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Free online classes for Maharashtra FYJC students from Monday, here’s direct link to register

The decision to start online classes free of charge from Monday for FYJC Arts, Science and Commerce students was to avoid academic loss till colleges start functioning normally, an SCERT official said.
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 05:28 PM IST
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Pune | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

How to improve learning outcomes

The most challenging task would be to ensure teachers believe that every child can learn, and teach children at the right level. This may sound simple, but my work with government schools and teachers has convinced me that this will not be easy to achieve.
If a teacher believes that some children cannot learn, she is most likely to ignore them and focus on others. If a teacher believes girls cannot learn mathematics, she will communicate it to the students, and girl students may feel afraid to ask questions.(REUTERS)
If a teacher believes that some children cannot learn, she is most likely to ignore them and focus on others. If a teacher believes girls cannot learn mathematics, she will communicate it to the students, and girl students may feel afraid to ask questions.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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By Vimala Ramachandran

No Ludhiana schools sent nominations for ‘Inspire Awards-MANAK’ this year

Only 142 of 14,637 schools in Punjab have sent nominations this year
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Updated on Sep 20, 2020 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana

Educationists allege ‘unfair’ distribution of academic branches in J&K SCERT

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Updated on Sep 06, 2020 12:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar

HT Chandigarh Our Take: For online studies limit children’s exposure to digital devices

The HRD ministry wants to limit the time students spend with digital devices to access online education as schools remain closed due to Covid-19. What’s your take on the matter?
The HRD ministry has said that schools will need to “remodel” and “re-imagine” teaching and learning methods by introducing suitable home and institutional schooling methods.(Getty Images)
The HRD ministry has said that schools will need to “remodel” and “re-imagine” teaching and learning methods by introducing suitable home and institutional schooling methods.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Online evaluation tests for govt school students from July 13

State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has directed schools to conduct tests of 20 marks for each test with teachers getting a week’s time to check the papers
According to the date sheet, the first exam will be held on July 13 , which includes Punjabi for classes 6 and 8; English for Class 9 and mathematics for Class 10.(Shutterstock)
According to the date sheet, the first exam will be held on July 13 , which includes Punjabi for classes 6 and 8; English for Class 9 and mathematics for Class 10.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 07:09 PM IST
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By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana

CBSE board exams 2020: Cover your bases, and salts as well

Questions on chemical properties of carbon compounds, soaps and detergents are likely to be asked
What matters most is how students attempt the science paper. Managing time well is important too. If one question is taking up a lot of time, they should not get stuck with it, advise teachers.(HT File Photo)
What matters most is how students attempt the science paper. Managing time well is important too. If one question is taking up a lot of time, they should not get stuck with it, advise teachers.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Needed: A new approach to higher learning

The increasing use of automation also means that individuals must focus on continued learning rather than resting on an academic degree earned decades ago.
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Published on Feb 19, 2020 04:02 PM IST
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By Panjal Sharma

Labourer’s daughter from Udhampur bags first prize for singing at national-level Kala Utsav competition

Khushi, a Class 10 student of Government High School, Kawa, sang the folk song, Himachali; she won the contest, organised under the government’s Samagra scheme, without any professional training
Khushi (garlanded) with her family and teachers at the Government High School, Kawa, in Udhampur district after winning the first prize in the solo vocal music category at the national-level Kala Utsav competition in Bhopal recently.(ANI Photo)
Khushi (garlanded) with her family and teachers at the Government High School, Kawa, in Udhampur district after winning the first prize in the solo vocal music category at the national-level Kala Utsav competition in Bhopal recently.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 12:09 PM IST
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Asian News International | By Asian News International, Udhampur

Now tailor-made books for kids with intellectual disability in UP

The move could well allow these intellectually disabled kids to soon get enrolled in government-run primary and upper primary schools of the state, say officials.
Experts busy in a workshop convened to develop books for intellectually disabled kids at ELTI-Prayagraj(HT file)
Experts busy in a workshop convened to develop books for intellectually disabled kids at ELTI-Prayagraj(HT file)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 10:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar

Delhi government schools changing students’ mindset with new curriculum

Developed by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), the curriculum is building awareness and knowledge of various aspects of entrepreneurship among the students. Read on to know more...
The curriculum involves connecting knowledge to life outside the school and ensuring that learning is shifted away from rote methods. (Representational image)(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
The curriculum involves connecting knowledge to life outside the school and ensuring that learning is shifted away from rote methods. (Representational image)(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Top educational scholarships for Indian students

To make education affordable for students, the government and various organisations offer various scholarships. Check details here...
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Updated on Jan 06, 2020 05:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Youth held for posing as HSSC exam candidate in Chandigarh

Biometric test nails 23-year-old Sonepat resident, who was sent to two-day police custody
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Updated on Dec 10, 2019 01:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Increased monitoring of Gurugram govt schools under Saksham technology project

Out of the 20 schools covered under the ambit of the project, 17 are in Gurugram and three in Rewari. In half of these schools, English is taught through smart classes, while in the remaining 10 schools, students have been given tablets for use. The tablet stores learning content for students.
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Published on Nov 12, 2019 09:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

No detention policy in schools affiliated to HP board

The examination and evaluation process will be conducted under the supervision of deputy director of elementary education
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Published on Sep 08, 2019 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Rathore, Shimla

NCERT, its constituents play key role in strengthening nation’s foundation: Ramesh Pokhriyal

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ made the comments at 59th foundation day celebrations of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 03:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

After books, teaching resources to be QR coded

Haryana is revamping the training modules used by teachers to make them compatible with the digital resources that have been introduced over the past two years as part of the Saksham programme. The QR codes will allow teachers to get additional information required for teaching a particular chapter.
The programme is a statewide initiative that seeks to achieve grade-level competency among students. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT file photo)
The programme is a statewide initiative that seeks to achieve grade-level competency among students. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT file photo)
Published on Aug 06, 2019 04:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

80% posts lying vacant in teacher training institutes in Punjab

Against the academic staff of 425 needed in the 17 DIETs as per the government guidelines, the school education department has a sanctioned strength of 264. However, these district level institutes have academic staff of 76 and the remaining 349 posts are vacant.
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Published on Jul 23, 2019 08:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma

New definitions for kilogram, ampere adopted

The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (whose French acronym is BIPM), which has 60 member countries, decided that all four units will be redefined using fundamental constants of nature for accurate measurement.
India, along with the rest of the world, on Monday adopted new definitions of four base units -- the kilogram, kelvin, mole and ampere(REUTERS)
India, along with the rest of the world, on Monday adopted new definitions of four base units -- the kilogram, kelvin, mole and ampere(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Perfect 100 score in languages promotes cramming, say experts

All over the country, 2,758 students scored full marks in Sanskrit, 1,820 in English communication, and 24 in English language and literature.
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Updated on May 10, 2019 08:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Arshdeep Arshi, Chandigarh

Pirated books seized from illegal printing press in Delhi

The officer said Chaudhary was arrested last Tuesday after the police received a tip-off that he was publishing pirated National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks in Ghazipur.
Nearly 4,000 pirated NCERT books were recovered from a college dropout who was running an illegal printing press in east Delhi’s Ghazipur(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Nearly 4,000 pirated NCERT books were recovered from a college dropout who was running an illegal printing press in east Delhi’s Ghazipur(Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 19, 2019 05:54 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Evaluation process: 37K students of Class 5 and 8 to appear for Punjabi, English exam

Since 2014, the schools were holding the evaluation process for Classes 5 and 8 and students were given grades between ‘A’ (more than 80%) and ‘E’ (less than 33%). Students were not held back even if they got an ‘E’ grade and were “identified for remedial coaching and extra attention
If a student is not able to score above 33% in the March evaluation process and fails in the re-examination, he/she could be held back in the same class from this session.(HT)
If a student is not able to score above 33% in the March evaluation process and fails in the re-examination, he/she could be held back in the same class from this session.(HT)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 09:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

15% cut in NCERT syllabus this year, says Javadekar

Curriculum overload: The target is to achieve 50% reduction of the “curriculum overload” without affecting the learning outcomes. Curriculum will be reviewed to ensure holistic education in which there will be time for physical education, value education, life-skills education and experiential learning
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar(File)
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar(File)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 09:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla

After happiness classes, Delhi government to have ‘entrepreneur’ classes

This is Delhi government’s first initiative to introduce “skill based” curriculum in schools. The curriculum will be based on a fourfold framework – inspire, educate, involve and facilitate.
The idea behind the curriculum, which will be taught to students from classes 9 to 12, is to encourage students to become “job givers” and not “job seekers”.(HT File)
The idea behind the curriculum, which will be taught to students from classes 9 to 12, is to encourage students to become “job givers” and not “job seekers”.(HT File)
Published on Dec 19, 2018 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Private schools in Uttarakhand following non-NCERT books may lose no-objection certificates

On Thursday, the Uttarakhand primary education department served notices to 186 private schools affiliated to CBSE.
The Uttarakhand government had taken a decision earlier this year to make NCERT books compulsory for all private CBSE schools of the state. The decision was also backed by the high court in April.(Picture for representation)
The Uttarakhand government had taken a decision earlier this year to make NCERT books compulsory for all private CBSE schools of the state. The decision was also backed by the high court in April.(Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 15, 2018 01:10 AM IST
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Dehradun | By HT Correspondent, Dehradun

Facing acute shortage, U’khand to ask NCERT publishers in other states to publish books

Facing shortage of over 25 lakh NCERT books for government and CBSE-affiliated private schools, Uttarakhand school education department will now request NCERT publishers in adjoining states like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to publish books for it
Of 90 lakh National Council of Educational Research and Training books, the state government has managed to provide 65 lakh books to students.(HT Photo)
Of 90 lakh National Council of Educational Research and Training books, the state government has managed to provide 65 lakh books to students.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2018 05:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma

Centre to set up pre-school educational units: Union school education secretary Anil Swarup

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is coming out with a curriculum in this regard by 2018 end, Anil Swarup said on the sidelines of a session on pre-school policy organised by the ASSOCHAM.
Swarup said the HRD ministry will come out with a guideline by June 30 relating to the Central government’s financial assistance to the proposed pre-school units to be set up by the school education department.(Getty Images)
Swarup said the HRD ministry will come out with a guideline by June 30 relating to the Central government’s financial assistance to the proposed pre-school units to be set up by the school education department.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 11:17 AM IST
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NEET exam in Mumbai: Delay due to biometrics, lengthy Physics section irk students

Most students also complained that the exam was difficult and lengthy in some parts.
Students outside a NEET exam centre in Santacruz, Mumbai on Sunday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Students outside a NEET exam centre in Santacruz, Mumbai on Sunday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 11:48 PM IST
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Pre-schoolers to be assessed on behaviour, sharing habits: NCERT draft guidelines

Other factors on which the children will be judged include whether they hold pencils and crayons properly, whether the child invents new ways to use blocks or other material and can join puzzle or not.
According to new draft guidelines framed by the NCERT, teachers will also be required to make daily observational notes of the child’s behaviour and progress.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
According to new draft guidelines framed by the NCERT, teachers will also be required to make daily observational notes of the child’s behaviour and progress.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2018 06:09 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

Visually impaired Jayant cracks UPSC against all odds

Mankale, a resident of Beed, studied mechanical engineering from Amrutvahini College of Engineering, Sangamner and cracked the civil service exam in his fourth attempt in the specially abled category. He now hopes to land his dream job in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). 
Jayant Mankale.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Jayant Mankale.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande, Pune
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