Pune schools bend RTE norms on age-appropriate admission

PUNE: Twelve-year-olds studying in standard I and 23-year-olds studying in standard IV – thousands of students in the state are studying in classes much lower than those suitable for their age, despite guidelines of the Right to Education (RTE) Act that mandate age-appropriate admissions in schools. The unified district information system for education (U-DISE) data Read More

Haryana to launch learning enhancement programme in 3,222 schools

under the LEP, 18,000 government primary school teachers have been trained over the last one month as part of Haryana’s Quality Improvement Program. GURGAON: The state government’s massive initiative – Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) – which was prepared in collaboration with Boston consultancy group to substantially enhance quality of education in government schools will become Read More

Results declared but top 10 merit list missing

BHOPAL: There seems no end to controversies in Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) for admission to private dental and medical colleges in the state organized by Association of Association of Private Dental Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh (APDMC). After failing to release scores within 15 minutes of the exams and declaring results the next Read More

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh see steep dip in IIT-ians

There has been a decline in the ‘IIT-frenzy’ among engineering candidates. HYDERABAD: The two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh could still be national ‘rank-holders’ in IIT admissions, but their ‘in-house’ count of IIT-ians has slipped drastically over the years. From an impressive 4,975 students walking into the premier engineering institutes in 2014, the number Read More