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Schools set to reopen in Punjab from January 7

State school education minister Vijay Inder Singla directs all school managements to strictly comply with Covid-19 protocol
Schools will function from 10am to 3pm and students of Classes 5 to 12 will be allowed to attend classes from Thursday.(HT file photo)
Schools will function from 10am to 3pm and students of Classes 5 to 12 will be allowed to attend classes from Thursday.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai mayor to conduct drawing competition for kids on Jan 10

The theme of the competition is ‘Mazi Mumbai’ (My Mumbai) and it will be conducted through the portal of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s education department, a release issued by the BMC on Tuesday said.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagri

Tripura cancels classes in educational institutions, only online teaching to continue

Tripura Higher Education department has decided to cancel classes in educational institutions that were supposed to start from December 1.
All the educational institutions in Tripura have been closed since mid-March due to Covid-19 pandemic.(AP file)
All the educational institutions in Tripura have been closed since mid-March due to Covid-19 pandemic.(AP file)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Odisha medical colleges to reopen from today

The Odisha government has allowed re-opening of medical colleges across the state from Tuesday, even as it authorised the School & Mass Education and Higher Education departments to decide on resumption of classroom teachings.
Odisha medical colleges to reopen from today
Odisha medical colleges to reopen from today
Published on Dec 01, 2020 09:26 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Nandini

Jharkhand to launch two apps to provide classroom-like education experience to students

In a bid to provide classroom-like education experience at home and reduce educational loss due to lockdowns, Jharkhand school education and literacy (SEL) department is all set to launch two educational applications for students of class 1 to class 12 on December 3, officials said.
Schools are shut across Jharkhand for past seven months due to Covid pandemic triggered lockdowns. Officials in the education department have doubts of smooth functioning of the schools this academic session.(PTI file)
Schools are shut across Jharkhand for past seven months due to Covid pandemic triggered lockdowns. Officials in the education department have doubts of smooth functioning of the schools this academic session.(PTI file)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 06:59 PM IST
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Chandigarh colleges reopen to poor attendance

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 10:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Chandigarh administration to be consulted before PU reopens

The UGC guidelines say institutes outside containment zones can reopened sequentially after consultations with . state/UT governments
At the moment only administrative functions are being carried out at PU.(HT photo)
At the moment only administrative functions are being carried out at PU.(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByDar Ovais, Chandigarh

Study: Victims of school bullying are more prone to making impulsive decisions, physical violence on family members

A recent study has revealed that students who experience bullying in school, mostly have a risk factor for developing violent behaviour at home against their family as well as at school.
Victims of school bullying are more prone to develop violent behaviour in future(Twitter/PsychCentral)
Victims of school bullying are more prone to develop violent behaviour in future(Twitter/PsychCentral)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Punjab to open colleges, universities from November 16

The higher education department, which will issue the detailed guidelines and standard operating procedures, plans to start with in-person classes for sciences or medicine, and research-related courses initially.
The decision to resume classes in colleges and universities after eight months was taken by the state home department in consultation with the higher education department.(HT file photo)
The decision to resume classes in colleges and universities after eight months was taken by the state home department in consultation with the higher education department.(HT file photo)
Published on Nov 05, 2020 03:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

35,000 seats to remain vacant under RTE this year

A total of 35,000 seats of the Right to Education (RTE) have remained vacant in the state this year
A total of 35,000 seats of the Right to Education (RTE) have remained vacant in the state this year.(HT PHOTO)
A total of 35,000 seats of the Right to Education (RTE) have remained vacant in the state this year.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 04, 2020 04:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByDheeraj Bengrut

NOCs of nine private schools cancelled in Punjab

Singla said he had been personally monitoring complaints against such schools and after reviewing the cases of these nine schools, he decided to cancel their NOCs for defying the government directions.
Punjab education minister Vijay Inder Singla.(HT file)
Punjab education minister Vijay Inder Singla.(HT file)
Published on Oct 17, 2020 12:49 PM IST
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Chandigarh | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Postpone Maharashtra Class 10, 12 board exams, teachers request education department

While schools in the state began to operate online in June, several teachers are now worried that students might not be able to prepare themselves for the board exams in case they are conducted as per the regular schedule.
Maharashtra HSC (Class 12) exams are conducted in the month of February, SSC (Class 10) exams are held in March.(HT file)
Maharashtra HSC (Class 12) exams are conducted in the month of February, SSC (Class 10) exams are held in March.(HT file)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 09:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

Declare the dates for Diwali break, teachers request Maharashtra education department

As schools continue to teach online since June, the education department has still not come up with a timeline for the conduct of examinations.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 12:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

Private schools in Ambala want free Covid tests for teachers

The education department takes care of testing of teachers of government schools, but private institutes have to manage on their own
Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)
Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ambala | ByHT Correspondent, Ambala

Delhi govt to challenge HC order on providing free gadgets and internet; will seek clarity on funding from Centre

Officials in the Delhi government’s education department confirmed to HT that they have decided to file an appeal before the Supreme Court, challenging the HC’s division bench’s September 18 order on the grounds that it has not laid down clear reimbursement guidelines for the Centre.
Delhi High Court.(Mint file )
Delhi High Court.(Mint file )
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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Chandigarh schools reopen partially from today

No student or teachers from containment zones will be allowed, consent note from parents mandatory, thermal scanning to be done at entry points and washable bags, water bottles are musts
Students of ‘board’ classes, that is 10 and 12, in Chandigarh schools, had been given slots on Monday, for guidance from teachers for studies.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Students of ‘board’ classes, that is 10 and 12, in Chandigarh schools, had been given slots on Monday, for guidance from teachers for studies.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Published on Sep 20, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, schools in Assam to reopen from September 21

From Monday, classes will resume for students between Grade IX and XII for the next 15 days following which the situation will be reviewed
While all government schools will start functioning, private school authorities have been asked to take a call on their own.(Representational Image)
While all government schools will start functioning, private school authorities have been asked to take a call on their own.(Representational Image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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Finance dept unhappy at agenda of Punjabi varsity syndic meeting

The department observed that the services of contractual employees should not be regularised by the university in violation of government policy, without the approval of the administrative department
The finance department also observed that the grant of new pension scheme from July 2012, onwards must be reviewed as it is in violation of the government policy, while the grant of pay scale to some employees by the university at its own level in violation of the government norms must be reviewed.(HT File Photo)
The finance department also observed that the grant of new pension scheme from July 2012, onwards must be reviewed as it is in violation of the government policy, while the grant of pay scale to some employees by the university at its own level in violation of the government norms must be reviewed.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 03:50 PM IST
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School reopening: Parents to send consent by Sept 15

The Chandigarh education department has directed schools to get feedback from parents by September 15 regarding sending their children to schools once they reopen on September 21. Officials said that students of Class 9 and above will be allowed to come to school to only take guidance from teachers, but classes will not resume.
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Updated on Sep 12, 2020 11:31 PM IST
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Online exams: PU to appoint nodal officer for Ladakh students

Panjab University has decided to appoint a special nodal officer for the students of Ladakh. The development came after the higher education department of Ladakh wrote to the varsity. The decision was taken on Saturday by a committee during an online meeting.
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Updated on Sep 12, 2020 08:01 PM IST
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Maharashtra education department forms committee to prepare report on NEP

In a government resolution released on September 8, the department announced the formation of a five-member coordinating committee which would collate suggestions received from experts.
National education policy 2020. (HT file)
National education policy 2020. (HT file)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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Academic session of undergraduate classes to start from October 6 in Haryana

The higher education department of Haryana on Wednesday said the new academic session 2020-21 of undergraduate classes in all colleges will start from October 6. The higher education department will start online admission process for the 2020-21 academic session from September 7 and the first merit list will be released on September 26.
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 01:29 AM IST
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New pension scheme implemented for teaching, non-teaching staff in Karnataka Medical Education Department

The scheme will benefit all the permanent teaching and non-teaching staff of government-affiliated medical, dental colleges, and super-specialty hospitals.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 11:29 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

BMC adapts to new normal, issues detailed guidelines to teachers for online tutoring

Teachers have been asked to stick to Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training’s curriculum and state education department’s lesson plan
Officials said the guidelines have been issued to improve the quality of teaching as schools are holding only online classes(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Officials said the guidelines have been issued to improve the quality of teaching as schools are holding only online classes(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

Delhi: Edu dept to conduct Zumba, Yoga, aerobics sessions online

The pre-recorded sessions will be uploaded on the YouTube channel every Wednesday as per a fixed schedule
School students performing Yoga.(ANI)
School students performing Yoga.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Khattar govt to distribute free sanitary napkins to 23 lakh women every month

CM says the state government has been laying special emphasis on the overall development of women and children.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal distributing milk powder to a beneficiary in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal distributing milk powder to a beneficiary in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 01:20 AM IST
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14,723 applications for 12,815 Class 11 seats in Chandigarh’s govt schools

Of the 12,815 seats available in 40 government schools , 6,420 are for humanities, 3,080 for sciences (both medical and non-medical), 1,755 for vocational courses and 1,560 for commerce
The education department’s prospectus says the provisional merit list will be out on August, while the list of allotment of schools and streams after taking objections of students will be out on August 13.(HT Photo/For representation only)
The education department’s prospectus says the provisional merit list will be out on August, while the list of allotment of schools and streams after taking objections of students will be out on August 13.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Readers’ take: Lessons from Covid, chart a new course for students with care

As there is nothing certain about the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Union HRD ministry and UT education department should start planning for long-term closure of schools, prune the syllabus to retain all that is essential and critical to learning and tweak online pedagogy to promote active learner engagement and development, suggest readers
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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WB Guv says education system in state ‘politically caged’

Jagdeep Dhankhar told reporters he will also ask the VCs, who were absent, about the academic problems being faced by students because of the outbreak of the disease.
Jagdeep Dhankhar told a press conference he will seek an explanation from the truant VCs for ignoring his letter calling the meeting.
Jagdeep Dhankhar told a press conference he will seek an explanation from the truant VCs for ignoring his letter calling the meeting.
Published on Jul 16, 2020 02:37 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Apeejay case: Cops say emails sent from IP address of education dept

The Delhi government had also ordered the registration of an FIR against the schools, alleging that they had forged emails to justify hiking the fees. The police are investigating the matter and an FIR is yet to be registered.
Two branches of Apeejay School-- Saket and Sheikh Sarai-- were sealed by the Delhi government’s education department on May 4- Photo by Sudipta Banerjee
Two branches of Apeejay School-- Saket and Sheikh Sarai-- were sealed by the Delhi government’s education department on May 4- Photo by Sudipta Banerjee
Published on Jul 12, 2020 01:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka
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