Google partners with Ministry of HRD to offer free online courses

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Now anyone can learn from professors from the IITs to the Indian Council of Medical Research Google has announced a partnership with the Ministry of HRD’s National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) project, in which some of the country’s best professors will be offering free online courses to anyone interested in learning. These courses are based on Google’s open-source […]

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Tips to remember while studying for Board Exams

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Board exams always make students nervous so it is better to start preparing in advance. Here are some tips students can follow to top the exams and score excellent marks: – First and foremost, study regularly. Last-minute preparation leads nowhere. – Practise solving sample and mock test papers. – Read from the text books. Most of the exam is set […]

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Language development with books not etoys

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New research conducted by Dr Anna V Sosa of Northern Arizona University and published in JAMA Pediatrics claims that etoys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or toys. The research was conducted among 26 parent-infant pairs; the children were 10 to 16 months old. […]

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HRD ministry sets up panel on Sanskrit

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NEW DELHI: The human resource development (HRD) ministry has constituted a 13-member expert panel headed by former chief election commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami to deliberate on issues related to Sanskrit as part of its attempt to promote the language. The committee, it is learned, would examine various issues related to the teaching of the language in the country and also […]

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JEE (Main) 2016: CBSE announces exam dates

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notification announcing the dates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2016.   Noida: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notification announcing the dates for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2016.   The board has released the dates for both online and offline examinations. According […]

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Pune boy bags Rs 2 crore offer from Google!

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Pune boy Abishek Pant of IIT Kharagpur bags Rs 2 crore offer from Google! After Delhi boy Chetan Kakkar bagged a job offer of record $1,90,000 (Rs 1.25 crore approx) per annum from Google, Pune’s Abishek Pant has now improved that record by grabbing jaw-dropping Rs 2 crore annual package from the Internet behemoth. Abishek is a final-year student of […]

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8-hour day likely for school kids in Mumbai soon

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Children may soon start having eight-hour school days, if the state school education department’s new education policy is accepted. For the first time, the department has recommended a minimum eight hours a day of learning for students, in a report it submitted to the human resource development ministry. While the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, has put in place […]

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