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Decision to not teach German won't affect youth: Minister

New Delhi, Nov 26 : The decision to discontinue teaching of German as a third language will not have any impact on the youth in preparing them for a globalised world, parliament was told Wednesday.


Over 7,500 vacant teacher posts in KVs

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Over 7,500 posts of teachers are lying vacant in the country's Kendriya Vidyalayas, a minister said Wednesday.


Six new Sainik schools to be set up, says minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26 : The ministry of defence has sanctioned six more new Sainik Schools and is also seriously considering taking over all the Sainik Schools in the country, said a union minister, Wednesday.


Involve private sector in education: President

Pune, Nov 26 : President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday called for deepening the involvement of the private sector in education and said universities such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford have "evolved out of private sector initiatives".


Workshop engages students to solve water crisis

Kolkata, Nov 25 : College and university students brainstormed at a unique workshop here Tuesday to come up with ideas and practical solutions to manage water resources intelligently and solve the water crisis.


Reliance Digital TV, Vedic Maths Forum to teach maths on TV

New Delhi, Nov 25 : In a bid to foster tele-education, Reliance Digital TV Tuesday announced its partnership with The Vedic Maths Forum of India to provide mathematics teaching on television, a company statement said here.


Open online courses: A welcome step in Indian education system

By Shweta Sharma, New Delhi, Nov 23 : India has officially jumped on to the open online courses bandwagon with the government announcing Swayam, an initiative that aims at providing affordable and quality education to citizens for free.


SC notice to Centre on dropping German in Kendriya Vidyalayas

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 21 : The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Centre and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on replacing German with Sanskrit as a third language in the centrally run Kendriya Vidyalayas in the mid-session of the current academic year.


Law school offers course in sexual harassment prevention at workplace

Kolkata, Nov 21 : The National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) here has introduced an online course in sexual harassment prevention and workplace diversity, it said Friday.


Afghan civil servants to be trained in India

New Delhi, Nov 21 : Afghan civil servants will now be trained at the Jindal University at Sonepat in Haryana.


Varsities should adopt strategy to perform better: President

Tezpur (Assam), Nov 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said Indian universities should adopt an effective strategy to achieve higher rankings in the list of best global institutions.


Industry-linked technical institutes win CII-AICTE awards

New Delhi, Nov 20 : The Thiagarajar group of institutions and Walchand Institute of Technology are among the winners of the AICTE-CII survey of top industry-linked technical institutes 2014, industry chamber CII said Thursday.


Irani stresses convergence of industry and academia

Greater Noida, Nov 20 : Stressing the need for greater convergence of industry and academia, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani Thursday asked the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to provide inputs for the government's 'Think-in-India' movement.


From Bhutan to Brazil, they come to learn English in India

By Mohammed Shafeeq, Hyderabad, Nov 19 : From Indian bureaucrats to executives from as many as 87 countries around the world, when it comes to gaining proficiency in English, it is not England they go to but India.


OUP unveils English course for Indian students

Bengaluru, Nov 18 : Oxford University Press (OUP) Tuesday launched an English course in listening and speaking for students across India.


Universities should focus on quality: President

New Delhi, Nov 17 : President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said that leading educational institutions must approach the university ratings process in a more pro-active manner.


German envoy hopes for decision in interest of students in language row

New Delhi, Nov. 17 : German envoy to India Michael Steiner hoped for a decision in the interest of students as the Chancellor Angela Merkel, raised the language row issue in schools with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Brisbane.


Centre wants to provide low-cost education: Smriti Irani

Amritsar, Nov 16 : The central government wants to provide greater access to quality education for more number of students, union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said Sunday.


Udaan scheme for girl students launched

New Delhi, Nov 14 : WIth the aim to promote educational opportunities among girl students and address the challenge of lower girl enrolment rates in engineering colleges, the CBSE's Udaan scheme was launched Friday.


Toll-free helpline for government school teachers launched

New Delhi, Nov 14 : A new toll-free helpline number for teachers was launched here Thursday to address issues of teaching and learning in government schools.


Learning a new language could sharpen your brain

New York, Nov 13 : Just as physical exercise helps you build your muscles, learning a new language could strengthen your brain, thereby making the process of ageing a lot more graceful, says a new research.


Mothers' education key to kid's academic success

Washington, Nov 11 : Researchers have found that the academic success of your kids depends a lot on the education provided by mothers as children born to relatively older and educated mothers learn math and reading more quickly than children born to younger mothers.


Action video games boost learning

Washington, Nov 11 : Playing action video games improves not only gaming skills but learning capabilities as well, says a new study.


European education fair to begin Nov 30

New Delhi, Nov 10 : Offering Indian students keen on exploring higher education opportunities in Europe a platform to meet European universities and higher education institutions, a European Union delegation to India would be organising a fair, it announced Monday.


Observation: key to learning dance better

London, Nov 9 : The best way to master dancing is to imbibe the art of observing the sequences demonstrated by the instructor and not merely listening to spoken explanation, new research has confirmed.


How many students enrolled as advocates this academic year, HC asks BCI

New Delhi, Nov 8 : The Delhi High Court has sought data from the Bar Council of India (BCI) on the number of students who have been enrolled as advocates and how many applications are still pending from those who passed out this academic year.


Tata Motors, NSDC to train students in automotive skills

New Delhi, Nov 6 : To promote various skill development programs, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) said Thursday that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Motors.


Could music education improve grammar skill?

New York, Nov 6 : Children who are better at distinguishing rhythm also fare better in grammar skills, says a new research, opening the possibility of using music education to improve grammar skills.


RCPCH holds exam in India for the first time

Kolkata, Nov 6 : The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), conducted its Diploma Examination in Child Health (DCH) for the first time outside Britain this year following a collaboration with the AMRI Hospitals here.


Australian government scholarship for 60 Indians

New Delhi, Nov 6 : The Australian government Thursday awarded 60 scholarships to Indian scholars to undertake study and research in the country.


Education not a challenge but an opportunity: Smriti Irani

New Delhi, Nov.5 : Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Human Resource Development, said Wednesday that education is not a challenge, but an opportunity.


New scheme for credit transfer system in education from Nov 11

New Delhi, Nov 5 : Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Wednesday said that the government will launch a new scheme for credit transfer Nov 11, a move slated to bring relief to students forced to take a break in their education.


Smriti Irani bats for focused education strategy in SAARC region

New Delhi, Oct 31 : Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani Friday reiterated India's initiatives for a well-focussed education strategy in the SAARC region and strengthening cooperation among the member countries.


Solve maths problems with this app

Washington, Oct 31 : If you are terrified by maths, install an app that will help you quickly and accurately get over calculations.


Delhi schools, colleges, varsities to celebrate Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

New Delhi, Oct 30 : Schools and universities in the national capital will Friday organise several cultural events to celebrate the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas commemorating the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.


Children want life skills education in school

New Delhi, Oct 29 : Poor, marginalised children from eight countries Wednesday demanded inclusion of life skills education in school curriculum.


Goa varsity launches mammoth survey, wants alumni to rate performance

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Panaji, Oct 29 : In a role reversal of sorts, Goa University wants its alumni to rate and evaluate its performance and the quality of education it has offered them.


Errors sharpen memory while learning

Toronto, Oct 27 : Committing mistakes while learning can benefit the memory and lead one to come up with the correct answer, but only if the guess is a near miss, a research revealed.


Helping bridge India's education gap

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Oct 27 : A staggering 100 million children making up about half of India's school-going children cannot read a grade-appropriate text or solve a grade appropriate math question.


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.


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