Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicEducation ministry

Topic: Education ministry

UGC asks higher institutes to create 25% extra seats for international students

The UGC guidelines said these additional seats will not include international students under exchange programmes or/and through MoUs.

NEP’s next phase: Encouraging students to work on start-ups, push for ‘Bharatiya Games’

The School Innovation Scheme is among a host of new initiatives launched by the government Friday as part of the next phase of NEP implementation.

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.

Over 200 kids who lost parents to Covid admitted to KVs, Modi govt tells Parliament

Special quota under PM CARES for Children scheme was introduced this year after quota for pupils recommended by MPs was scrapped.

Education Ministry to launch special programme for ‘Agniveers’, with aim to boost job prospects

Ministry says programme will enable ‘Agniveers’ who are '10th Class pass to obtain a 12th Class pass certificate by developing customised courses that are relevant to their area of service'.

Education Ministry to launch special course for young defence recruits ‘Agniveers’

Under the new programme that has been designed by IGNOU, 50% of the credits required for a graduate degree will come from the in-skill training received under 'Agnipath' scheme.

‘Remind students to sip water, reduce hours’ — Centre issues advisory to schools on heatwave

The guidelines issued by the Department of School Education and Literacy also have specific instructions for transport, food and uniform.

Ministry ‘exploring legal action’ against IIM-Rohtak director Dheeraj Sharma in eligibility case

According to govt, Sharma passed his bachelors examination with second division, which is allegedly concealed from education ministry. A first-division is a criteria for IIM director’s post.

Education ministry seeks ‘formal report’ from JNU on campus violence on Ram Navami

Two groups of students clashed at the university's Kaveri hostel Sunday allegedly over serving non-vegetarian food on Ram Navami.

IIM-Rohtak head got 2nd term ‘despite Modi govt objections’, now served notice over eligibility

Board of Governors decided to retain director Dheeraj Sharma despite education ministry flagging 'discrepancies' in his qualifications. Ministry now exploring legal options.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, addresses a press conference upon the upcoming Air Force day parade at Akash Officers Mess in New Delhi on Tuesday. ThePrint photo by Suraj Singh Bisht

Mirages, MiG 29s, Jaguars to be phased out by 2035, IAF seeks more aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said Tuesday that even though the force was looking at quality and technology of fighters, numbers still mattered.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.