Adam Gilchrist to be Australia’s education ambassador to India

    In a move set to further strengthen education ties with India, Australian government has appointed former cricketer Adam Gilchrist as nation’s inaugural ambassador to the region on education. The announcement was made by the Minister for Education and Training, Christopher Pyne prior to attending the Annual Ministerial Dialogue and third Australia-India Education Council meeting in New Delhi on ... Read More »

Sports Ministry recognises ‘Yoga’ as a sports discipline

On September 1, the Sports Ministry announced that it has decided to recognise ‘Yoga’ as a sports discipline and place it in the ‘Priority’ category. The Ministry also decided to upgrade Fencing from ‘Others’ to ‘General’ category, based on the past performance in major international events. It has also been decided to place ‘University Sports’ in the ‘Priority’ category. Yesterday, ... Read More »

Central Information Commission asks AICTE to name deemed universities not conforming to standards

he Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to name and identify deemed universities which are not maintaining the prescribed standards. Sridhar Acharyulu , the Information Commissioner said there is a strong need for the AICTE to inspect deemed universities and institutions offering technical courses and ascertain if they are maintaining standards. And ... Read More »

West Bengal TET exam postponed again: To be held on October 11

  The West Bengal government has once again changed the dates for primary Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) examination. Initially, the TET was scheduled to be conducted on August 30, however the date was rescheduled to October 4. The date was changed the first time due to question papers going missing while being transported to Serampore. The State Chief Secretary, Sanjoy ... Read More »

CID to investigate missing TET question papers case

Recently, the question papers for the West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) went missing while being transported to Serampore. Now, CID has taken over the probe, and it will look into the case of the missing TET question papers. As told by a highly-placed source in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the driver and the helper of the bus, from ... Read More »

Brother-sister duo from Kota crack AIPMT

A 19-year-old girl and her teenaged brother, whose father was a farmer, have cracked the All India Pre-Medical Test. The AIPMT re-examination was conducted on July 25 and the results were declared on August 17. While Alka secured an all India rank of 432, her 18-year-old brother Pradeep stood third in the Scheduled Caste category in the test. Their father, ... Read More »

Mid Day Meal to be a ‘model scheme’ under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

                    The Centre, in an effort to make the Mid Day Meal programme a ‘model scheme’ in villages covered under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), has asked states to plug loopholes in its execution and adopt best practices that can be emulated by other schools. Taking into account its critical importance ... Read More »

Jawaharlal Nehru University goes paperless, adopts ‘e-governance’

  Jawaharlal Nehru University has undertaken an initiative to incorporate entirely paperless operations. Now, any file which lands up at JNU Vice Chancellor’s desk for his approval will be greeted with a stamp which says “kindly send through e-office system”, a move aimed at ensuring paperless administration. In a bid to make all its operations paperless, the varsity has computerised ... Read More »

Max. student failed in early secondary school

Understudies who leave grade school sharp and certain to realize very frequently slow down when they begin auxiliary, England’s schools inspectorate says. It urges head educators to make this period of educating, known as Key Stage 3, even more a need. Schools concentrate on GCSE and A-level years as a result of their significance, heads say. The Association of School ... Read More »

Tutor Carolyn Keeling cleared of indecently assaulting boy, 13

Carolyn Keeling, now 64, was blamed for engaging in sexual relations with the kid who is currently 34 and can’t be named for lawful reasons. Mrs Keeling, of Taynton close Gloucester, had precluded six checks from securing profane attack. The mother-of-two, who had an unblemished profession, was blamed for engaging in sexual relations with the kid on no less than ... Read More »