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Next EducationSeptember 16, 2017


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


India celebrates 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 Porbandar, Gu…

Next EducationSeptember 11, 2017


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


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


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


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 …

Next EducationSeptember 4, 2017


The National Council of Educational Research and Training’s (NCERT’s) books are going to cover the Digital India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The NCERT will create these books according to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus.

A number of law colleges and business schools already have these as part of their syllabi.

The changes

The NCERT will include Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Digital India campaign  in Social …

Next EducationSeptember 1, 2017


The government of Uttarakhand has made Sanskrit a compulsory subject for class 1 and 2 students. The state government is talking to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), so as to set a syllabus.

Uttarakhand has Sanskrit and Hindi as official languages.

How things have changed?

Sanskrit was compulsory from class 3 to class 8 state-board students earlier. Now, students from class 1 to 8 will compulsorily have to study the subject. From class 9 to 12, st…

Next EducationAugust 31, 2017


Students in Tamil Nadu will soon be able to access their state board curriculum lessons on their mobile phones. The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has already begun work to create textbooks on a digital platform. It is going about it in a phased manner. In the first phase, the SCERT hopes to launch digital lessons for classes 1 to 6, for the academic year 2018-2019.

The SCERT will launch mobile apps on the Android platform, class-wise, during the next five years. …