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A classroom on wheels for Delhi’s slum kids (Feature) (With Images)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Raja Kumar, 13, hadn't dreamt he would ever go to school. He lived on Delhi's streets, rummaging through garbage for a living and playing ... Read more...

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‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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Court seeks affidavit on Gandhi schools


April 6th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 6 (IANS) The Patna High Court has told the state government to file an affidavit on the status of the 391 Buniyadi Vidyalayas (basic schools) set up to ... Read more...

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More money for setting up new IIMs, IIITs,


March 16th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Increasing the budget allocation on education by 17 percent, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherkee Friday allocated Rs.150 crore for setting up new Indian Institutes of Management ... Read more...

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Over 17 percent hike in education budget (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday announced over 17 percent hike in the budgetary allocation for education with an increased spending on the Sarva Shiksha ... Read more...

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Over 21 percent hike in RTE funds


March 16th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday announced a hike of over 21 percent in the budget allocation for providing free and compulsory education to children ... Read more...

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Enrolment of girls at primary level growing: Economic Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The enrolment of girls in primary and upper primary levels has grown steadily over the years, the Economic Survey 2011-12 presented by Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Decrease in out of school children: Economic Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The number of out-of-school children has come down from 134.6 lakh in 2005 to 81.5 lakh in 2009, the Economic Survey 2012 said Thursday ... Read more...

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Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

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States being forced to accept RTE: Tripura


January 9th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 9 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Monday said the central government has enforced the provisions of Right To Education Act, including the condition of 'no detention policy' ... Read more...

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Tripura to apply ‘no detention policy’ in schools amid concern


December 27th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 27 (IANS) Shifting from their previous stand, Tripura's Left Front government Tuesday announced that it would apply a 'no detention policy' up to the eighth standard in the ... Read more...

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New hope for Mahatma Gandhi’s schools in Bihar


December 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) There is new hope for an important but forgotten part of Gandhian heritage. After decades of neglect, the 391 Buniyadi Vidyalayas (basic schools) that were set ... Read more...

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Bengal plans day care centres for maids’ children


November 12th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to open day care schools and creches for children of maids who come to the city from the suburbs."We ... Read more...

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West Bengal cabinet takes pro-learning decisions


November 4th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) In conformity with the right to education act, the West Bengal cabinet Thursday approved a 'no-detention policy' for promoting all students up to Class 8 but ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi over right to education (Lead)


October 19th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government on an NGO's plea seeking framing of rules to provide free and compulsory education ... Read more...

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Plea in court over right to education rules for Delhi


October 11th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) An NGO has moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Delhi government to frame rules to provide free and compulsory education to children ... Read more...

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High court questions Himachal on quota for disabled


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday asked the director of elementary education here to state his department's policy on reservation for the physically challenged in jobs.This ... Read more...

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Considering universalisation of secondary education: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction over the progress of the education sector, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the government is now considering universalisation of secondary education."Whether ... Read more...

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In two decades, Bihar could have full literacy


July 8th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Bihar's literacy rate may be the lowest in the country at 63.8 percent, but it could achieve total literacy in about two decades like the rest ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen lauds Bihar’s progress in elementary education


July 5th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday lauded the progress made in Bihar's elementary education in the last few years but stressed the need to do much more ... Read more...

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RTE should cover higher secondary education: Sibal


June 7th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday suggested that the Right to Education (RTE) be extended to the higher secondary level, which will provide more ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches diploma programme for primary teachers


May 18th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a two-year diploma programme in elementary education for primary teachers, an official said Wednesday.The course, commencing ... Read more...

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Goa schools oppose ‘no fail’ policy this academic year


May 17th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) The Goa government's decision to implement the "no-fail" policy from classes 1 to 8 as advocated in the Right to Education (RTE) law this academic year ... Read more...

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Voices against Goa’s ‘no fail’ policy till Class 8


May 14th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Headmasters of schools in Goa have opposed a state government directive, as per the Right to Education (RTE) Act, that no student between Class 1 and ... Read more...

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Goa Church backs English as teaching medium


March 30th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) The Goa Church, which runs more than 100 educational institutions in the state, has backed English as a medium of instruction while supporters of regional languages ... Read more...

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Government will universalise secondary education: Patil


February 21st, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said that after Right to Education for primary education, the government is committed to universalising secondary education."My government is committed to universalizing ... Read more...

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Meghalaya ranks poorly in elementary education: report


February 17th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 17 (IANS) Meghalaya ranks way below the national average in imparting elementary education in the country, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2010.The national average of children ... Read more...

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Mixed response to quota in nursery admissions


February 11th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) As Delhi's schools Friday continued announcing their final lists for nursery admissions, many poor parents in Delhi expressed relief over the 25 percent reservation of seats for ... Read more...

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Right to education to cover secondary schools soon: Sibal


January 25th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday hoped the Right to Education (RTE) act will cover secondary schools in the coming years. "In the coming five ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s RTE confusion delays admission process


January 5th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) Confusion prevails here over implementing the Right to Education (RTE) Act and activists are accusing private school managements of back-pedalling on flimsy grounds for fear of ... Read more...

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Principal booked for selling text-books as scrap


December 31st, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 30 (IANS) A principal of a government school and another official were Thursday booked in this Uttar Pradesh district for selling as scrap textbooks that were meant to ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari calls for more funds for State Universities to improve higher education


December 20th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec 20 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Monday said that higher education cannot improve in India unless State Universities, which are the backbone and represent the bulk of enrolment, ... Read more...

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PM stresses on food security, education (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that his government was determined to formulate a national food security act to ensure that no citizen goes hungry and ... Read more...

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Working with states to implement education act: PM


December 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called for cooperation between the states and the central government for implementing the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which provides for ... Read more...

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Adult education programme can benefit from literacy drive


November 29th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. Purandeswari Monday said the adult literacy programme "Saakshar Bharat" should look on to benefit from the infrastructure created under ... Read more...

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