Education

Woman self-help group steps towards higher education

    Kerala’s women self-help group of Kudumbashree is taking a step further towards higher education sector by setting up a community college in the state, after being a part of various fields starting from pickle making to IT education. This initiative will be implemented with the support of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) which is based in Mumbai. ... Read More »

Mumbai University Admissions: Final merit list delayed, likely to be out today

  Heavy rains in Mumbai stalled the admission process in the University of Mumbai. The officials on June 22 announced that the third merit list for degree college admissions will be delayed. Owing to a downpour on June 19 followed by a holiday on June 20, the announcement of the merit list will now be announced today i.e June 23 ... Read More »

Patna University: Runs courses without proper faculty

  It may sound absurd but the fact is that a Botany professor is serving as the director of the Patna University (PU) Institute of Library and Information Science and a Chemistry teacher is heading the PU Biochemistry department. In addition to this, the postgraduate course in rural management is being headed by a teacher of personnel management and industrial ... Read More »

NCERT books to be soon downloaded for free through an app

  Taking steps towards development in education and technology, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani announced that a mobile app will soon be launched to enable students download all their NCERT textbooks for free. This facility is available for students belonging to Class 1 to Class 12. Speaking at the inauguration of the Rashtriya Yoga Shikshak Sammelan at the Talkatora ... Read More »

Medical colleges face shortage of faculty

Medical Colleges are struggling with shortage of good faculties in various institutes. This year, Tamil Nadu government asked for increase in number of MBBS seats, whereas, due to the lack of faculty, Medical Council of India (MCI) rejected the appeal. In Tamil Nadu over 31,100 students are competing for 2,200 seats for MBBS. Earlier, the government had asked for an ... Read More »

Yoga to be introduced as a compulsory subject in Central Schools

In an effort to make yoga an intrinsic part of every individual’s life, the Minister for Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani proposed introduction of yoga as a subject in central schools from Class 6 to Class 8. This development was mentioned in the first ever yoga conference organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education on June 22. While Yoga ... Read More »

Now students without Mathematics in Class 12 can opt for Polytechnic courses

An HSC student from the Science stream, will now be pursuing Engineering and Technology courses in polytechnic institutes in Maharashtra, who did not opt for Mathematics at the 10+2 level. For the academic year 2015-16, the state Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has decided to give these students direct admission which is commonly known as “lateral entry”. Mahesh Shivankar, the ... Read More »

Two day yoga conference to be held by Ministry of HRD on June 22 and June 23

The International Yoga Day was observed worldwide on June 21 with our Prime Minister Narendra Modi quietly taking his place before a sea of schoolchildren. The event was billed as one of the largest yoga demonstrations in a single venue in history. The event was referred to as the beginning of a new era of peace and goodwill by the ... Read More »

UPSC allows use of scribe for blind, cerebral-palsy affected candidates

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced that the candidates suffering from blindness, locomotor disability and cerebral palsy can use scribes to write civil services preliminary and main examination, this year. A compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour will be granted, as well. The candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to ... Read More »

IIT Kharagpur to start with MBBS courses

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur would soon start offering Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) courses offering more than just engineering. Dr B C Roy Institute of Medical Science and Research, a 400-bedded super-speciality hospital would be ready by the end of 2017 on the three-acre plot on the edge of the campus. “The government has already ... Read More »