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The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will add 779 more seats exclusively for women applicants in the new academic session this year. Sayantani Saha, a student from IIT Kharagpur told the news agency that the decision by the institutes will help in improving the problem of gender imbalance in the IITs. "It will help the girl students to get the privilege of higher studies in premier technological institutes. It will also tackle the issue of gender imbalance in IITs," she said.
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The senate meeting held at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), on Saturday, came out with an array of initiatives planned for this year, with a special emphasis on the Innovation and Quality Improvement programme. The meeting was followed by the budget presentation of 649 crore, out of which the quality improvement programme will receive 23 crore. “We are looking to appoint the director for innovation and incubation, a position that has been introduced for the first time in the u
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Andhra Pradesh government is declaring the AP TET results today, March 19, 2018. The APTET 2018results would be released on the official website aptet.apcfss.in around 4 pm. The APTET 2018 examinations were conducted in February 2018. The Final Answer Keys of the APTET 2018 examination has already been released by the Commissioner of School Education, CSE Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, the AP TET results were to be declared on March 16, 2018 but the board decided to release the
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Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) unveils new technologies that could significantly change the computing sector for the better on eve of its 31st foundation day The low­cost board would cover the three domains of electronic system design ­ digital electronics, digital signal processing and embedded systems. The e­learning project will contribute towards the realisation of the ‘net zero import’ component of Make In India programme. HEMANT DARBARI, direct
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 Applying for autonomy has been made simpler by the University Grants Commission (UGC), with its revised guidelines. Colleges with a score of 3.51 and above in the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) will not have to wait for an official visit by the UGC officials, and can finish the process with a visit by the state government designated committee. UGC had earlier mentioned that colleges that get an “A” grade in three consecutive NAAC cycles should be awarded
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Following a weeklong inspection into the controversy of Sinhgad Group of Institutes by the three-member committee established by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), the varsity has decided to take a strong step. After the report prepared by the committee were submitted to the SPPU vice-chancellor Nitin Karmalkar, the decision to send a show cause notice to the institutes was taken on Monday. “We had received the report from the panel in the morning. The decision has been taken based
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PM Modi's Pariksha Pe Charcha

16th February 2018
CBSE Class 10 and 12 Board Examination 2018 are all set to start next month. Many state board examinations have already started or would start from next week. Just ahead of the board examinations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be reaching out to students from all over the country today for 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' or a Discussion on Examination (rough translation). The event is set to start at 12:00 pm and would be telecast live on Times Now. The Pariksha Pe Charcha platform is to disc
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PM Modi's took a session called 'Pareeksha pe Charcha' with children appearing for exams this year telling them how to deal with nervousness and pressure during the exams. PM Narendra Modi today addressed over 3,000 students at Delhi’s Talkatora stadium on handling exam-related stress and anxiety. A video-conference was also carried out in order to reach out to those students who could not attend the session. This was important especially for students who would
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STES ADVOCATE SAID THE INSTITUTE IS NOT ABLE TO PAY SALARIES OF ALL EMPLOYEES DUE TO NON­RECEIPT OF PAYMENT FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENT The Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the All India Council for Technical Education’s (AICTE) order that barred 22 colleges run by Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES) from conducting admissions in the next academic year, as the college management has been unable to pay the salaries for last 15 months. The high court bench comprising justice B
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Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society (MCE Society) organised a two-day seminar on ‘Open Educational Resources for E-learning and Scholarly Communication’ at Azam Campus on February 3 and 4. It includes sessions on the scholarly communication skills of teachers and students involved in research. Seminar discussed importance and availability of open education resources, effective use of academic search engines, citation styles, techniques to detect and prevent plagiarism. The co
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In a welcome development for college students, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde told TOI the process for student council polls would commence from the next academic session beginning June. On November 21, TOI was the first to report the government’s plans to drop the important elections for the current session after they were reintroduced following a huge gap of over 23 years under the new Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016. Speaking on the sidelines
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It provides underprivileged youth a chance to enhance their skills and start a career Vandana Pagare (53) had come to the Aundh lighthouse centre to drop her son Yogendra (20) but after spending a day at the centre, she asked the centre leader if she could join too. Lighthouse is a sustainable livelihood programme run by Pune City Connect in partnership with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). July will see the launch of yet another lighthouse in Hadapsar followed by another in Warje in Augus
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India’s premier engineering and technology institutes will include courses on government’s flagship programmes such as Swachh Bharat and Make in India, a move that could potentially intensify criticism over alleged attempts to push the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s agenda in education. The recommendation, made by a committee formed by the Council of National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research, is likely to be adopted by the National Institutes of Techno
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Some junior colleges in Mumbai were surprised on Friday, when the Maharashtra state board distributed mark sheets for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams. They found that many students had fared better than their online results indicated. HSC officials said the discrepancies were down to errors in uploading the results online. To their great joy, many students whose online scores were below 70% found they had secured distinctions (above 70%). At DG Ruparel College, Matunga, 169 of 540
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From making any fee for extracurricular activities optional for the parents to choose, to putting members of the management behind the bars without bail for profiteering from making it mandatory to buy school uniforms, shoes of a particular brand from the school, a group of parents from Pune have suggested various amendments to the proposed Fee Regulation Act for schools. They suggested over 20 amendments to the existing Fee Regulation Act 2011and several additions. The last day to send amendme
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Integrated courses, which combine school and college syllabi with those of competitive exams, are taking a toll on students, said school principals. There are a plethora of integrated courses available which claim to prepare students for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) or National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) along with Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). Colleges say they tie up with coaching centres to save students time claiming they don’t have to go to college if they attend thes
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Certificate courses that provide an insight into various subjects within a short period of time are fast gaining popularity among students in the city .Such courses, experts point out, help students make better career choices. As of now, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) offers over 100 short-term certificate courses, which have been running at full capacity over the past two years. Most of the colleges in the city are also offering the speciality courses. Starting from courses in foreig
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Now students in Maharashtra can register as voters while enrolling in colleges or universities. The move is part of the Election Commission of India’s month-long drive, which aims to maximise the number of eligible voters and remove the names of deceased voters from the electoral rolls. According to Anil Walvi, deputy chief electoral officer, Maharashtra, students will be given the voter registration form with the admission application forms. “Around 12 lakh voters in the age group
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More colleges have secured a 100% result in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations in the Mumbai region as one out of every 10 colleges has got cent percent results — all students passed the exam. The data from the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) showed that 114 out of 1,183 colleges in the region have achieved the perfect score. Last year, 66 colleges had all their students clearing the HSC exam. Besides these, around half of th
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A major chunk of the HSC passouts have secured second class. This implies that there would be a huge demand for admissions to conventional undergraduate courses -arts, science, commerce and vocational skills. The results of the Class XII HSC exams were announced on Tuesday , and the state registered a pass percentage of 89.5. The pass percentage in the second class -the 45% to 69% range -was highest at 47.66%. University officials said colleges put up merit lists because the number of applicat
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FYJC ADMISSIONS Hundreds of SSC students claim extra marks for participating in cultural activities, sports — an advantage children from other boards don’t have HUNDREDS OF SSC BOARD STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO AVAIL OF THE EXTRA MARKS ADVANTAGE AS THE GOVT HAS MADE THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA SIMPLER, EXPERTS SAID Cut-offs for admissions to first year junior colleges (FYJC) could spike this year, as extra marks given to SSC students for sports and cultural activities could inflate the t
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Students across affiliated colleges have written to Mumbai University vicechancellor about the problems plaguing the system that is affecting their careers. From the “excessive“ stress put by the credit system to the delayed revaluation result, from the unavailability of textbooks with revised syllabi to the faulty degree certificates, students said that sudden changes must be stopped and there should be no reduction is marks set aside for practical tests. The Bombay University Coll
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The 111th convocation ceremony of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), which was scheduled on May 11, has been postponed due to `technical' reasons. Ironically enough, the announcement came after SPPU registrar Arvind Shaligram (additional charge) held a news conference on Tuesday evening with regards to the convocation. Later in the evening, a statement signed by the registrar stated that the convocation has been postponed. In the statement, the registrar makes no mention of the r
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Starting academic year 2017, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) has launched three new undergraduate programs: 1. BA Economics with specialisation in Energy Economics 2. BBA Accounting and Information Systems 3. BCA with integrated training to earn industry certifications from Microsoft/SAP/Oracle/Cisco The UPES BA Economics with specialisation in Energy Economics programme offers practical training for energy markets analysts working in government, the private sector, industr
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Alarmed by the decline in women’s number in IITs, the admission board of the institutes recently approved a hike in the number of seats for female students from 8% to 20% till 2019. The 23 IITs in the country will create supernumerary seats for girls and have been asked to ensure adequate hostel facilities for them. The move came after a panel constituted by the Joint Admission Board (JAB), ministry of HRD, filed a report painting a grim picture about the biases that women continue to fa
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The process to seek admission to class XI will start on May 25, while information booklets are expected to become available online by Wednesday . Part one of the admission form can be filled online from May 25. The soft copies of the information booklet will be uploaded to the official website by May 10, while hard copies will be distributed to schools and the admission centres after that. For the first time, principals of schools and guidance centres will play a role in the admission process.
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The school education department has asked colleges not to collect fees for the new academic session from students who want to move to another college. In a recent letter to the junior colleges affiliated to the state board, the deputy directorate of education, Mumbai region, said, “Students who want to change colleges should not be forced by their current institution to pay fees for the new session right now.” They can pay the fees to the institution if they do not get admission an
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Pune's education department has decided to request students of Class XII to donate their used books and study material so that they can be given to the children of farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha areas. Students of National Service Scheme with the help of local nongovernmental organisations will help in collecting and distributing books to students from underprivileged background. The plan is to make sure that no student is deprived of education because of want of money to buy books. &l
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Students with academic arrears (backlogs in clearing subjects) or aged above 25 will not be eligible to contest the much-awaited students' council elections that are making a comeback after 25 years. The draft of the statutes formulated for conducting elections are almost ready and authorities are keen on early implementation. Even as a uniform policy for conducting elections across public universities is being framed in the state for the first time, and recommendations from 2006's Lyng
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The Narendra Modi government has decided to undertake a review of school textbooks. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an organisation that assists and advises the government on school education, has started an “internal review” of the contents of these textbooks. Council officials maintained that the review was meant to incorporate the developments in the past 10 years — such as the goods and services tax (GST) and demonetisation. Over the pas
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Tracking mischievous behaviour of pedestrians and drivers at junctions through surveillance cameras and issuing alerts will now be possible through a newly developed software by Centre for Intelligent Systems, a department of Savitribai Phule Pune University . According to its researchers, the already installed CCTV cameras at various junctions in the city record activities but the software developed by the department would also track behaviour and gestures of drivers and pedestrians. The
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As part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has initiated the National Digital Library (NDL) Pilot Project (NDL Phase-I) in April, 2015. The information has been provided by Minister of State (HRD) Mahendra Nath Pandey in a written reply to a question that was raised in the Lok Sabha. According to Minister Pandey the project cost of the Phase-I is Rs. 39.8 crore, and the project of Nation
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HEARING ON MONDAY Objects to MU cell’s decision to allow students with low attendance to write exams MUMBAI: A college in Kandivli has approached the Bombay high court against the University of Mumbai’s grievance cell, saying that it does not take strict action against attendance defaulters, often allowing them to appear for exams even after colleges bar them for low attendance. The hearing for the petition filed this week is slated to take place on April 10. Kandivali Education S
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In a move that is set to affect over 15,000 students applying to various postgraduate and doctoral courses, Lucknow University will change admission rules for its postgraduate and PhD courses in the new academic session. The university would scrap a rule calling for 80% reservation for LU graduates in PG seats and the marks scored in entrance examination would be given more weightage than the interview in PhD courses. The final decision will be taken during a meeting of the admission committee
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Following a high court order allowing graduation and postgraduation final year students to apply for BEd courses, Lucknow University has extended last date for submitting applications for Joint Entrance Examination 201719 to April 10 from April 5. State coordinator Prof Na veen Khare said, “To accommodate final year students, some changes would have to be made in the online application forms.“ LU has sought help from the National Informatics Centre to make the required changes. &ld
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Few days after the director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) announced that their three centres, funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), will shut and services of around 25 professors will be discontinued, the latest circular by UGC seems to have brought relief to many. Following a meeting held on March 28, UGC has decided to continue all existing schemes for 2017-18. “The commission at its 522nd meeting held on March 28, 2017, has resolved that all existing schemes of
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The contracts of as many as 18 teachers from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have been terminated and three of the institute's centres are facing closure as the 12th (and last) FiveYear Plan period ends on March 31. The failure to get an official extension for the UGCsanctioned centres, established under various plans till date, has been cited as the reason for the institute to take the extreme step, shocking its teaching community . The Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion
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Resume Work, Or Face The Music, Says Fresh Circular The deputy director of education of the Pune division, Dinkar Temkar, issued a circular on Thursday , asking teachers of unaided schools to return to work and resume evaluating answer sheets of Standard X and XII board exams, or face consequences. The letter invoked various sections under the Maharashtra Private School Teachers' Act, 1981. It stated it was mandatory on them to carry out any work given by the education department. Else, th
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The fee regulating body found many colleges showing excess expenditure to extract more money from students MUMBAI: The state’s Fee Regulating Authority (FRA) has slashed the fees charged by most colleges that offer professional courses, including medical, engineering, management, pharmacy, law and architecture, by an average of 20%. The move, which is a first, came after the regulator found that many colleges were showing excess expenditure to extract more money from students. The author
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Examiners and moderators — who recheck corrected answe r papers— have demanded more time and remuneration for assessment of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams, which is drawing to a close this week. The state education board set tighter deadlines for paper correction this year because the exams had started a week later due to civic elections. Since the SSC exams began on April 7 to avoid a clash with elections, SSC examiners were given 10 days to correct 200-250 answer she
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The Narendra Modi government will set up National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NSEBC) that will replace the existing National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) that looks into inclusion or exclusion in the OBC quotas. The union cabinet, chaired by the prime minister, approved the proposal of setting up of the new commission on Thursday. According to sources, the new panel will be made into a constitutional body and its recommendations shall, “ordinaril
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Maharashtra will employ 19% of the flexi-staff in the country by 2018, and remain the top employer in this sector, according to the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF). Flexi jobs in the state are expected to rise by 55% between 2015 to 2018, from 3.6 lakhs to 5.6 lakhs, according to a 2016 ISF survey . Flexi jobs refer to short term contracts in the formal sector, as opposed to permanent employment.The ISF is the apex body representing the flexi staffing industry in the county . The bulk of flex
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Bros To Join MTech Course, Hope Edu Can Pull Family Out Of Poverty Every day except on holidays for four years, twin brothers Vipin Gupta and Vinay Gupta, would leave their one-room tiny tenement at a slum near Vakola Bridge, Santacruz (east) at 6 am. Two hours later, after traveling in a bus, a train and a rickshaw, they would reach Anjuman-I-Islam's Kalsekar Technical Campus (AIKTC) at Panvel. In the evening the boys wound undertake the same strenuous journey back home. They never got lat
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A research group at IIT Kharagpur has designed the country's first indigenous superpower drone and named it after Mahabharata's epic warrior Bhima. Under a metre in length, BHIM's uniqueness lies in the unmanned aerial device's state-of-the-art protection shield, imagery and hitherto unknown abilities, say its creators. BHIM can create a Wi-Fi zone within a nearly 1 km radius when it flies overhead. Aimed for conflict zones, the drone--which has a battery backup of seven hours-c
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Bhushan Ahire of Nashik more than made up for the heartbreak of having missed becoming a class I officer by just one mark two years ago when he topped the state in this year's Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) examination. The results were declared on Thursday evening. The 29-year-old Ahire scored 526 marks to be selected as a deputy collector. Shrikant Gaikwad of Pandharpur finished second with 522 marks while Poonam Patil was first among the women candidates with 507 marks. Pat
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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, will be the first among all the IISERs to get a supercomputer -a 500 teraflop High Performance Computer system (HPC). “Supercomputer helps in extremely fast and accurate computing of complex calculations and it will help us in all kinds of research. Both the students and teachers will be able to use this facility,“ said A A Natu, senior faculty member from IISER, adding that while this year there won't be any cour
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NAAC grading for 4 colleges

25th February 2017
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has graded four colleges for various cycles in Pune district.The results were announced on Wednesday after the colleges were approved by the 22nd stan ding committee. Vishwakarma College of Arts, Commerce and Science was graded B+ in the first cycle with 2.52 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).The Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics was graded A with 3.07 CGPA in its second cycle. The Kashibai Navale College of Physiotherapy ,Na
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A month after the vice chancellor of University of Mumbai (MU) announced the decision to take the entire assessment process on a digital platform nothing seems to have moved in that direction.MU exams will begin in less than a month and so far no workshop has been held to train teachers in on-screen assessment, neither has any process been initiated to ensure proper infrastructure in place to conduct assessment on such a large scale.College principals said they are also unsure if the on-screen a
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New Programme Expected To Fill Up Vacant SeatsTo check vacant seats for degree courses in education across the state, the government has decided to introduce integrated five-year courses for students wishing to opt for tea ching as their career in the future.This means students from arts, science and commerce streams will be allowed to take up integrated Bachelors in Education (BEd) course along with their respective degrees.For this, the government has appointed a committee headed by director o
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NCL scientist wins Birla prize

25th January 2017
Rahul Banerjee, a scientist from CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, has been awarded the B M Birla Science Prize for Chemistry 2015.He was presented the award, instituted by BM Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, for developing a methodology of synthesizing porous covalent organic frameworks with exceptional chemical stability for gas storage and proton conduction. The work is a major breakthrough in porous material research, as these materials have the porosity and crystallinity o
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The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will permit technical colleges -engineering, management and architecture institutes -- to run more than one college from the same campus, the second major relaxation in the recent past, from the coming academic year. The regulatory body said while a college operating two institutes on the same premises should have separate classrooms and laboratories, they could share common amenities such as canteen, auditorium, playground and parking space.
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In an effort to spend their vacations in unique way, a group of students from Fergussion College went to three Northeastem states and West Bengal, to spread the message of science education and national intigrity.
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Shri Ram College On Top, Some Institutes Say Criteria Flawed More than 30 Delhi University colleges have received the now-mandatory scores on their `quality status' from the National Accreditation and Assessment Council, and the results have mauled quite a few institutional reputations. St Stephen's, among the best known DU colleges, is 12th in the list and Sri Venkateswara, another reputed institution, is ranked 14th. Shri Ram College of Commerce has received the highest score of 3.65 among the
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Admision to research courses at Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) would be based on an interview from the next academic session, with the entrance test being reduced to a "qualifying exam " in which the student is required to bag a minimum score of 50%.
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The new year will see a number of Schools in Mumbai adopt unconventional styles or learning or pedagogy and offer new courses thet are will better prepare children for the jobs of tomorrow
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In a setback to the popular system of colleges and coaching classes joining hands to offer an integrated learning space, the state government has ordered one such programme in a Kandivli college to be shut. In its affidavit submitted to Bombay high court on Monday , the state said the integrated programme to prepare students for the competitive IIT entrance exam run by Sri T P Bhatia College of Science Junior College has been closed. The institute had tied up with Rao IIT Academy to offer additi
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The Supreme Court, in the Bihar School Exam ination Board vs Sure sh Prasad Sinha, held that a student is not a consumer. Overlooking the context that this decision was in respect of conduct of exams, most consumer fora began dismissing complaints for deficiency in services by educational institutions. A couple of months ago, the Maharashtra State Commission differentiated between services rendered by educational institutions, and exams being conducted by boards and universities.This interpretat
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Just as demonetisation is expected to usher in a new cashless era, campuses in the state are trying to go digital in the exam assessment process and reduce the risk of malpractice by bringing in officials who are more IT-savvy . In a marked change in the selection rules for director of examinations (earlier called exam controller), the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016, has specified that preference should be given to candidates who have `proven capacity of use of technology in the deliv
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GOING CASHLESS is thenext target for city colleges after yhe University Grants Commission issued circular asking educational institutes to move away from cash-based transaction and adopt online payment modes
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The number of foreign nationals registering to pay long-term visits to the city has seen a sudden dip this November. Statistics at the Foreigners' Registration Office (FRO) of the Pune police show only 200-odd registrations in November as against more than 400 in June, 500 in July, 600 in September and 400 in October. Pune police and experts said the dip was not due to the government's move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. A big chunk of registrations are of foreign students who have tak
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The Regional Passport Office will facilitate passport issuance for students in the city in conjunction with their educational institutions. A statement issued by the passport office said special letters had been sent to universities and several colleges in the city, like Fergusson College, CoEP , SPPU, Garware College, S P College, BMCC, Poona College and Modern College. It informed them about the initiative through which students would be allotted special time slots for the walk-in processing o
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The state common entrance test (CET) cell on Saturday declared the tentative schedule of the exam for various professional courses for admission in the academic year 2017-18. The CET is needed for admissions to various undergraduate and postgraduate professional degree courses under the directorate of technical education. The first CET is for the masters in management course which will be held on March 4 and 5, 2017. For the postgraduate in computer applications, the test will be held on March 1
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With the civic elections scheduled to be held in February next year, city teachers have demanded that those teaching class X and XII be exempted from poll duty as the board exam will be around the corner at that time. However, teachers said that there is a lot of preparation to be done ahead of the exams and hence they need an exemption.Shikshak Parishad, a teachers' group, has written to the state election body and the education board in this regard. `In February, secondary teachers, especially
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The Bombay high court on Thursday said students are supposed to study and no institution can function if there are `incidents of indiscipline` taking place on campus. A bench of Justice V M Kanade and Justice Nutan Sardessai heard a petition by a expelled student (24) of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He had enrolled in 2013 for a diploma in acting. His petition said along with his batchmates he had written seeking a meeting with department head Tom Alter to complain about a cert
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In yet another bid to encourage students to pursue their passion for sports, the state government has announced a concession in school attendance for those playing at the state or the national level during classes IX to XII. According to a government resolution (GR) issued by the state education department on Wednesday , the minimum required attendance for students playing sports at the state or the national level will be 60percent as opposed to the 75percent which is currently applicable to all
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Minister of state for sciences Y S Chowdary said on Saturday the government was planning to make a special fund for startups, focusing on entrepreneurs of different age groups.
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Educationists have demanded that the government should start the process of admissions under the Right to Education Act early from the next academic year. With nearly 50% of the re served seats still vacant, experts say the inefficiency of the official mechanism and lack of awareness about RTE among rural people are some of the reasons for its failure in Pune. Right to Education Act, 2009, says that 25% seats in the entry-level class of a school needs to be reserved for students belonging to soc
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The state's directorate of medical education and research (DMER) has proposed to take control of deemed medical and dental institutes in the state. In a recommendation letter sent out to the state's medical education department on Friday , the DMER asked the state government to bring deemed universities under the purview of the admission regulation Act for private institutes, which was implemented this year. Once the Act is amended to include deemed universities, they may lose their autonomy . T
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The state Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has asserted that the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the only test prescribed for securing admissions to MEMTech courses. In the wake of a section of institutions giving direct admissions to post-graduate aspirants of engineering, the directorate has emphasized upon the importance of GATE during admission procedure for academic year 2017-18. The GATE score is used for admissions to post-gra duate programs such as ME, MTech and d
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Indian Educational institutions have lost ground in the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world University rankings, with IISc Banglore dropping out of the top 150 club. It is ranked at 152 this year as against 147 in 2015.
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In the last few years, there has been an increasing trend among students to take up unconventional courses after standard XII.
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Maths is an important component in most competitive exams students take for higher education. Doing away with the subject would obstruct a students pursuit of a career- experts says.
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The 10th Annual Education World India School Rankings (EWISR) 2016 survey was released in Bengaluru on Thursday.
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The Bombay high court on thurday heard the issue of domicile restrictions on medical admissions in the staet and postes the matter for futher hearing on september 14. In the meantime, students can apply for admissions but the state can prepare two merit lists, as ordered by th HC on Wednesday, but not publish then till further orders.
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As many as 19 state-run universities in maharashtra have failed miserable to tap the growing power of social media through their websites a recent study has revealed.
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Movement for peace justice(MPJ), a city based non-government organization(NGO), has filed a write petitionin bombay high court, alleging that the state and central governments and banks have failed to implement the courts directives in disbursment of scholarship to students from religious minorities.
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Over 2,200 schools in maharashtra including 52 in mumbaiwill be paid pending salaries and arrears before Ganeshotsav vacation begins on september 5.
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While the municipal commissioner is yet to reply to the notice of motion for making Suryanamaskar mandatory in BMC schools, the civic education office claims to have issued a circular a week ago asking schools to hold yoga sessions, including Suryanamaskar, for 10 minutes every day during the assembly session.
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The admissions for teaching courses, namely Bed, Med, BPEd (Bachelor of Physical Education) and MPEd (Master of Physical Education), faced the same roadblocks as law courses.
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A tepid response to the master of education (MEd) programme has prompted the Directorate of Higher education to delay the commencement of the course at various colleges under the Savitribai Phule Pune University(SPPU). Only 174 candidates have taken admission for the course against a total of 1,050 seats available at 15 colleges in Pune, ahmednagar and Nashik divisions.
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Deepkumar Pawar, Ninad Shelke, Ved Vaze, Nihar Phasalkar and Tanishq Chakravarty from Blue Ridge Public School (BRPS) won the trophy for best judges choice in an interschool game design competition held recently.1. Students do well in abacus meet. 2. Cyber safety session at CIS. 3. Author- Students interaction.
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She is not even five and wonderkid Ananya Verma is already eying a place in the Limca Book of Records. When she was officialy given admission to class IX at a Lucknow school on Monday after the education departments consent, Ananya was 4 years, 8 Months and 21 days. A little under two years from now, she will appear for the UP board Examinantions.
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Workshop at R K Math

22nd August 2016
Maharashtra Governor was Present to inagurate a workshop at the Ramakrishna Math, Pune. To commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita, notable disciole of Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Pune had organised Women Excellence Workshop for women students.
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The government is likely to introduce a standard question paper pattern for all state boards at the class 10 and 12 levels with uniform distribution of difficult, moderate and easy questions. The HRD ministry is keen on implementing this recommendation made by a committee with representatives from various state boards, including the Central Board of Secondary Education and the National Council of Educational Research and Training, officials said. Most states have also accepted it, they added.
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The rising Skepticism towards start-ups on engineering and management campuses has spread to private institutes, which have decided to scritinise them during placements based on financial indicators, job,roles, career growths, learning opportunity, alumni feedback and past relationships.
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Students this is an important milestone in your life. you are now ready to explorea whole new world, build a career and shape your life.
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Hundreds of students pursuing diploma courses in polytechnic institutes across the state can be a part of the National service Scheme (NSS) from the coming academic year.
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Data analytics professionals are primarily mathematicians, statisticians, database, data warehouse engineers, data miners and IT professionals with data warehousing skills.
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Every year, close to 2 lakh indian students sign out of the domestic education sector to pursue a foreign degree.
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Technical glitches, along with ill-management affected the postgraduation admission process at Fergusson College
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Experts Stress On Need For Guidance, Advise To Look Beyond Usual Choices
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A Zilla Parishad school in a remote village in Beed district has achieved the distinction of getting tabs for almost all its students in standard II.
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The deputy director of education, Pune division, will organise a training programme for junior college lecturers, especially from colleges with pass percentage less than 50 in their qualifying exam, on teaching various subjects. While the training for Physics and Chemistry will be held on Wednesday, Mathematics and Biology will be taught on Thursday. Training for English, Economics and Accounts will be conducted next week. This is the first time that teachers of junior colleges are being given t
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The notion of boys outperforming girls in competitive exams will be reinforced, if you go by the number of boys among the toppers in the state medical entrance test. The merit list for the CET, which is traditionally dominated by girls, has more boys in the top 100 ranks. This when, over 50% of the students who take the medical entrance test are girls and their success rate is higher too.
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On the Occasion of Engineers Day, we look at their role in sustainable businesses
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The maharashtra government recently dropped the word failed from the marksheet of the class 10 and 12 board exams. While the psychiatrists said the move would mark a shift in societys perception of academically experts claim the success of the move would depend on its implementation.
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The students of bennett university will get a taste of how things are done at some of the best institution in the world.
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90% club swells cut-offs to hover around last years
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State Success rate slightly up to 99.77% in ICSE Exam
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The number of colleges divisions with cutoff above 90% has almost doubled in the last one year.
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Experts Warn Parents Against Entering Rat Race, Say Kids Need to Enjoy Childhood
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Three youths have been booked for duping an MBBS graduate of Rs60 lakh by promising him a seat in a masters course at a pimpri based private medical college.
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Govt To Give Rs 50L & Isro rs20L for rs35L Project
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But JEE pass percentage for Females At All-Time High
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Full data gathering to begin At Ground Station in 10 Days
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The college of Engineering punes Ham Club, among the oldest in the country, can also take pride in swayams success
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This August, Standard V dropouts will take a written exam along with Mphil degree holders, postgraduates and graduates in basic maths.
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As news broke that the TSR subramanian committee report on education was being made public on Friday, a senior education policy wonk summed up the 217-page recommendations thus.
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FC gets academic autonomy

17th June 2016
First Aided College in the city to bag such status
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survey in rural maharashtra shows out of school boys increase while girls stay put
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From 2017, passing certificates given to Class 10 students after the Secondary School Certificate exam will also mention their place of birth, a government resolution department said on Wednesday
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Five teachers from the district would receive the state governments ideal teacher award.
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Thousands of higher secondary and graduate level students head abroad every year to complete their education the second mission admission seminar, held at ASM group of institutes in pimpri on Sunday, dealt with opportunities available for such students in America, the united kingdom, Australia, canada and new zealand
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Unrealistic pressure on Aspirants
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For a student, the SSC and HSC year are turning points. Time management is key to achieve success.
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The university Grants commissions (UGC) has directed universities across the country to issue degree to students within 180 days of the student qualifying for it.
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It has long been known that meditation can help calm children down, but new research is helping quantify its benefits for elementary school children.
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Taking note of numerous alligations of irregularities in the selection of assessors for medical college inspections, the supreme court appointed oversight committee has directed the medical council of India to furnish a list of all empanelled assessors along with their contact details and information about the number of years they have been doing inspections.
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Swaraj Sanjeev Bole has been chosen as a global youth ambassador by the United Nations from India.
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Less than a month after Srillekha Debnath had an accident on highway in Morbi, Gujrat in December 2015, she was back to school on a wheelchai for the farewell of her Standard 12 commerce studdents at Hiranandani Foundation School in Thane
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Is the hoopla around student entrepreneurs passe? Business School graduates are moving away from entrepreneurship. Spiralling concerns over the risks related to lanching ons own venture, tough questions from investors and increasingly entry barriers in the market are probably holding back students from trying their entrepreneurial skills.
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Standards X and XII students scoring as high as 95 or more marks in language subjects is a cause of worry for educationists and retired teachers
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From countries that offer the best mining courses to differentiation the available options in e-commerce websites, experts from various areas discussed education opportunities available abroad and entrepreneurship at the third Mission Admission seminar here on saturday
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Every student in school run by the Delhi government will gain the badic ability to read by November 14, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Saturday, while unveiling the roadmap of the Delhi governments Chunauti Scheme.
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At least 17 colleges in Pune division would have to get gradation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council within November a tough deadline to meet amid freeze on recruitment of teaching employees and principles.
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Principla scientist from the National Chemical Laboratory H.V. Thulasiram has been selected for the national bioscience award for career development(N-Bios Prize) for 2015
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Parents of MBBS and BDS aspirants in the city have once again decided to knock the legal door for the admissions to private medical institutes in the state after the bombay high court on Thursday stayed the process.
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Marks matter, and many parents will not let a small matter like illness stands in the way nor will they back off if the child is not good in a particular subject- they bask in the assurance that call-in tutors will see their wards through.
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The state public service commission on Wednesday notified the Maharashtra Job Calendar 201718. The Maharashtra Public Service Commission's (MPSC) advertisement for the state services examination, 2017 will be published this month. `The MPSC has planned to put on display the dates of examinations, notifications and submission of application forms in a detailed advertisement of competitive examinations, departmental examinations, limited de partmental examinations and direct recruitment examin
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Students enrolments for courses at maharashtrs Industrial Training Institutes(ITI) has increased by over 7% this year, revealed Directorate of Vocational Education & Training (DVET) figures. This yea, around 1.17 lakh students sought admission for welding, fitting, electrician for wlding, fitting, electrician and sewing course, up from 1.08lakh students in 2015-2016 and 1.06lakh students in 2014-2015.
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Four teachers from the city will be off to the national capital to be felicitated for their work in the sphere of education on the occasion of the Teachers day.
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Children opt for courses that give them a peek into careers waiting for them
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Registration for higher secondary certificate (HSC, standard XII) examination to be held in February-March 2017 will be accepted on the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education website from Saturday . The online registration will be on till October 17. Candidates may register between October18 and 24 however they will have to pay late fees. The registration is part of the state education board's plan to go online in order to collect examination data. Students appea
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Five to six junior colleges In the city have initiated the process of returning the fees illegally collected from the students at the time of admissions.
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From selecting the right course and right college to the grade the college secured after accreditation. there are too many things to be kept in mind while selecting the right college
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