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CBSE scraps marks moderation policy

On Monday, The Central Board of Secondary Education scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to students in exams for difficult questions. The decision was taken at a high level meeting. In December last year, CBSE has requested the HRD Ministry to help develop a consensus among all state boards on completely removing the marks moderation policy ... Read More »

Ronnie Screwvala launches Rs 100 crore scholarship fund for online education

Asia’s first and largest online scholarship fund with a first closing of Rs 100 crore  anda target of 400 crore in the next three – four years has been launched by entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala. The initiative will start with an initial corpus of Rs 10 crore from Screwvala and will grant scholarships ranging from Rs, 25000 to Rs 2 lac. ... Read More »

Kashmiri Scholar Leaves BITS Pilani In 3 Weeks; Alleges Threat And Abuses

Abuse at BITS Pilani

In an another hate crime situation in Rajasthan, a 27 year old Kashmiri researcher left the premier education institute BITS, Pilani in Rajasthan due to alleged abuse and hate against him.  It is believed that he might be threatened by some unidentified persons and left the institute barely after three weeks since he joined the institute for Junior Research Fellow in pharmacy, science ... Read More »

CBSE crack down on schools selling uniforms, books, stationary: Not commercial establishments

CBSE has told schools affiliated to it that educational institutions are not commercial establishments and sale of books, uniforms and stationary by them is a violation of norms. An advisory has been issued after receiving complaints from parents and stakeholders that schools are indulging in commercial activities by way of selling books and uniforms within the school premises or through ... Read More »

No Jobs for millions without new education funds: United Nations envoy

On Wednesday, The U.N. special envoy for education warned that years of neglect have left 260 million children out of chool and another 400 million functionally illiterate and if a better way ins’t found to finance education more than 800 million young people will leave school without the skills to get a job in 2030. Gordon Brown told a press ... Read More »

Rajasthan Police Arrests 5 More Persons In Paper Leak Case

question paper leak case

Claiming it as a major success in the question paper leak case, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police has arrested five more persons for their alleged involvement in the question paper leak racket.  SOG ADG Umesh Mishra said that the arrested persons are Nandlal Saini, an employee of Rajasthan University confidential department, Shankar Chopra, lecturer of Kaladera College, ... Read More »

Public schools record more admission than government schools – A Study

A new study has revealed a vast shift of school student admissions from government schools to public schools. The data shows that in past 5 years student admission in government schools has fallen to 13 million that is the huge number. On the other hand, private has acquired 17.5 million new students in past 5 years.   The question arises ... Read More »

IIT Kharagpur to introduce Vastu Shastra

The country’s oldest and largest IIT willintroduce the rudiments to first and second year undergraduate architecture students this August, while those persuing post- graduation or research scholars in infrastructure will get a detailed grounding on the subject. Vastu Shastra did not figure in the architecture and infrastructure syllabi. While looking at re-oriented teaching learning for the coming academic session – ... Read More »

CBSE impose fine to 2,077 affiliated schools

Central Board of Secondary Education has imposed fine of Rs 50,000 to affiliated schools in the country. These schools are sent notices mentioning that schools are not complying with an order for disclosing a list of particulars about the institutions public. As per the mandatory order, all CBSE affiliated schools had to disclose public particulars under a number of heads which includes a number of ... Read More »

50 Injured In Students-Police Clashes in Punjab University

Punjab University Clashes

In a protest against massive fee hike in Punjab University courses, around 50 people including police officers, journalists and students were reported injured on Tuesday at Punjab University campus.  The Police Police took more than 50 students into custody and reportedly slapped sedition charge on those indulging in violence. Police resorted to baton charge, used water cannons and tear-gas to ... Read More »

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