Category: Education

CBSE Fee Hike for Exams Is Unfortunate,Withdraw Immediately:Mayawati

[Lucknow,UP]CBSE Fee Hike for Exams Is Unfortunate,Withdraw Immediately:Mayawati
BSP President Mayawati on Tuesday termed the fee hike by the CBSE for Class 10 and 12 examinations as unfortunate and demanded its immediate withdrawal
The BSP president said SC/ST students will now have to pay a higher fees.
“Similarly, the fee for general category students has also been doubled. This is a very unfortunate, racist and anti-poor decision. CBSE should take it back immediately. This is the demand of BSP,” she said on Twitter.
Mayawati’s reaction comes after the board notified the changes in the fees last week and asked schools which had already begun the registration process and charged students as per the old fee structure, to collect the difference in the amount.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased the fees of Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations by up to Rs 1,150, the first hike in the last five years, according to board officials.
The fees for general category students for both Class 10 and 12 have been doubled from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500 for five subjects.

16,461 Madrasas Adviced To Celebrate Independence Day in UP

[Lucknow,UP]16,461 Madrasas Adviced To Celebrate Independence Day in UP
The Uttar Pradesh Board of Madrasa Education has issued an advisory to all madrasas – Islamic academic institutions – in the state to celebrate Independence Day with traditional fervour and also pay tributes to martyrs and acquaint students with contribution of freedom fighters.
There are 16,461 madrasas in Uttar Pradesh.

Soni Takes Charge Of New Portfolio But Sidhu Still Silent

[Chd,Pb]Soni Takes Charge Of New Portfolio But Sidhu Still Silent
Cabinet Minister Punjab Mr. O P Soni has assumed office as the Minster of Medical Education and research department. Mr. Soni will also look after the Freedom Fighters and Food Processing departments.
on this occasion Dr. Dharmvir Agnihotri, MLA , Satish Chandra, Additional Chief Secretary, Punjab Government, Captain Sandeep Sandhu, OSD to CM, Baldev Sachdeva, Vice Chairman of Punjab School Education Board, Dr. Avnish Kumar, Director Medical Education, Dr. K.D. Singh, Registrar Nursing Council Punjab, Dr. Tejinder Singh Chairman Homeopathy Council, Punjab, Dr. AS Shekho, President Punjab Medical Council, Dr. Raj Khullar Chairman Punjab Pharmacy Council and Jagpal Singh Abulkhurana were also

US Embassy Hosts 1100 Student Visa Seekers In Delhi :Visa Day

[New Delhi]US Embassy Hosts 1100 Student Visa Seekers In Delhi :Visa Day
On the Visa Day, US Embassy in Delhi and its four consulates — Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai — are thrown open exclusively to adjudicate visa applications from Indian students who aspire to pursue higher studies in the US.
The US Embassy in Delhi and its four consulated played host to more than 4,000 Indian students applying for visas to study in the US. In Delhi alone, 1,100 students came to the embassy, according to officials.
In 2018, more than 1,96,000 Indian students were enrolled in US institutions of higher education, more than double the number of students from a decade ago
After China, India is the second leading place of origin for students coming to the US and Indian students comprise over 17 per cent of the total international student population in the US.
This year, students can also access a mobile app to gain knowledge about the visa procedures. The application was launched by EducationUSA, which is a US Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centres in more than 175 countries, offering accurate and current information
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Modi Govt To Train Mainstream Subjects To Madarasa Teachers

[New Delhi]Modi Govt To Train Mainstream Subjects To Madarasa Teachers
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi chairing 112th Governing Body & 65th General Body meetings of Maulana Azad Education Foundation said that the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved to be a “Government of Iqbal (authority), Insaaf (justice) and Imaan (integrity)”.
Naqvi further said that school dropout girls from Minority communities will be linked to education and employment through providing them “bridge courses” from reputed educational institutions of the country.
Madrasa teachers across the country will be given training from various institutions in mainstream subjects such as Hindi, English, Maths, Science, Computer etc. so that they can impart mainstream education to the Madrasa students. This programme will be launched next month.

Committee To Scan Fee Structure In Med Colleges In Punjab

[ChdPb]Committee To Scan Fee Structure In Pvt Med Colleges In Punjab
And Punjab Cabinet Restructures Employment Generation Deptt
the cabinet formed a three-member committee to study the fee structure at private medical institutions and suggest ways for its rationalistion.
The committee comprises Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Higher and Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
Channi said private universities should implement policies with regard to reservation in jobs.
The Punjab cabinet Thursday also approved the restructuring of the department of employment generation and training by bringing the Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) under it.
“Since skill development and training are necessary to enhance the employability of the youth, it was felt that the Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission and the Punjab Skill Development Mission, which are currently functioning under two different departments, should be brought under one department,”
The task of skill development has now been assigned to the department of employment generation and training.
Earlier, it was being looked after by the department of technical education and industrial training.
The restructured department has also been mandated to create employment opportunities, either by imparting skill or through career guidance and counselling.
It will also facilitate placements for job seekers.

36 Brands Illegally Selling e-Cigarettes in India:World Tobbaco Day

[New Delhi]’36 Brands Illegally Selling e-Cigarette in India:World Tobbaco Day
The survey, ahead of the World Tobbaco Day on May 31, was conducted by New Delhi-based Consumer Voice, a not-for-profit organisation that advises the government on prominent people-related issues.
E-cigarettes involve a mechanism to deliver nicotine in an attractive format. They are marketed as a harm-reduction product which experts believe is contrary to the truth.
Price of e-cigarette sold through shops ranges from Rs 200 to more than Rs 6,800 depending on the brand, capacity, flavours and variants
The survey also found that most of the buyers were school and college students within the age group of 12-25, who considered it to be comparatively less harmful than the conventional cigarettes.

दूसरों को नुक्सान पहुंचा कर इडब्लूएस को १०% आरक्षण नहीं :सुप्रीम कोर्ट

[नई दिल्ली]दूसरों को नुक्सान पहुंचा कर इडब्लूएस को १०% आरक्षण नहीं :सुप्रीम कोर्ट
उच्चतम न्यायालय ने कहा कि आर्थिक रूप से पिछड़े वर्ग को मिलने वाला 10 प्रतिशत आरक्षण शिक्षण सत्र 2019-20 में महाराष्ट्र के पीजी मेडिकल पाठ्यक्रमों में दाखिले पर लागू नहीं होगा
क्योंकि जब तक एमसीआई अतिरिक्त सीटों का सृजन नहीं करता, दूसरों को नुकसान पहुंचा कर 10 प्रतिशित ईडब्ल्यूएस आरक्षण नहीं दिया जा सकता
उच्चतम न्यायालय ने कहा कि ईडब्ल्यूएस के लिए 10 प्रतिशत आरक्षण लागू होने से पहले ही महाराष्ट्र में पीजी मेडिकल पाठ्यक्रमों में दाखिले की प्रक्रिया शुरू हो गई थी

पीजी मेडिकल दाखिले की अंतिम तिथि बढ़ाने का अनुरोध

[नई दिल्ली ]पीजी मेडिकल दाखिले की अंतिम तिथि बढ़ाने का अनुरोध
स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय ने भारतीय चिकित्‍सा परिषद (एमसीआई) से राज्‍यों में पीजी मेडिकल दाखिले की तिथि 18 मई से बढ़ाकर 31 मई, 2019 करने का अनुरोध किया है |इससे अकादमिक सत्र 2019-20 में शेष बची सीटों को भरा जा सकेगा ।

Maratha Students Granted SEBC Quota So Withdrew 2 Week Old Stir

[Mumbai]Maratha Students Granted SEBC Quota So Stir Withdrawn
Several post-graduate medical students withdrew their protest on Tuesday after the Maharashtra governor signed an ordinance to provide quota to the Maratha community members under the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) category.
Around 250 students were sitting on a protest at the Azad Maidan here for the last two weeks, after the Bombay High Court earlier this month ruled that the 16 per cent quota offered to Marathas will not be applicable on admissions to post-graduate (PG) medical courses this year.
Later, when the Supreme Court also upheld the HC ruling, leading to cancellation of admissions granted to 253 students, the state government took the ordinance route.
On November 30, 2018, the Maharashtra legislature passed a bill proposing 16 per cent reservation for Marathas in government jobs and education under the SEBC category.