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Improve quality of education: President (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Honouring meritorious teachers from different parts of the country, President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said it is important to improve the quality of education in ... Read more...

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Improve quality of education: President on Teachers Day


September 5th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Honouring meritorious teachers with the national award on Teachers Day, President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said it is important to improve the quality of education ... Read more...

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East Asian nations need to cooperate on education: India (With Images)


July 5th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 5 (IANS) East Asian countries need to promote educational cooperation, facilitate exchange of qualified people and earmark seats for students from member countries in reputed institutions in ... Read more...

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CABE to form panel on teachers’ training


June 6th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) With teachers' training high on the government's agenda, the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE)has decided to look into developing a framework for the new ... Read more...

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India needs more women scientists, says Nirupama Rao


January 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) Calling for out-of-the-box thinking to harness the potential of science, Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao Thursday called for increased participation and retention of ... Read more...

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More Muslim kids attending schools


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The number of Muslim children getting primary and upper primary education has been steadily increasing over the last few years, the Rajya Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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61 HIV infected kids forced out of schools


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A total of 61 HIV-infected children were forced out of schools in seven states in the last three years and the current year, the Rajya ... Read more...

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35 percent teaching posts in IITs vacant


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Around 35 percent of teaching posts are lying vacant in 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) with 212 faculty members taking early retirement in the ... Read more...

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Be role models against graft, president tells teachers


September 5th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday urged teachers to be "role models" by instructing students to fight corruption and be honest citizens.?In present times, values such ... Read more...

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Nearly five lakh classrooms needed: Minister


September 3rd, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Approximate 2.91 and 1.77 lakh classrooms are required at the elementary and secondary stage of education respectively in the country, Minister of State for Human ... Read more...

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Right to education to extend to secondary schools


August 12th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) After bringing primary education up to Class 8 under the Right to Education Act, the centre is now contemplating making secondary education a matter of ... Read more...

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IGNOU-KVS sign MoU for teachers training


March 14th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan (KVS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a national level programme of continuous training ... Read more...

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Centre approves setting up of 20 new IIITs on public private partnership


March 4th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4(ANI): The Central Government has approved setting up of 20 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) on public private partnership (PPP) basis, Minister of State for Human Resource ... Read more...

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CBSE asked to give names of students for Indo-Japanese Exchange Programme


February 23rd, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to suggest names of students of classes IX to XII from CBSE ... Read more...

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Women remain ‘weak gender’ in UPA-II shuffle


January 20th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Not a single woman was inducted into the cabinet nor was any woman minister promoted to cabinet rank or minister of state rank with independent charge ... Read more...

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‘Education should be inclusive’


January 5th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) Minister of State for Education D. Purandeswari Wednesday said here that making education inclusive was the main focus of the government."The bigger challenge before Indian higher education system ... Read more...

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India, 10 others sign education accord


December 8th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with 10 countries for cooperation in the field of education, parliament was informed Wednesday."The ministry has signed exclusive exchange programmes ... 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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Government considering common entrance for central varsities


November 19th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A common entrance test for central universities is on the cards of the government as vice chancellors of these varsities agree that modification is needed in the ... Read more...

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B-Schools syllabi must correspond to Indian challenges: Minister


November 15th, 2010 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Management schools in India should improvise their syllabi to respond to the managerial challenges faced by the Indian companies, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. ... Read more...

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‘Heritage schools’ to be revived


August 18th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has taken up a programme for revival of schools set up by eminent educational thinkers across the country ... Read more...

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New IIITs to come up under public-private partnership


July 29th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) With vocational training high on the Human Resource Development Ministry's agenda, government has decided to set up new Indian Institutes of Information Technologies under the public-private partnership ... Read more...

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Government plans two IIITs in northeast


July 14th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it is considering the setting up of two new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in the northeastern region. "The locations are being ... Read more...

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Health ministry opposes medicine courses in IITs


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The health ministry is opposed to the human resource development (HRD) ministry's proposal to allow medical courses in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) as it will create ... Read more...

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Post-graduate law degree may become one-year course


April 21st, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A post-graduate degree in law may become a one-year course instead of the current duration of two years, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. Purandeswari ... Read more...

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Centre woos to set up new schools in deficit areas


March 12th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The Union Government on Friday said the centrally sponsored scheme Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) launched in 2009 envisages setting up of new secondary schools in deficit ... Read more...

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Centre plans to attract young talent to teaching


March 12th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The Union Government on Friday said the 11th Five Year Plan envisages increase in the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education to 15 percent of the ... Read more...

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Two IIMs reduce recruitment fee to attract companies


March 10th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and its counterpart in Lucknow have reduced their placement service charges substantially to attract more companies for on campus recruitment. Majority ... Read more...

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India’s anti-ragging helpline gets nearly 160,000 calls


March 3rd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Highlighting the prevalence of ragging in educational institutions, a national helpline has received nearly 160,000 calls in just eight months. Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. ... Read more...

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Global meet to discuss digitising libraries


February 15th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Experts from the field of information communication technology and education will gather here for a four-day conference starting Feb 23 to discuss how to digitise the ... Read more...

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Government asks CAT committee to furnish daily report


December 16th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has asked for a daily update on the online Common Admission Test (CAT) for Indian Institutes of Management that was marred ... Read more...

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Amid protests, rival Andhra MPs meet PM and Pranab (Roundup)


December 16th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh divided sharply over Telangana Wednesday lobbied with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other party leaders as protests against the formation of ... Read more...

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Sonia will not go back on Telangana, say MPs


December 16th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will not go back on her pledge to set up a separate Telangana, party MPs favouring the new state said here Wednesday. "There ... Read more...

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Four government banks to assist India’s literacy mission (Lead)


November 26th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Four public sector banks - State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, and Indian Bank - Thursday signed an agreement with the ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate IGNOU’s silver jubilee celebrations


November 7th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the silver jubilee celebrations of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Nov 19. "President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil will be the ... Read more...

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