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India Education News, 27th Jan -2nd Feb 2014
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India Education News, 27th Jan -2nd Feb 2014

by Vivek Singh | Feb 3, 2013

1. Parents should be able to suspend teachers

NEW DELHI: Parents need to be given powers to suspend and remove principals and teachers, Delhi education ministerManish Sisodia said on Monday after a surprise visit to a government school.
Following his interaction with students, he said that he was told the principal and teachers do not come to school on time and he also saw students teaching each other and conducting examinations.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Parents-should-be-able-to-suspend-teachers-Manish-Sisodia/articleshow/29809475.cms

2. JEE Advanced on May 25

KANPUR: The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Advanced will be held on May 25 and its result would be declared a month later.
IIT-Delhi would conduct the test along with six other IITs under the directives of the Joint Admission Board for admissions to the undergraduate programmes.
The students qualifying the JEE Advanced will get a chance to take admission to 16 IITs and ISM Dhanbad.
The test would be conducted for only top 1.5 lakh candidates. Based on their scores in paper-1 of JEE (Main)-2014, they will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced)-2014.
Source:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/JEE-Advanced-on-May-25/articleshow/29736101.cms

3. CTET July 2013 examination results declared

Delhi: The results for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2013 were declared by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday.
The candidates, who appeared for the exams, can access the results from the CBSE website
http://ctet.nic.in/ctetjuly2013/welcome.aspx. They can view the result after submitting the roll number on the website.

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The CTET examination, which was held on July 28, makes a candidate eligible for teacher's appointment from classes 1-8. The examination was conducted by CBSE which had increased the time for the examination from 1.30 hours to 2:30 hours.
Source:
http://zeenews.india.com/news/education/exam-results/ctet-july-2013-examination-results-declared_873581.html

4. Panel suggests independent authority for higher education standards

New Delhi: A committee named to draft rules on distance education on Thursday suggested setting up of an independent authority through an act of Parliament to regulate the standards of higher education.
It is likely to be called the Distance Education Council of India (DECI), which could eventually subsume with the Higher Education and Research Bill when it is passed.
However, as the enactment of the legislation could take some time, it has suggested that DECI could be set up as an interim body through necessary directions.
Source
: http://zeenews.india.com/news/education/panel-suggests-independent-authority-for-higher-education-standards_898013.html

5. India's top engineers are from Delhi, Bihar: Report

Engineers from Delhi, Bihar and Jharkhand top the list of talented engineers, while those from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are least employable, a recent report has said.
The employable opportunities for Information Technology in Delhi are as high as 13 per cent, which is only one per cent in Chennai, as per the National Employability Report of Engineering graduates, 2014. The best among southern and western cities in the IT product sector comes from Bangalore and is found at 3.7 per cent.
Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/top-engineers-of-india-from-delhi-bihar-report/1/341484.html

6. IIT Bombay leads with 400 per cent growth in patent filing

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-Bombay) has shown a massive growth in patent filing since 2008. In the session 2012- 13, a total of 94 patents were filed and Indian trademark and design and copyright registered, showing a rise of nearly 400 per cent from 2008-09 where merely 19 patents were filed.
In the ongoing session of 2013-14, 89 patents have already been filed, as per a report.
According to the report, the patents filed by IIT Bombay have seen student contributors. According to former dean of research and development at IIT Prof Krithi Ramamritham, the rise can be attributed to the fact that the R&D office has been going after both faculty and students.
Source:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/iit-bombay-leads-with-400-per-cent-growth-in-patent-filing/1/341476.html

7. Class XII pre-boards: English exam preparation

The class 12 Board examinations are to begin from March 1, but the pre-boards for the same have begun or are expected to begin this month. Pre-boards help the students to get over the exam-phobia and to be prepared mentally, for appearing in the board exams.
English is a subject where students generally lack preparation due to other core subjects. But, they must know that it's is a very important subject and language as well. Knowing English is not only important to score well, but also many career opportunities are available only if you have proper English.
The English-core paper is divided in three sections:
Section A: It includes reading comprehension. Two unseen passages will be provided. The passage can be literary, factual or discursive to test comprehensions. Also, note making is provided in this section. 20 marks have been allotted to this section.
Section B: It is the section where our writing skills are put to examine. Various forms of writings such as notice writing, letter writing, poster making, article writing etc. are included in this section. This section is of 35 marks.
Section C: This section includes literature. It constitutes 45 marks.
Although, learning English is a skill that does not come overnight and one needs to be practised a lot, just like any other subject.
Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/pre-boards-class-xii--english-exam-preparation/1/341506.html

8. CBSE to Start National Counselling Programme for Students to combat Exam Stress

In an Endeavor to help students deal with pre-exam stress and to clarify any related doubts, the Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE) is going to start Psychological Counselling service for students and parents, as well from 1 February till 17 April 2014.
The annual counselling which will be held for the 17th consecutive year will stay open in both pre-examination and during examination period. The CBSE counselling will be a voluntary effort which will be free of cost, open for CBSE affiliated schools, located in both India and Abroad.
Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/cbse-to-start-national-counselling-programme-for-students-to-combat-exam-stress-1391422641-1

9. Science education in India requires much more attention: Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh has said that science education in India requires much more attention. Our ability to contribute to the world of science depends crucially on the quality and the strength of our educational system.
The Prime Minister while inaugurating the 101st Indian Science Congress in Jammu said that in the next few years, we will have the largest young population entering higher education. He said, "We must find, therefore, ways and means of encouraging them to take up the right path that will provide them not only productive employment but also excitement in their profession."
Source: http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/science-education-india-requires-much-more-attention-prime-minister/15743

10. India signs agreement with UK to allow bridge courses for Indian students

Union Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD) Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, after a meeting with the Rt. David Willets, Minister of Universities and Science, UK and Mathews Hancock, Minister of Skills and Enterprise announced for starting bridge courses.
The announcement was made regarding the initiation of a bridge course for the Indian students who are passing one years' Masters Programme from the Universities in UK.
As per the agreement one year's Master Degrees obtained by Indian students from a duly recognized University in U.K., which is duly accredited by the nationally recognized accrediting agency will be accorded equivalence.
Source: http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/india-signs-agreement-uk-allow-bridge-courses-indian-students/15207

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