Monthly Archive: August 2013

More students opt For Higher Education, but Even More Drop Out: says Survey….! 0

More students opt For Higher Education, but Even More Drop Out: says Survey….!

 Higher education continues to be a mixed bag in the country. A countrywide education survey has found that the rate of attendance in the 20-24 age group (corresponding to graduation and above) has recorded...

‘SFIs Not Refunding Fees to Exiting Students’ 0

‘SFIs Not Refunding Fees to Exiting Students’

The Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) has received more than 500 complaints alleging malpractice by self-financed colleges in admissions. These complaints were received from seven architecture, 32 engineering colleges and one other college....

22 Lakh Children without Basic Education: Tharoor! 0

22 Lakh Children without Basic Education: Tharoor!

Nearly 22 lakh children in the country are yet to receive elementary education and it is the responsibility of state governments to bring them to schools, minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor said...

IITs Restart Preparation Courses to Fill up Quota Seats…! 0

IITs Restart Preparation Courses to Fill up Quota Seats…!

Hamstrung by the lack of qualified candidates to fill up the mandatory quota seats, the Indian Institutes of Technology have not only lowered the cut-offs for the reserved category students but also restarted the...

Education can Eliminate Violence: Says the Dalai Lama! 0

Education can Eliminate Violence: Says the Dalai Lama!

Education can eliminate “the very basis of violence and war” and this century will become a century of peace and non-violence, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said here on Wednesday.The Tibetan leader was...

JEE-Advanced All Set to Become a Computer-Based Exam Next Year! 0

JEE-Advanced All Set to Become a Computer-Based Exam Next Year!

Next year, the JEE-Advanced may change from being a paper-pencil entrance exam to a computer-based one. The decision on the switch will be taken when the Joint Admission Board meets in early September. On...

Higher Education’s Gross Enrolment Ratio to be Raised to 30% by 2020: Says Education Minister 0

Higher Education’s Gross Enrolment Ratio to be Raised to 30% by 2020: Says Education Minister

The government has begun efforts to enhance gross enrolment ratio (GER) in higher education to 30 per cent by 2020 from the current level of around 19 per cent, Union minister for human resource...

MOOC to Take Education to Every Doorstep: Syas HRD Minister Raju 0

MOOC to Take Education to Every Doorstep: Syas HRD Minister Raju

Aiming to take education to every doorstep, Union HRD minister M M Pallam Raju on Thursday said they intend to leverage the broadband network by embracing the ‘Massive Open Online Courses’ (MOOC) programme in...

GBSHSE: Continuous comprehensive Evaluation in Class IX from 2014-15 0

GBSHSE: Continuous comprehensive Evaluation in Class IX from 2014-15

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education at its meeting on Wednesday has decided to implement the continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) method of assessment in Class IX from 2014-15. The CCE will...

MTech in Aviation: Pune varsity to Hold Entrance Test on September 15 0

MTech in Aviation: Pune varsity to Hold Entrance Test on September 15

The maiden international-level entrance exam for University of Pune’s (UoP) newly introduced MTech (Aviation) course will be held on September 15 at six centers across the country and at Frankfurt in Germany. “The process...