DUs School of open learning to start 5 new online courses from January

Delhi University's School Of Open Learning (SOL) will start five online courses from this January, officials said on Tuesday, October 2, 2019. The five courses -- B.A Programme, B.Com, English Honours, Political Science Honours and B.Com Honours -- will be offered in online mode. "We will be starting the five courses from January next year. These courses will not only be open for students from India but also for students from other countries," said Professor C S Dubey, Director, and SOL. UGC a...

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CBSE Proposes Khadi-Wearing Day In Schools To Commemorate 150th Gandhi Jayanti

NEW DELHI: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has proposed that schools observe Khadi-Wearing Day once in a week, fortnight or month. The board has proposed the measure to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Khadi was Mahatma Gandhi's preferred fabric. He said in 'Young India', "Khaddar (Khadi) can unite us as nothing else can". 'Young India' was a weekly journal in English published by Mahatma Gandhi between 1919 and 1931. In its notice to schools CBSE invokes...

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5th India International Science Festival In November

NEW DELHI: The 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) will be held at Kolkata from November 5 to November 8. The annual event will be held at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre & Science City Kolkata and will be attended by officials of Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Science. Vijnana Bharati or VIBHA is the partner organization of the IISF. Over 12,000 school and college students from across the country are expected to attend the four day event. Started in 2015, ...

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29 Dead, Roads Submerged As Heavy Rains Batters Bihar Patna Schools Closed Till Tuesday

NEW DELHI: 27 people were killed and several stranded after incessant rains in Bihar brought the state to a standstill, with the weather department predicting more rains in the next 24 hours. Schools in Patna are closed till Tuesday. Among the worst-affected districts is Patna, which has been brought to a standstill after many areas submerged in water that rose up to the chest. Residents in inundated areas were taken out in rescue boats. Municipal cranes normally used for moving earth were also ...

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Gujarat Scraps Navratri Vacation for Schools and Colleges on Popular Demand from Private Schools

The Gujarat government on Thursday cancelled the eight-day Navratri vacation announced earlier for the state-run or affiliated schools and colleges following an opposition from the self-financed schools. For the first time, the BJP government had declared holidays during the Navratri on 'popular demand', last year. This year as well, the state government had announced that an eight-day vacation will be given between September 30 and October 7. However, after taking into consideration the views ...

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Maharashtra Governments Tribal Schools To Turn English Medium

YAVATMAL: The government-run ashram schools for tribal children in Maharashtra will be converted into English medium schools, Tribal Development Minister Ashok Uikey said on Friday. The conversion of ashram shalas (schools) into English medium ones will be done in a phased manner to ensure better educational opportunities for tribal students residing in rural Maharashtra, he said. "In the first phase, 50 government-run run ashram shalas will be converted into English medium schools and the admi...

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Launches Exclusive Education TV Channel

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched it's exclusive education TV channel, aimed at benefiting students of classes I to XII. An initiative of the School Education Department,"Kalvi Tholaikkatchi" (Education TV) was launched by Chief Minister K Palaniswami here. This was a "first of its kind" initiative in the country, School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan said. The content will include shows aimed at schoolchildren, besides those on jobs and related issues. K Palaniswami...

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Haryana Open School Supplementary Exam To Start On September 4

NEW DELHI: Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) will conduct the supplementary exam for Haryana Open School students in September 2019. The supplementary examination will be conducted for both 10th and 12th class students. Haryana Board has released the roll numbers for the exam on its official website. The examination begins on September 4 and concludes on September 19, 2019. The Board Chairman Dr. Jagbir Singh said that for candidates whose roll numbers have not been released due to incom...

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