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 to order...
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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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67% literacy rate in J&K, Govt taking steps for 100% literacy: Edu Secretary

67% literacy rate in J&K, Govt taking steps for 100% literacy: Edu Secretary

Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmed Shah, on Friday said 67 percent of Jammu and Kashmir’s population is presently literate and the government has taken “all adequate steps” to upgrade the education standard to further increase the literacy rate. Sh...
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This time no cut in board syllabus, exams likely to held in Oct or Nov

This time no cut in board syllabus, exams likely to held in Oct or Nov

The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is likely to hold the annual exams of Classes X and XII in October-end or first week of November. However, this time there will be no relaxation in the syllabus unlike...
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Lighter school bags for students govt sets up panel

Lighter school bags for students govt sets up panel

The J&K Government has constituted a committee of experts to suggest steps to reduce the weight of schoolbags of students. In an order issued by the Secretary of School Education Department, Farooq Ahmad Shah, the government has constituted a four-member.....
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Hold extra classes to complete syllabus: Edu Dept to schools

Hold extra classes to complete syllabus: Edu Dept to schools

The Education Department has instructed all Valley schools to hold extra classes and complete the syllabus on time so as to compensate for the academic losses faced by the students in the past six months. Acknowledging that much of the...
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100 Open-sky schools in Jammu to get buildings

100 Open-sky schools in Jammu to get buildings

Students in remote areas of the district face hardships due to lack of proper infrastructure at open-sky schools, which functioning without buildings and often face closure due to bad weather. Nearly 100 open-sky schools in Jammu district, which often face...
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All edu institutions across valley to remain closed today

All edu institutions across valley to remain closed today

All educational institutions from primary upto higher secondary schools shall remain closed across Kashmir on Monday. Director School Education Kashmir, G N Itoo said, “The decision to close down all educational institutions from primary upto higher secondar...
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Rajasthan university shuts hostel door on 250 J&K students

Rajasthan university shuts hostel door on 250 J&K students

About 250 Kashmiri students of Jaipur’s Suresh Gyan Vihar University (SGVU) are pleading every Muslim house in the city for help after being shunted out of their hostel. The students are forced to suffer this ordeal because the university reportedly...
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