Education

NEET 2017: MBBS counselling will not be postponed, says MCI

In a WhatsApp message to media, Kiran Bedi said that the MCI has clearly stated in its letter that the Puducherry government had only one option: “to follow the MCI schedule.” Representative Image With Medical Council of India (MCI) rejecting the request made by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy’s for postponing the counselling dates for medical admissions under management quota ... Read More »

Budgetary allocation for education should go up to 10 %: AIMSS

Members of All India Mahila Samskrutik Sanghatan taking out a rally in Dharwad on Tuesday. The budgetary allocation for education need to be enhanced to a minimum of 10 % of the total budget to ensure quality education to all, especially women, said All India Mahila Samskrutik Sanghatan (AIMSS) State vice-president M.N. Manjula. Addressing a rally organised in connection with ... Read More »

NEET: Tamil Nadu CM meets Prime Minister Modi; seeks exemption from medical entrance exam

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today met Prime Minister Narendra Modiand asked for exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for students of Tamil Nadu. “The chief minister insisted that exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu should be given considering the welfare of the students of the state,” said an official release quoting what transpired at the two leaders’ ... Read More »

MP Ruk Jana Nahi class 10, 12 result 2017 declared at mpsos.nic.in

The Madhya Pradesh State Open School (MPSOS) has released the class 10 and 12 results for the state “Ruk Jana Nahi” (Do not stop) initiative exam 2017. Candidates who have appeared for this paper can check their result from the official website of the Open school. The exams were conducted from June 19 to July 13 this year for which ... Read More »

DU to release its sixth cut-off today at du.ac.in

The Delhi University (DU) is all set to release its sixth cut off list today, on July 22. The list would be put up on the official website www.du.ac.in DU admissions 2017 The Delhi University (DU) is all set to release its sixth cut off list today, on July 22, after which the admissions for the academic session 2017-18 will conclude. ... Read More »

Responsibility of conducting NET to remain solely with UGC: HRD Ministry

On Thursday, the Ministry Of Human Resource Development (MHRD) informed the Rajya Sabha that no proposal  has been considered to entrust the responsibility of conducting National Eligibility Test (NET) to anybody else than the University Grants Commission (UGC). “As per directions of ministry of HRD, the CBSE has been conducting the UGC-NET examination. There is no proposal under consideration at ... Read More »

Lok Sabha clears IIIT Public Private Partnership Bill, institutes can grant degrees

A bill to grant statutory status to the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in PPP mode was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 19, with the government saying the fees for the poor students will not increase and that reservation law will apply there. The IIIT (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017 seeks to grant statutory status to 15 IIITs and ... Read More »

Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360 photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. The program has enabled trips to the ... Read More »

Let’s bridge the divide between academic and technical education

The economic arguments for widening access to higher education are widely accepted. The UK is moving towards a skills crisis that will be exacerbated by Brexit. We are facing some of the worst productivity levelsin the OECD, and we have acute shortages in many sectors, with a record number of advertised vacancies. The UK’s engineering industry alone will need another 1.8 ... Read More »

Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy: Bill introduced for institute’s set up in Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh may soon be home to a petroleum university in Visakhapatnam under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. Tuesday’s Lok Sabha session witnessed the introduction of a bill that would provide the set up of the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy in the state. “The curriculum of the institute is proposed to be a specialised one and would include ... Read More »