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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 »

Education Department to fill vacant extension posts

Posted on December 29th, 2016 in Education Department |

ST Correspondent | 29 December 2016

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: The Education Department is giving an opportunity to young teachers and administrative officers to be extension education officers at the Zilla Parishad centres in the State, said Primary Education Director Govind Nandede. There are 4,500 vacancies in the centre offices.

“If we want better education quality in the Zilla Parishad schools, it is very important to fill at least 2,000 to 2,500 posts in the centres. The centre head will be called as the extension officer and he/ she will be then responsible for taking care of the 10 to 12 schools under the centre.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Edu dept halts salaries of 290 schoolteachers

Posted on December 6th, 2016 in Education Department, Teachers |

Yashpal Sonkamble,06 Dec 2016

Source: Mirror

Divisional head blames state govt for not disbursing funds, manpower crunch
Teachers have always bore the brunt of the sad state of affairs.Over 290 teachers from 326 private-aided primary schools in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad cities have been denied their salaries from the past three months. Reason -the Pune divisional education department claims that they were unapproved hires. Read the rest of this entry »

Education institutions told to accept fees in cheques

Posted on November 24th, 2016 in Education Department, Fees |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, Nov 24, 2016

Source: The Times of India

Aurangabad : The regional office of the higher education department has issued a circular, asking institutions of higher learning to accept fee payment by cheque.

Highlighting that students and their parents could face problems in drawing demand draft or pay order in the wake of demonetisation of old high-value currency notes, authorities have asked the institutions to accept cheques. Read the rest of this entry »