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Students of Class 7 of Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Model Gram, Ludhiana, undergoing thermal screening as they arrive to attend classes on Thursday for the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak in March last year. Teachers ensured social distancing in classrooms.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Schools reopen to thin attendance in Punjab amid Covid pandemic

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:41 PM IST
On Day 1, confusion among school heads over requirement of written consent from parents; strength expected to improve in coming days after today’s PTM.
Only a few students in class at the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Most colleges that reopened in the city reported thin attendance.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Only a few students in class at the Post Graduate Government College in Sector 46, Chandigarh, on Monday. Most colleges that reopened in the city reported thin attendance.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Chandigarh colleges reopen to poor attendance

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The higher education department last week took a call on reopening the colleges from November 23 for final-year students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for academic and placement purposes.
Attendance remained thin on the first day as students and parents remained concerned about safety due to a surge in coronavirus infection cases.(HT file)
Attendance remained thin on the first day as students and parents remained concerned about safety due to a surge in coronavirus infection cases.(HT file)

Universities and colleges across UP reopen after 8 months, attendance thin

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:53 PM IST
At several degree colleges, a number of students were sent home as they did not bring the mandatory consent letter from their parents.
A worker sanitising the corridors of Amritsar’s Khalsa College, which reopened after an eight-month lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
A worker sanitising the corridors of Amritsar’s Khalsa College, which reopened after an eight-month lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Punjab universities, colleges reopen to poor attendance

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondents, Amritsar/jalandhar/faridkot/patiala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Most institutes that reopened reported 10% to 15% attendance, a few remain closed for Bhai Dooj even as authorities ensured strict adherence to social distancing norms
Students attending a class at Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Bathinda on Monday, seven months since the Covid-19 lockdown.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Students attending a class at Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Bathinda on Monday, seven months since the Covid-19 lockdown.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Thin attendance as government schools reopen in Punjab’s Malwa amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Schools follow safety guidelines as few students of Classes 9 to 12 show up on Day 1 with most parents in wait and watch mode
The CBI court wants to check the attendance of a juvenile awarded community service for submitting a fake certificate to get admitted to PEC Chandigarh.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The CBI court wants to check the attendance of a juvenile awarded community service for submitting a fake certificate to get admitted to PEC Chandigarh.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

CBI court to check attendance of juvenile who gave fake certificate for PEC admission

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The Juvenile Justice Board on November 14, 2018, had awarded six juveniles three years of reformation with a fine of Rs 600, cut short later by CBI court to one year of community service

First day of school marks low attendance in Prayagraj

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Most of the schools that witnessed some academic and administrative work for the first time after five months of closure belonged to the UP Board. A majority of institutions affiliated to other educational boards like CBSE and CISCE are preferring to wait.
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Chandigarh schools reopen to virtually empty classes, some report zero attendance

Hindustan times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Safety measures in place, most students turn up to clear difficult portions in their lessons in class as UT administrator VP Singh Badnore urges teachers to get tested
Members of Parliament pay tributes to former President Pranab Mukherjee, legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj and others who passed away this year.(PTI)
Members of Parliament pay tributes to former President Pranab Mukherjee, legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj and others who passed away this year.(PTI)

Limited attendance, missing chatter in House

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:14 AM IST
Around 200 leaders were there in the hall, as was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all separated by plexiglass sheets on three sides; another 100 were in the galleries; a smattering were in the Rajya Sabha hall, indicating that attendance was limited as expected.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia(HT File)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia(HT File)

Delhi school to have digital attendance from 1st April : Manish Sisodia

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2020 09:33 AM IST
Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia said, “I want zero paperwork. Section-wise attendance should be marked by teachers. We are aiming to build a robust software for the attendance system so that every DDE gets a notification about students’ attendance in each section of each school within their zones. It would be implemented from April 1.”
(HT file)
(HT file)

CBSE mandates 75% attendance for 10th, 12th board exams

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The CBSE in its latest notice has directed all schools to calculate attendance of students who have to appear for class 10 and class 12 board exams this year as on January 1, 2020.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu speaks during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo/RSTV)
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu speaks during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo/RSTV)

Venkaiah Naidu writes to floor leaders on attendance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 06:31 AM IST
Till last week, 28 MPs were yet to attend a standing committee meeting of the eight panels that come under the purview of the Rajya Sabha, official records revealed.
AICTE has told institutions to allow entrepreneurs with short attendance to sit for exams.(HT file)
AICTE has told institutions to allow entrepreneurs with short attendance to sit for exams.(HT file)

AICTE directs engineering colleges to allow student entrepreneurs with short attendance to sit for exams

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 05:01 PM IST
The decision by the HRD Ministry’s technical education regulator has been taken to encourage more students to take up research and innovation to turn into entrepreneurs and build a culture of ultimately becoming job givers than job seekers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had warned BJP lawmakers to attend Parliament proceedings and remain present during vote on different bills.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had warned BJP lawmakers to attend Parliament proceedings and remain present during vote on different bills.(PTI Photo)

After PM’s message on attendance, BJP plans training session for new MPs

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:09 AM IST
The aim ‘abhyas varga’ (or training session) is to train members of parliament on how to become an effective elected representative, a senior party leader said.

Quality mid-day meal at Araria school increases attendance of Dalit students

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Rakesh Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:39 AM IST
In a state where poor quality of mid-day meal (MDM) makes news, a remotely located primary school in Araria, about 350 km from the capital, is hogging limelight for the quality of meal served to its students belonging to Dalit community and raising their attendance
Aurobindo College(Hindustan Times)
Aurobindo College(Hindustan Times)

Aurobindo College students told to sign undertaking for attendance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 11:17 AM IST
In May, students of the varsity complained about several colleges not issuing admit cards and “detaining” them on grounds of “short attendance” ahead of the semester exams on May 8. Students had also submitted a memorandum to university officials, requesting relaxation in attendance.
(HT File)
(HT File)

High Court allows DU student, who was short of attendance, to appear in exam

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 08:55 AM IST
Her counsel said she was into drama society and had participated in over 40 programmes in the 6th semester and the approval was granted by the college authorities.
The court stated that action against teachers for irregular attendance can be taken in accordance with laid down rules(Hindustan Times)
The court stated that action against teachers for irregular attendance can be taken in accordance with laid down rules(Hindustan Times)

High Court stays mandatory marking of attendance for JNU faculty

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 03:29 PM IST
On Friday, the single judge bench said the university can take action against teachers going on unauthorised leave, according to the rules prevalent before the decision of marking attendance was made mandatory.
Achrekar, the childhood coach of Tendulkar, passed away at 87 on Wednesday(Hemant Padalkar/HT)
Achrekar, the childhood coach of Tendulkar, passed away at 87 on Wednesday(Hemant Padalkar/HT)

Ramakant Achrekar cremated, tearful Sachin Tendulkar in attendance

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Achrekar, the childhood coach of Tendulkar, passed away at 87 on Wednesday at his Shivaji Park residence in Dadar in Central Mumbai.
The headmasters allegedly spiked attendance of students to claim more funds under the mid-day meal programme.(HT File)
The headmasters allegedly spiked attendance of students to claim more funds under the mid-day meal programme.(HT File)

Proxy attendance for mid-day meal funds: Headmasters’ salary to be deducted to recover penalty of Rs 8 crore

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 02:28 PM IST
The government has ordered the recovery of a Rs8.68-crore penalty from HMs. Of which, Rs 4.21-crore (48%) has been recovered. More than 1,000 HMs have allegedly fudged the data since 2013, when the idea of penalty was first mooted by the state education department.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to link the attendance of teachers with their salary disbursal.(HT File)
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to link the attendance of teachers with their salary disbursal.(HT File)

JNU teachers to lose salary for not marking attendance

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 01:47 PM IST
The move comes days after the JNU teachers’ association (JNUTA) observed a day-long hunger strike against the compulsory attendance norm for faculty members.
The Delhi high court was hearing a batch of appeals by the Delhi University challenging a single judge’s order directing them to conduct extra classes or tutorials for those students who are desirous to attend the lectures to make up for attendance shortage.(File Picture)
The Delhi high court was hearing a batch of appeals by the Delhi University challenging a single judge’s order directing them to conduct extra classes or tutorials for those students who are desirous to attend the lectures to make up for attendance shortage.(File Picture)

Will declare results of 63 students with short attendance: DU tells court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 04:37 AM IST
Several students had knocked the court’s door DU’s decision restraining students from taking exams due to short attendance.
Students attend a class at Shaheed Balwant Singh Government Model Senior Secondary School , in Ujholi , Kot Kasim, of District Alwar , Rajasthan(HT File Photo)
Students attend a class at Shaheed Balwant Singh Government Model Senior Secondary School , in Ujholi , Kot Kasim, of District Alwar , Rajasthan(HT File Photo)

States push for attendance to be given weightage in schools

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelam Pandey
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Rajasthan has specifically suggested that instead of teaching the entire syllabus to students who do not perform at age-appropriate levels, only specific core competencies should be developed
File phot of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
File phot of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra sues Arvind Kejriwal for low attendance in Delhi assembly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 06:38 PM IST
Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra’s plea, which was urgently admitted in the high court, claimed that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was present only seven times in 2017 although the assembly had 27 sessions.
Visitors pose for the camera as they try out a facial recognition toilet paper dispenser at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China.(AP/File Photo)
Visitors pose for the camera as they try out a facial recognition toilet paper dispenser at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, China.(AP/File Photo)

Chinese school uses facial technology to gauge student behaviour

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 04:50 PM IST
A Chinese high school in the city of Hangzhou is using facial recognition technology to analyse student behaviour by monitoring their facial expressions and keep track of attendance.
Students complain that every year, many students are not allowed to take exams, and the faculty should take serious note of the issue.(HT/File Photo)
Students complain that every year, many students are not allowed to take exams, and the faculty should take serious note of the issue.(HT/File Photo)

450 DU student not allowed to write exams due to short attendance

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2018 11:50 PM IST
Student groups protest detention, say fewer classes took place during the teachers’ appointment period and faculty did not allow medical certificates.
The Bombay high court on Monday refused to allow two students from a Kandivli college to appear for semester examinations after they were barred from the tests for their low attendance.(HT FIle)
The Bombay high court on Monday refused to allow two students from a Kandivli college to appear for semester examinations after they were barred from the tests for their low attendance.(HT FIle)

Bombay HC rejects plea of students barred from exams for low attendance

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Soni
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 12:43 AM IST
The HC bench of justices RS Gavai and Bharti Dangre rejected the petition.
Mithibai college at Ville Parle.(HT file)
Mithibai college at Ville Parle.(HT file)

Three more Mumbai colleges bar students from exams over low attendance

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 11:49 AM IST
Mithibai College, Narsee Monjee (NM) College of Commerce and Economics, both in Vile Parle, and PD Dalmia College, Malad, have barred 218, 115 and 79 students
University of Mumbai rules do not allow students to appear for examination if they fail to mark an overall of minimum 75% and subject-wise minimum 50% attendance.(HT FILE)
University of Mumbai rules do not allow students to appear for examination if they fail to mark an overall of minimum 75% and subject-wise minimum 50% attendance.(HT FILE)

HC allows 3 BCom students from Mumbai’s NM College to give exams despite low attendance

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 12:05 PM IST
The girl studying in First Year BCom, suffers from blood cancer whereas two boys, studying in Second Year BCom, could not attend college as they were seriously injured in road accidents.
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