30 Apr 2018

Noida students defy state level trends amidst strict vigilance in Board Exams

Gautam Budh Nagar students have surpassed the state level results with the pass percentage for both class X and XII higher than the state level average in UP Board results
The over-all pass percentage of Gautam Budh Nagar students in class X is 81.5 percent -higher than the state’s 75.16 percent. Similarly, in class XII, the pass percentage for Gautam Budh Nagar students is 82.7 percent, much higher than the 72. 43 per reported at the state level.

At the state level, the pass percentage for classes X and XII in 2017 was 81.18 and 82.62 percent, respectively. This year’s pass percentage for both the classes – 75.16 percent and 72.43 percent respectively- is lower than the figures for last year.

However, the pass percentage of students of Gautam Budh Nagar has shown a dip by almost three percent in class XII in the examination which was held amid tight scrutiny and CCTV cover, leading to many students skipping their boards.

But the high schools students have even bucked the state level trends with showing an increase in the pass percentage despite all the strictness.

In comparison with last year, the pass percentage in class X has increased by over six percent this year, while the same for class XII has shown a decrease of almost three percent in comparison with the last year.

While last year, the pass percentage for class X students was 75.1 percent, it has gone up to 81.5 percent this year. However, while the pass percentage for Gautam Budh Nagar students in class XII was 85 percent in 2017, the same has gone down to 82.7 percent this year.Meanwhile, girls from the district outshined the boys registering higher pass percentage in class XII, it was reverse in the class X results.While the pass percentage for class XII girls was 50.07 percent, the same for boys was 49. 92 percent.

In class X however, the pass percentage for boys was 52.23 percent as compared to 47.76 percent. However, in class X, among the 16 students sharing the top 10 positions, 11 are boys while the rest are girls.

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30 Apr 2018

Parents await fresh fee structure after UP ordinance

Even after three weeks of the UP (fixation of fees) ordinance being enacted, parents of students studying in private schools in Gautam Budh Nagar are still waiting for the constitution of the division-level committee mandated in the ordinance to regulate fee hike by schools and hear complaints about the same from parents.
Most of the parents have already paid the fees hiked by the schools and those who haven’t are waiting for the schools to either roll back the fee hike or come out with fresh fee structure according to the fee ordinance.

While some of the schools, including Cambridge and Bal Bharati Public School have sent emails to the parents saying that they have received a copy of the ordinance and are looking into their details. Most of the schools in Gautam Budh Nagar are yet to come out with any such notice.

Most institutions have already hiked fees with many resorting to a hike higher than as mandated in the ordinance, which takes 2015-16 as base year for the hike. It states that fee increase can be “equivalent to average percentage per capita increase of monthly salary of teaching staff of previous year provided fee increase shall not increase by latest available yearly percentage increase in consumer price index+ five % of fee realised from the student.”

A meeting of joint directors (education) of three divisions, including Meerut, Agra and Aligarh and 15 district inspectors of schools (DIOS) of the districts falling under these divisions was held under the chairmanship of the additional chief secretary (secondary education) Sanjay Agrawal in Noida’s Sector 58 on Saturday where the implementation of the provisions of the fee ordinance was discussed at length.

While there was no discussion about the objections raised by the parents in the meeting, it was made specific by the secretary that the fee charged by the schools in the first quarter will have to be refunded to the parents or adjusted in the second quarter if it is above that, which is mandated in the ordinance.

On Saturday, a group of members of the All Noida Schools Parents Association(ANSPA) and parents of Amity School, Sector 44 had met the Secretary and sought more clarity on the ordinance.

ANSPA President Yatendra Kasana told that the secretary has said that they have asked all the DIOSs to take a sample survey of two schools and get it approved from the secondary education department by first week of May. An education department official said “Once approved, the same model will be replicated in other schools,” According to the complaint handed over to DM BN Singh, the parents have complained about the “astronomical and unexplained” miscellaneous fees, air conditioner charges, annual charges, computer, sports fee and tuition fee.

Additional Chief Secretary (secondary education) Sanjay Agrawal told that the committees have been formed in the Meerut division and the details of the same will be shared on Monday. He said “I will direct the joint directors (education) of Meerut to share the details of members of the committee. If the fee charged is being reduced when the fee ordinance is implemented, the school will have to adjust the remaining amount of fee in the next quarter”.

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30 Apr 2018

BSE Odisha results likely to be announced in May 1st week

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha is likely to release the results for High School Certificate (HSC)/Class 10 and Council of Higher Secondary Education/Class 12 results on the first week of May 2018.

The Class 10 and 12 results are likely to be announced on the official websites bseodisha.nic.in, chseodisha.nic.in and orissaresults.nic.in.

The BSE Odisha 10th Board Exams were held February 23 to March 8, 2018 while the class 12 exams were conducted from March 6-28, 2018.

In 2017, the Odisha Board Secondary Exams (Class 10) were started on February 28 and concluded on March 10, 2017 and result was declared on April 27, 2017, while the Class 12 result was released on May 31, 2017.

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30 Apr 2018

National Heritage Research Center inaugurated at GTU

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has inaugurated National Heritage Research Center to Preserve and Develop Heritage Structures of India, Graduate School of Smart Cities Development (GSSCD) of GTU. National Heritage Research Centre got first research consultancy assignment from Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, Gandhinagar to prepare Feasibility report on Geo Tourism on Pavagadh vulacano hills. Work has started and samples of rocks collected.

Prof. Rajnikant Patel, Honorary Director of Graduate School of Smart Cities Development (GSSCD) GTU and and Dr T Harinarayana, Advisor gave presentation about the centre& said that the Centre will provide services to Heritage Properties in the field of Engineering will include Surveying of the property by clone, Seismic Hazards Assessment, Structure Design for Renovation, Application of Advance Chemical, and Technologies for Preservation & Environment Protection. Services offered to Heritage Properties in the field of Management will include Promotion of The Property for Tourism, Funding Options for renovation & Advance Management of the Property.Potential Consultancy Projects of the Lab will include Geo tourism in Kutch District, Earth quake proof foundations of Sarkhej Roza and Sidi Sayad Jali etc. It will also explore research work for the Heritage Properties of Jaipur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Udaipur, Ujjain etc

Prof. (Dr). Navin Sheth, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor GTU said in his greetings message that Graduate School of Smart Cities Development(GSSCD) of GTU is working to create a resource center for the nation for the requirement of the cities and citizens and helps in the smart cities development. The Graduate School seeks to involve industries and the society to ensure that its studies and research have a relevance to the needs of the society and the industries. The Graduate School also promotes institutes for research partnership to carry out the research for the components at grass root level of smart city development. Currently there are more than 30 colleges/institutes in Gujarat as Research Partners of the Graduate School including L.D. College Of Engineering, Ahmedabad, SAL Engineering College, Silver Oak Engineering College, Som-Lalit Institute of Management, Institute of Seismological Research (ISR)-Gandhinagar.

Prof.(Dr.) S.D. Panchal, I/c Registrar, GTU gave welcome speech & put emphasis on using latest techniques of engineering in the research of Heritage structures. Seismic Assessment of Heritage Monuments Presentation was done by DR. Ravi Kumar, Director General. Dr. Sumer Chopra Director, Institute of seismological research Gandhinagar touched upon the seismic aspect of heritage properties.
Dr. P.K.Ghosh-IAS (retired) Chairman-Ahmedabad Heritage project gave idea about the Ahmedabad project. Recently Ahmedabad City has been declared as World Heritage City by UNESCO. It is the first and only city in India to get this unique status, though individual monuments having this status are plenty. The city is having well planned Heritage conservation scheme.

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30 Apr 2018

Karnataka second PUC results witness 59.56% pass

Karnataka second PU results 2017-18 witnessed a passing 59.56 percent result, an increase of 7.1 percent compared to 2017. The results were announced on Monday,April 30. Out of the 6, 85,713 students who had appeared for the exam, 4, 08,421 students passed.
Dakshnia Kannada district has topped list with 91.49 percent, followed by Udupi with 90.67 %. Chikkodi district of North Karnataka has secured 52.20 percent and is at the bottom of the list.

Karnataka’s Girls have once again outdone boys with 67.11 % pass percetange, where as boys have scored 52.30 %. 

Rural students have scored more than the urban. Karnataka’s rural PU students scored 59.95 % and urban students secured 59.45 %.
The exams were held from March 1 to March 17 for 39 subjects totally.

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