They are voice of edu for blind

They are voice of edu for blind
Many A’bad women are investing time & wisdom to record audio-books for visually impaired

They could have chosen to sit at home, idly watching soap operas on TV. Some homemakers in the city, however, decided to use their spare time constructively and, in doing so, have given themselves a new identity. They volunteered to lend their voices to record study materials in various subjects. The recordings are used by visually impaired students to understand and master subjects for examinations.

Indian, Chinese-origin pupils outdoing white classmates in UK schools

London, Mar 2 : Indian- and Chinese-origin students are outdoing many white children in UK schools because their families place more value on education, according to a key Government adviser.

Sir Mike Tomlinson, the former head of Ofsted, says that children of ethnic minority populations in the country are making better progress, while white working-class boys are struggling in schools.

He thinks that the reason for such a divide is because working-class parents failed to place the same value on education as their ethnic minority counterparts.

Thus, poor white children have low expectations of what they can achieve, leading to lack of effort and low results.

Over 14.5 lakh students appear for CBSE board exams today

Over 14.5 lakh students appear for CBSE board exams todayNew Delhi, Mar 2: Over 14.5 lakh students are appearing in their class 10th and 12th Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board examinations today.

The class 10th examinations will be held at 2,714 centres and class 12th at 2,506 centres across the country.

About 8,24,438 students including 4,87,475 boys and 3,36,963 girls would take the class 10th examinations, while 6,37,578 including 3,73,330 boys and 2,64,248 girls would appear for class 12th exams.

MCI opposes rural posting for doctors

New Delhi: In a move likely to irk Union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss, Medical Council of India (MCI) has said compulsory rural posting of doctors was "not feasible" as it would lengthen the medical education course and disturb specialization schedules. Ramadoss had said on Wednesday the government had decided to make one-year combined rural posting mandatory for doctors seeking post-graduation from the next academic session.

'I am ready to work without a salary'

Despite slogging it out and shelling out huge fees, the slowdown has forced management and engineering graduates to abandon their hopes of getting jobs that match their qualifications.

"Students from Tier II, III, IV colleges have no choice but to look for low-end jobs like website designing, content designing, customer service agents and tele-sales agents, which may pay Rs 2-3lakh," says Bhupesh Gupta, business manager at Bangalore-based recruitment company CareerNet Consulting.

Like Manoj, MBA student Vinayak K is panicking with each passing day.

Up, close and personal with science, maths

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education organises demos, experiments

For Ashutosh Sistla, a class VI student of Atomic Energy Central School (AECS)-II, seeing an actual brain on display was the most "fascinating" aspect of the open house programme organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mankhurd, on Friday.

"You only get to learn about the human brain in textbooks. But seeing an actual brain and also getting to touch it is the most fascinating thing I've done here," said Sistla.