To widen SC scholarship net, govt for raising income criteria

To widen SC scholarship net, govt for raising income criteria

IN A move that will make many more Scheduled Caste (SC) students eligible for government scholarships, the Centre proposes to raise the income eligibility criteria for such schemes. Under the ‘Top Class Education Scheme’, the Centre provides scholarships to SC students who are pursuing higher education at IITs, IIMs, NITs, commercial pilot training institutes, medical/ law/ media and other reputed institutes. According to the current eligibility criteria, their parents’ annual income shouldn’t exceed Rs 4.5 lakh. This figure is now proposed to be revised to Rs 6 lakh per annum….

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Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

With 982 students failing the Class-12 board exams and 1,790 out of a total 10,742 getting compartments this year, city government schools were still able to witness a rise of 6.41% in the pass percentage compared to last year. Going by the individual results compiled by the district education office (DEO), out of 39 Government Model Senior Secondary Schools, 29 performed better than last year, which helped the overall result to improve from 68.31% pass percentage in 2016 to 74.72% in 2017. Also, only 341 of them had managed to…

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Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

Punjab govt launches ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ for meritorious students

The Punjab government launched the “Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme” on Tuesday to provide technical education to meritorious and poor students. After approval from chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the scheme was launched by Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi. Punjab students studying in government polytechnic and engineering colleges, including Maharaja Ranjit Singh University, Bathinda, and Inder Kumar Gujaral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, will benefit from the scheme, said Channi. Under the scheme, students scoring 60-70% marks in Class 10 will get 70% fee…

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Sindh Govt announces holiday for educational institutes

Sindh Govt announces holiday for educational institutes

KARACHI: All public and private educational institutions in Sindh will remain close on Friday (tomorrow) on account of Shab-e-Baraat, Samaa reported. According to a notification issued by provincial education department, all educational institutions across Sindh will remain closed on 12th May 2017 on account of Shab-e-Barat. Meanwhile, Chairman of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced that the Intermediate Examinations will be held as per scheduled. [“Source-samaa”]

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UP govt to set up selection board for primary teachers’ recruitment

UP govt to set up selection board for primary teachers’ recruitment

Uttar Pradesh govt has set the ball rolling to set up a separate board for hiring primary teachers for the first time to ensure transparent recruitment in government jobs in the state. The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has set the ball rolling to set up a separate board for hiring primary teachers for the first time to ensure transparent recruitment in government jobs in the state. The proposed Basic Education Service Selection Board would undertake all recruitments for around 1 lakh primary and around 60,000 upper primary schools…

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In offing for govt schools: Tabs for students, 200 smart classes

In offing for govt schools: Tabs for students, 200 smart classes

IN ORDER to revamp and modernise the city government schools, the Education Department will introduce 200 smart classes and provide tabs to students from the next academic session. The department is planning to spend around Rs 50 lakh on obtaining tabs. “Yes, from the new academic session, tabs will given to children,” says Director (School Education) Rubinderjit Brar. “The number of tabs has not been decided as we don’t have the budget to provide it to every student. We will work on the distribution mechanism of tabs.” Initially, the education…

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GOVT TO BECOME GUARANTOR FOR EDUCATION LOAN TO TRIBALS

GOVT TO BECOME GUARANTOR FOR EDUCATION LOAN TO TRIBALS

In a bid to give respite to tribal students for pursuing higher education, the government today gave approval to the proposal that it will guarantee the security of the loans given to tribal students for educational purposes. The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Rabhubar Das. Currently banks offer upto `7.5 lakh educational loan without security. Beyond this limit, security is demanded. The government will guarantee the additional amount over 7.5 lakh. It will form a fund namely Chief Minister’s Higher Education Fellowship Scheme of…

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Govt becomes education loan guarantor for tribal students

Govt becomes education loan guarantor for tribal students

RANCHI: The state government on Wednesday approved a recommendation made by the Tribal Advisory Council to become a guarantor for tribal students, seeking educational loans above Rs 7.5 lakhs. At present, an education loanof up to Rs 7.5 lakhs can be availed without any security but to get a higher amount, a guarantor is needed. In the case of a defaulter, a fund named Chief Minister Higher Education Fellowship Scheme worth Rs 50 crore will be made available to the students. A committee headed by Rural Development minister Nilkanth Singh…

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Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maha Govt seeks consultation on edu institutes run by IRF

Maharashtra Government will be consulting its law and judiciary department on the future of educational institutions run by the outlawed Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. IRF Educational Trust of Naik runs the Islamic International School (IIS) at Mazgaon in Mumbai, which also has a branch in Chennai. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde had earlier said that the ban on IRF would not affect the students in the institutions and necessary measures for their rehabilitation would be taken. Sources in the state education department said…

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Want education loan? Log on to vidyalakshmi.co.in, says govt

Want education loan? Log on to vidyalakshmi.co.in, says govt

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it has a launched a website, www.vidyalakshmi.co.in, for students seeking educational loans and five banks including SBI, IDBI Bank and Bank of India have integrated their system with the portal. “Vidya Lakshmi (www.vidyalakshmi.co.in) was launched on the occasion of Independence Day i.e. 15th August, 2015 for the benefit of students seeking educational loans,” a Finance Ministry release said. The portal has been developed and maintained by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov) under the guidance of Department of Financial Services in the Finance…

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