10 board exams begin Tuesday
769,929 students are set to appear in the Class 12 exam of the
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which start Tuesday, a
board official said. The Class 10 Board exams would also begin the
New Delhi: Delhi's
slum children will now be able to study in Australia under an
exchange programme between the University of Melbourne and
voluntary organisation Asha, officials said here Tuesday.
"This is going to be the first-of-its-kind Asha model as we focus
on urban poor, mainly slum children, to give them access to higher
education from a country other than India," Asha founder Kiran
A new India-Australia partnership to support the needs of Delhi's
urban poor will operate in three areas - research, education and
"This is going to be a unique programme in terms of catering to
the needs of the urban poor, who can't even afford the basic
education. We also aim at finding solutions to the needs of urban
poor as we begin interacting with the students," said Amitabh
Mattoo, director of the University of Melbourne's Australia India
The collaborative programme will fund 40 projects during 2011
across areas such as resource and environment, contemporary India,
regional relationships, health, education, economics and business.
"A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Australia India
Institute, University of Melbourne, and Asha community health and
development society has also been signed," added Martin.
The programme will be launched by Human Resource and Development
Minister Kapil Sibal here Wednesday.