6 October 2016 Current Affairs

Kendriya Vidyalayas to recruit poor students: HRD

Parents complained about the difficulties faced by the poor in getting admissions to the HRD Ministry. While the numbers of children from the rich family are rapidly increasing in the kendriya Vidyalayas, the government tends to enroll more children from the poor families. Kendriya Vidyalayas are a centrally funded educational institutes set up across the country. It is wonder that the excess rush at the private schools had excess the rich parents to enroll their children in Kendriya Vidyalayas as it provide quality education, standard infrastructure and facilities.

Kendriya Vidyalaya

“There is a huge demand for KV schools and even those who can afford private schools prefer to send their kids to KVs. Often those who can’t afford private schools are left out. The government is looking into this and a scheme will be in place next year,” sources said, reports HT.Scores of complaints were filed by the agreed parents to the HRD Ministry regarding the difficulties faced by the poor in getting admissions. Following the complaints received by the Ministry, a necessary measure has been decided to implement instantly. The HRD Ministry in its attempt to enroll more children from economically weaker section has carried out its proposal for the introduction of strict observation thus limiting the seats for the honored section and the creamy layers. Parents would be required to bring their income certificate in the process of admissions and whosoever exceeds the income limit fixed by the HRD would not be given admission The Ministry had asked the Kendriya Vidyalayas Sangathan to maintain systematic database of admission in order to bring transparency in the admission process.

Telangana likely to miss SET exam this year

SET committee said that they have made necessary arrangements to preserve diploma from the UGC to conduct SET exam very soon. The ongoing argument between Osmania University and Telangana government might hamper the conduct of State Eligibility Test (SET) exam this year in Telangana. Until 2014, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were one state and the UGC had granted Osmania University in Andhra Pradesh to conduct the SET exam. SET also called State Level Eligibility Test is mandatory for recruiting entry level Assistant professors and lecturers in colleges and universities.  SET exam is also mandatory for PHD Admission. Despite 3, 000 seats lying vacancy for the post of Assistant professor and teaching faculties, the state government was unable to issue the notification regarding the conduct of SET since the last SET exam held in 2014. After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, the two states then decided to take the responsibility to conduct a separate test for SET While the Andhra Pradesh picked Andhra University for conducting SET exam, the Telangana government had chosen Osmania University for the same. However, the doubt still drift as no notification concerning the conduct of SET exam has been released. Learning the delay in releasing the notification, it is understood that there could no SET exam will take place this year. The diploma granted by the UGC to Osmania University to conduct SET exam was lapsed last year in May.

Over 50 schools shut, Lathi –Charge exercised on teachers, put them in custody

At least 50 unaided schools of Mumbai decided to remain close today, October 6, after Aurangabad police exercised lathi-charge on teachers and kept them in custody. Following the lathi-charge on teachers by the police in Aurangabad, approximately 50 unaided schools of Mumbai decided to remain close today, October 6.As per sources, teachers started the protest against the government’s failure to give them their long standing dues. Along with these private schools, a few other schools will also be closed so as to show their so agreement. In a recent meeting, the teachers’ association has said that a decision on their further course of action will be taken in a day or two.

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