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Draft policy on early childhood care approved

The Cabinet has approved the ECCE policy for regulating the quality of care and education provided to children at all play schools and crèches

New tech institutes down by half in three years

Only 494 new management and engineering & technology institutes have so far sought permission from the AICTE IN FY '14, compared to 892 in FY '12

IITs say yes to accreditation system

The decision is aimed at helping India become a member of the Washington Accord - an international accreditation agreement

Foreign varsities to set up campuses in India soon

Under the proposed rules, foreign universities can set up campuses in India once they have been notified as ‘foreign education provider’ by UGC

DoPT launches 2013 internship scheme for students

Graduate, PG or research students studying subjects like HR, public policy or public administration, will help the Department with policy analysis

3rd All India Survey on Higher Education launched

Initiated in 2011 to prepare a robust data-base on higher education, the AISHE is now an annual exercise in data collection for the sector

No non-educational deployment for teachers:Tharoor

The National Knowledge Commission has also recommended avoidance of a wide range of non-teaching duties that cut into available teaching time

Punjab to launch post-matric scholarship scheme

Under this, Rs 30,000 per annum would be provided to meritorious students and it would be applicable to all govt & Adarsh schools run by the PSEB

Centre-India Inc to roll out 2,500 model schools

Aimed at giving a push to secondary education, the first set of schools under this new PPP model will start from the 2015-16 academic year

Kerala students to spread e-governance awareness

In its initial phase, the e-jaalakam (e-window) project is designed as a capacity-building programme covering women and school students in Kochi

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