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Window for admissions to Delhi's entry-level classes closes today

  • The last date for schools to upload details of children who have applied is January 24 and for displaying the list of selected candidates is February 4.
Following the verification and the first draw of lots, the list of selected candidates will be displayed on February 4, at the school and online. (Representational image)(PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Following the verification and the first draw of lots, the list of selected candidates will be displayed on February 4, at the school and online. (Representational image)(PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 04:08 AM IST
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Yellow alert in Delhi: Schools,colleges shut again following rise in COVID cases

Schools, colleges and training and coaching institutions in the national capital will remain closed as the DDMA has declared a "yellow alert" amid a spike in COVID-19 cases following the emergence of the virus' Omicron variant.
Yellow alert in Delhi: Schools,colleges shut again following rise in COVID cases(PTI)
Yellow alert in Delhi: Schools,colleges shut again following rise in COVID cases(PTI)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 12:02 PM IST
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Delhi schools to be closed after ‘Yellow Alert’ curbs imposed

Educators wary of detrimental effects of repeated closures on students. Schools have been shut four times since April 2021.
A worker sanitising the premises of a school in Delhi. (HT Archive)
A worker sanitising the premises of a school in Delhi. (HT Archive)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 12:02 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar

Pandemic, air pollution kept Delhi schools on edge, students at bay in 2021

Schools have been shut four times since April this year – twice owing to concerns over Covid-19, and twice because of hazardous pollution levels.
Schools had restarted in-person classes for classes 6 and above from December 18. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Schools had restarted in-person classes for classes 6 and above from December 18. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 11:46 PM IST
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BySadia Akhtar

Winter Vacation: Delhi schools up to Class 5 to remain closed from Jan 1 to 15 

Delhi schools will remain closed from January 1 to January 15, 2022 in view of winter vacation. During this period no online and offline classes will be conducted. 
Winter Vacation: Delhi schools up to Class 5 to remain closed from Jan 1 to 15
Winter Vacation: Delhi schools up to Class 5 to remain closed from Jan 1 to 15
Published on Dec 28, 2021 11:06 AM IST
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Delhi govt school students bag seed money for start-up ideas

The Business Blasters TV programme of the Delhi government provides a launchpad for students’ business ideas. The judges for the fifth episode were deputy CM Manish Sisodia and businesspersons Ravi Gupta and Divya Gupta
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was one of the judges for the Business Blasters TV programme of the Delhi government. (ANI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was one of the judges for the Business Blasters TV programme of the Delhi government. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 02:46 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Schools in Delhi to reopen for Class 6 onwards from today

After being shut down for nearly a month because of air pollution, the physical classes in Delhi school will resume for Class 6 and above from Saturday.
Schools in Delhi to reopen for Class 6 onwards from today(PTI)
Schools in Delhi to reopen for Class 6 onwards from today(PTI)
Published on Dec 18, 2021 10:59 AM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Delhi schools welcome order to reopen, winter break likely from January 1

School heads said the learning gap has been exacerbated due to frequent closures and expressed a hope that institutions would be allowed to function without further disruptions
Schools in Delhi were shut on December 2. (ANI)
Schools in Delhi were shut on December 2. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 18, 2021 03:22 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, New Delhi

Delhi schools to open for Class 6 and above

For students in Class 5 and below, schools can reopen from December 27, taking into account the city’s air quality around the time
Schools in Delhi are due to break for the winter between January 1 and 15, according to the state government’s academic calendar.(HT File)
Schools in Delhi are due to break for the winter between January 1 and 15, according to the state government’s academic calendar.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 18, 2021 12:49 AM IST
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By, Sadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Schools stay shut, but pollution panel may rethink building ban

Taking up a public interest litigation (PIL) on air quality measures in the Capital, a bench, headed by chief justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, eased its November 24 order that revived the ban on construction activities.
Clear sky seen during sun set at Firozeshah road , in New Delhi, India, on Friday. (Photo by Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Clear sky seen during sun set at Firozeshah road , in New Delhi, India, on Friday. (Photo by Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 03:41 AM IST
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‘Solve issues in Delhi first’: Sidhu hits out at Kejriwal at teachers' protest

  • Guest teachers from government schools in Delhi have been on a dharna outside the residence of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over their demand for permanent jobs.
Punjab Congress Committee chief Navjot Singh Sidhu(ANI)
Punjab Congress Committee chief Navjot Singh Sidhu(ANI)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 01:58 PM IST
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By | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Air quality panel for Delhi issues new orders; edu institutions to be shut

In a new set of directions to prevent further deterioration of air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), the Centre's air quality panel on Friday ordered shutting of educational institutions, allowing only online mode of education.
Air quality panel for Delhi issues new orders; edu institutions to be shut
Air quality panel for Delhi issues new orders; edu institutions to be shut
Published on Dec 03, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Air pollution: Delhi schools to remain shut till further orders, says Gopal Rai

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that from tomorrow, schools in Delhi will remain closed, until further orders.
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai.(PTI file photo)
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 10:21 AM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Open, shut case: Umpteen closures widening learning gap, say Delhi schools

Administrators pointed out that shutting schools was not a solution to Delhi’s prevailing pollution problem and that frequent closures had thrown schools into disarray, while leaving students and other stakeholder continually uncertain.
Schools have been shut four separate times since March last year – twice owing to concerns over Covid-19, and twice in less than three weeks because of the pollution. (HT Archive)
Schools have been shut four separate times since March last year – twice owing to concerns over Covid-19, and twice in less than three weeks because of the pollution. (HT Archive)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 12:14 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, New Delhi

CBSE Class 10 exams for major subjects begin in Delhi schools

In view of the pandemic, CBSE had earlier announced a two-term board exam this year, with Term 1 featuring a 90-minute test in the multiple-choice questions (MCQ) format. Exams for minor subjects had begun on November 16
School administrators said that they were able to conduct the exam without any disruptions even though there were more students taking the test. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
School administrators said that they were able to conduct the exam without any disruptions even though there were more students taking the test. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 11:58 PM IST
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Delhi: Students excited, parents worried as schools reopen for all classes

As schools in the national capital reopened once again from today for all classes, students seem excited to attend the school while parents expressed fear of air pollution and COVID-19.
Delhi: Students excited, parents worried as schools reopen for all classes(PTI)
Delhi: Students excited, parents worried as schools reopen for all classes(PTI)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 02:09 PM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Manish Sisodia tweets on reopening of Delhi schools for all classes from Monday

Sisodia shared a tweet along with an order issued by the additional director of education Rita Sharmda that said the department of environment and forest has allowed the reopening of schools in Delhi.
A file photo of schoolchildren leaving after attending classes, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
A file photo of schoolchildren leaving after attending classes, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Delhi's schools, colleges to reopen next week but air quality still very poor

Pollution levels dropped marginally earlier this week, but the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday touched 393 on a scale of 500, indicating risks of respiratory illness from prolonged exposure.
Delhi's schools, colleges to reopen next week but air quality still very poor(HT Photo)
Delhi's schools, colleges to reopen next week but air quality still very poor(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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Delhi schools to reopen next week as curbs lifted

Some of the other curbs on activities that are linked to polluting activities were also slightly relaxed – such as all trucks running on CNG (compressed natural gas) will be allowed to enter from Saturday, but those using conventional fuels will not unless they are carrying essential supplies
Schools and colleges have largely been closed since March, 2020 – they reopened briefly in the Capital before the authorities ordered them to close to minimise exposure of children to the bad air. (HT)
Schools and colleges have largely been closed since March, 2020 – they reopened briefly in the Capital before the authorities ordered them to close to minimise exposure of children to the bad air. (HT)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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ByJasjeev Gandhiok, New Delhi

Administrators welcome decision to reopen schools in Delhi, parents hesitant

School heads said that the learning gap was exacerbated due to frequent school closures and sought that schools be allowed to function without further disruptions
Schools in Delhi were asked to suspend in-person classes on November 13 on account of a spike in pollution, barely two weeks after they had reopened for all students for the first time since March last year. (PTI)
Schools in Delhi were asked to suspend in-person classes on November 13 on account of a spike in pollution, barely two weeks after they had reopened for all students for the first time since March last year. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 04:02 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar

Parents write to Delhi LG seeking reopening of schools closed due to pollution

A group of 140 parents in the national capital has written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal seeking his intervention for reopening of schools that were closed due to deteriorating air quality.
Parents write to Delhi LG seeking reopening of schools closed due to pollution
Parents write to Delhi LG seeking reopening of schools closed due to pollution
Published on Nov 24, 2021 09:34 AM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Delhi govt to take a call on reopening schools today

Schools said they were waiting for a go-ahead on the resumption of in-person classes, even as they stressed on the fact that frequent closures exacerbated hesitancy among parents
Schools in the national capital were ordered shut by the Delhi government on November 13 in view of the hazardous levels of air pollution, and the directorate of education on Sunday said that they will stay closed till further orders. (HT File)
Schools in the national capital were ordered shut by the Delhi government on November 13 in view of the hazardous levels of air pollution, and the directorate of education on Sunday said that they will stay closed till further orders. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 02:14 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Building ban in Delhi lifted, calls grow to reopen schools

The move was questioned by experts who pointed out that construction is a major contributor to pollution, while keeping students out of schools after in-person classes barely resumed following a near 20-month shutdown will further the significant losses in learning for children.
“In view of the improvement in the air quality and inconvenience caused to workers, we have decided to lift the ban on construction and demolition activities,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.(HT File Photo)
“In view of the improvement in the air quality and inconvenience caused to workers, we have decided to lift the ban on construction and demolition activities,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 01:28 AM IST
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ByJasjeev Gandhiok, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Schools in Delhi to stay shut till further orders, ban on trucks extended

New Delhi: Schools in Delhi will stay closed “until further orders”, the directorate of education said on Sunday in an official order, and added that online teaching-learning activities and CBSE board examinations will be conducted according to the guidelines issued earlier
New Delhi, India - Nov. 21, 2021: Civil Defence personnel hold placards urging commuters to switch off their car engines during traffic stoppage at Tilak Marg on a hazy morning in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, November 21, 2021. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 21, 2021: Civil Defence personnel hold placards urging commuters to switch off their car engines during traffic stoppage at Tilak Marg on a hazy morning in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, November 21, 2021. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 02:13 AM IST
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By, Sadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid, now pollution: Shutting schools taking a toll on learning

Schools with infra to mitigate air pollution impact should be allowed to hold classes, say experts.
School children walk amid smog in New Delhi.(PTI | Representational image)
School children walk amid smog in New Delhi.(PTI | Representational image)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 01:02 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Schools, colleges in NCR to remain closed till further orders, directs CAQM

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) late night Tuesday directed that schools, colleges and educational institutions in the National Capital Region will remain closed until further orders, allowing only online mode of education.
Schools, colleges in NCR to remain closed till further orders, directs CAQM(PTI)
Schools, colleges in NCR to remain closed till further orders, directs CAQM(PTI)
Published on Nov 17, 2021 01:48 PM IST
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Delhi schools shut but CBSE board exams as per schedule

The first of a two-part system of board examinations this year will be held in-person, starting Tuesday. There are over 2,100 CBSE-affiliated schools in Delhi
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss measures to curb air pollution. (HT)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss measures to curb air pollution. (HT)
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 03:40 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Few attend in-person lessons as schools reopen after break in Delhi

While the Delhi government had permitted schools in the national capital to restart physical sessions for students in all classes from November 1, many schools put off the reopening on account of Diwali break
Some schools, that are yet to reopen for children in younger grades, are still continuing with practical exams for students in classes 9 to 12. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Some schools, that are yet to reopen for children in younger grades, are still continuing with practical exams for students in classes 9 to 12. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 02:33 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Several private schools reopen in Delhi for all classes, many to reopen soon

Several private schools reopen in Delhi for all classes, many to reopen in coming weeks
The DDMA has directed that schools would have to ensure that there is not more than 50 per cent attendance in a class at one point of time and no student is forced to attend physical classes.(AFP File)
The DDMA has directed that schools would have to ensure that there is not more than 50 per cent attendance in a class at one point of time and no student is forced to attend physical classes.(AFP File)
Published on Nov 08, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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Delhi: EDMC schools to start in-person classes today with 50% strength

EDMC mayor said only 50% children will be called at a time to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour is observed in the school premises.
New Delhi, India - Oct. 31, 2021: Delhi Dy chief minister manish Sisodia visits Sarvodya Co-Education Senior Secondary school after schools reopened in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, October 31, 2021. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - Oct. 31, 2021: Delhi Dy chief minister manish Sisodia visits Sarvodya Co-Education Senior Secondary school after schools reopened in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, October 31, 2021. (Photo by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 02:43 AM IST
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ByParas Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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