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Next EducationSeptember 21, 2017
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National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to update all of its 182 textbooks. It will include Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other new developments to bring the content up to date. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and demonetisation will also be included, among other new topics.

The NCERT is going to make 1334 changes, in all, to the books. It is going to take nearly a month to prepare the texts and will send them for printing after that.

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Next EducationSeptember 20, 2017
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IIT Kanpur is going to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced next year. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) for the IITs is yet to decide whether to conduct the exam as a computer-based test (CBT) or an online exam. Any of the zonal IITs conduct the exam on a rotational basis. IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati and IIT Madras are the zonal IITs.

What is the JEE?

The JEE forms the basis for admissions to government engineering colleg…


Next EducationSeptember 16, 2017
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Computer science as a subject has found a regular slot in school timetables over the last two decades. However, compared to the traditional subjects computer technology education is still at a nascent stage. Though the market is flooded with publications dealing with computer technology and allied fields, it is an onerous task to identify ones with quality content.

Most of the millennial students are digital natives, for they are familiar with technolog…


Next EducationSeptember 16, 2017
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India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 every year on the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Along with Republic Day and Independence Day, it is a national holiday. Banks, schools, colleges, post offices, and other government offices remain closed on the day.

The world celebrates it as International Non-Violence Day since June 15, 2007, when the UN General Assembly declared it as such.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porba…


Next EducationSeptember 16, 2017
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The Telangana state government has declared that Telangana students not learning Telugu currently will not have to take an exam. They will only have to learn the basics of the language, mandatory for classes 1 to 12  from next year.

The government will share a policy draft soon, so that no doubts remain.

What it means for students?

Students who are already learning Telugu will have to take an exam. The rule will cover CBSE and ICSE schools, along with Kendriya Vidyalayas and inter…


Next EducationSeptember 11, 2017
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Vignana Bharati (VIBHA) is going to conduct a national science talent search exam on November 26, 2017. The exam will be known as the Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM). Nearly 5,00,000 students will take the exam across India, at 5,000 centres. The students will use their mobile phones for appearing in the exam.

Vigyan Prasar, which is an autonomous body under the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) and the department of science and technology, will partner with VIBHA…


Next EducationSeptember 11, 2017

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Going to school no longer means just picking up a bag full of books and riding a bus to the school building. Mobile technology has changed all of that. Thanks to mobile applications, online schooling is now possible. Mobile apps have changed teaching both outside and inside the classroom.

Studies have shown that the use of mobile devices can significantly affect the achievement levels of students. For example, Maya Lopuch…


Next EducationSeptember 11, 2017
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The most important challenge that you may face as a teacher is attracting and maintaining your students’ attention. Conveying ideas and information so that what you have taught stays in the students’ minds is an integral part of effective teaching. To achieve this, you have to reinvent the learning experience in classrooms by infusing some innovative ideas into your teaching.

Many teachers tend to teach the way they we…


Next EducationSeptember 5, 2017
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The West Bengal government is going to introduce English medium teaching in government schools from the primary level.

The education minister made the announcement recently at a school function in the capital city of Kolkata.

What the move entails?

The government hopes to meet the needs and aspirations of both parents and students in this way.

Teaching in the Bengali medium will also continue alongside.

 


Next EducationSeptember 5, 2017
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From 2019, students taking any Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) exams must have Aadhaar cards. That is because the BSEB has decided not to allow any other identity cards from the next academic year.

The board had earlier made Aadhaar or any other such identity card mandatory for appearing in its exams in 2018. However, from 2019, only students with Aadhar will be able to fill the forms.

The admit card of each candidate will have their Aadhaar number on it.

The board is doing this …