Education

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 »

Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit Ontario schools

A protester holds up a fist as U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (R) speaks with moderator Paul E. Peterson, Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance, at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Sept. 28, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump’s education chief, who has been accused of wanting to “destabilize and privatize” public schools, ... Read More »

Railway board asks book stalls at the platform to sell books on India Culture, morals

The Railway Board has instructed all general managers to display books on Indian culture and morals at all platform kiosks.   Railway platforms must sell books on India Culture, morals The Railway Board has instructed all general managers to display books on Indian culture and morals at all platform kiosks. According to a report in PTI, “Zonal railways shall ensure that all ... Read More »

From nursery to university: Emerging market investors buy into education

Buildings housing the Varsity College, owned by Johannesburg-listed ADvTECH Group, are seen in Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, September 22, 2017. Picture taken September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings LONDON (Reuters) – Two decades after Yusuf Karodia launched Mancosa, a distance learning school to teach South Africans business skills, he sold up to UK private equity firm Actis. From nurseries to ... Read More »

Tech firm Smartron collaborates with University of Southern California for research on education through technology

A partnership has been established between the Indian tech firm Smartron and University of Southern California for research on education by using wearables and machine learning technologies. The partnership with USC’s Centre for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT) will focus on understanding the influence on learning when smartphones and sensors are used. About tBand Smartron’s ‘tBand’ ... Read More »