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CBSE revises Class 12 exam date sheet, Physical Education test date changed
2 international schools warn parents after strangers try to lure students into van
IIT-Bombay students who eat non-veg asked to use separate plates
New localised Chinese curriculum: Some pre-schools happy with existing material
242 Orang Asli children airlifted to boarding schools
HRD sends manual to curb student suicide
Cancer screening ad for married women angers IIT-B students
2018-01-18 02:42:58 A poster put up to inform female students about a free cancer screening session at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay(IIT-B) has upset female students and research scholars at the institute as the screening drive is open to only ‘35-plus married women’. The cancer screening camp is organised by Abhyuday- IIT B’s social festival and would be conducted by the Cancer Patients Aid Association(CPAA) on January 20   Read More ...
New school disciplinary laws hit a snag - Nation
2018-01-18 00:49:00 SEREMBAN: A move to introduce new laws to check indiscipline in schools, including cyber bullying, has been delayed as some stakeholders are against the implementation of corporal punishment to correct problematic students, says Datuk Chong Sin Woon. The Deputy Education Minister said discussions were still ongoing as the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry had reservations about allowing caning. “We are still talking to all the other stakeholders to get their views before we go ahead and introduce new laws to check indiscipline in schools   Read More ...
SPPU to hold 112th convocation on Jan 20
2018-01-18 00:25:34 The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has organised the 112th convocation ceremony on the university campus on Saturday. As many as 97,133 graduate and post-graduate students will receive their certificates this year, of which, 79,371 are graduates and 17,762 are post-graduates. In the second convocation ceremony to be held in this academic year, 58 gold medals will be awarded to meritorious students, 347 students will get doctoral degrees   Read More ...
Male teacher, 27, accused of molesting high school boy on train
2018-01-18 00:13:56 Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 27-year-old male teacher for allegedly molesting a second-year high school boy on a train on Tuesday, reports Sports Nippon (Jan. 17). At around 7:35 a.m., Takeshi Isokawa, a teacher at a middle school in Sumida Ward, allegedly fondled the lower body of the boy, 17, inside a car of the Keisei Oshiage Line as it traveled between Yotsugi and Keisei Hikifune stations   Read More ...
Students look at nationalism, one brick at a time
2018-01-17 22:19:36 Written by Dipanita Nath | New Delhi | Published: January 18, 2018 2:21 am How does nationalism look from above? Students of Ambedkar University have invited audiences to watch from the top of scaffoldings as they construct Nationalism, literally, using brick and cement. The performance, by the School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University, Delhi, is titled ‘Work in Progress’ and will be held in a warehouse on campus   Read More ...
Thane youth ranks 7th in CA exam
2018-01-17 22:19:31 A Thane youth secured seventh rank in the country in Chartered Accountant examination results declared on Wednesday. For 22-year-old Sanket Gada, what matters more than his rank is the fact that he cleared the CA exams, along with his older brother Mukund. While it was Mukund’s third attempt, Sanket cleared it in his first attempt. “I am glad we made it together   Read More ...
ompulsory attendance: international students write to V
2018-01-17 21:23:04 The International Students’ Association of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has written to Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar rejecting the compulsory attendance system and showing support to the boycott of the new system called for by JNU Students’ Union and JNU Teachers’ Association. ‘Bureaucratic process’ The association said, “As an association, we embrace active participation in university academic life. However, we fundamentally disagree that the new attendance policy contributes to this aim   Read More ...
IIT summer fellowship for non-IIT students
2018-01-17 21:22:51 The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras is now offering short fellowship programmes for non-IITians. The two-month summer fellowship, which begins on May 16, comes with a monthly stipend of ₹6,000 and is open to candidates with good ranks in University examinations and outstanding academic background who are in the third year of B.E., B Tech, B.Sc (engineering) / Integrated ME, M.Tech programme and those in the first year of M   Read More ...
Showing students the path to a balanced diet
2018-01-17 21:22:47 While the newly revamped syllabus will take aspects of physical fitness and nutrition closer to students, both State Board and CBSE schools have been urged to promote healthy eating among students even in the past. An official with the education department said that in 2016, they had instructed schools to ensure that students do not buy unhygienic food from petty shops and vendors near school premises   Read More ...
Life-size statue of MGR unveiled
2018-01-17 21:22:38 What MGR sowed in the higher education field has now blossomed into trees, remarked VIT University founder-chancellor G. Viswanathan. “The year 1984 was an important one in the annals of Tamil Nadu. That was when MGR granted permission to over 10 private engineering colleges. These seeds have now sprouted into over 500 colleges, which have produced many engineers to shine in various capacities across the globe,” he said   Read More ...
CCTVs in classrooms so parents can see kids in real-time: Arvind Kejriwal
2018-01-17 21:10:23 After holding a review meeting over installation of CCTV cameras in all Delhi government school classrooms, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said parents will be given access to see their children in class on a real-time basis within three months. The meeting where this was decided was attended by Education Minister Manish Sisodia, PWD minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and officials of the department of education   Read More ...
CCTVs inside classrooms: Move sparks concern among some teachers, principals
2018-01-17 21:10:17 The move to install CCTV cameras in Delhi government school classrooms evoked apprehension among a section of teachers, and principals of private schools. Ajay Veer Yadav, general secretary of Government School Teachers’ Association, said, “We don’t feel this is a right decision as it will seriously hamper teachers’ privacy. By implementing such a decision, the government is distrusting teachers.” Principals of private schools said the situation in private and government schools was very different, but still expressed their apprehension   Read More ...
Students move HC for putting off law exams
2018-01-17 20:38:32 Two law students have moved the Bombay High Court seeking postponement of examinations scheduled for January 29. A Division Bench of Justice B.R. Gavai and Justice B.P. Colabawala heard the plea filed by Sainath Pawar and Sharad Koli, first year LLB students of G. J. Advani College. The PIL states that they have had just 17 lecture days in the current semester   Read More ...
Faculty training programme
2018-01-17 18:25:09 Telangana University in association with Telangana State Higher Education Council will conduct a two-week faculty development programme, for the benefit of teachers of the varsity and affiliated colleges at Commerce and Business Management College on the campus from January 18. Interested should reach the TU campus with credentials of education and employment and also relieving letters from the colleges by 10 a   Read More ...
Strathclyde has the second-highest number of Indian students in Scotland
2018-01-17 16:23:50 Professor Atilla Incecik, associate principal and dean of the faculty of engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow was in India last month as part of a Scottish Government delegation to promote educational and research links between India and Scotland. Strathclyde has a long history of welcoming Indian students and is home to the second-largest group of Indian students in Scotland, besides having the biggest Engineering faculty in Scotland   Read More ...
Mah Sing signs deal with EduCity to provide student accommodation
2018-01-17 16:02:08 PETALING JAYA: Mah Sing Group Bhd and EduCity Iskandar Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will see 183 units in Meridin@Medini designated as student accommodations from March 2018 onwards. Starting at RM850 per student, the units will cater to 370 students. A MoU signing ceremony was held at Mah Sing’s Academy in Southgate, which was attended by Mah Sing’s CEO Datuk Ho Hon Sang, senior general manager (Southern) Benjamin Ong, EduCity chairman Datuk Ir   Read More ...
RHB Research Institute kekal saranan 'beli' saham TM
2018-01-17 15:16:42 KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd mengekalkan saranan 'beli' ke atas Telekom Malaysia (TM) susulan langkah syarikat itu bekerjasama dengan Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) membabitkan pelaksanaan Pelan Fiber Seluruh Negara (NFP). RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd yang meletakkan harga sasaran lebih tinggi iaitu RM7.30 berbanding RM6.00 sebelum ini, menyifatkan kerjasama itu akan mengurangkan aspek seperti kos pelaksanaan, risiko operasi dan pembiayaan projek   Read More ...
ICAI CA final results 2017 declared, Karnal’s Mohit Gupta secures AIR 1
2018-01-17 14:37:46 The ICAI has released the Chartered Accountants final examination and Common Proficiency Test (CPT) results today. In CA exam, Karnal’s Mohit Gupta has secured the AIR 1 while the second position is bagged by two Delhi boys – Prashant and Aditya Mittal. Mohit Gupta has scored 587/ 800 marks. CA. Nilesh S. Vikamsey, President, ICAI said, “I congratulate all rank-holders and successful candidates for their hard work and results   Read More ...
CA Final results 2017 declared by ICAI at icaiexam.icai.org, caresults.icai.org and icai.nic.in
2018-01-17 14:11:18 CA final results: The results of the Chartered Accountants final examination and Common Proficiency Test (CPT) has been released today at icaiexam.icai.org, caresults.icai.org and icai.nic.in. Student can access the results online as well via SMS. The CA final exam was held in November, 2017 and CPT was conducted by the ICAI in December, 2017. The number of students who appeared in the CA final exam at 346 centres is 1,28,853   Read More ...
ICAI CPT December exam 2017 results declared at icaiexam.icai.org, caresults.icai.org and icai.nic.in
2018-01-17 13:38:55 The results of the and Common Proficiency Test (CPT) has been released today at icaiexam.icai.org, caresults.icai.org and icai.nic.in. Due to heavy traffic on the websites, ICAI has rescheduled the result declaration time from 2 pm to 8 pm. However, they have published the results of CPT exam before 6 pm. A total of 63,035 students have appeared for the CPT exam in 327 centres across the world   Read More ...
CBSE revises Class 12 exam date sheet, Physical Education test date changed
2018-01-17 13:15:45 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made a change to its controversial Class 12 exam date sheet for 2018 and will now hold the Physical Education test later than scheduled. The board issued a notification on its official website (cbse.nic.in ) on Wednesday stating that the Class 12 examination date for Physical Education, has been revised to 10.30am on April 13 from April 9 (as given in the earlier released schedule   Read More ...
Paytm Mall to recruit 150 graduates from IITs, IIMs
2018-01-17 13:08:27 Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm E-commerce in a statement said it plans to hire 150 engineering and management graduates from premier technology and management institutions like IITs and IIMs for its technology and business teams. The company will also consider students from BITS Pilani, National Institutes of Technology, XLRI Jamshedpur, ISB -Hyderabad, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi. “By hiring top talent from India’s leading educational institutions, we will take our disruptive offline-to-online model to more brands and retailers across the country and make them ready for the digital-first paradigm,” said Amit Sinha, Chief Operating Officer – Paytm Mall   Read More ...
CBSE revises class 12 date sheet 2018, exams to end on April 13
2018-01-17 12:28:48 CBSE date sheet 2018: After getting negative feedback from students and academicians on the class 12 date sheet, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has has revised the exam dates for physical education paper. The test which was earlier scheduled to be held on April 9 will now be held on April 13. Therefore, CBSE class 12 exams will begin on March 5 and will end on April 13   Read More ...
Shame for university graduates to be nasi lemak sellers, says Tun M
2018-01-17 12:18:15 Making an appeal to the young voters ahead of the general election, Pakatan Harapan's Prime Minister-designate Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday said that the Opposition pact understands the correlation between education, creation of jobs and investment. He said the pact will also fix the problem of university graduates ending up as nasi lemak sellers when they cannot find a job.   Read More ...
CBSE releases revised datesheet of Class 12, 2018 board examination
2018-01-17 11:46:32 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a revised datesheet of Class 12 board examination for this year on their official website cbse.nic.in. The date of only one exam has been changed while the other dates remain unchanged. The examination of Physical Education paper will now be held on April 13 instead of April 9. You can now check the change here   Read More ...
Google, Coursera launch course to create entry-level IT jobs
2018-01-17 10:23:39 Google and Coursera have joined hands to offer a one-of-its-kind certificate course to help ready students with no prior experience for entry-level jobs in the information technology sector. This IT Support Professional Certificate is designed and taught by Google professionals. Registrations for the programme opened yesterday, January 16. The course begins on January 23, 2018. “Today, as rapid technological transformation redefines industries and jobs, it is critical to equip people with the skills they need to be job ready   Read More ...
Schools cannot force students to give donations
2018-01-17 09:48:19 SEREMBAN: Schools cannot compel their students to give donations, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon. He said schools are only allowed to collect donations on a voluntarily basis and that too after having obtained approval from the respective state or district Education departments. "You cannot force your students to donate. That is wrong," he said when met after a visit to the Seremban wet market here   Read More ...
ICAI CA Final, CPT exam results 2017 LIVE updates
2018-01-17 08:23:03 The results of the Chartered Accountants Final Examination held in November, 2017 and Common Proficiency Test (CPT) held in December, 2017 are expected to be declared on January 17, 2018 around 2 pm. As per a press note, the results are available for access at icaiexam.icai.org, caresults.icai.org and icai.nic.in. The ICAI will issue the All India Merit List for the candidates securing a minimum of 55% and above marks and up to the maximum of 50th rank in the case of the final examination   Read More ...
PUTA seeks apology from Panjab University registrar
2018-01-17 07:22:17 Strongly condemning the misbehaviour of Registrar Col G S Chadha (retd) with its president Rajesh Gill on January 2, the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) Executive, during a meeting on Tuesday, decided to submitted a resolution to the Vice Chancellor seeking an apology. It also criticised the delay in finalising the minutes of a meeting on plying of e-rickshaws on the PU campus, held in September 2017   Read More ...
Online degree in non-tech courses
2018-01-17 07:22:10 The Centre would soon finalise regulations enabling universities with high National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) scores to offer degree, certificate and diploma courses for non-technical subjects in online mode. Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said this to newspersons after the culmination of the 65th Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meet here. Only institutions with a NAAC grade of A plus and A plus plus – meaning, a NAAC score of 3   Read More ...
DU ends governing body deadlock, sends Delhi govt 100 names
2018-01-17 07:22:09 After months of sparring over the selection process of governing bodies in 28 government-funded colleges, the Delhi University has sent a list of 100 names for the government to choose from. In December last year, the government had hit out at the university for removing names of 101 people selected by it to be on the governing bodies. DU also requested release of funds to these colleges, which was put on hold by the government last year and led to delay in teacher salaries   Read More ...
Non-technical courses: Varsities to offer diploma, degree courses online
2018-01-17 07:21:53 A new set of regulations, set to be introduced next month, will permit universities to offer diploma and degree courses in non-technical subjects online, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. According to ministry sources, the new regulations are part of the government’s attempt to achieve its Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) target of 30 per cent by 2022. When questioned about concerns over quality of such courses and student evaluation, Javadekar told reporters that the ministry was not looking to replace brick-and-mortar education and that only educational institutions with either a grade of A+ and A++ awarded by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council or a score of 3   Read More ...
A month after reducing pass percentage, SPPU law colleges release results as per old criteria
2018-01-17 07:21:47 STUDENTS OF law colleges affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) alleged on Tuesday that the university was “not keeping its word” on bringing down pass percentages. One month after announcing that the minimum pass percentage for law courses would be reduced from 50 per cent to 40 per cent aggregate of all subjects, the university has not applied the new rules while declaring the results of the first semester last week   Read More ...
Protest at Jadavpur University enters day 2, students seek dialogue with govt
2018-01-17 07:16:37 Jadavpur University has been on the boil since Monday, with students picketing at the administrative building on campus to protest a provision of a Bill that will enable the state government to prescribe rules and procedures for conducting students bodies or unions’ elections. The agitating students have been demanding immediate revocation of the West Bengal Universities and Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Bill 2017   Read More ...
Students question presence of varsity syndicate members at exam centre
2018-01-17 07:14:39 The presence of the syndicate members of University of Mysore at centres where the KSET examination was held on December 31 last year has raised eyebrows. As many as six syndicate members not only visited the examination centres but also allegedly took up invigilation work. They were paid ₹2,000 each by the university for monitoring and invigilating the examinations. Complaints received   Read More ...
Competition aims to build confidence of special kids
2018-01-17 07:10:49 A ten-day competition for special students from 18 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run schools in the city concluded on Tuesday, with over 800 students getting lessons in skill development and confidence-building to make them employment-ready. Called MiPann (‘me too’ in Marathi), the event had students with intellectual disabilities, from centres between Dadar and Borivali, taking part. The competition started on January 6 and concluded in Dadar at the BMC Education Department   Read More ...
Society expects a university’s intervention in crises: Governor
2018-01-17 07:08:36 Governor P. Sathasivam on Tuesday said society expected a university’s intervention in times of crises or need. He was talking after handing over the third Chancellor’s Award for the Best University in Kerala to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) and the maiden Emerging Young University Award to the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) at the Cusat seminar hall   Read More ...
Ashoka University introduces new courses
2018-01-17 07:06:06 Ashoka University has opened its third round of admissions for 2018, and has introduced undergraduate degrees in physics and biology for the upcoming academic year. The university has said that it has strengthened its sciences department by launching labs for biology, physics and chemistry with high-end research equipment that will enable students to gain exposure to research, experimentation and understand a subject through hands-on experience   Read More ...
2 international schools warn parents after strangers try to lure students into van
2018-01-17 06:32:04 SINGAPORE: Two international schools in Singapore have warned parents after female students were approached by strangers and asked to get into a white van on separate occasions within a space of a few days. In an email seen by Channel NewsAsia, Tanglin Trust School's chief executive Peter Derby-Crook told parents that a student was walking to the school on Portsdown Road on Tuesday (Jan 16) when the incident happened   Read More ...
School admission for wards of divorced women, widows made easier under RTE
2018-01-17 06:02:05 Maharashtra education department has made it easier for divorced women and widows to admit their wards in schools within the 25 per cent seats reserved under the Right to Education Act, signalling a significant reform. In a government resolution on Tuesday, the government announced special provisions for divorced women, women with ongoing divorce proceedings and widows to apply for admission of their children producing their own certificates   Read More ...