Forced to Discontinue Education, JNU Guard Clears University’s Entrance Exam, Will Study Russian

New Delhi: In 2004, Ramjal Meena was forced to discontinue his studies during graduation in order to eke out a living for his family. Their financial condition was terrible and he joined his father in labour work in Karauli, a village in Rajasthan, where he was born. While Meena’s dream to study further was cut short when he joined New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2014 as a security guard, in a stroke of luck, he qualified as a student at the prestigious university five years later. “2004 me padhai…

Education publisher Pearson to phase out print textbooks

The world’s largest education publisher has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by making all its learning resources “digital first”. Pearson said students would only be able to rent physical textbooks from now on, and they would be updated much less frequently. The British firm hopes the move will make more students buy its e-textbooks which are updated continually. “We are now over the digital tipping point,” boss John Fallon told the BBC. “Over half our annual revenues come from digital sales, so we’ve decided a little…

School and Mass Education department issues class 12 second cut off list in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The School and Mass Education department on Friday issued the second cut off mark list of higher secondary schools for admission of students into Plus II courses. BJB Higher Secondary School in the capital has the highest cut off mark of 70.4 per cent for admission in Arts stream, while Ravenshaw Higher Secondary School in Cuttack has the highest cut off mark of 89.2 per cent in Science stream. Talcher Higher Secondary School in Angul tops in Commerce stream with 75.83 per cent cut-off marks. The Director of Higher…