4 lakh youths to get employment opportunities in Haryana

Haryana government has started programmes for skill development of the youths. AMBALA: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that “four lakh youths would be given employment opportunities” under the state’s Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015. On the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Skill India’ drive, Haryana government has started similar programmes for skill development Read More

Nitish Kumar flays Modi Govt for announcing rail hike before budget

Former Railway Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar. (Source: PTI) Former Railway Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday criticised Narendra Modi government for promoting a “bad tradition” of announcing hike in Railway fare and freight before presentation of Railway budget in Parliament. “They are promising the country that ‘Achye deen aa gaye hain’ Read More

Five bizarre ‘lessons’ in Indian textbooks

In 2012 the country passed the Right to Education act which guarantees free and compulsory education for all children until the age of 14. However, some of the “facts” that have been found in textbooks around the country have given rise to speculation over what exactly passes for “education” in India. Glaring mistakes, downright lies Read More

Cuts threaten precious UK universities, says Oxford head

Image captionProf Hamilton is stepping down as Oxford vice-chancellor to become president of New York University Politicians risk throwing away “the jewel” that is the UK’s higher education system, the vice-chancellor of Oxford University has warned. Prof Andrew Hamilton said any cuts to support for universities and their research amounted to a false economy. He Read More

DoE makes syllabus topics recommended for culling public for comments

NEW DELHI: ‘Dadi Maa’, a story taught in grade VI Hindi has been judged “very long and uninteresting”, ‘Khan-pan ki badalti tasveer’ apparently “lacks succulence”; the tone of “The Old Clock Shop” from the English syllabus is “too dark and morose.” Lesson 8 from the Class VIII history textbook “contains only factual information and over Read More

Exeter University and Pearson plan online postgraduate degrees

Postgraduates could have the option to study online at a leading UK university from next year. The University of Exeter has announced an “international partnership” with education giant Pearson to develop online masters’ degrees. The university says they are “currently researching the potential to deliver online postgraduate degrees in a variety of subjects”. It adds: Read More