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State edu dept permits pvt competitive tests

Posted on October 9th, 2017 in Education Department, Examination |

ST CORRESPONDENT, October 09 , 2017

Source : Sakal Times

Pune : According to the GR, the education societies which In a recent GR, Ma- have more than 25 schools, harashtra State Education are allowed to organise pri-Department lifted the ban vote competitive tests for it had imposed on holding their student. If any organ-private competitive tests isation has designed exams in schools in the State. The that promote good reading, department has allowed personality development or schools/educational ‘whin- provide information about Lions to hold such examine- national heroes. and if this tons providing they fall un- organisation is a non-profit-der the conditions specified no-loss entity, it is permitted by the government. Read the rest of this entry »

No structural audit of most ZP schools, officials admit

Posted on September 26th, 2017 in Education Department, Infrastructure |

Ardhra Nair,  September 26 , 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Most zilla parishad (ZP) schools in Pune district have never had a structural audit done, primary education department officials have said.

Placing the blame on the ZP works department, the officials said it was the responsibility of that department to carry out audits periodically .

However, a visual audit was conducted by the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) team in 2011-12 for only school buildings built under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The report was submitted last month. Read the rest of this entry »

NAAC credit must to open new colleges

Posted on September 19th, 2017 in Education Department |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, September 19, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Education Dept Heat On Institutions

Institutions that do not possess National Assessment and Accreditation Council’s (NAAC) certification will not get permissions to start new colleges or extend the existing divisions.The state department of higher education said the rule comes in effect based on the Maharashtra State Universities Act 2016. The notification was issued recently . Read the rest of this entry »

State edu dept against ecofriendly immersion

Posted on September 11th, 2017 in Education Department |

Abhay Khairnar, September 10, 2017

Source: Hindustan Times


PUNE: Even as chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) are promoting immersion of Ganesh idols in artificial tanks to prevent river pollution, the State Education Department issued a circular asking colleges not to support this practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Edu dept marks Bharni Shraadh

Posted on September 11th, 2017 in Education Department, Teachers, Training |

Prachee Kulkarni, September 11, 2017
Source: Mirror
Cancels teachers’ training programme citing inauspicious occasion, claims participants requested rescheduling
In a step that may indicate the decay in our learning ecosystems, the state education department has fallen back on a surprising excuse for cancelling a workshop under its teachers’ training programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Edu official in soup over immersion diktat to SPPU, affiliated colleges

Posted on September 11th, 2017 in Education Department |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, September 11, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Restraint On Eco-Friendly Festivities

The state education department has issued a show-cause notice to joint director (higher education) V P Narkhede in Pune seeking his explanation on why he told Savitribai Phule Pune University and its affiliated colleges to stop their students from interfering in the religious aspects of the immersion of Ganesha idols in the recently concluded festival. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »