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CBSE scraps marks moderation policy

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to students in exams for difficult questions. The decision was taken at the Board’s high-level meeting. The move comes after the CBSE had in December last year requested the HRD Ministry to help develop a consensus among … Continue reading CBSE scraps marks moderation policy

IIMC to launch Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Marathi Journalism

Indian Institute of Mass Communication is all set to launch the first ever Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Marathi Journalism from its Western Regional Campus at Amravati in Vidarbha region with effect from August 01, 2017. Director General of the premier media training institute Mr. K.G. Suresh made the official announcement in this regard at a … Continue reading IIMC to launch Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Marathi Journalism

CBSE warns schools against selling books, uniforms

AMN Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has warned schools affiliated to it against selling of books and uniforms. In its advisory, it has advised the schools that educational institutions are not commercial establishments and sale of books, uniforms and stationery by them is a violation of norms. It came following complaints from parents that … Continue reading CBSE warns schools against selling books, uniforms

MCI Cancels 500 admissions in UP, TN medical colleges

AMN The Medical Council of India (MCI) has directed some private colleges in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to cancel admissions of around 500 students who had allegedly not appeared for NEET exam last year. According to a MCI secretary, Dr. Reena Nayyar , these admissions are suspected to be back door admissions allegedly done … Continue reading MCI Cancels 500 admissions in UP, TN medical colleges

NIRF 2017: HRD Ministry announce national ranking of institutions

AMN Indian Institute of Science, Bagalore and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) topped the list of central varsities, while Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad topped in management catagory and Jamia Hamdard in Pharmacy catagory in India Rankings 2017 of National Institutional Ranking Framework- NIRF. Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today released the India Rankings 2017 … Continue reading NIRF 2017: HRD Ministry announce national ranking of institutions

SC allows students above 25 years to take NEET exam

The Supreme Court today allowed medical students of over 25 years to take this year’s National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination. An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also extended the last date of filling up the forms till April 5. It said that the age limit can be fixed from the … Continue reading SC allows students above 25 years to take NEET exam

NEET: CBSE extends deadline for candidates to revise exam centres till March 31

Central Board of Secondary Education has extended deadline for candidates to revise their centres for national entrance exam for admission to medical colleges till 31st March. The Board has also added another centre, Nanded in Maharshtra, taking the number of centres for National Entrance cum Eligibility Test, NEET to 104. The candidates who wish to … Continue reading NEET: CBSE extends deadline for candidates to revise exam centres till March 31

Need to defend universities as free spaces: Vice President

AMN The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari today said that there was an ‘imperative need to defend the universities as free spaces, as independent, critical repositories of knowledge, and as sources of renewal of liberal values that provide avenues of social mobility and equality to people’. He said while delivering the 66th Convocational Address … Continue reading Need to defend universities as free spaces: Vice President

India’s first sign language dictionary to come up soon

The government is all set to come up with the country’s first-of-its-kind dictionary which aims to bring uniformity in sign languages used by hearing and speech impaired people. Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot said, Indian Sign Language, ISL dictionary, which is being developed by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre … Continue reading India’s first sign language dictionary to come up soon

Common counselling at State level for admission to medical courses in UG, PG

AMN The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has now made provision for common counselling at the State level for admission to under graduate and post graduate medical courses. As per the amendments made in the relevant regulations of Medical Council of India-MCI the designated authority at the State and Union Territory level will conduct … Continue reading Common counselling at State level for admission to medical courses in UG, PG

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