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India's literacy rate increase sluggish
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Literacy in India is increasing at a sluggish rate of 1.5 percent per year, says a recent report of the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO). The good news is the rate of increase in literacy is higher in villages than in cities.

Friday, February 01, 2008 8:05:20 AM

Tamil Nadu for status quo on scholarship scheme
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will ensure status quo on a scholarship scheme for the Scheduled Castes and Most Backward Castes students in higher education after a group of students protested the central government's new rules limiting the educational aid.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 6:10:40 PM

Posco gives scholarships to 28 students in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) Posco-India, a subsidiary of South Korean steel major Posco, Thursday gave scholarships to 28 students in Orissa, a company statement said.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:48:23 PM

Madhya Pradesh to have polytechnics in every district
Bhopal, Jan 31 (IANS) With students increasingly aspiring for technical education, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to open at least one polytechnic institute in every district this year.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:25:14 PM

Rajasthan to partner private groups to open primary schools
Jaipur, Jan 31 (IANS) To improve literacy in the state, the Rajasthan government now plans to open 100 primary schools in remote desert areas in partnership with private organisations. On its part, it will provide land free of cost and invest Rs.4 million to construct the school buildings.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:24:23 PM

Over 900,000 people took English-language test in 2007
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) An international English test attracted over 938,000 candidates world over in 2007, the British Council said here Thursday.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 1:21:30 PM

Madhya Pradesh to bring out dictionary of tribal words
Bhopal, Jan 31 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh is planning to prepare a Hindi dictionary of tribal phrases and words which have unique meanings in tribal dialects, official sources said.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 12:24:54 PM

Scholarships for 2.5 mn children from minority communities
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Two-and-a-half million schoolchildren from India's minority communities will get scholarships for the next five years, with a cabinet panel Wednesday earmarking more than Rs.18 billion for this.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:50:00 PM

Classical Tamil Institute to come up in Chennai (Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) A Central Institute of Classical Tamil is to come up in Chennai to preserve and develop one of the world's oldest and most widely spoken languages.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:08:53 PM

Centre to set up Classical Tamil Institute in Chennai
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday decided to set up a Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Chennai to preserve and develop the language.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 5:01:06 PM

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