Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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Panjab University forms panel to start online courses

Panjab University forms panel to start online courses

Chairpersons meeting cleared reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Castes and people with disabilities in PhD seats. Panjab University (PU) on Monday decided to start online courses and for this a committee has been formed under Prof AK Bhandari, while chairperson, University School of Open Learning (USOL), and members from various faculties will also be included. The decision was taken in a meeting of chairpersons under vice-chancellor Prof AK Grover. Online courses to generate revenue  PU had earlier told UGC it had to accelerate participation in UGC/MHRD’s Massive Open…

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HRD panel wants filling up of faculty at premier institutes for world class institutions

HRD panel wants filling up of faculty at premier institutes for world class institutions

To expedite and overcome the hurdle in developing world class institutions and deteriorating levels of higher education, the Consultative Committee on Human Resource Development has recommended immediate filling up of vacant posts in IIT, NIT and at 40 central universities. The Consultative Committee relating to Human Resource Development (HRD) comprising of Union HRD ministers and 28 MPs which met on December 29 also expressed concern over increasing gap between education and employability and the quality of students coming from colleges and suggested government take corrective steps. A senior HRD ministry…

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Wakf institutes in childcare must register with board: Panel

Wakf institutes in childcare must register with board: Panel

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights(KeSCPCR) has directed that Wakf organisations keeping children in custody or offering religious education should be registered under the Section 35 of the 1995 Wakf Rules before the Wakf Board, in addition to its legal registration as per the government rules. Those organizations failing to ensure proper registration, will face criminal prosecution.   The directive was issued by the commission full bench comprising its chairperson Shobha Koshy and members K Nazeer and Meena C U. In case of children being subjected to…

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