Monday, March 04, 2024


Panjab University Student Council Elections!!!!

After a long break due to Covid-19, the time has come in Panjab University, Chandigarh to conduct STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS. The students are very excited to choose their representatives in the University.  All the student organisations have started the preparation for the elections. Regarding the same, Student organisation SFI (STUDENTS FEDERATION OF

March for Education: March to save India, save its Constitution and Education

THE little soul only wanted water. And for that crime, a 9-year-old child of Rajasthan, Indra Kumar Meghwal, was the victim of the anger of the upper castes. In a school  run by the RSS, the Saraswati Vidyamandir. Dalit children getting murdered in RSS-run schools, that is the objective reality of education and social and economic justice in India, at the eve of 75 years of independence. Even after so many years of independence, this is the real picture of the country where even drinking water can be considered as a crime leading to murder of a child, leave alone the promise of nectar.  Therefore, the challenge of SFI All India Jatha was to fight for everything that the independence of India stood for, from our constitution to our

Private coaching institutes in Delhi shut till further orders due to spike in covid cases

Private coaching institutions in the national capital will be closed till further orders due to the rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases but online cases can continue, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Wednesday. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had yesterday enforced a yellow alert in Delhi following a spike in COVID cases amid the emergence of the Omicron variant. Schools and colleges were announced to be shut under the yellow alert.

Vacant faculty positions range from 5 to 36% in 7 IITs: CAG report

IIT Delhi launches STEM mentorship programme for girls studying in class 11

With an aim to encourage girls towards choosing science as their career, IIT Delhi has launched a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) mentorship programme for school-going girls. The primary objectives of the programme, designed for class 11 girl students, are to train young students to think creatively about science and innovation, to provide them with novel hands-on experience in solving research problems, and to help them form a stronger knowledge foundation. V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT 

'KBC 13': Schoolboy to use prize money for technology to make salt water potable

As part of the 'Students Special Week' of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 13', a class 10 student from Delhi Public School, Manas Gaikwad became the first student to win 50 lakh points. Because this week only students will be on the hotseat, so rupees have been replaced with points on the show.


To increase enrolment, reduce dropout rate and attract students towards the Government Schools, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Cahnni on Tuesday decided to provide free uniforms to nearly 2.66 lakh left out boys of General Category studying in Government Schools from class I to VIII. Punjab Government will spend approx Rs. 15.98 crore in current financial year. This decision was taken during a Cabinet meeting here at CMO this evening.

We sympathise, but no: says SC after declining NEET re-exam

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside a Bombay High Court order which directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to hold re-examination for two National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) candidates, saying "we sympathise, but cannot order re-examination". It was claimed that the students' test booklets and OMR sheets had gotten mixed up due to the carelessness of invigilators. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for NTA, submitted that answers of the students will be matched with the correct question booklets and added that if the direction to conduct NEET UG re-exam is provided, it will become a pattern. The Centre told the top court that every year students will come forward and seek a re-exam for one mistake or the other. The counsel appearing for students contended that they lost precious time during the exam due to the mix up and could not answer all questions. However, 

Offline classes for VI, VII standards to resume from Nov 15 in Odisha

Classroom teaching for the students of Class VI and VII would resume in Odisha from November 15, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said on Wednesday. The offline classes will be conducted following all the Covid-19 guidelines. The state government will soon issue the detailed guidelines about the timing of the classes and other details, Dash said. The standard operating procedure 

Jammu boy tops NEET 2021 scoring perfect 720 out of 720

Tanmay Gupta from Jammu and Kashmir created history on Monday by becoming the first ever from the UT to top the NEET 2021 exams in the country. He shares the top rank with two others -- Mrinal Kutteri and Karthika Nair.

Medical college aspirant in TN commits suicide

A 20-year-old medical college aspirant committed suicide near Pollachi in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore, police said on Saturday. However, no suicide note was found giving the reason for K. Keerthivasan taking the extreme step. According to police, Keerthivasan had told his parents that he may not get the required marks in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to get a medical college seat after seeing the answer key that was released.

NZ to support students to re-engage in classroom learning

Children and young people in New Zealand's largest city of Auckland will get support from the government for getting back to classroom learning when allowed by circumstances, said Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti on Saturday. The government support will cover the rest of this year and into 2022, according to the officials. Auckland has been in a lockdown since mid-August due to an outbreak fuelled by the the Delta variant of the virus

Welcome kids at school gates on Nov 1, says Stalin

It is our bounden duty to welcome the young children studying in Classes 1-8 at the school gates with a smiling face as they return to schools after nearly one and a half years, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said on Saturday. In a statement issued here, he said the children are coming to the school from November 1 onwards after a long time and they should be welcomed in such a manner that enthuses and energises them.

We should unite against the monstrous farm bills and also against privatisation and saffronisation policies of Central Government-: Aryan

Today SFI along with other students organisations organised a protest in Panjab University, Chandigarh in support of Bharat Bandh call by SMK. They blocked gate number 2 of PU Campus and closed the market of PU and gathered along to show solidarity to farmers and to fight against the farm bills. We should unite 

Schools to partially resume in Delhi from September 1

Schools in the national capital will reopen in a phased manner from September 1 for classes 9 to 12 while those for classes 6 to 8 will resume from September 8, according to a Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting held on Friday. An expert committee established by the DDMA has recommended opening schools in a phased manner in Delhi.

All set for written examination for the Jail Warden and Matron posts: Raman Behl

Written examination for 815 posts of Jail Warder and 32 posts of Jail Matron to be held on August 27 to 29 and foolproof arrangements have been made by the Subordinate Services Selection Board, Punjab.



Admission process underway in 12 Central universities

The entrance examination process has begun for those students seeking admissions in 12 central universities across the country. This process is completely online for admissions to various Integrated/Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) programmes. The registration process for this year has already started through Central University-Common Entrance Test (CU-CET) 2021.

State board exams of both 10th and 12th cancelled : Andhra Pradesh

Unable to meet the deadlines set up by the Supreme Court for conducting and evaluating the intermediate (Class 12) board examinations, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday cancelled it as well as the Class 10 board examinations.

All degree colleges to offer courses in English in Andhra

The Andhra Pradesh government declared on Tuesday that all degree colleges in the state will employ English as the medium of instruction starting from the 2021-22 academic year.

60% students against using internal marks for Class XII result: Survey

While 80 per cent of Class XII students are relieved and pleased that the board examinations have been cancelled, nearly two-third of them are concerned about the use of internal school assessments to calculate results, a survey revealed on Tuesday.

Vijay Inder Singla releases list of best government schools of Punjab

Punjab School Education and Public Works Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Tuesday, released the list of best government schools for the session 2020-21 on the basis of overall grading. Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that the ranking of the schools has been divided into three categories; middle, high and senior secondary schools and top performing schools from

CTET exams to be held after 200 day delay, exam centres to be located nearby

Adopting the principle of 'Safety first, exams later' during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) examination on January 31, and allot candidates examination centres located near their houses.

IIIT-A condoles its ex-chairman's demise

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad on Friday condoled the demise of its former Chairman of Board of Governors, Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. F.C.Kohli who died on Thursday afternoon. Prof P Nagabhushan, Director IIIT-A said that the Institute was very lucky

Delhi University releases cut-off for Under Graduate courses

The University of Delhi (DU) has released the special cut-off for admission to undergraduate courses across colleges. Students who have not been able to attain a seat at the varsity in five cut-off lists so far can avail the opportunity. If a candidate has marks 

5-day FDP at IIIT-A from Oct 9

A five day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Data Science for  Internet of Things will be organized in online mode  by Data Analytics Lab, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad with the support of AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy Programmes  from Friday at Jhalwa campus, IIIT-A. Director Prof. P. Nagabhusan will grace the occasion as a guest of honour.

UPSC tells SC impossible to defer civil services exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it is impossible to defer the Civil Services Preliminary 2020 as all logistical arrangements have already been made. A 3-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar asked 

Virtual classrooms are the future of education

While briefing about online classroom process to the teachers of Jat College, Director of Digital Learning Center of MDU Dr. Naseeb Singh Gill said, "During the Corona pandemic, we faced many challenges, overcome them and also transformed them into opportunities. The field of education was also not untouched by this.

New National Education Policy set to be announced

The new National Education Policy is expected to be announced at 4 pm on Wednesday after the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved it in a meeting today morning.

The last education policy was adopted in 1992, just before India witnessed the Internet revolution. The document, therefore, did not factor in technology in the advancement of India’s national education goals.

8,000 students register for UG courses

Till date, 8,425 students have registered for taking admission to Panjab University undergraduate (UG) courses and 9,549 registered for postgraduate (PG) courses.

In the undergraduate courses, 2,390

IIM Sambalpur begins online MBA classes

After successfully completing the final term examinations of the first-year students online, IIM Sambalpur has commenced MBA, second year classes from today and which is being conducted online. The first year classes are set to begin from August 10.

Delhi University extends last date of admission

The University of Delhi (DU) on Sunday extended its online registration deadline to July 31 for admission to all courses including undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil and PhD.

CBSE 10th Result 2020: 91.46% students pass  

University of Hyderabad (UoH) to resume academics

The University of Hyderabad has formed a task force with twelve faculty members to outline a road map for the resumption of suspended teaching and learning activities for the academic year 2020-21. The university had suspended the academic activities on March 15 to contain the spread of Corona virus.

IIIT-A secures 10th rank

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) has achieved a milestone among the  top ten best technical institutes in the country. The leading magazine, India Today in its latest release of ranks of country top engineering colleges, IIIT-A has been ranked 10th position in the overall category. 

Punjab government to appeal against High Court's decision on school fees

Punjab Government is going to appeal to the double bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court against the decision of single bench regarding collection of fees by private schools for the period of lockdown. This was informed by Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla today.

Education department officials and 19,000 school teachers launch a one-day special awareness campaign

 As part of the 'Mission Fateh' launched by the state government to defeat the Corona pandemic, teachers from around 19,000 schools across the state and officials of education department today went door to door to educate the general public about the Corona epidemic.

Labourer’s son secures 4th rank in UP Board exams.

Sweet are the uses of adversity for Mukesh, son of a labourer who brought laurels to his family by surpassing all odds to score 93.5 pc marks and secured 4th rank in UP Board High School examination. Mukesh’s father Ram Lal may not be financially strong but he put in his “best efforts” for his son’s education.

UP: Toppers reveal their success mantra

 Prayagraj's technique of healthy mixture of balancing work and their passion. And though they may have various interests outside their field of study, there's one thing in common: toppers from the state, they have all managed to secure top ten ranks in UP Board High School examination. They are all shining stars aiming for a bright future. But they are different in their own ways. While some preferred studying hard others tried to create a balance between studies and playing outdoor games. But they have one thing in remain in the top ten.

Dhoni shattered upon Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

Neeraj called Dhoni to convey the heartbreaking news about Sushant’s demise to which Dhoni and his entire family.

Neeraj said that Sushant considered himself to be lucky to play the role of one of the finest cricketers and would work hard to become like his character.