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Literacy rate higher in urban areas, more boys educated than girls, finds NSSO survey

Jul 01, 2015

Literacy rate higher in urban areas, more boys educated than girls, finds NSSO survey

Literacy rate in rural areas was pegged at 71 percent last year, compared to 86 percent in urban areas, while among the age group of seven years and above, male literacy rate was found higher than the female literacy rate, according to NSSO survey released on Tuesday. #didyouknow #National Sample Survey Office #urban areas #Rural areas #NSSO survey #Social Consumption: Education
First Pankaja, now Vinod Tawde: Education minister faces flak over irregularities in awarding contracts

Jun 30, 2015

First Pankaja, now Vinod Tawde: Education minister faces flak over irregularities in awarding contracts

In fresh trouble for the BJP-led Government in Maharashtra, Education Minister Vinod Tawde is facing allegations of irregularities in connection with awarding of a Rs 191 crore contract without inviting tenders, a charge denied by him. #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Shiv Sena #Maharashtra #Education Minister #Vinod Tawde #Devendra Fadnavis #Pankaja Munde
HRD ministry may tweak IIM bill, water down Centre's powers

Jun 29, 2015

HRD ministry may tweak IIM bill, water down Centre's powers

Facing open criticism over the draft IIM bill that gives sweeping powers to the government in policy matters governing the prestigious B-schools, the HRD Ministry is considering doing away with some contentious clauses that may infringe on their autonomy. #India #NewsTracker #Education #IIM #Smriti Irani #Human Resource Development Ministry
Rewriting history textbooks must be left to academicians, not the govt: Kalam

Jun 28, 2015

Rewriting history textbooks must be left to academicians, not the govt: Kalam

The controversy over rewriting of history textbooks notwithstanding, former President A P J Abdul Kalam says fair research is needed in this regard and any such rework attempt should not be made by "people running the show" but by people of academic excellence. #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Education #APJ Abdul Kalam #History Textbooks #Reignited
Munde row: Fadnavis meets PM Modi, says no irregularities 'prima facie'

Jun 25, 2015

Munde row: Fadnavis meets PM Modi, says no irregularities 'prima facie'

A day after Maharashtra's Minister Pankaja Munde came under a cloud over clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore without inviting tenders, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi after which he said there was "no prima facie evidence" of any wrongdoing. #Politics #India #Congress #Narendra Modi #Education #Prithviraj Chavan #Maharashtra #Devendra Fadnavis #Pankaja Munde #ACB
IIM bill row: IIM-Ahmedabad warns against erosion of autonomy

Jun 25, 2015

IIM bill row: IIM-Ahmedabad warns against erosion of autonomy

The row over the controversial IIM draft bill escalated today with IIM Ahmedabad strongly opposing the measure, saying it will not only curtail autonomy but will reduce the premier B-school to a mere "operating centre" while arming the government with sweeping powers. #India #NewsTracker #Education #IIM #AM Naik #HRD Ministry
AAP gives education funds to 42 children of farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra

Jun 25, 2015

AAP gives education funds to 42 children of farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday handed over cheques to 42 children of farmers who committed suicide this year in Maharashtra. #Politics #India #NewsTracker #funds #Agriculture #Mumbai #Education #Maharashtra #children #Farmer suicide #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP