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

CISCE to introduce bar coding on answersheets

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations ( CISCE) is set to introducebar coding on answersheets used in ICSE board examinations from the next session to maintain anonymity of the students. At present, students mention both their names and roll numbers on the sheets. Gerry Arathoon, additional secretary, who is presently the officiating chief … Read moreCISCE to introduce bar coding on answersheets

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

Common Syllabus for Science and Maths by NCERT

NCERT has developed core syllabi in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at higher secondary stage in collaboration with Council of Boards of Secondary Education and CBSE and a core syllabus in Commerce would be completed by next month. The idea is to provide a level-playing field to all students to join professional courses. Twenty-one educational … Read moreCommon Syllabus for Science and Maths by NCERT

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

Sibal’s dream – Single Entrance Test for College Admissions

After the successful implementation of the Reservation Policy in educational institutions, India’s Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Kapil Sibal, has now set sights on another dream. The dream of implementing a single entrance examination for college admissions across the country. Setting his target year as 2013, Sibal has spoken in length about making the education … Read moreSibal’s dream – Single Entrance Test for College Admissions

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

No Common Engineering and Medical Entrance Examination in 2011

Students expecting a common engineering and medical entrance examination from 2011 will have to take these tests separately. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to allow the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to hold the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) separately next year. The … Read moreNo Common Engineering and Medical Entrance Examination in 2011

Mandarin in CBSE Schools from Next Session

Chinese puzzles, role plays and poems in Mandarin are set to enter Indian classrooms starting April. The Central Board of Secondary Education has unveiled details of its plan to introduce Mandarin as a language in class VI, two months after the plan was first publicly announced by HRD minister Kapil Sibal during a visit to … Read moreMandarin in CBSE Schools from Next Session

NCTE should be Facilitative, Developmental, Mentoring Organisation : Kapil Sibal

HRD minister Kapil Sibal today stressed the need for improving service condition of teachers to attract best minds into the profession and ensure quality education to students, as he also sought to expand the role and scope of National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE). “Shortage of quality faculty is a big problem today. We have … Read moreNCTE should be Facilitative, Developmental, Mentoring Organisation : Kapil Sibal