Alifiya Khan is an Assistant Editor with The Indian Express, Pune. She writes on Higher and Technical Education, School Education, Communities and related stuff. She has worked with Hindustan Times, DNA, Midday before joining The Indian Express in 2014.
Stating that the entire budget has been aligned to the roll-out of the new National Education Policy, Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, pro-chancellor of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University said allocating Rs 50,000 crores towards NRF would give Indian universities the money to invest in doing research which was lacking so far. However, educationists in the K12 sector, opined much was left out.
This is the unique contest started by a restaurant in Wadgaon Nmaval, on the outskirts of Pune, where the owner is offering a Royal Enfield to any customer who can finish off the newly introduced 'Bullet thali'.
With five private rooms and two dormitories with a capacity of eight persons each, the resort is expected to cater mostly to trekking groups and families. The corporation will also be starting a small restaurant on site.
While there are nearly 30 residential buildings and societies on the affected stretch, residents of 16 of these came together to form the ‘Anandvan Parisar Residents Forum’, which had its first meeting on Sunday evening.
In a proposal tabled by principal Dr Sanjay Kharat, it was pointed out that there has been a considerable delay in conducting admissions, especially in professional courses offered by colleges affiliated to the university.
Considering the delay in the admission process and the challenges before junior colleges to complete syllabus in limited rounds, Maharashtra government has now announced the return of the first-come, first-served admission rounds for all remaining FYJC seats.
Senate member Santosh Dhore mooted a proposal to waive fees of students in hostels and process refunds if fees have been taken besides proposing a policy to prevent academic loss of students who are unable to take online education.
As far as first-year UG and PG students are concerned, classes would start in offline mode from January 11 for students enrolled in non-professional courses whose admission has not been conducted by the Common Entrance Test (CET) cell.
According to figures available with the local authorities, only 44 schools across the city started on Monday. Of the 529 schools in the city, 22 municipal schools and 22 private schools reopened on Monday, said Suresh Jagtap, additional commissioner of the PMC.
From not receiving COVID negative test reports of teachers to delay in permission from the local body to start school and even a 'wait-and-watch approach to see if the government changes its mind on reopening schools, the reasons were varied.
While sanitisation measures have been stepped up and physical distancing norms are being worked out, school authorities are worried about the distribution of workforce and online-offline distribution of students.
Jointly offered in association with CloudThat Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Partner, the course is the university's foray into the new-age Data science, AI, ML, Cloud computing, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity technology domain.
Finding a way to bridge the same, the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to impart job skills to their students.
DR Nitin Karmalkar, vice-chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University, the biggest state university in Maharashtra with over 800 affiliated colleges, discusses with Alifiya Khan the challenges the university faced and what lies ahead.