Daily labourer’s daughter from Odisha cracks IES exam

A daily wage labourer’s daughter from a remote village of Kendrapara in Odisha has cracked the coveted Indian Economic Service (IES) exam, this year. The 24-year-old Aparajita Priyadarshini Behera of Mahanangala village has come out successful in UPSC’s IES examination ranking 13 in the all India list. Aparajita hails from an extremely humble background. Her father Amulya Kumar Behera, a ... Read More »

Railway man teaches for free!

A 50-year-old railway employee in Mumbai has been working as a teacher for scores of needy students and children of his colleagues for the past three decades, helping them crack several competitive exams while selflessly pursuing his passion of imparting free education to all. Anil Mahendru, who is currently working as a chemical and metallurgical superintendent at Railways’ Matunga workshop, ... Read More »

Call me Mukherjee Sir, says President Pranab to students on Teacher’s Day

President Pranab Mukherjee interacted with school children today and said he would be happy if the students called him “Mukherjee Sir”. The president spoke to the students of a school located within the President’s Estate in the national capital for about half an hour on the eve of Teachers’ Day and then asked if they were bored with his lecture. ... Read More »

Karnataka Board invites applications for SSLC exam

The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has invited applications for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination 2016. The board has invited applications from students who are studying for the SSLC exam in government schools, aided schools, as well as the unaided schools. The examination is scheduled to be conducted in April 2016. Regular students, along with those who ... Read More »

Indian students educated but not employment ready: Survey

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Pearson India conducted the “Voice of Teacher Survey 2015”. The group of teachers¬† jointly expressed their opinion on the employ-ability quotient of the Indian students and gave critical recommendations for the formulation of New Education Policy to permit Education for Employment. While announcing the survey, Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director, Pearson India, said, “Being ... Read More »

Parents should not impose their choices on children: Modi

On the eve of Teachers’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in a candid interaction with students across the country during which he gave tips on how to ignite their minds, improve oratory and advised parents not to impose choices on children. The Prime Minister also underscored the need for having good people in politics to take the country to ... Read More »

US universities experience 32 percent increase in Indian students

According to the latest official figures, the US universities and colleges have experienced a 32 percent increase in the number of students from India since last year as compared to nine per cent internationally. The “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international students studying in the US released by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is ... Read More »

Himachal Pradesh to felicitate 16 teachers on Teacher’s Day

Himachal Pradesh will confer awards to school teachers on September 5, Teacher’s Day. The state will felicitate 16 teachers who work at government schools across the state. On September 3, a source from the Education Department of the state said that the teachers will be given the award, which is a “state award”, at a function which will be organised ... Read More »

Maharashtra Board releases timetable for Class 10 and 12 exams

On September 3, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) released the schedule for the Secondary School Certificate (Class 10) and the Higher Secondary Certificate (Class 12) examinations, which will be conducted in 2016. According to the timetable published online, the SSC exams will be held from March 1 to March 22 and the HSC exams ... Read More »

HRD Minister Smriti Irani invites suggestions on new education policy

HRD Minister Smriti Irani today invited suggestions from teachers and students of CBSE schools on the new national education policy, the draft of which is expected to be prepared by the year end. Presenting the CBSE awards to teachers ahead of the national teacher’s day celebrations on September 5, the Minister also favoured introduction of three new award categories including ... Read More »