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CGPA instead of marks, lateral entry — Modi govt SoP to bring board parity

Standard operating procedure, approved by education ministry earlier this month, seeks to resolve issue of unrecognised school boards with disparate curricula & ways of functioning.

School dropout rate among girls gone down in 4 yrs says Modi govt, claims credit for schemes

Minister of state for education, Annapurna Devi, told parliament that dropout rate among girls has gone down, the sharpest of which has been at secondary level — a decline of nearly 5%.

Mining courses in Tanzania, energy systems in Nepal — IITs see interest in offshore campuses

Offshore campuses are part of the central government’s plan to ‘internationalise’ education as discussed in the new National Education Policy 2020.

Theatre society of DU’s BR Ambedkar College forced to drop Urdu name? Principal denies charge

College theatre society, which is said to have been named ‘Ilhaam (revelation)', was allegedly renamed ‘Aarambh (beginning)' Monday, following a 'diktat' from principal.

Teacher vacancies in KVs rose to 12,000 in 2022 from 5,562 in 2019, govt tells Parliament

There are 1,247 KVs across the country, after two new schools — one in Karnataka’s Belagavi and another in Punjab’s Ropar — were inaugurated in 2021.

12,598 students score 100 in Class 10 maths, highest of all subjects in CBSE board exams

Pass percentage for CBSE Class 10 is 94.4% this year, while that for Class 12 is 92.7%. Owing to Covid disruptions, CBSE hasn't declared its list of toppers for Class 10 and 12.

CBSE class 12 results declared, 92.71% students pass exam & girls outperform boys

Over 33,000 students have scored above 95% while 1.34 lakh have scored above 90%, the board said.

No dearth of applications but older IIMs lack caste diversity, reveals enrolment data

Data shared by the Ministry of Education shows that the older, elite IIMs do not have good representation of candidates from the SC, ST and OBC categories.

62% of Indian IELTS aspirants find it difficult to converse fluently in English, finds survey

The LeapScholar survey shows that 39% of IELTS language proficiency test aspirants use regional languages as fillers while conversing in English, 33% use Hollywood shows to improve.

Phase one of CUET concludes — Nearly 2 lakh students take the entrance test, maximum from UP

According to the National Testing Agency’s data, 49,915 students were from UP, followed by 20,840 from Bihar and nearly 19,000 from Madhya Pradesh.

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Representational image | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Who is vocational education training for? Data shows over 84% Indian didn’t get any

Periodic Labour Force Survey data shows the situation is worse for women. And those who got the training, almost half of them accounted for self-learning or ‘learning on the job’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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