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10 years on, NCERT updates its books; DeMon, GST in syllabus

Posted on September 18th, 2017 in Curriculam |

Manash Gohain, September 17, 2017

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : Swachhta, Beti Bachao Also Part Of Text

The next Census is a little more than three years away but NCERT’s social science textbook for class 8 still quotes literacy data from 2001 and the availability of housing, electricity and piped water from 1994. Its foreword bears the date November 30, 2007, and the book has been in print for 10 years without changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Colleges are mostly shutting down electronics and telecommunication engineering courses

Posted on September 11th, 2017 in Curriculam |

Musab Qazi ,September 10, 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

MUMBAI: The electronics and telecommunication branch of engineering, also referred to as electronics and communication by some universities, has witnessed the highest number of closures across engineering colleges in the country this year. Read the rest of this entry »

State board changes syllabi for stds I & VII, leaves out teachers’ training

Posted on September 8th, 2017 in Curriculam, Teachers, Training |

SwatiShindeGole,  September 08, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : A large number of secondary school teachers in the state have still to get trained after the syllabi for standards I and VII were changed.

The first quarter of the academic year is almost over and the mandatory training about the changes in the syllabus, teaching methods and references for these classes was not arranged to cover all the teachers. They have been teaching the syllabi on the strength of their own understanding, so far. Read the rest of this entry »

Its scholar vs scholar on history textbooks

Posted on August 21st, 2017 in Curriculam |

HT Correspondent , Aug 20, 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

PUNE: The decision by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to reduce Mughal and western country history from Class VII and IX textbooks has generated a debate between two former presidents of the Marathi Sahitya Sammelan.

Noted scholar and former president of Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, Dr Sadanand More has strongly supported the board’s move while Dr Shripal Sabnis, who was also a former president of the Sahitya Sammelan, has described the decision as undemocratic. Read the rest of this entry »

Errors in ZP schools’ Class 3 textbooks with pages missing

Posted on August 7th, 2017 in Curriculam |

Shrinivas Deshpande , Aug 07 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

PUNE: The Maharashtra State Board of Primary Education has identified many errors in the Class 3 textbooks for Zilla Parishad schools for the current academic year.

Major chunk of errors are in the Marathi textbooks wherein seven chapters have been deleted and six chapters have been repeated.

Also, 16 pages of the book are missing from the textbooks of the Zila Parishad primary school, Pune. Read the rest of this entry »

MH-CET 2018 to have questions from Class XI syllabus

Posted on August 7th, 2017 in Curriculam |

Priyanka Sahoo , Aug 06 2017

Source : The Indian Express

While the weightage assigned to the Class XI syllabus is yet to be decided, the state higher and technical education department has declined the DTE’s proposal to not include the Class XI syllabus till 2019 as students appearing next year have already been promoted to Class XII. THE STATE Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to engineering and pharmacy colleges will include questions from the Class XI syllabus for the first time from next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Test to now include Class 11 curriculum

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 in Curriculam |

Musab Qazi, Aug 02 2017

Source: Hindustan Times

MUMBAI: To bring the Maharashtra common entrance test (MH-CET) for pharmacy and engineering on par with nationallevel examinations, the state government has decided to make the Class 11 syllabus part of the CET curriculum. Read the rest of this entry »

Board tweaks pattern of HSC paper for 2019 exam

Posted on July 18th, 2017 in Curriculam |

Ardhra Nair, Jul 18, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : When CBSE Format Comes Into Play Now

Pune: When Maharashtra state board students currently studying in standard XI (science) give their HSC examinations in 2019, it will be based on a national framework as laid down by the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) in India.The question paper pattern for physics, chemistry , biology and mathematics has been changed so that students fare better in entrance exams like the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). However, there will be no change in the present curricula. Read the rest of this entry »

NSUI protests Class IX textbook matter

Posted on July 17th, 2017 in Curriculam |

Meeta Ramnani, Jul 17, 2017

Source : Mirror

Body says Congress’s Indira, Rajiv Gandhi portrayed badly in new Balbharati syllabus at behest of BJP
At a time rife with controversial debates over historical `facts’ and distortions, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has now entered the fray, faxing state education minister Vinod Tawde saying that they are unhappy with the way Congress leaders Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi have been portrayed in the new Class IX textbook by Balbharati. Read the rest of this entry »

Pune University, colleges tweak syllabi for GST; spurt in crash courses’ demand

Posted on July 5th, 2017 in Curriculam, Education |

Alifiya Khan |  July 5, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Even as the clarity on the provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is limited so far, academicians say that GST is a major tax reform that eliminates indirect taxes from the system and hence it has to be introduced to accounting and taxation components for commerce students.

After Prime Minister Narendra Modilaunched the new syllabus for Chartered Accountancy on July 1, the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and even independent colleges in the city are working on revising the syllabus for BCom, MCom and all taxation and accounting related courses in the next few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »