Edu Dept sits on expert committee recommendations to reduce school bag weight

Edu Dept sits on expert committee recommendations to reduce school bag weight

Carrying heavy bags lead to spinal damage, irreversible back problems in children: Survey Experts recommend combined book system; Dir Edu says decision soon One and a half months on, the State Government is sitting on expert committee recommendations on formulating...
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Pvt coaching centres ‘Fleece’ students by charging exorbitant tuition fee

Pvt coaching centres ‘Fleece’ students by charging exorbitant tuition fee

The private coaching centres are fleecing the students by charging exorbitant tuition fee. Among the 182 coaching centres granted registration recently by the education department, not even a single centre has notified its fee structure. This was made mandator...
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Govt announces winter vacations from December 3

Govt announces winter vacations from December 3

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday announced winter vacations for all schools in Kashmir division and winter zones of Jammu division. As per the order issued by the school education department, winter vacations from primary to class 8th will...
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To baptize students four government schools adopting CBSE in 2018

To baptize students four government schools adopting CBSE in 2018

The government has decided to take CBSE route to baptize students of SP Higher Secondary School and Amira Kadal Girls Higher Secondary School that remained in news for student protests and stone-pelting against rights violations. The two schools in the...
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Private school takes to ‘Book Selling Business‘, 17 books in Nursery curriculum

Private school takes to ‘Book Selling Business‘, 17 books in Nursery curriculum

District administration Pulwama has issued a show cause notice to a leading private school for forcing students to purchase stationery items from the school itself, in complete violation of the court directions. The show cause notice to Dolphin International S...
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Panel suggests Single Book system for primary classes

Panel suggests Single Book system for primary classes

The committee, constituted by the J&K Government to suggest ways to reduce weight of school bags, has recommended a combined book system up to the primary classes. The government had constituted a four-member committee of educational experts in the last...
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NEET centre in Jammu, even in Samba, none in Kashmir; Govt silent, aspirants suffer

MD/MS aspirants from Kashmir could miss postgraduate National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) 2017 as both the examination centres in J&K have been allocated to Jammu division, and none to Kashmir. Even though number of exam centres have been increased in...
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Exam staff in trouble for ‘Facilitating’ copying, several centers shifted after complaints

Exam staff in trouble for ‘Facilitating’ copying, several centers shifted after complaints

Despite roping in the district administration and the police, the menace of copying in examination continues in Kashmir, forcing authorities of the School Education department to shift some examination centers. An official said that the department is expected ...
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Engineering degrees secured since 2001 via correspondence invalid: Supreme Court

Engineering degrees secured since 2001 via correspondence invalid: Supreme Court

In a major setback to thousands of students who pursued engineering studies through correspondence courses offered by deemed universities in the last 16 years, the Supreme Court declared on Friday that the degrees were invalid, putting them at risk of...
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Kashmiri law student gets Rhodes scholarship

Kashmiri law student gets Rhodes scholarship

Making the Valley proud, Sameer Rashid Bhat, 25, has become the first Kashmiri to get Rhodes scholarship in law. Sameer, who hails from a village in south Kashmir’s Anantnag is currently enrolled as a final year student at Gujarat National...
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