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  • Mumbai: To tackle state government’s freeze on recruitment, Colleges hire temporary teachers

    Mumbai: Colleges are facing a tough time as recruitment of teachers and principals has been stopped since the last two years. The state government has initiated a freeze on hiring of teachers due to which colleges are appointing teachers on a contract basis thus adding to the inconvenience in regular academic processes. Recruitment of teachers…

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  • Colleges affiliated to Mumbai University seek autonomy to attain academic freedom

    Mumbai: Colleges affiliated under the Mumbai University (MU) are now shifting towards being autonomous institutions. Three colleges have applied for autonomous status in this academic year. This shift is witnessed to attain academic freedom and enhance educational opportunities for students. Colleges like SK Somaiya at Vidyavihar, SIES at Sion and Mithibai College, Vile Parle have…

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  • Mumbai: Resto bars, pubs facing tough time getting licences after Kamala Mills fire

    Mumbai: Resto bars, pubs and clubs are now facing a tough time getting licences, permissions and sanctions following the recent fire at Kamala Mills compound. Security measures, fire exits, fire safety equipment and availability of space are considered as priority for new players, while the existing ones have to ensure if they have flouted, they…

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  • Mumbai: Zilla Parishad schools teach English, Maths & Science in innovative ways

    Mumbai: With an aim to increase focus on English language, mathematics and science, students of Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools of Pune, Satara and Mahabaleshwar districts of the state are being taught in unique innovative ways. Students are taught difficult concepts in simple methods using daily objects to create a strong foundation which simplifies the process…

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  • Maharashtra: State proposes to offer international curriculum for SCC students

    Mumbai: Students opting for Secondary School Certificate (SCC) board may now have an option to study international curriculum through a private board within the state. The state education ministry has proposed to start private board in schools following the SCC board pattern to provide an additional option for students and parents. The state education ministry…

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  • Maharashtra: 2500 students of ZP schools spend extra hours learning creative methods

    Mahabaleshwar: More than 2,500 students of Class 1 to 4 of Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools of Vai and Mahabaleshwar Taluka are learning basic curriculum through creative methods. Students spend additional two hours everyday before regular school hours to learn English, Marathi language, and Mathematics through interactive techniques. Students were seen sitting in a circle forming…

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  • Teachers struggle to focus on assessment of Mumbai University exams

    Mumbai: Teachers have raised issues about lack of focus on assessment of winter semester examinations of Mumbai University (MU). As teachers are busy with assessment of First (FY) and Second Year (SY) examinations they cannot find time to complete assessment of Final Year university students. Teachers complained though the New Year as started they are…

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  • Mumbai University initiates process to appoint new agency for online assessment

    Mumbai: In an attempt to avoid any kind of chaos in the declaration of Mumbai University (MU) results, the process to appoint a new agency to manage the online assessment has been initiated. The state education ministry is adamant about replacing MeritTrac, the agency which managed the assessment of last summer examinations, and also about…

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  • Mumbai University takes precautionary steps to avoid delay in results

    Mumbai: “A result delay cannot be repeated at any cost,” is the claim of students, parents, teachers, Mumbai University (MU) officials and the Bombay High Court. This time for assessment of winter semester examinations the university and the agency managing the assessment, MeritTrac, have taken all measures to streamline the process and avoid any chaos….

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  • Mumbai: Schools, Colleges to tighten safety measures ahead of New Year

    Mumbai: Schools and colleges have upped their security during the Christmas vacation. Along with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras schools have increased security personnel, watchmen, and also have issued identification cards to the staff. This move has come after the recent cases in schools which has instilled a fear in the minds of parents. Schools…

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