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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.

From only a few options to an eatery at every corner
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

The food industry in Pune isn’t just restricted to brick-and-mortar restaurants. From food trucks in street corners serving everything from waffles to French fries, and a number of home chefs delivering food as well as hosting meals.

Pune University, colleges tweak syllabi for GST; spurt in crash courses’ demand
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Even as the clarity on the provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is limited so far, academicians say that GST is a major tax reform that eliminates indirect taxes from the system and hence it has to be introduced to accounting and taxation components for commerce students.

Against ‘repeated fee hikes’: Vibgyor School forced to announce day off as activists lock up schools
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Jumana Gari, principal, Vibgyor High, NIBM Road, said, “This morning, a group of men landed outside our school gate and forcibly put up a banner, stating ‘3 July Shala bandh’. Despite our security guards trying to stop them, they locked up the gate from the outside.

GST: New tax regime may hike tuition fees, cost of living for students in Pune
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

From increase in monthly expenditure on tuition charges to long-term prospect of escalation in fees, GST is set to impact the education sector significantly

Pune: A week after CET result, law students wait for merit list
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The delay in getting a consolidated merit list has made many students anxious.

SPPU’s international ranking drops; varsity officials blame ‘wrong data’
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

While for the Times Higher Education World Rankings, SPPU officials send data on their own for assessment, data for the QS World University Rankings is picked up from sources unknown to the varsity, said officials.

National archery champions from Pune hit bull’s eye
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

National Archery Champions have passed Class X exams with flying colours.

41 schools derecognised, parents warned against enrolling wards
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

According to a statement issued by the education officer (primary), ZP, block education officers of 13 rural talukas have submitted their reports on schools operating in their jurisdiction without requisite permissions.

Bishop’s School asks principal to step down, seals his office
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

When Freese didn't come to the school to hand over charge to his successor, acting principal Joel Edwin, the authorities went ahead and sealed his office.

UPSC Civil Services results: Pune girl tops UPSC in Maharashtra, 11th in country
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

It was only after graduating in 2014 that she started preparing for the UPSC Civil Services exam. While she took guidance from two coaching institutes and enrolled for test papers in one, for the last two years, it has been mostly self-study for Gaikwad.

Maharashtra HSC results: Children of wastepickers score big; aspire to become IAS officer, fashion designer
Wed, May 31, 2017

Sable, who scored 68.9 per cent in her HSC examination, is a resident of Vitthal Nagar in Pimpri. She lives with her grandmother, two siblings and a paternal uncle.

Maharashtra HSC results: Visually-challenged overcome hurdles, ace Boards
Wed, May 31, 2017

Born visually challenged, Gaikwad lost her father at the age of one. She said she started going to school at the age of seven, as until then her family kept trying to get her eyes operated.

ICSE results 2017: Pune’s Muskan Pathan tops Class 10th exam, aspires to become a doctor
Mon, May 29, 2017

Muskan Pathan grabbed All India Ranker number one rank by scoring 99.4 per cent

CBSE class 12 results: Beating disability, 17-year-old Harmehar scores 91.4 per cent
Mon, May 29, 2017

CBSE class 12 results: The 17-year-old was left paralysed from neck down after a road accident five years ago.

CBSE Class 12 results: Pune toppers aspire to be CA, engineer, journalist
Mon, May 29, 2017

Sharing tips, Chugh insisted that consistency in study is the key, besides developing an interest in the subject at hand rather than mere rote learning.

In FYJC booklet: Wrong cut-off marks, missing information
Sat, May 27, 2017

One of the biggest errors in the information booklet is that the cut-off marks for some of the top colleges in the city.

FYJC: Errors in cut-off info on official site, Pune college principals slam haste
Tue, May 23, 2017

There seems to be serious errors in the cut-off marks posted online as the city colleges are denying the data, stating that they are erroneous.

FYJC Pune admissions: 25 per cent reservation for students who took technical subjects in Class X
Sat, May 20, 2017

The state offers bifocal stream in junior college (Class XI, XII), under its vocational education scheme, which is mainly for those pursuing professional courses at the graduation level.

Pune FYJC admissions: Proposal mooted to fill minority, quota seats online
Fri, May 19, 2017

Admission process to limit the number of colleges of choice for students

Fee regulation panel begins hearing pending cases against schools
Wed, May 17, 2017

Dismisses case against Hutchings School; next hearing today

Pune: Redesigning school uniforms for the underprivileged
Sat, May 06, 2017

What the two women do is collect uniforms from people who want to give them away along with a small fee of Rs 70 per uniform or Rs 200 for a set of three.

Pune school gets buses covered with grass, gives kids ORS to beat the heat
Fri, May 05, 2017

Pune school gets buses covered with grass, gives kids ORS to beat the heat.

Toothless law, ineffective committee: Who do we complain to, ask angry parents as fee hikes continue
Mon, May 01, 2017

The Maharashtra Fee Regulation Act, 2011: Schools can only increase their annual fees by a maximum of 15 per cent every two years.

Parents have to buy branded items from schools or vendors; ‘loot’ going on for years, say activists
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Last week, parents from 19 schools across the city had marched to the office of the deputy director of education, demanding action against the “additional charges” levied by schools.

To hear parents’ grievances against schools, state proposes to hold ‘open day’ each week
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The move comes after parents complained about schools charging hefty sums for ‘mandatory’ excursions, picnics, stationery.

Pune: CBSE to take lead in ‘stripping’ down scores, mixed reactions from parents, educationists
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

While this is expected to bring down the marks in Class XII board exams, both educationists and parents are now worried if only CBSE board will implement the decision this year or other boards would also follow suit.

Maharashtra schools raise Rs 216 crore via crowd funding
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

So what inspired these Maharashtra government schools to seek funds?

Get Down and Dirty: Matitli Kushti wins National award
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Matitli Kushti, a National Award-winning film, brings to light the sport of mud wrestling in Maharashtra.

New assessment pattern by CBSE baffles parents, schools
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Principals of several CBSE-affiliated schools have confirmed that a uniform system of assessment and examination has replaced CCE for classes 6 to 9.

Pune: Limited college options for students during FYJC admissions this year
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Another major change is that students will no longer be filling their forms individually, but school principals will also be responsible for the same.

High drama at Pune Bishop’s School: Management relents, grants extension to principal Freese
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The decision to let Freese continue came only after the school witnessed high drama throughout Wednesday.