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JEE advanced likely to get a written section too

Jun-30-2015 | 0 Comments

JEE advanced likely to get a written section too KOLKATA: Getting into an IIT might get tougher from the 2017 session. The IIT Joint Admission Committee is considering adding a third component — a written section — after the Mains and Advance tests.

This new segment will add another layer of complexity to an already tough examination whe... Read Full Story »

'Centre's new education policy framing process not transparent'

Jun-29-2015 | 0 Comments

'Centre's new education policy framing process not transparent' KOLKATA: The central government's process of formulating India's new education policy is not "transparent" and "inclusive", according to activist Ambarish Rai.

Rai, national convenor of the Right to Education Forum, a network of 10,000 grassroot organisations working in 18 states, said: "We ap... Read Full Story »

West Bengal to help educated girls build career through 'Kanyashree'

Apr-13-2015 | 0 Comments

West Bengal to help educated girls build career through 'Kanyashree' KOLKATA: Following the success of its 'Kanyashree Prakalpa' scheme for the girl child, the West Bengal government is now planning to expand the programme by reaching out to educated women in order to help them build their career and livelihood.

"For Kanyashree Prakalpa, the state in the coming... Read Full Story »

West Bengal govt defers proposed Common Entrance Test by another year

Feb-22-2013 | 0 Comments

West Bengal govt defers proposed Common Entrance Test by another year KOLKATA: Putting months of speculation to rest, the state government has deferred the proposed Common Entrance Test (CET) by another year, to 2014. Instead, universities will have to stick to the admission procedure to postgraduate courses that was followed last year.

On Thursday, the higher ed... Read Full Story »

Soul-search on future of Indian education

Feb-15-2013 | 0 Comments

Soul-search on future of Indian education KOLKATA: The Planning Commission's recent proposal in the draft 12th Five Year plan to promote 'for-profit' initiatives in higher education is likely to have an effect on the education system, felt speakers at a seminar on the 'Role of Higher Education in Building a Knowledge Society'.

The pane... Read Full Story »

Combined exam for university entry unlikely this year

Jan-22-2013 | 0 Comments

Combined exam for university entry unlikely this year KOLKATA: Campus showdowns over the proposed Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to postgraduate studies in Bengal's universities has prompted the Mamata Banerjee government to go slow on admission reforms.

The government is having second thoughts about introducing CET on June 25 this year... Read Full Story »

India's first centre of excellence specialising in reading space weather conditions in Kolkata

Jan-14-2013 | 0 Comments

India's first centre of excellence specialising in reading space weather conditions in Kolkata KOLKATA: A centre of excellence specialising in reading space weather conditions to help air traffic on polar routes would come up here by the middle of this year, the first of its kind in the country.

"It will be a centre of excellence in space sciences. The centre's main thrust will be on ar... Read Full Story »

50% weightage to CET score for postgrad studies

Jan-02-2013 | 0 Comments

50% weightage to CET score for postgrad studies KOLKATA: The government is firm on holding a common entrance test (CET) for admission to state universities for post-graduate studies from 2013 despite opposition from students.

However, keeping in mind university autonomy, the CET committee has proposed to give 50% weightage to CET scores whi... Read Full Story »

Calcutta HC allows Bengal government to hold primary teachers test

Dec-20-2012 | 0 Comments

Calcutta HC allows Bengal government to hold primary teachers test KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court today gave the West Bengal government go-ahead to hold recruitment tests for over 34,000 primary teaching jobs, for which a record 55 lakh candidates have applied.

Vacating the stay granted by a single-judge bench, a division bench comprising Justices Pranab Ch... Read Full Story »

Half-hour more for science papers in ICSE

Nov-21-2012 | 0 Comments

Half-hour more for science papers in ICSE KOLKATA: Those set to appear for ICSE examinations in 2014 have a reason to cheer. They will get more time for science papers than their peers did.

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations ( CISCE), on Tuesday, announced the decision to increase the durations of Physics, Chemistr... Read Full Story »

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