K12 Schools India

CBSE to make studies serious

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 in CBSE |

Sakal Times | 23  March 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released a statement on Tuesday to all schools on details of examination and report card for Std Vl to Std IX from Academic Year 2017-18 onwards.  The move has evoked mixed reactions from parents, while principals of schools feel that this will affect project work and extra-curricular activities.

The schools will now have two term exams right from Std VI to IX. Till now, Read the rest of this entry »

MIT turns self-financed varsity, degrees from 2019

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 in Self Financed School |

Ardhra Nair, March 23, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The state legislative assembly on Wednesday pas sed a bill to set up Dr Vish wanath Ka rad MIT World Peace University , a self-financed institution, in Kothrud.

Students from the MIT group of institutes will get certificates and degrees from this university from 2018-19. Other students on the campus who have enrolled earlier will get a certificate from Savitribai Phule Pune University . Read the rest of this entry »

Question paper goof delays exam at SNDT

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 in Examination |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, March 23, 2017

Source: The Times of India

 Pune : Out-Of-Syllabus Matter Leads To Confusion

The second-year Bachelor of Arts distance education students at SNDT College were handed an out-of-syllabus English question paper on Wednesday morning. The resultant confusion caused a 40-minute delay in the examination.The online agency in-charge of e-mailing question papers to all exam centres mistakenly sent the paper meant for students of the regular course. Read the rest of this entry »

New CBSE exam format evokes mixed response

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 in CBSE, Examination |

Ardhra Nair, March 23, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Central Board of Secondary Education’s recent decision to have a uniform assessment system from Standard VI to IX instead of continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) has received mixed reactions from the city’s school principals.

Parents, however, have wholeheartedly supported the move saying that this will prepare the students for Std X and higher classes, where the examinations are based on the whole syllabus instead of just a part. Read the rest of this entry »

Now, Hutchings asks parents to pay Rs 2L for new football field

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Fees, Management |

Darshana Daga,March 22,2017

Source: Mirror

School insists that is an appeal for funds and isn’t mandatory. However, given its track record of exorbitant fee hikes, etc., the request has raised suspicion
Still reeling from issues over fee hikes, parents with kids studying at Hutchings High School and Junior College had cause for alarm yet again after the school issued notices, appealing for contributions towards the corpus fund of the GBET Trust that will be used to buy a playground. Read the rest of this entry »

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION RULES RTI Act not applicable to unaided institutions

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Private, Unaided |

Vishwas Kothari,March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Private unaided trusts or academic institutions not receiving any “substantial financial aid“ from the government do not fall within the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, the state information commission’s Pune bench has ruled.

The bench, presided over by information commissioner Ravindra Jadhav, has set aside an order of February 4, 2015 by the first appeal officer and block education officer of Panchgani panchayat samiti. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents struggle to book `free’ RTE seat

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Fees, RTE |

SwatiShindeGole, March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Schools Willing To Waive Tuition Fees Only

Sandeep Kadam’s son has secured admission in class I at a private English medium school under the 25% reservation quota envisaged by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. However, Kadam is yet to confirm the seat because he is mulling over how he would pay the overhead fees for registration, extracurricular activities, uniform and stationery charges.The school has asked all parents to pay such fees. Read the rest of this entry »

CIRCULAR SHOCK – School appeals for `minimum Rs 2 lakh’ from few parents

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Admission, Management |

SwatiShindeGole, March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Hutchings Wants To Buy Playground

The Hutchings High School & Junior College in Camp has appealed to parents of students seeking admission to ‘donate generously’ for land that the school’s management is looking to purchase for a playground.A circular states it would accept a `minimum contribution of Rs two lakh towards the corpus fund’ and there is no upper limit.School Read the rest of this entry »

50k SSC, HSC answer sheets pile up at board

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Examination |

Ardhra Nair, March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The stairwell at the Pune divisional board on Tuesday afternoon was stacked with packets containing more than 50,000 answer sheets of the Std X and XII board exams that are currently being conducted.

These answer sheets are the ones that have been to the board by teachers from unaided schools and junior colleges. The teachers are refusing to evaluate the papers till their demands are met. Read the rest of this entry »

New CBSE exam format for classes VI to IX

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in CBSE, Curriculam |

Manash Gohain, March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education has formally junked the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) scheme for classes VI to IX, being followed in affiliated schools since 2009. Replacing it from the coming academic year (2017-18) is a new format -`uniform system of assessment, examination and report card’ -that aims at standardising teaching and evaluation across schools. Read the rest of this entry »