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Goa B-school wants to emulate Harvard, back localised research

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Panaji, Oct 24 : The Goa Institute of Management (GIM), one of India's top 10 private B-schools, plans to make research on pressing local issues Goa as one of its thrust areas and has zeroed in on garbage and traffic management and tourism as key areas for study.

All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15 launched

New Delhi, Oct 22 : The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry Wednesday launched the All-India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2014-15, an annual, web-based, pan-India exercise on the status of higher education in the country.

Recalling lessons during rest improves learning

New York, Oct 21 : Recalling the things that you have already learnt boosts your future learning, found a research.

Need for improving education system: Rajnath

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said the education system in the country needs a qualitative improvement with focus on skill development.

Children cross a pond to attend a school in Rajasthan

By Anil Sharma, Pali (Rajasthan), Oct 17 : This one's difficult to believe: risking their lives, children in a Rajasthan village have to cross a pond every day to attend a government school.

Computers can't match cadavers in teaching anatomy

New York, Oct 17 : Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help in teaching college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, finds a research.

Selfie campaign pledges to educate 58,000 girls

New Delhi, Oct 16 : After a successful three-week stint across three Indian cities, the #Selfies4School campaign received over 5,800 selfies, exceeding their initial target of 2,500 selfies, a statement said Thursday.

Free education for transgender kids in Delhi schools

New Delhi, Oct 15 : Transgender children will study in Delhi schools free with Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Wednesday approving their admission under the category of "disadvantaged group" defined by the Right to Education Act.

Government to make it easier to set up medical colleges

New Delhi, Oct 15 : The criteria for approving medical colleges both in government and private sectors would be liberalised, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.

Nalanda University to launch two more schools

Patna, Oct 15 : Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, the chancellor of Nalanda University, Wednesday said the university will start two more schools from next year.

Teens from rich nations better realise their science dream

Washington, Oct 15 : Children interested in science are able to turn their interest into actual scientific knowledge to a greater extent when raised in wealthy countries, a study has found.

Changing school schedule could help kids perform better

London, Oct 14 : Instead of forcing your teenager to wake up early for school, finding a way to start school late could be a better way to help him/her perform better, researchers believe.

Bihar madrasa bans admission to girls

Patna, Oct 14 : A government-affiliated madrasa in Bihar has banned admission for girls as there is no separate sitting arrangement for them and co-education is against the Islamic tenets, officials said Tuesday.

Rajnath approves land for three BSF Kendriya Vidyalayas

New Delhi, Oct 8 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday approved nine acre of land on lease to three Kendriya Vidyalayas run by Border Security Force (BSF) at its state headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra and West Bengal, a home ministry statement said.

Familiar voices help children better learn languages

Washington, Oct 7 : A new study has shown that a familiar voice only helps children to process and understand words they already know well, not new words that aren't in their vocabularies.

Dhirubhai Ambani International School gets top ranking

Mumbai, Oct 7 : The Dhirubhai Ambani International School has been ranked the top global school in India for the second consecutve year in the latest Education World India School Rankings, founder-chairman Nita M. Ambani said in a statement.

NIIT to partner Microsoft to train women for IT industry

New Delhi, Oct 1 : Leading talent development major NIIT Ltd. is partnering with global software firm Microsoft to train and certify girl students and women through skill enhancing courses for the Indian IT industry.

Fall in love with what you do, Satya Nadella advises students

New Delhi, Sep 30 : Students need to fall in love with what they do, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday.

HC restrains IIPM from using MBA, BBA name for courses

New Delhi, Sep 26 : The Delhi High Court Friday restrained the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) from using terms such as "MBA , BBA or management course" for the courses it offers.

Loughborough University proposes aerodynamic cab with better vision for lorry drivers

London, Sept. 25 : A new study by the academics at Loughborough University's Design School Dr Steve Summerskill and Dr Russell Marshall, said that a longer, more aerodynamic cab with better vision for lorry drivers could save the lives of hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians.

Amity University organizes lecture on Mangalyaan

Noida, Sept. 24 : Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) emeritus scientist N Vedachalam has said that scientific fraternity has a responsibility to inculcate scientific temper and motivate the youth, which is the backbone of the country.

Higher education bill withdrawn

New Delhi, Sep 24 : The government has decided to withdraw the controversial Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday.

Kids nearly 8 times less likely to succeed in school if dad failed academically

Washington, Sept 24 : A new study has revealed that father's academic success plays a huge role in child's future success at school, as a child is seven and a half times less likely to succeed if father had failed to achieve.

DU's Sanskrit department launches new website

New Delhi, Sep 24 : The Sanskrit department of Delhi University launched its new website Wednesday.

Kids who sleep well perform better in school

London, Sep 24 : If you want your kids to do well in school, make sure that they get adequate sleep as researchers have found that lack of sleep increases the risk of failure in school.

DU's educational train journey to northeast

New Delhi, Sep 23 : Nine hundred students and 100 teachers from Delhi University will travel to all the eight northeastern states to enrich the students' understanding of the region.

Convention on free education for disabled children

New Delhi, Sep 23 : A national convention focusing on evolving strategies that will help children with disabilities to free and compulsory education within an inclusive system was held here Tuesday.

Newton didn't give second law of motion, says new paper

Shimla, Sep 21 : In Isaac Newton's time, the terms "acceleration" and "second derivative" did not exist, so he could not have deduced F=ma, the second law of motion. This has been unscientifically credited to Newton, says a research paper.

Mandarin Chinese course in JNU soon

New Delhi, Sep 20 : Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will soon start a course in Mandarin Chinese under its school of language, literature and culture studies, a Taiwanese official said Saturday.

IIT Delhi to announce new MBA curriculum

New Delhi, Sep 20 : IIT Delhi's Department of Management Studies will soon unveil a new MBA curriculum to catch up with the world's best in business management, officials said Saturday.

Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Nalanda University

Patna, Sep 19 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army.

Complete accreditation process, Irani tells central universities

New Delhi, Sep 13 : All central universities were Saturday requested to complete their National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation as per UGC regulations.

After Nalanda, Bihar to revive Vikramshila University

Patna, Sep 12 : Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Friday announced the development of Vikramshila University, an ancient seat of Buddhist learning, on the lines of the revived Nalanda University.

Free online courses by professors in the offing

New Delhi, Sep 11 : The government will soon launch a programme under which professors of centrally funded institutions and universities will offer free online courses to the citizens, it was announced Thursday.

School assessment framework to roll out by January 2015

New Delhi, Sep 11 : With a focus on quality of learning, the government is in the process of developing a framework for school assessment and evaluation which is expected to be rolled out in January next year, officials said Thursday.

Special programmes for northeast students

New Delhi, Sep 11 : Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani Thursday said the government has designed two programmes specifically keeping in mind students from the northeastern region.

Physically active boys perform better in school

London, Sep 11 : If you find it dificult to keep pace with the high levels of energy of your male kid, chances are that he will be good at studies, says a study.

Text book volcano pictures all wrong: Scientists

New York, Sep 9 : We have all grown up looking at pictures of erupting volcanoes in textbooks. But those pictures are wrongful depiction of volcanic eruptions, geophysicists say.

Mysore University launches online distance education programs in partnership with U18

Mysore, Sept. 4 : The University of Mysore on Thursday announced the launch of its online distance education programs with the Department of Outreach and Online Programs.

Classes begin in Nalanda University - after over 800 years

Patna, Sep 1 : Classes opened Monday at the Nalanda University, an ancient international centre for learning in Bihar, after a break of over 800 years with 15 students, its vice chancellor said.

CBSE evaluation system needs thorough review: Report

By Shweta Sharma, New Delhi, Aug 31 : The CBSE's Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system, which entails frequent evaluation of students, needs a "thorough review" in design and appropriateness, as well as in teaching training and implementation, says an impact evaluation report carried out in various government schools in Haryana.

Calcutta University, Australia to ink student exchange deal

Kolkata, Aug 27 : The University of Calcutta will ink an agreement with Australia to start student exchange programmes under the union Human Resource Development Ministry's 'Connect To India' initiative, its vice-chancellor said here Wednesday.

Special bus services for DU students soon

New Delhi, Aug 25 : Special buses will soon be started for the students of Delhi University (DU) both at the north and south campuses.

Are our schools safe?

By Shradha Chettri and Shweta Sharma, New Delhi, Aug 24 : Every day, as her four-year-old daughter cheerfully boards the school bus, Deepti Osatwal's mind remains clouded with thoughts about her child's safety at school - a place once considered as a "home away from home". And Deepti is not the only parent who is consumed by such worry day after day.

'Government to help school dropouts complete education'

Mumbai, Aug 23 : The centre will introduce a new programme this year to enable financially weak school dropouts to return and complete their education right up to doctorate level, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said here Saturday.

SC refuses to postpone UPSC exam

New Delhi, Aug 23 : The Supreme Court Saturday rejected a plea for the postponement of the UPSC preliminary examination in the wake of a controversy over the aptitude test.

Help develop cutting edge technologies: President to IITs

New Delhi, Aug 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon IITs to play a pivotal role in India's endeavour to develop newer, cutting edge technologies and utilise them to create in-house technology solutions for domestic requirements.

Extra time for blind in UPSC civil service exam

New Delhi, Aug 22 : Blind students appearing for civil services examinations will be given extra time for writing papers in Sunday's preliminary exam, an official statement said Friday.

IIT-Kgp, American varsity to jointly design low-cost technologies

Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 : In a unique blend of east meets west, a top American public research university will collaborate with Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) to start student-to-student programmes in innovation and entrepreneurship for developing low-cost solutions.

IIT-Kharagpur setting up digital 'Hall of Fame'

Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 : A sophisticated digitalised 'Hall of Fame' will be set up by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) at a cost of Rs.10 crore to document the evolution of the IIT system and record contributions of everyone associated with it.

Seven Canadian universities on tour to woo Indian students

New Delhi, Aug 18 : With a large number of Indian students going abroad for studies, most notably to the US, a delegation of Canada's top seven universities will tour India over the next 10 days from Monday to woo outbound students.

'Bring adequate, qualified teachers to staff new IITs'

Kharagpur (West Bengal) Aug 18 : Indian-American educator Pradeep Khosla Monday expressed concern over the dearth of qualified teachers to teach at the proposed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Why do some kids fear math?

New York, Aug 18 : Are you one of those who used to detest math during childhood and often dreamed of growing up and doing anything but math? You may now have an answer.

Want to be world's first doctor of chocolate?

London, Aug 18 : Love chocolates? You have a mighty reason to relish them more as the Cambridge University is seeking a researcher for a PhD on chocolates!

'Restructure courses instead of fighting over four-year programme'

By Shradha Chettri, New Delhi, Aug 17 : In June, Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme was scrapped and restored to three years after an ugly tussle between DU and the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university regulatory body has also ordered several universities to scrap similar courses. But experts feel it is more important to think about re-structuring the courses, than fight over the number of years.

English marks not to be included in civil service entrance test

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The government Saturday said marks for English language comprehension skills in the civil services preliminary examinations will not be included for the purpose of gradation.

Rethink required to improve higher education: UGC chief

Chandigarh, Aug 14 : University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Ved Prakash said Thursday major rethinking was required to make institutions of higher education compete at the international level.

Over 20,000 Class XII seats vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas

New Delhi, Aug 13 : Over 20,000 class XII seats are lying vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across the country, parliament was informed Wednesday.

'Smart classes', 'finishing schools' in Punjab colleges

Chandigarh, Aug 13 : The Punjab government Wednesday announced that government colleges in the state will have "smart classes" and "finishing schools" to improve the quality of higher education.

Dhirubhai Ambani school outperforms global peers

Mumbai, Aug 12 : Students of Dhirubhai Ambani International School have outperformed their global peers pursuing International General Certificate of Secondary Education, the institution said Tuesday.

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