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Delhi govt advises private schools to adopt happiness curriculum

The Department of Education said a writ petition was filed before the Delhi high court last year, seeking directions to the Union government to provide online “mindfulness classes” for the benefit of all government and private schools students .
The education directorate said since mindfulness is an integral part of the happiness curriculum, private schools should also adopt the curriculum.(HT Photo)
The education directorate said since mindfulness is an integral part of the happiness curriculum, private schools should also adopt the curriculum.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 04:17 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Corporates join hands to welcome government school students back to their schools after a 9-month absence

With government schools opening in the New Year, Embassy Group has mobilized their corporate and NGO partners to work with the government and the Department of Education to prepare schools for the return of their students.
Health kit distribution during Covid-19.(Embassy Group)
Health kit distribution during Covid-19.(Embassy Group)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 04:20 PM IST
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Government school students seeking readmission to regular classes face fee hurdle

In Delhi, in the absence of any state education board, all government schools are affiliated to the CBSE. But in case of students who were readmitted to Delhi government schools from the open school, the education board changed when they were first shifted to the NIOS.
The students have been asked to submit ₹5,000 as processing fee, citing a circular issued by the CBSE.(Representational Image)
The students have been asked to submit ₹5,000 as processing fee, citing a circular issued by the CBSE.(Representational Image)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi

Gurugram’s unrecognised private schools demand FIR withdrawal

Department of education had conducted a drive against unrecognised schools in the district and filed complaints against more than 200 schools.
On Thursday morning, hundreds of teachers and educators from unrecognised private schools in the district took out a march from Gaushala ground on Old Delhi Road to Mini Secretariat—the administrative headquarter—to protest against the police complaints filed by the district department of education against these schools earlier this week.(AP Photo (Representational))
On Thursday morning, hundreds of teachers and educators from unrecognised private schools in the district took out a march from Gaushala ground on Old Delhi Road to Mini Secretariat—the administrative headquarter—to protest against the police complaints filed by the district department of education against these schools earlier this week.(AP Photo (Representational))
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 02:09 AM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

District education dept: Will file FIRs if unrecognised schools reopen

District education officer Premlata Yadav, on Friday, said that a fresh notice regarding closure had been sent to the schools and the department would file an FIR against the erring schools if they failed to comply with the notice, and opened on Monday.
The department of education has said it will initiate action against unrecognised private schools and file an FIR if the schools reopen on Monday after the summer break.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The department of education has said it will initiate action against unrecognised private schools and file an FIR if the schools reopen on Monday after the summer break.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 08, 2019 12:56 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar

Denied admission, parents of EWS kids mull moving court

The department of education had issued the schedule for EWS admissions in March, following which schools were allotted to such children
The department of education had issued the schedule for EWS admissions in March, following which schools were allotted to such children.(Hindustan Times)
The department of education had issued the schedule for EWS admissions in March, following which schools were allotted to such children.(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 19, 2019 03:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

School allotment gets delayed, no clarity on EWS admissions

According to the initial schedule, the draw of lots for admissions was supposed to take place between April 15 and April 19. Parents have now been told allocation of schools for admission has been deferred till April 27.
With the education department delaying allotment of schools, parents seeking admission of their wards in private schools under the economically weaker section (EWS) category are running from pillar to post.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
With the education department delaying allotment of schools, parents seeking admission of their wards in private schools under the economically weaker section (EWS) category are running from pillar to post.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 01:17 AM IST
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EWS admissions: Parents struggle with filling online application forms

Rakesh Kumar, a parent, has been trying to complete the online admission process for the last five days. Kumar’s daughter Nidhi is currently studying in Class 1 at a government school.
Several parents in the city are struggling to complete the online application process for admission of their wards in private schools under the economically weaker section (EWS) category for classes 1-12, even as the deadline for filling forms gets over on Thursday.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Several parents in the city are struggling to complete the online application process for admission of their wards in private schools under the economically weaker section (EWS) category for classes 1-12, even as the deadline for filling forms gets over on Thursday.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 09:00 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar

70 private schools told to comply with rules or face shutdown

Earlier this month, the department of education had released a list of 1,083 schools across the state that did not fulfil recognition norms. Out of these, 92 schools fall in the district.
Around 70 unrecognised private schools in the district face the threat of being shut down if they fail to comply with norms required to be fulfilled for recognition by March 31. Ht Photo by manoj kumar(Hindustan Times)
Around 70 unrecognised private schools in the district face the threat of being shut down if they fail to comply with norms required to be fulfilled for recognition by March 31. Ht Photo by manoj kumar(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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Gurugram | By T Correspondent

Schools in Delhi ask parents to clear fee arrears

Move comes days after HC set aside govt’s order barring private unaided schools built on public land from hiking fee.
Days after the Delhi HC set aside the state government’s order barring private unaided schools built on public land from increasing their fees without permission, many parents on Tuesday complained that schools had started asking them to pay “arrears” .(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Days after the Delhi HC set aside the state government’s order barring private unaided schools built on public land from increasing their fees without permission, many parents on Tuesday complained that schools had started asking them to pay “arrears” .(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar

Delhi government will challenge High Court order on school fee hike

According to the government, the condition was part of the agreement that the government had made with such schools at the time of allotting land.
The Delhi government on Saturday said it would challenge the Delhi high court’s ruling setting aside its order barring private unaided schools built on public land from unilaterally hiking fees.(HT File Photo)
The Delhi government on Saturday said it would challenge the Delhi high court’s ruling setting aside its order barring private unaided schools built on public land from unilaterally hiking fees.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2019 12:10 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar

55k schools in UP still don’t have power connections

Making a mockery of the government’s claims about providing power connections to all households in the state, the department of education seems to have forgotten to give connections to 55,000 primary and junior high schools in Uttar Pradesh.
The fact was highlighted when the Election Commission of India held a meeting of officials to finalise the polling centres in the state.(Representative image)
The fact was highlighted when the Election Commission of India held a meeting of officials to finalise the polling centres in the state.(Representative image)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow

Rajvardhan Azad of AIIMS appointed as chairman of Bihar university commission

Azad, who received the prestigious BC Roy National Award for eminent medical Teacher by Medical Council of India in 1987, will have tenure of three years from the date of notification or till the age of 72 years. The notification was issued on Thursday by the department of education.
Dr Rajvardhan Azad
Dr Rajvardhan Azad
Published on Mar 01, 2019 03:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar

UK to offer two-year degree courses from September

Officials said the accelerated degrees will offer the same qualifications with the same quality-assurance as a standard degree, but delivered over a shorter, more intensive time-span.
A British Union Flag, also known as a Union Jack, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK, on January 14.(Bloomberg)
A British Union Flag, also known as a Union Jack, outside the Houses of Parliament in London, UK, on January 14.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 08:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

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

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 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)
Published on Dec 29, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar

Here’s why 1,140 Bihar schools are facing closure

As many as 13 schools have recorded zero enrolment, while another 171 schools have fewer than 20 students. A total of 1,140 schools have fewer than 40 students.
A total of 1,140 schools have fewer than 40 students.(File)
A total of 1,140 schools have fewer than 40 students.(File)
Published on Dec 26, 2018 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar, Patna

School bags may take time to shed weight in Gurugram

The Union ministry of human resources and development (MHRD) had sent a circular to all states and Union Territories last week, directing them to put in place guidelines, fixing the weight of school bags
Parents said that unless there is enforcement by the Haryana government, the guidelines are likely to be brushed aside(HT File Photo)
Parents said that unless there is enforcement by the Haryana government, the guidelines are likely to be brushed aside(HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2018 10:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar

Girls at Punjabi University hostels voice collective grievances

The girls complained that they were allowed to walk in the lawns after 11pm and were often made to pay ‘absurd’ fines.
Girls claim the rooms meant for one person are allotted to three persons with just two beds, one table and no chair(HT Photo)
Girls claim the rooms meant for one person are allotted to three persons with just two beds, one table and no chair(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 02:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Arshdeep Arshi, Patiala

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb distributes portfolios among ministers

Deb kept home, PWD, industry and commerce, general administration, labour and information and cultural affairs departments with him.
Newly appointed Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb distributed portfolios among ministers of his cabinet from both BJP and ally IPFT.(AFP Photo)
Newly appointed Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb distributed portfolios among ministers of his cabinet from both BJP and ally IPFT.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2018 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman, Agartala
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