Creation of a Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to finance educational institutions to ensure 20 such places of learning emerge as world class and opening of 62 Navodaya Vidyalayas are among the announcements of the Union Budget 2016-17 presented on Monday. The Union HRD Ministry also witnessed a sharp increase in its budgetary allocation. The Department of School Education and Literacy has got an allocation of Rs 43,554 crore in the financial year 2016-17 as compared to Rs 42,186 crore as per the revised estimates for 2015-16. The Department of Higher Education was allocated Rs 25,399 crore for the year 2015-16 while it Rs 28,840Read More →

No paper call letters for interviews will be issued to candidates who have cleared civil services main examination and they will instead have to download e-summons, UPSC has said. Thousands of students appear for the prestigious civil services examination conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others. The examination is conducted in three stages–preliminary, main and personality test or interview. The personality test for candidates is likely to commence from March 8, 2016, the UPSC has said in a statement. “No paper summon letters will beRead More →

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) on 28th Feb (Sunday) conducted the written examination to recruit Village Administrative Officers (VAO) in the state. Now, most of the aspirants who turned up for the exam are searching for the answer key and cut off marks to know about their selection. Answer key – How to check directly Candidates can also directly go to page – tnpsc/answerkeys- to check the answey key of TNPSC VAO exam 2016. The answer key to TNPSC VAO exam 2016 will be uploaded soon on the official website. Cut off marks The cut off marks is expected to be released once theRead More →

The study time is over and its time for the exams now. Thousands of students across the country will be appearing for class 10th and 12th CBSE board exams . Apart from year-long study, following some last-minute tips can help students in tackling exam exam anxiety, boost their results. Here are five tips which can be really helpful for them: 1. Eat right and sleep well: Maintain a timetable and adjust your body-clock. Sleep timings as per their exam schedule. Apart from studies, spare time to relax your brain and body. Have healthy food, be active and don’t compare your preparations with others. 2. Don’tRead More →

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked colleges and varsities in the country to organise a series of programmes, including competitions, screening of movies and distribution of literature, to mark the International Yoga Day on June 21. In a letter to all Universities, the UGC conveyed “It is desired that on June 21, Yoga Practitioners may give a demonstration to the faculty and students in the morning”. It also suggested that a competition should be held among the students on practices of Yoga and the best participants should be duly felicitated with prizes. It has also said that films on Yoga be screened and postersRead More →

The Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Ahmednagar, has invited applications from eligible candidates to apply for its Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programmes for the upcoming academic session. The duration of the MBBS programme is 4.5 years plus one-year internship and of BDS is four years plus and one-year internship. The institute will conduct the PIMS-All India Common Entrance Test-UG (PIMS-AICET-UG) for selecting the candidates. The application form is available on the official website from where it can be downloaded. Cost of the prospectus is Rs 500, and it is available at counters as wellRead More →

The Uttar Pradesh government will be setting up a state university and modern library in Allahabad, an official said on Wednesday. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan has asked the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) to present a proposal this week for setting up the university on a 100-acre stretch of land and 20 acres for the library. The university will be named after the late Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Janeshwar Mishra. “Till the new building is constructed, Allahabad divisional commissioner should arrange an appropriate building for commencement of State university classes from next academic session,” Ranjan said. The chief secretary has also asked concernedRead More →

A student of the Delhi University has bagged an international placement offer of a whopping $150,000 – or Rs 1.02 crore – per annum, the Hindustan Times reported. The job offer was bagged by a student of the varsity’s Faculty of Management Studies (FMS). This is the highest ever international pay package secured by a student in the history of FMS. Meanwhile, the highest domestic pay package offered to FMS students this year stood at Rs 66 lakh per annum – last year, the highest domestic offer was Rs 35 lakhs. The average pay package this year was Rs 20.5 lakh. FMS registered 100 percentRead More →

This Rajasthani man’s tireless persistence to clear the Class 10 board exams has come for praise, after all he will take the exam for the 47th time this year. We all wish him luck and hope he clears the exam this time! Shiv Charan Yadav, 77, who hails from Rajasthan’s Khohari village in Alwar district, has already sat in the exam for the 46th time. Yadav, who never got married for “his tryst with destiny”, has become an example of grit and determination for the local community. He told TOI that he is not among those who would accept failure. Yadav has full of confidenceRead More →

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took a serious view of mushrooming of private B.Ed colleges in the country, saying they want “everybody on the street to become Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.)”. An apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said the “quality of education must be a concern for all”. The court`s observation came in the course of the hearing of petitions by 32 private B.Ed colleges in Rajasthan seeking No Objection Certificate from N.C.T.E. to continue with B.Ed courses. Making a distinction between degrees in other courses and disciplines and B.Ed., the court observed that in “other branches (ofRead More →