Free Press Journal
  • Maratha reservation: Panel to submit report to Maharashtra government soon    

    Thane: The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission would soon submit its report to the government on the Maratha reservation issue, an official said. The politically influential Maratha community, largely engaged in agriculture, has been demanding reservation in educational institutions and government jobs under the OBC (Other Backward Classes) category.

  • Bhopal: New books add burden on students, burn hole in parents’ pockets

    Bhopal: While it is already a topic of debate that students are weighed down by school bags, the educational institutions are adding more burden on their shoulders by introducing new books which parents find unnecessary. Class-wise grammar, activities books, reader books, general knowledge (GK) dictionary and drawing-cum-painting material are a few new additions increasing burden on students and burning a hole their parents’ pockets.

  • UGC grants full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutes; JNU, BHU, AMU in the list

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) today approved full autonomy for 62 higher educational institutions, including JNU, BHU, AMU, TERI and University of Hyderabad, which have maintained high standards of excellence. The decision was taken at a UGC meeting today where five central universities, 21 state universities, 26 private universities besides 10 other colleges were granted autonomy under the Autonomous Colleges Regulation.

  • Indore: Top guns pledge to make city smarter

    Indore: Considering it their social responsibility, both elite institutes in city, IIT and IIM came forward to help in better planning of the city as Lok Sabha Speaker and local MP Sumitra Mahajan sought their cooperation during a meeting of educational institutions and city planners here on Monday.

  • Separatists shut down Kashmir Valley, PDP wants by-election postponed

    Srinagar: A day after widespread violence left eight people dead during a Lok Sabha by-election, the Kashmir Valley observed a shutdown on Monday in response to a call from separatists.  Markets, public transport, educational institutions and other businesses were closed in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and other parts of the troubled valley, officials and residents said.

  • Mumbai colleges not on the top educational institutes in the country list, St Xavier’s at 40th

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Mumbai’s famed St Xavier’s College is the only institution to find a place in the list of top educational institutions in the country prepared by the Union Human Resource Development ministry. And that too at the lowly 40th spot. Two other colleges from the city had applied for the ranking: St Andrew’s College at Bandra and SIES (South Indian Education Society) College at Sion, but failed to find a place in the list.

  • Counselling for admission to tech courses in June

    BHOPAL : The online counselling for admission to technical and professional courses, approved by AICTE, New Delhi, for the session 2016-17 is proposed to be held in the second week of the current month. Admission in courses namely BE, BArch., BHMCT, DPharma., integrated MCA, MBA and MCA will be given through online counselling. The students are advised to contact only authorised help centres, about which a list is available on www//:

  • Jat quota: HC refuses to vacate stay order

    Chandigarh : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday refused to vacate the stay granted by it last month on Haryana government’s decision to grant reservation to Jats and five other communities in jobs and educational institutions.

  • Students interact with cops to mark Raising Day

    Bhayandar : As a part of the Maharashtra Police Raising Day celebrations, students from various educational institutions, along with members of local social organisations, visited the Kashimira police station on Monday where they were told about self-defense techniques and explained the technical aspects of using weapons in the police armoury.

  • NGT refuses to review its order on mobile towers

    BHOPAL : The Bhopal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Friday, refused to review its order banning mobile towers within 100 metre radius of educational institutions, hospitals and children’s playgrounds. Mobile service provider companies had filed an application, seeking a review of the ban.

  • Maoists Attacks

    Maoists’ shut down in Nepal against new Constitution

    Kathmandu: At least 75 activists of a Maoist faction in Nepal were today arrested as they forced schools, public transport and markets to shut down in a nationwide strike called against the drafting of a new Constitution and an agreement between India and China to boost border trade through Lipu-Lekh Pass.

  • Congress seeks support for Betul Bandh

    BETUL : Members of the district Congress committee met various organisations to solicit support for Baitul bandh to protest Vyapam scam. The bandh is proposed for 16 July. Congressmen met Bar Association, Traders Association, educational institutions, Mandi, vendors etc. District president Sameer Khan said that the bandh is called to provide justice to the victims of scam, to demand scam probe under Supreme Court’s monitoring, and against the chief minister and others

  • Illegal school vans to be seized

    BHOPAL : A meeting of the Committee set up by the Transport Department on the operation and fare of school buses was held here on Friday at Collectorate.

  • Nirbadha Abhiyan for disabled launched

    Indore : District Collector P Narahari, on Thursday launched ‘Nirbadha Abhiyan’ to facilitate physically challenged and visually challenged persons to move about freely within the district.

  • NSUI shutdown to protest Vyapam

    BHOPAL: NSUI gave a call for shut down of educational institutions on July 10 in protest against Vyapam scam. The student outfit of the Congress, says, it will hold protests across the state on the day.

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    Unholy nexus between colleges and coaching classes

    Educational institutions are expected to promote holistic development of students, making them good and sensitive human beings. However, today they are totally commercialised.  They are more interested in catering to the commercial needs of students rather than realising the basic objectives of education. Consequently, the temples of learning are eroding the moral fabric of society.