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GR on linking teachers’ salary hike to ‘Shaala Siddhi’, pass percentage draws sharp criticism

Posted on October 25th, 2017 in Education Department, G.R, Teachers |

Alifiya Khan,October 25, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Teachers say the move pushes the entire responsibility on teachers, while govt officials ‘shake off their responsibility’.

The state education department, in a government resolution (GR), has asked teachers to ensure that their schools secure a rank among ‘A’ grade schools under ‘Shaala Siddhi’ — a quality assessment programme — if they want a higher pay.

But less than 24 hours after it was issued, the GR, which decides the conditions under which teachers in state-run schools will get benefits of higher pay grades, has already sparked off a heated debate among the teaching community. 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 »

Out-of-school kids still not in class

Posted on October 14th, 2016 in Education |

SwatiShindeGole, Oct 12, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Activists Tell Education Department To Ensure Their Daily Presence

Activists and educationists have claimed that the education department has failed to ensure the actual presence in school of children found out-of-school in a survey conducted last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Maharashtra: After Class IX, now FYJC results to be under education deparment’s scanner

Posted on June 13th, 2016 in Education Department, Results |

Alifiya Khan ,Jun 12, 2016,

Source : The Indian Express

It was a few months back when state education secretary Nand Kumar had instructed officials to keep a tab on institutions that deliberately detain students with low scores in Class IX.

After Class IX results, the education department has now trained its eyes on the first year junior college (FYJC) results. Read the rest of this entry »

3rd survey of out-of-school kids in December

Posted on October 13th, 2015 in Education Department |

SwatiShindeGole,Oct 13 2015

Source: The Times of India

Pune: State Education Department Plans Fortnight-Long Exercise To Get Exact Numbers After Hiccups Twice

After two failed at empts, the state education department hopes to get ucky a third time when another out-of-school survey of children will be taken up in December.This time, the survey would be conducted for 15 days, and a district-level commit ee formed by the directorate of education would monitor t.

The decision was taken af er NGOs and activists claimed that the state government had under-reported the numbers in both the previous attempts. Read the rest of this entry »

400 RTE admissions in limbo, second round yet to begin

Posted on September 12th, 2015 in Admission, Recognition, RTE |

Puja Pednekar,Sep 12 2015

Source: Hindustan Times

Five city schools could be de-recognised, says official from the education department

MUMBAI: More than three months into the new academic year, the second round of admission to the 25% seats reserved under the Right to Education (RTE) quota have been delayed yet again. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools, teachers ask for clarification on contradictory orders by education department

Posted on September 10th, 2015 in Education Department, G.R |

Dipti Singh ,Sep 10, 2015

Source:The Indian Express

Schools asked to not conduct exams during festivals as well as to hold scholarship exams between Sept 14 and 25, even as Ganesh Chaturthi begins from Sept 17.

The school education department within a span of an hour Tuesday issued two contradictory orders, highlighting the lack of coordination between government departments and creating confusion among schools and parents. Read the rest of this entry »

Fergusson gets notice for unauthorised admissions in FYJC science

Posted on June 19th, 2015 in Admission, Education Department, Unaided |

Express News Service | June 17, 2015

Source: The Indian Express

Education department serves a showcause saying one of the 120-seat unaided divisions is unauthorised

The education department has issued a showcause notice to Fergusson College for allegedly running an unauthorised division of 120 students in FYJC science since 2007-2008 academic year. Read the rest of this entry »

Edu dept forms committee to look into grievances

Posted on March 31st, 2015 in Education Department, Examination |

Pune Mirror,Mar 31, 2015,

Source:Mirror

MBA-CET exam candidates have complained of software error in online test and even demanded re-evaluation
A committee has been formed by the state education department to address students’ grievances. Read the rest of this entry »

Board may start test to judge learning levels

Posted on March 10th, 2015 in Education Department |

HT Correspondent,Mar 10, 2015,

Source:Hindustan Times

STUDENTS LEARNING LEVELS WERE FOUND TO BE DECLINING AFTER THE NO-DETENTION POLICY

MUMBAI: Baseline tests measuring the skills and abilities of students could be introduced by the state government from the upcoming academic year across schools. Read the rest of this entry »