CBSE Releases Tentative List Of Subjects For February, March Board Exams

CBSE has decided to conduct all Skill Education (Vocational) subjects in the later half of February along with few other academic subjects which are being opted by small number of students. This decision from Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE comes after Delhi High Court has directed Delhi University and CBSE to ensure that Read More

CBSE plans to introduce sign language, braille as subjects for students with special needs

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is mulling introducing sign language as a subject, computer-based tests, attendance waivers and flexible subject selection options for students with special needs. The board which is in the process of formulating comprehensive guidelines for students with special needs has proposed such children may also be given exemptions from Read More

UP Government Asked To Submit Report On Appointment Of 68,500 Teachers

The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to submit before it on September 20 the progress report of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the appointment process of 68,500 assistant basic education teachers in the state. The Lucknow Bench of the High Court took serious note of the alleged irregularities and issued Read More

Students at IIT Delhi develop cheaper drug for curing snake bites

Students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here have produced what could be a cheaper and more effective solution for neutralizing the toxic effect of a snake venom. The research has been done in collaboration with San Jose University, US. “Purification of peptides offers unique challenges with respect to obtaining the desired process Read More

Open University staff to strike over job cuts and centre closures

Open University (OU) staff have voted to strike over up to 500 job losses and the closure of seven offices. Regional centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Gateshead, Leeds, London and Oxford are to shut. Members may also strike at OU offices in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Milton Keynes, Manchester and Nottingham. The University and College Union Read More

Parents stumped by children’s tech questions offered help

Image captionAlmost two-thirds of parents admitted giving incorrect answers to children’s science questions Questions on science and technology from children stump most parents, research suggests. Some 83% of 1,000 parents polled said they had been unable to answer science, maths and engineering questions. But, in an online session run by Mumsnet and the Institution of Read More