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By GovernanceToday
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Dec 28th, 2016
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With a survey indicating the need for significant improvement in their learning levels, the Centre recently indicated that students of Classes 5 and 8 may have to appear for annual examinations. “According to an annual survey by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on the learning achievement of children in Classes 3, 5, 8 and 10, there is ...
By GovernanceToday
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Dec 27th, 2016
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The Medical Council of India has permitted corporates and “for profit” institutions to start medical colleges in the country. Nearly two months after the Niti Aayog committee recommended privatisation of medical colleges, the general body of the council that met in New Delhi recently resolved to allow corporate companies to start medical colleges. If the Supreme Court-...
By GovernanceToday
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Dec 27th, 2016
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The Maharashtra government has decided to convert 100 municipal and government-run schools into ‘international’ schools, in what could be termed as one of the most ambitious schemes in the public education sector. The development aims to bring government school students at par with international education benchmarks. The state-run international schools are set to be la...
By GovernanceToday
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Nov 8th, 2016
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The Union government has decided to allocate a unique identification number to every judge in the country, including those in the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts, to help the apex court track the performance of individual judges and make all judgments delivered through his or her career available on the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG). As of now, no such record...
By GovernanceToday
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Oct 10th, 2016
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is trying to take the load off students’ backs. In a recent set of guidelines issued to all affiliated schools, the board has suggested that teachers should not penalise students in any way for not bringing textbooks or workbooks. The guidelines list different measures for schools, teachers and parents to ensure that scho...
By GovernanceToday
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Oct 10th, 2016
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India topped the list in South Asia in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17, marking a new high for the country but also reflecting the strides it needs to take in the globally competitive sector. The highly regarded Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, is India’s top institution among the 31 in the list, and featured in the 201-250 group in ...
By GovernanceToday
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Oct 6th, 2016
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The Union Cabinet has cleared the setting up of Higher Education Financing Agency to provide funds up to Rs 20,000 crore for building research-oriented infrastructure at IITs, IIMs and other higher education institutes. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar recently said that the agency would be jointly promoted by an identified promoter and his m...
By GovernanceToday
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Aug 3rd, 2016
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The Centre is planning an exit exam for MBBS students passing out of government as well as private medical colleges to address concerns over the standard of medical colleges and the quality of doctors being produced in the country. The move is part of wideranging reforms in the medical sector being considered  by  a high-powered committee headed by Niti Aayog vice-chai...
By GovernanceToday
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Jul 11th, 2016
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently launched Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana, a scheme that will ensure meritorious students do not stop enrolling for higher education due to lack of funds. Under the provisions of the scheme, the state government would provide education loan at only 1% interest per annum to students undergoing higher education, including managem...
By GovernanceToday
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Jul 8th, 2016
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A government panel entrusted with making suggestions for the new national education policy has recommended restrictions on political activities in universities and colleges across the country. The committee, headed by former cabinet secretary T S R Subramanian, has also said that educational institutions should consider derecognising student groups based explicitly on ...