Maharashtra government appoints committee to frame guidelines for improving new colleges and courses

In order to bring up new colleges, courses, additional divisions and satellite centres, an eight-member committee has been appointed by the state government.

Guidelines to be framed for improving new colleges and courses

Guidelines to be framed for improving new colleges and courses

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In order to bring up new colleges, courses, additional divisions and satellite centres, an eight-member committee has been appointed by the state government to frame clear and detailed guidelines and norms for the same. The new norms which this panel will form will be followed by the universities and department of higher and technical Education for approving new colleges and courses.

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As per an Indian Express report, Dr RS Mali, former Vice Chancellor of North Maharashtra University in Jangan will head the committee. It will study the old norms in detail before framing new guidelines.

It is expected to submit the draft to the state government by February 25.

The norms of sanctioning new colleges, courses, curriculums and additional divisions have been specified under section 81, 82 and 83 of Maharashtra Universities Act 1994. The same has been specified in the amended Maharashtra Public Universities Act 2016.

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Need for an expert panel:

“Even though norms and guidelines about sanctioning new colleges existed in the old act as well as the new one, the state government wanted an expert panel to study these guidelines and make them stringent to raise the quality of education across the state. Approving new colleges will not be a simple affair anymore,” said principal of a well known college in Mumbai and one of the members of the committee.

Approval of new colleges has been hanging fire for quite a long time. Experts have often alleged that approval of colleges without proper scrutiny has been increasing the burden on universities.

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94,832 candidates apply for MBA entrance exam in Maharashtra

As the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) received as many as 94,832 applications, several experts have attributed the growth to its better job prospects.

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As MBA courses are becoming popular among students due to its job oriented programmes, over 94, 000 aspirants in Maharashtra have applied for MBA entrance exam.

As the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) received as many as 94,832 applications, several experts have attributed the growth to its better job prospects.

Aspirants opt for CET

Following the implementation of state-held Common Entrance Test (CET), a single window for MBA admission, the need of taking multiple entrance tests has been considerably eased .

Earlier, aspirants have to take multiple tests such as Association of Indian Management Schools Test for Management Admissions and Common Management Admission Test for admission to MBA courses in the state.

Moreover, several coaching classes providing preparatory courses to aspirants have seen many students opting for CET.

“We have seen more students applying for CET this year. More students want to study in Maharashtra colleges than in previous years,” said Prasanth Nair, TIME manager, according to Indian Express.

He however observed that even if there is an increased in number of application which may indicate a rise in demand, it did not indicate a change in the management sector.

“The demand for MBA courses was at its peak around 2011 and today’s demand is not even close to what it was back then,” said Nair.

Aspirants may race for seats

As the number of applicant rapidly increased, the competition too has become tougher. Although the availability of seats is not exactly figured, it is speculated that there could be around 25,000 seats across the state.

According to DTE’s Director Dayanand Meshram, every three students will be competing for one seat.

Unlike this year’s increased in number of application, over 10,000 seats had remained vacant in the last academic session. Considering the huge proportion of seats lying vacant in many institutes over the last few years, some institutes have applied to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for reduction of intake capacity.

“The apex body for professional courses is likely to grant the permission to reduce intake. A final seat count will be available by April 30 when the AICTE grants Extension of Affiliation to all colleges,” said Ramesh Unnikrishnan, AICTE Western Region Director.

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‘Signal schools’ to be launched by the Maharashtra government: Underprivileged street kids to get education

In order to provide proper education to the underprivileged street children, the Maharashtra government has planned to launch ‘signal schools’. There are plans to form a committee also which will suggest measures to tackle the issue.

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In order to provide proper education to the underprivileged street children who are unable to get the same due to poor socio-economic background, the Maharashtra government has planned to launch ‘signal schools’.

According to a TOI report, it was with the help of Thane based NGO ‘Samarth Bharat Vyaspeeth’ that the Thane Municipal Corporation started the signal school initiative with its main objective to educate street children. Most of them are begging on the street or hawking petty things on signals. There are plans to form a committee also which will suggest measures to tackle the issue.

Set up on June 15, the classrooms have been set up in a remodelled container near Teen Haath Naka in Thane. The school currently caters to 22 children of four families, originally from Osmanabad, Beed and Satara. Here the volunteers teach with the help of audio visual system. A small library also exists and children are also been provided with meal and uniform.

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Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured that the government will seek information in reserved plot issue and will take necessary steps. About signal school CM said, “We will study the Thane signal school concept and will consider it to implement in other cities.”

BJP MLA Amit Satam raised the issue through starred questions in the legislative assembly.

“Will the state government formulate the policy to provide education of street children and instruct BMC to construct 8 night shelter for them as soon as possible?” While referring the 2011 census, Satam pointed out that in Mumbai 60,000 people are staying on street with most of them are children.

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Cambridge curriculum in Maharashtra: Here’s a look at the selection criteria

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Maharashtra government and schools have been making concerted efforts to raise the quality of education in the state. From modifying the no-detention act to reducing the burden of school bags in the state, the authorities are trying to bring an innovative approach in education.

After continuous efforts of bringing parity in education, the state wants to uplift the standard of education in the global arena by partnering with the University of Cambridge. Therefore, the state school education department has invited application from the schools to participate in the programme.

The approach has profoundly influenced the schools across the state and indeed, they all want to reap the rewards. However, to maintain the competition, the state is running a pilot study on the same and will be short listing only about 100 schools on the basis of online survey by December 9.

Name of the programme: Secondary School Certificate International (SSC-I)


Here’s a look at the list of criteria:

  • This programme will be conceptualised on the lines of the CBSE-I, mentioned an HT report
  • Schools need to garner support of School Management Committees (SMCs), which includes parents and teacher as members, to get an affirmation for the adoption of international curriculum
  • Schools need to have a strength of 300 students from classes 1 to 5, and a minimum of 210 students in classes 6 to 8. In total, there should be at least 500 students in the school coming regularly
  • If schools do not qualify this norm, they can invite children within one kilometre radius of their neighbourhood with a prior permission from the local authorities
  • In order to fit in the bills for the same, schools have to assure that they take innovative steps to broaden the knowledge of the students. They have to corroborate these facts with evidence showing that they have taken innovative approaches in last three years.

Here’s what teachers and principals have to say:

Schools are ready to embrace the upcoming revolution in the system. “It’s a good decision as international standards will help us in developing 21st century skills among the students,” said Uday Nare, teacher from Hansraj Morarji Public School, Andheri.

“Such initiatives are part of the Maharashtra government’s objective to become one of the 20 best states in the world regarding school education, ” said Nand Kumar, principal secretary of the department.

Kumar further added: “Maharashtra will participate in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in the coming years and our students shouldn’t score below 60 per cent in these assessments.”

States like Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have already part

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90 per cent school bags in Maharashtra not violating weight norm: Govt report

As many as 5 lakh school bags were checked in over 28,000 schools of the state

A press conference held by two seventh grade students has created a buzz in Maharashtra. In consequence, state government decided to scrutinise the complaint closely and released a report stating that as many as 5 lakh school bags were checked in over 28,000 schools of the state.

Detailed investigation:

  • Out of one lakh schools, 28,000 schools were put under the scanner and came out clean
  • From these schools, around 5 lakh school bags were checked and the weight of 4.76 lakh bags were found within the weight-limit
  • Following the detection, the state declared a report that 90.1 per cent school bags were within the permissible weight limits

Region wise distribution of data:

  • Four districts, including Nandurbar, Hingoli, Ratnagiri and Washim, were given the clean chit
  • Pune, however, failed to create a 100 per cent record, with 89.37 bags under the standard weight
  • A convincing figure if 93 per cent was recorded in Chandrapur district, where students complained about excess weight
  • Sharad Gosavi, the deputy director of education (primary), claimed that in this whole process, over 5,200 education officials had inspected school bags
  • He also mentioned the criteria of measuring a school bag. According to the HC norms, the weight of the bag must not exceed one-tenth of the body weight of the student,” he said


What do the parents have to say about this report?

  • Parents are puzzled to find that only 10 per cent school bags violated the norm
  • “Suppose there is an English class, there are at least four books for it like grammar, dictation book, dictionary and so on. Should the teacher not specify which one to carry? She insists the students carry all books,” said a parent to the Indian Express
  • “In the last one year, notebooks were replaced with files and school started asking students to keep books in class desks.”
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Maharashtra kingdom Board magnificence 10 results: Pune division sees drop in skip percent

The Maharashtra kingdom Board of Secondary and higher Secondary training (MSBSHSE) declared theresults for its elegance 10 examination held in March 2016 on Monday, June 6. The Pune division noticeda drop in its pass percentage.

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The Maharashtra nation Board of Secondary and higher Secondary education (MSBSHSE) declared theoutcomes for its class 10 exam held in March 2016 on Monday, June 6. The Pune department saw a drop in its pass percentage. This 12 months, ninety three.30 students handed the exam from Pune rather than 95.10 consistent with cent ultimate year.

test out the information of the exam under:

Maharashtra SSC end result 2016 announced: college students will get the mark sheets from June 15

Maharashtra SSC Results announced, marksheet on June 15

The Maharashtra nation Board of Secondary training SSC results have been introduced on theprofessional internet site, www.mahresult.nic.in college students can take a look at their consequenceson line, however the mark sheet might be disbursed on June 15 at 3 pm, as stated via nation board secretary Krishnakumar Patil on Sunday.

Steps to check the results:

log on to the reputable website, the hyperlinks for which can be: www.mahresult.nic.in and www.hscresult.mkcl.org
click on stay hyperlink ‘SSC examination end result March 2016′
when the brand new window opens, enter the requisite information like roll number and call inside thespace furnished and post
The result might seem on the screen, applicants have to take a printout of the identical for futurereference.
The Maharashtra Board had correctly performed the SSC exam across the country in March 2016.

around 17.three lakh college students appeared in the class 10 board examination this 12 months fromeverywhere in the kingdom and approximately 3.2 lakh students appeared from the Mumbai division.

The board had announced the HSC magnificence 12 outcomes on may additionally 25, 2016.

about the board:

The board was founded in 1965. The board conducts HSC and SSC exam through its 9 divisional boardspositioned at Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nasik, Kolhapur, Amravati, Latur, Nagpur and Konkan. There areapproximately 21,000 schools (SSC) and 7000 HSC /junior colleges inside the whole country.

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