Ritu Sharma


NCERT textbooks to replace GCERT in Classes III, V and VII
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

“The state government has received approval to implement NCERT textbooks to our state board. It is not that the board will be replaced with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE),” stated a senior GSHSEB official.

Tablets to replace bags, books in govt primary schools: Gujarat CM
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Claiming to be the first in the country to offer such a scheme in government schools, the state education department will roll out “Gyankunj” scheme for Class VII and VIII students in 2,051 government schools across districts by July.

Ahmedabad non-English medium schools to teach English from classes 1 and 3
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Gauging parents’ preference for English-medium schools and witnessing a decline in enrolment in municipal schools every year, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation school board has been aiming at opening more English-medium civic schools.

Ahmedabad school returns post-dated cheques of annual fee to parents
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

As per the Gujarat Self-Financed Schools (Regulations of Fees) Act 2017, the schools can only take fee of one quarter a decision on their fee structure by the fee regulatory committees.

Gujarat: Hindi-medium school on new list of 55 chosen to test NCERT curriculum
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Among the list of English-medium schools, CL India Hindi-medium school is the first and the only Hindi-medium school to be tested for NCERT books this year.

Coaching, salary, infra — justification for high fee in Gujarat’s schools
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Despite the new fee Act, many private institutes across the state continue to charge exorbitantly; and parents, apprehending their children will be targeted by school authorities, are too not openly complaining about it.

Above and beyond the limit: How Gujarat’s schools have devised ways to justify their fee structures
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

A school raises salaries of teachers by 100 % but only on paper, another shows Rs 10 lakh jump in rent and some demand a certain amount in cash — private schools in Gujarat are finding ways to circumvent the newly enacted fee regulation Act.

Twice failed, CUG hopes to start Gujarati centre
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

The only issue is that there are no takers,” said the VC.

Gujarat education fair platform to promote tablet & other schemes
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

“We are aiming at making the youth job givers not job seekers,” said CM Rupani

Varshil Shah, 99.99 percentile in the boards, is now Muni Suvirya Ratna Vijayji
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Belonging to a devout Jain family of the Shwetambar sect, Varshil's father Jigar Shah is an inspector in the Income Tax department, posted in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Dropped out years ago, these women clear Class X exams
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

These women were helped by Pratham Open School Education (POSE)-Second Chance, run by a non-government organisation in Gujarat and eight other states.

Right to Education Act: Govt to probe EWS quota admissions
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

THE state government has initiated an inquiry into admissions under the Right to Education Act’s 25 per cent reservation in self-financed schools for economically weaker section (EWS) and disadvantaged groups. “All district and taluka primary education officers have been directed today to verify all admissions done this year under the RTE Act’s 25 per cent […]

Students break mother tongue jinx, 85.06% pass
Tue, May 30, 2017

In 2016, 2.29 lakh students had failed the exam in the mother tongue. This year, the number dropped to 1.03 lakh, breaking a six-year jinx.

Kamdhenu University: Union minister raises concerns over pending accreditation
Mon, May 29, 2017

Radha Mohan Singh said accreditation of 60 agriculture universities across the country had been completed but that of Kamdhenu University was pending.

Gujarat: 24,000 engineering seats may remain vacant this year
Sat, May 27, 2017

As per the results and analysis, conducted by the education department, nearly 48,000 students have cleared GUJCET this year.

Gujarat RTE Act: Education Department failed to correct errors
Thu, May 25, 2017

Despite repeated complaints from across the state during online form submission, there wasn't any measure taken by education department.

Pakistan team skips SAARC event amid tension
Thu, May 25, 2017

Sharma added that invitations to SAARC countries, including Pakistan, were sent through external affairs ministry’s SAARC unit.

Five weddings bring joy for riot-hit families of Patan village
Mon, May 22, 2017

A Class VII dropout the groom from Mehsana has completed his secondary class and works as a daily wage labourer.

On the waiting list
Mon, May 22, 2017

The education department in Gujarat is facing deluge of complaints despite admission process becoming online this year.

NEET: Parents of English-medium students plan to meet Javadekar
Wed, May 17, 2017

“Parents of Gujarati-medium students have resorted to a false propaganda, claiming that Gujarati-medium question paper was difficult, while the paper in English was easy."

Gujarat: Last batch of GSHSEB semester system shows improvement by 2.86 per cent
Sun, May 14, 2017

With scrapping of semester system, last Class XII Science results declared with 81.89 pass per cent

Need change in Act to transfer colleges to Kamdhenu University: Gujarat minister
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The KU was set up by a special Kamdhenu University Act in 2009 for development of veterinary and animal sciences.

Patan clash: Exams set to begin, children yet to return to village
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Around 30 students in the area are appearing for Class IX examinations and 60-70 for Class XI. Schools have been asked to wind up the academic session by April 20.

Gujarat: Education department likely to increase seats under RTE Act
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

As per the annual budget, the education department had reserved 60,000 seats across 8,613 private schools in the state.

Tublo Sir is in the Class
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

In the remote salt marshes of the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, wi-fi powered laptops are bringing children back to school.

GSEB Class X examination: 17 students booked for using unfair means this year
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Nine were caught using dummy candidates while eight copying from mobile phones inside.

Patan collector terms Vadavali violence as ‘Hindu-Muslim riot’
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The NGOs rubbished an estimate of loss of property worth Rs 10 crore in the violence as stated by revenue officials after a survey on March 26.

Tests fail to fill resource centres
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

The department, however, is hoping to fill these vacant posts by outsourcing and appointing people on contractual basis.

Hardlook: Regularisation of Residential Encroachments; Putting house in order
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Around 70,000 families will be benefited with Gujarat government’s decision to regularise residential encroachments on government land.

Gujarat communal clash: Mob came thrice, bigger each time, says survivor
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Counter complaints have been filed by the residents of Vadavali and Sunsar villages with police.

Gujarat: Sangh affiliate demands state board for Sanskrit
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The letter, prepared by Sanskrit Bharati’s core team of 70 members representing each district, mentions other demands from school education to higher education

Ahmedabad: 13 HIV-positive kids apply in private schools under RTE
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

According to RTE, private schools need to reserve 25 per cent seats for the children belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and disadvantaged groups.

Government land squatters stumbling blocks for 100% ODF status
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Authorities claimed that in the 2012 baseline survey nearly 32-33 lakh toilets were to be constructed. Since October 2014, target of 26 lakh have already been achieved.

Surat: SMC school board launches its own evaluation project
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The project, launched on January 20 this year, aims at overcoming the shortcomings of the state-level annual evaluation exercise Gunotsav.

Citizen (riot refugee) Nagar: After 15 yrs, no govt school, no hospital, no piped water
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Residents of Citizen Nagar say that while they have learnt to live with the stench from the landfill, they are worried about how frequently they fall ill.

Suspension of associate professor: Gujarat Central University denies nod for protest, inviting activists
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Varsity cites threats of polarisation, communalisation; students may move HC