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Articles by Puja Pednekar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2017 09:58 PM IST
The round will continue till September 12, allotting seats to those did not secure admission in any of the last seven rounds
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2017 01:12 AM IST
Educators say preschools and playschools — many of which are run from residences, commercial complexes or even basements — mushroom unchecked in Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2017 07:57 PM IST
Mumbai schools raise objections, say it will create confusion and only add to the teachers’ workload
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2017 04:01 PM IST
Aspirants can now approach colleges and finalise their seats till 5pm on August 30. Earlier, the department had set Tuesday as the deadline for admissions.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2017 03:03 PM IST
Many schools are allowing parents to take children home as there is waterlogging in most parts of the city.
Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge, Badri Chatterjee, Neha Tripathi and Puja Pednekar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2017 08:52 AM IST
Heavy overnight rains affected Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban railway services, on Tuesday. The showers led to waterlogging in many areas and slowed down traffic.
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2017 08:55 PM IST
Say it will help students and their parents deal with challenges like cyber bullying and fatal online games such as Blue Whale
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2017 07:39 PM IST
The latest decision was taken to augment the availability of NCERT books across all CBSE affiliated schools
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2017 11:44 PM IST
Circular issued by the education department asks colleges to give compensatory leaves to staff that works during the holidays
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2017 09:32 AM IST
An online question bank will be created for students attempting the competitive tests, which can be accessed for free
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2017 12:28 AM IST
Although the tests will be on a bigger scale this year, with the inclusion of Class 9 and new subjects, principals are unsure whether it will make any difference
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2017 09:12 AM IST
Although the admission round was open only for students who scored more than 80% and were yet to claim seats, several students cancelled their admissions to try their luck for a better seat
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2017 01:15 AM IST
It is only for more than 3, 500 students who were either not allotted any seats or did not take admission in the previous rounds
Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Puja Pednekar
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2017 01:48 PM IST
The report, released in Mumbai by an educational group, was done after the recent incidents of suicides by teenagers in the city - one of which was attributed to the online Blue Whale Challenge.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2017 12:13 AM IST
The names of these students will be uploaded on an online ‘drop box’, introduced as part of the government’s database, SARAL. This is being done to arrest the rate of drop-outs in schools
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2017 02:29 PM IST
The Maharashtra education department will announce the next round soon
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2017 10:06 PM IST
Although the state government has a policy to reduce the weight of school bags, it is yet to frame one that focuses on children’s safety in schools
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2017 09:09 AM IST
The schools hold joint celebrations to increase student turnout during such national events. It had celebrated Republic Day too.
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2017 10:52 PM IST
Organise rally to spread awareness among parents and students about sexual predators and how to keep children safe
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2017 09:27 AM IST
Although there are fewer aspirants and more seats in this round, cut-offs (minimum marks) are expected to rise
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2017 03:16 PM IST
The early childhood association (ECA) — consisting of 200 preschools and experts — has come up with some steps that schools can follow to ensure that children are safe
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2017 12:29 AM IST
For the special rounds, a schedule was uploaded on the admissions portal on Wednesday evening. It says that students will be allocated seats on August 16 at 5pm, and can approach colleges to finalise them on August 18 and 19.
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2017 09:49 AM IST
An in-house survey by a city school revealed that poor seating and sleeping habits, and lack of physical fitness were responsible for growing number of children with a poor posture
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2017 08:45 AM IST
A circular issued by the department on Tuesday afternoon states that traffic jams are expected across the city especially south Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2017 12:06 AM IST
The education officials met on Monday to decide whether special rounds need to be held for leftover student
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2017 09:22 AM IST
At least five chapters on the rise and fall of major dynasties in India have been condensed into one chapter — India before the times of Shivaji Maharaj
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2017 01:01 AM IST
The state’s school education department plans to conduct more rounds in the upcoming days for these students, and will announce the dates this week
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2017 11:38 AM IST
Maharashtra’s education department has rapped schools on the knuckles for disregarding the ban that was ordered in January.
After Dahi Handi, Maharashtra child rights panel wants to ban kids from using firecrackers on Diwali
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2017 01:12 AM IST
In 2014, on MSCPCR’s recommendation, HC had banned minors from participating in human pyramids
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2017 09:32 AM IST
Of the 2.3 lakh applicants, more than 1.37 lakh took admission in the three previous rounds, while the rest are awaiting a seat in the upcoming round