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College pulled up by edu dept

Posted on August 21st, 2017 in Admission, Education Department |

Meeta Ramnani , Aug 20, 2017

Source: Mirror

Notice served to Mt Carmel for denying admissions in CAP’s fifth round; junior college refutes allegations, saying no notice received
The office of the deputy direc tor of education has released a notice to Mount Carmel Ju nior College in Lulla Nagar, which had allegedly denied admission to a few students for Class XI even after they were allotted seats there.The college refuted the allegation, saying it hasn’t received any such notice. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted on August 18th, 2017 in Education Department, G.R |

Puja Pednekar, Aug 18, 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

To ensure that students take lectures seriously, the state government passed a resolution on Wednesday mandating all Maharashtra schools to report pupils who remain absent for more than 30 days at a stretch. Schools will be held accountable for them and they will be left out while providing government aid and staff approvals.

The names of these students will be uploaded on an online ‘drop box’, introduced as part of the government’s database, SARAL. This is being done to arrest the rate of drop-outs in schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Absence of one month set to invite `out-of-school’ tag

Posted on August 18th, 2017 in Education Department |

SwatiShindeGole, Aug 18, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Saral System To Track Pupils With The Help Of Aadhaar

Students absent from school for a month will be considered out-of-school, the state education department has declared.Students who are homeschooled, those who have not attended school ever, and those who dropped out of school and many other categories were considered as out-ofschool during the state government survey . Such a study threw up flawed statistics. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools in state asked to pay for mid-day meals

Posted on August 9th, 2017 in Education Department |

Prasad Joshi, Aug 09, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Aurangabad : In an unprecedented situation, the state education department has asked school principals to temporarily bear the expenses of the midday meal scheme in their institutions. The directive has been issued as the contract of the supplier for the scheme has not been renewed and a replacement is being sought.

The move has not gone down well with most school he down well with most school heads who have questioned the rationale behind asking them to bear the financial burden that runs up to even Rs 1 lakh per month for big schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers in PMC schools can now qualify with only Class X English

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 in Education Department, Teachers |

Prachee Kulkarni, Aug 02 2017

Source : Mirror

Civic body’s new ad says applicants simply need to have completed class X or XII in the English medium
Desperate to find teachers for its English-medium schools, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) seems to have given up on any standards it might have had.A revised advertisement by the civic body’s education department now seeks applications even from those who have studied in English till Class X or XI. Read the rest of this entry »

Impact assessment of interest test taken by SSC students

Posted on July 29th, 2017 in Education, Education Department |


Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Shyamchi Aai Foundation (SAF) in collaboration with the Pune varsity has initiated impact assessment of `kal chachni’ or interest test taken by about 32 lakh secondary school certificate (SSC, Std X) students over the last two years.

SAF developed the test for the state education department. The assessment aims to evaluate how the test has influenced the students in choosing courses after Std X. Read the rest of this entry »

Aptitude tests stashed away in streams’ choice

Posted on July 26th, 2017 in Education Department, Examination |

TNN, Jul 26, 2017

Source: The Times of India

PUNE: The state education department’s aptitude tests for students appearing for the secondary school certificate (SSC, Std X) board examinations for the past two years have not resulted in the choice of streams suggested by the tests, experts said.

The department decided to conduct an aptitude exam to make students aware of their inclination and strengths so that they can make an educated choice while choosing different streams in the First Year Junior College based on their assessment in the aptitude test. Read the rest of this entry »

One hour more for Art, PE classes in all state schools

Posted on July 20th, 2017 in Education Department, Schools |

Puja Pednekar, Jul 20, 2017

Source : Hindustan Times

MUMBAI: The state’s school education department may increase the duration of art and physical education classes in Maharashtra schools by one hour to give students more time to develop creative and athletic skills. Read the rest of this entry »

All schools must put up plaint boxes, says edu dept

Posted on May 6th, 2017 in Education Department, Schools |


Source: The Times of India

Pune : All schools, irrespective of the board or the medium, will have to put up complaint boxes.These boxes should be kept at a prominent place and must be opened every weekend by the principal in the presence of a police representative or members of Parent-Teacher Association.

Agovernment resolution telling all schools to place the complaint boxes in a safe and visible place has been issued to all school managements. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »