Category: Education

Country-wide assessment of learning outcomes on November 13: HRD Ministry

The union government will conduct its first country-wide assessment of learning achievements on November 13 in which over 30 lakh school students of Classes III, V and VIII in 35,000 government schools will participate. This will be the world’s largest sample survey of learning outcomes, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a meeting with state […]

Rural Education: How to make our government village schools deliver better results

LAST MONTH, the Supreme Court quashed the appointment of 1.32 lakh primary teachers in Uttar Pradesh (UP) whom the previous state government had regularised from being ad hoc Shiksha Mitras. The Court held that they did not fulfil the minimum qualification criteria for passing the Teacher’s Eligibility Test and also weren’t appointed against sanctioned posts. […]

Can take over private schools that haven’t refunded excess fee, says Delhi govt

The Delhi government said it is ready to takeover the management of 449 schools that have failed to comply with the orders of the Delhi High Court to refund excess fee charged from parents. The government also filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court, stating that they have already processed the “proposal to issue […]

Ahead of DUSU polls, students launch ‘no poster’ campaign

“No paper wastage, no pizzas, no lakme kajal. If roads are dirty with your posters, we will not vote for you” — this is the campaign message issued by a group of students from Miranda House to ensure that this year’s Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections are paperless. Launching the “No Poster Party” (NPP) […]

Govt to conduct assessment of learning outcomes on November 13

THE UNION government will conduct its first country-wide assessment of learning achievements on November 13 in which over 30 lakh school students of Classes III, V and VIII in 35,000 government schools will participate. This will be the world’s largest sample survey of learning outcomes, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a meeting with state […]

After mass failures in Board exams: Vishwas group now for Class IX students; they can drop subjects

With A large number of private candidates — who were under Vishwas group in Delhi government schools — having failed the Class X boards this year, the group has now been created for Class IX. Under the “Chunauti” scheme — a project to improve learning levels in the children — students of Delhi government schools, […]

IISER gets centre for high-end cancer research

To promote research work in life sciences, the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Pune, has set up an excellence centre that will help in analysis of hundreds of biological samples, simultaneously. With this centre, biologists are set to take cancer tumour research to a new level, said an official. The Centre of Excellence, […]

HPBOSE 10th, 12th re-evaluation/ re-checking results 2017 declared at hpbose.org

The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) has declared the results for the class 10 and 12 re-evaluation/ re-checking at hpbose.org. The Board had on July 12 and 13 announced the supplementary examination result. Candidates who have appeared in these exams can check their results from the official website (see steps below to know how). […]

Periyar University UG, PG supplementary exam result 2017 declared, check at periyaruniversity.ac.in

The Periyar University has declared the result of undergraduate and postgraduate supplementary examination on August 16 at periyaruniversity.ac.in. The students can access the results from the official website by following the steps written below. The examinations for both UG and PG were held in April this year, the result of which was released in June. […]

NEET: Tamil Nadu students may get exemption as law ministry clears ordinance

The law ministry on August 16 cleared an ordinance of the Tamil Nadu government which demands exemption of the state’s students from the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) — common medical entrance test. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cleared the draft ordinance in consultation with Attorney General K K Venugopal. The official, who requested anonymity, said […]