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NEET-II to be held on 24 July: CBSE

Candidates have been asked by CBSE to check the NEET website for updates. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday said it will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-II (NEET-II) for admission to medical and dental colleges on 24 July, as scheduled. As per the Supreme Court orders on the NEET and ... Read More »

Expenditure on studying abroad declines for first time in 4 years

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. While a majority of IIT graduates were looking to study abroad a decade back, this proportion has now come down to less than 20%, says IIT-Ropar director SK Das. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The number of Indian students going abroad for higher studies in the last fiscal may have fallen for the first time ... Read More »

Brexit may benefit Indian students bound for UK

Photo: AFP New Delhi: Amar Kumar, an engineer in Allahabad, does not follow global economics much, but he has been keeping a close watch on developments in the UK for the past four days. Kumar believes that Brexit—the referendum that has taken the UK out of the European Union—and the resultant depreciation of the pound may help his daughter when ... Read More »

IITs plan entrance test in SAARC, UAE but not in Pakistan

While the test is to be held in 2017, the outreach programme for the exercise would be conducted earlier. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: The prestigious IITs, which are planning for the first time to hold entrance tests abroad including in SAARC nations, will not do so in neighbouring Pakistan, at least for the upcoming year. While preparations are underway ... Read More »

Government seeks comments on its inputs to education policy

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani. Photo: PTI Revision of no-detention policy, promotion of Sanskrit, and bringing back Class X board examinations are some of the key changes that the central government may include in its new education policy, the human resource development ministry said on Wednesday. The HRD ministry released a 43-page document detailing several inputs for the new policy ... Read More »

What to expect from the new education policy

Mandatory for students to take class X board examination conducted by the Board to which their school is affiliated. Photo: HT New Delhi: Revision of no-detention policy, promotion of Sanskrit, and bringing back Class 10 board examinations are some of the key changes that the central government may include in its new education policy, the human resource development ministry said ... Read More »

Delhi University announces first cut-off list for admissions

Admissions to the academic session 2016-17, for which the varsity had received 2.5 lakh applications, will begin on Friday. Photo: Sushil Kumar/HT New Delhi: In a shift from previous years, no Delhi University college has kept the ceiling at 100% in the first cut-off list for admission to undergraduate courses which was announced in New Delhi on Thursday. Admissions to ... Read More »

Delhi University portal crashes on Day 1 of admissions, chaos in colleges

Delhi University has announced this year that it will only release five cut-offs unlike previous years when the varsity issued up to ten cut-off lists. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: It was not just the cut-offs which kept Delhi University aspirants worried but also the university’s website which crashed on first day of the admissions playing a spoilsport in DU’s ... Read More »

HRD minister Smriti Irani launches ‘Prashikshak’

HRD minister Smriti Irani is lighting the lamp at the launch of a teacher education portal in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI New Delhi: Human resource and development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched ‘Prashikshak’, a teacher education portal for District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs). The portal which has been developed by the HRD ministry in ... Read More »

UGC puts list of 22 fake universities on its website

A screen grab of UGC website New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday released on its website a list of 22 “self styled, unrecognised” institutions which it claimed were functioning in contravention of the UGC Act. In a public notice on ‘fake universities’ posted on its website, it said that section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the ... Read More »