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ncert drops 3 chapters from class 9 one on caste struggles

NCERT drops 3 chapters from Class 9, one on caste struggles

The NCERT has dropped three chapters from its Class 9 history textbook, including one that illustrates caste conflict through the struggles of the so-called ‘lower caste’ Nadar women of Travancore, who were forced to keep their upper bodies uncovered.........

union cabinet okays proposal for ordinance restoring 200 point roster in faculty jobs

Union Cabinet okays proposal for ordinance restoring 200-point roster in faculty jobs

The Union Cabinet approved the HRD Ministry’s proposal to bring an Ordinance to restore 200-point roster system for reservation in faculty jobs in higher education.........

kerala class x textbook says hiv spreads via premarital or extramarital sex

Kerala Class X textbook says HIV spreads via premarital or extramarital sex

A class X textbook in Kerala has a page that states that Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) can spread through premarital or extramarital sexual conduct.........

government likely to ease medical college norms

Government likely to ease medical college norms

In a move likely to dilute the norms for setting up medical colleges, the Union health ministry is set to notify a regulation giving institutions the licence to function with fewer students if they do not meet the eligibility criteria for clinical work and faculty strength.........

government rushes to set up vedic board ahead of polls

Government rushes to set up vedic board ahead of polls

With the Model Code of Conduct set to kick in less than a month, the government, it seems, is in a rush to set up the country’s first national school board for Vedic education.........

sc sends plea challenging hindu prayers in kendriya vidyalayas to constitution bench

SC sends plea challenging ‘Hindu prayers’ in Kendriya Vidyalayas to Constitution bench

The Supreme Court sent a petition challenging the recital of Hindi and Sanskrit prayers by Kendriya Vidyalaya students in the morning assembly to a Constitution bench. ........

iits iser to mentor schools on teaching of maths science javadekar

IITs, ISER to Mentor Schools on Teaching of Maths, Science: Javadekar

Top educational institutions like IITs, ISER would mentor 10-15 nearby schools and train teachers in innovative ways to teach maths and science, said Javadekar at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.........

hindi must be made mandatory till class 8 says new policy draft

Hindi must be made mandatory till Class 8, says new policy draft

Adhere strictly to the three-language formula with Hindi mandatory till Class 8 across the country, ensure a uniform syllabus nationwide for Science and Maths. ........

tripura to set up international buddhist university to attract students from south east asian nations

Tripura to set up international Buddhist university to attract students from South East Asian nations

The IBC is hoping to set up a Buddhist university in Tripura shortly to attract students from South East Asian countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Sri Lanka.........

aicte decides to allow arts and science courses in engineering colleges

AICTE decides to allow arts and science courses in engineering colleges

The chairman opined that starting the courses for the academic year 2019-20 would be impossible. The last date to apply to the Directorate of Collegiate Education for permission for these arts and science courses ended on December 31. ........

mahabharata s kauravas were test tube babies says andhra university vice chancellor

Mahabharata's Kauravas Were Test Tube Babies, Says Andhra University Vice Chancellor

Kauravas were born due to stem cell and test tube technologies and India also possessed knowledge about guided missiles thousands of years ago, claimed Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G Nageshwar Rao at the Indian Science Congress.........

national education policy draft may be out in public domain soon

National Education Policy draft may be out in public domain soon

With the extended deadline for the K Kasturirangan committee, constituted last year to draft the National Education Policy (NEP), set to end on Friday, officials said that its finalised draft is likely to be in the public domain “soon”.........

allahabad university to be rechristened prayagraj vishwavidyalaya proposal pending with up govt

Allahabad University to be Rechristened Prayagraj Vishwavidyalaya, Proposal Pending With UP Govt

The Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University has sent out a proposal to the state governor to rename the varsity as Prayagraj State University. As of now, the approval is pending with the Yogi Aditynath-led Uttar Pradesh government.........

reduce school bag weight no homework for classes 1 2 mhrd to states uts

'Reduce School Bag Weight, No Homework For Classes 1-2': MHRD To States, UTs

MHRD has also fixed the allowed weight limit for students. The weight of the school bag of classes 1 and 2 students shall not exceed 1.5 Kg. The allowed weight of school bags for classes 3 to 5 students is 2-3 Kg, for classes 6 to 7 students is 4 Kg, for classes 8 to 9 students is 4.5 Kg, and for class 10 students is 5 Kg. ........

bigger quota to get more girls into iits next year

Bigger quota to get more girls into IITs next year

The number of girls in Indian Institutes of Technology is set to cross the 2,000 mark in the next academic session as the government plans to increase the seats for women in India’s top engineering institutions.........

tamil nadu srm university students stage protest on campus alleging inaction on sexual harassment complaint

Tamil Nadu: SRM University students stage protest on campus alleging inaction on sexual harassment complaint

Students of SRM University at Kattankulathur area in the outskirts of Chennai staged a demonstration inside the campus, alleging inaction by the administration on a sexual harassment complaint by a woman student of the varsity.........

how business schools in india have killed off research

How business schools in India have killed off research

The subject needs lot more debate on what truly is happening inside business schools, the purpose for which they were created and what really needs to be done to make them and their research more relevant to the industry.........

nearly 2 lakh indians studied in us in 2017 18

Nearly 2 lakh Indians studied in US in 2017-18

India is the second largest international reservoir for US higher education institutions having sent 196,271 students here in the last academic year, according to the latest data. ........

india changes mbbs curriculum after 21 years doctors to study ethics and attitude

India Changes MBBS Curriculum After 21 Years, Doctors To Study Ethics & Attitude

Revised after 21 long years, The new MBBS curriculum has a course called Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AETCOM) which will run across the years. Students will be now assessed for how they communicate with patients.........

bengaluru teen wins rs 2 9 crore global science prize lab for school

Bengaluru Teen Wins Rs 2.9 Crore Global Science Prize, Lab for School

Sixteen-year-old Samay Godika, a junior at National Public School-Koramangala in Bangalore won the annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Samay will receive $400,000 in educational prizes for himself, his teacher and his school. ........