Admission in Bachelor of Science at IISC Bangalore

IISc  proposes to offer admission to 110 students in its new under-graduate Bachelor of Science (BS) course that is set to begin from August 1, 2011. Of this, seats will be allotted to general and special categories as per government regulations. IISc officials said existing national-level entrance examinations such as KVPY, IIT-JEE and AIEEE will … Read moreAdmission in Bachelor of Science at IISC Bangalore

Tie-Up in University of California and Asian School of Business

University of California Santa Cruz and the Asian School of Business (ASB) in Kerala’s capital Wednesday launched a strategic tie-up that would include a series of exchange programmes. Announcing this, G Vijaya Raghavan, member-secretary of ASB, said: “As the first in the series of programmes planned, a three-day conference would be held Sep 22-24 in … Read moreTie-Up in University of California and Asian School of Business

PTA Meetings Everymonth in Ludhiana Govt. Schools

Parent-teacher interaction will no longer be restricted to private schools as from now onwards, such meetings will also be organized at primary government schools on the last Saturday of every month. The director general of school education (DGSE) had passed directions to all primary schools in the state to organize such parent- teacher meetings. The … Read morePTA Meetings Everymonth in Ludhiana Govt. Schools

RTI Act in NCERT Books

Now classroom learning will make Indians RTI-friendly. The Act, ever since its inception in 2005, has been battling the poor public understanding of it. Government, therefore, thought about educating people young about the nitty-gritties of the Act by incorporating it in primary and secondary education. The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has … Read moreRTI Act in NCERT Books

Fund Sharing for the Right to Education Act

Putting an end to the months of controversy over fund sharing for the Right to Education Act, the Union government has now fixed a 65-35 sharing pattern. The pattern, which received the in-principal approval of the expenditure finance committee of the ministry of finance, will be applicable for the next five years. With this, states … Read moreFund Sharing for the Right to Education Act

A Case of Corporal Punishment

Children have got bruised, parents have cried foul, the government has frowned but teachers across the state don’t seem to realise that hitting a child, whatever the provocation, is not an option. The latest case of corporal punishment comes from Bally, where a six-year-old child was allegedly thrashed by his teacher on Thursday for taking … Read moreA Case of Corporal Punishment

Proficiency Test System for CBSE Students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has done away with the class X board  exams in schools and come up with a mechanism to enable students judge their level of knowledge in terms of marks. The arrangement is called Proficiency Test  System (PTS) and would be available for the class X students who opted … Read moreProficiency Test System for CBSE Students

Pharmacy Courses are Less Popular among Gujarat Students

The fast decreasing popularity of pharmacy courses among Gujarat students vis-a-vis increase in number of colleges have resulted in 2,130 seats going vacant this year. The merit list is scheduled to be declared on Friday. The waning popularity of pharmacy can be gauged from the fact that there were more than 1,500 seats left vacant … Read morePharmacy Courses are Less Popular among Gujarat Students

English made Compulsory in Gujarat Schools

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board has made english compulsory second language subject for both XI and XII standards to help students hone their English language  skills, . Gujarat State Textbook Association has published Flamingo Supplementary Reader for 11th and Lapwing Supplementary Reader for 12th, specially for Gujarati medium students. “The main objective behind … Read moreEnglish made Compulsory in Gujarat Schools

Anna University BE & B Tech Classes from August 23

Classes for the first year BE/BTech students in self-financing engineering colleges affiliated to the Anna University of Technology (AUT Chennai) will begin on August 23. Announcing this at a meeting of principals of affiliated colleges, P Narayanasamy, director (academic courses & student affairs) said classes for the first year postgraduate students would commence on September … Read moreAnna University BE & B Tech Classes from August 23