Ritu Sharma

Articles By Ritu Sharma

Gujarat: Thakor community bans inter-caste marriages, mobile use by girls in 12 villages

If a Thakor girl falls in love with and marries a boy from another community, the family will have to pay a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh.

Last few days of Bimal Patel’s term as director of GNLU mired in controversy

Registrar of GMU Sharad Daran on July 14 issued a strongly-worded “unusual advisory” to Patel. It states that Patel as outgoing director of GNLU must “refrain from taking any decision pertaining to Gujarat Maritime University” without consulting its President/Provost.

Gujarat: Pilot project launched to revive govt technical schools defunct for decades

As a pilot project, a Skill Tech High School in Kalol, Gandhinagar, was launched on June 25 with an overhauled curriculum, now in English medium, instead of Gujarati.

Records show gaps in Gujarat govt’s claim on school enrollment

According to the Civil Registration System (CRS) records, as many as 12,14,550 births were reported from the state in 2011.

Gujarat govt school programme: Bridge course to ‘ready’ kids in Class 1

While the admission drive is under process which will continue till August 31, on an average, there are nearly 6.5 lakh students in Class I in nearly 33,000 government primary schools across the state.

Explained: Will Alpesh Thakor’s exit impact the Congress

Even though this election was clearly in favour of the BJP and an extra vote or two would make no difference to the winner, the two OBC leaders wanted to send out a feeler to the BJP and to the community.

Vahalee Deekaree Yojana: New scheme to educate girls, improve sex ratio and prevent child marriage in Gujarat

Nitin Patel, who also handles finance portfolio, is likely to ease out the existing Vidyalakshmi bond scheme that had been questioned for its efficacy. The new scheme covers aspects of correcting sex ratio and child marriage, apart from girls' education.

Schemes for unreserved: Most takers in Rajkot

The GUEEDC was set up by the state government in October 2017 in the wake of the quota stir by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti.

Gujarat education board offers maths to non-science students

After much deliberation, the state board has accepted the recommendation of its executive committee, which has been approved by the state government. It was a demand from students and parents alike to allow non-science students to opt for the subject.

Lord Krishna’s grace, says CM Vijay Rupani as Cyclone Vayu skips Gujarat

Though the “eye of the storm” is away from land, the cyclone’s outer periphery would leave its impact on the coast, officials said.

Cyclone Vayu likely to hit Gujarat on June 13; coastal cities brace for inundation, crop damage

Major damage to coastal crops and kutch houses is expected in the low-lying coastal areas of Porbandar, Junagarh, Gir Somnath and Amreli districts in Gujarat

Explained: Why Gujarat govt scrapped Navratri vacation for schools and colleges

The Navratri vacation has remained a contentious issue. In 1995, the Keshubhai Patel-led BJP government was the first to announce a Navratri vacation, but it had to withdraw it in two years for the very reasons it is being cancelled this year.

Premier institutes not collaborating, need to tie fundings: AICTE chief

He also called for summer collaboration by faculty and students of these institutes to help create “new generation of entrepreneurs and start-ups”.

Youth felt lack of jobs, so new panel to focus on it: Gujarat Chief Secretary

Pitching for start-ups as new job creators, Singh talked about a “bleak” job scenario a “limit” to what big industries can offer jobs as.

App-based system: Teachers in Gujarat colleges to be monitored

Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendr-asinh Chudasama will launch the system on Thursday in all 109 government colleges and another 47 technical and polytechnical institutes across the state at the inauguration of a two-day Student Start-up and Innovation Policy (SSIP) annual conference.

Gujarat: Cheating cases in X Board exam reached an all-time high — 3,943

Out of the total 3,943 cases, 2,165 were detected from the CCTV footages after the examinations. Over 900 such cases were detected in Junagadh district alone. Notably, Junagadh has recorded the lowest pass result in the past three years.

Mission Vidya: Over 50% govt school students fare poorly in Gujarat

Nearly 6.45 lakh students were brought under ‘Mission Vidya'. They are among 21 lakh students enrolled in over 32,000 government schools from Class VI to VIII who scored between 0 and 5 in the annual Gunotsav evaluation, which is scored on 10.

Gujarat: Post Congress rout, Alpesh Thakor meets Nitin with MLA

The meeting comes in the backdrop of the rout of Congress in the state as well country-wide in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Gujarat government to replicate UK model in school enrollment and evaluation drives

On June 9, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will officially launch ‘Praveshotsav 2.0’ and ‘Gunotsav 2.0’, which will be on the lines of the UK’s Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

Alpesh Thakor meets Gujarat Deputy CM amid speculations of him joining BJP

Refuting the rumours, however, Alpesh Thakor claimed he had met Nitin Patel to make a representation of issues such as education plaguing his constituency.