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Next EducationJuly 27, 2017


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has told schools to educate both children and their parents to report sexual harassment on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) e-Box. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has started the e-box as a special initiative. It is mean to facilitate the reporting of sexual offences against children so that action can be taken using the provisions of the POCSO Act, 2012.


Next EducationJuly 25, 2017


From 2018, maths and science question papers will give fewer choices to students. That will make it necessary for students to have a wider grasp of the subjects.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has introduced the changes to help the students improve their chances of clearing national-level entrance tests. This should also bring the maths and science papers closer to the format followed by the Central Board of Secondary Educ...

Next EducationJuly 24, 2017


In a recent circular, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the format for the certificate for co-scholastic activities, which is to be issued to class 10 students this year. Schools are to use the format to issue a separate certificate for co-scholastic areas.

The following scheme is to be used to upgrade the grades that the candidates have obtained, based on the co-scholastic grades:

  • Students with 53-65 grade points i...

Next EducationJuly 21, 2017


The results of the first edition of the written entrance exam for National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) for this year have been declared. The candidates can access their results on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at

The exam was conducted on April 23, 2017, across India, at 41 test centres to fill 390 vacancies at NDA and NA.

Candidates who have qu...

Next EducationJuly 19, 2017


The school-bag load of children in Telangana is expected to be lightened after the government issued guidelines in this regard for schools affiliated to the state board.

The government order clearly prescribes the maximum weight that students of a particular class should carry. The weight of the bag for students of classes 1 and 2 should not be more than 1.5 kg. It should not exceed 3 kg for classes 3 to 5 and 4 kg for classes 6 and 7. Similarly, the school b...

Next EducationJuly 18, 2017


The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has declared the results for the fifth round of seat allotment. The process of counselling for JoSAA 2017 began on June 15. Nearly 1.5 lakh candidates who had cleared the JEE Advanced exam had indicated their choices for the allocation of seats.

Candidates can check their results on the official website at

The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) has set up the JoSAA to regulate...

Next EducationJuly 17, 2017


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) expects to reduce the examination period and give examiners more time to check the answer sheets by holding the class 10 and 12 final exams in two shifts on the same dates. The plan came into being after a meeting with principals of leading schools in the Delhi NCR region.

A final decision will be taken about the suggestions after review by two committees of the CBSE that suggest improvements in its systems.

Next EducationJuly 15, 2017


The Supreme Court of India has said that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 exam should not be nullified as it would affect the future of the more than 6 lakh students who cleared the exam, out of more than 11 lakh who appeared. Also, the process of counselling for admissions to medical and dental courses, based on the results of the exam, is currently going on.

A petition for nullification of the exam was filed in the court based on the ...

Next EducationJuly 14, 2017


The government of Karnataka has issued an order to all schools in the state to teach Kannada to their students as a first or second language.  The primary and secondary education minister has written to all schools in this regard, including those affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The order provides teaching guidelines in consonance with the Kannada Language Learnin...

Next EducationJuly 12, 2017


The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has created the National Academic Depository (NAD) for digital storage, access and issuance of certificates issued by academic institutions.

All the certificates that the academic institutions issue will be credited to a digital account that every student will have under NAD, in the digital format. Aadhaar numbers will be used to uniquely identify the students.

Higher education institutions and emp...