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Centre to start Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan to improve teaching
6/9/2013 10:33:00 AM

Guwahati, June 9 (ANI): The Centre has decided to start Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) to focus on equity based development, improvement in teaching-learning quality and research.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr. M M Pallam Raju said this while interacting to media and academics at IIT, Guwahati yesterday.

Dr. Raju said that RUSA will provide funds to public Universities and Colleges so that higher educational institutes do not rely heavily on the affiliation

Science finds more takers at college level
3/3/2013 3:36:00 PM
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) There is good news for future of science in India. A study by a premier Indian research organisation has found an increase of 44 percent and 121 percent in enrolment in science at undergraduate and postgraduate courses respectively in the last six years, dispelling apprehensions that students are not opting for it.
Punjab education minister gets a reality check
3/1/2013 10:30:00 PM
Chandigarh, Mar 1 (IANS) A raid on an examination centre in a Punjab school by Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka Friday proved a reality check for him, as he was appalled to see students sitting on floor to write their exams.
'India among top ten atomic countries of the world'
3/1/2013 12:52:00 AM
Aligarh, Mar 1 (IANS) The development and security of the nation are two sides of the same coin and India has achieved its rank among the top atomic countries on its own, says S. Kailas, director, physics division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.
Tablets, notebooks for just Rs.25 for Goa students
2/26/2013 2:16:00 PM
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Students in Goa can now get a tablet PC or a notebook for just Rs.25.
Time to revive Kashmir's traditional storytellers (Feature)
2/24/2013 10:52:00 AM
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) As academicians strive to include moral education in the school curriculum to check crimes in society, most people are clueless as to how this was addressed among the older generations of Kashmiris. Sociologists here argue the now nearly extinct art of storytelling by parents and grandparents was, in fact, the daily moral classes children went through at home.
UP set to distribute free laptops to 1.5 million school-leavers
2/20/2013 3:16:00 PM
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) They'll cost the Utttar Pradesh government a whopping Rs.2,800 crore and their distribution is set to begin, but each of the 1.5 million recipients of the free laptops being given to school-leavers will have no doubt where they came from - what with tamper-proof images of ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on their covers.
Delhi notification on nursery admissions unaffected
2/19/2013 2:12:00 PM
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday refused to interfere in the Delhi government's notifications empowering unaided private schools to formulate their own criteria on nursery admissions and also asked the centre to consider the applicability of Right to Education (RTE) Act.
Students helpline to check pre-exam stress
2/17/2013 4:38:00 PM
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A helpline will start from Feb 20 for students appearing in their board exams to provide psychological support and telephonic counselling to check pre-exam stress, a hospital here said Sunday.
Put Nalanda ruins in UNESCO heritage list: Khurshid
2/12/2013 2:22:00 PM
Patna, Feb 12 (IANS) The ruins of the ancient Nalanda University in Bihar should be in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites, External Affairs Minister Salman Kuurshid said Tuesday.
Include autism in medical curriculum: Health minister
2/11/2013 8:34:00 PM
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The central government will ask the Medical Council of India (MCI) to ensure that under-graduate and post-graduate medical curriculum includes autism, a development disorder in children, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday.
Soon, a national mission on teachers, says Pallam Raju
2/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Stressing that the quality of education in the nation's schools and colleges rested on sound teaching, Human Resource Development Minister M.M. Pallam Raju Thursday said the government would soon launch a national teacher's mission.
Protests outside SRCC over Modi's visit
2/6/2013 6:32:00 PM
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Left-wing students outfits staged protests outside Delhi University's Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's visit. ABVP activists also thronged the site to support Modi.
President to hold meet of central universities
2/4/2013 7:10:00 PM
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With its focus on improving quality of education, President Pranab Mukherjee will host a conference of vice chancellors of 40 central universities here Tuesday.
Two runaway teenagers found after 15 months
1/30/2013 7:36:00 PM
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Two teenaged brothers who ran away from home 15 months ago after their parents forced them to work were found in Uttar Pradesh, police said Wednesday.
No cycle for Bihar students with poor attendance
1/25/2013 6:52:00 PM
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) Nearly seven million school students in Bihar will not get free cycle and uniform under a government scheme as they lack the mandatory 75 percent attendance.
IIT students to coach students in Maoist hit villages
1/21/2013 7:18:00 PM
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) Bihar Police have roped in IIT students to provide free coaching to students in Maoist-affected villages to wean them away from rebels, a police official said Monday.
Co-education the problem, education girls separately: Jamaat chief (Interview)
1/20/2013 1:10:00 PM
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) It is good to educate girls, but they should be educated separately, suggests Jamaat-e-Islami Hind chief Moulana Jalaluddin Umri, asserting that the problem starts with co-education. He also favours death for rapists.
Kerala institute, UAE group to spread prophet's message
1/19/2013 5:42:00 PM
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) A Kerala-based institute will work with a UAE foundation to spread awareness about the life and teachings of Prophet Mohammed in India through programmes, a religious leader said Saturday.
Professor Pranab always ready to help students
1/19/2013 4:12:00 PM
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) It would be a nostalgic hour for President Pranab Mukherjee when he walks into Vidyanagar College near here Sunday. After 45 years, not only will he get to meet some former students but also old colleagues.
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