get Rs.6.18 crore to provide Wi-Fi in varsities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been sanctioned Rs.6.18 crore for providing Wi-Fi facility in universities, parliament was informed on Wednesday. Read More

Annual scholarships for five Indian students

The government will provide annual scholarships to five Indian students for doctoral research in science, engineering and mathematics to create a "critical mass of performing scientists", the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Read More

National Teacher Award money raised to Rs.50,000

The government has doubled the cash component of the National Teacher Award to Rs.50,000, the Human Resource Development ministry said on Wednesday. Read More

757 dropouts from IITs, 717 from NITs in 2014-15: Minister

A total of 757 students dropped out of IITs and 717 students from NITs in the 2014-2015 academic session, parliament was informed on Wednesday. Read More

DUSU elections to be held on September 11

Elections for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) would be held on September 11, the Delhi University registrar office announced on Wednesday. Read More

IIT-Kharagpur sees growth in internship offers

Internship offers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur IIT-KgP, have gone up by 50 percent this season, a statement said on Wednesday. Read More

Police use force to disperse Kashmir teachers

Police on Wednesday used force in a bid to disperse teachers after they tried to march towards the Jammu and Kashmir Secretariat. Read More

Naming, shaming student borrowers a human rights violation: NHRC

Terming the bankers practice of "naming and shaming" of students who defaulted on repaying education loans as violation of human rights, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Central Bank of India chairman. Read More

IIT-Kgp, George Washington varsity ink student exchange deal

The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur has inked a deal with the Law School of George Washington University (GWU) for students and faculty exchanges. Read More

Mozambique president visits alma mater IIM-A

Mozambique President Filipe J. Nyusi on Thursday visited his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A), and interacted with 18 of his former classmates. Read More

Jindal University to host Times Higher Education summit

The O.P. Jindal Global University will host the Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS and Emerging Economies Global Academic Summit from December 1-3, a top functionary of the university said here on Friday. Read More

Student beaten to death in Bengal college

A student was beaten to death inside a college in West Bengal on Friday allegedly during a clash between two groups of students. Read More

Autonomy of IIMs will not be compromised: Irani

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday made it clear that autonomy of the Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) will not be compromised under the proposed IIM draft bill. Read More

President to interact with Delhi students

President Pranab Mukherjee will interact with students of a Delhi government school on the eve of Teachers Day on September 5, it was announced on Friday. Read More

Missing Bengal journalist resurfaces

A journalist of a Bengali daily, who went missing days after he reported about corruption in a college admission, has been found, police said on Saturday. Read More

Three held in Bengal for lynching student

Three people have been arrested for lynching a student inside a college in West Bengal, police said on Saturday. Read More

President to address students, faculty of higher institutes on Monday

President Pranab Mukherjee will address students and faculty of institutes of higher learning using the National Knowledge Network (NKN) on Monday. Read More

School Nursery Yojana to be launched on Monday

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will on Monday launch the School Nursery Yojana that aims to bring students closer to nature by involving them in raising saplings in nurseries created in school. Read More

Candidates say not allowed to appear in SSC test

A number of candidates for the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination here said they were not allowed to appear due to shortage of question papers even though they had admit cards. Read More

Exposition for kids concludes with entertainment, education

A unique exposition for children, the Jack and Jill Carnival, concluded here on Saturday evening after a host of events over two days, including fancy dress and painting competitions, storytelling, magic and science shows, and a crafts corner. Read More

Urgent need to improve academic management: Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said urgent measures were necessary to improve academic levels in higher institutions. Read More

Chouhan suggested names for MP varsity jobs?

Even as the CBI is probing the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, written evidence has emerged indicating Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had made some "recommendations" for appointments in the Makhan Lal Chaturvedi National University of ... Read More

Tripura passes bill to set up new varsity

The Tripura assembly on Monday passed a bill to set up a university to further widen the scope of higher education in the state -- which attained a literacy rate of 94.65 percent, the highest in India. Read More

Initiative to bring nature, students closer

Promoting afforestation to mitigate the effects of climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday launched a programme to encourage school students across the country to plant trees. Read More

IIMB considers digital courses for masses

An elite institution like the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), which pioneered in making online management courses available internationally to a broader spectrum of students, can leverage this experience to help develop the massive skilled ... Read More

Varsity probe confirms Kerala IGP resorted to copying in exam

A probe committee appointed by the MG University here on Tuesday confirmed that Kerala Inspector General of Police T.J.Jose had indulged in copying while appearing in the masters in law (LLM) examination in May. Read More

Pichai a brilliant student who never showed off: IIT professor

Sundar Pichai, the new CEO of the core business of Google, was a shy but brilliant student who never showed off his knowledge unnecessarily, recalls his teacher at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Read More

2010 exam done, Vyapam again printed 200,000 answer sheets

Two months after the Women and Child Development Examination was conducted, the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, or Vyapam as it is popularly known, ordered the printing of another 200,000 answer sheets for the same examination, ... Read More

IIM Indore to host Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz

The first qualifying round of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2015 is all set to take place in IIM Indore on August 12, an official statement said here on Tuesday. Read More

Another Super 30 student gets scholarship from Japan

Another student from Super 30 in Bihar, Kunal Kumar, has been awarded a scholarship by a Japanese university for pursuing higher education. Read More

Hillary Clinton unveils $350-bn plan for students

The US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has unveiled a $350-bn higher education plan aimed at cutting college tuition and easing debt burdens for college loanees, the media reported on Tuesday. Read More

Studies disrupted in 4,000 Odisha schools

Studies came to a grinding halt in as many as 4,000 schools in Odisha as the indefinite strike of at least 40,000 block grant teachers entered its third day on Wednesday. Read More

Delhi HC seeks reply on school land issue

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the state government and others on a PIL for the allotment of land for a minority educational institution. Read More

Kerala fisheries varsity to help Kenya, Liberia

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is to set up integrated fish villages in Kenya in east Africa and Liberia in west Africa. Read More

Now a Patna School of Economics

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said a Patna School of Economics will be set up to promote inter-disciplinary education. Read More

NIT Agartala to sign MoU with Bangladeshi varsity

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala is likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Bangladeshi varsity, an official said here on Thursday. Read More

Educational support for girls delays child marriage: Study

Increasing awareness about the value of educating girls and providing support for their education can help delay the age of marriage for extremely vulnerable girls, says a new study. Read More

MCL signs MoU with NBCC for medical college

Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India, on Friday signed a MoU with National Buildings Construction Corp Ltd (NBCC) to build a 100-bed medical college at Talcher in Odisha. Read More

Society should introspect on state of education: Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked society to introspect on the state of education in the country, questioning its quality. Read More

No direct student polls in Himachal University

The Himachal Pradesh University on Friday decided not to hold direct elections to student bodies in the university and its 110 affiliated colleges to prevent incidents of violence in the run-up to the polls. Read More

Himachal CM warns of raids in rural schools to check absenteeism

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday warned of raids in government schools in rural areas of the hill state to ensure the presence of teachers. Read More

Punjab schools to be shut on Monday

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday declared a school holiday on Monday in view of the "strenuous preparations" by children for Independence Day functions across the state. Read More

China grants scholarship to 60 Ghanaian students

Sixty Ghanaian students have been granted Chinese government scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year, the media reported on Sunday. Read More

Lucknow University launches mobile app to prevent ragging

After a spate of ragging incidents, the Lucknow University has launched an anti-ragging application for smart phones, officials said here on Monday. Read More

CBSE declares AIPMT results

The results of the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), the gateway exam for to top-notch state-run medical colleges, were declared on Monday by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Read More

Top rankers in Telangana exam arrested for impersonation

Police have arrested top rankers in the Telangana State Education Common Entrance Test (EdCET) on charges of impersonation. Read More

Progress with Nitish, but Bihar still on lowest rungs-II (Special to IANS)

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS/IndiaSpend) Bihar has the lowest enrolment in secondary schools among poor states. Read More

Indian-American man donates $1.5 mn for Sikh studies

An Indian-American cardiologist has donated $1.5 million to the University of California-Irvine to create a Chair for Sikh studies within the school, media reported on Tuesday. Read More

Kids with larger oral vocabularies better at studies

Children with larger oral vocabularies by age two arrive at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviourally than their peers, a study says. Read More

Melbourne most liveable city: Survey

Australian city Melbourne has once again held on to its crown as the most liveable city in the world, according to a global survey. Read More

Delhi government invites public personalities to be teacher for a day

The Delhi government would invite inspiring public personalities to be a teacher for a day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Wednesday. Read More

FDDI row: IGNOU to be roped in again after Commerce ministry steps in

With an aim to putting an end to the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) degree row, talks were on to collaborate again with IGNOU for awarding degrees to students from the new academic session, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has ... Read More

Qualcomm holds literacy workshop for children in Delhi

Qualcomm Incorporated and non-profit organisation Sesame Workshop in India (SWI) on Wednesday showcased benefits of smartphone and tablet-based digital games to improve literacy and numeracy among kids from low income communities. Read More

I&B ministry forms committee to resolve FTII logjam

The ministry of information and broadcasting has formed a three-member committee that will visit the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on August 21 to assess the situation and interact with the students. Read More

Mobile learning gains pace in India

With more study material being available online and growing use of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, the learning process is shifting online in India, a study by talent management firm Skillsoft said on Wednesday. Read More

Assam school to send 20 students to visit NASA

Days after the Assam government withdrew the scheme for sending meritorious students on an educational tour to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US, a private school in Assam has announced that it will send 20 students, ... Read More

Kejriwal for FTII-like institute in Delhi

After offering the protesting FTII students a "temporary space" in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his government was planning to launch an autonomous film institute in the national capital. Read More

Strong US-India ties mean secure, prosperous world: US envoy

US Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Thursday said strengthening of India-US relations will have a lasting and positive boost for global peace, security and prosperity. Read More

WCD committee recommends banning sale of junk food in schools

A committee set up by the women and child development (WCD) ministry has recommended banning sale of junk food in and around schools. Read More

Cabinet okays India-Australia MoU in education

The cabinet on Thursday approved the signing of a MoU between India and Australia on cooperation in education, training and research. Read More

Dedicated portal for education loans, scholarships

A dedicated web portal has been launched for the students to access all kinds of educational loans and government scholarships, an official statement said on Thursday. Read More

Smartphones can help improve kids numeracy skills

Smartphone and tablet-based games can help improve literacy and numeracy skills of children, a study done in India has found. Read More

Chinese education ministry sued over homosexuality

A college student in China has sued the ministry of education to do away with textbooks describing homosexuality as a "disorder that should be treated". Read More

O.P. Jindal Global University VC conferred P.N. Bhagwati Award

C. Raj Kumar, the founding vice chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) was on Friday conferred the Capital Foundation Justice P.N. Bhagwati Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to human rights, legal education and ... Read More

FTII unrest: Mamata says Centre must resolve issue

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Narendra Modi government must resolve the ongoing unrest at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Read More

Indian scientists developing snake robot

Indian scientists are developing snake robots that could help save lives in disasters and accidents and aid surveillance. Read More

HC stays academic qualification for Haryana panchayat polls

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday stayed a Haryana government decision making academic qualifications and some other conditions mandatory for those contesting panchayat (village council) elections in the state. Read More

Indian, Chinese students top migrants to New Zealand

Students from India and China helped to drive a record net gain in migrants to New Zealand in the first half of 2015, the government statistics agency said on Friday. Read More

Presidency VC refuses to quit, protests fail to disrupt convocation

Presidency University Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia on Saturday stood resolute on her decision to not quit, and said West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi supported her stand, after some students confined her on Friday night demanding her resignation ... Read More

Exams for Haryana teacher ability test in October

The Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET 2015) examination, due to be taken by nearly 4.5 lakh candidates, will be held in October, an education official said on Saturday. Read More

Indian-American dancer to raise funds for US school

An Indian-American classical dancer is set to perform at a concert in California this weekend to raise funds for a high-poverty elementary school, a media report said. Read More

Presidency students confine VC, she refuses to quit

Presidency University Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia on Saturday refused to quit, even as some students continued to confine her since Friday night demanding her resignation for non-action during an alleged police assault. Read More

Kids with rich vocab shine in school

Kids with with larger oral vocabularies are better behaved and are also likely to perform well in school, new research has found. Read More

UP colleges to get centralized digital library facility

All the 639 colleges affiliated with the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) will soon be connected to a central digital library, an official said on Saturday. Read More

Delhi play schools to have 25 percent seats for EWS kids

The Delhi government on Sunday directed all play schools in the capital to reserve 25 percent of seats for children belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS). Read More

Student who killed girl student surrenders

A fourth-year engineering student who fatally knocked down a junior student has surrendered to the police here, police said on Sunday. Read More

Health ministry launches online application for new medical colleges

The health ministry on Monday introduced an online procedure for submitting applications for setting up new medical colleges and increasing the intake capacity for MBBS in existing colleges. Read More

34 Delhi students ill after consuming midday meal

As many as 34 girl students of a government school in the capital fell ill after consuming midday meal on Monday, and were admitted to a hospital for treatment. Read More

Make Bodo medium of instruction in Bodoland: Assam governor

Assam Governor P.B. Acharya on Monday expressed concern over the state government not living up to its promise of making Bodo the medium of instruction in Bodoland. Read More

Genpact founder Bhasin invests in finance firm

Leading back office IT firm Genpact founder Pramod Bhasin and former banker Vikram Gandhi jointly invested Rs.4 crore in Thirumeni Finance Ltd (Varthana), a social enterprise, funding private schools, the non-banking finance firm announced here on ... Read More

PU alumnus is CSIR director-general

An alumnus of Panjab University, Girish Sahni, has been appointed as director general (DG) of the Council of Scientific Research (CSIR), a varsity spokesman said here on Tuesday. Read More

Indian students participate in Lockheed design contest

Indian students from five leading universities have participated in a cargo aircraft design contest held by the global aerospace major Lockheed Martin, the US-based company said on Tuesday. Read More

Presidency VC refuses to quit, forms committee for dialogue

Refusing to quit, Presidency University vice chancellor Anuradha Lohia on Tuesday denied being affiliated to any political party and named a seven-member committee to hold dialogue with the agitating students. Read More

Riots film screening disrupted at Bengal varsity

The screening of a documentary on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots at the Visva Bharati Unversity (VBU) was stalled by police midway into the show, claiming they were apprehensive of a communal clash, organisers said on Wednesday. Read More

Cyient launches digital library, NDLM centre in Hyderabad

Cyient, a leading software services provider, on Wednesday launched Cyient Foundation Digital Library and the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) centre here. Read More

Agitating temporary teachers in Jharkhand seek pay hike

Teaching in government schools is Jharkhand has been hit as 80,000 temporary teachers are camping in the state capital for the past four days, demanding a pay hike and regularisation of services. Read More

Over 1 crore illiterate people in Odisha

More than one crore people in Odisha are illiterate, School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said on Thursday. Read More

Over 300 Chinese students flunk postgraduate exam

Over 300 Chinese students flunked an examination of a masters degree programme at the University Of Sydney in Australia, a media report here said. Read More

Teacher jailed for sexual abuse

A female Australian teacher was on Thursday jailed for seducing a 14-year-old special needs student and having an 18-month sexual relationship with him, the media reported. Read More

CAG raps Odisha government over elementary education

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the Odisha government for lack of oversight towards elementary education in the state. Read More

Four-day school week improves math performance

Researchers have found that children attending schools for just four days in a week perform better in mathematics than those who attend a traditional five-day school week. Read More

Shooting scare reported on US campus

Mississippi State University on Thursday said a suspected shooter was taken into custody, just minutes after an alert was issued to tell students to seek shelter due to the active shooter situation. Read More

School children to visit border areas soon: Parrikar

School students will soon be exposed to the lives led by soldiers in border areas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Saturday. Read More

Himachal lawmakers rue decline in education

About 200 state-run primary schools in Himachal Pradesh have no teacher at all. Fifty percent of Class 5 students in government schools are not able to comprehend textbooks meant for Class 2 students and cannot solve three-digit problems, so say ... Read More

Taiwanese delegation meets Indian students

A 20-member Taiwanese delegation on Monday interacted with Indian students from various universities. Read More

Delhi government to set up cell for northeast students

The Delhi government will set up a cell and monitoring committee to look into the problems faced by students from the northeastern states, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. Read More

HRD minister inaugurates academic session at IIM-Bodh Gaya

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday formally inaugurated the academic session of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bodh Gaya in Bihar, officials said. Read More

27 countries, 2,000 participants at world Hindi meet in Bhopal

Around 2,000 participants from India and 27 countries are expected to attend the 10th edition of the Vishwa Hindi Sammelan to be held on September 10-12 in Bhopal. Read More

Start honest politics in DU, Kejriwal to students

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed to students of Delhi University to start honest politics in the coming Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls. Read More

Scholarships under national talent search scheme to be doubled

The government on Tuesday said it would double the number of scholarships under the National Talent Search scheme. Read More

China to increase safety checks in schools

The Chinese education ministry on Tuesday announced that the authorities will increase safety checks in schools, including checks on dangerous chemicals and flammable and explosive materials. Read More

Protesting B.P.Ed students cane charged in Lucknow

Violence erupted in front of the vidhan sabha in Lucknow on Tuesday when Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) students clashed with police. Read More

Pakistan teenager commits suicide after killing classmate

A Pakistani teenager has committed suicide after killing a female classmate at a private school in Karachi, police said on Tuesday. Read More

Indian American honoured with top scholar award

An Indian American professor from Duke University is set to be presented with the "2015 SMS Emerging Scholar Award" from Illinois-based Strategic Management Society (SMS). Read More

Obama to return to Columbia University after presidency

The Columbia University said US President Barack Obama will return to his alma mater after leaving office in 2017, a media report said. Read More

70 schoolchildren taken ill after mid-day meal in Lucknow

Over 70 children were taken ill on Wednesday after eating the mid-day meal at a government primary school in the state capital, officials said. Read More

Course on managing cultural heritage sites

To boost scientific planning and management of cultural heritage sites, the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur has designed a short-term course for professionals and researchers in the field. Read More

IIT-Kgp software to convert Indian languages into Braille

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have developed a unique technology via a software that enables conversion of Indian languages into Braille for the visually challenged. Read More

Premature babies less affluent in adulthood

Children who are born premature tend to accumulate less wealth as adults, and this may be due to their lower mathematics abilities, suggests new research. Read More

Kerala mulls setting up private universities

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday that the government will discuss whether it should set up private universities in Kerala. Read More

President set to be a teacher

President Pranab Mukherjee will do what he did over 50 years ago -- teach. In 1963, he taught at a small college near Kolkata, and on Friday, on the eve of Teachers Day, he will teach students of a Delhi government school. Read More

University looking into ragging complaint: Jadavpur VC

Jadavpur University on Thursday said it is looking into a complaint of alleged ragging of two of its students. Read More

Congress accuses Kejriwal of using money power in DUSU polls

The Congress on Thursday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of using money power in the Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) polls following his promises of higher education loans and free wi-fi in colleges. Read More

Students clash in Bengal varsity, trade fire

Two rival student groups clashed at a West Bengal varsity on Thursday, trading fire and hurling bombs indiscriminately, police said. Read More

SC notice on flaws in law admission test question paper

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government, Patiala-based Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law and the Bar Council of India on a petition pointing to serious errors in the question paper and answer key of the Common Law ... Read More

Panjab varsity students favour banning of cars on campus

Students from Panjab University campus have voted in favour of banning entry of cars and other four wheelers in and around the academic areas of the university. Read More

Jadavpur varsity seeks report on alleged ragging

Jadavpur University authorities on Friday sought a report from its anti-ragging committee on the issue of alleged ragging of two of its students. Read More

Jharkhand to withdraw CSAT from JPSC exam

The Jharkhand government on Friday decided to withdraw Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the sixth Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) exam following protests by students and opposition parties, said an official. Read More

Please call me Mukherjee sir, President asks students

"I am just your Mukherjee sir. I am not the president of India or a politician now. I would be happy if you call me Mukherjee sir," President Pranab Mukherjee requested students on a day he took an off from his high-profile responsibilities as the ... Read More

Planning to introduce aptitude certificates for students: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is planning to introduce aptitude certificates instead of the usual character certificate for students and called upon professionals to volunteer to teach in schools to infuse new thinking. Read More

Experiments with ideas beneficial for democracy: Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukerjee on Friday tutored senior secondary students at a school here and said experiments with ideas of public interest are beneficial for the Indian democracy. Read More

Indian-American wins outstanding teacher award

An Indian-American associate professor has been named for the 2015 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teacher Award for demonstrating special dedication and creativity in her teaching. Read More

School bags of Delhi kids to get lighter

To lighten the heavy school bags of students, the government is all set to reduce their syllabus by 25 percent in all Delhi government schools, Education Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday. Read More

Promote Sanskrit in schools, says Himachal governor

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Saturday advocated the need to promote Sanskrit by teaching it till class 12 in all schools. Read More

Britain to tackle harassment against female students

One in seven females at British universities experience serious physical or sexual assault during their time as students, a report published on Sunday has revealed. Read More

Punjab to engage skill development agencies for jobless youths

The Punjab government has directed its technical education department to rope in world-class skill development agencies to equip nearly one lakh unemployed youths in the state with latest technological skills in a phased manner. Read More

Science, maths quality declining in upper primary students: Irani

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has expressed concern over the waning quality of mathematics and science among upper primary students and directed ministry officials to collect best practices in teaching to help children in basic ... Read More

Delhi government to give more powers to school principals

The Delhi government will give more powers to school principals whose limited authority in decision-making has proved to be a bottleneck in the institutions functioning, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday. Read More

Sushma reviews World Hindi meet preparations

Ahead of the three-day World Hindi Summit to be held here, union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Monday reviewed the preparations. Read More

Set up advanced coaching centres: Himachal governor

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Monday favoured setting up of advanced coaching centres across the state for the youth residing in rural and remote areas to avail the facility at their doorstep. Read More

AAP leaders campaign in colleges, poll official say rules violated

AAP leaders on Tuesday continued to visit university and college campuses to campaign for party student wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) ahead of DUSU polls. Poll officials said it was a clear violation of Lyngdoh Committee rules but action ... Read More

President calls for greater societal role to achieve literacy

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday sought greater involvement of the society in achieving higher literacy targets and said that without education India cannot claim its pride of place among nations. Read More

Education fair to bring 60 foreign varsities together

If you are seeking admission abroad in 2016, do not miss this multi-destination education fair being held across India that promises to bring here representatives of over 60 universities and colleges in Britain, the US, New Zealand and Canada. Read More

Bangladesh PM against admission tests for toddlers

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has condemned admission tests conducted for toddlers to get into schools, the media reported. Read More

France to offer courses to prevent radicalisation

Paris, Sep 9 (IANS/EFE) The Tribunal of Mulhouse in France has decided to offer courses to prevent the radicalisation of people charged with Islamic fundamentalism, thereby stopping terrorist acts, Le Parisien paper revealed on Wednesday. Read More

IIT-Kgp to exhibit science-heritage integration

A three-day exhibition beginning here on Friday will highlight the symbiosis of Indian traditions, such as meditation and music, with science. Read More

Delhi government offers education loan up to Rs.10 lakh

The Delhi government on Wednesday launched a flagship scheme to enable students avail education loan of up to Rs.10 lakh. Read More

Chouhan reviews preparations for World Hindi Summit

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday reviewed preparations for the 10th World Hindi Summit to be held here from September 10 to 12, saying it would be a milestone in popularising the Hindi language. Read More

NSUI candidates attacked during DUSU poll campaigning

The countdown to the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) poll touched a new low on Wednesday when two NSUI candidates were allegedly attacked by supporters of Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) and Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishadh (ABVP) at a ... Read More

Delhi government to give education loan up to Rs.10 lakh

The Delhi government on Wednesday launched a flagship scheme that allows students to avail education loan of up to Rs.10 lakh. Read More

Keep political parties out of campus politics: Lyngdoh (IANS Interview)

Political parties should be kept out of campus politics and not holding indirect elections to the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) itself amounts to contempt of court, former chief election commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh has said. Read More

Congress slams Chandigarh school holiday during PM visit

The Congress on Thursday hit out ay Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Chandigarh administration declaring a holiday in schools on Friday to coincide with his visit to the city. Read More

Jan Shikshan Sansthans asked to frame district-specific plans by October 1

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday directed the Jan Shikshan Sansthans -- set up to impart vocational training to non-literates -- to formulate by October 1 district-specific plans with a blueprint to match literacy ... Read More

Bangladesh university students protest over VAT on tuition fee

Students of several private universities staged demonstrations in different parts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Thursday protesting over the 7.5 percent value added tax (VAT) on their tuition fees. Read More

NEHU students set September 30 deadline to appoint VC

Students of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here in Meghalaya on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to appoint a full-fledged vice chancellor before September 30, and warned of an agitation if it was not done. Read More

Irani launches national web portal for apprenticeship training

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched the national web portal for promotion of a national apprenticeship scheme. Read More

Forbes ranks S.P. Jain b-school #10 in the World

The Global MBA program of S.P. Jain School of Global Management (S.P. Jain) has got a global Top Ten ranking by Forbes in its Best International MBAs: One-Year Program rankings (2015-16). S.P. Jain is also the only school of Indian-origin to be ... Read More

Teachers transferred for indecent dance in school

Six women teachers of a government-run school here were transferred for dancing in an indecent manner in the school campus in front of the students, an official said on Wednesday. Read More

JNU students union poll records 53.3 percent turnout

The students union election at Jawaharlal Nehru University here on Friday recorded 53.3 percent turnout, a marginal dip from last year. Read More

116 foreign representatives attending World Hindi Meet

The ongoing 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan is being participated in by 116 representatives from different parts of the world, an official said on Friday. Read More

42 percent voted in DUSU polls in morning

Around 42 percent students exercised their franchise in the morning phase of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections on Friday, with the election office yet to finalise the poll percentage of the evening phase later at night. Read More

Use Hindi in administration to link everyone: Chouhan

Describing Hindi language as the common thread that can connect everyone while uniting them, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday advocated using the language for administrative purposes. Read More

Thousands turn up to vote in DUSU polls

Thousands of students voted on Friday to elect new office bearers of the Delhi University Students Union as well as in their respective colleges. Read More

AAP MLA detained during DUSU polls

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Sanjeev Jha and two of his party supporters were on Friday detained during Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls, police said. Read More

Include Hindi as official languages in UN: India

Hindi should be included as an official language in the United Nations by garnering support from member nations, as was done for the International Yoga Day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Saturday. Read More

ABVP sweeps DUSU polls

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday swept the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections winning all the four posts with spectacular margins. Read More

Short lunch periods bad for kids

A longer lunch period at school could make children healthier as researchers have found that students with less than 20 minutes to eat their lunche consume significantly less of their meals, milk, and vegetables than those who are not as rushed. Read More

ABVP ahead in all four seats in DUSU polls

The ABVP, the students wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), was on Saturday leading in all four seats as counting began of the votes cast in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections. Read More

Students block streets in Dhaka over VAT

Students of private Bangladesh universities took to the streets of Dhaka again on Sunday for the second day of their three-day strike protesting the value added tax (VAT) imposed on tuition fees. Read More

Now, a pay-per use smart study app

Education solutions provider Extramarks has launched a new mobile application on the Android platform for smart studying based on the pay-per use model supporting Kindergarten to Class 12 students. Read More

Ramayana, Gita not religious texts, should be taught in schools: Culture minister (IANS Interview)

The Ramayana and the Gita are not religious texts and should be taught in schools, according to union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma. Read More

British schools to offer human rights lessons

Human rights lessons are to be offered to schools in Britain in a project designed by a US human rights activist, media reported on Monday. Read More

Britain mulls ban on smartphones, iPads in classrooms

With an aim to cutting down on technology use in classrooms, the British government has appointed government expert and former teacher Tom Bennett to review the impact of tablets and smartphones on school children. Read More

At 95, Bihar man goes in for masters degree (Human Interest Feature)

He is of an age few people reach and when there are no more goals to be achieved, but 95-year-old Raj Kumar Vaishya is still keen to fulfil his dream of acquiring a post-graduation degree and is working for it with the help of his retired son and ... Read More

Syrian conflict depriving 2 mn children of education: Unicef

Geneva, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) Unicef warned on Tuesday that more than two million children in Syria cannot go to school this year, and 400,000 others were at risk of dropping out due to the war engulfing the country. Read More

Gold price closes down

The gold price in Hong Kong went down 5 HK dollars to close at 10,233 HK dollars per tael on Tuesday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society. Read More

President congratulates IISc, IIT students

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday congratulated the Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore (IISc-B) and the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) for figuring in the list of top 200 institutions of the QS World University Rankings. Read More

AAP legislator Gaur summoned by court of

Another AAP legislator faced trouble over their educational qualifications with a court here on Wednesday issuing summons to AAP legislator Bhavna Gaur, accused of misrepresenting facts about her academic background. Read More

Jack Ma launches rural teachers support programme

A charity fund established by Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group, will offer $1.57 million (10 million yuan) to 100 Chinese rural teachers each year to support rural education, it announced on Wednesday. Read More

Police rule out foul play in Bengal TET question papers disappearance

Ruling out any foul play in the "mysterious" disappearance of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) question papers, the West Bengal CID on Thursday claimed it actually "happened by accident". Read More

Rajasthan amends RTE act to scrap no detention policy

The Rajasthan assembly on Thursday passed a bill amending the Right to Education act, to do away with the "no detention policy" up to class 8 in government recognized schools. Read More

Onus on Bengal government for varsity code of conduct: Governor

Amid rising instances of campus violence, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Thursday said it was for the Mamata Banerjee government to decide on his proposal to introduce a model code of conduct for state aided universities. Read More

Kerala to strengthen IT, electronics teaching in schools

Instruction in IT and electronics is going to be strengthened in all the schools in Kerala, a minister said on Thursday. Read More

NITs in northeast should get international guidance: Minister

National Institute of Technologies (NITs) in the northeast region must obtain guidance and lessons from internationally acclaimed academicians and experts for their all-round development, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said ... Read More

Education best way to fight poverty: Modi

More efforts are needed to eradicate poverty in the country and that education "is the best way to fight poverty", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday. Read More

National education policy to be prepared with opinion of all: Irani

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has said a joint effort has been initiated from the national to the grassroots level to obtain opinion to formulate a national education policy. Read More

Will not allow communal tension in Bengal: Mamata

Asserting she will not allow anyone to incite communal tension in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday assured funds to madarsas for encouraging education among the minorities. Read More

Female students spend 10 hours daily on cellphone!

Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and male college students spend nearly eight, reveals new research from a US university. Read More

Sharif orders freeze on private school fees

No private schools across the country should raise their fees in 2015, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said. Read More

Nalanda varsity gets $1 mn from Indian-origin couple

Nalanda University, an international centre of learning coming up in Bihar, on Tuesday received a personal endowment of $1 million from an Indian-origin couple to support a Professorial Chair in the School of Historical Studies. Read More

IIT-Madras student commits suicide

Narendra Kumar, a M.Tech student at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), committed suicide in his hostel room, police said on Tuesday. Read More

Females face rising sexual assault on US campuses

An alarming survey in the US has revealed that one in four female students experience sexual assault on American campuses. Read More

Kids can remember later what they forgot today

While for adults, memories tend to fade with time, some small children can remember a piece of information better days later than they can on the day they first learned it. Read More

Chinese university offers dating course

A university in China has defied traditional Chinese conservatism by offering students a course on dating, the media reported on Tuesday. Read More

Exercise curbs suicide attempts by bullied teens

Regular exercise results in as much as 23 percent reduction in suicidal thoughts and attempts in bullied students, new research has found. Read More

Kerala students end fast as government agrees on permanent teachers

Two students in a Kerala school called off their hunger strike on Wednesday as the state government finally agreed to their demand to appoint new permanent teachers. Read More

Vyapam scam: CBI conducts raids in UP, MP

The CBI on Thursday raided around 40 locations in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in connection with the Vyapam scam, an official said. Read More

Swamy not offered JNU vice-chancellor post: Smriti Irani

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday denied reports that senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has been offered the job of Jawaharlal Nehru University vice-chancellor. Read More

Charity webiste owner arrested for sexual assault

A Chinese man who runs a website that raises money for rural girls in education has been taken into custody after allegations of rape came to light, the local authorities have said. Read More

Promise safe, quality education for every child: Malala at UN

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education advocate, on Friday asked world leaders who are here to attend UN General Assembly to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education. Read More

ITI association demands uniformity in payment of instructors

The National Federation of Government ITI Employees Association on Sunday urged the Centre to bring uniformity in the pay scale and designations of all the instructors at the government ITI colleges across the country. Read More

No midterm transfer of Haryana teachers

The Haryana government has ordered that school teachers will not be transferred in the middle of the semester/academic session, a government spokesman said on Sunday. Read More

NEHU gets new vice-chancellor

Chemical scientist Sri Krishna Srivastava has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here in Meghalaya, officials said on Monday. Read More

Odisha teachers resume work after 40 days

Nearly a month-and-a-half after going on strike, the agitating schoolteachers in 2,209 block grant high schools across Odisha rejoined duty on Monday. Read More

Tokyo school to be moved into skyscraper

An elementary school in Tokyo will likely be the first in Japan to move into a skyscraper, the media reported on Monday. Read More

Robots play soccer in tech contest

Robots scoring goals and competing for titles at the Robot Olympiad 2015 held here was an amalgamation of fun and hi-tech learning. Read More

Australian students start petition to reinstate Indian lecturer

Students at an Australian university have started a petition campaign to reinstate an Indian-origin associate professor who has been forced into retirement, a media report has said. Read More

Irani launches ranking framework for higher educational institutions

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday launched the national institutional ranking framework for educational institutions in the country. Read More

Haridwar student claims to set new Shirshasana record

A student of the private Devsanskriti University here has set a new record for Shirshasana, doing the yoga headstand for more than 90 minutes, the varsity claimed on Tuesday. Read More

The digital makeover of McGraw-Hill Education

American educational publisher McGraw-Hill, known for long in India for its books published in collaboration with the Tatas, is now independently charting out the new course of the future - in digital learning. Read More

Irani urges scholars to improve standard of Sanskrit education

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday highlighted the need for reorientation in Sanskrit research, and urged scholars to take the lead in popularising and improving the standard of Sanskrit education. Read More

Become islands of excellence: Irani to top technology institutions

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday urged technology institutions like National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) to collaborate with each other and emerge as ... Read More

Kalyani varsity VC quits following overnight seige

Kalyani University Vice Chancellor Rattan Lal Hangloo on Thursday tendered his resignation after agitating students confined him overnight at the campus. Read More

Mid-day meals to be tested by labs each month

Mid-day meals provided to students at schools will be tested each month by accredited laboratories to ensure nutritional standards and quality, an official release here said on Thursday. Read More

10 killed in US college shooting, shooter dead

At least 10 people were killed and 20 injured in a shooting at a college in the US state of Oregon on Thursday, police said. Read More

India reaffirms commitment to climate change agreement

Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, India has reaffirmed its commitment to reaching a comprehensive and equitable agreement on climate change at the Paris conference. Read More

10 killed in US college shooting: Reports

A shooting at a college in the US state of Oregon on Thursday killed 10 people and injured 20 others, the media reported. Read More

Bengal youth science fair to begin on Sunday

The West Bengal State Student Youth Science Fair will be held from October 4 to 6 with an aim to create interest in science education and foster innovation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Saturday. Read More

Not given chance to defend myself: Visva Bharati VC

Visva Bharati Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, who has sent his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee, on Saturday said he was not given a chance to defend himself against charges of administrative and financial wrongdoing. Read More

Multilingual app launched to spread digital literacy

Aiming to promote digital literacy and e-governance technology, media brand Digit has launched a multilingual app, Tech Tips, for the rapidly growing number of smartphone users in India, a statement here said on Saturday. Read More

Gang of exam paper-solvers busted in Mathura

A gang which helped aspirants clear competitive examinations by selling them electronically-equipped vests through which a gang member would supply them the answers has been busted in Mathura, police said on Sunday. Read More

Malaysia shuts schools as haze worsens

Malaysian authorities on Sunday ordered schools to remain closed for two days due to health risks posed by the worsening haze from Indonesian forest fires. Read More

US college shooter committed suicide

A suspect accused of killing at least nine people in a college in Oregon state in the US has committed suicide, authorities said. Read More

Colour an elephant and see it come alive!

Now children can see their favourite characters that they draw and colour on a colouring book come alive in 3D augmented reality thanks to a new app by Disney Research. Read More

Indian-American couple gifts $100 mn to New York engineering school

An Indian-American couple has announced a $100 million gift to the New York University School of Engineering in what is believed to be the largest philanthropic gift by a member of the Indian-American community. Read More

100 model schools to open in Odisha

The Odisha government on Monday said 100 model schools will start functioning from the next academic session (2016-17) in the state. Read More

US Sikh group raises $210,000 for needy Punjab students

The Sikh Human Development Foundation, a Washington-based philanthropic organisation has raised over $210,000 for its scholarship programme for underprivileged children in Punjab who wish to pursue higher education. Read More

Repeating aloud to another person boosts verbal memory

If you want to remember a poem or some other lesson, repeating it aloud while addressing another person may be the most effective way to recall, says a study. Read More

Maths apps can help children, parents do better

Providing elementary school children with a maths-based app at home can significantly improve their performance within months, a new study finds. Read More

Akhilesh to lay foundation stone of Kalam memorial next week

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday viewed the design of the memorial for late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, prepared by students of the of the technical university and whose foundation stone he will lay next week. Read More

Not enough women at IIMs: Naina Lal Kidwai

HSBC India country head Naina Lal Kidwai on Saturday lamented the dearth of women management graduates at IIMs. Read More

Indian student to represent UAE at World Education Games

A Dubai-based Indian student will represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the World Education Games (WEG) - a contest in literacy, math and science, a media report said. Read More

BARC, Bengal institute discuss tie-up in education, research

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology-Shibpur are in talks to start courses on nuclear science and initiate research collaborations in food preservation and healthcare. Read More

Involve children in creativity: Himachal governor

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Sunday said it was essential to involve children in creativity as inventions and discoveries were made by creative minds. Read More

Mao Zedong Thought on open course website

More than 3,100 students from 120 countries and regions have been studying "Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought", given by Tsinghua University since September 15 via edX, an open course website. Read More

First World Congress on Marxism held in Beijing

The first World Congress on Marxism opened on Saturday in Beijing. Read More

South Korean to control writing of history textbooks

The South Korean government on Monday announced its plan to control the history textbooks used in secondary schools, the media reported. Read More

First-born kids more likely to be nearsighted

First-born children run higher risk of becoming nearsighted later in life, compared with their later-born siblings, a study says. Read More

Haryana defends eligibility criteria for panchayat polls contestants

Haryana on Tuesday defended changes in the state panchayati raj law introducing educational qualification and other eligibility criteria for those aspiring to the contest panchayat elections saying that it could not leave the reins of rural local ... Read More

Honorary Palestinian doctorate for President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee was on Tuesday conferred an honorary doctorate by the Al-Quds University at Abu Dees near here and also inaugurated an Indo- Palestine Centre for Excellence in ICT. Read More

Results of civil services prelims declared

The results of the civil services (preliminary) examination 2015 held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on August 23 have been declared. Read More

UPSC declares Indian Forest Service prelims results

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the results of the Indian Forest Service (IFS) exam (preliminary) 2015. Read More

Employment Exchanges to be converted into counselling centres

Employment Exchanges across the nation will soon be converted into National Career Counselling Centres (NCCC) which will facilitate in discovering job opportunities for those enrolled, a union minister said here on Tuesday. Read More

Thai transgender lecturer sues university

A Thai transgender lecturer has sued a university for not hiring her based on her sexual orientation, the media reported on Tuesday. Read More

Cabinet approves upgradation of NIFT campuses

The NIFT was set up by the ministry of textiles in 1986 as an autonomous society, under the Societies Registration Act for imparting quality education in fashion technology. Read More

IIM-Shillong to launch centre to honour Kalam

The Indian Institute of Management-Shillong on Thursday announced it would launch a centre for policy research to honour its mentor and former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Read More

Food distribution for 3.5 mn Bangladesh students

The Bangladesh government in association with the World Food Programme is distributing free food items to 3.5 million primary students in the country, officials said on Thursday. Read More

Report on controversy related to Indo-Canadian to release

A report on a controversy, which erupted after the resignation of an Indo-Canadian from a top post at the University of British Columbia (UBC), will be released on Thursday. Read More

White House launches anti-bullying campaign in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

The White House has teamed up with a Sikh and an Asia Pacific community group to launch a public awareness campaign to address bullying in six languages including Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Read More

IIT-Kgp ties-up with 3 Israel varsities

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has inked agreements with three universities in Israel for student exchanges, faculty visits and research collaborations in aerospace, agriculture and computer science, a statement said on Friday. Read More

Kahaani Festival to bring storytelling to life

In an attempt to bring back the culture of storytelling, the national capital region will witness the fifth edition of "Kahaani Festival" till Saturday, which will explore various forms of storytelling. Read More

Bengal man pursues PhD on Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may have courted controversy over her claims of a PhD degree, but she is now the subject of a thesis by a man who, impressed by her leadership, is pursing a doctorate on her. Read More

Retired officer linked to Vyapam found dead, Congress condemns (Roundup)

A retired IFS officer who acted as an observer in two Vyapam recruitment tests in Madhya Pradesh was found dead on a railway track in Jharsuguda in Odisha, police said on Saturday. Read More

Ex-IFS officer linked to Vyapam tests found dead in Odisha

A retired Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, who also acted as an observer in two Vyapam recruitment tests of Madhya Pradesh, was found dead on a railway track in Odisha, police said on Saturday. Read More

Girls in government schools in UP to get free sanitary pads

In a laudable move, the Uttar Pradesh government will soon provide free sanitary napkins to reduce the absenteeism of girls in schools during their periods, an official said, adding the move follows growing concerns over personal hygiene of girls ... Read More

Prescription drug misuse common among US college students

Misuse of stimulants and a variety of other prescription medications is quite common among college students in the US, suggests new research. Read More

Delhi boy writes Guinness record with pencil collection

An impressive collection of more than 19,000 lead pencils of different shapes and sizes will get a Delhi youngster into the Guinness World Records. Read More

VM: ISC changes marking scheme for Class 12 exams

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) board on Monday changed the marking scheme of its Class 12 examinations from 2016 onwards. Read More

Indian-American kid gets a shout-out from Obama

President Barack Obama gave a shout-out to an Indian-American kid who recently made history by becoming the first person to earn a second Global Finalist award in the 2015 Google Science Fair. Read More

US lawmakers seek dual language teaching for South Asian kids

Two Democratic lawmakers from New York have urged the head of the city school system to create dual language programmes in South Asian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu. Read More

US first lady announces $70mn for Pakistani girls education

US First Lady Michelle Obama has announced $70 million aid to educate girls in Pakistan, a USAID statement said. Read More

One killed in US university shooting

One person was killed and two others were injured in shooting at the Tennessee State University in Nashville city in the US, police said on Friday. Read More

Thousands of Kerala kids learn first letter on Vijayadashmi

Parents in Kerala with toddlers in tow were seen rushing to temples, clubs, media organisations and churches on Vijaydashmi, as Dussehra is called here, as thousands of tiny tots were initiated into the world of letters. Read More

Non-NET fellowships to continue, says government

In relief to students protesting over scrapping of non-national eligibility test (NET) stipends, the central government on Sunday announced all existing scholarships would continue and set up a committee to look into the issues of research scholars. Read More

Jharkhand doctors, teachers oppose new leave system

Doctors and teachers in Jharkhand on Sunday protested against the leave system introduced by the state this month. Read More

China makes cheating in exam a crime

A new law is set to make cheating during exams in China a crime punishable with a jail sentence, a media report said on Sunday. Read More

Jharkhand doctors threaten resignation over new leave system

Doctors in Jharkhand threatened mass resignation on Monday if the state government did not withdraw the new leave system. Read More

School bullying cases increase in Japan

The number of school bullying cases in Japan showed an increase after local education boards were ordered to revise data relating to the problem, the media reported on Tuesday. Read More

IBM signs MoU to ensure cloud technology in Telangana colleges

Global technology giant IBM and the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) have signed an MoU for provision of technology platforms and services in cloud computing for academia in Telangana. Read More

Jharkhand teachers threaten resignation over new leave system

After doctors, the teachers of Jharkhand on Wednesday threatened mass resignation if the state government did not withdraw the new leave system. Read More

Bengal student elections to be held after assembly polls

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday announced that elections to the student bodies in state-run universities and colleges would be postponed by about four months and would be held after the assembly elections. Read More

Nestle India bottom line takes 60 percent hit

Hit by the ban on sales of Maggi brand noodles, Nestle India Ltd on Thursday reported 60 percent fall in its net profit and 32 percent fall in its net sales for the third quarter. Read More

Thales to fund research fellowships at IISc

French aerospace major Thales on Friday signed an agreement with the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to fund followships for its research students. Read More

Wear salwar-suit or saree in Rajasthan civil service exam

Women candidates set to take the Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) exam can appear only if they are wearing a salwar suit or saree, a directive issued by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has said. Read More

Universities can revive learning in Muslim world: Study

Universities in the Muslim world must become meritocracies with greater autonomy and aspire for true scientific excellence rather than playing for temporary gains in numbers or rankings, a new report says. Read More

President asks universities, institutions to focus on quality

Exhorting universities and institutions of higher learning across the country to focus on improving the quality of teaching, faculty and research, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said they should take the ranking process seriously. Read More

Retired judge to re-evaluate DJS exam answer sheets: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will appoint a retired judge of the apex court to re-evaluate the answer sheets of the Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) main exam of 2014 which have come under cloud for alleged "unreasonable and arbitrary" ... Read More

IIM - Lucknow gets a full-time director

Ajit Prasad has been appointed full-time director of Indian Institute of Management - Lucknow on Monday. Read More

NSE signs agreement with Kashmir University

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday said it has signed a pact with the University of Kashmir under which students will learn financial market skills from the next academic year. Read More

South Korea confirms state textbook plan

South Korean Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday announced that government-issued history textbooks for secondary education would be officially reinstated following the failure of the current private publication system even after four years into ... Read More

Having studied free, alumnus donates $200,000 to Punjab varsity

Having completed his studies in pharmaceutical sciences with funding from Panjab University (PU) way back in 1969, an alumnus of the university on Wednesday announced a donation of $200,000 to the institution. Read More

50 million children are labourers today: Satyarthi

Education is the best empowering device but some 50 million children work even now as labourers, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said on Wednesday. Read More

Times Higher Education to launch BRICS university rankings in December

London-based Times Higher Education that brings out the World University rankings will publish a separate rankings for universities of BRICS nations and other emerging countries in December. Read More

Education must deepen students-society relations: Mukherjee

Stressing that India must follow a multi-disciplinary approach that allows students to learn and seek knowledge holistically, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that education must deepen their linkage with society and develop a scientific ... Read More

Discourage use of fire crackers: Sisodia to schools

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday appealed to educational institutions here to run a "Say no to crackers" campaign to reduce noise and air pollution in the city during Diwali. Read More

Love math? Moderate anxiety may improve performance

If you value math, a little nervousness in relation to math problems may actually improve your performance, suggests new research. Read More

MIT Fab Lab proposed at Andhra University

A digital fabrication laboratory is proposed to be set up at Andhra University by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Minister P. Raghunath Reddy said on Friday. Read More

Massive sexting scandal hits US high school, parents outraged

A "large scale" sexting scandal involving hundreds of students and their explicit photos - some of as young as eighth-graders - at a US high school has left parents outraged and highly concerned about the future of their children. Read More

Make sex education compulsory in schools, say activists

Like girls, boys are equally at risk of abuse and there is a need to make sex education compulsory in schools with a focus on what constitutes child abuse, rights activists said on Sunday. Read More

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