Twitter users support two cyclists on a 4,000 km journey through India

Twitter users have come out in support of two cyclists riding from Kanyakumari to Khardung La in Jammu and Kashmir on bamboo bikes. The cycle enthusiasts will traverse the entire length of India (4,400 km) to spread awareness on education of girls with an aim to raise Rs. 50 lakh for the cause. T...

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New ‘result-oriented’ ACR format released for teachers

The education department has released a new proforma for annual confidential report (ACR) form of teachers with major changes. After poor results of students in board examinations, the ACR has been made result-oriented as the weightage will now be given to the results of students.
In the n...

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Implement all guidelines for Midday Meal scheme: NGO

Nagpur: Education activists in the city are unhappy with the way the Midday Meal (MDM) scheme is being implemented, saying it has not fully complied with guidelines. The lack of a coordination committee at the district-level is hampering proper monitoring of the scheme, claims activist Shahid Sha...

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Education in India: Status check

While the government is in the process of implementing the new education policy, PRS Legislative Research has compiled data collected through various sources – district information system for education (DISE), statistics of higher and technical education 2012, national facts and figures, ra...

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Pvt colleges say no to common counselling for medical seats

Private, deemed and minority medical colleges have refused to follow the central government’s notice directing state governments to conduct common counselling for...

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College admissions start afresh tomorrow

NEW DELHI: Last-minute decisions, unpreparedness and not bringing in professional help to deal with changes in Delhi University's admission process have resulted in it stretching for nearly four months. Already a complex process, the varsity's multiple modes of admissions (cutoffs and mer...

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Two students attempt suicide by slashing wrist

PUDUCHERRY: Two students in the second year of a visual communication course in a private college in Coimbatore, who went missing on August 14, attempted suicide by slitting their wrists at a guest house in the Union territory of Puducherry.
The staff knocked on the door to inquire about t...

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Demo of muon detection device

MADURAI:The American College, Madurai, is the only institution that has an instrument to detect and study 'muon' a subatomic particle similar to that of an electron, college secretary and principal Davamani Christober has said.
He said the college plannde to invite other institutio...

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Global education leaders converge in Mumbai for IC3 conference

Mumbai: The 21st century has been a defining period in terms of evolving technology and social change. Companies such as Facebook and Google didn’t exist 20 years ago, and who knows if we will be living by the same rules 20 years from now. Rapid progress is expected in the fields of informa...

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Why our education system needs to focus on character building

A fiduciary, something most readers would have never heard of, from the Latin fiducia (trust) is most commonly defined as ‘a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.’ While a noble idea by any account, it has become increasingly redundant during a peri...

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