Education

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 »

Andhra Pradesh signs MoU with TISS to increase employability of students

On September 5, the Andhra Pradesh government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The MoU envisages implementation of programme activities of ‘Andhra Pradesh University Students Employability Skill Development Programme,’ a flagship initiative of the state government. As per an official release, the MoU was signed in Visakhapatnam on the occasion of Teacher’s ... Read More »

Commercialisation biggest drawback for education system: CM Kejriwal

On September 6, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the biggest drawback for any education system is commercialisation and it is one such sector which should not be turned into business as it gives platform for many irregular practices. He said that, “There are certain indicators in the society which tell that commercialisation is creeping in the education ... Read More »

Punjab government awards 38 teachers on Teachers’ Day

On September 5, the Punjab government felicitated 38 teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. These teachers were conferred with the State Award for their meritorious services in the field on education. The event for giving the awards to the teachers was held at Mohali. The Education Minister of Punjab, Daljit Singh Cheema honoured the teachers at the function and ... Read More »