Education

British Council to launch career oriented programme across India

UK based international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, the British Council, in collaboration with various schools across the country is conducting a week-long series of events around school education. The ‘Schools Week’ has begun with the launch of the British Council’s ‘Generation UK India Teaching Assistants Programme.’ The latter half of the ‘Schools Week’ will witness stimulating discussions ... Read More »

Schools to conduct admissions under RTE after Bombay High Court elucidation

A fresh circular has been issued to all the education officers in the state of Maharashtra by the primary Education Directorate to grant admission to students who have applied under the Right to Education Act, 2009. According to the statement of Dinkar Temkar, deputy director, Primary education, we have asked all education officers to submit a report on the number ... Read More »

Older IITs gets a backseat as newer ones are on the roll

The expansion of IITs has offered its students a feeling of solace and fulfilment. Foundation of new IITs in different topographical areas has indicated point of preference of students. With the progression of time, the part of more established IITs is by all accounts deteriorating and is being supplanted by new IITs. After the first round of counselling for IITs/NITs, ... Read More »

IIT admissions: No takers for 591 seats in the first round of allocation

What could be termed as an unexpected move, close to 600 students aspiring to opt for engineering have not taken an IIT seat despite clearing the JEE (Advanced) examination. The joint seat allocation process for admission in IITs and NITs ended on July 12. The applicants not opting to take admission in the course lead to 591 vacant seats out ... Read More »

Harvard University faces charges on discrimination against asian students

  A complaint filed against Harvard University by 64 Asian-American groups, including four Indian-American organisations has been dismissed by the US Department of Education. These organisations have accused the Ivy League institution of discriminating against Asian-origin applicants in its admissions process and submitted a 50 page complaint to support the claim. The complaints were registered when the students alleged that ... Read More »

BMC bounces back, directs schools to resume admission process

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), after discontinuing the online admissions for Right to Education (RTE) Act quota seats, bounced back in full form. The civic body has directed schools that they would have to admit students who were allotted a seat in the first round of the online process over the next 10 to 15 days. According to the statement ... Read More »

UPSC not inclined to conduct SRCA examinations for railways

The Union Public Service Commission, told the Railway Ministry to conduct the Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA). Earlier the examination was a part of UPSC curriculum. According to the letter from UPSC Secretary Ashim Khurana to Railway Board Member (Staff) Pradeep Kumar, which stated,”The Commission may not be inclined to continue with the examination unless full and proper justification ... Read More »

AIPMT 2015 retest: CBSE implements strict dress code to deter cheating

        The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued strict guidelines for the dress code to be followed for the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) retest. Following the cheating racket across the country, which reached the scale of an organised crime, the board is not ready to leave any loopholes and is resorting to stringent measures ... Read More »

IIT-Roorkee expels 73 students for scoring low in exams

What could be termed as an unexpected action taken by any IIT till now, the institute at Roorkee has expelled 73 students for faring badly in the first year B Tech programme, who scored less than a 5 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) in their exams. A similar case had happened in IIT Kharagpur when around 20 students were expelled ... Read More »

IIT-Bombay tops the list with 65 of top 100 rankers select to study, Delhi stands second

IIT- Bombay retains its position as the most sought-after campus as 65 of the top 100 rankers in JEE (Advanced) secured seats in it. IIT- Bombay knocked out figures from last year’s number of 58 among the top 100 opting for the Powai institute. IIT Bombay zone has maximum 6,838 candidates among successful followed by Chennai zone (4,921) and Delhi ... Read More »