Education

NEET: Tamil Nadu students may get exemption as law ministry clears ordinance

The law ministry on August 16 cleared an ordinance of the Tamil Nadu government which demands exemption of the state’s students from the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) — common medical entrance test. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cleared the draft ordinance in consultation with Attorney General K K Venugopal. The official, who requested anonymity, said the ordinance will be applicable ... Read More »

IIT graduates should not crave for obvious, glamorous jobs: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

While highlighting the modern day challenges the young graduates face, Parrikar said, “The world that I entered as a fresh IIT graduate is vastly different from the world that you are about to enter.” Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar With engineering graduates finding difficulty in getting job in the IT sector, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has recently urged the ... Read More »

IGNOU OPENMAT: Last date for submitting application forms extended to 21 August

Admission to IGNOU’s MBA courses is done through OPENMAT (OPEN Management Aptitude Test) entrance test held twice a year. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended deadline for submission of entrance test application forms for OPENMAT to 21 August, a release said on Wednesday. Admission to the varsity’s management programmes is done through OPENMAT (OPEN ... Read More »

Bizarre! This Kerala school has different uniforms for intelligent, weak kids

The Al Farooque English Medium School at Pandikkad has kept a different set of dress code for intelligent and weak students. (Image source: Al Farooque school website) After a school in Aruvithura, Kottayam (Kerala) got criticised for ‘vulgar’ uniform design for girls; a similar case has been reported where an English medium school in Malappuram has courted controversy by reportedly ... Read More »

With degrees but no skills: Youths question country’s faulty education system

ouths say the education system needs to be overhauled at the primary level.(Intershala.com) Has education failed to equip millennials and Gen-Z’ers with the right skills to negotiate their way to success at work? The verdict is damning — education is not contributing significantly to employability, say India’s Generation Z, also known as Gen Z’ers or iGeneration, born during the mid-1990s, ... Read More »

Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate

We’ve all heard the warning cries: automation will disrupt entire industries and put millions of people out of jobs. In fact, up to 45 percent of existing jobs can be automated using current technology. However, this may not necessarily apply to the education sector. After a detailed analysis of more than 2,000-plus work activities for more than 800 occupations, a report by McKinsey & Co states ... Read More »

Study abroad: Why Indians prefer to go overseas to pursue UG courses

Studying abroad is a common dream among many Indian students such that the number of students applying for universities in other countries has been on the rise with every passing year. This hype can be observed with reports like the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange which has pointed out that international students at US colleges have surpasses one ... Read More »

Australia’s University of Adelaide to host first open day in India on Saturday

The University of Adelaide, Australia, has announced that it will hold its first open day session in India on August 12, 2017 with an aim to attract Indian students. It also announced that it is planning to increase the number of seats available for Indians to 300. “Indians are highly innovative and have excelled in the research field. That is ... Read More »

UPSC Civil Services mains 2017 schedule released. Check at upsc.gov.in

UPSC’s Civil Services Mains Exam 2017 will be conducted over a week’s time starting from 28 October to 3 November. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: The Union Public Services commission has released the time table for the 2017 Civil Services mains Examination . The papers will be conducted over a week’s time starting from 28 October to 3 November. According to ... Read More »

The Education Beat: Back-toschool tips to consider

Hard to believe, but in a few weeks schools will open their doors and the summer vacation will have ended. Thus, it’s time for parents and teachers to think about what we can do together to assist our students to get off to a great start. Just recently, I came across a report card dated June 1906. I was amazed ... Read More »