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IITs, technical institutes asked to close courses with vacant seats

This information was shared by Minister of State for HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.

23 Mar 2017

According to the new guidelines, there will still be two terms but the pen-paper test weightage will be 90 per cent including 80 marks for half yearly or yearly exam and 10 marks of the 20 marks set aside for periodic assessment in each term. 
CBSE revamps exam, assessment format for Classes 6 to 9

The move that aims at standardising teaching and evaluation across schools will be implemented from the upcoming academic session.

22 Mar 2017

File picture of Indian Institute of Technology Madras IIT at Chennai. | PTI
HRD to seek fellowship refund from IIT scholars if they leave midway

At present, there are 25,000 scholars enrolled in different PhD programmes in the IITs and those opting for doctoral degree directly after completing their masters get Rs 25,000 per month.

16 Mar 2017

Film and television Institute of India (FTII)
FTII to add more technology driven courses

The courses are proposed to be held in non-metros such as Guwahati, Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Raipur, Chandigarh, Raipur, Bhopal, Leh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands to begin with. 

15 Mar 2017

IIITs set up in Public Private Partnership mode may get degree awarding powers soon

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has prepared a draft bill in this regard which has already been sent for consideration by the Cabinet.

14 Mar 2017

A member of the audience reacts to a call by Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi for a show of hands by those who wished to contribute towards a better India, during the valedictory session of the two-day ThinkEdu Conclave, in Chennai on Saturday | p jAWahar
I am the only Nobel laureate who will ask you to be angry: Kailash Satyarthi

It was decidedly unusual to hear a Nobel Laureate advocating anger. Stranger still when that comes from a person who has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

05 Mar 2017

Students taking a selfie with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi | sunish p surendran
4.5 days of military spending can fuel education dreams of 260 million kids a year: Kailash Satyarthi

The Nobel laureate said that educating every single child in the world was not a pipe dream, seeing as how it would cost a fraction of what America smokes and Europe powder puffs.

05 Mar 2017

Advocates N Venkatraman and Aravind P Datar flanking Jayna Kothar (executive director of Centre of Law and Policy Research) during ThinkEdu Conclave | Sunish P Surendran
'Shut incompetent colleges, make law courses practical'

With institutions mushrooming around the country, quality of law education has been hit.

05 Mar 2017

Kiran Bedi at ThinkEdu conclave.
Want leaders to create self-reliance, not dependence, says Kiran Bedi

During an open and outspoken session at TNIE’s ThinkEdu Conclave, the incumbent Puducherry Lieutenant Governor said that what we really needed was more more leaders and not politicians.

05 Mar 2017

'Keep religious education out of schools, explore moral values'

Religious education must have no place in schools, said former Union minister and senior Congress leader Manish Tewari.

05 Mar 2017

Participants keenly following the panel discussion at the conclave | Ashwin prasath
'Bridge gap between ancient wisdom, modern knowledge'

Modern knowledge is often identified with the scientific method. Whereas, when it comes to human activities, concerned with problem-solving, it should involve both the ancient and modern practices. ​

05 Mar 2017

Former Union minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss speaking at the Conclave, as (from L) noted Nephrologist Dr Georgi Abraham, Director CMC at Vellore Dr Sunil Thomas Chandy and Meenakshi Mission Hospital Chairman Dr S Gurushankar look on | p jawahar
Need to invest in doctors willing to work in government hospitals in India

We have five-star hospitals that offer the best treatment for the rich but what about the aam admi? A panel of experts at the ThinkEdu Conclave harped on improving nutrition and sanitation in India.

05 Mar 2017

Congress leader Sachin Pilot, and chair of the session Preeti Sinha, at the venue of the ThinkEdu Conclave  in the city on Friday | ASHWIN PRASATH
‘Don’t miss aim in pursuit of profit’

Thought-provoking debates, insightful discourse marked the inaugural day of the ThinkEdu Conclave’s fifth edition, aimed at igniting bright minds.

04 Mar 2017

'Design thinking way to beat colonial hangover'

India’s education system is still stuck making clerks and blue-collar workers, pointed out Shourya Doval, Director of India Foundation.

04 Mar 2017

The New Indian Express CMD Manoj Kumar Sonthalia greets TATA Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran at the ThinkEdu Conclave in Chennai on Friday | P Jawahar
65% children will do jobs that do not yet exist: Tata Sons Chairman Chandrasekaran

Delivering the keynote address at The New Indian Express’ ThinkEdu Conclave, the Chairman shot out a combination of digital and cultural solutions to fast-track changes that the system needs.

04 Mar 2017

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks at the inaugural function of ThinkEdu Conclave in Chennai on Friday. (From L) The New Indian Express Editor G S Vasu and Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla | P Jawahar
I don’t have to react to every campus protest: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Javadekar was responding to questions after delivering the inaugural address at the fifth edition of ThinkEdu Conclave, an annual education summit, organised by The New Indian Express.

04 Mar 2017

Overhaul needed to make geniuses in India

A panel discussion around this trending topic - ‘How Can a Make in India education be made Aspirational?’ happened at the ThinkEdu Conclave’s first day.

04 Mar 2017

Need of the hour: Creative educational institutions

Something as simple as loosening the rigid structure of our academic institutes can go a long way in promoting creativity in students.

04 Mar 2017

'Education, healthcare need to bow to technological disruption'

Technological development and innovation are the key to country’s prosperity, Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javedakar said.

04 Mar 2017

'Education, healthcare need to bow to technology disruption'

Chairman of Tata Sons bats for overhauling the system through digital enterprise; says leveraging existing physical assets by adding digital muscle would allow the existing system.

04 Mar 2017

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The New Indian Express ThinkEdu Conclave is back for the fifth time

This time too, heavy-weights from the fields of politics, academics and social activism will weigh in on the present and the future of education in our country.

02 Mar 2017