Common Entrance Test in Maharashtra from 2013

The state education minister of Maharashtra confirmed that they will adopt the single common entrance test (CET) model for admissions to engineering colleges, including the Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) and National Institute of Technologies (NITs), from 2013. A proposal in this regard has been prepared and will soon be presented to the state Cabinet for its approval. The new format … Read moreCommon Entrance Test in Maharashtra from 2013

School students to teach illiterate people in Bihar

In a bid to eradicate illiteracy, the Bihar government has decided to rope in 10.5 lakh Class IX and X students to educate 1.2 crore adult illiterate people in the state. The fruits of the students’ labour in imparting basic education to their illiterate brothers will not go unrewarded as they stand to gain 10 … Read moreSchool students to teach illiterate people in Bihar

JMET to go, IITs to use only CAT score for admission

Admission to the management courses of the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) will no longer require Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) scores. It was recently announced that JMET would be scrapped and the IITs would accept only the CAT scores. This move comes closely after the statement by the All Indian Council for Technical Education … Read moreJMET to go, IITs to use only CAT score for admission

JMET to go, IITs to use only CAT score for admission

Admission to the management courses of the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) will no longer require Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) scores. It was recently announced that JMET would be scrapped and the IITs would accept only the CAT scores. This move comes closely after the statement by the All Indian Council for Technical Education … Read moreJMET to go, IITs to use only CAT score for admission

National body for controlling teachers largely welcomed

With the passage of a teacherseducation council bill, parliament has again created a national body to regulate teachers. Most educationists feel an all-controlling organization will maintain the same standard of learning across the country but some are sceptical of the legislation’s practicability. Under the National Council of Teachers Education (Amendment) Bill, 2010, the power of … Read moreNational body for controlling teachers largely welcomed

Sibal, Montek differ on foreign education bill

Considered reformists in theManmohan Singh government, HRD minister Kapil Sibal and Planning Commission deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia are not on the same side when it comes to Foreign Education Providers Billand a slew of other educational legislations being planned by the HRD ministry. Ahluwalia’s criticism has come out in the latest WikiLeaks disclosures. After … Read moreSibal, Montek differ on foreign education bill

IIM-Rohtak inks pact with US B-school

NCR’s first Indian Institute of Management, IIM-Rohtak has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a top-notch US B-school, Kelley School of Business (KSB), for the pursuit of excellence in global business education. Special secretary in the HRD ministry Ashok Tahakur said that ministry favours giving full autonomy to the IIMs, but it doesn’t want these … Read moreIIM-Rohtak inks pact with US B-school

CBSE to put AIEEE Answer Sheets on Website

Students appearing for the All India Engineering Entrance Exam(AIEEE), 2011, will now be able to see their answersheets on the website to ensure transparency in the examination system. The answer sheets will be uploaded on the website a few days after the results are declared. It will benefit lakhs of students who appear for the … Read moreCBSE to put AIEEE Answer Sheets on Website

No OBC seat in Delhi University to go to general category students: Sibal

Government on Friday made it clear that 27 per cent reservation would be provided by theDelhi University to OBC candidates, a day after the Supreme Court delivered a strong ruling in this regard. The Supreme Court order on OBC reservation will be fully implemented in the Delhi University, HRD minister Kapil Sibal told Lok Sabha. … Read moreNo OBC seat in Delhi University to go to general category students: Sibal

National data bank to weed out fake marksheets

The HRD ministry on Monday unveiled the pilot project for creating a national database of academic certificates issued by school boards and universities. To begin with, this year’s class XII results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the results of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test – to be announced on Tuesday – … Read moreNational data bank to weed out fake marksheets