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CBSE exams 2021: Best time management tips for students
Education

CBSE exams 2021: Best time management tips for students

This year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct class 10 and 12 exams between May 4 and June 10. The results will be announced by July 15th. With board exams getting pushed from February to May, 2021 is witnessing a delayed start of the academic year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the delayed schedule is a cause of concern for students, the extra time they are getting for preparation can prove to be beneficial if they are able to utilise it in the right manner. Time management is the cornerstone of any exam preparation journey and CBSE exams are no exception. Managing time efficiently during preparation and in the examination hall are as important as the last minute suggestions. Effective time management skills are instrumental in helping students comple...
NIOS to take Gita, Ramayan to madrassas
Education

NIOS to take Gita, Ramayan to madrassas

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) will introduce its new curriculum on ancient Indian knowledge and heritage at 100 madarassas as part of the National Education Policy (NEP). The NIOS, an autonomous institute under the education ministry, will start a basic course for classes 3, 5 and 8. “We are starting with 100 madarsas and will extend the programme to 500 in future,” NIOS chairman Saroj Sharma said. NIOS has prepared 15 courses on the ‘Bharatiya Jnana Parampara’ (Indian knowledge tradition) that includes veda, yoga, science, vocational skills, Sanskrit language, Ramayan epic narratives, Bhagvad Gita teachings and the Panini-propounded Maheshwara Sutras, among others. These courses are equivalent to classes 3, 5, and 8 of elementary education. Union education minis...
Indian school students discover 18 new asteroids
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Indian school students discover 18 new asteroids

Indian school students have recently discovered and named 18 new asteroids as part of a global science programme, confirmed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), an organisation that assigns official names and designations to celestial bodies. STEM and Space, an organisation working towards the learning of astronomy and space science in India, conducted the International Asteroid Discovery Project, along with the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) as part of a NASA citizen science project. High-quality astronomical data was provided by IASC -- an online scientific program for kids to discover Asteroids and Near-Earth Objects (NEO), during this project, and students from India and all across the globe analysed it. How Indian students discovered asteroids N...
Mizoram: Colleges and universities to reopen from 1 March
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Mizoram: Colleges and universities to reopen from 1 March

The Mizoram government has decided to reopen colleges, universities, and other higher educational institutions from March 1, an official statement said. A meeting of Education and Health department officials chaired by Higher and Technical Education Minister Dr. R Lalthangliana on Friday decided to reopen colleges, universities, and higher educational institutions from March 1, the statement said. The meeting instructed all college authorities to undertake mandatory thermal screening at the entrance and to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), it said. Lalthangliana, who is also the Health Minister, urged authorities of schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines made from time to time. Health and family w...
Maharashtra Classes 10, 12 Board Exams Will Be Held: Varsha Gaikwad
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Maharashtra Classes 10, 12 Board Exams Will Be Held: Varsha Gaikwad

Maharashtra school education minister Varsha Gaikwad on Friday said the Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations will be held in the state. She denied reports that the Class 10 examination has been cancelled due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the state. In schools where coronavirus cases have been found, local authorities have been directed to ensure that necessary hygiene and disinfection measures are taken, the minister said. Considering the rise in cases in some districts, the local administration has been asked to close schools for some time from March 1 if felt necessary, Ms. Gaikwad said. Earlier, Ms. Gaikwad announced that the written exams of the state board's Class 12 will be held from April 23 to May 29, and of Class 10 from April 29 to May 31. The exams are usuall...
IFIM Law School announces commencement of LLB Programs
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IFIM Law School announces commencement of LLB Programs

IFIM Law School, the 15th Best Law School (Careers 360:2020), announces the commencement of admissions for its 2021-2022 academic year. First round of admissions closes on 31st March 2021. Affiliated to KSLU and recognized by the Bar Council of India, IFIM Law School offers courses like BBA. LLB (the 5-year integrated course) and LLB (the 3-Year course). Students from any stream are welcome. Students with good academic performance can avail scholarships of up to 100 percent. IFIM Law School is transforming legal education with interventions like Personality Enhancement Program, Research Incubation, Social Immersion Program, Mentorship Program, and Industry Internship Programme (IIP). The Law School also has a unique CGPA system which offers interdisciplinary courses to accommodate th...
NEET: List Of Top Medical Colleges In India
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NEET: List Of Top Medical Colleges In India

Every year, the Ministry of Education ranks educational institutions across the country, including medical colleges, in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Admission to undergraduate medical programmes in India, including MBBS and BDS is offered based on the result of the qualifying exam – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).   National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct NEET 2021. The date of the undergraduate medical entrance test is yet to be announced. Reports suggest that NEET 2021 could see major changes like multiple shifts, computer-based tests etc. Whether these changes will be made or not will be known only after the announcement of NEET 2021 date. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is likely to make an announcement regarding...
Four panels to look into governance reforms for IITs
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Four panels to look into governance reforms for IITs

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has set up four committees to explore a range of governance reforms for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), including more autonomy for an institute’s Board of Governors (BoG) and restructuring membership of the Senate. This is the incumbent’s government’s second attempt at exploring the possibility of giving more autonomy to the BoGs at IITs. The four committees were set up in December last year at the behest of Dr. K Radhakrishnan, chairman of the IIT Council’s Standing Committees. In a letter written to Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare last year, Radhakrishnan had suggested that the Boards of six IITs, to begin with, be given graded autonomy in 2021. The letter doesn’t elaborate on the nature of independence but states that the gover...
Nagpur: Schools and colleges to remain closed till March 7 amid rise
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Nagpur: Schools and colleges to remain closed till March 7 amid rise

Following a rise in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's Nagpur, schools, colleges, and coaching classes will remain closed till March 7, said Power Minister Nitin Raut on Monday. Raut, who is the guardian minister of Nagpur city, said that main markets will remain shut on weekends. However, hotels and restaurants can run at 50 percent capacity. "Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Nagpur district, schools, colleges, and coaching classes to remain closed till March 7. Main markets to remain closed on weekends. Hotels, restaurants to run at 50 percent capacity and marriage halls to be closed after February 25 till March 7," Raut said. This comes a day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray gave a stern warning to the people saying there will be a total lockdown if they don't star...
Visva-Bharati University aimed to free India’s education system from shackles of subordination, says PM Modi
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Visva-Bharati University aimed to free India’s education system from shackles of subordination, says PM Modi

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore developed a system of education at Visva-Bharati University to free and modernise India's education system from the shackles of subordination, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Speaking at the convocation ceremony of Visva-Bharati University, via video conferencing, PM Modi said the new National Education Policy (NEP) implemented in the country also aims to free Indian education from the older shackles and give the students the freedom to showcase their talent. "The new National Education Policy is a major step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. It gives strength to research and innovation," he said. He said in the Union Budget of 2021, the government, through the National Research Foundation has proposed to spend Rs 50 thousand crores over the peri...
Chandigarh University launches Mohali city’s first community radio 90.0
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Chandigarh University launches Mohali city’s first community radio 90.0

Chandigarh University today celebrated the festival of Basant Panchami - The arrival of Spring in a unique way by launching Mohali city's first community radio 90.0 Radio Punjab at its campus. The radio station and studio of Radio Punjab 90.0 were inaugurated by Charanjit Singh Channi, Minister for Technical Education, Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Government of Punjab, and Upasana Singh, Bollywood Actress, and Comedian. University Institute of Media Studies (UIMS), the mass communication institute of Chandigarh University, would be running the community radio "Radio Punjab". Radio Punjab 90.0 will cater to the audience of Mohali, Kharar, Morinda, Kurali, besides covering the rural areas of Mankheri, Roorkee Pukhta, Mamupur, Gharuan, Batta, and Simbal Majra which are the adopted villa...
IFIM Law School Bangalore appoints Padmanabha Ramanujam as dean and Mentor of law education
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IFIM Law School Bangalore appoints Padmanabha Ramanujam as dean and Mentor of law education

IFIM Law School, one of the leading private law institutes has appointed Prof. Padmanabha Ramanujam as the Dean of the institute. Prof. Ramanujam has joined the Centre for Development and Education (CDE) at IFIM as the Director of Legal Education in January 2021. He has also taken up the responsibilities of mentoring the law faculty and strengthening the Law department. He will also be a Member of the Governing Council for the School of Law, Vijaybhoomi University, Karjat, Greater Mumbai. Before joining IFIM Law School, Prof Ramanujam has served as a Chief Knowledge Officer at QS IGAUGE, where he was responsible for designing and developing 17 subject indicators to rate Universities and Colleges in India. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the research, design, and development of...
Chandigarh govt school sets up herbal garden to impart practical knowledge to students
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Chandigarh govt school sets up herbal garden to impart practical knowledge to students

In order to impart practical knowledge to students regarding agriculture and waste management, the Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), in Chandigarh's Dhanas has set up a herbal garden on its premises. Seema Rani, Principal of GMSSS, told: "In this herbal garden, the students learn the importance of cleanliness and greenery in their day-to-day life. They take the waste to compost in a pond specially made for composting and worming for plantation and agriculture. "We are providing them a practical knowledge as well as theoretical knowledge as Chandigarh is going to present Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) an international students survey in 2022," Rani said. She also said that the New Education Policy also laid emphasis on the creativity and criti...
Educational Institutes Reopening Today In These States
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Educational Institutes Reopening Today In These States

Four more states are reopening educational institutions that had been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are being reopened today with safety-measures in place. Karnataka colleges are reopening for students of all undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering, and diploma classes. Chattisgarh schools are resuming physical classes for students of Classes 9 to 12 and pre-primary and primary schools in Sikkim are reopening today after a gap of 11 months with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol. UP Colleges Reopening In Uttar Pradesh, all degree colleges, state, private universities, and other educational institutions of higher learning are reopening today with adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. It will be mandatory for all teachers and students to wear face masks. Students...
DRDO Online Courses: Last Date To Apply For Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security Programmes
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DRDO Online Courses: Last Date To Apply For Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security Programmes

DRDO Online Courses 2021: Registration for the two short term online courses, on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and Cyber Security, offered by the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) will end today, February 15. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology is an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Defence Research and Development, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. For admission, candidates will have to appear and qualify in entrance tests. Candidates with a graduate degree in any stream are eligible to write the entrance tests. Cyber Security Course The duration of the programme is 12 weeks. The training sessions will be offered by leading academics, experts from DRDO, industry, and cybersecurity think-tanks. After completion of t...