Education

Technology and the Education System

Education has had to adapt as an entity over the years, as it is passed off to different administrations and a variety of leaders. What has stayed consistent is educators’ flexibility, their ability to make the current system work for them and for their students. The system itself is supposedly built to cater to students’ needs, although it does not ... Read More »

At 1.08 pm, the rupee was trading at 68.80 a dollar, up 0.13% from its previous close of 68.95

So far this year, the rupee has weakened 7.36% against the US dollar. Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Wednesday strengthened marginally against US dollar after local equity markets gained for the fourth session. At 1.08 pm, the rupee was trading at 68.80 a dollar, up 0.13% from its previous close of 68.95. The currency opened at 68.97 a dollar and touched ... Read More »

CFA Institute adds cryptocurrencies, blockchain to its curriculum

The worlds of finance and crypto have become increasingly intertwined after last year’s Bitcoin boom. Photo: Bloomberg Hong Kong/Singapore: It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street. CFA Institute, whose gruelling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrenciesand blockchain to its Level I and II curriculums for the first ... Read More »

IIT-Bombay was followed by IIT-Madras at ₹11.67 crore revenue and IIT-Delhi at ₹10.61 crore during 2017-18

There is no relationship between the revenue generated by IITs and the annual budget allocated to them by the ministry in the form of grants-in-aid, a senior HRD ministry official said. Photo HT New Delhi: The revenue generated by IIT-Bombay in the last three years through research, inventions, consultancy and patents was the highest among the premier engineering institutes, according to ... Read More »

IISc, 2 IITs among 6 in govt’s ‘institutes of eminence’ list

According to the latest world university ranking by UK-based agency Quacquarelli Symonds, IIT-Bombay has a global ranking of 162, the best among Indian institutions, followed by IISc (170) and IIT-Delhi (172). New Delhi: The centre on Monday announced the names of six “institutes of eminence”, three each from the public and private sectors, as part of its plans to create world-class ... Read More »

IIMs face fresh threat to autonomy as HRD ministry seeks more control

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The HRD ministry is deliberating whether the government should have a say on the appointment of an IIM chairman. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The government is framing rules to partially control how the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) function to curb potential misuse of the powers accorded to the board of the elite B-schools under the ... Read More »

Smart Strategies For A Student’s Success

What are the different ways a student can be taught or what are the effective ways of studying? A student must have two types of prior knowledge before studying a subject. First- brief knowledge about the subject and second knowledge about how learning works. Parents and teachers are the best at imparting the first kind of knowledge. Here are some ... Read More »

HRD Ministry forms panel to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process

The HRD Ministry had last week announced the re-examination of the CBSE Class 12 Economics paper on 25 April. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has set up a “high-powered committee” to examine the process by which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations, following the alleged leak of the Class 10 Mathematics and the Class 12 Economics ... Read More »

SC dismisses pleas challenging CBSE’s decision to conduct re-exam

Several petitions were filed before the apex court after the CBSE said on 28 March that the Class 10 maths and Class 12 economics paper had allegedly leaked. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed five petitions challenging the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) decision to conduct a re-examination of the Class 12 Economics paper after an ... Read More »

Kerala approves bill to regularize MBBS admissions, move to benefit 180 students

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Photo: PTI Bengaluru: The Kerala assembly on Wednesday approved a bill to regularize MBBS admissions, which had previously been deemed illegal by two official panels, apart from the Medical Council of India. The Kerala Professional Colleges (Regulation and Admission in Medical Colleges) Bill 2017 will benefit about 180 students of two colleges—Kannur Medical College and Karuna ... Read More »