Proposal is for exclusive institutional education with boarding

The Uttar Pradesh government is awaiting clearance from the Centre for an ambitious project to rehabilitate children disabled by Japanese encephalitis (JE) and acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) that kill hundreds and handicap an equal number every monsoon season in eastern U.P. and the adjoining region. Brain fever affects the nervous system, resulting in mental retardation and hearing impairment.

Non-availability of female teachers, absence of safe drinking water, poor maintenance of sanitation facilities and low awareness is what keeps the young girls in the educationally backward and Muslim-dominated Mewat district of Haryana away from schools, a recently conducted study commissioned as part of the National Women Empowerment Mission, under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, has found.

Agartala: Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the State’s preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an official said here on Monday.

“The government has launched an ambitious School Disaster Management Planning (SDMP) project from this academic session. Under it, teachers and students will be trained to deal with any natural disaster, including earthquake,” said State education department joint director Dilip Debbarma.

The Bihar Government’s plan and efforts to upgrade its primary education infrastructure received a jolt as the Centre drastically cut its contributory share of funds under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Tuesday's meeting to examine the pricing policy prepared by ministry of chemicals & fertilisers

On Tuesday, a group of ministers (GoM) led by agriculture minister Sharad Pawar will examine the proposed National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy (NPPP) prepared by the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers.

Chandigarh: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has sanctioned Rs 54 crore grant to Chandigarh Unit of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for academic session 2012-13.

The disease has claimed 861 lives so far with 470 in U.P. alone

Concerned over the large number of child deaths due to measles every year, the Centre has launched a massive anti-measles vaccination drive.

This Education Day (November 11), the principal of each elementary school in India will receive VVIP mail -- a letter from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Concerned about the lack of awareness about the legal entitlement to basic education for children up to the age of 14, the human resource development ministry has planned out a yearlong community a