No fee hike for Delhi SC/ST students: CBSE
By Joymala Bagchi, New Delhi, Aug 13 : On the direction of Human Resource Development Ministry, the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to restore the earlier practice of charging Rs 50 only from SC and ST candidates appearing for Class X and XII board examinations in Delhi government schools. Full Story
UST Global to hold nation-wide hackathon
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 : UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, on Monday announced the launch of the first edition of 'd3code', a hackathon for college and university students, currently pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degree courses across the country.
Jindal University welcomes 'historic recognition' as IoE
Sonipat (Haryana), Aug 2 : The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), which was among the several private institutions recommended by the University Grants Commission for the "Institution of Eminence" status, thus giving them full autonomy, on Thursday welcomed the "historic recognition".
UK working to extend post-study work rights for foreign students
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The number of Indians studying in the UK has almost doubled in the last three years, with over 21,000 student visas issued to Indians till March 2019. A white paper on extending the duration students can stay and work post study is also in the works in an effort to make Britain an attractive destination for Indian students, officials said.
Suggestions on draft education policy now till Aug 15
New Delhi, July 31 : The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has extended, another two weeks, the period to submit comments and suggestions on the draft National Education Policy. The deadline, which was Wednesday (July 31), has been extended till August 15, due to demand from various stake-holders, sources said.
Scholarship test 'ATSE 2019' to be held on August 4, 11 for classes IV to XII
Gurugram (Haryana) July 29 : ATSE 2019, the first-ever online scholarship test, will be held on August 4 and 11, 2019. The exam date for students of class 9-12 is August 04, 2019, whereas, the students of class 4-8 will take the test on August 11, 2019. Aglasem talent search exam will be held in a single slot on each date. Those who have applied are being intimated of their exam date and time via SMS and e-mail. Full Story
RSS-linked education body to develop varsity ranking system
New Delhi, July 27 : The Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal (BSM), an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), focusing on revamping the academic ecosystem by developing India-centric research, is learnt to be drawing up a blueprint of a university ranking system termed the Global University Ranking Utility (GURU).
Jamia introduces four new courses
New Delhi, July 23 : In the current academic session, the Jamia Millia Islamia has decided to introduce four new courses, including two master's degrees. The university will also increase the number of seats in M.Tech. Mechanical Engineering from 18 to 30.
Extramarks opens 'EduCafe' for students in Kota
Kota, July 22 : Extramarks, a leading education technology company, has opened Extramarks EduCafe -- India's first lounge for students to unwind and learn at leisure -- in Kota, the city famous for engineering and medical college aspirants training at a grueling pace.