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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 »

Mutual transfer of schoolteachers from March

Nov-17-2012 | 0 Comments

Mutual transfer of schoolteachers from March KOLKATA: Top policymakers of the education department, along with education minister Bratya Basu, on Friday decided to begin mutual transfers of schoolteachers from March 2013. However, the transfers will be optional.

"We shall look into the number of vacancies available in the applicants prefe... Read Full Story »

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