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Brain gym at The Bishop’s School

Posted on September 30th, 2014 in IQ |

ST CORRESPONDENT,Sep 30, 2014,

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: A brain gym activity  was held at The Bishop’s School, Camp by the Sakal YRI Club and the Young Buzz programme on Monday. The activity was conducted by the SIP Academy, Pune.

According to SIP Academy, these activities help in developing the learning ability in children by various body movements which help to activate both hemispheres of the brain. Read the rest of this entry »

Billabong boy is global Math champ

Posted on September 5th, 2014 in Examination, IQ |

dna correspondent @dna,Sep 05, 2014,

Source: DNA

Out of 31 Indian toppers, 27 passed their IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) class X Cambridge International Examination (CIE) board exam 2013-14 across the world. The rest passed the AS level and A levels. Out of the 31 students, 14 are from Mumbai, which has approx 80 CIE schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Delhi school students discover Near-Earth Objects

Posted on August 18th, 2014 in IQ |

PTI,Aug 18 2014

Source: Mirror

New Delhi:

Findings will be included in world’s official minor body catalogue maintained by International Astronomical Union in Paris, after the asteroids are re-confirmed
Two new asteroids have been discovered by a team of students from two schools in Delhi as part of a nationwide campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Lower IQ bar to help kids with learning disabilities

Posted on July 30th, 2014 in Education, IQ |

Malathy Iyer,Mumbai,TNN

Source: The Times of India

For students with difficulty in reading, writing or doing mathematics, Maharashtra may be a tougher place than, say , neighbouring Karnataka for seeking a learning disability (LD) certificate. Unlike some Indian states, Maharashtra specifies that only a child with a normal intelligence quotient (IQ) of 90 (that can be relaxed by up to 5 points, plus or minus) can seek an LD certificate that grants concessions such as extra time, a writer or calculator for exams. Read the rest of this entry »

Class VI dropout, Ludhiana teen shoots CWG silver

Posted on July 26th, 2014 in IQ, Sports |

Written by Shivani Naik | July 26, 2014

Source: Indian Express

Malaika Goel stopped going to school in Class VI. At 16 years, the Ludhiana teenager — the youngest member of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Indian contingent — has picked up a stunning silver in the 10m Air Pistol event, fetching the country its first medal in shooting at the Barry Buddon ranges. Read the rest of this entry »

Young minds from Pune schools explore astronomy at IUCAA camp

Posted on May 24th, 2014 in Education, IQ |

Swati Shinde Gole,TNN | May 23, 2014,

Source: The Times of India

PUNE: A group of 200 secondary school students are trying to find out the diameter of the sun, crunching numbers to calculate the distance of the sun from the earth, making a pinhole camera, learning about the solar system and getting hands-on experience on several astronomy and science experiments.

These students have been selected for a summer camp organised by the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Here, concepts in science and astronomy are taught simply and students interact with scientists and resolve their queries during the week-long camp. Read the rest of this entry »

Students design robots to aid agriculture at IIT-Bombay

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 in Competition, Education, IQ |

Hemali Chhapia,TNN | Apr 1, 2014,

Source: The Times of India

MUMBAI: Robots that can sow seeds in a farm, robots that can remove weeds, robots used for fertilizing crops and robots that can even pluck fruits from trees and accumulate these at one place — these were some of the finalist entries at the e-Yantra Robotics Competition 2013 (e-YRC 2013), which was held recently at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay).  Read the rest of this entry »

30% computer science engineers ignorant of concepts: Study

Posted on October 19th, 2013 in Education, IQ |

Isha Jain, TNN | Oct 19, 2013,

Source: The Times of India

LUCKNOW: Nearly 50-60% of the computer science and information technology engineers do not understand the subtleties of programming concepts, while over 80% of them are unable to apply it to the real-world situations. These findings have come to the fore in a pan-India study conducted by Aspiring Minds, a firm dealing in employability assessments and industry solutions on computer programming learning levels across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

1% shy of 100, champ wants to study economics

Posted on May 28th, 2013 in Education, IQ, Results |

TNN | May 28, 2013,

Source: The Times of India

NEW DELHI: All-India CBSE joint topper Paras Sharma has scored exactly 99% in commerce and he knows exactly what he wants to do in life. Paras plans to study economics in a bid to eradicate poverty and also solve India’s literacy problem.  Read the rest of this entry »

High scores to push up Delhi University cutoffs

Posted on May 28th, 2013 in Education, IQ, Results |

Manash Pratim Gohain, TNN | May 28, 2013,

Source: The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cutoffs for university admissions are likely to rise this year as more Class XII students have scored in the high 90s. There’s a 37% increase in students with more than 90% marks, and a 62% increase in those with more than 95%. Altogether 44,676 students have scored 90% and higher in the Class XII CBSE boards, and their best-of-four aggregate for undergraduate admissions is likely to be even higher as 701 students have scored a per-fect 100 in maths, 1,498 have scored 96% and above in English, and 754 have scored 98% and above in physics.  Read the rest of this entry »