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
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
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
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
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.
NEW DELHI: The government should change laws to ensure time-bound disposal of matrimonial disputes, make education free for girls of poor families and provide better facilities for working women, a final draft of the National Policy for Women has suggested.
The Union women and child development ministry has sent the proposed policy to the Cabinet for approval. The new policy will guide government action on improving the lot of women over the next 15-20 years.
The proposed policy takes into account suggestions made by a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by foreign minister Sushma Swaraj in May. Proposals from an earlier draft that have been retained included lower income tax for single women, mandatory registration of marriages and greater participation of women in work force.
NEW DELHI: The government has decided to disband the franchisee model of training centres for its skill development programme after finding tens of thousands of ghost candidates at such private institutes in several states. Investigation also revealed financial irregularities in uploading Aadhaar details of trainees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the scheme in June 2015.
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NEWDELHI: Inflated marks appear set to go from this academic year with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) preparing to remove a clause in its marking system, or moderation policy, which spikes its Class 12 results.
The CBSE examination committee will meet later this week to consider doing away with the clause in the policy that the board adopts before declaring results of the school finals.
“We want to ensure true marks of students are reflected in the board exams and to maintain the pass parity, marks of students are moderated. This is unfair on those who work hard as moderation is not applicable if a student gets 95 marks or above,” a senior board official said.
NEW DELHI: In a relief to students who took the Class 12 board exams this year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) told the Delhi high court on Friday that students who feel that their answer sheets were not correctly evaluated can approach the board under its verification scheme.
The CBSE said that it will give reprieve to those students who have issues with their marks but will be unable to challenge it as the board has done away with re-evaluation process.
Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the board, told the court that, “Within the limit of our verification scheme we will look into the students’ grievances”. He said the outcome of the verification will be communicated to the students on first-come-first-serve basis. Jain further said the marking schemes of CBSE for respective subjects shall be uploaded on its website soon.
DELHI: The government has decided to provide reservation for SC, ST and OBC candidates in faculty positions in BEd colleges, universities and teaching institutes across the country.
A notification in this regard has been issued by the National Council for Technical Education (NCTE), the apex regulator for pre-service and in-service teachers in the country, a copy of which is with HT. There are over 12,000 teacher training institutes in the country offering programmes including BEd and MEd. Continue reading