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India Education News, 4th - 10th August
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India Education News, 4th - 10th August

by Vivek Singh | August 15, 2014

1. High marks shock students, officials

BANGALORE: When Rekha (name changed) calculated her score to be 129 in ComedK medical stream this year, she hoped to get a seat in a good medical college in the state. After all, the cut-off mark last year was 114. But when the rank list was published on Wednesday, she was in for a shock -- her rank was over 6,000.The marks and ranks of ComedK UGET have been the talking point this week. According to ComedK officials, 7,503 students scored marks between 125 and 178 in medical stream and 19 students scored more than 170. Each mark was shared by hundreds of students.

2. All class XII students of school in Satna score 80% or more

A CBSE school, 23 km from district headquarters more known as hub of cement production, has made a stunning performance in Class XII. The school with strength of 450-odd students on outskirts of Satna, in Madhya Pradesh, is among only two schools in India where 100% students have scored more than 80% and above in Class XII exams, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said.

3.UGC agrees to IISc's four year undergraduate programme

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, will continue to run its four year undergraduate programme but will award a BSc (Research) degree instead of a BSc degree at the end of the fourth year. The University Grants Commission (UGC) after asking the Delhi University to roll back its four-year under graduate programme (FYUP), last month send circulars to three universities including IISc, Bangalore asking them to roll back their four-year programmes.

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4. Indian students' enrolment in German universities up more than 100% in 5 years

CHENNAI: For increasing number of Indians, Germany is emerging a favoured higher education destination overseas. There has been 114% increase in the number of Indian students enrolling for higher education courses there since 2008, according to the latest figures released by the regional office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

5.DU day 1: Freshers glad FYUP is gone, others confused

NEW DELHI: After a summer of constant upheaval, Delhi University reopened on Monday to undergraduates. This time, however, there was as much focus on the second-year batch - eturning to a different programme from the one they'd enrolled in last year - as on the first-year one. Colleges across DU - Ramjas, Hindu, Miranda, Gargi, Lady Shri Ram, Kamala Nehru and Janki Devi Memorial - held orientation programmes to ease new admissions into the system. But for once, second-years - the FYUP batch - seemed to need help as well. In many colleges, they hadn't received their time-tables in advance and learnt of their new syllabus only from the documents uploaded on the university website.

6. Parents more nervous on first day at DU, come to see off kids

NEW DELHI: Though most of their kids are old enough to vote, parents still feel they need to see their kids to college on their first day in Delhi University. While some colleges allow parents to enter and attend the orientation along with the students, others have a students-only policy. Dozens of parents were seen peeking in from the gates at both Daulat Ram and Hindu. "My daughter hasn't travelled this far before," explains Rekha Ramesh Saxena sitting on the pavement opposite the college where she's been stationed since 9:30am.

7. Delhi Govt to immediately appoint 2,000 teachers

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) has decided to immediately fill 2,000 of the 17,000 vacancies of teachers in the Delhi government. Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung said that he has been monitoring this issue for the last one year and is speeding up the process to make the recruitments at the earliest. Jung also mentioned there are a lot of vacancies of nurses, ward boys and clerks that need to be filled.

8. 4,466 RTE violation complaints registered with NCPCR

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has registered 4,466 complaints/ cases for violation of Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The NCPCR enquires into the complaints relating to the RTE and takes necessary steps for further pursuance with concerned agencies. The other measures taken / being taken by the NCPCR for the propagation of the said Act are sensitizing workshops on child rights in coordination with the State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) for School Management Committees (SMCs) members and teachers.

9. Maharashtra to get first women engineering college

The Union government has announced establishment of an engineering college exclusively for women to be set up in Maharashtra. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has given approval setting up of college in state. "According to the information furnished by the All India Council for Technical Education, it has approved one women's engineering college during the academic year 2014-15 in the name of 'New Horizon Institute of Technology and Management',” said Smriti Irani, Union HRD minister in the Lok Sabha.

Punjab established university despite UGC objection

The Punjab government has passed the Rayat and Bahra University bill to set up the university in Mohali. The government has passed the Bill despite a recent University Grants Commission (UGC) notification seeking detailed investigation by financial experts into mismanagement by the trust behind the Rayat and Bahra University. The UGC had sent a fact-finding committee report on three educational institutes, including Rayat Educational and Research Trust, on April 30 following Punjab and Haryana High Court orders.

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