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After syllabus row erupts, CBSE comes up with clarification

After syllabus row erupts, CBSE comes up with clarification

After the controversy broke out over the CBSE's decision to drop topics like citizenship, federalism, secularism etc while reducing the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 due to Covid-19 pandemic, the education board came up with a detailed clarification on Wednesday, stating that topics claimed to be dropped "are either being covered by the rationalised syllabus or in the Alternative Academic Calendar of NCERT".

Parents initiate twitter campaign seeking cancellation of CISCE exams

Parents initiate twitter campaign seeking cancellation of CISCE exams

With the total number of Covid-19 cases nearing the 3 lakh mark, the Council for the Indian School Certification Examination (CISCE) has announced that board examinations for the pending papers will be held in the first two weeks of July.

Time to make online education like on-campus experience: UNSW Sydney

Time to make online education like on-campus experience: UNSW Sydney

Amid Covid-19-disrupted academic year, cancelled classes and examinations, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney has taken a big leap forward in terms of online education for its global student community.

EdTech firm Vedantu appoints Arvind Singhal as COO

EdTech firm Vedantu appoints Arvind Singhal as COO

E-learning platform Vedantu on Thursday announced the appointment of Arvind Singhal as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

10 lakh students attend live online classes on Vedantu

10 lakh students attend live online classes on Vedantu

E-learning platform Vedantu has witnessed a major surge after it announced support to students with free access to its complete learning platform during the Covid-19 lockdown, the company said on Monday.

Govt to launch 'PM eVIDYA' for access to digital education

Govt to launch 'PM eVIDYA' for access to digital education

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that 'PM eVIDYA' programme for multi-mode access to digital education will be launched immediately and that 100 universities will be permitted to start online courses by May 30.

IAS officer Manoj Ahuja appointed new CBSE Chairperson

IAS officer Manoj Ahuja appointed new CBSE Chairperson

In a major administrative level reshuffle at the Centre, IAS officer Manoj Ahuja has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), it was announced on Tuesday.

LSAT-India entrance exam goes online amid COVID-19 pandemic

LSAT-India entrance exam goes online amid COVID-19 pandemic

The US-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has decided to administer the 2020 LSAT-India entrance examination online for the first time ever, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Education During Lockdown

Education During Lockdown

Schools all over India have been shut down in the event of hopes to curb the rising pandemic that is Corona Virus. Families and schools were quick to adapt to alternative methods to keep the school curriculum from getting disrupted via Online Sessions and homeschooling. Although, rural parts of India who do not have access to internet or schools may not be joining the momentum of online classes, bigger cities and organizations have increased the access to free courses and activities for students and those seeking to not waste their time. Many state governments have sprung into action to join this initiative and have in turn, urged schools to promote online education.

Virtual coaching aids aspirants in continuing preparations at home

Virtual coaching aids aspirants in continuing preparations at home

Amidst the stringent nationwide lockdown, coaching centres have turned tech-savvy and switched to virtual teaching mode to ensure that students do not suffer in the current situation.

UGC releases exam guidelines in varsities across country

UGC releases exam guidelines in varsities across country

Allowing the universities to chart out their own plan of action, the University Grants Commission on Wednesday suggested grading intermediate semester students on internal assessment of the present and previous semesters.

Students' bodies divided over recommendations by UGC-appointed panels

Students' bodies divided over recommendations by UGC-appointed panels

In the wake of two experts committees set up by the University Grants Commission making recommendations on the new academic session and conduct of higher education examinations across the country, representatives of students seemed divided over the suggestions and their outcome.