Education

CBSE denies Class 12 accountancy paper leak, lodges FIR against miscreants

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that he had received complaints about an alleged leak of CBSE’s Class 12 accountancy paper. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday denied reports of leak of Class 12 accountancy paper, while adding that it was the work of some “miscreants” who tried to “play mischief” ... Read More »

Delhi govt orders probe into complaints of CBSE Class 12 accountancy paper leak

DoE officials said the question paper being circulated on WhatsApp matches the original paper but the suspected leak has not been ascertained yet. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The Delhi Government on Thursday said that it has received complaints of class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) accountancy paper being leaked following which a probe was ordered, even as the board ... Read More »

IITs should be among top hundred global institutions: Satya Pal Singh

To reach the goal the institutes need to fulfil multiple requirements like international students and faculty and research and innovation, says union minister Satya Pal Singh. Bhubaneswar: Union minister Satya Pal Singh has said that the institutes like IITs should find place among the 100 top global institutes of higher learning. To reach the goal the institutes need to fulfil multiple ... Read More »

NTPC ties up with IIM-A to set up full-fledged B-school

IIM-A will help in designing the course, teaching, helping in faculty recruitment and working on joint projects. Photo: HT New Delhi: India’s largest power utility NTPC Ltd on Tuesday joined hands with Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to establish a management school in Noida near Delhi that would offer specialized courses on energy management and work as a policy think tank. ... Read More »

Aadhaar not mandatory for any national entrance exam, for now

The Supreme Court has directed the CBSE to upload the information regarding Aadhaar number on their website. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said unique identification number Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for any national entrance examination for now. The interim order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra in a challenge to making ... Read More »

India, France ink agreement for mutual recognition of academic qualifications

File photo. Underlining the long-standing relationship between France and India, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar termed the “mutual recognition of educational qualifications” between France and India as historic. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: India and France on Saturday inked an agreement to recognize each other’s academic qualifications paving way for a stronger education exchange and labour mobility in future. Underlining the “long-standing ... Read More »

Words Matter in Gauging Public Confidence

College and university leaders have been consumed since last summer with trying to understand public attitudes about them, as surveys and studies — like this and this and this and this — have delivered evidence of growing skepticism and doubts about the value of what consumers and society get from higher education. Gallup injected yet more data into the mix Friday, with a new survey that both reinforces ... Read More »

Q&A: The reality of free education for all in Ghana

Since gaining independence in 1957, Ghana has focused on improving access to education and achieving universal enrolment. Primary education became free in 1961 and the 1980s saw major reforms swept through the education system, including restructuring primary and secondary education and introducing vocational classes. In September 2017, the Ghanaian government made secondary education free, with President Nana Akufo-Addo reportedly saying: “There will be no admission ... Read More »

Improving education quality in Indonesia is no easy task

School children at a temporary school in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, in March 2016 (Photo: Afrianto Silalahi via Getty Images) In September, Indonesia’s Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education suspended Jakarta State University (UNJ) rector Professor Djaali after a ministry-sponsored review found evidence of academic misconduct and mismanagement at the university. UNJ is one of the country’s most prominent teacher training colleges and ... Read More »

Cash crisis forces secondary schools in England to cut 15,000 staff

Analysis of government figures shows half of the staff lost from schools were classroom teachers. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Secondary schools in England have lost 15,000 teachers and teaching assistants in the last two years, resulting in bigger classes and less individual attention for pupils, according to teachers’ leaders. Unions say the job cuts are the result of £2.8bn of real-terms funding ... Read More »