Ministry of Education's National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) initiated an online portal to streamline the process of recognizing teacher education programs of higher education institutions and teacher education institutions, from inviting applications for courses to issuing recognition orders. The portal's goal is to create an automated, comprehensive structure that improves accountability, and transparency in conducting business. It… read-more
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To prevent the negative impacts of the heatwave, the Ministry of Education issued a list of measures for schools on May 11 in areas such as transportation, health, food, classroom, and uniform. The everyday routine, as well as the school schedule, must be altered. School hours might be shortened, and classes can begin as early as 7 a.m. Furthermore, the suggestion that the school assembly be shortened was also made.
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From the commencement of the next academic year, roughly 50 institutions across the country will offer four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP), which is intended to be the minimum degree qualification for school teachers under National Education Policy, 2020. ITEP will offer dual-major bachelor's degrees that combine BA or BSc with BEd. As per a statement by Ministry of Education, the course will be given in roughly 50… read-more
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In the latest circular, the directorate of education (DoE) has issued an order for all private schools to not allow any teachers and school staff to come to the school if they aren't fully vaccinated. The circular also prescribed the deadline for vaccination that is October 15, after that teachers' ''absence may be treated as on leave''. Notably, the same rule is also mandatory in government schools.
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Under the new National Education Policy, Ministry of Education has decided to conduct common entrance test such as JEE, and NEET for students to get admitted in various universities. However, the government is planning to conduct the test in July-August, and the test aims to provide admission in undergraduate for non-technical courses. Reportedly, the entrance test was delayed due to surge in COVID cases.
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Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission (HPPEIRC) has asked private universities to submit the bio-data of Vice-chancellors, for verification. The move was taken after receiving complaints that some of the private varsities' VCs were over-aged, under-qualified, and inexperienced. The commission also directed the management to abide by norms related to appointment, infrastructure, staff salary, and fees. HPPEIRC… read-more
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According to the revised academic calendar approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC), classes for the first-year students will commence in November, and no new entries to be accepted after November 30. Institutions have been ordered to take classes, six days a week to cope with the lost learning hours. The Ministry of Education tweeted that a full refund will be provided upon canceling admissions or migration, till November 30.
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