While Zomato has picked up eight postgraduate students from the full-time residential and integrated programmes by offering them an annual salary package of Rs 7.5 lakh, ShopClues has hired three students at an annual pay package of Rs 11 lakh.
At present, a faculty member pays a nominal rent of around Rs 5,000 for accommodation within the campus. There are over 115 accommodation units for faculty members on both new and old campuses where nearly 100 faculty members live.
Teachers have resisted the project on several grounds, ranging from difficulty in “maintaining order” in classrooms, grouping of different classes in one room causing attention deficit, to “additional workload” on them.
The exercise is aimed at exposing the lack of regulation on teachers’ absenteeism from government schools. Parents have, for some time been, citing teachers’ long absence from schools as on of the major reasons for the poor results of government schools.
Two months ago, the Gujarat government made a groundbreaking change in its school policy when it made ownership of playground must for getting affiliation of state board schools, and scrapped licences of over two dozen private schools for flouting norms. The Indian Express reports its impact, and the debate it has generated.
Moreover, the website of Directorate of Primary Education has also not updated data after 2014. The data till then only shows the number of bonds purchased, money spent and budgetary allocation for VLY.
Starting from the second term, which will commence on Monday after the Diwali vacation, the teachers have been asked to maintain a record of students from Classes III to VIII who do not complete their homework.
Consent for closing 120 such schools have already been received by the school trustees. The final decision on the fate of these schools will be taken in the executive meeting of the board, scheduled on November 27.
Syed Ghani Khan, one among the 200 farmers participating in the fourth edition of the Kisan Swaraj Sammelan at the Gujarat Vidyapith, has preserved nearly 120 varieties of mango, some as old as 350 years.
In this new career line, the girls have moved on from traditional motifs of pentagon and earthen lamp in weaving designed by their grandparents, to work on wider varieties based on themes taking inspiration from nature and life.
Sources said the AU administration reached out to Ramachandra Guha on Monday to discuss the possibility of deferring the date of his joining. He was supposed to join Ahmedabad University on February 1, 2019.