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Schools, colleges to reopen in Bihar from Monday; Govt issues safety guidelines

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Slide in number of coronavirus cases and high recovery rate of 97.61 per cent in the state seem to have boosted the confidence to resume studies physically in the educational institutions.
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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(HT Photo)

MP schools for Classes 1 to 8 to remain shut till March 31: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Bhopal
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 06:22 PM IST
He also said that no test would be conducted for the students of these classes this academic year and they would be evaluated on the basis of their project work.
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Noida, India - September 23, 2020: Students exit an examination centre after appearing for the Class X and Class XII CBSE Compartment Exam at Delhi Public School in Sector 30, Noida, India, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Noida, India - September 23, 2020: Students exit an examination centre after appearing for the Class X and Class XII CBSE Compartment Exam at Delhi Public School in Sector 30, Noida, India, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

No schools will reopen till we’re assured Covid-19 is under control, says Delhi health minister

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Last month, the Delhi government had said schools will continue to remain closed till further orders. In recent days, Delhi has been the epicentre of the recent surge in the country’s Covid-19 cases.
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(Photo@BSYBJP)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(Photo@BSYBJP)

No SSLC and PUC classes in Karnataka till appropriate decision, says CM Yediyurappa

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Meanwhile, the Technical Advisory Committee for COVID-19 has recommended to the Karnataka government not to reopen schools in December.
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Representational image.(PTI file)

Nashik schools shut till January 4 due to spike in coronavirus cases

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Nashik
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Bhujbal chaired a meeting on the issue which was attended by district collector Suraj Mandhare, Nashik police commissioner Deepak Pandey and Superintendent of Police Sachin Patil, officials said.
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Representational image.(REUTERS file)

Karnataka to decide on reopening of schools tomorrow

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and primary and secondary education minister S Suresh Kumar are scheduled to hold a meeting with Education Department and other government officials in Bengaluru tomorrow to decide whether schools should be reopened or not.
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Students wearing masks and attending classes in a school in Mussoorie.(HT Photo)
Students wearing masks and attending classes in a school in Mussoorie.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand schools open after over seven months following norms of social distancing, sanitisation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Haridwar/Mussoorie/Haldwani/Rudrapur
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Anand Bharadwaj, chief education officer of Haridwar district said that students mandatorily wore face masks and were asked to bring water bottles from their homes only.
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Representational image.(PTI file )

Uttarakhand government schools set to open on Monday after 7 months

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Haldwani/Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The school education department has made all the preparations to open schools ensuring social and physical distancing.
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Schools in Assam are set to reopen from Monday(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Schools in Assam are set to reopen from Monday(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Assam schools reopen from Monday after 7 months: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:14 AM IST
The state government said that students of Class 6 and above will go to school from November 2, but only after consent from their parents.
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Students of Class 10 exit after appearing for a CBSE board Compartment Exam at Ramjas School, Pusa Road in New Delhi September 23, 2020. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Students of Class 10 exit after appearing for a CBSE board Compartment Exam at Ramjas School, Pusa Road in New Delhi September 23, 2020. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

‘Wherever schools reopened, cases spiked’: Manish Sisodia announces Delhi schools won’t reopen for now

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 06:28 PM IST
Earlier, the Delhi government had announced schools will remain closed till October 31 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Delhi witnessed its worst single-day Covid-19 spike, with 4,853 cases taking the capital’s tally to 364,341.
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According to the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by chief secretary Om Prakash, schools outside containment zones in the state will open from November 2.(HT PHOTO.)
According to the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by chief secretary Om Prakash, schools outside containment zones in the state will open from November 2.(HT PHOTO.)

Uttarakhand govt issues SOP for schools to reopen on November 2 after 7 months

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 12:30 AM IST
In classes, seating arrangements should be made in such a way so that there is a distance of six feet between the students. The seating spots on the benches have to be marked for easy identification. If the weather allows, classes can be held outdoors to ensure proper following of social distancing norms, the guidelines indicate.
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A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant inside a cinema hall in Ahmedabad (PTI Photo)(I)
A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant inside a cinema hall in Ahmedabad (PTI Photo)(I)

Schools, cinema halls, entertainment parks, swimming pools to reopen: List of relaxations from October 15

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 12:45 PM IST
In its guidelines for the fifth phase of unlock, on September 30, the Union home ministry had given permission for these to reopen from October 15. In some places, schools had reopened on September 21, as per guidelines for that phase of unlock.
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Gurvinder Sohi, principal, The Shri Ram Universal School, Panchkula.(HT)
Gurvinder Sohi, principal, The Shri Ram Universal School, Panchkula.(HT)

Guruvani: ‘Schools bound to foster students’ higher-order thinking skills’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:05 PM IST
This forum provides school principals/ teachers a chance to share their views and insights on a wide range of subjects with students.
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Students of the SB Deora college attending classes after several months.(ANI)
Students of the SB Deora college attending classes after several months.(ANI)

Schools, colleges reopen in Assam after Covid-19 lockdown

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Educational institutes in the state have remained closed since the nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24.
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File photo: A worker sanitizes a school building in Jammu.(PTI)
File photo: A worker sanitizes a school building in Jammu.(PTI)

Schools re-open in J-K with 50% staff, students remain elusive

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Principal secretary school education said, “Centre has issued certain guidelines and therefore schools are being re-opened only for senior students of classes 9 to 12
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Students maintain social distancing as they attend a class, after schools and colleges re-opened in Assam during Unlock 4, at Angelika Higher Secondary School in Guwahati, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Students maintain social distancing as they attend a class, after schools and colleges re-opened in Assam during Unlock 4, at Angelika Higher Secondary School in Guwahati, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Schools open partially as part of Unlock 4 and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:48 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other updates from Hindustan Times.
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A textbook problem: Schools shut, publishers count losses

By Manoj Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:28 AM IST
The continued closure of schools and other educational institutions due to the Coronavirus pandemic has dealt a blow to the textbook industry, with booksellers and publishers experiencing an unprecedented decline in their business after decades of robust growth.
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Participants made attractive pieces of art and jewellery(HT Photo)
Participants made attractive pieces of art and jewellery(HT Photo)

Schools offset impediments, virtually

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Students may be missing some advantages of physical classes due to Covid-19, but schools in Delhi-NCR are trying their best to offset that by conducting almost all activities online in the post-pandemic phase.
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Students of HVM Convent School, Ludhiana, taking part in the virtual Independence Day celebrations.
Students of HVM Convent School, Ludhiana, taking part in the virtual Independence Day celebrations.

Chandigarh: Patriotic fervour grips schools across region

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Taking the virtual route, most schools relayed the flag hoisting ceremony live and conducted various cultural activities and competitions for students online.
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Only a few students and parents had been invited to attend the inauguration keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic situation(HT Photo)
Only a few students and parents had been invited to attend the inauguration keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic situation(HT Photo)

Schools progressing towards normalcy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:44 PM IST
In the times of the pandemic, schools in Delhi-NCR have tackled a wide range of challenges and slowly yet steadily got their act together to ensure that the teaching-learning process moves forward effectively and smoothly.
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National Cadet Corps cadets. (HT file)
National Cadet Corps cadets. (HT file)

40 HS schools, 15 colleges identified for NCC expansion in Meghalaya

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Shillong
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 04:38 PM IST
The expansion plan of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) will be implemented in the institutions, located across seven border districts of the northeastern state, he said.
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A number of pi-related activities were held for students.(HT Photo)
A number of pi-related activities were held for students.(HT Photo)

Schools move forward with virtual apps

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 05:09 PM IST
In the thick of challenges posed by the pandemic situation, schools in Delhi-NCR not only adapted to virtual tools to ensure continuity of learning and teaching processes but also conducted a plethora of activities online
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Representational image. (HT file)

Schools, colleges in Assam may open on September 1

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 04:25 PM IST
All teachers and employees of the schools will have to get themselves tested, and the Education and Health departments will coordinate the efforts for the tests that will be conducted from August 23-30, the minister said while addressing a press conference here.
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Students are keeping themselves busy in diverse activities such as gardening, cooking, photography and yoga
Students are keeping themselves busy in diverse activities such as gardening, cooking, photography and yoga

Schools opt for online tools

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Undeterred by the Covid-19 pandemic, schools across Delhi and NCR took on unprecedented challenges using various online tools and applications to ensure that teaching and learning processes continued unhampered.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Schools, parents have increased role to play to ensure kids’ mental health during Covid-19: Experts

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:58 PM IST
Samir Parikh, director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Hospital, has pointed out that the prevailing uncertainty surrounding the ongoing pandemic can give rise to feelings of stress and anxiety in adults and children alike.
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The majority of the schools said the parents cited dwindling savings, loss in business, salary cuts and an expectation that the government might waive off the fees as reasons for not paying the fees.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The majority of the schools said the parents cited dwindling savings, loss in business, salary cuts and an expectation that the government might waive off the fees as reasons for not paying the fees.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Nine of 10 students yet to pay April and May school fees in around 53% of 170 pvt schools in the city

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 07:29 AM IST
The data, from Action Aided Committee of Private Recognised and Unaided Schools, said that 82 of the 170 schools received the monthly fees — ranging from 1,100 to 5,500 — from 5-10% of the students in April, with the number going up to 108 schools in May.
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In the draft prepared by the UGC, it was suggested that the process of admissions be conducted online to avoid visits by students to the campus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
In the draft prepared by the UGC, it was suggested that the process of admissions be conducted online to avoid visits by students to the campus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Covid-19 Lockdown: UGC drafts plan to reopen campuses

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 04:37 AM IST
All higher education institutions will also need to form strategic tie-ups with medical facilities and put protocols in place to deal with students who are unwell. Students and teachers with a history of health conditions will be asked to opt for online learning and teaching.
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In north India, schools normally remain closed for summer holidays from mid May to the end of June.(File photo for representation)
In north India, schools normally remain closed for summer holidays from mid May to the end of June.(File photo for representation)

As govt relaxes lockdown, decision to reopen schools, colleges in July

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:36 PM IST
All religious places, malls, hotels , restaurants and educational institutions have been shut since March during the lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19.
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While formulating their micro plans, the government schools were asked to brainstorm ways to bring back students while ensuring that they are properly tracked.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
While formulating their micro plans, the government schools were asked to brainstorm ways to bring back students while ensuring that they are properly tracked.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Draw up ‘micro plans’ to manage students when schools reopen,Delhi govt tells schools

By Fareeha Iftikhar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 08:03 AM IST
The Delhi government and the NCERT have also been preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the reopening of schools.
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Denmark reopened schools in April. Japan opened some in May, as did Korea. Even China reopened schools in Wuhan, where it all began, in May.(Reuters image)
Denmark reopened schools in April. Japan opened some in May, as did Korea. Even China reopened schools in Wuhan, where it all began, in May.(Reuters image)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 01:16 AM IST
There are reports that India plans to reopen schools in July, at least for some classes. That’s the beginning of the term in some parts of the country (including Delhi).
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