Ritika Chopra

Articles By Ritika Chopra

Baba Ramdev’s Trust in the race for running first Vedic school board

The Haridwar-based Trust is among the private players that have responded to the ‘Expression of Interest’ (EoI), released by Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan (MSRVP) on February 11, inviting applications for setting up the Bharatiya Shiksha Board (BSB).

Answer scripts lost, CBSE repeats 2 tests for teacher jobs

The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), first conducted on December 9 last year, had to be redone on December 22 at a centre in Varanasi, as the CBSE lost answer scripts of some candidates.

MHA backs J&K admin on not holding state poll with Lok Sabha poll

The state administration had first indicated its security concerns on holding J&K polls jointly with Lok Sabha last month. Parliamentary elections are due in April-May.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee poem in new NCERT textbook

The revised textbook will hit the shelves in March before the new session. It’s not clear whether any existing content has been removed to accommodate the new poem.

EC for more autonomy: Financial freedom, term protection for all

Currently, the Commission’s autonomy is not absolute since it is still dependent, although indirectly, on the government for funds and the fate of two of the three commissioners also rests with the Centre.

Government rushes to set up vedic board ahead of polls

The ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI), inviting applications from private players keen on setting up the Bharatiya Shika Board (BSB), provides only a week’s time for accepting such requests.

Private players get govt nod to set up Vedic board

According to council sources, the proposal received by the members last week states that MSRVP will select a sponsoring body with a net worth of Rs 300 crore to set up the board.

HRD ministry committee: Empower IITs to pick their directors, says panel

The committee, which was specifically asked to suggest changes in the composition of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the IITs, held two meetings, on November 5 and December 9 last year.

To implement EWS quota, central institutions seek Rs 5,600 crore

The 10 per cent EWS quota was approved by the Union Cabinet on January 7 and its implementation across all central institutions was notified by the HRD Ministry on January 17.

Election Commission seeks views on plan to release manifesto 72 hrs before 1st phase

The EC is learnt to have accepted the committee’s recommendation and decided to seek views of all national and regional parties before amending the MCC.

Budget 2019, Education Sector: Rs 4,600 crore earmarked to implement EWS quota, equity support for HEFA

The 10 per cent quota for Economical Weaker Sections (EWS) in general category was approved by the Union Cabinet on January 7 and its implementation across all central institutions was officially notified by HRD Ministry on January 17.

Navodaya suicides: Govt clears Rs 56 crore to hire two counsellors for every school

“We will issue an Expression of Interest soon and our effort is to have counsellors in place by the time the new academic session begins in April. The initiative will be reviewed after a year,” said a senior official involved in the exercise.

Simply Put: The ‘unit’ in teachers’ quota

SC has upheld an HC order directing the UGC to change the way it implements SC/ST/OBC reservations in university teaching jobs. What is the key question in this matter, and what impact will the change have?

Supreme court upholds faculty quota order: SC, ST, OBC teacher count to go down

The HRD Ministry, meanwhile, drafted a Bill to overturn the UGC order and sent it to the Cabinet for approval — there has been no development so far on that front

HRD sends Bill on quota in pvt institutions to Law Ministry

According to sources, the Unaided Private Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2019, will implement what was envisaged by the 93rd amendment and 103rd amendment to the Constitution in 2006 and this year, respectively.

No new engineering colleges from 2020, review every two years

As for approving additional seats in existing institutions, the AICTE will only grant approvals based on the capacity utilisation of the institute concerned.

HRD asks central institutions to bring EWS quota from next session

As in case of SC, ST and OBC reservation, the quota for Economically Weaker Sections of the general category will not be applicable to eight institutions of excellence.

10% quota for EWS: Central institutions will have to bear the cost

This is in sharp contrast to the UPA government’s introduction of 27 per cent reservation for OBC students in 2006. At that time, the CEIs were assured of financial aid for building additional infrastructure.

From July, quota in higher education across all private institutions: Govt

Institutions run by the Centre will have to increase their student strength by almost 25 per cent in order to accommodate the EWS reservation without affecting the current number of SC, ST, OBC and general category seats.

To blend Vedic and modern studies, HRD body clears Bharatiya Shiksha Board

The Bhartiya Shiksha Board, sources said, will be established with the objective of standardising Vedic education. Like any school board, it will draft syllabus, conduct examinations and issue certificates.