Education

Studies show students with longer secondary education have lower risk of HIV infection

According to the research from Botswana, students who have a longer secondary education have a lower risk of HIV infection. The percentage of students infected have decreased from 25 percent to 17 percent in the past decade. Jacob Bor, a senior author assistant professor at Boston University School of Public Health told TOI, “It is difficult to isolate the effect ... Read More »

COMEDK Admissions: Counselling session for engineering students begin

  The first round of counselling for admissions in Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK ) have begun. The counselling will be held for candidates who will have top 2,400 engineering ranks. COMEDK conducted the Under Graduate Entrance Test 2015 (COMEDK UGET 2015) on May 10 and declared the result on June 8. COMEDK is conducting ... Read More »

Uniform for first year students at Kerala’s women’s college

  The officials at the women’s college in the district of Kozhikode told NDTV that the 18 year olds starting at a Northern Kerala college will have to wear uniforms. The uniform required a student to wear a kurta, churidaar and an overcoat instead of a dupatta. The temperature of Kerala is averaging about 27 degrees currently and can climb ... Read More »

Supreme Court asks NAAC to affirm the grade of deemed universities

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked all deemed universities to file their “self-appraisal report” within ten days with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for affirmation of their grades. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C. Pant has given three months’ time to the NAAC to decide on the issue of accreditation and grades of 121 deemed ... Read More »

President calls for greater involvement of society to achieve literacy

on September 8, President Pranab Mukherjee sought greater involvement of the society in achieving higher literacy targets and said that without education India cannot claim its pride of place among nations. While presiding over the celebration of International Literacy Day in New Delhi, the President said, “Literacy alone can bring development, empowerment and sustainability and achieve desired goals set under ... Read More »

Tripura to achieve 100 percent literacy soon

On Tuesday, the Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar said that the state’s literacy rate will soon increase from the existing 96.82 percent to 100 percent and the neo-literate would become economically self-reliant in a phased manner. “After three phases of literacy campaign since 2011, the literacy rate now stands at 96.82 percent and it would touch 100 percent soon,” ... Read More »

Delhi school principals to get more autonomy: Sisodia

  On September 8, the Delhi government announced that it has decided to do away with “administrative formalities” for routine matters in its schools and give more autonomy to principals for removing bottlenecks so that basic facilities can be provided to the students at the earliest. The announcement was made during the “State teachers award function”, where 75 Delhi government ... Read More »

FTII protest: All you should know

On September 8, the spokesperson of the Bollywood filmmaker said, Rajkumar Hirani will not replace Film and Television Institute of India’s (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan.”He is not replacing Gajendra Chauhan, who is heading the governing council of FTII. He has been asked to head the academic council, but will not be able to take it up as his film work ... Read More »

CBSE provides relief to school students: Syllabus to be reduced

So as to lighten the study burden of school students, CBSE ( Central Board of Secondary Education) has come up with the decision to cut at least 25 percent  of the  syllabus  for the kids studying till Class 8 in Delhi government schools. The decision was announced by the education minister, Manish Sisodia who said that the plan will be ... Read More »

Rajasthan to introduce new school syllabus from next academic session

The Rajasthan Government has planned to introduce a new syllabus in the schools from next academic session, which would include stories of ‘mahapursh’ (great leaders) among other topics. The step is being taken as an endeavour to make the children aware about Indian culture and values. On September 5, commemorating the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the Rajasthan Minister of State ... Read More »