Thursday, December 09, 2021

872 Government secondary schools in Punjab to get 4361 tablets: Pargat Singh

CHANDIGARH: In order to provide quality school education and bring the Government schools in sync with the modern times, the Punjab Government is undertaking special efforts. As part of these, it has been decided to provide 4361 tablets to the libraries of 872 Government Senior Secondary Schools in the State.

GNDU Final Inter-Zonal Youth Festival kicked off with the beats of Dhol

AMRITSAR: The final Youth festival of the Guru Nanak Dev University started with beats of dhol and teams competing for coveted position in Bhangra. After completing a series of six zonal youth festivals through October & November, this is the inter-zonal Youth festival where winner teams shall further represent Guru Nanak Dev University in inter-varsity North Zone Youth festival.

GNDUTA Election on December 7

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University Teacher's Association Election for the year 2021-22 will be held on Decemeber 7, 2021. Dr. Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi, Prof. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been nominated as Returning Officer.

Important to Study the Physics of Glasses – Prof. Karmakar

CHANDIGARH: In the series of Nobel Prize Lectures being conducted by Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India (SPSTI) with support from Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration in association with Chandigarh Chapters of National Academy of Sciences India, Indian National Science Academy & Indian National Young Academy of Sciences and Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh, the fifth lecture was organized on “Physics of Disordered Systems, Works of Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics – 2021.

Fake leaders, fake figures- Pargat Singh slams his Delhi counterpart for ‘forged’ figures

CHANDIGARH: Renewing his attack on Aam Aadmi Party, the Education Minister today said that fake leaders are releasing fake figures to mislead people.

India needs incorruptible young minds for better society : Governor & Chancellor

AMRITSAR: Hon'ble Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit said what India needs today is incorruptible young men and women who will dedicate themselves to the service of the larger society through individual pursuits.

US varsities see decline in foreign students during pandemic: Survey

NEW YORK: A survey released on Monday showed that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of foreign students studying at US higher education institutions has sharply declined for the school year starting this fall, according to a US broadcaster.

Pargat Singh, Education Minister inaugurated Infrastructure Facilities At Government Girls Smart School Zira

FEROZEPUR: Pargat Singh, Education Minister inaugurated Infrastructure Facilities At Government Girls Smart School Zira of Rs. 1 Crore 25 Lakh Padmasree Mr Pargat Singh, Cabinet Minister, inaugurated Infrastructure Facilities At Shaheed Gurdas Ram Memorial Government Girls Sr. Sec. Smart School Zira of Rs. 1 Crore 25 Lakh. On arrival at the school, he was first given a guard of honor by the Punjab Police contingent.

Pargat Singh's tete a tete with teachers and students

CHANDIGARH: The youth should dedicate themselves to achieve their life goals with hardwork, determination and devotion as Sky is the limit for them given their unbounded energy. How so ever difficult the target might be, it is not impossible to achieve.

Education regulatory authority to be set up: Pargat Singh

MOHALI: Pargat Singh, Punjab Minister for Higher Education, Sports, Youth Affairs and NRI Affairs here today said that Punjab would soon set up an Education Regulatory Authority soon.

'Can't hold up results of 16 lakh students', SC paves way for declaration of NEET results 2021

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Bombay High Court's order to reconduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for two candidates, paving the way for the declaration of results of over 16 lakh students who took the exam.

Delhi University admission on special cut-off basis begins

NEW DELHI: The special admission process of Delhi University began from Tuesday after incorporating some stringent terms and conditions in the merit list.

Delhi University issues special cut-off list

NEW DELHI:  Delhi University has released a special cut-off list only for a few eligible students, an official said.

K'taka to develop 'Super 30' engineering colleges

BENGALURU: With an aim to develop 'Super 30' engineering colleges by taking up one college in each district of Karnataka, a committee will be formed to work towards providing quality teaching in every district, and to meet industry requirements.

AMU, Google to collaborate in knowledge sharing

ALIGARH:  With the signing of an agreement with Google Asia Pacific Pvt Ltd., Aligarh Muslim University's Department of Computer Science has opened the pathway for sharing of IT enabled knowledge sharing resources that will go a long way in upgrading technological platforms and providing job opportunities to students.

Rajasthan govt to give free school uniforms for classes 1-8

JAIPUR:  The Rajasthan government will provide uniforms free-of-cost to students of classes 1 to 8 studying in government schools in the state.

Sainik School Kapurthala announces admission for session 2022-23 in class VI and IX

KAPURTHALA: Established in the year 1961, Sainik School Kapurthala has become the epitome of educational excellence and pride. The school has carved a niche for itself in producing 700 plus alumni in the defence forces. Along with boys, admission is also open for girls in class VI now to this school.  The school has already admitted its first ever batch of 10 girl cadets of class VI in Academic Session 2021-22.

DU admissions based on third cut-off list to begin today

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi University (DU)'s admission process on the basis of third cut-off list will commence from Monday and will continue till October 21.

DU issues third cut-off list, admission to begin from Oct 18

NEW DELHI: Delhi University released the third cut-off list on Saturday for admissions in different undergraduate courses.  After 100 per cent cut-off in the first and second lists, the third list has relaxed it slightly for most courses. Many colleges have shut the admission process for the most sought after courses.

Yogesh Singh to take charge as DU Vice Chancellor today

NEW DELHI: Yogesh Singh is set assume charge as the new Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University (DU) on Friday.

31,172 CBSE, 2,365 Kerala Board students secure admission in DU

NEW DELHI:  As many as 60,904 candidates have applied for admission to various colleges after Delhi University's (DU) first cut-off list. Of these, 46,054 are from CBSE Board and rest students are from other education boards across the country.

Govt has been very fair: SC on Centre's decision to conduct NEET-SS exam by old pattern

NEW DELHI:  After being pushed by the Supreme Court, the Centre on Wednesday told the top court that NEET-Super Speciality exam scheduled in November this year will be held as per the old question pattern

Commandant Swati Sharma selected for British govt's Chevening Scholarship

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Home Guards Services Officer, Commandant Swati Sharma has been selected for Chevening Scholarship to pursue her Masters in Risk, Disaster and Resilience from one of the world's leading Universities -- University College London, London.

Can't deny them hope: SC refuses to defer 1st NDA exam for women this year

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Centre's plea to defer the first National Defence Academy (NDA) exam for women candidates, and directed that women should be allowed to sit for the upcoming exam on November 14.

JGU launches first postgraduate degree in psychology

NEW DELHI:  The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has announced the launch of its first postgraduate degree in psychology -- M.A./M.Sc. in Applied Psychology.

K'taka CET results to be announced on Monday

BENGALURU: Karnataka Education Department will announce the results of the Common Entrance Test (CET) on Monday evening.

Placement-linked skill training boon for Himachal rural youth

SHIMLA: The placement-linked skill training programme -- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushal Yojana -- is proving to be a boon for the poor rural youth in Himachal Pradesh as it enabled to train 5,320 people and provide employment to 3,021 in various sectors, officials said on Monday.

Six students from Rajasthan top JEE man exams

JAIPUR:  Rajasthan has produced six toppers who ranked all India first in the coveted JEE Main exams after taking coaching from Kota.

Heavy rainfall continues in Odisha; schools closed in 12 districts

BHUBANESWAR: Heavy rainfall continued in many parts of Odisha for the past 24 hours, breaking old records in capital city Bhubaneswar and pilgrim city Puri, the IMD said on Monday. The government closed schools in 12 districts for two days.

GNDU tops in NIRF 2021 among all institutions in Punjab and neighbouring states

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University has once again emerged as a top higher education institution in Punjab and its neighboring states in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021. It has up-scaled its ranking to 13th position in 2021 compared to 14th position in 2020 among the multi-speciality state universities of India.

250 private schools in UP threaten to stop RTE admissions

LUCKNOW: Around 250 unaided private schools in Uttar Pradesh have decided not to admit students from the economically weaker sections (EWS) until the state government reimbursed the last three years' fees payable to private schools for admitting students under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Govt blind to students' distress, postpone NEET exam: Rahul

NEW DELHI:  After the court refused to interfere on dates of the NEET examination, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi came out openly in support of the aspirants.

K'taka school play sedition case: Probe begins against police officers

BENAGLURU:  The Karnataka High Court has been informed that the police department is initiating disciplinary actions through departmental inquiry against policemen who questioned students in Bidar district for staging a play against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

School Education Secretary instructs school heads to give due respect to Anganwadi workers and helpers

CHNDIGARH: Punjab School Education Secretary Mr. Krishan Kumar has issued instructions to the school heads to give due respect to the Anganwadi workers and helpers.

More than Rs. 16.33 crore released for purchase of books for government schools libraries

CHANDIGARH: On the direction of Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, the School Education Department has released a grant of around  Rs. 16.33 crore for the purchase of books during the academic session 2021-22. The aim is to raise the standard of school libraries and to provide better books for students to read

Schools for classes 9 to 12 reopen in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI:  As announced, the schools for higher classes from IX to XII reopened on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu with strict Covid-19 protocol in place. Most of the schools in the state will function till 1 to 1.30 p.m. even though the state government has said that classes would be held till 3.30 p.m.

UP schools reopen for primary students

 LUCKNOW:  Primary schools in Uttar Pradesh reopened on Wednesday after a gap of almost six months, following Covid protocols.

DU executive council approves 4-year undergraduate courses

NEW DELHI: Delhi University's most important decision making body 'Executive Council', during its meeting on Tuesday, gave its nod to the four-year undergraduate course. However, some members of the Council also registered their protest during the meeting. The 4-year undergraduate course has been approved by a majority.

K'taka CET-2021 exam results to be announced by Sep 20

BENGALURU:  The results of Karnataka CET-2021 state level entrance exams will be announced by September 20, C.N. Ashwath Narayan, the Higher Education minister, stated on Saturday.

K'taka all set to conduct CET-2021 at 530 centers

BENGALURU:  Preparations have been made ensuring all the precautionary measures to conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) at 530 examination centers across Karnataka, scheduled to be held on Aug 28 and 29, state Minister of Higher Education, C.N. Ashwath Narayan, said on Thursday.

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