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HC Raps JNU for Apathy Towards Students, Faculty Requests for COVID Care Facilities on Campus

The Delhi High Court Tuesday rapped the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for “apathy" as well as lack of “swiftness and alacrity" in responding to requests by students and faculty to set up COVID care and oxygen production facilities on the campus which has seen a three-fold rise in infections in three weeks. Justice Prathiba M Singh said that considering the “rigour" of the current pandemic, the JNU administration “ought to have reacted with swiftness and alacrity" to the several correspondences sent to it from April 13 onwards.“You got the first letter on April 13 and today is May 11. Almost a month has gone by, but there has been no response from the Vice-Chancellor or the administration. There is complete apathy. I am shocked," Justice Singh said. She noted that from 74 cases on Ap...
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Should CBSE, CISCE Reduce Syllabus This Year as Well? Schools Stand Divided

Just as the schools had started to reopen in a phase-wise manner, the second wave of COVID-19 has forced administrations to continue the classes online. The academic session 2020 was held digitally which led to loss of instructional hours. As a result, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had reduced the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21 by up to 30 per cent. Other state boards soon followed the suite. Now, as the new academic session is being held in digital mode too, is do students need a syllabus cut this year as well?Many teachers and students have been demanding a “rationalization" of the syllabus to reduce stress, the major concern is to ensure no learning gaps.Charu Wahi, principal, Nirmal Bhartia School, also affiliated with CBSE believes “car...
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All Pass in TS SSC, Grades Based on Internal Assessment

Telangana has decided to promote all class 10 students (Image by Shutterstock / Representational)TS SSC Result 2021: The Education Department has asked schools to scale up the internal assessment marks which were at 20 per cent to 100 per cent nowNews18.com New DelhiLast Updated:May 12, 2021, 08:21 ISTFOLLOW US ON:Telangana SSC Result 2021: The School Education Department, Telangana has decided to cancel the class 10 board exams and promote all students based on formative assessment. The Telangana School Education Department has got the nod from the government to award grades to class 10 students by considering their performance in internal assessment.The Education Department has asked schools to scale up the internal assessment marks to 100 per cent. Usually, the internal assessments c...
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US job openings soar to highest level on record – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses trying to find new workers as the country emerges from the pandemic and the economy expands. Yet total job gains increased only modestly, according to a Labor Department report issued Tuesday. The figures follow an April jobs report last week that was far weaker than expected, largely because companies appear unable to find the workers they need, even with the unemployment rate elevated at 6.1%. Job openings rose nearly 8%, to 8.1 million in March, the most on records dating back to December 2000, the government said. Yet overall hiring that month rose less than 4% to 6 million. The hiring number is a gross figure, while the government's jobs report - which sa...
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HC raps JNU for apathy towards students, faculty requests for Covid care facilities on campus – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Tuesday rapped the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for "apathy" as well as lack of "swiftness and alacrity" in responding to requests by students and faculty to set up Covid care and oxygen production facilities on the campus which has seen 3-fold rise in infections in three weeks. Justice Prathiba M Singh said that considering the "rigour" of the current pandemic, the JNU administration "ought to have reacted with swiftness and alacrity" to the several correspondence sent to it from April 13 onwards. "You got the first letter on April 13 and today is May 11. Almost a month has gone by, but there has been no response from the Vice Chancellor or the administration. There is complete apathy. I am shocked," Justice Singh said. Congratulations!You have su...
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School shooting in Russia kills 9 people; suspect arrested – Times of India

MOSCOW: A gunman launched an attack on a school in the Russian city of Kazan that left at least nine people dead Tuesday - including seven youngsters - and sent students running out of the building as smoke poured from one of the windows. At least 21 others were hospitalized, six in extremely grave condition, authorities said. The attacker, identified only as a 19-year-old, was arrested, officials said. They gave no immediate details on a motive. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result But Russian media said the gunman was a former student at the school who called himself "a god" on his account on the messaging app Telegram and promised to "kill a large amount of biomass" on the morning of the shooting. Attacks on schools are rare in Russia, and Presi...
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TSIC, KSPP ink pact to create social innovation ecosystem in Telangana – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Kautilya School of Public Policy (KSPP), that is affiliated to the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), on Tuesday said it has signed an MoU with the Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), to work towards creating a social innovation ecosystem in the state. The MoU was signed by Ravi Narayan, chief innovation officer, Telangana, Prof D Gunasekaran, registrar of GITAM, and Sridhar Pabbisetty, founding director of KSPP. KSPP will be the research partner for TSIC and will make recommendations to enable a conducive administrative and regulatory environment for social innovation to flourish in the state. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result Commenting on the partnership, Telangana IT and industries principal secretary Jayes...
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Bharathidasan University launches its Online Degrees – Times of India

THIRUCHIRAPALLI/ CHENNAI: Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, one of the premier universities of Tamil Nadu, has announced the launch of its Online learning portal www.bdu.ac.in/cde/ol which will offer the finest quality undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) degrees in multiple domains. The University made this special announcement as an initiative to drive greater access for high quality education as per the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP2020). Bharathidasan University, a NAAC A+ grade University ranked amongst the top 55 Universities of India, has announced the launch of its undergraduate & postgraduate degree programmes on its online learning portal via an advanced learning management system. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result...
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US colleges can tap into Covid-19 relief fund – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Colleges and universities across the nation can now start tapping into $36 billion in relief funding that Congress approved in March, the Biden administration announced Tuesday. The U.S. Education Department said it's starting to steer the funding to more than 5,000 public and private colleges. The funding was included in a $1.9 trillion relief package that also included $123 billion for K-12 schools. The higher education aid is being allocated to public and private institutions using a formula that factors in the share of low-income students they enroll. Colleges must spend at least half the funding on direct relief for students. The other half can be used on a variety of expenses related to the pandemic. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view ...
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WB Madhyamik exams 2021 not from June 15, decision on cancellation soon – Times of India

KOLKATA: The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has informed the Bengal school education department that it isn't possible to hold the Madhyamik examinations as per schedule from June 1 to June 10. The Board has sought to know from the government whether the examinations will be deferred or be scrapped altogether. Any decision by the state on the state board examinations will also have a bearing on the state higher secondary examinations slated to start on June 15. There are around 10 lakh Madhyamik examinees. Sources said that the president of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, Kalyanmoy Ganguly on Tuesday have informed the school education department that it is not possible to hold the Madhyamik Examinations from the scheduled date of June 1. "If the examinations are...