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Kalpathi ventures back into education space, focus on competitions – Times of India

CHENNAI: The Rs 4,000 crore Kalpathi AGS Group, led by Suresh Kalpathi, is getting back into education space with Veranda Learning Solution - this time online -focused on competitive exams and niche software courses. The group is also looking at acquisitions for faster growth and expansion with a total investment kitty of Rs 50 crore for Veranda Learning. In 1991 Kalpathi, along with his two brothers Kalpathi S. Aghoram and Kalpathi S. Ganesh set up SSI Ltd as an IT training provider in Chennai. The SSI later acquired Aptech and grew into a global provider of education, consultancy & software services. It went on to become the first Indian IT company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. Veranda Learning will offer training programmes in test preparation for all competitive e...
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Two thirds of school-age kids without internet access: UN – Times of India

GENEVA: Two thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education. In all, an estimated 1.3 billion children between the ages of three and 17 do not have internet connections in their homes, said the joint report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The report also found that a similar lack of access among youths and young adults, with 63 percent of all 15 to 24-year-olds unconnected at home. "That so many children and young people have no internet at home is more than a digital gap, it is a digital canyon," UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore warned in a statement. Lacking connectivity prevents y...
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Redesign agriculture education syllabus to be in sync with NEP – Times of India

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- Agricultural University (AU) which offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes through 74 universities across the country is planning to have the agri-education in sync with National Education Policy (NEP), 2020. Currently, these varsities offer undergraduate courses in 11 disciplines, PG and PhD in 96 and 73 disciplines. ICAR has set up a six-member committee headed by Tej Pratap, vice chancellor of the G B Pant University of Agriculture in Uttarakhand to give suggestions on changing the curriculum. “Redesigning the syllabus as per the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 that suggests multiple entry and exit options during a four-year undergraduate programme, is a must,” says Narendra Singh Rathore, vice-chancello...
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Students falling behind in math during pandemic: Study – Times of India

A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic's effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday. Overall, NWEA's fall assessments showed elementary and middle school students have fallen measurably behind in math, while most appear to be progressing at a normal pace in reading since schools were forced to abruptly close in March and pickup online. The analysis of data from nearly 4.4 million US students in grades 3-8 represents one of the first significant measures of the pandemic's impacts on learning. But researchers at NWEA, whose MAP Growth assessments are meant to measure student proficiency, cau...
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Need to improve infrastructure at government medical colleges before introducing strict laws – Times of India

Haryana recently increased the MBBS fees at government medical colleges to retain medical students work in state hospitals. The government has linked a compulsory bond of Rs 10 lakh per year to a loan affidavit system. The state government has promised to pay the loan of the student if he/she continues to offer services at the government hospital for at least seven years. Criticising the decision, medical students in Haryana question the implementation of the move. “The government assures to pay the loan of the students only if they serve in the state hospitals for seven years. While their policy binds the students to work in government hospitals, there is no job assurance by them. There are limited Primary Health Centre (PHC) and Community Health Centers (CHC) which in turn offer inad...
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PSEB Punjab Teacher Recruitment process for 8393 posts begins today, check details here – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Application process for the recruitment of 8,393 teachers in the Punjab state is beginning today. Punjab Education Recruitment Board had on November 23 issued a notification for the recruitment of teachers in the state. The application registration for the same is beginning today i.e., from December 1, 2020. According to the notification, the online application registration process to continue till December 21, 2020. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the official website - www.educationrecruitmentboard.com. This is a golden opportunity for those who are working as contractual or ad hoc basis for several years.Punjab PSEB Teacher Recruitment 2020: Important DateS. No. Event Date 1 Notification release date November 23, 2020 2 Online application regi...
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UP Assistant Teacher Recruitment 2020: Second phase list for 36590 candidates released, counselling from Dec 2 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Basic Education Department Uttar Pradesh on Monday evening has released the selection and district allocation list of 36590 candidates in the second phase of 69000 Assistant Teacher Recruitment. The selection list of 67867 candidates was released on 1 June against the 69000 posts. Around 1133 seats remained vacant due to non-receipt of ST candidates. According to the list released on June 1, out of 67867 candidates around 31277 have been selected in the first phase. The first phase list was released on 12 October. The Basic Education Department started the recruitment process for second phase after the Supreme Court verdict on November 18 on cut off of written examination of teacher recruitment. In the second phase of 69000 teacher recruitment, 48% of the appointment of 365...
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Karnataka launches learning management system to help 4.5L students – Times of India

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday launched the Karnataka Learning Management System (LMS), an initiative that would benefit nearly 4.5 lakh students and 24,000 teachers to make an impact on their learning and teaching, respectively. "The KLMS is implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 34.14 crore in two ways - LMS-based digital learning and establishing 2500 ICT enabled classes," Yediyurappa said while launching the initiative virtually from his home office here. The CM added that the KLMS would cover 430 government first grade colleges, 87 government polytechnics and 14 government engineering colleges and the continuous evaluation of students and teachers would pave the way for several changes in the quality of higher education. He claimed that the KLMS is...
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Odisha medical colleges to reopen from Tuesday – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has allowed re-opening of medical colleges across the state from Tuesday, even as it authorised the School & Mass Education and Higher Education departments to decide on resumption of classroom teachings. Covid-19 safety protocols will have to be followed in the medical institutes. "All medical colleges of the state shall reopen with effect from 1st December, 2020. Medical college authorities shall follow all the SOPs/guidelines with respect to social distancing and prevention of spread of epidemic issued by the central/state government, scrupulously," a government order said on Monday The government asked the School and Mass Education Department to consult all stakeholders and decide on the date of re-opening of schools for classes from 9 to 12 ...
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Pune architecture students win The Drawing Board-2020 competition – Times of India

PUNE: The fifth edition of ‘The Drawing Board’, a competition for architecture students pan South East Asia was won by Pune students including Purushottam Deth, Nikhil Patne and Somesh Kachavar. All of them are the students of VIT’s PVP College of Architecture and bagged a cash prize of Rs.50,000 said an official release. This is the fifth year of this competition jointly organized by Bengaluru based Mindspace Architects and Pune based Rohan Builders . Over 1300 students from more than 14 countries took part in this competition. The jury for the competition consisted of Architect Takaharu Tezuka of Tezuka Architects - Japan, Architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai - Mumbai and Architect Rahul Gore of Opolis Architects- Mumbai. The release informed that the first runner up team was from...