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India Education News, 3rd Feb -9th Feb 2014
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India Education News, 3rd Feb -9th Feb 2014

by Vivek Singh | Feb 10, 2013

1. NCERT makes changes in some textbooks after complaints

NEW DELHI: The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has carried out changes in a few textbooks after receiving representations from different social groups.
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday, minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor said Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had received representations from different social groups regarding some content in the history textbooks of Class IX and XI. In Class XI textbook, specific problems were raised about a sub-section - 'Islam Ka Udai Aur Vistar' - and in Class IX textbook, issues were raised regarding disgraceful remarks on the Nadar community.

2. Two more attempts for all categories of candidates in UPSC's civil services exams

NEW DELHI: Conceding the demand of civil services aspirants for more time to adapt to the changes effected in the Civil Services examination pattern in March 2013, the government on Monday approved two additional attempts for all candidates with effect from the current year.
A Department of Personnel and Training order issued on Monday said the Central government had approved "two additional attempts for all categories of candidates w.e.f Civil Services Examination, 2014, with consequential age relaxation of maximum age for all categories of candidates, if required".

3. CBSE top choice for 'competitive edge'

Call it a perception or a mere belief, parents in the city are increasingly opting for CBSE curriculum to ensure their kids are best prepared for competitive examinations.
"The higher secondary science syllabus is exactly the same as it's in CBSE. However, people have a perception that is still prompting parents to prefer CBSE. Those who feel that their children will have an edge in competition in the state only opt for regional boards.

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More than the board is important what is being taught and what is being learnt," said South Point High School principal Rupa Sanyal Bhattacharjee. She felt the nature of job that parents do were also playing a role in decision-making. "There is a belief that admissions in other states will be easier if they opt for an all-India board."

4. Association of Indian Universities indicted for lack of professionalism

NEW DELHI: The one-man committee to evaluate the functions of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has severely indicted the organization for lacking professionalism and becoming a highly personalized body.
AIU, a body that first came up during the British period and serves as an inter-university organization as well as spokesperson for them, also assists universities in obtaining recognition for their degrees, diplomas and examinations from other universities, Indian as well as foreign.

5. Scholarships to 10,000 Capital Students will be Offered by AAP

The AAP government is deciding to allocate funds worth Rs. 21 crore in education scholarships to be offered to Delhi Students in higher education sectors. These education funds are assumed to benefit around 10,000 students over the next five years.
One-month old Aam Aadmi Party government, led by chief ministerArvind Kejriwal set their priorities that also include improving the standard of education in National Capital
The fund is kept unutilized for years by the previous Sheila Dikshit government and now AAP is planning on utilizing it in a wiser way. Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia said that Congress had spent a lot of money in the education sector, however the approach was unplanned.
Sisodia will soon officially declare about the scholarship scheme to about 10,000 students, in the higher education sector. This move will help poor students to a large extent.

6. Bangalore University Revaluation Results of June Examinations 2013 Declared

Bangalore University Revaluation Results of June Examinations 2013 Declared
Bangalore University, Karnataka has declared the Revaluation Results of June Examinations 2013 on 07 February 2014.
The students who had applied for revaluation of semester exams held in June 2013 may now check out the revaluation results on the university's official website: or through the link given below. The exam was held in the month of November 2013.
To check the result through the below mentioned link, students need to first select the name of the examination from the drop down list, and then enter their respective exam roll number.

7. Lucknow University to Revise Curriculum for Colleges

The Lucknow University is on the process of revising Curriculum for colleges affiliated to it. The decision has been taken after the matter was brought up in the first meeting of college principals and officials of college development council (CDC) of the University. The meeting was held at the University on 6 February. The representatives from 80 associated colleges had attended the meeting and took part in the discussions.
The revamped course content will be finalized by the board of studies. The board will be framed by the university and will comprise academicians and professionals from the industry. Promoting research at college level was also the significant matter of discussion during the meet.

8. British Council to Train School Teachers in Mumbai

The Municipal Corporation of Mumbai has joined hands with the British Council to train its school teachers on how to teach English.
In his budget speech on 05 February, the Municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte said, ''An MOU has been signed with British council for training 9,600 MCGM teachers during next five years starting from 2013-14 to 2017-18. Under this programme every teacher is given 20 days training per year for two years. Currently training of 2,400 teaches has started'.

9. Bihar to appoint 3,300 Asst Profs, 1.40 lakh school teachers

Bihar government has decided to appoint 1.40 Lakh school teachers and 3,300 assistant professors in different colleges and universities before the commencement of next academic session.
State education department principal secretary, Amarjeet Sinha said that schools and colleges in Bihar would not face any shortage of teachers from the next academic session as steps have been initiated to fill up all the vacant posts.

10. Vice President gives away 14 Young Scientist Awards

The 101th Indian Science Congress concluded in Jammu amid a call from Vice President Hamid Ali Ansari to the scientists and technologists who are, individually and collectively, responsible for the advancement of science and technology to use their knowledge and skills for greater public good, while remaining rooted to the social and moral imperatives of society.
He said science and technology are indispensable for addressing major contemporary challenges of economic growth and social transformation of societies. Also, the health of a nation now depends, more and more on, among other factors, the health of the state of its science and technology.

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