Education Department likely to shift the academic session to March

Education Department likely to shift the academic session to March

The School Education Department (SED) is likely to shift the academic session to March from next year. The move comes in the wake of high-level deliberations held by the Administrative Department and the “operational mechanism” suggested by an expert committee earlier this year. A top official privy to the developments told that the School Education Department (SED) was likely to make an official announcement about shifting to the March session of examination. “The department has decided that it will switch to the March session from the current year and the…

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Which cloud certification is best for beginners, Google Cloud or AWS?

Which cloud certification is best for beginners, Google Cloud or AWS?

Google Cloud and AWS are the two big cloud computing service providers in the world. Professionals are looking to enhance their skills in cloud computing to provide value to their organizations and clients. So, the cloud certification from either Google Cloud or AWS can be a great asset to acquire knowledge and skills to handle cloud-based technology. But as a beginner, it isn’t easy to choose between Google Cloud and AWS. So let’s have a look at both these cloud giants to see which one is best for you. What…

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Summer Vacation: Despite govt order schools continue ongoing exams

Despite govt order schools continue ongoing exams

Many private schools have decided to continue their ongoing exams despite the summer vacation announced for all government and recognised private schools from July 4. Complaints are pouring in against several schools that have informed the students that their ongoing exams, in complete violation of the government order, would continue during the summer break. The J&K School Education Department (SED) on Friday announced summer vacation for schools from July 4 to 14 and Principal Secretary SED Bishwajit Kumar Singh said no school would be allowed to conduct exams during the…

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155 Schools with more than one lakh students face de-registration; Court stays process for now

155 Schools with more than one lakh students face de-registration; Court stays process for now

At least 155 private schools, with enrollment of more than one lakh students, are grappling to keep their registrations intact as the Jammu & Kashmir administration’s new rules directed the Revenue Department to identity those schools built on the land other than private property in the Union Territory (UT) for de-registration by the Education Department. Hearing the petitions filed by such private schools, judge Moksha Khajuria Kazmi said, “The petitioners have prima facie made out a case for ad-interim relief at this stage. In the meantime, subject to objections to…

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Shut schools operating on State, Kahcharai land: Admin to School Education Department

Close schooling in private schools operating on State, Kahcharai land: Govt to School Education Department

Authorities have directed the officials of School Education Department (SED) of Kashmir valley to close schooling in those private schools that are operating on state or kahcharai land. Besides, the authorities have also directed that the students in such institutions shall be accommodated in nearby government schools, subject to the consent of their parents. Chief Education Officer (CEO) Ganderbal, Abdul Majeed said that he has received the list of 18 private schools in the district that are operating on State or kahcharai land. “These schools include some higher secondary schools,…

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Executive Magistrates to enforce School Bag Policy 2020

Executive Magistrates to enforce School Bag Policy 2020

The executive magistrates in their respective jurisdictions will enforce School Bag Policy-2020 to ensure that no student carries a heavy burden on their tender shoulders. The move comes 10 days after the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) issued circular instructions to the schools putting a cap on the weight of school bags. In this regard, an official communication has been issued to all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) by DSEK with a “request” to direct the Executive Magistrates at different levels to enforce the guidelines issued regarding implementation of the…

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Teachers in Kashmir Universities under surveillance, kept in three categories

Teachers in Kashmir Universities under surveillance, kept in three categories

Some may be terminated, others to be counselled After Government officers/officials, teachers and Lecturers, the Intelligence agencies have zeroed-in on some University teachers in Kashmir who were engaged in propagating secessionism and few of them are likely to be terminated shortly while keeping others under surveillance. The Intelligence agencies which have been assigned with the task of identifying pro-terror elements within the administration and other Government services are understood to have kept teachers of different Universities in Kashmir in three categories—first who require immediate dismissal from services, second who will…

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J&K schools to have uniform academic calendar; Panel formed to chalk out modalities

J&K schools to have uniform academic calendar; Panel formed to chalk out modalities

The School Education Department (SED) has constituted a panel to chalk out modalities for having uniform academic calendar in schools in Jammu and Kashmir. The academic calendar will be in sync with the Higher Education Department (HED) J&K and rest of the country. The move comes in wake of the directions issued by the J&K Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on April 7 to discuss the action taken and progress achieved under New Education Policy (NEP-2020) and implementation of its key initiatives during the current academic session. Headed by the…

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Despite MoE guidelines no end to burden of heavy bags for J&K school children

Despite MoE guidelines no end to burden of heavy bags for J&K school children

There seems to be no respite for the school-going children in J&K from carrying a heavy burden on their tender shoulders despite the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education(MoE) GoI for reducing the burden of school bags. The school children continue to carry a “heavy burden” on their tender shoulders as the government has failed to implement the guidelines to the schools for reducing weight in school bags. Last time the directions for regulating the weight of school bags were issued by the J&K School Education Department (SED) was…

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Kashmir Students recount frightening ordeal as well harrowing journey to escape Ukraine

Kashmir Students recount frightening ordeal as well harrowing journey to escape Ukraine

Kashmiri students tell of a frightening ordeal in which they hid in bunkers and basements before reaching safety. Bhat, a young medical student from Indian-administered Kashmir studying in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, woke to the sound of deafening thuds on February 24. By the time he could gather his thoughts, another loud explosion shook his building, sending Bhat, who requested to be identified by his second name, on a terrifying journey. He spent nights in underground bomb shelters, metro stations, and undertook a dangerous trip through parts of Ukraine…

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