NEET, JEE Main Exam 2020 : Exams postponed till September

The HRD Ministry postponed the JEE Main, NEET, and JEE Advanced entrance exams again due to the coronavirus pandemic. Exams now in September.   Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET 2020) will now be held in September. As a consequence, JEE Advanced too stands postponed. The announcement was released based on a report submitted by a panel of experts. The decision was taken after considering the prevailing situation of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the JEE Main – entrance exam for admission to…

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NIRF Ranking 2020 : IISc, JNU and BHU best universities in India. IIT-Madras becomes best engineering college.

NIRF Rankings List 2020, MHRD NIRF India University Ranking List 2020 Live Updates: HRD Minister to announce best institutes, universities, and colleges as well as sub-categories of medical, engineering, architecture, law, management and pharma to get top 100 institutes across the country.   Despite their poor performance in the international rankings, IITs have emerged as the top institutes in India’s NIRF rankings announced today. The top-ranking institute in India is IIT-Madras followed by IISc Bangalore and at third rank is IIT-Delhi In the fifth NIRF ranking, in the university category, top rank…

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Schooling beyond Schools- Need to make Schools Resilient

COVID-19 pandemic has caused schools all over the world to shut down in March 2020 keeping more than 1.2 billion learners out of their classrooms. A large number of these learners transitioned successfully from off-line to online classes. Since time immemorial we have used the terms education, learning and schooling inter-changeably. However, in the current pandemic conditions these terms have assumed different connotations. The schools of the future will be Hybrid Schools. The brick and mortar buildings that we have loved as our alma mater are going change and shrink in many…

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World Environment Day : Why should we care about Biodiversity?

World Environment Day is one of the biggest days of recognition for encouraging people worldwide to save and protect our environment from different environmental challenges the world is facing today. The World Environment is also “People’s Day” which is a day to do something to take care of our environment. It is an important platform for promoting the dimensions of environmental Sustainable Development Goals. What is World Environment Day and when it is Celebrated? World Environment Day is the biggest annual event in the world run by the United Nations…

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COVID-19, New Normal and Indian Online Education

The nationwide COVID-19 lockdown has forced K-12 schools to close and send their students home which, in turn, has impacted over 91% of the world’s student population. The closure has placed unprecedented challenges on governments, institutions, teachers, parents and care givers around the world. Online education, a result of the digital world has brought a lot to the learning table at all levels of education, beginning from preschool up to higher level institutions. The move to remote learning has been enabled by several online tech stack such as Google Classroom,…

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Online classes: Teaching and Learning remotely is a learning experience for all

One of the biggest casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has been institutionalised education. Schools have been shut to prevent the spread of the virus and this has given way to online classrooms, a very new concept in India even for the most sophisticated schools. It is commendable how easily some educational institutions have moved to virtual classrooms, all thanks to tools such as Zoom, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams. But there are some still struggling to get online. There are teachers and schools putting extra effort to engage students in classes by revamping…

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Future Schools and Role of AI

The question that is staring all Schools Principals in the face today is how do moved towards re-opening schools? What precautions do we take to secure the school premises from COVID pandemic? Is there a model of schooling that has the best of both practices– online & offline. COVID-19 pandemic has caused schools all over the world to shut down in March 2020 keeping more than 1.2 billion learners out of their classrooms. A large number of these learners transitioned successfully from off-line to online classes. The ICT revolution in…

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Post Covid-19: How Online Learning will Change the Education System ?

COVID-19 has changed each and everyone’s life in almost every aspect. Lifestyle, going out, having fun is no more allowed like it was, there’s a huge change in Economics too. People have started working from home and trying not to leave home as much as possible, to maintain social distancing and precautions. Everything has been changed and one more thing that has been highly effected in the Education system. Since the pandemic, going to schools and colleges has never been the same. The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all…

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Social distancing in classrooms when schools reopen- HRD Minister hints at classes with 30% students

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal hinted in a Twitter interaction that since social distancing would need to be maintained even when schools reopen, classes might need to be held with just 30% of students  HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal went LIVE on Twitter on Thursday, May 14, to interact with teachers and answer their queries regarding how education is being carried out during the Covid-19 lockdown. Since schools and colleges have been closed for around two months now, since March 16, a primary question on everyone’s mind is regarding when schools will…

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5 Ways AI Is Changing The Education Industry

Artificial Intelligence is now a part of our normal lives. We are surrounded by this technology from automatic parking systems, smart sensors for taking spectacular photos, and personal assistance. Similarly, Artificial Intelligence in education is being felt, and the traditional methods are changing drastically. 1. Simplifying Administrative Tasks AI can automate the expedition of administrative duties for teachers and academic institutions. Educators spend a lot of time on grading exams, assessing homework, and providing valuable responses to their students. But technology can be used to automate the grading tasks where…

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