Education

Two-year graduation completed before 1986 equivalent to three-year degree: UGC

Those who had completed their two-year graduation programme before 1986 can rejoice, as their degrees will now be considered equivalent to the present day three-year graduation degree. On August 18, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said that the two-year graduation degrees obtained before 1986 will be treated at par with those candidates who have completed a three-year course. As per ... Read More »

Government of India launches ‘Vidya Lakshmi’ portal; Education loans easier to grab now

What could be seen as a great development in the education sector, the government has finally launched a portal vidyalakshmi.co.in for students seeking educational loan. Popular banks including SBI, IDBI Bank and Bank of India have integrated their system with the website. “Vidya Lakshmi (www.vidyalakshmi.co.in) was launched on the occasion of Independence Day i.e. 15th August, 2015 for the benefit ... Read More »

Central Government to invest Rs 3,030 crore for higher education in Andhra Pradesh

On Thursday, Union Human resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani said, the central government plans to invest over Rs 3,030 crore for higher education in Andhra Pradesh. She was speaking after laying the foundation stone of National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Tadepalligudem in West Godavari district. An investment of Rs 300 crore would be made in the institute, to be ... Read More »

UPSC aspirants who missed out in 2011 to get extra chance this year

The civil services aspirants who applied but did not take the preliminary examination in 2011 have been given another chance by the Central Administrative Tribunal. The tribunal has asked UPSC to provisionally allow them an additional attempt this year. Following the last year’s protest by UPSC aspirants demanding change in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) or Paper II of ... Read More »

India-Australia education ties become stronger; Adam Gilchrist appointed as official ambassador

Strengthening international ties in the education arena between India and Australia, the Government of India has cleared the proposal to credit transfers and exchange of training and research between institutes of the two countries. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed between India and Australia to help intensify existing partnerships between the two countries forĀ  technical and professional education ... Read More »

Teachers gherao MLAs’ quarters in Odisha, demand grant-in-aid salaries

Today, non-regular school teachers gheroed houses of MLAs and prevented them from going to the Assembly. They have been agitating for 11 days now. The teachers were demanding regularisation of their service and implementation of the grant-in-aid (GIA) system of salary payment. Approximately 22,000 teachers have been on the strike affecting classes in nearly 4,000 schools across the state. Terming ... Read More »

J&K government says no temporary additions to IAS, IPS and IFS cadres this year

Yesterday, the Jammu and Kashmir government decided to do away with temporary additional posts to the IAS, IPS and IFS cadres at all levels. “The Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed decided that as a matter of policy, no temporary additions to the IAS, IPS and IFS cadres be made at any level in ... Read More »

UPSC IAS Prelims 2015: New test centres notified

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) will be conducting the IAS Preliminary examination on August 23. There has been a change in some of the allotted examination centres. New centres Imphal center candidates, whose roll numbers fall within 0681544 and 0782031, need to note that their venue has been shifted to MODERN COLLEGE, POROMPAT, IMPHAL EAST – 795001. Candidates whose ... Read More »

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test 2015: Results declared

The Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges’ Association (KPPGCA) has declared the results for the Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2015. The candidates who appeared for the exam can now check their results on the official website. The can do so by following the steps mentioned below: Go to www.kmatindia.com Click on ‘KMAT Result- To know your result click here’ Enter ... Read More »

CABE recommends revocation of no-detention policy, resuming CBSE Class 10 board exams

On August 19, the country’s premier advisory body on education strongly favoured revocation of no-detention policy up to Class 8 and bringing back Class 10 board exams but the government seemed in no hurry to implement them as it asked the states to present their views in writing. In a day-long meeting, the newly reconstituted Central Advisory Board of Education ... Read More »