Education awards 2018: WA’s top schools named

Brookman Primary School has been crowned the State’s best at this year’s WA Education Awards.

A “caring ethos, respect for diverse cultures, an eye on the environment and highly skilled staff” has helped Lynwood Senior High School over the line to be named the top secondary school for 2018.

Carine Senior High School scooped two awards, one for principal Damian Shuttleworth and another for science teacher Daniel Hugo, named WA secondary principal of the year and WA Premier’s secondary teacher of the year respectively.

Lynwood Senior High School was named the top secondary school for 2018.
Lynwood Senior High School was named the top secondary school for 2018.Picture: Department of Education

Primary principal of the year award went to Rebecca Bope who has headed Kalgoorlie Primary School for the past five years.

“My nanna was a teacher and I always enjoyed looking after my younger cousins growing up,” she said in a written statement.

“I also had success at school and was raised to appreciate the value and importance of education. I want that for all children.”

Kalgoorlie Primary School’s Rebecca Bope was named the state’s top primary principal.
Kalgoorlie Primary School’s Rebecca Bope was named the state’s top primary principal.Picture: Department of Education

Focusing on a mantra that “kids are more than marks on a page”, Anthony Horn from West Beechboro Primary School was named the WA Premier’s primary teacher of the year.

Education minister Sue Ellery told educators at the awards breakfast this morning that it was important to celebrate the work they did every day and their impact on the ‘hearts and minds” of students.

She said teachers had to juggle a huge diversity of issues in the classroom, such as increasing mental health issues, as well as community expectations.

“Great teachers and great school staff can really change lives,” she said.

“So can not so good ones, so the fact that you strive every day to be better at what you do inspires me.”

Premier Mark McGowan said he had vivid memories of the teachers who shaped his life at public schools in regional communities.

“I often think back to some of those teachers and how much they strived with us, and particularly with me as a kid who was very keen to learn and to do well.”

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HTET 2018 Online Registration Begins @ Htetonline.com, Apply Now

HTET 2018 Online Registration Begins @ Htetonline.com, Apply Now

HTET 2018 Online Registration Begins @ Htetonline.com, Apply Now

Board of School Education, Haryana has begun the registration for HTET 2018 on the official website of the exam, htetonline.com. Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test or HTET 2018 examinations will be held on January 5 and January 6 next year. The HTET will be of a two-and-a-half hour exam for all level I, level II and level III candidates. The registration process for HTET 2018 will be concluded on November 30, 2018. HTET is an eligibility test which is compulsory for recruitment as teacher in government schools in Haryana.

Notification and other details are available on the official website of the Board (bseh.org.in) and also on the exam portal.

Submission HTET on-line application system to start: November 19, 2018 (6:00pm)
Last date for online application November 30, 2018
Correction in particulars: November 11to December 3, 2018

Candidates can apply online through HTET website htetonline.com. The candidate should enter all details while filling the online form and upload their scanned images of latest coloured photograph, thumb impression and signature.

After successful submission of data and requisite fee (through gateway payment) candidates are required to take printout of Confirmation Page for record and keep it for their reference.

The Confirmation Page is not required to be sent to Board office.

Candidates are advised to go through the “Guidelines/Instructions” given on the registration portal carefully before applying online for HTET. Submitting Identification Proof and Number is mandatory while applying for OnLine Application, said the BSEH notification.

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Indian-American Sruthi Palaniappan Elected Harvard Student Body President

Indian-American Sruthi Palaniappan Elected Harvard Student Body President

20-year-old Sruthi Palaniappan has been elected President of Harvard University’s students’ body

Washington: 

An Indian-American woman has been elected as the president of the powerful student’s body of the prestigious Harvard University.

Sruthi Palaniappan, 20, whose parents migrated to the US from Chennai in 1992, was elected as president of the Harvard University Undergraduate Council.

Her running mate Julia Huesa, 20, was elected as vice president, according to an announcement by the Undergraduate Council Election Commission.

Ms Palaniappan said that Ms Huesa and her planned to work on improving the Council’s communication with the student body in their initial days in office.

“I think from the onset, better structuring the way we communicate with students is something that we need to already set the tone and plan for,” she said.

“I think we’re going to work on it before we even leave for break and just get off the ground running,” she told Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper of the varsity.

Ms Palaniappan was the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016.

According to the report, Ms Palaniappan and Ms Huesa garnered nearly 41.5 per cent of the votes as against their nearest opponent Nadine M Khoury and Arnav Agrawal, who received 26.6 per cent of the votes.

They ran their campaign under the slogan “Make Harvard Home”.

The duo, a long-time member of the Undergraduate Council, are scheduled to take over from the outgoing president Catherine L Zhang ’19 and vice president Nicholas D Boucher ’19.

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No Minority, SC And ST Scholarship Notifications In Past 2 Years: Researchers

No Minority, SC And ST Scholarship Notifications In Past 2 Years: Researchers

The Ministry officials are saying the fellowship notifications will be released soon

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission or concerned ministries have not released the Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) for minority students and the Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) — now renamed as National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students — in last two years, according to research scholars. Responding to this, a Minority Affairs Ministry official said the UGC had completed the selection process for 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years earlier as the rules renewal was expected and with the new guidelines, the commission is expected to release the 2018-2019 notification very soon.

“Selection process for two years was done in 2016-17 academic year. Later, the ministry had issued new guidelines for the selection process. Now, we have sent the minutes and guidelines to the UGC and a notification expected in two weeks,” said the official.

The official has also added the scholarship slots have been increased from 756 to 1,000 now.

A UGC official confirmed to NDTV that the process for the notifications for both MANF and National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students is in the pipeline and will be released anytime soon.

NDTV has contacted the Ministry of Social Justice, but could not elicit any response in this regard.

“In 2017, Ministry of Minority Affairs came up with a notification for using NET as criteria for Moulana Aazad National Fellowship. The UGC stopped notifying the call for application for the fellowship for the past 2 years as they do not know how to go about this new criteria suggested by Ministry,” a student activist from JNU told NDTV.

“For the past 2 years, 1500 scholarships have been lapsed and if this continues another 1000 scholarship will also get lapsed in this academic year,” he alleged.

“It’s very unfortunate that applications for research fellowships such as MANF, RJNF, and OBC Fellowship were not called for the last two years,” complained a minority student who is pursuing research studies.

The student also said that the only notification regarding these fellowships was about the new criteria to be followed while applying for them such as the requirement of NET for MANF.

“Finally, now after the passing of more than two years, UGC has recently called application for OBC Fellowship, but not for MNF nor for RJNF. I think it’s high time the matter should be brought into the public notice,” the student said.

The MANF scheme is open to candidates who belong to one of the Minority Community i.e. Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering and Technology.

The RGNF Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (now renamed as National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students) is formulated and funded by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe who wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering and Technology.

In RGNF, there are 1333 slots for Scheduled Caste and 667 slots for Scheduled Tribe candidates every year for all the subjects.

Lack of proper planning

According to an official who is charge of the scholarship disbursal from a partner bank, the main reason for delay in notification is because of the lack of proper planning by the UGC and respected ministries.

He also told NDTV that, in the case of RGNF, the name of the scheme was recently changed to National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students, but, after that, no communication has happened either from the UGC or from the Ministry.

The bank official has also said, according to the communication available with him, notifications for both MANF and National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students will be released very soon

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DU Only Central University Selected As Institute Of Eminence, Formal Announcement Awaited: VC

DU Only Central University Selected As Institute Of Eminence, Formal Announcement Awaited: VC

The official announcement on Delhi University being selected as IoE is awaited, says DU VC

Establishment of the Delhi School of Public Health and the Delhi School of Public Policy, a Delhi University (DU) campus in Najafgarh and a hostel for foreign students are among a slew of initiatives to be undertaken by the varsity, vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi announced at the 95th convocation on Monday. This year, the university awarded degrees to more than one lakh graduating students, he said, adding DU was the only central university that had been selected as one of the eight Public Institutes of Eminence.

He said the aspiration of the university is “to help build the cyber shield of India, as well as that of the world”.

 “We have set the process in motion by establishing the Institute of Cyber Security and Law. This is our major achievement of 2017-2018. The first batch of the students of the institute, who have joined the one-year programme, are present at the convocation,” he said.

He said DU has emerged as one of the few Institutes of Eminence (IoEs) in 2017-2018.

“This is the result of a rigorous process of selection led by an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) pursuant to the UGC (Declaration of Government Educational Institutions as Institutions of Eminence) Guidelines, 2017.

“The selection was done on the basis of assessment of both the past performance and future plan of action of each one of the 113 applicant institutions. The University of Delhi is the only central university that has been selected as one of the eight public IoEs, although a formal announcement is eagerly awaited,” he said.

The IoE status will enable the varsity to secure good financial support leading to new academic initiatives which would help serve the society better and thereby increase its ranking, he added.

Preliminary preparations were underway for the establishment of the Delhi School of Public Health and the Delhi School of Public Policy, both of which are envisaged in the IoE proposal, he said.

DU had been selected as one of the administrators of the Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP), he said.

“This innovative scheme has been launched by the HRD Ministry to develop future academic leaders. It will enable us to train these young minds in collaboration with a top ranking university in the world,” he added.

The process of revision and modernisation of most of the postgraduate courses was almost complete in substantive terms. In procedural terms, the final drafts of revised courses will be placed before the competent bodies for their consideration and approval, he told the gathering.

The varsity and the German government had developed an understanding to expand their partnership, he said.

“German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with his delegation, visited DU in March and, on his initiative, a mechanism has been established to offer funding and opportunities of exchange programmes to our researchers and faculty members,” Prof Tyagi said, adding it would enable them to access research facilities in German institutions.

Prof Tyagi said the varsity has launched a special drive to attract foreign students.

“We cooperate with various embassies and also with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). We have joined hands with the ICCR and plan to build a hostel for foreign students so that the housing facility constraint does not come in their way of studying at the University,” he added.

Among other initiatives, the varsity was planning to construct a hostel with the CSR support of the ONGC, he said.

“we deeply appreciate the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, which facilitated the CSR funding for the hostel project. Following the directions of the Delhi High Court, various government bodies and officials are working to enable the varsity to develop a campus in the Najafgarh area,” he said.

 Thirty under-priviledged children from the Delhi University Social Centre Co-Ed Secondary School, Maurice Nagar and ClE Experimental Basic School attended the convocation and were given 30 tablets loaded with useful study material by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

A total of 607 doctoral degrees, 39 DM/M Ch degrees, 168 medals and 36 prizes were awarded to the students during the convocation.

After it concluded, students from the Delhi School of Journalism, staged a protest outside the Arts Faculty, saying their demand for adequate facilities had not been met despite assurances from the college administration.

The ABVP also protested against the administration and accused them of delaying cancellation of admission of NSUI leader Akshay Kumar. An FIR had been registered against him for allegedly furnishing a fake degree this year

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Anna University Annual Convocation In December

Anna University Annual Convocation In December

The admit cards will be sent to all the candidates who will be receiving the degrees in-person.

New Delhi: The 39th annual convocation of Anna University is to be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Vivekananda Auditorium, College of Engineering, Guindy Campus, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025. According to a statement from the varsity, all the Ph.D. degree holders will receive the degrees in-person and the first rank holders of full time Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree programmes offered at the University departments and affiliated colleges will receive the degrees and gold medals in-person during the Convocation.

“All other candidates will be receiving Degrees IN-ABSENTIA. Among the persons who have been called in person, only Gold Medalists of B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. degree programmes shall be permitted to receive the degrees on the dais,” said the statement from Anna University.

 

The convocation admit cards will be sent to all the candidates who will be receiving the degrees in-person.

The list of first rank holders of full time B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. degree programmes has been published on the University web site (www.annauniv.edu) and also communicated to the respective colleges.

In this regard, they are directed to contact the respective college Principals and the Controller of Examinations, Anna University Chennai – 25 (email id: coe@annauniv.edu), the varsity said.

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SSC Stenographer, Hindi Translator Application Last Date Extended; Details Here

SSC Stenographer, Hindi Translator Application Last Date Extended; Details Here

SSC Stenographer, Hindi Translator Application Date Extended; Details Here

The closing date for submitting online applications for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Examination, 2018 and Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak Examination, 2018 has been extended. The last date for SSC Stenographer 2018 application process was scheduled till November 19, 2018. It has come to the notice of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) that in the forenoon of November 19, candidates faced technical issues in filling up online applications for above mentioned examinations, according to SSC.

“Hence, in the interest of the candidates, it has been decided by the Commission to extend the closing date for receipt of online applications for the said examinations by one day i.e. up to 20-11-2018 (5.00 PM),” said a notification from SSC.

The online registration process for both SSC Stenographer and Hindi translator recruitment process will be done on the official website of the Commission, ssc.nic.in.

With regard to fee payment for the said examinations, the schedule is as given below:

Last date for making online fee payment: November 21, 2018 (5.00 PM)

Last date for generation of offline Challan: November 21, 2018 (5.00 PM)

Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank): November 26, 2018

SSC said all other terms and conditions for the SSC Stenographer and translator recruitment process will remain the same.

The SSC will hold an open competitive Computer Based Examination for Combined Recruitment of Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator and Hindi Pradhyapak Examination, 2018 on January 12, 2018.

Computer Based examination for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D recruitment 2018 will be done from February 1, 2019 to February 6, 2019.

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Maharashtra Mulling Making Marathi Compulsory In All Schools: Minister

Maharashtra Mulling Making Marathi Compulsory In All Schools: Minister

Mr Tawde said, “The proposal is underconsideration of the government.”

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is mulling making Marathi compulsory from Class 1 to 10 in all schools, state Education Minister Vinod Tawde said in the Legislative Council Tuesday. He said this in a written reply to a question by Sena MLA Vilas Potnis which contended that states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala had made their local languages compulsory in schools from Class 1 to 10.

Mr Potnis had sought to know what action the Maharashtra government had taken on demands made here to make Marathi compulsory in schools.

In his response, Mr Tawde said, “The proposal is underconsideration of the government.”

Later speaking to reporters, Mr Tawde said making Marathi compulsory in all schools was “difficult”

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IIT Delhi Establishes Artificial Intelligence Chair In Name Of Distinguished Alumnus

IIT Delhi Establishes Artificial Intelligence Chair In Name Of Distinguished Alumnus

The two academicians have pledged a support of Rs. 1 crore for the purpose in IIT Delhi.

New Delhi: 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here signed an MoU with professors Soumitra Dutta and Lourdes Casanova for the constitution of “The Soumitra Dutta Chair in Artificial Intelligence”. The two academicians have pledged a support of Rs. 1 crore for the purpose. The Chair has been named after Soumitra Dutta, who is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Delhi, and it is envisaged to promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the field of artificial intelligence and to facilitate wider and deeper interaction between the industry and IIT Delhi faculty and students.

“I am very grateful to faculty of IIT Delhi for the valuable education they provided to me and I am glad to contribute to the future academic excellence of IIT Delhi,” Prof Dutta said.

Lourdes Casanova, a renowned academician working at Cornell University, said, “The chair recognises the important role of artificial intelligence in shaping the future of India and supports the aspirations of IIT Delhi for leadership in this important domain.”

Prof Dutta received a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985 from IIT Delhi and earned a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of California in Berkeley.

He is an authority on the impact of new technology on the business world with a special focus on strategies for driving growth and innovation in the digital economy.

Prof Dutta is best known for being the architect of the Global Innovation Index, which now has become the global standard among innovation indices.

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Utkal University First Semester Results Announced @ Uuems.in, Check Now

Utkal University First Semester Results Announced @ Uuems.in, Check Now

Utkal University First Semester Results Announced @ Uuems.in, Check Now

The provisional result of +3 first semester CBCS degree regular exam of 2018 admission batch of Utkal University has been released on the official results website of the varsity. Utkal University result for CBCS Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) can be accessed from the official website, uuems.in. The first semester Utkal University result of 2017 admission batch for all the programmes has been declared today. As happened earlier, the official result website of the Utkal University is not responding properly and the candidates are advised to have patience.

Candidates should not panic as the results will be available online for the students.

The Utkal University results have been released on the official exam results hosting website, Utkal University Examination Management System, uuems.in.

Utkal University Semester Result: Know How To Check

Follow the steps given here to check your Utkal University first year results:

Step I : Visit the official result website of Utkal University, uuems.in.

Step II : Click on the link given on the homepage; “Provisional Result Of +3 First Semester CBCS (BA, B.Com, B.Sc) Regular Exam 2017 (2017 Admission Batch) ”

Step III : Enter the exam roll number and the captcha given there

Step IV : Submit the details

Step V : Get the result

“After successful Validation of your data, your Result will Come Out (sic),” says a notification posted on the result website.

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