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 »

CID to investigate missing TET question papers case

Recently, the question papers for the West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) went missing while being transported to Serampore. Now, CID has taken over the probe, and it will look into the case of the missing TET question papers. As told by a highly-placed source in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the driver and the helper of the bus, from ... Read More »

Brother-sister duo from Kota crack AIPMT

A 19-year-old girl and her teenaged brother, whose father was a farmer, have cracked the All India Pre-Medical Test. The AIPMT re-examination was conducted on July 25 and the results were declared on August 17. While Alka secured an all India rank of 432, her 18-year-old brother Pradeep stood third in the Scheduled Caste category in the test. Their father, ... Read More »

Mid Day Meal to be a ‘model scheme’ under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

The Centre, in an effort to make the Mid Day Meal programme a ‘model scheme’ in villages covered under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), has asked states to plug loopholes in its execution and adopt best practices that can be emulated by other schools. Taking into account its critical importance in attaining many of the objectives of SAGY, the HRD ... Read More »

Jawaharlal Nehru University goes paperless, adopts ‘e-governance’

Jawaharlal Nehru University has undertaken an initiative to incorporate entirely paperless operations. Now, any file which lands up at JNU Vice Chancellor’s desk for his approval will be greeted with a stamp which says “kindly send through e-office system”, a move aimed at ensuring paperless administration. In a bid to make all its operations paperless, the varsity has computerised everything, ... Read More »

Maharashtra supports revocation of no-detention policy in schools

A state minister in Maharashtra has said that most states in the country, including Maharashtra, want the Centre to amend the Right to Education Act and revoke its no-detention policy for students of Classes 1 to 8. he Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) recently held a meeting, where most states urged the Union government to revoke its no-detention policy ... Read More »

Engineering and Management courses to have a single entrance test: National Testing Service to be set up

According to a new proposal by the government appointed panel, a single entrance test and a common examination will be conducted for all the Engineering and Management institutes under AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), so that students will not have to appear for multiple-entrance examinations for admissions to different institutes. Recommendations of setting up a National Testing Service ... Read More »

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 »