Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore

St Agnes College, one of the top destinations for higher education for women in Mangalore, has invited protests by some Muslims for continuing with its ‘no hijab’ policy inside classrooms. The college, run by Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, said students have to conform to the college’s dress code that has been in existence … Read moreMuslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore

Career Launcher unveils DU Admission guidance service

Career Launcher, which runs a host of test-preparation services, has announced a unique service to help and guide applicants to Delhi University colleges. Upon registering on the firm’s website, “students are redirected to a panel of expert counselors, who will analyze the individual’s profile and the options available, to help in deciding the best combination … Read moreCareer Launcher unveils DU Admission guidance service

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

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 and more like a ordinary person as he thanked everyone for making possible … Read moreBefore leaving, Emmanuel Macron leaves a ‘Thank You’ message for Indians

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

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 more than 70% of the total proposals submitted by all states under the … Read moreUP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

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

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 to the 11.86 lakh that appeared for JEE 2017. The Joint Entrance Exam … Read moreJEE applicants falls by 12% in 3 years; IIT seats go vacant

CBSE to change affiliation rules soon

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 the affiliation byelaws,” Prakash Javadekar, union minister for human resources development, said. The … Read moreCBSE to change affiliation rules soon

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

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 Pradesh. Shah pointed out that the Indian constitution prohibited any school or institution … Read moreGovt schools in India get Supreme Court notice for forcing students to pray

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

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 items such as furniture, recreation, garden, etc., minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot. Only classes … Read moreCentre okays new plan to set up residential schools for girls from SC communities

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

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 his primary motivation was not to make money. “Money has never meant much … Read moreBoosted by Jio’s success, Mukesh Ambani unveils his future plans

TN Medical College forced to discharge non-NEET students

The Medical Council of India has forced a medical college based in Nellur, Tamil Nadu to discharge 36 students who were admitted to the college outside the NEET system. NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the pan-India entrance examination for recruitment for all medical colleges in the country. According to the Medical Council … Read moreTN Medical College forced to discharge non-NEET students

Permission sought to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh

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 country’s 341 Ayurveda colleges. Ayurveda, literally the study of life, is the traditional … Read morePermission sought to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh

NEET 2017 medical entrance exam to be conducted in 8 languages

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, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil. The language will not impact the … Read moreNEET 2017 medical entrance exam to be conducted in 8 languages

Mukta Arts opens premium design school in India with ECV France

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 school. The India school offers a Bachelor’s degree in visual communication and design, … Read moreMukta Arts opens premium design school in India with ECV France

NIIT to offer embedded courses in University of Danang, Vietnam

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 will continue to teach the subjects such as language, science etc. to obtain … Read moreNIIT to offer embedded courses in University of Danang, Vietnam

NIIT acquires Bangalore-based Perceptron’s business

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 better learning outcomes. “Taking forward NIIT’s thrust on digital transformation in the EdTech … Read moreNIIT acquires Bangalore-based Perceptron’s business

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

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 strategic agreement with Guizhou province to help the provincial government build global quality … Read moreNIIT to train Chinese students in big data and analytics via new center

India will take 126 years to catch up to the West in education – study

India does have ambitions to reach the level of developed nations in education, but it will take at least six generations or 126 years to scale up to the top standard, if the country continues at its present pace in one of the most vital sectors, an ASSOCHAM Paper has said. “Though India has made … Read moreIndia will take 126 years to catch up to the West in education – study

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

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 latest education company to enter the pre-school market. TIME, a pioneer in CAT … Read moreAptech to open 1000 preschools in two years under tie-up with Montana

Government launches online library for blind people with TCS

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 of SugamAya Pustakalaya — set up with the help of Daisy Forum of … Read moreGovernment launches online library for blind people with TCS

Government signs MoU with University of Latvia for Ayurveda research

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 through deputation. University of Latvia had developed the first Ayurveda professional development course … Read moreGovernment signs MoU with University of Latvia for Ayurveda research