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Innovation Mission will fire up students in every District

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Innovation Mission will fire up students in every District

What us an ATL? The full form is Atal Tinkering lab. Atal Tinkering Labs are innovation play workspaces for students between grade 8 to 12, stimulating innovations combining science and technology. Their aim is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in schools, universities and industry. Named after former prime minister Artal Behari Vajpayee, these labs are […]

MGC University, Bihar  gets 10 percent land: Happy!

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MGC University, Bihar gets 10 percent land: Happy!

Motihari (Bihar): Mahatma Gandhi Central University of Bihar, now running out of a makeshift campus located on the premises of Zila school is set to get 33 acres for its ‘permanent campus’. It is only about 10 percent of what is needed.  According to the original plan, the university is to  be given 302 acres […]

Kids in water to protest school merger

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Kids in water to protest school merger

Dhanbad: The new policy of ‘merging’ government schools by the state government forced school kids to protest by standing waist deep in water, reports a local daily. some 47 students from a primary school are protesting the government decision to merge their school with another, a middle school three kilometres away. The proposed school lacks basic […]

JNU students upset: mess rates up by  100%!

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JNU students upset: mess rates up by 100%!

New Delhi: In yet another controversial move, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has increased its mess rates by 100 per cent, attracting strong reactions from students, says a PTI report. A circular issued by the office of Dean of Students of JNU on February 27 notified revision of charges of mess admission dues, guest and […]

Ranchi schools to submit  RTE Quota details

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Ranchi schools to submit RTE Quota details

Ranchi: Are private schools complying with the 25% quota for underprivileged children? Private schools in Ranchi district have to furnish detailed reports of admissions by March 5. District superintendent of education (DSE) Shivendra Kumar said the purpose of seeking the data was to find out if all schools were following the  RTE guidelines and making […]

Bihar Council backs Unpaid University Teachers

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Bihar Council backs Unpaid University Teachers

Patna: Around 40,000 serving and retired college and university teachers and employees haven’t been paid in the past five months, and the issue rose in the Bihar Legislative Council on Wednesday.  Members cutting across party lines took up the cause and called for government intervention to resolve it. Congress MLC Dilip Kumar Chaudhary raised the […]

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

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TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

New Delhi:  The Tata Institute of Social Sciences students and alumni  staged a demonstration near the Human Resource Development Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars on February 26, reports PTI. The students of all the campuses of the institute have been protesting since February 21 against the administration demanding tuition, […]

UP:  Fake Education Board busted

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UP: Fake Education Board busted

Lucknow, Feb 18 : A fake education board, which operated in several states and  ‘duped’ hundreds of students, was busted by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force, and  seven persons arrested, reports PTI. In UP alone, 62 educational institutes are reportedly  affiliated to this board, while three websites – www.upsosb.ac.in, www.upsos.co.in and www.upsos.in – were […]

Signs of the Times should shape new Teaching priorirties

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Signs of the Times should shape new Teaching priorirties

Teachers keep doing certain things in school because we think they are good for the children we teach, and sometimes simply because we have “always done it”. For example, should we continue to teach young children how to use a dictionary? The dictionary in the book form is on its way out – the Encyclopaedia […]

Schools and Parents

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Schools and Parents

Sir Several schools in Calcutta are keeping an eye on the behaviour of the parents during the admission interviews for their children.. This innovative move will definitely help school authorities keep track of where parents are going wrong in their behaviour towards their wards. The home is a child’s first school, as the first lessons […]

Ten Thousand Tripura Teachers to be axed by December 31 ?

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Ten Thousand Tripura Teachers to be axed by December 31 ?

Agartala (Tripura):  This northeastern state is heading for an educational  crisis, because according to a court order, over ten thousand government teachers (10,323 to be exact) will lose their jobs by December 31. In a major blow to a section of teachers in Tripura, a letter from HRD ministry has said salaries of teachers sanctioned […]

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