Category Archives: Education

CBSE school Students get more time to rectify errors in marksheet

NEW DELHI:  Students in CBSE schools will now be able to rectify errors in their names, their parent’s names and date of birth on their marksheets within five years of the results, a move which will help over 18,000 students. So far, they had only one year to seek corrections. Continue reading

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Expect more girls to get into top engineering colleges across the country

NEWDELHI: Expect more girls to get into top engineering colleges across the country from the next academic year on 2018-19.

After IITs, 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST) will allocate special supernumerary seats for female candidates. The move is likely to provide equitable access to girls in the top-ranked NITs. Continue reading

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China plans a 1,000-km tunnel to divert water of river Brahmaputra

BEIJING: Top scientists backed by the ruling Communist Party of China are working on a plan to drain the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) river near the Indian border and divert the water through a 1,000-km tunnel, the world’s longest, to arid Xinjiang.

The Tsangpo flows into India through Arunachal Pradesh as the Siang before becoming the Brahmaputra in Assam — the source livelihood for millions in the country’s northeast.

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Question paper of NEET exam should be common – SC

DELHI: The Supreme Court said on Thursday– There should be a common question paper for all aspirants giving NEET exam — a common window test for private and government medical colleges .

A bench headed by justice Dipak Misra asked CBSE to explain how it proposes to have identical questions as it pulled up the board for setting different papers for students taking NEET in regional languages. Continue reading

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9 high courts are against central judicial exam

NEWDELHI: Nine high courts have objected to a plan for a central exam for recruitment to lower judiciary, a proposal that has the backing of the Supreme Court.

The government has proposed an exam on the lines of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, better known as NEET, held for medical course to select judicial officers to address concerns over the quality of junior judges and lack of uniformity in recruitment. Continue reading

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Now Yoga and Sports are mandatory to get a Engineering Degree.

NEWDELHI: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which governs more than 10,000 institutions having over 18 lakh students, has made yoga and sports mandatory for the Students of engineering colleges and technical institutes of the country. Now students will have to take part in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities in addition to their regular academics to be awarded a degree. Continue reading

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22-28% Hike in college and university teachers salary

NEW DELHI: Teachers and staff working in colleges, universities and institutions run by the Centre and state governments are set to get a pay hike in the range of 22-28%.

The Cabinet is set to take up a UGC panel’s recommendation in this regard this month, sources said, adding that it is “most likely to sail through”.

A senior HRD ministry official said – “A decision on allowances will be taken up later”. Continue reading

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PM Modi GST and Demonitisation discussion at an event of Charted Accountants

NEWDELHI:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government has identified over 3 lakh companies for indulging in dubious transactions after last year’s demonetisation drive.

An additional 37,000 plus shell companies involved in converting black money into white have also been traced, he said.

Hailing the note ban as a move against black money and corruption, he said data mining process to scan the record of money deposited after demonetisation was under way and promised action against defaulters with out thinking about its political implication. “Initial probe has put three lakh companies under scanner,” Modi said at an event of chartered accountants.

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Seats in Delhi University (D.U) still available

NEW DELHI: Students who could not make the cut in Delhi University’s first cutoff list should not lose hope as admissions to popular honours courses such as economics, BCom, English, mathematics, physics, and BA programmes are still open in most colleges with a dip of 0.25-3 percentage points in the second list.

Admissions are open at 44 colleges for English (hons) and have been concluded at only two – Kirori Mal College and Mata Sundri College. The BA programme, which received the highest number of applications this year, is still available at 46 colleges.

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EX-­ISRO CHIEF KASTURIRANGAN TO FRAME NEW EDUCATION POLICY

NEW DELHI: Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, one of India’s most renowned space scientists, will head an expert panel that will draw up the country’s new education policy, the Union government announced on Monday. Kasturirangan is among nine people who will lay out the roadmap for education from elementary schools to higher research to open education and more in what will be announced as the National Education Policy (NEP). “The diversity in the panel will help it understand the range of issues that have to be kept in mind for drawing up such a key policy”, a source said. Work on the policy will begin “immediately”. Kasturirangan headed the Indian Space Research Organisation in the 1990s and has been awarded the country’s secondhighest civilian honour: the Padma Vibhushan.  Continue reading

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