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In UP, Class IX Girl ‘Thrown Off’ School Building, Dies

A class nine girl student, studying in a private school in Deoria of Uttar Pradesh, died on Monday after falling off the third storey of the school building, police said. Neetu Chauhan, 16, was found lying on the ground of the Modern City Montessori School in a critical condition. She had gone to toilet, located on the third floor, and ... Read More »

11-Yr-Old Girl Sent to Boys Loo as Punishment in Hyderabad School

An 11-year-old female student in a private Hyderabad school claims she was sent to the boys’ washroom as punishment for not coming to school in proper uniform. The girl says the PT teacher caught her on her way to class and began scolding her. She alleges that there were two-three teachers who decided to put her in the boys’ washroom ... Read More »

Five lakh students to participate in Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2017

Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), a movement for Science, is organising Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) – the national science talent search through digital devices for new India on 26 November, 2017. The aim behind this search is to select students with scientific temperament from class VI to XI, across the country. Vigyan Prasar (VP) – an autonomous organisation under Department of Science ... Read More »

Over 800 engineering colleges across country asked to shut down by 2018

Over 800 engineering colleges across the nation have been asked to shut down from the next academic year. Following low admissions over the past five years, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has asked these colleges to close down and submit a report by the second week of September. AICTE authorities said Colleges with less than 30% admissions ... Read More »

CBSE amends order, allows schools to sell NCERT books in campus

CBSE has now allowed schools to open shops in their premises to sell NCERT books, stationery and other material required by students. The CBSE in April asked schools to not run as ‘commercial establishments’ and stop selling books and uniforms on their premises. However, the board has now allowed schools to run the shops to facilitate the sale of NCERT ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu releases merit list for MBBS, BDS seats

The Directorate of Medical Education on Wednesday released the NEET-based merit list for MBBS and BDS admission. Counselling for special category will begin at 11 am on Thursday. There won’t be a break in counselling until September 4, said Health secretary J. Radhakrishnan, who released the list. Candidates who have been called for counselling on Thursday will receive an SMS ... Read More »

Teachers haven’t turned up since Aug. 15 in Udhampur school

The students in the Nanansoo village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur have been, for days, waiting for their teachers outside their primary school as teachers haven’t turned up to teach since August 15. Parents claim that the students wait outside the locked government-run primary school in the far-flung and the remotest corner of Udhampur for two hours every day. Local ... Read More »

IIT Kharagpur Accepts Resignation Of Whistle-Blower Professor

IIT Kharagpur has accepted the resignation of whistle-blower professor Rajeev Kumar, whose compulsory retirement order was quashed by president Pranab Mukherjee days before he demitted office. IIT Kharagpur had suspended Mr Kumar for “misconduct” in May 2011. In the same year the Supreme Court had lauded him as an “unsung hero” for his efforts to reform the IIT Joint Entrance Examination ... Read More »

Delhi govt will take over 449 private schools only if they fail to return extra fees: Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi government will take over around 449 private schools, which have been served show cause notices over charging extra fee, only as a “last resort” if they do not roll back their decision, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday. Addressing a press conference, his first in nearly four months, Kejriwal said the government does not intend to “interfere”, ... Read More »

JNU students’ ‘assault’: Officer suspended

A group of students of Jawaharlal Nehru Universitry (JNU) including a woman, was reportedly assaulted by local goons near Asola Sanctuary on August 14 and was later mistreated by police in Haryana’s Surajkund police station. Four days later to the incident, the sub-inspector who allegedly refused to register the case has been suspended. Faridabad Police spokesperson said Suresh Kumar was ... Read More »

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