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PIL wants single window admissions under RTE

May-14-2015 | 0 Comments

PIL wants single window admissions under RTE CHENNAI: Striking at the very root of the fundamental right of underprivileged children to free and compulsory education, an association of private schools has decided not to admit students under the RTE Act, a PIL said. It also wants RTE admissions to be made into a transparent online single window exercise.... Read Full Story »

First private accreditation body for varsities set up

Mar-30-2013 | 0 Comments

First private accreditation body for varsities set up CHENNAI: Even as the National Accreditation Regulatory Authority Bill for higher education remains to be passed by Parliament, the country's first private accreditation body came into being on Friday.

Registered as a non-profit council, the Indian Centre for Assessment and Accreditation (ICAA),... Read Full Story »

Incomplete question in Class 10 Tamil Nadu board exam confuses students

Mar-28-2013 | 0 Comments

Incomplete question in Class 10 Tamil Nadu board exam confuses students CHENNAI: Lakhs of students who took the Class 10 state board exams under the Samacheer Kalvi syllabus were left confused and upset over a compulsory five mark question in the Tamil 2 exam on Thursday.

Question number 38 asked students to fill the particulars in an enclosed bank challan, but fai... Read Full Story »

Kendriya Vidyalayas hike fees by 60%

Mar-28-2013 | 0 Comments

Kendriya Vidyalayas hike fees by 60% CHENNAI: KendriyaVidyalayas across the country have hiked their fee by more than 60%. Many parents said it was a substantial increase, but that they didn't mind paying for the facilities offered. The last fee hike was in 2009.


In a recent notification, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (... Read Full Story »

Confusion as ICSE wants all its schools to begin in March-June

Feb-23-2013 | 0 Comments

Confusion as ICSE wants all its schools to begin in March-June CHENNAI: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations has asked all affiliated schools to ensure that the academic year should begin between mid-March and June. While most schools follow this, the rule could result in confusion for students in a few institutions that have other opening days.
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CII team to visit Australian varsities next week

Feb-16-2013 | 0 Comments

CII team to visit Australian varsities next week CHENNAI: In a move to explore opportunities in academic research and vocational education, a delegation from trade body -- Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), would visit Universities in Australia next week.

Led by CII, Education Sub-Committee, chairperson, Nandini R, the delegation would ... Read Full Story »

Ahead of exams, students take to mobile apps

Feb-14-2013 | 0 Comments

Ahead of exams, students take to mobile apps CHENNAI: Sleepless nights, hurriedly flipping through dog-eared text books and sweaty palms are not the only things S Janani associated with exams. "Till two years ago, there was something I dreaded even more - the 'kasahyam' my 'paati' brewed for me to boost my memory and concentration," grimaces the class 9... Read Full Story »

Schools turn to parents to tackle teacher shortage

Feb-04-2013 | 0 Comments

Schools turn to parents to tackle teacher shortage CHENNAI: Schools in the suburbs seem to have everything - vast open spaces and cheap labour. But, they are plagued by the lack of good teachers. Schools are offsetting this disadvantage by roping in parents of children seeking admission.

A number of schools fall back on parents and involve them... Read Full Story »

GRE finds more takers, 30% rise in candidates in 2012

Jan-25-2013 | 0 Comments

GRE finds more takers, 30% rise in candidates in 2012 CHENNAI: A weak job market and the dream of pursuing higher education abroad prompted more candidates to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) in 2012. There was a 30% increase in the number of candidates taking the test across India compared to the year before. Close to 85,000 candidates took the test in 2012,... Read Full Story »

Tamil Nadu universities to offer soft skill training

Jan-19-2013 | 0 Comments

Tamil Nadu universities to offer soft skill training CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu will set up soft skill centres in 30 colleges affiliated to five universities and incubation and technology transfer centres in nine universities in the state, a statement from the government said.

Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has ordered the setting up of the soft skill ... Read Full Story »

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