Dipti Singh


Mumbai: Marathi language fortnight from January 1
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

A fortnight highlighting and promoting Marathi language will be celebrated in all government, semi-government departments and offices, educational institutions and banks whether government or private.

No Special Educators for Children with Special Needs: Teachers plan nationwide protest tomorrow
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The Special Educators’ Forum of India (SEFI) has already submitted its charter of demands to the education departments of every state.

State govt slams Mumbai University for not using Rs 5 crore Central fund
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Fund was released under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan to improve higher education infrastructure

Advisory panel formed to guide govt on MNLU admissions
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The state was well within its powers to conduct a common entrance test for admissions to all law colleges, whether private, aided or unaided

Demonetisation: Funds hard to come by, Mumbai college fests may lose some sheen
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Many colleges in the city hold their annual fests between November and February, and the student organisers depend heavily on sponsorships.

Free medical insurance for Maharashtra’s lawmakers now
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

According to the proposal, an insurance broker to provide consultancy support for cashless medical insurance scheme for sitting and former MLAs and MLCs with their families will be appointed.

Karnataka-Maharashtra border row: Activists to launch mobile library, computer room for Marathi-speaking border villages
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The project will be inaugurated on November 28 by Shiv Sena chief Udddhav Thackeray in the presence of Industries Minister Subhash Desai.

25,000 ST students to be enrolled in English-medium schools in state every year
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

There is huge potential among tribal children and our state has been promoting their talents in fields of art, culture, sports and education.

Maharashtra schools with less than 20 students defy closure order
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Citing that these schools were an unnecessary burden on the state government, the direction for closure of these schools was ordered in 2014.

Maharashtra lags in imparting skill training to youths
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship department is not depending on the government funds in Maharashtra, said Principal Secretary Deepak Kapoor

Mumbai University fake degrees: Varsity told to upload list of cases
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

The MU data, revealed through an RTI reply, shows it had detected total 1,187 fake degrees between academic years 2012-13 and 2015-16.

Over 1 lakh children below 6 severely underweight in Maharashtra: ICDS report
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

September report reveals a rise of 5,635 cases within a month

Mumbai: JJ School of Arts gets academic autonomy
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

All three JJ institutes can now design their own curriculum

Form strategy to improve govt school education, HRD Ministry tells Maharashtra
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

With Marathi-medium schools failing to attract kids, the schools are facing the inevitable conclusion — shutdown.

After parents complain, 207 city schools stop serving midday meals
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

A CAG report said around 97 per cent of midday meal samples in Mumbai schools over the past five years had failed to meet quality standards.

Maharashtra: Teachers to take selfies to track, curb dropout rates
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The resolution will come into effect from January 2017.

Even in non-tribal areas, ICDS plans to set up Village Child Development Centres
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

VCDC proposal likely to be tabled during Cabinet meeting on November 8

Fadnavis surrenders to Thackeray Raj: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil set for Diwali release, Guild says no hiring Pakistan actors
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The MNS had earlier threatened to stall the movie’s Diwali release as it features Pakistani artists.

Prominent Maratha face Samarjeetsinh Ghatge joins BJP
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis further sweetened the deal by nominating Ghatge, son of an influential sugar baron VikramSinh Ghatge of Kolhapur, as the chairman of a government-run statutory corporation in Pune.

Maharashtra Education department to propose modification to no-detention policy in schools
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

The no-detention policy under the Right to Education (RTE) Act prescribes that no student is detained in the same class from Class I to VIII.

Mumbai: Behind this swachh, smart village, locals & the will to change
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Two artists, 120 locals, and a zeal to clean and beautify has brought about this transformation in Bhoiwada Village in Parel.

Now, students to lose marks for using SMS language in exams
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Students and parents are now being told that using such language in their exams would mean lower marks.

‘JNU ka sach’ series begins, AISF disrupts event amid security
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Outside Mumbai University’s Vidyanagri campus at Kalina, the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad held the first edition of its ‘JNU ka sach’ (Truth of JNU) awareness programme, which was briefly disrupted by members of the All India Students Federation (AISF).

Budget 2016-17: Mumbai University plans to set up a new campus in UAE
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Awaiting govt’s go-ahead, says Vice C hancellor Dr Sanjay Deshmukh.

AICTE to take legal advice for approving courses
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

According AICTE officials, the move is to ensure that colleges do not resort to shortcuts or submit fake information, as the approval process has gone online and there is no physical verification of details provided.

Vinod Tawde assures of financial help for unaided schools
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Tawde assured the managements and teachers of the unaided schools that they would receive financial aid from the state government soon.

Melting pot: ‘Discrimination’ is there, but Africans say they find Mumbai better than other Indian cities
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

However, after living in Mumbai for two years, today he has earned quite a few Indian friends and the confidence to travel across the city without any fear.

Maharashtra: Board rules out re-exam for ‘leaked’ book keeping & accountancy paper
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

Officials from the state board said that as the screen shot of the paper didn’t reach many students, it cannot be treated as a paper leak and hence there is no need for a re-exam, which would inconvenience lakhs of students.

Non-NET Fellowship Programme: 2 yrs on, TISS not reimbursed for stipends paid to researchers
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

The students now fear this will lead to many candidates not applying for non-NET fellowships at central institutes and universities like TISS, or universities not giving admissions for the fear of paying from their pockets.

Mumbai hyperlocal: Specially abled share ideas, and even lives, here
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

“We found that at these meetings, challenged candidates are called last, and are asked to wait till the others are done interacting,” Bubna, visually-impaired herself, said.

Mumbai: Students’ politics brews up again
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

According to experts and faculty at various institutes, the series of protests was the most political of activities in recent years.

English schools will not be sanctioned if it affects existing Marathi ones: Vinod Tawde
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

He said Marathi-medium schools were losing their hold and making way for English-medium schools in most parts of Maharashtra.

Teachers in state-run schools now demand paternity leave
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Teachers have decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike from March 14 to press for their demands

Marathi till Class VII: Schools find move ‘politically motivated’, offer resistance
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Criticising Education Minister Vinod Tawde, Arundhati Chavan, president of PTA united Forum said these changes do not seem genuine and the need of the hour.

MNS finds new cause, asks schools to display names in Marathi
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

R N Podar group of schools made to put up temporary nameplates.

Hyper local: Residents of Bandra Kurla Complex and Kalanagar join hands to put an end to the run of bikers
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

The races, which earlier took place at the Bandra reclamation stretch, shifted to BKC, which has a long straight road with six lanes and is free of potholes.