In a decision aimed at streamlining the teaching cadre in Jammu and Kashmir, the governor administration Sunday approved the action plan recommended by a committee set up three months ago, an official spokesperson said. The committee, constituted on August 13, was mandated to devise a comprehensive strategy to review issues of all school teachers in the school education department, including those funded under the ongoing centrally-sponsored scheme ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ and suggest possible solutions. The State Administrative Council (SAC) met under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik here, considered the departmental proposal based on the recommendations of the committee and broadly accepted the action planRead More →

CBSE Conducts CTET 2018, Answer Key Expected SoonNEW DELHI:  The Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi conducted the 11th edition ofCentral Teacher Eligibility Test or CTET on Sunday at 2,144 centres throughout the country for around 17 lakh candidates. The CTET, which was held after an interval of 2 years, was held in 92 cities. The next stage in CTET exam process this year is the release of answer key, which is expected anytime soon. The answer keys will be released on the website, www.ctetnic.in. According to reports and initial responses from the candidates, the difficulty level of the exam was moderate. According to Central BoardRead More →

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry clarified on Friday that senior corporate executives applying for the post of director at an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) should have a PhD degree. As reported by The Indian Express on Thursday, future directors of IIMs no longer need to have anything to do with academia. According to rules notified under the IIM Act this week, corporate executives, who have been in senior management roles for at least 15 years, are now eligible to be appointed as directors. The new rules, which have codified the terms and conditions of service of directors at all 20 IIMs, state: “The applicant shall beRead More →

THE EMPOWERED Expert Committee (EEC) on Friday identified 19 more contenders for the status of Institutions of Eminence (IoE). With this, the total number of universities and institutes recommended by EEC for the eminence tag has gone up to 30, of which six — three public and three private — have been officially announced by the government. The University Grants Commission (UGC) is expected to meet to select another 14 next week. The EEC’s latest recommendation includes two more greenfield institutions like Reliance’s Jio University — Satya Bharti University backed by Satya Bharti Foundation of Bharti Airtel group and Krea University in Andhra Pradesh. That apart,Read More →

GPAT 2019: Lats date to apply today. (Representational Image) GPAT 2019: The registration process for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) will be closed today – December 7, 2018. The exams will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is scheduled to be held on January 28, 2019. While the admit card will be available from January 7, 2019, onwards. The results are expected to be declared by February 10, 2019. This year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the exams and be responsible for declaring the results for GPAT 2019. Other competitive exams including NEET UG 2019, CMAT 2019 and JEE 2019Read More →

(Express Photo by Partha Paul/Representational Image) A section of students of IIT-Madras observed the 62nd death anniversary of BR Ambedkar by appealing to the student-community to study his texts to fight the ‘communal forces’ in the country. They alleged that there were several instances of blatant violation of Constitutional norms. A student told the gathering that Ambedkar’s thought was a solution to many socio-economic issues faced by the country’s people. “Every student must study Ambedkar’s texts to counter communal forces,” he said. A 20-minute play ‘Idam’ (space) was staged on the campus to emphasise on inclusivity of space. This space belongs to everyone irrespective of what oneRead More →

CSIR UGC NET 2018 admit card: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has released the UGC NET 2018 examination admit cards on csirhrdg.res.in. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 16. The UGC NET examination is held to determine the eligibility of the aspirants for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and the eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas is determined. The final result of the MCQ test is likely to be declared in the month of March or April. The successful candidates may get a fellowship from July 1, 2019. CSIR UGC NET 2018: How toRead More →

Delhi University has refused to share the attendance details of its administrative officials, including the Vice Chancellor, saying the information was not in “public interest” and would amount to “invasion of privacy”. This, when Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) teachers, who are on a warpath against the administration, have been warned that their leave would not be approved if they do not mark their attendance. The tussle began a year ago when attendance details of the non-teaching staff of the Delhi University, which includes the Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar and others were sought under the Right to Information (RTI) ActRead More →

  UPTET Result 2018: UP Basic Education Board (UPBEB) has released the result for UPTET 2018 exam. The Board has released the result on its official website. The board had released the revised answer key for UPTET 2018 on November 30, 2018 and since then the speculations about result declaration had been rife. Candidates who qualify in the UPTET 2018 exam will be eligible for recruitment as assistant teacher for primary and/or upper primary classes. UPTET 2018 Result: How to check? Step one: Go to official UP Basic Education Board website: www.upbasiceduboard.gov.in Step two: Click on the respective result link for Primary and Upper Primary level.Read More →

Delhi Technical University students who have enrolled into BTech evening shift course demanded the course be converted into full-time, alleging the varsity did not inform them that it was part-time. According to a varsity official, the evening shift course was earlier open to only diploma holders and candidates having work experience. It has been running for the last 40 years. However, the norms were changed in 2017 after it was found that some candidates were furnishing fake work experience certificates or false documents, he said. Students said they discovered about the nature of their course only after filing RTIs. They had filed an RTI inRead More →