JNU students upset: mess rates up by 100%!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ?

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 […]

Service of the poor is goal of Christian Education

Service of the poor is goal of Christian Education

Calcutta: Rights of Minorities guaranteed by the constitution are being systemically eroded, and those who manage the premier Christian educational institutions of the country are worried. However, the direction of Christian educational educations is clear: service of the poor, says Calcutta Archbishop Thomas D’Souza. A national colloquium of Catholic educationists in Calcutta (16 November)  heard […]

JNU ‘disciplines’ students, again!

JNU ‘disciplines’ students, again!

Jawaharlal Nehru University authorities have held 15 students, most of them from socially disadvantaged backgrounds (Dalits and OBCs), guilty of indiscipline for protesting against seat cuts in research courses and the rule making interviews the sole determinant of selection. The students, who had arrived to meet vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar in February this year, have […]

Long way to go for dignified life

Long way to go for dignified life

Indian culture and tradition is considered old and great all over the world where people worship various female goddesses like Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati and Kali. On the other hand in the ground realities taking birth as a woman in the Indian society can be said as curse for them. Women in India face lots of […]