Skill Development Corp to train Indian youth

A Skill Development Corp will be set up to train youths with active participation of the corporate sector, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced in New Delhi on Friday. "India will be transformed only when every Indian is literate, well fed, hea...

Delhi: Students are new green warriors

The Times of India 11.08.2008
Delhi: Students are new green warriors

NEW DELHI: How much waste does your school recycle? How much energy does your school consume? What is the percentage of green area in your school? How eco-friendly are the vehicles in your school?

HRD Min should look at opening more schools for tribals: IIT-B

Senior faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here have said that IITs were not getting enough tribal students and it was time the HRD Ministry looked at opening large number of schools to educate them and give them a chance to co...

St Stephen's finds an alternative to quota

A row over quota for teachers has sharply divided St Stephen's but now the college has decided on a middle path. Reportedly the Stephen's supreme council has struck down faculty quota but said qualified Christian candidates will get preference.

SIBM Pune, opens new campus in Bangalore

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, started with a new journey by starting an all new campus in Bangalore. The new institution is a part of the Symbiosis International University, Pune and is an off shored campus of SIBM, Pune.

Bombay HC seeks clarifications on new percentile system

Mumbai, July 15: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought clarifications from the state government on whether it was considering to provide preferential treatment to students of the SSC over their counterparts from other boards in view of the new p...

Centre promises policy on deemed universities

J. Venkatesan The Hindu 15.07.2008
Centre promises policy on deemed universities

New Delhi: The Union government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that a policy to regulate and streamline deemed universities, including the criteria for conferring the deemed university status, will soon be put in place.

Raj Thackeray’s ultimatum to English medium schools

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray on Monday intensified his campaign for the Marathi language by giving an ultimatum to English medium schools.

No 70:30 quota in Mumbai colleges

Urvi Mahajani The Hindustan Times 15.07.2008
No 70:30 quota in Mumbai colleges

In what has come as a major relief to students, the Maharashtra government on Monday announced that it would not implement the 70:30 formula for college admissions this academic year. The formula, announced by the state school education department...

90% is not good enough any longer

Hemali Chhapia The Times of India 13.07.2008
90% is not good enough any longer

MUMBAI: If students with scores to be proud of are now reduced to hunting for seats in second-rung colleges, it's because a whopping 20,000 and more children across the three main boards—SSC, CBSE and ICSE—are flaunting scorecards that translate i...

'Number of private educational institutions have become teaching shops'

BANGALORE: Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh has expressed concern over "quite a number" of private higher educational institutions in the country becoming "teaching shops" and misleading students.

New medical colleges coming up in Bihar: Ramadoss

PATNA: Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss raised a ray of hope for Bihar's ailing health sector by announcing that new medical colleges and hospitals in the state were under consideration of the government.

Class XII science remains eligibility criterion for pilots

Saurabh Sinha The Times of India 11.07.2008
Class XII science remains eligibility criterion for pilots

NEW DELHI: Studying science and maths till Class 12 level is going to remain a must for all those who dream of becoming a pilot, for now at least. The aviation ministry has put on hold a radical proposal to relax this rule and make students who ha...

State to fight High Court verdict on language policy

BANGALORE: The State Government has decided to file an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the recent order of the Karnataka High Court on the language policy on the medium of instruction in schools.

Girls allege sexual exploitation in Gujarat college

Ahmedabad: As many as 23 girls studying in a training college in Mehsana district of north Gujarat have fled their hostel, complaining of sexual molestation by the institute's managing trustee.

Sidhu demands decrease of fees in private medical colleges

PATIALA: BJP MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu today demanded the fees in private medical colleges which were raised by the Punjab government last year should be withdrawn immediately.

Project launched for Indian Muslim girls’ education

NEW DELHI (ICNS): Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh on Thursday inaugurated a new project for providing vocational training to Muslim girls in Bihar.

Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi revokes expulsion of Schedule Caste students

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi has revoked the controversial termination order of three students, including two Schedule Caste students. The development follows the expelled SC students complaining to the National Commission S...

No takers for handicap quota in Delhi University

Susmita Mukherjee 01.07.2008
No takers for handicap quota in Delhi University

Even as students find they have no seats after the first cut-off list in Delhi University. Nearly 650 seats, reserved for the physically challenged, are going vacant for lack of applicants.

Education inflation force Indian couples to adopt one-child norm

NEW DELHI: Multifold increase in cost of education is leading to a situation wherein even rich parents are thinking twice on having a second child, a study by industry chamber Assocham has said.

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