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Mauritius keen to get Indian help in education, teacher training

Mauritius keen to get Indian help in education, teacher training

Mauritius is in talks with the Indian government to get enhanced support in the education and capacity building sectors, especially in training teachers, Mauritian Education Minister Vasant Kumar Bunwaree said. He said Mauritius is keen to get Indian cooperation in higher as well as primary and secondary education. “We are giving a lot of attention to the development of the ...

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IGNOU scholarships for poor students

IGNOU scholarships for poor students

New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) will soon announce scholarships for children from economically backward families, vice chancellor M. Aslam said Sunday. He also said that efforts would be made to make education free for such students if they opt for IGNOU courses. He was speaking on the occasion of the Republic Day celebration at the IGNOU campus. A ...

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Indian origin professor Rakesh Khurana appointed Harvard College Dean

Indian origin professor Rakesh Khurana appointed Harvard College Dean

New York: Indian origin professor Rakesh Khurana has been appointed dean of the Harvard College. Presently Khurana is serving as Bower professor of leadership development at Harvard Business School (HBS) and master of Cabot House since 2010. Kurana will take over as dean from July 1. The news of Khurana’s appointment was announced by  Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean Michael D. ...

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HC refuses to stay Delhi nursery admission guidelines

HC refuses to stay Delhi nursery admission guidelines

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to stay nursery admission guidelines, saying “the appellants (school managements) have not been able to satisfy us of any irreparable loss and injury to them from the non-grant of the interim order sought’’. Dismissing the plea for relief, a Division Bench of Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw asked ...

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Nursery admissions: HC refuses to stay LG’s notification

Nursery admissions: HC refuses to stay LG’s notification

The Delhi High Court Monday refused to stay a notification on the criteria for nursery admissions here. A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed the plea of unaided private schools challenging notification of Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, fixing admissions criteria for nursery. The schools said the new guidelines were “arbitrary”.

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Verdict on nursery admission guidelines Monday

Verdict on nursery admission guidelines Monday

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will Monday give its verdict on a plea filed by the city’s private schools challenging the government’s notification on the criteria for nursery admissions. A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw Wednesday reserved the order after hearing both the parties. The bench said it will deliver its order Jan ...

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CAT 2013 results declared

CAT 2013 results declared

New Delhi: The Common Admission Test (CAT) results were declared Tuesday, an official here said. “The CAT results will be available for access until Dec 31 on the CAT website and the candidates are advised to retain a printed copy of their score card,” said CAT convenor Rohit Kapoor. CAT 2013 was conducted in 76 test centres across 40 cities over ...

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HC refuses to stay LG order on Delhi nursery admission guidelines

HC refuses to stay LG order on Delhi nursery admission guidelines

New Delhi: In a setback to private schools in Delhi, the High Court on Friday rejected a plea seeking stay on fresh nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lieutenant Governor. Acting on a plea by the Action Committee for Unaided Recognized Private Schools, which sought setting aside of the 2014-15 guidelines on the ground that the office of the LG ...

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Education a key element of UPA strategy: PM

Education a key element of UPA strategy: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said education has been a key element in the UPA government’s strategy to “increase the productive capacity of the economy”. “Education has been a key element of our strategy to increase the productive capacity of our economy and improve access to better jobs,” the prime minister said at a media interaction here. “I have ...

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Community radio video contest for Indian media students

Community radio video contest for Indian media students

New Delhi: The Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, which promotes information and communications technology for education and training, has announced a competition titled “Community Radio Video Challenge” for media students in India. “This competition will aim at promoting understanding and importance of community radio as an alternative medium. Students are expected to produce a video through mobile phone, camcorder or ...

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Education is a long-term investment, says Santosh Desai

Education is a long-term investment, says Santosh Desai

New Delhi: Education is a fundamental, long-term investment in an individual’s future, more than the first job that they will get, social commentator Santosh Desai said here at an event. “At the fundamental level, I think too much is made of what industry wants. I don’t think the industry should determine what education institutions should be delivering. Education is a much ...

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Debate still on for sex education in Bengal schools

Debate still on for sex education in Bengal schools

Study of sex education in state-run schools is still a matter of debate in West Bengal. State Education Minister Bratya Basu Thursday said opinions of various stakeholders in education counts before taking the decision. “I have asked the expert committee few days back, to review and let me know what educationists and stakeholders in education have to say on this…then ...

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Delhi nursery admissions: Lt Guv issues fresh guidelines, school authorities unhappy

Delhi nursery admissions: Lt Guv issues fresh guidelines, school authorities unhappy

New Delhi: Few weeks ahead of nursery admissions begin in Delhi schools, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has issued fresh guidelines following a Delhi High Court order passed recently in response to a PIL moved by a social jurist. According to fresh guidelines there will be no admissions in the management quota from now on as the concept of management quota ...

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New medical college and hospital to come up in Odisha

New medical college and hospital to come up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: State-run National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) Friday inked a pact with the Odisha government to set up a medical college and hospital in Sundergarh district, an official said. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by NTPC Director U.P. Pani and state Health Secretary P.K. Mohapatra at the secretariat here in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and senior state ...

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