Chinese schools ‘robbing young of individuality’

Image captionThe Chinese school day starts at 7am and ends 12 hours later China’s education system is robbing its young people of the chance to become unique individuals, a leading educationalist says. Author and academic Sir Anthony Seldon says China’s strict schooling style needs to change or its youngsters will suffer, along with its economy. Read More

Oxford University publishes sample interview questions

Image copyrightThinkstockImage captionInterview questions are not designed to catch candidates out, says the university Place a 30cm ruler on top of one finger from each hand. What happens when you bring your fingers together? Can archaeology prove or disprove the Bible? Two tricky questions of the sort asked at interviews for Oxford University places,which are Read More

Kalam-inspired fellowships for environment researchers soon

NEW DELHI: The environment ministry will launch post-doctoral research fellowships in the name of former president late APJ Abdul Kalam to nurture young scientists working in the fields of environment and ecology. “The main focus of the new fellowship programme and also the ongoing National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme is to nurture young scientists working Read More