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Monday, August 10, 2020

Sukrita Baruah


Explained: Why Delhi govt-run colleges are facing student protests
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

Students have said they should get a fee concession this year given the widespread economic distress, and since the institutes are closed, with the upcoming semester to commence with online classes.

Delhi: Basic maths boosted Class 10 results at govt schools, analysis confirms
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

Children who are not comfortable with the subject and do not want to take it up at the senior secondary level opted for basic maths and 85.28 per cent passed.

Unfortunate that decisions being taken without connecting with people: Sisodia on L-G overturning Delhi govt moves
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister on handling the Health portfolio during a crisis, AAP’s plans outside the capital, and where the New Education Policy falls short

Five from ‘Delhi Police family’ to join civil services
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Delhi Commissioner of Police S N Shrivastava tweeted: “Very happy to share that at least five successful Civil Services aspirants come from Delhi Police family. Heartiest congratulations to Vishakha d/o ASI Rajkumar (6 rank), Navneet d/o Inspector Mann (33), ACP Natisha (37), ACP Garima (459) and Constable Firoz (645).”

Covid brings child rights challenges in Delhi: School dropouts, pushed into labour
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Kundu said that the commission, with the government, is in the process of working out micro-targets that have the “capability to defeat the seemingly insurmountable challenges ahead”.

Board exams not needed amid new models of learning assessment: Principal advisor to Delhi’s Director of Education
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Shailendra Sharma, Principal Advisor to Delhi government’s Director of Education, on what the New Education Policy gets right — and what it doesn’t.

Delhi: ‘Slum residents would have got twice the benefits if they had all documents’
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

The study’s authors said the findings suggest a streamlining of the multiplicity of welfare schemes could have helped people gain more benefits.

Delhi: 2 kids not allowed in online classes, High Court issues notice to school
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

Two students of Richmondd Global School — one in class V and another in class VII — had filed a petition in the High Court against the school through their father, alleging they had not been allowed to attend online classes since April over non-payment of fees.

Asked to pay Rs 1.9 lakh in annual fee or hefty fine, DTU students seek relief
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

According to the schedule, B.Tech students have to pay their annual fee of Rs 1,90,000 by August 5, while BBA and BA students have to pay their annual fee of Rs 90,000 by the same date.

Delhi: Students of class 9, 11 get second shot to pass exam — via projects, assignments
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

These assignments are to be set digitally by subject teachers of the respective schools by August 7.

Jobs shrink, some parents consider moving kids out of private schools
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Despite families looking to change their children's schools, they have not yet been able to because 'non-plan admissions' in Delhi government schools have not yet begun.

Pay delayed, North MCD teachers struggle to meet needs: ‘Borrowing money to stay afloat’
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

In June, the Delhi High Court had come down heavily on the North MCD for non-payment of salaries.

Explained: DU admissions under ECA category, and why it has triggered criticism this year
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Delhi University has announced that it will conduct admission to undergraduate courses under ECA for all categories without trials, and only through scrutiny of certificates. What does this mean?

Exams delayed, DU students say placement hit, can’t join work
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The OBEs for final-year students were scheduled to start on July 1, and were subsequently postponed to July 10. Now, they have been postponed to August 10. Normally, DU students are done with final exams in May.

Preferred self-study, didn’t attend any tuition classes: CBSE Southeast Delhi topper
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Areeba was a student of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, New Friends Colony. She said although her teachers took special care in helping her prepare, her most constant teaching supervisor is her elder sister Zoya. 

Delhi households spend more on education than most states: survey
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The report, Household Social Consumption on Education in India, released last week mapped 1.13 lakh households during July 2017-June 2018 accounting for 1.52 lakh students. In Delhi, it mapped 1,317 households.

Jump in Delhi govt school students clearing CBSE Class X, cracking maths seems to be key
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Last year, these schools had registered a sobering Class X result with a 71.97% pass percentage. This year, it has leaped up to 81.39% for Delhi East and 84.89% for Delhi West.

CBSE Class X results out: Uptick in pass percentage, govt schools improve show
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

This year’s result reflects an improvement of 0.36 percentage points from last year when the overall pass percentage was 91.10 per cent.

Explained: Why Class X and Class XII CBSE results show contrasting trends
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

The number of students scoring above 90% and 95% has seen a reverse trend this year. This is also in sharp contrast to the Class XII results in which these numbers have increased dramatically.

Delhi: From student who took 2 exams to son of driver, they beat odds
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

One of the highest scorers is Shailja Kaushik (17), a humanities student from RPVV Yamuna Vihar who scored 98.2% — which made her the humanities topper across all the RPVVs.

In report card, wins for Delhi govt: High scorers up, more schools where 100% passed exam
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

At a press conference Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal highlighted that government schools had registered a better pass percentage, at almost 98%, than private schools for the fifth year in a row.

Govt schools power Delhi’s high pass percentage, 98% clear Class XII board
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the students. “Congratulations to my Team Education, all students, teachers, parents and education officers. Proud of you all,” tweeted Kejriwal.

CBSE class XII results out: rise in pass percentage, top-bracket scores
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The results also show more students have scored in the top brackets.

Explained: How CBSE ranked students who did not appear in examinations
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

CBSE Board Class 12th Result 2020: The results released on Monday showed a significant increase in the percentage of students scoring above 90% and 95%.

So near yet so far: Delhi slum dwellers supposed to get flats bear Covid brunt
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

The residents of the slums largely work as labourers, with several women working as domestic helps in homes nearby.