Education

IIT and NIT admissions delayed as CBSE fails to declare JEE Main ranks

CBSE failed to release the ranks for JEE Main 2015 Paper I and Paper II once again. The Central Board of Secondary Education was to declare the ranks yesterday, however continuing the prolonged delay, it did not release any information. Initially, the ranks were to be declared by June 25, which was postponed to June 28, so that the filling-in ... Read More »

JEE Advanced JAC likely to introduce written exam 2017 onwards

The IIT Joint Admission Committee (JAC) is likely to introduce a written section in the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) in 2017. This written segment will be conducted after the JEE Main and JEE Advanced papers. This new segment has been proposed in order to curtail the guess work by students and test their actual capabilities and knowledge about ... Read More »

Malaviya Commonwealth Chair for Cross Boarder Teachers Education in India

An official told Zee News on Sunday, that India will set up a Malaviya Commonwealth Chair for Cross Boarders Teachers Education. They said that a research consortium for grouping has also been proposed. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Smriti Irani made an announcement in this regard at the 19 Conference of Commonweath Education Ministers which was held at Nassau ... Read More »

After criticism over IIM draft bill, HRD ministry likely to do away with few clauses

The draft bill prepared for the setting up six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country has received criticism from various units, which claim that the bill is trying to limit the autonomous powers of the IIMs. Taking notice of such allegations, the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has decided to discuss the elimination of such clauses from ... Read More »

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 »