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Manish Sisodia seeks entrance exam for Delhi University admissions

The process for admission to 54,000 seats in 63 DU colleges is underway. Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT New Delhi: Calling high cut-offs as “anomalies” in the admission process of Delhi University, Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has written to human resources development minister Smriti Irani suggesting an entrance test and seeking extra weightage for city students in government colleges. “Due ... Read More »

Centre considers launching SWAYAM platform on 15 August

SWAYAM is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, said a person in the HRD ministry. Photo New Delhi: The human resource development (HRD) ministry is mulling launching its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform, SWAYAM, on 15 August. The platform will host over 2,000 courses for up to 3 crore students across the country. ... Read More »

NEET ordinance: Supreme Court to hear challenge on 7 July

The petition that sought the quashing of the ordinance questioned the Centre’s flip-flop on the issue. The Centre had initially accepted the apex court’s order and later partially reversed it through the ordinance. Photo: Mint New Delhi: A Supreme Court bench presided by justice Anil R. Dave will hear on 7 July a legal challenge to an ordinance, which pushed ... Read More »

Delhi University admissions to UG courses smoother in second phase

There has been a considerable drop in the percentages in the second list even as some colleges closed the enrolment to popular courses such as BCom and Economics Honours. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: Thousands queued up at various Delhi University colleges on to secure admission under the second cut-off list which was announced by the varsity late Monday night. ... Read More »

Mandaviya: A Gujarat Lawmaker Who Has Campaigned For Girls’ Education

As a Gujarat lawmaker, Mr Mandaviya has served the state as chairman of Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. NEW DELHI:  BJP Rajya Sabha member Mansukh L Mandaviya, who was earlier a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, has been an active campaigner for girls’ education in his home state. As a Gujarat lawmaker, Mr Mandaviya has served the state as ... Read More »

Bihar Board Topper Scam Accused Ruby Rai A Minor: Court

Rubi was arrested by the SIT of Bihar Police, probing the scam, after she failed in a re-test. PATNA:  A special vigilance court here on Monday ruled that Bihar education board toppers scam accused Ruby Rai is a minor, police said. The court ruling came on a petition filed by non-governmental organisation ‘Paryas Bharti’. Ms Ruby is lodged in Beur ... Read More »

Tree House Education Surges 33% In Two Days

Shares of Tree House Education & Accessories surged as much as 33 per cent in two trading sessions on the back of huge volumes. Shares of the Mumbai-based preschool operator saw huge trading volumes in the last two trading sessions. As many as 5.40 lakh shares changed hands on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Monday, compared with an average of ... Read More »

Smriti Irani, ‘Powerful Minister, Queen Of Controversies’: Foreign Media

Smirit Irani is perhaps the most-trolled minister in PM Narendra Modi’s cabinet, and she frequently engages in Twitter spats with opponents. (File Photo) NEW DELHI:  When a television journalist asked Smriti Irani what qualities Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw in her to give her the education portfolio, she chose not to answer. Instead, she turned to the studio audience and ... Read More »

Religious Texts To Be Included In Haryana School Curriculum

The subject of moral education includes religious texts from Bhagavad Gita, Quran, the Bible and Guru Granth Sahib. (Representational Image) CHANDIGARH:  HIGHLIGHTS Moral education to be taught to students from class 6-12 in Haryana It will include study of Gita, Quran, Bible and Guru Granth Sahib All religions focus on character building, says state Education Minister Texts from the holy ... Read More »

Mexico Air Lifts Food Into Villages As Teacher Blockades Spread

Miguel Alvarez, member of the National Mediation Commission (CONAMED), following clashes in southern Mexico when police and members of a teachers’ union faced off in violent confrontations. (Reuters Photo) MEXICO CITY:  Mexico’s air force flew tons of grain to the southern state of Oaxaca on Friday as protests by teachers opposed to education reform spread across the country and road ... Read More »