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Next EducationDecember 30, 2016


In a first, the 30 Sainik Schools in Maharashtra will be inspected to assess their quality and curriculum. The government order stated that since the schools have never been inspected to check their quality and the degree to which they observe the stipulated norms, the committee will conduct the first-of-its-kind inspection. The order further laid down that to ensure uniformity in education, the school’s curriculum would be upgraded to bring it at par with that of CBSE.

A 15 member committe…

Next EducationDecember 29, 2016


CBSE has issued the directive to omit a sub-topic, “Caste Conflict and Dress Change,” contained in the chapter “Clothing: A Social History” from the social science syllabus of grade 9. The directive comes in accordance with a Madras High Court ruling which directed CBSE to consider and pass order to remove the objectionable content about the Nadar community.

The section documents the injustice meted out to the Shanar community—also referred to as the Nadar community—in the name of…

Next EducationDecember 28, 2016


In a major move to bring the state board syllabus at par with the CBSE curriculum, the Textbook Revision Committee (TRC) has revised the syllabus for 75,000 state board schools in Karnataka. Copies of the revised textbooks will be placed before the primary and secondary education minister for review on the 8th of this month. The revised books will be put into effect from the 2017 academic year.

Following complaints of mistakes and elements of saffronisation in the textbooks, the state governm…

Next EducationDecember 28, 2016


In a thoughtful move directed at improving the quality of education, the Karnataka state government has decided to introduce an assessment for students of classes 4 and 6. This assessment will need to be taken by students of government and aided schools and will help in analysing the standard of education of the respective schools.

The test is scheduled to be held in March, 2017. Students’ written abilities and dictation skills will be put to test to help understand the learning outcomes. T…

Next EducationDecember 27, 2016


Board exams for class X, three-language formula till class X and eligibility test for principals might soon become  compulsory in CBSE-affiliated schools.


Following  a four-hour-long meeting of the Governing Body, CBSE has decided to introduce certain changes in aspects of school education. These changes however are yet to receive the final approval of the HRD Ministry.

Re-introduction of class X board exam from the 2017-18 academic year:

The highest decision-making b…

Next EducationDecember 20, 2016


The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance test (NEET) 2017 forms are slated to be released by the third week of December. The examination for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, would be conducted in English, Hindi and 6 regional languages —Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. This decision has however invited the ire of Karnataka as Kannada has not been included in the list. The Karnataka Examinations Authority had earlier announced that NEET will be the only examination by whic…

Next EducationDecember 17, 2016


In a greatly appreciable move, the Union Human Resources and Development (HRD) Ministry has called for suggestions from states to set a benchmark for student-teacher ratio.

The issue came up following national surveys conducted by NCERT which reveal the dismal state of education in India, particularly in secondary and higher secondary classes and call for a thorough revision of the existing quality of education. The matter was taken up for discussion in a recent meeting which was held to eval…

Next EducationDecember 16, 2016


It’s just a couple of months before you will be appearing for that long-anticipated exam which will open up the doors of your desired institutions. JEE (Mains) is almost here. And as this exam draws nearer, students are being increasingly bothered by confusions surrounding the changes in JEE (Mains) 2017.

So that you do not get distracted from your preparations by these confusions, we bring you a list of all the changes that will be put into effect with JEE (Mains) 2017:

  •  Cl…

Next EducationAugust 13, 2016


In yet another attempt to make quality  education accessible to students, not just within the classroom, but also at home, Next Education has acqui-hired Xolvr, an online one-to-one learning solution provider for high school students.


The Gurugram-based company was started in February 2016 by Aamir Mojeeb and Mohammed Aqib, alumni of IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee, respectively. The motive behind founding this edutech enterprise was to bridge the gap between students aspiring to get int…

aakashrajFebruary 11, 2016


In alignment with its mission to enhance computer education through cutting-edge computer science curriculum, Next Education has acquired InOpen’s Computer Masti as part of an all-cash deal. Computer Masti was created jointly by IIT Bombay and InOpen and is presently being used by 600,000 school students across India. InOpen’s talent pool will merge with Next Education’s 2000+ strong team.