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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: The General Education Department has decided to rearrange the working days of the school academic year as part of compensating the days lost due to rain and floods.   As first step, the department has directed all District Educational Officers (DEO) to hold school-level meetings to include Saturday as a working day to complete the minimum working days of 200. However, Christmas examination and final examinations will be held as per schedule, top officers of...
Date: 2018-10-11           Views:145

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Mumbai, India: The post of deputy director of education, Mumbai, a critical authority for schools and junior colleges, has not had a full-time appointment for over two years. At the deput director of education's office, 23 of 59 posts are vacant. A teachers' body in the city has written to the director of education and secretary of school education department, demanding that vacancies be filled soon. "Schools need approvals from the deputy director of education for staff, to add courses, appr...
Date: 2018-10-09           Views:125

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

New Delhi, India: Speaking at the Mail Today's Education and Skill summit 2018, the Minorities Minister addressed several important issues and initiatives taken to boost education. Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi stated that food, clothes and shelter have always been the focus areas of development but education hadn't been considered that important till now.   "When I got this responsibility, I focused on three E's - education, employment and empowerment," said Naqvi. "In minority com...
Date: 2018-09-29           Views:113

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New Delhi, India: The Delhi Government launched the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in July this year. This initiative aims at increasing mental health awareness among school children from classes nursery to eighth in all government schools. Dalai Lama who inaugurated the event said, “Only India can combine modern education with ancient knowledge, which is necessary for the fulfillment of human emotions.” The curriculum which focuses on mindful behavior will be covered in classes every day. &n...
Date: 2018-09-29           Views:145

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Prakash Javdekar

  Union Minister Prakash Javdekar on Monday said that the budget for interest-free education loan to students will be increased by the union government. The annual budget to provide interest-free loans to 10 lakh students would be increased to Rs 2,200 crore in next three years, said Union Minister for Human Resource Development Javdekar, addressing the 2nd Higher Education Human Resource Conclave here.   the minister said that over four to five lakh youths used to get interes...
Date: 2018-09-25           Views:121

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The CBSE has issued an advisory on an online game called "Momo Challenge" which is widely spreading across the country.   Circular No.: Acad-32/2018 Click image to view the circular.   Copy of the circular can also be downloaded HERE.    ...
Date: 2018-09-24           Views:306

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Circular No. Acad. 30_/2018   Click image to view circular.   Link to the Circular in CBSE website is available HERE.      ...
Date: 2018-09-21           Views:288

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Bill Melinda

Seattle: Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work.   "The world, in education, focused a lot on access, which is super important, and in most countries made huge progress on gender-equal access, but now there needs to be a focus on quality," Gates said in a press call on September 11. ...
Date: 2018-09-20           Views:218

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Tamil Nadu, India: TN government has decided to reverse its proposal of providing a consolidated marksheet for Class XI and XII. School Education KA Sengottaiyan on Saturday announced to media that the decision to provide consolidated marksheet was scrapped.   This decision was taken after several students wrote to the Chief Minister Cell about the stress and agony they have to go through writing board exams for three consecutive years. Moreover the consolidated marksheet might also b...
Date: 2018-09-17           Views:246

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New Delhi, India: Students have the fundamental right to access their evaluated answer-sheets under the Right to Information Act and they can’t be charged for it. This was an order of the Supreme Court to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2016. According to the report of The Hindu, the Board had earlier also charged Rs 700 per copy of an answer sheet in 2016.   On September 10, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a notice on a plea seeking action against the Central Boar...
Date: 2018-09-14           Views:113

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