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City parents up in arms against errant schools

Posted on April 11th, 2017 in Education Department, Fees |

Pune Mirror Bureau, April 11, 2017

Source: Mirror

Stage protest outside DyD office over fee hike and forced purchase of books from specific vendors

Several parents of wards studying in city-based schools held a protest on Monday in front if the Pune Deputy Directorate (DyD) of Education’s office for not taking any stringent action against institutions that were demanding fees even beyond the stipulated 15 per cent hike and ordering to purchase books from particular vendors. Read the rest of this entry »

Edu department pulls up officer for `odd’ circular

Posted on March 29th, 2017 in Education Department |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,  March 28, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Another embarrassing circular has put the spotlight back on the education department.

The state department of primary education has issued ashow-cause notice to Pune zilla parishad’s education office on Monday for issuing a circular to schools to conduct `haldikumkum’ events to attract outof-school children to classes.

The March 21 notification stated. “All new students would be welcomed in class with a rose during the start of the next academic year in June. 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 »

Education dept to examine Sainik schools’ performance

Posted on January 27th, 2017 in Education Department |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, Jan 26, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The education department has decided to review the work of all Sainik schools in the state. The main aim of the exercise is to see whether the schools were fulfilling the purpose for which they were started, that is, of sending maximum number of students to Armed Forces.

“A committee under the commissioner of education has been formed to carry out the review work. A government resolution to this effect has been released,“ said N K Jarag, director of secondary education. Read the rest of this entry »

Activist complains against contradictory GRs by edu ministry

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 in Admission, Education Department, G.R |

PMB, 23  January 2017

Source : Mirror

A city-based activist has filed a written complaint with the education ministry and the state educa tion secretary over the contradictions related to a government resolution (GR) on first-year junior college (FYJC) admissions, released on January 7, 2016, and March 28, 2016.

The contradiction is pointed in the minority, management and in-house quota. While the colleges were asked to surrender all vacant quota seats under the previous GR, Read the rest of this entry »

Maharashtra education dept’s move to award extra marks for fine arts not fair, say students

Posted on January 16th, 2017 in Education Department |

Alifiya Khan | January 15, 2017,

Source : The Indian Express

Earlier this week, the Maharashtra government announced that state board students, proficient in drawing, classical and folk arts, would get 10 to 25 extra marks in Secondary School Certificate exams.

Students of SSC schools have welcomed the decision of the state education department to award extra marks for achievements in fine arts, as is done in the sports category, Read the rest of this entry »

ACTIVISTS OPPOSE LOW AGE LIMIT, TRANSPORTATION – Education dept changes rules for RTE, draws flak

Posted on January 13th, 2017 in Admission, Education Department, RTE |

Darshana Daga, Jan 13, 2017

Source: Mirror

Deputy director of education says he will forward the objections to state government and resolve the issue
On Tuesday, the state education depart ment chopped the age limit for admissions to primary schools through Right to Education (RTE). This is apart from several other changes regarding submissions of official documents and transportation, a move that has not gone down well with the activists.They have pointed out several loopholes in the newly proposed rules on the admission process for 25 per cent reserved seats under the RTE. Read the rest of this entry »

Selfie with students scheme put on hold

Posted on January 12th, 2017 in Education Department |

SwatiShindeGole,Jan 12, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Teachers Stage Protest Against Move Across State

Sharp criticism and huge uproar from teachers regarding the government order to take selfies with school children has put the state education department on the back-foot and forced it to indefinitely stay the notification on Wednesday .The scheme, which was set to begin on the first Monday of January , hit a roadblock initially because of a technical snag. A state-wide protest by teachers’ associations hampered it the second Monday . Read the rest of this entry »

More options in FYJC admission

Posted on January 9th, 2017 in Admission, Education Department |

SwatiShindeGole, Jan 09, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : This Year Onwards, Students Can Alter College Preference In Every Round

From academic year 2017-18, students will be able to change their college preference in every round of the first year junior college (Std XI) centralized admission process.Considering the loopholes in last year’s centralized admissions as well as the fact that the rounds stretched till almost October, the state education department has announced changes in the admission process. Read the rest of this entry »

Education dept selfie `trick’ hits app hurdle

Posted on January 4th, 2017 in Education Department, G.R |

Ardhra Nair, Jan 04 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Drive Is Meant To Monitor Out-Of-School Kids

The state education department’s initiative to upload selfies of all students with class teacher on the department’s official website has hit a technical roadblock.Officials claim that the mo bile application, which will help take pictures and upload them, is still in a testing phase and would be available from next Monday . The plan to link students’ Aadhaar card numbers with corresponding selfies will also take more time, said officials. Read the rest of this entry »