India asks Oz to ensure security of students

New Delhi, May 28: Expressing outrage at the attack on its students in Melbourne, India has asked Australia to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Foreign minister S M Krishna reminded Australia about its responsibility to ensure the well-being and security of Indian students studying in that country.

“I have been appalled at the attack on our students in Melbourne,” Krishna said in a statement here while commenting on the assault on four Indian students, one of whom is battling for life in a hospital there.

City boy gets 98.6% in CBSE

Mumbai,May 27: It’s an irony of sorts that, while the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) pass percentage for the Chennai region – which includes Mumbai has been inching upwards over the last three years, the pass percentage for Maharashtra is marginally lower than what it was in earlier years.

The CBSE Board announced its results for the Class X board examinations in three regions, Chennai, Ajmer and Panchkula, on Tuesday.

CBSE class X results to be announced today

New Delhi, May 26: The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) will declare the results of Class X for Ajmer, Chennai and Panchkula regions on Tuesday.

However, the results of other regions and Delhi will be announced by the end of this month.

The results will be put up on the website www.cbse.nic.in and www.cbse.results.nic.in .

The schools can also get results by giving their school code and email-id by registering themselves. Students can get their results on their e-mail address by registering themselves on the web sites: www.results.nic.in.

2 AP boys among top 10 IIT rankers

Hyderabad, May 26: Students from the State put up a spectacular show in the Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) for which results were declared on Monday. The State bagged two of the top 10 all India ranks, with Gopi Shivkanth and M Pranay Kumar securing third and eighth ranks respectively.

IIT results today

Hyderabad, May 25: The much-awaited results of the Joint Entrance Examinations for admission into various Indian Institutes of Technology and other allied institutes would be announced on May 25.

Counselling for the candidates would commence from June 13 and the final allotment of seats and courses would be made by June 24, according to JEE officials.

Compared to last year, the competition for the seats has increased dramatically despite the introduction of two new IITs at Indore and Himachal Pradesh. “The students-seats ratio has increased from 44:1 to 49:1.

People with English names more likely to get jobs: Study

Columbia, May 23: People seeking jobs are more likely to succeed if they have English names, according to a Canadian study, which suggests that immigrants from India, Pakistan or China face discrimination by employers.

The new University of British Columbia study, which sent thousands of resumes to Canadian employers, found those with English names like Jill Wilson or John Martin received interview callbacks 40 per cent more often than identical resumes with names like Rajan Pillai, Sana Khan or Lei Li.

City CBSE topper is also national No 1

Mumbai,May 23: In a rare double feat, Mumbai has thrown up both the ICSE (class X) and CBSE (class XII) all-India toppers this year.

Mumbai’s Mrittika Sen from Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri, emerged the joint topper for the CBSE (class XII) exams along with Tannvi Aggrawal from Apeejay School, Faridabad. Both students scored 98.4%. Mumbai boy Rishi Mehta joined the party, topping the ICSE examination nationwide with 99% (for English plus best four subjects).

Girls outshine boys in CISCE Class-X, Class-XII exams

New Delhi,May 20: Girls outshone boys in the Class X and Class XII examinations conducted by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) this year.

While 1,08,217 students, including 60,812 boys and 47,405 girls, had appeared in Class X (ICSE), about 52,552 students, including 29,207 boys and 23,345 girls, had written the Class XII (ISC) exam, conducted in March this year.

The results announced by CISCE showed that 98.05 per cent students got through the ICSE while 97.08 per cent students could pass the ISC.

Chennai students top in Plus Two exams

Chennai,May 20: Schools in the district have once again proved their mettle by bagging the top ranks, 10 to be exact, in the higher secondary state board examinations.

Noting the trend Chennai residents are putting their children in these schools after high school so they would be able to score marks high enough to be able to get into professional courses.

Two years ago, A Hector put his daughter Marcia, who had finished her Class X board exams, in Kurinji Higher Secondary School in Namakkal.

School to pass 200 kids after protest

Mumbai,May 20: Parents of students enrolled in Byculla’s Antonio De Souza High School were shocked when some 300-odd children in the secondary section were failed in the past school year.

Both local corporator Mangesh Bansod as well as MNS leader Bala Nandgaonkar took up the matter on behalf of the parents and visited the school authorities.

On Monday, at a meeting with parents, the school announced that it would give 13 grace marks each to all the children who had failed in Std V to IX, with the result that around 200-odd students will now pass.

Corporal punishment – and shattered dreams of children

New Delhi, February 27: ‘I wish I could fly in the sky and come out in the light from this darkness,’ says 10-year-old Pradip, who left school last year after being beaten severely by a teacher, as tears swell in his eyes.

His father, a labourer, was not interested in sending him to school but Pradip’s mother supported him initially. In June 2008, Pradip was physically abused and thrown out of a local government school by his class teacher for not completing his class assignments.