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Policy Indications
July 15, 2021 Thursday 07:41:10 IST

Boards Free to Choose Assessment Criteria

Impossibility of conducting offline exams during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the impracticability of holding online examinations due to health and digital divide in the country compelled various stakeholders in the education system to move the Supreme Court (SC) for appropriate reliefs. The first petition was filed on behalf of the students to cancel the State and Central Board exams. During the hearing of the petition the SC persuaded the Union Government and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel the physical exams and finalize an assessment formula to evaluate the academic performance of the students.Accordingly the CBSE submitted a scheme to assess the final marks of Class XII students whose exams were cancelled due to C

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Policy Indications
July 12, 2021 Monday 01:47:12 IST

West Bengal Govt to Appoint 32,000 Teachers

West Bengal Government has announced the decision to appoint 32,000 teachers by March 2022. The appointments will be made in the primary, upper primary sections and strict merit criteria will be followed, according to Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal. The new appointments will immensely benefit school education and quality,

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Policy Indications
July 12, 2021 Monday 01:46:18 IST

Rajasthan Plans Vedic Education and Sanskar Board

The Rajasthan Government will soon set up a Vedic Education and Sanskar Board to revive the knowledge of Sanskrit scriptures and Vedas. The Congress party in its manifesto released ahead of the 2018 elections had promised to set up the board to promote Sanskrit and Vedas. An expert committee has recently submitted its report on the aims,

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Policy Indications
July 12, 2021 Monday 01:45:27 IST

Manipur to Further Upgrade 60 Schools

Manipur Government has decided to get ahead with the up-gradation of 60 schools in 60 Assembly constituencies as per the ‘School Fagathansi Mission’. In the second phase, infrastructure development, provision of dual desks and benches, postings of teachers will be undertaken, according to S Rajen Singh, Education Minister. Civil works

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Policy Indications
July 07, 2021 Wednesday 01:28:37 IST

Taiwan Attracts Overseas Professionals

The Legislative Yuan has passed a new law to attract and retain overseas talent in Taiwan. The legislation is intended to strengthen Taiwan’s competitiveness in science and technology. Under the revisions, “foreign special professionals” can apply for permanent residence in Taiwan after staying in the country for three years, instea

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

“If we want to prepare our kids for their future, we cannot be stuck in the past” - Eric Sheninger, former school Principal, Author of Disruptive Thinking in our Classrooms Quotes

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National Edu News
July 23, 2021 Friday 03:07:22 IST
IIT Hyderabad and PharmCADD signed a pact for the co-development of new drugs

IIT Hyderabad and PharmCADD signed a pact for the co-development of new drugs

PharmCADD, AI and Physics/Quantum-based drug discovery company, has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad for co-developing new drugs and advancing the platform technology, pharmulatorTM. PharmCADD has founded a local corporation in India last month and is intensively hiring competent

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National Edu News
July 21, 2021 Wednesday 06:34:35 IST
Pallikkutam GlobalConnect#3 on 'Innovative Tools for Effective Teaching'

Pallikkutam GlobalConnect#3 on 'Innovative Tools for Effective Teaching'

Pallikkutam GlobalConnect's third episode on the topic: Innovative Tools for Effective Teaching, will be held via Zoom on Friday, the 23rd of July 2021 from 6 PM to 7.15 PM. The first session will be led by Dr Meenakshi Narula, Principal, Shemford Futuristic K-12 School, UP, MIE Trainer and Founder Mentoring the Mentors. Michael Francis-Devine, Gro

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Science Innovations
July 17, 2021 Saturday 11:47:44 IST
Wall-E in the Making!

Wall-E in the Making!

Makes no sense! That is what I mumbled when browsing through essay prompts in my daughter’s college applications - "How will you change the world?"! I thought it was beyond the limits of an 11th grader. But, next year, when we were looking for a science project for my son Navneeth, it made perfect sense! We decided to do something that could chan

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Science Innovations
July 15, 2021 Thursday 01:03:15 IST
IIT Hyderabad’s Prof Shiv Govind Singh develops “COVIHOME”

IIT Hyderabad’s Prof Shiv Govind Singh develops “COVIHOME”

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Researchers’ Prof Shiv Govind Singh, Department of Electrical Engineering, has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered COVID-19 test that can be performed at an affordable cost at home after commercialization and required ICMR approval. This test kit can produce results within 30 minutes for both symp

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Education Information
July 09, 2021 Friday 12:55:38 IST

IIT Hyderabad has now a new PIN Code - 502284

A new Post Office on the premises of IIT Hyderabad Campus will cater to the Faculty, Staff and students of IIT Hyderabad. It will provide delivery mails which are received from various places of India as well as other countries. Small Saving Schemes which will help all generations/ categories of public, Life Insurances which are more beneficial sch

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Education Information
June 09, 2021 Wednesday 01:20:12 IST
“The Language Network” to revolutionise language learning

“The Language Network” to revolutionise language learning

Co-founders Siddhi Chokhani, Shubham Pille and Pinnac Yeddy started The Language Network in November 2020 with the foundational idea of revolutionising language learning in India. “When we started TLN, the aim was to provide a comprehensive and affordable learning experience to students. We live in a globalised society and the benefits of being m

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table July 08, 2021 Thursday 12:05:16 IST
Emergence of Phygital Learning Spaces

Emergence of Phygital Learning Spaces

Our schools were evolving from a black-board centric learning to 'Smart Classrooms' enabling interactive learning with White Boards. However, the Covid pandemic accelerated the shift to digital learning requiring the use of more mobile apps or computer devices and network connectivity. Now with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) an