Bill empowers the state governments to either scrap the “no detention” policy or keep it intact. The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed after a brief discussion the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to scrap the “no detention” policy up to Class 8th for improving “learning outcomes”. However, the Bill empowers the state governments to either scrap the “no detention” policy or keep it intact. The Lok Sabha has already passed the Bill. As per the old policy, children could not be failed in examinations, and their promotion to next class could not be withheld up to ClassRead More →

Personality Test of these candidates in IFS is likely to commence from January 28, 2019 The UPSC has announced the results of the Indian Forest Services (Main) exam, 2018 held by the Commission from December 2 to 10, 2018. The list of candidates who have qualified for Personality Test for selection to the Indian Forest Service exam 2018 (Group ‘A’) has been released on the official website, upsc.gov.in. The candidates will be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims pertaining to age, educational qualifications, community, Person with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) and other documents such as TA Form, etc. at the timeRead More →

Teachers of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhmik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA), who have still not given their consent to get regularised at Punjab government’s basic salary, have not got their salaries for the past seven months. These teachers had protested for two months against the government’s policy and called it off a month back after an assurance by Punjab education minister of getting their meeting fixed with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on the issue of regularisation. But, as no meeting has been fixed till date, the teachers have decided to hold a convention in Jalandhar on January 6 to decide the next courseRead More →

AIIMS MBBS 2019: The online registration process for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS MBBS) examination will close today, that is, January 3. The application submission had commenced from November 30. The online application link is available at aiimsexams.org. The AIIMS MBBS entrance examination will be conducted on May 25 and 26 in morning shift (9 am- 12 noon) and afternoon shift (3 pm to 6 pm) at various centres across the country. AIIMS MBBS exam authority has introduced two stages of the registration — basic and final. This is to help in avoiding the last minute rush and the discrepancy in the forms. There isRead More →

NEST 2019: The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) 2019 will be conducted on June 1, 2019 (Saturday). Candidates need to apply on the official website – nestexam.in. The official notification will be released tomorrow, on January 3, 2019. The results for the same will be announced in June itself while the admit cards are expected to be released in April 2019. NEST is an entrance exam that is held for admission to the five-year integrated M.Sc programme in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and the department of atomic energy centre for excellence in basic science, UniversityRead More →

Central trade unions (CTUs) on Tuesday sought rescheduling of medical and engineering entrance examinations to be held in the second week of January in view of a nationwide strike called by them. In September, 10 trade unions decided to organise nationwide general strike on January 8 to January 9, 2019 to protest against the government’s policies for workers. The CTUs have written a letter to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar in this regard asking for rescheduling the exams to avoid any inconvenience. “The preparations by the unions almost in all sectors of the economy are on. The strike notices are also beingRead More →

GATE 2019 Admit Card Date This Week: Know How To Download Admit cards for the Graduate Aptitude in Engineering (GATE) will be released on January 4. GATE will be held for four days from February 2 to February 10 in two shifts–9.30 am to 12.30 pm (forenoon shift) and 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (afternoon shift). IIT Madras, the official organisor of GATE, will release the admit card on the official website gate.iitm.ac.in. Candidates have to login to the portal of GATE Online Application Processing System to download their admit cards. GATE 2019 Exam Schedule Released, Check Here The admit card will carry details of theRead More →

HRD Ministry Didn’t Receive Any Complaint For Exorbitant Fees By Deemed To Be Universities: Government The HRD Ministry has not received any complaints regarding charging of exorbitant fees by the deemed to be universities, Parliament was informed Monday. The information was shared by Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Satya Pal Singh in response to a written question in the Lok Sabha. “No specific complaints are received by this ministry regarding charging of exorbitant fee by the deemed to be universities. As per the University Grants Commission norms, deemed to be universities are not allowed to accept payment towards certain heads onRead More →

Odisha: Smartphones To Help Primary School Students In Ganjam District An online teaching system with the help of smartphones for Odia medium schools in Ganjam district will be available soon, an official said. It will be rolled out on an experimental basis for the primary students of classes 5 and 6 in the first phase, Ganjam District Collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange, said. The online teaching through smartphones in Odia medium schools is the district collector’s brainchild. The district administration has started preparation to record some of the best classes taken by teachers in various subjects in primary sections, which will be available on YouTube andRead More →

Tripura Cabinet Approves Proposal For NCERT Curriculum From Next Session The Tripura Cabinet has given its nod to a proposal to introduce the NCERT curriculum in all state government and aided schools from the next academic session, beginning April 2019. The Department of Education has initiated the process to introduce the NCERT curriculum to replace the existing one prescribed by the State Council of Educational Research and Training, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Thursday. The meeting ended late in the evening. The minister said the department has already procured over 2 lakh new books and 64,000 books willRead More →