Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In the wake of the death of a boy allegedly after he was mercilessly beaten by his school teacher, the West Bengal government has decided to order primary school teachers in the state not to "chastise" a student or "discriminate" between them.
Jalandhar, May 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday called upon universities to lay emphasis on imparting vocational training to youth in the country while pointing out that by 2020, two-third of the workforce in the world would be from India. Addressing a gathering at the third convocation of the Lovely Professional University (LPU) near here, Mukherjee, who conferred an honorary degree of the varsity on Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, said that India is adding 1.2 crore workforce each year and it was the universities' responsibility to convert this manpower into productive hands by imparting them vocational training to enhance their employability.
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) At least ten youths have been arrested for impersonation, allegedly appearing in Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) for medical and engineering courses on behalf of other students, Assam Police said Monday. While five of them were arrested from four different examination centres in Guwahati Sunday, four others were nabbed from Silchar in Barak Valley area, police said
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave vent to its ire over state governments flouting guidelines for the appointment of 'Shiksha Sahayaks' for promoting primary education saying it amounted to "spoiling the future of the future generations".
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) Nagaland Governor and former CBI director Ashwani Kumar will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a convocation of Himachal Pradesh University here to be presided over by President Pranab Mukherjee May 24, a statement said here Monday. A total of 272 doctorate degrees, including the most prestigious degree in doctorate of science, will be conferred on the candidates, besides 244 gold medals and prizes, a university statement said.
Dubai, May 20 (IANS) An Indian university lecturer who had come to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a short visit has been arrested by police here for blogging against a Dubai-based university. Though a report in the Gulf Times did not name either the lecturer or the university in India he works in, it said that he had finished his term in the private university at Dubai's Academic City a year ago, but his contract was terminated without any reason. A Dubai court later ruled in his favour and he got his end-of-service benefits.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Teachers and students of Delhi University Sunday marched towards the residence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, demanding the scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP). They also submitted a memorandum to her. "The Delhi University has implemented the four-year graduation course when there is already a huge crunch of resources in terms of teachers, classrooms, libraries and laboratories," said Mehboob Sahana, general secretary of the Campus Front of India-Delhi state
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will attend the annual convocation of Lovely Professional University in Punjab's Phagwara Monday, an official statement said Sunday. Mukherjee will also confer the first honoris causa degree of the university to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. A total of 8,501 degrees will be conferred by LPU, a leading private university in Punjab with nearly 30,000 on-campus students, including scores of students from other countries.
Agra, May 19 (IANS) Rohilkhand University Vice Chancellor (VC) Mohammad Muzammil has been directed by the Uttar Pradesh governor to take additional charge of Dr.
Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS/WAM) The announcement of the UAE's Ministry of Education about the School Leadership Project to raise standards in the country's education sector is an important initiative which needs to be highly commended, a UAE daily has said. "Over the next five years, 700 education professionals in public schools in the UAE will undergo rigorous training in international best practices in teaching to set the UAE's education benchmark at par with global standards," the Gulf News reported.