Studying Hindi to become mandatory for Class 10 students of KV, CBSE affiliated schools

The students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and CBSE affiliated schools will soon have to study Hindi till class 10. The HRD Ministry is yet to respond to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) suggestion. Representative image           After President Pranab Mukherjee give in- principle approval” to a suggestion of a parliamentary panel, the students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and CBSE affiliated schools may have to study Hindi till class 10. The HRD Ministry is yet to respond to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) suggestion. As…

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JNU to rename its central library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library

Jawaharlal Nehru University will be renaming its Central Library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library at a function today. JNU’s central library to be renamed after B.R Ambedkar         jawaharlal Nehru University will be renaming its Central Library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library at a function today. The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) had announced that it would boycott the event which HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was expected to address through video-conference, to raise various issues faced by the students. Students to boycott the event JNUSU…

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Yogi Adityanath modernises UP’s education system: Students to learn English from Nursery instead of Class 6

In order to enhance the state’s education system , theYogi Adityanath government is planning to introduce English in UP government schools, from nursery. Students to be taught English from Nursery           In order to enhance the state’s education system, the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to introduce English in UP government schools from nursery instead of class 6, which is expected to blend nationalist and modern curricula.  As per an HT report, in an interview to online portal Khabare.com, the CM said he had instructed the…

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Haryana government planning to do away with school bags

The Haryana government is planning to come up with a new pilot scheme under which students will not be carrying bags and their books would be kept in schools. Students will no more carry bags and books to schools         The Haryana government is planning to come up with a new pilot scheme under which students will not be carrying bags and their books would be kept in schools. The scheme will be implemented in 50 schools in the state for the upcoming academic session. Additional Chief…

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IIT Kharagpur: High performance supercomputing facility to be provided

Supercomputing facility has been provided to IIT, Kharagpur under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), ), making it the first academic institution to get the same. Through this, large computational support will be provided to the users to carry out both research and teaching activities. IIT Kharagpur gets supercomputing facility Supercomputing facility has been provided to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), making it the first academic institution to get the same. Through this, large computational support will be provided to the users to…

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18-year-old appears for Class 12 board examination along with mom and dad

Here’s the inspiring story of  West Bengal family who goes back to school and appears for Class 12 board examination in the state. 18-year-old appears for Class 12 board examination along with mom and dad           Someone had said it right, that there is no age to complete your education and it’s never too late to go back to school. Here is an inspiring story of a West Bengal family who had appeared for this year’s board examination together. Biplab Mondal, who is a student of…

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CBSE Class 10 Board Exam: Assessment scheme revised

Meanwhile, the new assessment scheme would be applicable from commencing academic session 2017-18. CBSE Class 10 Board Exam           In a bid to bring about changes in the school curriculum, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced to remodel assessment scheme of Class 10 Board examination. According to reports, the change in assessment would apply for schools offering vocational subject as compulsory subject under National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) scheme. Meanwhile, the new assessment scheme would be applicable from commencing academic session 2017-18. Read:…

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School fret as Maha education dept calls for competency tests in April

Competency tests to assess students first language and math skills will be conducted in April for Class 1 to 8 by the state’s education department. While the department has made the test mandatory for all the boards, which it wants to be part of year-end exams, schools have complained that they go on a summer break in April and some of the CBSE, ICSE schools begin classes for the new academic year during that period. These tests are part of the Pragat Shaikshanik (Progressive in Education) Maharashtra initiative started in…

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Online Education Costs More, Not Less

The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found. The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. And when additional fees are included, more than half of distance education students pay more than do those in brick-and-mortar classrooms. The higher prices — what students pay — are connected to higher production costs, the survey…

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Education is pivotal, Faust tells Miami students

MIAMI — Shaunte Butler’s mother never missed an opportunity to remind her daughter of the pivotal importance of a strong education. “She always told us, me and my brother, that college was the key to success and a better life,” said Butler, who took that sage advice and ran with it. The Miami native graduated with a degree in neurobiology from Harvard College in 2014 and is now a first-year student at Yale Medical School. Butler returned to her old high school Thursday along with Harvard President Drew Faust, one…

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