MU results delay: Pressure builds on V-C Sanjay Deshmukh to tender resignation

Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh continued to face the heat Tuesday as demands for his resignation got louder after the University of Mumbai missed the July 31 deadline set by Governor and Chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao for declaration of all final year results. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) joined the chorus of the Yuva Sena and the students’ wing of Nationalist Congress PartyTuesday, protesting against the delay in declaring results and seeking the V-C’s resignation.

Mumbai university, MU results, MU results delay, Vice-Chancellor, Sanjay DeshmukhEducation Minister Vinod Tawde has assured the ABVP that their demand would be conveyed to Rao. The delay in declaration of results caused much uproar in the ongoing monsoon session of the state legislature Tuesday, with Opposition parties too gunning for Deshmukh’s resignation. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in the Legislative Assembly: “The delay in results is a serious matter. The online paper evaluation should have been done in phases. It would have avoided the delay. Out of 17.5 lakh papers, 14 lakh papers have been checked.” He said Governor Rao had taken a serious note and set strict deadlines to ensure students appearing for competitive exams or seeking admissions were not affected.

If the V-C failed to resign voluntarily, the state government should ask for his resignation, demanded the ABVP members protesting outside the Legislative Assembly. The ABVP also demanded that an IAS officer be posted as the director of examinations at the university to streamline the process of assessment and declaration of results. Yuva Sena, the student wing of Shiv Sena, protested outside the Kalina campus.

Mumbai University results to release by August 5: Chief Minister

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on August 1 that theresults of the Mumbai University (MU) will be out by August 5. The MU results were initially sloted to release on July 31, a deadline announced by the Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao earlier.

Due to delay in declaring the results has stopped many students to apply in foreign universities. In the Assembly, the Shiv Senasought the removal of the MU Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh. “The work for assessing around 17 lakh papers is undertaken in one go, which could have been implemented in phases. It (phase-wise assessment) could have helped in avoiding the current mess,” the chief minister said. The Minister said while 14 lakh papers have been assessedbut the results cannot be announced unless all the papers are evaluated. “The university has also completed (the assessment of) results of 171 exams, but all the results will be declared by August 5,” Fadnavis said.

The Minister said while 14 lakh papers have been assessed but the results cannot be announced unless all the papers are evaluated. “The university has also completed (the assessment of) results of 171 exams, but all the results will be declared by August 5,” Fadnavis said.

mu,, mumbai universityThe varsity will issue the certificates by August 15 for those students who are keen on going abroad, he said. Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar blamed the  government for the entire mess over the results. “The minister has failed completely. The results of 306 exams are still awaited because of the delay in the online assessment,” Pawar added.

Shiv Sena MLC Anil Parab moved a breach of privilege motion against Education Minister Vinod Tawde in the Legislative Council over the delay in declaration of results.

“The education minister had assured the House that results will be declared on time, which did not happen. I am thus moving a Privilege Motion against him,” the Sena leader said.

Congress MLC Sanjay Dutt said if the online assessmenthad to be done, it should have been carried out in phases anda pilot project should have been launched involving a fewthousand students.

Parliament passes bill to allow 11 lakh RTE teachers time till 2019 to acquire required qualification

Eleven lakh teachers appointed till March 2015 under the Right to Education (RTE) Act will now get time till 2019 to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for firming up their appointments as Parliament today passed a bill in this regard. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed by the Rajya Sabha by voice vote. The Lok Sabha had passed it on July 22.

According to the existing Act which came into effect from April 1, 2010, these teachers were to acquire minimum qualifications within five years by March 31, 2015.

According to the amendment bill, every teacher appointed or in position as on March 2015 is now required to acquire the minimum qualifications by 2019. The amendment will help teachers save their jobs.

When the RTE Act was implemented in 2010, new schools were set up but qualified teachers were not available and unqualified teachers, including those with graduation degrees, were recruited, according to the government.

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said when the government sought information regarding private schools, it was found that 7 lakh teachers lacked basic qualification.

“Then there are 1.5 lakh (teachers) who have completed one year of training. Besides, there are around 2.5 lakh
teachers still in government stream. So, there are around 11 lakh teachers in total who are without proper qualification,” Javadekar said.

teacher, tet, tet 2017, ctet, teacher training, hrd ministryThe government has brought this bill in order to let these teachers complete Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and other professsional degrees, he added.

The government would provide free education to these teachers through ‘Swayam platform’ beginning October 2, Javadekar said, adding registration of the teachers will take place from August 15 to September 15.

“With everyone’s support, we will train 11 lakh teachers within two years. …A foolproof system has been created to train teachers. We have taken support of all states,” he said while replying to a debate on the bill.

Under a scheme ‘Swayam Prabha’, teachers will not only be trained offline but also online and even through direct-to-home (DTH) television channels, he said.

ICAI IPCC result 2017: AIR 2 topper Ronak Rajendra Jain aspires to become an entrepreneur

The Institute of Chartered Accountancy India (ICAI) announced the results for the Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) exam on Tuesday and Ronak Rajendra Jain has secured All India Rank (AIR) 2 with 80.14 per cent. Ronak comes from a family of four who lives in a village called Nagad in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. His father is a pharmacist who owns a medical shop while his mother is a homemaker and his sister is married.

Unlike students of his age, Jain had a desire to experience life in a hostel and when he was in class 7, he convinced his parents to let him join a school in Jalgaon. He credits his hostel life for the distraction-free study environment and the drilling of a healthy routine.

Once he cleared the class 10 exams, he shifted to BYK college in Nashik. His interest in mathematics, accounts and statistics drove him to opt for commerce and from then on, he set his eyes on building a career in Chartered Accountancy (CA).

In 2016, Ronak cleared the CA CPT entrance with a score of 188, securing the top position in Nashik. He then joined coaching classes for IPC preparation in Nashik and has managed to score a whopping 561 marks.

ICAI IPCC result 2017,  icai,, icai ipcc, ipcc result, icai ipc result, ipc result, icai result 2017, education news, indian express, ICAI topperICAI IPCC result 2017: He journeyed from Nagad to Jalgaon to Nashik to pursue CA. He will now travel to Mumbai for his articleship.

How did you prepare for the exam?

I was preparing for CA since class 11. After clearing class 12, I covered the quantum of the syllabus multiple times. So I knew most of the theories, formulas and topics on my finger tips. I also attended coaching classes every day for the last nine months (including on Saturdays and Sundays). There, I took part in mock tests, practiced difficult subjects and asked for help when needed.

What did you do in the last few months?

The last months before the exam are vital. If you have not been concentrating on the preparation for IPC before, you need a minimum of three months of preparation time before the exam. During the nine months period, I prepared notes that helped me in quick revision in the last months. The key to clear any exam is self-study and practice.

UP Board makes 75 per cent attendance mandatory for students appearing in board exams 2018

Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad has made 75 per cent attendance mandatory for students appearing in class 10 and 12 examinations. All those students whose attendance is below 75 per cent will be debarred from sitting in the exams.

As per a Dainik Jagran’s report, the government has taken this decision to improve education condition in the state. The UP Board has directed all the officials to inspect these schools regularly to check whether teachers and students are attending the class or not. The official has to submit a report to the UP Board.

Moreover, to tighten the schools head who delay online registration for board exams at the last day, the UP Board plans to stop their salary payments. According to a Times of India report, Secretary of UP Board, Neena Srivastava, said the idea is to avoid any last-minute technical snag in the central server.

up board, up board results, Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha ParishadThe procedure for filling online application forms next year’s exams have started for both private and regular students on July 20. The last date to submit the duly filled form is October 10.

The decision is taken keeping in mind last year’s scenario when several principals did not utilise the one-month period and uploaded the details on UP Board’s official website on the last date. Due to this, the central server faced technical issues.

There are 20,945 schools affiliated to UP Board in the state.

Darjeeling unrest: CISCE extends registration date for classes 9 and 11

Due to the prolonged shutdown in the Darjeeling Hills, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations has decided to extend the last date of registration of students for class 9 and 11 in schools. A meeting was held by the heads of affiliated schools in Kolkata on July 31 where the CISCE has assured the schools in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong that they will be given scope to register online once the Internet services were restored in the hills even after the last date of registration on August 31.

This was stated by Nabarun De, General Secretary, Association of Heads of ICSE Schools in West Bengal. The meeting was attended by CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon.

GJM, darjeeling protest, darjeeling school closed“They will be given the docket number by the Council, which is necessary for registration, once they approached the Council,” De said. Arathoon said, when contacted, the council would ensure that the “students in the hill schools do not face any problem.”

Ever since the unrest in Darjeeling has begun, students are badly affected by it. Some schools have opted to take classes at nearby areas.  “We have asked all the students of classes 10 and 12 to report at Siliguri on August 1. We will be holding classes at Matigara, near Siliguri,” a spokesperson of Darjeeling North Point School said. It is being done to complete the syllabus for board examinations to be held early next year, he said.

UIET BE hostel allotment round 3 result 2017 released at

Panjab University has released the first year hostel allotment list for the Bachelor of Education (BE) students at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) Chandigarh. Candidates who have applied for allotment can check their result from the official website of the University.

This is the third round of hostel allotments and the students who have been seeking admission to hostels through various courses— including BE biotechnology, BE computer science and engineering, BE electronics and and communication engineering, BE electrical and electronics engineering, BE information technology, BE mechanical engineering— can now check the results.

For admission to the above courses, three rounds of the counselling process has already ended on August 1. The vacant seats will be displayed on August 8 and a SPOT counselling round will take place from August 10 till 5 pm on August 12.

panjab university, UIET,, pu hostel allotment, UIET hostel allotment, Panjab university allotment, education news, pu, indian express, pu admission 2017Steps to check UIET BE hostel allotment round 3 result 2017:

Step 1: Go to the official website for UIET (

Step 2: Click on the notification provided for the BE round 3 hostel allotment list 2017.

Step 3: Scroll down the list to check for your name and roll number.

After delayed results, MU struggles to match answersheets to students

AMID THE chaos over the delay in final year result declaration and the race against time to release the results, the University of Mumbai is now experiencing difficulty in linking answersheets to students. Even as much of the assessment work is complete, reconciliation of answersheets to students through data points such as roll numbers, seat numbers and barcodes is taking longer than usual, according to sources involved in the process.

While the assessment of over 84 per cent answersheets is over, the results of less than 10 per cent students have been declared so far. While several reasons have been cited for the delay, the sources said one was the lag in crosslinking marks to students, especially since two agencies were involved in scanning the papers this year — a measure put in place to ensure answerbooks are not tampered with.

In the new onscreen assessment system, all sheets of an answerbook are separated by cutting out the stem of the book. While one agency scans the first page and assigns a common barcode to all sheets, another agency scans the rest of the pages. Answersheets are then left with two barcodes. Supplementary papers are treated as separate answerbooks.

Mumbai University, MU, MU results delay, MU results, MU answersheets, education newsWhile reconciliation is done every year, it is taking longer and is more tedious this time as there are two agencies involved. “A large number of students have entered their seat numbers incorrectly. It is taking time to streamline that process,” said an official. “For those students whose answersheets are not reconciled in time, the results are kept reserved,” added the official, assuring that results would not be mixed up. To speed up the reconciliation process, the university has roped in former controller of examination Dinesh Bonde who is well versed in the examination system.

Amid the glitches, the focus appears to have shifted away from assessments. While teachers assessed over 1 lakh copies a day last week, it has now come down to 26,000. So far, 14.88 lakh of the 17.59 lakh answersheets have been corrected and results of 208 subjects declared. However, of the 4.77 lakh final year students, who took their exams in March and April this year, only 47,693 have received their results.

Vinayak Dalvie, officer on special duty appointed by the government, said, “With the cooperation of the university officials, principals and most importantly teachers, we were able to complete a bulk of the assessment work quickly. I appeal to teachers to continue to show the same enthusiasm in the interest of the students so the results can be declared at the earliest.”

DU admissions 2017: Eighth cut-off for reserved category students released

The Delhi University on August 2 has released the eight cut-off for admissions in various undergraduate courses. This special drive is started exclusively for admitting reserved category students. Even in the eighth cut-off list, the highest percentage remains high with 95 for BSc Physics (Hons) at the Hindu College for the OBC students. In Hansraj college too, the cut-off is 91.5 per cent for OBC students in BA Economics (Hons), 86.75 per cent for SC, 79.5 for ST candidates.

In a press release, the Delhi University said this exclusive drive is meant for students who have registered for the admissions in the varsity and have not been admitted to any college irrespective of any reserved category under previous cut-off lists.

du, du admissions, du cut off, delhi universityThe admissions for this cut-off list will take place between August 3 and August 4. “No fresh registrations will be allowed in the drive,” the statement said.

To ensure reserved category fill the seats, the Delhi University will also issue ninth cut-off list to admit students belonging to reserved categories — SC, ST, OBC, Persons With Disabilities (PWD), Children/Widows (CW) of Armed Forces, Kashmiri Migrants (KM) and students in Sports/Extra Curricular Activities (ECA).

The admissions for general category is closed. Delhi University will release the ninth cut off on August 7 and the admission will start on August 8.

Note: The applicants have to bring their registration/application form and original/copies of relevant certificates.

Gujarat High Court rejects petition seeking exemption of ayurveda, homoeopathy courses from NEET

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday cancelled a petition challenging a rule which makes the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for admission to ayurveda and homoeopathy courses from this year.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy dismissed the petition filed by some students challenging the Gujarat Professional Medical Educational Courses (Regulation of Admission) Rules, 2017.

The court said the state was justified in framing these rules making a certain minimum NEET score mandatory for BAMS (ayurveda) and BHMS (homoeopathy) courses. The petitioners submitted that until 2016, aspirants can take admisions to BAMS and BHMS courses on the basis of the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET). The eligibility to sit for the exam requires a minimum of 50 per cent marks in class 12 board exams.

NEET 2017, GUJCET, NEET, They appeared for GUJCET and not NEET as they were not interested in applying for other courses, the petition said. NEET was introduced last year as a single common test for admission in medical colleges across India. Therefore the rules changed the criteria by introducing mandatory NEET clearance, it said. The government, however, said all class 12 students had been intimated well in advance about changes in the admission criteria.
The government lawyer said that on March 8, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board had issued a press note informing GUJCET will be conducted only for engineering and pharmacy courses.

Before that, a news report on February 10, informed that admission to medical (MBBS), dental, homoeopathy, ayurveda and naturopathy courses will be granted on the basis of NEET score, the lawyer said.