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State board to start portal for entrance exams

Posted on November 13th, 2017 in Examination, SSC |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,November 13,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune: Students preparing for medical, engineering or Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance examinations can now depend on the online preparation portal launched by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.

The portal will have question banks for physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics and will be based on the questions asked in the entrance exams. Subject experts have also been registered on the portal and students can raise their queries, which would be answered by them. Read the rest of this entry »

Now, state edu dept to take on pvt coaching classes with its own teachers

Posted on November 7th, 2017 in Education Department, Teachers |

Vicky Pathare, November 07,2017

Source: Mirror

New prog will train teachers from junior colleges, Class XII schools to coach their students for NEET, JEE and MH-CET
In an attempt to improve the academic situation for students of vari ous higher secondary schools run by the state government, the state education department will -for the first time -soon start training and preparing students for high-pressure entrance exams of courses, including tests like the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), and annual MHT-CET or Maharashtra-Common Entrance Test. Read the rest of this entry »

RTO penalises scores of unsafe school vehicles

Posted on November 6th, 2017 in Transportation |

Alisha Inamdar,November 06,2017

Source: Mirror

Test drive found many school bus, private van drivers sans proper documents, as well as violating carrying capacity norms
In a development bound to make guardians of school-going chil dren sit up and take notice, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) -in a test drive over two days that checked on 350 vehicles -cracked down on a number of school transport vehicles, including private school vans. In total, 75 vehicles were taken under scrutiny and 52 were seized for violating basic norms, while fines amounting to Rs 1,23,300 were collected.A number of school transport vehicles were found not possessing the necessary documents or contracts provided by schools; several drivers were also found without valid licences or documents of proof. Read the rest of this entry »

ZP school teachers hold agitation against transfer & grade-pay diktat

Posted on November 6th, 2017 in Government Schools, Teachers |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, November 05,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune :Hundreds of teachers from Zilla Parishad schools in Pune district on Saturday protested against the government resolutions of February and October regarding teachers’ transfers and seniorgrade pay , respectively .

The protest march, part of the state-wide agitation, was held in the city from ZP office to district collector’s office between 1pm and 4pm. Read the rest of this entry »

Government to address teachers’ demands on online data updation

Posted on November 6th, 2017 in Teachers |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, November 06,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Following Saturday’s statewide protest by schoolteachers, education minister Vinod Tawde on Sunday said the government will look into their demands.

Chief among the demands were a reduction of the online data updation responsibilities and lessening of the burden of implementing the mid-day meal scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

TIME CRUNCH – State slaps schools with `tough’ diktat

Posted on November 6th, 2017 in Examination |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, November 06,2017

Source: The Times of India

As schools reopen after Diwali break, teachers are bombarded with orders from the education department to celebrate days and hold state’s summative assessment tests leaving them little time for studies and other important school activities.

To begin, schools have to celebrate November 7 as students’ day to mark the day that Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar enrolled in school. Followed by this, state board affiliated schools have to con duct summative assessment-one starting November 8, which is part of the state’s three competency tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Despite CAP, 21,000 seats lie vacant in junior colleges

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 in Admission |

Meeta Ramnani,November 02,2017

Source: Mirror

68 streams see less than 20 enrolments; experts say new colleges and steep fees deter parents, students
The admission process for ju nior colleges in Pune and Pim pri Chinchwad has finally ended after over 12 rounds.But, 21,295-odd seats remain vacant, with 38 streams having less than 20 students admitted for its courses. Read the rest of this entry »

68 junior colleges under CAP scanner for poor Std XI intake

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 in Admission |

Swati Shinde Gole,November 02,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Divisions Face Chances Of Shut-Down

As many as 68 junior colleges have admitted less than 20 students for FYJC (standard XI) and will be on a two-year notice period to improve the show, the deputy director of education has notified.The notification stated that the divisions in the colleges failing to improve their first year junior college (FYJC) admissions within two years will be shut down. Read the rest of this entry »

After nine rounds, 24 per cent of FYJC seats remain vacant

Posted on November 1st, 2017 in Admission |

Express News Service,November 01,2017

Source : The Indian Express

At 37,920, maximum number of Class XI students opted for the science stream, followed by commerce (36,955), arts (8,790) and vocational course (2,444).

A total of 24 per cent, or 21,295, seats have remained vacant at the end of the nine rounds of the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for First Year Junior College (FYJC) seats for 2017-18. Read the rest of this entry »

Pune Schools to form special committees on menstrual hygiene management

Posted on November 1st, 2017 in Government Schools, Management |

ANJALI MARAR, November 01,2017

Source : The Indian Express

The task force will be responsible for planning awareness campaigns on topics such as the biology behind menstrual cycles, its importance, hygiene habits, dietary and physical aspects.

ALL GOVERNMENT-RUN schools and junior colleges have been instructed to form committees dedicated to ‘Menstrual Hygiene Management’, to help adolescent girls understand the menstrual cycle and the hygienic habits to be practiced in schools or colleges. The government aims to improve girls’ school attendance during their menstrual cycle. Read the rest of this entry »