Before leaving, Emmanuel Macron leaves a ‘Thank You’ message for Indians

Before leaving, Emmanuel Macron leaves a ‘Thank You’ message for Indians

2018-03-13T11:12:07+00:00 On

Unlike other foreign leaders feted by Indian in recent years, French President Emmanuel Macron left a message directly to Indian people before stepping on to the plane back home. In a video message posted on Twitter, Macron sounded less like a politician…

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

2018-02-06T13:46:18+00:00 On

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most aggressive state in terms of targeting traditional schools known as madrasas for upgradation. In the last two years, the state has sought to upgrade 10,854 madrasas under the Center’s ‘Quality Education in Madarsas’ scheme. This is…

JEE applicants falls by 12% in 3 years; IIT seats go vacant

JEE applicants falls by 12% in 3 years; IIT seats go vacant

2018-02-06T12:17:48+00:00 On

The number of people appearing for the Joint Entrance Exam for admission to centrally funded engineering colleges continues to fall, with the latest numbers showing a year-on-year decline of 3.3%. JEE 2018 saw only 11.35 lakh students appear for the exam, compared…

CBSE to change affiliation rules soon

CBSE to change affiliation rules soon

2018-02-06T11:29:48+00:00 On

The Central Board of Secondary Education, the country’s largest national-level school certification body, is tweaking its rules of affiliation, the government said. “Although no financial and organizational lacunae have been observed, still, considering the future needs, the Board is considering to revamp…

Govt schools in India get Supreme Court notice for forcing students to pray

Govt schools in India get Supreme Court notice for forcing students to pray

2018-01-11T06:58:47+00:00 On

The Supreme Court of India has issued notice to the center in a petition questioning the imposition of a prayer to be sung by all students of Central School network or Kendriva Vidyalayas. The petition was filed by Veenayak Shah of Madhya…

Centre okays new plan to set up residential schools for girls from SC communities

Centre okays new plan to set up residential schools for girls from SC communities

2018-01-08T18:31:09+00:00 On

The Central government has agreed to fund the construction of residential schools for girls from the scheduled caste community in districts with large populations from the community. The center will provide the cost of constructing the school as well as for purchasing…

Boosted by Jio’s success, Mukesh Ambani unveils his future plans

Boosted by Jio’s success, Mukesh Ambani unveils his future plans

2017-12-01T15:22:26+00:00 On

Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, said telecom was the first of his big bet, and he will now use his resources to solve problems in three other difficult areas — agriculture, education and healthcare. Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit, Ambani said…

Permission sought to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Permission sought to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh

2017-03-18T14:22:29+00:00 On

Various private entites have sought the central government’s permission to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, according to data obtained from the ministry of alternative medicine or AYUSH. Uttar Pradesh is already home to 48 out of the…

NEET 2017 medical entrance exam to be conducted in 8 languages

NEET 2017 medical entrance exam to be conducted in 8 languages

2016-12-21T16:02:09+00:00 On

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test medical entrance test for academic year 2017-18 will be conducted in eight languages, the government of India said. The decision was taken by the government after consultations with State Governments. The eight languages are Hindi, English,…

Mukta Arts opens premium design school in India with ECV France

Mukta Arts opens premium design school in India with ECV France

2016-11-22T14:33:27+00:00 On

Mukta Arts said its subsidiary Whistling Woods International Ltd has opened its 8th school — Whistling Woods International School of Design — in association with ECV, a design school in France. The École de communication visuelle or ECV is a French private design…

NIIT to offer embedded courses in University of Danang, Vietnam

NIIT to offer embedded courses in University of Danang, Vietnam

2016-09-28T15:03:11+00:00 On

Training provider NIIT said it tied up with the University of Danang in Central Vietnam to embed its training programs in the University. Students may undergo a four-year bachelor degree program or a three-year associate degree program in information technology. University system…

NIIT acquires Bangalore-based Perceptron’s business

NIIT acquires Bangalore-based Perceptron’s business

2016-09-28T15:53:29+00:00 On

NIIT, an Indian multinational company in skills and talent development, said it has acquired the business of Bangalore-based start-up Perceptron Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd. Established in 2014, Perceptron focuses on developing learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure…

NIIT to train Chinese students in big data and analytics via new center

NIIT to train Chinese students in big data and analytics via new center

2016-09-21T12:34:58+00:00 On

NIIT, an Indian multinational company in skills and talent development, launched its flagship training centre at Tongren Polytechnic College in China to develop next generation IT professionals in the field of big-data and analytics. Earlier in April 2016, NIIT entered into a…

Aptech to open 1000 preschools in two years under tie-up with Montana

Aptech to open 1000 preschools in two years under tie-up with Montana

2016-09-07T22:42:33+00:00 On

Training provider Aptech Ltd said it is entering into preschool education through an alliance with Mumbai-based Montana International Preschool. Montana International Preschool powered by Aptech (MIPA) plans to set up 1000 preschools in India over the next two years. Aptech is the…

Government launches online library for blind people with TCS

Government launches online library for blind people with TCS

2016-08-24T12:11:25+00:00 On

The government, in association with NGOs, set up an online library called Sugamaya Pustakalaya for visually impaired people. This online platform offers e- books across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats and is powered by TCS access. With the help…

Government signs MoU with University of Latvia for Ayurveda research

Government signs MoU with University of Latvia for Ayurveda research

2016-08-19T18:25:39+00:00 On

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) and University of Latvia to provide a structured framework for taking forward academic research activities in Ayurveda. An Ayurveda professor will be sent to the University…

NIIT opens delivery center in Dublin, Ireland

NIIT opens delivery center in Dublin, Ireland

2016-08-19T17:13:30+00:00 On

NIIT opened a new delivery center in Dublin, Ireland, which would create 100 more jobs over the coming months. NIIT’s Dublin centre of excellence is located in Dublin City University ALPHA, a research-intensive innovation campus. The centre will provide managed training services…

NIIT, IIM Calcutta start admissions for new management batch

NIIT, IIM Calcutta start admissions for new management batch

2016-08-17T12:58:07+00:00 On

NIIT Imperia along with IIM Calcutta announced the opening of a fresh batch for senior management program. The program is designed for senior level executives to transform themselves into strategic leaders within their organisationz, said NIIT. The course is open to anyone…