Schools attentive towards attention deficiency

As ADHD is becoming more prevalent among children, schools are trying to help students cope with it. If your child has excessive screen time, cannot concentrate on one thing at a time or tends to have excessive physical movement, then he or she might be at the risk of having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), […]

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ChatGPT renders homework useless

Expert says the AI search-bot’s ability to provide accurate answers through language and machine learning may have the power to alter the curriculum in schools and colleges. ChatGPT is causing a stir in the education system as it renders homework obsolete with its ability to personalize feedback and complete tasks independently, leaving educators wondering about […]

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­State funding for education in Karnataka on the decline

The Karnataka Economic Survey of 2021-22 states that the funding for education has declined from 14.7 percent to 11.8 percent in the past ten years. Despite having many unresolved issues in the education sector, the state funding allocated for it has been declining. Teacher shortages and lack of infrastructure are a few examples of issues […]

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Vacant seats despite reservations

Differently Abled  students feel more comfortable in special schools. Seats reserved for differently abled people in educational institutions remain vacant most of the time. Veena C, Superintendent, Seshadripuram Pre University college, said, “We have reservations for differently abled people but till date we have not received any applications. We do not have enough space in […]

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PU students do not want MCQ

PU students say they would prefer descriptive papers over MCQ exams. Pre-University (PU) students are not happy about the Karnataka government’s plan to base their exams on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Bhavana, a PU student, studying Commerce at Seshadripuram Pre-University College, said, “I would like it if exams are descriptive as we would get to […]

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Government schools lack adequate Toilets

 Students do not have access to toilets in government schools as they have lower student-toilet ratio than the prescribed norms under the Swachh Vidyalaya Scheme. Government schools in the city lack an adequate number of hygienic toilets for students to use. The student–toilet ratio in the government schools does not match  the prescribed norms. The […]

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Skill connect portal launched to aid job search

It is aiming to connect skilled unemployed youths to employment opportunities. The Karnataka Digital Economy Mission and the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation have launched a Karnataka Skill Connect Portal. It is an integrated web portal which will connect the talent ecosystem in the state with various employment and skilling opportunities. Less than one out of […]

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Students await benches in govt schools

The Government primary school in Bengaluru’s rural area lack basic infrastructure. Bengaluru: The Government Primary School in Thagachaguppe does not have minimal infrastructure for the students studying in the school. The students sit on the floor and attend classes. Anitha,the Head Mistress of the Government Primary School in Thagachaguppe said, “Students from grade four and […]

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Not enough teachers for POCSO Act implementation

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) had ordered all schools in Karnataka to start implementing the POCSO Act. The number of teachers in government schools is not enough to implement the Protection of Children against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. The Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) Plus report for 2021-2022 states that Karnataka has […]

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Three mediums for the new State Curriculum

State government will merge the NCERT and the State syllabus into one text book. The Karnataka government has chosen Urdu, Kannada and English as the three mediums for the new textbooks under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2022. Sri Prasanna Kumar M., Director of Public Instruction, Primary Education, said, , “The new book will be […]

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