The HRD Ministry announced on Monday the process of setting up new Board of Governors (BoG) for each Indian Institute of Management (IIM) under the new IIM Act. A communique issued by the ministry said that each of the Boards had to be constituted afresh with the three ex-officio members — institute’s current director, existing representatives of the state government and Union government on the Board. The members would then select a chairperson, following which, the BoG would co-opt five alumni members. “In the first meeting of the Board, the regulations for selection of (four) eminent persons and two faculty members would be framed;Read More →

Teachers in single-shift government schools teach for six-and-a-half hours Stating that the current working hours of teachers in Delhi government and local authority schools are in violation of the provisions of the Right to Education Act, a petition in the Delhi High Court called for extending it to seven-and-a-half hours. The petitioner, civil society organisation Justice for All, challenged a May 20, 2014, circular by the Directorate of Education (DoE) laying down the working hours of teachers in government and government-aided schools in Delhi at six-and-a-half hours for single-shift schools and six hours for double-shift schools. A bench of Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice KameshwarRead More →

Following a report by The Indian Express on October 9, the teacher in-charge was suspended, and on October 12, the segregation in the school on the basis of religion was dissolved. (Express photo by Amit Mehra) “We’re best friends,” said two giggling boys studying in class III at a North Corporation boys’ school in Wazirabad village. Around three months ago, one of the boys, a Hindu, had been shifted to a different section of class III, meant only for Hindu boys; while the previous section was turned into an all-Muslim one. This meant both losing out on a best friend.   The sections of theRead More →

  ANTHE result 2018: The result of Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) for Class 10 has been released today at aakash.ac.in. The scholarship exam was held on October 28. As per the official website, the ANTHE 2018 result for Classes 8 and 9 students will be declared on November 13, 2018. Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) had conducted its scholarship exams that aims to offer up to 100 per cent scholarship and cash scholarship awards to students. The scholarship exam was conducted in both pen and paper and Computer Based Test mode to correspond with the government’s decision to conduct entrance examinations such as JEE (Main)Read More →

UP Board Exam 2019 Dates Scheduled With Kumbh Snan Dates In Mind NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Board exams will be conducted within a record time frame of 16 days in 2019. The result for the UP Board exam is also expected to be released by April 30, 2019. The date sheet for the board exams has been prepared in a way to accommodate the Kumbh Snan dates and public holidays. The Kumbh Mela begins on January 15, 2019 and will end on March 4, 2019 and is being organized in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The board has also changed the session timings for the board exam. Earlier theRead More →

The Delhi government has asked all schools in the national capital to take measures for prevention of defacement of public property and warn students against it. Schools have been asked to warn students against defacing public property such as historical monuments, school buildings and flyovers. “The schools are hereby directed to take all measures for prevention of defacement of public property and also sensitise all students of the school in the morning assembly talks, through SMC members and PTM against defacing and harming public property such as school building, historical monuments, municipal properties and flyovers,” the Directorate of Education (DoE) said in a communication to schools.  Read More →

JEE Main: Making your life a wee bit easier, here is a two-month strategy to ace the exams While November might be a month of festivities for everyone else, but if you are a JEE Main aspirant, it is a crucial time for your future. With less than three months left for the first session of JEE Main 2019, just like you, lakhs of students across India are leaving no stones unturned to secure a seat in prestigious institutes like IITs and NIITs. Your preparation during these final months has a large impact on your final performance. Additionally, factors like your attitude, ability to stay calmRead More →

The college has set up a committee to look into the demands of the students. Days after students of the Lady Shri Ram College protested against hostel “curfew timings” and “gating out” among other things, the college put up a notice saying it would consider some of the demands, including 24*7 access to hostel by students, adding that the same would lead to an “increase in student fee”. The college has set up a committee to look into demands of the students. An unsigned notice dated November 6 reads: “The committee is actively considering ways in which students can access the hostel 24*7, taking intoRead More →

Global education charity the Varkey Foundation today launched the Global Teacher Status Index (GTSI) 2018, according to the Index, over half (54%) of Indian parents said they encourage their children to become teachers – more than in any other country surveyed including China (50%), the country with the highest overall level of teacher status. By comparison, under a quarter of British people (23%) would encourage their child to become a teacher, the study said. GTSI 2018 is a follow up to the GTSI 2013 and the Foundation, which is a global charitable initiative focused on improving the standards of education, said the study is theRead More →

CBSE is already complying with Right to Information Act rules for charging fee for photocopies of answer sheets, said Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in a statement. The Board has also clarified that “the media reports have been mis-representing facts and publishing news” following a latest Supreme Court ruling on its position in regard to charging fees for photocopies of answer sheets under RTI rules. “It is therefore pertinent to clarify that CBSE is already complying with RTI rules for charging fee for photocopies of answer sheets,” the Board statement said. The Supreme Court on October 29, 2018 said while disposing of a contempt plea againstRead More →