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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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  • The state govt took the initiative to lighten school bags last year itself

    Maharashtra State education department fails to weigh school bags

    Mumbai: The state education department has not conducted a survey to check the weight of school bags. The schools mentioned there has been no physical inspection in this matter even after four months of the start of the academic year. While, the department responsible to conduct surprise checks in schools does not have clear survey…

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  • Mumbai: State Government to create awareness on menstruation in schools

    Mumbai: For the first time, training regarding menstrual hygiene management (MHM) would be conducted in all schools under the state government. Six sessions will be conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to train teachers and education officers at district level. This programme has been initiated to break the myth, misunderstanding and abolish all…

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    Mumbai: Teachers of all schools not to be allowed to conduct private tuition

    Mumbai: Teachers of all schools of the state will not be allowed to conduct private tuition as per a recent circular from the deputy director of school education. This move has come to curb malpractices like cheating, paper leaks, extra income, shift of focus from schools to private classes, favouring of certain students and revelation of…

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  • Mumbai University takes necessary precautions to help prevent further delay of results

    Mumbai: With a view to prevent the recurrence of a delay in declaration of results, the Mumbai University (MU) has taken certain damage control measures and precautions in the online assessment process. But the private agency MeritTrac appointed by the then Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the MU Sanjay Deshmukh, responsible for the recent delay, will continue to…

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