Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
Category: News Updates

Easy start to Class XII exam eases nerves

The CBSE Class XII board exams kicked off on Tuesday with the paper on English. Students, who had expected a far tougher paper, were pleasantly surprised with the questions, which many said was easier than last year’s. “The paper was very easy. We did not really expect it to be this easy, as last year’s […]

Government to create higher education financing agency

Government on Monday, announced the creation of a Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) with an initial capital base of Rs 1,000 crore which will leverage funds from the market and work to create infrastructure in India’s top institutions like the IITs. In his budget speech, finance minister Arun Jaitley also spoke about creating a regulatory […]

BHU ranks 10th in India on scale of Best Global Universities'

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) ranks 10th in the country in the list of overall ‘Best Global Universities’ ranking of a US agency – US News Education World. However, the global ranking of BHU is 625th, while it stands at 123rd among Asian universities. Harvard University in the US ranks first globally, while Japan’s University of […]

Madhya Pradesh inks $300mn pact with World Bank on education

Union government, Madhya Pradesh government and the World Bank signed a US$ 300 million credit agreement on Tuesday for the ‘MP higher education quality improvement project’. The credit is from the International Development Association (IDA) -World Bank’s concessionary lending arm with a maturity of 25 years, including a five year grace period. Acceding to an […]

Govt to offer IT courses to curb 'pirate' tutorials

Worried about nearly 3.5 lakh engineering aspirants falling prey to ‘pirated’ IT courses on offer at tutorials, mostly in the Ameerpet area, the state government has made plans to introduce genuine courses sourced directly from developers. The grey market of pirated courses in the city is estimated at a whopping Rs 300 crore, drawing a […]

Another IIT aspirant ‘kills himself’ in Kota

In yet another case of suspected suicide due to academic pressure, a 19-year-old student of one of Kota’s IIT coaching institutes was found hanging in his rented room, on Thursday night. Seventeen coaching students had committed suicide in Kotalast year. Arvind Kushwah, a resident of Bhind in Madhya Pradesh, stayed as a paying guest in […]

Teachers can be 'very wealthy individuals', Ofsted chief says

Sir Michael Wilshaw says that Britain needs to “talk up” the benefits teaching to address “urgent” shortages in failing schools instead of dwelling on the negatives Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools, says teachers need to complain less and focus more on the postives photos. Teachers should complain less about their workload and badly-behaved […]