UGC, CBSE asks edu institutes to observe National Education Day

DEHRADUN: The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all the affiliated institutes to observe the 128th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as the National Education Day on November 11. A freedom fighter and an eminent educationist, Azad was the first Union minister of education of independent India.The UGC through a letter posted on its website has stated that the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) wishes that all the universities should be involved in observing the day by organizing…

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Why did you take scholarship process online, HC asks Centre

The High Court has sought to know why it is mandatory for students from minority communities to apply online for availing scholarships when many of them might not be in a position to do so. “Why have you made it mandatory to apply online,” a Bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked the Centre. Aadhaar cards The Bench was hearing a petition filed by West Bengal-based Nasimuddin Educational Trust, which has challenged the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar cards mandatory for students from the minority…

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