Obama Administration Calls for Limits on Testing in Schools

Attendees at the NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering Career Discovery in Cybersecurity listen as Shelley Westman from IBM speaks. Faced with mounting and bipartisan opposition to increased and often high-stakes testing in the nation’s public schools, the Obama administration declared Saturday that the push had gone too far, acknowledged its own role in the proliferation of Read More

XLRI, others demand level playing field for autonomous B-schools

(Pic courtesy XLRI website) JAMSHEDPUR: Reputed autonomous business schools have demanded a level playing ground to maintain the equilibrium of management education. According to a news release issued by XLRI here on Monday, at the first Indian business schools summit organized by Indian Association of Autonomous Business School (IAABS) recently at Bangalore, Fr Abraham from Read More

Ahmedabad University partners with US college for educational innovation

AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad University (AU) and Olin College of Engineering, USA, have partnered to promote educational innovation. The partnership includes a faculty exchange program aimed at integrating project-based learning into the engineering curriculum at AU, thus offering a new model for education in India. Founded in 1997, Olin College of Engineering is a prestigious engineering college, Read More

Zonal Youth Fest inaugurated at Guru Nanak Dev University

AMRITSAR: The Zonal Youth Festival of ‘A’ Zone was inaugurated with beat of Bhangra here on Sunday in the Dashmesh Auditorium of the Guru Nanak Dev University. Students-artists of 14 educational colleges are participating in 34 presentations. This festival will conclude on October 14. A large number of university officials, principals of various colleges and Read More

Gujarat may do away with compulsory JEE

The state plans to introduce its own Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET) for admissions to professional courses. AHMEDABAD: Gujarat government is mulling doing away with the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) which is mandatory for candidates seeking admission in engineering and pharmacy. The state plans to introduce its own Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET) for admissions Read More