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 closure due to bad weather, will get buildings by this year-end under the Jammu and Kashmir government’s ‘TAMIER’ project, an official said on Sunday. Sub-divisional magistrates have been assigned the job of supervising the construction of these buildings by the rural development department, District Development Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.…

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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 did not receive the scholarship amount extended to them by the central government, which says the university is “fake”. Since 2014, 420 students sought admission at SGVU under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme. The students mostly come from militancy-torn areas of Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Sofian, Ramban, Poonch, Rajouri,…

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Colleges, Varsities remain shut to prevent protests

Schools, colleges and universities remained closed in the Valley today to prevent protests by students following the killing of Lashkar commander Abu Dujana and his associate in Pulwama on Tuesday. The government had announced the closure of all educational institutions in the Valley as many school and college students had clashed with the police in many parts of the Valley, including Srinagar, on Tuesday. The killings triggered a shutdown in the commercial hub here after students from various schools assembled at MA Road and raised pro-freedom slogans on Tuesday. The…

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Education sector remains in tumult in Kashmir

Looking back at the past 12 months, the education sector in the Valley remained on the edge, with frequent protests, shutdowns and curfews, forcing the closure of schools for months together. After Hizb commander Burhan Wani’s death on July 8 last year, the academic schedule in schools was adversely hit. Due to protests, all educational institutions remained closed for five months after July last giving a major setback to the career of the around 15 lakh students. Students were given mass promotion up to Class IX. There were less than…

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10 Day Summer Vacation for educational institutions begins from July 6 to July 15, 2017

The vacation coincides with a protest schedule issued by United Jehad Council (UJC), an amalgam of militant organisations operating in the valley. The Jammu and Kashmir government today announced a 10-day summer vacation in all educational institutions in the valley from July 6. In order in this regard was issued by Commissioner-Secretary, Higher Education Department, Asgar Samoon. “All government degree colleges of Kashmir division and winter zone government degree colleges of Jammu division shall observe summer vacations with effect from July 6 to July 15, 2017,” the order read. Director,…

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Kashmiri Students booked for pro-Pak slogans in UP college

A police complaint has been lodged against some Kashmiri students at a dental college here for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and uploading objectionable picture of the Indian cricket team on social media after the ICC Champions Trophy final. Two complaints have been received, one by students of Kalka Dental College and Hospital and the other by Bajrang Dal activists, the police said. The right wing activists have demanded the arrest of the students, the police said, adding that a probe had been launched. The administration of the college, located in…

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Install CCTVs in schools, colleges to curb student protests: Police

With student protests in colleges and schools refusing to die down in Kashmir, the educational institutions in north Kashmir have been asked to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to check what the police have termed as “interference by outsiders” on the premises during law and order problems. In a recent report, accessed by Kashmir Post, Baramulla SSP has conveyed to the authorities concerned “that during the ongoing riots by students in various colleges and schools, it has been noticed by the authorities that there were apprehension of interference by…

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23 Degree Colleges without permanent buildings in J&K

Belying the tall claims of successive regimes of Jammu and Kashmir on upgradation of infrastructure in education sector, as many as 23 colleges in the state are without buildings. Officials in the Higher Education Department said around 41 colleges were sanctioned during the past eight years under various centrally sponsored schemes and state plan, however the construction work is yet to be completed on 23 Government Degree Colleges (GDCs) in the state. The officials said the government has started different under graduate courses in all these colleges however the students…

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No class work in Colleges, Higher secondary schools today: Adminstration

Class work in degree colleges and higher secondary schools in central and south Kashmir districts shall remain suspended on Thursday, a government spokesman said. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone said there will be no teaching activity in degree colleges and higher secondary schools in Srinagar district on Thursday. But, he said, the staff has to remain present. Meanwhile, district administration Budgam ordered suspension of class work in higher secondary schools and colleges in the district on Thursday. An official spokesman said class work in government degree college Ganderbal, government…

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