Education

Strengthening school safety: Centre forms panel to monitor implementation of guidelines

After the barbarous murder of a student in Gurgaon and rape of a girl by a school peon in the national capital made headlines, the Centre has decided to form an inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in its schools across the country. Utilizing Nirbhaya funds  It was also suggested that the Nirbhaya funds, set up in the ... Read More »

India’s first Animal Law centre set up in Hyderabad

On Friday, India’s first Centre for Animal Law was inaugurated by the Nalsar University of Law. The students will be able to conduct research and advocate animal protection rights.   Representative image On Friday, India’s first Centre for Animal Law was inaugurated by the Nalsar University of Law. The students will be able to conduct research and advocate animal protection ... Read More »

Focus on Education, Don’t Squabble Over Meat Eating, Says Nobel Laureate ‘Venky’

“All this sectarian squabble about who eats what kind of meat and all this religious antagonism between different groups is harmful to the country,” Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. Courtesy: Somerville College website New Delhi: Nobel laureate in chemistry Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has said that Indian should spend more time thinking about education, particularly in science and technology, and not be caught up ... Read More »

IIT Delhi: First ‘Industry Day’ to be held on September 23

The objective is to provide a common platform for the industry, academia and research community to come together to discuss the problems faced by the industry and form partnerships to create effective solutions. IIT Delhi The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi), a leading research institute in India, will organise its first ‘Industry Day’ meet with the theme ‘Building a ... Read More »

Ryan murder case: Odisha government issues guidelines for safety of students

After CBSE, the Odisha government has issued guidelines for school authorities on the security of students in the government schools. As per the guidelines, each visitor including parents would have to bring their identity cards before entry into school premises. Moreover, the visitors should be given a photo ID by the school until the time they are present on the ... Read More »

In Madhya Pradesh schools, teachers forced to conduct classes on road

While the Madhya Pradesh education ministry has on Wednesday issued an order for students to say ‘Jai Hind’ at their roll call, the state’s Chatarpur district is suffering from greater issues of lack of basic amenities, that includes the school building as well. After closely surveying the situation of education in the district, it was observed that the ground reality ... Read More »

IBPS PO and clerks 2017: Know why number of vacancies decline

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) recently released the official notification of Clerk exam 2017. Every year lakhs of students appear for this exam, however, only a handful out of this huge number make it to the final list. With the number of vacancies reducing drastically this year, the overall competition is bound to rise. The total vacancies for IBPS Clerk ... Read More »

UGC to grant 10 institutes freedom to admit foreign students without government approval

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has formulated new guidelines for “institutions of eminence”, allowing them to extra foreign students, fix fees and collaborate with foreign educational institutions without seeking government approval. There will be a total of 10 “institutes of eminence” which will be free to admit foreign students on the basis of merit. A maximum of 30 per cent ... Read More »

[OPINION] EDUCATION AND LIBERATION

I have watched Julius Malema over the years with some indifference and then interest and last week I found myself feeling proud as he graduatedwith a BA Honours degree in Philosophy. We must support the youth in our country to seek out role models who represent what is possible in South Africa. Malema was teased for failing woodwork. He never defended ... Read More »

World University Rankings 2018: IISc ranked highest from India, overall ranking falls

Credit monitoring agency Equifax revealed shocking news late Thursday: A data breach of the company’s servers from mid-May through July 2017 resulted in the theft of the personal information of up to 143 million U.S. consumers—a huge chunk of the country’s 324 million population. Equifax says the breach leaked highly sensitive information, too, including “names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s ... Read More »