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JAIPUR: Rajasthan is utilizing only 2% grant allocated for elementary education on children's entitlements and quality of education which is among the minimum in the country, though it is spending

Govt Reworked On Documents After UN Body Rejected Five Of The Six Monuments Last Year

‘They quit because they are not learning anything in school’.

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh may top the economic development parameters, but still has a long way to go in ensuring attendance in educational institutions and overall literacy levels especially among wo

Jaipur: The results are out and Rajasthan has once again flunked the literacy test. A National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report placed the state along with Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in the worst performing states in the country.

The state has the second least literacy level in rural areas. Only 54% people are literate, just 1% more than Bihar which is at the bottom position. Literacy level among urban populace is also dismal with 73%. In urban literacy, Rajasthan and Bihar share the last two positions while UP with 70%, ranks the lowest in the country. 588 women illiterate per 1,000 in rural Raj, finds national survey

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is launching a new course — capacity for change — which will be conducted from April 15 to 20.

Jaipur: The famed hill forts of Rajasthan are inching closer to get the World Heritage Site status.

At the moment, seven forts-- Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Gagron, Ranthambore, Amber, Jalore and Bala Kila are on the UNESCO tentative list.
“The UNESCO team was in Jaipur on Monday to discuss the nomination of ‘Hill forts of Rajasthan’ for the world heritage site status. The ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan’ are strategically built in a series and located on the oldest mountain range of the Aravallis or the Vindhyan range in the region. We made a presentation on all the forts and answered all their queries. Later, we took them to the Amber Fort,” said Rakesh Srivastava, principal secretary and commissioner, tourism.

TERI University is all set to get an academic chair under the Railway Ministry, after a formal announcement by the Union Minister at the time of presenting the Railway Budget.

Education was given short shrift in the Budget with barely 17% increase in allocation that is likely to leave flagship programmes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and mid-day meal scheme bereft of


Pune: An annual national survey in 2012 of school-going children’s ability in mathematics and reading has put Maharashtra right at the bottom with just about 22.6% of the total number of Class V students surveyed able to solve simple arithmetic problems from their Class III books. The national average was 24.8%. Educationists blame the Maharashtra’s poor score to the many childfriendly reforms, such as the no exam rule, the government has introduced in the education system but has failed to implement them properly.