The CM said despite being a small state, Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged the best state in education. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday announced steps to improve the functioning of schools that included the creation of the post of Vice Principal in all senior secondary schools in the state. He also announced that the nomenclature of post graduate teachers (PGT) posted in schools would be changed to lecturer and a notification in this regard would be issued soon. He made these announcements while addressing the 4th regional seminar of the Himachal Pradesh Teachers Union at Gondpur Banhera near here. While laying stress onRead More →

KISS To Run Centres In Other States And Bangladesh The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) that provides free education from kindergarten to post-graduation to 50,000 tribal students in Odisha, on Sunday said it would run similar centres in other states and Bangladesh. A KISS centre for poor children is expected to start functioning at Kolkata from next year, it’s founder Achyuta Samanta said here Sunday. The KISS has entered into an agreement with a Kolkata based NGO to run the centre for 1000 poor children in the metropolis from the academic session of 2020, he said. Bhumi Pujan has already taken place at JokaRead More →

By Vatsla Srivastava and Devanarayanan Prasad The Delhi University Teacher’s Association Thursday held a long march from Zakir Hussain College to Parliament Street via Ramlila Maidan to protest against the “unjust policies” of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development and the University Grants Commission. The teachers were detained at Parliament Street and Mandir Marg police stations. Their demands included restoring the 200-point roster, absorption of ad hoc and temporary teachers, and implementation of the reservation system. Ex-DUTA president Nandita Narain alleged: “The government is stopping promotions and pensions of teachers and slashing funds and seats for higher education because they want to move us fromRead More →

AIIMS exam 2019: The All Indian Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has uploaded the application status for the AIIMS MBBS 2019 competitive exams on the official website — aiimsexams.org. Candidates can correct the deficiencies, if any, on their form till January 22, 2019. The final registrations will be displayed on the website on January 25, 2019. Candidates can submit the final payment and pick the city of choice as the exam centre for the competitive admission exam in the MBBS courses in AIIMS from January 29 onwards. The process will close at 5 pm, February 17, 2019, according to the official notification. The MBBS AIIMS 2019Read More →

Student organisations to hold massive ‘Save Education’ protests next month (file) Students have been one of the worst affected sections in the country under the current regime, a group of left student’ organisations said while announcing their plans for protests here today. After the protest marches of workers and farmers, the national capital will witness the students hitting the streets on February 18 and 19 under the slogan ‘Save Education, Save Democracy, Save Nation’. The student organisations are demanding to establish a nation-wide fully state-funded and free common education system from kindergarten to postgraduate level and increase government spending on education. The funds for publicRead More →

IGNOU January session online application date extended till January 31 The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date of submission of online and offline fresh admission of all Masters, Bachelor and Diploma programmes upto January 31, 2019 for the January-2019 session. The admission form can be submitted online on the official website of the varsity. The IGNOU said in statement that fresh admission seekers can create user ID and fill in the online form for instant issue of confirmation of form submission and online payment through net banking/debit card/credit card. IGNOU Admission 2019: Application forms and other details The online applicationRead More →

Six members of Delhi University’s (DU) Ordinance Amendment Committee on Monday gave their written dissent to the university’s plan to introduce contractual positions in teaching posts. DU’s Academic Council (AC) will be considering the agenda in its meeting scheduled to be held on January 16. “We reject the inclusion of the term ‘contractual’ on the draft ordinance… We are of the firm opinion that contractual appointment should not be part of the University Ordinance at any cost,” the six members wrote. Ordinance 13 of the July 2018 UGC Regulations read: “The teachers should be appointed on contract basis only when it is absolutely necessary andRead More →

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) plans to set up two Centres for Excellence (CEC) to train young researchers in developing software and algorithms needed for monitoring specific weather events. M Rajeevan, secretary, MoES announced recently in Pune that the first CEC would soon come up on the campus of IIT-Kharagpur and a similar one is in the pipeline, to be set up at the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru. “We have received a proposal from IIT Kharagpur and our team will be visiting the institute later this month to finalise the setting up of CEC,” said Rajeevan. He said a similar proposal fromRead More →

Three schools have been selected by the Directorate of Education and the Defence Ministry As many as 616 schoolchildren will be performing at the upcoming Republic Day celebrations in the national capital, the Directorate of Education said on Monday. Three schools have been selected by the Directorate of Education and the Defence Ministry to perform at the function and children from East Zone Cultural Centre will also be participating in the event, DoE Assistant Director Romi Johri said. The theme of this year’s celebrations is principles of Mahatma Gandhi. “As many as 616 boys and girls will be performing at the upcoming Republic Day celebrations. Preparations forRead More →

Anna University result link is opening now Anna University’s link for accessing the UG/PG exam results is opening now. The candidates who are waiting the Anna University result can now check their results from the official website, aucoe.annauniv.edu. After not responding for more than one day, the link is available now. The Chennai-based University has announced the undergraduate and post graduate results for exams held in November and December on the university websites on Saturday. Earlier Anna University had postponed exams for all its departments and affiliated colleges in when Tamil Nadu was hit by cyclone Gaja. All the Undergraduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) exams whichRead More →