Alifiya Khan


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

The 17-year-old was left paralysed from neck down after a road accident five years ago.

CBSE Class 12 results: City 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.

After low ‘perception’ score in NIRF list: To address student issues, SPPU aims at better paper assessment
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The varsity had recently scored lowest in the ‘perception’ category in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) list.

Pune solar power challenge: At SPPU, from self-funded units to varsity incentives
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

In fact, just three months ago, the SPPU administration had decided to incentivise colleges for installing solar panels

Attack on MLA’s daughter in Pune: Just 24 hours before attack, he gave college a written promise he won’t harass her, say authorities
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Management institute head said 23-year-old will be rusticated since he has been arrested

Competency tests: Schools call exam dates ‘impractical’
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Calling the decision “impractical”, officials pointed out that schools of different boards have different academic calendars.

Living without water, facing eviction: Students of govt hostel spend Gudi Padwa in protest
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Sitting in protest outside the office of Laxmikant Mahajan, Regional Deputy Commissioner of the Social Welfare Department, the students said the threat of eviction wasn’t their only complaint.

Pune: ‘Kidnapping’ messages on WhatsApp worry parents; police say they are fake
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

The forwarded messages claimed kidnappings took place at St Anne’s School in Camp as well.

Pune: Schools blame parents for opting for autos and private vans
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Schools which don’t have their own transport system, and have entered into agreements with private van drivers, say that the bigger challenge is monitoring autorickshaws which students travel in.

Right to Education: Parents say schools demanding irrelevant documents, cancelling admissions
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Education dept issues clarification on RTE norms

Pune: Candidates allege errors in SET exam answer key; threaten hunger strike
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

The test is mandatory for all candidates who are looking for full-time assistant professor jobs.

For over two months: No woman guards at SPPU girls’ hostel complex
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Residents of the hostel said that earlier, the job of the woman security guard was not just guarding the building, but also patrolling each floor to see if students needed something.

Pune: Student-centric schemes focus of Rs 678 crore varsity budget
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

A Rs 678-crore budget was approved unanimously by the Senate at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) on Saturday.

Pune govt sets Aug 31 deadline to put together statutory bodies at varsities
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The formation of the statutes, to lay down rules and regulations for the implementation of the Act, has generated the maximum debate.

To identify talent, train from school level, Maharashtra plans search for ‘future Olympians’
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Sports Department of Maharashtra has decided to take some steps to address complaints such as lack of support from the government.

Maharashtra govt sets Aug 31 deadline to put together statutory bodies at varsities
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The formation of the statutes, to lay down rules and regulations for the implementation of the Act, has generated the maximum debate. The statutes will specify rules for the appointment of governing and administrative bodies.

Pune: Top-level meeting to decide implementation of University Act today
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

SPPU Vice Chancellor Wasudeo Gade confirmed that forming the statutory bodies would be on top agenda now.

Don’t hold student elections, worried students urge Savitribai Phule Pune University officials
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

SPPU Registrar Narendra Kadu has started receiving letters from students — who are neither affiliated to an union nor to a political party’s youth wing — requesting that such elections should not be held.

Pune Higher Secondary Certificate exams: Some confusion over centres, but Day 1 goes smooth
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

At Abeda Inamdar Junior College in Camp, at least 10 such students turned up after the first bell went off barely 10 minutes before examination was scheduled to start.

Nearly 1.2 lakh more students to take HSC exam, MSBSHSE officials confirm
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Even in Pune division, where 2,29, 437 students had registered for the HSC exams last year, the number has gone up to 2,42,628 this year.