Alifiya Khan


A month after reducing pass percentage, SPPU law colleges release results as per old criteria
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Students demand application of new rule from this academic year

New norms upset Maharashtra Public Service Commission aspirants
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

The notification issued last week stated, “While shortlisting candidates for the main examination from the preliminary examination, the cutoff line of marks shall be fixed in such a manner that the number of candidates available for the main examination shall be 12 times the number of posts available for recruitment.

Over 200 students of Sinhgad Institute hold rally in support of striking teachers
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

We cannot even blame the teachers because despite not being paid completely for 14 months, they still taught us. Now the management should clear their dues so our lecture schedule remains unaffected,” said the student.

Overnight festival on Republic Day Eve returns to Pune
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The festival will be held in two slots — from January 12-14 and 19-21. It will conclude with the ‘Natyasattak Rajani’ on January 25.

Amid unrest and reports of state bandh, SPPU postpones exam, most schools shut today
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

The Saplings Nursery School sent an e-mail to all parents, stating that they were watching news reports of stone-pelting and it was possible that the violence could escalate.

SPPU V-C plans handing over kitchen to students
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

V-C asks Students Welfare Board director to identify group of 20-25 students who can be assigned the duties

Unmoved, Maharashtra govt releases timetable to close down over 1,300 schools
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Issued by education department, it lists various tasks to be carried out for closure

Amid heavy police bandobast & complaints, Sunburn kicks off to a late start
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

On Day 1 of the Sunburn festival, nearly 250 police officials were deployed at various points to keep a check on the proceedings.

Finally, students to have a say in Savitribai Phule Pune University affairs, starts process to set up council
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The SPPU vice-chancellor had even admitted that the university planned to seek help from the Election Commission and police for conducting student elections.

SPPU sets the ball rolling for formation of student council
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

This came as a relief to academicians and college authorities, because though the new Act made provisions for the return of student elections, college principals and even varsity administration were wary about the possibility of violence linked to the polls.

Coaching class owners protest draft law, say it is a bid to ‘stifle business’
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Since coaching class owners get no subsidies from the government and pay all taxes, including 18 per cent GST and income taxes, the industry is protesting the government’s proposal to levy 5 per cent share in the total revenue.

Maharashtra: No need to clear elementary exams for arts quota marks till March 2019
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

According to the government resolution, students with achievements or who have passed exams in arts and culture, can now get a maximum of 15 marks instead of 25.

SPPU’s choice-based credit system to change; five-member panel to give suggestions
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

N S Umrani, pro vice-chancellor of SPPU, said that the decision was taken at a recent meeting of the academic council.

Sawai, Day 4: Young artiste from Valley steals the show, audience demands encore
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Forcing even the toughest critic in the discerning audience at Sawai to shower him with multiple ‘waahs’ and ‘kya baat hain’, Abhay Rustom Sopori produced innovative improvisations on the string instrument.

Warns of action: Senior govt officer orders Pune school to hand over report cards
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Despite repeated attempts to reach the school management through phone and email, they did not respond to queries.

Trace out-of-school children, list them and get them to school within 8 days, says Maharashtra Principal secretary
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

The officers have been asked to prepare a complete list, along with district/taluka information of all children, get them admitted to the nearest school from the spot of migration and also get an education guarantee card issued by the district from which the students have migrated from.

Admission of external students up by almost 50 per cent at SPPU
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

But Mumbai University records drop in admissions in distance learning courses.

Fearing UGC ire, Symbiosis drops ‘university’ tag, switches to new name
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

The final letter by the UGC, sent to Symbiosis and other institutes on November 29, warned that by 4 pm on November 30, the institute had to stop using ‘university’ as part of its name and communicate the same to the UGC

War and piece: Army gifts Russian tank as memorabilia to Pune varsity
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

A medium main battle tank of Russian origin, T-55 is versatile and boasts of high mobility and power. This class of tanks has been used by various armies all over the world.

To mark 60th anniversary: Jayakar library to add a few musical notes, and some new chairs
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

The Jayakar library is all set to get its own music library, to ‘help students relax’ with a melodious tune or two.

State tweaks rules: No more ‘arts quota’ seats in FYJC; getting extra marks in Class X gets tougher
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

In 2017-18, 1,847 seats were reserved under the arts quota.

Nasty, Brutal and Short: Don’t ignore the Puneri patya, the Marathi signboards all over Pune
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

They are rude and hilarious in equal measure, and never at a loss for words.

No bogus voting in SPPU elections in Ahmednagar: observer’s report
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

The panel which is giving tough competition to VVM in this election is the one led by candidates supported by Congress-NCP, who have a stronghold at the two centres where VVM has alleged malpractice.

No bogus voting in SPPU elections in Ahmednagar: observer’s report
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

In its letter, VVM called the voting percentage at Rahta and Shevgaon as “unnatural”, and demanded that the voting process be declared invalid and re-voting should take place.

Zilla Parishad school teacher connects with students from 22 nations on ‘virtual field trips’
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Disale, a teacher from Solapur’s Madha taluka, is the first one from India to register for three ‘virtual field trips’ on Microsoft’s education platform.

VVM alleges ‘bogus voting’ in SPPU Senate polls, registrar promises probe
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The elections took place in 58 registered voting centres in Pune, Ahmednagar,Nashik and Dadra-nagar Haveli districts.

Question bank for students: Most teachers ignore state’s plea for help
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Shakuntala Kale, chairperson of MSBSHSE, admitted that the response wasn’t satisfactory, but said it was only ‘in certain subjects’.

Marathi directors deny withdrawing their films from IFFI, but are contemplating protest
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The nine Marathi films include Kaasav; Ventilator, directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and produced by Priyanka Chopra; Kshitij: A Horizon by Manouj Kadaamh; Kachcha Limbu by Prasad Oak; Maza Bhirbhira by Yogesh Soman and Vivek Wagh among others.

We are not yet cashless, but trying to be: SSC board
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Shakuntala Kale, chairperson of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, admitted that the board was yet to go cashless.

No cashless facility, extra hassle in paying SSC form fees: schools
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Jagrutti Dharmadhikari, principal of Saraswati Vidyalaya and president of Independent English Schools Association (IESA), said that she had to send a peon with the cash to the branch in Wakdewadi to make the payment.

Public Universities Act came into force in March: After much hype over ‘comeback’ of student elections, they are nowhere in sight
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

"The Act may be student-centric, but if there are no student representatives on elected bodies to put forward the demands of students, then what is the point,” asked Ram Satpute, state president of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

Stage set for SPPU election: acceptance of names begins, final schedule released
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Arvind Shaligram, registrar of Savitribai Phule Pune University, said that it is likely that candidates are adopting a wait and watch policy.

No SSC, HSC forms will be rejected for lack of Aadhaar card: Maharashtra State board
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The board had said that many students drop out in Class 9, and though some appear for Class 10 exams as private students, others leave studies altogether, and Aadhar card details could help track them.

Dates of ‘aptitude, intelligence test’ for teachers announced
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

According to the notification, the forms for filling the online applications for the test would be available on, starting from November 2 to November 22.

GR on linking teachers’ salary hike to ‘Shaala Siddhi’, pass percentage draws sharp criticism
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Teachers say the move pushes the entire responsibility on teachers, while govt officials ‘shake off their responsibility’.

Maharashtra includes Std XI syllabus for MH-CET, students upset over change
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

The state government recently announced its decision to revise the exam syllabus, and in MHCET 2018, 20 per cent questions will be based on the Class XI syllabus and the remaining will be from the Class XII syllabus.