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Can Exam Preparation Apps Replace Coaching Classes in India

Byju’s, one of the top providers of education technology in India, have recently raised $50 million from Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) alongwith four other venture capital partners – Sequoia, Sofina, Lightspeed, and Times Internet – and the money is supposed to be used to carry out its plans of expansion. Byju Raveendran, the Chief Executive and founder of the organization, has said that the funds would be used to expand to international markets and also procure [...]

International Literacy Day 2016

International Literacy Day 2016 September 8, 2016, marks the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day that began with the Tehran Conference in 1965. Since then, UNESCO has been celebrating the day with its motto “Reading the past, writing the future”. UNESCO plans to celebrate International Literacy Day over two days at its headquarters in Paris by organizing a conference to recognize and give away prizes for contribution to the cause of literacy attainment. This year’s [...]

Meet the 17-year-old 'drop out' headed to MIT

(Image Credit: Timesofindia.indiatimes.com) Malvika Raj Joshi does not have a traditional Class X or XII certificate, but that has not stopped her from making it to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the premier educational institutions of the world. It is her talent in computer programming that has propelled her to such exalted heights. She is a classic example of the fact that in education, class is always more critical than mere statistical [...]

Baba Ramdev Plans World Class University near Delhi

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev is all set to start a world-class international university, with a promise to compete with the ivy-leagues in the USA. He expects to establish this university within the next five years and hopes to help in the education sector by educating nearly one lakh students every academic session in different streams. This university, he promises, will stand out from the others with the revival of the age old gurukul system of learning [...]

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 [...]

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. Indian Army Ranks Commissioned Officers of the [...]