Education

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 »

Sports Ministry recognises ‘Yoga’ as a sports discipline

On September 1, the Sports Ministry announced that it has decided to recognise ‘Yoga’ as a sports discipline and place it in the ‘Priority’ category. The Ministry also decided to upgrade Fencing from ‘Others’ to ‘General’ category, based on the past performance in major international events. It has also been decided to place ‘University Sports’ in the ‘Priority’ category. Yesterday, ... Read More »

Central Information Commission asks AICTE to name deemed universities not conforming to standards

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to name and identify deemed universities which are not maintaining the prescribed standards. Sridhar Acharyulu , the Information Commissioner said there is a strong need for the AICTE to inspect deemed universities and institutions offering technical courses and ascertain if they are maintaining standards. And ... Read More »

West Bengal TET exam postponed again: To be held on October 11

The West Bengal government has once again changed the dates for primary Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) examination. Initially, the TET was scheduled to be conducted on August 30, however the date was rescheduled to October 4. The date was changed the first time due to question papers going missing while being transported to Serampore. The State Chief Secretary, Sanjoy Mitra ... Read More »