Mumbai University fails to kickstart on-screen evaluation process

Almost two months after the announcement and just a month away from the exams, the University of Mumbai has not been able to kickstart its ambitious on-screen evaluation process to assess roughly 19.5 lakh answersheets for the upcoming exams. On Monday, the University extended the deadline for the tender process from March 17 to March 23, as it failed to get any response.

A recent circular uploaded on the university’s website mentioned a revision in criteria for the bidders. While the annual turnover condition was brought down from Rs 100 crore to Rs 30 crore, the minimum technical score requirement for the bidder was brought down from 70 to 60. “The university did not get enough response in the first round and there was only one bidder as a result of which, we could not go further with the process. We are hopeful that more agencies would approach after the relaxation in criteria and extension in application deadline,” said MA Khan, Registrar, University of Mumbai.

In January, Mumbai University vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh had announced that all the evaluations done by the University would be through the on-screen process from April. The initiative was expected to reduce the malpractice of tampering with answersheets. Through this process, all the answersheets would be scanned at the university and would be then made available for assessment, for the evaluators, on computers. Until now, only the answersheets of Engineering stream are corrected on-screen. The decision would mean that close to 19.5 lakh answersheets would have to be evaluated by the University, which, as per experts, is a Herculean task especially considering the slow pace of setting up the process. Poor response in the tenders will mean a further delay in the process, said a university official. Sanjay Vairal, ex-senate member at the University said that the initiative can boomerang if it’s not implemented well. “There were several technical glitches in the engineering evaluation process when it was introduced. The University should take lessons from that and complete the initial set-up well in advance to avoid such issues “ he added.

Colleges, meanwhile, are yet to get any instructions about the process. “The University has till date not come up with any notification after the initial announcement of on-screen evaluation. There needs to be training for all the teachers which is not announced yet. The delay in the process can affect colleges and students to a large extent,” said the principal of a college.

Nagaland students to get lessons in financial literacy

National Stock Exchange Academy, a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s leading stock exchange NSE and the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) have joined hands to impart financial literacy to Class 9 students throughout the state. From the 2017 academic session, NBSE has made NSE Academy’s Financial Literacy course compulsory for Class 9 students of all higher secondary schools under the Board.

The course, Concepts of Financial Literacy, has been designed by the Academy, and will help in familiarising students about the basics of finance and financial planning.

As part of the initiative the NSE Academy trains teachers, who then teach the course to the Class 9 students in NBSE registered schools. For the 2017 academic session, teachers from 167 schools affiliated to the Nagaland Board have been trained at the Board’s office in Kohima by NSE Academy faculty. More than 15,000 students are expected to enrol for the course in 2017. Asano Sekhose, Chairman, NBSE said that the Board has taken this decision as it felt that financial empowerment at a young age is very important if they are to improve the quality of life. The objective of the course is to help the students acquire necessary life skill and prepare them to learn about the basics of financial management and discipline.

The curriculum comprises of 25 periods of 45 minutes each. The topics that students will be taught include financial planning, setting of financial goals, concepts of savings and investments, banking transactions and making a family budget, this will help in empowering children on the need for financial planning, to ensure their financial well being in the future.

The textbook for the course will be available at the Board’s office. NSE Academy will conduct an offline examination at the end of the academic year.

NSE Academy and NBSE will issue joint certificates to students and teachers under various categories. Certificates will be issued to successful candidates and participation certificates will be issued, even if they don’t qualify in the exam. A certificate of merit to the topper of every school will be given by the Board and NSE Academy.

CBSE exams 2017: Smart tips to prepare for Biology paper

CBSE will conduct Biology paper on April 5. Here are some tips for students on how to score well in the paper.

cbse, cbse bio paper, cbse date sheet, bio paper 2017, biology 2017 paper tips, bio sample paper, bio paper dates, cbse 2017, education news1) Concentrate on NCERT content for the board exam preparation as the question paper is designed out of NCERT content.

2) Most of the process-based content should be prepared in the form of flow-charts and experiment set-ups and structure description can be prepared in the form of diagrams.

3) While preparing content, handy notes can be prepared where important terms/keywords related to a particular topic should be included as while evaluating weightage is given to the usage of specific terms.

4) Before you start preparing a chapter, segregate the complete chapter into graph study, diagrams and other illustrations, structure-description and processes. This will help you prepare the chapter more comprehensively.

5) Do as many sample papers with proper analysis for your performance in those tests. This will help you understand the specific lacunae in the preparation of a particular topic. Also you will be able to make out if you are uncomfortable with specific mode of questions (skill based, application based, HOTS, etc.)

6) To deal with a topic which you feel is difficult and most of the times you fail to attempt questions related to that topic, teach it to one of your friends. This will improve your understanding of the topic.

Maharashtra HSC Board Exam: Another Class 12 Paper Leak Now

A day after the std 12th Marathi question-paper leaked, the Maharashtra HSC board officials today found that the Secretarial Practice paper too began to circulate on social media minutes before the exam yesterday. Police had identified the WhatsApp group where the leak originated, said the Navi Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale. The examinations of std 12th, conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (commonly called SSC and HSC Board), are being held at present. The std 12th Secretarial Practise paper was scheduled from 11 am to 2 pm, but photographs of three pages of the question-paper began to circulate on WhatsApp from 10.46 am, Board officials found.

Maharashtra HSC Board Exam: Another Class 12 Paper Leak NowThe question-paper of Marathi had leaked in the same way two days before.

Dattatray Jagtap, chairman of Konkan division of the Board, filed a complaint with Vashi police in the neighbouring Navi Mumbai.

Inspector Chetan Kakde of Vashi police said that Navi Mumbai Crime Branch and Cyber Crime Cell were also taking part in the probe.

“We have identified the WhatsApp group (where the leaked paper was shared first) and its members,” said Navi Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale.

The members of the group seemed to be based in Mumbai, police sources said.

Jagtap told PTI that students were admitted inside the exam halls at 10.20 am, while the photographs of the question-paper began to circulate after 10.46 am, so “it can’t be called a leak”.

No re-examination of Marathi and Secretarial Practise subjects would be held, he said, appealing the students not to panic.

Three-Day National Conference On Innovation In Educational Administration Begins

A three-day National Conference on Innovation in Educational Administration is beginning today at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. This Conference has been organised by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi. About 150 district and block level education officers from across India and resource persons and faculty of the university are participating in the Conference. The focus of the conference will be on a host of innovations by district and block level officers who have been selected for awards. This will act as an ideal forum for learning and sharing of experiences.

Three-Day National Conference On Innovation In Educational Administration BeginsThe main objective of the programme is to recognise innovative ideas and best practices adopted by district and block level education officers for effective management of the educational administrative system at district and block levels, and ensuring institutional development and performance at school level. The educational officers at the field level are also an essential link between system level administration and institutional level management of education. Role of these officers is crucial in the process of implementation of policies programmes at the field level. Recognition of innovation is more likely to motivate the officers at the field level.

At the end of Conference, National Awards for innovation in Educational Administration will be presented by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar on 7th March. The Awards have been instituted by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi. Shri J. Veeraraghwan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development will preside over the function, said a statement from Press Information Bureau.

Prof. Akhtar Siddqui, Professor of Education at Jamia Millia Islamia, and former Chairman, National Council of Teacher Education will be the key note speaker at the inaugural session, which will be presided over by Prof Jandhyala BG Tilak, Vice Chancellor, NUEPA. There are several education experts listed to address conference during the three days in which nearly a hundred cases of innovations and best practices will be presented.

Sex Education To Be Made Compulsory In England Schools

Schoolchildren in England will be taught about safe and healthy relationships from the age of four as part of broader compulsory sex education, the government said today. Children will be taught about sex at an “appropriate age” but parents will still have the right to withdraw their children from these classes. Until now, sex education has been compulsory only in government council-run schools and not for privately-run schools and academies. The latest guidance on age-appropriate lessons has a particular emphasis on what constitutes healthy relationships, as well as the dangers of sexting, online pornography and sexual harassment.

Sex Education To Be Made Compulsory In England Schoolsa

“The statutory guidance for SRE [Sex and Relationships Education] was introduced in 2000 and is becoming increasingly outdated. It fails to address risks to children that have grown in prevalence over the last 17 years, including cyberbullying, ‘sexting’ and staying safe online,” said UK education secretary Justine Greening.

All children from the age of four will be taught about safe and healthy relationships, Greening said.
“Parents will continue to have a right to withdraw their children from sex education. Schools will have flexibility over how they deliver these subjects, so they can develop an integrated approach that is sensitive to the needs of the local community; and, as now, faith schools will continue to be able to teach in accordance with the tenets of their faith,” she said.

The announcement follows a widespread campaign by charities, MPs and local authorities, calling for SRE to be made a statutory for all schools.
The UK government is to table an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill that will make “age appropriate” SRE part of the national curriculum in primary and secondary schools.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has lent her backing to the new changes.

“There is a threat online and that threat we would all recognise has grown. That does mean that now is the right time to look at how we can ensure children have the access they need to the teaching in those subjects,” a No 10 Downing Street spokesperson said.

Delhi govt challenges court order staying nursery admission rule on neighbourhood criteria

The AAP government in Delhi on Thursday approached the Delhi high court, challenging a single-judge order that stayed its nursery admissions notification compelling 298 private schools, built on public land, to adopt only neighbourhood criteria.

Delhi Government

Filing an appeal before a division bench, the Delhi government contended that the single judge was wrong and erroneous and sought setting aside of the February 14 order.

Justice Manmohan in his February 14 order had said the Delhi government’s January 7 notification was “arbitrary and discriminatory”.

The notification issued by the education department of the Delhi government had made “distance” the primary criterion for admission of tiny tots.

The court had questioned the Delhi government’s decision to impose the neighbourhood restriction to only those schools that are built on Delhi Development Authority land.

The notification accorded priority to students living within a radius of one km from the school concerned. In case the seats remain vacant, those living within a distance of 3 km will get the chance for admission.

There are 1,400 private unaided schools in the capital, of which 298 are built on land allotted by the DDA.

The court’s judgement came on petitions filed by two school bodies — the Action Committee of Unaided Recognised Private Schools and Forum for Promotion of Quality Education along with a few parents to challenge the guidelines.

Earlier, the high court stayed the government’s nursery admission notification that made it mandatory for private unaided minority schools t o admit students, in the unreserved category, on the basis of neighbourhood criteria.

3 Important Concepts for Educators to Teach

Educators always have and always will hold one of the most important roles in society. Whether you are an elementary school teacher or a college professor, you are in a position to influence though and encourage critical dialogue. Nothing could be more important in times of political unrest, and there is no denying that our current political state qualifies as such. In order to fully realize your potential and maximize the impact you have on your students, you should be deliberate in plans to communicate important topics. Doing so can make all the difference in students’ views of political responsibility.

These three concepts are vital to the classroom and to students’ knowledge. If you truly want to make a difference in the lives of those you teach, empower them to engage critically with their government and society. They will be better equipped to do so after learning these ideas.

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The Role of Citizens

Many people have fallen into the dangerous assumption that their vote and their input does not matter in the outcome of events. This has led to nearly half of all citizens who would be eligible to vote neglecting the opportunity to do so. This infographic illustrates effectively why votes do matter. In it, the past several elections are explained and it is revealed what an influence swing states have on the results. Regardless of what state you live in, however, students should be encouraged to be politically active and invested in the governmental processes they have a say in.

The Impact of Activism

Many people are also discovering the power of activism and the impact it can have. Another infographic illustrating the rise of millennial activism shows that more young people are getting involved and advocating for the issues they care about deeply. Political involvement is at the root of such efforts, so in encouraging your students to be informed, you should empower them to speak out, too. Building up the next generation of change makers is the only shot we have at making the world a better place, and as a teacher, you are in the role to do so.

The Political System

In order to exercise rights as a citizen and make an impact through activism, one must understand how the political systems in the country work. This is the only way to navigate them effectively. As an educator, you can give your students the power to achieve both of the aforementioned tasks by acquainting them with the basic structures and processes that govern our nation. The more students understand, the better they will be able to use these systems for good. You can directly encourage the development of these goals through education and access to vital information.

No matter what political stance you maintain, you surely want the next generation to be informed and empowered when it comes to making political decisions. As an educator, you have much ability to ensure this happens. Keep these three concepts in mind if you want to leverage your position and use it to teach students about important political ideas.

Aipmt is a popular entrance exam for medical students

Aipmt is a popular entrance exam for medical students or for those who wants to study in medical stream or in dentist stream for further higher studies. Aipmtsyllabuswhich is also commonly known as All India Pre-Medical Test and this entrance exam is very much popular and is very much liked by every Science student who are aiming for medical stream. This entrance exam is mostly liked because this has made very flexible for every type of students. Flexible in sense like the students can give exam in any formats like in Hindi and in English.

If you want to appear in Aipmt exam then first of all  you have to eligible for appearing this exam like first of all you will need to be 17 years of age before you get admitted in the college or in the last week of December. Not only this you should not also exit the limit of age which is 25 years of age before admission. If you have passed all the formalities then you can sit for Aipmt exam.

If you are looking for appearing the Aipmt entrance exam then you can appear it in every year in the month of May. As this days there are very much competition in studies so if you want to get seats is any of the good medical colleges in India which in running under central government then there is no other way than appearing Aipmt 2016, because once you have cracked the Aipmt exam then you can easily get admission in to any of the good medical colleges in India.

AIPMT or All India Pre Medical / Pre Dental Entrance Test is the national level entrance examination for admission in the course of MBBS and BDS. It’s the platform for the students who want to build their career in Medical. MCI or Medical Council of India is recommended the syllabus for this entrance examination after the review of many state syllabi and CBSE, NCERT and COBSE syllabus.

AIPMT 2016 exam is managed by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and every year this entrance test has been conducted in the month of May. AIPMT 2016 also conducted on 1st May 2016. So, for those who are going to be appear in the AIPMT 2017 exam, it’s really important to know the syllabus of this entrance test.

AIPMT 2016 Syllabus:

The entrance exam has total of three subjects. Here is the detailed syllabus of them.

AIPMT 2016 Syllabus – Physics:

Class 11th :

  1. Physical world and measurement.
  2. Kinematics.
  3. Laws of motion.
  4. Work, energy and power.
  5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body.
  6. Gravitation.
  7. Properties of Bulk Matter.
  8. Thermodynamics.
  9. Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory.
  10. Oscillations of waves.

 

Class 12th :

  1. Electrostatics.
  2. Current electricity.
  3. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism.
  4. Optics.
  5. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents.
  6. Electromagnetic waves.
  7. Atoms and nuclei.
  8. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation.
  9. Electronic device.

 

AIPMT 2016 Syllabus – Chemistry:

Class 11th :

  1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry.
  2. Structure of Atoms.
  3. Chemical bounding and molecular structure.
  4. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties.
  5. Thermodynamics.
  6. Hydrocarbons.
  7. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids.
  8. Redox reactions.
  9. Hydrogen’s.
  10. s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals).
  11. Some p-Block elements.
  12. Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques.
  13. Equilibrium.
  14. Environmental Chemistry.

 

Class 12th :

  1. Solid state.
  2. Solutions.
  3. Electro chemistry.
  4. Chemical Kinetics.
  5. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements.
  6. p- Block Elements.
  7. d and f Block Elements .
  8. Coordination Compounds.
  9. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes.
  10. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers.
  11. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids.
  12. Biomolecules.
  13. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen.
  14. Polymers.
  15. Chemistry in Everyday life.

 

This is all the weight age of every subject according to topic and I am sure this will be very beneficial to every students. This pattern of weightage is strictly made by comparing all the years of question pattern of Aipmt exam. This Aipmt 2016 syllabus topic wise weightage is very much helpful and this is gives surety. I hope this year 2016 you will not find any difficulties in appearing this Aipmt entrance exam. Thank You for reading

Education gets key focus in Delhi government budget

Delhi deputy chief minister and finance minister Manish Sisodia presenting the budget in assembly. (PTI photo)

The Delhi government on Monday presented an annual budget of Rs 46,600 crore for 2016-17 — an increase of Rs 8,850 crore over last year, with education bagging the lion’s share of Rs 10,690 crore, or nearly 23 per cent of the total allocation.

Presenting the budget, Delhi finance minister and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said: “The highest allocation this year has been for eduction. Of the Rs 10,690 crore for education, Rs 4,645 crore has been allocated under the plan head.”

Taking pot shots at the central government, Sisodia said: “We are increasing the education budget every year, whereas the central government, irrespective of the political party in power, has been decreasing the per centage of budget allocation for education every year.”

Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government constructed 21 new buildings for government schools last year and these would be made functional in July this year.

“We have constructed 8,000 new classrooms, which are equivalent to the infrastructure of 200 schools. If these schools function in double shifts, then they will be equivalent to 400 schools,” he said, adding that Rs 100 crore has been allocated for installing CCTV cameras in all the schools.

“This year we’ll also focus on training of teachers for which we’ll send them to reputed institutions across the world. We have allocated Rs 102 crore for training of teachers. For skill development of students, we have allocated Rs 152 crore, and Rs 48 crore for strengthening of sports activities in schools,” he added.

The Delhi government has also allocated Rs 350 crore for “Swaraj Nidhi”, a fund to execute projects selected through mohalla sabhas. Sisodia also announced implementation of Swaraj Nidhi in all constituencies.

 “Last year Swaraj Nidhi was implemented in 11 assembly constituencies. This year, we’ll implement it in all the constituencies,” he said.
 The deputy chief minister said that the planned expenditure of the budget has been pegged at Rs 20,600 crore and non-plan at Rs 26,000 crore.
“About 95 per cent of the budget will be from our own resources, and only five per cent will be provided by the central government. Of the total budget, Rs 36,500 crore will come from the taxes collected,” said Sisodia.
 In 2015-16, the budget estimate for the Delhi government was Rs 37,750 crore. It included Rs 21,500 crore non-plan expenditure and Rs 15,350 crore plan expenditure.