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3 failed attempts could not deter IAS Namami Bansal from fulfilling her UPSC dream; know her key to
3 failed attempts could not deter IAS Namami Bansal from fulfilling her UPSC dream; know her key to success

Namami Bansal, an IAS officer from Rishikesh, overcame three failures to secure 17th rank in the UPSC CSE 2017. A persistent student, she completed her MA in Economics as a gold medalist before focusing on her childhood dream of clearing the UPSC. Her journey exemplifies the importance of hard work, perseverance, and maintaining a positive outlook despite setbacks.

Meet Vishakha Yadav, engineer-turned-IAS officer who secured AIR-6 in UPSC CSE
Meet Vishakha Yadav, engineer-turned-IAS officer who secured AIR-6 in UPSC CSE

Vishakha Yadav, an engineer from Delhi, transitioned from a software developer to securing AIR-6 in the UPSC CSE. Her journey is marked by perseverance, intensive preparation, and strong family support. Despite initial setbacks in the exams, her determination led to remarkable success.

UGC NET 2024 exam postponed, rescheduled for June 18
UGC NET 2024 exam postponed, rescheduled for June 18

The UGC-NET 2024 examinations have been rescheduled from June 16 to June 18 by the National Testing Agency, following candidate feedback. The exams will be conducted in OMR mode across India, featuring papers in both English and Hindi.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024
NTA Updates Eligibility Criteria for ICAR Postgraduate and Ph.D. Entrance Exams
NTA Updates Eligibility Criteria for ICAR Postgraduate and Ph.D. Entrance Exams

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has updated the eligibility for ICAR's postgraduate and Ph.D. entrance exams. The applications are open until May 11, with exams scheduled on June 29 in CBT mode.

  • Monday, 29 April 2024
Will CBSE Conduct Board Exams Twice A Year? Here’s What Education Ministry Has Said
Will CBSE Conduct Board Exams Twice A Year? Here’s What Education Ministry Has Said

The Ministry of Education has reportedly asked the CBSE to work on logistics for conducting board exams twice a year from the 2025-26 academic session.

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AICTE invites suggestions on guidelines on apprenticeship embedded degree, diploma programme for technical education
AICTE invites suggestions on guidelines on apprenticeship embedded degree, diploma programme for technical education

AICTE has released draft guidelines for the Apprenticeship Embedded Degree/Diploma Programme (AEDP) aimed at integrating apprenticeships within technical education. This initiative, supported by amendments to the Apprenticeship Rules in 2019 and the National Education Policy 2020, seeks to enhance employability and bridge the skill gap through industry partnerships.

  • Monday, 29 April 2024
Ragging is criminal offence: UGC directs to set up district level anti-ragging committee to curb menace
Ragging is criminal offence: UGC directs to set up district level anti-ragging committee to curb menace

The UGC has directed states to establish district-level anti-ragging committees as part of measures to comply with Supreme Court orders. These committees, chaired by the District Collector, will include members from local police, media, NGOs, and student organizations to prevent ragging in educational institutions.

Son of security guard in Odisha school clears UPSC to become IAS officer
Son of security guard in Odisha school clears UPSC to become IAS officer

Atul Singh, son of a security guard in Bhadrak, Odisha, has achieved an impressive feat by securing AIR-67 in the UPSC CSE to become an IAS officer. His father, originally from Bihar, moved to Odisha for better educational opportunities for his children.

Meet IAS Ramya CS, country’s finest officer, who faced 5 failed attempts in UPSC CSE
Meet IAS Ramya CS, country’s finest officer, who faced 5 failed attempts in UPSC CSE

IAS Ramya CS, from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, exemplifies determination by becoming an IAS officer after failing the UPSC CSE five times. Despite personal and professional challenges, her perseverance paid off with a remarkable AIR-46.

UGC restricts foreign students from enrolling in distance learning programmes
UGC restricts foreign students from enrolling in distance learning programmes

The UGC has mandated that only residents of India can enroll in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programs, following territorial jurisdiction rules. This aligns with the Ministry of Home Affairs' directive that student visas will not be issued for foreign nationals seeking enrollment through franchise educational institutions offering distance learning.

  • Sunday, 28 April 2024
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Beedi roller’s daughter clears UPSC CSE 2023 by studying in public library
Beedi roller’s daughter clears UPSC CSE 2023 by studying in public library

S Inba, a beedi worker's daughter, overcame financial hardships to clear the UPSC Civil Services Exam with the aid of a public library and governmental support. Her journey highlights the impact of determination and supportive interventions on educational success.

CBSE
Big change in CBSE Board exams from 2025... Will it affect undergraduate admissions?

The Ministry of Education aims to conduct CBSE board exams twice yearly starting the 2025-26 session, replacing the semester system proposal. Consultations will occur with principals next month to finalize logistics and ensure the schedule aligns with undergraduate admissions without introducing mandatory participation.

  • Sunday, 28 April 2024
Decoding Rourkela NIT Alumni's success in UPSC exams 
Decoding Rourkela NIT Alumni's success in UPSC exams 

NIT Director Prof. Karanam Uma Maheshwar Rao exuded hope that students of NIT cracking the UPSC exams will increase in the days to come. “The students who had determination and worked accordingly got success,” he observed.

  • Saturday, 27 April 2024
JEE Advanced 2024
JEE Advanced 2024: Registration begins today, know details

Prospective candidates aiming to apply for the IIT JEE examination can access the registration link directly on the official website of JEE Advanced at jeeadv.ac.in. 

  • Saturday, 27 April 2024
OJEE 2024 admit card released; check how to download  
OJEE 2024 admit card released; check how to download  

Candidates who are appearing for the entrance exam can download their admit cards from the official website of OJEE at ojee.nic.in.

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