Education

Student Union Elections: Independent candidate takes centrestage at JNU debate

Amid intermittent rainfall through Wednesday night, students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) gathered in huge numbers at the Jhelum Lawns for the presidential debate for the upcoming student union polls. While all candidates tried their best to outdo each other, it was physically challenged independent candidate, Farooque Alam, who emerged as the clear crowd favourite as he attacked everyone from the Left ... Read More »

IIT-Delhi makes presentation on waste disposal

While the Delhi government proposed that land at a vegetable market in Narela be allotted to the North MCD for a waste-to-energy plant, IIT-Delhi and industry experts Thursday made a presentation to Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a “solution” to the city’s waste problem. For the landfills at Bhalswa and Okhla, it was decided that ... Read More »

World University Rankings 2018: IISc ranked highest from India, overall ranking falls

Indian institutes performed poorly for yet another year in the World University Rankings 2018 released on Tuesday. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was the highest ranked institute from the country, but it slipped from the 201-250 band to the 251-300 one. The fall was attributed to a drop in its research influence score and research income. Similarly, IIT Delhi ... Read More »

Ontario schools to collect race-based data in effort to reduce educational disparities

Schools across Ontario will soon start collecting demographic information on the province’s public school students, such as those seen in a Vaughan Road Academy class room in late May. The race-data initiative is intended to help recognize and ameliorate gaps in educational equity across the province. Schools across Ontario will be collecting race-based data in an effort to close the ... Read More »

CAT 2017: This is how you need to start preparing for exam to get admission in IIMs

CAT 2017, which is going to be held on November 26, is now just three months away. CAT consists of three sections which are Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each of these sections is allotted one hour and there are 100 questions altogether. Important topics in each section Quantitative ... Read More »

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates’ favorite style of education

Certain districts saw outsized improvement from the new method. In Alabama’s Piedmont City School District, for instance, 72% of students in grades 3-8 hit their target scores on the ACT Aspire standardized test compared to 28% in the 2014-2015 school year. Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has said repeatedly that one of his favorite ways of teaching kids is by letting them guide their ... Read More »

CAT 2017: This is how you need to start preparing for exam to get admission in IIMs

CAT 2017, which is going to be held on November 26, is now just three months away. CAT consists of three sections which are Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each of these sections is allotted one hour and there are 100 questions altogether. Important topics in each section Quantitative ... Read More »

CM stresses need to bring education under State list

Recipients of awards with Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, Education Minister R Kamalakannan in Puducherry on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday made out a strong case to bring “education” under the State list to enable states to form their own curriculum according to local requirements. Speaking after presenting awards to best teachers in the ... Read More »

SSC CGL 2017: Tier I exam results to release on October 31, know how to check results

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will declare the result of Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier 1 examination, 2017 on October 31, 2017. Candidates who have appeared for the same can view their result from the official website – ssc.nic.in. SSC will release the answer keys of SSC CGL Tier I on September 18. Over 14 lakh candidates appeared for the ... Read More »

Teachers’ Day 2017: Meritorious teachers to be awarded National Award by Vice President

Meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools will be conferred the National Award on the occasion of Teachers’ Day by the Vice President.   Representative image Meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools will be conferred the National Award on the occasion of Teachers’ Day by the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan. As ... Read More »