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Next EducationAugust 23, 2017

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The Divine Light Trust, a philanthropic organisation based in Mussoorie, has introduced an initiative for digital education called ‘Chetna’. Under this,  the students will learn basics of spoken English and science through visual effects, sound, animation and graphics.

How it will help

The programme involves using ‘smart class’ software to teach children in 41 government schools in the state of Uttarakhand. The schools are spread across five districts.

The scheme will compen…


Next EducationAugust 21, 2017

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The the Joint Admission Board (JAB) for the IITs has decided to make the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced online from 2018 onwards. The JAB, which has all the IIT directors as members, took the decision yesterday.

The students will answer the questions in the exam on computers at the designated exam centres. At present, they have to use pen and paper to fill optical mark reading (OMR) sheets.

Earlier, the Ministry of Human Resource Development had provided the online option for t…


Next EducationAugust 19, 2017

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued guidelines and standards for information technology use. CBSE aims to give the students who use information technology a safe environment. The board has asked schools to monitor and control how students use electronic devices to protect them against fraud or bullying. It has issued a circular containing a series of steps for schools to create a secure environment for the students.

The guidelines

  • CBSE has advised sc…

Next EducationAugust 18, 2017

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has told affiliated schools to link with ITIs or vocational training centres. The board hopes to encourage students to learn vocational skills through this move. Students will be able to increase their skill aptitude and get the required exposure through this approach.

Country-wide reach

The CBSE has issued a list of 25 model ITIs and 400 other ITIs. The list includes ITIs from 26 states across the country. The schools can approach any t…


Next EducationAugust 17, 2017

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has helped 135 girls clear the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains through its ‘Udaan‘ initiative. The scheme aims to help more girls clear engineering entrance exams.

Under the scheme, the government assists girls who score 80% in science and maths and 70% overall. Their annual family income has to be less than Rs. 6 lakh.

The girls get fre…


Next EducationAugust 17, 2017

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has put up the results for the class 10 compartment exam for 2017. The Students can access the results at the official website (cbseresults.nic.in). They can also get the results at results.nic.in, results.gov.in and cbse.nic.in.

How to see the results

Candidates can check the results in the following way:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the link for the results
  • Enter the roll number, school nu…

Next EducationAugust 14, 2017

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Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has begun to issue mark sheets online, instead of printed copies.  CISCE will give students digitally signed mark sheets and certificates for clearing the ICSE and ISC exams. The students will have a DigiLocker facility for receiving and sharing the documents. ISC candidates will get their migration certificates, with digital signatures, through the same facility.

DigiLocker

The Department of Electronics and Information T…


Next EducationAugust 11, 2017

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The government is looking at creating a content depository for teachers. The depository will help teachers to develop, curate and spread teaching material and, therefore, improve education quality.

The government believes that a content depository will lead to better learning outcomes in schools. It could also serve as a resource for the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), which prepares curriculum and publishes books for schools. The NCERT could use the depository to…


Next EducationAugust 10, 2017

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the class 12 compartment results. Students who wrote the compartment or improvement exams can get their results at cbseresults.nic.in and cbse.nic.in. The board conducted the exams from July 17 onwards.

The students who were unable to clear a subject during the board exams in March had to appear for the compartment exams.

Downloading the results

Students can download their results in the following way:

  1. Vis…

Next EducationAugust 8, 2017

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The government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to extend its School Chalo Abhiyan up to August 31. The authorities earlier conducted the Abhiyan from July 1 to July 31.

The drive managed to enroll 16,500 children in July, as against its target of 26,000.

The government has targeted the campaign at taking children who are 6-14 years old back to school.

Officials did a number of household surveys in the last academic session and used these to calculate the number of children out of school.