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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 set to reopen in Punjab from January 7

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST
State school education minister Vijay Inder Singla directs all school managements to strictly comply with Covid-19 protocol
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Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Mumbai mayor to conduct drawing competition for kids on Jan 10

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagri | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Tripura Higher Education department has decided to cancel classes in educational institutions that were supposed to start from December 1.
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Odisha medical colleges to reopen from today
Odisha medical colleges to reopen from today

Odisha medical colleges to reopen from today

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:26 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:59 PM IST
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.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, 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.
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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)

Chandigarh administration to be consulted before PU reopens

By Dar Ovais | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The UGC guidelines say institutes outside containment zones can reopened sequentially after consultations with . state/UT governments
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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)

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

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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.
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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)

Punjab to open colleges, universities from November 16

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 03:49 PM IST
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.
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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)

35,000 seats to remain vacant under RTE this year

By Dheeraj Bengrut | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2020 04:41 PM IST
A total of 35,000 seats of the Right to Education (RTE) have remained vacant in the state this year
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Punjab education minister Vijay Inder Singla.(HT file)
Punjab education minister Vijay Inder Singla.(HT file)

NOCs of nine private schools cancelled in Punjab

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:49 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 09:29 AM IST
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.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

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

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 12:08 PM IST
As schools continue to teach online since June, the education department has still not come up with a timeline for the conduct of examinations.
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Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)
Members of private school bodies at a meeting in Ambala.(HT Photo)

Private schools in Ambala want free Covid tests for teachers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ambala, Ambala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:30 PM IST
The education department takes care of testing of teachers of government schools, but private institutes have to manage on their own
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Delhi High Court.(Mint file )
Delhi High Court.(Mint file )

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

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:31 AM IST
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.
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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)

Chandigarh schools reopen partially from today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:34 PM IST
From Monday, classes will resume for students between Grade IX and XII for the next 15 days following which the situation will be reviewed
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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)

Finance dept unhappy at agenda of Punjabi varsity syndic meeting

By Navrajdeep Singh | Hindustan Times/Patiala, Patiala
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 03:50 PM IST
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
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Online exams: PU to appoint nodal officer for Ladakh students

By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 08:01 PM IST
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National education policy 2020. (HT file)
National education policy 2020. (HT file)

Maharashtra education department forms committee to prepare report on NEP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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.
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Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

New pension scheme implemented for teaching, non-teaching staff in Karnataka Medical Education Department

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:29 AM IST
The scheme will benefit all the permanent teaching and non-teaching staff of government-affiliated medical, dental colleges, and super-specialty hospitals.
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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)

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

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Teachers have been asked to stick to Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training’s curriculum and state education department’s lesson plan
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School students performing Yoga.(ANI)
School students performing Yoga.(ANI)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 07:48 PM IST
The pre-recorded sessions will be uploaded on the YouTube channel every Wednesday as per a fixed schedule
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:20 AM IST
CM says the state government has been laying special emphasis on the overall development of women and children.
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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)

14,723 applications for 12,815 Class 11 seats in Chandigarh’s govt schools

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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
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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)

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

UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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
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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.

WB Guv says education system in state ‘politically caged’

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 02:37 PM IST
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.
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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

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

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:58 AM IST
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.
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