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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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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Property brokers and hostel owners are running out of business

Since the pandemic began, Indore has been empty of students, and hostel owners and property brokers have experienced a corresponding drop in business as a result. Bhawarkua Square is a student neighbourhood in the district, with over 60 private hostels and many property brokers. Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, all the property […]

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Online Internships: No hands-on experience

As most internships go online, students worry they won’t acquire any skills due to  lack of practical experience. Bengaluru: Students pursuing their Bachelor’s in Engineering got no hands-on experience in their internships, as they were conducted online due to the pandemic.  Pranav K Bhat, a final year engineering student feels the lack of hands-on experience […]

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Online classes weave struggle for aspiring fashion designers

After more than a year of online classes, fashion design students still struggle to get hands-on experience. Indore: Back in the olden days of 2019, Piya, then a freshman fashion design student, was excited to get some hands-on experience at her college’s design lab. She eagerly awaited the year’s end to experience her true passion […]

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Amidst the pandemic, summer camps move online

Just as students saw reprieve from online learning as the first wave of the pandemic receded, the second wave is forcing summer camps to choose between moving online and shutting down. Bengaluru- This year, after the Covid-19 graph started plummeting, summer camp organizers considered conducting the summer camps online. But, with the second wave, they […]

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Second Wave of Covid disrupts Coaching Classes

Coaching institutes are again witnessing a fall in students attending tuition classes. Bengaluru: As cases rise with the second wave of Covid-19 and final exams are cancelled, coaching classes and home tutoring see a decline in the number of students.   Home tutors are in a dilemma about continuing classes. Deviraja, a home tutor from […]

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No red signal for tutoring teachers yet

The practice of government, government-aided, and private school teachers engaging in the ‘business’ of imparting private tuitions in the city remains ungoverned. By Manasvi Gupta Good morning teacher! Wished the students. Good evening teacher! Wishes the students again—only this time at the teacher’s home. The teacher—surrounded by a group of students providing private tuitions thus […]

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