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Proposed amendments in Delhi School Education Act against interest of teachers: BJP

New Delhi: The proposed amendments in the Delhi School Education Act is “against the interests” of teachers and staff of private schools as it seeks to do away with the parity of salary between private and government teachers, Delhi BJP said on Thursday. Opposition leader Vijender Gupta said that the proposals seek to omit the requirement of prior approval of ... Read More »

Kerala Education Minister doesn’t want boys and girls to share seats

Thiruvananthapuram: A controversy has been triggered with Kerala Education Minister PK Abu Rabb making a statement, that he does not approve of boys and girls sitting together in an educational institution. Such a statement was unexpected from the minister of a state, which is considered India’s most literate state.As per newspaper reports, as a reaction to the allegations of “gender-segregation” ... Read More »

Smriti Irani reaffirms India`s commitment to UNESCO ideals, highlights govt’s initiatives on education

Paris: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani, who is currently on an official visit to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, has reaffirmed India’s commitment to the ideals of UNESCO while participating in discussions of “The Leader’s Forum” on November 16 and 17. Addressing the Leaders Forum, Irani affirmed India’s solidarity with the people and Government of France in the wake of the ... Read More »

Hrushikesh Senapaty joins as NCERT Director

The book, social science textbook for Class VII, also has a comic strip titled ‘The cost of cure’ where a parallel has been drawn between a public and private hospital to highlight the differences. NEW DELHI: Professor Hrushikesh Senapaty has joined as director of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Monday. Prior to this appointment he was ... Read More »

New UK visa for Indian students?

Indian students in London were the third largest revenue generator for the city having contributed a whopping £130 million in 2014. LONDON: UK may soon introduce a first-of-its-kind visa only for Indian students which will allow them to work for two years after passing out of a British university. In what is great news for Indian students planning to study ... Read More »

Delhi govt plans major changes in education policy, to introduce bill in winter session

NEW DELHI: The chief and deputy chief ministers of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, held a meeting with the press to tell them about the various education bills — new and amendments — to be tabled in the forthcoming Legislative Assembly session. Here’s the low-down: the government is indeed planning to drop Section 10(1) of the Delhi School Education ... Read More »

CHSE revises plus two syllabus in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The academic council committee of the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) approved new syllabus for plus two courses in the line of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) here on Tuesday. The new course will be implemented from 2016-17 academic session, official sources said. “The new syllabi is aimed to help Odia students fare better in various competitive ... Read More »

Project Asha to meet needs of children with learning disability

MANIPAL: Department of occupational therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences and department of community medicine, KMC, Manipal University, Manipal along with Lions and Lioness Clubs, Manipal will initiate a project called ‘Asha” in Udupi district to create awareness about children with learning disability. The project will involve awareness programmes, teacher education, and screening with the aim to facilitate early intervention. ... Read More »

A year on, government brings German back to Kendriya Vidyalayas

Students attend class at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in Delhi. NEW DELHI: German will now be taught in Kendriya Vidyalayas as an additional language, as the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to a joint declaration of intent between the HRD ministry and the federal foreign office of Germany in this regard. An official statement released in Delhi said an ... Read More »