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ICSE schools told to detect learning disabilities

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in ICSE |

Vinamrata Borwankar, Jun 19,  2017

Source: The Times of India

Schools affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations in the country will have to detect learning disabilities among their students and take suitable pedagogical and other measures to overcome them.Bombay high court had in May directed schools to screen children for learning disabilities (LD) from age nine, while they are still in primary school. Read the rest of this entry »

Std X re-examination forms available online from today

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in Examination |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,Jun 19,  2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Students who wish to retake the Std X board exam can apply online for forms from June 19 at http:www.mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in.

Besides candidates who failed in the boards, those who want to improve their marks and external students who appeared in a few subjects can also apply for the retest.

The re-examination that was held during September or October before 2015 is now conducted in July or August so that students don’t lose an academic year. Read the rest of this entry »

MISSION ADMISSION – Group challenges state on fee reimbursement for poor kids

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in Admission, EWS |

Vishwas Kothari, Jun 19,  2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The Association of the Managements of Unaided Institutes in Rural Areas has filed a petition in the Bombay high court challenging the government’s move to alter the reimbursement of fees scheme for students of economically weaker sections (EWS) admitted to engineering, pharmacy and other professional courses. On April 15, the state issu a government resolution ed a government resolution in relation to reimbursement of fees through Aadhaar-linked bank accounts of the beneficiaries of the `Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj state fees reimbursement scheme’ and `Dr Punjabrao Deshmukh hostel subsistence allowance scheme’. Read the rest of this entry »

Most parents veto tablets in schools: Study

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in Education |

Vinamrata Borwankar, Jun 19,  2017

Source: The Times of India

Mumbai : While most schools in the country are considering leaping into the digital space by introducing tablets and laptops in classrooms, it seems parents are not yet ready to take the plunge, according to a recent survey . Out of the over 2,000 parents surveyed in eight cities, 67% said that they would not want textbooks to be replaced with tablets or laptops.

According to the survey’s findings, which included responses from parents of children studying in nursery to Class X, Read the rest of this entry »

B-schools bet on fintech as students want classes

Posted on June 19th, 2017 in Education |

Anna Irrera,Jun 19,  2017

Source: The Times of India

Leading US business schools are trying to teach students how to become masters of financial technology, a subsector of Wall Street that has grown in size and prominence, but because the area is still ill-defined and relatively new it is hard to develop courses.Stanford University and Georgetown University business schools are planning to offer fintech courses for MBA students for the first time this fall. New York University is planning a new course for undergraduates after launching a fintech specialisation in its business school last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Civic body forgets to refill fire extinguishers at its schools

Posted on June 16th, 2017 in Government Schools |

Siddharth Gadkari, Jun 16, 2017

Source: Mirror

Ignoring mandate from 2012 after Mumbai Mantralaya fire, various PMC depts now say it was not their responsibility to refuel
When the Pune Municipal Corpo ration (PMC) has been pump ing money to digitise class rooms across schools in city, their basic safety seems to have gone ignored. For the last four years, the PMC has forgotten to refill fire extinguishers at its schools. The fact surfaced after some concerned parents pointed it out at the beginning of the academic term. Read the rest of this entry »

Soon, GMAT students can write their exam in an order they select

Posted on June 16th, 2017 in Examination |

Meeta Ramnani, Jun 16, 2017

Source: Mirror

From July 11 onwards, new SSO provides two extra options for order in which test sections can be taken

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) on Thursday launched the select section order (SSO) -the order in which applicants will attempt the exams -for the popular Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).Students can now customise their SSO by choosing the order that they are most comfortable with out of three options provided. This new SSO will be available worldwide from July 11. Read the rest of this entry »

High scores open up debate over marking

Posted on June 16th, 2017 in Results |

SwatiShindeGole, Jun 16,  2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Experts Point At Nearly Full Marks In Languages

The marks driven pattern that has emerged in the standard X and XII examinations across all the education boards with a large chunk of candidates scoring above 90% has stunned experts.They said marks are artificially increased and too many students end up with scores very close to100%. Academicians are surprised by the cent percent marks in language subjects. Read the rest of this entry »

Std XI first merit list on July 5, classes to begin by month-end

Posted on June 16th, 2017 in Admission |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,Jun 16,  2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : The first merit list for standard XI centralised admission process (CAP) will be announced on July 5, a statement issued by the committee said on Thursday .

The schedule for the entire admission process for first year junior college like filling of quota admissions, including inhouse, minority , management among others, was announced.Classes for standard XI will begin from July 26. Read the rest of this entry »

Education dept to replace school board

Posted on June 15th, 2017 in Government Schools |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,Jun 15, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Municipalcommissioner Kunal Kumar on Wednesday dissolved the Pune Municipal Corporation school board as its term had come to an end.

“The PMC will now set up an education department which will look after the functioning of the primary and secondary education divisions,“ an order issued by the commissioner said. Read the rest of this entry »