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Family members and friends climb the wall of Vidya Niketan school in Mahnar village, 60kms from Patna, to pass on answer chits to the students appearing for SSC exams on March 18, 2015.
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Family members and friends climb the wall of Vidya Niketan school in Mahnar village, 60kms from Patna, to pass on answer chits to the students appearing for SSC exams on March 18, 2015.

Mass copying in Bihar a social issue

Many academicians favour an “open book system” to cure the malaise »

CBSE schools gear up for accreditation

The move is aimed at encouraging schools improve quality »
The CBSE is also considering the option of an “improvement” paper for students.

CBSE mulls lenient marking for Class XII maths paper

Paper said to be the toughest in last 10 years »
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama hugs Sohang Vean, a student at a local high school she was visiting, on Saturday, March 21, 2015, on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, March 22, 2015

Michelle Obama promotes education initiative; wraps up Asia trip

Michelle Obama urged Cambodian students to finish their education and speak up to demand greater freedoms and more equality on a landmark visit to a Southeast Asian country that has been r... »
Family members and friends climb the wall of Vidya Niketan school in Mahnar village, 60kms from Patna, to pass on answer chits to the students appearing for SSC exams on March 18, 2015.
Patna, March 19, 2015

Scaling new heights to deliver cheat sheets

A day after shocking photographs emerged of friends and relatives scaling a high-rise examination centre in Bihar to pass answer chits to their wards, State Education Minister P.K. Shahi admitted... »
A group of schoolchildren on their way to school in Pachamalai.— PHOTO: M. SRINATH
TIRUCHI, March 16, 2015

A 14-km trek to school daily

A number of little tribal students of Pachamalai trek about 7 km from their native village to reach their government middle school and, an equal distance to return home daily.The students tr... »
The science of emergence enables kids to perform as a group way beyond their individual capabilities.
March 5, 2015

Can SOLEs become the soul of learning?

Early in January, Prof. Sugata Mitra visited India for the opening of Area Zero, a solar powered glass building in Gocharan, West Bengal. A School in the Cloud Self-Organised Learning Environment (... »
V.S. Aarthi from SBOA, Anna Nagar, won the first prize.
March 1, 2015

How good is your English?

The British Council launched Aptis for Teens, a computer-based English language proficiency test, by conducting an inter-school challenge. Ten schools from Chennai took part and the finalists were... »
The overall allocation for the education sector, including higher education, is Rs. 68,968 crore. File Photo: K. Ramesh Babu
NEW DELHI, March 1, 2015

Centre drops out of school education

The allocation for the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry has seen a drastic drop; primarily owing to the government’s decision to pass o... »
A student preparing for the exam with a hand fan suffer a lot due to frequent power shutdown in Srirangam in Tiruchi. PHOTO: M_SRINATH
February 22, 2015

Do away with exam fear

With the onset of March and April comes the examination fever. This engulfs not only students but parents and teachers as well. The level of stress that people undergo because of this was totally u... »
The bridge work at Padi Kuppam is stalled and it is causing hardship. Photo: K. Pichumani
February 21, 2015

Call to provide amenities at school

For years, the Government Middle School at Padi Kuppam Main Road in Mogappair has been neglected. It lacks amenities such as safe drinking water, clean toilets, good illumination, neat classrooms a... »
New Delhi, February 18, 2015

Airtel, UNICEF pact to provide education content in Africa

Bharti Airtel has partnered with UNICEF to provide health, education and youth-focussed content to its customers in 17 African countries. The company said this partnership aims at improving... »
Some of the students at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
February 15, 2015

United in peace

The weeklong stay in India of Pakistani school students from multiple cities was all about mingling with their Indian counterparts, exchanging views on cultural, social, economic and political issu... »

Scholarship Alert

“We expect cent per cent results in Board exams”

Siddalingaiah bats for Kannada medium education

Students search for their roll number at Thiruvalluvar Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Puducherry on Thursday. (Right) A differently abled student takes the examination with the help of a scribe at Vivekananda Higher Secondary School.— Photos: S.S. Kumar
PUDUCHERRY, March 20, 2015

Over 19,000 sit for SSLC examination

Over 19,000 students in the Puducherry and Karaikal regions appeared for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations which began on Thursday.A total of 16,456 students – 8,2... »
12th standard CBSE students come out after appearing an exam, in Bhopal. File photo: A.M. Faruqui
New Delhi, March 19, 2015

CBSE mulls lenient marking for Class XII maths paper

A day after the mathematics paper of the Class XII Central Board of Secondary Education exam was reported to be the toughest in 10 years, the Board held a meeting with some of its affiliated schoo... »
Mythreyee Ramesh
March 8, 2015
Campus Voices

Do you feel safe?

Students experience a considerably higher degree of freedom in college compared to school. Tied to this is the factor of feeling safe in your freedom. The degree of feeling safe can deeply affect t... »
A total of 13,73,853 students are appearing for the class 10 board examination this year. File photo
New Delhi, March 2, 2015

CBSE exams commence today

The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) examinations for standards 10 and 12 commence from Monday.According to a CBSE circular, a total of 13,73,853 students are appearing for the c... »
Studying for both exams hand-in-hand will give you ample time to prepare for JEE (mains) once the board exams are over and ensure that you do well in boards as well.
March 1, 2015

Managing Boards and JEE

Juggling the Board exams and the JEE is quite a task. With almost all exams having a cutoff on your percentage, the Board exams can’t be underestimated anymore. Almost all Board exams start in Mar... »
Projects in areas including Harrington Road, 100 ft. Road have forced students and parents to negotiate traffic while in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, part of the school building has been destroyed. Photo: K. Pichumani, M. Karunakaran.
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

When schools lose out

While infrastructure projects are designed to benefit residents, many a time, they end up putting residents and even school-going children to hardship. Students are not only forced to take detours... »
Participation in activity without reference to outcome is key to learning. Photo: K.R. Deepak
February 22, 2015
Backpacker's guide

Attitudes to learning

Recently my daughter asked me, “How come we never thought about bunking classes at our school?” She observed that it would have been really easy to skip out on some of the extra-curricular sessions... »
Inspiring young minds
MADURAI, February 18, 2015

Meeting a VIP

On an invitation from the Lakshmi Vidya Sangham (LVS), former President Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam visited Lakshmi School last Saturday, addressed an audience of 1,500 dominated by school students and c... »
A player in action
February 15, 2015

Schooling baseball

`Two 23-year-old youngmen, one from India and the other from America, sharing a common love — baseball -— are keen to make India the newest destination of another bat-and-ball game.Having pl... »
At the Don Bosco school meet. Photo: M. Prabhu
February 15, 2015

Agents of change

Providing quality education has become the foremost goal of every nation. At a conference held on February 14 at the Don Bosco School of Excellence, Chennai, Mr. N. Ram, chairman of Kasturi and Son... »

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Don't just cram


The Central Board of Secondary Education answers questions relating to its examinations from The Hindu's readers.