Education News – Newsletter for March 1, 2011Tuesday, March 1, 2011
NEW DELHI – Doing their last minute revision, anxious students were seen making their way to examination centres across the capital Tuesday for the start of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations.
Over 1.8 million students are sitting for the board examinations across the country and abroad. This year, 1,061,566 students of Class …. Original source : Students tense as CBSE exams begin.
WASHINGTON – Citing growing competition from India and China, US President Barack Obama has warned against more tax breaks to the wealthy to find resources for investment in education, innovation and infrastructure.
Talking to visiting governors of both parties Monday, he said the compromise he struck with Republicans last year on extending tax cuts … Original article on : Obama for investment in education, innovation to beat India, China.
NEW DELHI – Over 769,929 students are set to appear in the Class 12 exam of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which start Tuesday, a board official said.
The Class 10 Board exams would also begin the same day.
Over 1,061,566 students will appear in Class 10 exams, almost 15 percent higher than … Original source on Gaea Times at : Class 12, 10 board exams begin Tuesday.
NEW DELHI – The government will spend a staggering Rs.52,057 crore (Rs.520 billion/$11.5 billion) on education and Rs.26,760 crore (Rs.267 billion/$ 6 billion) on health in the year 2011-12 to ensure “inclusive growth” for all, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced Monday.
“The country has carried for long enough the burden of hunger and malnutrition,” …. Original article on Gaea Times at : India raises education, health spending (Second Lead).
KOLKATA – The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur Monday welcomed the special budgetary grant of Rs.200 crore ahead of its diamond jubilee, and said the amount will be used for renovation and upgradation of the institution as also in areas like nano science research.
“I presume this amount has been sanctioned following our request to the …. Source article on Gaea Times at : IIT-Kharagpur welcomes budgetary grant.