Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Ananta Das, Higher Education Minister. “The differently-able students like blind students who use Braille for studies, hearing impaired and dumb students, orthopaedically handicapped students with disability more than 75 per cent will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees…

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Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Ananta Das, Higher Education Minister. “The differently-able students like blind students who use Braille for studies, hearing impaired and dumb students, orthopaedically handicapped students with disability more than 75 per cent will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees…

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What students want: Freedom to ‘shop’ for credits, skill-based courses, personality development

From barely 346 affiliated colleges and institutes under the state-run Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 1997-1998 to a whopping 234 recognised institutes and 705 affiliated colleges, SPPU, the biggest university in the city, has gone on to become the fourth largest university in the country in the last two decades. Going purely by numbers, the changes in the higher education scene in Pune is evident from the fact that over 6 lakh students from 85 different countries are studying in the city. Expansion of Savitribai Phule Pune University SPPU…

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DU: Wrong address on paper, 15 Mauritius students stranded

For 15 students from Mauritius — who landed in Delhi to take admission in DU — the first day in the country turned out to be unforgettable. Darshani (18) landed in Delhi with her father and about 15 people from Mauritius early Thursday morning. She was in the city to take admission in Delhi University after getting a scholarship from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The embassy, in her country, had told her that somebody will come pick them up and help them with the admission process. At…

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AICTE makes yoga mandatory for students to earn an engineering degree

AICTE makes yoga mandatory for students to earn an engineering degree Students studying in engineering colleges and technical institutions will now have to practice yoga as AICTE has made it mandatory in order to obtain their engineering degree. They will have to participate in yoga or sports or any other extra-curricular activities to get a degree. Representative image Students studying in engineering colleges and technical institutions will now have to practice yoga as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory in order to obtain their engineering…

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NEET 2017: Students from other states seek medical seats, Gujarat HC seeks government reply

NEET 2017: After hearing a petition challenging the government order that granted only students who studied class 10 and 12 within the state the eligibility to seek admission to medical courses in the state, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday has issued a two week notice seeking the state government’s reply on the matter. A group of students called the amended rule 4(3) of the Gujarat Professional Medical Educational Courses (Regulation of Admission in UG Courses) Rules a violation of article 14 of the constitution. “The said rule, if permitted to…

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Board exams results out: Here’s a list of top foreign universities Class 12 science students apply to

As Class 12 board examinations come to an end and universities around the world open their doors to admit first-year students, the multitude of possible options can become agonising. Especially, when you are opting for a science degree abroad, the selection of course specialisation, university and country build up to a monstrous task. Since it’s imperative to get these information right, let’s start cutting through the clutter by shortlisting top global universities. Choosing your specialisation At this stage, most students would have decided or already had a brief idea on…

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CBSE asked to re-evaluate 159 students’ answer sheets: Orissa High Court

  The Orissa High Court on Tuesday asked the CBSE to re-evaluate the answer sheets of at least 159 more students, who approached the court alleging discrepancies in their class XII results that were published last month. A vacation bench of Justice K R Mohapatra asked the petitioners to apply with requisite fees for re-evaluation of their desired papers at the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) regional office in Bhubaneswar by June 19. Accordingly, the CBSE authorities were asked to evaluate these answer papers again by engaging experts and…

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CBSE Class 10 results: Here’s how students in Delhi scored last year

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has just started releasing its Class 10 results, let’s see what students in Delhi scored in the previous years. Last year, 91.76% of the students from Delhi who had appeared for the exam had passed, a few notches below the overall pass percentage of 96.21. More often than not, it has been seen that private institutions in Delhi perform better than government schools. Last year private institutions had a better pass percentage than government schools. About 95.43% of the students who were from…

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Ensure migration of students in ‘reverse direction’: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said efforts should be made to ensure migration of students in the “reverse direction”. Noting that a large number of students still visit abroad for higher studies, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said efforts should be made to ensure migration of students in the “reverse direction”. Delivering a convocation address at a private university in Phagwara (Punjab), he said many students go to countries such as Australia and New Zealand for higher studies. “I suggest let there be a reverse direction,” he said. Mukherjee said…

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