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WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN 26-Aug-2108
Delhi HC to state govt on throwing out 42,503 students who failed class 10 boards
While hearing a plea seeking direction to the Delhi government, the High Court said on Friday, August 25, that CBSE students of class 10 who failed their boards “cannot be thrown out of government schools”.
The plea was filed by NGO Social Jurist and asked that admission is granted to 42,503 children who flunked this year.
Delhi High Court’s say on the matter
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao asked the counsel for the Delhi government to seek instructions on the matter and inform it on August 28.
The court asked how the authorities could throw out students and where they will go upon being chucked out.
Advocate Ashok Agarwal, appearing for the NGO, claimed that there was a violation of the Delhi School Education Rules in refusing readmission to over 42,000 students who had appeared for the Class 10 examinations this year, but failed.
The plea alleged that instead of granting them readmission in the same government school, the students were forced to take transfer certificate (TC) and opt for the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) instead.
It said that out of the 1,36,663 government school students who took the class 10 board exams this year, 94,160 passed and 42,503 failed.
The students took a compartmental examination but failed in that too.
Agarwal said he had sent a legal notice to the heads of the schools on August 20 with a copy sent to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, but readmission was not given to the students.
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JEE Main 2019: Check exam date and other important details here
In order to give a clear view to the aspirants, the Union Human Resource Development Ministry has officially released the final schedule for the Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE Main) examination on August 22, 2018.
Earlier, the exam was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), but, now, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct JEE Main from 2019 onwards.
It was earlier decided by the ministry to conduct the national level exam twice a year. The candidates can also check the official website of JEE Main 2019- www.nta.ac.in.
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AN ARTICLE FROM FACULTYBOX
INNOVATION IN EDUCATION SYSTEM IN INDIA
”If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way he learns”. Well, this thought brought about a lot of innovation in the education system over years. The modern day students are learning how to fly drones and 3d printing their artwork. The crazy technologies that are replacing pencils and papers in the classes are not just benefiting these students but have also become boon for the educators. Innovation has become a part of education as the approach towards student has been changed throughout the years either it can be from blackboard to EDUCOMP smart class or X-SEED etc. Innovations are helping faculties to share their knowledge using technologies to students and provide them with practical exposure.
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NEET 2019 to be held once a year in the pen-paper mode
A month after it announced that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted online and twice a year from 2019, the government on Tuesday rolled back the decision. The exam will now be held in the pen-and-paper mode and not online. Earlier, the Indian Express had reported that the HRD Ministry’s keenness to put off any changes in the NEET’s conduct is influenced by the Health Ministry, which fears an online (read computer-based) test would put students from rural and economically poor families at a disadvantage.
The registration process for NEET 2019 will begin from November 1 and the exam will be held on May 5. However, the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) will be held twice a year.
NEET 2019: Exams on May 5, check important dates
Online registration process: November 1 to November 30, 2018
Download of admit cards: April 15
Date of examinations: May 5
Result date: June 5, 2019.
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Foreign Education Scholarship for Open, OBC Categories In Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government today decided to introduce a foreign education scholarship scheme for the ‘open’ (general) category and other backward class (OBC). Students from the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) already get a scholarship for studying in foreign varsities.
The new scheme will cover the open category students, OBCs, as well as those from ‘Vimukt Jaati and Bhatkya Jamati'(nomadic and denotified tribes), said an official from the Chief Minister’s Office.
Every year, 20 students will get the scholarship. Ten of them will be from the open category.
The announcement comes against the backdrop of the Maratha community’s agitation for quota. The politically influential community falls in the Open category.
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No Change In Exam Pattern For JEE Advanced: Prakash Javadekar
NEW DELHI: The 52nd Meeting of the Council of IITs was held today in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar. It was decided at the meeting that there would be no change in the exam system for JEE Advanced. Another important decision taken at the meeting was that IIT – PAL which is designed to the students in preparing for the JEE Advanced Exam would be further extended, and would be made available through the SWAYAM portal.
It was also decided at the meeting that IITs will mentor at least 5 engineering colleges located in their vicinity in order to improve the quality and standard of engineering education in the country.
It was also decided that tuition fee for undergraduate students in IITs will not be revised. As far as International Students are concerned, the Boards of Governors of the individual IITs will decide the fee.
IITs will also organize an annual Tech-Fest demonstrating various innovations and technologies developed by them, at any suitable venue with participation from CEOs from leading public/private sector organizations.
The issue of vacant seats in the M.Tech. programmes in IITs due to the student joining Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) after being admitted will be taken up in a meeting with the CMDs of major PSUs to be held under the chairmanship of the Minister of Human Resource Development.https://bit.ly/2wock3x
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