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21 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

8L students of Delhi's government schools to undergo "happiness curriculum"

From July, eight lakh government school students in Delhi will learn a new and unique course - "happiness curriculum."

19 Jun 2018

Delhi University

DU admissions 2018: Most cut-offs remain high, but may fall

Delhi University has stood true to its reputation: going by the first cut-offs released yesterday, chances of getting into top colleges with less than 95% are slim.

18 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu

What's 'ion-channel' called in Tamil? This group comes to help

A group of Tamil Nadu-based science enthusiasts, mostly researchers and communicators, have come together for a special purpose: they want to make science an easily-understandable subject.

16 Jun 2018

Hindustan Times

MHRD panel recommends QR codes for CBSE question papers

An expert panel constituted by the Union ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has come up with several suggestions to prevent paper leaks, including the use of center-specific quick response (QR) codes on question papers, as reported by the Hindustan Times.

14 Jun 2018

Delhi University

DU's unique BTech program offers interesting subjects, hands-on learning experiences

Confused about what to do after Class 12? Looking for a course that's unique and promising?

13 Jun 2018

IIT-JEE Advanced

IITs call emergency meeting over alarming fall in qualifiers

Days after top IIT officials claimed there's nothing to worry, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) has called an emergency meeting today to discuss the drastic fall in the number of JEE-Advanced qualifiers.

13 Jun 2018


Rajasthan: 'Sanskaar' classes to become part of school curriculum

The approximately 86,000 government schools in Rajasthan will have 'sanskaar' classes in the curriculum for 2018-19, the education department has decided.

10 Jun 2018


G7 members pledge nearly $3bn for global female education

The G7 Summit has pledged to provide $2.9bn (Rs. 20,256cr) to fund education for the poorest girls and women around the world.

08 Jun 2018


No scores or comments in report-card till Class-8, suggests NCERT

Heeding the fact that the current education and assessment system is putting immense stress on students, the NCERT has come up with a proposal to correct it.

08 Jun 2018

West Bengal

83.75% students clear WB Class XII exams

83.75% students passed the Class XII examinations conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE). Results were announced today.

08 Jun 2018

West Bengal

Bengal: Thanks to technology, students of this village cleared board-exams

Thanks to technology and dedication of professionals in different parts of the world, 30 Santhal students of Chandra High School near the Susunia Hills in Bankura, West Bengal, have passed 10th board exams, with flying colors.

08 Jun 2018

Himachal Pradesh

No more semester system in undergraduate courses in HP University

Students pursuing undergraduate courses in Himachal Pradesh University will no longer have to appear for semester examinations, as the HP government yesterday decided to revert to the annual examination system.

07 Jun 2018


Karnataka loses 2,410 medical seats after MCI inspection

Lending a massive blow to Karnataka, the MCI has denied renewal sanctions to eight medical colleges in the state.

07 Jun 2018


QS-Rankings: IITs, IISc among top-200, 24 Indian institutes in list

Three Indian institutes have made it to the top-200 in the QS World University Rankings 2019, with IIT-Bombay jumping 17 places to displace IIT-Delhi as the topper.

01 Jun 2018


Gujarat board textbook blooper: Sita was "abducted" by Rama

A paragraph in Class XII Sanskrit textbook of the Gujarat board seems to have got some basic facts wrong about Ramayana as it reads, "There is a very heart-touching description of the message conveyed by Laxman to Ram when Sita was 'abducted' by Rama."

31 May 2018


IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

Regaining its lost position after a lull of seven years, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has made it to the top-100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2018.

NCERT's Unni-Munni change political beliefs: From criticism to idolization

It is only natural for governments to exercise some control on the narrative in academic textbooks, partly to ensure positive national sentiment.

28 May 2018


'No-detention' policy impact: Class-10 students faring far worse than Class-3

The latest National Achievement Survey (NAS) assessed 15L students across all states and union territories to reveal alarming findings: Class-10 students were doing far worse than even Class-3 students, thanks to the CBSE's former 'no-detention' policy.

28 May 2018


SchoolGuru: The mobile app offering certified higher education courses

While India has tried its hand at distance education models like massive open online courses (MOOCs), they haven't really worked out well enough.

25 May 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

How AAP is changing Delhi's troubled education system

Education is the most neglected sector in this country, but Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party has always worked towards reversing the trend.

24 May 2018


Pregnant? Can't continue studies normally then, SC rules

There's a right time for everything, and considering Indian courts' verdicts, getting pregnant during college isn't it.

23 May 2018


AR-focused edtech start-up Smartivity raises $2mn

Delhi-based Smartivity Labs, an augmented reality (AR)-focused educational technology start-up, has raised $2mn from Ashish Kacholia, a well-known stock market investor who holds shares worth $117mn in several companies.

20 May 2018


Closure notices issued to 209 unrecognized Ghaziabad schools

The administration of Ghaziabad district has issued notices of closure to 209 schools after it was discovered that these schools didn't have any certification from the education department.

12 May 2018

Delhi University

Application for various courses in DU to start next week

The Delhi University (DU) is starting its admission process for various courses next week.

09 May 2018


PhD from open-university at par with regular university degree: SC

Bringing relief to many, the SC has ruled that a doctorate (PhD) issued by an open university in India should be treated as par with that issued by a formal conventional university.

07 May 2018


IGNOU admissions begin; last date to apply June 30

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has begun admissions for its Bachelor Preparatory Program (BPP), PG diploma, diploma and certificate programs for the July-2018 session.

04 May 2018


Major cheating scam in UK becomes popular income-source for Indians

India has ample opportunities in some sectors. Take a quick look, and you will see ads all over for vacancies in BPOs, data entry, or flight cabin crew.

03 May 2018


IIT-KGP's new course examines ancient India's influence on modern science

Prolific scientist Albert Einstein once said that modern science owes a lot to ancient Indians.

03 May 2018


NCERT shuns academic targets, focuses on producing capable preschoolers

The NCERT wants to take away part of the emphasis the education system currently puts on marks, and focus instead on children's personality.

03 May 2018


Six friends make it to top 20 of JEE-Main 2018

Academic rivalry often mars friendship, but six friends studying at a Kota coaching center have proven the critics wrong as they made it to the top 20 in the JEE-Main examination.

NCERT issues guidelines to schools, parents on cyber security, safety

The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has issued guidelines to schools, parents on cyber security and safety.

01 May 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi: Government warns against 12 fake boards operating in national-capital

The Delhi government has warned students and parents against 12 fake education boards operating in the national capital.

01 May 2018


150 UP schools had zero students passing Class 10/12 exams

The UP Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) upped its anti-cheating measures drastically this time, and the consequences were clearly visible: nearly 10L students chose to skip the exams the first four days because of this.

01 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar girl ends life over 'poor performance' in Class-12 exam

Upset over not securing first division in the Class-12 examinations, a girl at a village in Budhana area in Muzaffarnagar allegedly committed suicide today.

01 May 2018


Madras HC slams practice of awarding grace-marks to medical students

The Madras High Court has come down on the practice of awarding grace marks to medical students who fail to clear certain subjects.

01 May 2018


Now access exam-related information, JEE Main results on Google Search

Google has partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India to allow students to look up results of national exams and other related information directly on the Search page.

01 May 2018

7th Pay Commission

PhD degree to become mandatory for professors in Universities

From 2021, PhD degree will be mandatory for University professors, even for assistant professors.

30 Apr 2018


IIT JEE results declared today: Know how to check yours

The results of IIT-JEE (Mains) examination have been declared today, April 30.

28 Apr 2018


UMANG mobile app for finding genuine technical education courses

The sheer number of technical education institutes in India often fool students into enrolling for fake institutes.

26 Apr 2018


UGC issues list of 24 'fake universities': Details here

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a list of 24 'fake universities' which are no longer allowed to confer degrees. Seven of these are in the national capital.