Govt schools adhering to RTE Act norms: Centre tells high court

  The ministry said that government schools were substantially complying with the norms of the RTE Act. NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday claimed in Delhi high court that government-run schools in the country were adhering to norms mandated under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act and regular monitoring and Read More

Protest at axing of archaeology A-level

Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionCapturing the imagination: Archaeologists excavating a site from the Roman era A campaign is calling for the reversal of a decision to scrap A-level archaeology – saying it would cause “irrevocable harm” to the development of future archaeologists. Time Team presenter Sir Tony Robinson has backed the protest. The Chartered Institute of Archaeology Read More

Councils slam school standards plan

Image captionCouncils say they have a better record in boosting educational standards than regional schools commissioners Councils have hit out at government plans to remove their role in boosting school standards in England. From next year, the civil servants who oversee academies and free schools will take over responsibility for raising standards in all state-funded Read More

Fate of several foreign students in medical colleges uncertain after SC’s ruling on NEET

  The NEET eligibility criteria says only Indian nationals or Overseas Citizens of India can take the exam. (Representative image) NEW DELHI: Hundreds offoreign students who had enrolled this year forundergraduate programmes in private medical colleges in India now face an uncertain future due to a “tricky” domestic legislation regarding entrance examination for them. Foreign Read More

University can deny admission to students not carrying docs, says Delhi HC

  e NEW DELHI: The students, who secure a rank in an entrance exam but fail to produce the required documents at the time of counselling, cannot fault the university for denyingadmission, Delhi high court has held. “Since the petitioner failed to appear for counselling in terms of the notification with the original documents, the Read More