Category Archives: Education

Standard of entrance exam for AIIMS cannot be diluted, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that the standard of entrance examination for premier medical college AIIMS cannot be diluted and has refused to do away with the online MBBS under-graduate entrance test for this year. Some candidates have challenged the AIIMS online entrance test for MBBS courses to be held in May 26 and 27 in two shifts each day Read More


SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

Engineering students from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the Scheduled Castes (SC) learn at a faster rate than those from the general category, according to a study carried out by Stanford University, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the World Bank. The study on learning assessment outcomes, which was carried out between October and November 2017, and Read More


Alumni call on MIT to champion artificial intelligence education

In the weeks before the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative that will advance the science and engineering of human and machine intelligence, School of Engineering graduates were asked: “What positive role can MIT play in the AI revolution?” Alumni urged MIT to energize the artificial intelligence community, including people in industry, academia, and the government, around a Read More


In Her Words: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Assesses a Year on the Job

Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, at an event in support of Nation School Choice Week on Capitol Hill in January. CreditErin Schaff for The New York Times For a year now, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been trying to give away her $199,700 salary. With every government-issued paycheck, which she pledged she would not take, the billionaire cabinet secretary grew Read More


Chinese Philanthropist Awards The Biggest Education Prizes Ever

Yidan Prize winners with Charles Chen Yidan: Vicky Colbert (left) and Carol Dweck. Charles Chen Yidan, cofounder of Tencent, the Chinese internet holding company with a market cap of $500 billion, was in New York yesterday to talk about the first-ever Yidan Prize for Education. Chen, 48, stepped down as Tencent’s chief administrative officer in 2013. He said he decided to Read More


When School Choice Is Too Little, Too Late

For decades, we’ve relied on the K–12 public schools to ensure opportunity for all children and to develop strong future generations of Americans. Yet despite years of “school reform” along with much-increased spending, achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged children have remained persistently large. Indeed, growing armies of school reformers agree on just one thing: We’re still leaving way too Read More


Rihanna Calls on World Leaders to Fund Education for the World’s Poorest Children

Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna presentation at Callao Cinemas on Sept. 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.   Fotonoticias/FilmMagic/Getty Images Rihanna is leveraging her Twitter power to urge world leaders to financially commit to educating children in the world’s poorest countries while she takes part in an international conference in Senegal. In her role as ambassador for the Global Read More


UK raises overseas education aid by 50%

The UK is promising funding to keep 880,000 children in school in poorer countries The UK will increase aid for education in developing countries by 50% to £75m per year, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will promise. The government has faced criticism over its commitment to overseas aid – and this announcement marks a new emphasis on supporting education projects. Read More


JKBOSE Class 10 Annual Regular/ Private Result For Leh Division (Winter Zone) Declared

JKBOSE Class 10 Annual Result For Leh Division (Winter Zone) Declared; Know How To Check NEW DELHI:  Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has declared the annual class 10 exam result for Leh division- winter zone. Results have been declared for both regular and private candidates. Candidates awaiting the result can check the same at the official website of Read More


Panel To Be Formed To Review Progress Of IIT Research Parks: Prakash Javadekar

Panel To Be Formed To Review Progress Of IIT Research Parks: Prakash Javadekar CHENNAI:  The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. The government has funded research parks at Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Gandhinagar, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Guwahati and Delhi Read More