Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why over 3.6 lakh students at Delhi madrassas are stuck in 18th century

Middle school students in private schools code and make phone apps these days; government schools are raising their game too, but in the 3,000-odd madrassas of Delhi the teaching is stuck in the 18th century. The Quran, Urdu and Persian remain main subjects, limiting the job prospects of their roughly 3.6 lakh students.

"They are churning out vast numbers of maulvis, only some of whom can be absorbed into the system," social activist Firoz Bakht Ahmed told TOI. "Others turn into a burden on Muslim society because they have not been trained in such a way as to be an asset to the community."

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Students can seek answer sheets under RTI, says CIC

NEW DELHI: There's good news for students. The CIC in an order has ruled that educational institutions that are public authorities cannot refuse to provide exam answer sheets under the RTI Act. The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University had refused to part with the information, instead asking the student to approach the university exam cell for the same service but with a fee.

The order came on an RTI filed by Swati Babbar, a student of architecture in IP university, who wanted a copy of the answer sheets of exams she sat for in 2016. The public information officer of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) refused to give the information, asking the RTI applicant to approach the university to inspect the answer sheets at a fee of Rs 1,000, as per university rules.

Ruling that an examinee has a "statutory as well as equitable" right to know about the evaluation process, information commissioner Yashovardhan Azad said, "Seeking access to an examination answer script is well within the ambit of the RTI Act." Azad added, "The Apex Court ... has held the evaluated answer scripts to be within the meaning of information."

Azad also averred that since the appellant was the examinee herself, exemption under Section 8(1)(e) was also not available to the university.

The CIC was scathing about GGSIPU's practice of charging a fee for the service, observing that the university, as per the contention of the PIO, wasn't averse to disclosure, but wanted the appellant to approach under the university's internal mechanism.

Friday, September 22, 2017

CCC - Classes from Monday 25th September 2017


Date 22nd September 2017

All the students Computer Application Business Accounting & Multilingual DTP Course (CABA-MDTP) are here by inform that the CCC ( Course on Computer Concept) classes will be begin  from  25th September 2017 as per following schedule.

Sl. No
Date and Day
25th September 2017, Monday
Introduction to computer & Introduction to GUI Based Operating System
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
26th September 2017, Tuesday
Elements of Word Processing
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
27th September 2017, Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
28th September 2017, Thursday
Introduction to Internet, WWW and web browsers
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
29th September 2017, Friday
Communication and Collaboration
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
3rd October 2017, Tuesday
Application of presentations
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
4th October 2017, Wednesday
Application of Digital Financial Services
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Date 22nd September 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Naveen Raj Bhatia

(Centre In charge) 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ready to include Urdu in NEET from new session: Centre to SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered the submission of the Centre that it was willing to include Urdu as a language in the NEET, the common entrance test for admission into medical courses, from academic session 2018-19 onwards.

A bench, headed by Justices Dipak Misra, noted the submission made by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the Centre, that it was not opposed to conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Urdu medium also from 2018.

"The exam for this academic session is already over. We can't put the clock back...The appeal is disposed of," the bench, also comprising justice A M Khanwilkar, said.

The solicitor general had on March 31 told the apex court that a students' body seeking conduct of the NEET in Urdu language had accused the Centre of being "communal".

The submission was made while referring to an affidavit filed by the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) through its national secretary Thouseef Ahamad.

The Centre had told the court it was not feasible to introduce Urdu as one of the mediums for the NEET from the current academic year.
At present, the test is being conducted in ten languages — Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telegu, Tamil and Kannada languages.

The court had earlier sought the response of the Centre, the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council Of India, and the Central Board of Secondary Education on the plea for making Urdu as a medium for the NEET 2017.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NEET in Urdu: Govt says not biased against Muslims

NEW DELHI: The Centre has refuted the allegations before the Supreme Courtthat it left Urdu as a medium for the common entrance test for admission to MBBS courses (NEET) because of its alleged "prejudice and bias" against Muslims and said that there was no consideration of "religion or communal issues" while taking the decision.
In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the ministry of health and family welfare said the Centre took the decision to allow students to take the exam in one of the ten language — Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Assamese — after holding consultations with various state governments.

It said the proposal to include Urdu as a language to take NEET was made to the Centre after the decision was taken.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Supreme Court issues notices to Centre, MCI over exclusion of Urdu in NEET

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking responses on why Urdu has not been included as a medium for NEET 2017 entrance exam. The apex court was hearing a petition filed by the Student Islamic Organisation (SIO).

Besides the Centre and MCI, the court also issued notices to Dental Council of India (DCI) and the CBSE and has decided to hear the matter again on March 10. "The decision to exclude Urdu was discriminatory, arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution. We have complete faith on the SC and waiting for positive judgment in favour of the student community," said a representative from the SIO.

While the Centre has decided to hold NEET in 10 different languages on May 7, Urdu, as a medium has been excluded.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

HRD to bring 'graded regulatory mechanism' in UGC: Javadekar

NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry will bring in a "graded regulatory mechanism" as part of key reforms in the University Grants Commission (UGC) to usher in greater transparencyfreedom and autonomy, Union minister Prakash Javadekarsaid on Sunday.

The HRD minister also announced that 'SWAYAM', an open web based platform from which 2000 courses will be run for students across the country, will be launched next month .