Education

UP Board exam will be held under CCTV surveillance in 2018: Deputy Chief Minister

Every year, Uttar Pradesh (UP) board examination authorities witness cases of mass cheating. In order to curb this, Yogi Adityanath-led UP govt is mulling significant changes to the state’s education system. Exams under CCTV surveillance: In a major change, the government would conduct examinations under the watch of CCTV cameras, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said in a recent PTI report. Further, ... Read More »

‘Toughest places for girls to get an education’: Africa gets 9 slots in top 10

A development campaign group, ONE, has disclosed that countries in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a ranking of places unfavourable for the girl child to get an education. The One report released on the occasion of International Day of the Girl (October 11) was titled: “The Toughest Places For A Girl To Get An Education.” It said due to existing hurdles that girls ... Read More »

Lord Ganesha issued admit card by Bihar University to appear for commerce exam

A blunder created by Darbhanga’s Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU) sent a student in shock, after he spotted Lord Ganesha’s photo and signature in his admit card instead of his own. Krishna Kumar Roy, a first-year BCom (Hons) student of JN College, Nehera was issued the card in order to appear for a commerce exam. As per HT report, Roy had to ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

INTERVIEW: In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

Nobel Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai sits down for an interview with UN News during the high-level session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Mark Garten 5 October 2017 – More than 260 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school around the world, according to the United Nations. Despite some progress in achieving gender equality in ... Read More »

Delhi govt’s mega PTM Part 2: Class 10 board exams primary topic of discussion

The AAP-led Delhi government on September 1 organised this academic year’s first mega Parents-Teachers-Meeting (PTM) in its 1,041 schools. According to reports, the comeback of class 10 board exam was the most discussed topic at the PTM. Not only in building a bond between teachers and parents, the mega meeting aims to start a positive dialogue and it is hoped ... Read More »

IITs, Central universities to host patriotic rock band concerts

IITs, Central universities to host patriotic rock band concerts The IITs and central universities have been asked by the HRD Ministry to host music bands who would be performing patriotic numbers.   Representative image The IITs and central universities have been asked by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to host music bands who would be performing patriotic numbers. Students ... Read More »

Railway board asks book stalls at the platform to sell books on India Culture, morals

The Railway Board has instructed all general managers to display books on Indian culture and morals at all platform kiosks. Railway platforms must sell books on India Culture, morals The Railway Board has instructed all general managers to display books on Indian culture and morals at all platform kiosks. According to a report in PTI, “Zonal railways shall ensure that all MPS ... Read More »

The Purpose of Education—According to Students

Radio Atlantic recently examined a question that underpins many, if not most, debates about education in the U.S.: What are public schools for? Increasingly, it seems, American parents expect schools to first and foremost serve as pipelines into the workforce—places where kids develop the skills they need to get into a good college, land a good job, and ultimately have a leg up ... Read More »

Railway board asks book stalls at the platform to sell books on India Culture, morals

According to a report in PTI, “Zonal railways shall ensure that all MPS must display and sell books pertaining to Indian tradition, culture, values, morals and history.” Furthermore, the report stated that multipurpose stalls will have all miscellaneous, curio stalls, bookstalls and chemist stalls. Book stall policy of 2004 The stalls will keep books on varied subjects like literature, history, children’s literature, ... Read More »