Ritu Sharma

Articles By Ritu Sharma

Gujarat: Attendance of students, teachers improves in govt primary schools

The system is a part of an umbrella initiative covered under the education department’s ‘command and control centre’ (CCC) for schools, a pilot of which was launched in November last year.

Gujarat govt to launch ‘Vanchan Abhiyan’ to improve reading skills among students

What makes this remedial campaign different from the education department’s previous initiatives is that this not only aims at specifically improving the reading skills of students but also enhancing their comprehension levels.

Gujarat: Now, private schools covered under online attendance system

To start with, unlike government and grant-in-aid schools where both teachers and students are covered under the system, private schools at present are only submitting its students’ attendance to the education department.

Gujarat: Circular from CEO’s office exempts teachers from voter-verification work

The discretion on whom to exempt has been left to the District Electoral Officers, based on applications from teachers. The collectors of each district serve as District Electoral Officers.

PM Modi’s birthday: Ahmedabad schools asked to hold events on Article 370, 35 A

The circular directs all school principals to submit details of the events along with photographs to the office of the Director, Secondary Education, by September 18.

‘No takers’, Gujarat removes bond clause for 2 PG medical courses

Rs 50 lakh Compulsory Service Bonds for admission in super speciality courses — paediatric surgery and cardiothoracic vascular surgery — was introduced in 2014.

Explained: Gujarat’s new system of teachers’ attendance through face recognition

While the government has abandoned the plan to use Microsoft's Kaizala mobile phone application to mark attendance, it has stuck by the technology of face recognition.

Facial recognition attendance system: Days ahead of launch, Gujarat teachers’ association forbids app download

Teachers’ association president Digvijaysinh Jadeja and secretary Satishbhai Patel passed the order after a six-hour meeting in Gandhinagar on Sunday.

Facial-recognition attendance system: It is fool-proof, has no scope for manipulation, says Gujarat’s education secretary

The system, set to be launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Teachers’ Day, September 5, will keep track of 2.5 lakh government teachers.

GPS attendance surveillance hits connectivity block in Gujarat

Even as government advertisements on radio praise this mo-de of attendance for school teachers run from a command and control centre, school principals have to travel upto seven kilometres in search of mobile connectivity in these areas to upload teachers’ attendance data.

Gujarat: Nearly 30% students of class 5 and 8 to be detained from this year post amendment of RTE act

Nearly 6.45 lakh students from Class 6 to Class 8 from over 32,000 government schools were part of the 'Mission Vidya' campaign.

Gujarat: 5,100 primary schools with poor enrolment record to be merged

A similar decision was passed in 2013 where, out of nearly 33,000 primary schools, 13,450 primary schools with 100 and less students and similarly, some 6,826 primary schools with 50 and even less students were identified.

Gujarat: 7,500 teachers made errors in paper evaluation

In 2017, 8,000 teachers were ‘shamed' at a personal meeting with the education minister. This year too, they are set to face Education Minister Bhupendra Chudasama.

Gujarat: Gyan Shala to discontinue high school classes on govt orders

The state government is planning to close down the NGO’s primary classes (from Class I to VIII) as well though the NGO hopes for a way out.

Facing criticism, Gujarat govt notifies new rules to improve women’s shelters

Skill upgradation is an area for which provisions have been made, along with legal resettlement and rehabilitation of inmates.

Hardlook: Smart Solutions at Smart Gujarat for New India Hackthon

Gujarat government's initiative where college students compete to create the best solutions to real-life challenges, eyeing a start-up of their own

Calling all boys

They are united over concern about lack of jobs, but also inter-caste relationships. So as Thakors of a Gujarat taluka seek an answer in banning phones for girls, other communities watch, in approval

IIM-A opts out of central scheme to link institutes with rural initiatives

The institutes were to closely coordinate with the district administration and elected representatives of panchayat/villages and other stakeholders.

Gujarat Technical University to offer vocational courses as seats go vacant in pvt engineering colleges

In the coming months, GTU plans to grant permission for short-term certificate courses, too. “We will also explore six-month or even 10-day certificate courses,” Sheth said.

Gujarat: Amended agricultural varsity bill gives more power to state government

According to the amended Bill, “Three members from the field of agriculture and allied sciences will be nominated by the state government and one member will be nominated by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).”