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Higher edu exam patterns blind to visually disabled

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 in Education |

Meeta Ramnani,  May 23, 2017,

Source: Mirror

Most questions in the papers set nearly always have options that require visualisation, leaving visually impaired students at a loss, even with a writer
Education and giving exams is no easy task for the impaired. And, those set ting the papers seem oblivious to the issues plaguing these students, especially those attempting higher education tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Engg syllabus to be revised after 10 years

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 in Curriculam, Education |

Pranita Roy , May 23, 2017,

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: After 10 years, the syllabus for engineering courses will be revised and updated according to the industrial requirements to increase employability, as per the instructions by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). Read the rest of this entry »

New syllabus for engg courses by June 10

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 in Education |

SwatiShindeGole,May 23, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The curriculum for undergraduate engineering degree courses that has remained static in the last 10 years will change this academic year.

A committee of professors from Indian Institutes of Technology is working on industryrelevant topics which can be incorporated into the curriculum.

It will make engineering graduates more better employable and prepare students for jobs, chairman of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Anirudha Sahas rabuddhe told TOI recently . 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 »

Push for Class XII students to get into election fold

Posted on May 10th, 2017 in Education |

Vijay Chavan,may 10, 2017,

Source: Mirror

Authorities are making it mandatory for those who have completed 18 yrs to enrol themselves with help from colleges
To bring younger, enthusiastic vot ers into the election fold, the Pune district election authority has de cided to make it mandatory for Class XII students who have com pleted 18 years of age to enrol for the voter list. Read the rest of this entry »

Redesigning school uniforms for the underprivileged

Posted on May 6th, 2017 in Education |

Alifiya Khan | May 6, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

What the two women do is collect uniforms from people who want to give them away along with a small fee of Rs 70 per uniform or Rs 200 for a set of three.

It’s time for a new academic year for students and while most parents would discard the old school uniforms or pass them on to their domestic helps, two women in Pune are determined to do things differently this year. They started an experimental drive to donate school uniforms last year, Read the rest of this entry »

Central curriculum assessment to begin from June

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in Centre, Education, Examination |

Express News Service | May 1, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

“Class III, V and VIII syllabi to be put under scanner; ‘with this assessment, we hope to bring all states on one platform to ensure quality improvement,” says Swarup.

WITH AN aim to review its own curriculum and fill the “gap areas” in learning, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided to initiate a nationwide assessment of Class III, V and VIII syllabus starting June this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Education boards decide to do away with `spiking’ of marks

Posted on April 25th, 2017 in CBSE, Education |

Manash Gohain,April 24, 2017

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : Thirty two education boards, including CBSE , Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and National Institute of Open School, agreed on Monday to do away with “spiking“ of marks through “moderation“ on Monday .

This is likely to bring down the marks in Class XII Board exams, and consequently cutoffs during undergraduate admissions. Read the rest of this entry »

Used standard XII books to ignite minds in Marathwada, Vidarbha

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in Education |

Ardhra Nair,April 23, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Pune’s education department has decided to request students of Class XII to donate their used books and study material so that they can be given to the children of farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha areas.

Students of National Service Scheme with the help of local nongovernmental organisations will help in collecting and distributing books to students from underprivileged background. Read the rest of this entry »

ZP schools draw 42 kids to Standard I

Posted on April 18th, 2017 in Education, Government Schools |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 18, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Teachers Play Pivotal Role In Admission

The Pune zilla parishad (ZP) has managed to admit 42,000 students from Anganwadis in the district to Standard I in over 3,700 ZPrun schools.Primary schoolteachers from these schools played a key role in convincing parents to send their children to ZP schools rather than private institutions.

In a bid to drive up school enrolment at the primary level, the ZP has taken up various measures to ensure parents do not look to private schools for their children. Read the rest of this entry »