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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Ritu Sharma


Three-day Vadnagar International Conference: Relics from Vadnagar, Taranga confirm north Gujarat as a major Buddhist centre
Fri, May 20, 2022

Ruins of a Buddhist monastery have been found during excavation in 2008-09. Square on plan, it measures about 14.04 m x 14.04 m in area with an open courtyard in the middle.

UNESCO director says tentative list ‘important step’ for inscription
Thu, May 19, 2022

The Government of India has also submitted nomination for the Gujarati garba under UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list, the possibility of which getting the tag is "very real", Eric Falt said.

Explained: Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism, and Govt’s push to make it a heritage site
Wed, May 18, 2022

PM Narendra Modi said in Lumbini that his birthplace Vadnagar was a great centre for Buddhist learning centuries ago. A look at Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism, and the government's push to highlight the city as a landmark heritage destination.

Maximum temperatures to fall marginally in Gujarat from tomorrow, says IMD
Thu, May 12, 2022

Heatwave conditions are still likely to prevail at isolated pockets in the districts of north Gujarat region, namely Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Patan and Mehsana; and in the districts of Saurashtra, namely Surendranagar, Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Botad and Kutch.

Royal Gold Medal awarded to architect Balkrishna Doshi
Wed, May 11, 2022

Doshi, 94, is the only one from India and to have been awarded both the Royal Gold Medal and the Pritzker Architecture Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture.

AMC polls: BJP candidate declared winner again after recounting of votes
Sun, May 08, 2022

The Supreme Court, on April 26, had directed to recount the votes "to quell all doubts in the election process", following a petition moved by Congress Jagdish Mohnani who came second in the civic body poll results.

Gujarat: First batch of Class 10 students with grace marks enroll for polytechnic diploma courses
Sat, May 07, 2022

Notably, of the 1,107 students, only six got into government polytechnic institutes, while the rest opted for private institutes.

Gujarat begins process to regulate fee for non-tech courses in pvt institutes
Thu, May 05, 2022

The education department will regulate fee for non-technical programmes such as arts, commerce and others on the lines of Fee Regulatory Committee (FRC) for technical undergraduate and postgraduate programmes such as medical, engineering, pharmacy and others across institutes.

Non-delivery of NAMO tablets in Gujarat: ‘Give our money back’, students ask CMO
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

Many of these students will now complete their three and four year diploma and degree courses without receiving the tablets for which they have paid at the beginning of academic sessions in 2018-’19 and 2019-’20.

Kerala wants to study Gujarat dashboard, invites criticism
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

The move comes two weeks after the CPM decided at its party congress in Kannur to take the “Kerala model of development and governance” across the country.

Two panels for stricter monitoring of private universities in Gujarat
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

The Gujarat Assembly had last month passed a Bill amending the Act to announce 11 more universities, taking the total number of private universities in the state from 43 to 54.

‘Test papers stolen’: Class 7 annual exam of two subjects postponed
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

The remaining exams from April 25 till 28 will be conducted as scheduled but with new question papers, the circular issued by the education department Friday stated.

PM Modi urges use of technology to nourish children
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Pointing out how the Vidya Samiksha Kendra has missed out on physical activity parameters, Modi stressed on the importance of physical education, which has been made a part of education in the National Education Policy 2020.

Explained: Gujarat govt’s control centre to monitor educational projects
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Command and Control Centre, or Vidya Samiksha Kendra, set up by the Gujarat Education Department in Gandhinagar on Monday. A look at what it is, and how it began.

Regional Passport Office receives 56,924 applications in March, numbers surpass pre-Covid times
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Reasons cited by officials for this rush for passports include international travelling for both leisure and work.

Gujarat: CEPT alumna’s thesis on conservation of Aliabet wins international award
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

The 30-year-old postgraduate in landscape architecture from CEPT University has been practising independently in Ahmedabad since she graduated in 2019.

Govt tells public varsities to join common entrance test
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

Education Minister Jitu Vaghani said that the “pros and cons will have to be evaluated”.

Modi to visit education dept’s CCC on April 18
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

The visit comes amid the ongoing war of words between the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on the condition of schools in Gujarat.

Gujarat govt appoints two committees for stricter monitoring of private varsities
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

The government has decided to appoint these committees after almost 13 years of the enactment of the private universities Act, even as the act itself has provisions for such control.

Dado is ball, vruksh is tree: Tribal schools gear up to switch from Gujarati to English
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

The 35 Ekalavya schools in Gujarat, which were until a couple of years ago locally administered by the Gujarat State Tribal Education Society and affiliated to the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, will now be part of CBSE.

Explained: Gujarat’s Bill for adding 11 new private universities
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

The Gujarat Assembly has unanimously passed The Gujarat Private Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2022, paving way for eleven private universities in the state. What is the Act, and which are the universities? What has the Opposition said?

Skill varsity’s drone school to give training for rural, farming children
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

Looking at the scarcity of available trainers in drone technology, the university has come up with the concept of “trainer entrepreneurs”.

Gujarat Assembly: Cattle Bill passed, Congress says BJP using cows for votes
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

The proposed law that will licence, regulate and prohibit cattle movements, will be applicable to eight municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Jamnagar and Gandhinagar, and 162 municipality jurisdictions.

Gujarat passes Bill to pave way for 11 new private universities
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

The Bill was unanimously passed amid objections expressed by the opposition to increasing privatisation in the education sector without any government control over institutes in matters like fee and admissions.

English a must at Skill University with lessons in ethics, etiquette
Mon, Mar 28, 2022

The state government had recently announced to introduce English as a mandatory subject from Class 1 in all government primary schools starting June 2022. At present, the subject is taught in government schools in Class 3.