Fareeha Iftikhar is a Special Correspondent with the national political bureau of the Hindustan Times. She tracks the education ministry, and covers the beat at the national level for the newspaper. She also writes on issues related to gender, human rights and different policy matters.
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The recommendations were made to the committee on undergraduate admission policy, some of whom said the Baisoya case had harmed DU’s reputation.
Delhi University (DU) officials and students may soon meet with officials of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to discuss the possibility of allowing transgender students to change names and gender in their educational records.
The Delhi govt has allocated Rs 15,601 crore, 26% of the total budget, for the education sector in its budget for the 2019-20 fiscal. Of the total allocated, Rs 7,818 crore will be used for various plans and schemes.
“Education was, is and will always be our top priority. Keeping people illiterate has been a strategy of political parties as of now. But, our government wants to change the face of politics by brining education in the mainstream,” Manish Sisodia said.
As per the data shared by the board, between February 1 and February 15, as many as 1,356 calls were received on their helpline numbers. “Out of these calls, 619 were made for psychological counselling,” CBSE Senior Public Relations Officer Rama Sharma, said.
Jamia has a collection of around 2,500 rare books and manuscripts out of which 2,230 are digitalised under this project
CBSE eases exam norms for kids of jawans killed in Pulwama attack, armed forces personnel, here’s what
The relaxations come in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir last week.
The Delhi government has invited suggestions from students, teachers, parents and counsellors to help a committee constituted to look into the state’s right to education (RTE) rules in the wake of the Centre’s decision to do away with the ‘no-detention’ policy.
As many as 207 candidates applied for 1,322 seats reserved for disabled children in entry-level classes in private schools in but only 53 got admission for the 2018-19 session, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said in an affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court on Monday.
Analysing complaints of child sexual abuse it has received in the last two years, the commission concluded that in as many as 11% cases , the school was either where the crime took place or the offender was someone from the school.
The ritual is believed to bring ‘good luck’ with the students who participate in it ‘falling in love within the next six months and losing their virginity in the next one year’.
The scheme, which will be launched on a pilot-basis, will focus on students who have already been selected through the lottery system but may not be familiar with the admission procedure.
JNU Campus known for its freedom, 24X7 dhabas, hostel life, politics, protests and posters etc is all changed after the February 9, 2016 event that involved Kanhaiya Kumar and others. Security checks for outsiders, surprise checking at hostels, surveillances, and restrictions are some of the changes one can notice. Read how everything changed at the JNU campus.
Around 3,000 students from 50 government and five private schools in the city participated in the “period fest” organised by NGO Sachhi Saheli, in association with the Delhi government.
Officials from a majority of schools under Delhi’s three civic bodies — east, north and south — complain about lack of security guards.
The DCPCR also listed the games that it considered “violent”. “Some violent games which are available on IOS, Android platforms and console platform are PUBG, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto series, God of War, Hitman series, Plague Inc and Pokemon.
Board exams are round the corner but government schools in Delhi are struggling because of the absence of adequate number of counsellors.
The Supreme Court, last week, had upheld the Allahabad high court’s April 2017 order, which directed that the reservation in faculty positions in universities/colleges be calculated department-wise and not on the total posts in the university or college.
There are a few things that schools themselves can do to make the areas outside their campuses walkable such as hiring some traffic marshals to manage traffic and fix a designated spot for parents who come to pick their children.
Officials of the North Delhi municipal corporation school in Jahangirpuri said they have only 200 benches for around 1,100 students. The school operates in two shifts — girls in the morning and boys in the evening.
DU vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi had said last December that the university might switch to the entrance-based admission process for undergraduate courses in 2019.
Delhi government to introduce curriculum to sensitise school teachers about transgender related issues
Hindustan Times had reported in October last year that the Delhi government was planning to formulate guidelines to make its 1,100 schools inclusive for transgender students. This is the first step in that direction, officials at the Delhi government’s directorate of education (DoE) said.
DU’s academic council (AC) has decided to introduce 30 new courses, at both the under graduation and the post graduation level, in around 20 colleges. The council has also approved to increase 232 seats in existing courses at two colleges.
The government has said that school principals will be held responsible in case of a mishap while ferrying children in such vans.
Delhi government to carry forward 1,145 vacant seats reserved for differently abled in private schools
On Wednesday, the draw of lots were held for these seats but only 123 were filled. The DoE cited “lack of applications” for the large number of seats going vacant.
Under the MoU — to be signed between the DU, the MHRD and the University Grants Commission (UGC) — universities have to mention methods of internal fund generation such as “fee hike” and the amount they wish to take as loan for development from the Higher Education Funds Agency.
Shakti Singh took charge as president on Tuesday evening, hours after the Delhi high court decided against holding fresh polls to the post.
Sanjay Goel, Director of the DoE, said that they will wait for private schools to release their first list of general category students which is scheduled for February 4, 2019, before releasing the EWS/DG candidates’ list.
Delhi’s directorate of education (DoE) will announce the schedule and guidelines for nursery admission to around 1,700 private unaided and recognised schools under the economy weaker sections and disadvantaged groups (EWS/DG) category in the first week of January.
According to the police, the two teachers had opened the sealed question papers, took photos on their mobile phones and shared them with a tutor in a private coaching centre in Bawana.