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Indian Institute of Art & Design: Admission Open, Apply now

Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD), New Delhi has released a notification regarding the admission to Bachelor of Arts (BA Honours). As per the notification, interested and eligible candidate may apply for the admission for the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion design, Interior Architecture & Design and Communication Design programmes for the academic session 2017.

Candidates who are interested and eligible may apply for the course. Last date to apply for the admission is April 29, 2017. The officials have set some eligibility criteria for the candidates who wish to enrol themselves for the course, Eligibility criteria’s are as follow:

Education Qualification: The candidates must be having passed degree of class 12th from any recognised university or institute. Candidates whose results are awaited can also apply for the course.

Application procedure and Fee structure:

In order to apply for the course, candidate must have to logon to the official website of IIAD i.e. www.iiad.edu.in. Candidate must have to pay INR 1800 per month via Demand Draft in the favour of Teamwork Education Foundation, Payable at New Delhi.

Selection procedure:

Selection will be done on the basis of the marks obtained in IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT) followed by interview and assessment test.

Dates to remember:

  1. Last date of receipt of application: April 29, 2017.
  2. Date of iDAT outstation: May 5, 2017 and May 6, 2017.
  3. iDAT results declaration: May 26, 2017.

Date of commencement of session: July 31, 2017.

Return of class 10 Board Examination in 2018: CBSE

Finally, Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) has approved the long awaited proposal of restoring the class 10the board exams. On Tuesday, CBSE highest governing body unanimously approved a proposal of class 10th board examination. As per the report, class 10th board examination will return 2018. These exams are returning approx after the gap of seven years.

It is also announced during the meeting that the 80 per cent of weightage will be given to the marks scored in the examination and 20 per cent will be given to the school based evaluation.  Along with this, it is also decided in the meeting that the three language formulae will be extended to classes 9th and 10th. The languages which are listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution should be taught under three language formulae. Foreign languages will be considered as fourth language as an elective subject.

Highlights of meeting:

  • Meeting was held on Tuesday, 20th December 2016. In the meeting Governing body with its member approved that wef 2017-18, compulsory board exams should be introduced for all students of class 10th.
  • Decision is still pending for approval by the government.

At present, it is optional for students to choose either from board exam or school based examination in all the affiliated schools.

Answer Keys Released for KPSC Group Non-Technical Exam 2016, check now.

Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has successfully conducted the Group C Non Technical Examination on December 18th 2016. Answer keys for the same has been issued on the official website KPSC i.e. http://kpsc.kar.nic.in/

The exam was organised to fill up the 1353 post of Group C staff non technical post. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check Answer keys and check the status.

In order to check the answer keys, candidate must have to follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. Log on to the official website of KPSC i.e. http://kpsc.kar.nic.in/
  2. After that, click on ‘Key Answer’ tab on the top Navigation bar of the page.
  3. After clicking on the link “Key Answer”, click n ‘Key Answers of Exam Dt- 18-12-2016’
  4. Click on Subject Code 133 to see the Answer keys for Paper 1 (General Studies)
  5. Click on Subject Code 134 to see answer keys for Paper 2 (Communication)
  6. The question paper with the answer keys will be displayed on the screen.
  7. Check it thoroughly. Download it and get it print for the future reference.

Note: Candidates can challenge the answer keys and send their representations against the answer keys to the commission’s office by December 25th 2016.

Admit Cards for IBPS CWE Clerks VI Main Exam 2016 Will Release Soon at Official Website

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has schedule the CWE Clerks VI Main examination on December 31st and January 1, 2017. As per the report, The Institute of Banking personnel (IBPS) will release the admit cards for the same very soon on the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in. After releasing the admit cards, candidates may download the admit card from there only. Steps to download the admit cards:

  1. Log on to the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in.
  2. After that click on  “download the call letters for CWE Clerks VI”
  3. After click on the above link, enter all the necessary details asked.
  4. After that, submit it.
  5. Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  6. Candidates are advised to download the admit card and get it print for future reference.

Note: Candidate must have to bring the admit card to the centre of examination. Failure of this will not be allowed to appear for the examination. Admit card contains all the necessary details related to exam such as roll number, centre of examination, duration of examination and other basic details. Exam pattern & marking scheme: The exam will be of objective type which contains questions based on reasoning, English language, quantitative aptitude, general awareness and computer knowledge. The exam will be of 200 marks and there will be negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer.  Exam will be of 135 minutes and each section is allotted a separate time frame within which the questions need to be answered.

IIT Dhanbad Admission Notification: Apply before 31st December, 2016.

The Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad has released a notification regarding the admission to full-time and part-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme under various disciplines of Engineering, Science, Management, Humanities and Social Science for the year 2017. Interested and eligible candidates may apply on and before December 31st 2016 through the official website.

Selection criteria: The candidates who are applying will be selected on the basis of GATE score card, NET rank, IIT (ISM) JRF Entrance Examination (JRFEE) and BTech from IITs in respective discipline.

Application are accepted only on the official website of IIT, Dhanbad i.e. www.ismdhanbad.ac.in

Application fee:

In order to apply, candidate must have to pay the application fee. For general candidates registartion fee is INR 2000 and for SC/ST candidates it is INR 1000.

Dates to remember:

  • Last date of submission of application from is December 31, 2016.
  • Candidates may download the admit card from January 6th 2017.
  •  IIT (ISM) JRF Entrance Examination will be held on January 15th 2017.
  • Interview will be held on February 18th 2017.

Education eligibility criteria:

PhD in Chemical Engineering programme:  Candidate who are applying for the PhD in Chemical Engineering programme must have the Master’s degree i.e.  MTech from any recognised university.

PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences programme: For this programme, candidate must be having Master’s degree in Philosophy or Arts or Commerce or Business Administration or any equivalent degree.

PhD in Management Studies Programme:  For this programme, candidate must be having post graduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management/Industrial Engineering/Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Civil Engineering or any equivalent degree.

VITEEE 2017 Notification: Registration Process starts, Apply Now

Recently Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEE) 2017 released a notification regarding the registration process. As per the notification released, registration process has started from November 10th 2016.

Basically, this exam conducts every year to grant admission to the Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programme. The exams are scheduled to be held from April 5th 2017 to April 16th 2017. The results for the same will tentatively be released on April 24th 2017.

In order to apply, Interested and eligible candidate must have to follow the below mentioned procedure:

  1. Logon to the official website of VIT i.e. www.vit.ac.in
  2. Click on the relevant link.
  3. After that, click on the new user registration.
  4. After clicking on that, enter all the required details asked in the prescribed format.
  5. Upload your photo and signature.
  6. After that, click on submit.

 

Eligibility Norms:

  • Candidates who are interested must have their date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1995.
  • Candidate must have secured an aggregate of 60 per cent in physics, chemistry and mathematics/biology in their 12th class/intermediate.
  • For SC/ST and North eastern state, average marks obtained in subjects i.e. physics, chemistry, and mathematics or biology (PCM/PCB) should be 50 per cent.
  • Candidates who have studied in Regular, Full time and Formal Education are alone eligible to apply.
  • ‘NIOS’ candidates are eligible to appear for the VITEEE-2017.

Cost of Application form:

Candidate can apply on and before 28th February, 2017. Cost of online application form is INR 970/-

With Effect from Next Year, IIT Entrance Examinations to be Held in Nepal, Said Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukerjee on Thursday announced that Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will conduct their entrance examinations in Nepal from Next year.

Announcement was done in a seminar titled ‘Nepal and India: Exploring News Vistas’ organised by India Foundation and Neeti Anusandhan Prathishthan Nepal. In the seminar, president said, both the countries, India and Nepal have enjoyed a long tradition of academic and student exchange.

Along with this, President also stated that India is happy to help Nepal with its Human resource development. India grant around 3000 scholarships to Nepalese student every year. Along with this, India provides opportunities to study in Nepal and in India. India also offers more than 250 scholarships annually for Government and non Government employees of Nepal for training in technical institutes in India.

India basically focuses on importance of water resources in the accelerated development in Nepal, for which scholarships are also offered to the post graduate student of Nepal of Hydel power courses and water resources management. Scholarships are offered at IIT Roorkee.

This type of relation will help to solve major hurdles through meetings and consultations, goodwill, strong mutual understand and open-end conversations etc.

UPSSSC Announcement: Results for Junior Assistant Typing Examination out, Check Now

Uttar Pradesh Subordinate services selection Commission (UPSSSC) has declared the results for Junior Assistant Typing Examinations. The candidates who have appeared for the exam can check their results on the official website i.e. www.upsssc.gov.in

The typing test for the eligible candidates was conducted by the commission in the month of July and August 2016.

In order to check the results, candidates must have to follow the below mentioned procedure:

  1. Logon to the official website i.e. www.upsssc.gov.in
  2. Click on the relevant link.
  3. Entre the details asked such as roll number, date of birth.
  4. After that, click n submit.
  5. Results will appear on the screen.
  6. Save the result and get it print for future reference.

In order to get placed, candidate must have to clear the interview round as well. So, the candidates who have successfully cleared the examination will be called for last round i.e. interview round.

Uttar Pradesh Subordinate services selection Commission (UPSSSC) is a government organisation which recruits staff for different posts in various ministries and department and subordinate offices by conducting examination for recruitment in various department of state. In order to get selected, candidate must have to clear three tests i.e. written test, typing/skill test and interview round.

Major Announcement for NEET 2017 is Likely to be Announced This Week.

Notification regarding the admit card of CAT 2016 (Common Admission Test) has been released. This exam will be conducted every year by IIMs as a prerequisite for the admissions to various management programmes in IIMs

Admit card for the Common Admission Test 2016 has been released at the official website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in. Admit cards will be available from 1 pm onwards. All the candidates who are appearing for the exam will have to download their admit cards from the official website.

The CAT examination will be held on December 4th 2016. The admit cards were initially scheduled to be released on October 18th 2016 which got delayed and released today. The admit card consists all the important information relevant for exam such as Timings for the exam, venue, Roll number, Name of candidate etc.

In order to the download the admit card, candidate must have to follow the below mentioned procedure:

  1. Logon to the official website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in by using their own user ID and password.
  2. Download the Admit card.
  3. Get it print for future reference.

Candidates must have to bring the Admit card along with them. Failure of this, will not allow to appear in the exam.

The selection of candidates are based on the written ability test (WAT), group discussion (GD), and personal interview.

Admit Cards for CAT 2016 Released, Download from 1 PM

Notification regarding the admit card of CAT 2016 (Common Admission Test) has been released. This exam will be conducted every year by IIMs as a prerequisite for the admissions to various management programmes in IIMs

Admit card for the Common Admission Test 2016 has been released at the official website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in. Admit cards will be available from 1 pm onwards. All the candidates who are appearing for the exam will have to download their admit cards from the official website.

The CAT examination will be held on December 4th 2016. The admit cards were initially scheduled to be released on October 18th 2016 which got delayed and released today. The admit card consists all the important information relevant for exam such as Timings for the exam, venue, Roll number, Name of candidate etc.

In order to the download the admit card, candidate must have to follow the below mentioned procedure:

  1. Logon to the official website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in by using their own user ID and password.
  2. Download the Admit card.
  3. Get it print for future reference.

Candidates must have to bring the Admit card along with them. Failure of this, will not allow to appear in the exam.

The selection of candidates are based on the written ability test (WAT), group discussion (GD), and personal interview.

SSC CGL: Re- Examination for Tier 1 to be held on 27th October

The staff selection commission (SSC) has decided to conduct the Re-Examination for one shift i.e. second shift (Batch-II) of Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), tier 1 on October 27th, 2016. The exam was scheduled on August 27th 2016 across the country. The candidates who have successfully cleared the exam will have to appear for Tier 2 exam which will schedule in the month of November. There are approx 4874 posts. Selected candidates will be placed in different departments and ministries of central government. The result for SSC CGL Tier 1 will be declared on November 8, 2016. The aspirants who are appearing for tier 1 re- examination are suggested to check out the official notification on the website i.e. www.ssc.nic.in. SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be held from November 30th to December 2, 2016. Staff selection commission (SSC) is considered as an authorized agency that recruits dynamic staff for various posts in various ministries and departments of the government of India and in subordinate offices. It offers job on the basis of the performance of the candidate in the screening rounds.

IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam Call letters out, Download Now

The Institute of banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released call letter for Regional Rural Banks (RRB). The candidates who are appearing for the exam are required to download the call letter from official website www.ipsc.in.

The exam will be scheduled in the month of November. Exam for officer scale 1 will be held on 5th and 6th and for office assistant (multipurpose) exam will be on 12th, 13th and 19th.

Hard copy of call letter/information handout etc will not be mailed to any candidate. It is required for every candidate who are appearing for the exam will have to download the call etter from the official website.

In order to download the Call letter, candidate must have to follow the below mentioned procedure:

  1. Log on to the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in
  2. After that, click on preliminary online examination call letter for CWE RRB V Office Assistant.
  3. Enter all the required details such as roll number, date of birth etc.
  4. After that, click on submit.
  5. Call letter will be displayed on the screen.
  6. Download the letter and get it print for future reference.

Note: It is mandatory for every candidate who is appearing for the exam will have to bring their call letter at the examination venue. This call letter consist all the necessary details relevant to exam such as name, roll number, examination venue, duration for the exam, and other important information.

HSSC Notification: Provisional Admit Card released for 2016 Exam, Check on Official website

Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) released a notification regarding the Provisional Admit card for 2016 exam. Exam Date is not yet announced. Large numbers of candidates have applied for the exam. The written exam will be held for recruitment of desired candidates for the Clerk Post. Approx 4425 posts have been announced.

The candidates who have applied for the exam are suggested to download the admit card which is published on the official website i.e. www.hssc.gov.in . So it is requested to all the candidates to download their admit card before that.

 

In order to download the admit card, candidate must have to follow the below mentioned procedure:

  1. Logon to the official website i.e. www.hssc.gov.in
  2. After that, click on ‘Haryana Clerk Admit Card 2016’
  3. Enter all the details asked in the provided fields.
  4. After that, Submit it.
  5. Admit card will be displayed on the screen
  6. Download the admit card and get it print for future purpose.

Note: It is mandatory for all the candidates who are appearing for the exam will have to carry their admit card at the examination venue. Failure of this will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

This admit card consists all the basic details for the exam such as roll number, Duration of the exam, Venue for the exam and some other important information.

BSEB: De-Recognisation of 68 Inter-Colleges and 19 Schools

Bihar School Examination Board finally suspended the affiliation of 68 inter-colleges and 19 schools across the state.

The investigation was started after the Bihar topper’s scam in order to clean up the rot within the Bihar School. The decision was taken by Anand Kishore, The chairman of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB). More action would also be taken, said Anand Kishore, Chairman, BSEB. This decision was taken because of failure to comply with their prescribed norms and criteria for running the institute.

Former chairman, Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife, Usha Singha, accused in this scam and are lodged inside the jail. Along with this, approx three dozen people including public servants have also been arrested because of the involvement in the Bihar topper Scam. Also, the Director of the dubious Bishun Rai College is also got arrested and ldged inside the jail. This is the college from where this scam started in May.

About the Bihar Topper Scam:

Bihar topper scam hit the international headline which was surfaced in May, 2016. Two toppers named Ruby Rai from Arts Stream and Saurabh Shrestha from Science stream found to be clueless about their subject and failed to answer the basic question based on their Subjects.

SSC CGL Notification: Re-Exam for one Shift is Scheduled on October 27

The staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released a major notification for Re Examination for those candidates who appeared for batch II exam which was held from August 27th 2016 to September 1st 2016. The re examination will be held for batch II of SSC CGLE Tier-I exam and will start on October 22, 2016 (tentatively) as per notification released. The official notification is released on official website. Candidates are requested to check the official website i.e. www.ssc.nic.in for detailed notification.

The candidates who have successfully cleared the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam which was held from August 27th to September 1st will have to appear for the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam.

Till today, The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has not declared the result for SSC CGL Tier 1 examination. It is also expected that the result for the same will be declared n November 8, 2016. The exam for SSC CGL Tier 2 will tentatively held from November 30th to December 2, 2016. Notification for the same is not yet released.

Staff selection commission (SSC) is considered as an authorized agency that recruits dynamic staff for various posts in various ministries and departments of the government of India and in subordinate offices. It offers job on the basis of the performance of the candidate in the screening rounds.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis and Students’ Reaction

Institute of banking personnel Selection has conducted the preliminary examination for officers posts in Public banking. The exam was stared from October 16, 2016 and will get over by October 27th 2016. Many students have appeared for the exam.

Paper Analysis for October 2016 exam-

The IBPS Po Preliminary exam is having total three sections i.e. English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The paper is for 100 marks included 35 marks for Quantitative aptitude section, 30 Marks for English Language section and 35 for reasoning section. As per the student’s reviews, the paper was of moderate level. The exam is for one hour.

Overall analysis-

Quantitative Aptitude-

As per the experts and students, the level of this section was easy to moderate. Major topics were based on Number series, approximation i.e. calculation based, data interpretation and quadratic equations. Approx 18-20 question was from good attempt.

Question Asked and Their Analysis

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Series 5 Easy
Quadric Eqution 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 10 Moderate
Miscellaneous Questions such as speed & time, Profil & loss, Time and work etc 10 Moderate- Difficult
Overall Analysis 35 Easy-Moderate Level

 

English Section-

As per the reviews, this section was little tricky and bit difficult as compared to other two sections. Mostly asked question was from comprehensive part, close test, sentence error spotting and sentence rearrangement i.e. parajumbles.

Question Asked and their analysis

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Reading comprehensive part 8 Moderate- Difficult
Close test 7 Moderate
Parajumbles 5 Moderate
Sentence errors 10 Moderate to difficult
Overall Analysis 30 Moderate- Difficult

 

Reasoning section:

As per reviews, this section was overall easy and doable. The paper consist topics majorly from Syllogism, Mathematical inequalities, puzzles test, seating arrangement, blood relations, direction sense test.

Approx 22-24 question were from good attempt.

 

Question Asked and their analysis

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Inequalities 5 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate
Sitting Arrangement 10 Moderate
Puzzles 10 Moderate to difficult
Miscellaneous 5 Easy
Overall Analysis 35 Easy to Moderate

 

CBSE CTET Released the OMR Sheet; Answer Key, Check on Official Website

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the OMR Sheet and Answer sheet for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for September 2016. All the candidates who have appeared for the exam are requested to check on the official website i.e. www.ctet.nic.in.

In order to check the answer key and OMR Sheet, candidates must have to follow the below mentioned procedure-

  1. Logon to the official website i.e. www.ctet.nic.in
  2. Click on the link- ‘Download OMR Sheet, Answer Key and Submission of Key Challenge for CTET Sept 2016.
  3. Enter the roll number and Date of birth.
  4. After submitting, the answer key will be displayed on the screen.

Candidates are requested to check the Answer key and OMR Sheet by October 19th 2016. After that no answer key will be available on website. Any candidate who is willing to challenge any answer which is given in the answer key published on the website, will have to submit their challenge online. There is a prescribed format for that. Candidates are requested to submit their challenges online in the prescribed format along with an authentic proof. This will be examined by the Board and result for the same will be declared in November 2016.

2.8 Lakh students appearing for SSC Board Examinations in Pune

There would be 2,78,038 students from Pune division of Maharashtra who would be appearing for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Class 10th examination beginning from today. There would be a 17,27,496 students including those who are repeating from across the state.  Out of 17.27 lakh students 9,55,186 are boys and 7,72,310 are girls. The number of fresh candidates appearing for the exams is 16,60,689, and this number has risen by 83,378 as compared to 15,77,303 fresh candidates previous year.

Recently Pune has emerged as a hub for education.

Three new vocational subjects of Multi-Skill Foundation Course, Automobile Technology and Retail Merchandising have added to the list of optional subjects in place of languages.

General rules for the exam will continue to be same as they were wherein all the students are expected to report 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam.

Students will be allowed a combined pass marks of 105 in the three language subjects but it is mandatory that students score a minimum of 25 marks in each language subject.

40,000 Odisha school teachers suspend agitation

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On Thursday, 40,000 upper primary and middle English school teachers who belongs to Odisha Vidalaya Sikshak Mahasangh, agreed to end their agitation and return to the classrooms. Although, 26,800 high school teachers working in 2,209 block grant high schools are still going to continue their agitation.

Over a month, the strike has been continued. The teachers from different organisations are saying that the teachers should be paid equal salary for equal work and are demanding their salaries on the basis of the grant-in-aid policy instead of the block grant mode.

The teachers in the government schools are though being paid salary as per the grant-in-aid policy but the teachers in the private institutions get their payment on the basis of the block grant mode.

Mahasangh Convenor Prakash Chandra Mohanty told reporters after a discussion with the state government that “The Mahasangh has decided to suspend the agitation for two months as the government has assured us to consider our one-point demand of providing salary on the basis of grant-in-aid and repeal block grant system.”

He told the media that 40,000 teachers from 4,000 schools took participation in the agitation since August 10th. “The schools will be opened from today and normal classes will be resumed” he added further.

But the teachers of 2,209 high schools belonging to the Block Grant Teachers’ and Employees’ Association announced that they would continue their agitation. Due to the teachers’ agitation , the Block Grant high schools remained closed since 18th August.

School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said, “The teachers should join schools without further delay. As such studies of lakhs of students have been affected due to agitation. The government has been considering their demand. Steps will be taken keeping in view the financial situation of the state.” Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat’s inter-ministerial committee held discussion with the agitating teachers of different organistions, on the day of the end of agitation.

Delhi Government to cut School Syllabus by 25 Percent

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Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, has announced on Teacher’s Day during a phone-in-program on “Education System in Delhi” with All India Radio that the Delhi government will reduce the syllabus by 25 percent for classes upto 8th standard. So here comes a big relief for the students of Delhi.

During the phone-in-program, Sisodia announced, “The future of children cannot be allowed to be burdened by their heavy school bags. Though this issue has been discussed in the country for several years, the Delhi government has decided to reduce it through cut in the syllabus”.

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia met President Pranab Mukherjee on September 25th, and discussed the state government’s initiative to improve the standard of education in the city.

“The president was apprised in detail about the AAP government’s vision on education. Kejriwal and Sisodia shared a document on education with the president that contained the government’s 12-point agenda to improve education standards”, an official said.

The aim of this plan is to improve the quality of education and teacher student ratio in the classrooms, ensuring availability of toilets, drinking water and laboratories in schools.

The official said, “The president was informed about the government’s plan to open a world class skill centre in collaboration with the Singapore government. A Delhi Skill University would also be opened”.

Recently in a press conference, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Delhi’s Education System will be the best in the country.

From October 2015, the decision aiming for 25 percent reduction in school syllabus would be effective. Manish Sisodia also said that the Delhi government is implementing the election promise it had made to the students and teachers. He said, “We have completed the preparation of 25 per cent reduction in the school syllabus upto class eight and the decision will be implemented by next month in all Delhi government schools. The Department of Education has been working on this plan and it has completed its consultations with educationists, experts, teachers and parents on this issue

The Minister added, stressing upon the need for all-round development, “Due to heavy workload of their school syllabus students are unable to get time for activities which are crucial for their all round development. It has been felt that certain outdated topics which have no present day relevance are being done away with, the outdated and obsolete syllabus will be replaced by skill development, theatre, art, music and sports in the curriculum for classes 9-12.”

This measure was inspired by the former President Late APJ Abdul Kalam. It was his idea of reducing the course burden, as per Sisodia’s statement.

US decided to provide skill training to 400 million Indians

US decided to provide skill training to 400 million Indians

In order to boost the India’s ambitious skill development programme, the United States has decided to collaborate with it on a number of education-related projects to help the country in achieving its goal of providing such training to 400 million people in the next decade.

The State Department said, yesterday, “We recognise that higher education and vocational training are essential to economic development, and we remain committed to strengthening our exchanges of students, scholars, and technical knowledge”.

The United States said, “The new six-week Community College Administrator Program, sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Current Affairs, started on September 20 this year.”

Indian Administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions and Indian officials with higher education planning responsibilities intend to complete a professional development program with Florida State University and Santa Fe college.

For the officials from Indian State-Level Skills Development Entities, the US has also announced a tour to study the US network of community college with objective of developing expertise and contacts to help the state build a more effective vocational education system.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID), building on its long-standing partnership and support for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), has said that it intends to partner with Duke University and Research Triangle International to support the Indian Institute of Technology (Gandhinagar).

Joe Bhatia, President of ANSI, said, “The MoU would cover areas such as smart cities and infrastructure, renewable energy, water and sanitation while also enhancing the scope of the Standards Portal that was created by both organisations in partnership with the Indian Bureau of Industrial Standards in 2007.”

‘Changemaker Schools’ – 10 schools recognized for the label

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Ten schools have been recognised as ‘Changemaker Schools’ .The schools have got this label for introducing novel approaches to education that would enable students to enhance development in the society.

The schools having institutional characteristics were recognised at a two-day conclave ‘Ashoka Changemaker Schools’ held in New Delhi recently. Its main objective was to provide a platform for principals, teachers, students and parents from the different schools to interact with social entrepreneurs across the country.

As a result of survey conducted on 60 schools across 30 cities in the country, only 10 schools were selected. Ashoka Foundation which has Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi associated with it has started the initiative.

The 10 schools which have been recognised are Digantar Vidyalaya (Jaipur), Riverside School (Ahmedabad), R.N. Poddar School (Mumbai), KCT Vidyaniketan (Pune), TVS Academy (Hosur), Vidyodaya School (Gudalur), Headstart Learning Centre, (Chennai), Uday Community School (Sawai Madhopur), Muni International School (Delhi) and The Heritage School (Gurgaon). Riverside School from Ahmedabad has inbuilt change making into their curriculum through the ‘Feel, Imagine, Do and Share framework’ which enables them to teach academic subjects through empathy.

Apart from these, Headstart Learning Centre has started the Elina Resource Centre which integrates children with disability into regular classes Uday Community School at Jaganpura, Sawai Madhopur, sends each teacher to adopt two government schools in the nearby villages to bring quality education across the district in Rajasthan.

These schools would become a part of the larger Ashoka network of leading social entrepreneurs, business people, media and academics. The schools will take a lead in discussions on changing education in the country by regular assessment ,innovation labs and creating new methods . Schools will work on joint projects – either with each other, Ashoka Fellows, or with Ashoka Foundation towards building and assessing change maker skills.

Tripura to achieve top literacy rate soon

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Literacy in India is a key for socio-economic progress. In India, since last few years Kerala was the most literate state with approx 93.91% according to 2011 census. Tripura was on 3rd position in literacy rate according to 2011 census. But last year, Tripura state has achieved first position in literacy in the country with 95.16 percent and now it is announced by the Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar, on Monday that “soon Tripura State is to achieve 100% literacy rate”.

At present Tripura’s literacy rate is 96.82% which will about to change with 100 % in next six months. Other states which are in competition with Tripura in Literacy rate are Mizoram and Kerala with 88.80 and 93.91 percentile respectively.

Tripura is doing great efforts and provide education to all literate persons up to class III standard. As the millennium turned, and most states joined the ‘development’ or have the high Gross Domestic Product (GDP) race, Tripura keep putting its efforts to ensure every child in the state goes to school. The programme did not stop at the children; it ensured that people, who were left out of the fold of formal education and who were too old to start his/her education again, would be provided education to improve quality of their lives.

Tripura is doing remarkable work in making the state top literate state of the country. Tripura has 45 blocks and 23 subdivisions that are served by 68 government run schools and 30-40 private schools.

Some programs or projects implemented by the Tripura’s government to increase the literacy rate in the state are:-

• People aged between 15 to 50, who have discontinued their studies or lost the change to educate, A special programme “Improved pace and content learning (IPCL) is introduced in which basic education is to be provided.
• In around 10,000 aanganwadi centres, there is 100 percent enrollment.
• Policy of no examination till schools class 8th to children people from dropping out.
• Mid day meal in all is introduced to attract more students to join school.
• Government colleges are tuition fee free.

Mid Day Meal: Model Scheme Under SAGY

Mid Day Meal - Model Scheme under SAGY

On the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan, PM Modi launched the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana keeping his commitment, he made to the nation in his Independence Day speech. The scheme is properly and religiously implemented will revolutionize the village economies and culture.

This scheme cover a wide spectrum of indicators like health, nutrition and education through organising and monitoring immunization drives, improving standard and quality of mid-day meal schemes, improving Aadhaar enrollment, setting up “smart schools” with IT-enabled classrooms and e-libraries, Panchayat infrastructure improvement under schemes such as MGNREGA and Backward Regions Grants Fund etc.

SAGY has asked the states to adopt best practices that can be emulated by other schools. SAGY is aiming to make mid-day scheme as its model scheme. For effective implementation of MDMS (Mid day meal scheme) in eligible schools which comes under SAGY gram Panchayats, HRD Ministry asked the states to issue instructions at all level to make it model for other panchyats and village areas.

Under Mid may meal scheme, hot cooked food is to be provided to 10.33 crore children who are studying elementary schools in approx 11.67 lakh government aided schools on daily basis.

Also an effective action would be taken on the visible improvement and attendance and availability of food grains, cooking cost, model kitchen cum store, clean and drinking water facilities and healthy hygiene facility such hand washing etc, utensils cleaning, timing payment to cooks and other helpers and on menu also.

DIAT informs admissions to its a number of M.Tech courses

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Defence Institute of advanced technology (DIAT) has invited applications for admission of students to its master of technology programme for 2015-2016 session. Interested and suitable candidates should send their applications until April 30.

Name of the programmes:

M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering

M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering

M.Tech in Electronics and Engineering

M.Tech in Materials Science and Technology

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

M.Tech in Sensor Technology

M.Tech in Modelling and Simulation

M.Tech in Chemical Science and Technology

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

M.Tech in Signal Processing and Communication

M.Tech in Robotics

Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification:

The candidates seeking admission to the aforementioned programme should have scored a minimum of 55% marks in their qualifying examination. In addition, candidates must have a valid gate score to be eligible for admission.

Age limit:

Maximum 26 years

Selection procedure:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their merits, the gate score and personal interview which will be conducted by DIAT.

Application process:

The candidates must apply online and Register on the official website of the DIAT, which is: www.diatonline.co.in . Candidates must then print them and send the application on a paper form through proper channel.

WBJEE-2015: Admit cards are accessible Now

Admit Card

Admit card for WBJEE-2015 has been published by the WBJEE Board. Admit cards are available on the official website of the WBJEE board and For downloading the admit card, candidates will need to enter the Application Number, Date of Birth & Security Pin. The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) will take place on May 5th and 6th, 2015. Admit card is the document which will permit the candidates to enter the exam hall. Candidates will have to go after the below mentioned steps to download the admit card:

→ At First, the candidates must open the official website of WBJEE Board and then click on the link download admit card.

→ After clicking the link, candidates will be directed to download portal.

→On download portal, candidates will have to submit the application number, date of birth and PIN code security. If all details are mentioned clearly, WBJEE-2015 hall ticket will be displayed instantly.

→ Applicants should be aware that the date of birth should be same as in official documents. Security pin captcha code that will appear on the login page on the system. The application number must be same as selected. If candidates do not remember, then they need to recheck it out of the confirmation page.

→ Once the admit card is loaded, the candidates should preserve the hall ticket properly. Corrupted or invalid hall ticket will not be accepted. Even after examination, should be stored in a safe place because it will be required during counselling and admission.

West Bengal joint entrance examination (WBJEE) is the common entrance test conducted by West Bengal joint entrance examinations Board (WBJEEB) every year for admission in various courses for the degree. West Bengal joint entrance examinations Board (WBJEEB) was formed in 1962. The Council was initially established to conduct a single entrance examination for admission to Engineering degree colleges in West Bengal

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Gujarat to track children’s education record by making use of the unique identification code

Dropout of children from school, absence, running public schools and teachers received a mallet impact on primary education in various States, including Gujarat, which has a remarkable track record. But, everything seems to be changing in Gujarat.

Conceived in December 2012, the government in June 2014 academic year to introduce the education of children tracking system digitized by assigning a unique identification code, the number of all 87 lakh students between standard 1 and standard 8.

According to Mukesh Kumar, national project coordinator of the centre of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), every child will have an 18-digit UID number for tracking their academic career.

This will allow you not only to track the reasons for his retirement from the school, absenteeism and productivity, but it will also be associated with subsequent educational programs for teachers,” Mukesh Kumar said.

Officials said that the usual DISE captures only digits reception, but it was called Aadhar-enabled system, since the latter contains full details of each resident’s demographic and biometric data, which they can use to identify themselves anywhere in India and access the many benefits and services.

Among the main objectives of the project is the consideration of issues such as fake students fudged dropout and retention numbers, and to ensure universal primary education, Mukesh Kumar said.The whole project was specifically designed Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and monitoring information system of Gujarat.

The program is made to help one lakh children to resume their education: Smriti Irani

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said rotary club India collaborates with her in the Ministry to help one lakh children who ceased to attend school due to various reasons, to continue their education.

The HRD Ministry will take the lead to ensure that one lakh children who drop out of school for a variety of reasons, can resume their education,” Irani told reporters.

She also said that Mansi Mahumkar, blind mallakhamb players from Maharashtra, as a brand Ambassador HRD Ministry ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan‘.

Irani participated in the program organized by Yes Bank in partnership with Rotary to run, “YES! i am the CHANGE- Responsible Youth Citizen” national movement with the aim of involving young people in India’s social transformation.

One crore young people across the country are authorized to work in the direction of women’s security, clean India campaign and using media to accelerate inclusive development. The Force of one lakh youth ambassadors will be urbanized to vigorously promote the movement of pan-India.

West Bengal education in problem

West Bengal Education System in Trouble

Frequent campus violence, bulk copy, irregularities in the admission procedures, frequent student protests over trivial issues plaguing West Bengal educational institutions, which at one time produced some of the most well-known people, both leaders and scientists in India.

One of the prestigious state institutions, jadavpur University, remained the epicenter of a large-scale student campaign that resulted in an unprecedented step because the Vice-Chancellor asked the step-down by chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when she made an unannounced visit to the University.

The student movement, which had a wide character with many jadavpur University alumni around the world, expressing solidarity has its roots in the demand by students for independent probe into the alleged rape of a female student.

Subsequent “violent” police crackdown on the agitation of students gradually turned, resulting in the Vice-Chancellor of Abhijit Chakrabrti stepping down in the face of what he called “undemocratic” and “unconstitutional” stir triggered “politically affiliated students.

Sarcastically, Chakrabarti predecessor Souvik Bhattacharya put in his papers, citing personal reasons almost a month after he was locked up for more than 50 hours students, demanding the reinstatement of two students suspended on charges of crushing.

However, in the academic circles of the University of claim, an outstanding educator and publicist resigned due to the lack of cooperation in the section of teachers close to the ruling Trinamool Congress, which the accused as her previous Marxist predecessors, because of the politicization of the education system in the state.

As teachers and former Vice-chancellors accused of political interference, particularly of the ruling Trinamool, “anarchy”, they also claimed that students tended to agitate for “all and all”.

IITs & GIAN to get an education-cooperation agreement

Education finds a small but significant place in India and the United State’s joint statement. As previously reported, the second time HRD Ministry’s initiative to create a global initiative academic network (Gian) finds mention in the text. During the evening Narendra modi visit to the United States in September, Jan mentioned as an important step forward in cooperation in the field of education.

Another highlight is that the U.S. decision to expand knowledge partnership for the support of the Indian Institute of technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-GN). Joint Declaration of intent has already been signed between the HRD Ministry and USAID. The partnership will strengthen research and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Ministry officials said that the model of cooperation will be made between the U.S. and India. In the case of IIT-GN, India does not ask for financial assistance. But, as in the case of IIT-Kanpur, USAID will help to create a consortium that will attract the best minds from American universities to help IIT-GN, which was established in UPA rule.

In the case of GAIN, 1000 American scientists of both science and the Humanities will be coming to India to teach at Central state-funded institutions, like Central universities, IITs, IIMS and other. In the HRD Ministry makes the scheme attractive from the point of view of remuneration and facilities. Currently, the Ministry will spend just about Rs 8 crore per teacher for one semester. This includes compensation and cost of living

Higher education to help rural India in the course of technology

Aimed at encouraging higher education institutions to deal with the problems of rural India sanitation and hygiene, water supply, health and education, and provide appropriate solutions for them, the government has recently launched Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) which can lead to a radical change in the country, if the technology is relevant, reliable and affordable,” experts say.

The programme was launched on 11 November 2014, National education day, which also marked the anniversary of the birth of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first in India, the Minister of education.

Under the UBA, 18 institutions of higher education were invited including IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, India, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Kharagpur, Mandi, Patna, Roorkee and Ropar, BHU Varanasi and Indian Institute of science education and research, Bhopal, and Malviya National Institute of technology, Jaipur.

According to the UBA website, 70% of India’s population lives in rural areas engaged in agricultural Economics, agriculture and related industries employ 51% of the workforce, but they accounted for only 17 percent of GDP. Every institution has adopted a village, where it will work. While IIT Delhi took 32 sat in front of Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, IIT Bombay took 27 villages and IIT Madras 11 villages.

Gogoi to improve the quality of education in Assam

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi directed the district and block officials of the education system to improve the level and quality of education in the state. When opening a two-day state conference on education planning and administration of the district and block education officers of Assam, Gogoi asked the staff to put their efforts and energy on improving the quality of education.

Simple registration is not enough. Efforts should be aimed at improving the level and quality of education. As our children are our property, the responsibility lies on your shoulders. Gogoi also said proper evaluation of the performance of the officials of the district and block levels will be incentives given to those who work well and even sent to good educational institutions abroad for training.

Stressing the need to strengthen the capacity of teachers, improving the quality of education, Gogoi said his government will create an Institute along the lines of the National University of educational planning and Administration and tie with good institutions to impart quality teacher training. Gogoi also stressed the need for proper management and planning to achieve the desired changes in the education scenario.

Good News for 70,000 students, likely to get degree immediately

Nearly 70 thousand students of Rajasthan Ramachandran Jagadguru University of Sanskrit will soon get a degree as University Administration has begun the process of printing of degrees. Since 2006, the University did not print degrees and the students have been facing trouble because of that.

Now the University has issued a tender for the printing of outstanding degrees. According to the Administration’s, the process will get completed in this month and degrees will be distributed soon. This year, Establishment day will be organized in Sanskrit University.

Success in CA final exams increases gradually

Pass rates in accounting final exams has steadily risen in the last two issues. In November 2014 exams, 8.23% of the candidates passed at the national level, and 7.29% in March 2014 exams. In November 2013, the passing score was simply 3.11%. Institute of chartered accountants of India (ICAI) announced in November 2014 results on Monday.

More than 36,000 students appeared in the final exam. The highest scorer of Maharashtra is Santosh Nankani (22) Nandurbar with 69.13%; national rank three. The rank is shared Nikita Goel from the choir. Vijender the Aggarwal from Gurgaon, topped 69.75% and Pooja Pareek from Ahmedabad stood second with 69.50%.

JK Shah, CA, Institute of coaching, said that the results are not better. “This must be the perfect student success, clearing the professional examinations like CA. Quality assessment, it seems, had to be restored.”

Prafulla Chhajed, Vice-Chairman of the Board of studies, ICAI, said: “Although we have no record of the number of students who do not have a formal degree, such a possibility cannot be ruled out. Some students that focus can lead CA after class XII.” Students usually complete the entrance test (CPT) and midterm exam (IPCC), and then article ship before the final.

 

Stem India plans Rs 3,000 crore on 100 schools

The stem Academy India today said it will open 100 schools over the next 10 years across the country to attract investment of Rs 2,500-3,000 crore. “We have previously acquired land for eight locations in, Howrah, Baruipur, Rajarhat, Guwahati, Bikaner and Jaipur. These schools will operate in the next three years,” stem of India Chairman Vinod Dugar told PTI at the inauguration of the first world stem school Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

Stem teaching method is adopted from US to assist students to promote greater interest among young kids in science and maths. Cynthia in Brickton, regional inspector DeKalb County schools, Georgia, USA, said that the stem is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and education integrate these four factors promote the experience of the real world, the stem Academy India is a section 25 company.

Mobile phones and tablets help in Education

As the population is growing day by day so is the use of sophisticated devices like Mobile phones and Tablets. It is estimated that there are about 4.5 billion users of mobile phones in the world It is not surprising that India is the second biggest user of Mobile phones in the world. Earlier Mobile phones were used only for telecommunication purpose, for making & receiving calls and sending text messages but after the arrival of smart phones the utility of the mobile phones has increased many folds.

Education mobile for kids
Education mobile for kids

There are various applications available for a small  amount and even for free on the app stores. As the  use and competition in the telecommunication  market has increased with many operators  competing  for larger market share in Indian market  like Vodafone, Airtel, Idea, Uninor, Reliance, Tata  DoCoMo, BSNL, Aircel MTNL and many more have  launched enticing internet schemes on very low  prices. As the use has increased and reached even  the youngsters many education companies have  developed applications for mobile phone and tablet  users, these applications offer books to be read in  the form of epub and pdf, one most famous example  is Amazon Kindle (it is a series of e-book readers  designed and marketed by Amazon.com), it allows  its users to read books, magazines, news papers  and a lot of content which is in digital format. Some education companies have also developed educational games and even test series for Mobile phone and tablet users running on Android, IOS and Windows platform like Magic Software Pvt Ltd, Educator and Blackboard etc, these applications allow publishers, teachers and Administrators of the applications to devise a course, content, assignments, homework and assessments. With a click they can easily assign the books to be read, tests and assessments to be taken and homework to be submitted. All this could easily be submitted by the students online through the use of tablets and smart phones, some companies also present detailed analysis reports of the tests and assessments taken by the students. Many school, institutions have also taken the decision to go digital and they are openly allowing their students to carry tablets and smart phones. According to the principal Mr. Arvind K Chalsani, senior school, Pathways World, “Primary school students are given iPads by the school to encourage their research skills at an early stage during their IT classes…” This trend is already very common in USA and other European countries and we are seeing this flourishing in India also now days in India especially in and around metro cities. Data in form of not only text but, audio files, images and videos help students to understand the concepts much better. Even the parents get a chance to catch-up with the current technology.

Education Then and Now in India

Education is the key to success and a fat paycheck (most of the times it is!), though what comes in between is a prolonged struggle of incessant hours of mugging up several books accompanied by sleepless nights without any scope of living life to the fullest until one reaches the ultimate glory of success.

Sooner than a child reaches the age of 5, he is placed in a school with the mighty burden of 50 odd things like assignments, activities, projects and a few more stuff to come to a realization that the battle against time for success has already begun and this struggle shall persist for 20 more years of his/her life. It is amusing to see how a single human being operates on 40 plus students in a classroom and manages to survive by the end of the day. What’s more amusing is how a child accustoms himself to the environment of a classroom with minimal 6 hours of stringent sitting sessions and an absolute sense of isolation from legitimate sleeping. Though some doze off involuntarily only to be awakened by lashings from the teacher. While a few students put their heart and soul into the classroom teaching without whining, a considerable number of students cannot help but rant on about the autocratic school system. This is followed by thinking about how much relaxing it would be if there were anything like distance education… wait a minute, it is already out there! Imagine sitting on your bed, munching snacks without any fear of getting caught by any teacher while attending classes, however, the scenario of drowsing  learning before blackboard is replaced by the laptop/computer screen. Yes, this is the ultimate dream of every student who has been a victim of forced educational sessions conducted in a classroom without any access to food, friendly banter with fellow classmates and all possible connections to what is called ‘freedom of speech’ until class is over. 35 odd minutes of such education impositions might suck the creativity out from you unless you have a great teacher who makes classroom teaching helluva fun. (The odds to find such teachers are relatively far below than India’s Poverty line). Distance education is probably the epitome of ‘creative learning while sitting at home’ with certain terms and conditions intended. Before prodding upon the ‘Terms and Conditions’, it is necessary to trace the roots of this ‘heavenly’ concept of Distance learning. What Google says about Distance learning is a method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or conducted by correspondence, without the student needing to attend a school or college.’

However, students interpret the whole term as this: a method of studying in which lectures are conducted without the physical presence of a teacher which makes studying a little less painful and the unavoidable oddities of hunger and sleep while attending classes can be easily met.

Massive Online Open Courses have been trending in past few years where even the highest levels of degrees and doctoral programmes are involved. Many short term courses are even covered within 3 months of starting them. The history of Distance Education can be traced back to early 18th century in Europe where Issac Pitman came up with the ‘Shorthand System’ where Academic concepts and writings were mailed to students and feedback regarding that was also maintained. This system of learning went on to become a success and later in 1858, University of London became the first university to offer Distance learning Degrees. Radios in US were introduced as educational medium so as to broadcast educational sessions for schools and Universities.

However, it was internet which revolutionized the idea of Distance Education. With the onset of several online courses, more and more students have been applying for such online degrees and it serves the comfort to access education in possibly the most feasible way. Free Online Education has emerged as one of the promising ways to get education.

Several universities like Bharathiar University, Annamalai University and Anna University in India offer distance learning and provide academic degrees to students who prefer learning from home than taking regular classes.

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