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Newsletter for 24 Dec For Class X exams, its board over school for students: KOCHI: Two years

after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made Class X examinations optional to reduce the 'board exam' stress for students, the scheme appears to have few takers in the district. 45 minutes into exam, Gujarat University changes question paper: AHMEDABAD: The week began on a shocking note for the Gujarat University's BA first year students who appeared for 'Psychology and Effective Behaviour' exam on Monday. Questions asked in the paper were all out of syllabus. Activists in favour of nursery norms: NEW DELHI: The lawyer-activists who first challenged the points system in court have submitted their comments to lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on nursery admission criteria. Responding to the representation submitted by National Progressive Schools Conference to the LG, and later to the Directorate of Education, they wrote in their letter: "On the basis of the experience which would be gained after implementation of the order in 2014-15, the same could be reviewed, if required, but at present there cannot be any legal or just objection to the order." Punjab govt set to conduct Teacher Eligibility Test on Dec 28: CHANDIGARH: Elaborate arrangements have been made for the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) slated for December 28 in which more than 2 lakh candidates are expected to appear, an official said here today. Education is a long-term investment, says Santosh Desai: New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Education is a fundamental, long-term investment in an individual's future, more than the first job that they will get, social commentator Santosh Desai said here at an event. Max institute to conduct emergency medicine exam: New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Max Institute of Medical Excellence has signed an agreement with Britain's College of Emergency Medicine for conducting an examination which tests the level of expertise of a doctor wishing to enter the field of emergency medicine, a release said Monday. UGC issued directives for Bihar Universities and Colleges to obtain NAAC accreditation by June 1: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given notice to all Bihar universities and their colleges to submit application for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation by June 1, 2014. If one fails, the UGC could discontinue offering grants to them from April 1, 2015 onwards. Survey Reveals Most Parents to be Contended With New Nursery Admission Guidelines: Most parents of Delhi are pleased with the new nursery admission guidelines that was approved by LieutenantGovernor Najeeb Jung last week, whereas mere one fourth of the total ample of Parents seemed to be unhappy with these guidelines that states neighborhood criterion will be changed from 6 km to about 10 km, informed a survey conducted by CBSE Regional Centre to be established in west Asia, for Gulf region CBSE Schools: Central Board of Secondary Education is mulling over its plan of establishing an offshore CBSE regional centre in West Asia, to fulfill the needs of near about 150 schools in the region, informed Shashi Tharoor, Union minister of Kerala for HRD. First time the CBSE affiliated schools are toget judged and ranked based on theirQuality & Standards: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is soon to begin grading and ranking its affiliated schools, based on the Schools academic and administrative functioning and its prevailing state. Fixed rates are latest in college tuition plans: Freshmen at Northland College, a small Wisconsin liberal arts school known for its environmental focus, will pay no more than $30,450 in tuition next year. They'll pay the same the following year. And the year after that.