Education

Google Gaining Ground on U.S. Education Tech Market: First Kahoot! EdTrends Report

OSLO, Norway, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kahoot!, the game-based learning platform and one of the world’s fastest-growing learning brands, today launched its Kahoot! EdTrends Report, which addresses the latest education tech trends in the U.S. K-12 market. This new quarterly report will enable educators and administrators to stay better informed about trending educational technologies, methods and best practices. Key findings ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates try opposite paths to education tech in India

BYJU’s app has been downloaded 8 million times, and more than 400,000 students are paying an annual fee of Rs10,000 in a country not known to pay for subscriptions of any kind. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Rushi Parmar lives in Keshod, a Western Indian town so small it has one park, a single-screen movie hall and no shopping mall. For ... Read More »

Bihar Board class 10th results 2017 to be declared today, check at biharboard.ac.in

The BSEB has postponed Class 10 results twice since 30 May following controversies related to the Class 12 results. Photo:HT New Delhi: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is expected to announce Bihar Class 10 result 2017 on Thursday at 11 am on its official website www.biharboard.ac.in The Bihar Board Class 10th result 2017 has been postponed twice since 30 ... Read More »

Why do away with re-evaluation, Delhi HC asks CBSE

The court’s observation came while hearing several pleas by students, who gave the board exams this year, against the CBSE’s decision to scrap its re-evaluation policy. Photo: HT New Delhi: “Why should you do away with re-evaluation?” This was a query put to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by the Delhi High Court after being shown answer sheets ... Read More »

IIT Kanpur students told to wear kurtas, pyjamas and churidaars at convocation

The IIT Kanpur convocation ceremony will be held on 15 and 16 June. Photo: HT Lucknow: Keen to shed what it calls a “colonial tradition”, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has directed its students to don ethnic attire like kurtas, pyjamas and churidaars during their convocation ceremony, in place of the ceremonial black robes and head gear. The ... Read More »

The expertise managers need to possess in new-age India

The world is going through what is popularly being called as the fourth industrial revolution, driven by digital technology and artificial intelligence (for representational purpose only). Photo: AFP I would like to look at the skills and expertise that the manager of the future has to possess with specific reference to the Indian context. At another level, I am also ... Read More »

NEET 2017: CBSE asks court to vacate stay on results

The CBSE has rejected the contention that NEET 2017 question papers in vernacular languages such as Gujarati were easier compared to English. Photo: Hindustan Times Madurai: The CBSE on Tuesday denied in the Madras High Court that vernacular question papers for NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses were easier than the papers in English. In its counter ... Read More »

SC sets aside Allahabad HC order on PG medical seats after AMU, BHU plea

The Supreme Court order came on the plea of BHU and AMU. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Allahabad High Court’s 29 May order which had quashed 50% institutional preference in admission to PG medical seats. A vacation bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta said institutes like the Banaras Hindu University ... Read More »

IIT Delhi among three Indian institutes on global top 200 list

IIT Delhi’s rank rose 13 places from last year’s 172 in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: For the first time in 14 years, three Indian institutions led by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have made it to a list of world’s top 200 universities. The two other Indian institutions in Quacquarelli ... Read More »

Money buys education

The majority of children in India are suffering from malnutrition. And yet the phenomenal rise in the cost of education is disproportionate to the standard offered. Families face considerable hardship when they send their children to expensive private schools. This is a social anachronism to which the government has woken up rather late in the day. The setting up of ... Read More »