Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
Month: March 2016

Delays in RTE admission creates problems for stakeholders

Admissions under the Right To Education (RTE) Act seem to be heading for yet another controversial year. Technical problems have thrown off the online admission schedule by almost three weeks and there’s still no guarantee that further delays will be avoided. In the last week of February the education department had announced the RTE admission […]

Fees upfront, no-refund policy play spoilers

‘Fees once paid will not be refunded’ in fine print on the admission forms of most coaching classes deters most parents and their wards from withdrawing their applications. So what happens if the quality promised by the classes is not delivered or when the student decides not to attend the class within a few days […]

Don’t want interference on campus: JNU vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar

Breaking his silence over the controversy that brought Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) into national political spotlight, JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar told ET he doesn’t “desire any external interference” on his campus and wants all differences “to be tackled intellectually”. “Differences of opinion need to be tackled intellectually. As a teacher and an administrator, I […]

Hungary mulls education reforms after protests says media

Hungary is considering reforms to its public education system, a senior official said on Tuesday, following three major protests in two months against the centre-right government’s centralized control over schools. Bence Retvari, a state secretary at the Human Resources Ministry, told ATV television that lawmakers would draft an overhaul of school financing to replace the […]

Government working on aptitude test for school students

The HRD ministry is developing an aptitude test which will help school students assess their areas of interest so that they can choose and pursue the right courses. The ministry has formed a task force comprising officials of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and psychometric experts […]

UGC tells universities to celebrate Matribhasha Diwas

Universities across India will celebrate “Matribhasha Diwas” to promote the use of mother tongue on March 3 this year as February 21, the day declared by UNESCO as Mother languages day, happens to be a Sunday.  In a letter written to vice-chancellors, University Grants Commission (UGC) has said that since February 21, which is celebrated […]

New Zealand universities showcase academic offerings

Education New Zealand (ENZ), the lead government agency for international education conducted its first university roadshow in Pune highlighting what New Zealand institutions have to offer Indian students.  Besides being a preferred educational destination with all universities in the top three per cent of universities worldwide, New Zealand is also a safe and welcoming country […]

Eleven model schools to be functional from next session

Eleven model schools will start functioning in Ganjam district from the next academic session under the Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya programme.  “We are targeting to start 15 model schools from the next academic session. Since construction of buildings of 11 schools is over, we are ready to start the schools. Construction of other four school buildings […]