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CBSE makes Arts a compulsory subject from next academic session

Apart from the four major spheres of music, dance, visual arts and theatre, CBSE has recommended introducing culinary art from classes 6 to 8.

Miranda House judged best college for third time in a row in HRD ministry’s national ranking

IIT-Madras tops the list of best institutes for higher education, while JNU and BHU are ranked seventh and tenth, respectively.

Universities — where you not only learn, but could also develop mental disorders

Despite all evidence which shows the importance of working together and cooperation, many people still believe that competition is the most efficient way to organise society.
High School Students

Across India, only 2 students took CBSE’s Class 12 theatre & gender studies courses

CBSE had introduced a host of optional vocational subjects, but less than 10 students sat for 6 of them. Four of these 6 subjects will be dropped for 2019-20.
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Modi govt moves to appoint VCs to 3 central universities after go-ahead from poll body

HRD ministry looks to name VCs to Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi Central University and Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya.

Pay up or leave — what Delhi private schools are telling poor students as RTE window ends

Students who took admission in Class 1 in 2011-12 batch have completed Class 8 this year, which means the RTE Act's EWS quota no longer applies to them.

Modi govt now says PhDs on ‘national priorities’ was a bureaucratic blunder

Minutes of an HRD meeting mention 'national priorities' but govt never issued a circular nor an order directing universities to comply with it.
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HRD ministry officials will head to Mussoorie to discuss ‘future of higher education’

About 15 HRD ministry officials of the rank of joint secretary and above are heading to Mussoorie on a three-day official retreat from 21 April.

Under Arvind Kejriwal govt, enrolment & pass percentage have fallen in Delhi govt schools

A report by NGO Praja Foundation highlights falling enrolment, poor retention and a massive drop in pass percentage in Delhi government schools.
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NIT-Kurukshetra orders students not to gate-crash weddings, threatens disciplinary action

NIT-Kurukshetra issued a circular on 16 March, describing such behaviour as 'unethical and immoral’.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.