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Teachers can end paper check boycott tomorrow

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Teachers, Unaided |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,  March 26, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Teachers of unaided schools, who are boycotting the evaluation of Class X and XII board examination answersheets, may end their protest on Monday .

Officials of unaided teachers’ unions said they were promised their issues would be resolved soon during a meeting with the education minister and top officials of the education department. They were also told that a meeting of all stakeholders would be held on Monday to decide on whether to end the boycott on evaluation of answersheets. Read the rest of this entry »

Second round of RTE quota admissions begins today

Posted on March 27th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,  March 27, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The second round of 25% quota admissions under Right to Education (RTE) Act will start from Monday .

The lottery will be drawn and school allotments made to applicants. Parents will have to confirm admissions with the allotted school by April 3, the education office of Pune zilla parishad has notified.

The admission procedure is being conducted online by the state education department. From Pune district, Read the rest of this entry »

SNDT class given old textbooks, but new exam paper

Posted on March 25th, 2017 in Examination |

Darshana Daga, March 25, 2017

Source: Mirror

Seven third-year BA (distance education) students say they studied old matter, could barely attempt 20 per cent of their Marathi question paper
Only two days after an out-of syllabus English question pa per was handed to third-year Bachelor of Arts (distance education) students of the SNDT College during their final examination, yet another gaffe has left a handful of scholars bereft about their future. Read the rest of this entry »

UP board exam cheating: Probe ordered

Posted on March 25th, 2017 in Examination |

Anuja Jaiswal, March 25, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Agra : Following TOI’s expose on rampant cheating that happens during board exams in Uttar Pradesh, and the administrative apathy seen at exam centres, the state education department has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

UP education board secretary Shail Yadav told TOI that she had asked senior officials to conduct an inquiry and submit areport as early as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

23 names added to list of cities for holding NEET

Posted on March 25th, 2017 in CBSE, Examination |

Meeta Ramnani | 25  March 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has added 23 cities where National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2017 will be conducted. These include Ahmednagar, Amravati, Kolhapur and Satara. This was done as there was over 40 per cent rise in the registrations.

The cities that had NEET centres last year in Maharashtra included Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune and Thane. The exam will be conducted on May 7, Sunday. In 2016, 8,02,594 candidates registered, while in 2017, 11,35,104 candidates have registered for NEET.  Read the rest of this entry »

Start board paper correction or face action, says deputy Director of Education

Posted on March 25th, 2017 in Examination, Teachers |

Express News Service | March 25, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

As bundles of question papers are being delivered to the office of the Pune division board of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on a daily basis after unaided schoolteachers have refused to assess the answer sheets of the Std X and XII Board exams, the deputy director of education, Pune has stepped in and letters have been sent to all principals reminding them of the condition of their service. Read the rest of this entry »

CBSE announces NEET exam centres in 23 more cities

Posted on March 25th, 2017 in CBSE, Examination |

Express News Service |  March 25, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Against 8,02,594 registered candidates last year in NEET-2016, 11,35,104 candidates have been registered for NEET-2017.

WITH AN increase in the number of candidates who will be sitting for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the addition of 23 more cities to the list of 80 existing cities where the examination is being conducted. Read the rest of this entry »

Edu dept cautions teachers on strike

Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Education Department, Teachers |

Darshana Daga, March 24, 2017

Source: Mirror

Non-grant educators refuse to check papers, authorities warn of consequences for not fulfilling responsibilities
While non-grant teachers of junior colleges go on a strike and refused to ex amine the higher sec ondary certificate (HSC) papers, education department’s Pune division has threatened agitating educators with dire consequences. The authorities issued a letter on Thursday, asking principals of the colleges to remind the protesters about their duties and the costs for not fulfilling them. Read the rest of this entry »

Principals to fill online Std XI forms

Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Admission |

Ardhra Nair, March 24, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The deputy director of education, Pune division, has asked all high school principals to assist their respective students with the Standard XI admission process.

The principals have been asked to fill up part 1 of the application forms for admission, in a bid to mitigate the problems faced by parents.Now, parents will only need to obtain the information booklet and visit the principal of the school where their child studied class X. Read the rest of this entry »

Who is conducting background checks on drivers and attendants?

Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Transportation |

Partha Sarathi Biswas | March 24, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

As many as 3,900 vehicles ferry school children in the district, said RTO officials.

Almost 80 per cent of schools in Pune district have school bus committees, but conducting a thorough background verification of drivers and attendants remains a grey area. Officers of the Regional Transport Office, who are member-secretaries of the committee, said individual schools were responsible for verifying the backgrounds of drivers and attendants, Read the rest of this entry »