NHRC issues notice to IP University for exam goof up (20:36)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday issued notice to Delhi's Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University for an anomaly in its admission exams in which aspirants were allotted an examination centre which had been shut for the past 10 years.
President concerned over crime against women (19:24)
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Expressing concern over rising incidents of crime against women and children, President Pranab Mukherjee Friday called for effective measures to ensure their safety and security.
CBSE Class 12 results Monday (19:14)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the results of Class 12 Monday, an official statement said.
Free school for Sikhs approved in British city (14:20)
London, May 24 (IANS) A free school to cater to members of the Sikh community has been approved in the British city of Leicester.
Indian-origin boy wins 2013 National Geographic contest (Lead, correcting intro) (18:52)
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Twelve-year-old Indian-origin boy Sathwik Karnik won the 2013 National Geographic Bee by correctly naming Chimborazo, a peak in Ecuador, as the farthest point on earth from the centre of the earth.
India can be net provider of security in region: PM (Second Lead) (17:16)
Gurgaon, May 23 (IANS) There is need for reorienting the country's strategic thinking and reappraising its higher defence organisations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday, noting that India was well positioned to become a net provider of security in its immediate region and beyond.
Himachal achieves Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan targets (16:28)
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has achieved 100 percent target of enrolment, retention and transition of students in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the central government's programme for achievement of universalisation of elementary education, an official said Thursday.
India to train 500 Nigerians in vocational skills (14:08)
By Francis Kokutse
Lagos (Nigeria), May 23 (IANS) India wants increased partnership with Nigeria in education through institutional cooperation, content development, faculty exchange and joint ventures that would enhance the West African country's human resource devlopment, according to Indian High Commissioner Mahesh Sachdev.
Indian-origin boy wins 2013 National Geographic contest (12:54)
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Twelve-year-old Indian-origin boy Sathwik Karnik won the 2013 National Geographic Bee by correctly naming Chimborazo, a peak in Ecuador, as the farthest point on earth from the Equator.
Italy has lowest graduate share in Europe (09:00)
Rome, May 23 (IANS/AKI) Italy has the lowest graduation rates in Europe with just one-fifth of people aged 30-34 holding a university degree, according to a study.
Japan to help raise institute of design in Haryana (22:40)
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The country's second National Institute of Design will come up in Haryana's Kurukshetra district and Japan will provide technological assistance for the same, a minister said Wednesday.
Punjab orders probe into 'vulgar' school books (22:20)
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The Punjab government has initiated a probe into the distribution of text books containing allegedly vulgar and irrelevant content in government schools, a minister said Wednesday.
SC warns against lapses in filling primary teaching jobs (19:16)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it was concerned with the quality of the primary teacher and warned against a populist approach on appointments that could endanger India's future.
PM to lay foundation stone of defence university (18:56)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will May 23 lay the foundation stone of the Indian National Defence University (INDU) at Binola in Gurgaon district, Haryana, as an unique autonomous institution of national importance, officials said Wednesday.
JKP Education gets Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award (With Images) (16:08)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Twenty-two eminent personalities, including Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) Education president Vishakha Tripathi, were honoured here with the Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award.
Breather for Delhi teacher on 'fake' caste certificate (11:06)
By Rahul Chhabra
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A Delhi government school teacher, facing departmental proceedings for allegedly submitting a fake caste certificate for the job, has got relief from the Central Administrative Tribunal, which has annulled the action against her and ordered an inquiry into the veracity of the document.
Annapurna to hold film workshop for engineering students (21:26)
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Annapurna International School of Film and Media will conduct a four-week summer workshop on filmmaking for engineering students, beginning May 27, the institution said Tuesday.
Steep rise in African researchers seeking Indian fellowships (With Images) (21:02)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Increasing numbers of African students are keen to study in Indian universities, with a steep rise in African researchers seeking science and technology fellowships in this country, officials said Tuesday.
Six Sanawar school boys scale Mount Everest (20:20)
Sanawar (Himachal Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) Six boys of Lawrence School, Sanawar, located in the picturesque Kasauli Hills here Tuesday scaled the Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain peak, school officials said.
Indian student in Dubai ranked second in ISC exam (16:32)
Dubai, May 21 (IANS) An Indian student in a school here was ranked second in this year's Indian School Certificate (ISC) class 12 examination.
Indian think tanks need more institutional support (Comment) (08:08)
By Nihit Goyal & Shweta Srinivasan
Strong policy research is the cornerstone of policy formulation and a necessary condition for sustained good governance. However, it is widely acknowledged that the quality of policy research in India has been found wanting, both within and outside the government. Indicatively, not a single Indian think tank featured in the top 50 in 2012 Global Go To Think Tanks Rankings, and only six of them made it to the top 150.
Bengal tells teachers not to 'chastise' students (23:00)
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In the wake of the death of a boy allegedly after he was mercilessly beaten by his school teacher, the West Bengal government has decided to order primary school teachers in the state not to "chastise" a student or "discriminate" between them.
Mukerjee bats for vocational training, confers honorary degree on Karzai (Lead) (22:54)
Jalandhar, May 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday called upon universities to lay emphasis on imparting vocational training to youth in the country while pointing out that by 2020, two-third of the workforce in the world would be from India.
Assam Police crack down on impersonation in CEE (21:50)
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) At least ten youths have been arrested for impersonation, allegedly appearing in Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) for medical and engineering courses on behalf of other students, Assam Police said Monday.
SC slams lapses in posting primary education workers (19:56)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave vent to its ire over state governments flouting guidelines for the appointment of 'Shiksha Sahayaks' for promoting primary education saying it amounted to "spoiling the future of the future generations".
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