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FEAR TACTICS USED BY TEACHERS RESULT IN LOWER SCORES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 24/04/2014, - A new study suggests that teachers shouldn't remind students of the bad consequences of failing a test, as it could actually lead to lower scores. "Teachers are desperately keen to motivate their students in the best possible way but may not be aware of how messages they communicate to students around the importance of performing well in exams can be interpreted in different ways," lead author David Putwain...
SPECIALIZED MASTER'S DEGREES IN BUSINESS GAIN GROUND WITH PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 24/04/2014, - Interesting trends are emerging as a Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the agency which conducts the GMAT — the admission test for management programmes internationally survey — reveals that while males still prefer a traditional MBA, females prefer more specialized business courses. In all, close to half the candidates surveyed are considering non-MBA master's programs...
XLRI EXPANSION PLAN HITS OUTSTATION PROFESSIONALS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 24/04/2014, - Professionals living outside Jamshedpur and keen to pursue business management programme at XLRI School of Business and Human Resources will have to drop their plan of enrolling into the course as the college will take a couple of months to start.At present, an expansion work is on for which weekend classes are not taken. Executives from Ranchi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, who called up at the XLRI...
SCHOOLS SEE SURGE IN ENROLMENT BUT INTEREST IN SCIENCE DIPS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 24/04/2014, - Not confident about science, not interested in humanities, and there is nothing in the Class X syllabus based on which one might exclusively take commerce. Yet schools in Delhi have seen a surge in the number of students enrolling in the stream. So much so, they are adding...
GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY TIGHTENS ITS EXAM NORMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 24/04/2014, - Worried by the incidents of paper leak, the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has put in place a set of stricter guidelines for the conduct of the examination beginning May 19. As part of this, it has decided to ban centres which do not have CCTV cameras installed. GTU has said that no college can be a centre where CCTV cameras...
HIMACHAL PUBLIC SERVICE PANEL STUDYING UPSC EXAM PATTERN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 24/04/2014, - The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission will explore possibilities to adopt the new pattern of examination as that of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for state administrative services, an official said here on Monday. A...
HPPSC SWITCHING OVER FROM EXISTING PATTERN OF HAS COMBINED EXAMINATIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/04/2014, - Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has decided to explore the possibilities of switching over from existing pattern of Himachal Pradesh Administrative (HAS) combined examinations to the new pattern of written examinations as adopted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).This decision was taken in a me...
BARKATULLAH UNIVERSITY NOT READY FOR PROJECT TO IMPROVE STANDARD OF EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/04/2014, - Lack of teaching faculty and improper infrastructure in Barkatullah University were on display on Monday when a delegation from Sweden visited the university to discuss the possibilities of implementing Tuning project to improve quality...
ITBP CHIEF ASKS STUDENTS TO THINK OF THE POOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/04/2014, - As children become more and more individualistic in a consumption-driven economy, ITBP chief Subhash Goswami on Monday exhorted young students to understand the value of economic equity in the society and asked teachers to usher...
HIMACHAL PUBLIC SERVICE PANEL STUDYING UPSC EXAM PATTERN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/04/2014, - The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission will explore possibilities to adopt the new pattern of examination as that of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for state administrative services, an official said here on Monday. A three-member committee was constituted on Monday and will submit its report within...
EDUCATION NEW ZEALAND ANNOUNCES 15 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/04/2014, - Education New Zealand (ENZ) has announced 15 exclusive scholarships for students from India, who may apply by May 16. The Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship programme, worth more than Rs 75 lakh, is targeted at Indian graduates wishing to study...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATED COLLEGES MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST TO BE HELD IN JUNE END
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 22/04/2014, - "Lucknow University Associated Colleges Management Admission Test (LUACMAT) — 2014, the gateway to professional courses in associated colleges of LU, will be held in June end. The common entrance test is conducted by National PG College.The test will be held for admissions...
WON'T TOLERATE GRAFT, NEW KING GEORGE'S MEDICAL UNIVERSITY VC SAYS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 22/04/2014, - A day after taking charge of King George's Medical University, the varsity's new vice chancellor Dr Ravi Kant said his first priority was to fight against corruption. "My first priority is to weed out individuals and groups who don't...
BOOKS SHORTAGE MAKES STUDENTS BORROW, DOWNLOAD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 22/04/2014, - With shortage of NCERT books, students are now resorting to different ways to cope up with the problem. Some students have resorted to downloading of specific chapters from the Internet, while others are borrowing books from their seniors. Refresher books are also being used...
CENTRAL CENTRAL MEDICAL SERVICES EXAM GOES ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 22/04/2014, - Doctors, appearing for this year's combined medical services (CMS) examination for getting jobs as medical officers in Indian Railways and different civic bodies in Delhi, will for the first time take their test 'Online'. The paper-less test of objective type papers, conducted for the...
COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES TEST GOES ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 22/04/2014, - Doctors, appearing for this year's Combined Medical Services (CMS) examination for getting jobs as medical officers in Indian Railways and different civic bodies in Delhi, will for the first time take their test online. The paperless test of objective type questions, conducted for the first...
MADRAS HIGH COURT EXTENDS TIME LIMIT FOR ISSUE, SUBMISSION OF SCHOOL FORMS IN TAMIL NADU
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 21/04/2014, - Madras high court on Thursday directed the state School Education Department to extend the time limit upto 15 days, instead of seven days, for issuance and submission of application forms for admission of children in schools. The First Bench stated this while disposing of a petition by one A...
INDIANS MUST INNOVATE TO BECOME LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY: DRDO DIRECTOR GENERAL AVINASH CHANDER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 21/04/2014, - INDIANS MUST INNOVATE TO BECOME LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY: DRDO DIRECTOR GENERAL AVINASH CHANDER...
GOING GLOBAL' CONFERENCE IN MIAMI TO FOCUS ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN LARGE SYSTEM COUNTRIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 21/04/2014, - Higher education policy makers from India will share the stage with renowned Swedish statistician Hans Rosling at a global roundtable conference in Miami, South Florida, this month.The conference, to be held from April 29 to May 1, will be conducted by the British Council in collaboration with the...
VIGOROUS EFFORTS NEEDED TO MAKE INDIAN VARSITIES WORLD CLASS: LORD SWRAJ PAUL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 21/04/2014, - NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Friday underlined the need for vigorous efforts to make Indian universities world class, saying the fundamental component of long-term economic health will depend largely on skilled work force to meet the challenge ahead. Addressing Punjab Technical University here, Lord Paul also expressed concern over failure of any Indian university to feature among the top 200 universities globally and said concerted efforts are needed to improve standards of education...
500 PG STUDENTS OF GUJARAT UNIVERSITY GET ZERO MARKS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 21/04/2014, - About 500 students of Master of Arts, Gujarati Literature students received a shock when all of them found that one of the paper all the students were marked zero. Officials said that the head of the department Kirtida Bhatt had even brought the matter to the notice of the controller of examination, who informed the vice-chancellor MN Patel about the same. Officials said that when the results...
IIT-DELHI TO SHOWCASE STUDENT INNOVATIONS AT OPEN HOUSE 2014
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 19/04/2014, - A waterless urinal, fibre wrapping for earthquake protection of buildings, plastic from potato starch and solar powered refrigeration system, are some of the projects that will be on display at IIT-Delhi's 'Open House 2014' event this Saturday. Other key exhibits...
SUPREME COURT CLEARS WAY FOR LAND ACQUISITION FOR JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 19/04/2014, - Clearing the decks for the expansion of Jamia Millia Islamia, the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Delhi government to acquire about 107 bighas (approximately 26 hectares) of prime land in Okhla village in south Delhi. The case pertains to 214 bighas of land in Okhla village that Delhi government wanted to acquire for the expansion of the 92-year-old university, one of India's oldest. The city government had initiated the process a few months ago, but...
GOING GLOBAL' CONFERENCE IN MIAMI TO FOCUS ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN LARGE SYSTEM COUNTRIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 19/04/2014, - Higher education policy makers from India will share the stage with renowned Swedish statistician Hans Rosling at a global roundtable conference in Miami, South Florida, this month.The conference, to be held from April 29 to May 1, will be conducted by the British Council...
Delhi University has rejected the Delhi government's proposal
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 19/04/2014, - Delhi University has rejected the Delhi government's proposal for reserving 85% of seats in state government-funded colleges for students from the city, citing its central character. The DU assistant registrar (academic), in response to a letter by principal secretary R K Verma...
VIGOROUS EFFORTS NEEDED TO MAKE INDIAN VARSITIES WORLD CLASS: LORD SWRAJ PAUL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 19/04/2014, - NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Friday underlined the need for vigorous efforts to make Indian universities world class, saying the fundamental component of long-term economic health will depend largely on skilled work force to meet the challenge ahead. Addressing Punjab Technical University here, Lord Paul also expressed concern over failure of...
INDRAPRASTHA INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, DELHI EXHIBITS STUDENTS' RESEARCH WORK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/04/2014, - Innovative projects by the engineering students of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, on a wide range of fields including healthcare, energy conservation and...
STUDY TOURS IN TAMIL NADU TAKE SCHOOL KIDS TO HIMALAYAS, NASA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/04/2014, - It was the Vandalur zoo in the 1980s. Soon enough, it progressed to Kanyakumari and Ooty. Now, student excursions have crossed borders - and seas - to reach National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the American space agency. Suresh Kumar of...
IGNOU NAGPUR TRIPLES ENROLMENT OVER LAST YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/04/2014, - The Nagpur regional centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has tripled its enrollment compared to last year due to its expanding study centres and course...
PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS WELCOME UGC ORDER ON NEW ENGINEERING COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/04/2014, - Private engineering colleges have welcomed the direction of the University Grants Commission (UGC) which says that no new engineering colleges will be allowed to start in the coming academic year. With no more new seats and colleges to be permitted, existing institutions...
NEW COURSES FOR RETIRING DEFENCE PERSONNEL'S SECOND CAREER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/04/2014, - New courses including management programmes to assist defence personnel adopt a second career after retirement have been started by the directorate general of resettlement (DGR). Maj Gen Amrik Singh, director general (resettlement) told senior army officials here today that a few new courses giving wider choice have been added...
IIT-DELHI FINDS CITY'S COMFORT ZONE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 16/04/2014, - Extreme summers and winters in Delhi are clearly uncomfortable. But Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has calculated the percentage of hours when most Delhites may be finding the weather to be "comfortable". In a recent study, IIT's Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) has ranked five cities on the basis of "comfortable hours". Hyderabad has the highest comfortable hours, followed...
STUDY TOURS IN TAMIL NADU TAKE SCHOOL KIDS TO HIMALAYAS, NASA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 16/04/2014, - It was the Vandalur zoo in the 1980s. Soon enough, it progressed to Kanyakumari and Ooty. Now, student excursions have crossed borders - and seas - to reach National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the American space agency. Suresh Kumar of Class 12 is among a group of 35 people, including parents, who will go on a 10-day trip to Nasa, University of Florida and Epcot theme...
SEBI PITCHES FOR SUBJECT ON CAPITAL MARKETS IN SCHOOL SYLLABUS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 16/04/2014, - Market regulator Sebi has made a pitch for inclusion of additional financial concepts related to capital markets in school syllabus. The Securities and Exchange Board of India said it has followed up with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and HRD ministry on the proposal and has been informed that it would be given due consideration"Follow ups with CB...
IGNOU NAGPUR TRIPLES ENROLMENT OVER LAST YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 16/04/2014, - The Nagpur regional centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has tripled its enrollment compared to last year due to its expanding study centres and course innovations. From just over 700 students in the last academic session, IGNOU's ranks have now swelled to 2,012...
WELCOME UGC ORDER ON NEW ENGINEERING COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 16/04/2014, - Private engineering colleges have welcomed the direction of the University Grants Commission (UGC) which says that no new engineering colleges will be allowed to start in the coming academic year. With no more new seats and colleges to be permitted, existing institutions feel that the...
INDRAPRASTHA INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, DELHI EXHIBITS STUDENTS' RESEARCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/04/2014, - Innovative projects by the engineering students of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, on a wide range of fields including healthcare, energy conservation and...
PUNJABI UNIVERSITY SHORT OF MINIMUM TEACHING DAYS: PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REPORT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/04/2014, - The academic session of Punjabi University, Patiala, is short of "minimum teaching days" and is not in accordance with University Grants Commission (UGC) norms, claimed a report of public accounts committee (PAC) of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.The PAC has taken...
IIT-DELHI FINDS CITY'S COMFORT ZONE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/04/2014, - Extreme summers and winters in Delhi are clearly uncomfortable. But Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has calculated the percentage of hours when most Delhites may be finding the weather to be "comfortable". In a recent study, IIT's Centre for Atmospheric Sciences...
DOON SCHOOL TO RUN LEADERSHIP COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/04/2014, - The much-acclaimed Doon School will run a two-week leadership course from June 1 for young boys and girls from all over the country and abroad. The programme named "Summer at Doon" will offer an opportunity to students in grades 9-12 to learn the art, science...
STUDY TOURS IN TAMIL NADU TAKE SCHOOL KIDS TO HIMALAYAS, NASA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/04/2014, - It was the Vandalur zoo in the 1980s. Soon enough, it progressed to Kanyakumari and Ooty. Now, student excursions have crossed borders - and seas - to reach National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the American space agency. Suresh Kumar of...
WORLD LITERACY SUMMIT 2014 TO TACKLE GLOBAL LITERACY CRISIS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/04/2014, - Three hundred international delegates will descend on Oxford next week (14-16 April) to tackle illiteracy at home and abroad. HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands will open the three-day conference, hosted by the World Literacy Summit 2014 and sponsored by Oxford University Press. The...
NORTHWESTERN, BRIDGE SCHOOL JOIN HANDS TO OFFER CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/04/2014, - Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies has entered into a joint venture with Bridge School of Management to offer blended online and in-person professional certificate programme in India. The first programme, in Predictive Business Analytics, will be launched this summer. Bridge School o...
SQUADS TO INSPECT RTE INFRASTRUCTURAL NORMS COMPLIANCE BY SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/04/2014, - The primary education department of the Kolhapur zilla parishad (ZP) has formed 12 inspection squads in the district to improve infrastructural norms under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 in private schoolsThe squad comprises a block development officer (BD...
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY PAPERS CLASH AFTER REJIG OF EXAM SCHEDULE FOR LOK SABHA POLLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/04/2014, - The traumatic exam season for students of the University of Mumbai this year is far from over. With several exam dates rescheduled owing to the Lok Sabha election, the new dates are now clashing with o...
ADMISSION COMMITTEE FOR PROFESSIONAL COURSES PLANS CHECKS ON MANAGEMENT QUOTA IN GUJARAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/04/2014, - In order to regulate the capitation fee in the management quota, the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) has decided to give management quota preference to all students in the state. The ACPC has decided that there would be an option in the form where the students can give preference for management quota at the time of applyingThis list will then be forwarded to the college managements...
SCHOOLS TO REMAIN OPEN TILL MAY 8 TO FULFIL RTE NORMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 12/04/2014, - Even though all schools in Nagpur are set to wrap up their final exams by next week, students will have to continue attending classes till May 8. The extended academic session is a result of Right to Education Act (RTE) norms which mandate minimum working days for schools. Confirming the development, Satish Mendhe, acting district...
WESTERN GOVERNANCE MODELS MAY NOT WORK IN ASIA, OXFORD ACADEMIC CAUTIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 12/04/2014, - Governance expert Professor Colin Mayer says Japan's experiences in the 20th century are a warning against importing institutional structures and regulations. As Japan tries once again to reform corporate ownership, and as China and other Asian nations start to establish the institutions that they will need for the promotion of their stock markets, Professor Colin Mayer, Said Business School, University of Oxford, has warned them against trying...
GADMISSION COMMITTEE FOR PROFESSIONAL COURSES PLANS CHECKS ON MANAGEMENT QUOTA IN GUJARAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 12/04/2014, - In order to regulate the capitation fee in the management quota, the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) has decided to give management quota preference to all students in the state. The ACPC has decided that there would be an option in the form where the students can give preference for management quota at th...
CHANDRAGUPT INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT PATNA ACHIEVES100% PLACEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 12/04/2014, - Adding another feather in its cap, the Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) achieved 100 per cent placement for its 5th batch of postgraduate diploma in management (PGDM) students this year.While the highest package offered to the students was Rs 12 lakh per annum, the average package stood at Rs 6 lakh per annum. Some of the notable companies which visited the institute for recruitments were Asian Paints...
IIM TRICHY LAUNCHES POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS IN CHENNAI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 12/04/2014, - IIM Tirchy launched a special postgraduate programme in human resource management (PGPHRM) for working professionals in Chennai on Tuesday.The course will be held over a period of three years with four evening classes in a week.This programme would be in addition to the post graduate programme in business management for working executives that IIM Trichy has been offering at its Chennai centre for the last two years.The idea...
IIT-ROORKEE CLOSES ITS ANNUAL PLACEMENT ON A HIGH NOTE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/04/2014, - This year in the first time in the history, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee received 1047 job offers through campus recruitments out of the 1631 students registered, shattering all the past records. Around 90% of the undergraduate...
90% STUDENTS GET CAMPUS PLACEMENT IN IIT-ROORKEE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/04/2014, - Ninety per cent undergraduate students at IIT-Roorkee received campus placement offers this year from globally renowned companies, with the highest international placement offer standing at...
MBA ADMISSION AT ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY THROUGH CAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 08/04/2014, - The Academic Council (AC) of the Allahabad University has decided to admit students to the MBA course of the university through combined admission test (CAT) from next year.Presently, the MBA is being offered at Motilal Nehru institute of business administration (MONIRBA) and MBA (rural management) is being offered by Govind Ballabh Pant...
VIT TO OPEN NEW UNIVERSITY NEAR BANGALORE IN 2015
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/04/2014, - VIT University will soon open a private university near Bangalore in Karnataka. The new university, which will initially offer BTech courses, will start functioning in the academic year 2015-16. "The state has passed legislation required and we are now constructing the university. We are confident of setting up the facilities in a year," university chancellor G Viswanathan told reporters on Thursday. Around 1.94 lakh candidates from across the country and overseas...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY TO BEGIN ITS ADMISSION PROCESS IN MID-MAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/04/2014, - Lucknow University will begin its admission process for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD simultaneously in the middle of May.All admissions will be closed by July 15 for UG courses while PG and PhD admissions will end by July 31. In associated colleges, UG admissions will close by August 31 and last date for PG admissions is September 30.The applic...
MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL URDU UNIVERSITY MULLS CENTRE FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 06/04/2014, - The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Manuu) is planning to set up a Deeni Taleemi Markaz or the Centre for Religious Studies in the city with a view to developing "moderate and balanced" leadership among students in various fields. The central varsity, which has developed a concept note on the project, held a workshop on its campus on Wednesday which saw the participation of noted educationist P A Inamdar. "Given...
KIDS' FITNESS DECREASES AFTER SUMMER HOLIDAYS: SURVEY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 06/04/2014, - The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Manuu) is planning to set up a Deeni Taleemi Markaz or the Centre for Religious Studies in the city with a view to developing "moderate and balanced" leadership among students in various fields. The central varsity, which has developed a concept note on the project, held a workshop on its campus on Wednesday which saw the participation of noted educationist P A Inamdar. "Given...
EXCEPT TRANSFER CASES, NURSERY DRAWS VALID: HC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 06/04/2014, - Finally, nursery admissions can restart in the city. The Delhi high court on Thursday lifted its stay on the long-delayed admission process, allowing schools to begin admitting children selected in draw of lots as per the points system. The court said applicants with 70 points who were selected in the draw of lots would be given admission. The status of in...
BJP VOWS TO SCRAP DELHI UNIVERSITY'S 4-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 06/04/2014, - BJP has promised to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme in DU in its Delhi manifesto released on Wednesday. Party leaders said the implementation of FYUP was "unnecessary" and wasted a precious year of study."Instead of extending the course duration by a year, the focus should be on skill development. The programme...
ENGLAND'S FOREIGN STUDENTS FALL FOR FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 06/04/2014, - The number of international students attending England's universities has dropped for the first time in three decades, a study said on Wednesday, with students from India and Pakistan hit by tighter visa rules. The Higher Education Funding Council for England found foreign student numbers declined by 1.5 per cent in 2012-2013 — the first fall in 29 years...
MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL UNIVERSITY MULLS URDU CENTRE FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/04/2014, - The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Manuu) is planning to set up a Deeni Taleemi Markaz or the Centre for Religious Studies in the city with a view to developing "moderate and balanced" leadership among students in various fields.The central varsity, which has developed a concept note on the project, held a workshop on its campus o...
ETS MAKES MAJOR FIELD TEST AVAILABLE IN ALL PARTS OF WORLD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/04/2014, - ETS, the testing agency that conducts the TOEFL and GRE, has made the ETS Major Field Test for bachelor's degree in business available in all parts of the world. The test, which measures student learning outcomes and accreditation and accountability requirements, was formerly available only in the US.The test has been widely used to measure graduating bu...
NO QUEUES FOR DISABLED AT POLLING BOOTHS: EC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/04/2014, - Ramps, a companion and no queues. These are some of the special disabled-friendly measures the Election Commission has taken to keep polling stations barrier-free, the poll panel told the Madras high court on Wednesday. In response to a PIL filed by advocate S Muthukumar of Madurai, seeking...
NOBEL LAUREATE JAMES J HECKMAN TALKS HIGHLIGHTS VALUE OF INVESTING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 03/04/2014, - The Centre for Civil Society partnered with University of Chicago to host Nobel laureate James Heckman. Professor James J Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service professor of Economics at The University of Chicago and an expert in the economics of human development. Profe...
CANCER BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT TO BE SET UP AT KUMAON UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 03/04/2014, - A Cancer Biology department, with the help of US' Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, will be set up at Uttarakhand's Kumaon University to promote research in cancer therapy using medicinal...
NOBEL LAUREATE JAMES J HECKMAN TALKS HIGHLIGHTS VALUE OF INVESTING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 03/04/2014, - The Centre for Civil Society partnered with University of Chicago to host Nobel laureate James Heckman. Professor James J Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service professor of Economics at The University of Chicago and an expert in the economics of human development. Professor...
GOA HAS HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE OF 28%
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 03/04/2014, - The small area and numbers Goa has to deal with has helped the state make enviable achievements in education indices. But Planning Commission's data shows that the state still ranks a not-...
LSINGAPORE'S METHODS INSPIRE MAHARASHTRA EDUCATION BOARD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 03/04/2014, - Arithmetic, in most state board schools, is taught by the paper-and-pen method. However, the scene may change as the board is contemplating a move to adopt some of Singapo...
Goa has high school dropout rate of 28%
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/04/2014, - The small area and numbers Goa has to deal with has helped the state make enviable achievements in education indices. But Planning Commission's data shows that the state still ranks a not-so-impressive seventh among states and union territories of India with a dropout rate from Class I to X of 28%....
Singapore's methods inspire Maharashtra education board
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/04/2014, - Arithmetic, in most state board schools, is taught by the paper-and-pen method. However, the scene may change as the board is contemplating a move to adopt some of Singapore's teaching and learning methods....
NMIMS UNIVERSITY SIGNS MOU WITH SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY FOR RESEARCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/04/2014, - The NMIMS University signed an MoU with University of Southampton, UK. This MoU is second in line in few weeks after an MoU with University of Westminster, UK was signed.Rajan Saxena, vice-chancellor of the university, welcoming the deputy vice-chancellor of University of Southampton, Adam Wheeler said, "University of Southampton, UK has strong presence in...
IIT KHARAGPUR ANNOUNCES SHORT-TERM COURSES WITH INTERNATIONAL FACULTY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/04/2014, - IIT Kharagpur is now offering students of other colleges a chance to study at the elite institute under the tutelage of an international faculty. The International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) will run each year during May-July and December, IIT Kharagpur officials said. By bringing...
CREDAI TRYING TO SIGN MOU WITH TN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO DEVELOP STUDENTS’ TECHNICAL SKILLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/04/2014, - Just 20% of the 2.5 lakh engineering graduates passing out of colleges in Tamil Nadu every year are employable, said Sandeep Mehta, president of Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI), on Tuesday. Speaking at a three-day seminar for final year civil engineering Tamil medium students of College of Engineering, Anna University, he said that...
CBSE TO SHIFT HISTORY LESSONS OUTDOORS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 30/03/2014, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools to take students on excursions to historical sites to make studying history more interesting.A CBSE official said: "This...
BJP’S MANIFESTO TO FOCUS ON NEW JOBS, CITIES: SOURCES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 30/03/2014, - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would aim to create 250 million jobs over the next 10 years as part of an economic development programme that could create 100 new 'smart' cities, its election manifesto...
NMIMS UNIVERSITY SIGNS MOU WITH SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY FOR RESEARCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - The NMIMS University signed an MoU with University of Southampton, UK. This MoU is second in line in few weeks after an MoU with University of Westminster, UK was signed.Rajan Saxena, vice-chancellor of the university, welcoming the deputy vice-chancellor of University of Southampton, Adam Wheeler said, "University of Southampton, UK has strong presence in...
IIT KHARAGPUR ANNOUNCES SHORT-TERM COURSES WITH INTERNATIONAL FACULTY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - IIT Kharagpur is now offering students of other colleges a chance to study at the elite institute under the tutelage of an international faculty. The International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) will run each year during May-July and December, IIT Kharagpur officials said. By bringing together participants and faculty from India and abroad, the program will not only be aca...
CREDAI TRYING TO SIGN MOU WITH TN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO DEVELOP STUDENTS’ TECHNICAL SKILLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - Just 20% of the 2.5 lakh engineering graduates passing out of colleges in Tamil Nadu every year are employable, said Sandeep Mehta, president of Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI), on Tuesday. Speaking at a three-day seminar for final year civil engineering Tamil medium students of College of Engineering, Anna University, he said that...
CBSE TO SHIFT HISTORY LESSONS OUTDOORS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools to take students on excursions to historical sites to make studying history more interesting.A CBSE official said: "...
BJP’S MANIFESTO TO FOCUS ON NEW JOBS, CITIES: SOURCES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would aim to create 250 million jobs over the next 10 years as part of an economic development programme that could create 100 new 'smart' cities, its election manifesto will say. The BJP has put jobs and urbanization at the centre of its policy pitch as it seeks to oust the Congress-led government in a general election starting on April 7, two party sources...
SURAT BOY IS IIM-AHMEDABAD TOPPER THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - He is a rare talent, someone who has excelled in different branches of academics and sports. Twenty-five-year-old Hemant Mundra, who is first from Surat city to have topped the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), is a born achiever. It is not for nothing that he has been offered Rs 50 lakh per annum package...
NMIMS UNIVERSITY SIGNS MOU WITH SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY FOR RESEARCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - The NMIMS University signed an MoU with University of Southampton, UK. This MoU is second in line in few weeks after an MoU with University of Westminster, UK was signed.Rajan Saxena, vice-chancellor of the university, welcoming the deputy vice-chancellor of University of Southampton, Adam Wheeler said, "Universit...
RESULTS SHOCK STUDENTS, MUMBAI UNIVERSITY CITES TIME FACTOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - The errors in the assessment of engineering exam papers occurred as many answer sheets were not scanned properly and were rejected by the examiners on grounds of poor resolution. This was the first time that the Mumbai University had opted...
COLLEGES IN A FIX AS STUDENTS VENT ANGER ON SOCIAL MEDIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - After an engineering student committed suicide this week, the students of her college went online to vent their ire. One post on a page giving the name of the college spoke about a protest that was being planned and asked that it be shared widely and d...
DU CUTOFFS SET TO BREAK ALL RECORDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/03/2014, - - If numbers are any indication and excess admissions in undergraduate courses are curtailed, the cutoffs will touch an all-time high across all courses in DU this year. The pattern in Delhi's second largest university, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, where admissions are on, is also not encouraging. It has so far received 34,000...
COLLEGE OF AIR WARFARE SIGNS MOU WITH OSMANIA UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/03/2014, - Indian Air Force's College of Air Warfare (CAW) at Secunderabad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Osmania University for conducting PhD courses for its officers. The MoU, which a...
INDIANS NO 2 USERS OF MIT-HARVARD E-COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/03/2014, - Over 2.5 lakh Indians have registered for courses on edX, the massive open online course (Mooc) platform founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University in May 2012 to host online university-level courses.This makes Indians the second...
INDIAN UNIVERSITY OFFERS 50 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICANS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/03/2014, - The OP Jindal Global University has announced 50 scholarships for Africans to study at its campus from August."The scholarships range from 50-100 percent tuition waiver, based on merit," a university statement...
ARCHIVES' BOOK ON BIHAR IN DU M PHIL SYLLABUS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/03/2014, - Indirectly, CM Nitish Kumar ought to get credit for launching multi-pronged Bihar Diwas celebrations in 2012 that included government support to publications of books having bearing on various aspects of Bihar life and culture...
COLLEGES IN A FIX AS STUDENTS VENT ANGER ON SOCIAL MEDIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/03/2014, - After an engineering student committed suicide this week, the students of her college went online to vent their ire. One post on a page giving the...
70 UNIVERSITY OF PUNE COLLEGES YET TO SEEK NAAC GRADE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/03/2014, - Barely eight colleges in the University of Pune (UoP) area out of total 50 colleges in the state have made it through the latest round of assessment and accreditation process by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). There are many more eligible colleges which have yet to even approach the council to get themselves assessed.The NAAC grades for universities and coll...
NEW MADHYAMIK SYLLABUS LIKELY FROM 2015
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/03/2014, - A team of 15 educators from Afghanistan completed a ten-day training programme at the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) for Result-based Management (RBM) in Education. The group will participate in discussions about their learning and highlight their experiences during...
AGE NO BAR FOR STUDENT PRODIGIES AT CU
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/03/2014, - The Calicut University has decided to allow student prodigies to enrol for its degree and PG courses even if they don't meet the minimum age and qualification requirements.Thus, a minimum eligibility of plus two pass or completion of 18 years will not be mandatory for the admission of exceptionally...
BOARD URGED TO REMOVE TABLETS FROM EXAM CENTRES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/03/2014, - With the Lok Sabha scheduled to be held on April 30, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board officials are finding it tough to handle the political pressure. They are daily getting request from the Member of Parliaments and even Members of Legislative Assembly to...
COMPLETE DU POST-GRADUATION IN ONE YEAR FROM 2015
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/03/2014, - The Delhi University is targeting the post-graduate level for its next big set of reforms. The changes aim to enable students who do the four-year undergraduate programme to get a master's degree in one year in a credit-based system where they would have more flexibility in choosing their...
AJIT PAWAR TAKES A DIG AT BJP LEADERS FOR 'MISUSING WIVES' PASSPORTS'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/03/2014, - NCP leader Ajit Pawar took at dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by saying that their leaders take other women abroad on their wives' passports. Pawar was speaking at a political rally in Panvel to support the ex-Shiv Sena spokesperson, Rahul Narvekar, who has recently...
AFGHAN EDUCATORS GET CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION LESSONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/03/2014, - A team of 15 educators from Afghanistan completed a ten-day training programme at the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) for Result-based Management (RBM) in Education. The group will participate in discussions about their learning and highlight their experiences during the closing session...
52% STUDENTS FAIL BA EXAMS IN GUJARAT UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/03/2014, - Gujarat University declared the results of BA first-semester examinations. Of the 34,000 students who appeared in the exams, only 48% have passed. This is the first time that 52% students have failed in the first semester. GU officials, however, said these students will not be held back and would be allowed to...
FINAL-YEAR ENGINEERING RESULTS OUT AFTER 92 DAYS' DELAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/03/2014, - FINAL-YEAR ENGINEERING RESULTS OUT AFTER 92 DAYS' DELAY...
COMPLETE DU POST-GRADUATION IN ONE YEAR FROM 2015
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/03/2014, - The Delhi University is targeting the post-graduate level for its next big set of reforms. The changes aim to enable students who do the four-year undergraduate programme to get a master's degree in one year in a credit-based system where they would have more flexibility in choosing their courses. Unveiling...
DEGREES AT IIMS LIKELY TO BECOME A REALITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/03/2014, - If all goes well, much-awaited degrees at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) would turn into a reality soon. Officials at the premier management institutes of India are eagerly waiting for...
OWN BUSINESS NOW BIG LURE FOR FRESH MBA GRADUATES: SURVEY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/03/2014, - Fresh B-school graduates are increasingly shunning the security of a steady job and striking out on their own. A worldwide survey of B-school alumni reveals that 45% of those who graduated...
CENTRAL TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST RESULTS TO BE PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/03/2014, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the results of the latest Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on Friday. Around 8.26 lakh candidates took the CTET on February 16.A statement from CTET director Pritam Singh said the board had uploaded the images...
INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION LECTURES TO HELP STUDENTS, DOCTORS TACKLE STRESS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/03/2014, - The Indian Medical Association here has launched a series of lectures by experts to help students and junior doctors cope with psychological pressure, a knock-on effect of their recent face-off with the police."Students are in depression after the recent fiasco. Mental balance is imperative as they have...
IVEY BUSINESS SCHOOL AND IIM CALCUTTA SIGN MOU
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/03/2014, - Ivey Business School and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta on Wednesday signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop and publish India-relevant cases.The partnership between the two leading institutions entails a collaborative effort to foster case...
CMAT: BOYS OUTSHINE GIRLS, KOLHAPUR BOY ALL-INDIA TOPPER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/03/2014, - Hendre Omkar Pravinchandra of Kolhapur topped the AICTE-conducted Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission in management programmes in the country as the results declared on Friday showed the average score of students at 69.91 per cent. Of the 88,942 students...
IIM-BANGALORE SIGNS PACT WITH TOULOUSE BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR PROGRAMME IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/03/2014, - The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and Toulouse Business School have signed an agreement to set up India's first executive general management programme in aerospace and aviation management as a first step towards collaborating in teaching and research. "As part of...
OWN BUSINESS NOW BIG LURE FOR FRESH MBA GRADUATES: SURVEY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/03/2014, - Fresh B-school graduates are increasingly shunning the security of a steady job and striking out on their own. A worldwide survey of B-school alumni reveals that 45% of those who graduated between 2010 and 2013 preferred self-employment — that's almost double the proportion of their...
BOARD EXAMS: STUDENTS CAN CHECK THEIR SEATING ARRANGEMENT TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/03/2014, - The SSC and HSC exams are set to begin on March 13. Students who want to check their seat numbers at the centres can go to their respective schools or centres which will be open from 11am to 4...
70 UNIVERSITY OF PUNE COLLEGES YET TO SEEK NAAC GRADE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/03/2014, - Barely eight colleges in the University of Pune (UoP) area out of total 50 colleges in the state have made it through the latest round of assessment and accreditation process by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). There are many more eligible colleges which have...
CMAT: BOYS OUTSHINE GIRLS, KOLHAPUR BOY ALL-INDIA TOPPER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/03/2014, - Hendre Omkar Pravinchandra of Kolhapur topped the AICTE-conducted Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for admission in management programmes in the country as the results declared on Friday showed the average score of students at 69.91 per cent. Of the 88,942 students, Pravinch...
AMU'S VICE-CHANCELLOR PROMISES WOMEN FAIR AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/03/2014, - AMU vice-chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah on Friday said that the university will not tolerate any discrimination against women. He said AMU was committed to providing female students "liberty, fair and equal deal", adding fear was the key to control the harassment of women. He was speaking...
IIM-BANGALORE SIGNS PACT WITH TOULOUSE BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR PROGRAMME IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/03/2014, - The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and Toulouse Business School have signed an agreement to set up India's first executive general management programme in aerospace and aviation management as a first step towards collaborating in teaching and research. "As part of its commitment to develop aerospace management education in India, Airbus is sponsoring the two year...
UP EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BEEFS UP VIGILANCE AGAINST RAMPANT CHEATING IN BOARD EXAMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/03/2014, - After receiving regular reports of use of unfair means in ongoing UP board examinations on a large scale, flying squad of the education department swung into action and conducted the exams under their supervision at three local schools.With the soaring cases of copying being reported from various centres...
INDIA-US INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE CHILDREN'S READING SKILLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/03/2014, - Aimed at improving the reading skills of primary school children in the country, the US and India launched a reading initiative here on Thursday. The READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream) Alliance is a partnership between the US Agency for International Development and India's Center for Knowledge...
UTTARAKHAND BOARD STUDENTS SCORING OVER 80% MARKS TO GET LAPTOPS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/03/2014, - Laptops will be distributed among students who score over 80 per cent marks in class 12 examination of state board as also to those who secure more than 70 per cent marks in higher, technological...
CCE HAS IMPROVED SCORES, NOT TEACHING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/03/2014, - School standards in the country remain fairly low with CBSE's subject evaluators rating 49.8% as average and 9.11% in need of improvement . The analysis of schoollevel assessment doesn't paint a rosy picture either. Nearly 35% of schools don't do their summative assessment evaluation strictly...
INDIAN UNIVERSITIES FAIL TO MAKE GLOBAL TOP 100 CUT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/03/2014, - India's struggle to break into the list of world's top 100 universities continued as the higher education institutions from the country yet again failed to impress academics across the world.Harvard University in the US has yet again topped the annual Times Higher Education(THE)...
NO INDIAN UNIVERSITY IN TOP 100 GLOBAL LIST, HARVARD VOTED BEST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/03/2014, - None of India's 700 universities and 35,539 colleges has made it to the top 100 list of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings released on Thursday.This means that academics don't think too highly of the capabilities and work of our higher educational institutions...
CBSE ANNOUNCES CLASS XII PHYSICS RE-EXAM IN MANIPUR AFTER REPORTS OF QUESTION PAPER LEAK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/03/2014, - All centres in Manipur would hold a re-examination of Class XII physics paper on April 2, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said in a notice on Friday.The exam, which wa...
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, 3KVS ALLOTTED TO SEEMANDHRA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/03/2014, - The division of Andhra Pradesh had its first fall-out on Friday when Seemandhra Union ministers prevailed upon the Centre to shift the National Institute of Design (NID) from Hyderabad to Vijayawada. The alert ministers also managed...
GOVT NOD TO AMEND NALANDA UNIVERSITY BILL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/03/2014, - The government on Friday gave its nod to bring some amendments to the Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 as suggested by a parliamentary panel to further streamline the governance structure of the proposed university in Bih...
OVER 12,500 CLASS XII PUPILS TO BEGIN BOARD EXAMS TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/03/2014, - - The Class XII public exams of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education begin on March 1, 2014 which will be answered by over 12,500 students altoget...
FOREIGN SCHOLARS KEEN TO JOIN NALANDA UNIVERSITY: OFFICIAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/03/2014, - A large number of foreign scholars and teachers are keen to join the upcoming Nalanda University in Bihar as its faculty members, an official said on Thursday. The process of appointing faculty for the varsity has begun and 500 applications have been received for the 20 posts that will initially...
PUNE UNIVERSITY SEEKS DATA FROM COLLEGES TO ASSESS NUMBER OF QUALIFIED TEACHERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/03/2014, - The University of Pune (UoP) has directed its affiliated colleges to submit data related to the number of full-time qualified teachers working in their institutions and to convey the availability of candidates who have cleared the National or the State Eligibility Tests (NET/SET) or hold PhD degrees....
CBSE BANS COACHING FOR JEE, SCHOOLS LOOK TO DODGE RULE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 01/03/2014, - Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will have to stop conducting courses that integrate the regular syllabus and coaching for competitive exams like the Joint Entrance Examination...
TYBA EXAMS TO STRETCH OVER TWO MONTHS, TEACHERS UPSET
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 01/03/2014, - The final-year BA exams will last for almost two months-from March 25 to May 20-as the University of Mumbai failed to chalk out a condensed timetable owing to the multiple subject...
IIM ASPIRANTS CRY FOUL OVER CAT, MOVE COURT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 01/03/2014, - Alleging large-scale irregularities in the manner in which the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to 13 Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) was conducted, a petition by eight candidates in Madras high court has sought a stay on the entire admission process this year.Justice R Subbiah...
CBSE'S NEW VOCATIONAL COURSES, A TEST RIDE ON CAREER AVENUES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/02/2014, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has always been at the forefront when it comes to innovating and redefining syllabus. This student friendly board has introduced various vocational courses for Std XI students so that they can get a head start in the careers of their choice.TOI...
FREE DEGREE EDUCATION TO GIRLS IN KARNATAKA FROM NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/02/2014, - Girl students studying in government and aided private degree colleges will receive free education from next academic year, said R VDeshpande, minister for higher education and tourism. The state government will bear their fees, he said, adding that out of 70 lakh students in Karnataka, o...
GOVT LAUNCHES SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME TO TRAIN PRINCIPALS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/02/2014, - Ibn order to push for quality in school education, the HRD ministry has launched a massive school leadership programme that would eventually train principals of nearly 12 lakh primary and secondary schools in the country. The objective of the programme, to be executed by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration through its National Centre for School Leadership...
FREE DEGREE EDUCATION TO GIRLS IN KARNATAKA FROM NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/02/2014, - Girl students studying in government and aided private degree colleges will receive free education from next academic year, said R V Deshpande, minister for higher education and tourism. The state government will bear their fees, he said, adding that out of 70 lakh students in Karnataka, only 17 students have access to higher education or reach this stage in their careersInaugura...
GOVT LAUNCHES SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/02/2014, - In order to push for quality in school education, HRD ministry has launched a massive school leadership programme that would eventually train principals of nearly 12 lakh primary and secondary schools in the country. To be executed by the National University of Educational Planning...
MEDICAL STUDENTS IN MAURITIUS STARE AT UNCERTAIN FUTURE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/02/2014, - Indian educational institutionscontinue to earn disrepute in Mauritius. After the case of Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management ( EIILM) that continues to function wi...
UGC SEEKS COMPLETE BAN ON ANIMAL DISSECTION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/02/2014, - More than two years after the University Grants Commission (UGC) recommended an end to animal dissection for college courses, it has sought compliance of it from the varisties. UGC, the apex...
BURNING MIDNIGHT OIL BURNS OUT YOUR POWER TO PERFORM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/02/2014, - In the fourth part of the series, TOI interacts with school principals on what they undergo at the time of board examinations, their concerns and apprehensions and most importantly how they encourage students to score well.When a class X student failed all his pre-board examinations, his parents couldn't...
SEMINAR ON 'ARABI-MALAYALAM' IN KERALA UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/02/2014, - A national seminar on 'Mappila Malayalam' (Arabi Malayalam), a hybrid language having the linguistic elements of both Malayalam and Arabic, will be held here in April.The seminar is...
HEADS REEL, SLEEP ELUDES STUDENTS AS EXAM NEARS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/02/2014, - With board exams round the corner, it's time to burn the midnight oil and prepare for the test by completing the course, clearing doubts and going for last-minute revision. Can stress and anxiet...
UGC REMINDS UNIVERSITIES TO AVOID ANIMAL DISSECTIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/02/2014, - The University Grants Commission(UGC) has sent a letter reminding all government and funded autonomous universities to abide by theguidelines to discontinue dissection and animal experimentation...
MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR ENROLMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION: PRESIDENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/02/2014, - Observing that India has made a good improvement on the enrolment in higher education, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said however more have to be done in this regard as countries like the US and Germany were far ahead in number.He said that enrolment ratio has increased from...
ONLY THREE UNIVERSITIES IN KERALA HAVE VALID NAAC ACCREDITATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/02/2014, - Of the 15 universities in the state, only three have a valid NAAC accreditation. This includes Calicut University, MG University and Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (deemed university), reveals a recent list prepared by the University Grants Commission (UGC).T...
STUDENTS PLAN TO SAVE MANGALORE FROM E-WASTE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/02/2014, - In India 73% of the population own cellphonesWhile manufacturers claim that the 'planned obsolescence' of phones is about two years, consumers change their phones once in about six months to 18 months on an averageThis generates tonnes of e-waste. Electronic devices containing...
SEMINAR ON 'ARABI-MALAYALAM' IN KERALA UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/02/2014, - A national seminar on 'Mappila Malayalam' (Arabi Malayalam), a hybrid language having the linguistic elements of both Malayalam and Arabic, will be held here in April.The semin...
NEW V-C SET TO IMPROVE EDUCATION AT CHHATRAPATI SHAHUJI MAHARJ UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/02/2014, - The new vice-chancellor of the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharj University, is trying to improve the quality of education on the university campus.The new V-C professor JV Vaishampayan visits every department of the CSJMU and also takes feedback of the students. The new V-C has not only...
FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA MAY REMODEL ALL TV COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/02/2014, - The city-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is expected to restructure all its one-year television courses into two-year certificate programmes. The certificate course in feature film scriptwriting is also likely to be turned into a two-year programme from the next academic year."We are known for our courses in filmmaking. But television affects us equally and the industry is also changing...
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLOR CONSIDERS OPENING CENTRE IN BIHAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/02/2014, - Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)vice-chancellor has informed education minister P K Shahi that the issue of opening a branch of the varsity in Bihar has been circulated to different wings of th...
GOVT LAUNCHES RS 600CR SCHEME FOR EDUCATING ADULT MUSLIMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/02/2014, - Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the government on Tuesday launched a new programme for educating adult Muslims, targeting over one crore of them. The programme 'Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Balighan', launched by minister of state for HRDShashi Tharoor, aims to impart functional literacy, vocational skill development and continuing education to one crore Muslim adults with an outlay...
NEW DELHI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/02/2014, - China on Friday offered to start a programme in martial arts here through Mumbai University. This was announced by the consul general of China, Liu Youfa, during a meeting withMaharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan at Raj Bhavan here.Youfa told the governor that having established a Confucius Institute at the University of Mumbai last year, China...
PANJAB UNIVERSITY TO OFFER ONE-YEAR POST-GRADUATE LAW COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/02/2014, - - Students wishing to undertake a post-graduate degree in law from Panjab University (PU) may soon be able to complete it in just a year. According to a proposal from the university's department of laws, which will be taken up in the Syndicate meeting on February 22, the current two-year LLM course...
LOK SABHA CLEARS WAY FOR CENTRAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY IN JHANSI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/02/2014, - The parliamentary approval was accorded to the bill to set up a central agricultural university in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, when the Lok Sabha passed it on Thursday. The Rajya Sabha approved...
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLOR CONSIDERS OPENING CENTRE IN BIHAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/02/2014, - Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)vice-chancellor has informed education minister P K Shahi that the issue of opening a branch of the varsity in Bihar has been circulated to different wings of the university. Shahi told TOI here on Wednesday he had written a letter to the VC of JNU, seeki...
FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OF INDIA MAY REMODEL ALL TV COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/02/2014, - The city-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is expected to restructure all its one-year television courses into two-year certificate programmes. The certificate course in feature film scriptwriting is also likely to be turned into a two-year programme from the next academic year."...
NEW V-C SET TO IMPROVE EDUCATION AT CHHATRAPATI SHAHUJI MAHARJ UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/02/2014, - - The new vice-chancellor of the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharj University, is trying to improve the quality of education on the university campus.The new V-C professor JV Vaishampayan visits every department of the CSJMU and also takes feedback of the students. The new V-C has not only brought a positive change in the strength of the students in the class but also the teachers and other staff of the university. During his visits, prof Vaishampayan found that despite registration...
MUKESH AMBANI QUITS, KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW TO HEAD IIM-BANGALORE BOARD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/02/2014, - In a first for the premier Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), a woman will head the board of governors at IIM-Bangalore. Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw will take over from Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh D Ambani, who has stepped down. She...
RAJASTHAN GOVT INTRODUCES OPTIONAL BOARD EXAM FOR CLASS VIII
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/02/2014, - The Vasundhara Raje government on Tuesday announced the formation of an education board for Class VIII, also introducing the option of exams for Class VIII students in government schools...
JNU AND BHU KEEN TO OPEN CENTRES IN BIHAR, MINISTER SAYS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/02/2014, - Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are keen to open their centres in Bihar, state education minister PK Shahi said on Wednesday. "JNU's official has informed us that they will open a centre in Bihar after permission from the union...
GOVT LAUNCHES RS 600CR SCHEME FOR EDUCATING ADULT MUSLIMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/02/2014, - Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the government on Tuesday launched a new programme for educating adult Muslims, targeting over one crore of them. The programme 'Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Balighan', launched by minister of state for HRDShashi Tharoor, aims to impart functional literacy, vocational skill development and continuing education to one crore Muslim adults...
14 NEW IIITS TO BE ESTABLISHED, SHASHI THAROOR SAYS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/02/2014, - The government has approved the establishment of 14 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), Parliament was told on Wednesday. "Under the approved scheme of setting...
14 NEW IIITS TO BE ESTABLISHED, SHASHI THAROOR SAYS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/02/2014, - The government has approved the establishment of 14 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT), Parliament was told on Wednesday. "Under the approved scheme of setting...
GOVT LAUNCHES RS 600CR SCHEME FOR EDUCATING ADULT MUSLIMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/02/2014, - Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the government on Tuesday launched a new programme for educating adult Muslims, targeting over one crore of them. The programme 'Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Balighan', launched by minister of state for HRDShashi Tharoor, aims to impart functional literacy...
PRAJNYA TRUST TO ARCHIVE PHOTOS, SUCCESS STORIES OF FIRST WOMAN GRADUATES IN SOUTH ASIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/02/2014, - As a run up to International Women's Day on March 8, Prajnya Trust has initiated a special project to archive the photos and success stories of women who are the first graduates in their respective families. The trust has invited photographs of women who...
RAJASTHAN GOVT INTRODUCES OPTIONAL BOARD EXAM FOR CLASS VIII
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/02/2014, - The Vasundhara Raje governmenton Tuesday announced the formation of aneducation board for Class VIII, also introducing the option of exams for Class VIII students ingovernment schools. The constitution of the board was one among the several other decisions taken by the government...
GLOBAL JOB OFFERS DOUBLE FOR IIM BANGALORE GRADUATES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/02/2014, - It's a windfall for the class of 2012-14 at the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore. Bucking negative trends, 388 students received 425 job offers from 150 companies during the final placement season. And compared to last year, international placements offered to the students doubled...
MUKESH AMBANI QUITS, KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW TO HEAD IIM-BANGALORE BOARD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/02/2014, - In a first for the premier Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), a woman will head the board of governors at IIM-Bangalore. Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw will take over from Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh D Ambani, who has stepped down. She was appointed by...
NEW RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR A BETTER WORLD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/02/2014, - Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquitoborne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine against either of the related viruses. A team of scientists at the University of Michigan and Purdue University have discovered a key aspect both to...
KOLKATA TURNS EDUCATION HUB FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/02/2014, - Kolkata is slowly turning into an education hub for students from countries like the US, South Korea and Japan. These young people have discovered heady pre-professional educational opportunities in the city amid the bedlam, the serpentine alleys, the careening buses,...
BOMBAY HIGH COURT TO HEAR PETITION AGAINST APPOINTMENT OF MUMBAI UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/02/2014, - The Bombay high court is slated to hear on Monday a challenge to the appointment of Mumbai University's vice chancellor Rajan Welukar.A bench of Justice P V Hardas and Justice A S Gadkari will hear a reference on whether Welukar fulfills an essential criteria- of having five research articles published...
UNIVERSITY PLAN IN TROUBLE KARNATAKA VIRTUAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/02/2014, - The state government's plan to set upKarnataka Virtual University to harness internet and mobile based technologies to reach higher education to masses is facing resistance. The city-based Karnataka State Open University(KSOU) on Saturday made known public its reservation about the proposed...
PRESIDENT TO INAUGURATE ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY'S OFF-CAMPUS CENTRE IN MURSHIDABAD ON FEB 20
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/02/2014, - President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the off-campus centre of the Aligarh Muslim University at Murshidabad in West Bengal on February 20. The centre is situated in village Jangipur in Murshidabad...
PARENTS TO CHALLENGE NURSERY GUIDELINES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/02/2014, - A fresh round of litigations is about to begin over nursery admissions. The five points for transfer students and the massive number of applications under this category have prompted two groups of parents to file petitions asking for a change in guidelines.While one petition will be filed by parents...
45% DIP IN MBA DEGREE REGISTRATIONS IN 4 YRS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/02/2014, - In the last four years, the demand for an MBA degree in Maharashtra has dipped drastically—around 45%—with only around 53,000 candidates registering for the 2014-15 state common entrance test for admission to management colleges. In 2011-12, around 96,000 candidates had registered...
SPECIAL CENTRE FOR NANOSCIENCE TO START A NEW PHD PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/02/2014, - Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) Special Centre for Nanoscience (SCNS) will be starting anew PhD programme for students who have cleared CSIR-UGC NET/JRF examination from the coming academic session. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given the approval to start...
ACADEMIC AWARD: GALGOTIAS UNIVERSITY HONOURED AT DQ CYBERMEDIA ICT AWARDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/02/2014, - Galgotias University was recently honoured for its academics and global linkages at DQ CyberMedia ICT Awards 2013. Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister, handed over the award to Suneel Galgotia, chancellor, Galgotias University, at the ceremony, which was held in Delhi on January 20. The university was noted for its linkages with institutions such as Georgia Tech, Purdue University...
CHIDAMBARAM WOOS EDUCATION LOAN BORROWERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/02/2014, - With the general elections due in a couple of months, union finance minister P Chidambaram tried to endear himself to the families that have availed of educational loans from banks. Presenting the interim budget for 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Chidambaram announced a moratorium...
INDIA GRANTS RS 20.31 MILLION FOR SCHOOL IN NEPAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/02/2014, - A new school building, constructed with Indian assistance of Rs 20.31 million, will help create better facilities for over 2,000 students in southern Nepal, Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae said on Thursday. Rae inaugurated the building for Sri Zilla Uchchangal Higher Secondary School, one of...
TIME TO E-LEARN AND GET AHEAD AT 4000 GOVT SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/02/2014, - : More than six lakh students in 4,000 government schools in the state will be on a technological high with the launch of the ambitious e-vidyalaya programme, which was inaugurated by chief minister Naveen Patnaik here on Thursday.Opened under the Odisha Madhyamik Sikshya Mission...
MIX DETAIL AND THEORY IN RIGHT WAY FOR A WINNING FORMULA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/02/2014, - Mansha Sachdeva concedeschemistry "involves a lot of learning" - memorizing - but she's clearly got a handle on the subject. The Class XII student from Springdales School, Pusa Road, has never scored less than 90 in it. She says she is "doing fine." "By now everyone should know the theory ," says Mansha, 17, "I am concentrating on different types of questions. There are many application-b...
PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY VICE-CHANCELLOR MALABIKA SARKAR GETS ONLY THREE MONTHS' EXTENSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/02/2014, - Governor and Presidency University chancellor M K Narayanan is in no mood to buy the state's excuses for extending the tenure of the institute's most-talked-about vice-chancellor Malabika Sarkar.The VC has been at the centre of controversies time and again. After her last extension till February...
INTERNATIONAL TEACHER EDUCATOR CONFERENCE IN HYDERABAD FROM FEB 21
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/02/2014, - British Council and Hyderabad-basedEnglish and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) will conduct the fourth edition of an international teacher educator conference from February 21-23, a senior official said on Wednesday. Michael Connolly, assistant director English Part...
RAJASTHAN SECOND LOWEST IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/02/2014, - Rajasthan ranked second lowest in the country in terms of enrollment of children in pre-primary or Anganwadis in the age-group of 3-4 with 26.5% students, mostly from lower income groups enrolling much behind the national average of 54.8% in 2013, says an ASER datareleased recently.Nationally...
TEACHERS' BODY SLAM DELHI UNIVERSITY'S STAND ON GOVERNING BODY NOMINEES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/02/2014, - Delhi University Teachers' Association has criticized the university registrar's letter to education minister Manish Sisodia on appointing government nominees ingoverning bodies of colleges fully funded by the Delhi government, saying the arguments lack credibility and are open...
INTERNATIONAL TEACHER EDUCATOR CONFERENCE IN HYDERABAD FROM FEB 21
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/02/2014, - British Council and Hyderabad-basedEnglish and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) will conduct the fourth edition of an international teacher educator conference from February 21-23, a senior official said on Wednesday. Michael Connolly, assistant director English P...
PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY VICE-CHANCELLOR MALABIKA SARKAR GETS ONLY THREE MONTHS' EXTENSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/02/2014, - Governor and Presidency University chancellor M K Narayanan is in no mood to buy the state's excuses for extending the tenure of the institute's most-talked-about vice-chancellor Malabika Sarkar.The VC has been at the centre of controversies time and again. After her last extension till February 15, the state tried to convince Narayanan about Sarkar's utility for another eight months. It also cited...
IIM-A TO TEACH RIGHT WAY TO CLAIM RIGHT TO EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 16/02/2014, - Students of premier institutes in the city have taken up an initiative to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds claim Right to Education (RTE). The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has set up an RTE Resource Centre (RRC) to implement the RTE Act successfully.The...
PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY VICE-CHANCELLOR MALABIKA SARKAR GETS ONLY THREE MONTHS' EXTENSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - Governor and Presidency University chancellor M K Narayanan is in no mood to buy the state's excuses for extending the tenure of the institute's most-talked-about vice-chancellor Malabika Sarkar.The VC has been at the centre of controversies time and again. After her last extension till February 15, the state tried to convince Narayanan about Sarkar's utility for another eight months. It...
INTERNATIONAL TEACHER EDUCATOR CONFERENCE IN HYDERABAD FROM FEB 21
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - British Council and Hyderabad-basedEnglish and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) will conduct the fourth edition of an international teacher educator conference from February 21-23, a senior official said on Wednesday. Michael Connolly, assistant director English P...
TEACHERS' BODY SLAM DELHI UNIVERSITY'S STAND ON GOVERNING BODY NOMINEES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - Delhi University Teachers' Association has criticized the university registrar's letter to education minister Manish Sisodia on appointing government nominees ingoverning bodies of colleges fully funded by the Delhi government, saying the arguments lack credibility and are open to manipulation. Delhi University (DU) has so far not complied with the government order to set...
RAJASTHAN SECOND LOWEST IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - - Rajasthan ranked second lowest in the country in terms of enrollment of children in pre-primary or Anganwadis in the age-group of 3-4 with 26.5% students, mostly from lower income groups enrolling much behind the national average of 54.8% in 2013, says an ASER datareleased recently.Nationally 35.5% children at 3 years were not enrolled while in Rajasthan the percentage is again...
RAJASTHAN SECOND LOWEST IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - - Rajasthan ranked second lowest in the country in terms of enrollment of children in pre-primary or Anganwadis in the age-group of 3-4 with 26.5% students, mostly from lower income groups enrolling much behind the national average of 54.8% in 2013, says an ASER datareleased recently.Nationally 35.5% children at 3 years were not enrolled while in Rajasthan the percentage is again...
IIM-A TO TEACH RIGHT WAY TO CLAIM RIGHT TO EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - Students of premier institutes in the city have taken up an initiative to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds claim Right to Education (RTE). The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has set up an RTE Resource Centre (RRC) to implement the RTE Act successfully.The...
CBSE’S STRESS HELPLINE GETS CALLS ALL DAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - CBSE's helpline is ringing off the hook but counsellors responding to complaints of exam stress , wish schools , families and students startedearlier and notin January. "I had a maternal grandmother calling me from Hyderabad," says counselling psychologist Geetanjali Kumar , "She has...
INDIA-SPECIFIC TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION INDICATORS SOON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - The Times Higher Education Ranking Agency of the UK, which grades higher educational institutions globally, has agreed to draw up an India specific indicator that would help global education stakeholders and international students to judge Indian educational institutions. In a written reply in...
NCERT MAKES CHANGES IN SOME TEXTBOOKS AFTER COMPLAINTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has carried out changes in a few textbooks after receiving representations from different social groups. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday, minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor saidCentral Board of Secondary Education...
CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TN FACING FACULTY SHORTAGE OF MORE THAN 80%
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - The country's central universities are touted as second only to the IITs and IIMs, but the latest audit of their academic capabilities has found that many face a severe shortage of faculty. Of the 15,573 teaching faculty positions in 39 central universities across the country, close to 40% remain...
NCERT HAS AMENDED SOME HINDI TEXTBOOKS: GOVT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/02/2014, - Government on Monday said National Council of Education Research and Training has amended some textbooks after objections were received from certain quarters about its content. A refere...
MICROSOFT-LED GROUP UNVEILS WINDOWS 8.1 TABLET FOR SCHOOL KIDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/02/2014, - Software giant Microsoft on Thursday unveiled specially bundled tablet forprivate schools in partnership with computer maker Acer, MBD Group and Tata Teleservices in India for Rs 24,999. The tablets will be available to all private schools (K6-12) in India...
ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUE DEMOCRACY SHOULD BEGIN AT SCHOOL, VICE-PRESIDENT HAMID ANSARI SAYS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/02/2014, - KATRA, J&K: Asserting that establishing a truly representative democracy in a country of 1.2 billion people was a major task that could not be left only to the government, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said this task needs to begin at the school level. Addressing a convocation ceremony...
AAP GOVERNMENT TO GIVE SCHOLARSHIPS TO 10,000 STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/02/2014, - The AAP government is planning to give scholarships to 10,000 students with Rs 21 crore, which was lying unutilized for years by the previous Sheila Dikshit government. Improving the standard of education in the national capital has been declared as one of the top priorities of the over one-month old Aam Aadmi Party government, led by chief ministerArvind Kejriwal...
ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIES INDICTED FOR LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/02/2014, - The one-man committee to evaluate the functions of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has severely indicted the organization for lacking professionalism and becoming a highly personalized body. AIU, a body that first came up during the British period and serves as an inter-universit...
NOW, UNIQUE ID NUMBERS FOR ICSE STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/02/2014, - After facing issues last year, ranging from wrong questions papers being handed to students to a hacker mining marks data, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) has introduced unique identification (UID) numbers for Class 10 and 12 students. This is aimed at speeding up evaluation and ensuring confidentiality. CISCE chief executive Gerry Arathoon...
IN A FIRST, IIIT-ALLAHABAD TO HOLD STUDENTS' BODY ELECTIONS ON FEB 11
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/02/2014, - For the first time in the history of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A), a students' body would be elected by the students themselves through voting on February 11. The students' body, to be christened 'Students' Gymkhana', will start functioning from the day of elections itself...
BRITISH SCHOOLS WOO INDIAN STUDENTS WITH SCHOLARSHIPS WORTH RS 7 CRORE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/02/2014, - Students finding the rat race in Indian schools tough to cope with are now being wooed by a federation of leading British boarding schools with scholarships to the tune of Rs 7 crore.The Anglo Schools International Services (ASIS) have put together a federation of leading boarding schools in the...
PSU BANKS' INVESTMENT WINGS ARRIVE AT IIM-LUCKNOW FOR PLACEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/02/2014, - The economic downturn may be tinkering placements at most business schools, including the Indian Institute of Management, but investment banks in the public sector are not shying from hiring students of IIM Lucknow. During the ongoing campus placements at IIM-L, State Bank of In...
EXIT BOND MONEY FOR ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE GRADS HIKED UP TO RS 30 LAKH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/02/2014, - Medical and paramedical students, who opt out of service in the armed forces on completion of their studies at institutes like theArmed Forces Medical College (AFMC), will now have to pay an exit bond money in the range of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 30 lakh."The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently cle...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY COLLEGES' SYLLABUS IN FOR REVISION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/02/2014, - Syllabus in associated colleges ofLucknow University is in for revision. The university will form a board of studies consisting of academics and people from the industry to finalise course content. This was discussed at the first meeting of college principals and managers with university's college development...
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY HOLDS WORKSHOP TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY YEAR OF GERMAN DEPARTMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 09/02/2014, - The department of German, University of Mumbai, organized an international and intercultural workshop Namaskar Germany-Austria-Switzerland as the forerunner for the entire year of centenary celebrations of German Studies at the university on February 2 at the Pherozeshah Mehta Au...
PARENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUSPEND TEACHERS: MANISH SISODIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 09/02/2014, - Parents need to be given powers to suspend and remove principals and teachers,Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday after a surprise visit to a government school.Following his interaction with students, he said that he was told the principal and teachers do not come to school on time...
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY KEEN TO OPEN BRANCH IN BIHAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 09/02/2014, - After Aligarh Muslim University, nowBanaras Hindu University is keen to open a centre in Bihar, officials said on Saturday. Two days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of an off-campus branch of the AMU in the state's Kishanganj district, BHU...
TCS TO COME OUT WITH MODEL OF CURRICULUM CHANGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 09/02/2014, - Software major TCS said on Monday it would come out with a model of curriculum to impart a change in higher education syllabus to help educational institutions bring out quality students in line with the expectations of industry. "The company has been working out the specifics of the mod...
SC REFUSES TO STAY ORDER ON DELHI NURSERY ADMISSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 09/02/2014, - The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the interim order on nursery admission process in the national capital but asked the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear the pleas against the guidelines by advancing the scheduled hearing. A bench headed by Justice H L Dattu said since the...
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY HOLDS WORKSHOP TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY YEAR OF GERMAN DEPARTMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/02/2014, - The department of German, University of Mumbai, organized an international and intercultural workshop Namaskar Germany-Austria-Switzerland as the forerunner for the entire year of centenary celebrations of German Studies at the university on February 2 at the Pherozeshah Mehta Auditorium, Department of Civics and Politics, in Kalina campus. The teaching of German languag...
PARENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUSPEND TEACHERS: MANISH SISODIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/02/2014, - Parents need to be given powers to suspend and remove principals and teachers,Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday after a surprise visit to a government school.Following his interaction with students, he said that he was told the principal and teachers do not come to school on time...
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY KEEN TO OPEN BRANCH IN BIHAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/02/2014, - After Aligarh Muslim University, nowBanaras Hindu University is keen to open a centre in Bihar, officials said on Saturday. Two days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of an off-campus branch of the AMU in the state's Kishanganj district, BHU...
TCS TO COME OUT WITH MODEL OF CURRICULUM CHANGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/02/2014, - Software major TCS said on Monday it would come out with a model of curriculum to impart a change in higher education syllabus to help educational institutions bring out quality students in line...
SC REFUSES TO STAY ORDER ON DELHI NURSERY ADMISSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/02/2014, - The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the interim order on nursery admission process in the national capital but asked the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear the pleas against the guidelines by advancing the scheduled hearing. A bench headed by Justice H L Dattu said since the...
UNESCO FINDS INDIAN SYLLABI TOO AMBITIOUS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/02/2014, - The curriculum of Indian schoolshas drawn sharp criticism from the Unesco. The Education for All Global Monitoring Report2014 released on Wednesday states that Indian curriculum is unrealistic and far too ambitious for the child. "Vietnam's curriculum focuses on foundation skills, is closely matched with what children are able to learn and pays particular attention to disadvantaged...
EDUCATION BOARD SEEKS CLARIFICATION ON MEDICAL ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/02/2014, - In a letter to the state health department, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has sought clarificationon the admission procedure for medical courses.The GSHSEB has asked the department if the state will conduct admissions on the basis...
EDUCATION BOARD SEEKS CLARIFICATION ON MEDICAL ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/02/2014, - In a letter to the state health department, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has sought clarificationon the admission procedure for medical courses.The GSHSEB has asked the department if the state will conduct admissions on the basis...
JNU SAT ON HARASSMENT CELL REPORT, LET PROF OFF HOOK: STAFF, STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/02/2014, - Alleging that the university is bypassing the inquiry report and recommendations of Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassment, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union has called for class boycott on Thursday. GSCASH, in its inquiry against the now retired professor...
SC REFUSES TO STAY ORDER ON DELHI NURSERY ADMISSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/02/2014, - The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the interim order on nursery admission process in the national capital but asked the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear the pleas against the guidelines by advancing the scheduled hearing. A bench headed by Justice H L Dattu said since the...
NITISH KUMAR SLAMS CONG FOR AMU EVENT SNUB
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 31/01/2014, - In a measure of how far the terms between JD(U) and Congress have nosedived, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar hit out at the Congress leadership on Tuesday over the January 30 inauguration of Aligarh Muslim University's campus in Kishanganj, to which no state government representative...
NCERT TEXTBOOKS ADDRESS GENDER STEREOTYPING BUT MORE WORK REMAINS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 31/01/2014, - Gender analysis of NCERT textbooks from Class I to V has shown that while most of them highlight gender concerns, there are elements of stereotypes in some textbooks. Gender review of English, Hindi, mathematics and environmental science textbooks was done by NCERT's department of women's studies. The analysis said environmental studies textbooks, authored by 36 female and two male teachers, addressed gender issues in a substantial manner. However, it said there were...
PUNJAB GOVT GIVES NOD TO ADD 72 PG SEATS FOR PATIALA MEDICAL COLLEGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 31/01/2014, - Giving an impetus to medical research and tertiary healthcare services in state-run institutions, the Punjab government has given its nod to increase the number of post-graduation (MD/MS) seats in Government Medical College, Patiala. The state has decided to add 72 more seats to existing 133 MD/MS seats in the medical college. Sources said seats would be added in all clinical and non...
UNESCO FINDS INDIAN SYLLABI TOO AMBITIOUS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 31/01/2014, - The curriculum of Indian schoolshas drawn sharp criticism from the Unesco. The Education for All Global Monitoring Report2014 released on Wednesday states that Indian curriculum is unrealistic and far too ambitious for the child. "Vietnam's curriculum focuses on foundation skills...
JNU SAT ON HARASSMENT CELL REPORT, LET PROF OFF HOOK: STAFF, STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 31/01/2014, - Alleging that the university is bypassing the inquiry report and recommendations of Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassment, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union has called for class boycott on Thursday. GSCASH, in its inquiry against the now retired professor, found him guilty of molesting a Scheduled Castes PhD scholar and in July 2013 recommended severe action against him and Rs 5 lakh compensation to the victim to be deducted from the...
EDUCATION TRIBUNALS PROPOSED TO SETTLE HSS TEACHERS SERVICE MATTERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/01/2014, - Government of India has proposed to enact a legislation for setting up 'education tribunals' in the country to deal with service matters related to higher secondary school teachers, Goa's Rajya sabha MP...
IIT MADRAS, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY TIE UP FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND JOINT PHD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/01/2014, - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Deakin University entered into an agreement for collaborative research and development projects on Monday. Signing of a MoU is expected to result in the wider dissemination and practical utilisation of inventions generated by IIT Madras faculty, students, and staff...
RTE ADMISSIONS TO START FROM FEB 15
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/01/2014, - Confusion surrounding admissions as per the Right to Education (RTE) Act might get worse with the education department's latest announcement. After some flip-flops, the director of primary education has announced that the entry-level admissions will start across the state on February 15. Mahavir Mane, director of primary education in the state, told...
G D GOENKA PUBLIC SCHOOL, GHAZIABAD ORGANISES LITERATURE FEST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/01/2014, - GD Goenka Public School, Ghaziabad organised aliterature fest in the school campus.The function began with the lamp lighting ceremony by the guests, members of the management and school principal Rina Singh. Different activities like debate, quiz, enactment, poetry recitation, book release, street play, etc, were conducted .Various stalls like fashion show of literary characters...
CENTRE COLD-SHOULDERS BIHAR GOVT OVER AMU CENTRE’S FOUNDATION CEREMONY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/01/2014, - Competition for minority support has created a major rift between the Bihar government and the Centre with Janata Dal (United) lodging a strong protest over being blacked out of the foundation stone laying ceremony for Aligarh Muslim University's centre at Kishanganj. Bihar government made its displ...
TOP INSTITUTES HIRING FOREIGN TEACHERS IN GREATER NUMBERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/01/2014, - For the past two years, IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) has been rigorously roping in faculty from overseas. The campus, that has a strength of 70 regular faculty members saw around 22 more join them in December 2013. Of that number, 13 are professors of foreign origin.The trend to invite foreign faculty has seen a rise in the premier institutes of Gujarat lately. IIT-Gn has made a healthy rise...
DELHI GOVERNMENT ASKED TO MAKE SCHOOLS REFUND EXCESS FEES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/01/2014, - The Delhi high court on Friday directed the city government to implement recommendations of a panel on the unaided private schools' fee structure which has asked nearly 250 institutions to return the "excess amount" to parents with nine percent interest. A division bench of Justice BD Ahmed...
IGNOU SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POOR STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/01/2014, - 2014 The Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) will soon announce scholarships for children from economically backward families, vice chancellor M Aslam said Sunday. He also...
CAT EXAMS MOST POPULAR, BUT CUMBERSOME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/01/2014, - The Common Admission Test (CAT) to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) remains the most popular choice for the bulk of MBA aspirants, even though they find such exams both cumbersome and expensive. These were some of the findings of the first-ever online survey of MBA aspirants,...
BENGAL UNIVERSITIES FAIL TO RANK AMONG THE TOP 300 IN GLOBAL RANKINGS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 28/01/2014, - - Governor MK Narayanan rued that no university in Bengal features among the top 300 in global rankings. As chancellor of all state universities, Narayanan said this was a matter of concern. He was addressing the sesquicentennial celebrations of St Paul's Cathedral Mission College on Saturday...
HIGH COURT SUMMONS SELECTION RECORD OF HARYANA JUNIOR BASIC TEACHERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/01/2014, - Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday summoned entire record pertaining to the selection of 3,206 junior basic teachers (JBT) of Haryana whose selection was recently quashed by a single bench of the court. These teachers were appointed in a controversial selection process in 2000 d...
SC ORDER ALLOWS BUSINESS SCHOOLS TO RETAIN AUTONOMY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/01/2014, - The Supreme Court has ruled that the All India Council of Technical Education(AICTE) was the regulatory body for business schools, thus clearing the path for continuation of their autonomy. The apex court, in its Jan 16 order, was acting on an application filed in December last year by the...
BRITISH COUNCIL SCOTLAND COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL IN EDINBURGH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/01/2014, - : British Council Scotland is providing three scholarships to enable gifted literature and creative writing students from Commonwealth countries to attend the Scottish Universities' International Summer School(SUISS) in July and August 2014The summer school offers three courses...
SYLLABUS LIMITS PEEVE PROFESSOR ON MISSION TO SPREAD SCIENCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/01/2014, - T S Natarajan likes nothing better than a wrong answer when he asks a question. The physics professor, who has been teaching atIIT-Madras for the past 38 years, says the problem with the country's education system is an obsession with the "right" answer. "Ask them anything beyond the question-answer format, and they say it's not in the syllabus," he says, pacing restlessly in Room 26, which...
SC DIRECTS UGC TO EXAMINE STATUS OF 44 DEEMED VARSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/01/2014, - The Supreme Court has directed theUniversity Grants Commission (UGC) to examine all reports related to the 44 deemed universities, which are facing de-recognition, and advice the central government on the status of these universities in the next two months.Three of these universities...
NAGPUR UNIVERSITY COUNCIL SET TO DECIDE IN FAVOUR OF BANNED COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/01/2014, - Under pressure from its members with vested interest, Nagpur University's Academic Council is set to clear certain decisions favouring the 250 banned colleges when it meets at convocation hall on Sunday.During emergent meeting of the council many important issues would be debated, but...
NAGPUR UNIVERSITY SUMMER EXAMS FROM MARCH 5
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/01/2014, - The Nagpur University (NU) will be conducting the summer examinations in five phases. In the first phase beginning on March 5, students of 33 certificate courses, including foreign languages like French, German and Russian along with Pali Prakrit, English, Telugu, Urdu and Bengali, will...
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY COLLEGES' NON-TEACHING STAFF TAKES PLAINT TO MP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/01/2014, - 2014 A delegation of Allahabad University and Colleges Karamchari Union met MP Reoti Raman Singh on Sunday and handed him a memorandum demanding urgent redressal of their grievances...
DELHI HIGH COURT PAVES WAY FOR NURSERY ADMISSIONS FROM TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/01/2014, - Paving the way for nursery admissions to start in the city, Delhi high courton Monday rejected a plea by an association of private unaided schools to stay the guidelines framed for the process by the lieutenant governor's office.The admission process now begins on January 21 and applications...
SYLLABUS LIMITS PEEVE PROFESSOR ON MISSION TO SPREAD SCIENCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 23/01/2014, - T S Natarajan likes nothing better than a wrong answer when he asks a question. The physics professor, who has been teaching atIIT-Madras for the past 38 years, says the problem with the country's education system is an obsession with the "right" answer. "Ask them anything beyond the question...
BANNED COLLEGES' STUDENTS CREATE RUCKUS AT ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEET
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 21/01/2014, - In a premeditated move, more than 200 students from the banned colleges created ruckus during Nagpur University's Academic Council meeting at its convocation hall on Sunday. The meeting was convened to discuss important issues like number of approved teachers to be appointed by colleges following the high court directives.NU officials alleged owners of these colleges...
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY COLLEGES' NON-TEACHING STAFF TAKES PLAINT TO MP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 21/01/2014, - A delegation of Allahabad University and Colleges Karamchari Union met MP Reoti Raman Singh on Sunday and handed him a memorandum demanding urgent redressal of their grievances.The delegation members apprised the MP that non-teaching staff of the associated colleges...
IT PROFESSIONALS LAUNCH NEW EDUCATION WEBSITE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 21/01/2014, - A group of young IT professionals has launched a new software-based website intending to enhance the quality of the education system and to enrich campus life in an innovative way. "(http://www.backyard.in) is an online educational cum social networking service like Facebook. It will help ev...
NAGPUR UNIVERSITY SUMMER EXAMS FROM MARCH 5
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 21/01/2014, - The Nagpur University (NU) will be conducting the summer examinations in five phases. In the first phase beginning on March 5, students of 33 certificate courses, including foreign languages like French, German and Russian along with Pali Prakrit, English, Telugu, Urdu and Bengali,...
DELHI UNIVERSITY OPENING UP NEW WAYS OF ENCOURAGING TALENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 21/01/2014, - Delhi University is taking more initiative to provide students with an exposure to a world beyond academics. Some of the recent initiatives include the pan-DU debate organised by the British High Commission, the Collegiate Writing Contest organised by the DSC prize for South Asian Lite...
MAHARASHTRA KIDS' ABILITY TO READ & LEARN POOR: REPORT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - Students in classes I to V are struggling to read or solve simple mathematical problems, a report revealed.The recently unveiled annual status of education report (ASER) points out at how both government and private schools in the state are complying with the Right To Education (RTE) Act norms...
SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY BRINGS OUT TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR 2014-15
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - The Shivaji University, Kolhapur(SUK) has brought out its tentative academic schedule for 2014-15. According to a circular issued on Monday, the new session will begin on June 11 for the arts, commerce and science stream courses. The session will begin for pharmacy and engineering courses on July 21. The...
JUST 28% ENGINEERING SEATS AVAILABLE FOR MERIT STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - With the state government raising the reservation quota for persons of other backward classes (OBC) to 27% from the earlier 19.5%, the additional seats during admissions to Goa's professional courses are most likely to be sourced from those available to the general category.The biggest impact will be seen in engineering colleges, where only 28% of the seats will now be available to merit students of the...
CHHATRAPATI SAHUJI MAHARAJ UNIVERSITY EXAM FROM MARCH 4
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Universityhad declared the schedule of regular examinations for 2013-14 session. The examination will start from March 4 and will continue till April 15.The examinations will be held in 15 district having colleges affiliated to CSJMU. Students of around 700 colleges will ta...
MP BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION HELPLINE SWAMPED WITH CALLS FROM STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - Ever since its launch, MP Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) helpline phone number has not stopped ringing. In 3 days flat, those answering queries, most related to pattern, from Class X and XII students have received more than 1,300 calls. The response to helpline, launched on January 15, has left authorities...
VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY’S BE, BTECH EXAM RESULTS TO BE OUT TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - The results of first and second semester BE and BTech examinations ofVisvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) conducted in Bangalore and Mysore regions in December 2013 and January...
SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY BRINGS OUT TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR 2014-15
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - The Shivaji University, Kolhapur(SUK) has brought out its tentative academic schedule for 2014-15. According to a circular issued on Monday, the new session will begin on June 11 for the arts, commerce...
MAHARASHTRA KIDS' ABILITY TO READ & LEARN POOR: REPORT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - : Students in classes I to V are struggling to read or solve simple mathematical problems, a report revealed.The recently unveiled annual status of education report (ASER) points out at how both government and private schools in the state are complying with the Right To Education (RTE) Act norms...
JUST 28% ENGINEERING SEATS AVAILABLE FOR MERIT STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 20/01/2014, - With the state government raising the reservation quota for persons of other backward classes (OBC) to 27% from the earlier 19.5%, the additional seats during admissions to Goa's professional courses are most likely to be sourced from those available to the general category.The biggest impact will be seen in engineering colleges, where only 28% of the seats will now be available to merit...
UK BOARDING SCHOOLS WOO INDIAN STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 19/01/2014, - Sitting for SAT, GRE or TOEFL for higher education may take a back seat now. A federation of 12 boarding schools in the United Kingdom is offering Indian students scholarships for Classes 7, 9 and 12 after a couple of tests and an interview. "It's the first time British boarding schools have come together for scholarships for school students in India. The schools have world-wide reputation...
3.3% SCHOOLS IN NAGPUR DISTRICT HAVE JUST ONE CLASSROOM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 17/01/2014, - While statistics sometimes can throw up shocking realities it is also important to understand the reason behind the same. As per the education department, about 3.3% schools have just one classroom thus exposing a serious problem in the system.However, sometimes having single classroom schools become a necessity as that is the only way education can be guaranteed to needy students...
HALF OF CLASS 3-5 KIDS IN TAMIL NADU CAN'T READ CLASS 1 TEXT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 17/01/2014, - Only half the number of children in Classes 3 to 5 in rural Tamil Nadu can read a Class 1 textbook in their mother tongue, and only 31% of children in Classes 6 to 8 can do division. The findings of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) released by non-government organization...
GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY TO WEBCAST CONVOCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 17/01/2014, - The third convocation of theGujarat Technological University will be webcast live. A total of 62,687 will be awarded degree at the convocation held at the GTU Chandkheda Campus on January 16. The Governor of Gujarat and the Chancellor of GTU Kamlaji will confer...
EDUCATION STANDARDS DROPPING IN INDIA DESPITE FUNDING: SURVEY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 17/01/2014, - Standards of education in rural India have declined almost every year since 2009 despite huge government investments, one of the organizers of a major new study said on ThursdaThe annual survey...
DELHI BOY ANIRUDH BATRA AMONG THE 8 CAT 2013 TOPPERS, SCORES 100 PERCENTILE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 16/01/2014, - The lone topper from Delhi in the Common Admission Test 2013 is Anirudh Batra. In all eight candidates scored the perfect 100 percentile. 22-year-old Anirudh is a resident of Pachim Vihar and has graduated from BITS Pilani in 2013. And this is not the first time he had topped an...
8 TOP CAT 2013 WITH PERFECT 100
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 16/01/2014, - Eight students have scored 100 percentile while another 10 scored 99.99 percentile in CAT 2013, result of which was announced on Tuesday. All toppers are male and are from engineering background. Rohit Kapur of IIM-Indore, who was convenor ofCAT 2013 said all eight toppers are from engineering background of which six have B Tech degree, while remaining two are with M Te...
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON LAUNCHES FLAGSHIP PRE-UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME AT DOON SCHOOL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 16/01/2014, - King's College London announced a new two week intensive residential Winter School for 16-18 year olds, to be hosted at The Doon School, on Wednesday. The new programme sees two top institutions with British heritage join forces to equip students with the knowledge and skills to lead in...
6TH NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CONFERENCE CONCLUDES AT XLRI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 16/01/2014, - Xavier School of Management recently concluded the '6th National Industrial Relations Conference'. Organized by FIRE@X (Forum for industrial relations at XLRI) witnessed participation of eminent academicians, industry experts, union activists, and budding managers from premium i...
MAHARASHTRA RECEIVES 430 MADRASSAS' APPLICATION FOR GOVT AID
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 16/01/2014, - : As a part of 'Dr Zakir HussainMadrassa Modernisation scheme,' the state government received 430 applications from madrassas for financial aid of Rs 2.5 lakh each. The ministry of the minorities' affairs for the first time announced to assist 200 madrassas financially this year. The scheme has been named after Bharat Ratna recipient and India's third President, Dr Zakir Hussain. There are over 1880 registered madrassas in Maharashtra. Though the government...
PROFESSOR NANDI TAKES CHARGE AS ACTING DIRECTOR OF IIIT-ALLAHABAD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 15/01/2014, - Following Allahabad high court's order, senior most professor GC Nandi assumed charge as the officiating director of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) on Thursday. He also announced a slew of new measures on Friday.On Thursday, the high court had asked institute's founder director to step down and hand over the...
UGC RULES OUT AICTE ROLE IN ENGINEERING COLLEGE APPROVALS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 15/01/2014, - The power to approve as well as affiliate engineering colleges would now be vested with the respective state technical universities, said Dr H Devaraj, vice-chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Speaking at the Indian Science and Engineering Fair organized by the city-based Agni College of Technology in association with the Science Society...
HIMACHAL PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION INSTALLS MOBILE JAMMERS IN EXAM HALLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 15/01/2014, - Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) on Sunday installed mobile jammers, on experimental basis, in examination halls to check cheating.The decision to install jammers was taken by the chairman of HPPSC, K S Tomar, after the arrest of 34 candidates, who were caught cheating during the Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2013, (Tier-II) in September last year.The HPPSC has also taken up the matter with the state...
DELHI HIGH COURT TO HEAR NEW PLEA ON NURSERY GUIDELINES TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 15/01/2014, - Another batch of cases related to the new nursery admission guidelines will be heard in the Delhi high court on Monday. The helpline for complaints on admissions will also be launched the same day.The Society of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Delhi and Carmel Convent School have both challenged the new nursery guidelines based on the order...
EDUCATION KEY TO INDIA'S NEXT GOLDEN AGE: PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 14/01/2014, - Education is what will determine how fast India joins the ranks of leading nations of the world, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Thursday."I believe education is the alchemy that can bring India its next golden age," Mukherjee said in his address at the valedictory session of the 12th...
GOVT CLEARS 10,000 MORE MBBS SEATS TO ADDRESS SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 14/01/2014, - The Centre today cleared a proposal for increasing over 10,000 MBBS seats in government medical colleges across the country by upgrading them to help bring down the doctor-patient ratioOf the Rs 10,000 crore proposal, the Centre would bear Rs 7,500 crore and state/Union Territory's...
GIRL EDUCATION SCHEME RECEIVES 6 LAKH APPLICATIONS IN WEST BENGAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 14/01/2014, - The statistics are depressing but here is something to cheer about. Mamata Banerjee governments flagship "Kanyashree" scheme launched in October 1, 2013 has already received a whopping six-lakh applications. The state targets to cover 24-lakh beneficiaries by October, 2014, but if the rate of applications...
MAHARASHTRA RECEIVES 430 MADRASSAS' APPLICATION FOR GOVT AID
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 14/01/2014, - As a part of 'Dr Zakir Hussain Madrassa Modernisation scheme,' the state government received 430 applications from madrassas for financial aid of Rs 2.5 lakh each. The ministry of the minorities'...
PROFESSOR NANDI TAKES CHARGE AS ACTING DIRECTOR OF IIIT-ALLAHABAD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 14/01/2014, - Following Allahabad high court's order, senior most professor GC Nandi assumed charge as the officiating director of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) on Thursday. He also announced a slew of new measures on Friday.On Thursday, the high court had asked...
ASSAM HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION COUNCIL TO ACCEPT CBSE SCHOOL-BASED EXAM CERTIFICATES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/01/2014, - Students wanting to migrate from the CBSE to the state board after passing their Class X exam conducted by the school under the central board will no more face difficulties during admission...
DELHI UNIVERSITY ORGANISING INTER-COLLEGE DEBATE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/01/2014, - The University of Delhi is teaming up with the British High Commission to organise the "Great Debate" -- an inter-college debate competition to be held on January 9, 2014.The winners -- two students...
25% EWS SEATS IN KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/01/2014, - All 1,100 Kendriya Vidyalayas will start their admission process for Class I (entry level) from February 15. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan will shortly bring out the admission notification as well as guidelines.Over one lakh students will be admitted in Class I across all KVs, including around 20,000 students in 80 KVs in the national capital region. Delhi alone has 60 Kendriya...
IIM-CALCUTTA A STEP AWAY FROM GLOBAL ACCREDITATIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/01/2014, - The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) is all set to become the country's first business school to be recognized by two of the world's top B-school accreditation bodies -- Europe-based Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (...
WILL NOT ALLOW ALLOPATHY SUBJECTS IN HOMOEOPATHY COURSES: CCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/01/2014, - The Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) today said it would not allow introduction of allopathy subjects in the syllabus of homoeopathy colleges of the country. "There had been demands from the homoeopathy doctors for the introduction an integrated course on allopathy so that they can later practice allopathy as well. They had also demanded that those who have completed...
ASSAM HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION COUNCIL TO ACCEPT CBSE SCHOOL-BASED EXAM CERTIFICATES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 10/01/2014, - Students wanting to migrate from the CBSE to the state board after passing their Class X exam conducted by the school under the central board will no more face difficulties during admission.The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council(AHSEC) has decided to recognize 10th standard...
RAJASTHAN BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION COMPETING WITH CBSE OVER HIGH PASS PERCENTAGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 10/01/2014, - State education department is at wits end to ensure that Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) student to obtained marks equallent to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The wide difference between the aggregate percentages is reducing the number of state board students...
DELHI UNIVERSITY ORGANISING INTER-COLLEGE DEBATE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 10/01/2014, - The University of Delhi is teaming up with the British High Commission to organise the "Great Debate" -- an inter-college debate competition to be held on January 9, 2014.The winners -- two students...
RAJASTHAN BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION COMPETING WITH CBSE OVER HIGH PASS PERCENTAGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 08/01/2014, - State education department is at wits end to ensure that Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) student to obtained marks equallent to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The wide difference between the aggregate...
RTE, STATES’ EFFORTS PUSH UP SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 08/01/2014, - The attendance of students and teachers, the two important touchstones on which the health of school education is mapped, has shown remarkable improvement in the six years between 2006-07 to 2012-13. Ministry sources ascribe the positive change to the Right to Education Act ( RTE) and state governments according priority to school education.The...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY ALLOWS WEBCAST OF 56TH CONVOCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 08/01/2014, - In a first, Lucknow University has, in principle, decided to webcast live its 56th convocation to be held on January 9. Those who cannot attend the convocation ceremony in person can see it live via university's website. Though th...
CBSE BODY TO MONITOR GOA'S CONTINUOUS COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION SYSTEM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 08/01/2014, - The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is set to rope in the Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research to monitor Goa's Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation(CCE) system in Class IX and X, once it is implemented in the new academic year.The report of a Goa Board...
NEW FACULTY BODY TO SUPPORT MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 08/01/2014, - A section of faculty in Madurai Kamaraj University has floated a new association on Monday. The representatives of the newly formed 'Madurai Kamaraj University Professors Welfare Association' said the organization has been started...
IIT-BOMBAY GRADUATE PROMISES TO MAKE TECHNOLOGY USER-FRIENDLY FOR BLIND PEOPLE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 07/01/2014, - IIT-B graduate Pranav Mistry, best known for his futuristic work in computing, has promised a "big bang" innovation in about three months, at the Techfest on Sunday.Mistry had started his research in 2001, at this very science and technology festival as a student.Mistry, who along with his colleagues, is trying to make his SixthSense technology user-friendly for blind people, said "In...
PROPOSAL ON GIVING MUMBAI COLLEGES POWERS TO BE TABLED TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 07/01/2014, - The city varsity is moving towards bifurcation even as the state government is yet to pass a resolution for splitting large universities. University of Mumbai is planning to hand over some responsibilities to "lead" colleges in a cluster of five to six educational institutes in a geographical location...
MAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES TO LAUNCH INNOVATION CENTRE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 07/01/2014, - The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) will be launching an Inter-Institutional Inclusive Innovation Centre (I4C) from January 31.The centre will be a platform for visionary...
KC COLLEGE TO HOLD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NUCLEAR AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 07/01/2014, - Kishinchand Chellaram (KC) College marks its diamond jubilee celebrations by hosting a one-day special technical session of the fifth International Symposium on Nuclear and Analytical Chemistry in collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, jointly sponsored by DAE- BRNS (Board...
APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR PG DIPLOMA IN FORESTRY MANAGEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 06/01/2014, - Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopalhas invited applications for the Post GraduateDiploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM). The two...
AGRICULTURE COLLEGE TO START PRE-QUALIFICATION EXAM FOR PG STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 06/01/2014, - In a bold and praiseworthy step, theCollege of Agriculture in the city is starting a pre-qualification examination for all the post graduate students in all the nine subjects being taught in the college.Efforts for such an examination a few years back...
IIT KHARAGPUR CREATES RECORD, MORE THAN 1,000 STUDENTS GET JOBS
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Monday 06/01/2014, - Kharagpur has set a record among all IITs with more than a thousand of its students securing cushy jobs in the first phase of campus placements, officials said todayAround 1,010 students of the Kharagpur campus accepted job offers in the first round...
STATE OF EDUCATION UPSETS SISODIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 06/01/2014, - On Thursday, higher education minister Manish Sisodia metauthorities and was not pleased with what he saw. statement from AAP, issued late Thursday night, said officials had made a presentation on the section of higher education under...
PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO SEEK STAY ON NURSERY RULES
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Monday 06/01/2014, - The nursery admissions issue is far from settled. All representations and meetings having failed; the matter is now going back to court.A private, unaided school body will...
MANAGEMENT COLLEGES SEEK TO END UNCERTAINTY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 04/01/2014, - Management colleges, that dealt withtremendous uncertainty in 2013, will soon meet human resource development (HRD) minister and seek immunity from taking fresh approvals for the upcoming aca...
IIT KHARAGPUR CREATES RECORD, MORE THAN 1,000 STUDENTS GET JOBS
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Saturday 04/01/2014, - Kharagpur has set a record among all IITs with more than a thousand of its students securing cushy jobs in the first phase of campus placements, officials said todayAround 1,010 students of the Kharagpur campus accepted job offers in the first round of placements which ended in DecemberAt IIT Mumbai, there were 900 offers while IIT Delhi got about 750 offers and IIT Kanpur had around...
APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR PG DIPLOMA IN FORESTRY MANAGEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 04/01/2014, - Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopalhas invited applications for the Post GraduateDiploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM). The two year PGDFM is recognized by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and equated to a corresponding Masters Degree of an Indian U...
CBSE ANNOUNCES DATE SHEET FOR 2014 BOARD EXAMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 04/01/2014, - After the New Year bash it is time for class X and XII students to gear up for Board examinations as Central Board for Secondary Education, CBSE, has announced the date sheet. Board exams for both classes would begin from Saturday, March 1. Where class X exams would begin with easy...
BUSINESS SCHOOLS TO OPPOSE UGC BID TO CURB AUTONOMY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 04/01/2014, - Leading business schools are likely to oppose a move of the UGC to affiliate them with state-run universities, which will curtail their autonomy, a delegation of management institutions has said...
IIT-BOMBAY PLANS NEW HOSTELS FOR GROWING STUDENT POPULATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 02/01/2014, - To accommodate the expandingstudent capacity, IIT-Bombay plans to build hostels and residential facilities for undergraduate, married and post-doctoral students. IIT-B will also soon set up a National Centre for Mathematics with Tata Institute of Fundamental Research...
SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOL SPOIL MINDS OF CHILDREN: ANDHRA HC JUDGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 02/01/2014, - Introduction of sex education in high schools has "spoilt" the minds of children of impressionable age, an Andhra Pradesh high court judge said here on Sunday. "Introduction of sex education in high schools (adult education programme), launched in 2005-06, has only spoiled the minds of children in the impressionable age...
88.3% ATTENDANCE AT UGC-NET EXAM HELD AT 39 CENTRES IN ALLAHABAD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 02/01/2014, - The National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by the University Grants Commission(UGC), was conducted peacefully at 39 test centers of the city on Sunday. Of these, 13 centers were at various departments of Arts and Commerce and Law faculty of AU while the rest 26 test centers were spread...
TRIPURA TO RECRUIT OVER 4000 SCHOOL TEACHERS AFTER 16 YEARS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 02/01/2014, - The Tripura school education department has decided to appoint 4,606 primary school after 16 years, a senior minister said. School education minister Tapan Chakrabartysaid the decision to appoint 4606 teachers was taken at a meeting of the council of ministers recently. The process of...
IIT-KGP TO SET UP RESEARCH PARKS IN KOLKATA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 02/01/2014, - Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) will expand its base here through research and innovation parks, an official release said on Monday. The move aims at merging industry and academia as well as fostering international collaborative studies. The hubs would give scope to...
E-REGISTRATION FOR COMMON MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST TILL JANUARY 2
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/12/2013, - The state education department has decided that the admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Application (MCA) courses will be given on the basis of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). The last date for online registration is January 2 while the examination...
TRIPURA TO APPOINT 4,600 UG TEACHERS AFTER 16 YEARS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/12/2013, - The Tripura government has decided to appoint 4,606 undergraduate (UG) teachers in about 4,000 primary schools of the state. The last such recruitment was made 16 years ago in 1997. At present, the state has around 7,500 UG teachers for 4,000 schools.School education minister Tapan Chakraborty...
MOTIHARI PEOPLE STILL AWAIT FOUNDATION CEREMONY OF CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Monday 30/12/2013, - Motihari people are agitating for the last five years from 2009 on their demand to establish a Central University at Motihari after the name of Mahatma Gandhi but it is still hanging fire. The amendment bill related to Central University to establish the second one in Bihar is pending from A...
UGC SHOULD URGENTLY LOOK INTO FACULTY CRUNCH: PM
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Monday 30/12/2013, - With faculty crunch impacting the quality of higher education in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said theUniversity Grants Commission (UGC) and other stakeholders should "urgently consider" the issue and find innovative methods of resolving it. The Prime Minister...
SCIENCE STREAMS SCORE LOW IN IIT PLACEMENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/12/2013, - The first phase of placements at IIT Madras is drawing to a close and while the numbers are encouraging for engineering streams, very few from science streams have managed to get jobs. This may not necessarily be due to fewer opportunities for science students, as many of them opt for higher...
MINORITY SCHOOLS NOT GETTING GOVT GRANT DON'T HAVE TO RESERVE SEATS: HC0
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/12/2013, - The Bombay high court has ruled that unaided minority schools which do not get direct monetary grants from Maharashtra government do not have to reserve 25 per cent seats mandatory under the Right to Education Act. A division bench of Justices A...
LAST DATE FOR FILLING JEE FORMS TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/12/2013, - The last date for filling in the application forms for the Joint Entrance Exam(JEE) is December 26. The filling process started from November 15. The online examination would be held on April 9, 11, 12 and 19.The exam assumes importance as the...
RTE NORM MAY END 5-DAY WEEK FOR SCHOOLS IN MAHARASHTRA
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Saturday 28/12/2013, - The two-day weekend that mostschools enjoy may soon become a thing of the past. A recent circular by the education department has put schools in a spot by pointing to a Right To Education (RTE) Act guideline, which makes it compulsory for schools to have 220 working days—a norm which most schools don't comply with. "Most...
DELHI UNIVERSITY MAKES FYUP THEME FOR 'GOOD PRACTICE' AWARDS, PARTICIPATION FOR COLLEGES IS MANDATORY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/12/2013, - Antardhvani - Delhi University's annual festival - and the "Good Practice" award now present an opportunity to authorities to see which colleges have adopted their reforms the most. The theme for the "Good Practice" award, given at Antardhvani...
CBSE TO SET UP REGIONAL CENTRE IN WEST ASIA: THAROOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/12/2013, - Central Board of Secondary Education is planning to set up a regional centre in West Asia to cater to the needs of around 150 schools in the region, Unionminister of state for human resources...
THE PRACTICE: FIELD OF LAW HAS RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 27/12/2013, - Emerging areas in the various fields of law have created a range of opportunities for students in this field. Aditya Harikrishnan reports. From litigation cases of civil and criminal nature to settling disputes over intangible assets such as intellectual property and copyrights, law as a profession has witnessed a major change in offering a multitude of options to practitioners. They...
PUNJAB GOVT SET TO CONDUCT TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST ON DEC 28
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 27/12/2013, - Elaborate arrangements have been made for the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) slated for December 28 in which more than 2 lakh candidates are expected to appear, an official said here today. As many as 391 examination centres, and 36 nodal centres have been set up at district...
45 MINUTES INTO EXAM, GUJARAT UNIVERSITY CHANGES QUESTION PAPER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 27/12/2013, - The week began on a shocking note for the Gujarat University's BA first year students who appeared for 'Psychology and Effective Behaviour' exam on Monday. Questions asked in the paper were all out of syllabus.This untoward incident threw the examination process out of gear for a good 45...
FOR CLASS X EXAMS, IT’S BOARD OVER SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 27/12/2013, - Two years after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made Class Xexaminations optional to reduce the 'board exam' stress for students, the scheme appears to have few takers in the district. Unlike last year, when most students from city schools opted for the...
EDUCATION NEEDS TO BE RE-INVENTED, CONNECTED TO INDUSTRY, RAHUL GANDHI SAYS
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/12/2013, - The Indian education system needs to be "re-invented" with a connect drawn between higher education and the needs of the industry, said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi here on Saturday. Answering a query at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( FICCI) here, a confident-sounding Gandhi said in India education and industry are...
MATHEMATICS KEY TO DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE POWER: SUPER 30 FOUNDER, ANAND KUMAR
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/12/2013, - Identifying a comprehensive knowledge in mathematics as a must for developingknowledge power, Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar today mooted a reality show based on brain-teasing sums on the lines of one existing for cricket and film. "In this era of reality shows, can't we have a reality show based on brain-teasing sums? Cannot we have a mathematician hosting...
CBSE TO SET UP REGIONAL CENTRE IN WEST ASIA: THAROOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/12/2013, - Central Board of Secondary Education is planning to set up a regional centre in West Asia to cater to the needs of around 150 schools in the region, Unionminister of state for human resourcesdevelopment Shashi Tharoor said here. In a statement, Tharoor said there were around 1...
UGC DIRECTS BIHAR VARSITIES TO APPLY FOR NAAC ACCREDITATION BY JUNE 1
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/12/2013, - The University Grants Commission(UGC) has issued fresh directives to all Bihar universities and their colleges to apply for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation by June 1, 2014, failing which the UGC could stop grants to them from April 1, 2015. The UGC Re...
THE PRACTICE: FIELD OF LAW HAS RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/12/2013, - Emerging areas in the various fields of law have created a range of opportunities for students in this field. Aditya Harikrishnan reports. From litigation cases of civil and criminal nature to settling disputes over intangible assets such as intellectual property and copyrights, law as a profession has witnessed a...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY STARTS CERTIFICATE COURSE IN AMERICAN STUDIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/12/2013, - The Lucknow University on Friday launched the certificate course in American studies. The course has been started by LU department of English and modern European language in collaboration with public affairs section of the US embassy.Launching the course, LU vice-chancellor SB Nimse said nobody can ignore the US and its culture in the present times. He said like the US, India is also...
HIRING AT IIT: NOT ALL COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATES PLACED
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Monday 23/12/2013, - A computer science degree from an Indian Institute of Technology does more than just sate the quest for an education. Each year, millions of 18-year-olds take an entrance exam, many of their eyes set on grabbing a seat in the computer science (CS) school, only to graduate four years hence...
COLLEGE FEE STRUCTURE: HOW THE KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT BACKTRACKED
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Monday 23/12/2013, - While presenting the progress card on 100 days of his rule, chief minister Siddaramaiah says his government will implement the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006, to regulate admission and determine the fee structure...
NEED TO IDENTIFY INSPIRED TEACHERS TO SHAPE YOUNG MINDS: PRESIDENT
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Monday 23/12/2013, - President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said it would not be possible for India to occupy high tables in international society unless it improves the quality of higher education and stressed on the need to identify inspired teachers who could shape young minds. "We have a solid higher education...
INDIAN STUDIES GAIN TRACTION IN NEW ZEALAND VARSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/12/2013, - Indian studies is attracting more and more students in New Zealand, where seven out of the eight universities offer these courses, said head of a consortium of universities who hoped to "develop linkages...
GIRLS OUTSHINE BOYS IN CLASS X BOARD EXAMS OF J&K
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/12/2013, - Girl students outshined boys in the 10th class, the results of which was declared by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) today, securing 70 per cent of the first 20 ranks. As many as 49,358 students - 26,511 boys and 22,847 girls - appeared in the examinations, out of...
PRESIDENT TO INAUGURATE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE & ECONOMICS IN CHENNAI
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/12/2013, - President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the newly built School of Commerce and Economics Building at the Loyola College campus here later this week. "The President has given his consent to inaugurate the new building on December 20. The four-storeyed School of Commerce and Economics...
CHINESE UNIVERSITY SHOWS INTEREST TO SIGN MOU WITH PANJAB UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/12/2013, - Henan Province of China has evinced interest in having Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh. This was conveyed by a Chinese delegation led by Deputy Director-General, the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Henan Provincial People's...
NO UNIFORM FEE STRUCTURE FOR PROFESSIONAL COURSES
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/12/2013, - The state government has officially decided to do away with a uniform fee structure for engineering, medical and dental courses, effective from next academic year. Setting in motion the implementation of the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and...
MANIPAL UNIVERSITY BREAKS INTO TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES IN BRICS COUNTRIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/12/2013, - - Manipal University has broken into the international rankings finding itself among the top 100 universities in BRICS countries. This was announced by UK-based QS Quacquarelli Symonds in Russia on Tuesday and is called the "QS University Rankings: BRICS"Reacting to the ranking, Chancellor...
PRIVATE VARSITIES CAN USE JEE TO ADMIT ENGINEERING STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 17/12/2013, - Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission (MPPURC) has permitted the private universities to admit students for engineering courses through Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) from the next academic session.However, it is not mandatory and it is not binding on these universities...
CBSE TO HOLD FINANCIAL LITERACY TEST IN JAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 17/12/2013, - To make students economically more aware and educate them about the current fiscal scenario, Central Board of Secondary Education in association with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), Mumbai, is going to hold National Financial Literacy Test (NFLT). This will be the first national...
CAG HAULS UP THREE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FOR BETRAYING TRUST CODE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 17/12/2013, - The basic premise of a trust is welfare of the society and taking care of the deprived. For this reason alone, trusts are exempted from paying tax and are provided free and cheap real estate. A CAG audit has revealed that contrary to this goal, three educational institutions in Delhi, Mumbai...
OMAR ABDULLAH FOR LINKING UNIVERSITIES WITH BUSINESS HOUSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 17/12/2013, - Jammu & Kashmir chief ministerOmar Abdullah on Sunday called for linking higher educational institutions with leading business houses and conducting employment fairs for educated youths. "Higher educational institutions, particularly universities, should link up with...
PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX FOR 2014 ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 17/12/2013, - The University of Sussex is international in spirit, attracting students and scholarships from more than 120 countries across the world. With three Nobel Prize winners to boast of, the university has close academic links with reputed Indian institutions. Also, it has worked with IIM (Bangalore ) and Symbiosis International University under the UKIERI scheme and Tata Institute of Social Sciences under a special MoU. The university offers a range of degree programmes at the PG and UG level. Some of the programmes on offer for 2014 admissions are listed below:...
CBSE RELEASES DETAILS ON OPEN BOOK EXAM FOR STD XI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/12/2013, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released details regarding its open book exam for std XI. The details have been released for Geography, Biology and Economics for the open text-based assessment (OTBA) which will account for 10 marks.The annual exam in these subjects...
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TO SET UP 100 SCHOOLS ACROSS INDIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/12/2013, - The Rotary International group will set up 100 schools across India to impart quality education to children, an official of its India unit said. Total literacy in India was still a dream and Rotarians have taken a pledge to reach the much-coveted milestone of 100 percent literacy by 2017, Sekhar M...
MOST IIMS RETAIN LAST YEAR'S CUT-OFFS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/12/2013, - With just a month before the results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) are announced, most Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have released their selection criteria for their flagship post-graduate programme.Most have retained the 90 percentile cut-off. The ones at...
DROP IN US-BOUND STUDENTS FROM GUJARAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/12/2013, - The US is one country which is on the wish list of every second Indian student, especially Gujaratis to pursue higher studies and later secure a job in the dreamland. The number of Indian students heading for the US saw a dip of 3.5% in academic year 2012-13 in comparison to previous year.Though experts believe that since the visa rules have become quite liberal for studying in the US, the...
CBSE TO HOLD FINANCIAL LITERACY TEST IN JAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/12/2013, - To make students economically more aware and educate them about the current fiscal scenario, Central Board of Secondary Education in association with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), Mumbai, is going to hold National Financial Literacy Test (NFLT). This will be the first national...
CAPITATION FEE: PANEL EXPRESSES CONCERN FOR INACTION AGAINST MEDICAL COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/12/2013, - A parliamentary committee has expressed concerns over inaction of the ministry of health and family welfare to streamline the system to check medical colleges from chargingcapitation fee and authorize Medical Council of India to initiate penal action against them. In its report tabled in...
DROP IN US-BOUND STUDENTS FROM GUJARAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/12/2013, - The US is one country which is on the wish list of every second Indian student, especially Gujaratis to pursue higher studies and later secure a job in the dreamland. The number of Indian students heading...
ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY HARASSMENT COMPLAINANT’S FATHER TO MEET OFFICIALS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/12/2013, - The father of the girl who lodged a sexual harassment case against law department chairman of the Aligarh Muslim University will meet the vice-chancellor and other officials on Monday. The girl's father reached Aligarh on Sunday. The accused, Mohammad Shabbir, has moved a surrender application...
HIGHER EDUCATION IS INVESTMENT FOR COUNTRY: EX-CSIR CHIEF
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/12/2013, - The future of any country depends on its educational development, said Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, former director general ofCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research, here on Wednesday. He delivered the 54th convocation address at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar...
RISHIKESHA KRISHNAN SET TO TAKE OVER AS IIM-I NEW DIRECTOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/12/2013, - The clouds over the much debated post of Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) are clear. The premier management institute is all set to get a man full of innovation as Rishikesha T Krishnan, an IIT-Kanpur and Stanford University post graduate, formally helms the institute...
2 BITS PILANI STUDENTS BAG YEAR'S HIGHEST RS 1.44 CR PAY PACKAGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 13/12/2013, - The multi-million dollar packages are back with network and services giant Googlehiring two BITS Pilani students for a Rs 1.44 crore annual package, which is the highest Google has offered anyone in the country. This package has also become the highest offer made to any Indian student in 2013. The next best offer of Rs 1.3 crore...
LOOKING FOR INTERNSHIP? IIT-BHU STUDENTS HAVE A DEDICATED SITE FOR IT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 13/12/2013, - The race for a place in the corporate world is getting fiercer by the day. Students fresh out of college find it even hard to get a good internship, leave alone a decent job. But to ease the pressure of students, two undergraduates...
IIIT-ALLAHABAD SIGNS MOU WITH 6 FOREIGN VARSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 13/12/2013, - Claiming yet another milestone, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) has entered into an agreement with six international universities...
GITAM UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TESTS TO START FROM APRIL 17
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 13/12/2013, - Online Gitam Admission Test (GAT)-2014 are scheduled to be held from April 17 to May 8, 2014, at 36 centres across the country for admission to the B Tech, B Pharmacy...
GUJARAT UNIVERSITY: STUDENTS COMPLAIN OF OUT OF SYLLABUS QUESTIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 13/12/2013, - Students appearing in their third-semester examination of Gujarat University's commerce faculty cried foul when they found that questions worth 10 marks were not from topics for study mentioned...
DELHI UNIVERSITY: COLLEGES TO DEAL WITH REVALUATION OF FYUP COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/12/2013, - After decentralizing the evaluation process for the foundation and applied language courses under the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), the Delhi Universityadministration has passed the responsibility of resolving discrepancies on to the colleges. Students will now have to submit their...
ERRORS GALORE IN MUMBAI UNIVERSITY'S ENGINEERING EXAM QUESTION PAPERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/12/2013, - Goof-ups continue to plague Mumbai university. Several errors in question papers came to light during the engineering exams on Tuesday. In the morning session for semester VIII repeater students, the university sent around at least five corrections on SMSes to all affiliated colleges. Around three...
M S UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZES DEGREES OF OPEN, DISTANCE LEARNING INSTITUTIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/12/2013, - Departing from its convention and following a notification from the University Grants Commission (UGC), M S University (MSU) has decided to grant recognition to open and distance learning education programmes for admission to all courses, including the undergraduate, postgraduate as well as PhD programmes.So far, students, who had passed out of open universities...
OVER 99% STUDENTS CLEAR CLASS XII THIRD SEMESTER EXAMINATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/12/2013, - Over 99% of students have cleared the Class XII third semester examination this year. Of the nearly 1.15 lakh students who took the exams, 1.14 lakh cleared it. A total of 1,215 students got 100 out of 100...
CHHATRAPATI SHAHUJI MAHARAJ UNIVERSITY EXAMS TO START ON MARCH 9
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/12/2013, - The examination committee ofChhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University has given its nod to holding university exams for regular students from March 9.With the declaration of the tentative date for commencement of the exam, the work of setting the question papers for different subjects has started...
UTTAR PRADESH TO CHECK DROPOUT RATE IN SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/12/2013, - Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday assured the Assembly to check the number of dropouts from primary schools. "We will inquire the rate of dropouts from schools," basic education minister Ram Govind Chowdhury said responding to a query in the House. As per annual health survey conducted...
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTES TO PROVIDE VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN INDIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/12/2013, - - Australia-based training providersHeraud Education and TAFE SA on Tuesday inked a deal with Amity University to provide vocational education in India. Technical And Further Education South Australia(TAFE SA) will work with the two institutes and develop its first series of course on automotive...
PANEL TO EXAMINE UGC ACT TO EMPOWER COLLEGES TO GRANT DEGREES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/12/2013, - An expert committee has been set up by the University Grants Commission to examine a proposal to amend the UGC Act to empower a college to grant degrees, minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor said on Monday. The move comes close on the heels of the commission laying detailed guidelines...
SSC EXAM SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/12/2013, - The board of examinations announced the exam schedule for SSC-2014. The exams will be held from March 26 to April 12 and all papers would be held from 9.30 am to 12 noon. However, the vocational...
SHORTAGE OF SIX LAKH TEACHERS IN THE COUNTRY: PALLAM RAJU
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/12/2013, - There is a shortage of six lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill the gap as the focus is to provide quality education, Union human resource development minister M M Pallam Raju said on Saturday. "We have made strides with regard to infrastructure...
IN A FIRST, IGNOU STUDY CENTRE ON MAULANA AZAD NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PREMISES SOON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/12/2013, - Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) is going to get an IGNOU study centre on its premises. Once set up, it will have the distinction to be the first engineering institute in the state to boast of such facility.The announcement about Indira Gandhi National Open University...
UP TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST : ONLINE REGISTRATION OF FORMS FROM DECEMBER 10
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/12/2013, - The Uttar Pradesh government, on Friday, announced the schedule of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for the next year. The government order issued on Friday states that the advertisement will be published on December 10 after which candidates can register online. The test is aimed at recruiting teachers for government primary and upper primary schools.Though...
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMS TO FOLLOW INDIAN CALENDAR HERE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/12/2013, - Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is tweaking its exam schedule as per the Indian academic calendar. The board will be conducting the International A-level exams (pre-university) in March in India and neighbouring countries. Earlier, the international series of exams were conducted in June and November which resulted in many studentsmissing out on the undergraduate...
UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD SCRAPS CUT-OFF MARKS FOR ENTRANCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/12/2013, - - Starting this year, University of Hyderabad(UoH) will do away with cut-off marks in its entrance test for admissions to all courses offered by the varsity.In 2012, the university had put cut off marks in place for students in general and OBC categories while those from SC and ST communities, were exempted from the same.This year, all students who score in the entrance examination will be eligible...
IIMC SIGNS ACCORDS WITH 2 FOREIGN VARSITIES FOR FACULTY EXCHANGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 09/12/2013, - Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has signed agreements with two foreign universities for faculty exchange and undertaking joint research projects, a senior Information and Broadcasting Ministry official said on Tuesday. "IIMC recently signed two international cooperation agreements, one with the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and another with...
TWO IIT-MADRAS STUDENTS WIN NISSAN GLOBAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 09/12/2013, - Nissan and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) have awarded two IIT-M students with the fourth annual Nissan Global Foundation Scholarship. Suraj Vallamkonda and Sripriya Kalidoss, both from Mechanical Engineering department, were selected by a joint committee of Nissan...
UNIVERSITIES CANNOT WORK IN ISOLATION: MARY SUE COLEMAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 09/12/2013, - The University of Michigan wants to learn as much as it wants to teach, and that is why it is building partnerships in India. We do not believe in establishing an offshore campus and we have not done it...
PANJAB UNIVERSITY DENTAL INSTITUTE TO REMAIN CLOSED AFTER STUDENT'S SUICIDE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 09/12/2013, - (IANS) Authorities at Panjab University (PU) on Sunday announced that the DrHarvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital would remain closed Monday following the death of a second year student. The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) student,Anukrita Tripathi was found dead in her house in Sector 32 Friday, having committed suicide after...
12 STATES TO GET RS 120 CRORE EACH FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 07/12/2013, - To boost research and innovation, 12 states will receive Rs 120 crore each under Rashtriya Uchchatara Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) programme which seeks to improve quality of higher education. The funds, sanctioned under the research, innovation and quality improvement component,...
PARENTS IN A FIX AS SCHOOLS SEEK 30-35% FEE INCREASE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 07/12/2013, - Parents are increasingly feeling helpless when schools impose steep fee hikes in the absence of any policy by the state and confusion over a series of rulings by the state and country's apex courts.The latest face-off comes as three schools under the same management in Goregaon have announced 30-35% increases, leading to an uproar among the students' parents who feel they...
SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR MERITORIOUS GOVT SCHOOL 10TH PASS STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 07/12/2013, - 'Special Schools' will be opened in six districts of Punjab to impart education to students securing 80 per cent or more marks at matriculation level in government schools, a state government official said on Friday. Speaking to reporters here, chief parliamentary secretary of education...
VETERINARY UNIVERSITY PROPOSED IN ODISHA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 07/12/2013, - The Veterinary Council of India (VCI), the apex body for veterinary education in the country, has proposed the state government to set up a separate veterinary university to lay emphasis on animal husbandry and livestock sector."I proposed the chief minister Naveen Patnaik to set...
ONLY 1% PASSED TET, RETEST ORDERED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 07/12/2013, - - Primary TET results were published on Friday with only 1.07% candidates making the cut. Of the 17,51,000 candidates, who appeared for the test, only 18,793 qualified.Since there is a shortfall of around 15766 candidates as seats remained vacant, TET will be held for a second time by March...
RISE IN NUMBER OF STUDENTS TAKING CBSE BOARD EXAMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 30/11/2013, - Class 10 and 12 students of Central Board of Secondary Education-affiliated schools will start their board exams on March 1, 2014.In the Chennai region, around 1.8 lakh students will sit for the Class 10 boards, an increase of more than 10%, and 80,000 for the Class 12 boards, an increase of more than 20%. The Chennai region comprises CBSE schools in Tamil Nadu, Kerala,Andhra Pradesh...
CBSE ORGANIZES TWO-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 23/11/2013, - With an aim to help students acquire proficiency in speaking and listening skills by the time they leave school, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has organized a two-day training programme for teachers at Sir Padampat Singhania Education Center on Wednesday.The workshop...
SANTOSH PANDA NEW NCTE CHAIRMAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 23/11/2013, - Santosh Panda, a faculty inIGNOU, has been appointed as the new chairman of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), the regulator for setting quality standards...
MBBS, BDS EXAMS TO BE CONDUCTED THROUGH CBSE IN MADHYA PRADESH FROM NEXT YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 23/11/2013, - In wake of various scams in the MP Pre-Medical Test (MPPMT) examinations, the Director of Medical Education Madhya Pradesh, Nirbhay Shrivastava has decided to conduct these exams through other agencies instead of Professional Examination...
VETERINARY UNIVERSITY PROPOSED IN ODISHA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 23/11/2013, - The Veterinary Council of India (VCI), the apex body for veterinary education in the country, has proposed the state government to set up a separate veterinary university to lay emphasis on animal husbandry and livestock sector."I proposed the...
IIT KHARAGPUR PLAYS DOWN FB 'HURT'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 23/11/2013, - With less than a fortnight to go for placements to begin at the IITs, the most talked-about thing on the campuses is perhaps the fact that Facebook and Twitter are not coming for this year's placements. And IIT Kharagpur is no exception. The administration is, however, putting...
GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, INDUS TO SET UP CENTRES IN CHINA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 23/11/2013, - The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) and Electrotherm's Indus University will set up Centres of Excellence (CoE) in China.The two universities will separately but in partnership with Indo-China Economic Council (ICEC) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sias International University...
TAMIL NADU SEES RISE IN STUDENTS LOOKING TO STUDY ABROAD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 23/11/2013, - Andhra Pradesh has over the years accounted for the most candidates from India for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the test for admission to postgraduate courses in the US. Delhi...
SCHOOLS HAVE NO ROOM TO GROW
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/11/2013, - About 54% of school principals in Delhi have postgraduate degrees and over 77% have less than a decade of work experience, found government-authorized...
ADMISSIONS FOR 25% RTE SEATS TO BE HELD IN JUNE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/11/2013, - The admission process to fill 25% seats reserved for students from economically backward families under the Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act is set for another change from the 2014-15 academic year. The...
ODISHA GOVT'S NOD FOR MBA, PHD AT XAVIER UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/11/2013, - The state government has given permission to newly set-up Xavier University to start various courses on MBA (general and specialized), PhD programme and MBA (global) from the next academic session.Sources said, the Xavier University...
FOR ADMISSIONS TO NURSERY, PARENTS DOING THE PREP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/11/2013, - After struggling to pick up registration forms for nursery admissions, parents are now spending extra hours to prepare themselves for the next round-of interviews. From honing their communication skills to making themselves more...
GUJARAT UNIVERSITY TO GET ANSWER SHEETS AT LOWER COST DESPITE PRICE HIKE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/11/2013, - Though the prices of paper have gone up by almost 20 per cent as compared to the last year, finance committee of the Gujarat University (GU) saved around Rs 70 lakh by giving tenders for supply of answer sheets at lower cost.The finance...
BED KILLS HOPES OF PRIMARY TEACHERS CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 20/11/2013, - The Primary Teachers Certificate(PTC) course was the most sought after academic course till just a few years back. In particular, candidates from rural areas used to fall over each other to get admission in this course as it guaranteed a government teacher's job! In the past four years, however, 125...
IIT-DELHI, JNU TO SHARE RESEARCH FACILITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 20/11/2013, - Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru University are coming together to offer programmes under the meta-university scheme. The institutions, which are in dialogue for over a year now, are planning to sign a formal understanding by December 2013 which will facilitate PhD...
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES NEW COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 20/11/2013, - Sheffield Hallam University has launched a new course — MSc nutrition with public health management. "The course will focus on teaching core principles of nutrition, while giving importance to key management disciplines, which are required to successfully operate within this field and...
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN INDIA IS RICH ORIENTED: ANAND KUMAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 20/11/2013, - Describing the education system in the country as 'rich-oriented', founder of Patna-based 'Super 30' Anand Kumar strongly advocated t hat the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) of professional institutions should be based on natural talent and creativity rather than the prevailing system. Op...
SIX LAKH REGISTER FOR MAHARASHTRA'S TEACHERS' ELIGIBILITY TEST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 20/11/2013, - Over 18,000 candidates from Kolhapur district will appear for the comingTeachers' Eligibility Test (TET) with around 200 aspirants submitting forms on Saturday, the final day of the process.Earlier this week, the preliminary online registration for TET...
IRINA BOKOVA REELECTED AS UNESCO DIRECTOR-GENERAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 16/11/2013, - Unesco's General Conference on Wednesday elected Irina Bokova for a second four-year term as Director-General of the organization. She was nominated for the position by Unesco's executive board on October 4, 2013. Born on July 12, 1952 in Sofia (Bulgaria), Bokova was first elected...
1.94 LAKH CANDIDATES APPEAR FOR CAT 2013; RESULTS LIKELY TO BE ANNOUNCED ON JAN 14
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 16/11/2013, - As many as 1,94,516 candidates took the Common Admission Test for admissions to the Indian Institutes of Management and other premier B-schools across the country this year.Last year, 1,91...
UPTU SETS STAGE FOR VIRTUAL CLASSES, STUDIO OPENS IN NOIDA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 16/11/2013, - The concept of virtual classroom may become a reality for students of engineering and management colleges in the state enabling them to "attend" lectures of faculties of prominent technical institutions.Five years back the virtualisation project was first undertaken by the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), but it failed to take off. The inauguration of the first studio for teacher...
UNIVERSITY OF PUNE ANNOUNCES 5 NIGHT COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 16/11/2013, - Under pressure to reconsider its external enrolment policy, the University of Pune (UoP) announced on Tuesday that it has made provisions in its perspective plan for the setting up of five new night...
$3 MILLION MELBOURNE-INDIA SCHOLARSHIP LAUNCHED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 16/11/2013, - A new million-dollar scholarship will now provide researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in Australia and India with top-notch guidance and academic support. The $3 million Melbourne-India postgraduate programme will link Melbourne University with Indian Institute of Science Bangalore...
MORE THAN 6 LAKH ASPIRANTS REGISTER FOR TET ACROSS MAHARASHTRA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/11/2013, - Online registration for the much awaited Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) has brought in over six lakh registrations across the state at the end of the process on Monday. The registration process had started from October 20."Online registration...
TAMIL NADU PUTS CAP ON KG ADMISSIONS IN SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/11/2013, - The state government has decided to put a cap on kindergarten admissions in matriculation schools by restricting intake to 120 students across four sections, regardless of the institution's size.The decision was announced through a circular...
HONORARY DEGREE TO LSR PRINCIPAL MEENAKSHI GOPINATH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/11/2013, - Principal of Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, Meenakshi Gopinath, was conferred a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) doctorate by La Trobe University, Australia recently. The award is in recognition of her outstandingcontributions to national and international civil society initiatives that foster coexisten...
NAGPUR UNIVERSITY 'NO' TO BOE'S MOVE TO DEFER EXAMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/11/2013, - - A powerful faction that virtually arm-twisted the Nagpur University into indefinitely postponing the 100th convocation ceremony is also pressing the administration led by vice chancellor Vilas Sapkal to defer the winter exams commencing...
BOMBAY HC'S 'NO' TO GRANTING RESPITE TO BANNED COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/11/2013, - The Nagpur bench of Bombay high court on Monday categorically refused to lift the ban from 50 colleges which failed to get 50% enrolment of the students despite strong pleading by their lawyers. A division bench comprising Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari...
STUDENTS OF SOUTH DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL EXCEL IN CULTURAL COMPETITIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 12/11/2013, - South Delhi Public School, Defence Colony proved its mettle by excelling in the 'Inter-district cultural competitions'. Yama Singh (XIIArts ) and Supriya Tripathi (XII-Arts ) stood first in English declamation and essay writing respectively in the senior (girls) category. In English poem recitation...
PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT IS A COMPELLING CAREER CHOICE: PAUL CHAPMAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 12/11/2013, - The role of a major project leader is a combination of both CEO and COO roles. He has at his disposal a budget that exceeds $1billion and a workforce of tens of thousands of people . This means that the role has many parallels with a CEO, difference being , he is a chief executive of a large, temporary...
UNANI MEDICINE IS EMERGING AS A POPULAR CHOICE FOR STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 12/11/2013, - An emerging area within the field of medical science that is rapidly growing is unani medicine. In keeping with the rising demand for medicines and consequently medical experts of this stream, colleges too have started offering the Bachelor's ofUnani Medicine and Surgery degree. "India has a...
3 ENGG COLLEGES IN WESTERN TAMIL NADU WIN AWARDS FOR BEST STREAMS OFFERED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 12/11/2013, - Three engineering colleges in westernTamil Nadu (Coimbatore, Erode and Salem districts) have been conferred awards for being the best in country in the streams of Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The award was conferred on them by All India Council for Technical...
3.5% DECLINE IN INDIAN STUDENTS STUDYING IN US
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 12/11/2013, - The number of Indian studentsstudying in the US has witnessed a 3.5% decline in the 2012-13 academic year due to the sharp devaluation in the Indian rupee.A total of 96,754 students from India were studying in the US in 2012-13, down by 3.5% from the previous year, thus marking three consecutive years of decline, a report said.India, which was the leading place of origin for international students in the US from 2001-02 through 2008-09, however, retained the top spot after...
IIM-LUCKNOW STUDENTS TO TRAIN IN INDIA, ABROAD THIS SUMMER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/11/2013, - The economic slowdown notwithstanding, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, achieved 100% summer placements for its largest batch of 475 students. The recruitment drive saw participation of 159 domestic and international recruiters. The top four segments were sales & marketing, finance, consulting...
MAINFRAME TECHNOLOGY COURSEWARE LAUNCHED IN INDIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/11/2013, - Skillsoft, in partnership withInterskill Learning introduced a portfolio ofe-learning courseware on mainframe technology in India on Thursday. This specialist e-learning collection provides the full range of formal and on-demand learning c...
DR HS BALLAL NOMINATED MEMBER OF MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/11/2013, - Dr HS Ballal, pro-chancellor of Manipal University has been nominated member of the Medical Council of India by the government of India under clause (e) of s...
INDIA DRIVES GROWTH OF FOREIGN STUDENTS IN THE US
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/11/2013, - With a 40 per cent surge,Indian students largely drove the growth of new foreign enrolment in US graduate schools this year, while those from China slowed to 5 per cent, according to a new survey. The 40 per cent increase in new enrolees fro...
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY TO EXTEND DEADLINE FOR COLLEGES TO UPLOAD INTERNAL ASSESSMENT MARKS ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/11/2013, - Officials from several city colleges, who resumed work post-Diwali on Thursday, had to struggle with the slow server on Mumbai University's online portal. The colleges are supposed to feed the data of internal assessment on the portal by Friday. But many...
MUMBAI STUDENTS NOT AS SKILLED AS EASTERN ZONE'S IN READING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 08/11/2013, - Students from city schools are not as good as their counterparts from the eastern region when it comes to reading abilities. A nationwide survey done to check English proficiency of high school students (Std VIII-XII) reveals that those in the west zone, comprising Mumbai, have poorer...
MODEL DEGREE COLLEGES TO COME UP IN 56 DISTRICTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 08/11/2013, - In the first meeting of the project approval board (PAB) for the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan — the ambitioushigher education programme to reinvigorate state universities — 56 new model degree colleges were approved in as many districts with a total outlay of Rs 672 crore...
IIM-LUCKNOW STUDENTS TO TRAIN IN INDIA, ABROAD THIS SUMMER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 08/11/2013, - The economic slowdown notwithstanding, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, achieved 100% summer placements for its largest batch of 475 students. The recruitment drive saw participation of 159 domestic and international recruiters.The top four segments were sales & marketing...
RURAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS TO GET TISS DEGREES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 08/11/2013, - Vikram Sharma, a computer engineer, has been working in Chhindwara inMadhya Pradesh to help the poor improve their lives. He says he worked with IT giants for two years before taking a leap in the dark to go to the hinterland. "I feel the two years (of corporate job) were a waste of time...
JEE 2014 APPLICATION PROCESS GOES FULLY ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 08/11/2013, - The big ticket Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for 2014 is all set to become the first major exam in the country to have a fully online application process. It is using technology to good effect by ensuring the entire pre-exam process is a paperless affair. There is now no need to send any document...
JEE 2014 APPLICATION PROCESS GOES FULLY ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/11/2013, - The big ticket Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for 2014 is all set to become the first major exam in the country to have a fully online application process. It is using technology to good effect by ensuring the entire pre-exam process is a paperless affair. There is now no need to send any document to JEE office as even things like signature and thumb impression will be uploaded online.The online...
CONFERENCE TO MODERNIZE MADRASSA EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/11/2013, - An Assam Islamic Conference(AIC) will be held in the city on Friday with the aim of chalking out a plan with the government and the public to modernize madrassa (religious schools) and...
ONLINE COURSES CLICK WITH DELHI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/11/2013, - Delhi University is serious about the Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC), or at least the promise of mass-dissemination of information through the internet. It is a member of the Global Problem-Solving Consortium, among eight universities, which allowed its students and facul...
NIT TO OFFER FREE COACHING TO LESS-PRIVILEGED STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/11/2013, - To provide knowledge support to aspiring engineers of marginalized communities, National Institute of Technology(NIT-Adityapur) has started free coaching classes for boys and girls of surrounding villages.The Centre for Community Welfare of NIT, as part of its social responsibility programme...
TEACHERS OPPOSE CONTINUOUS AND COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION WITHOUT ADEQUATE STAFF
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/11/2013, - Teachers of Girva panchayat samiti schools in Udaipur organized a demonstration on Monday expressing their inability to implement Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation System (CCE) in schools due to staff shortage. The teachers locked schools and surrendered the CCE kits to the block education officer. They also gheraoed BEO Virendra Singh Yadav for four hours. The officer assured...
BIG AMBITIONS FUEL COACHING BUSINESS IN RANCHI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/11/2013, - Attending coaching classes for getting into the hallowed IIMs, IITs, AIIMS, and other institutes is the trend across the country. Ranchi is no exception. Despite a recent report that 50% of new...
VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK STARTS AT IIIT-A
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/11/2013, - A week-long Vigilance Awareness Week began at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, on Monday. A webpage has been created for instilling an environment of transparency & confidence within the system.IIIT-A director MD Tiwari inaugurated the vigilance link page at the institute website....
ARUNACHAL PRADESH GOVERNMENT TO SET UP TWO NEW MODEL COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/11/2013, - The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to set up two new model colleges at Tirap and Longding districts to improve the education scenario.State education minister Bosiram Siram said, "The state government is putting more emphasis on education, particularly in the higher...
BHU VICE-CHANCELLOR COMPLAINS TO HRD MINISTRY AGAINST 'BIASED' PUNIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/11/2013, - Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Lalji Singh has told the HRD ministry that the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) under P L Pun...
CCTVS IN ENGINEERING, TECHNICAL COLLEGES SOON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/11/2013, - Curbs on mobile phone usage, monitoring of students' dressing and surveillance of common campus areas through CCTVs will soon be a regular feature in engineering institutesand other technical colleges in the country.The measures come as part of efforts to make technical institute campuses across India safer and more secure for female students at a time when crimes against women are...
MCKINSEY M-PRIZE FOR MANAGEMENT INNOVATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 31/10/2013, - Joel Modestus, first year student of the PGP 2013-15 batch bagged the prestigious, Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for Management innovation.Professor Debashis Chatterjee, director of IIM Kozhikode said: "This is a significant achievement by our student who is a testimony of globa...
NEW EVALUATION SYSTEM TO CONTINUE AS PER HC ORDER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 31/10/2013, - The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) that had introduced a new revaluation pattern this year reiterated on Tuesday that the system will continue as per the order of the Bombay high court.Students have been protesting against the new arrangement, demanding that the old...
IIM-CALCUTTA MAY HIKE FEE TO RS 15 LAKH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 29/10/2013, - IIM-Calcutta is finally feeling the pinch of keeping tuition fee lowest among major IIMs. If the B-school authorities get approval from the board of governors, the fee is likely to be hiked from the next academic session. So students aspiring to get into the coveted institute may have to she...
PUNJAB APPROVES EDUCATIONAL FEE REGULATOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 29/10/2013, - To prevent private institutions from charging excessive fee from students, the Punjab government on Monday decided to set up a regulatory body to keep a check on them. A Punjab government...
AMBEDKAR UNIVERSITY DELHI LAUNCHES CENTRE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CLINICAL RESEARCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/10/2013, - Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) has launched the Centre of Psychotherapy andClinical Research (CPCR) at the School of Human Studies. "One of the unique features of CPCR is to provide free and low cost psychological services to those in need. This is in contrast to the stress on...
ALLAHABAD'S ARCHANA SELECTED FOR EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/10/2013, - It has been a big leap for the 23-year-old from Allahabad who pursued her graduation from Sri Venkateswara College before joining TERI University to pursue her MSc in climate science and policy. During her third semester at TERI University, Archana Dayal had the opportunity to join an expedition to Kolahoi glacier in the Western Himalaya (in Kashmir...
AS POLL NEARS, GOVT RUSHES TO APPOINT VICE-CHANCELLORS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/10/2013, - With general elections only a few months away, the HRD ministry has devised a unique method to fast-track appointment ofvice-chancellors for 12 central universities who will demit office in March. The ministry has decided to revert to the abandoned system of common advertisement...
NOW, COMPREHENSIVE CONTINUOUS EVALUATION FOR CLASS IX TOO
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/10/2013, - The academic body of the Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education has given its nod for the board proposal to introduce the Comprehensive Continuous Evaluation (CCE) method of assessment for Class IX from 2014.But the plan to extend the existing no-detention policy, in...
WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODS BEGINS AT MOTILAL NEHRU NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ALLAHABAD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 22/10/2013, - A ten-day research methodology programme for PhD students in social sciences was inaugurated on Tuesday under the aegis ofDepartment of Humanities and Social Sciences,Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology(MNNIT), Allahabad.Sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science and Research...
UNITED STATES-INDIA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION INVITES APPLICATION FOR FULBRIGHT AWARDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 21/10/2013, - The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has invited applications for the 2014 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program from primary, middle and secondary school teachers.The program will bring teachers from Chile, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco a...
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY GETS ENERGIZED, FLOW TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 21/10/2013, - After a six-year-long wait the power substation was finally energized by theAllahabad University authorities thus paving way for uninterrupted power supply on the campus. The varsity would no more have to battle unscheduled power breakdowns. Besides, absence of voltage fluctuation would allow...
GLOBAL SURVEY SHOWS MBA COURSES STILL A BIG DRAW
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 21/10/2013, - Business schools worldwide have reported an massive increase in the number of applications for MBA course received this year, says the 2013 application trends survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council(GMAC). The survey covered admissions to 683 graduate...
CBSE LAUNCHES COUNSELLING CENTRE IN UTTAR PRADESH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 20/10/2013, - With a view to make quality education accessible to students, especially amongst the marginal rural areas, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched the first ever Career Counselling and Guidance Centre, in Lakhimpurkhiri, Uttar Pradesh recently. Inaugurated by the minister of state...
CHILDREN MAKE A BEELINE FOR MATHS CENTRES IN HYDERABAD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/10/2013, - At four-and-a-half years of age, Tejasri Relangi had first got enrolled in abacus classes in the city in addition to her regular schooling. Since then, Tejasri, 8, has won several state and national-level awards, including a mention in the Limca Book of Records last year for her lightning fast...
GLOBAL SURVEY SHOWS MBA COURSES STILL A BIG DRAW
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/10/2013, - Business schools worldwide have reported an massive increase in the number of applications for MBA course received this year, says the 2013 application trends survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council(GMAC). The survey covered admissions to 683 graduate management...
JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA ADOPTS UNIQUE MEASURES TO EMPOWER STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/10/2013, - Jamia Millia Islamia launched the innovative Communicative English Programme (CEP - third edition) and Self Enrichment Programme (SEP - Nikhar) recently for the students of the university, extending to them a life-changing opportunity. These two programmes - Communicative English...
UNRESTRICTED E-DELIVERY OF PAPERS RAISES FEAR OF LEAKS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/10/2013, - The University of Mumbai has opened itself to security breaches by giving exam centres electronic access to all papers irrespective of the examinations they are hosting, principals have said.The university is electronically delivering question papers to colleges for the ongoing science and arts exams. But, instead of being...
JAIN UNIVERSITY BANGALORE LAUNCHES MTECH PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/10/2013, - Jain University, a deemed varsity based in Bangalore, in collaboration with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), has announced the launch of a unique two-year MTech programme in building science and technology with specialization in green technology. This 4-semester programme with an intake of 18 seats will commence in 2014. Candidates who have passed their BE/BTech...
DELHI UNIVERSITY: MATH FOUNDATION COURSE MIX-UP HAS STUDENTS IN A BIND
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/10/2013, - Teachers have not only been confounded by the question of what to teach in case of Foundation Courses, but also when to teach in the case of the course on "Mathematical Awareness." This was designed especially for blind students, as a substitute for " Building Mathematical Ability" and w...
ROW OVER FRESH TERM FOR HINDI VARSITY VC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/10/2013, - A peculiar situation has arisen over the appointment of vice-chancellor ofMahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, as the search committee's convener, poet-writer Ashok Vajpeyi, also...
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS RUSH TO GET HALL TICKETS ON EXAM DAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/10/2013, - Saturday morning, a few hours before the first university exam for final-year science students was to begin, several examinees had to first make a quick trip to their own college to collect their corrected hall tickets before rushing off to the exam centre. For some, the agony didn't end there. When Ali...
NEW ZEALAND ANNOUNCES NEW EDUCATION POLICY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/10/2013, - The New Zealand government on Friday announced that it would not grant visas to students seeking to enroll at institutions which are rated category 4 by the qualifications authority in the country. New Zealand has come out with the new policy with an aim to discouraging international students...
88% ATTENDANCE AT ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY'S CRET 2013
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/10/2013, - The Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET), 2013, conducted by Allahabad University, passed off peacefully with a total of 88% examinees appearing in the first meeting and 85.3% examinees in the second meeting. There was no report any untoward incident during the exam.CRET is mandatory...
UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN TO START ADMISSION FOR LAW COURSE AFTER BCI APPROVAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/10/2013, - University of Rajasthan (RU) will now start admission processes for LL.B three-year course after the Bar Council of India (BCI) gave the green signal for the sameon Sunday. Admission notification will now be issued shortly by the university.The admission to the three-year LL.B course was halted by the BCI owing to shortage of staff and teacher on ad hoc basis in the law faculty. Howeve...
INTERACTIVE SCHOOL SITES KEEP PARENTS CLUED IN ON WARDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/10/2013, - Working parents now don't have to take time out to meet principals or teachers at their children's schools to receive updates on how their wards are performing. All they have to do is log on to the schools' websites.Few schools are yet to update details on their websites after the Central Board of Secondary Education...
NOMINATIONS FOR SALIM ALI NATIONAL WILDLIFE FELLOWSHIP INVITED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/10/2013, - The ministry of environment and forestshas invited nominations for the Dr Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award for the year 2013. The ministry had instituted Dr Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award and Kailash Sankhla National Wildlife Fellowship award for research...
IIT-BHU STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST NEW ORDINANCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/10/2013, - The career of more than 100 students of B Tech third IIIrd and IVth years of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is at stake as an ordinance which was passed in November 2012 but not circulated prevents them from appearing in the back paper exams...
INTERACTIVE SCHOOL SITES KEEP PARENTS CLUED IN ON WARDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/10/2013, - Working parents now don't have to take time out to meet principals or teachers at their children's schools to receive updates on how their wards are performing. All they have to do is log on to the schools' websites.Few schools are yet to update details on their websites after the Central Board of Secondary Education...
UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN TO START ADMISSION FOR LAW COURSE AFTER BCI APPROVAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/10/2013, - University of Rajasthan (RU) will now start admission processes for LL.B three-year course after the Bar Council of India (BCI) gave the green signal for the sameon Sunday. Admission notification will now be issued shortly by the university.The admission to the three-year LL.B course was halted...
NOMINATIONS FOR SALIM ALI NATIONAL WILDLIFE FELLOWSHIP INVITED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/10/2013, - The ministry of environment and forestshas invited nominations for the Dr Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award for the year 2013. The ministry had instituted Dr Salim Ali National Wildlife Fellowship Award and Kailash Sankhla National Wildlife Fellowship award for researc...
88% ATTENDANCE AT ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY'S CRET 2013
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 03/10/2013, - The Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET), 2013, conducted by Allahabad University, passed off peacefully with a total of 88% examinees appearing in the first meeting and 85.3% examinees...
IIT-BHU STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST NEW ORDINANCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/10/2013, - The career of more than 100 students of B Tech third IIIrd and IVth years of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is at stake as an ordinance which was passed in November 2012 but not circulated prevents them from appearing in the back paper...
DELHI UNIVERSITY'S 4-YEAR PROGRAMME EXAMS IN NOVEMBER BUT NO SAMPLE PAPERS YET
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/09/2013, - A 'tentative' schedule for the first semester exams has been issued by the Delhi University. The exams for the first batch of students studying under the four-year undergraduate programme will start in the third week of November. The external evaluation for the compulsory foundation courses and...
RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY HAS PRODUCED ONLY 72 FIRST CLASS LAW EXPERT IN LAST ONE DECADE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/09/2013, - The University of Rajasthan (RU) has produced only 72 first class law experts in the last one decade, the RU said before a single judge bench on Friday. The response came after the bench of Justice...
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY GEARS UP TO HOST CRET 2013
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/09/2013, - Allahabad University authorities have completed preparations for conducting the Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET) '13 to be held on September 29. Director admission Prof B N Singh said around 3500 candidates who would be taking the exam on Sunday. The exam, which is being conducted for the first two levels of the test, would be held at t...
PATNA UNIVERSITY BECKONS STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE, AGAIN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/09/2013, - In what appears to be a significant development, 96-year-old Patna University (PU) has, of late, started attracting boys and girls from other states to its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.At least five students from Delhi, Dehradun, Pune, Aligarh and Varanasi have enrolled themselves for MSc (geology) course this year. PU economics department...
CBSE MULLS SYLLABUS REDUCTION IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/09/2013, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is mulling reduction of syllabus in social science subject and has asked stakeholders to provide feedback via an online questionnaire. The central board's academic director Sadhana Parashar said, "CBSE is receiving a number of requests to reduce the syllabus in Std IX and X in all subjects and specifically...
INDIAN ARMY ORGANISED STUDY TOUR FOR 20 J&K STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/09/2013, - INDIAN ARMY ORGANISED STUDY TOUR FOR 20 J&K STUDENTS...
GUJARAT BOARD: DECISION ON SSC, HSC EXAM FEE HIKE DEFERRED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/09/2013, - The general board of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has decided to put on hold the proposal for a 20% hike in fee for SSC and HSC students' upcoming...
STUDENT LEADERS PROTEST AGAINST ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY'S FAILURE TO CONDUCT AUSU POLLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/09/2013, - A large numbers of student leaders protested against Allahabad university's failure to start the process to elect the 82nd student's union on the campus on Thursday.Alleging that the varsity authorities...
UTTAR PRADESH TO HAVE THREE NEW MEDICAL COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/09/2013, - The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared setting up of three private medical collegesin the state, an official said on Friday. A decision to allow these medical colleges at Mathura, Lucknow and...
MADRAS HC DISMISSES PETITION CHALLENGING RESULTS OF STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/09/2013, - - Madras high court on Tuesday dismissed over 150 petitions challenging the results of State Eligibility Test (SET) conducted byBharathiyar University and National Eligibility Test by University Grants Commission in 2012. The petitioners had challenged the results on the ground of a change...
SCHOOLS URGE CBSE BOARD TO REDUCE LOAD OF SOCIAL STUDIES ON STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 27/09/2013, - If some schools have their way, a high score in maths or science could come at the cost of social studies. Many high school students and their parents and teachers have been urging the Central Board...
UGC NOTIFIES RULES FOR COLLABORATION BETWEEN INDIAN, FOREIGN INSTITUTES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 27/09/2013, - As top grade foreign educational institutions have shown little or no interest in setting up campuses in India, University Grants Commission on Wednesday notified a set of regulations that will allow Indian institutes with grade B accreditation to enter into collaboration with foreign educational...
AMRITA UNIVERSITY TO LAUNCH CENTRE FOR SPIRITUAL STUDIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 27/09/2013, - Amrita University inKerala is launching on Thursday a centre for spiritual studies at its campus in Kollam district, with the aim of strengthening and deepening India's rich spiritual traditions, a spokesperson said. The centre will be officially launched at Amritapuri on Thursday as part of the thr...
NOT ENOUGH QUALITY INSTITUTIONS TO EDUCATE NEXT GENERATION: PRESIDENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 27/09/2013, - Pointing out that there was a dearth of high quality academic institutions in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday regretted that Indian universities were not counted amongst the top-ranked universities in the world. "Unfortunately, it is a sad reflection on us when...
SSC, HSC EXAMS FROM SEPTEMBER 25 IN MAHARASHTRA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/09/2013, - Around 2.16 lakh students will sit for the secondary school certificate (SSC, Class X) examination and 1.81 lakh students will sit for higher secondary certificate (HSC, Class XII) repeaters' examination, which will start from September 25.The Maharashtra...
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' UNION STARTS ONLINE CAMPAIGN AGAINST UPSC EXCLUDING 'FOREIGN' LANGUAGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/09/2013, - The new Jawaharlal NehruUniversity Students' Union has launched an online campaign against the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) excluding 'foreign' languages -- most noticeably Arabic and Persian -- from the list of optional subjects in exams. In a petition addressed to the chairman, UPSC, D P Aggarwal...
UTTAR PRADESH RAJARSHI TANDON OPEN UNIVERSITY STEPS UP TO DEVELOP SELF-LEARNING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/09/2013, - -- Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU), Allahabad, is taking steps to develop its own self-learning material (SLM). UPRTOU has been using IG...
230 MILLION CHILDREN ENROLLED IN SCHOOLS UNDER RAJU RTE: PALLAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/09/2013, - Stating that 230 million children have been enrolled in schools ever since the "Ever since the introduction of the Right toEducation Act, which givRight to Education (RTE) Act came into force, Union HRD minister M M Pallam Raju on Friday said the government aims to provide...
BORN IN MAHARASHTRA, BUT CAN’T APPLY FOR 85% OF MBBS SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/09/2013, - Students seeking admission to MBBS courses in Maharashtra through the state quotahave to clear the SSC and HSC examinations, or their equivalent (i.e, ICSE/ISC, CBSE and IB) from an educational institute in the state, theBombay high court has said, upholding...
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY OPENS CENTRAL LIBRARY FOR STUDENTS ONCE AGAIN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 24/09/2013, - The Allahabad University once again reopened its Central Library for students after more than a decade, on Thursday. The University had stopped issuing books to students in 2001. Presently, the research scholars have the permission to issue books and...
MSC COURSE AT MUMBAI UNIVERSITY OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 24/09/2013, - From the next academic year, students from other varsities will be allowed to pursue MSc at Mumbai University after completing a bridge course. Till date, the course was not open to students who had...
FATE OF 457 PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND 6,295 STUDENTS HANGS IN BALANCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 24/09/2013, - The fate of 6,295 students enrolled in 457 primary schools (452 run by local self-governing bodies and five by private institutions) in the district, now hangs in balance, as theeducation department prepares to shut down the schools. A meeting of officials of the department is likely to...
MSC COURSE AT MUMBAI UNIVERSITY OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Tuesday 24/09/2013, - From the next academic year, students from other varsities will be allowed to pursue MSc at Mumbai University after completing a bridge course. Till date, the course was not open to students who had done...
BORN IN MAHARASHTRA, BUT CAN’T APPLY FOR 85% OF MBBS SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/09/2013, - Students seeking admission to MBBS courses in Maharashtra through the state quotahave to clear the SSC and HSC examinations, or their equivalent (i.e, ICSE/ISC, CBSE and IB) from an educational institute in the state, theBombay high court has said, upholding...
BORN IN MAHARASHTRA, BUT CAN’T APPLY FOR 85% OF MBBS SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/09/2013, - Students seeking admission to MBBS courses in Maharashtra through the state quotahave to clear the SSC and HSC examinations, or their equivalent (i.e, ICSE/ISC, CBSE and IB) from an educational institute in the state, theBombay high court has said, upho...
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY OPENS CENTRAL LIBRARY FOR STUDENTS ONCE AGAIN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/09/2013, - The Allahabad University once again reopened its Central Library for students after more than a decade, on Thursday. The University had stopped issuing books to students in 2001. Presently, the research scholars have the permission to issue books and...
MSC COURSE AT MUMBAI UNIVERSITY OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/09/2013, - From the next academic year, students from other varsities will be allowed to pursue MSc at Mumbai University after completing a bridge course. Till date, the course was not open to students who had...
FATE OF 457 PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND 6,295 STUDENTS HANGS IN BALANCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/09/2013, - The fate of 6,295 students enrolled in 457 primary schools (452 run by local self-governing bodies and five by private institutions) in the district, now hangs in balance, as theeducation department...
HRD MINISTER RELEASES NBT'S BOOK ON MATHEMATICS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 20/09/2013, - Mathematics is a very intimidating subject that finds applications universally. The application is more important than the subject because it is the application that fascinates people...
IIM-L TO LAUNCH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND DIPLOMA ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 20/09/2013, - The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, will introduce a new postgraduate diploma programme in sustainable management this year. The two-year programme will be taught at IIM-L's Noida campus and will be chaired by Prof Susheel Kumar, who currently heads the institute's...
MHA NIXES MANIPAL UNIVERSITY'S CHINA PLANS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 20/09/2013, - Following Union home ministry's orders, the University Grants Commission (UGC) asked the Manipal University to scrap its plans for an academic collaboration involving exchange of students and faculty with the Beijing Institute of Technology, one of the world's top engineering scho...
PRESIDENT ASKED NOT TO RAISE VICE-CHANCELLOR’S RETIREMENT AGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 20/09/2013, - A Delhi University Court member has urged the President to reject the proposal for increase of retirement age of the vice-chancellor, pro-vice-chancellor, dean of colleges, director of South...
GOOGLE USA OFFERS DELHI TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT RS 93 LAKH PER ANNUM PACKAGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 20/09/2013, - It was the best campus placement in the history of Delhi Technological Universityand comes at a time when the economy is in gloom. A computer engineering student,Himanshu Jindal, received an offer of an annual package of Rs 93 lakh (US$ 1,15,000) plus 125 stock...
GOOGLE USA OFFERS DELHI TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT RS 93 LAKH PER ANNUM PACKAGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 20/09/2013, - It was the best campus placement in the history of Delhi Technological Universityand comes at a time when the economy is in gloom. A computer engineering student,Himanshu Jindal, received an offer of an annual package of Rs 93 lakh (US$ 1,15,000) plus 125 stock...
NOW, 40% SEATS VACANT FOR SECOND YEAR ENGINEERING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/09/2013, - Around 40% of the 83,910 seats in second year engineering have gone vacant this year in the state. Admissions to the second year of engineering are meant for lateral entries of students post their diploma. While the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has received over 55,270 applications for...
26 TOP BRITISH COLLEGES GO ONLINE TOMORROW TO PROVIDE FREE COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/09/2013, - - Britain's leading universities will begin offering free online courses from Wednesday. Students will be given remote access to tutorials featuring high-profile lecturers and will be able to browse treasures held by the British Museum and British Library, which are partners in the scheme.Indians...
ABVP, AISA MARCH TOGETHER FOR RIGHT TO ACCOMMODATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/09/2013, - In a rare show of unity, the ABVP joined a protest along with ultra-left AISA and Students Right to Accommodation group and marched to the vice-chancellor's office at North Campus on Tuesday. Within hours of being elected, the ABVP-ledDUSU has not only joined...
A FEW TAKERS FOR ENGINEERING COURSES AS PHASE I COUNSELLING ENDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/09/2013, - About 1.08 lakh seats, including convener quota and merit list seats, were left vacant as the major phase of Eamcet counselling concluded here on Tuesday, which experts said is an indication of...
DELHI UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR PROBE BASELESS: DUTA CHIEF
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/09/2013, - DUTA president Nandita Narain has written to home minister Sushilkumar Shinde, apprising him of Maharashtra Police's raid at the residence of G N Saibaba...
MAHARASHTRA MULLING RECRUITMENT BOARD FOR APPOINTMENT TO PRIVATE COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 18/09/2013, - Maharashtra Government is mulling setting up of a special recruitment board on lines of MPSC and UPSC for the appointment of lecturers and staff to private colleges, minister for Higher and Technical Education Rajesh Tope...
AMRITA UNIVERSITY READIES DEVICE FOR WOMEN'S SAFETY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 18/09/2013, - A security device put together at the Centre for Cyber SecuritySystems and Networks at the Amrita Universityin Kerala promises to offer women the chance of alerting their families when attacked. Krishnashree Achuthan, director of the Kollam...
HRD MINISTRY URGED TO REDUCE WEIGHT OF SCHOOL BAGS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 18/09/2013, - Studies showing that a school bag weighing more than five percent of the child's weight impacts their posture, even causing disability, and guidelines being issued by the ministry of human resource development to limit the load notwithstanding...
VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ON A MISSION TO MAKE STUDENTS INDUSTRY-READY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 18/09/2013, - The Visvesvaraya Technological university (VTU) is embarking on 'Mission VTU - Empower 10000' programme with an objective of empowering 10,000 engineering graduates of 2012 and 2013 batches for a successful professional career.In this context,...
MIT TOPS THE TABLE AS INDIA FALLS FURTHER BEHIND
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 18/09/2013, - US research powerhouse Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has retained the number one spot in this year's QS World University Rankings, but there is still no Indian university in the global top 200. MIT has gradually improved its ranking...
VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ON A MISSION TO MAKE STUDENTS INDUSTRY-READY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/09/2013, - The Visvesvaraya Technological university (VTU) is embarking on 'Mission VTU - Empower 10000' programme with an objective of empowering 10,000 engineering graduates of 2012 and 2013 batches for a successful professional careerIn this context...
VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ON A MISSION TO MAKE STUDENTS INDUSTRY-READY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/09/2013, - The Visvesvaraya Technological university (VTU) is embarking on 'Mission VTU - Empower 10000' programme with an objective of empowering 10,000 engineering graduates of 2012 and 2013 batches for a successful professional...
IIM-A FACULTY SUGGESTS WAY OUT OF MACROECONOMIC MESS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/09/2013, - There is possibly a way out of the current economic mess if credit can be expanded to close the differential between the low end government bond yields and the repo, says a working paper by faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad....
AMBEDKAR INSTITUTE TO GET UNIVERSITY STATUS; SEE EXPANSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/09/2013, - The Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences (BANISS) will be rechristened, expanded to accommodate more students and given the status...
KARNATAK UNIVERSITY WILL GIVE NET TRAINING TO STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/09/2013, - Karnatak University, Dharwad has set up an equal opportunity cell on its campus to train PG students for the National Eligibility Test conducted by the University Grants Commission. This was done in the wake of low pass percentage of candidates in NET examination and KUD decided to utilize its expertise to prepare stude...
WEST BENGAL FORMS PANEL FOR BETTER EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/09/2013, - Chief minister Mamata Banerjeehas decided to set up the education commission with four or five eminent educationists to draw up a plan for 2020 and also for 2030 which will be a vision documentguiding the education department and the state government.Mamata said that the document would...
IIT-BOMBAY TO SET UP TEACHING CENTRE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/09/2013, - IIT-B felicitated its teachers on Thursday, giving out Best Teacher awards.Director Devang Khakhar said the institute's teachers and students are discussing plans to set up a centre where best teaching...
JNU TO HAVE SEPARATE HOSTEL FOR NORTHEAST STUDENTS SOON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/09/2013, - Clearing all hurdles for the construction of a 500-bed for northeast students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, the varsity authorities have finally identified land for...
DELHI UNIVERSITY, JNU STUDENTS’ UNIONS FINALIZE LIST OF POLL CONTESTANTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/09/2013, - The final lists of contestants for students' union elections in Delhi University andJawaharlal Nehru University were declared on Wednesday but things didn't progress too smoothly at JNU. There was a heated exchange of words between the election committee the newly-formed Concerned Students...
CPMT COUNSELLING SCHEDULED FROM SEP 9 TO 14
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 15/09/2013, - The second phase of UP-Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) counselling is scheduled from September 9 to 14. Counselling will be held at four centres across the state, including Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College (Kanpur), King George Medical University(Lucknow), and medical...
GRATITUDE FROM STUDENTS IS BEST FORM OF RECOGNITION FOR INDIAN TEACHERS: SURVEY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 06/09/2013, - Indian teachers consider "gratitude from students" as the best form of recognition, according to the Pearson Voice of Teacher survey. Survey findings say that 76% teachers consider 'gratitude...
MAHARASHTRA MAY GRADE VARSITIES TO IMPROVE EDUCATION QUALITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 06/09/2013, - The state government is contemplating to set up a ranking system for its universities to improve the quality of education. The idea was floated at a meeting of the joint board of vice-chancellors, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and governor K Sankaranarayanan on Tuesday when the VCs expressed their concern over the falling standard of education in the state. At the meeting, the VCs backed...
APPOINTMENTS IN BIHAR'S UNIVERSITIES: PANEL FORMED TO DRAFT STATUTES FOR SEARCH COMMITTEE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/09/2013, - The process for constituting the much-publicised search committee for appointment of vice-chancellors and pro-VCs in different universities of the state was initiated on Tuesday with chancellor DY Patil constituting a three-member committee to prepare draft...
CBSE CIRCULAR CLEARS GUIDELINES ABOUT ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/09/2013, - Schools affiliated to the CBSE board will now have to think twice while denying admissions to the children from the weaker sections of the society by citing unclear guidelines stated under the Right To Education (RTE) Act. Navi Mumbai-based All India Federation of PTA, after having encountered numerous incidents of economically...
MAHARASHTRA MAY GRADE VARSITIES TO IMPROVE EDUCATION QUALITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/09/2013, - The state government is contemplating to set up a ranking system for its universities to improve the quality of education.The idea was floated at a meeting of the joint board of vice-chancellors, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and governor K Sankaranarayanan...
HRD MINISTRY LAUNCHES ALL-INDIA SURVEY ON HIGHER EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/09/2013, - The HRD ministry on Tuesday launched the third edition of an all-India surveyon higher education for 2012-13 with an aim to have a better perspective of the state of affairs. The survey was initiated in 2011 to prepare a robust database on higher education...
SCHOOL OF OPEN LEARNING’S MASTER’S COURSES ADMISSION CANCELLED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/09/2013, - Provisional admission at the School of Open Learning for master's courses has been cancelled for students whose results for undergraduate courses taken in the same school have not been declared. The students enrolled with SOL had participated in...
MADRAS HIGH COURT’S MANTRA FOR REINING IN UNSCRUPULOUS COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/09/2013, - Publish recognition and affiliation details of medical, engineering and other professional colleges, and punish or award damages to students who are misled by unscrupulous managements into joining colleges...
SSC, HSC PUPILS CAN MENTION MINORITY STATUS IN EXAM FORMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/09/2013, - From next academic year, application forms for the SSC and HSC exams will have a separate column where candidates can mention if they belong to a minority community. The decision was taken at the meeting held between...
MADRAS COURT SAYS DISABILITY CERTIFICATES NOT ENOUGH TO GET MBBS SEAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/09/2013, - Disability certificates issued by the district medical boards alone are not enough to get admission to MBBS courses under the disability quota, the Madras high court has said.The matter refers to a case filed by four candidates with disabilities who had said they had been unfairly assessed...
TUG-OF-WAR OVER UNIVERSITY LAW COLLEGE SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/09/2013, - A tug of war has started between two groups of students over the number of LLB seats in University Law College, Vani Vihar, after it lowered the admission strength to 80 from 160 from current academic...
GOVERNMENT PLANNING NEW NURSING INSTITUTE IN SOUTH GOA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/09/2013, - The government will increase the intake of students to the Goa nursing institute from the next academic year and also has plans of starting another...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY MAY BEGIN PHD ADMISSION PROCESS THIS WEEK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 03/09/2013, - The admission process forDoctorate of Philosophy (PhD) seats at Lucknow University (LU) is likely to begin this week. The university may announce the number of vacant PhD seats by Wednesday, after which the admission process will start. Most of the departments have submitted the...
SCHOOL WATCH: COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS — DEVELOPING COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY CITIZENS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 03/09/2013, - Commonwealth Scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries are offered for Master's, PhD, and splitsite (PhD) study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development...
COURSE-CORRECTION SCHEME TO BENEFIT STUDENTS AT VELLORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 03/09/2013, - Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has announced a migration scheme in which a student can move from one engineering stream to another in any year during the course.The scheme will be a boon for students who want to shift to courses that may have specific subjects to cater to their interests...
TEACHERS ELIGIBILITY TEST: 1.7 LAKH ASPIRANTS TAKE EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 03/09/2013, - More than 1.70 lakh aspirants appeared for the Teachers Eligibility Test at various centres across Gujarat on Sunday. No case of copying was reported.This was the third TET conducted in the state after the...
NORTHEAST WHO WERE DENIED ADMISSIONS IN MAHARASHTRA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 03/09/2013, - Several students from the northeast who sought admissions to technical institutions in Maharashtra post the deadline (August 15) set by the Supreme Court have got some relief.Intervention by the ministry of human resources development (MHRD) has ensured provisional admissions...
22 LAKH CHILDREN WITHOUT BASIC EDUCATION: THAROOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/09/2013, - - Nearly 22 lakh children in the country are yet to receive elementary education and it is the responsibility of state governments to bring them to schools, minister of state for HRDShashi Tharoor said on Thursday. "We are definitely anxious to catch the remaining 22 lakh children in our country who still are not in school. These are mainly tribal children, children of migrant...
AICTE INVITES NORTHEAST INSTITUTES TO APPLY FOR GRANTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/09/2013, - The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has undertaken a Rs 180crore project for infrastructure development, strengthening faculty competence and improving the academic scenario of the technical institutions approved by the council in the northeast.AICTE-approved degree engineering institutions and engineering polytechnics that fulfil the conditions...
18,000 EXAMINEES APPEAR IN CSJMU BACK PAPER EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/09/2013, - More than 18,000 students of various courses appeared in back paper examinations conducted by ChhatrapatiSahujiMaharajUniversity (CSJM) at 10 centres in the city on Thursday. The examinations would continue on Friday. The examinations were held at DAV College, DBS College, Christ Church...
ELEMENTARY DRAWING EXAM DATES CLASH WITH SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT-1
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/09/2013, - The dates for the state-level elementary and intermediate drawing exam are clashing withCBSE's summative assessment (SA-1), forcing some schools to find a solution. The SA-1 is conducted under...
ANTI-FYUP TEACHERS AHEAD IN DUTA POLLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/09/2013, - Due to last-minute suspension of classes in off-campus colleges, the Delhi University Teachers' Association election recorded a heavy turnout on Thursday. Of the total of 8,886 voters, 6,475 votes were polled recording 72.86% polling as against 65% in the previous election in 2011.It seems to be a straight fight between the Congress-backed, pro-four-year undergraduate programme,...
EDUCATION CAN ELIMINATE VIOLENCE, THE DALAI LAMA SAYS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 30/08/2013, - Education can eliminate "the very basis of violence and war" and this century will become a century of peace and non-violence, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lamasaid...
CLASH ON USE OF HINDU COLLEGE PREMISES: STAFF
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 30/08/2013, - The Hindu College Staff Associationhas filed a police complaint over violence during the staff association meeting on Tuesday during which a number of teachers...
MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY HAILS SATHYA NADELLA'S SUCCESS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 30/08/2013, - Truth be told. There was nothing spectacular about Satyanarayana Nadella, registration number 8419218. He was among the hundreds who passed out of Manipal Institute of Technology in 1988 with a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering....
RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY YET TO ANNOUNCE SEVERAL RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 30/08/2013, - - At a time when the academic session has already begun in colleges, the Rajasthan University (RU) has again extended the last date to re-admit students in second and third...
BOOK PUBLISHERS TO TRAIN CBSE TEACHERS IN CONTINUOUS AND COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 30/08/2013, - A national book publishing company, whose sales and marketing operations are headquartered in Nagpur, has been selected by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct training seminars on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation...
OPT FOR RESEARCH ORIENTED COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 29/08/2013, - Less than one per cent of students pursuing higher studies opt for research oriented courses, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. "Out of the total enrolments in higher education, the percentage...
COMPANY SECRETARIES EXAMS: 5 FROM AHMEDABAD IN TOP 50
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 29/08/2013, - As many as five students from the city made it to the top 50 of the All-India rankings in the Executive programme of the Company Secretaries (CS) exams which were conducted in June this year...
REGISTER FOR ONLINE TEST MANAGEMENT: CBSE TO SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 29/08/2013, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all the newly-affiliated schools to register themselves for the integrated test management system (ITMS), said an official statement.The ITMS is an application that provides each school unique question papers for the summative...
GAUHATI MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL STUDENTS DEMAND INCREASE IN PG SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 29/08/2013, - Around 100 students of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) took out a rally on Monday demanding equalization of under-graduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) seats in medical studies. The...
ICCSR LAUNCHES COURSE FOR GENERATING CSR PERSONNEL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 29/08/2013, - The Indian Centre for CSR (ICCSR) has collaborated with the University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria, to offer India's first Master of Science program in CSR & ethical management. The program will bridge the gap that exists in the country for trained CSR Managers in the corporate world. The new...
NO CHANGE IN 20-PERCENTILE RULE FOR IIT-2014 ENTRANCE TEST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/08/2013, - The 'controversial' percentile system that determines students' eligibility for admissions to the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs...
CBSE MAKES 25% MARKS IN SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT MANDATORY TO QUALIFY FOR EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/08/2013, - Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is not going to be a cakewalk any longer. From the current academic session class IX an...
CBSE MAKES 25% MARKS IN SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT MANDATORY TO QUALIFY FOR EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/08/2013, - Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is not going to be a cakewalk any longer. From the current academic session class IX an...
ICCSR LAUNCHES COURSE FOR GENERATING CSR PERSONNEL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/08/2013, - The Indian Centre for CSR (ICCSR) has collaborated with the University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria, to offer India's first Master of Science program in CSR & ethical management. The program will bridge the gap that exists in the country for...
MEGHALAYA TO SPONSOR STUDENTS TO STUDY IN GERMAN VARSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/08/2013, - The department of agriculture of the Meghalaya government is likely to sponsor students from the state to take up graduation and post-graduation courses in agriculture at Leibniz Universitat, Hannover, Germany. Chief ministerMukul Sangma...
NO CHANGE IN 20-PERCENTILE RULE FOR IIT-2014 ENTRANCE TEST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/08/2013, - The 'controversial' percentile system that determines students' eligibility for admissions to the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will stay as is for the 2014 exam.On Sunday, members of the IITs' Joint Admission Board (JAB) jointly resolved to conduct the JEE-Advanced...
HC CANCELS REGISTRATION OF 5 BED COLLEGES IN EAST UP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 26/08/2013, - Observing that education must be left pure and should not be permitted to be corrupted by the use of money, the Allahabad high court cancelled the recognition of five BEd collegesof east UP affiliated to Gorakhpur University.The cancellation would...
'MORE LIBRARIES REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN WHO CANNOT AFFORD BOOKS'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 26/08/2013, - More libraries are required in the country to inculcate reading habit among poor children who cannot afford books, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said here on Friday...
EDUCATION SYSTEM IS STILL PRIMITIVE: SAM PITRODA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 26/08/2013, - Sam Pitroda, adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on public information infrastructure and innovation, on Thursday iterated his concern over the quality of education, which he felt was still at its primitive stage, in India. During an interactive session...
NIE CONTEST CALLS SCHOOLKIDS TO PAINT THEIR THOUGHTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 26/08/2013, - It's time to celebrate as The Times of India marks its 175 years, keeping a watch on India's transformation from pre-Independence to present, chronicling its journey represented by cartoonist RK...
UPSC CHANGES PATTERN, TO OPT FOR SHORTER ANSWERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 26/08/2013, - The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) has changed the answering pattern in its exam, with students now having to write in a consolidated question paper-cum-answer book. Instructions would ask candidates to write the answers only in the pre-defined areas below each part/sub part of the...
IN JNU, GENDER STUDIES TO BE COMPULSORY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 23/08/2013, - Jawarharlal Nehru University will be introducing gender studies as a compulsory credit course across all programmes if the recommendations of a 10-member committee formed to probe what led to the July 31 murder of a female student inside the classroom by her classmate are to...
PATNA UNIVERSITY YET TO DECLARE EXAMS RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 23/08/2013, - PATNA UNIVERSITY YET TO DECLARE EXAMS RESULTS...
MERE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION WON’T ENSURE QUALITY: STUDY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 23/08/2013, - When a public-private partnership is forged, it should come with supporting institutional mechanisms and the collaboration should be only with private institutions that are able to withstand competition, according to a joint study conducted by IIT-Madras and Harvard University.The study gauged...
TWINNING COURSES GAIN CURRENCY AS FOREIGN EDUCATION COSTS SOAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/08/2013, - A foreign education never really pinched the wealthy. But since the 1990s, a prospering Indian economy also propelled middle-class students' dreams of earning a degree abroad. However, the weakening rupee has suddenly made that desire seem beyond reach for many. So a third option is gaining...
FIRST EVER ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST FOR INDIAN ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOLS LAUNCHED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/08/2013, - Education First has rolled out the first ever English Proficiency Survey (EPI) on Indian English Medium High Schools starting grade 8 till grade 10. This global research study on the english proficiency will map the proficiency of high school students from 22 countries and rank the countries...
FIRST-EVER ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST FOR INDIAN ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOLS LAUNCHED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/08/2013, - Education First has rolled out the first ever English Proficiency Survey (EPI) on Indian English Medium High Schools starting grade 8 till grade 10. This global research study on the english proficiency will map the proficiency of high school students from 22 countries and rank the countrie...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY TO SUSPEND OVER 35 COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/08/2013, - Keeping up with the tradition, over 35 courses at Lucknow University will remain suspended this year. Reason: shortage of applicants. LU has declared selected merit cut-off list for only 83 out...
DELHI UNIVERSITY MEET HAS STORMY END AS VICE-CHANCELLOR WALKS OUT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/08/2013, - A meeting of Delhi University'sAcademic Council came to a dramatic end, with a majority of the elected teachers' representatives opposing amendment of the ordinance for teachers' appointment as it would be "anti-teacher". Vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh stood up in between the discussion...
PUNE VARSITY GETS SOCIAL SCIENCE PROJECT UNDER INDO-US PLAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 19/08/2013, - A social science project under the "Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative" has been awarded to the University of Pune which will team up with the University of Massachusettsin a joint exercise. The institutional partnership project, aiming to develop "appropriate research and...
IIIT HEAD NOMINATED TO EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD OF TECHNICAL JOURNALS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 19/08/2013, - The Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) has nominated the head of an Indian technical educational institution to their editorial board.R Gnanamoorthy, director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITD&M), an academic and research...
DELHI UNIVERSITY MEET HAS STORMY END AS VICE-CHANCELLOR WALKS OUT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 19/08/2013, - A meeting of Delhi University'sAcademic Council came to a dramatic end, with a majority of the elected teachers' representatives opposing amendment of the ordinance for teachers' appointment as it would be "anti-teacher". Vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh stood up in between the discussion on the screening process for appointment of teachers, and asked the members to...
49% SPURT IN RESEARCH DEGREES, THAROOR SAYS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 19/08/2013, - Poor research output of students is considered one of the biggest drawbacks of Indian higher education. But government claims there has been a 49.27% growth in the number ofresearch degrees (Ph.Ds) awarded by the Indian universities...
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY TO REACH OUT TO PUPILS VIA VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 17/08/2013, - Mumbai University will start anautomated virtual classroom this weekend, probably the first traditional public university in the country to have the facility.On Sa...
IISC ONLY INDIAN INSTITUTION IN TOP 500 GLOBAL RANKING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 17/08/2013, - Bangalore-headquartered Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has once again made the country proud. It is the only Indian institute that has made it to the top 500 in the 2013Academic Ranking of World Universities(ARWU) which was released...
FOUNDER-PRINCIPAL OF INDIA'S FIRST SAINIK SCHOOL PASSES AWAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 17/08/2013, - 2013Founder-principal of India's first Sainik School at Satara (Maharashtra), Lt Col Yog Raj Puri, died in Pune on Thursday after a brief illness. He was 98. He is survived...
NOW, CLASS IX AND XI CBSE STUDENTS CAN REGISTER ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 17/08/2013, - In order to achieve optimum accuracy and timely receipt of data pertaining to theregistration of Class IX and XI candidates for the academic session 2013-14, the CBSE board...
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES STILL CONTINUES AT ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 16/08/2013, - The authorities of AllahabadUniversity continued the counselling of variousundergraduate courses at PraveshBhawan on Monday.Member of the admission core committee, Dr IR Siddiqui said that around 550 candidates were called for counseling on Monday, of...
RAVENSHAW UNIVERSITY CONDUCTS COUNSELLING SESSIONS TO SENSITIZE FRESHERS AGAINST RAGGING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 16/08/2013, - Ravenshaw University authorities are conducting counselling sessions to sensitizefreshers about the measures put in place to checkragging on the campus. Senior students have also been told not to harass the juniors.Such session are being held at 11 hostels of the university, where incidents...
UTTAR PRADESH RAJARSHI TANDON OPEN UNIVERSITY TO OPEN NEW STUDY CENTRES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 16/08/2013, - In view of the increasing rush of candidates seeking admission in various undergraduate programmes and on the directive of the state government, Uttar PradeshRajarshiTandon Open University (UPRTOU) has launched a special drive to open new studycentres.This decision was taken...
RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY YET TO ANNOUNCE 60 RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 16/08/2013, - Hundreds of students enrolled in various post graduate departments of RajasthanUniversity (RU) and under graduate courses in its constituent colleges are unlikely to cast their vote in the upcoming students' union elections. Reason: RU is yet to announce over 60 results at a time when the university...
CBSE CHANGES PASS NORMS FOR STUDENTS OF CLASSES IX, X
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 16/08/2013, - Following the annual meeting of theCBSE exam committee, the board has decided to bring about changes in the assessment pattern for classes IX and X. A circular released last week makes it clear...
32 MBA, MCA COLLEGES GET ZERO APPLICANTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/08/2013, - The future seems bleak for several colleges in the state that offer MBA and MCAcourses. Of the 289 colleges in Gujarat, no fewer than 32 are such where not even a single student has applied. This will mean huge, empty classrooms.Sources in the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) revealed that...
FAILING ENGINEERING STUDENTS POSE A HEADACHE FOR GUJARAT UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/08/2013, - Poor performance of 700-odd students of engineering who have repeatedly failed in their exams has become a headache for theGujarat University (GU). The university has now formed a four-member committee to find a solution to the problems created by these students.The GU officials said that...
ENGINEERING STUDENTS OPT FOR OTHER STATES AS TELANGANA STIR HITS EAMCET COUNSELLING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/08/2013, - 2013With the protest over formation ofTelangana taking centre stage and the government failing to announceEamcetcounselling for close to two months,Andhra Pradesh has lost quite a bit of its young tech talent pool to neighbouring states this year.With no signs of counselling...
'TEACHERS NOT TO BE DEPLOYED FOR NON-EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/08/2013, - 'TEACHERS NOT TO BE DEPLOYED FOR NON-EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES'...
CHANGES MADE TO THE CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM REQUIRE REFINED STRATEGY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/08/2013, - The new syllabus for the Civil Services (Main) exam has resulted in an overhaul of the existing scheme of the examination. In one of the significant changes, the weighting of General Studies (GS...
ART COMES TO SCHOOL CORRIDORS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/08/2013, - Picasso, Rembrandt, Da Vinci,Nandlal Bose, MF Husain and Jamini Roy. Only a world-class museum can bring these great artists together. But many city schools here are doing it differently.Corridors double as art studios and galleries and schools are putting up replicas of fine art pieces. The idea...
GOA GOVERNMENT'S DECISION ON DOUBLING MEDICAL PG SEATS MIGHT BE IMPRACTICAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/08/2013, - The state government's submission to the Supreme Court (SC) that it wants to retain both groups of postgraduate students-those selected through the national entrance-cum-eligibility test (NEET)...
NOW, A COURSE ON CELEBRITY MANAGEMENT IN MUMBAI COLLEGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/08/2013, - It is not often that a B-school student breaks into a song during a presentation. But when you are trying to impress Anu Malik, jargon like "incentivise" probably isn't enough. On Wednesday, a conference room at the K J Somaiya insitute of management studies and research saw students pitch...
DU COLLEGES TWEAK TIME-TABLES TO DEAL WITH SPACE-CRUNCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/08/2013, - Delhi University colleges are becoming experts in crowd-control. The real shortage of infrastructure will be felt most intensely when the fourth batch is admitted to four-year undergraduate programme but several institutions are already tweaking their time-tables to ensure they don't...
DISTRICT COLLECTORS ASKED TO MONITOR RTE COMPLIANCE IN MAHARASHTRA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/08/2013, - The state government has directed all district education officers to form high-powered committees under the chairmanship of district collectors for effective implementation of the Right to Free...
THIRD ROUND OF BED COUNSELLING AT GORAKHPUR UNIVERSITY FROM AUGUST 16
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 10/08/2013, - Gorakhpur University would hold thethird round of BEdcounselling in the state from August 16. It would be held to fill 48,000 seats in the BEd colleges.The online registration for participating...
JUST 3 IN 100 STUDENTS ADMITTED IN SCHOOLS OF MUMBAI UNDER RTE QUOTA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 10/08/2013, - Three years after the landmark Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education(RTE) Act was brought in, schools across Mumbai are still a long way off from achieving the...
JUST 3 IN 100 STUDENTS ADMITTED IN SCHOOLS OF MUMBAI UNDER RTE QUOTA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 10/08/2013, - Three years after the landmark Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education(RTE) Act was brought in, schools across Mumbai are still a long way off from achieving the goal of egalitarian classrooms.Education department data shows that this academic year, just 12.6% of the 25% RTE quota...
MUMBAI: SCHOOLS, GOVT PLAY BLAME GAME OVER UNFILLED SEATS UNDER RTE QUOTA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 10/08/2013, - The poor performance of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in filling up seats under the RTE quota for underprivileged studentsonce again highlights the miscommunication between schools and the state's education department. While schools have blamed the dismal figures on lack of awareness...
BAN KI-MOON INTERACTS WITH ODISHA TRIBAL STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 10/08/2013, - As many as 25 young tribal boys and girls of Bhubaneswar-based Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences participated in a live discussion with UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon via video conferencing...
INSTITUTE SPILLS BEANS ON NIT ADMISSION GAFFE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 05/08/2013, - - Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, has blown the lid off the story behind the normalization of class XII and JEE (Main) that was used for admission in prestigious NITs.Blaming the HRD ministry and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the normalization that was eventually...
GOVERNMENT HAS NO SOLUTION AS COLLEGES FLEECE STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 05/08/2013, - There seems to be no help from the state government for students dogged by the problem of extra fees charged by private engineering colleges.Asked why the colleges continue to collect exorbitant extra fees, higher education minister R V Deshpande told reporters on Thursday: "It's like...
INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE SPILLS BEAN ABOUT NIT ADMISSION GOOF
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 05/08/2013, - Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, has blown the lid off the story behind the normalization of class XII and JEE (Main) that was used for admission in prestigious NITs.Blaming the HRD ministry and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the normalization that was e...
OVER 10,000 MBA, MCA SEATS MAY GO VACANT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 05/08/2013, - MBA and MCA courses seem to have fallen out of favor with students in Gujarat. This year, only 6493 students took admission against the available 20,455 seats in the 218 MBA and MCA colleges...
IIM-KOZHIKODE TO CONDUCT A SHORT-TERM ADVANCED COURSE ON THE TRENDS AND THE FUTURE OF PUBLISHING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 05/08/2013, - A national level executive development programme on "Publishing 2.0: Business Strategies for the 21st Century" will be held atIIM-Kozhikode from August 26 to 28 this year. The current mainstream...
CA INTERMEDIATE RESULTS ANNOUNCED; PASS PERCENTAGE LESS THAN 12%
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 02/08/2013, - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on Wednesday announced the results of the Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) examination conducted in May this year. Less than 12%...
YOGA EDUCATION MADE COMPULSORY IN MADHYA PRADESH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 02/08/2013, - Yoga education will be madecompulsory in schools of the state from class 1 to V. Addressing a meeting of Madhya Pradesh Yoga Parishad, Chief Minister directed to prepare course for practical and theory for Yoga education. Chouhan said that Yoga education should be imparted...
MADRAS UNIVERSITY SLAMMED FOR CANCELLING AMINA WADUD’S LECTURE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 02/08/2013, - Writers, academics and filmmakers on Wednesday came together to issue a statement condemning the University of Madras's act of cancelling a lecture by eminent Islamic scholar AminaWadud...
EMPTY SEATS HAUNT ENGINEERING COURSES IN TAMIL NADU COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 02/08/2013, - With counselling for engineering seats coming to an end, several colleges have been unable to fill seats even for popular courses. "Around 37 colleges could not fill a single seat for electrical and electronics engineering, while the...
MAHENDRA P LAMA APPOINTED IGNOU PRO-VICE-CHANCELLOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 02/08/2013, - - Professor Mahendra P. Lama has been appointed the new pro-vice-chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU), an official statement from the varsity said Wednesday.Lama,...
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY'S BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT GETS NEW HEAD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 01/08/2013, - Putting a rest over the confusion of the next head of the department of biochemistry in Allahabad University, the varsity has chosen Prof Syed Ibrahim Rizvi as the man for this job. He has taken the charge from ProfPoonamMittal.Prof Rizvi is an eminent biochemist...
JNU STUDENT DIES, CLASSMATE HE ATTACKED STILL CRITICAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 01/08/2013, - A 23-year-old student of theJawaharlal Nehru University ( JNU) who attempted suicide after attacking a woman classmate died on Wednesday, a police officer said.The man had slit his throat...
DOCTORS SEEK MORE PG SEATS, INTERNSHIPS IN RURAL AREAS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 31/07/2013, - Every year, over 3,09,300 children (29% of global share) in India die on the day they are born; the country fairs poorly even in maternal health, with 56,000 maternal deaths per year. While the government has taken several steps, including creation of primary health centres and promoting...
HRD MINISTRY WANTS NET TO BE OUTSOURCED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 01/08/2013, - The HRD ministry wants UGC's prestigious National Eligibility Test (NET) — in the news for wrong reasons ranging from mismanagement to asking sexist questions — for lecturer's job to be outsourced. On Wednesday, the UGC would consider the ministry's proposal...
HIMACHAL PRADESH UNIVERSITY FAILS TO LAUNCH MANY NEW COURSES, ACADEMIC CHAIRS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 01/08/2013, - Though Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) had announced a number of new courses under its Vision 2020 plan, duly approved by its executive council (EC), these have apparently failed to take off.Last year, in an EC meeting, it was decided that 11 centres for research and extension as well as...
IIM-LUCKNOW INKS PACT FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 31/07/2013, - The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with theSingapore Management University (SMU) to enter into a long ter...
CARGILL ANNOUNCES FIRST CLASS OF CARGILL GLOBAL SCHOLARS
  DCN Network, ., DELHI -Tuesday 30/07/2013, - How can today’s industry experts influence the development of tomorrow’s leaders? Cargill and its executives have signed up to mentor and support select undergraduate students around the world as part of the Cargill Global Scholars program. Fifty-six undergraduate college students including ten Indian students from reputed institutes of IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi...
2 MORE DU CUTOFFS AS SEATS STILL VACANT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 30/07/2013, - While Delhi University has been harping on how its four-year undergraduate programme has attracted the largest number ofpre-admission registrations in the varsity's history, the ground reality seems a bit different as seats are still going vacant in many colleges. The university administration...
CBSE NEW SENIOR SECONDARY COURSE TO ENRICH KNOWLEDGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 30/07/2013, - Aimed at reviving India's rich heritage and culture, the Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to launch an elective course for the senior secondary classes. The subject, "Knowledge Traditions...
UNIVERSITY OF PUNE TO OFFER POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN AVIATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 30/07/2013, - University of Pune (UOP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Germany-based pilot training and flight institute to offer a two-year postgraduate course in aviation starting September 1. The course, which will award MTech (Aviation) degree for stu...
CM TO GIFT LAPTOPS AT LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY, IT COLLEGE ON SATURDAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 30/07/2013, - The long wait for 15,000 students ofLucknow University and 15 other higher educational institutions will get over with the chief minister AkhileshYadav all set to distribute the free laptops at LU and IT College on Saturday.The CM will distribute laptops to 50 students including 25 girls and...
NO TAKERS FOR OVER 50K ENGINEERING SEATS IN MAHARASHTRA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 30/07/2013, - It's a double whammy for educational institutions offering both engineering and management courses. A staggering 33,000 MBA and 50,000 engineering seats have remained vacant across...
IIT-B ONE OF THE BEST IN WORLD: US VICE-PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 27/07/2013, - US vice-president Joe Biden today hailed the premier Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay as "one of the leading" technology schools in the world that left him "extremely impressed". "I have...
UNIVERSITY OF MYSORE COUNCIL AMENDS PHD REGULATIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 27/07/2013, - The University of Mysore on Thursday limited the number of PhD students who can be enrolled by a guide.The university also made it clear that getting through in the entrance test for admission to PhD doesn't ensure that the candidate will get admission. It has clarified that passing in the test makes...
IIT (AB)NORMALIZATION: HOW THEY GOT IT WRONG
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 27/07/2013, - Kapil Sibal wanted his stint as HRD minister to be memorable. He wanted to leave behind an enduring legacy. He proposed sweeping changes in the education system.In the nearly three-and-half years...
OVER 50 DELHI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DENIED PHD ADMISSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 27/07/2013, - More than 50 Delhi University students have been denied admission to the PhD course in Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies due to late declaration of the master's result by the...
Testing centres for GRE programme increase
  DCN Network, ., DELHI -Friday 26/07/2013, - Indian graduates applying abroad for a masters and management programmes have more dates and locations to choose when registering for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) revised general test, an official said on Monday....
Montek to meet HRD minister to finalise PPP format in education
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 26/07/2013, - Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahuwalia will meet human resource development minister M M Pallam Raju on Saturday to finalise a structure on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) in education....
UP govt to spend Rs 2,700 crore for free laptops from plan allocation
  DCN Network, ., DELHI -Friday 26/07/2013, - Planning Commission has approved allocation of Rs 2,700 crore out of Uttar Pradesh's plan size for distribution of free laptops and tablets to students in the state in the current fiscal....
IIT-Kharagpur alumni demands immediate appointment of PP Chakraborty as director
  DCN Network, ., DELHI -Friday 26/07/2013, - In an unprecedented move, head of IIT-Kharagpur alumni association Arjun Malhotra went public on Friday with the demand of immediate appointment of PP Chakraborty as the director of the institute....
1,536 awarded degrees at IIT-Madras convocation
  DCN Network, ., DELHI -Friday 26/07/2013, - A total of 1,536 students were awarded degrees on Friday during the 50th convocation of IIT-Madras. It was a milestone in the history of the institution where only 106 degrees were awarded in 1964 when the first batch passed out....
Panjab University: BEd aspirants sit pretty for round two
  DCN Network, ., DELHI -Monday 22/07/2013, - he three-day BEd counselling ended at Panjab University on Friday, with a majority of students preferring social science subjects....
UP-CPMT: 121 registrations on second day of counselling
  DCN Network, ., delhi -Friday 19/07/2013, - Day two of UP-CPMT counseling saw 121 students getting their registration complete for MBBS course on Wednesday. These students will be confirming their seats on Thursday....
ONLINE ADMISSIONS OVER, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY SESSION FROM JULY 26
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Friday 19/07/2013, - The new academic session of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will begin from July 26 as the premier fashion technology institute has finished online admissions introduced for the first...
MEDICAL COLLEGE IN KALAHANDI GETS MCI NOD FOR MBBS COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 19/07/2013, - Sardar Rajas Medical College and Hospital (SRMCH) at Jaring in Kalahandidistrict will start MBBS course for the first time this year, after receiving a go-ahead from theMedical Council of India...
FEE MESS ON, KARNATAKA EXAMINATION AUTHORITY MAY GIVE STUDENTS MORE TIME TO REPORT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 19/07/2013, - Chaos continued to reign at theKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA) headquarters on Friday. Hundreds of students and their parents who faced a multitude of problems during payment of fee thronged the office. For them, it is a race against time because the last day to report to coll...
DIPLOMA STILL PLAN B FOR PUPILS PASSING FROM CLASS X
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 19/07/2013, - Students passing out from Class X may have been up by close to 4,000 this year, but the additional students have not fallen into the kitty of diploma courses in the state, though high cut-offs meant cut-throat competition to get into a Class XI stream of preference.Around 2,000 applicants ca...
ADMIT ST/SC STUDENTS, REPUBLICAN PARTY OF INDIA WARNS SCHOOL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 18/07/2013, - The management of Holy Cross Schoolin Lower Parel has received a threatening letter from Republican Party Of India (RPI) activists demanding seats for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes...
IIT ENTRY TURNS INTO A LOPSIDED ‘BOARD GAME’, 80% CANDIDATES FROM 3 BOARDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 14/07/2013, - For long, when it came to getting into an Indian Institute of Technology, signing up with the right coaching centre was what mattered more than which school board you attended. But the new entrance exam system, which gives weightage to class XII scores of candidates, has changed the rules of the game in one fell swoop. The list of candidates selected last week for the IITs...
IGNOU OFFERS COURSE ON SERICULTURE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 14/07/2013, - The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for a course in sericulture, the varsity said in a statement on Wednesday. "The programme aims to create awareness about the opportunities of employment and livelihood in sericulture and to prepare the...
COUNSELLING FOR PG ADMISSIONS AT MANGALORE UNIVERSITY FROM MONDAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 13/07/2013, - The counselling for admission to post-graduate courses for the academic year 2013-14 will get under way at Mangala auditorium onMangalore University's Mangalagangothricampus on July 15.While counselling for PG courses offered by the science faculty will be held on July 15,...
MORE THAN 70% RTE SEATS GO VACANT IN NAGPUR DIVISION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 14/07/2013, - hough the state government has been promoting 25% seats quota under Right To Education Act (RTE), the latest admission figures are discouraging. In the six districts ofNagpur division, about 71% seats under RTE are still vacant and the state government has reminded school managements...
DELHI UNIVERSITY: COMMERCE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE IN 24 COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 14/07/2013, - Even in the final round of admissions, based on the fifth and last list of cutoffs for general category candidates, seats are available for those hoping to study popular subjects such as commerce and...
NO TET FOR THOSE WHOSE CERTIFICATES VERIFIED BETWEEN MAY 2010-FEB 2011
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 13/07/2013, - Madras high court on Tuesday said candidatesaspiring to become teachers and whose certificates were verified between May 2010 and February 2011 need not appear for the mandatoryTeachers Eligibility Test (TET). Delivering the judgement on review petitions filed by...
GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGES IN J&K TO HAVE 150 SEATS MORE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 12/07/2013, - - In a major initiative to augment the healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir, Centre has given its nod to increase the intake capacity of its three government-run medical colleges in the state by 50 seats each. "The Centre has accepted the proposal to increase the...
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY MAY GET TOUGH WITH COLLEGES' PLAN TO EXPAND
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 12/07/2013, - Colleges seeking to expand their capacity should be ready for an inspection from varsity officials. The University of Mumbai, which used to allow colleges to increase their seats without restrictions, may now stop being lenient. At least 120 colleges, which have written to the varsity seeking...
FOUR-YEAR DU COURSE CHALLENGED IN COURT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 12/07/2013, - - A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court Wednesday challenging the Delhi University's new four-year undergraduate programme. Judges BD Ahmed, who is also the acting chief justice,...
FIITJEE TO SET UP JUNIOR SCIENCE COLLEGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 12/07/2013, - FIITJEE, a national level coaching centre, announced that it will set up a junior science college from the 2013-14 academic session in the city on Tuesday. The college will have 64 seats. The department...
GOVERNMENT CAN'T CONTROL FEE STRUCTURE OF PRIVATE UNAIDED SCHOOLS: HC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 10/07/2013, - - Bombay high court has held that governments would have no say in controlling fee structure of private unaided schools which do not get grant-in-aid but spend huge amounts of money from their own funds to create facilities and extra curricular activities for students.Accordingly, the court...
FIRST CONVOCATION OF IIT-BHU TO BE HELD ON JULY 10
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 10/07/2013, - The first convocation of Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) will be held on July 10 atSwatantrataBhawan. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam would give away medals to the meritorious students and deliver convocation address. The convocation was the much...
‘FAILED’ BY HSC BOARD, BOY MAY LOSE NIT SEAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 10/07/2013, - Dhyey Patel wanted to improve his HSC marks after scoring 73% last year. Since admissions to NITs this year would be based on the JEE (Main) as also the HSC score, he reappeared for the HSC under...
TOP 20 PERCENTILE ELIGIBILITY NORM ADDS TO IIT ADMISSIONS CONFUSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 10/07/2013, - Even as normalization of percentile of JEE (Main) and class XII marks continues to create confusion for students seeking admission to NITs, admission to prestigious IITs is beset with its own problems.The basis for admission to 16 IITs is performance in JEE (Advanced). The other crucial condition...
ANNA UNIVERSITY ADDS MOBILE APPLICATIONS TO ITS CURRICULUM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/07/2013, - - Around 2 lakh engineering students across the state will get to learn emerging technologies like mobile applications development and cloud computing from this academic year with Anna University revising the curriculum for first year students in affiliated colleges. The curriculum...
RESULTS OF ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL COURSES OUT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/07/2013, - The results of entrance test of various courses of Institute of Professional Studies (IPS), Allahabad University have been announced. The centre would start the counselling from July 11. IPS director GK Rai said that the entrance test was held for MSc in food technology, MSc in nutritional science, PG diploma in food technology, PG diploma in photo journalism and visual communication...
70% OF NEW ADMISSIONS AT TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY ARE WOMEN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/07/2013, - - P Ellilarasi from Theni, was one of the many students at the counselling centre inTamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) on Saturday, hoping to join the B Sc Horticulture course at the university. "I decided to join the course after hearing about it from my friends. My parents are also...
ERRORS GALORE IN SCHOOL BOOKS, NO ACTION AGAINST PUBLISHERS YET
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/07/2013, - Even after the reports of several errors and misprinting in the books to be given to the students of Parishadiya and Prathmik schools, Education department authorities have not taken any action against the publishers for the errors. The education department officials has not even cancelled...
IGNOU OFFERS COURSE ON FOOD, VEGETABLE PROCESSING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/07/2013, - The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for a one-year diploma course in food and vegetable processing, a varsity statement said.Admission for Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV) will be open till Monday without...
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY RELAXES RULES FOR SPORTS QUOTA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/07/2013, - Allahabad university authorities have relaxed the eligibility rules for admission under sports quota in various undergraduate courses of the varsity for the benefit of young sportspersons. The relaxations would be applicable for admission in BA, BSc or BCom courses from the...
UGC CONFERS AMRITSAR KHALSA COLLEGE AUTONOMOUS STATUS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/07/2013, - The 121-year-old Khalsa CollegeAmritsar (KCA) has become the first GuruNanakDev University affiliated college to become an autonomous college in the state. The status has been conferred by the...
SC TO DECIDE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/07/2013, - - The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a five-judge constitution bench the question whether a state government could impose the mother tongue or a regional language as the only medium of instruction in primary schools. Referring the matter to the constitution bench, a bench...
CAT RESULT ANOMALIES: COPS TUMBLE UPON EVIDENCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/07/2013, - A three-member team of Kerala police that arrived in the city on Thursday to probe into the CAT result anomalies unearthed by IIM-Kozhikode earlier this week, is believed to have come...
MBBS SEATS PROVE ELUSIVE FOR DISABLED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/07/2013, - Names and numbers have been buried without a trace along with the hopes and dreams of many. Figures may not be available, but stories of MBBS aspirants attest that there have been deliberate attempts to exclude the disabled from foraying into the medical arena. This year, of the 138 differently...
AICTE SURVEY TO PICK BEST TECH, MANAGEMENT INSTITUTES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/07/2013, - All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in association withConfederation of Indian Industry (CII) has recently started a survey to select technical institutions for different awards.According...
MHRD'S RS 99,000 CRORE PLAN TO BOOST HIGHER EDUCATION, IMPROVE ENROLMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/07/2013, - 2013 India will substantially increase the number of students in higher education in next seven years. The presentation made by the HRD ministry to the Consultatative Committee expressed that Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) will increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER)...
EDUCATION SYSTEM FAILED TO ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE, NEEDS REFORM: SC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/07/2013, - Education system in the country has failed to achieve its objective and it has to be reformed immediately, the Supreme Court has said. "It is unfortunate that today education instead of reforming the human behaviour, in our humble opinion, appear to have failed to achieve its objective. Instead...
ONE-FOURTH STUDENTS FAIL TO CONFIRM ENGINEERING ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/07/2013, - The officials of the admission committee for professional courses (ACPC) are surprised as close to one-fourth of aspiring engineers are not coming forward to confirm their admission. After the...
LUKEWARM RESPONSE TO FREE HIGHER EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/07/2013, - The KK Handique State Open University (KKHSOU) has received a lukewarm response to its mission to provide free higher education to differently-abled and visually-impaired children. The mission was introduced last year.KKHSOU vice-chancellor Srinath Baruah said that the poor awareness...
TOPPERS SET SIGHTS ON BOMBAY, DELHI, FEW CHOOSE IIT-MADRAS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/07/2013, - Now that IIT's Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) results are out, the race has begun for admission to the best branches of these institutes. IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi lead the rest when it comes to attracting the top 100 rankholders . Sixty-seven students of the top 100 opted for IIT...
WORLD'S FIRST ENGINEERING COLLEGE FOR BLIND SOON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/07/2013, - The students are waiting and the software and syllabus is ready for the world's first engineering college for the visually impaired, but a search for suitable land to set up the multi-crore campus that could empower hundreds of special children is where the project is stuck. An ambitious blueprint to...
STUDENTS WITHOUT MARKSHEETS DENIED ADMISSION AGAIN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/07/2013, - Students without marksheets were again denied seats in the second cutoff list admissions that closed on Wednesday even though the Dean Students' Welfare has asked colleges to admit such students provisionally. Students and parents alleged that colleges are violating admission policies...
WILL DELHI UNIVERSITY’S 4-YEAR BTECH MAKE AN ENGINEER? IITS NOT SURE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/07/2013, - Courses in electronics andcomputer science in Delhi University— that were earlier BSc (Hons) and have now becomeBTech under the new four-year undergraduateprogramme (FYUP) — are attracting a large number of applicants. Delhi University officials had said the switch to BTech would make...
DELHI UNIVERSITY: COURSES REOPEN IN THIRD LIST, DROP IN SCIENCE CUTOFFS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/07/2013, - Admissions are far from over inDelhi University. There are still 31 colleges open for admissions in the sought after commerce course, while economics is not far behind —open in 30 colleges followed by English in 25 colleges. Science aspirants, too, can take heart as physics, chemistry and...
DU: COMMERCE, ENG, ECO COURSES TO STAY OPEN IN THIRD LIST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 04/07/2013, - Seats are likely to be available for popular courses such as commerce, economics and English in the third list. Though Delhi University colleges will close second-list admissions on Wednesday afternoon — and thethird list cutoffs will be issued the same night — some colleges can already tell which...
40% MBA, MCA SEATS MAY STAY VACANT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 04/07/2013, - With just five days to go before the last date for submitting applications for admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Administration (MCA) ends, the admission committee fears that over 40 per cent of the total 14,911 seats in the two courses may remain vacant...
JEE RANKING SHOWS CLASS XII RESULTS ARE IMPORTANT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 11/07/2013, - The IIT-JEE (main) rank list came as a surprise for the city, proving clearly how important Class XII result is and will be in future. Though it brought cheers to all as toppers remained the same,...
UGC TO INCREASE FELLOWSHIPS & RESERVATIONS FOR BRIDGING GAPS IN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 04/07/2013, - In order to bridge the gaps generated in the higher education system, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had decided to undertake a number of measures, which includes increased number of fellowships, reservations and financial assistance to girls. In a statement, Ved Prakash, UGC...
FEWER TOPPERS OPT FOR IIT BOMBAY THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 04/07/2013, - Even as the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) retains its pole position among the Joint Entrance Exam(Advanced) high scorers, the number of candidates from the Top 100 rankers who...
FYUP IN SANSKRIT TO GET MAKEOVER IN DELHIUNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/07/2013, - To change the perception ofSanskrit as just an ancient language,Delhi University's Sanskrit department will introduce courses like Indian scientific heritage, theatre, self-management and dramatics under the new four-yearundergraduate programme (FYUP...
DELHI UNIVERSITY DECLARES 2ND CUT OFF LIST, SLIGHT DIP IN MARKS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/07/2013, - The University of Delhi has released its 2nd cut-off list today, 1st July, 2013 but the cut off percentages foradmission to the most popular courses have not shown any...
STUDENTS OPT FOR OTHER COURSES AS DU CUT OFFS SOAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/07/2013, - The astronomically high cut-offpercentages for admission to Delhi University's colleges are forcing students to consider opting for courses not on their wish list."I wanted to study Political Science at Miranda House but the cut-offs are really high. So I have chosen to study philosophy instead,"...
IIT KHARAGPUR TO SOON OFFER MEDICAL DEGREES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/07/2013, - Soon, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur will be offering medical courses part from the engineering andtechnology courses that it is renowned for. The central government has sanctioned a 400-bed super speciality hospital on the IIT-Kharagpur...
FYUP IN SANSKRIT TO GET MAKEOVER IN DELHI UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/07/2013, - To change the perception ofSanskrit as just an ancient language,Delhi University's Sanskrit department will introduce courses like Indian scientific heritage, theatre, self-management and...
FYUP IN SANSKRIT TO GET MAKEOVER IN DELHI UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/07/2013, - To change the perception ofSanskrit as just an ancient language,Delhi University's Sanskrit department will introduce courses like Indian scientific heritage, theatre, self-management and dramatics under the new four-yearundergraduate programme (FYUP)."We want to...
SOFT SKILLS CAN GIVE YOU AN EDGE IN JOB MARKET
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 02/07/2013, - After completing your graduation in humanities, there is a wide range of opportunities in the job market. According to TimesJobs.com data, BPO/ITeS, IT/telecom and educational /training sectors are the top three industries that hire humanities graduates. According to Satindra...
SCHOOL WATCH: FULBRIGHT-NEHRU MASTER'S FELLOWSHIPS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 02/07/2013, - The Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a Master's degree programme at selected US colleges and universities in the areas of arts and culture management...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY'S ONLINE COUNSELLING DELAYED ON DAY 1
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 02/07/2013, - Technical snags marred the first day of online counselling of the Lucknow University. The first ever off-campus online counselling for admissions to various undergraduate courses was delayed...
MADRAS UNIVERSITY CUTS CONCESSIONS FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 02/07/2013, - The University of Madras has decided to stop concessions for disabled candidates and prisoners who pursue courses in its Institute of Distance Education (IDE). The fee concessions were introduced by the previous vice-chancellor, G Thiruvasagam.Academics said the decision is ironical...
NCC TO BE AN OPTIONAL SUBJECT IN KAKATIYA UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 02/07/2013, - NCC will be included as an optional subject at degree level on a pilot basis in Kakatiya University, according to Air Commodore Suresh Badyal, deputy director-general of the NationalCadet Corps...
PUNJAB SANCTIONS RS 88 CRORE FOR UPGRADING GOVERNMENT COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 01/07/2013, - Punjab government on Friday gave its nod to a Rs 88 crore project, which will revamp infrastructure of all state-run colleges within two years. The decision was taken by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during a high level meeting with vice chancellors of universities, principals of government colleges and senior officers of higher education here, officials said. Of the total Rs 88...
PUNJAB SANCTIONS RS 88 CRORE FOR UPGRADING GOVERNMENT COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 01/07/2013, - Punjab government on Friday gave its nod to a Rs 88 crore project, which will revamp infrastructure of all state-run colleges within two years. The decision was taken by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during a high level meeting with vice chancellors of universities, principals of government colleges and senior officers of higher education here, officials said. Of the total Rs 88...
UGC SANCTIONS ONLY 25% OF THE FUND SOUGHT BY ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 01/07/2013, - The University Grants Commission(UGC) has sanctioned the funds for the XIIthFive Year Plan of the Allahabad University. Although, the funding agency sanctioned only Rs 135 cr...
PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY TO OFFER INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 01/07/2013, - Come July, science students can get a taste of liberal arts and those delving into humanities can take up a science subject atPresidency University here, a varsity professor said on Friday. "This is the first such initiative in the country. In...
PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY TO OFFER INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 29/06/2013, - - Come July, science students can get a taste of liberal arts and those delving into humanities can take up a science subject atPresidency University here, a varsity professor said on Friday. "This is the first such initiative in the country. In the traditional Indian university education system...
CABINET NOD FOR PRIVILEGES TO NALANDA UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 29/06/2013, - The Nalanda University in Biharand its academic staff will soon get privileges and immunities required for efficient functioning and recruit talent from across the world. The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime...
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING OFFER FOR STUDENTS WHO FLUNKED EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 29/06/2013, - Those students who failed in the board exam conducted by any recognized board this year, can now save their precious one year from getting wasted as National Institute of Open Schooling (N...
BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY'S COMPUTER PROGRAMMING COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 29/06/2013, - Keerthi Lakshmi, a class nine student of Gandhi Matriculation HSS, Vikramam, Thanjavur received a gold medal from Bharathidasan University's (BDU) vice-chancellor K Meena for scoring 300 out of 300 in the C++ programming exam. Though Lakshmi was one of the five students who...
IIM-KOZHIKODE ADMITS CLOSE TO 200 WOMEN, ABOUT 50% IN 2013-15 BATCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 29/06/2013, - In an attempt in gender diversity, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, has admitted close to 200 women, about 50 per cent, in its post graduate programme of the 2013-15 batch, some...
DELHI UNIVERSITY CUTOFFS GO CRAZY, HIT 100% IN RAM LAL COLLEGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/06/2013, - Ram Lal Anand has done anSRCC this year. The college set the cutoff for its computer science course at a perfect 100% (for non-science aspirants), just like SRCC had done in 2011, as Delhi University declared the first cutoffs for admission it undergraduate course. The cutoffs, for inexplicable...
HIGHER EDUCATION: UGC FOR INCREASING FELLOWSHIPS, RESERVATIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/06/2013, - - Concerned over the "gaps" in thehigher education system, the University Grants Commission (UGC) will undertake a slew of measures to bridge them including increased number of fellowships, reservations and financial assistance to girls. Announcing this, UGC chairman Ved Prakash also...
80 CANDIDATES' CAT SCORES FOUND RIGGED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/06/2013, - - Even CAT scores are tampered with. The official website of the Common Admission Test — considered the most competitive exam in the country and acknowledged for its unblemished image — is showing inflated scores of 80 students. According to the alert sent by the CAT convener on...
HIGHER EDUCATION: UGC FOR INCREASING FELLOWSHIPS, RESERVATIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/06/2013, - Concerned over the "gaps" in thehigher education system, the University Grants Commission (UGC) will undertake a slew of measures to bridge them including increased number of fellowships, reservations and financial assistance to girls. Announcing this, UGC chairman Ved Prakash also...
20,000 APPLY FOR 3,500 SEATS IN PATNA UNIVERSITY COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 28/06/2013, - Altogether 20,000 boys and girls have applied for admission to the three-year degree courses in arts, science and commerce in different colleges of Patna University this year. There are approximately...
PROTEST AGAINST ONLINE ADMISSION AT LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/06/2013, - Admission process at LucknowUniversity was stalled for more than two hours on Tuesday as a group of students protested against admission through the online route. Under the aegis of All India Students Association, the students protested outside the university's administrative block and...
UP BOARD: HS, INTER EXAM FORMS TO BE DEPOSITED BY AUGUST 20
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/06/2013, - - The UP Board had finalised the date of depositing the examination forms for students appearing in high school and intermediate examinations in 2014. District inspector of schools(DIOS) Komal Ya...
IIM-KOZHIKODE ADMITS CLOSE TO 200 WOMEN, ABOUT 50% IN 2013-15 BATCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/06/2013, - In an attempt in gender diversity, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, has admitted close to 200 women, about 50 per cent, in its post graduate programme of the 2013-15 batch, some of whom are national talents in various fields. IIM-K's PGP 17 batch has inducted 361 students of whom 165 are men and 196 are women, an IIM-K press release said. The institute has admitted a...
TEACHERS ELIGIBILITY TEST TO BE HELD ON JUNE 27, 28
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/06/2013, - The Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), 2013, will be held on two days, the preparations for which are almost complete. On June 27, in the first shift, 2,348 students will be...
AFTER TISS AND DSW IN DELHI UNIVERSITY, MSU'S FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK RANKED THIRD NATIONALLY AGAIN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 27/06/2013, - M S University's Faculty of Social Work has been ranked third in the list of country's best social work professional colleges for the second successive year.The faculty has been ranked third in the survey conducted by a weekly magazine. "This is the second time that we have been ran...
THERE IS NO SHORT CUT TO SUCCESS: CHETAN BHAGAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 26/06/2013, - Exhorting the youth to be extremely careful in the selection of career options, celebrated writer Chetan Bhagat said there was no 'rewind button' in real life and as such, one mistake can derail the entire venture. Bhagat was delivering a motivational talk to...
SMSS ON EXAM EVE STUMP HARYANA TEACHERS' ELIGIBILITY TEST ASPIRANTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 26/06/2013, - Candidates appearing for Haryana Teachers' Eligibility Test (HTET), to be conducted at various centres in the state on Tuesday and Wednesday, have been receiving text messages (SMSs) from unknown numbers telling them to bring coloured printouts of their roll numbers to take the exam. Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE), which is conducting the test, though, has rubbished all...
DATE EXTENDED FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION OF BCOM FORMS IN PANJAB UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 26/06/2013, - Panjab University has extended the last date for submission of online application forms for BCom centralized admission to colleges in the city up to June 25. As many as 5,733 students have already submitted the forms in hard copy. However, the last date for submission of hard copy...
GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY FINAL SEMESTER RESULT STILL PENDING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 26/06/2013, - Over 20,000 students of the final semester of the Bachelor of Engineering degree course at the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) are still waiting for their results. The examination ended...
MADRAS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR MADE UGC VICE-CHAIRMAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 26/06/2013, - H Devaraj, a senior biochemistry professor at the University of Madras, has been selected as vice-chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Devaraj, 59, was a student of the university...
ST. STEPHEN'S DECLARES CUT OFF LIST 2013 - 98 PERCENT FOR ECO, ENGLISH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/06/2013, - The prestigious St Stephen's College at Delhi University hasdeclared its first cut-off list 2013, for its various courses, with the highest cut off percentagebeing 98 percent for both Economics and English for commerce students. It is seen that the co...
6 LAKH STUDENTS TO GET TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN HARYANA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/06/2013, - Technical education will be provided to 16 lakh students in Haryana, especially in backward areas like Mewat, in the next five years. The state government will spend about Rs 207 crore for providing technical education to the students, R P Chander, Principal Secretary,Industrial Training Department...
CUT OFF RELAXED FOR GIRLS IN DU COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/06/2013, - As the race for admission into Delhi University (DU) gets tougher, some colleges have relaxed the cut off for girls, according to the additional eligibility criteria for admissionsposted on the varsity website Saturday.DU colleges, including Bhim Rao Ambedkar...
STAY ON PG MEDICAL ADMISSIONS IN MAHARASHTRA QUOTA TILL TOMORROW
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/06/2013, - The Bombay high court has stayed the declaration of the first selection list for postgraduate medical admissions in the state quota till Tuesday. The enrolment process, which started earlier this month, has already been delayed by several months due to a Supreme Court battle between private...
NCWEB RELEASES FIRST CUT OFF LIST 2013
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 25/06/2013, - The cut-offs vary according to the different colleges that act as teaching centres for the board. For the B.A programme, Hansraj has a cut off of 81 percent for general category students while the cut...
JEE (ADVANCED) RESULTS TO BE DECLARED TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/06/2013, - The IITs have decided to release the results of the JEE(Advanced) on Friday, two days ahead of schedule. Around 1.26 lakh students registered for the test, conducted on June 2.Scores of the test will determine admission to BTech courses in 16 IITs across the country and ISM, Dhanbad.Candidates...
PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE CALLS FOR MORAL, VALUE-BASED EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/06/2013, - President PranabMukherjee on Thursday called for intensive moral and value-based education to fight against social crimes like atrocities on women. He said this while addressing the 10th convocation of TripuraUniversity."It pains me like fellow citizens when I come across incidents of attacks...
PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE CALLS FOR MORAL, VALUE-BASED EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/06/2013, - President PranabMukherjee on Thursday called for intensive moral and value-based education to fight against social crimes like atrocities on women. He said this while addressing the 10th convocation of TripuraUniversity."It pains me like fellow citizens when I come across incidents of attacks...
NEW MA, MPHIL, PHD COURSES IN TISS GUWAHATI THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/06/2013, - In its second academic year, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati will be introducing new courses in masters in arts, andMPhil and PhD programmes.Last year, TISS had introduced...
RESULT DATA ON TN ENGINEERING COLLEGES OUT, BUT NOT CLEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 24/06/2013, - Anna University on Thursday published the pass percentage of students in each of the 500-odd engineering colleges affliated to it, thus complying with an order of the Madras high court. The ranking came a day before counselling for admission to engineering courses begins, but professors said t...
ROAD TO ST STEPHEN'S TOUGHER AS CUTOFFS GO UP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 23/06/2013, - Cutoff marks at St Stephen's College have increased substantially in several subjects and marginally in others. Increases are in the range of 0.25% to 5.5%. Students from the humanities stream will have it tough as the maximum increase has been for that group in the cases of mathematics (3...
DIPLOMA CET RE-TEST TO BE HELD ON JUNE 30
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/06/2013, - Owing to a major mistake in the Diploma Common Entrance Test (D-CET) question paper, on Sunday, the higher education department has scheduled a re-test on June 30, 2013. D-CET is to be conducted for diploma holder students seeking admission to professional undergraduate courses. The D-CET had been criticized...
CBSE TO INTRODUCE OPEN TEXT BASED ASSESSMENT CONCEPT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/06/2013, - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) authorities have decided to launch new assessment concept i.e., Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for classes IXth and XIth. In order to integrate analytical and theoretical skills, thus moving away from memorization, OTBA will be introduced in March, 2014 Examination...
DELHI UNIVERSITY FYUP FIRST CUT OFF IS LIKELY TO BE ANNOUNCED BY JUNE 27
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/06/2013, - Delhi University (DU) has set the schedule for releasing cut off lists for admission to its Four Year Undergraduate Programmes (FYUP). The first cut off list is going to be announced on June 27, 2013. Owing to a huge number of applications this year, the cut offs are likely to be higher than last year. As per sources, the university...
AMU TO INCREASE FEES AFTER 15 YEARS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/06/2013, - AMU TO INCREASE FEES AFTER 15 YEARS...
RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY TO IMPROVE FACILITIES FOR SPORTS CATEGORY ADMISSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 21/06/2013, - - Rajasthan University is planning to boost admission for the seats allotted to the Sports category. Over the years, the enrollment under sports category has turned down, which has affected in the...
HIMACHAL PRADESH HC QUASHES PETITIONS CHALLENGING CLOSURE OF 8 COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/06/2013, - The Himachal Pradesh high court has upheld the government's decision to close down eight government degree colleges that had reportedly been opened in haste, without proper infrastructure and budgetary provisions, by the outgoing government last year, and dismissed a bunch of petitions challenging the new government's decision.After hearing both sides, the division...
UGC, AICTE QUARREL OVER REGULATORY POWERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/06/2013, - A tug of war is on between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) over the Supreme Court order that approval ofAICTE is not required to obtain permission and run MBA courses by private institutions since it does not fall under the...
ADMISSION PROCESS UNDERWAY IN COLLEGES AFFILIATED TO CHHATRAPATI SHAHUJI UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/06/2013, - The admission process had started in the degree colleges affiliated to Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University (CSJMU). The admission forms are being made available through different banks. The colleges have decided to take admissions on the merit basis. The process would continue till June 30...
MADRAS VARSITY TO FILL 350 VACANT POSTS FROM JULY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/06/2013, - The University of Madras will begin amassive recruitment drive to fill in nearly 150faculty posts, including that of 91 assistant professors and 50 associate professors from the first week of July. University officials said recruitment on such a scale is taking place after more than a decade. The last recruitment drive in 2001 ran into controversy...
SANSKRIT PROFESSOR HEADS PHILOSOPHY DEPT AT UTKAL UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 20/06/2013, - Faculty shortage has come to such a head at Utkal University that the varsity had to give additional charge of heading the philosophy department to post graduate council chairman PK Mishra, who is...
AS GUIDELINES RELAXED, STUDENTS SHOW INTEREST IN SCIENCE STREAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/06/2013, - After the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education recently announced that the minimum requirement of 40% marks in science paper for students, who want to secure admission to the science stream in junior colleges, has been reduced to 35% from this year, the students...
OPEN UNIVERSITIES LURE STUDENTS, OFFER PROFESSIONAL PROG
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/06/2013, - At a time when the undergraduate and post graduate admissions have begun in regular degree colleges, open universities are too set to take in students in their various regular and professional degree...
MNUMBER OF APPLICATIONS AT LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY GROWING ANNUALLY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/06/2013, - Lucknow University's online window for admissions to undergraduate courses closed on Monday with 20,026 registrations along with fee submission. Last year, university had received 19,562 application...
4 DEPARTMENTS OVERLOOKED UNDER FYUP: MAHARAJA AGRASEN COLLEGE TEACHERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/06/2013, - Teachers of four departments in Maharaja Agrasen College have alleged that by withholding introduction of Discipline 1 courses like physics and history, Delhi University has not only used resources less than optimally but also drastically reduced their work load. The teachers have...
NOW, YOU CAN DO BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN NANOTECHNOLOGY IN KARNATAKA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 19/06/2013, - There is a huge demand forbachelor of engineering (BE) graduates innanotechnology from various industries. But only few institutes in South India offer BE in nanotechnology. Here is good news...
ANNA UNIVERSITY TO RELEASE RANK LIST OF 521 AFFILIATED ENGINEERING COLLEGES TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/06/2013, - Anna University is expected to release the rank list of all the 521 affiliatedengineering colleges in the state on Monday. Last Friday, the Madras High Court, based on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), had directed the university to publish the rank list of all the colleges in the state before June 17...
WEALTHY PARENTS GRAB SEATS MEANT FOR RTE STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/06/2013, - Name: Farhan Pasha. Father's name: Tajamulla Pasha. Annual income: Rs 30,000. These are entries from an admission form submitted under RTE at a private school in Bangalore. Flipping through some of these documents, one is led to the income certificate of Tajamulla Pasha. A...
IGNOU HOLDS ITS FIRST-EVER PRE-ADMISSION COUNSELLING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/06/2013, - The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is, for the first time, conducting pre-admission counselling to guide admission-seekers, an official statement said on Sunday. "The student registration division has opened pre-admission counselling for students seeking admission...
GOOD REPUTATION IS DU’S BIGGEST DRAW
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 18/06/2013, - - Be it a degree spanning three years or four—'brand DU' continues to be the biggest draw for the would-be college-goer. Despite all apprehension regarding and opposition to the four-year undergraduateprogramme, the university has already recorded a new high in terms of registrations...
DU CUTOFFS UNLIKELY TO RISE FOR ENGLISH, ECONOMICS, COMMERCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/06/2013, - - Here's some good news for Delhi University aspirants. There is unlikely to be any major increase in cutoffs for commerce, English and economics this year. These subjects are the top gainers...
NEED FOR QUALITY TEACHING ACROSS ALL LEVELS: SHASHI THAROOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/06/2013, - Emphasizing the need for quality teaching across all levels of education, minister of state for human resource development Shashi Tharoor on Friday said issues like availability of teachers need to be addressed. Addressing the Committee on National Mission on Teachers and Training, he highlighted...
POST-SSC ENGINEERING DIPLOMA CENTRALIZED ADMISSION PROCESS TO START FROM MONDAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/06/2013, - The centralized admission process (CAP) for the first-year post-SSC (Std X) diploma courses in engineering and technology is all set to commence from Monday. The new academic year will begin from July 25 while the cut-off date for all diploma admissions is August 10. A total of 1,73,467 seats...
IGNOU STARTS MBA PROGRAMME IN BANKING, FINANCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/06/2013, - The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in banking and finance from this July academic session, an official said on Saturday. "The course is specially designed for bankers. A candidate applying...
MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES ONLINE FEE PAYMENT FACILITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 17/06/2013, - Madurai Kamaraj University here has launched an online fee payment facility for its distance education students. University vice-chancellor Kalyani Mathivanan launched the online system in associa...
THALASSEMIA SOCIETY DEMANDS TIME RELAXATION IN BOARD EXAMS TO STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 15/06/2013, - In view of the time relaxation offered to students suffering from sickle cell disease by the state board, Thalassemia Society of Central India has asked the government to extend the sops to children suffering from thalassemia as well.This relaxation will amount to students getting an extra 20 minutes...
MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES ONLINE FEE PAYMENT FACILITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 15/06/2013, - Madurai Kamaraj University here has launched an online fee payment facility for its distance education students. University vice-chancellor Kalyani Mathivanan launched the online system in association with the State Bank of India, officials said on Thursday. Students having internet banking fac...
VIRGIN ATLANTIC OPENS SCHOLARSHIP FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 15/06/2013, - Virgin Atlantic's founder Sir Richard Branson announced a unique scholarship worth Rs 5 lakhs for Indian students flying to the UK and the USA. The British tycoon is inviting young Indian brains to share their vision on why and how they plan to use their education to actually solve a problem...
BSE STD XII SCORING SHOWS SUDDEN SPIKES’
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 15/06/2013, - After the revelation of marking anomalies in ICSE and ISC exams, a software engineer from Hyderabad has mined the data forCBSE Class XII exams for 2013. Though theCBSE marks do not show ranges of missing marks...
JAIRAM RAMESH AIRS CONCERN ABOUT FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME AS A DOTING FATHER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/06/2013, - On Wednesday, the protest against the Delhi University's (DU) four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) came from an unlikely quarter. Rural development ministerJairam Ramesh came calling on HRD ministerM M Pallam Raju. In the meeting, also attended by UGC chairperson...
SHRINKING AID MAY DEAL A BLOW TO INDIA’S EDUCATION GOALS: REPORT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/06/2013, - The economic downturn has affected millions of children across the globe as aid to education declined. India, which already has the highest number of out-of-school children after Ethiopia and Pakistan, may be further affected. The Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) released...
CCE IS AIMED AT CHANGING TEACHING: CBSE CHAIRMAN VINEET JOSHI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/06/2013, - Be it Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation(CCE), or the newly introduced Open Text Based Assessment, the Central government's aim is to improve the education system, says CBSEchairman Vineet Joshi. During his visit to the city, he spoke with Isha Jain on the reforms taken by...
THALASSEMIA SOCIETY DEMANDS TIME RELAXATION IN BOARD EXAMS TO STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 14/06/2013, - In view of the time relaxation offered to students suffering from sickle cell disease by the state board, Thalassemia Society of Central India has asked the government to extend the sops to children suffering from thalassemia as well. This relaxation will amount to students getting...
DELHI UNIVERSITY: REGISTRATIONS CROSS 1 LAKH MARK, MORE STUDENTS GO ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 13/06/2013, - - Online registrations for admission to undergraduate courses to Delhi University colleges is fast catching up with offline registrations as 56,535 aspirants filled forms over internet as against 59,756...
BABASAHEB BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR UNIVERSITY SCHEDULE FOR PG COURSES DECLARED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 13/06/2013, - Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University on Tuesday released the schedule for admissions to 45 newly launched postgraduate courses. The admission process will begin on June 17 and cont...
APPLICATIONS FROM OTHER STATES FLOOD MUMBAI COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 13/06/2013, - The hurdles for state board students in the race to find a seat in a college and course of their choice seem endless.With every passing year, colleges in the city have witnessed an increase in the number of students from across the country applying for degree college courses. This year, the merit lists at...
MANGALORE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ALL UG EVEN SEMESTER COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 13/06/2013, - Mangalore University has announced results of all even semester undergraduate courses, examinations for which were conducted from April 8 and ended on May 17.In all, 87,148 students appeared...
FIRST MERIT LIST CUT-OFFS RISE BY 2-8%, SEVERAL LEFT OUT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 13/06/2013, - Top city colleges saw an increase of 2-8% in the first merit list for degree courses, which was released on Tuesday. With most of these colleges getting more than 1,...
TECHNICAL GLITCH HITS ONLINE ADMISSION PROCESS AT RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY ON DAY 1
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 12/06/2013, - On Day 1 of the admission process of theRajasthan University, technical glitches ruled the show. Thousands of students who had planned to register for the online application form could not do so after a technical glitch occurred on the varsity's websiteAs...
ODISHA JOINT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BEGINS COUNSELLING FOR ENGINEERING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 12/06/2013, - The first phase of online counselling for undergraduate engineering admission through Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) began on Monday.OJEE secretary Priyabrata Sahoo said aspirants need to register their name, create user ID, password at www.ojee.nic.in and lock their choices...
LOW REGISTRATION KEEPS ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN MADHYA PRADESH ON THE EDGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 12/06/2013, - The charm of engineering degree seems to be fading away if the initial round of counseling organized by the directorate of technical education (DTE) is an indication. Only 41,731 students have so far registered for the 1,00,000 engineering seats in the 219 colleges of the state keeping...
RTI REVEALS 32,000 PASSOUTS TO GET DEGREES FROM JAMMU UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 12/06/2013, - Over 32,000 graduate and post-graduate students are waiting to get their degree certificates from Jammu University which includes students from 2006 to 2011 batch. The university has not granted graduate and post-graduate certificates to 32,120 passouts, including 26,564 graduates and 5...
BIRLA EDUTECH TO OPEN 50 SCHOOLS IN NEXT THREE YEARS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 12/06/2013, - Birla Edutech Limited, a Yash Birla Group Company, plans to open 50 schools in the next three years and is also eyeing higher educationarea, said a top official of the company on Saturday. "We are...
RAJASTHAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY BEGINS ADMISSION PROCESS, CORE BRANCHES EMERGE FAVOURITES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/06/2013, - With the announcement of the RPET (Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test) results, the race for admissions into top engineering colleges affiliated to the Rajasthan Technical University has begun. The process will commence from June 10 and the session will begin from August 1. "The seat matrix...
UNESCO STUDY: NUMBER OF OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN STAGNATE; AID TO BASIC EDUCATION FALLS BY SIX PER CENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/06/2013, - New statistics released by Unescoshow that 57 million children were out of out of school in 2011; a drop of just two million from the year before. Compounding this problem for children around the...
AICTE TO OPEN REGIONAL OFFICE IN KERALA CAPITAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/06/2013, - The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will soon open a regional campus here to meet the needs of technical institutions in Kerala. AICTE sources said Kerala affairs, now being looked after by a temporary office at the College of Engineering and Technology, will be...
NEW CAMPUS OF MAHARAJA AGRASEN UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/06/2013, - Catering to the needs of students in Himachal Pradesh, Maharaja Agrasen Technical Educational Society, the sponsor of Maharaja Agrasen University (MAU), is setting up a campus in the Solan district near Baddi. "The state government of Himachal Pradesh has...
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT CAMPAIGN IN GUJARAT TO BE FROM JUNE 13
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 11/06/2013, - Gujarat education ministerBhupendrasinh Chudasma said here on Sunday that the launch of the three-day statewide school enrollment in rural areas of Gujarat would begin from June 13...
NAGPUR DIVISION OF MAHARASHTRA STATE BOARD FINISHES 2ND LAST IN SSC RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/06/2013, - Three years ago, when Chandramani Borkar took over the reins of Nagpur division of Maharashtra State Board, the division had witnessed a big slump of almost 9% in SSC results. However, all his efforts to improve the situationthrough a host of awareness programmes have failed to improve...
LUDHIANA YOUTHS DO IT AGAIN, SECURE 1ST, 3RD RANK IN PANJAB UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/06/2013, - With the Bcom-III results out, Ludhiana students have once again proved their academic skills. Around 3,000 students appeared from the city for the BCom final examination. Neha Jindal of Arya College Ludhiana bagged first position in the whole state as well as in the Panjab University scoring...
100-MARK SCIENCE PAPER, BEST-OF-FIVE GOOD FOR CHILDREN, SAYS PRINCIPALS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/06/2013, - School principals TOI spoke to on Friday felt that the students had a distinct advantage in the SSC exams with the Science exam being converted into a 100-mark paper and the marks of only the best five papers being considered. According to S Prabhuraman, principal of Saraswati Vidyalaya...
MARKING SYSTEM IN TAMIL NADU MAY WORK AGAINST LAW ASPIRANTS FROM CBSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/06/2013, - The introduction of law as an elective in senior secondary school may give CBSE students an edge over their state counterparts when it comes to higher education. But, aspiring lawyers fear getting into a law school will remain a dream for many...
KALINGA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY INKS PACT WITH TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 10/06/2013, - Bhubaneswar-based Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University on Saturday announced that it had inked a pact with Trinity College, London, to impart English language...
CONFLICTING CRITERIA STUMP DELHI UNIVERSITY HOPEFULS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 08/06/2013, - The official website of Delhi University, which is supposed to be the first-hand source of information for admission seekers, is, quite ironically, adding to confusion among them thanks to...
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY EXTENDS ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE TO JUNE 10, WEBSITE WOES ON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 08/06/2013, - Mumbai University extended the online registration deadline to 10am on June 10, from the initial date of June 7. The decision came on Thursday as problems with the university's website persisted...
GUJARAT UNIVERSITY: OVER 400 FORMS OF MSC-IT AND MBA COURSES DISTRIBUTED ON DAY 1
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 08/06/2013, - It is just the first day GU has started distributing MSc-IT and MBA forms and in just two and a half hours, 400 forms for MSc-IT and MBA courses were sold out. Though the toppers this year showed...
BOARD HELPLINES COME ALIVE DAY BEFORE SSC RESULTS IN MUMBAI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 08/06/2013, - Even as SSC 2013 results are to be announced at 1pm on Friday, Mumbai divisionalboard helplines meant to tackle student queries as well as anxiety were plugged on only a day before - on Thursday."We were clueless about the results date so we tried calling the board helpline, but nobody answered," said Aritrika Basu, an SSC student. The divisional board office in Vashi released a list...
ANDHRA PRADESH BOY TOPS JIPMER ENTRANCE EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 08/06/2013, - Kunal Ramesh Chandekar fromAndhra Pradesh has topped the entrance examination for MBBS course in the prestigious Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Resea...
MAHARASHTRA COMMON ENTRANCE TEST: TOP RANKER SAT FOR 40 MOCK PRELIMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/06/2013, - Jeet Nishit Mehta of Patkar Collegesecured the first rank in this year's Maharashtra Common Entrance Test ( MT-CET 2013), scoring a total of 197/200 marks. Son of Ashvina and Nishit...
SCHOOL EXPELS 28 STUDENTS FOR NOT PAYING 'EXCESS FEE'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/06/2013, - The fate of 28 students of Doveton Higher Secondary School in Kilpauk, expelled on Monday for not paying the"excess fee", remains uncertain. The school's Student Parent Welfare Association (SPWA), which has been protesting against the"arbitrary fee hike" for the...
DELHI UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: OVER 42,000 FORMS SOLD ON FIRST DAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/06/2013, - - As the debate continues over the new four-year undergraduate programme, theDelhi University on Wednesday sold over 42,000 forms on the first day of the admission process while over 7,000 students registered online. Braving the heat, thousands of students queued up at...
UNHELPFUL HELPDESKS MAKE DISABLED STUDENTS RUN AROUND
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/06/2013, - he decentralizing of admissions for SC/ST and persons with disability (PWD) categories — essentially a move towards greater inclusion of these groups — hasn't worked quite as well as...
HISTORY TEACHERS DECRY DELHI UNIVERSITY'S COURSE PREPARATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 07/06/2013, - Twenty history teachers from Delhi University's history department, including Shahid Amin, Nayanjot Lahiri and Prime Minister's daughter Upinder Singh, claimed in an open letter (read full text of the letter) that the public needs to know that the discussions on the new four-year-undergraduate...
RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS TO KICK-OFF FROM JUNE 10
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/06/2013, - Rajasthan University is likely to kick start its admission process for the undergraduateprogrammes from June 10. The university officials said that the admission forms will also be available online. The first cut-off list is expected to be out by June...
UP BOARD CLASS 12 RESULTS ANNOUNCED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/06/2013, - The Class 12 results of UP boardwere declared on Wednesday, with 92.68% students, out of over 26 lakh who took the examinations, managing to clear it. The girls, with 96.32% success, performed...
PG ADMISSIONS BEGIN AT GUJARAT UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/06/2013, - Gujarat University (GU) recently declared the third-year results of BA, BCom and B Sc results. Following this, various postgraduate departments of the university in arts, commerce and science...
ONLINE DU ADMISSION HAMPERED BY WEBSITE GLITCHES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 06/06/2013, - Thousands of students who were about to register online for the new four-year undergraduate course with Delhi University were not able to do so, as the university website suffered a technical glitch Wednesday, the first day of the admission process."There has been some technical fault and...
MA IN WOMEN'S STUDIES AT GOA UNIVERSITY FROM 2014-15
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 05/06/2013, - Goa University (GU) is preparing to introduce a MA in women's studies from the academic year 2014-15. The content for theprogramme is being readied by the university, but the course cannot be launched in the coming academic year 2013-14 for want of staff."The Centre for Women's Studi...
SYLLABI OF SCHOOLS, COLLEGES SHOULD BE MADE RELEVANT: NAGALAND GOVERNOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 05/06/2013, - Nagaland governor Dr Ashwani Kumar said that there is an urgent need to establish a strong link between the syllabi of schools, colleges and universities and the need of students. He said this while addressing a meritorious award ceremony for toppers of Class XII and the degree examination...
IGNOU OFFERS COURSE ON TOURISM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 05/06/2013, - - The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is offering a masters programme in tourism from the 2013 session, an official said on Sunday. "The Master of Arts in Tourism Management...
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS PLANS MASTER OF FINE ARTS, PHD COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 05/06/2013, - The 74-year-old College of Arts and Crafts is undergoing various changes. Last year, its syllabus was modified for the first time after its establishment and now the college administration...
ONLINE COUNSELLING FOR PG SEATS IN GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGES FROM JUNE 4O
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 05/06/2013, - Counselling for admission to post-graduate courses in government medical colleges would now be held online, officials said on Sunday. The directorate general of health services under the...
GUJARAT UNIVERSITY MAY INCREASE SEAT CAPACITY IN COMMERCE COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/06/2013, - With over 70,000 more students appearing for the HSC general stream examination, Gujarat University has indicated that if required, the number of students per class in the first year Bachelor of Commerce degree might be increased to 170 per division as compared to...
UTTAR PRADESH: HIGHER EDUCATION BECKONS SCHOOL PASSOUTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/06/2013, - With ISC and CBSE class XII results already out and UP board round the corner, large number of students are trying their luck for admissions to higher educationinstitutions. TOI profiles the top degree colleges affiliated to Lucknow University.1. National PG College | Set up...
OPEN BOOK TESTS FOR CBSE FROM THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/06/2013, - Students and teachers of CBSE schools will have to prepare for the long-awaited open book test from this year. The board has decided to evaluate students' analytical and theoretical skills, and encourage them to keep away from rote memorization by allocating 15% to 20% of marks in...
JUNE 4 DATE FOR UTKAL UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE APPLICATIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/06/2013, - Utkal University brought out its admission notice on Saturday, which stated that applications for postgraduate courses would begin from June 4. The university's postgraduate council chairman PK...
SANSKRIT PROFESSOR HEADS PHILOSOPHY DEPT AT UTKAL UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 04/06/2013, - - Faculty shortage has come to such a head at Utkal University that the varsity had to give additional charge of heading the philosophy department to post graduate council chairman PK Mishra, who is a Sanskrit professor, on Saturday.The varsity appoints head of departments (HODs) from among...
TOUGH COMPETITION FOR ADMISSION IN BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 03/06/2013, - Admission at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has just begun. More than 1.75 lakh candidates from across the world are appearing for the entrance tests for various under graduate and post graduate courses from May 20 to June 7 being held at various cities in the country....
TOUGH COMPETITION FOR ADMISSION IN BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 03/06/2013, - Admission at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has just begun. More than 1.75 lakh candidates from across the world are appearing for the entrance tests for various under graduate and post...
PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY MAY REMOVE AGE BAR IN PG COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 03/06/2013, - Presidency University is planning to do away with barriers of age and time for those who want to pursue higher education in its hallowed halls.If the plans are sanctioned, Presidency may be the sec...
TOUGH COMPETITION FOR ADMISSION IN BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 03/06/2013, - - Admission at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has just begun. More than 1.75 lakh candidates from across the world are appearing for the entrance tests for various under graduate and post...
TAMIL NADU TOPPER EXPECTED CENTUM IN MATH, GOT CENTUMS IN FOUR OTHER SUBJECTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 03/06/2013, - : V Hamsika of St Patrick HSS, Puducherry expected a centum in mathematics in the class 10 public examinations of the Tamil Nadu state education board, results for which were declared on Friday...
DELHI UNIVERSITY: TOO MUCH MARX IN SOCIOLOGY SYLLABUS?
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 01/06/2013, - - While passing the syllabi of final two courses, Delhi University's Academic Council on Tuesday asked the sociology department to revise their syllabus as some members believed it included "more than necessary...
SIX SEATS IN URDU QUOTA AT ST STEPHEN’S
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Saturday 01/06/2013, - St Stephen's college has reserved six seats "scattered over various courses" for students who will opt for Urdu in modern Indian languages course and also study it as discipline course II...
SHASHI THAROOR ASKS IITS TO DOUBLE RESEARCH WORK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 01/06/2013, - The IITs need to pull up their socks and spend more on research, Union human resource development minister Shashi Tharoorhas said. Speaking at the Sri Sai Ram College of Engineering...
IIT-KANPUR FIRST TO HAVE HELICOPTER SERVICE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 01/06/2013, - The Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) will on June 1 become the country's first academic institution to offer ahelicopter ferry service. To be run by Pawan Hansfrom the institute's runway, the facility would initially offer flights to Lucknow. It would be extremely handy for...
NO BILL, BUT RULES SET FOR SELF-FINANCED VARSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 31/05/2013, - More than two years after the state government failed to bring in a law for establishment of the self-financed universities, the higher and technical education department on Wednesday announced model guidelines for setting up such varsities. This means a separate legislation will have to be enacted...
CBSE RESULTS: TIBETAN SCHOOLS PERFORM BETTER THAN INDIAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/05/2013, - Under the headship of Harvard scholar prime minister, with his cabinet putting education on the priority list for the refugee population, Tibetans schools in India have achieved 100% results in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class-XII board examination. The overall pass percentage of Tibetan schools is 87.3%, which is a notch higher than the all India aggregate of 82.10...
FEE OF TOP 10 RANK HOLDERS IN CET TO BE REIMBURSED: DESHPANDE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/05/2013, - The college fees of the top tank rank holders in this year's CET, will be reimbursed by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), minister for higher education RV Deshpande said.Announcing the CET results for 2013, he said the entire five years college fee of the top ten rank holders...
DELHI UNIVERSITY’S ACADEMIC COUNCIL OKAYS IDEAS TO HELP OUT DISABLED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/05/2013, - Delhi University's Academic Council, which met on Monday, cleared the recommendations of the empowered committee constituted to examine the foundation courses to ensure all parts are accessible to students with disabilities, especially the visually impaired. In addition to making...
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION LACKING IN EDUCATION SYSTEM: CBSE CHAIRMAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/05/2013, - One of the most important aspects lacking in the education system is interpersonal communication, CBSE chairmanVineet Joshi said on Tuesday. This aspect was important as an individual has to connect with everyone -- children, parents, peers or colleagues -- around them, he said. Interpersonal communication means a deeper understanding of the problems faced by a child...
GRE PROGRAMME ALLOWS MORE FREQUENT TESTING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 30/05/2013, - - Starting July 1, 2013, new updates are being made to the GRE programme that will allow individuals to retake the GRE revised General Test as frequently as once every 21 days, and up to five...
UGC NORM HINDERS HIRING OF PRINCIPALS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/05/2013, - Several city colleges are facing a tough time trying to hire full-time principals after theUniversity Grants Commission (UGC) recently introduced an academic performance indicator (API) norm for the appointments.More than 50% of the around 650 colleges in the city do not have full-time principals...
DELHI UNIVERSITY WON'T ANSWER QUERIES ON FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/05/2013, - An altercation was inevitable. Most students who attended the first Open Day at South Campus, Delhi University, were not there for information on admission procedure. They wanted details of the four-year undergraduate programme. University officials, on the other hand, wanted no discussion on the topic. As more and more uncomfortable questions started coming...
GUJARAT UNIVERSITY DOES U-TURN ON CENTRALIZED ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/05/2013, - Gujarat University has revoked its decision to do away with centralized admissions for Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) and Bachelor in Education (BEd) courses. The turnaround came after the university authorities were pulled up by the...
CET SET TO RE-START BARCH AFTER ONE YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/05/2013, - Students who want to pursue their career in archeology in the state can once again take the OJEE route, as it is going to conduct admission in the bachelor in archeology course in state-run College of Engineering and Technology (CET) for...
TEACHERS TO GET LESSONS FOR BETTER RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 29/05/2013, - After the Class X and XII results were announced on Tuesday, the Madhya PradeshBoard of Secondary Education (MPBSE) is now gearing to improve the next year's results. For this, it has decided to train private school teachers too from each district besides government teachers....
GUJARAT UNIVERSITY DOES U-TURN ON CENTRALIZED ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/05/2013, - Gujarat University has revoked its decision to do away with centralized admissions for Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) and Bachelor in Education...
DELHI UNIVERSITY WON'T ANSWER QUERIES ON FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/05/2013, - An altercation was inevitable. Most students who attended the first Open Day at South Campus, Delhi University, were not there for information on admission procedure. They wanted details of the four-year undergraduate programme. University officials, on the other han...
CET SET TO RE-START BARCH AFTER ONE YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/05/2013, - Students who want to pursue their career in archeology in the state can once again take the OJEE route, as it is going to conduct admission in the bachelor in archeology course in state-run College of Engineering and Technology (CET) for 2013-14 academic session, after a gap of one...
UGC NORM HINDERS HIRING OF PRINCIPALS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/05/2013, - Several city colleges are facing a tough time trying to hire full-time principals after theUniversity Grants Commission (UGC) recently introduced an academic performance indicator (API) norm for...
TEACHERS TO GET LESSONS FOR BETTER RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 27/05/2013, - After the Class X and XII results were announced on Tuesday, the Madhya PradeshBoard of Secondary Education (MPBSE) is now gearing to improve the next year's results. For this, it has decided to train private school teachers too from each district besides government teachers....
STUDENTS OF PRIVATE AIDED SCHOOLS NO BETTER THAN BMC COUNTERPARTS: STUDY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/05/2013, - 22% of classes I to VII students in Mumbai's civic schools can either not read their language of instruction or at the most recognize alphabets. The same percentage of standard I-VII students in the city's private aided schools have no reading skills or can merely read alphabets.More than h...
ANNA UNIVERSITY PLANS BRIDGE COURSE IN MATHEMATICS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/05/2013, - Anna University will conduct a bridge course in mathematics for first year students. The 15-hour module will be conducted before the commencement of regular classes. It will focus on Class...
JAGADGURU KRIPALU PARISHAT EDUCATION GETS RAJIV GANDHI GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/05/2013, - Twenty-two eminent personalities, including Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) Education president Vishakha Tripathi, were honoured here with the Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award. Uttarakhand governor Aziz Qureshi on Tuesday conferred the awards, instituted by Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award Foundation, on the occasion of the 22nd death anniversary...
1% QUOTA FOR SINGLE GIRL CHILD IN PUNJAB TECHNICAL INSTITUTES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/05/2013, - Punjab technical education minister and industry minister, Anil Joshi on Wednesday announced that 1% quota would be reserved for single girl child and victims of Aids and cancer for admission in the government technical educational institutes in the state.Joshi was addressing a function...
EDUCATION LOAN DEFAULTS: GOVT PROPOSES 'CREDIT GUARANTEE FUND'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 24/05/2013, - The government has proposed to set up a 'credit guarantee fund' to address cases ofeducation loan defaults, in a move which could enhance the flow of assistance to students. While a scheme of interest subsidy on education loans to students of...
35K STUDENTS MAY OPT OUT OF ENGINEERING BEFORE ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 23/05/2013, - At least 35,000 students are expected to drop out of the race for engineering seats even before the admission process begins. Officials expect around two lakh students to submit applications for single window counselling in the state. Around 2.35 lakh applications were sold...
ST STEPHEN'S COLLEGE'S REGISTRATION ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 23/05/2013, - The registration process of St Stephen's College for the 2013-14 academic session will be fully online. It will start from June 1. There will be an increased intake in honours courses...
MANIPAL UNIVERSITY RANKED FIRST IN RESEARCH CATEGORY AMONG NON-GOVT UNIVERSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 23/05/2013, - Manipal University, the pioneering force in higher education in India, has been ranked first in the research category among the non-government universities in India by a Scopus-based study published by SCImago research group, Spain. According to the report,Manipal University...
DELHI UNIVERSITY ASKS ENGLISH TEACHER TO TAKE MATH COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 23/05/2013, - Here's another mindbender fromDelhi University. An English teacher has been invited to an orientation programme on the foundation course, 'Building Mathematical Ability'. Her attendance, says the invite, is "mandatory". The training for foundation courses kicked off on Monday with orientation programmes for 'Building Mathematical Ability' and 'Language...
UNIVERSITY OF PUNE TO INTRODUCE MTECH IN AVIATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 23/05/2013, - The University of Pune will introduce a two-year MTech (Aviation) course focused on training pilots, in collaboration with a top German civil aviation company, from academic year 2013-14. "The first six months of the course will be at UoP's...
UGC DILUTES NORMS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 22/05/2013, - Modification in the minutes of theUGC meeting could result in qualitative change in collaboration between Indian and foreign educational institutions, whereby even B grade domestic institutions could have foreign partners.On March 11, 2013, UGC in its 492nd full commission meeting while considering the UGC (promotion and maintenance of standards...
TATA MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE, UKTI JOIN HANDS FOR UK SMES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 22/05/2013, - Tata Management Training Centre and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) have joined hands to mentor and support innovative UK technology SMEs entering Indian market, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer...
PASS PERCENTAGES IN ICSE AND ISC EXAMS GO DOWN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 22/05/2013, - - The percentages of students passing the Class X and Class XII (ICSE and ISC) exams conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) have slipped from last year's levels. In 2012, 98.62% and 97.25% students had cleared the ICSE and ISC exams; in 2013, those have dipped to 98.2% and 95.15%.A total of 1,40,878 students wrote the ICSE exams from 1,762...
NSHM LAUNCHES COURSE IN FASHION DESIGN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 21/05/2013, - NSHM College of Management and Technology (NCMT), one of the institutions ofNSHM Knowledge Campus, an educational group of eastern India, on Friday announced the launch of 3-year...
US COLLEGES FACE ENROLMENT SHORTFALLS, OFFER DISCOUNTS: REPORTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 19/05/2013, - Many leading US colleges and universities face a shortfall in enrolment for fall classes and will offer price discounts as they compete for students, in an ever expandinghigher education market, according...
SRM UNIVERSITY TO LAUNCH 11 NEW COURSES THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 19/05/2013, - SRM University is set to launch 11 new courses this academic year. The university will also start dual degree and integrated courses.Vice-chancellor M Ponnavaiko on Thursday said two four-year courses (BSc Renal Dialysis Technology and BSc Radiology and Imaging Technology...
CAMPUS SELECTION GOING STRONG AT LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 19/05/2013, - Nearly 200 students selected through online test conducted by Aspiring Minds in February a...
TRIPURA REGISTERS IMPROVEMENT IN LITERACY RATE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 18/05/2013, - Literacy rate in Tripura has risen to 87.22 per cent from the previous 73.3 per cent, ranking the state fourth in the country, according to the preliminary census report of 2011....
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL TO HOST PROGRAMME ON IMPORIVING PERFORMANCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 19/05/2013, - Harvard Business School (HBS) will host an executive education program, Improving Corporate Performance and Profitability - India, from May 27 to 30, 2013 at the HBS classroom, Taj La...
Court makes NEET voluntary, lifts ban on Medical College Exam Results
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 17/05/2013, - The Supreme Court today lifted the bar on declaration of results for various medical colleges' entrance exams for MBBS and medic...
Rajasthan university to introduce M.Phil on gender studies
  DCN Network, ., delhi -Friday 17/05/2013, - The Rajasthan university will introduce an interdisciplinary M.Phil on gender studies with special reference to women from the coming session. It was approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC)....
BOARD TO DECLARE HSC SCIENCE RESULT ON MAY 13
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 17/05/2013, - The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board ( GSHSEB) will declare the HSC (science) result on Monday. Nearly 1.10 lakh students had appeared for the exam which was taken in four semesters. The semester system was introduced in June 2011 from...
MATRICULATION SUPPLEMENTARY EXAM FROM JUNE 10
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 17/05/2013, - The matriculation supplementary examination will begin from June 10, president of the Board of Secondary Education D P Nanda announced here on Friday. The examination, which...
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, DELHI UNIVERSITY ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS AMONG WORLD'S TOP 100
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 17/05/2013, - Jawaharlal Nehru University's Center of English Studies has once again been ranked amidst the top 100 English departments in the world by prestigious QS World University Rankings 2013....
PALLAM RAJU SAYS CONCERNS AGAINST FOUR YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME WILL BE ADDRESSED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 14/05/2013, - HRD minister M M Pallam Raju on Friday reiterated that his ministry would examine the concerns expressed by several eminent teachers that the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) was being rushed by Delhi University. However, he also said the ministry would not...
CBSE STUDENTS CAN APPLY IN KERALA GOVT-RUN SCHOOLS FOR PLUS 1
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 14/05/2013, - CBSE's class X students, who pass school-based and Board exams this year, are eligible to apply for admission to senior secondary schools run by the state government through thesingle window system...
STUDENTS CAN COMPLETE DEGREE IN 10 YEARS UNDER NEW FORMAT: DELHI UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/05/2013, - Students of Delhi University will now be able to finish their degrees in a span of 10 years instead of six as earlier proposed for the new four-year undergraduate programme. This was decided in a marathon meeting of the varsity's Academic Council which went on till 2am this morning...
CBSE WANTS TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME EVERY YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/05/2013, - After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) modified its affiliation bylaw and included a course on teacher's training, it directed affiliated schools to conduct at least one teacher...
SHOULD BE NO POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN UNIVERSITY DECISIONS: SHASHI THAROOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/05/2013, - There should be no political interference in the decisions of a university, says Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor after several MPs sought Prime Minister...
SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT DEFERRED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/05/2013, - Authorities of the Allahabad University have deferred the selection committeefor the department of Political Science, on Thursday. The committee commenced on Wednesday and was scheduled to end on May 10 but was postponed on Thursday morning.The decision was taken...
LAKHS APPEAR FOR MEDICAL, ENGINEERING EXAM IN ANDHRA PRADESH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 12/05/2013, - Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) for admission to engineering and medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh began amid tight security arrangements across the state on Friday morning. In all, 3,96,143 candidates are appearing in the annual...
JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA PREPARES 'BRAINS' TO HELP INDIA UNDERSTAND NEIGHBOURS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 10/05/2013, - source of authority in a public institution devoted to the open pursuit of ideas. : Jamia Millia Islamia, one of the country's oldest universities, has embarked upon a series of country-specific programmes to prepare a cadre of experts to fulfil the research needs of the government...
PANJAB UNIVERSITY IN RUNNING FOR INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITY TAG
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 10/05/2013, - Panjab University has emerged as a strong contender for the innovative university title, which could make it richer by Rs300 crore. Several applications are being rejected from other...
MAHARASHTRA TO SET UP NURSING AND PARAMEDICAL EDUCATION BOARD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 10/05/2013, - Maharashtra government on Wednesday approved a proposal to set up anursing and paramedical education board, which will take policy decisions regarding curriculum of courses in these streams...
UP MADRASSA GRADUATE CRACKS UPSC EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 10/05/2013, - Maulana Hammad Zafar is probably only the third candidate in the UPSC's history to have graduated from a madrassa, received a degree from a university and then cleared the civil services exam. The son of a weaver, Zafar went to Madrassa Ali Arabia in Mau town from where...
DELHI HIGH COURT NOTICE TO CENTRE, KVS ON PIL FOR FREE EDUCATION UNDER RTE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 10/05/2013, - The Delhi high court on Wednesday asked the Centre to make its stand clear on a PIL seeking a direction to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) for its "failure" to provide totally free education to students of Class I-VIII under the Right to Education Act...
IN DU, GETTING AUTHORITIES TO GIVE ANSWERS IMPOSSIBLE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 09/05/2013, - The best way to silence critics, particularly in an academic institution, is to address their arguments. The vice-chancellor of DU may be an honourable man but he is refusing to take this route. Instead, he is emphasizing the eminence...
ANOTHER GOOF-UP AS BED PAPER HAS QUESTION NO 5 MISSING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 09/05/2013, - The paper for final year students sitting for their bachelor's in education (BEd) exam in Marathi had a question less. Also, MCom students taking the semester 2...
NATIONAL COLLEGE ADMISSION FORMS AVAILABLE FROM TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 09/05/2013, - Application forms for admissions to undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses of National PG College will be available from May 7 to June 15...