Education

Education is still a priority

As the Syrian crisis is in its seventh year accessing formal education is still difficult for refugees. Hundred thousands of children are deprived from education opportunities as they are forced to help their families make ends meet. However, for 17-year old Yasmine* and her family education remains a top priority. “I was told that grade 9 is very difficult, and ... Read More »

India announces 200 fellowships for scientists of 7 countries: Check the list here

At the ongoing India International Science Festival (IISF), India has announced fully-sponsored academic fellowship to scientists and researchers of neighbouring countries. As per reports, India has taken this initiative to step up its cooperation in the field of science and technology. A brief about 2018-India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF): To support PhD scholars, a new element has been added ... Read More »

Alert! UP Board exam dates will be announced before Diwali

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) board will be announcing the dates of class 10 and class 12 examination 2018 before Diwali, said deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma. Moreover, strict measures will be taken to curb cheating and the examinations would be wrapped up within a month, said Dinesh Sharma. School authorities to stay 200 meters away from exam centre: “School managements ... Read More »

Madison education research firm gets 7M grant to expand early literacy

Education Analytics, a Madison-based nonprofit focused on education research, has been awarded a $7.73 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to expand an early literacy program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs in in Wisconsin, Alabama and South Carolina. The SPARK Early Literacy program is a research-based, kindergarten-through-second-grade early reading intervention developed by the Milwaukee-based Boys & Girls Clubs ... Read More »

UP Board Class 10, Class 12 Exam 2018: Release datesheet by October, says minister

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Deputy Chief Minister, Dinesh Sharma has directed officials of the secondary education department to declare the date sheet for the state board examinations by this month for the benefit of students. Here’s what Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said: “The examination centres should be decided in such a way that they are utilised to their full ... Read More »

Lord Ganesha issued admit card by Bihar University to appear for commerce exam

A blunder created by Darbhanga’s Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU) sent a student in shock, after he spotted Lord Ganesha’s photo and signature in his admit card instead of his own. Krishna Kumar Roy, a first-year BCom (Hons) student of JN College, Nehera was issued the card in order to appear for a commerce exam. As per HT report, Roy had to ... Read More »

State of Education

High quality education has become the norm for local public school systems. But, what exactly comprises those educational systems? And what trends are occurring at each level of local education? Those were questions answered recently at the Midland Country Club as the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its quarterly Issues and Answers forum. The event brought together five local ... Read More »

Medical aspirant moves Madras HC to quash MBBS, BDS merit list

Expressing strong opposition against MBBS/BDS admission provided to students from other states under the government quota, a medical aspirant has moved the Madras High Court seeking to quash the provisional merit list. The court will hear the matter next week. D Vignayya of Pudukkottai pleaded to the court to quash the August 23 provisional merit list issued by the secretary ... Read More »

Supreme Court on NEET 2017: No extra marks, revision of merit list will be done

The NEET 2017 candidate Saumitra Ginodia found that she had been granted four marks in a question instead of five as her answer was considered wrong before it was found that there was a mistake in the question. Supreme Court on NEET 2017: No extra marks, revision of merit list will be done The Supreme Court (SC) has put a ... Read More »

Chetan Bhagat’s novels, FB post writing hits a roadblock in DU for now

In April 2017, the bestselling author, Chetan Bhagat announced on Twitter that his book has been included in the DU curriculum. Chetan Bhagat’s novels, FB post writing hits a roadblock in DU for now Chetan Bhagat’s novels are indeed one of the best sellers in the market, but some colleges of Delhi University seems to be not in a good ... Read More »