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First day at school a nightmare – Chinchwad school’s false ceiling comes crashing down, rain breaks glass windows

Posted on June 14th, 2017 in Infrastructure |

Archana Dahiwal, Jun 14, 2017

Source: Mirror

Concerned parents agitate in front of Global Indian International School gates; four let in after hours into premises to see the classrooms are shocked to witness the picture of ruin; demand assurance for student safety
It was the first day of the new academic session on Monday at the Global Indian International School (GIIS), Chinchwad, and classes for Std IX were on at the 5th floor of their old building, when a part of the false ceiling in one of the classes came crashing down. One student sustained minor injuries, while others had a narrow escape. Read the rest of this entry »

Maharashtra bans junk food in school canteens, cites obesity fears

Posted on May 10th, 2017 in Education, Infrastructure |

Abhishek Choudhari & Vinamrata Borwankar|  May 10 2017

Source : The Indian Express

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of junk food in school canteens. Based on recommendations the Centre issued over two years ago, the state has told schools not to sell food `High in Fat, Salt and Sugar’ (HFSS) and has suggested healthy alternatives. The decision has been taken looking at childhood obesity+ and related diseases. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools issued safety norms after boy’s death

Posted on December 9th, 2016 in Infrastructure |

Meeta Ramnani | 9 December 2016

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Following the death of standard VI student 12-year-old Shubham Khandale at the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) run Rajiv Gandhi E-learning School in Sahakar Nagar on Tuesday, the deputy director of education has listed guidelines on infrastructure for schools. Shubham lost his life while trying to fetch a shuttlecock from the third floor while playing badminton. Read the rest of this entry »

Old city school goes biometric

Posted on November 25th, 2016 in Education, Infrastructure |

Darshana Daga, 25 November 2016

Source: Mirror

New system at Bhave High School to tackle bunking, save teachers’ attendance-taking time; now, a punch sends an attendance report to parents’ phones
If your school-time nostalgia is often marked by fond memories of playing truant and skipping classes, and asking a friend to play `proxy’ and mark your attendance, it seems to be the end of days for such naughty behaviour. Read the rest of this entry »

Loo and behold – That stinking feeling strikes at upscale DAV Public School

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 in Infrastructure |

Priyanka Das,Nov 23, 2016

Source: Mirror

Hygiene takes a back seat at Aundh school with hardly 128 toilets for 6,000 students; PMC health inspector finds 30:1 ratio flouted
The chain of DAV Public Schools has for long remained an aspirational destination for most middle-class children. Parents enrolling their children in these schools expect a certain standard of not just education, but also quality of school life. However, the new building of the DAV Public School at Aundh has upset this image. Unlike the old one, it does not have toilets on every floor. Read the rest of this entry »

New colleges on hold, institutes full to brim

Posted on October 15th, 2016 in Education, Infrastructure |

Ardhra Nair, Oct 15, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The state government’s ban on approving new colleges seems to have resulted in classrooms overflowing with students this year.

In many cases, the intake capacity has been increased by 10 per cent per division with the same infrastructure in colleges.

With the state not approving the perspective plan for Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) as well as not sanctioning any new colleges in the state, Read the rest of this entry »

Now, CCTVs to keep a watch over 310 PMC schools

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 in Infrastructure, Schools |

Ajay Khape | Pune |September 2, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

“The parents of the students will be relieved by the initiative of installing CCTVs in civic schools at all locations, wherever required,” said Vasanti Kakade, chairperson of the Pune Education Board. Read the rest of this entry »

12 engg colleges asked to stop admissions of ME, BE

Posted on July 21st, 2016 in Admission, Infrastructure |


Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has issued notice to three engineering colleges to not take admissions for the courses in Masters in Engineering (ME) along with nine other colleges to stop their admissions for first year of Bachelor of Engineering (BE). The colleges were sent notices after the assessment of infrastructure and other facilities.  Read the rest of this entry »

University issues closure notices to 12 engg colleges

Posted on July 20th, 2016 in Education, Infrastructure |


Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has directed 12 engineering colleges in the city not to accept admissions for their undergraduate or postgraduate courses for the new academic year due to lack of basic facilities. Other classes will continue till the present batches complete their courses. Read the rest of this entry »

SWACHH A SHAME – School board’s clean out of cash for this contest

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in Education, Infrastructure |

Siddharth Gadkari,July 07, 2016,

Source: Mirror

Struggling for drinking water and toilets, civic body-run schools are out of shape for govt reward for beautification
Recently, the state govern ment announced a reward for schools that have main tained standards of cleanliness and beautification. Unfortunately, most schools run by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Read the rest of this entry »