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Haryana schools to begin regular classes for grades 1 and 2 from March 1 – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Schools in Haryana reopened for the students of classes 3 to 5 on Wednesday, while regular classes for grades 1 and 2 will start from March 1. Students of classes 3 to 5 returned to classrooms after a gap of almost a year as physical classes were suspended to check the spread of COVID-19. The classes for grades 3 to 5 are being held from 10 am to 1.30 pm. The Haryana government has also decided to start regular classes for grade 1 and 2 from March 1. The school timings will be from 10 am to 1.30 pm, an official statement said here. The parents of the students have to submit a consent letter to the school head/ class teacher before sending them to schools. Besides this, parents who want to continue online education can continue to do so, it said. The government has decided...
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Maha survey from March 1-10 to find out-of-school students – Times of India

MUMBAI: After several reports that suggested an increased learning disparity among students due to the Covid-19 resultant lockdown, the education department is undertaking a 10 day survey to identify out-of-school children and bring them back into the formal system. In a government resolution issued on Tuesday, the department set up committees at the state and district level to undertake a drive between March 1 and 10 to identify students between the age of 6 and 18 years who are out-of-school. Officials from various government departments will be roped in for the same. “With the pandemic in play last year and schools shut, we have been faced with new challenges with respect to out-of-school students. There is a risk that with higher migration, there could be a rise in the number of ch...
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‘More students from Afghanistan to arrive in India shortly’ – Times of India

HYDERABAD: India, specifically the southern region, is a preferred destination for education among students from Afghanistan, said Muhammed Suleman Kakar, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Speaking at an interactive session -- his first since he took charge in 2020, Kakar said: "At present there are about 900 of them -- 200 odd in Hyderabad -- studying various courses such as engineering, BBA etc, across the five southern states. Another 200-250 of them (48 to Hyderabad) have been selected and will travel to this part of India shortly." He added: "Apart from undergraduate programmes, many students go on to pursue PhDs and other higher degrees too. That's because they believe that education standards in India are the best." Inaugurated i...
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Sri Sri University opens School of Cyber Peace, research centres – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Sri Sri University Cuttack on Wednesday launched Sri Sri School of Cyber Peace, four research centres and a new ‘Faculty of Emerging Technologies' which will offer 20 new programmes in the upcoming academic year 2021-22. The university has opened this School of Cyber Peace in association with CyberPeace Foundation. The university claimed that it is one of its kinds in the world. This school is committed to strengthen the global Cyber Peace ecosystem through the research and innovation focused educational framework in sync with the initiative from this Foundation. The curriculum for the degree programmes in the field of cyber security has been conceptualised keeping in mind the learning outcome-based curriculum framework (LOCF) on the one hand and having 65 per cent plus h...
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Khattar for setting up single institutes that imparts KG to PG level education – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana chief minister (CM), Manohar Lal Khattar has directed the officers concerned to develop such a system under which a single educational institute should be set up for imparting education from K G to Postgraduate levels. He directed the officers to identify two such universities wherein such systems can be implemented initially. The CM gave these directions while presiding over a review meeting with the State Educational Research and Training Council (SCERT), District Institute for Education and Training (DIET) and Block Institute of Teacher Education (BITE) held here today. Haryana Education Minister, Kanwar Pal was also present in the meeting. The CM directed the officers to also chalk out a plan for the accreditation of private institutions and this should be ...
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FM University to set up incubation centre – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Fakir Mohan University Balasore will set up a technology business incubator (TBI) in its campus very soon to promote entrepreneurship with the help of the government and private business bodies. The university collaborated with KIIT-TBI on Wednesday for creating entrepreneurship among youths and students. Dinabandhu Sahoo, vice-chancellor of Fakir Mohan University, said an incubation centre is needed for this region of the state to help the entrepreneurs especially start-ups. “Several industrial houses are operating their business in Balasore and Bhadrak districts. Youths and students can create their enterprises by using our TBI to solve the local problems and generate employment,” he added. The TBI will be established on a 10,000 square feet area in the campus. Any Star...
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MAHADISCOM Recruitment 2021: Apply online for 7000 Vidyut Sahayak and Upkendra Sahayak posts – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MAHADISCOM) has reopened the application portal for 7000 Vidyut Sahayak (Electrical Assistant) and Upkendra Sahayak (Substation Assistant) posts against Advt no 04/2019 and 05/2019 respectively. The MAHADISCOM had earlier released two separate notifications for the recruitment of Electrical Assistant and Substation Assistant online. The application registration process for the same will be active till March 20, 2021. The interested and eligible candidates can now apply online through the official website - mahadiscom.in - for 5000 Vidyut Sahayak and 2000 Upkendra Sahayak posts.MAHADISCOM Recruitment 2021: Important DatesS. No. Event Date 1 Online application starting date February 22, 2021 2 Last date to apply onlin...
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Pvt schools in Gurugram reluctant to resume primary classes – Times of India

GURUGRAM: The Haryana government's decision to reopen schools for classes 3 to 5 from February 24 has received a mixed response from the private schools in Gurugram. Parents have expressed concern over the surge in Covid-19 cases in several parts of the country. Schools in Haryana and the rest of the country were closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic with classes being conducted in online mode. The education department has issued an order saying that schools could function for the specified classes from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. While some schools announced that they would welcome students after having put in place measures to keep them safe from Covid-19 infection, others have said they would not do so until all parents are comfortable with the decision. "Some school manage...
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RVUNL Rajasthan Vidyut Recruitment 2021: Apply online for 1075 AE, JE and other posts – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited has released separate notifications for the recruitment of "Junior Engineer-I (Electrical/ Mechanical/Civil/ C&I/Communication/ Fire & Safety), Junior Chemist and Informatics Assistant", "Assistant Engineer" and "Accounts Officer" and "Personnel Officer". The openings are with RVUN, RVPN, JVVN, AVVN and JdVVN in the entire Rajasthan state. These companies - RVUN, RVPN, JVVN, AVVN and JdVVN - offer very good remuneration, apart from attractive facilites, as compared to similar Power Utilities in India.Interested and eligible candiates can apply online on the official website - https://energy.rajasthan.gov.in/ - starting from today i.e., February 24, 2021 to March 16, 2021. Rajasthan Vidyut Recruitment 2021: Important DatesS....
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CBSE suggests offline recap sessions to bridge learning gap for class IX, XI – Times of India

Even as the CBSE has recommended the new academic session to begin from April 1, it has instructed the schools to identify and resolve the learning gaps before conducting class IX and XI exams. “Online classes owing to the Covid-induced lockdown had created learning gaps among the students. With most state governments re-opening schools for classes IX-XII, now is the time for schools to start in-person classes to clarify the doubts and concepts. With Covid protocols firmly in place, the schools are equipped to conduct offline exams for classes IX and XI as per the state government and CBSE guidelines,” Sanyam Bharadwaj tells Education Times. Academic interests of students should not be compromised whether for the boards or the competitive exams in future. By addressing the learning ...