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DUSU POLLS: NORTHEAST ISSUE TOPS AGENDA IN DU
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 15/09/2014, - Concerns of students from the Northeast, including their security and accommodation, have found prominence in the agenda for Delhi University Students' Union elections this year. While all major students' groups have promised security and end of discrimination against such students in their manifestos, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has said that it will provide two hostels for boys and girls from the region if it is elected. In its manifesto, which was released...
LINUX WORKSHOP IN UDUPI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 15/09/2014, - The student chapter of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) of SMV Institute of Technology and Management conducted a two-day workshop on Linux operating system for final year Electronics and Communications students at Bantakal in Udupi district on August 22 and 23.Edwin, a former professor...
HARVARD RECEIVES RECORD $350 MILLION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 15/09/2014, - Harvard University has received the largest donation in its history, the school announced on Monday, $350 million from the Morningside Foundation to the School of Public Health.The donation is unrestricted, and will support efforts including increasedFINANCIAL aid for students, loan forgiveness for graduates who...
NO SEPARATE ENTRANCE TEST FOR KARNATAKA STATE PG MEDICAL AND DENTAL SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 15/09/2014, - The entrance test for the selection of Karnataka state PG medical and dental seats for the year 2015-16 will be conducted by National Board of Examination. Department of medical education has clarified to all the candidates including in-service candidates that the Karnataka State Government will not be conducting...
MAINTAIN 75% ATTENDANCE TO GET A SMART PHONE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 15/09/2014, - Need a Smartphone? Ensure 75% attendance in college. The Madhya Pradesh state department of higher education has mooted a plan to award students who maintain mandatory attendance. The scheme is for students...
SUPREME COURT DIRECTIVE TO BENEFIT 18,000 MBA, MCA, BE STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/09/2014, - The Supreme Court (SC) order giving directions to admit students who have not cleared their entrance test in Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Application (MCA), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Pharmacy will be beneficial to around 1,850 students who were...
CORPORATES SHOULD HELP ERADICATE ILLITERACY: PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/09/2014, - President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked the private sector, especially the corporate houses, to contribute towards eradicating illiteracy in India. "I call upon the state governments, panchayats, corporates, private sector and the civil society to work together and spread literacy," Mukherjee said at a function here...
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: TRIPURA VOWS TO ACHIEVE 100% LITERACY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/09/2014, - Tripura's chief minister Manik Sarkar said that over 95 per cent literacy rate was not enough for the state and it was working hard to achieve cent per cent literacy. "We have secured 95.16 per cent literacy and occupied the first position in literacy, but it is not enough. We have to attain cent per cent literacy and...
HRD MINISTER, 39 UNIVERSITY VCS TO DRAW NEW VISION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/09/2014, - HRD minister Smriti Z Irani will be in a retreat with vice-chancellors of 39 central universities in Chandigarh for two days, September 12-13, to discuss ministry's new vision on higher education, take STOCK of their function and prepare the road ahead. Irani already had similar interactions with directors of IITs and IIMs...
5,000 GOVT SCIENTISTS TO TEACH IN SCHOOLS, COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 09/09/2014, - The government has decided to make it mandatory for over 5,000 scientists, working in different central agencies including the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to undertake 12 hours of lecture classes in an academic year in public-funded schools and colleges across the country. Announcing...
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA CREATES ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS ACADEMIC CONCERNS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/09/2014, - Medical Council of India (MCI) has created an advisory academic committee to take care of the various academic concerns, so as to ensure that the relevant challenges are duly met within a MCI through the committee and standing boards of specialities has taken up curriculum design and update as a periodic exercise including relevant experts drawn from various parts of India, said Dr Vedprakash...
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY TO BE CELEBRATED ON SEPTEMBER 8
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/09/2014, - The National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) will organize International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations in the country on September 8. This year ILD will be celebrated in New Delhi. As part of the ILD celebrations, the ministry of human resource development is organizing KRITI Exhibition 2014 showcasing the...
SUPREME COURT DIRECTIVE TO BENEFIT 18,000 MBA, MCA, BE STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/09/2014, - The Supreme Court (SC) order giving directions to admit students who have not cleared their entrance test in Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Application (MCA), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Pharmacy will be beneficial to around 1,850 students...
MUMBAI COLLEGES HAVE UP TO 135 STUDENTS IN A CLASS THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/09/2014, - Some of the top city colleges affiliated to Mumbai University this year have more than 135 students in a classroom, especially the commerce classes. This, when the University Grants Commission (UGC) prescribes the ideal teacher-students' ratio as 1:20. The class strength has gone up to 140 at some colleges after...
TUDENTS AIM TO BORROW LESS FROM BANKS FOR MBA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 08/09/2014, - A big take away from the great recession of 2009 among the students worldwide is to borrow less and count on greater contributions from parents INVESTING in their education. The Indian aspirants of international business degree who traditionally relied on loans to FUND more than a third of their cost are now banking of their parents' contribution. Number of students relying on loans and grants has...
TEACHER'S DAY: LANGUAGE BARRIER MARS MODI'S SPEECH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/09/2014, - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with students on Teacher's Day was watched across the country with much enthusiasm even as it was marred by technical glitches and the language barrier in some places.Many private schools skipped the telecast in Bangalore....
PRIMARY EDUCATION STANDARD IN UP 'VERY WEAK': RAHUL GANDHI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/09/2014, - Choosing the occasion of Teacher's Day to attack the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he found the standard of primary education in the state "very weak". "There is a need for qualitative improvement in the standard of education for which...
APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR NPTEL ONLINE COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/09/2014, - National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has launched two new online courses -- Basic Electrical Circuits and Introduction to Programming in C. These are free courses, but a nominal exam fee will be charged. Basic Electrical Circuits is a 12-week course conducted...
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES GETS NEW DIRECTOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/09/2014, - Dr Baldev Raj, on Friday assumed responsibilities as the director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, a premier multi-disciplinary institution. A distinguished scientist and former director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research in Kalapakkam, Baldev has helped...
NATION HONOURS TEACHERS WHO ARE A STUDY IN SELFLESS SERVICE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 07/09/2014, - The word 'dedicated' occurs nearly thousand times in the 345-page directory of recipients of this year's national award to teachers. All awardees are dedicated to their profession. Yet, there are some who have gone the extra mile. Take for instance, S Adhiappan, headmaster of MotilalFomraSanatanaDharam...
TEACHERS' DAY: MOST TEACHERS GET A PITTANCE FOR PAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - Teacher's Day was never so big, ever since it was designated as such, back in 1962. That's because of the planned address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thousands of school children. But, what about the teachers who will gather their flock for the big day?Nearly 43% of school teachers in India are now working under privately managed schools. That's about 4.2 million teachers, of...
INDIAN EDUCATION NEEDS GREATER THRUST ON SKILL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: SURVEY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - Indian teachers have voiced their opinions on the current state of India's learning environment through 'Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey 2014'. They feel that half of the students (50%) entering a class or grade lack the skills (academic, cognitive and vocational) required for that level, signifying low orientation of the system on skill development. This is further substantiated as...
CBSE WANTS TO KNOW IF THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO HOMEWORK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is asking schools whether there can be an alternative to homework for upper primary level (std VI-VIII). Schools have been requested to fill up a detailed questionnaire, which the board hopes will give it some insight on homework...
HIGH PROFILE IIAS GETS ITS FIRST WOMEN CHAIRPERSON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - Political scientist Chandrakala Padia, Vice-Chancellor of Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner will be the new chairperson of the prestigious Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. She will be the first-ever woman chairperson of IIAS. Her predecessor Gopalkrishna Gandhi had resigned immediately after BJP came to power. Padia who studied and taught...
RED TAPE CUT FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS PLANNING TO EXTEND STAY IN INDIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - - Foreign students studying in India stand to gain as the union home ministry has empowered Foreigner Registration Offices to extend the validity of student visas. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday approved the delegation of more powers to the FROs. Currently, about 93,300 foreign students are studying in India. The FROs can now extend validity of student visa and of...
AISA DEMANDS REFORMS IN DUSU ELECTIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - The increasing prominence of the left-leaning All India Students' Association (AISA) in Delhi University's students' politics may mean changes in the election process itself. Along with standard manifesto fare, such as hostels and bus passes, AISA is demanding reforms in the DU students' union elections. The group, propelled from fringe status into the mainstream in DU in 2013 by its...
SUPREME COURT ORDERS RS 20 LAKH EACH FOR 21 STUDENTS DENIED MBBS SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 04/09/2014, - The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state government to pay a compensation of Rs 20 lakh each to 21 medical seat aspirants, who were denied admissions owing to alleged malpractices adopted by private colleges. The state has to pay as it failed "to take necessary action on the students' complaints", the court said. The case dates back to 2012, when some of the 21students...
LEADING JAMIA JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA SCHOLAR ACCUSED OF PLAGIARISING IN HER THESIS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - A shocking case of plagiarism has come out involving Janaki Rajan, a leading educationist teaching in Jamia Millia Islamia's department of teacher training and non-formal education. Rajan, also a member of the National Council of Teacher Education, whose work among teachers in Delhi and elsewhere has received wide acclaim is accused of liftingportions of her 1991...
50% STUDENTS LACK SKILLS FOR THEIR CURRENT GRADES: SURVEY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - Fifty per cent of students entering any class lack the requisite skills like academic, cognitive and vocational for that level, said teachers in a survey. A majority of the teachers also believed...
'50% KIDS LACK SKILLS FOR GRADE THEY'RE IN'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 05/09/2014, - About half of all Indian students were perceived by teachers as lacking the skills required for the class or grade they wereentering, despite the same teachers also believing that the learning environment had improved over the last decade. This was revealed in a survey of...
GATEWAY TO ANCIENT WISDOM ON VERGE OF CLOSING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/09/2014, - Hindutva may be the flavour of the day, but there are no takers for Hindu mathematics in Lucknow University. This section of the Mathematics department of Lucknow University is virtually closed. It neither has expert faculty, nor students to carry forward research on invaluable transcripts on Astronomy and...
PGPEX VISIONARY LEADERSHIP IN MANUFACTURING AT IIM-CALCUTTA WITNESSES 100% PLACEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/09/2014, - The recently concluded final placement for the 7th batch (2013-14) of Post Graduate Program for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta witnessed a number of management consulting and manufacturing companies making a beeline...
HYDERABAD SENDS MORE STUDENTS TO US THAN DELHI, MUMBAI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/09/2014, - If the American educational system were to seek a mascot to advertise itself, a nerdy Indian grad student or geeky Chinese undergraduate would be ideal; a combination of the two would be perfect. It is no secret that tens of thousands of students from these two countries covet the American degree, as much as US institutions...
DISTANCE PROGRAMME IN ECONOMICS BY IIM-CALCUTTA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/09/2014, - Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta is offering executive programme forGlobal Economics in association with Ivory Education. The classes are made available across the country through e-learning. Indian Institute of Management is one of the highest ranked business schools in the world. It is ranked first amongst the...
OPT OUT OF MBBS, FACE RS 1 LAKH FINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 03/09/2014, - In a move to check malpractices in allotment of medical college seats, the NTR University of Health Sciences has decided to impose a hefty penalty of Rs 1 lakh on candidates who opt out of studies after taking admission. The penalty rule has come into force from the current...
NALANDA UNIVERSITY TO BEGIN CLASSES WITH 15 PUPILS, 11 TEACHERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 31/08/2014, - Taking inspiration from erstwhile Nalanda Mahavihara, which was reduced to ruins hundreds of years ago by foreign invaders, a 21st century varsity conceptualized with the same philosophy is all set to start its inaugural classes, just 12km from the ancient site, from September 1. The Nalanda University administration says it will not be a run-of-the-mill institution and the mission...
IIMM TO FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT OF SUPPLY CHAINS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 31/08/2014, - In a bid to uplift and develop the supply chains and related functions in the Marathwada region, the Indian Institute of Material Management (IIMM), Aurangabad Branch, is organizing a national-level mega signature programme on September 29. For the purpose, IIMM...
AMU’S KERALA CENTRE RESTRICTS USE OF MOBILES ON CAMPUS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 31/08/2014, - Aligarh Muslim University centre at Malappuram, Kerala, has imposed restrictions on use of mobiles by students on campus. They cannot carry the mobile phones to the administrative and academic block of the campus but can use their phones in the hostel, canteen...
STUDENTS' PAPERS TO BE VERIFIED ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 31/08/2014, - The time-consuming document verification process of Bangalore University (BU) students is all set to go online from the next academic year. The university is planning to upload scanned copies of markscards and degree certificates on its website to help employers verify documents of the shortlisted...
VIETNAM SEEKS INDIA'S HELP ON CBSE PATTERN IN SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 29/08/2014, - Vietnam on Monday sought cooperation from India to bolster its primary school education even as CBSE textbooks are slowly gaining popularity here. During external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj...
POOR RANKING OF EDUCATION INSTITUTES UPSETS PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 31/08/2014, - President Pranab Mukherjeeexpressed his concerns over the fact that no higher education institute of the country figures in the list of the world's top 200 schools.Inaugurating the country's first Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) at Howrah's Shibpur on Sunday, Mukherjee said: "We have more than 720...
VIETNAM SEEKS INDIA'S HELP ON CBSE PATTERN IN SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 28/08/2014, - Vietnam on Monday sought cooperation from India to bolster its primary school education even as CBSE textbooks are slowly gaining popularity here. During external affairs minister Sushma Swarajtalks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India has a good primary school system. The Vietnamese side said they would be keen to work...
ONLY 17,500 POOR KIDS PROVIDED FREE BOOKS, DELHI HIGH COURT TOLD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 28/08/2014, - Out of around 70,000 children from poor and disadvantaged families, only 17,500 have been provided free books in this academic year, the Delhi government informedthe Delhi high court on Tuesday. In an affidavit, the Delhi government also said that approximately 16,500 children have been...
EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES, DUKE TIP LAUNCH TALENT SEARCH PROGRAMME FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 28/08/2014, - Educational Initiatives (EI), an Ahmedabad-based assessment and research company, and the Talent Identification Programme of Duke University (Duke TIP) announced on Tuesday the launch of a joint nationwide talent search programme...
AMU’S KERALA CENTRE RESTRICTS USE OF MOBILES ON CAMPUS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 28/08/2014, - Aligarh Muslim University centre at Malappuram, Kerala, has imposed restrictions on use of mobiles by students on campus. They cannot carry the mobile phones to the administrative and academic block of the campus but can use their phones in the hostel, canteen or anywhere else.Dr Zakariya KA, director at the Malappuram Centre, AMU...
STUDENTS SUFFER IN STAFF STRIKE AT LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 27/08/2014, - Students continued to suffer as Lucknow University's non-teaching staff boycotted the official work for the 12th workingday on Wednesday. Teaching too remained disrupted. The strike also caused inconvenience to students who had come to collect charactercertificate, migration certificate, or degrees, because the entire administrative...
CMS STUDENT RECEIVES ‘DEAFENING’ SLAP FROM TEACHER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 27/08/2014, - A class XII student of City Montessori School, Aliganj, lost his ability to hear from the left ear, after a physical education teacher slapped him. Siddhartha Mishra,18, said "during recess, my teacher slapped me and two other classmates, after which my ear startedbleeding." The commerce student alleged "on complaint of a junior, whose lunch box we mistakenly...
POOR RANKING OF EDUCATION INSTITUTES UPSETS PRESIDENT PRANAB MUKHERJEE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 27/08/2014, - President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his concerns over the fact that no higher education institute of the country figures in the list of the world's top 200 schools.Inaugurating the country's first Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) at Howrah's Shibpur on Sunday, Mukherjee said: "We have more than 720 universities, 37,000 degree colleges and 11,000 polytechnic institutes. Yet what saddens me the most is that thestandards of...
VIETNAM SEEKS INDIA'S HELP ON CBSE PATTERN IN SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 27/08/2014, - Vietnam on Monday sought cooperation from India to bolster its primary school education even as CBSE textbooks are slowly gaining popularity here. During external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj talks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India has a good primary school system. The Vietnamese side said they would be keen to...
IIM-RAIPUR CLOCKS 100% PLACEMENT, STUDENT DRAWS HIGHEST PACKAGE OF RS 38 LAKH PER ANNUM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 27/08/2014, - IIM-Raipur (IIM-R) recorded 100% placements this year for 2012-2014 batch, comprising 109 students, with a student bagging highest package of Rs 38.5 lakh in Indonesia.IIM coordinator said it is the first time thatinternational companies have approached IIM-R students for placements.Nearly 43 national and international companies, including...
DU SCHOOL OF OPEN LEARNING TO ADOPT FLIPPED CLASSROOM METHOD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 26/08/2014, - Buoyed by the response to its maiden online admission process this year, Delhi University's School of Open Learning (SOL) is planning to upgrade its teaching methodologies and use 'flipped classroom technology' for its personal contact programme.At SOL, instructions are given primarily through printed course material which...
ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH CHRIST COLLEGE, PUNE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 26/08/2014, - The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the prestigious Christ College of Pune to offer its internationally recognized accountancy courses. The students will be able to avail this opportunity while pursuing their regular degree courses and finish both the courses at the same time, a statement issued...
BATTLE FOR NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION CONTROL HOTS UP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 26/08/2014, - The battle for control of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is hotting up. With just a week left for the council meeting, there is a renewed demand by Dinanath Batra of RSS for removal of a few non-official members of the NCTE council. HRD ministry sources said interest in teacher education has gone up after the government's...
SAARC'S BEST LAW TEACHER AWARD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 26/08/2014, - The vice-chancellor of Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, has been selected for SAARC's best law teacher award, this year. The award, which carries Rs 1 lakh, a citation and a plaque, is to be given by union law minister Ravi Shankar...
ONGC ANNOUNCES 500 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SC, ST STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 24/08/2014, - ONGC has announced that it would offer 500 scholarships worth Rs 48,000 per annum each to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in various courses.The scholarship will be given to students pursuing courses...
NOIDA STUDENT MAKES NY-INSPIRED PAGE FOR HIS UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 24/08/2014, - The Humans of Amity FB page - inspired by the Humans of New York page and meant for students to share their stories via photos and posts - got over 9,390 likes within a week of its launch. An ardent follower of American photographer Brandon Stanton's brainchild, Humans of New York (HONY), a student of Amity University, Uttam Poudyal, has come up with a Facebook page - Humans of Amity - to tell people stories about the liveliness...
GUJARAT EDUCATION MINISTER DEMANDS CENTRAL STATUS FOR MS UNIVERSITY, TEACHERS UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 24/08/2014, - Gujarat education minister Bhupendersinh Chudasama on Thursday urged the Government of India to revamp the policy of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for improving quality of elementary, secondary and higher education in the state during their New Delhi visit on Thursday.The Gujarat education...
VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO GET EXTRA TIME IN UPSC EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 24/08/2014, - Blind students appearing for civil services examinations will be given extra time for writing papers in Sunday's preliminary exam, an official statement said on Friday. "All the visually impaired category candidates appearing in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014, to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), will be allowed an extra time of 20 minutes per hour for both Paper-I and Paper-II ," UPSC said in...
ANXIOUS, DEPRESSED KIDS? BLAME CEO-LIKE PACKED SCHEDULES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 24/08/2014, - Students these days measure their academic growth with the number of tests cleared. This session's first terminal examination is fast approaching and 13-yearold Karan Patil must be preparing for his. The teenagers's daily timetable, though, is as rigorous as the back-to-back work schedule of many a CEO. Dot on 6.30am, the Class VIII...
NOIDA STUDENT MAKES NY-INSPIRED PAGE FOR HIS UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/08/2014, - The Humans of Amity FB page - inspired by the Humans of New York page and meant for students to share their stories via photos and posts - got over 9,390 likes within a week of its launch. An ardent follower of American photographer Brandon Stanton's brainchild, Humans of New York (HONY), a student of Amity University, Uttam Poudyal, has come...
RANKING OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO INCLUDE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/08/2014, - The ranking system of higher educational institutions being evolved by IITs will also factor in their social responsibilities. Since all institutions — from elite IITs to general state universities — give reservation...
ONGC ANNOUNCES 500 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SC, ST STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/08/2014, - ONGC has announced that it would offer 500 scholarships worth Rs 48,000 per annum each to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in various courses.The scholarship will be given to students pursuing courses in engineering, medicine as well as masters courses in business administration, geology...
10 BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE WHO WORK IN TECH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/08/2014, - We recently polled 10,000 readers on the world's best business schools, and for the second year in a row, they came back with a clear favorite: Harvard University.But depending on who you ask, you might get a different answer.We asked participants to rate the reputation of the graduates from top business...
WILL TRY TO GET CIVIL DEFENCE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS: HOME MINISTRY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 22/08/2014, - The home ministry will take the initiative to introduce civil defence as a subject in school textbooks and curriculum to inculcate knowledge of this important life-saving skill in young minds. Home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said he would write to the Human Resource Development ministry to include...
ODISHA TO GET ITS SECOND AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY: MINISTER
  DCN Network, ., new delhi -Thursday 21/08/2014, - Odisha will soon get its second agriculture university in the poverty stricken KBK (Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput) region of the state. "The state is planning to establish its second agriculture university in an area under KBK districts and the government has already made budgetary allocation for the purpose," agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Friday...
MODERN MONTESSORI TO EXPAND PRE-SCHOOLS IN INDIA
  DCN Network, ., new delhi -Thursday 21/08/2014, - A Singapore-based education group is planning to expand its reach in India by doubling pre- school teacher training and franchises for running kindergarten classes through major corporations, keeping in view the huge demand for trained educationists in the country....
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AMONG TOP 500 IN CHINESE WORLD RANKING
  DCN Network, ., new delhi -Thursday 21/08/2014, - Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the lone Indian institution to bag a spot in the top 500 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions dominated by American universities, according to a list released by a Chinese organisation on Friday. Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science, conceived as a 'Research Institute' by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, in the final years of the 19th century, has been placed...
DPS Ghaziabad in top 8 CBSE schools
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 19/08/2014, - In the TOI report 'Only one NCR school in CBSE's top eight' published on Monday, the list inadvertently missed out Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad.With a 90% average aggregate, the school is in the joint eighth-position in the list of top eight schools in India with the highest average aggregate. The school's highest score is 98.6%. 58.5% students scored 90% and above in aggregate....
Karnataka Public Service Commission exam: Kannada-medium professors evaluated English papers
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 21/08/2014, - The selection of gazetted probationers in 2011 by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) was full of anomalies and irregularities, a CID probe has found. The probe has revealed that Kannada-...
Students yet to receive benefit of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 16/08/2014, - Students yet to receive benefit of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships...
University Grants Commission 'allows' IISc to continue with FYUP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 16/08/2014, - University Grants Commission 'allows' IISc to continue with FYUP...
President okays govt review of UPA's VC nominees
  DCN Network, sanjeev shukla, NEW DELHI -Saturday 16/08/2014, - The mess left behind by UPA on appointment of vice-chancellors of 12 central universities is slowly getting cleared. President as Visitor of these universities has cleared HRD ministry's new proposal to deal with appointments. Rashtrapati Bhavan sources said, "Ministry is examining the names of shortlisted candidates as well as the composition of search-cum-selection committee appointed...
UGC ASKS UNIVERSITIES TO FILL VACANT POSTS OF TEACHERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/08/2014, - UGC has asked all central universities to identify reasons for teaching posts lying vacant and make concerted efforts to fill them up, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. Out of the 16,692 sanctioned...
MADHYA PRADESH SEEKS SC FOR COUNSELLING EXTENSION OF PRIVATE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/08/2014, - Madhya Pradesh Association of Technical and Professional Institutes (MPATPI) may move the Supreme Court to seek extension of counselling date for admission to the state's private engineering colleges where a large number of seats are lying vacant. The MPATPI is considering moving the apex...
SC VERDICT: EAMCET 2014 TELANGANA COUNSELLING MUST STARTIMMEDIATELY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/08/2014, - Bringing good news to all Telangana students, today the Supreme Court has directed the Telangana government to start EAMCET 2014 counselling for admission to professional courses in the state. SC has declined to give more time for admissions in professional courses and has directed...
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS, BU INCREASES THE FEES AT UVCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/08/2014, - Office of Collector & District Magistrate, Kandhamal invites applications from eligible WOMEN candidates, Bangalore University, has decided to increase the fee for postgraduate courses...
A RESEARCH PROJECT MUST FOR EVERY PATNA UNIVERSITY TEACHER: VC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 13/08/2014, - With a view to creating an environment of quality research, Patna University (PU) vice-chancellor Y C Simhadri called upon the teachers to take up research projects and get published papers in national...
COLLECTOR & DISTRICT MAGISTRATE, KANDHAMAL NOTIFIED RECRUITMENT FOR 98 POSTS OF LADY MATRON 2014
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/08/2014, - Office of Collector & District Magistrate, Kandhamal invites applications from eligible WOMEN candidates, who fulfilling the requisite criteria for filling up the following below mentioned post of “Lady Matron” in SC/ ST Girls Hostels...
OFFICE DISTRICT PROJECT COORDINATOR, KANDHAMAL NOTIFIED RECRUITMENT FOR 138 VARIOUS POSTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/08/2014, - Office District Project Coordinator, Kandhamal invites applications from eligible candidates, who fulfilling the requisite criteria for filling up the following below mentioned posts of “Instructor (Physical Education/ Art)”...
GOVT YET TO RELEASE FUNDS FOR PRIVATE MINORITY COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/08/2014, - It is a struggle for survival for dozens of the over 220 privately managed minority colleges as the state government is yet to release funds sanctioned for fee reimbursement in FY 2013-14 which runs into tens of crores. Till last year, the state government routed fee reimbursement to students through the commissionerate for minorities welfare (CMW). While the fee of the first 10,000 rankers, depending...
TWO SCHOOLS OF NALANDA UNIVERSITY TO COMMENCE COURSES NEXT MONTH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/08/2014, - The first two schools of Nalanda University, which is being built near the ruins of the ancient academic institution inBihar with assistance from a number of Aseanmember countries, will commence its courses from next month. In her address at the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting...
ONLY ONE NCR SCHOOL IN CBSE TOP EIGHT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 11/08/2014, - It's Chennai on top with three of its schools scoring the highest average aggregate in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exams in 2014. Following Chennai's three DAVs is the Heritage School of Gurgaon in fourth position....
NO TAKERS FOR 1.24 LAKH ENGINEERING SEATS IN UPTU COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 10/08/2014, - Close to 1.24 lakh engineering seats in the state under the UP state entrance examination (UPSEE) counseling found no takers. Out of 1.47 lakh engineering seats in over 300 colleges in the state, only...
IISC BANGALORE IN TALKS WITH UGC OVER 4-YEAR COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 10/08/2014, - The Universities Grants Commission (UGC) may have asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, to discontinue its four-year B.Sc course. But the premier science institute seems to be in no mood to oblige, at least without putting up a stiff fight.IISc director Prof Anurag Kumar...
TAMIL NADU MEDICAL COLLEGES GO FREE DESPITE PARADING FAKE FACULTY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 10/08/2014, - The speed with which the Madras high court has dismissed charges against medical colleges accused of seeking capitation fees or inflating faculty numbers has raised eyebrows in judicial circles as well as focused the spotlight on the mess in the professional education sector. Between July 16 and August 7...
CHILDREN FROM RED LIGHT AREAS FIND HOME IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 10/08/2014, - Far away from the murky world of brothels, children of sex workers have found shelter in a free residential school on the outskirts of Kolkata where they are trying to carve out a new identity.At the campus of Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission in Barrackpore, a few kms away from the city, a batch...
HIGH COURT SEEKS GOVT REPLY ON PLEA CLAIMING DELHI JUDICIAL SERVICE EXAM HAD INCORRECT QUESTIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 10/08/2014, - The Delhi high court sought a response from the city government on a law graduate's plea alleging that some questions in recently-held Delhi Judicial Service (DJS) Preliminary Examination 2014 were incorrect. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Vipin Sanghi also issued a notice to the high court registrar seeking its reply on the plea by August 20. The bench also perused the question...
IIM-C RECEIVES HEALTHY PRE-PLACEMENT OFFERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 09/08/2014, - The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) has received healthy pre-placement offers for final placements of its 2014 batch. The country's leading B-school in a statement said 78 students have received offers, a jump of 34per cent over the previous year. Of the total 78 offers, 58 were...
GLOBALLY, COLLEGES MOVING TOWARDS SIMULATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 09/08/2014, - Globally, the jury is still out on the dissection debate. But a large number of foreign universities have already switched over to e-dissection. Companies have sprung up providing simulation programmes for schools, colleges and universities. Also, there are some colleges that have developed...
IISC BANGALORE IN TALKS WITH UGC OVER 4-YEAR COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 09/08/2014, - The Universities Grants Commission (UGC) may have asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, to discontinue its four-year B.Sc course. But the premier science institute seems to be in no mood to oblige, at least without putting up a stiff fight.IISc director Prof Anurag Kumar told...
MEDICAL COLLEGES THAT PARADED FAKE FACULTY LET OFF HOOK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 09/08/2014, - Exactly three weeks after dismissing charges against a capitation fee-seeking medical college, the Madras high court has let off three more medical colleges accused of parading fake faculty saying CBI, or any other external agency for that matter, has no jurisdiction to probe the affairs...
CHILDREN FROM RED LIGHT AREAS FIND HOME IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 09/08/2014, - Far away from the murky world of brothels, children of sex workers have found shelter in a free residential school on the outskirts of Kolkata where they are trying to carve out a new identity.At the campus of Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission in Barrackpore, a few kms away from the city, a...
IIT BOMBAY DEVELOPING MOBILE APPS TO HELP PATIENTS IN RURAL AREAS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/08/2014, - IIT BOMBAY DEVELOPING MOBILE APPS TO HELP PATIENTS IN RURAL AREAS...
TRB FINED OVER MANNER OF SELECTION OF LECTURER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/08/2014, - Criticizing the casual manner in which selection for the post of a lecturer was made by the Tamil Nadu Teachers' Recruitment Board (TRB), the Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the board's secretary....
UGC BANS DISSECTION IN ALL COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/08/2014, - After dithering for years, the University Grants Commission has finally buckled under pressure from activists to ban dissection of animals for academic purposes at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels on college campuses....
LACK OF FUNDS AFFECTS RESEARCH IN INDIA, SMRITI IRANI SAYS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/08/2014, - In China, research scholars account for 0.08% of the total population compared to India's 0.02%. Giving this information in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, HRD minister Smriti Irani explained that one of the reasons for less number of research scholars in India is much lower investment on R&D as percentage of the GDP in comparison to China....
NO TAKERS FOR 1.24 LAKH ENGINEERING SEATS IN UPTU COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 07/08/2014, - Close to 1.24 lakh engineering seats in the state under the UP state entrance examination (UPSEE) counseling found no takers. Out of 1.47 lakh engineering seats in over 300 colleges in the state, only 23,000...
All universities should work for a common cause: President
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/08/2014, - - President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the vice-chancellors, directors, faculty and students of all the central universities and institutes through video-conferencing hosted by national network of NIC at Allahabad University on Tuesday. This is the second such address by the President. The last one...
IIT-Gandhinagar boosts overseas opportunities for global exposure
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/08/2014, - Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nielsen to support international opportunities for its undergraduate students. Under the agreement, Nielsen will fund several Nielsen Awards annually at the institute to enable undergraduate students to participate in international conferences...
Student bodies protest irregularities in LLB admission
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/08/2014, - Student bodies protest irregularities in LLB admission...
Britain may review its visa policy affecting Indian students, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/08/2014, - Britain may soon review its immigration policy that has hindered thousands of Indian students from heading to its world renowned universities. King maker and deputy Prime Minister of Britain Nick Clegg will push the government to review its visa policy, if his India visit later this month convinces him that...
Science taught in schools is most boring, outdated: CNR Rao
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 06/08/2014, - Science taught in schools and colleges in India is "outdated", "most boring" and is no longer the one practiced in advanced laboratories, senior scientist and Bharat Ratna recipient CNR Rao said on Tuesday. "Science we teach in schools and colleges is no longer the science we actually do in advanced laboratories. What we teach is most boring. The science which...
STUDENTS PLEDGE FOR FREE & FAIR POLLS: RAJASTHAN UNIVERSITY VC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 05/08/2014, - In a bid to ensure peaceful students' union polls, the Rajasthan University on Saturday held a meeting with student bodies and all candidates eyeing to contest the polls. This is the first-of-its-kind meeting to guide the students on Lyngdoh Committee recommendations along with the ill-affects...
LG ORDERS TAKEOVER OF SCHOOL AUTHORITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 05/08/2014, - The lieutenant governor of Delhi has ordered the "takeover of the management" of the aided SD Secondary School (Gujarat) at Kirti Nagar for three years. The management had been running a private unaided school from a plot allotted for an aided one and the second had been derecognized...
STUDENT 'MISBEHAVES', KIN THRASH 3 TEACHERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 05/08/2014, - Three teachers of a government school in Madanpur Khadar were beaten up by a student's family on school premises on Friday. Teachers say the eleventh-grader was being taken to the principal for tossing a bag at class teacher SK Hussain Naqvi when he created a fuss and his family arrived; the boy and his...
NO ADMISSION ON SEATS BARRED BY MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 05/08/2014, - Admission on the 65 medical seats stuck in a battle between King George's Medical University and Medical Council of India could not take place here on the first day of counselling following confusion faced by parents and candidates and subsequent protests. The counselling for medical seats began...
COMPLAINTS UNATTENDED IN REALITY BUT SHOWN ATTENDED ON PAPERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 05/08/2014, - The increasing water logging problems in city have still not moved engineers of LMC who are least bothered to attend residents' complaints received at the control room on a daily basis. In most complaints registered by the people regarding logging woes, officials have either given feedback that drains are cleaned without even bothering to check the situation. The deadline to address problems like cleaning...
They have secured admission in their desired colleges of Delhi University after days of uncertainty, but shortage of seats in hostels has left a large number of new-comers scrambling for a secure accommodation outside. The university at present has 15 off-campus hostels and nine colleges with boarding facilities on
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 04/08/2014, - They have secured admission in their desired colleges of Delhi University after days of uncertainty, but shortage of seats in hostels has left a large number of new-comers scrambling for a s...
GUARDS DEPRIVED, GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN DELHI AT RISK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 04/08/2014, - Two surveys of security guards belonging to 60 government schools in east Delhi and RTI replies regarding benefits not received by them have sent alarm bells ringing. At stake is the security of schools and over 3.3 lakh children.The security guards in these schools are allegedly being paid just 40% of the salary to...
OXFORD, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITIES SET FOR MAJOR STUDENT FEE HIKE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 04/08/2014, - Britain's Oxford and Cambridge universities are set to significantly hike their student fees to cover their rising costs. According to plans under consideration by the Conservative Party, the elite British institutions could be allowed to increase fees to as much as 16,000 a year. Under points being considered for the Tory manifesto, former higher education...
BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING A PROMISING OPTION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 04/08/2014, - Owing to the myriad job opportunities it leads to, a Bachelor's degree in engineering remains a promising option. An engineering degree continues to be a favourite among students even amidst an uncertain jomarket. For, it gears graduates towards promising careers in and beyond...
RESEARCH ROUND-UP: A BID TO ARREST THE PATHOGEN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 04/08/2014, - A team of UK-based scientists maps proteins that are not only crucial for the malaria parasite's development but also ideal targets for drugs.In the latest medical advancement to wards the eradication of malaria, scientists at the UK-based University of Nottingham developed a method that can affect the pathogen's...
GOVT TO FORMULATE NEW EDUCATION POLICY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 02/08/2014, - The government proposes to formulate a new education policy (NEP) aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in our educational institutions. A statement issued by the press information bureau states...
HINDUSTAN AERONAUTICS LIMITED SPONSORSHIP FOR TECH STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 02/08/2014, - Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), on Monday, said it will sponsor students at masters' level in technology and development programmes at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA) at IIT-Bombay.This is being done with an aim to boost supply of...
TAMIL NADU TO INTRODUCE 163 NEW COURSES IN ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 02/08/2014, - As part of her government's effort to give a boost to the Higher Education sector, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa today proposed introducing 163 new courses in Arts and Science colleges in the state this year. This will include 62 MPhil and 52 Phd courses besides those in UG and PG streams, she informed the Tamil Nadu...
CIVIL SERVICE APTITUDE TEST TO STAY IN PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OFUP PROVINCIAL CIVIL SERVICES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 02/08/2014, - After advising the Centre to consider scrapping the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), the Public Service Commission of UP on Friday decided to conduct the preliminary examination of the UP Provincial Civil Services on schedule, on August 3.In effect, those appearing for the provincial civil services...
HC ASKS HRD MINISTRY, IITS/NITS TO CONSIDER LATERAL ENTRY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 02/08/2014, - The Delhi high court on Friday directed the HRD ministry to ensure common counselling for admission to IITs/NITs from 2015. The ministry and IITs have also been asked to consider whether a provision for lateral entry into IITs in second year from the NITs and other engineering colleges can be allowed. The court has asked for a report to be submitted before November 30. The ministry has also...
PERSONAL FINANCE TRAINING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS UNVEILED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 01/08/2014, - Principal Mutual Funds and Money-Wizards recently announced the roll out of a personal financial education initiative christened Youth Money Olympiad (YMO). YMO will address the subject of personal finance, a life skill, which is currently not covered under the formal education curriculum. YMO will...
CAT 2014 STUDENTS TO GET 30 MINUTES MORE TO ATTEMPT QUESTIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 01/08/2014, - Candidates appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) for entrance to IIMs and other prestigious business schools on November 16 and 22 will get 30 minutes more as number of questions will be more this time. "Earlier, candidates appearing for CAT were getting 140 minutes to solve the paper, but now time has been increased to 170 minutes," a spokesperson of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, which is conducting the online CAT 2014, told PTI on Tuesday. "Henceforth, in sections...
GOVERNMENT TO FORMULATE NEW EDUCATION POLICY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 01/08/2014, - -The government has proposed to formulate a new education policy to meet challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in Indian educational institutions, parliament was told Wednesday. "The government proposes to formulate a new education policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality, research...
TAMIL NADU MOVES BILL, WANTS NO MORE PRIVATE LAW COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 01/08/2014, - isking adverse judicial orders, Tamil Nadu government tabled a Bill in the assembly announcing its policy decision to prohibit establishment of private law colleges in the state. The Tamil Nadu Establishment of Private Law Colleges Bill, introduced by minister for law, courts and prisons S P Velumani, said, "the government...
SMRITI IRANI DEFENDS FYUP MOVE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 01/08/2014, - One of the reasons for reverting to the three-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University was to ensure that its students are not "put to any disadvantage vis-a-vis students of other universities", human resource development minister Smriti Irani told Parliament Wednesday. "The reasons for reverting...
MAJOR CHANGES IN CAT 2014 PATTERN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/07/2014, - Now it's time for backward counting for the MBA aspirants, the Common Admission Test (CAT) by Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) has been announced with dominant changes in the examination pattern. IIM-Indore is going to conduct tests for the second continuous year....
IIT-KHARAGPUR TO INTRODUCE CREDIT-BASED SYSTEM TO HELP STUDENT COMPLETE B TECH EARLY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/07/2014, - The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has planned to a new "credit-based system" which would allow students the flexibility to complete a four-year B Tech course in three-and-a-half years. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur said, “For each course there would be pre-specified credit which allows a student the flexibility to complete his...
IIT-DELHI STUDENTS BRAILLE PROJECT WINS TOP INNOVATION PRIZE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/07/2014, - student project from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on increasing Braille display for the visually impaired has won the top award in a national innovation contest. The project 'Affordable refreshable Braille Display', designed by Mechanical Engineering students of IIT Delhi has been adjudged the best...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY RELEASES 2ND CUT-OFF LIST FOR UG
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/07/2014, - - Lucknow University on Monday released the second cut-off list for LLB (Hons) and BA English (Hons). In LLB (Hons), the cut off for general open category is 91.5, while for OBC open category it is 86.4 and for SC open category 77.3. In BA English (Hons), the cut-off for...
COCHIN MEDICAL COLLEGE ALLEGEDLY FLOUTED NORMS IN FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/07/2014, - The Cochin Medical College (CMC) has allegedly flouted rules and appointed faculty who either didn't have necessary qualification as mandated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Kerala Subordinate Service Rules (KSSR) or are still working post their retirement age....
PB GOVT SIGNS MOU WITH NSDC FOR YOUTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 28/07/2014, - The Punjab government on Friday signed an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation seeking to create new employment opportunities for the youth by providing them vocational training. The education department and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the 'National...
ANTI-HINDI BIAS’ ARGUMENT BEHIND ROW OVER CSAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 29/07/2014, - UPSC revised the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination syllabus to introduce a Civil Services Aptitude Test in 2011, based on recommendations of the S K Khanna committee. While Paper I of CSAT covers General Studies, Paper II carries questions on comprehension; inter-personal skills; logical reasoning and analytical ability; basic numeracy...
PACT SIGNED BY PALLAM RAJU'S TEAM WITH MAURITIUS UNDER CLOUD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 29/07/2014, - Even though the HRD ministry has not yet confirmed if an official of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) was made to sign an agreement with Tertiary Education Commission in November 2013 while sitting in Mathura when a fullfledged Indian delegation was already in Port Louis, TEC has said the AIU signatory was not in Mauritius. This raises...
MP GOVT IMPOSES RS 13 CRORE FINE ON SIX PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 29/07/2014, - Madhya Pradesh government has slapped a fine of Rs 13.10 crore on six private medical colleges in the state for allegedly filling the MBBS seats under government quota through the management quota during the academic session 2013-14. Acting on a complaint filed by Indore-based Dr Anand Rai, the Madhya Pradesh Admission and Fee Regulatory...
EUROPEAN UNION UNIVERSITIES WOO INDIAN STUDENTS WITH ENGLISH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 29/07/2014, - Usted no entiende Espanol? Te gustaria que yo hablara en Ingles?The US has for long been the destination of choice for Indian students in search of quality higher education and the UK, Australia and Canada the most viable alternatives.Top-notch universities, a wide range of courses, high-paying jobs make these nations the natural choice for students from...
AFTER UGC'S FAILURE, CBSE TO CONDUCT NET
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 27/07/2014, - Central Board of Secondary Education, the country's largest exam conducting body, is all set to add another test to its bouquet, the National Eligibility Test. The inclusion of the test from this year will make the board the biggest exam conducting body, with the number of CBSE candidates set to cross 65 lakh in a year. After failing to conduct the test without hiccups, the University Grants Commission, with the HRD ministry's consent, has asked the CBSE to conduct the test. The decision was taken at the full commission...
EMERGE AS CREATIVE LEADERS: KALAM TO IIM STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 27/07/2014, - Former president APJ Abdul Kalam Thursday urged students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Shillong to emerge as creative leaders to bring about the required change in the country. "I want to see all of you as creative leaders to bring about the required change," Kalam said, while delivering a lecture "Dimensions of National Development" at the prestigious B-school. The...
UPSC TO GO AHEAD WITH PRELIMS EXAM AS IT AWAITS REPORT ON APTITUDE TEST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 27/07/2014, - Even as the government is yet to decide on the grievances of civil services aspirants against the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), which they claim is loaded against students opting for Hindi medium, the UPSC has started issuing admit cards for the preliminary examination scheduled for August 24.A link on the UPSC website, available from Thursday, directs students to download e-admit...
EDUCATION AGREEMENT SIGNED IN MAURITIUS WITH ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIES SIGNATORY IN MATHURA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 27/07/2014, - Even though the HRD ministry has not yet confirmed if an official of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) was made to sign an agreement with Tertiary Education Commission in November 2013 while sitting in Mathura when a full-fledged Indian delegation was already in Port Louis, TEC has said the AIU signatory was not in Mauritius. This raises the serious question why no...
NTSE EXAM IN MAHARASHTRA TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 2
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 27/07/2014, - The Maharashtra State Council of Examination (MSCE) has announced that the National Talent Search Examination for this year will be conducted on November 2. The last date of filing the applications for this examination will be August 31, the MSCE has said in a...
PRIMARY SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE MATTER OF CONCERN: SMRITI IRANI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 25/07/2014, - The overall primary school dropout rates have gone down in India except in the case of tribal children, human resources development minister Smriti Irani said here on Wednesday. The primary school dropout rate has gone down from 9.11 per cent in 2009-10 to 4.67 per cent in 2013-14, Smriti Irani said in the Lok Sabha. The minister, however,...
6,251 TEACHERS' POSTS VACANT IN CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES: SMRITI IRANI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 25/07/2014, - A total of 6,251 teachers' posts are lying vacant in the 39 central universities under the purview of the UGC, parliament was informed on Wednesday. Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, said: "The total number of sanctioned teaching posts available in 39 central universities under the purview of the UGC...
INDIAN STUDENTS' ENROLMENT IN GERMAN UNIVERSITIES UP MORE THAN 100% IN 5 YEARS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 25/07/2014, - For increasing number of Indians, Germany is emerging a favoured higher education destination overseas. There has been 114% increase in the number of Indian students enrolling for higher education courses there since 2008, according to the latest figures released by the regional office of the German Academic Exchange Service (...
AFTER UGC'S FAILURE, CBSE TO CONDUCT NET
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 24/07/2014, - Central Board of Secondary Education, the country's largest exam conducting body, is all set to add another test to its bouquet, the National Eligibility Test. The inclusion of the test from this year will make the board the biggest exam conducting body, with the number of CBSE candidates set to cross 65 lakh in a year. After failing to...
STUDENTS GIVE UP MEDICAL SEATS, OPT FOR ENGINEERING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/07/2014, - They chose the yellow hard hats over white coats. Bringing hope for MBBS aspirants who are fighting for the limited seats in the government sector, as many as 28 candidates "surrendered" their seats to take up engineering...
IIMC, SRFTI AND FTII TO GET NATIONAL TAG
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/07/2014, - In a move that is likely to give a boost to international collaborations and funding, three premier institutes — Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) and the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) — will be awarded status of institute of national importance and the power to award degrees.The proposals mooted by the information and...
VTU DECISION ON PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATES MAKE STUDENTS JITTERY; VC ALLAYS FEARS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 23/07/2014, - The decision of VisvesvarayaTechnological University (VTU), Belgaum to give provisional degree certificates and transcripts of the engineering course after the revaluation process, has made some students opting to pursue higher studies at foreign universities jittery. A student, who has got the conditional offer from a university in the United Kingdom, stipulates that the transcripts and semester marks card and provisional degree certificate...
NALANDA UNIVERSITY SET TO OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 1
  DCN Network, ., new delhi -Wednesday 23/07/2014, - Part of a premier state-owned hotel will temporarily serve as a hostel for students of the revived Nalanda University, an international centre of learning coming up in Bihar, in eastern India, that will open its doors on September 1. More than 1,000 students from 40 countries have sought admission in Nalanda University....
IIM-C TO SET UP CENTRE FOR DIFFERENTLY-ABLED STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., new delhi -Monday 21/07/2014, - Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) is considering steps to support differently-abled students of its flagship MBA programme. The institute is in talks with Webel to set up a centre for differently-abled students. "The centre will aim at providing adequate support to the students, primarily from the perspective of academics. The centre will be jointly managed by IIM-C employees and Webel...
DELHI UNIVERSITY COLLEGES TO BEGIN NEW SESSION TOMORROW
  DCN Network, ., new delhi -Monday 21/07/2014, - After the ambitious Four Year Undergraduate programme (FYUP) became a history for the Delhi University, the chaos and confusion over the course seems to have settled down as the new academic session is all set to begin tomorrow. Various colleges affiliated to the varsity have initiated orientation programmes for freshers in order to adapt them to the new courses without any hassles....
DU TO BEGIN NEW SESSION TODAY
  DCN Network, ., new delhi -Monday 21/07/2014, - Delhi University is all set to begin its session, after the FYUP plan became history. "We have admitted over 800 students in various courses and are conducting an orientation programme on Sunday for freshers where they will be briefed about their course, time tables and the rules and regulations. Regular classes will begin from July 21," principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce, S K Jain said....
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME FOR EXECUTIVES EXPLAINED
  DCN Network, ., new delhi -Monday 21/07/2014, - IIM Calcutta organised interactive open houses in five cities where prospective applicants sought answers to their queries regarding the postgraduate programme for executives (PGPEX)....
GUJARAT UNIVERSITY TO ADMIT 5,000 LEFT-OUT STUDENTS OFFLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 20/07/2014, - Gujarat University (GU) has decided to conduct offline admission for 5,000-odd commerce students who were left without admissions after the completion of second round of the online procedure. This year, GU had introduced centralized admissions for BCom, BBA, BCA and MSc (IT) and the procedure...
OVER 40% ENGINEERING AND MORE THAN HALF OF MANAGEMENT SEATS VACANT IN MAHARASHTRA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 20/07/2014, - Over 57,000 of the 1.31 lakh engineering seats—over 43%—available in the state for the centralized admission process (CAP) are vacant after the first round of admissions. The situation is similar in B-schools. Over 53% of the 21,716 MBA/MMS seats available under CAP are also vacant.According to an official of...
A JOURNALISM COURSE FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 20/07/2014, - The Times Foundation, in collaboration with JSS Mahavidyapeetha, has introduced a mass communication and journalism course for visually-impaired students at JSS Polytechnic For The Differently Abled.The course, perhaps the first of its kind in India, aims at moulding students into radio/video jockeys (RJs/VJs),...
SINGLE TEST LIKELY FOR ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES IN KARNATAKA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 20/07/2014, - The state government plans to introduce a single common entrance test (CET) for admission to undergraduate professional courses in government and private colleges. Currently, there are two entrance tests - CET by the government and Comed-K by private professional colleges. Higher education minister...
510 MORE MBBS SEATS FOR PUNJAB, HIMACHAL, HARYANA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 20/07/2014, - Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Punjab will have additional 510 MBBS seats. This comes after several negotiations between the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The seat allocation is the highest for Punjab at 325, followed by Himachal...
IN A FIRST, MUMBAI VARSITY TYBSC STUDENTS GET MARKSHEETS ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/07/2014, - This year, TYBSc students from colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai received their marksheets online for the first time."Usually students only get to know if they have passed or failed ...," controller of examinations Dinesh Bhonde...
DELHI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DENIED DEGREES, MEET VC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/07/2014, - A change in rules for passing or failing students in post graduate programmes, enforced by Delhi University in 2009 has resulted in a large number of MSc physics students being refused their degrees. Members from this group met the vice-chancellor on Thursday and submitted an application; they've been told the administration will...
BANGALORE UNIVERSITY DEGREES MAY OFFER PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS OPTIONAL SUBJECT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/07/2014, - Bangalore University has proposed physical education as an optional subject in its undergraduate curriculum from the next academic year. At an event here to honour BU's sportspersons who won medals in 2013-14, vice-chancellor B Thimme Gowda said: "We had a meeting today with the physical education department...
ENGINEERING ADMISSIONS: ADMISSION COMMITTEE FOR PROFESSIONAL COURSES TO DECLARE SEAT ALLOTMENT ON JULY 21
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/07/2014, - The Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) has said that the admission procedure for the engineering courses will begin according to the original programme and it will declare the seats allotment on July 21.The Gujarat high court too refused to stay the admission process when the state government submitted that the amendment in rule had been carried out according to the HC's suggestions, and it was ensured that nobody was prejudiced. The government...
GUJARAT UNIVERSITY TO ADMIT 5,000 LEFT-OUT STUDENTS OFFLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 18/07/2014, - - Gujarat University (GU) has decided to conduct offline admission for 5,000-odd commerce students who were left without admissions after the completion of second round of the online procedure. This year, GU had introduced centralized admissions for BCom, BBA, BCA and MSc (IT) and the procedure was online.Officials said it was decided...
DELHI UNIVERSITY SIXTH CUT-OFF LIST 2014 ANNOUNCED: CHECK COLLEGE WISE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - On Tuesday (15 July 2014) Delhi University (DU) announced its sixth cut-off list for all the undergraduate courses for the academic year 2014-15. The fifth cut-off list duly filled most of the seats for the popular undergraduate courses. The sixth-cut off list only has few category seats that are reserved at few institutions. The admissions will be carried on till 17 July 2014.BA (H) in Economics is...
NIELIT NOTIFIED ADMISSION TO DIPLOMA IN MULTIMEDIA & ANIMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSE - JULY 2014
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) invited application from interested and eligible candidates for admission to one year Diploma in Multimedia & Animation Technology (MAT-O Level course). Candidates can apply in the prescribed format this at earliest of July month....
SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME WORTH INR 5.5 MILLION TO BE LAUNCHED FOR CLASS 10 TO 12 INDIAN STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - Lore India Foundation Scholarship Trust has announced the scholarship worth Rupees 55 million for bright students of standard 10 to 12, and the initiative is being promoted by top academicians of the country, encompassing IIT-Delhi professor Seyed E Hasnain, former UGC chairman Hari Gautam, and vice-chancellor of National...
BARA HINDU RAO HOSPITAL GETS APPROVAL FOR SECOND BATCH ADMISSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - The medical college at Bara Hindu Rao Hospital finally has received the approval from the health ministry to admit students for its second batch for the new academic session.The admission for its second batch was put on hold when Medical Council of India found some deficiencies during the inspection of the...
JAMIA PLANS TO ESTABLISH NEW MEDICAL COLLEGE-CUM-HOSPITAL SOON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - After long years of battle in Supreme Court, finally Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMIU) got the possession of the 114-acre property, on which the varsity plans to build up a medical college-cum-hospital on the...
UGC SET TO LAUNCH ONLINE STUDENTS' GRIEVANCE PORTAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - The students at universities and affiliated colleges will soon have the option of registering their grievances related to admissions, unfair practices and other issues on an online portal. The University Grants Commission (UGC) is all set to launch an 'Online students grievance redressal portal' to facilitate this process.The University Grants Commission (UGC) is all set to launch an 'Online students grievance redressal portal' to facilitate...
60% CUT-OFF CONDITION RANKLES HIMACHAL PRADESH UNIVERSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - The condition of a minimum requirement of 60% imposed by the state government has left private universities in the hill state worried as they have only filled 10% to 15% seats. They are reluctant to leave the remaining seats vacant as students with low percentage are opting for Punjab...
RS 55 MILLION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR X-XII KIDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - In a first, of its kind, a Rs 55 million scholarship scheme was launched for students of classes X to XII on Monday. This will be India's Outside of government initiative, this will be India's biggest scholarship scheme outside of government initiative. Lore India Foundation Scholarship Trust announced the scholarships...
FOR MANY, RE-EVALUATION TICKET TO BETTER COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - With the Central Board of Secondary Education re-evaluating answer scripts for the first time, many examinees are finding their scores have improved significantly and their aggregates in best of four have bumped...
FOR MANY, RE-EVALUATION TICKET TO BETTER COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 17/07/2014, - In the wake of Beas river tragedy where 24 students were washed away, government has asked UGC and AICTE to frame guidelines on enforcing students' safety when they are on excursion or study trips. HRD minister Smriti Irani said in Lok Sabha that the two regulators — University Grants Commission and the All India...
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES THREE MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES FOR MINORITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 16/07/2014, - The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs is up accord educational empowerment to minority communities by implementing pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means based scholarship schemes for them.As per Press Information Bureau, the ministry has provided this information, saying that the post-matric scholarship scheme is meant to encourage students to pursue technical and...
IST 2014 RESULT AND COUNSELLING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/07/2014, - Admission Rank List of IIST for admissions in its various B.Tech. courses has been published on the official website of IIST on July 11, 2014. Candidates who have applied to the Indian Institute of Space and Technology...
HOW TO APPLY FOR CMAT SEPTEMBER 2014
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/07/2014, - Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance exam, conducted by AICTE for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admissions in Management programs approved by AICTE. The AICTE conducts CMAT twice, in the months of September and February for admissions in an academic session. Now, the AICTE is all set to conduct CMAT September 2014-15....
TEST PATTERN FOR CMAT SEPTEMBER 2014
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/07/2014, - Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance exam, conducted by AICTE for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admissions in Management programs approved by AICTE. The AICTE conducts CMAT...
CONTROVERSY OVER RELEASED MERIT LIST OF ACPC BY CBSE STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 15/07/2014, - - Controversy surrounded Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) with the release of the merit list. CBSE students plan to move to Gujarat High Court for getting better judgment on the merit list prepared by ACPC.As per one of the parent of a CBSE student, the defective percentile adopted by Gujarat ACPC has done injustice to CBSE students. The ranks...
BANKS CAN'T INSIST ON MINIMUM 60% MARKS TO EXTEND EDUCATIONAL LOANS: MADRAS HIGH COURT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/07/2014, - Banks cannot fix 60% of marks as minimum required percentage for extending education loan to students, Madras high court has ruled.A division bench of Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, coming to the aid of an engineering student who got admission under...
BUDGET 2014: PUNJAB'S IIM TO BE SET UP IN AMRITSAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/07/2014, - The proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab as announced in the Union Budget would be set up in Amritsar, infomred deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday. While talking to mediapersons, Badal junior informed that the decision to set up IIM in Amritsar...
GRADUATION MADE FREE FOR GIRLS IN CHHATTISGARH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/07/2014, - In a major decision that would benefit nearly one lakh girls in the state, the Chhattisgarh government has made graduation education free for them in all public colleges and technical institutes.The decision, which was part of the BJP's 2013 election manifesto, would be implemented from the current...
PROPOSED IIM IN HIMACHAL FEARED TO BE FALL PREY TO POLITICS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/07/2014, - Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to keep many of his promises made to people of Himachal Pradesh during his election campaign, but the announcement of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to the hill state has brought some solace to people who otherwise were feeling...
GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGES TO FILL 100 SEATS EACH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 14/07/2014, - Ending the confusion over number of medical seats allocated by Medical Council of India (MCI) for two government colleges of Himachal Pradesh, state government on Saturday said that MCI has permitted to fill 100 seats in each college. Earlier, there were speculations that number of...
DU'S FOURTH CUTOFF: ONLY HANDFUL OF COURSES STILL OPEN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 13/07/2014, - The last leg of admissions has begun. There are just a few options available in both campus and off-campus colleges on the fourth cutoff list announced on Thursday night. Admissions will commence on Friday and continue till Monday. The fifth cutoff list will be issued on Monday night.Among popular...
HIGH-5 FOR EDUCATION: NEW IITS, IIMS ON PAPER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 13/07/2014, - Finance minister Arun Jaitley deftly straddled the two worlds of higher and school education while addressing two basic requirements of education — access and quality. The flagship Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan continues to be the cynosure of the new government with increased allocation of Rs 28,635 crore while the FM announced setting up of five new IITs and IIMs. The budget allocation to education...
BUDGET 2014: PUNJAB'S IIM TO BE SET UP IN AMRITSAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 13/07/2014, - The proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab as announced in the Union Budget would be set up in Amritsar, infomred deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday. While talking to mediapersons, Badal junior informed that the decision to set up IIM in Amritsar...
GRADUATION MADE FREE FOR GIRLS IN CHHATTISGARH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 13/07/2014, - In a major decision that would benefit nearly one lakh girls in the state, the Chhattisgarh government has made graduation education free for them in all public colleges and technical institutes.The decision, which was part of the BJP's 2013 election manifesto, would be implemented from the current...
PROPOSED IIM IN HIMACHAL FEARED TO BE FALL PREY TO POLITICS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 13/07/2014, - Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to keep many of his promises made to people of Himachal Pradesh during his election campaign, but the announcement of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to the hill state has brought some solace to people who otherwise were feeling neglected in the rail budget. But many feel that this IIM, like central university, too would turn into a bone...
DU’ HINDU COLLEGE TERMINATED ADMISSION UNDER ECA QUOTA FOR THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/07/2014, - The students who were to apply for admissions under ECA (extracurricular activity) quota in Hindu College under Delhi University may face a big disappointment as the college has eliminated this category for ongoing admission season.The college cancelled the admission under ECA quota because of complaints and the cases of malpractices for taking admissions using this quota’s relaxation. Hindu College’s Chairperson SNP Punj announced that no admission under...
UK UNIVERSITIES ATTRACTING INDIAN STUDENTS WITH HIGHER SCHOLARSHIPS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/07/2014, - The demands of Indian students have increased in British Universities and thus the universities are bowing with scholarships to catch the attention of the Indian students. According to a survey, it is found that an average of Rs 250 million has been awarded to students from India each year by one- third part of London’s universities. It has resulted in spending...
INDIAN INSTITUTES OF PUBLIC HEALTH NOTIFIED ADMISSION TO VARIOUS PUBLIC HEALTH COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/07/2014, - Indian Institutes of Public Health offer a variety of programmes in addition to Several Certificate, Distance (Online) and Short term Training courses. Interested applicants can apply online for one of the various courses on offer by the institute, before 15 July 2014....
UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA NOTIFIED ADMISSION TO PH. D. PROGRAMME 2014
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/07/2014, - Department of Business Management, University of Calcutta, invited applications for admission to the Programme of Ph.D. in Business Management. Interested and eligible candidates may apply before 15 July 2014....
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES THREE MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES FOR MINORITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 11/07/2014, - The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs is up accord educational empowerment to minority communities by implementing pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means based scholarship schemes for them.As per Press Information Bureau...
OVER 14,000 MBA, MCA SEATS VACANT IN GUJARAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 10/07/2014, - The once most sought-after professional courses are losing their sheen. This reflected in the registrations for admission to MBA and MCA courses in the state which concluded on Tuesday. There were only 9,379 registrations against 23,461 seats availableOfficials said that a total of 9,554 forms were...
APPLICATION INVITED FOR PG DIPLOMA IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ON MULTIPLE DISABILITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 10/07/2014, - Vidya Sagar, an NGO working for disabled children, has invited applications for a postgraduate diploma course in special education - multiple disabilities (physical & neurological).The course is affiliated...
DU TO ISSUE FOURTH CUTOFF LIST TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 10/07/2014, - Admissions will continue based on the fourth cutoff list to be issued by DU on Thursday. However, a majority of colleges will close admission to several courses, including popular ones.It's the off-campus colleges where there was admissions rush after announcement of the third cutoff. It is likely...
VP PLAINT PROMPTED HINDU TO CANCEL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY QUOTA THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 10/07/2014, - The ECA (extracurricular activity) quota admissions at Hindu College were cancelled because of complaints "about malpractices in such admissions", including one that was "forwarded by the chancellor of the university (Vice-President of India), through the vice-chancellor, to the governing body...
MAHARSHTRA EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NOW OKAY WITH CBSE SCHOOL EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 10/07/2014, - The state education department refused to recognize the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Std X's school-based final exam in its first year (2011) and banned such students from taking admission to state junior colleges creating a big row. Now, everything seems to have been forgotten...
CENTRE TO UNVEIL POLICY TO EMPOWER MENTALLY CHALLENGED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/07/2014, - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to introduce a national policy for empowerment and self-sustainability of mentally-challenged in the country, Union fertiliser and chemicals minister H N Ananthkumar today said. The policy will work towards...
THIRD-TIME LUCKY? DU’S CUTOFF UNLIKELY TO GO DOWN MUCH
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/07/2014, - DU is all set to announce its third cutoff list on Monday night. However, sources say the decrease in cutoffs will not be significant and most colleges will close admissions after releasing the third list. Around 30 Delhi University colleges are expected to keep admissions to popular courses open. Admissions will continue in Hindu, Hansraj, Miranda House and Sri Venkateswara...
CUTOFFS DROP SHARPLY IN DELHI UNIVERSITY’S THIRD LIST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/07/2014, - For those yet to get admission in a Delhi University college, the third cutoff list issued on Monday brings good news. Not only are popular courses still available, the cutoffs too have dropped.BCom (honours) is available in 24 colleges and BCom in 28. English and Economics are open in 15 and 13 colleges, respectively. There are BA programme seats across 35 colleges. Science courses have seen the sharpest drop in cutoffs across colleges, including several on North Campus, with some courses...
GOVT INTRODUCES MERIT-CUM-MEANS BASED SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES FOR MINORITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/07/2014, - The ministry of minority affairs is implementing pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means based scholarship schemes for the educational empowerment of the minority communities. In a statement issued by the press information bureau the ministry has given this information. Under post-matric scholarship scheme, students are encouraged to pursue technical and vocational...
BRITISH UNIVERSITIES BENDING OVER WITH SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTRACT INDIAN STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 09/07/2014, - British universities are bending over with scholarships, to attract Indian students into their campuses. A first of its kind survey of a third of London's universities has found that in total an average of Rs 250 million (£2.5 million) has been awarded to students each year from India and over Rs 700 million (£7million) over the...
1.4 MILLION INDIAN CHILDREN AGED 6-11 OUT OF SCHOOL: UNESCO
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 08/07/2014, - Achieving the goal of getting all children in school by 2015 is now clearly impossible. It has emerged that there are 57.8 million children who are out of primary school globally. And India, with 1.4 million children, ranks among the top five nations with kids aged six to 11 out of school.These are some...
ADMISSIONS AT DU: THIRD LIST TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 8
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 08/07/2014, - The undergraduate enrolment exercise finally began at University of Delhi colleges, with the first cut-off list being released on July 1. Three colleges -Acharya Narendra Dev College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College and Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women -asked for the perfect score for the BSc computer science degree. Most popular colleges and courses seemed to close entry...
BUDGET 2014: NEED OF THE HOUR IN EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 08/07/2014, - Manish Thakur lists the important educational issues the upcoming budget needs to address Education is the key driver for achieving a socio-economic transformation and a concerted policy focus on this sector is crucial for reaping the demographic dividend in the global knowledge economy. Appreciably, the past few years have witnessed a sustained increase in budgetary allocation...
DU DIRECTED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS POST-FYUP SCRAPPING: GOVT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 08/07/2014, - The government on Monday informed the Rajya Sabha that the controversial four-year programme of Delhi University has been scrapped and replaced with the three year programme which was in place in 2012-13. In a written reply, HRD Minister Smriti Irani highlighted...
CUTOFFS DROP SHARPLY IN DELHI UNIVERSITY’S THIRD LIST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 08/07/2014, - For those yet to get admission in a Delhi University college, the third cutoff list issued on Monday brings good news. Not only are popular courses still available, the cutoffs too have dropped. BCom (honours) is available in 24 colleges and BCom...
PLEA TO INCLUDE ARABIC, PERSIAN IN CIVIL SERVICES EXAMS DISMISSED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 07/07/2014, - The Delhi high court on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging a notification by the UPSC by which Arabic and Persian languages were excluded from the list of optional subjects for the civil services examinations. A division bench of chief justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw refused to entertain...
UGC NORMS FOR VCS WILL KEEP OUT POLITICAL INTERFERENCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 07/07/2014, - In the last few years, several vice-chancellors have been removed across the country by the chancellors of universities for acts unbecoming of their position.Last month, the appointment of a VC in...
COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST-2015 MAY GO ONLINE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 07/07/2014, - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) — which is taken by about 40,000 students a year — might now be conducted online, with the Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU...
MARGINAL DROP IN DELHI UNIVERSITY'S 2ND CUTOFF LIST HOLDS OUT HOPE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 07/07/2014, - The second cutoff list for undergraduate admissions in Delhi University colleges, issued on Thursday, holds out some hope. Admissions are open in all colleges as well as for all courses.At over 50 colleges, admission is still open in Commerce though the drop in cut-offs is marginal at most of them. Seats...
ENGLISH HONOURS ISN'T FINISHING SCHOOL, SAY TEACHERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 07/07/2014, - About halfway through their first class in college, it dawns upon every English literature student that some major adjustment is in order-'English honours' isn't just storybook reading after all. By the...
SUGGEST SCHOOL SYLLABI TO BOOST INNOVATION: IRANI TO IITS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/07/2014, - The government plans to formulate a national innovation policy that would stress on innovation at the school level, according to human resource development minister Smriti Irani. Apprising directors and chairmen of 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) about the policy at a retreat in Goa Sunday, Irani asked them to suggest curriculum changes at the school level that would not only align...
ENROLMENT UP BUT LEARNING LEVELS LOW IN SOUTH ASIA SCHOOLS: WORLD BANK STUDY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/07/2014, - High enrolment but low learning level characterizes school education across South Asia. According to the World Bank study - 'Student learning in South Asia', released on Monday, the number of out-of-school children in the age group of 8-14 between 1999 and 2010 fell from 35...
IIT-BOMBAY FIRST CHOICE FOR 44 OUT OF TOP 50 RANKERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/07/2014, - IIT-Bombay continues to be the top choice for the best of the young brains in the country. The institute has retained its position as the most sought-after IIT in the country, with Delhi and Chennai coming a distant second and third.A number of factors have been responsible for this, ranging from importance given to streams over geography, from placement...
DU AGREES TO ROLL BACK FYUP, ADMISSIONS FROM NEXT WEEK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/07/2014, - The face-off between Delhi University and University Grants Commission over the four-year-undergraduate programme (FYUP) — which had held up this year's DU admissions — has finally ended with the university's administration conceding defeat.Vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh, who had kept a low profile in the past few days, on Friday issued a statement announcing...
BANGALORE UNIVERSITY'S NEW INTEGRATED SYSTEM GIVES STUDENT A RANGE OF CHOICES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 04/07/2014, - Even as Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme is mired in controversy, Bangalore University (BU) is the first in the state to introduce Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in all its UG and integrated masters degree programmes. BU has made it clear it will apply only for students entering BU-affiliated colleges from this year (2014-15).Like the Delhi...
POOR PUPIL-TEACHER RATIO PLAGUES URDU SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 03/07/2014, - More than 80,000 students of Urdu medium schools, enrolled in 2012-14, in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are victims of a poor pupil-teacher ratio (PTR). Statistics show that of the 2,682 Urdu medium schools in both states, more than 700 primary schools have a PTR of one teacher instructing more than 30 students, a violation of rules prescribed by Right to Education (RTE) Act.Officials of the school...
HIGH CUTOFFS LIKELY AS DELHI UNIVERSITY UNVEILS FIRST LIST TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/07/2014, - Expect very high cutoffs when Delhi University colleges announce the first lists for admissions to undergraduate courses on Monday, after nearly 10 days of upheaval during which the varsity was made to junk the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and switch to the old three-year courses. Admissions will commence from Tuesday across 61 colleges as per the courses available in 2012-13. As part of the return to the...
SUGGEST SCHOOL SYLLABI TO BOOST INNOVATION: IRANI TO IITS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/07/2014, - The government plans to formulate a national innovation policy that would stress on innovation at the school level, according to human resource development minister Smriti Irani. Apprising directors and chairmen of 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) about the policy at a retreat in Goa Sunday, Irani asked them to suggest curriculum changes...
DELHI UNIVERSITY'S FIRST CUTOFFS SOAR TO 100% IN THREE COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/07/2014, - As expected, cutoffs for admission into Delhi University's undergraduate courses went sky high as colleges released the first list late on Monday. For BSc computer science, the bar was as high as 100% in at least three colleges — Acharya Narendra Dev (95-100), Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm (98-100) and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (97-100). Though 'popular'...
ENROLMENT UP BUT LEARNING LEVELS LOW IN SOUTH ASIA SCHOOLS: WORLD BANK STUDY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 02/07/2014, - High enrolment but low learning level characterizes school education across South Asia. According to the World Bank study - 'Student learning in South Asia', released on Monday, the number of out-of-school children in the age group of 8-14 between 1999 and 2010 fell from 35 million to 13 million in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India,...
BANGALORE UNIVERSITY'S NEW INTEGRATED SYSTEM GIVES STUDENT A RANGE OF CHOICES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/06/2014, - Even as Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme is mired in controversy, Bangalore University (BU) is the first in the state to introduce Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in all its UG and...
PRANAB LAMENTS LACK OF QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/06/2014, - President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday expressed regret that many higher education institutions in the country lacked the quality to produce graduates for global markets and no Indian university featured in the top-200 list. The president called for quality teachers and good governance...
MASTER OF COMPUTER APPLICATION CHARM FADES FOR STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/06/2014, - Is the Master of Computer Application (MCA) course also following Master of Business Administration (MBA) in losing favour with students? With the admission process scheduled to begin from July 1, all eyes are on MCA which had no takers for more than 50...
IIT DIRECTORS WANT INCENTIVES TO ATTRACT PG STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/06/2014, - Directors of Indian institutes of technology have decided to approach Union human resource development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani to provide incentives to attract students, including more international students, to pursue post-graduate studies...
MAHARASHTRA TO OFFER ENGINEERING DIPLOMA COURSES IN MARATHI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 30/06/2014, - The department of higher and technical education (H&TE) is working on a plan to translate the engineering diploma courses in Marathi in a bid to draw more students from...
DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION SPECIFIES COMPOSITE SCORE METHOD FOR ENGINEERING ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/06/2014, - The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) on Thursday declared the procedure for calculating composite score, which will form the basis for framing the final merit list for the allotment of first-year engineering degree course seats in the state through the centralized admission process (CAP).The composite score will be drawn...
FYUP GOOD OPTION FOR THOSE APPLYING ABROAD, SAY STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/06/2014, - As the University Grants Commission makes plans to scrap the four-year-undergraduate-programme at Delhi University, some students have taken to social networking sites to show their support for FYUP.Students going abroad, especially those going to the US, for higher studies argue that they need to have four years of education...
GMAT: SCORE REPORTING FEATURE INTRODUCED FOR MBA ASPIRANTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/06/2014, - Now those who aspire for an MBA degree will have a greater control over the test score to be used for admission to B-schools across the globe. However, it will have to be a split second decision.The Graduate Management Admission Council has introduced a score reporting feature that will allow candidates two minutes to decide whether they want to report their GMAT scores to the institution they are applying to or cancel them...
AS IT SLUMPS, ENGINEERING COLLEGES REDUCE SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/06/2014, - Time was when the first choice of most aspiring engineering students was information technology. That was 15 years ago. After the internet bubble burst of 2000, the second great recession of 2007-2009 and ominous signs of a second bubble building up to critical mass in 2013 — when tech companies worldwide raised close to $13 billion in IPOs — there are fewer jobs in the market than there are IT seats in engineering...
HUGE TURNOUT AT GAUHATI COMMERCE COLLEGE FOR UG ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 29/06/2014, - A huge turnout of students marked the beginning of admission to undergraduate courses in the prestigious Gauhati Commerce College (GCC) on Tuesday. About 2,000 students applied for admission to BCom in GCC, but authorities said 576 could be enrolled for BCom this year. The remaining 24 seats in BCom, which are reserved for students having excellence in extra-curricular activities, will be...
10 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT DELHI UNIVERSITY’S FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/06/2014, - For the past one year, Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme has been in the news for various reasons. City-wide protests by students and teacher organizations, the fact that DU in fact admitted students into the programme last year despite the uproar, and finally the stepping in of University Grants Commission...
HUGE TURNOUT AT GAUHATI COMMERCE COLLEGE FOR UG ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/06/2014, - A huge turnout of students marked the beginning of admission to undergraduate courses in the prestigious Gauhati Commerce College (GCC) on Tuesday. About 2,000 students applied for admission to BCom in GCC, but authorities said 576 could be enrolled for BCom this...
DU COURSE ROW: HEARTBREAK, ANXIETY FOR KOLKATA STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/06/2014, - Till last week, Ayush Sharma and Sonali Jain of Kolkata were chasing their dream of getting into Hindu College in Delhi. They thought they had the qualifying marks to get into courses of their choice at the college. But heartbreak and uncertainty have now taken over. With Delhi University (DU) deferring the admission process following the UGC's instruction to revert back to the three...
AS IT SLUMPS, ENGINEERING COLLEGES REDUCE SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/06/2014, - Time was when the first choice of most aspiring engineering students was information technology. That was 15 years ago. After the internet bubble burst of 2000, the second great recession of 2007-2009 and ominous signs of a second bubble building up to...
DU TO GO AHEAD WITH BMS ENTRANCE TEST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 26/06/2014, - (IANS) With confusion still prevailing on the admission process, Delhi University said that it will conduct the scheduled entrance test for bachelor of honours in management studies (BMS) Thursday. In a statement on Wednesday, DU registrar Alka Sharma...
JEE ADVANCED 2014: PORTAL MEANT FOR IIT ASPIRANTS INACCESSIBLE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/06/2014, - IIT aspirants are in a tizzy. The joint online choice filling and seat allocation portal — http://jeeadv.iitkgp.ac.in/ — that students should log on to apply to take part in the central counselling process for admission to the IITs is inaccessible. Many with an eligible all India rank have said that the site has been down from 11.30am on Tuesday. There is a little more than three hours for candidates to...
DELHI UNIVERSITY VC DINESH SINGH RESIGNST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/06/2014, - - Dinesh Singh, the vice-chancellor of Delhi University, has tendered his resignation. This has been confirmed by an SMS from the media coordinator of DU, Malay Neerav. Speculations was rife since Monday night about Singh's resignation following the UGC's order on complying with the National Education Policy and...
MBBS, BDS COUNSELLING BEGINS IN PUDUCHERRY AMID CONFUSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/06/2014, - The Centralized Admission Committee (Centac) on Tuesday began a two-day counselling for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses offered by various colleges in Puducherry. The process began on a chaotic note as the aspiring students and their parents were left in a lurch without any information on the future of a Puducherry government medical college and the status of a case filed by a private medical college refusing to surrender seats under...
UNIVERSITY PAINTED A ROSY PICTURE BUT FIRST YEAR WAS A MESS'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/06/2014, - People reading this might call it overly critical, but studying for a year under the FYUP programme has been nothing but a waste of time. After successfully making it through a highly unproductive first year of...
FLIP-FLOP: UGC WAS DELHI UNIVERSITY VC CHEERLEADER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/06/2014, - As the University Grants Commission gnawed at Delhi University over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, it came as a surprise to those who have seen the regulator over the years. But many are also shocked at its U-turn on the FYUP that came into force in the last academic session. UGC along with a set of HRD officials, led by present education secretary Ashok Thakur, was at the forefront of celebrating FYUP last...
UGC ORDER LEAVES DELHI UNIVERSITY COLLEGES CONFUSED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/06/2014, - It is now uncertain whether Delhi University colleges will be able to declare the first cutoff list for undergraduate admissions as per schedule-the entire programme appears to have changed in the 10 days since the application process ended. The first cutoff list for 2014-15 was to be declared on June...
UK UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH PG PROGRAMME IN SENSOR AND IMAGING SYSTEMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/06/2014, - The University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom have jointly launched a one yearMSc course in sensor and imaging systems. The programme is divided into two...
FYUP ROW: UGC STANDING PANEL ON DU TO MEET THIS EVENING
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 25/06/2014, - The standing committee set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to advise Delhi University to scrap the four-year under-graduate programme and revert to the three-year course will...
MAD RUSH FOR ECONOMICS, COMPUTING AT DELHI UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/06/2014, - The first cutoffs for economics, computer science, history, chemistry, journalism and foreign languages in Delhi University could be exceptionally high. Online applications show economics and computer science as the most sought-after subjects. Surprisingly, English, with 58,201 applications, doesn't...
FILL IN AT LEAST 50 CHOICES TO STAY IN RACE FOR IITS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 24/06/2014, - For the first time since the IIT admission process went online, the institutes have introduced a change in the counselling process to ensure that IIT aspirants are not forced to drop out of the race because...
JEE Advanced: Telangana boy secures second rank
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 23/06/2014, - It came as a surprise to Sai Chetan when he learned that he secured the all-India second rank in IIT-JEE (Advanced) exam. When he completed the exam, the Telangana boy felt he might get anything below rank 10, but his hard work seemed to have given him what he deserves. "I am a little weak in chemistry and so my plan was to complete chemistry f...
Akola boy is Maharashtra JEE (Advanced) topper
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/06/2014, - The IIT-Madras zone, home to popular coaching hub Andhra Pradesh, cornered half the seats in the most elite club of the JEE. Of the top 100 ranks, 50 were taken by candidates who hailed from the southern zone. But the ace spot was stolen...
Panjab University pips IITs in new ranking
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/06/2014, - Panjab University, Chandigarh upstages Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur as India's number one university and is placed at 32nd position among Top 100 Asian universities. Overall, it has been a significant stride by Indian universities as 10 of them now features in "Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2014,"...
14-year-old Shivanand from Bihar cracks IIT-JEE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/06/2014, - A 14-year-old from Bihar's Rohtas district has cracked this year's prestigious IIT-JEE. Shivanand, the son of a farmer, passed his class 12 exam this year with 93.4%, and got special permission to sit for the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), the results of which were declared Thursday. He ranked 2,587....
Mad rush for economics, computing at Delhi University
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/06/2014, - The first cutoffs for economics, computer science, history, chemistry, journalism and foreign languages in Delhi University could be exceptionally high. Online applications show economics and computer science as the most sought-after subjects. Surprisingly, English, with 58,201 applications, doesn't figure even in the top 10 subjects. In fact, subjects like Sanskrit (78,135) and French (75,356) are way ahead. This might cause a marginal dip in English cutoffs while those for economics, computer science and history are likely to shoot up in the first list on June 24....
Fill in at least 50 choices to stay in race for IITs
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 22/06/2014, - For the first time since the IIT admission process went online, the institutes have introduced a change in the counselling process to ensure that IIT aspirants are not forced to drop out of the race because they failed to select appropriate courses....
MYSORE UNIVERSITY MUST FIGURE IN TOP 100 VARSTIES OF THE WORLD: CNR RAO
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/06/2014, - Ahead of its centenary celebrations, noted scientist C N R Rao on Saturday set the University of Mysore a target. It should make it to the list of top hundred universities in the world in ten years, Rao said calling it an achievement, if its gets there.Referring to its legacy, he said the oldest varsity in Karnataka...
INDIA FACED BIG CUTS IN AID FOR BASIC EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/06/2014, - Despite being among the top five countries with most children out of school, India experienced the largest cuts in aid to basic education.Its aid to the sector fell by $278 million between 2010-12. While global aid to education is seriously declining: it fell by just over 6% between 2010 and 2011...
7,651 CANDIDATES APPLY FOR MBBS, BDS COURSES AT ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/06/2014, - As many as 7,651 candidates have applied for admissions to MBBS and BDS programmes offered by Annamalai University in the academic year 2014-15.According to a release from the university, as many as 11,654 candidates have sought admissions to BSc (agriculture / horticulture) courses...
CHENNAI BOY TOPS TAMIL NADU ENGINEERING, MBBS COUNSELLING RANK LISTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/06/2014, - It is a double delight for Sundar Natesh of Chennai who topped the engineering counselling rank list released by Anna University on Monday.Sundar, 18, also topped the MBBS rank list released by the Directorate of Medical Education on Saturday. "Medicine is my obvious choice, and...
DUTA NOW KNOCKS ON PRESIDENT’S DOOR FOR FYUP ROLLBACK
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 17/06/2014, - To nudge the authorities towards a rollback of the four-year undergraduate programme once again, Delhi University Teachers' Association has written to the Visitor, President Pranab Mukherjee, asking him to, as Duta chief Nandita Narain puts it, "intervene and annul Delhi University...
STATE-WIDE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT DRIVE LAUNCHED IN GUJARAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 19/06/2014, - 'Kanya Kelavani Rath Yatra', annual school enrolment drive was launched by chief minister Anandiben Patel. The state-wide enrollment drive 'Kanya Kelavani Rath Yatra' got enrolment of 1,49,739 children, in the age group of 5+, for school admission in on the very first-day of the three-day long...
STATE-WIDE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT DRIVE LAUNCHED IN GUJARAT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/06/2014, - 'Kanya Kelavani Rath Yatra', annual school enrolment drive was launched by chief minister Anandiben Patel. The state-wide enrollment drive 'Kanya Kelavani Rath Yatra' got enrolment of 1,49,739 children, in the age group of 5+, for school admission in on the very first-day of the three-day long event...
HRD MINISTRY TO TAKE FINAL CALL ON DELHI UNIVERSITY'S FYUP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/06/2014, - The University Grants Commission on Friday put the future of Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme in doubt, telling the HRD ministry that DU had not taken approval of the competent...
MEDICAL SEAT CRUNCH HAUNTS BENGAL AHEAD OF MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA MEET
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/06/2014, - The admission scene in Bengal medical colleges is getting from bad to worse.College of Medicine & JNM Hospital, Kalyani, is the latest addition to the seat crunch. The college under the West Bengal University...
OVER 2,000 FOREIGN APPLICATIONS FLOOD DU
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 16/06/2014, - The Foreign Students' Registry has received 2,098 applications from abroad with as many as 1,259 for the four-year undergraduate programme. "This is unprecedented as in previous years...
EX-CHAIRPERSONS OPPOSE CHANGES TO NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION REGULATIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 14/06/2014, - Three former chairpersons and two vice-chairpersons of the National Council for Teacher Education have written to HRD minister Smriti Irani requesting her to immediately intervene and stop the proposed changes in NCTE regulations.On Monday, former chairpersons J S Rajput, S K Thakur...
5 NEW ENGINEERING COLLEGES TO SET UP SHOP IN TN, ONE NEAR KOVAI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 14/06/2014, - Five engineering institutions in the state and two in Puducherry have got approval, and they will most probably start functioning from the coming academic year, even as three existing ones will close down. Across the country, 152 engineering and architecture institutions have been...
STUDENTS LEARNING GERMAN LANGUAGE AT KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS VISIT GERMANY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 14/06/2014, - Many Kendriya Vidyalaya students who chose to study German, did so believing it will give them a chance to visit Germany. At least for some, it now has. Selected from KVs across the country, 29...
BTECH STUDENTS STRIKE RARE PRO-FYUP NOTE, PRAISE VC
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 14/06/2014, - Delhi University authorities have finally got themselves a band of cheerleaders. On Wednesday, while another protest demanding the scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme was...
NOW MAOISTS DISTRIBUTE BOOKS, PENS AMONG POOR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 14/06/2014, - In perhaps a change of tack, Maoists in Bihar are distributing books, notebooks, pens and pencils to the children of the poorest of poor in a bid to win over the confidence and sympathy of the people...
TOP US UNIVERSITY SEES SHARP RISE IN INDIAN STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/06/2014, - One of the world's best academic institutions said the number of Indians in the institution was multiplying. Nicholas Dirks, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, who was recently in Bangalore, said applications from India for the undergraduate programmes in the university was rising dramatically.Last year, there were some 1,300 applicants...
KARNATAKA LIKELY TO LOSE 1,000 MEDICAL SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/06/2014, - The number of MBBS seats may come down by as much as 1,000. Several medical colleges in Karnataka haven't obtained permission from the Medical Council of India either to increase their intake or continue with their next batch of students. According to the minutes of the executive...
SMRITI IRANI WANTS BUTTERMILK AS PART OF MIDDAY MEAL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/06/2014, - HRD minister Smriti Irani has proposed, what she calls, three big ticket ideas in school education. She has asked the department of school to look into the cost of mandatorily giving buttermilk to children...
MUMBAI WILL GET 14 NEW COLLEGES FROM THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/06/2014, - From this academic year, 14 new colleges in the city may offer innovative courses at the undergraduate level. Following rigorous scrutiny of 57 applications to set up new colleges, the University of Mumbai has approved applications for only 14, which will start the new session only after the...
PARENTS' LACK OF AWARENESS, MANAGEMENTS' GREED TO BLAME FOR STUDENT SUICIDES IN TAMIL NADU: ACADEMICS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 12/06/2014, - Academics are shocked by the recent incidents of students committing suicides as their families could not afford to pay their school or college fees. At least four student suicides have been reported in Tamil Nadu in the last couple of months.Academics said the lack of awareness of government...
PAWAN GOENKA APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS AT IIT MADRAS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/06/2014, - Pawan Goenka, executive director and president, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, has been appointed chairman of the board of governors at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. President Pranab Mukherjee made the appointment, in his capacity as Visitor of the Institute...
WILL LAUNCH MADRASSA MODERNIZATION PROGRAMME: PRESIDENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/06/2014, - Expressing concern at sections of minority communities continuing to suffer from poverty even today, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the government will spread modern and technical education among minority communities and launch a madrassa modernization programme. Addressing a joint session of parliament, the president said: "It is unfortunate that even...
UPPSC EXTENDS DATE FOR FORM SUBMISSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/06/2014, - Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has decided to extend the last date of submission of application forms for Combined State/Upper Subordinate Service (Prelim) Examination-2014 also named as PCS-2014 till June 16, giving an opportunity to aspirants who had failed to apply due to technical snag in the commission website.The candidates can apply till June 16. Earlier the...
AMITY 'SOLAR CAMPUS' OFFERS INTERESTING COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/06/2014, - Locally known as 'Solar Campus' thanks to the fully-functional solar cars its students have helped develop, this relatively new campus of Amity University in Gurgaon is introducing 20 new undergraduate courses this year, including two three-continent BTech and management courses. Spread over 110 acres in the Aravalis, this green campus...
DELHI UNIVERSITY CHANGES OMR GUIDELINES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 11/06/2014, - Delhi University has set new guidelines for its OMR-based entrance examination, including uploading answer keys on its website within 24 hours of the completion of the test. Candidates can also register their complaints within 48 hours of the keys being uploaded. Now, candidates can even obtain...
PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY SIGNS TALLOIRES DECLARATION, PLEDGES TO IMPART ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/06/2014, - Pondicherry University has signed the Talloires Declaration pledging to incorporate environmental literacy programmes in the institutions and in colleges affiliated to it.Vice-chancellor Chandra Krishnamurthy...
IIM-AHMEDABAD TO OFFER ELEVEN NEW MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/06/2014, - The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) would be offering eleven new Management Development Programmes (MDPs) in 2014-15. "A total of 77 open enrolment Management Development Programmes (MDPs) are being offered for 2014-15. Eleven new MDPs have been announced for the year 2014-15," the institute said in a statement here.One of the new programmes on...
MEDICAL SEATS IN BENGAL SLASHED BY NEARLY 50%
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/06/2014, - The Medical Council of India (MCI) has barred admission to MBBS courses in seven medical colleges, including four state-run ones, in West Bengal that accounted for 750 seats. In the remaining...
STUDENTS QUESTION HRD MINISTER OVER 8 NEW IITS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/06/2014, - Union human resources development minister Smriti Irani's decision to set up eight new IITs has sparked an interesting debate. Students from the older IITs have begun an online petition seeking review of the move, and 6,000 signatures were gathered in less than a week.The petition, submitted...
ONLINE GATEWAY TO GOVT COLLEGES OPENS JUNE 15, ADMISSION IN JULY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 10/06/2014, - The admission process in government colleges in Noida, Greater Noida and rest of Gautam Budh Nagar district will kick off soon on June 15 when Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut starts the online registration process. The district has two government colleges and a government-aided college...
FIRST FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME BATCH WARY OF 'REFORM'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 08/06/2014, - The question mark on the future of Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme has left students enrolled in the academic year 2013-14 in a quandary. With the Union human resource ministry hinting at its exit, many are even counting its pluses and feel it need not be scrapped altogether.Students are also wary of any 'reform' that leaves...
FOUR DD EDUCATION CHANNELS GO OFF AIR DUE TO PENDING FEES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 08/06/2014, - At a time when 50 educational channels are being planned, four existing ones — Gyan Darshan I & II, GD-3 and GD-4 - reaching out to lakhs of children in the country, went blank on the evening of June 4 after an uninterrupted run for nearly 14 years. A meeting to deal with the crisis was held in the HRD ministry. Sources said Doordarshan officials suggested that the four channels be made part of the proposed 50 education channels...
DUTA PROPOSED FYUP ALTERNATIVE BEFORE ROLLBACK PLAN BY MHRD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 08/06/2014, - Even before news about probable rollback of Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme came from the human resource development ministry, DU Teachers' Association had proposed an alternative for the current batch of FYUP. The proposal mentions how by doing away with the Foundation Courses (FCs) in second and third year the...
NEW, REVISED NORMS FOR SCHOOLS TO GET GOVT AID
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 08/06/2014, - The state's school education and sports department has introduced six new and revised norms for permanently un-aided schools to be eligible for government grant. Educational and infrastructure facility requirements have been revised, while new norms include the setting up of counselling centres, inclusion of extra-curricular and co-curricular...
FIRST FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME BATCH WARY OF 'REFORM'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 08/06/2014, - The question mark on the future of Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme has left students enrolled in the academic year 2013-14 in a quandary. With the Union human resource ministry hinting at its exit, many are even counting its pluses and feel it need not be scrapped altogether.Students are also wary of any 'reform' that leaves...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY UG ADMISSIONS BEGIN TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 06/06/2014, - The race for admissions to undergraduate courses at Lucknow University finally begins on Thursday. Admissions will be open to more than 10 courses, including BA, BA (Hons) in English, BCom, BCom (Hons), BSc maths, BSc biology, LLB (Hons), BBA, BCA and fine arts....
FAIRER SEX GETS MORE THAN FAIR DEAL IN EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 06/06/2014, - If numbers could describe women empowerment, higher education scenario in the city is an example. Girls have access to all undergraduate colleges in the city while boys have a limited choice. Degree colleges either have an 'all girls college' status or are co-educational in nature. Interestingly, 50...
TET PROTEST TURNS VIOLENT, MAYHEM ON THE ROADS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 06/06/2014, - Those who witnessed the scene at Burlington crossing on Tuesday noon described it as 15 minutes of mayhem. The local administration and police stood as mute spectators for more than 90 minutes as hundreds of teacher eligibility test (TET) aspirants held city to ransom once again on Tuesday...
SMRITI LIKELY TO SCRAP DELHI UNIVERSITY'S 4-YEAR UG PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 06/06/2014, - Delhi University's four year undergraduate programme is all set to go. Highly-placed sources said the HRD ministry has come to this conclusion even though DU vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh on Monday made a desperate attempt to convince education secretary Ashok Thakur about the effectiveness of FYUP( four year undergraduate programme) and its long-term implications...
DU COLLEGES PLAN TO FIGHT FRAUD WITH FORENSICS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 06/06/2014, - Several colleges are taking measures to make submission of forged documents during admissions a lot harder. Colleges like Sri Venkateswara, Ramjas and Bhagat Singh are planning to combat the problem with forensic experts, internal teams and warning notices. St Stephen's, in every communication it issues, warns applicants not to trust 'agents' claiming they can secure...
90.98% STUDENTS CLEAR HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL EXAMINATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/06/2014, - The HSC result brought much cheer in the Aurangabad as the pass percentage improved by 5% over last year, though the division slipped two positions in the overall state ranking.The Aurangabad division recorded 90.98% pass percentage in the HSC examination result declared on Monday afternoon and was ranked fourth among the nine divisions in the state. The division...
CLAT RESULTS STILL A MYSTERY; GNLU PROMISES THEM 'ASAP'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/06/2014, - The wait for results for over 33,000 aspirants of the All India Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2014 just got longer. Even two days after the scheduled date for the declaration, the convenor for this year's CLAT, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU),...
KERALA'S NEW ANTI-DRUGS CAMPAIGN TARGETS STUDENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/06/2014, - Kerala government today decided to launch an awareness campaign taking a serious note of large-scale sale of narcotic products in the vicinity of schools and colleges. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by chief minister...
DU COLLEGES PLAN TO FIGHT FRAUD WITH FORENSICS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/06/2014, - Several colleges are taking measures to make submission of forged documents during admissions a lot harder. Colleges like Sri Venkateswara, Ramjas and Bhagat Singh are planning to combat the problem with forensic experts, internal teams and warning notices. St Stephen's, in every communication it issues, warns applicants not to trust 'agents' claiming...
PUNJAB BOARD RESULTS: BLIND STUDENTS SCORE FIRST DIVISION, TOPPER AT 87%
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 05/06/2014, - Overcoming odds, all 14 Class X students from the Sector 26 based Institute for the Blind have secured a first division in the results declared on June 2. The topper amongst these visually impaired students is Tulsi Bhardwaj, who has got an impressive 87% in the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) exams.With a desire to become a history professor, Tulsi wants to take up the...
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ADMISSION TO DELHI UNIVERSITY TO BEGIN FROM MIDNIGHT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/06/2014, - Undergraduate admission to 61 Delhi University colleges across 41 courses will commence from Monday. However, online registration facility will be made available to the aspirants from 12.15am (midnight), while offline forms will be available from 9am on Monday. According to sources in the...
MORE APPLIED COURSES AT DELHI UNIVERSITY TO DEVELOP SKILLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/06/2014, - Delhi University is expanding the options for applied courses (AC). Students enrolled under the FYUP study four papers of an AC over second and third years. From this July, DU colleges will offer a batch of courses in collaboration with National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).The MoU also says 70% of the students who complete all four papers of a particular course will either...
DU REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY, FORM FEES REVISED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/06/2014, - Apart from a last-minute change in policy, Delhi University's admission process is on expected lines. DU has revised the cost of the centralized admission forms-general and OBC candidates will now have to pay Rs 100 for both online and offline registration. The 51-day process for undergraduate...
MORE APPLIED COURSES AT DELHI UNIVERSITY TO DEVELOP SKILLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/06/2014, - Delhi University is expanding the options for applied courses (AC). Students enrolled under the FYUP study four papers of an AC over second and third years. From this July, DU colleges will offer a batch of courses in collaboration with National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).The MoU also says 70% of the students who complete all four papers of a particular course will either...
MUMBAI GIRL CREATES STATE RECORD, BAGS 12 GOLDS IN MBBS EXAM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 04/06/2014, - City girl Shefali Parikh has done it again. The former Andheri resident, who topped the state medical entrance exam in 2008 and came second in the country in the 2006 ICSE exam, created a new Maharashtra record on Saturday by bagging 12 gold medals at the convocation for medical students in the state. Shefali completed her MBBS from G S Medical College...
DOON CBSE STUDENT GETS 5 IN PHYSICS, 95 IN MATHS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/06/2014, - Anger and shock were writ large over Poonam Kalra's face as she along with nearly 50 other parents protested outside the Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) regional office on Friday against the single-digit scores awarded to their children in the Class XII exams. Alleging anomalies in the checking process, parents were demanding a re-...
'MISSION ADMISSION' HELPS STUDENTS BRAINSTORM CAREER DIRECTION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/06/2014, - The second day of The Times of India's initiative 'Mission Admission', organized to help students planning to turn their career dreams into reality, drew hordes of students seeking counseling from experts. The two-day event concluded at Pink City Press Club on Friday. Day 2 seminar comprised of four sessions, which were attended by a large...
DON'T FRET OVER RESULTS, IT'S NOT A DAY OF RECKONING'
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/06/2014, - With all board results out, counsellors caution against being stressed over performance."I could have done better is the general sense among the students. Students must understand that each milestone is a learning experience, so reflect and move on to planning the next phase of your life. Options are many. Fine tune the choice to your unique frequency...
NATIONAL MUSEUM'S BOOKS TO HELP CHILDREN DELVE INTO HISTORY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/06/2014, - For better understanding of history and to increase engagement of children with artefacts, National Museum will release four activity books next week that will introduce them to the museum world in a simple and fun way, an official said Friday. "The museum has different plans for different visitors. We realized...
DOON CBSE STUDENT GETS 5 IN PHYSICS, 95 IN MATHS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 02/06/2014, - Anger and shock were writ large over Poonam Kalra's face as she along with nearly 50 other parents protested outside the Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) regional office on Friday against the single-digit scores awarded to their children in the Class XII exams. Alleging anomalies in the checking process, parents were demanding...
SOL STUDENTS NOT FOR OPENING STUDY CENTRES IN COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 31/05/2014, - Students of Delhi University's School Of Open Learning have condemned the "proposed diversion of funds for creating regional study centres in the constituent colleges of the university". Members of the DU SOL Students' Union also expressed concern over the plan to give principals of these centres Rs 25,000 per month from the money...
IS COLLEGE WORTH IT? CLEARLY YES, NEW DATA SAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 31/05/2014, - Some newly minted college graduates struggle to find work. Others accept jobs for which they feel overqualified. Student debt, meanwhile, has topped $1 trillion. It's enough to create a wave of questions about whether a college education is still worth it. A new set of income statistics answers those questions quite clearly: Yes, college...
COMMON ENTRANCE TEST: BANGALORE CORNERS 45 RANKS; 2 STUDENTS TOP 4 STREAMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 31/05/2014, - - Except in BTech (Food), Bangalore students have secured the first rank in all streams in the Common Entrance Test (CET). Results announced on Tuesday show that Bangalore students have secured 45 top ranks across all streams. Interestingly, most students who have done well are from integrated pre-university colleges. Girija Agarwal of the Narayana PU College...
SMRITI IRANI AIMS TO INCREASE SPEND ON EDUCATION TO 6% OF GDP
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 31/05/2014, - Smriti Irani, India's 31st and second woman HRD minister, set the ball rolling even before she entered Shastri Bhavan. In a long meeting with two secretaries - Ashok Thakur and Rajrishi Bhattacharya - Irani said she wanted all appointments to be put on hold for a fortnight. Irani was told about the impending appointment of chairpersons of Indian Council of Historical Research and National Council of Rural Institutes. When she finally arrived at the ministry in a golden sari, Irani thanked PM Narendra...
MAHARASHTRA BOARD OUTNUMBERED RAJASTHAN AT JEE (ADVANCED)
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 31/05/2014, - Few candidates from Maharashtra have performed well in a grueling exam like the IIT-JEE. In fact, several IIT-Bombay candidates hail from across the country. Students from the state who aspire to join the Powai campus have traditionally headed to Kota, Rajasthan , for coaching. Many even migrated from the Maharashtra state board to the Rajasthan school board...
J&K OFFICIALS BOOKED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 28/05/2014, - The Jammu & Kashmir state vigilance organisation today registered a case against four education department officials and two others for alleged embezzlement of scholarship funds meant for students belonging to Pahari and Gujjar and Bakerwal communities in Kupwara district.The case was registered after preliminary inquiry revealed that scholarship money to the tune of lakhs of rupees...
TAMIL NADU 10TH RESULTS: PASS PERCENTAGE DROPS 2.79% IN PUDUCHERRY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 28/05/2014, - The overall pass percentage of students from the Union territory of Puducherry dropped by 2.79% in Class 10 public examinations from 94.43%.pass rate registered last year. The results of the examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education were announced on Friday.Of the 18,419 students who appeared for the examinations in Puducherry, 16,879 emerged...
TWO MORE ATTEMPTS FOR CIVIL SERVICES ASPIRANTS THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 28/05/2014, - Civil Services aspirants will get two more additional attempts from this year onwards to write the prestigious exam but there will be no change in its format and syllabi, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said on Tuesday. "The aspirants should note that the government...
TAMIL NADU 10TH RESULTS: THREE STUDENTS SHARE FIRST RANK WITH 100% MARKS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 28/05/2014, - In a record-breaking performance, three students secured 100% in the Class 10 Tamil Nadu board exams.The state directorate of government examinations released the results at 10am...
PATNA UNIVERSITY YET TO HAVE CENTRALIZED ADMISSION SYSTEM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 28/05/2014, - Centralized admission in Patna University (PU) colleges still remains a distant dream for the admission seekers. Candidates desirous of seeking admission in a three-year degree course have to apply separately in all the colleges.Even though PU has introduced entrance test for admission to...
TAMIL NADU 10TH RESULTS: ERODE DISTRICT REGISTERS HIGHEST PASS PERCENTAGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/05/2014, - Erode district registered the highest pass percentage in Tamil Nadu in the SSLC public examination with an overall pass percentage of 97.88%. As many as seven students emerged as district level toppers with 498 marks while 24 students scored 497 marks and 60 students scored 496 marks to be in second and third positions respectively. As many as 31,274 students appeared for the examination in the district.The state directorate of government examinations released...
TAMIL NADU 10TH RESULTS: THREE STUDENTS SHARE FIRST RANK WITH 100% MARKS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/05/2014, - In a record-breaking performance, three students secured 100% in the Class 10 Tamil Nadu board exams.The state directorate of government examinations released the results at 10am on Friday.Durga Devi G of TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Madurai, Hema Varsini G of Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School near Chennai, and Vijayamoorthy S...
J&K OFFICIALS BOOKED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/05/2014, - The Jammu & Kashmir state vigilance organisation today registered a case against four education department officials and two others for alleged embezzlement of scholarship funds meant for students belonging to Pahari and Gujjar and Bakerwal communities in Kupwara district. The case was registered after preliminary inquiry revealed that scholarship...
HRD: FOCUS ON SKILLS, SCHOLARSHIPS, JOB-ORIENTED EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 26/05/2014, - A lot of what Narendra Modi promises would be easier to achieve if education gets top priority. The government must focus on changing lives through out-of-the-box initiatives.Higher education, in particular, is in disarray and needs to be reinvigor ated. Building of skills needs focus as that...
TAMIL NADU 10TH RESULTS: PASS PERCENTAGE DROPS 2.79% IN PUDUCHERRY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 27/05/2014, - The overall pass percentage of students from the Union territory of Puducherry dropped by 2.79% in Class 10 public examinations from 94.43%.pass rate registered last year. The results of the examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education were announced on Friday. Of the 18,419 students who appeared for the examinations in Puducherry, 16,879 emerged...
PATNA UNIVERSITY YET TO HAVE CENTRALIZED ADMISSION SYSTEM
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 25/05/2014, - Centralized admission in Patna University (PU) colleges still remains a distant dream for the admission seekers. Candidates desirous of seeking admission in a three-year degree course have to apply separately in all the colleges.Even though PU has introduced entrance test for admission to the undergraduate courses in arts, science and commerce streams, a candidate...
MISSION ADMISSION: BUSINESS INCLINATION MUST FOR COMMERCE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 25/05/2014, - Commerce is the most sought-after subject in Delhi University and receives the most number of applications every year. Cutoffs push the 100% mark at many colleges; last year, three colleges had a cutoff of 99% or above for at least one stream. "Students must be inclined towards business and be good at calculation but not rigid," says PC Jain, principal, Shri Ram College of Commerce...
CAN RELIEF BE CONFINED TO THOSE WHO MOVED SC ON NURSERY ADMISSIONS?
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 25/05/2014, - Can the Supreme Court order granting relief to inter-state transfer quota children in nursery admissions be confined to those whose parents had challenged scrapping of the category? A writ petition by Dinesh Kumar argued that it would not be proper to confine relief only to those students whose parents had challenged the Delhi lieutenant governor's decision to scrap the inter-state transfer quota midway through the admissions. He said many parents, who were eagerly awaiting the...
18 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA STUDENTS SCORE CGPA 10 IN UTTARAKHAND
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 25/05/2014, - The results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam taken by 1,31,315 students in Uttarakhand, were announced on Tuesday and 1,30,003 students passed.Maximum number of students, who scored a cumulative grade point...
TAMIL NADU 10TH RESULTS: THREE STUDENTS SHARE FIRST RANK WITH 100% MARKS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 25/05/2014, - In a record-breaking performance, three students secured 100% in the Class 10 Tamil Nadu board exams.The state directorate of government examinations released the results at 10am on Friday.Durga Devi G of TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School...
KASHMIR UNIVERSITY TO START JOB-ORIENTED COURSES: CHANCELLOR
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Friday 23/05/2014, - Chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir today said that the higher education opportunities in the valley and Ladakh region were limited, but the institution was building facilities to increase the avenues as well as start various job-oriented courses. "If you look at Kashmir valley and Ladakh region, the higher education opportunities are very limited...
MORE CANDIDATES, FEWER TOP GRADES IN FINAL EXAM: PASS PERCENTAGE IN CLASS X EXAM SLIGHTLY UP FROM 2013 IN DELHI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 23/05/2014, - The Class X board exams saw fewer high scorers this year. Though the number of candidates grew this year by 5.51%, those getting 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), the top grade (A1) in all subjects, has dropped by over 9,200. Pass percentage continues to rise, although marginally. he overall pass percentage — 98.87% — increased by 0.11% from 2013. Eight...
GIRLS OUTSHINE BOYS IN ICSE CLASS X RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 23/05/2014, - Girls have once again outperformed boys in this year's ICSE Class X examinations, the results of which were declared today. In all, 98.79 per cent of girls and 97.88 per cent of boys cleared the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE) examination. The pass percentage last year was 98.78 per cent for girls and...
BUSINESS SCHOOL SURVEYS EMBA ALUMNI ON 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF OXFORD'S EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAMME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 23/05/2014, - On the 10th anniversary of the Oxford Executive MBA programme, alumni have been surveyed to identify the impact the programme has had on their careers and in helping them deliver sustainable success as leaders. Their responses provide deep insights into the difference an EMBA can make to performance within the organisation and into the sort of...
UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS OFFERS FELLOWSHIPS IN MEMORY OF IRISH LINGUIST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 23/05/2014, - University of Madras will offer three fellowships to students in honour of Irish missionary and linguist Robert Caldwell from this academic year. The university held a meeting to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of the scholar who established that south Indian languages had roots in Tamil and not Sanskrit. R Thandavan, vice chancellor...
AHMEDABAD SCHOOLS ACE CBSE CLASS X EXAMINATIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/05/2014, - Students were all smiles as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results for class X were announced on Tuesday at 4pm. The results were available on website and on SMS as well.Compared to last year, the results were declared 10 days early this time. According to board officials, this has been made possible with the introduction of onscreen...
BSNL, VELS UNIVERSITY SIGN MOU TO OFFER MBA IN TELECOM MANAGEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/05/2014, - - BSNL and Vels University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to offer MBA in telecom management.This is a two year regular MBA course with four semesters, which comprises of class room coaching, lab sessions and field visits, according to a press release. "The programme aspires to bring together academia and industry in...
IIT-GANDHINAGAR TO OFFER MASTER'S IN SOCIETY AND CULTURE FROM THIS YEAR
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/05/2014, - The state's engineering mecca is gradually giving the humanities their due. IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) is geared up to add a comprehensive, stand-alone, two-year Master of Arts in Society and Culture to its repertoire. The degree will be the first to deal with South Asian culture and society at any IIT.The first batch will begin in July this year and 15 students have...
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/05/2014, - The Universities of Delhi and Glasgow have signed an agreement under which the students in Delhi would receive lectures from Glasgow and vice-versa via video-link. Professor Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor of the University of Delhi, signed a memorandum of understanding with Professor Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice-chancellor of the University...
RTE, HIGHER EDUCATION BIG CHALLENGES FOR NEW GOVT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 22/05/2014, - When a new HRD minister takes over next week, he will be virtually presiding over a mess left behind by the previous government. In the first few weeks as the debris is cleared, the new minister will discover the two contrasting worlds of school and higher education. Despite the problems and handicap the Right to Education faces, the last five years have seen the historic legislation being implemented on the ground with more and more vigour. If anything...
PHD STUDENTS AT MSU CAN NOW WRITE THESIS IN GUJARATI, HINDI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 21/05/2014, - M S University, which prides itself as Gujarat's only English medium university, has given permission to PhD students of university's faculty of performing arts (FPA) to write their thesis in Gujarati or Hindi in addition to English.The permission was granted by MSU's syndicate members on Saturday when they approved the minutes of the meeting of the Council of Post-Graduate Research and Studies, popularly known as P G Council.Based on the recommendations...
CBSE CLASS 10 RESULTS TO BE OUT BY 4PM TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 21/05/2014, - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the results of Class 10 examinations at 4pm on Tuesday.The results can be viewed via the internet on www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in, CBSE officials...
GIRLS OUTPERFORM BOYS IN HIMACHAL PRADESH MATRIC RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 21/05/2014, - After outshining boys in class XII results, girls have excelled yet again in matriculation examination conducted by Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBSE), results for which were announced on Monday. Diksha Sharma of Bharti Vidyapeeth Public School, Baijnath, in Kangra district topped the exam by scoring 97.43% marks.Board secretary...
PRAKASH RETIRES AS UGC STAFFER AT 62, BUT STAYS AS ITS CHAIRMAN
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 21/05/2014, - The BJP manifesto promises to restructure UGC into a Higher Education Commission. But in the next few days, when the Narendra Modi government begins to clean the mess in higher education, it will find that at the fag end of the election process, UGC chairperson Ved Prakash retired himself as an employee of the commission at the age of 62 and fixed...
ONLY 4 OF 10 TAMIL NADU GOVT ENGINEERING COLLEGES HAVE PRINCIPALS: RTI
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 21/05/2014, - Government professional colleges in Tamil Nadu are struggling with a severe shortage of faculty. An RTI application filed by TOI with the directorate of technical education has revealed that only four of the 10 government engineering colleges have full-time principals and 17 of the 41 government polytechnics do not have full-time principals. According to the data, nearly half of teachers' posts in government engineering...
PATNA HC: EXPLAIN STEPS TO STOP 'MUSHROOM GROWTH' OF SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 20/05/2014, - The Patna high court on Thursday ordered state education department's principal secretary Amarjeet Sinha to file a counter affidavit regarding the action the department has taken against mushrooming schools in the city without proper facilities. The higher ratio of students in the city has given free hand to these schools to monopolize the market and victimize the parents. Hearing a PIL filed by Mukesh Ranjan, the court had earlier directed the department to file a counter affidavit, but the government failed to do so. Justice Navin Sinha ordered that if the principal...
RAM MANOHAR LOHIYA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY CUTS FEE FOR BA LLB (HONS)
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 20/05/2014, - From the new academic session students taking admission to Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University will have to shell out less to pursue BA LLB (Hons), while others taking admission to LLM will be spending a little more. The university's fee revision committee decided to slash BA LLB (Hons) fees to...
MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY INTRODUCE THIRD GENDER OPTION IN APPLICATION FORMS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 20/05/2014, - It's that time of the year when board exam marks restrict students' choices of higher studies, but when it comes to something more personal like gender, two Tamil Nadu campuses have shown their liberal side. Madras Christian College in Chennai and Bharathidasan University in Trichy now offer 'transgender' as a third option for applicants.The Supreme...
GIRLS BAG TOP SPOTS IN CLASS X, XII RESULTS OF MPBSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 20/05/2014, - Girls outshone boys again this year by bagging top honours in the high school and higher secondary school certificate examinations organized by the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE). In the results announced here on Thursday by school education minister Paras Jain, apart from bagging the top positions in merit for class X and...
BHOPAL STUDENTS WALK AWAY WITH GLORY IN MADHYA PRADESH BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 20/05/2014, - - Bhopal students made their mark in overall merit lists of both Class X and XII of MPBSE declared on Thursday. As many as six students in commerce stream of Class XII figured in merit list, including topper, Hitanshi Vyas from Scholar's Home Public School, Arera Colony with 95.6% marks. In the science-biology group and science-maths group one student...
RAM MANOHAR LOHIYA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY CUTS FEE FOR BA LLB (HONS)
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 18/05/2014, - From the new academic session students taking admission to Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University will have to shell out less to pursue BA LLB (Hons), while others taking admission to LLM will be spending a little more. The university's fee revision committee decided to slash BA LLB (Hons...
ISC EXAM RESULTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MAY 17; ICSE RESULTS TO BE OUT ON MAY 21
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 18/05/2014, - The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations will release ISC and ICSE exams results at 3pm on May 17 and May 21 respectively.Around 1.5 lakh candidates, including around 2,000 from Tamil Nadu, appeared for the Class 10 exams. Around 70,000 students, including more than...
BORING LECTURES IN CLASSROOMS CAUSE MORE FAILURES, LESSER GRADES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 18/05/2014, - Classroom lectures cause more students to fail compared to interactive sessions involving discussions and problem solving in science, engineering and math courses, a new study in the US has found. Interactive sessions, also called 'active learning', improve exam performance too.Those findings...
ISC EXAM RESULTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MAY 17; ICSE RESULTS TO BE OUT ON MAY 21
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 18/05/2014, - The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations will release ISC and ICSE exams results at 3pm on May 17 and May 21 respectively.Around 1.5 lakh candidates, including around 2,000 from Tamil Nadu, appeared for the Class 10 exams. Around 70,000 students, including more than...
GIRLS BAG TOP SPOTS IN CLASS X, XII RESULTS OF MPBSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 18/05/2014, - Girls outshone boys again this year by bagging top honours in the high school and higher secondary school certificate examinations organized by the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE). In the results announced here on Thursday by school education minister Paras...
79.39% CLEAR KERALA HIGHER SECONDARY EXAMINATION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 15/05/2014, - Indicating a trend contrary to the SSLC examination results over the last few years, the Plus Two results for the year 2014, announced here on Tuesday showed a dip in the percentage of students becoming eligible for higher studies. This year, the percentage of students becoming eligible for higher studies stood at...
SELF-FINANCING PATTERN FOR PARIYARAM MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSION THIS YEAR TOO
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 15/05/2014, - The governing body of the Pariyaram medical college has been permitted to give admission to the MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses at the college in self-financing pattern for the next academic year as well. The state government had, in February, announced that it will take over the college run by a...
INDIAN DIAMOND INSTITUTE TO START A COURSE IN SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 15/05/2014, - The Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) has decided to start a new course in synthetic diamonds.The course will teach students to identify the Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) technique by which a diamond can be grown from a hydrocarbon gas mixture.During the institute's 36th convocation and foundation day on Tuesday, IDI chairman Aagam Sanghavi said, "There is a need to impart education to the...
17 INDIAN UNIVERSITIES MAKE IT TO ASIA’S TOP 300
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 15/05/2014, - A record number of Indian universities feature in the new Asian Universities Ranking published by QS: 17. IIT Delhi is the highest placed on 38, followed by IIT Bombay in 41st. Five other IITs feature in the top 100 led by Kanpur and...
CONGRESS IN GUJARAT WANTS COMMON ADMISSION PROCEDURE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Thursday 15/05/2014, - The Congress in Gujarat has demanded that three top institutes in and around the city, Nirma University, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) and Pandit...
DELHI UNIVERSITY NOTIFIES 40 ELECTIVE SUBJECTS FOR DISCIPLINE 1 (HONOURS) COURSES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 14/05/2014, - Delhi University has notified 40 subjects as academic or elective subjects which will be available as Discipline 1 (honours) courses in the 2014-15 sessionWhile accountancy will be treated equivalent to commerce wherever any board is not offering the latter as a subject, DU has also notified business studies, home science, physical education and music as academic or elective subjects which students can opt for...
CALICUT UNIVERSITY SYNDICATE GIVES NOD FOR 35 SELF-FINANCING COLLEGES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 14/05/2014, - The University of Calicut has decided to sanction 35 new self-financing colleges, including 12 professional colleges, in the five Malabar districts under it.A meeting of the varsity syndicate held on Monday also...
LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY ALLOWS PHD ADMISSIONS TWICE A YEAR ON JNU FOOTSTEPS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 14/05/2014, - Beginning this academic session, Lucknow University will follow the Jawaharlal Nehru University model for admissions to Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD).University will admit students not once but twice a year. If all goes as planned, LU will be the first state university to hold PhD admissions twice in one academic session. In UP, only Banaras Hindu University (central university) follows the JNU...
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR MSU’S BBA PROGRAMME TO CLOSE ON MAY 10
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 14/05/2014, - The online registration for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programme offered by M S University's Faculty of Commerce will close on May 10. The entrance test for admission into this programme will be held on May 17 at the main building of Faculty of Commerce at 2 pm. Admission...
23 IT STUDENTS GET UPTO RS 23 LAKH PACKAGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/05/2014, - As many as 23 students of a Patiala-based university have been offered annual salary packages of upto Rs 23 lakh by top global companies like Samsung, Microsoft in campus placements. Twelve students...
PLAY ON: MUMBAI UNIVERSITY OFFERS BACHELOR OF MUSIC COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/05/2014, - The University of Mumbai offers the Bachelor of Music (BMus) course for those who wish to study the theory as well as the practical aspect of the discipline. COURSE DETAILSThe three-year course...
TAMIL NADU CLASS 12 EXAM RESULTS DECLARED, 90.6% STUDENTS PASS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/05/2014, - The Tamil Nadu government on Friday declared the results of the higher secondary board exams. Of the 8.21 lakh candidates who sat for the exams, 90.6% cleared the boards, a release from the directorate of government examinations said.Last year, 88.1 % students passed the exams.Sushanthi S of...
EDUCATION TESTING SERVICE NO LONGER PROVIDING TOEFL, TOEIC TESTS FOR UK VISA
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 13/05/2014, - Dealing a blow to many visa aspirants especially students, British authorities have said global testing giant Education Testing Service (ETS) will no longer offer TOEFL and TOEIC tests for UK visa-granting purposes, in the wake of a recent controversy. Following allegations in a BBC programme...
IIT-GANDHINAGAR TO STRENGTHEN INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/05/2014, - Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-Gandhinagar) saw leading industrialists from across the country discuss ways to strengthen industry-academia relationship on Friday. Termed 'Industry Partnership Retreat', it was held for the first time as a part of IIT-Gandhinagar's plan to expand and scale-up its engagement and communication with industry. More than 30 industrialists...
SC TAKES STERN VIEW FOR NOT ENSURING TOILETS, WATER IN SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/05/2014, - The Supreme Court today took a stern view of Andhra Pradesh government not complying with its directions to ensure drinking water and separate toilets for girls and boys in schools and directed the state's Principal Secretary to appear before it and explain the exact position. A bench of...
ST STEPHEN’S COLLEGE DECLARES ITS ADMISSION SCHEDULE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/05/2014, - St Stephen's College will start admissions on June 2, 2014, along with the rest of Delhi University. The last date for applying is June 16. The cut-offs will be announced soon and the list of candidates...
ONLY THE SECOND RANK COULD SEPARATE THESE TWINS!
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/05/2014, - Identical twins T S Aarthi and T S Anitha, students of Jawahar Matriculation HSS in Neyveli, scored almost identical marks, 1,188 and 1,186 and claimed first and third ranks respectively in the Class 12 exams in Cuddalore district.The twins scored identical marks in commerce and business mathematics (200 marks out of 200 marks) and English (196). Aarthi scored 195 in Tamil, 199...
DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION SITS ON ORDER FOR DISABLED KIDS’ SEATS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 12/05/2014, - While many parents and schools are treating the nursery matter as closed for the year, for parents of children with disability, it is far from over. They are wondering why high court orders in their favour...
DELHI UNIVERSITY ADMISSION FORMS OUT ON JUNE 2
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 11/05/2014, - The process of admissions to 54,000 seats in Delhi University's undergraduate courses will begin on June 2 with the availability of centralized forms, while the first cutoff list across 65 colleges will be announced on June 24. The last date for applications is June 16.Announcing the schedule, including the dates for cutoffs, open house and additional cutoffs, the university on Wednesday said the admission...
COLLEGES CAN'T SET ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA THIS TIME
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 11/05/2014, - background in economics courses, others insisted on a strong maths base. Some colleges even set eligibility marks in maths as high as 60%. "This year, however, anyone applying for an honors course in economics will have to have the minimum qualifying marks in mathematics, which has been the case for honours...
AWARDED B GRADE, LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY NOW WANTS NAAC REASSESSMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 11/05/2014, - Lucknow University has been awarded 'B' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). According to the accreditation results by NAAC's standing committee (constituted by its executive ccommittee on Monday, LU scored a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.76, which is 69%. With poor results, LU will now go for reassessment seeking improvement in the grade. Upset with the results...
BANGALORE UNIVERSITY ROLLS OUT HONOURS SCHEME FOR UG COURSE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 11/05/2014, - A 20-year-old student mustered courage to ask Bangalore University's vice-chancellor a question when he was speaking about credits for extra-curricular activities in the planned credit-based semester...
HRD MINISTRY'S ANGRY MISSIVE TO UGC FOR FIASCO THAT NEARLY GOT HRD SECRETARY ARRESTED
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 11/05/2014, - Inaction by University Grants Commission to present views of HRD ministry in the National Green Tribunal nearly got education secretary Ashok Thakur arrested in March. The arrest was averted, but a miffed ministry has sought explanation from UGC chairperson Ved Prakash, asking him...
IIT-GUWAHATI AMONG TOP 100 YOUNG VARSITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 09/05/2014, - IIT-Guwahati has made it to the top 100 list of the world's dynamic young universities - the only Indian entry. The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 university rankings to be announced on Thursday - evaluation of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years - puts India's lone entry IIT-Guwaha...
MADRAS VARSITY TO USE CET FOR MCA, MBA ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 09/05/2014, - In an attempt to salvage its professional courses, the University of Madras has decided to admit students into its MBA and MCA courses based on the common entrance test conducted by the state under the directorate of technical education. The notification declaring admissions through TANCET...
IT MAY BE TIME FOR COURSE CORRECTION IN IIT SELECTION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Friday 09/05/2014, - With JEE results to be released in a few days, some IIT professors are critical of the admission process. IIT faculty agreed to the recent changeover to an objective-type exam but not without a fight. Some members of the faculty now say that the new system is forcing students to undergo coaching from as early as Class 6. "It is ideal to get raw talent from any part...
TECHNICAL INSTITUTES IN UP INVOLVED IN SCHOLARSHIP FRAUD
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 07/05/2014, - An RTI query has revealed that some technical institutes in the state are allegedly involved in fraudulently granting scholarships worth lakhs of rupees under the Uttar Pradesh General Category Scholarship Scheme, a state-funded scheme meant for students belonging to Uttar Pradesh, to students from other...
FRENCH AMBASSADOR HOSTED THE FIRST GROUP OF MBDA-ISAE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 07/05/2014, - The first group of Indian students to be awarded scholarships under the MBDA Programme of Excellence, were hosted by the Ambassador of France to India, Francois Richier, at his Residence in New Delhi on Monday.Thanks to this scholarship, in September 2014, seven Indian students will be embarking...
UGC DIRECTS VARSITIES TO RECOGNIZE CBSE'S NEW SUBJECTS FOR ADMISSION
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 07/05/2014, - The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities to take appropriate steps to recognize 13 new subjects introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) at Stds XI and XII level for admissions to undergraduate courses."The CBSE has introduced various academic...
CBSE'S DIGITAL MARKING NOT QUICKER BUT MORE ACCURATE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 06/05/2014, - The new digital or online system of evaluation being used for the first time by the Central Board of Secondary Education isn't speeding things up but eliminating errors to a large extent. The 'on-screen marking' (OSM) system is being used for all major subjects in the Class X exams and two - English and economics...
11 LAKH STUDENTS TO GET JEE MAIN SCORES TODAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 06/05/2014, - Nearly 11 lakh students who appeared for the JEE Main exam in April will get to know their scores on Saturday.The Central Board of Secondary Education, which conducts the exam, will not dispatch a scorecard...
IIM-TRICHY REGISTERS 100% PLACEMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 06/05/2014, - The only candidate from among 103 in the 2012-14 IIM-Trichy batch who decided to start her own enterprise this year is from Tamil Nadu. "She plans to start an e-commerce enterprise on jewellery and accessories," said Godwin Tennyson, chairman of the placement and external relations wing of IIM-Trichy...
QUOTA ISSUE RAISES HEAD AT AIIMS, TEACHERS TO PROTEST ON SATURDAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 05/05/2014, - A section of AIIMS faculty will stage a protest at Jantar Mantar on Saturday against the denial of reservations in various medical institutions and other institutions of higher education across the country. The protesting doctors are demanding that those responsible for...
UGC PLANS CLUSTER COLLEGES AS OPTION TO DEEMED UNIVERSITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Tuesday 06/05/2014, - No new deemed university has come up in the country in the last seven years, primarily because of the court case challenging the 2010 University Grants Commission regulations. With the issue still in court, the UGC now plans to introduce the idea of cluster colleges as an alternative to deemed universities. "...
BUSY WEEK AHEAD FOR MEDICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPIRANTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 03/05/2014, - The next eight days are very important for medical and engineering aspirants as major entrance exams and results are scheduled. This Saturday, results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) will be declared paving the way for registrations to JEE Advanced. On Sunday, the All India Pre-Medical and Dental Test...
AGAINST KURUKSHETRA UNIVERSITY VICE-CHANCELLOR IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 03/05/2014, - Members of a social organization protested in front of office of vice-chancellor (VC) of Kurukshetra University on Saturday demanding FIR against him following his wife's allegation of domestic violence. Japit Kaur, wife of KU VC Lt Gen (retd) D D S Sandhu gave written complaint to the Kurukshetra superintendent...
FEW TAKERS FOR UPTU’S MBA AND MCA DUE TO ‘HIGH COSTS’
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 03/05/2014, - The number of students seeking admission to MBA and MCA in UPTU-affiliated colleges has seen a decline, with only 17,000 students applying for the course this year. The university has over 30,000 seats in...
FYUP NEW GUIDELINES CREATE IMBALANCE IN THDEPARTMENTS ACROSS CAMPUS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 03/05/2014, - The Delhi Teachers forecasts that many problems are likely to arise after the newly formed committee on Discipline Courses II set guidelines to fix the issues of allotment of colleges to the applicants.It is being assumed argued that the students after getting full liberty to pick course and subjects may either lead to expansion of few college departments and shrinking of some others at the same...
CHECK JAC 10TH RESULT 2014 | JAC MATRIC RESULT 2014 HERE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 03/05/2014, - Jharkhand Board 10th Result 2014 has been declared on 29 April 2014 by the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC). The students who have been waiting for their Jharkhand Board 10th Result 2014 can now put an end to their long wait, and check...
ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE NOTIFIED FOR ADMISSION TO MBBS COURSE 2014
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 03/05/2014, - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune invited applications for admission to MBBS course commencing from 01 Aug 2014....
SC ASKS DELHI GOVERNMENT TO ADD MORE SEATS TO NURSERY ADMISSIONS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Sunday 04/05/2014, - The Supreme Court took the matter in hands to resolve the various issues pertaining to Nursery admission. On 28 April the SC came hard on City government and questioned that why a sudden notification has been introduced in the rules of Nursery...
INSTITUTE OF AGRI BUSINESS MANAGEMENT NOTIFIED FOR ADMISSION TO MBA IN AGRI BUSINESS COURSE 2014
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 03/05/2014, - Institute of Agri Business Management, Bikaner, invited applications for payment seats and five seats for In-Service candidates (No age bar) for admission to MBA (Agri Business)) programme. The candidate must have latest score of any national level entrance exam like CAT, MAT, CMAT etc. conducted for admission to Post Graduate Degree in Management...
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES ONLINE COURSE ON THE DYNAMICS OF EXPRESSION OF IDENTITY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/04/2014, - Queen's University, Belfast, has launched a free online programme, titled 'Identity, Conflict and Public Space: Contest and Transformation,' which will commence from today (April 28). The six-week programme, developed by Dominic Bryan, director, School of History and Anthropology...
EDUCATE GIRLS FROM INDIA AMONG WORLD'S 15 FINALIST
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/04/2014, - Educate Girls from India is among the 15 projects from around the world chosen as the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) awards finalists.Considering gender disparity is a significant barrier to education in Rajasthan, the project is established at the grassroots level to provide...
JINDAL SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS & HUMANITIES LAUNCHES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN LIBERAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/04/2014, - O P Jindal Global University's Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with Rollins College, US, launched an undergraduate joint programme in liberal arts and humanities. Enrolees...
RANCHI UNIVERSITY REDUCES MBA SEATS AT INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES TO 140
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/04/2014, - Ranchi University has decided to reduce the number of MBA seats at Institute of Management Studies (IMS) to 140. RU authorities said it was aimed at improving the quality of education.But the university's announcement initially shocked students who were planning to apply for MBA course...
CBSE AND CENTRE FOR ASSESSMENT TO HOLD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ASSESSMENT
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Wednesday 30/04/2014, - The Central Board of Secondary Education and the Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research are organising an international conference on assessment in Delhi-NCR, on April 28 and 29.The two...
PRIVATE ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN KARNATAKA FALL IN LINE, NO FEE CHANGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 28/04/2014, - Private engineering colleges in Karnataka have agreed to go ahead with last year's fee structure for professional courses. The Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association on Thursday decided to stop demanding a fee increase for the coming academic year. With this,...
EDUCATION HAS TO GO BEYOND TEXTBOOKS, EXPERTS SAY
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 28/04/2014, - What is written in textbooks can only lend to bookish knowledge. For holistic learning and sensitisation at an early age, educational institutions should go beyond classrooms, experts say. In a panel discussion here Thursday on "Education: What's Going on in the Classroom (or not)?", experts...
AGRICULTURE COURSES REMAIN TOP DRAW FOR STUDENTS IN TAMIL NADU
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 28/04/2014, - It's only coincidental that Prince William signed up for an agriculture course in Cambridge this year. His not-so-colonial cousins in the state started the trend a couple of years ago, and the interest only seems to be growing. "We start issuing applications only in the first week of May after the Class 12 board exam results are out. But, there are already hundreds of inquiries every day," said...
NEW IIT-BHUBANESWAR DIRECTOR MAY BE HIRED AFTER POLL RESULTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 28/04/2014, - An acting director is likely to be appointed for IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS) as a stop-gap arrangement after incumbent Madhusudan Chakraborty completes his five-year tenure on May 18, government sources said. An officer in the Union ministry of human resources development...
MIZORAM TO GET ITS FIRST MEDICAL COLLEGE SOON
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Monday 28/04/2014, - A 100-seat medical college will come up soon in the northeastern state of Mizoram, an official said on Saturday. "Mizoram government has signed a memorandum of understanding...
APTITUDE KEY WHEN CHOOSING SCIENCE IN SCHOOL
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - Science at the senior secondary level may be popular because it is the gateway stream to two lucrative careers — medicine and engineering — and its study leads to a host of other career opportunities as well, but it also teaches the diligent student three important life lessons—working hard, solving problems and thinking analytically. But one has to factor in the need to be consistent with their efforts and their own...
CSE WELCOMES HC'S MOVE SEEKING RESPONSE ON CASE OF BANNING JUNK FOODS IN SCHOOLS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the direction of Delhi high court in the case of banning junk food in schools. In its direction to the amicus curiae N K Kaul, the bench has asked him to file a detailed response within three weeks segregating what out of the submitted guidelines is enforceable and what is suggestive. The court also stressed on the need to specify the junk food items that...
DU PANEL MEETS TO THRASH OUT 'MINOR' MODALITIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - The University of Delhi has formed a committee to "oversee the procedure of allotment of DCII courses (discipline courses II or 'minors')". The committee, chaired by the Dean Students' Welfare, J M Khurana, with principals of six colleges as members and Satish Kuma...
IAM TO START MBA PROGRAMME IN FASHION BUSINESS
  DCN Network, ,, NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - The Institute of Apparel Management (IAM) in Gurgaon is set to launch a new course, MBA in fashion business, on Friday. Prominent fashion designers, Rohit Bal and Ritu Beri, are expected to attend the event.The institute is supported by the ministry of textiles and...
PRIVATE ENGINEERING COLLEGES IN KARNATAKA FALL IN LINE, NO FEE CHANGE
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - Private engineering colleges in Karnataka have agreed to go ahead with last year's fee structure for professional courses. The Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association...
IIM-SHILLONG COMPLETES PLACEMENTS
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - The Indian Institute of Management, Shillong (IIMS) completed its placement process for the graduating batch of 2014. Highest international package offered to the students of IIM Shillong this year stood at Rs 37 lakh, whereas highest domestic package stood at Rs 22 lakh. This year, a total of 53 companies participated during the placement process giving offers...
ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL COURSES TO BE BASED ON PERCENTILES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - Admissions to engineering and pharmacy courses will begin in the third week of May, soon after HSC science results are declared. The Admission Committee for the Professional Courses (ACPC) plans to consider percentile in the HSC examination and Joint Entrance Examination...
GHAZIABAD PARENTS' STIR OVER FEE HIKE INTENSIFIES
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - The agitation against public schools here for raising fees has widened and is garnering support from various quarters. The Abhibhavak Manch included 19 other public schools in addition to the three branches of DPS, Ghaziabad, in the ambit of its agitation on the t...
NO TAMIL NADU ENGINEERING COLLEGE HAS OVER 90% PASS RATE IN FIRST SEMESTER
  DCN Network, ., NEW DELHI -Saturday 26/04/2014, - Not a single engineering college of more than 500 students in Tamil Nadu has secured a pass rate of more than 90% in the first semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Separately, not one student in 56 colleges has passed all subjects in the first semester. The recently released...
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...
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...
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, -