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Ludhiana: Master cadre teachers rue state govt decision to roll back promotions

According to a notice issued by the directorate of school education, the promotions, orders for which were issued on July 12, were withdrawn due to “technical reasons”

A total of 688 master cadre teachers were promoted to lecturers on a provisional basis, out of which 60 were from the Ludhiana district (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2024 10:47 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Kin rejoice as two govt schools in dist renamed after martyr, freedom fighter

Schools in Sowaddi Kalan and Jhoraran have been renamed as Swatantarta Sangrami Giani Bir Singh Government Girls Senior Secondary School and Shaheed ASI Gurmukh Singh Government Primary School respectively

School in Sowaddi Kalan and Jhoraran have been renamed as Swatantarta Sangrami Giani Bir Singh Government Girls Senior Secondary School. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 14, 2024 10:29 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Few takers for transport facility, say SOE heads

Education department directs 14 out of 16 schools of eminence to seek consent for starting bus services for students, facing challenges like cost and student preferences.

Students of School of Eminence, Jawahar Nagar, boarding a bus. (Manish/HT)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 10:55 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Lecturers rue transfer orders aimed at reviving DIETs in the state

A commerce lecturer Deepak Kumar, presently posted at GSSS Bhundri, said he was on probation and did not possess a master’s degree in education but was still transferred to an institution where teachers are trained

The lecturers alleged that transferred orders were released without seeking their consent. (HT FIle photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 05:00 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Mission Samarth in its fag end, students await books

Teachers from government schools in the district said that they are still submitting demands for requisite material and a few of them did not receive any books for the past two months

Teachers claim students of classes 6 to 8 studying without books (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2024 10:59 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

8 students from Ludhiana make it to the state-level contest

A total of 76 students from the district had sent in their ideas under the programme; of these, 68 appeared at the district-level competition organised at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in Ludhiana on Saturday

A student presenting his project on the Second day of INSPIRE awards competition at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in Ludhiana on Saturday. (Manish/HT)
Published on Jul 06, 2024 10:09 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Govt schools push for solar battery storage

According to the information obtained from the department officials, the state government started installing solar panels in 2018 and would cover the schools in slots until all the schools have solar panels installed in their building

A view of solar panels installed at a senior secondary government school in Ludhiana. (Manish/HT)
Updated on Jul 04, 2024 05:36 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: 16 students ace national merit exam; infrastructure woes persist

Construction material can’t be kept outside the premises. If it is causing trouble, I will get it checked. The withdrawn grant will be released soon, said DEO Harjinder Singh

School authorities claim that the withdrawal of grants by the education department has halted the construction work of four rooms at the school. (Manish/HT)
Published on Jul 02, 2024 10:55 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana schools see low student turnout amid rains

School heads of double shift schools informed that attendance of first shift was not affected, but with the school timings for the second shift and rainfall occurring at almost the same time, reduced the attendance by upto 50%

Students during a class in a Ludhiana school. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 10:58 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

District teacher training institutes suffer from staff crunch and poor infrastructure

DIET in Jagraon, which once used to have 43 teachers, is now running with a total staff of 3, including the principal. There are 15 posts of teachers lying vacant at the institution

District Institute of Educational Training. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 05:12 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Even after 22 months, inquiry report on ineligible principals still awaited

State education department lists eight college principals affiliated to Panjab University, questioning their eligibility after complaint. Inquiry reports awaited.

The list included Khalsa College of Gurusar Sudhar and Garhshankar, DAV College in Dasuya and Hoshiarpur, Swami Ganga Giri College for Girls Raikot, SPN College Mukerian, SDP College and Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College in Ludhiana. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 07:26 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

More than 10 ‘schools of brilliance’ to be launched in Punjab

He said that 22 days are never enough to prepare for competitive examinations which is why the students of the schools of eminence and meritorious schools would be getting online coaching for one to two hours daily

School education special secretary Churchil Kumar honours teachers of meritorious school in Ludhiana on Thursday. (Manish/HT)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 05:18 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: AUCT spokesperson writes to education minister; questions delay in action

Tarun Ghai, a Ludhiana-based educator, informed that despite submission of an inquiry report in 2022, where it was clearly mentioned that RUSA guidelines were violated by using more than allocated funds in construction component, no further action against the concerned authorities has been taken so far

HT Image
Updated on Jun 25, 2024 10:45 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Swimming pools of Ludhiana Govt colleges in poor shape amid lack of funding

When questioned about handing over the facility to a private authority for maintenance, the staffer said, “Nearly 10 years ago, tennis court was given to a private authority on rental basis and later they occupied the place and refused to leave, post which no private authority has been allowed to take charge of any of the places here”

Overgrown grass and garbage can be seen at the swimming pools in government colleges. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Two government schools yet to get solar panels due to infra issues in Ludhiana

The district education office (DEO) had recently instructed government schools in the district to update the status of solar panels for their respective buildings, along with the amount of energy produced by them

Government Senior Secondary School, Jagraon Bridge. (Gurpreet SIngh/HT)
Published on Jun 21, 2024 10:16 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Schools directed to get pending audits cleared before June 21

School heads claimed that most of the schools have already got their paras cleared and are being harassed due to the department being dysfunctional at higher levels

The schools requested the department to hold block-wise camps to get the process completed in front of an audit team. (HT file photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2024 10:49 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Coaching camp for meritorious students in Ludhiana: Heat, exhaustion taking toll on students’ health

Ludhiana civil hospital emergency medical officer says four to five students from the coaching camp visiting the facility daily

At least 693 Class 12 students from the state’s schools of eminence and meritorious schools are attending classes at Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students, Ludhiana. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 09:35 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Increase enrolment in govt schools, heads told

District education officer Harjinder Singh said despite nearly 300 government schools with negative enrolment, Ludhiana district stands at position three, with only Fazilka and Patiala ahead in terms of enrolments

To bring Ludhiana to the top position, the government schools have been directed to conduct enrolment drives. (Getty images)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 10:47 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Educators rue PU decision to bifurcate functional English

As per NEP, functional English, which was offered as a vocational subject with three years course till now, has been bifurcated and would now be offered to the students for three semesters only

Disappointed with this bifurcation, another PCCTU member and a faculty member of functional English said, “Keeping it out of the main basket due to implementation of NEP is unfair and inaccurate. We have forwarded the request to either include the subject in the main basket or we should be allowed to be a part of the English department so that our workload does not get affected.” (Getty image)
Published on Jun 16, 2024 10:50 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana’s Saksham bags gold at National Kickboxing Championship

Saksham Kapoor, a commerce student of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, has now been selected for the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations Youth World Kickboxing Championships, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from August 23 to September 1

Saksham Kapoor, a Civil Lines resident, takes inspiration from his coach Armaan Ali who himself is a three-time national gold medalist. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Educators flay UGC’s decision to allow bi-annual college intakes

Say this decision has to be in sync with the examination cycle of schools; point out the existing staff crunch at the universities

Stressing the inability of the education department to deal with the existing issues, Tarun Ghai, spokesperson of the Association of Unaided College Teachers, Punjab and Chandigarh, said, “The staff is not being paid as per the existing rules and with the existing staff crunch, they expect the colleges to implement biannual admissions, which is not possible.” (HT File)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

‘Forced to play outdoors’: Volleyball players lament poor infrastructure

The players at SCD College in Ludhiana mentioned the lack of infrastructure as one of the main reasons for students’ showing reluctance

Volleyball players in action at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday. (Manish/HT)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Aided colleges’ teachers demand revised pay scales

Teachers claim that the present state government has failed to fulfil its promises and constant delay in the clearance of cases pending with the department has caused resentment among the teaching fraternity

HT Image
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 06:12 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

No sports trials for college admissions in Punjab for 3rd year in row

For the new academic session 2024-25, the last date for submission of online admission forms for the undergraduate courses at centralised portal is June 25 and the sports department of Punjab has still not conducted the trials for the students seeking admission in the higher educational institutions based on their performance in the sport

A sports teacher at one of the aided colleges in Ludhiana, on the condition of anonymity, said, “The department has conducted no trials for more than two years and the government has lost all its interest in uplifting sports activities.” (HT File Photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 06:28 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: PAU prof couple’s son secures AIR 365 in JEE Advanced

Keshav, a student of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Public School, is the son of Khushdeep Dharni, a business management professor at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Sonika Sharma, a food and nutrition professor at the same university

Keshav Dharni with his parents after the announcement of JEE Advanced results, in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Manish/HT)
Published on Jun 09, 2024 10:17 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana teachers question job security as PU merges 3 computer subjects

While the merger aims to streamline curriculum and improve efficiency, some teachers have expressed concerns about the potential impact on their job security

The decision was made following the recommendation of a six-member committee formed by the vice-chancellor Renu Vig, and led by RK Singla of the Department of Computer Science and Applications, Panjab University, Chandigarh. (HT File)
Published on Jun 09, 2024 09:58 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana Meritorious school hostel paints picture of apathy

Over 710 Class 12 students from Punjab gathered for coaching classes at Ludhiana's Senior Secondary Residential School, facing complaints about inadequate living conditions.

No provision of light and deplorable condition of mirrors at Meritorious School hostel washrooms in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 09:10 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana govt schools decry exclusive classes for meritorious students

Starting on June 6, a select group of 750 students from Class 12 in SOE and meritorious schools began attending special coaching classes at the Meritorious School of Ludhiana

These students were chosen based on an entrance examination conducted at the school level, with the programme set to run until June 28. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:20 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Meritorious schools’ teachers seek regularisation

The union coordinators Rakesh Kumar and Sukhjit Singh expressed their frustration over the unfulfilled promises of regularisation by the state department

They also highlighted the issue of an annual 3% increment, mandated by the government, which has not been implemented. (HT File)
Published on Jun 06, 2024 10:49 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

NEET Result 2024: Ludhiana boy Priyansh bags AIR 429, scores 710/720

NEET Result 2024 declared. Ludhiana boy Priyansh has bagged AIR 429 by scoring 710 out of 720.

NEET Result 2024: Ludhiana boy Priyansh bags AIR 429, scores 710/720
Published on Jun 05, 2024 05:03 PM IST
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