Wednesday, November 25, 2020

BMC orders Mumbai schools to remain shut till Dec 31

MUMBAI: In a significant move, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation on Friday ordered all schools to remain shut till December 31 as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19, an official said.

PUCA Congratulates Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu on Becoming New VC of MRS PTU, Bathinda

Bihar's 'tainted' education minister resigns within hours of assuming office

PATNA: Bihar Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary, allegedly facing corruption charges in the recruitment of assistant professors and scientists, has resigned. He was sworn in as a cabinet minister just a few days ago along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

MANUU joins hands with UNFPA to empower Bihar madrasa students

HYDERABAD:Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has joined hands with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to empower madrasa students in Bihar.

Six Member Committee will be constituted with leading scientists of CUPB, BARC & AMDER to monitor research and find out solutions to this problem

BHATINDA:The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda has started materializing the idea of setting up an integrated platform for the researchers of the top institutions of the country like; Atomic Mineral Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMDER), Hydrabad and Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. The core objective of setting up this integrated platform is to provide the solution of contamination of heavy metals and uranium in the groundwater of Malwa Region of Punjab.

KCET signs MOU with BR Ambedkar to Share Expertise in Technical Education

AMRITSAR:With a view to share expertise in the field of technical education, Khalsa College of Engineering and Technology (KCET) today signed an MOU with Dr. BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (BR-NIT), Jalandhar. The MOU was signed by the Directors of both the institutes including, Dr. Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director, BR-NIT and Dr. Manju Bala, Director, KCET.

India should again become global superpower in education: Venkaiah

AGARTLA: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the new National Education Policy (NEP) aimed to make India a global knowledge superpower and underlined the need for the country to again become a 'Vishwa Guru' in education.

SC junks plea seeking exam fee waiver for class 10, 12 students

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea, which sought the Delhi government and the CBSE to waive the exam fee for students of classes 10 and 12 in this academic year, as many families have been hit by financial woes because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Faizan Mustafa elected president of consortium of national law varsities

HYDERABAD: National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) Vice Chancellor professor Faizan Mustafa has been elected as the president of the Consortium of National Law Universities.

Try odd-even to conduct classes: SOPs for Goa schools

PANAJI: A ceiling of 12 students in a standard-sized classroom, regular deep cleaning of common spaces, no crowding and even the liberty to schools to test an odd-even formula for conducting classes, are some of the SOPs devised for schools by the Goa government, which are scheduled to open from November 21 for Class 10 and 12 students.

CUPB organized National Webinar on ‘Hind Di Chadar Sahib Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’

BHATINDA:Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) organized National Webinar on ‘Hind Di Chadar Sahib Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’ on 9th November. The programme was conducted under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari as a part of Webinar Series to celebrate the 400th Prakash Purab of ninth Sikh Guru Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. The keynote speaker of this Webinar was Prof. Jagbir Singh, Former Professor, Delhi University. Faculty & students from different institutions attended this webinar.

Singla hands over appointment letters to 83 employees in Education Department

CHANDIGARH:School Education and Public Works Minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla today handed over appointment letters to 83 newly-appointed employees in the School Education department on various posts on compassionate grounds. On this occasion, 2 Master cadre and 2 ETT teachers, 1 library restorer, 9 clerks and 69 class IV employees were given appointment letter

CM launches website of Atal Medical and Research University

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the website of Atal Medical and Research University, Ner Chowk Mandi through video conferencing from Shimla today.

Schools reopen in Andhra after 5 months

AMARAVATI: Schools started reopening after a gap of five months in Andhra Pradesh in a phased manner from Monday amid the Covid pandemic, several Class 12 and 10 students attended classes across the state.

JAC rejects new Post Matric Scholarship Scheme of Punjab Govt

MOHALI: Joint Association of Colleges (JAC) has rejected new Post Matric Scholarship declared by Punjab Govt. recently JAC said that the new education policy is meant for 2020-21. But our first question to Govt is what about the pending Post matric Scholarship of the year 2016-17 (415.60 crore), 2017-18 (Rs 538 crore); 2018-19 (Rs 437.19 crore) and 2019-20 (around 450 crore) which is accumulated to 1850 crores?

Andhra orders 30% fee cut in pvt schools, intermediate colleges

AMARAVATI:With an aim to provide relief to people hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh government has announced a 30 per cent reduction in fees charged in private unaided schools and intermediate colleges

Education department decides to exempt physically challenged employees from Diksha app training

CHANDIGARH:On the instructions of Punjab Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, the School education department has decided to exempt the physically challenged employees from the Diksha app training.

TN Governor gives assent to quota for govt school students

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit who had earlier said he would need about three weeks to study the Reservation Bill for government students gave his assent for the same on Friday.

DU Vice Chancellor suspended, pro-VC asked to preside

NEW DELHI: The Vice Chancellor of Delhi University has been suspended on President Ram Nath Kovind's orders, the union education ministry said on Wednesday, amid a major row over appointments that spawned an ugly power tussle.

NTPC ties up 50 bn yen funding under JBIC's GREEN initiative

NEW DELHI: In the first funding for NTPC Ltd under Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC)'s GREEN or Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment preservation initiative, India's largest power producer on Wednesday entered into foreign currency loan agreement with Japanese financial institution for JPY 50 billion (approx $ 482 million/Rs 3,582 crore).

E.T.T. teachers recruitment examination on November 29th

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Government decided to take the examination for recruitment of E.T.T. teachers on November 29, 2020.

Approx. 80% seats of PG Programmes got filled during first round of first counselling, second round started

BHATINDA: When the other educational institutions across the region are striving hard to fill up their seats during Academic Session 2020-21 Admission Process in COVID-19 times, the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) once again emerged as the student’s preferred destination for higher education. This is evident from the point as consequent to the declaration of CUCET-2020 Results on 17th October, students from across the country registered for CUPB Counselling started from 19th October and approximately 80% of Seats of PG Programmes got booked by the end of First Round of First Counselling on 27th October 2020. Currently, CUPB is offering 1371 seats in its 42 Master Level Programmes and 177 Seats in its 35 Ph.D. Programmes. CUPB got tremendous response from students since the time of announcement of Admission Process and the university has received around eighty thousand applications in their various PG/Ph.D. Programmes during CUCET-2020 Examination registrations.

Unpaid docs: Does govt want us to become Naxalites, asks IMA chief

NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday demanded initiation of proceedings for contempt of a Delhi High Court order against the administration of corporation run-Hindu Rao Hospital. The doctors there are on an indefinite hunger strike demanding payment of their salaries. The association called the matter a systematic failure and equated it with a "banana republic."

Rayat Bahra University students crack NIPER JEE..

MOHALI:Ambuz Bhatia and Amit Bhagat, B. Pharmacy students Batch 2016-2020 from University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rayat Bahra University, have done the university proud by cracking the NIPER JEE 2020 with good all India ranking.

HC turns down NIFT students' plea against fee hike

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has declined a petition filed by fourth-year students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) against fee hike which they dubbed "arbitrary" and "irrational".

HC turns down NIFT students' plea against fee hike

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has declined a petition filed by fourth-year students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) against fee hike which they dubbed "arbitrary" and "irrational"

7 students from Aakash Institute, Patiala score more than 600 marks

PUNJAB: In an impressive result, 61 students from the various branches of Aakash Institute in Punjab have scored more than 600 marks in the NEET 2020 Examination.Of note is AakashianRahul Choprafrom Patiala who has made the Institute proud by scoring 673 marks out of 720 in the prestigious examination, thereby securing AIR 1041.

Andhra school head held for taking bribe to issue certificates

PENUGONDA:Andhra Pradesh's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials have arrested a village school headmaster for demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 to issue duplicate certificates to an old student, ACB officials said on Friday.

School Education Department starts the process of filling up 585 posts of Principals, Head Masters and Block Primary Education Officers

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has started the process for filling up 585 posts of Principals, Head Masters/Head Mistress and Block Primary Education Officers under the revised rules.

Jindal School launches 1st of its kind BA (H) in Finance & Entrepreneurship in India

NEW DELHI: The Jindal School of Banking & Finance of O.P. Jindal Global University has launched a unique, industry-relevant undergraduate programme B.A. (Hons.) Finance and Entrepreneurship.

RBU gets ISRO approval for outreach programme

MOHALI: The Rayat Bahra University Department of Physics has been accorded approval for conducting online outreach programmes of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the top space organisation of the country.

UGC accords further approval to LPU Distance Education Programmes

JALANDHAR: The Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of the top higher education monitoring body of the country, University Grant Commission (UGC), has this year too approved LPU Distance Education Programmes. This is the 14th consecutive approval for the LPU distance education programmes since the inception year 2007.

I put pandemic time to good use: NEET 2020 topper

BHUBNESHWARA:Odisha's Soyeb Aftab, who has created history by scoring 100 per cent in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2020, said on Saturday that Covid-19 pandemic came as a blessing in disguise for him and he put it to good use to concentrate more on his studies.

Strict action taken following complaints regarding exploitation of employees by private school managements; education minister Vijay Inder singla

CHANDIGARH:Coming down heavily on the private schools for violating government instructions during the Covid-19 pandemic, the school education minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla has cancelled No Objection Certificates (NOCs) given to 9 schools of various districts. While divulging details, Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that he has been personally monitoring complaints against such schools and after reviewing the cases of these 9 schools, he has decided to cancel their NOCs for defying government directions.

Plan to implement New Education Policy by June next: Goa CM

PANAJI: The Goa government plans to implement its New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 by June next year, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.

JGU student receives US & India patents

SONIPAT: In an unprecedented development, an Indian law student of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has received both the Indian and the US Patent for a technology he invented entitled ‘Method and System for Managing the Usage of a Plurality of Battery Units to Power an Electric Vehicle.

Schools in Punjab to reopen from October 19 for 9th to 12th class students

CHANDIGARH: School Education Minister, Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Thursday, said that Punjab Government has decided to reopen schools in the areas outside containment zones from October 19 for students of class 9th to 12th. The cabinet minister informed that as the home department has issued guidelines for the reopening of schools in areas outside containment zones, the school education department has also issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure safety of the students. He added that detailed guidelines on reopening of schools have also been sent to district education officers and school authorities for precise implementation while allowing students to attend physical classes.

IIM-Udaipur invites applications for MBA (DEM)

JAIPUR: The Indian Institute of Management-Udaipur is inviting applications for the second batch of its full-time, one-year MBA programme in Digital Enterprise Management (DEM).

Punjab Govt issues guidelines for opening of schools, coaching centers from Oct 15

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government today decided to open more activates in the areas outside the containment zones after 15.10.2020.No decision has yet been taken on opening of cinema halls and multiplexes.

School education department accelerates campaign to create awareness about burning of paddy straw

CHANDIGARH:In view of the emphasizing imperative efforts made by the Punjab Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla to make the people aware about the deadly effects of pollution and conservation of the environment, the Punjab School Education Department has intensified its campaign to make the farmers aware about the harmful effects of burning of paddy straw on the environment.

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