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    Mumbai: BMC to repair civic schools within 24 hours of complaint

    Mumbai: Students and teachers can now witness good infrastructure in civic-run schools as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to conduct school repair works within 24 hours. The repair works will be done at ward levels instead of the earlier tendering process which would take several months even for a minute repair. The civic…

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  • Re-evaluation always takes time, be patient: Minister Vinod Tawde to students

    Mumbai: Around 13,000 students are still waiting for their reevaluation results as the Mumbai University (MU) is striving to clear the backlog. The state minister for school education, higher and technical education Vinod Tawde claimed that students have to be patient as reevaluation is a prolonged process and every year the process faces some delay….

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  • Mumbai: Experts ask, Do parents have time to teach kids every day?

    Mumbai: With the increasing interest in the concept of homeschooling gearing among parents, experts have raised questions regarding the loopholes in the system. In recent times, large number of parents have shifted to adopt the concept of homeschooling where they opt to teach their children at home instead of sending them to schools. But experts…

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    Mumbai: International board syllabus in BMC schools

    Mumbai: For the first time, students may have an opportunity to study the curriculum of international boards for free in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools. Various private companies, foundations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are being appointed to take over 35 BMC schools which were shut since the last two years. Students will be provided with all…

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  • Mumbai: PhD students suffering due to lack of funds for research from government and institutes

    Mumbai: Students pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are facing difficulty due to lack of funds from the government and institutes. Students have criticised the funding system based on the National Eligibility Test (NET) stating funds cannot be allocated based on technical knowledge without any consideration of practical abilities. Research, thesis and experiments are the crux…

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  • Mumbai University shuts down admissions for Diploma in Law

    Mumbai: Students pursuing higher studies in Law are still facing consequences due to the delay in declaration of results and ongoing re-evaluation process of the Mumbai University (MU). Students will not be able to opt for admissions for Diploma in Law but may have an opportunity to apply for Master of Law (LL.M.) both of…

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  • Mumbai: More parents increasingly shifting to home-school for their kids

    Mumbai: Irked with schools and the ways of teaching, parents are now increasingly shifting to home-schooling for educating their children. Parents with the help of various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and forums have begun to adopt this concept of teaching school lessons at home. Educationists feel home-schooling is the future of education considering the changing trends…

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  • Summative tests challenge to no detention policy: Schools

    Mumbai: From no examination to summative tests students of all schools of the state will be subjected to an assessment thrice in a year. Students of Class 1 to 8 will have to appear for these tests as they are mandatory for all schools of Maharashtra irrespective of the board. School authorities and teachers have…

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  • Mumbai: State initiates a programme ‘Learning Outcome’ to enhance knowledge of students

    Mumbai: The state education department has initiated a programme called ‘Learning Outcome’ to help students of Class I to VIII of all schools of the state. This programme formulated by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) aims to help children acquire minimum levels of learning as per their standard. Students will be able to learn and…

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  • Mumbai: Summative tests for class 2 to 8 in state schools

    Mumbai: Moving from a no-examination approach to preparing students for the grind, the Maharashtra Government plans to introduce a new set of summative tests for students of Class II to VIII in all schools of the state. These summative tests will commence from Wednesday. This test has been introduced by the state education department to check…

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  • Mumbai University assures students to not fear delays in result of winter exams

    Mumbai: Students and parents fear the recent delays in results which jeopardised the lives of lakhs of students might be repeated in the winter semester examinations of the Mumbai University (MU). Though the university claims to have tightened all the loose strings in the online assessment process, the fact that the same agency is managing…

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