Friday, September 25, 2020

Students of classes 10-12 can go to school from Oct 1 in TN

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday said it would permit students of classes 10 to 12 to go to school on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers from October 1.

According to the government order, permission is given to students of 10th, 11th and 12th class studying in government and government-aided and private schools to come to school voluntarily to take guidance from their teachers and further related works.

Punjab Government instructs not to deny admission to students in government schools under any situation

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has issued instructions to the authorities not to deny admission to students in government schools under any situation. So far this year, the enrollment in government schools has increased by 15.61 per cent (3,44,986 students) and this is the highest increase in a single year till date.

AICTE approves inclusion of Geospatial as a subject in GATE and NET exam

NEW DELHI: Students competing for the popular National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and lectureship in Indian universities and colleges, including IITs and NITs and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for JRF in CSIR laboratories, can now opt for Geospatial as a subject.

National Webinar on Internationalisation of Higher Education under Shiksha Parv

NEW DELHI: A National Webinar on ‘Internationalisation of Higher Education’ was conducted today by Department of Higher Education and University Grants Commission. Government of India has recently launched National Education Policy-2020 making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors. Ministry of Education is organising series of Webinars as part of ‘Shikshak Parv’ starting from 8th September 2020.

Webinar on Regulatory Reforms in Higher Education under Shikshak Parv initiative

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education is celebrating “Shikshak Parv” during 08 to 25 September, 2020 by conducting various National Webinars on the newly announced National Education Policy 2020. As part of this initiative, a National Webinar on ‘Regulatory Reforms in Higher Education’ was organized on 21st September, 2020 wherein Prof. R.P. Tiwari, Member UGC & Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Prof. K.K. Aggarwal, Chairperson, National Board of Accreditation, Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Prof. V.K. Jain, Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University were invited as Speakers and Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities was invited as Speaker and Moderator in the Webinar.

Steps taken for Training of teachers for online classes

NEW DELHI: DIKSHA has been leveraged to deliver online courses to teachers on multiple competencies. Till now, 6 states, NCERT and CBSE have already started their programs and have uploaded more than 200 courses and have collectively trained 12 Lakh teachers. This has led to 8 crore learning sessions for these teachers.

NEP to create a new system that is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st century education : Education Minister

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Education has announced the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) on 29.07.2020 after obtaining approval of Cabinet which is available at Ministry of Education’s website at NEP 2020 is the first education policy of the 21st century and aims to address the many growing developmental imperatives of our country. This Policy proposes the revision and revamping of all aspects of the education structure, including its regulation and governance, to create a new system that is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st century education, including Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 of ensuring free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education for all children, while building upon India’s traditions and value systems.

Government is Implementing a Number of Schemes / Programmes to Increase Literacy Rates and Education Level of STs

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Tribal Affairs has been implementing a separate Central Sector Scheme ‘Eklavya Model Residential Schools’ (EMRSs) from 2019-20. The objective of EMRS is to provide quality upper primary, secondary and senior secondary level education to Scheduled Tribe (ST) students to enable them to access the best opportunities in education and to bring them at par with the general population. 285 EMRSs are currently functional across the country.

Educational institutions partially reopen in 4 NE state

GUWAHATI/SHILLONG/AIZAWL: Educational institutions in four -- Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland -- of the eight northeastern states partially re-opened on Monday after a gap of six months with strict Covid-19 guidelines, officials said.

Sona College of Technology bags award for Covid-19app

NEW DELHI: Sona College of Technology has won the top prize in a challenge by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to help combat Covid-19.

Students of class 9 to 12 allowed to visit schools in areas outside containment zones subject to written consent of their parents

CHANDIGARH: In partial modification of Unlock 4.0 guidelines in compliance with the directives of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Punjab Government on Sunday also allowed the students of class 9 to 12 to visit their schools in areas outside the containment zones only, on voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers.

Visitor’s Conference concludes with the commitment of successful implementation of National Education Policy

NEW DELHI: The Visitor’s Conference concludes with the commitment of successful implementation of National Education Policy. The President of India Ram Nath Kovind addressed inaugural session of the virtual ‘Visitor’s Conference on Implementation of NEP 2020 in Higher Education’ earlier today.

Higher educational institutions allowed to open in Punjab for PH.D scholars from Sept 21

CHANDIGARH: In compliance with the directives of Unlock 4.0, issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Punjab Government on Saturday allowed the opening of higher education institutions for Ph.D scholars and post graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratories and experimental works from September 21. However, schools, colleges and coaching centres will remain closed.


Gujarat HC asks govt to take decision on school fees

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat High Court on Friday said that the state government was independent enough to take a decision on the school fees to be charged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After failed talks with the association of school federations on the fee issue, the government was looking towards the High Court for a solution to the fee imbroglio.

Decision to restart Classes X, XII after October 2: Goa CM

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the decision to restart classes for students of Class X and XII will be taken after October 2.

Sawant said that at least 30 per cent students in the state are still facing Internet connectivity issues.

In order to enhance multidisciplinary approach in teaching and to sensitize the new generation, CBSE has introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a subject in class IX from the session 2019-20 – Education Minister

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has informed that in order to enhance multidisciplinary approach in teaching, learning and to sensitize the new generation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been introduced as a subject in class IX from the session 2019-20 in its affiliated Schools.

Ministry of Education has taken several initiatives to ensure studies of school going children during COVID-19 pandemic – Education Minister

NEW DELHI: During COVID-19 Pandemic, Ministry of Education has held several consultations with the states and UTs at various levels and taken many initiatives to ensure that the school going students don’t lag behind in their studies during COVID-19 pandemic

Union Education Minister virtually confers Second Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award on Vishwakarma Divas Celebration

NEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually confers SecondUtkrishtSansthanVishwakarma Award in 14 categories to the Institutions under AICTE on Vishwakarma Divas Celebration. The Utkrisht SansthanVishwakarma Award is being organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) since 2019, which aims to motivate, recognize and honor the AICTE approved institutions to raise their performance in the specific domain leading to significant contribution for the growth and development of the society.

A National Webinar on Creating Awareness about National Education Policy through NSS, NCC, NYKS Volunteers and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan coordinators under Shikshak Parv Initiative

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Education organised a National Webinar on Creating Awareness about National Education Policy, 2020 through NSS, NCC, NYKS and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) Volunteers under Shikshak Parv Initiative. Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh was the chief guest of the webinar. 

Tell all college principals to expedite results, HC tells DU

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Delhi University to issue letters to principals of all its affiliated colleges, apprising them of the need for accelerating the evaluation process and declaring the results of the online Open Book Examination (OBE) conducted by it for the final year students.

Punjab school education department issues date sheet for Punjab Achievement Survey

CHANDIGARH: Punjab school education department has released the date sheet for Punjab Achievement Survey (PAS). The survey is being conducted from September 21 to October 3. Meanwhile, the education department has decided to take the help of the Guardian of Governance for the success of the survey.

Government is taking multiple initiatives and actions for implementation of NEP-2020: Education Minister

NEW DELHI: The NEP 2020 has been finalised after detailed consultation process with all stakeholders including State/UT Governments.As per National Education Policy 2020, implementation of the Policy requires multiple initiatives and actions, which will have to be taken by multiple bodies in a synchronized andsystematic manner. Accordingly, this Ministry has communicated to all States/UT Governments for implementation of NEP 2020 in letter and spirit. Ministry of Education is also organising ‘ShikshakParv’ from 8th September to 25th September, 2020 to deliberate on various themes and implementation of NEP 2020 aimed at eliciting suggestions.Ministry has also organised a Conference of Governors, Lt. Governors and Education Ministers on “Role of National Education Policy in Transforming Higher Education”. 

Promoting research under New Education Policy

NEW DELHI: The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes to catalyse quality academic research in all fields.

Most of the research area in various schemes are decided by panel of expert academicians and researchers, and all researchers at various institutes carry out research in their own area of interests. Though the Government wants research to benefit the nation as a whole by promoting research in local problems as well as emerging technologies, there has not been any restrictions on the areas of research to be carried out in the nation.

Educational competitions dedicated to the 400th Parkash Purb of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji -Poster Making Competition commenced

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab School Education Department has started poster making competitions as a part of the series of educational competitions dedicated to the 400th Parkash Purb of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. This is the sixth competition in this series and five contests have been completed so far.

Parent-Teacher Meetings starts in government schools, Parents of around 27 lakh students expected to participate

CHANDIGARH: Despite the lockout of schools due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic, the Punjab School Education Department has not only continued imparting quality education to the students of government schools but has also taken the exams of the students. Now the education department has started the Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) to evaluate the steps taken in the field of education. Parents of more than 27 lakh students are expected to participate in these meetings.

DMK, other UPA allies stage protest demanding cancellation of NEET

NEW DELHI: A day after the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted, UPA allies, primarily the DMK from Tamil Nadu, staged protests outside the Parliament on Monday demanding cancellation of the undergraduate exams, just hours ahead of the start of the Monsoon Session.

50,000 students appear for NEET in Telangana

HYDERABAD: About 50,000 students appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission into medical courses held on Sunday at 112 centres in Telangana amid special arrangements in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As many as 55,800 students from the state had registered for the NEET. Final figures of the number of candidates who wrote the exam are likely to be announced later.

IIT-ISM institute in Dhanbad announces a national award posthumously on the name of Er. Jaswant Singh Gill

AMRITSAR: The family of  Engineer Jaswant Singh Gill who had  saved the lives of 65 miners, today expressed gratitude to the management of the Indian Institute of Technology/ Indian School of Mining (IIT-ISM), a premier institute in Dhanbad, (Jharkhand) for announcing  a national award on the name of Gill posthumously.

Four women arrested in Dhaka for abducting children

DHAKA: Child kidnappers have become quite active in the capital of Bangladesh and on its outskirts. The police have arrested four women for allegedly abducting kids, and rescued three children, in the past few days.

The police in Bangladesh capital Dhaka have arrested a 42-year-old woman on charges of abducting a minor girl.

24 candidates score 100 percentile in JEE Mains

NEW DELHI: A total of 24 candidates have scored 100 percentile score in the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) Mains 2020 examination.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday late night declared the results JEE Mains. Over 8.67 lakh students had appeared in the JEE Main this year which was conducted from September 1 to 6, after it was postponed on several occasions due to Covid-19.

Smart schools campaign - School education department decides to honor all the organizations and donors

CHANDIGARH: Under the Smart School Policy launched by the Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, the School Education Department has decided to honor all the institutions and donors who have contributed in making the smart schools.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Punjab school education department said that the school secretary Mr. Krishan Kumar has directed all the district education officers and school heads to prepare a complete list of all the institutions and donors who had contributed for the betterment of the schools so they could be honored for this noble cause. 

IISc announces dates for JAM 2021

BENGALURU: Close on the heels of the National Testing Agency successfully conducting the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE-Mains) from September 1 to 6, it is the turn of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to announce the dates for organising he Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM) 2021.

SOPs for partial reopening of schools for Classes 9-12 issued

NEW DELHI: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Tuesday issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for partial resumption of teaching activities in schools for students of Classes 9 to 12, on a voluntary basis, from September 21.

In a statement, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said: "Government of India is following a phase-wise unlocking of activities. In days to come, this would also involve partial resumption of activities in schools for students of Classes 9th to 12th on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers. This would be allowed from 21st September 2020."

Minority students can submit online applications for Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and merit-cum-Means Based Scholarships

CHANDIGARH: Online applications has been sought from eligible students for Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means Based Scholarships for Youth belonging to Minorities of Punjab. The eligible candidates can apply online for scholarships till October 31.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities said that the youth belonging to the Sikh, Muslim, Buddhist, Parsi Jain and Christian communities of the state could avail the benefits of these schemes for the year 2020-2021,.

JAC demanded to complete Post Matric Scholarship enquiry in 15 days

MOHALI: Joint Association of Colleges (JAC) comprising around 1650 colleges of Punjab has given an ultimatum to the Punjab Government to clarify the status of SC Scholarship within 15 days after the Final investigation.

SC no to review of NEET-JEE exams order

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed petitions for the review of its August 17 order to reject pleas for the postponement of NEET-JEE exams slated to be held in September against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari said: "Applications seeking permission to file the review petitions are allowed. We have carefully gone through the review petitions and the connected papers. We find no merit in the review petitions and the same are accordingly dismissed."

'Students, staff from containment zones barred at exam centres; no use of saliva to turn pages'

NEW DELHI: Students are prohibited from using saliva for turning pages or separating answer sheets, while staff and examinees from containment zones will not be allowed physically at the exam centres, as per the Union Health Ministry's latest guidelines on conducting examinations amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

NSUI demands govt conduct JEE re-examinations

NEW DELHI: The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Wednesday slammed the central government over 65 per cent attendance for the JEE examinations, saying many students missed the exam due to hasty move and lack of planning to provide necessary basic arrangements and demanded re-examination.

Combined Defence Services Examination (II)2019-Final Result

NEW DELHI: The following are the lists, in order of merit of 196 (106+76+14) candidates who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2019 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in September, 2019 and SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 149th (DE) Course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun; Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course i.

Rlys to run special trains for NEET, JEE, NDA exam candidates in Bihar

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways has decided to run 20 pairs of special trains from September 2 to 15 for the convenience of the canidates appearing for NEET, JEE and NDA examinations in Bihar.

Sharing the information, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "Indian Railways has decided to run 20 pairs of MEMU / DEMU special trains from September 2 to 15 for the convenience of candidates joining JEE Mains, NEET and NDA in Bihar."

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