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CBSE students to learn about digitisation and GST

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in CBSE |

Pranita Roy | 24  April 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: ‘Modi’fied textbooks are soon to make its way in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) are likely to review and revise their textbook content and include Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation in the syllabus. The decision has invoked mixed reactions. While majority of school principals have welcomed this move, President of Maharashtra English Schools Trustees Association has demanded that government should take capacity building of teachers seriously.  Read the rest of this entry »

11,000 schoolkids await scholarship

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 in scholarship |

Siddharth Gadkari, Apr 22, 2017,

Source: Mirror

Three months after boards, PMC fails to disburse financial aid to distinction-achieving students as new academic year starts

Despite it being the end of the academic year, the Pune Mu nicipal Corporation (PMC) has failed to reimburse scholarship amounts to 11,000 of its own school students for nearly three months now. The administration had decided to directly transfer the monetary aid through the real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system, but has now postponed the process, citing civic elections as an excuse. Read the rest of this entry »

CBSE CIRCULAR FAILS TO EASE PARENTS’ WOES – Schools still vend own wares

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 in CBSE |

Darshana Daga, Apr 22, 2017,

Source: Mirror

They contend it’s for parents’ convenience, who get books, stationery and uniforms at one stop
It’s a veritable carnival of book stalls and shops selling station ery, schoolbags, uniforms, shoes et al, all within CBSE school premises, despite a strict directive by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to stop vending their own wares for students. Read the rest of this entry »

No sale of books, uniforms in schools: CBSE

Posted on April 21st, 2017 in CBSE |

Manash Gohain,Apr 21, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education has asked affiliated schools across the country to shut down shops selling textbooks, stationery, schoolbags, uniforms, shoes and similar articles within their premises.

The board asked schools on Thursday to strictly comply with its affiliation byelaws and “not indulge in commercial activities“. This includes sales through “selected vendors“. Read the rest of this entry »

No change in language policy, CBSE board to ‘study proposal’

Posted on April 20th, 2017 in CBSE |

Manash Pratim Gohain| TNN | Apr 20, 2017,

Source: The Times of India

NEW DELHI: The chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on Wednesday, said there was “no change in its language policy” to make Hindi language compulsory till class X in CBSE schools.

CBSE chairperson RK Chaturvedi said: “I am not aware of the committee’s report. And so far there is no change in the language policy of the Board. Read the rest of this entry »

1,900 RTE seats allotted in 3rd round

Posted on April 19th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 19, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Over 1,900 seats were allotted to students under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the third round on Monday . Parents were given 12 days to complete the admission formalities with their respective schools.

It was late in the evening that lots were drawn to allot schools to applicants, causing confusion among parents through the day . Around 1,997 seats were allotted in the third round. From Pune district, 849 schools participated, with 15,693 seats. Read the rest of this entry »

New assessment pattern by CBSE baffles parents, schools

Posted on April 18th, 2017 in CBSE |

Alifiya Khan |  April 16, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Principals of several CBSE-affiliated schools have confirmed that a uniform system of assessment and examination has replaced CCE for classes 6 to 9.

While most CBSE schools have already started their academic session, parents are finally coming to terms with a fresh challenge – the new assessment pattern implemented by the board. The board has abolished the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) pattern and brought back the earlier pattern of assessment with emphasis on pen-paper tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Limited college options for students during FYJC admissions this year

Posted on April 18th, 2017 in Admission |

Alifiya Khan | April 16, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Another major change is that students will no longer be filling their forms individually, but school principals will also be responsible for the same.

This year, students seeking admission to first year junior college (FYJC) courses will get a maximum of 10 colleges to choose from during the admission process. They will also not be allowed to select any college which has more than a five to 10 per cent difference between last year’s cut-off marks and the percentage obtained by the student. Read the rest of this entry »

ZP schools draw 42 kids to Standard I

Posted on April 18th, 2017 in Education, Government Schools |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 18, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Teachers Play Pivotal Role In Admission

The Pune zilla parishad (ZP) has managed to admit 42,000 students from Anganwadis in the district to Standard I in over 3,700 ZPrun schools.Primary schoolteachers from these schools played a key role in convincing parents to send their children to ZP schools rather than private institutions.

In a bid to drive up school enrolment at the primary level, the ZP has taken up various measures to ensure parents do not look to private schools for their children. Read the rest of this entry »

Sanskriti adjudged cleanest school in Pune

Posted on April 18th, 2017 in Education |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, April 18, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Sanskriti School bagged the first prize in the `clean and beautiful school competition 2016-17′ organised by Kirloskar Foundation recently .

This is the third time that the school won the prestigious award. It not only maintains high standards of cleanliness within and around its campus, but also conducts cleanliness Newspaper in Education campaigns under com munity projects in the villages around the institution. Read the rest of this entry »