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IITs Aim to Increase Seats to 1 Lakh by 2020

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has approved the proposal of admitting non-resident students in the various IITs across India “in-principle”. At present there are 72,000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate or doctorate courses in the 23 IITs in India. All the 72,000 students are residential students living in the various IIT hostels. With the approval of this proposal of including non-residential students, the IITs aim to increase the total intake to 1,00,000 by 2020. “To achieve this, [...]

Teacher's Day Essay Ideas

Writing a great essay on Teacher’s Day involves understanding why Teacher’s Day is celebrated in the first place, significance of the day in the life of every student, how is a teacher different from a parent, the challenges a teacher faces in dealing with students with varying learning abilities, how a student can recognize and respond to teachers’ contribution and how to celebrate Teacher’s Day in your school. Read: Ideas for Teacher’s Day Celebrations Additional [...]

August 6, 2016
India Matters

There was a time when the phrase “the sun never sets on the British Empire” was a tribute to the geographical spread and cultural outreach of Great Britain. Somewhere between then and the time Robin Cook declared Chicken Tikka Masala the British national dish, India seems to have taken on the crown in terms of its influence over the globe. Oasis Of Growth India is currently an oasis of economic growth in an otherwise overcast [...]

Water Pollution in Iindia Causes Effects and Solutions

Water pollution is one of the biggest issues facing India right now. As may be evident, untreated sewage is the biggest source of such form of pollution in India. There are other sources of pollution such as runoff from the agricultural sector as well as unregulated units that belong to the small-scale industry. The situation is so serious that perhaps there is no water body in India that is not polluted to some extent or [...]

Indian Constitution Articles and their Purposes

Did you know that the Indian Constitution adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949 comprised of 395 Articles and 22 Parts? Over the years, more articles and parts were added and the present Constitution comprises of 444 Articles and 25 parts. While knowing or remembering all articles and its implications may not be possible for most citizens, it is important to be familiar with some of the important articles. Here is a ready reckoner for [...]

Options Other Than Delhi University

With the results of the Class 12 boards having been published in March, 2016, students have been waiting with bated breath for the Cut-offs for one of the most coveted universities, Delhi University (DU). The fifth and the final cut off list for the colleges under the purview of DU has been published. And again, soaring DU cut-offs snip college-going dreams of many students. While the first cut-off announced on 29th June, 2016, had almost [...]

Indian Army Ranks and Recruitment Process

The one organization that stays in the forefront when it comes to serving the nation, both in wartime and in peace, is the Indian Army. The Indian Army, with its impressive performance, is the third largest standing army in the world with over 1,325,000 active troops and 2,143,000 reserve troops. Each year over a lakh candidates apply for GD (General Duty) and thousands for entry into commissioned ranks. Here’s a snapshot of the various ranks [...]

Free Online Coaching for IIT JEE

Every year, aspiring engineers appear for the fiercely competitive Joint Entrance Exam(JEE) with the aim of getting admission into the best engineering colleges in India, that is, the Indian Institutes of Technology. Nearly half a million students appear for the JEE every year and contest for the 7,000 available seats in the IITs in different parts of the country. The competition is fierce and the syllabus vast. The preparations for the JEE is indeed daunting with students enrolling [...]

Short Term Courses after 12th

The Class XII Boards, also known as Higher Secondary, the stepping stone to one’s future is done and dusted for this academic year, and results have also been published. Students who have appeared for different entrance exams to the various colleges across the country now know their ranking. While some students have gained admission into a college of their choice, some have not. Some are also thinking of options other than college, options that will [...]

Importance of Education

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, knowledge means facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education. Knowledge constitutes the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. Mankind, the descendants of the ape family, is different from all other animals only because of knowledge and its application. And knowledge can be gained only through education. It goes without saying that education is essential for creating equality and eliminating barriers and discrimination on the basis of race, gender and economic status. A [...]