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The Bihar government has also decided that schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Bihar will remain shut till May 15. During this period, state-run schools and universities will not conduct any exam.(HT_PRINT)

Covid-19: All educational institutes in Bihar to remain shut till May 15

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 08:38 PM IST
In the light of the surge in the COVID-19 cases in the state, the Bihar government on Sunday impose night curfew in the state.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Educational institutes in Bihar to remain closed till April 11

ANI | , Patna
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 01:17 PM IST
According to an official statement, scheduled exams to take place following COVID guidelines. However, all government and private gatherings at public places except for marriages and other family functions are banned till April end.
Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) will commence catch up classes from April 5 for students of class 2 to 10 across 80,000 government schools in the state.(File photo)
Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) will commence catch up classes from April 5 for students of class 2 to 10 across 80,000 government schools in the state.(File photo)

Bihar: Students to learn regional languages, environment during catch-up classes

By Megha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 11:37 AM IST
  • The 3-month catch-up classes will not only focus on bridging learning gap of conventional subjects but also on enhancing regional language’s ability among students besides environment study, art and yoga.
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will begin its process of filling forms for intermediate examination, from December 3 till December 9, chairman Anand Kishor announced on Friday.(Getty Images)
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will begin its process of filling forms for intermediate examination, from December 3 till December 9, chairman Anand Kishor announced on Friday.(Getty Images)

Bihar education department promotes students of classes 1-8 without exams

By Megha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 09:04 PM IST
  • Considering the rising Covid-19 cases, the Bihar education department has decided to promote more than 1.6 crore students of classes 1 to 8 to the next grade without conducting the annual examination.
However, the Bihar government assured the House it would look into the matter pertaining to private schools collecting fees from parents for the last one academic year when schools were shut due to Covid-19 pandemic.(HT file)
However, the Bihar government assured the House it would look into the matter pertaining to private schools collecting fees from parents for the last one academic year when schools were shut due to Covid-19 pandemic.(HT file)

Can’t order private schools for fees waiver, says Bihar education minister

PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 09:36 PM IST
  • The Bihar government on Tuesday informed the Assembly it had no powers to ask private schools to waive fees as the private institutions have their own management and internal resources system to run their establishment.
Bihar schools, coaching institutions to reopen from January 4
Bihar schools, coaching institutions to reopen from January 4

Regional languages to be medium of instruction in Bihar's elementary schools

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 10:47 AM IST
Regional languages like Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithili will be the medium of instruction in elementary schools of Bihar in future, state Education Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary said in the assembly on Wednesday.
Muslims have been the most educationally backward group in India. In comparison to their population, they have the lowest enrolment rates at elementary, high school and higher secondary school education, as well as higher education (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Muslims have been the most educationally backward group in India. In comparison to their population, they have the lowest enrolment rates at elementary, high school and higher secondary school education, as well as higher education (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar govt admits dip in enrolment in schools; says decline in dropouts

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:14 PM IST
  • The Bihar government on Tuesday admitted in the state assembly that the enrolment of students in the government and government-aided schools had declined by 40 lakh in 2018-19 compared to 2014-15.
Currently, schools are functioning for students of classes 6 to 12 with 50% attendance and other restrictive measures due to the pandemic.(Hindustan Times Media)
Currently, schools are functioning for students of classes 6 to 12 with 50% attendance and other restrictive measures due to the pandemic.(Hindustan Times Media)

Primary classes to begin from tomorrow in Bihar: All you need to know

Written by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:57 PM IST
The Bihar education department took the decision after consulting with the crisis management group in a meeting last week.
Students gather at a school which reopened after nine months in Patna, on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Students gather at a school which reopened after nine months in Patna, on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Schools, colleges reopen in Bihar after over 9 months, attendance thin as parents concerned

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Students, teachers and other non-teaching staff have been asked to take all Covid-19 precautions and adhere to the guidelines issued by the government while attending school.
A staff member disinfectants benches at St. Dominic Savio’s High School, Digha in Patna on Saturday(Santosh Kumar /HT)
A staff member disinfectants benches at St. Dominic Savio’s High School, Digha in Patna on Saturday(Santosh Kumar /HT)

Bihar schools reopen from today after 6 months for class 9th to 12th students

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha, Patna
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:53 AM IST
On Sunday, several schools were seen completing last-minute preparation for making the school campus safe and ready, as students are going to visit their school for the first time in Covid-19 era.
Schools outside containment zones are permitted for calling students of Class 9 to 12 who voluntarily wish to visit schools for seeking academic guidance with a written consent of their guardians from September 21. (File photo for representation)
Schools outside containment zones are permitted for calling students of Class 9 to 12 who voluntarily wish to visit schools for seeking academic guidance with a written consent of their guardians from September 21. (File photo for representation)

Bihar schools gearing up for partial reopening from September 21

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Principal secretary education Sanjay Kumar clarified that as per MHA guidelines, all schools, colleges and coaching institutes will remain closed till September 30.
In upper primary schools, Bihar has a PTR of 39 while Delhi has 34. In primary schools, the PTR is 38 and 35 for Bihar and Delhi. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Bachchan Kumar)
In upper primary schools, Bihar has a PTR of 39 while Delhi has 34. In primary schools, the PTR is 38 and 35 for Bihar and Delhi. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Bachchan Kumar)

Bihar schools have worst student-teacher ratio, followed by Delhi, says HRD Ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2019 01:22 PM IST
The Right to education act, 2009 in its schedule has laid down pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) for both primary and upper primary schools. At primary level, the PTR norm is 30:1 and at the upper primary level it is 35:1.
The higher secondary school allegedly segregates students into sections based on their religion and caste in Bihar’s Vaishali .(ANI Photo/Twitter)
The higher secondary school allegedly segregates students into sections based on their religion and caste in Bihar’s Vaishali .(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Caste, religion segregation in school lands Bihar principal in trouble

By Agencies
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 01:46 PM IST
School Principal Meena Kumari, though, said such arrangements of segregation were made to ensure smooth working and implementation of different schemes.
The student succumbed to injuries during treatment on Tuesday.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
The student succumbed to injuries during treatment on Tuesday.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

One student killed, six injured as ceiling plaster falls on them in Bihar school

Bettiah (Bihar) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 01:13 PM IST
Police said there were around 25-30 students in the class when chunks of ceiling plaster fell on them.
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