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Shot on borrowed mobile phone, student’s short film wins award at Bosnia-Herzegovina film fest
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

The festival had received as many as 1,600 entries, of which 89 films from 45 countries were shortlisted for competitions in three categories. Kharat’s film was shortlisted for the ‘Ecology section,’ and beat out 35 other films to win the top prize.

V-C of SPPU announces final list of Board of Studies, paving way for elections
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Arvind Shaligram, registrar, SPPU, said, “Now that this circular has been issued, we can start the process of constituting the boards as the BoS has both nominated members and elected members.."

No admissions under EWS quota until Maharashtra govt clears dues, say school managements
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

A number of schools in Maharashtra have been complaining that the reimbursement from the government, in lieu of the fees waived for the EWS children, had not been coming, as a result of which it had become difficult for them to continue operations.

Few takers for diploma for ‘untrained’ teachers, govt extends deadline
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

There are an estimated over 5.1 lakh untrained teachers in government and government-aided schools across the country. The exact numbers for Maharashtra are not known but it is believed to be in several thousands.

Zero admissions: Faced with shutdown, uncertainty looms over fate of 64 FYJC divisions in Pune
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The CAP committee has found that of the 267 junior colleges in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad that have 584 divisions, at least 64 have not received even a single admission this year.

Response to Gauri Lankesh murder farcical, says BJP
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

“The response to the murder of Gauri Lankesh is so farcical. It is play acted. At some point, the government has to hit back and say this is not the way,” said Sinha.

Maharashtra Higher education department acts on Hindu body’s objections on eco-friendly Ganesh visarjan
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

The Hindu Jan Jagruti Samiti has been claiming that Hindu tradition demanded that the immersion of idols be done in flowing water. It has argued that immersing them in tanks, because of environmental concerns, was against religious traditions

Protest on Gauri Lankesh death farcical: BJP spokesperson Tuhin Sinha
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Responding to Sinha's comments on the murder of Gauri Lankesh and the protest that followed, Chaturvedi immediately responded by saying that calling the death and protest farcical is unfortunate on part of the ruling party.

Mumbai University result delay: Tough days ahead for law colleges
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Repeated extension of admission dates due to delay by MU in declaring results; final round of admissions in November. The bigger worry that colleges have is that the number of students opting for law course admissions might be fewer.

After Mumbai building collapse: Dawoodi Bohra trust writes to PCB about Camp building
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

Portions of two buildings — 1138, 1139 — at Saifee Lane in Camp that belong to the community have been declared as unsafe by the PCB, who has served eviction notices on the tenants as well as the trust.

Headed to New Zealand, Pune student ‘held back’ at Singapore over visa issue
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

Simranjit Singh Ahluwalia, who had secured admission in a flying school in New Zealand, had booked a Qantas Airways flight from Mumbai to New Zealand, which had two layovers, at Singapore and in Sydney.

Journey interrupted: Unable to reach Mumbai airport, many stare at losses
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Jaykumar Prasad, a manager at Forbes Marshall, was scheduled to catch a 2.30 am flight to UK for which he left home at least nine hours early. Yet, even he had to return from the express highway.

Ban on sacrificing bulls: Low-income families look to other states to celebrate Bakrid
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Less preference for buffaloes, more takers for goats

After 24 years of service, Pune teacher to get National Award
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Meanwhile, 48-year-old Sagar, who has been a teacher for the last 24 years, recalled his initial days when he joined the school as an art teacher, when the school ran from 6-7 small rooms on the premises of a temple.

Schools fume, boycott competency tests; term them as ‘incompetent’
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Defiant schools to skip baseline tests, call them ‘illogical’

KIoSS-students tussle turns ugly, institute moves court for injunction against protesters
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

For the last 20 days, some students of Master of Social Work (MSW) at KIoSS have been sleeping in makeshift tents outside the boys’ hostel.

Second round of FCFS admissions today: Students with 60% marks too stand a chance
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Since students scoring 60 per cent and above are eligible for this round, any student with scores above 300 will now be able to take these seats, most of whose cut-offs are 85-90 per cent and above.

Liquor licence cancelled: Pune baner restaurant starts ‘Pay as You Please’ policy
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

On August 4, the collector had issued an order, cancelling liquor licences of two major joints — Effingut Brewerkz and Teddy Boy — at Deron Heights

Seats in top Pune colleges for first come, first served admissions
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Similarly, at most top colleges, seats are available for the FCFS round — Symbiosis (8), Sir Parshurambhau Jr College (68), S M Choksey (24), BMCC (3) and so on

First-come, first-served policy for online admissions to FYJC
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

At least 1,059 students have not got a single allotment in any college despite five rounds of admissions, including a special round which is currently ongoing.

Four years after accident, she gets justice: Less than 3 then, girl who lost leg in mishap gets Rs 32 lakh compensation
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The victim’s father, who had filed a case of negligence against the driver and the civic body, said he received a compensation of Rs 32 lakh last week, three months after the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) ruled in the former’s favour.

Pune University: PhD seats, MPhil vacancies jump high as additional guides get nod
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Deadline for applications extended from Aug 14 to Aug 21

SPPU Sanskrit course admissions: Ad ‘issued by mistake’, students protest
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

The university has said students cannot be allowed to do post-graduation in a subject in which they don’t have graduate qualifications.

Diploma in elementary education: No takers for 50,000 seats, some colleges face shutdown
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

There are close to 90 aided colleges in Maharashtra and last year, the state was considering shutting down 25 of these colleges, three of them from Pune district, as there were few takers for the seats.

Delay in MU results affects admissions in Pune: Few applications in some departments, too many in others
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

AT SP College, Principal Dilip Sheth said the institute is still receiving applications for post-graduate seats in “popular courses” such as Mathematics and Psychology.

FYJC: Shrinking vacancies, rising cut-offs make choosing seats for last round tougher
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

About 30,000 students are expected to fill forms for the 41,086 seats available for Round IV. A special round of admissions will be held after the ATKT results are declared. Experts have advised students to choose wisely.

PMC, education department spar over how to purchase stationery for civic schools
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

In a notice sent on July 31 to the administrative officer of the PMC education board, Dinkar Temkar, DyDE Pune, has stated that despite being reprimanded on repeated occasions against making it mandatory for students to buy stationery from specific vendors, such complaints are being received by the department.

SPPU comes to Mumbai University’s rescue, dedicates 50 teachers for paper assessments
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The teachers are said to be from different departments under the Science and Management faculty.

Delayed results: B Pharm students miss transfer deadline, may not get into colleges of preference
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Many principals, meanwhile, said they have been inundated with students’ queries over the last few days.

Several applications for MA Hindi seats, but many still likely to go vacant
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

he department has refused to grant admission to students who didn't take Hindi as a special subject during graduation, and this is likely to lead to a situation where many available seats could go vacant despite several students applying for them.

Pune University exam department to be reviewed by ‘confidential’ committee: VC
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

There have complaints such as no response from staffers at the exam department despite repeated queries, and multiple paper leaks in the engineering stream through social media platforms in the past in the University.

Pune University: PhD seats shrink drastically, less than half vacancies compared to last year
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The much-awaited process for admissions to MPhil and PhD seats has finally been announced by the SPPU authorities and the number of vacancies is less than half the number of seats available last year. The process will begin from Wednesday (July 26).

Round II of FYJC admissions 2017: Arts, not science, emerges as preferred choice for students
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

At Fergusson College, the cut-off for Arts seats dropped by three marks, to 476 in Round II from 479 in Round I. Yet, the cut-offs remained high compared to the Science stream seats, whose cut-off for Round II was 474, a sharp drop from the 482 mark cut-off in Round I.

What students want: Freedom to ‘shop’ for credits, skill-based courses, personality development
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

In 2004, SPPU adopted a credit-based learning system for its post-graduate courses, which is now used in every course at the varsity. A popular concept abroad that is now being embraced by Indian universities, V-C Karmalkar calls it the ‘reality of future learning systems’.

‘We have to take into account the complexity of the environment around’
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Filmmaker Govind Nihalani on his directorial debut in Marathi cinema and censorship

New highlights of school education in Pune: Going beyond rote learning, including those left behind & using technology
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

From 2,626 schools affiliated to the state board of education in 2004, to 3,405 schools in 2017, the number has seen a sharp rise.