Javadekar: It is important to nurture curious nature in students

Javadekar: It is important to nurture curious nature in students

Stressing on the need of innovation in teaching techniques, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar urges teacher to nurture the nature of curiosity in students.

“Curiosity is the ground for every innovation which helps in effective administration,” he said, urging teachers not to kill inquisitive spirit of the students.

While presenting the national awards for innovation in educational administration, Javadekar said “teachers need to educate their students in an interesting manner.”

“Engaging education, interesting education and a system where student can also participate and discuss is necessary. Education officers will have to work for this as they are one of the links of achieving our target of providing quality education to all,” he said.

During the addressing ceremony, he could not stress enough on the need of enhancing the leadership qualities in teachers and head masters in order to bring total reform in the education system.

He also said that “he is working on a separate cadre of the head masters.”

Javadekar also made an announcement regarding organizing “innovation conventions” in the future at the regional as well as at the national level where teachers, parents, NGOs, the departments concerned and related stakeholders can participate under one roof. Giving away the awards to district and block level education officers, minister said “education officers at the field-level were an important link between system-level administration and institutional-level management of education.”




HC told to set up a committee in order to probe police misbehavior in Ramjas College

HC told to set up a committee in order to probe police misbehavior in Ramjas College

City police on Tuesday informed Delhi High Court about the 3 member committee which it has set up in order to probe the misbehavior of the police which includes beating of women students by the police.

“Delhi Commissioner of Police has already constituted a three member committee of Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Deputy Commissioner of Police, Vigilance and DCP, Women-child”, told police to division bench of Justice G. Rohini and justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

Seeing that the National Human Rights Commission is taking the matter, the court granted police four week time in which they have to submit the report on the steps thay are taking. At the same time HC granted liberty to the petitioners that they can approach again if the committee fails to submit its report to the NHRC in the stipulated time provided.

The court heard the plea of two Delhi University final year students namely, Tarun Narang and Deepak Joshi who were seeking directions for setting up an independent committee to probe the matter of beating of the female students by the police during the Ramjas College violence.

They also urged the HC to issue fresh set of guidelines to the law enforcement agencies when they deal with students and media on college campuses.

The plea said “the tension between the opposing groups of students increased despite police presence, after which the situation turned violent and police used excessive force to bring the situation under control.”



‘Exam Locator’ app launched BY CBSE to help students in finding the exam centers

‘Exam Locator’ app launched BY CBSE to help students in finding the exam centers

With board exams starting, in order to facilitate the students more CBSE has launched a mobile application which will help students in locating their respective examination centers.

The app is named “Exam Locator” and is designed to help students in locating their examination centers on the basis of their roll number.

“A student can easily find the address, images and geo-location of the designated exam center on the map and get to know how to reach there,” a senior official of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said.

“A student or a parent will have to register using mobile number to receive one time password (OTP) which will help the user log in to the mobile application. The user can then access information by selecting the option class X or XII and entering the roll number,” she added.

Based on the information provided by the student, the student’s information, address and photograph of the exam center will be presented on the screen by the app for easy identification. The app also provided the route map which is very user friendly and can be accessed easily. CBSE exams for class X and XII are beginning today.

The exams for class X will end on April 10 and for class XII, they will continue till April 29



Ramjas College Violence: Delhi assembly witnessed heated debate

Ramjas College Violence: Delhi assembly witnessed heated debate

Delhi Assembly witnessed altercation between the ruling party “AAP and opposition BJP over the recent incident of  violence in Ramjas College, Delhi and issuing of rape threats to Delhi University Student Gurmehar Kaur. Earlier, Delhi tourism minister Kapil Mishra had denounced the rape threats which were made against Miss Kaur.

MLA from Chandani Chowk, Alka Lamba began the discussion in the assembly by playing the video of Gurmehar Kaur in which she was holding placards. In one placard she was protesting against the violence that took place in Delhi University and in another she was saying "Pakistan did not kill my father, but war did.” Kaur also launched a social media campaign against ABVP.

MLAs from opposition largely objected to the playing of the video in the assembly. After this both parties started accusing each other. BJP accused AAP for supporting Kaur and JNU students Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar. Both students are accused of sedition. In response to the BJP’s accusations AAP accused BJP of supporting activists from ABVP to raise the anti-national slogans.

Delhi Tourism and Culture Minister Kapil Mishra, raising the issue of Gurmehar Kaur, said in the assembly that the “morale of soldiers protecting the borders goes down when the daughter of a martyr gets rape threats”.

He further added “the morale of soldiers is lowered when a trooper demanding implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme has to commit suicide and another has to post a video on social media for getting a proper meal.”



IISc Bangalore makes history, named in world’s 10 best Universities

IISc Bangalore makes history, named in world’s 10 best Universities

For many years, we have been ruining the absence of Indian Universities in the world’s best universities list. But the wait is finally over now with IISc Bangalore bagging the eighth rank is the 2017 edition of the Times Higher Education Ranking.

With this, IISc Bangalore becomes the first Indian University to be placed among the top ten universities in the world. The list comprises of ‘Best Small Universities in the World 2017’ and takes into consideration the Universities where less than 5,000 students are enrolled.

The first and third places in the list have been occupied by USA’s CalTech University which has a student population of below 3,000 and Pohang University of Science of Technology of South Korea respectively.

The ninth place in the list has been given to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Apart from IISc, no other University of India has featured in the top 20 list. In the rankings of the last year, two Indian Universities made it to the top 20 but none made the top 10 cut. In this year’s list of top 10, three colleges each from France and Italy have been placed in the list. 



CBSE schools order 5.5 million NCERT books

CBSE schools order 5.5 million NCERT books

NCERT has always been known to produce some of the finest
books for school students in the country. While a number of schools prescribe
NCERT books to its students, many schools were still averse to NCERT books
being used by their students.

But recently, the Ministry of HRD made it compulsory for the
schools to have NCERT books. After this order, a major increase in the number
of orders for books given to the NCERT has been seen. The ministry had set 28th
February as the deadline for the schools to have NCERT books.

Following this order, the NCERT has received an order of
close to 5.5 million books from a total of 2,200 private schools. As per the
experts, this number could well breach the 10 million mark very soon.

The HRD Ministry is looking into the delivery process of the
books and is making all the efforts to ensure that the books are delivered at
the earliest. The NCERT expects to deliver the books by either end of April or
by the first half of the month of May.

As per an official from the CBSE, “To help them, CBSE is thinking of opening up the indent facility
for another week or 10 days in March. However, for schools placing these late
orders, the books cannot be delivered before the start of the 2017-18 academic
session. They will be made available by April or early May. The total demand is
likely to touch the 10-million mark.”

It was in a meeting chaired by the HRD minister that it was
decided that all the CBSE schools must use NCERT books compulsorily from the
academic session 2017-18.



CBSE board exams to begin tomorrow

CBSE board exams to begin tomorrow

As the CBSE board exams begin tomorrow, lakhs of students would face what can be the most nervous day of their lives. As per the data furnished by the board, as many as 10,98,891 class 12th and 8,86,506 class 10th students would write their board exam tomorrow.

These numbers were taken from an official press release given by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).

For class 10th, as compared to 15,309 schools that registered with the CBSE for the board exams last year, 16,363 schools registered with the board this year.

In class 12th, the number of schools registering last year was 10,678. This year, this number has increased by 557. Most class 10th students have registered from the city of Chennai (1,54,401) while Delhi tops the list in class 12th with 2,58,321 registering for the CBSE board exam.

The largest number of centres in one single city would be set up in Panchkula.

As per the CBSE, “It has made all possible efforts to maintain reasonable time gap between the major papers and also ensured that the students appearing for Joint Engineering Exam and upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test complete the CBSE examinations ahead of these entrance exams.”

Brainbuxa wishes all its readers all the very best for their examinations.