The Maharashtra government has postponed the grade X and XII Maharashtra state board examinations to May and June, 2021 respectively. Citing fresh surge in the COVID-19 cases, the state’s education minister Varsha Gaikwad in a video message said, "We will ask the other boards to follow decision that the state board has taken." The board exams for HSC and SSC were earlier scheduled to start from April 23 and 29.
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An IIT-Bombay startup named 'NanoSniff Technologies' has unveiled world's first micro-sensor based explosive trace detector (ETD). Called 'NanoSniffer', the fully indigenous device can detect explosives within 10 seconds and even classify all military, conventional and homemade explosives. Developed using micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), the device can detect even nano-gram unit of explosives. Moreover, marketed by IIT-Delhi incubated… read-more
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The Maharashtra Education Department (MED) is considering whether the exams of HSC and SSC must be postponed by a few weeks, citing the sudden surge of covid-19 cases in the state. Though they haven't made a final decision yet, however, students and teachers are urging the government to conduct the exams in May for the safety of the students. A decision is expected to be made by April 9.
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The Himachal Pradesh government has promoted all students in state-run schools except grade 10 and 12 students. While the non-board exams were conducted from March 8, the government has decided to promote them irrespective of the scores. Moreover, students, who failed to appear for the examination, will have to take a re-test in the next two months. The government also ordered the closure of all educational institutes till April 4.
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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Singh announced a promotion for all school students, except for classes 10 and 12 for this academic session, on March 21. Reportedly, the order is applicable to government, private and, Central schools. Besides, all schools in the state have been shut until further orders from the government owing to the hike in the COVID-19 cases. Notably, the students were generally promoted in the last academic session… read-more
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A study by the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) stated that of all students in higher education institutes, only 7.55% come from minority communities. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government would focus on state-sponsored scholarships and improve distance learning portals like SWAYAM to make education available to minorities. Reportedly, the government will issue the University Grants Commission (UGC)… read-more
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Rajasthan’s Jaipur police has filed an FIR against the Secondary State Board’s textbook including a private publisher for allegedly associating Islam with terrorism. Reportedly, the complaint was filed by Mohsin Rasheed, the Congress’ minority cell state coordinator of Rajasthan Muslim Forum. While the political science textbook mentioned a question on terrorism, the private answer-key publishers wrote “Islamic terrorism is a form of Islam".… read-more
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An India-UK dual doctoral programme was launched on March 17 by the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur and the University of Manchester. The research-based programme provisions students to acquire knowledge by spending time in Manchester and Kharagpur. Open to IIT and IISc graduates, the programme will ensure parchments from both institutions to the successful students. Slated to start in July, the programme help students to benefit… read-more
To facilitate education of overseas students, IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) will now provide 16 online courses in various disciplines to them. Offering Diploma, Certificate, bachelor and master degree programmes to SAARC, non-SAARC, FSRI and NRI students, IGNOU will also give online reading materials. Besides, teachers' assistance will also be provided under it. The interested students would be required to register themselves… read-more
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal revealed that around 60% of the faculty members position at the Indian Institute of Management are reserved for the backward Classes. However, the 80% out of 60 remains vacant which is reserved for scheduled caste people. While replying to Congress MPs question, Pokhriyal stated that more than 50% of the reserved seats at the educational institutions remain vacant. The Ministry can only monitor vacancies but … read-more
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