The problem of burning out

It will also not be necessary for school students to drop a year to prepare for the JEE Main. Over 10 lakh students attempt JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) every year. I propose that B.Tech admissions into IITs happen in the third year, after students spend two years in engineering colleges. The science departments of the IITs, freed from the teaching load, can work with smart school students, desirous ...

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Lessons from leather

I was lucky to get my first preference, the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) in Chennai. My project involved analysing the factors responsible for the export performance of leather garments in India. It has a huge database and an economics department in place, which definitely was an ideal place for me, given my interest in applied econometrics. For the next two weeks, we were given orien...

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How effective is this?

Also, the pattern is highly problematic for the social science courses where there are no black and white answers. An individual’s understanding of a particular topic can vary, based on his/her socialisation which cannot be summed up in one word answers. The answers are supposed to be backed by detailed explanation, which can vary from person to person, based on their experiences. The pattern of...

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Professor Anju Seth becomes first woman director of IIM-Calcutta

Professor Seth is an alumni of IIM-C and has most recently held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USA Professor Seth is an alumni of IIM-C and has most recently held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USAProfessor Anju Seth became the first woman director of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) in the five decades of its...

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Political will needed to bring changes in education sector: Manish Sisodia

Express Photo/ FileA political will is necessary to bring about a revolution in the education sector in the country, Delhi deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Friday. “In Delhi, we have seen parents taking their children out of private schools and enrolling them in government schools, something unheard of until now,” said Manish Sisodia. Express Photo/ File “In Delhi, we have seen pare...

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Fake degree row: NSUI candidate writes to V-C seeking re-election

The NSUI argued for Chhillar taking up the position of DUSU president, citing the Representation of People’s Act 1951. Ankiv Baisoya was elected DUSU president on September 13 Ankiv Baisoya was elected DUSU president on September 13DUSU secretary Aakash Choudhary, from the NSUI, Friday submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor asking for fresh elections. The AISA has demanded that criminal p...

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DU cancels Ankiv Baisoya admission after TN varsity confirms degree is fake

Baisoya and DU Registrar Tarun Kumar Das did not respond to calls and texts by The Indian Express. For all the latest Education News, download Indian Express App “He (Sarao) has written a letter to the Registrar about the cancellation of admission. The decision was taken on Wednesday after Thiruvalluvar University (TU) sent a written note to DU confirming that Baisoya’s marksheet pertaining to...

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Supreme Court quashes plea seeking better RTE implementation

The society had sought implementation of the right to education of children in the 6-14 years age group. (File) The bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, took note of the fact that the Centre has given the response after taking note of the representation. The bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, took note of the fact that the Centre has given the response aft...

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‘Don’t expect miracles’, says SC refusing to hear PIL on RTE implementation

Refusing to monitor the RTE implementation in the country, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “Don’t expect miracles. The teachers’ body, in its PIL, had sought implementation of the right to education of children aged between six to 14 years. (File)“Don’t expect miracles” in a huge country like India, the Supreme Court said Friday, refusing to further hear a PIL seekin...

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Anna University announces revised exam dates postponed due to Cyclone Gaja

Anna University exams 2018: Check the rescheduled datesDate of scheduled examsNovember 15, 2018Revised datesNovember 22Date of scheduled examsNovember 16Revised datesDecember 13Date of scheduled examsNovember 17Revised datesDecember 14, 2018. Anna University had this week released a notification regarding the cancellation of all examinations for various department scheduled to be conducted on Nove...

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CBSE Class 10 English sample paper for 2019 board exams

CBSE Class 10 board exams 2019: Here is the sample paper on English CBSE Class 10 board exams 2019: Here is the sample paper on EnglishCBSE Class 10 board exams 2019: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct board examinations from February for the coming academic year 2019. (1—4=4 marks)Before word afterThe study fossils is very important (a) ________ ________ _______and...

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IIFT MBA 2019 admit card released, download at iift.ac.in

IIFT MBA 2019 admit card: The written test will be conducted on December 2, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm IIFT MBA 2019 admit card: The written test will be conducted on December 2, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pmIIFT MBA 2019 admit card: The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has released the identity card or the admit card of the Master of Business Administration International Business (MBA IB) examin...

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Bihar Board Inter exams from February 6, Matric exams from Februray 21

BSEB Class 10, 12 board exams 2019: BSEB class 10 exams will commence on February 21 and will continue till February 28, 2019 BSEB Class 10, 12 board exams 2019: BSEB class 10 exams will commence on February 21 and will continue till February 28, 2019BSEB Class 10, 12 board exams 2019: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has released the date sheet for matric or class 10 and class 12 exams o...

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Anna University, CUTN, Puducherry University, Bharathidasan University postpone exams due to Cyclone Gaja

Cyclone Alert for north Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coast (Twitter/PIB_India) Cyclone Alert for north Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coast (Twitter/PIB_India)After Anna University and Puducherry University, Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) has cancelled their annual examination due to Cyclone Gaja. The local administrations in various districts of Tamil Nadu including Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Ramanath...

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Cyclone Gaja: CUTN, Anna University, Puducherry University, Bharathidasan University postpone exams

Cyclone Alert for north Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coast (Twitter/PIB_India) Cyclone Alert for north Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coast (Twitter/PIB_India)After Anna University and Puducherry University, Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) has cancelled their annual examination due to Cyclone Gaja. The local administrations in various districts of Tamil Nadu including Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Ramanath...

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UNESCO MGIEP and Andhra govt launch second edition of ‘Tech 2018’ in Vishakhapatnam

Over the next three days, Tech 2018 will feature speakers from the fields of digital learning, artificial intelligence, games for learning and more. In addition, UNESCO MGIEP launched a digital screening app for dyslexia. The three-day education conference was inaugurated by AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu who said that he wants to make technological advancements in education a reality. “We at UNESCO ...

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IISc, IIT-Delhi among top 100 in Global University Employability Rankings

The leading Indian institutions in terms of employability are the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Bombay. To produce the 2018 ‘Global University Employability Ranking’, an online survey was completed by two panels of participants between May and September 2018. “India’s performance in the employability ranking has been somewha...

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IGNOU B.Ed admission 2019 registration date extended

IGNOU B.Ed admission 2019: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended application submission date for B.Ed and management programme. IGNOU B.Ed admission 2019: Candidates can apply online visiting the official website “ ignou.ac.in. The entire programme fees of IGNOU B.Ed is Rs 50,000. Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website “ ignou.ac.in. The la...

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Fake degree row: DUSU head Baisoya quits, ABVP suspends him pending enquiry

Ankiv Baisoya was elected DUSU president on September 13 Ankiv Baisoya was elected DUSU president on September 13Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) President Ankiv Baisoya Thursday tendered his resignation from the post, at the behest of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). “Keeping the dignity of office, and the mandate of students in mind, I am resigning from the post of DUSU ...

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Fake degree row: ABVP suspends Ankiv Baisoya, asks him to step down as DUSU President

Ankiv Baisoya was elected DUSU president on September 13 Ankiv Baisoya was elected DUSU president on September 13The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday asked Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) President Ankiv Baisoya to resign from his post and also suspended him from the organization pending enquiry in connection with his alleged fake marksheet case. Baisoya had been elected ...

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AIIMS MBBS 2019: Registration likely to begin today at aiimsexams.org

AIIMS MBBS 2019: AIIMS is expected to start MBBS 2019 registration from November 15, 2018. ” The basic registration process will close prior to the entrance examination so that no further applications can be filled. AIIMS MBBS 2019: The exam will be held on May 25 and 26 and the result is expected by June 12. There is no fee for the basic registration and only after verifying the details fi...

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IIM autonomy: HRD (Irani) resisted but PMO pushed, helped by HRD (Javadekar)

Even after the HRD Ministry had relented, the Law Ministry objected to the deletion of the Clause on the Visitor. The key differences between the HRD Ministry and PMO include:President as VisitorThe provision anointing the President as the Visitor of all IIMs was the biggest flashpoint between the HRD Ministry and the PMO. That apart, instead of four secretaries of states on the forum, PMO suggest...

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Govt to assess learning levels of students next month

In July 2016, the Delhi government had found that only 44% of students of classes VI-VIII in their schools could read texts of their level. The language and mathematics comprehension of students from classes III-V and VI-VIII in Delhi government schools will be assessed next month to determine at what scale the government needs to carry out its basic learning interventions in the coming year. In A...

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Delhi: Education officials to sit in class to identify gaps in teaching

He stated that the government would consider increasing the SMC fund if they get “good feedback about proper utilisation”. If deficiency is found, they can recommend the hiring of additional resource persons using the School Management Committee (SMC) fund,” said Director of Education Sanjay Goel. In the mid-term examinations held in September, only 30% of students in class X and 50% of stud...

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Education officials to sit in class to identify gaps in teaching

He stated that the government would consider increasing the SMC fund if they get “good feedback about proper utilisation”. If deficiency is found, they can recommend the hiring of additional resource persons using the School Management Committee (SMC) fund,” said Director of Education Sanjay Goel. In the mid-term examinations held in September, only 30% of students in class X and 50% of stud...

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Taking the road back to a tech career

The return-to-work programme by Walmart Labs seeks to identify women with the requisite tech skills and prepare them for product management roles. “For a return-to-work programme to be successful, the top management’s involvement alone will not help. For return-to-work programmes to work, companies have to cross barriers. “A majority of returnship programmes are generic in nature. Those focu...

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We talk, they listen

more-inEffective internal communication can improve productivity by 35% ” that's a finding of a McKinsey study. Internal communication plays a crucial role in keeping employees receptive to critical messages relating to strategy and organisational culture. Millennials think different and favour social media. Internal communication should be something employees look forward to. The nuances a...

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CBSE invites renewal application for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship

Know how to apply here Know how to apply hereThe Central Board of Secondary Education has invited renewal application forms from the eligible applicants who have been granted scholarship under Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship. The candidates have to send the hard copy of the online application on or before December 31, 2018. The renewal application is available on the National Scholarship Port...

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GATE 2019: Exam city correction begins

Read | Here’s how to prepare for GATE 2019 without coachingThis year, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will be conducting GATE 2019. IIT Madras has started accepting the request for exam city change in the GATE 2019 application form on November 13 onwards. GATE 2019: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will be conducted by IIT Madras. The GATE 2019 score is valid for thre...

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Pune: Science no longer most wanted stream in FYJC, commerce takes top spot

The number of vacant seats in the commerce stream, however, was almost one-third of this. Commerce stream may be an attractive prospect because students feel it will help them get a job faster, said Raut. Significantly, about 40 per cent of seats in the science stream remained vacant. Of the 39,810 seats available for admissions in science faculty, only 24,089 seats were filled, while 15,721 seats...

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