HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Inaugurates Kala Utsav 2018 HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, today, inaugurated Kala Utsav 2018, a 4-day long National level competition for school students. “Sports and art are one of the biggest contributions of human beings to the society. They are one of the biggest treasure too and nurturing our students in the areas right from the beginning should be the focus area of schools,” he said. 370 students from across the country will compete in Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Dancing, and Painting. “One girl and one boy from each state and Union Territory will compete in each of the competitions. Students representingRead More →

MHRD Invites Project Proposal For ‘Student Pavilion’ At Aero India 2019NEW DELHI:  Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Civil Aviation have announced a student competition to exhibit products / concepts / innovative ideas on aerospace technologies at Aero India 2019. Aero India 2019 will be held from February 20 to February 24, 2019. This is the first time that a ‘Student Pavilion’ will be put up at the Aero India to showcase projects by students on aerospace related activities. The theme for the exhibition is Application of Aerospace Technologies for the Betterment of the Billion lives (AABB). Students, who areRead More →

Ms Revathi had been learning Malayalam for some time under the state-wide “Changathi” programme Malayalam, the mother tongue of Keralites, is generally considered a hard language to learn, with many tongue twisters. But this was not a hindrance for Mudad Revathi, a migrant labourer hailing from Odisha, to master this classical language in a short span of time and score the highest mark in a literacy examination here.  An employee of a garment making unit at the IT hub Techno-park here, Ms Revathi scored 100 per cent marks in the special examination, conducted by the state-run Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority.  The 100 marks-exam was activity oriented,Read More →

Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test To Begin On January 17NEW DELHI:  Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has released the exam schedule for the State Eligibility Test (SET) 2018. The exam will be conducted from January 17 to January 24, 2019. The exam will be conducted for two papers. The duration allotted to paper 1, which is compulsory for all candidates, is one hour. For paper 2, which will be subject-specific, candidates will get 2 hours to answer the entire question paper. Paper 2 will be conducted for total 19 different subjects.  Paper 1 is compulsory for all candidates and will cover General Awareness andRead More →

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 →