Free Press Journal
  • Calcutta University

    Soon, accreditation to universities could be given by private players

    In a major systemic overhaul in education sector, private sector players may soon get powers to grant accreditation to universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning in India. At present, this function is vested solely with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution under the UGC’s jurisdiction.

  • DHE to declare first selection list today for +3 admissions

    The Department of Higher Education (DHE) is all set to release the first selection list for degree +3 admissions today. With the implementation of e-admission procedure for +3 and +2 admission in the state of Odisha, DHE has not only simplified the process but has also made the system student friendly.

  • Counsel queries

    Change in stream

  • “It is important to have aspirations and be motivated”

    Vinay Kumar, MD & CEO – Rao IIT Academy, urges students and parents, while he talks of grooming students into doing well at competitive exams, even as his student toppers at MHT-CET 2017 and JEE Advanced 2017 share their journeys

  • Counsel queries

    Confusion regarding the third year

  • The power of the 5Fs – they can change the world!

    It was the summer of 1992, one year into my CEO stint at APTECH when we had done much of the hard work of getting the company out of its loss-making morass and created a shared vision – to overtake the industry leader and be the world’s largest network of computer training centres by 2000. That was the time when our young team decided that we needed something fresh and peppy as

  • FPJ- HEF Forum: Management education-The way ahead

    Management education has been sought after by students for decades. Now, when it is available to a much wider cross section of applicants, there are issues that need to be looked into at various levels. To discuss this, The Free Press Journal and Higher Education Forum (HEF) conducted a round table on ‘Management Education: Challenges and Way Forward’ with representatives from academic institutions as well as the industry at the Taj Lands

  • Grace marks row: CBSE to not move SC against HC order

    New Delhi: In a major relief to students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not move the Supreme Court to challenge the Delhi High Court instructions stating that evaluation for the class 10 and 12 board exams this year should be done as per the grace marks policy. Aiming to check high cut-offs in colleges, the CBSE had scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to the

  • Mumbai: FYJC admissions to begin from Monday, with extra emphasis on improved online process

    Mumbai: The state education department of Maharashtra will for the first time use a new online system for the first leg of FYJC admissions, which will begin in Mumbai from Monday. The new online process will make it easier for students to apply. The Bombay High Court had come hard on the state government following last year’s troubles for students regarding the admissions. The government’s firm Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) has