Weekly News Bulletin 25-NOV-2018
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DEGREE COURSES ONLINE
In a first to start degree courses in skill education, Directorate of Lifelong Learning (DLL), University of Kashmir (KU) is set to launch B.Voc Degree courses in the field of Electronic Media and Automotive Technology. The meeting was attended by officials from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC) and KU.
Various modalities to launch of these courses in the University campus were worked out and the youth of the valley should be well trained in skill education. And to augment their chances of getting jobs in today’s technological and skill driven market.
COMPLAINTS FROM INSTITUTIONS
University Grants Commission has revamped its grievance regulations with “improvements” and will soon be putting a new version to the public for feedback, which will include revised norms for appointment of an ombudsman, a top UGC official has said. As per the UGC (Grievance Redressal) Regulations 2012, all higher education institutes are required to appoint an ombudsman for redressing grievances of students. But a superficial survey reveals that none of the central universities, at least in Delhi, has this figure to arbitrate as an impartial authority, or if they have, they have been appointed against the eligibility criteria.
MARATHI COMPULSORY TO ALL
The Maharashtra government is mulling making Marathi compulsory from Class 1 to 10 in all schools. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde said in the Legislative Council Tuesday. He said this in a written reply to a question by Sena MLA Vilas Potnis which contended that states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Kerala had made their local languages compulsory in schools from Class 1 to 10.
Mr. Potnis had sought to know what action the Maharashtra government had taken on demands made here to make Marathi compulsory in schools. The proposal is under consideration of the government Mr. Tawde said making Marathi compulsory in all schools was “difficult”.
EDUCATION FOR TRIBALS AND NAXALS
Surrendered Naxals and many tribals who dropped out of schools here in Maharashtra are resuming their studies to build a better future. Lack of proper education facilities in this tribal-dominated district in Vidarbha region led many youths to join the Naxal movement. But, some of them realized its futility and surrendered to police to join the national mainstream.
A study center of the (IGNOU) has given these people an opportunity to pursue higher education through its distance learning programme. Around 468 students, including Naxals who surrendered, girls, boys, married women, and even mothers, are pursuing various diploma and degree courses.
8 POINTS TO BE A GOOD FACULTY
A teacher plays a very important role in a student’s life. You define the future of the student, his parents, and his future family, making you a very important person for many people. You are trusted by many for giving meaning to the lives of many, it’s the guiding hand which supports a student in each step of the path and drives future for them. Also, when you are accepted by students as a good faculty, you earn respect and the atmosphere of the class flourish, hence its required to be an important as well to be a good faculty, with this you can give meaning to the life of many and also can have a liking for yourself. With that note, the following are a few points that you must be considering… Click to know more!!
TELANGANA TEACHERS PROTEST
Several private teachers and parents protested against school management for allegedly sacking four teachers, who are being paid ‘more’. The teachers said that they have been targeted by the principal, who joined the school about a couple of months back and were made to resign.
“I have been working in the same branch for more than five years now. New principal joined in September and started targeting us as we are paid comparatively more than other teachers. She came from a branch which had hardly 500 students. On the other hand, this branch had more than 2000 students and managing them requires more energy and skills. Also, as am a senior teacher, I have seen more increments,” said Kavitha Thakur, Hindi teacher, who has been sacked.
EXTRA CLASS FOR STUDENTS
Indian students cram more activities into their schedules than their peers. With almost two-thirds of them take extra tuition for key subjects after school. In the 10 countries surveyed, 72% of Indian students participate in extra-curricular activities and 74% play sports regularly. The survey also highlights the children spent more time doing homework and 40% spending two-four hours on their homework every day and 37% spend the same time over the weekend too. The survey was conducted with almost 20,000 teachers and students around the world. With 4400 teachers and 3800 students across India. Click to know more!!
EXPENDITURE OF EDUCATION GONE DOWN
Fiscal deficit, of Telangana, ballooned to 5.5% of its gross state domestic product in 2016-17, compared with 1.8% in 2014-15. In 2017-18, the state managed to trim the fiscal gap to 3.2%, closer to the national average of 3.1 %. During 2016-17, the national fiscal deficit was 3.5% and state’s expenditure on education, as a proportion of its total expenditure, has gone down over the last four years with development expenditure has risen to 15.4% in 2017-18 from 9% in 2014-15. The growth has been in line with the national average.
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