Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

Demand rises for ITIs, dips for engineering courses in Mumbai
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Sources in the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, which has kicked off the admission process for this year, said that some of the courses offered by the ITIs are sought after because of their employability.

Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawade: Schools with poor success rate to get special assistance
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Tawde told The Sunday Express: “We are trying to understand where the gaps are. Sometimes, there aren’t enough teachers, sometimes there isn’t a proper infrastructure. "

Reliance Infra power sale to Adani: MERC conducts first public hearing
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Reliance Infra (RInfra) has decided to sell its integrated power operations in Mumbai — generation, transmission and distribution of power in the city and suburbs — to Adani Transmission Limited (ATL).

Maharashtra government sets up three-tier audit mechanism for Mumbai University colleges
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

In line with the direction of Governor and Chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, the state higher and technical education department has set up three committees to conduct academic audits of all 778 affiliated colleges of the university.

IIT- Bombay develops device to detect, predict heart attack
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The device is currently made at a cost of Rs 5,500 but researchers feel that when the device is produced at a commercial scale, the cost could come down to Rs1,500.

MERC appointment: Conflict-of-interest fears in serving IAS officer’s choice
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

While traditionally retired IAS officers have held the positions at the MERC, 1985-batch IAS officer Mukesh Khullar decided to continue to be on the state government’s payroll till his retirement in February 2019.

Maharashtra government: Candidates can take admission without caste certificate
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

But applicants need to give undertaking that validity certificate will be submitted within three months.

Maharashtra: Mandatory caste validation certificate puts students in fix
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

This is the first time applicants have been asked to furnish caste validity certificates at the time of application. Earlier, applicants provided an affidavit stating that they would furnish their caste validity certificates to the institute within six months of admission.

BEST to buy power from state distribution company
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

While the discom is set to provide power between 7 am and 12 am, the undertaking is also set to buy 250 MW from Tata Power for supply between 9 am and 7pm. The undertaking records a base load of 300 MW throughout the day.

MSBSHSE SSC Exam 2018: Beating all odds, Thane homemaker scores 61%; cook’s son gets 95%
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

RETURNING TO studies after a gap of 20 years was no mean task for 36-year-old Sushma Ombale, a homemaker and mother of two. And yet, she scored 61 per cent in her Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam, more than her 15-year-old son.

SSC exam: Mumbai division records pass percentage of 90.41
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

After two years of poor performance, students in the Mumbai division of the Maharashtra state board appear to have done marginally better in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam this year.

Maharashtra SSC Result 2018 declared, 4 from Mumbai score 100%
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

While 125 students across Maharashtra scored a perfect 100 percent, in Mumbai division only four had scored 100 percent marks. 33 schools have got zero pass percentage.

TISS students start crowdfunding campaign to pay their three OBC counterparts’ fees
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

A CROWDFUNDING campaign was launched on Wednesday by protesting students at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, to aid OBC students, who are unable to pay the fees for the upcoming semester.

ST body visits TISS over scholarship row
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

The commission is hearing a complaint filed by protesting students over the institute’s decision to withdraw financial aid to the incoming batch of students, who are eligible for the scholarship.

Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy: 13 students take up internship in govt departments
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

One of the deliverables of the school, that came into being in September last year, was policy-level intervention and giving back to the society, said Neeraj Hatekar, a professor from the school.

Bureaucrat, retired judge appointed MERC members
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

While Bohari was earlier the principal judge at the Nagpur family court, Khullar was the Additional Chief Secretary, Personnel, in the state government. They will be sworn in on Wednesday. Khullar will continue to be on the state government’s payroll till his retirement in February 2019.

‘We have 4,000 engineering colleges and only 20 art schools’: Rajiv Mishra
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

In 2016, 3 premier art institutions in Mumbai — Sir JJ Schools of Architecture, Applied & Fine Arts — were permitted to apply for autonomy. Rajiv Mishra, director of Directorate of Art and principal of the school of architecture, tells the Indian Express about the state of affairs

CSMT air-conditioning: JJ School appointed consultant
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

The school has earlier helped the University of Mumbai air-condition its Cowasji Jehangir Convocation Hall at the Fort campus.

2.73 lakh students opt for Arts, 2.67 lakh for Commerce in graduation: survey
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

In Mumbai, as many as 1.44 lakh students were admitted to commerce and allied courses, as per data from the University of Mumbai.

Mahadiscom: Short-term power cuts in suburbs may continue for few days more
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

A fire on Thursday night in an interconnecting transformer of the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL) gutted the cables of two of the three units transmitting power to the city.