Ritu Sharma

Articles By Ritu Sharma

After students, now Gujarat Board exam evaluators put under CCTV surveillance

The board will keep tabs on nearly 49,000 teachers, with CCTV cameras installed in over 335 evaluation centres to ensure they are not skipping duty and fudging their attendance records.

Admission under RTE: Google Maps’ paid service roped in to improve school allocation

For the first time, the Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb), a Gujarat government organisation, has tied up with Google Maps, and is expected to enable a hassle-free admission process with regard to allotment of schools.

Gujarat: 33% women quota in party manifestos, but no sign of it on the ground

Women have occupied powerful positions in the Congress party organisation as well as in its national politics but the party’s record of fielding women candidates in Lok Sabha elections from Gujarat has been dismal compared to the BJP.

Allegations of financial irregularities: Former Kutch University V-C to face action based on Lokayukta report

Court said sentence was suspended in 2018, and asked why he didn’t challenge conviction then

Women councillors of Ahmedabad face discrimination, finds IIM-A study

An Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) study backed by UNICEF on the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) brings out the attitude of male representatives towards women political representatives in the largest urban local body.

Errors in Gujarat Class XII Sociology exam paper: No re-test, says GSHSEB

Students who appeared for the exam on Sunday found that two entire pages of the question paper were not from the curriculum they had been taught. Over 2,000 students of Hindi and English mediums of instruction are affected. Some questions were missed as a few question numbers were repeated, too.

Explained: How researchers used science to show Bengal famine was man-made

Between 2 and 3 million are estimated to have died in the Bengal famine of 1943. Previous historical research and literature, as well as Satyajit Ray’s Ashani Sanket (1973), have described how the Bengal famine was a result of British policy.

Gujarat: Radiation plants planned to increase shelf life of potatoes

Experts said that the process would do away with the need for cold storage where the chemical Chlorpropham is used, which is reported to have ill effects on the human body.

Not schools, Gujarat education board to conduct practical exams

Edu board’s move a catalyst to upgrade labs for practical lessons

Pulwama, Pakistan top of mind, jobs distant second in Modi’s former seat

A day in the life of BJP ‘rath’ seeking party manifesto suggestions: From bus drivers to tea sellers, beneficiaries of housing schemes to mothers, ‘Modi fans’ to dissenters, the rath attracts several.

Gujarat shops bill lays down safety provisions: Women can work in night shift, if they want

Some of the conditions laid down in the Bill are that if the woman gives her consent to work between 9 pm and 6 am, if there are provisions of restrooms, night creches, washrooms and proper transport facilities to drop her home.

IIM-Ahmedabad placement: Few takers for entrepreneur as career, drop in ‘dream’ jobs

As many as 139 firms participated with 184 different roles in the placement process at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A) as against the 125 firms that offered 150 roles in 2018. There were 33 first time recruiters.

Ahmedabad: First English school to come up in Kalupur

According to sources, despite the closure of municipal schools in the area, the suggestion to open a new English-medium school had come from Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra.

Govt notice to 48 Gujarat grant-in-aid colleges for not participating at placement camp

Of the 48 colleges that were issued notices, 22 have filed their replies and cited lack of communication, shortage of staff and non-functional internet as the reason for non-participation.

Gujarat varsity gags SAARC students, relocates Afghans over food habit

The directive to not approach the media or police comes after several students from South Asian countries complained of “unhygienic, cramped accommodation” provided to them.

‘Modi, Kodnani attended college events, why opposition to Mevani’

"Mevani was to speak on education and not politics, but the trust cancelled the permission to use the auditorium after receiving threats,” said Mohanbhai Parmar, in-charge vice-principal of H K Arts College, Ahmedabad.

Hemantkumar Shah: From ‘loved child of RSS’ to fierce Modi critic

His selection as in-charge principal of H K Arts College four months ago despite his critical views about the government had surprised many. Hemantkumar Shah says he was given the responsibility because of “neutral” trustees of the college.

At Gujarat govt’s job placement camps, more girls than boys

The placement drive, divided among six zones, is in its second week since its launch on January 28. Till February 13, 23 “mega” camps will be organised in the state.

Gujarat: 70,000 Private jobs on offer, only 50% enroll for govt’s placement camp

Education Dept orders survey to find out reasons behind lacklustre response from college students.