Provide relief to Covid orphans: SC to States

Maharashtra joins the list of states who have proposed sponsorship for children who lost their parents to Covid. Mumbai: The Supreme Court has directed states to provide immediate relief to children who have been orphaned due to the pandemic. The court direction came in response to an application filed by amicus curiae Gaurav Agarwal seeking […]

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Teachers not happy promoting students

Due to the closure of schools, online exams were conducted and students were promoted without learning anything in the previous academic year. Haryana: Students of first and second standards were given marks based on oral assessment through Shiksha Mitra’s contact numbers, while students of third, fourth, and fifth standards had to give online exams through […]

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Online classes sentence law students to a dark future

Online training of law students, might leave them with no jobs in the coming future, they fear. Chandigarh: Final year law students are worried that they aren’t learning anything online though most courts have gone online since the pandemic. Jaspreet Kaur, a final year law student said, “The final year of legal studies is supposed […]

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Pandemic crushes aspirants’ dream to become government officers

More than 50 percent of competitive exam aspirants stopped studying, and coaching institutes are struggling to survive due to continual postponement of exams. Mumbai: Umesh Patil dreamt of becoming a police officer and had been preparing for Maharashtra Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) Police Sub Inspector’s (PSI) exam for the last four years. When the exam […]

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Lockdown disables practical learning for culinary students

Students of culinary and hotel management courses are losing out on practical learning due to lockdown. Jaipur: Culinary and hotel management students of Rajasthan are not gaining any practical work experience due to the ongoing lockdown since April 2021which has forced all the schools and colleges to shut. Sujal Shreshtha, first year hotel management student  […]

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Covid-19: Online education worries parents

Parents suffer an increased level of stress due to the education going online from the past one year. Vapi: Online education has changed the way children study. It’s not the same anymore. Rupali Behani, a mother of two children, said, “Managing two children having their online class simultaneously is one big task. I had to buy them their […]

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Disagree to agree

Amidst students’ disapproval, CBSE’s proposal to conduct class 12 board examinations offline meets states’ desire to prioritize vaccination of teachers and students.  Sonepat: Class 12 students are against the Central Board of Secondary Education’s latest announcement of conducting offline board examinations in a shortened format in July-August 2021. In recent developments, it’s been reported today that […]

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Travel restrictions create chaos for student visa applicants

Students wanting to study abroad are facing trouble in gaining visas. Jaipur: Travel restrictions and lockdown have slowed down the visa process for students wanting to study abroad. They are facing difficulties in getting a visa appointment as most of the visa agencies are functioning under restrictions.   The United States has announced  travel restrictions from […]

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