Education

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 »

MH-CET to make a comeback for engineering admissions from 2016

As per the officials of the Maharashtra higher and technical education department, the MH-CET, which stands for Maharashtra common entrance test, will replace JEE Main from 2016, to grant admissions to first year B.E/B.Tech programmes. So for getting admission to Engineering courses in the state, students will have to appear for this exam. Last time the exam was last conducted ... Read More »

Smriti Irani inaugurates IIM Bodh Gaya’s new academic session

The HRD (Human Resource Management) minister Smriti Irani, formally inaugurated the academic session of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bodh Gaya in Bihar on Monday. As per newspaper reports, State education minister P.K. Shahi said the Magadh University administration has made available 119 acres on its campus for the B-school. The process of land transfer in the name of ... Read More »

64 students fall sick after consuming midday meal in UP

Officials said that around 64 students fell sick due to suspected food poisoning after consuming mid-day meal at a Government Primary school at Juggaur in Chinhat area here today. This is the second incident of students falling ill after eating mid-day meal in the state capital in the last over one month time. Students of the government primary school started ... Read More »

Kerala CM says decision on private university only after discussions

Today, the Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, favoured setting up of private universities but made it clear that a final decision in this regard would be taken only after discussions with all concerned. While talking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, Chandy said that private universities have come up in most of the states and that there were 207 such ... Read More »

AMU teachers’ association demands transparency in admissions

The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association (AMUTA) has called for greater transparency in admission process of the distinguished university. The AMUTA Secretary, Mustafa Zaidi has written a letter mentioning this concern to the AMU Vice-Chancellor. In this letter, the AMUTA Secretary has urged the VC to take cognisance of the concerns of teachers on this score. Along with that, Zaidi ... Read More »

AAP promises one lakh jobs, free wi-fi in colleges ahead of DUSU polls

Higher education loan scheme, one lakh jobs within a year and free wi-fi in colleges were among the promises made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to students of poll-bound Delhi University on a star-studded event organised by AAP’s students’ wing yesterday. Apart from Kejriwal, the event at Talkatora Stadium also saw the presence of his deputy Manish Sisodia, Transport Minister ... Read More »

Adam Gilchrist to be Australia’s education ambassador to India

In a move set to further strengthen education ties with India, Australian government has appointed former cricketer Adam Gilchrist as nation’s inaugural ambassador to the region on education. The announcement was made by the Minister for Education and Training, Christopher Pyne prior to attending the Annual Ministerial Dialogue and third Australia-India Education Council meeting in New Delhi on August 24. ... Read More »