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Alifiya Khan


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.

Poor response to survey to revamp scholarship system shocks govt officials
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

For the first time, MSCE has invited feedback from parents and teachers across the state on proposed changes in the pre-secondary school and high school scholarship exams.

Fresh govt resolution redefines ‘educationally advanced’ state
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Since the state started implementing the Pragat Shaikshanik Maharashtra scheme three months ago, almost 100 per cent schools, which enrolled for it, qualified for being advanced within three-four months.

Fee hikes in schools: Maharashtra begins process of forming fee revision panels, invites nominations
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The process has to be completed by October 31 after which the names would be scrutinised and the local-level committees would be finalised by the state government.

A week before deadline this year, process to invite applications for new colleges is yet to begin
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Every year, the varsity invites proposals for continuation of existing colleges and for new proposals to start colleges. The deadline for the process is October 31.

FYJC admission chaos: Panel meets to find solutions
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

The suggestions will now be finalised and submitted to the state government which will in turn present it to the Bombay High Court, which is hearing a case on the junior college admissions process.

Vohuman Cafe to shut down; relocation within a month
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

Sarosh Irani, son of owner Hormaz Irani, confirmed that October 28 will be the last working day at the original location.

Pune university plans ambitious Rs 70-cr makeover with ‘smart’ classrooms, labs
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Vice-Chancellor Wasudeo Gade said the new changes might cost upwards of Rs 70 crore and it would take at least two years to complete the project.

SCERT hunts for tech-savvy teachers
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

While the state government is developing its own audio-visual content which will soon be uploaded on the SCERT website, the teachers are also expected to search for learning materials on other websites.

111 schools in Pune region yet to fill student data; SARAL website closes
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

A decision is expected soon on how the remaining schools could be made a part of the process and if any action has to be taken for the delay.

Pune leads Maharashtra in refusing students RTE quota admissions
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

16 schools are still holding out against admissions, education department has initiated process for de-recognition and action for contempt of court.

Surprise inspection finds school bag weight twice the govt’s limit
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

The matter came up for review during a video- conferencing meeting on Saturday with all education officers across the state.

Key meeting today to decide fate of students seeking admissions under RTE
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

The meeting will discuss the number of students allotted admissions under the RTE and those actually granted the admissions.

Mandals cut fanfare to lend a hand to the needy
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Drought relief for farmers, helping school drop-outs on top of agenda.

Rajnath Singh keeps his word to foreign student at Symbiosis
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Student had complained about delay in FRO registrations; minister orders registrations within a week.

SPPU workshop beckons ‘women of science’
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Nearly 200 participants have already registered for the workshop on September 25.

To save costs, SCERT to switch to e-question papers
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

This year, SCERT has spent Rs 7 to Rs 7.5 crore — including printing and transportation costs — to ensure printed booklets reach schools on time.

Despite training, chaos mars baseline tests in Maharashtra
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Many representatives of CBSE, ICSE and IB board schools said that they did not receive the question papers and education board officials told them that the tests were not meant for their students.

SCERT likely to draft syllabus for Class IX, X
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

SCERT Director Govind Nandede confirmed that the responsibility of drafting syllabus for Class IX and X has been given to the body and preliminary stage discussions have begun, but the government has not issued any official notification to this effect

Parents’ group plans hunger strike on Sept 29
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

The strike is being staged to protest against the inaction of the administration in meeting their demands.

RTE admissions: Errant Pune schools get Sept 24 deadline, and a warning of contempt case
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

On Aug 14, HC had backed 25% quota at dual entry points in case of a difference in intake capacity of primary and pre-primary sections of a school.

Flying squads to check fake admissions
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

On Monday, the Deputy Director of Education Ramchandra Jadhav said 10 such cases had been detected so far.

RTE Quota Admissions: 2,221 students yet to get admissions
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Officials said while two city schools have started giving admissions, 23 other schools - where a chunk of quota admissions are stuck - have joined the protest against RTE admissions.

RTE Quota Admissions on hold: When will we go to school, kids ask parents
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

It has been nearly four months since the new academic year began. Parents say that allotment letters were sent to them in April and they were promised that their children would now study at ‘posh’ schools.

No undue academic pressure on students, says ILS principal
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

A condolence meeting has been arranged on Monday where college authorities will once again elaborate on the counselling facilities for the students.

Open for all trials, specialised courts impress foreign law students
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

In Pune as part of a student exchange programme between their university and Symbiosis, the group of students visited the National Green Tribunal .