Mumbai: 25 per cent seats reserved for EWS in school admissions

Withstanding the technical glitches in the online application process which had deterred the admission process, the education department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to conduct the first round of seat allocation on February 28.

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As the admission for the economically weaker sections began in Mumbai on February 9, 2017, over 3,000 applications have been received so far.

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Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 25 per cent seats are reserved for the economically weaker sections.

Withstanding the technical glitches in the online application process which had deterred the admission process, the education department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to conduct the first round of seat allocation on February 28.

“We plan to hold the first round of lottery on February 28, three days after the last date of application,” said Prakash Charhate, deputy education officer, as reported in Hindustan Times.

Charhate further reiterated that first round of admission will be confirm in four days before the second round of seats allocation.

More on the news:

  • While 9,664 seats are available under the RTE admission last year, only 7,449 seats are available for this year
  • The numbers of schools have gone up to 334 from 317
  • The number of seats in pre-primary sections have also reduced to 1,884 from 3,359
  • Unlike in the previous years, government allowed schools to choose to reserved seats in the pre-primary level and in Class 1
  • Following this, several schools have decided Class 1 as their entry level
  • According to RTE Act, 25 per cent seats are reserved for the economically weaker section to promote free and compulsory education
  • source”cnbc”

Mumbai to have first ever National Centre for Excellence for Animation, Visual effects, Gaming and Comics

Once the institute is established, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees and research positions would be offered.

Mumbai to have first ever National Centre for Excellence for Animation, Visual effects, Gaming and Comics

Mumbai to have first ever National Centre for Excellence for Animation, Visual effects, Gaming and Comics

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With the animation industry in India witnessing unparalleled growth rate in recent times, the financial capital of India, Mumbai, will soon come up with training institution for visual effects, animation, gaming and comics.

Recently, the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cabinet approved the establishment of a world-class training centre.

More on the upcoming training institute:

  • As per reports, Fadnavis cabinet has allotted 20 acre land in the premises of Goregaon Film City
  • The institute will be named as ‘National Centre for Excellence for Animation, Visual effects, Gaming and Comics’
  • This institute is being established in collaboration with the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
  • The total cost expected cost for the institute is upto Rs 200 crore
  • Once the institute is established, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees and research positions would be offered

Commenting on the project, a professor at Mumbai University said, “This is an encouraging step by the Centre and the state. I hope this will encourage the youngsters to take up career in these emerging sectors.”

Meanwhile, reports suggested that Devendra Fadnavis had spoken about this project a year ago.

While speaking about this institute, the concerned official in a recent DNA report said, “Digital technology is now integral part of almost all movies, short films, documentaries, TV shows and other emerging media platforms. Such a Centre is the need of the hour.”

source”cnbc”

Mumbai,teacher,urges,SSC,to,change,exam,timetable

SSC Exam

Teachers in Mumbai urged the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Board to provide a 3-day gap between social studies and sciences in order to provide enough time for the student to revise their syllabus and retain what they had studied earlier to the fullest.

Following the timetable released by the SSC on Tuesday, Mumbai teachers expressed their concerns and complained that back-to-back papers can discredit and demoralise the students.

Teachers’ concern over SSC timetable:

  • The Mumbai Teacher’s Parishad on Tuesday in a letter also asked the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to make changes in the timetable released on October 29
  • The SSC board used to keep gaps between papers to lessen students stress during the exam, said the teachers. “Usually, the board keeps a day’s gap between two papers. So, we were surprised when it didn’t do so this year,” said secretary of the teachers’ association, as reported in HT
  • “All three papers are content heavy. They should be set a day apart from each other so that students get time to refresh their minds before the next paper,” said Anil Bornare
  • The teachers’ complaint is that the SSC timetable has three papers – science, history and civics, and geography and economics – from March 20 to 22.

What does the SSC says?

Despite the concern express by the teachers, the board responded that in their attempt to wrap up the exam early, too many gaps couldn’t be provided.

“The SSC exam is already delayed by a week because of elections in the state. We have to finish them early so that results can be announced on time,” said the chairperson of the board, Gangadhar Mhamane.

The board said that there are gaps for difficult papers such as math and sciences. “Each of the social studies theory paper carries only 40 marks so it will not be a burden on students,” added Mhamane.

source”cnbc”

Stampede at INS Hamla (Mumbai) for recruitment drive

Stampede at INS Hamla

Thousands of candidates who had come to sit for the Indian Navy recruitment exam this morning in Mumbai were caught in a severe stampede as the madding crowd forcibly rushed towards the entrance gate in an attempt to enter the premises. The venue for the navy exam was at the Malad naval base in Mumbai. Many are feared casualties in the stampede.

What went wrong?

  • A large crowd of 10,000 strong, instead of the expected 4,000, rushed through the gate in an attempt to enter the examination venue at INS Hamla, Malad
  • At most, 4,000 candidates were expected for the senior secondary recruitment
  • The police present at the venue were prompted to lathi charge at the maddening crowd in order to tame the situation
  • According to the navy official, two candidates were reported injured but treated.

“We were expecting a good response from volunteers. However the response was overwhelming and crowd control created a bit of confusion in the early hours, which was subsequently handled very efficiently by the local police and Navy officials,” said the navy official in a statement.

The police however denied use of batons in an attempt to tame the maddening crowd.

source”gsmarena”

University of Mumbai Admissions 2016: Apply now for Distance UG/PG programmes

University of Mumbai Admissions 2016

The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL)-University of Mumbai  has released an official notification inviting all the interested,  eligible candidates to apply for  Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Commerce (MCom) programmes for the commencing academic session 2016.

All the eligible candidates are requested to apply latest by  September 17.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

BA programme:  All the candidates interested in applying need to be intermediate (class 12) pass from Maharashtra state board or other state board/university with English as compulsory subject.

MSc. programme: All the candidates interested in applying for this course, need to possess a degree in Bachelor of Science (BSc)/ Bachelor of Engineering (BE) with minimum 45 per cent per cent.

For more details, all the candidates are requested to check the official notification, the link for which is http://mu.ac.in/portal/

Selection procedure:

All the candidates will be selected on the basis of marks obtained in class 12 board examination.

How to apply:

  • All the candidates need to apply online
  • Log on to the official website
  • Click on relevant link
  • Enter all the required details in prescribed format
  • Take printout of the same for future reference

Important dates:

Last date for submission of application form is September 17, 2016.

source”gsmarena”

Toyota launches Innova Crysta in Mumbai at Rs 13.84 lakh

Toyota launches Innova Crysta in Mumbai at Rs 13.84 lakh

Toyota India has formally taken the wraps off the Innova Crysta in Mumbai, today. expenses for Toyota’sbrand new presenting will variety from Rs thirteen.eighty four lakh – Rs 20.78 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

Toyota’s new Innova Crysta is an all-new car that is primarily based on the TNGA (Toyota New globalstructure) platform. numerous paintings has long gone into improving the engine characteristics andstandard strengths of this MPV. while the wheelbase has been retained from the outgoing model, it’s far now longer, wider and taller than before. Powering the Crysta are two diesel engines with the option of an automated transmission. while the 5pace guide model uses a 2.4-litre 150bhp motor that makes 343Nm of torque, the six-pace computerized is mated to a 2.eight-litre mill that produces 174bhp and 360Nm of torque. Toyota claims gas intake figures for the two.4-litre manual is 15.1kmpl, and the two.8-litre auto is 14.29kmpl.

Innova Crysta owners will now get ABS, EBD and 3 airbags (dual the front and knee airbag) as general.buyers can get to choose from the trims called G, GX, VX and ZX. but, most effective the GX and ZX trims will be offered with the automated transmission. prices for the Toyota Innova Crysta are noted underneath