EDUCATION

Aamir Khan Pitches for More Films, TV Shows for Kids

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, who directed the sensitive “Taare Zameen Par”, rues that negligible content is being served to the children in films and television. He feels this unavailability of content has forced youngsters to watch what’s not meant for them. The actor was speaking at the Ficci Frames 2015 conclave, when he opened up about his ...

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IIT-Kharagpur, IIM-Kolkata, ISI Together Offer PG in Business Analytics in 2015

For the first time, three top institutes with distinction in their own accord have come together to offer a business analytics course for the first time. The premier institutions of IIT Kharagpur, IIM Kolkata and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, have announced the PG diploma course in business analytics starting this year. The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) ...

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CNR Rao rues lack of scientific infrastructure in India

Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao has rued the lack of basic infrastructure for science in India saying the quality of education in India needs to be considerably improved. Delivering a public lecture on “Celebration of Science” at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on Wednesday, the Bharat Ratna-awardee lamented that India lacked behind considerably in the world of science. “No academic institution in ...

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India Internet Access is Merely 20%, Says Pew Research Survey

In a major reversal of beliefs Pew Research shows that only 20% in India have Internet access and only 14% own a smartphone, a though more than 65% used social networking sites Facebook or Twitter while 55% have used the internet to apply for a job. India is behind Indonesia, which fared at 24% of the population having access to ...

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CLAT 2015: Law Entrance Exam Goes Online This Year

  The country-wide Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will go online this year in view of the technical gitches noticed last year in a pen and paper style. While aspirants are hopeful to see a flaw-less entrance exam, many are wary of the glitches every time an entrance test goes online. For details visit the official website http://clat.ac.in/ The online exam ...

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 Why arrest boy for Facebook comment, SC asks UP

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government why was a schoolboy arrested for allegedly posting objectionable comments against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Facebook. An apex court bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman sought the response to the plea challenging the boy’s arrest. Senior counsel Soli Sorabjee raised the matter, questioning the ...

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Another Indian-American in Spotlight as US Education Body Head

Renu Khator, another Indian-American rose to prominence in US after her election to the chair of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the body that coordinates colleges and US universities. Renu Khator has been University of Houston President and System Chancellor since 2008, and she became board chair during ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting in Washington, ...

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GATE 2015 Results Announced, Where to Check?

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) The results for GATE 2015 have been announced as reported and candidates can check their results on the official website of IIT-Kanpur, which is the official host of the exam. the link for which is: To check results, candidates should visit the official website and click on the link for GOAPS. Once it is opened, ...

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Why No Indian Varsity Figures in Times 100 World Rank Universities?

UK media Times ranking of universities lists no Indian university in the top 100 so-called prestigious universities but the non-suspect Harvard University of the US is on top as usual and followed by Britain’s Cambridge and Oxford universities this year. The annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015, lists the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of the US in the ...

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GATE Exam Results 2015 To Be Out on Thursday, March 12

Graduate Aptitude Test examination (GATE) 2015 results for M.Tech in IITa will be declared on Thursday, March 12 around 5 PM on the official website of IIT, Kanpur. Click HERE to check results. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and 7 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs of Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) ...

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History of North East included in NCERT Books, UGC Curriculum: Minister

  Following the Central Board of Secondary Education’s decision to insert the history of India’s north-east region in its textbooks, the University Grant Commission (UGC) too has advised the universities to incorporate the following topics in the university curriculum: Among the suggestions mad e by the uGC include novels and short stories from the North East, which will get into ...

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New Uni-GUAGE EMeD Exam for BE/ MBBS/BDS admissions takes off

In order to bring cohesion into hundreds of university admission tests, a single online entrance exam for students seeking admission to engineering, medical and dental courses at the undergraduate level into select colleges in India has been kicked off. The Uni-GAUGE EMeD examination has been launched by the Education Rating and Assessment Foundation, a non-profit body, to provide a single ...

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13% Increase in Allocation for Education in Budget?

Giving a boost to higher learning and with the promise of providing one major central institute in each state, India has earmarked Rs.26,855 crore for higher education, an increase of over 13 percent over last year, not revealing how much percentage in overall budget. For the year 2015-2016, the government allocated Rs.26,855 crore to the department of higher education under ...

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Education Loan Task Force to Rein in Rogue Banks

With almost all nationalised banks not following the education loan norms, the proposal to set up an information technology (IT) -based monitoring mechanism is a welcome measure, said the convenor of the Education Loan Task Force (ELTF). “If such a monitoring mechanism is set up it will be good as nationalised banks are not sticking to the education loan lending ...

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CBSE Exams for Class X and XII Begin Monday

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The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) examinations for standards 10 and 12 commence from Monday. According to a CBSE circular, a total of 13,73,853 students are appearing for the class 10 board examination and 10,40,368 students are appearing for the class 12 board examination. “There has been a hike of 3.37 percent in the number of students appearing in ...

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Valentine’s Day: Hindu Mahasabha says married off couples, JNUSU protests moral policing

Wearing wedding attire and carrying placards reading “Fall in Love, Not in Line”, around 150 protesters Saturday gathered outside the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha’s office here to protest against the outfit’s moral policing, but were detained by police. These protesters, mainly from the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student’s Union (JNUSU) and from different organisations, gathered at the Mandir Marg office of ...

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How ‘digital badges’ in schools motivate students?

The blend of digital technology and traditional merit badges, such as those earned by Boy and Girl Scouts, would provide an opportunity to both motivate and measure learning, according to new research by University at Buffalo education professor Sam Abramovich. Use of the modern digital badge can be a valuable supplement to the more established educational assessment tools such as ...

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