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Inclusion of Third Gender Children for Academic Programmes

New Delhi, July 23 : Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Department of School Education & Literacy has advised all the State/UT Governments (except J & K) to take appropriate action for inclusion of “third gender” children among the socially and educationally backward classes for the purpose of admission in educational institutions. In the application proforma for submission of proposals by ...

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SAS, CBS launch certificate program for PGDM students

Kolkata, July 23  : SAS,  business analytics software maker, has tied up with Calcutta Business School (CBS) to launch SAS Certificate Programme in Business Analytics  for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) students. Speaking at a press conference in Kolkata on Tuesday, Noshin Kagalwalla, Country Manager, SAS  India, said, “Today, data is being generated from every transaction and interaction. Big data ...

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SEIF launches participative educational program for school children

Gurgaon, July 21 (IBNS): Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF) on Monday announced the launch of a participative educational program for school children on energy saving. The programme is a joint initiative by Conserve my Planet (a hallmark program within the Schneider Electric India Foundation) in partnership with School Health Annual Report Program (SHARP) in 6 major cities of India for ...

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Inauguration of DoPT’s Basic Leadership Skills Module and Learning Resource Centre

New Delhi, July 22 :Dr. S. K. Sarkar, Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) inaugurated the rollout of the Basic Leadership Skills (BLS) Module for Central Secretariat Services (CSS) Officers at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) here today. This was followed by the inauguration of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) by Dr. Sarkar at the Library ...

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Towards Qualitative and Affordable Education in the Country

New Delhi, July 21: The Ministry of Human Resource Development has taken a number of initiatives including various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) to enhance access of quality education at affordable rates: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA): To meet the objectives of the RTE Act, 47488 schools, 753733 additional classrooms, 583748 toilets, 40161 drinking water facilities & 7.02 lakh teachers have been ...

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Scholarships to College and University Students

Under the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students, students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular Board of Examination, in class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent, having parental income of less than Rs.6.00 lakh per annum and pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) from recognized ...

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Number of Out-of-School Children has declined in 2014

New Delhi, July 21: The government on Monday said the number of Out-of-School children has declined considerably in 2014. According to the household survey conducted by States/UTs and reported in their Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWP&B) submitted to this Ministry, the number of Out-of-School Children has considerably declined to 17.24 lakh in 2014, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said ...

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Government asks UGC & AICTE to Frame Safe Guidelines for Excursion Trips

New Delhi, July 17 : In a statement on the recent accident in Himachal Pradesh the Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti said that the Government has asked the Regulators i.e. the University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to frame guidelines on enforcing student’s safety when they are on excursion/study trips. As per the information ...

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Saakshar Bharat programme to improve female literacy

New Delhi, July 17 : On account of comparatively low female literacy rate among the disadvantaged groups including Muslims, a target focused approach to enhance female literacy among Muslim adults under the name of Maulana Azad Taleeme-e-Balighan has been initiated since February, 2014. The female literacy rate is lower than the national average female literacy rate in ten States and ...

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Degrees Not Awarded to SPA and IIITD&M Students

New Delhi, July 17 : The Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani stated in a written reply to a reply to a Lok Sabha question yesterday that the Government is aware that students of School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Bhopal, SPA, Vijayawada and Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITD&M), Kancheepuram have not been awarded degrees. The ...

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