Check: UPSC Combined Defence Services examination (I), 2017 results declared on

Candidates awaiting results of Combined Defence Services (CDS) – Part 1 examination held on February 5, 2017 can finally heave a sigh of relief. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the results on their official website –

A list of 8548 candidates who have been selected for the next round have been released on the UPSC website. The course will commence in April.

The candidates who have been selected will be eligible for admission in the following academies:

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai​

How to check if you have selected for the interview:

1. Visit the official website:

2. Click on ‘Written Result: Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017’ under ‘What’s New’.

3. You will be directed to results page.

4. Click on the file under ‘Documents’ section.

5. Download the PDF and check if your roll no is there in the list.

Download the PDF for further reference.


Combined Defence Service Examination (CDS) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year to induct officers into the Indian Defence Forces i.e. the Army and the Air force. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Global experts to guide education ministries

A new group of education experts named as Atlantis Group, comprising 20 former Education Ministers and Heads of State who will provide advice on global education issues to current governments, was launched at the Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF) 2017, in Dubai on Sunday.

Members of the global group include Arne Duncan, former United States Secretary of Education under President Obama, former United Kingdom Education Secretary Michael Gove, former Greek President George Papandreou, former Lebanese Minister Elias Bou Saab, and former Peruvian Minister and incoming Head of the World Bank Education team, Jaime Saveedra.

The group will act as an advisory body to education ministries around the world who are dealing with issues relating to education in their own country, drawing upon the views and experiences of members to provide the highest quality expertise and recommendations.

The group will be advised by Irina Bokova (Director-General, Unesco), Andreas Schleicher (Director of Education and Skills, OECD), and Professor Fernando Reimers (Faculty Director, International Education Policy at Harvard University).

Initially, the group will work on future of education leadership at all levels, including the political leadership.

World Bank Urges More Funds For Reading Skills

Manager Education Sector at the World Bank group Harry Patrinos said on Saturday that globally more money has to be invested into primary school education with a focus on reading skills. Patrinos, at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) here, said that the “government and education donors spend rising amounts of money into higher education, while investments into basic education remains stagnant, especially in the developing world,” Xinhua news agency reported.

World Bank Urges More Funds For Reading SkillsHowever, he added “a study conducted by the World Bank found out that it costs just 10 dollars per pupil per year to equip teachers in Malawi with tools to ensure no child is left behind in relation to achieve basic reading skills.”

The World Bank said Patrinos has therefore launched reading programmes in several developing countries.

The expert added that an estimated 25 percent of children in developing countries cannot read and write, while 50 per cent of all kids in middle-income countries are “technically illiterate”, meaning they are unable to understand or interpret small text.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, “we found out that 61 million people cannot read”, said Patrinos.

“The investments into reading skills shall not be regarded as losses, since the economic loss of creating generations of illiterate people goes into the trillions of dollars globally,” he added.

AMU, University of Sharjah Sign MoU For Academic Cooperation

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates for cooperation through the exchange of knowledge, academic programs, research and other activities. AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah and University of Sharjah, Chancellor, Professor Hamid Al Naimy signed the MoU. With the formal agreement between the two universities; international academic cooperation will take place in terms of exchange of faculty members, research scholars and students.

AMU, University of Sharjah Sign MoU For Academic CooperationThe MoU will also have the two universities in joint research activities and meetings concerning education and research besides having joint educational programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate, Phd and post-doctorate levels.

The MoU will also make the two universities carry out exchange of educational materials, research, publications, scientific information, residency training programs, fellowships, entrepreneurships and business and technology incubators, said a press release from the university on March 16.

On the occasion, AMU Vice Chancellor, General Shah said that the MoU shall facilitate networking and support collaboration between the two parties educational programs, research centers, institutes and affiliated hospitals associated with each party.

He added that for each project of collaboration, both parties shall discuss and agree on the objectives, implementation and any financial arrangements related to the project.

Meanwhile, AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Brigadier S Ahmad Ali (Veteran) pointed out that the two universities shall designate a coordinator to serve as a point of liason for implementing projects related to the MoU. He added that at the University of Sharjah, the office of the Chancellor will be responsible while at the Aligarh Muslim University the offices of the Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor will be responsible.

AMU has become a leader in nanotechnology research, recycling of waste water and solar energy for automotive purposes, the release also said.

AMU has also signed MoUs with University of Bristol (UK); Ohio State University (USA); Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Michigan State University College of Engineering (USA); Morehouse College of Atlanta (USA); University of Wisconsin in Madison (USA); University of Massachusetts Medical School (USA); Youngstown State University (USA); Mercer University (USA); Al Mustafa International University, Qum (Iran); Mangalayatan University, Aligarh and National Informatics Centre Services.

AP intermediate exams 2017: Check I, II year date sheets, timings here

The intermediate board examinations in Andhra Pradesh began on March 1, 2017 with the Second Language paper for the intermediate first year students. The date sheet for the class 11 and 12 (inter) exams can be found on Andhra Pradesh’s Board of Intermediate Education website (

AP intermediate date sheet,, Andhra Pradesh date sheet, Andhra Pradesh time table, board exams, Andhra Pradesh inter date sheet, intermediate time table, AP intermediate time table, education news, indian express newsOther than the Ethics and Human Values exam and the Environmental Education exam which will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, all other exams will be held from 9 am to 12 pm. Here are the dates for the Andhra Pradesh boards for inter first and second year:

Intermediate I year:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Intermediate II year:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Saturday, March 11 , 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Global slowdown likely to weaken job opportunities, says survey

For the April-June quarter, opportunities for job seekers are expected to be considerably weaker than previous year as the Indian companies gauge the impact of the ongoing global slowdown compounded by automation in the IT sector and talent scarcity for niche skills.

happy new year, job trends, jobs 2017, govt jobs, how to write cv, how to write your resume, latest govt jobs, skills required in it jobs,job trends in india,job trends 2017According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, only 19 per cent of the 4,389 Indian employers said they planned to increase staffing. About one per cent planned to decrease and 68 per cent expected no change, resulting in a net employment outlook of +18 per cent.

The hiring activity is expected to remain steady says the survey with employers in only three other countries report more optimistic second-quarter hiring plans than those in India. However, India’s Net Employment Outlook has now dipped by varying margins for five consecutive quarters.

The hiring outlook will move at a slow but steady pace. AG Rao, Group Managing Director of ManpowerGroup India said, “The hiring activity is expected to remain steady, however, there will be great demand for high-skill jobs for the new positions created by automation.”

Since the companies are adopting artificial intelligence and best utilising technology to drive innovation, therefore job-seekers need to up-skill and diversify into new areas. “Skills adjacency, agility and learnability — all of these characteristics are crucial to demonstrating the desire and ability to learn new skills to become and stay employable throughout long career journeys,” added Rao.

The strongest hiring prospects are reported in the services sector where employers report a Net Employment Outlook of +22 per cent. Healthy hiring activity is also forecast by employers in the public administration, education sector and the wholesale and retail trade sector.

Manufacturing sector employers expect steady payroll gains, reporting an Outlook of +16 per cent, while Outlooks of +15 per cent are reported in both the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector and the Mining & Construction sector. Meanwhile, Transportation & Utilities sector employers report the most cautious Outlook of +10%.

Hiring intentions weaken in six of the seven industry sectors when compared with 1Q 2017. Transportation and utilities sector employers report the most noteworthy decline of 9 percentage points, while Outlooks are 7 and 6 percentage points weaker in the mining and construction sector and the manufacturing sector, respectively. However, employers in the wholesale and retail trade sector report no quarter-over-quarter change.

When compared with this time one year ago, Outlooks decline in all seven industry sectors. Sharp declines of 27 and 24 percentage points are reported in the Manufacturing sector and the mining and construction sector, respectively, while the Outlook for the Transportation & Utilities sector is 21 percentage points weaker. Services sector employers report a decrease of 19 percentage points and Outlooks decline by 17 and 14 percentage points in the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector and the Wholesale & Retail Trade sector, respectively.

Employers in all four regions anticipate an increase in staffing levels during 2Q 2017, with the strongest labor market forecast for the South, where the Net Employment Outlook is +29 per cent. Elsewhere, steady payroll gains are expected in the North and the West, with Outlooks of +18 per cent and +15 per cent, respectively, while the Outlook for the East stands at +12 per cent.

When compared with the previous quarter, Outlooks decline by 5 percentage points in both the North and the East, while employers in the West report a decrease of 4 percentage points. Meanwhile, employers in the South report relatively stable hiring intentions.

Rajasthan To Include ‘200 Historical Personalities In School Syllabus To Learn About The Glorious History’

As part of the school syllabus revision in Rajasthan, the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Vasundhara Raje has decided to include the references of 200 historical personalities. According to Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vasudev Devnani, ‘slave mentality did not allow some books on history to come out’ and ‘now it is time for students to learn about the glorious history’, reported Press Trust of India.

Rajasthan To Include '200 Historical Personalities In School Syllabus To Learn About The Glorious History'The details of the ‘historical personalities’ whose names have been included in the new history syllabus are not yet known, but the minister said that appropriate space has been given to every religion and sect.

“Rajasthan has a glorious history. We need to rise above the slave mentality and to connect students with historic truths. Post Independence, several history books were not allowed to come out just because of the slave mentality,” the minister said.

According to the minister, the government of Rajasthan is pushing digital technology to reform the education sector. The change will happen in the school uniforms also from the 2017-2018 session, in which the light brown coloured uniforms are going to replace the existing khaki and blue uniforms.

The minister said that the change in uniforms will boost the student’s confidence.

According to reports, Modi government’s demonetization and digital economy plans have made into the Class XII textbook of economics in the state. Meghna Chaudhary, Secretary of the Board of Secondary Education Ajmer recently said that inclusion of digital economy lessons is part of government’s push for cashless economy.

Jawaharlal Nehru University To Be Presented Visitor’s Award For ‘Best University’ Tomorrow

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be awarded the the annual Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’ tomorrow. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will present the Visitor’s Awards for the year 2017 at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 6, 2017, as part of the ‘Festival of Innovations’. The ‘Best University’ will receive a Citation and Trophy while winners of Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ and ‘Research’ will receive a Citation and cash award of Rs. one lakh.

Jawaharlal Nehru University To Be Presented Visitor's Award For 'Best University' TomorrowPresident Pranab Mukherjee had announced institution of these awards in 2014 with the aim of promoting healthy competition amongst Central Universities and motivating them to adopt best practices from around the world in the pursuit of excellence, said a press release from President’s Secretariat.

Meanwhile an online petition filed by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President Mohit Pandey addressed to President of India asked to not to hand over the Visitor’s Award for best central university to JNU VC Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar.

Instead, the petition requested the President to nominate a joint delegation consisting of students, teachers, staff and workers of JNU to receive the award jointly on behalf of the JNU community.

“For past one year, JNU has witnessed unprecedented attacks and crackdowns on all these values, ever since Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar took over as Vice Chancellor of JNU,” said the petition.

Dr. Deepak Pant from Central University of Himachal Pradesh won the Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ while the Visitor’s Award for ‘Research’ has been jointly won by Dr. Shyam Sunder from Banaras Hindu University and Prof. Niranjan Karak from Tezpur University.

BBAU Lucknow Admission 2017-2018: Apply Before March 31

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) has invited online and offline applications for the graduate, post-graduate and doctorate programmes for 2017-2018 academic year. The BBAU Lucknow has reserved 50% seats for SC/ST candidates in all the teaching programmes including research programmes. The university has a provision of one additional supernumerary seat in each course for Single Girl Child, BPL Student,Cancer, HIV and Thalassemia Patient.

BBAU Lucknow Admission 2017-2018: Apply Before March 31

BBAU is a central university.

BBAU Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Admission 2017-2018: Important Dates

Registration Open/Sale of Application: 1 March
Registration Closed/End of Sale of Application: 31 March
Last date of Receipt of Application form (by hand/in person): 31 March
Last Date of Receipt of Application Form by posts(speed post/registered post): 5 April
Download Admit Card (Online Application)/Issue of Admit Card (Offline Application): 15 April
Entrance Test: 26th May – 10th June 2017 (tentative)

BBAU Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Admission 2017-2018: How To Apply Online

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BBAU Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Admission 2017-2018 Open
Follow these steps to apply for BBAU courses:
Step 1: Go to the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow website.
Step 2: Click on “Online admission system 2017” shown in the home page
Step 3: For registration of online application click “Register and Apply” and fill your details
Step 4: On successful submission of the application form and deposit the application fee, you will be able to view the complete application submitted by you including your Photo, Signature & Document along with the Registration No.

Please take a print out of this application form for future correspondence & Registration No printed on it.

BBAU Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Admission 2017-2018: How To Apply Offline

Candidates can purchase form from the Admission Cell, 3rd Floor Gautam Buddha Central Library, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow 226025 by Cash or by DD in favour of Finance Officer BBAU Lucknow. Application forms can also be downloaded from the University website and filled in application forms shall be sent to Admission Ce11, 3rd Floor Gautam Buddha Central Library Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow 226025, along with DD of Rs.1000 for GEN / OBC Candidate or Rs.500 for SC/ST/PH Candidate in favour of Finance Officer, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.

Delhi Government: Class 9 to 12 Students From Girls Schools Included In Mid-Day Meal

The Delhi government will provide the mid-day meal to students of classes 9 to 12 also in all its girls schools. Bananas and eggs will also be added to the meal. At present, students up to upper primary level, or class 8, are covered under mid-day meal scheme. “In first of its kind initiative we have decided to expand the mid-day meal scheme beyond primary and upper primary level and cover the girl students of classes 9 to 12 in this scheme,” Atishi Marlena, advisor to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds education portfolio, told reporters. The Delhi government will bear the cost of mid-day meal beyond class 8 and there will be a dedicated budget for this initiative.

Delhi Government: Class 9 to 12 Students From Girls Schools Included In Mid-Day Meal

Marlena said that the central government provides free ration and approximately Rs. 95 to 96 crore to the Delhi government for mid-day meal up to upper primary level.

“Now the extension of mid-day meal up to class 12th for girl students will attract extra expenditure for which government will spend an additional amount of approximately Rs. 50 crore,” she said.

On the reason behind the move, Marlena said that many principals informed the government that some students, after reaching Class 9, still ask for mid-day meals.

“Initially in the first phase, the extension of mid-day meal scheme will be for girl students only, but later, if required, we will expand it to boys’ school as well,” she said.
Marlena said that in another major decision the Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to give a banana and an egg to each student under mid-day meal scheme so that students could get more nutrients in their meal.

“We are doing this with an aim to fight malnourishment and anaemia, especially in female students. We will also measure the body mass index of the girl students,” she added.

There are around 1,000 government run schools in the city out of which around 450 schools are for girls. Total 16 lakh students study in these schools upto class 12.