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  • Mumbai: No new engineering or technical colleges to open this year

    Mumbai: Students having completed Class 12 may have less scope as no new Engineering and Technical institutes will be opened in this academic year. There are large number of vacant seats in existing colleges due to which the state has not allowed any new institutes to be established. The state government has directed the All…

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  • Mumbai: Colleges introduce self-financing courses to raise additional funds

    Mumbai: Colleges are introducing self-financing courses to generate funds to manage daily functioning. This step has been taken as aided colleges are not receiving funds from the University Grants Commission (UGC). College authorities revealed the state government has not been providing adequate funds for colleges since last several years. And this has forced them to…

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  • Mumbai: Registration for RTE admissions done without permission, say schools

    Mumbai: Registration of private-unaided schools for Right to Education (RTE) admissions have been done without their permission by the state education department as per these schools. The schools are still not willing to conduct admissions under RTE until the government pays the reimbursement amount pending since last five years. Schools revealed the state has voluntarily…

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    Mumbai: BMC students have not yet received Tabs

    Mumbai: Students of Class 9 of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools have not received tabs though the academic year has almost ended. The civic education department has now allocated Rs 12 crore in its budget provision to issue tabs to students of secondary section. Students were supposed to receive these tabs in June-July which marked…

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  • Mumbai: Right to Education admissions to begin from February 8

    Mumbai: Students can opt for enrolment in private unaided schools as the Right to Education (RTE) admissions are set to begin from February 8. Through this online admission students of weak financial background can study for free in private unaided schools till Class 8. Under the RTE Act, 2009, 25% seats in private unaided schools…

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  • Mumbai: Students who come late for SSC and HSC exam will not be allowed to take examination

    Mumbai: Students appearing for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination will not be allowed to take the examination if they are late. Students will have to reach the examination hall half an hour early, to avoid any delay. The examination time is generally 11 am for Class 10 and students are asked to…

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  • Mumbai: Both Union and BMC budgets neglected education sector, feel experts

    Mumbai: Increase in funding for the education sector has not been the focus of both the Union budget and education budget of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of 2018 as per educationists. Members of the education fraternity claimed both the budgets have not highlighted funds provided for education though it is the crucial need of…

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  • BMC Budget 2018: Implement plans in BMC schools first, say parents and teachers

    Mumbai: Students and teachers are happy with the provisions of the education budget of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) but are sceptical of its implementation. The state of existing BMC schools should be improved, infrastructure upgraded, good quality teachers should be hired and creative opportunities ought to be provided to students as per educationists. Parents…

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  • Budget 2018: Fees, funding are major concerns, say students & parents

    Mumbai: Students have faith in the move from ‘blackboard to digital board’ aim of the Union budget but are sceptical about the quality of education. Students revealed new schools and colleges may create better infrastructure but the budget has not highlighted schemes to improve basic quality of education through new technology, creative learning, reduction of…

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  • Budget 2018: Educationists feel that education sector has been ignored

    Mumbai: Educationists are disappointed with the 2018 budget, which they feel has emphasised on infrastructure and left the buildings hollow, with no real impetus to education. Education is fairly ignored in terms of funding and improving the quality of education at the ground level as per educationists. Schools and colleges stated increasing basic funding for…

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    Mumbai: Students to study international curriculum in Marathi

    Mumbai: Students will be able to study international curriculum in Marathi language through an independent board within the Maharashtra board. Over 100 government schools are working with state government and private schools to create a new board within the state which will focus on Marathi language. This new board will function under the Maharashtra board…

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