Education News – Weekly Newsletter for March 1-7, 2011Monday, March 7, 2011
KOLKATA – The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) plans to utilise the Rs.20 crore special budgetary grant to help students do research in global finance markets and to upgrade its financial research and trading lab.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukhejee announced the special grant to the IIM-C in the union budget he presented to the … Read : IIM-Calcutta to boost research and upgrade lab.
NEW DELHI – Observing that education is the key to reaping the benefits of the demographic dividend in the form of a young population, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday announced a 24 percent hike in the budget allocation for education.
For education, I propose an allocation of Rs.52,057 crore, with an increase of 24 percent …. Read the original article : here.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – Defence Minister A.K. Antony Sunday promised that the issue of high fees charged by Sainik Schools, the chain of institutions run by the defence ministry, will be looked into.
“I can’t give you any assurances right now but I assure you that the issue would be seriously looked into and we will do …. Source : Gaea News Network.
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.
NEW DELHI – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations started Tuesday on a disappointing note to many, with several class-12 students complaining that the physics paper was too lengthy to finish in three hours.
According to students, the physics paper, though easy, could not be completed as the questions marked 2 and …. Original article : CBSE board exams on; physics paper disappoints students.
NEW DELHI – Adolescents in the country need immediate attention in terms of their educational needs, Human Resource Development Minster Kapil Sibal said here Tuesday.
“Education is the key to address the problems that our adolescents are facing. Schools play the most crucial role to address these problems, hence teachers are central in reaching out …. Source : Sibal calls for attention on adolescents.