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UPSC defers civil services results, wants clear stand on Jat quota

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has deferred results of the civil services examination due to the Supreme Court verdict scrapping Jat reservation and has asked the government to take a stand on their exclusion from the OBC quota.

IIT, IIM and ISI to offer a joint course starting this session

Three premier institutions of IIT Kharagpur, IIM Kolkata and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, have come together for the first time to offer a joint course in business analytics.

JEE 2015 (Main): Learn from experience of 2014 toppers

The Joint Entrance Exam (Main) is a prerequisite for admission to the undergraduate engineering and architecture programmes at the Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and other Centrally-funded technical institutions.

JEE BArch exam 2015: It’s time to get started on the drawing board

Design ready: The joint entrance exam for a BArch degree is scheduled for April 4, 2015. If you’ve failed to register, you have the option of signing up for National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Finland to scrap conventional schooling; should India follow suit?

To match up with the ever changing industry across the globe, in a latest move, Finland has decided to do away with subject-wise teaching and introduce teaching by topic. Should India follow this example?

Is an open and distance learning degree substandard?

Thumbs down: A recent Calcutta High Court judgment on open and distance learning (ODL) degrees casts a shadow on the future of 30 lakh students.

Planning higher studies in UK and Ireland? Some scholarships for you

Interested in going to the UK and Ireland for higher studies? Here are some scholarships that you can avail. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has announced the 2015/2016 Dean’s Undergraduate Scholarship in Economics that will be awarded to a new entrant.

Cleared first hurdle for getting into IIMs? Get ready for interview

Congratulations on clearing the first stage of the selection process of the IIMs, the top B-schools of India. The battle has now reached the second round. This round assesses your personality and your ability to take on a managerial role.

CBSE Class 12 economics: Students heave a sigh of relief

Something for all: The economics paper was a mix of difficult and easy questions

Jamia summer programme: A brush with Indian culture and heritage

Jamia Millia Islamia is organising the next edition of its International Summer School (ISS) in New Delhi. It offers intensive, undergraduate-level course modules and experiences that focus on the a range of issues and developments that are shaping contemporary India.

Have you finished high school? Get an undergraduate degree in tourism

The Oberoi Group has launched the online application process for its systematic training and education programme (STEP). Students finishing their high school are eligible for the course.

IIT-Kharagpur to launch short term courses

Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur  is launching short-term courses on niche subjects via video conferencing for students of engineering colleges and working professionals from April, it said in a statement.

In India, education is about rote learning: Manish Sisodia

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had promised to improve things in government schools of Delhi.

No-fail policy in govt schools under scanner

Govt wants policy restricted to Class III, teachers say rule creating academically weak generation.

CBSE's 'surprise' may be a signal for reforms in exams

The ‘tough’ mathematics paper in the CBSE’s Class 12 exam has again brought to the centre stage the wisdom of making optional the Class 10 board exam for students. It was the UPA government’s decision.
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UGC to outsource NET exam to CBSE

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to outsource the National Eligibility Test (NET)  for lecturers to CBSE.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Eligibility: First class in graduation in engineering/technology/medicine or first class in master’s degree in science or pharmacy or equivalent or first class MBA with any of the above.

Shell Science Scholarship Programme

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest investors in India’s energy sector, among major global integrated oil companies, has opened registrations for its third Shell Junior National Science Scholarship programme 2014-2015.