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95 percent schools don't comply with RTE guidelines: Study

Over two years after the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) was notified by the central government, more than 95 percent of schools in the country do not comply with its guidelines, a study by an NGO has found.

Delhi government plans to hire 1,000 Urdu teachers

The Delhi government plans to appoint around 1,000 Urdu teachers , an official said Monday.

UP students to get free laptops, computer tablets

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give free laptops and computer tablets to students in the the state who pass the high school and intermediate examinations in 2012. The beneficiaries would include students passing...

Admission software hacked, medical student tells court

The Supreme Court Tuesday was told by a petitioner that the software developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for online counselling and admission to post-graduate medical courses was not foolproof and prone to hacking.

IGNOU online course on sustainable science

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for an online diploma course in sustainable science, an official said on Tuesday.

DU officials say no 100 percent cut-off this time

"Although the cut-off is expected to rise again due to the students' performance in the board exams, I can assure the students that it won't go to 100 percent this year," the university's Dean for Student Welfare, J.M. Khurana said.

Yale names IIM, Ahmedabad almunus to top post

The prestigious Yale School of Management has appointed Indian American professor Anjani Jain as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA programme as part of the school's expansion programme.

UP varsity gets own weather station

The Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) here in the Uttar Pradesh capital has launched its own automatic weather station that would provide round-the-clock weather forecasts, an official said.

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Science cut-offs rise sharply in DU 1st list

Cut-offs for admission to Delhi University touched a new high for the new academic session, with science courses registering the biggest jump of up to 15% in the first list announced on Monday.

UP Govt revives cash-for-girl scheme in education

The state Cabinet today decided to revive Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojana, which was shelved during previous Mayawati government. The state government has already made allocation of Rs. 439.34 crore for Kanya Vidya Dhan scheme under the current fiscal year.

Parents, NGO move HC against new IIT pattern

Even as the controversy surrounding the 2013 IIT admissions appeared to be settling down, Monday brought about a new twist in the tale. Nearly a dozen parents, in collaboration with an NGO, filed a petition in the Bombay High Court — demanding a stay on the new pattern for 2013.
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Bridge School, Northwestern University tie up for courses

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Bridge School of Management, a part of HT Media Ltd, has entered into a joint venture with the US-based Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies to deliver innovative blended online and in-person professional certificate programmes in India.

Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Eligibility: Students with a ­bachelor’s degree in science with at least one of the subject botany, chemistry, geology, ­mathematics, physics, zoology are eligible to apply. Those with a bachelor’s degree in ­agriculture or forestry may also apply. Candidates who are in the final year of their BSc/MSc are also eligible.

KC Mahindra Scholarships 2014

KC Mahindra Education Trust will offer interest-free loan ­scholarships to Indian nationals for postgraduate studies abroad in various fields. The maximum amount for the scholarship will be Rs. 2 lakh per scholar, except for the three KC Mahindra fellow scholarships for which the ­maximum amount will be Rs. 8 lakhs per scholar.
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