From less than 50 per cent in Class 10 and over 100 students enrolled outside the village to private schools commuting a distance of as much as 100 kilometre, Kubadharol High School did a turn around to over 93 per cent result and not a single student from the village seeking secondary education outside the village.With the community resolution passed in 2017, Kubadharol, a small village in Sabarkantha district’s Vadali taluka, not only provided infrastructure to the village school but also decided that no parent will send their children outside the village for studies.“Until 2017-18, over 100 children from the village would go to private schools as far as Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. The same year, the school’s Class 10 result was less than 50 per cent,” Kubadharol Yuvak Mandal chairman Ravindra K Patel said.“The same year, villagers got together, arranged for infrastructure in the school like computers and projectors while the Ahmedabad-based Dr K R Shroff Foundation helped the school with their teachers for Class 9 and 10. We held meetings with parents and passed a resolution that no child would leave the village for secondary education,” Patel added.The Yuvak Mandal is managing the high school—Class 9 and 10 of the Kubadharol grant-in-aid high school attached to the government primary school.Ravindra is one such parent whose son Chaitanya cleared Class 10 from the village with 87 per cent in 2020 while his daughter Nishtha, studying in Class 9, has achieved the first position in the National Merit cum Means Scholarship (NMMS) exam.Convincing parents was not easy initially, says Hiteshbhai Patel, the Prinicpal of Kubadharol High School. “We held repeated meetings with all the parents and convinced them that with the infrastructure facilities like digital aids and teachers available at the school, it is at par with any other private school to which they are sending their children,” Patel said.“It was tough initially but gradually as the results started improving, parents had faith in us and things got better. In 2020 SSC exam, 36 students had appeared in board exam, out of which, 78 per cent could clear. This year in the Class 10 exam, 30 students had appeared, out of which, 28 students could clear Class 10 with a pass percentage of over 93 per cent while 3 students have scored more than 90 per cent” he added.Vasubhai Patel, father of Kavya, who secured 94 per cent in 2022 Class 10 Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board results, said, “Because there were no teachers in secondary school, students were forced to move out of village for Class 9 and 10. But after Kubadharol school got support from the foundation with Math, Science and English teachers for Class 9 and 10 students and the infrastructure improved, we decided to not send our children outside the village and we are happy that we took this decision.”“Dr K R Shroff Foundation started working with Kubadharol school in 2012. At that point of time, children of farm labours and from economically weak background were studying in government primary schools and majority of the village children were studying in private schools in Vadali. Gradually, the school result and student attendance improved due to committed and dedicated effort made by Dr K R Shroff Foundation teachers,” says Uday Desai, president Dr K R Shroff Foundation.This also saw the increase in enrollment at the school. From an enrollment in the higher school (Class 9 and 10) to 52 in the year 2017, it is 76 in the year 2022-23.
AHMEDABAD: The departmental exams for recruitment in Class 3 positions in the education department will be conducted on August 6 and 7. Gujarat State Examination Board in its schedule said that the employees who want to take this exam will have to apply online before July 11. The statement said that there will be four question papers each with 100-mark weightage. The minimum passing mark is 50. This examination is for the positions of assistant education supervisor, assistant teachers, gram panchayat and district-level assistant education supervisors and training supervisors among others. Sources said that the examinations are likely to be conducted in Ahmedabad or in Gandhinagar.
AHMEDABAD: About 15,896 students have applied for admissions in bachelors of arts courses in colleges affliated to Gujarat University as on June 29. The university started the registrations from June 21. A statement from the university said that there are 17,884 seats available in the 41 GU affiliated colleges in urban and rural areas. The statement added that registrations are still open for students who have taken Class XII exams of CBSE and ICSE boards and are awaiting their results. The university expects around 2,000 more applications from students from other boards. Students who have registered themselves for admissions will have to verify their applications by July 3 and make corrections if any.
Ahmedabad: Due to a goof-up in its exam schedule, Gujarat Technological University had to hurriedly reschedule practical exams on Thursday. According to GTU’s exam schedule, practical exams for BE, architecture, pharmacy and vocational courses were to be held on July 1 at the institutes affiliated with it. On Thursday, the university realised that the date coincided with the Rath Yatra and that students may not be able to reach exam centres.tnn
AHMEDABAD: Due to a goof-up in its exam schedule, Gujarat Technological University had to hurriedly reschedule practical exams on Thursday. According to GTU's exam schedule, practical exams for BE, architecture, pharmacy and vocational courses were to be held on July 1 at the institutes affiliated with it. On Thursday, the university realised that the date coincided with the Rath Yatra and that students may not be able to reach exam centres.
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) on Thursday announced the academic calendar for primary schools for 2022-23. According to it, primary schools will conduct educational activities for 222 days. This does not include the exam days. The GCERT statement says academic activity will begin in June and the first-term examinations will be held in October 2022 while the second-term exams will be conducted in March 2023. The new academic year will begin from April 2023. June will have 16 days of academic work while July will have 25 day. Sources said the authorities have decided that academic work in June will mostly consist of light, informal activities as primary section students are coming to schools after two years. Sources said the Diwali vacation will be from October-end to November.
Candidates who have passed the CLAT 2022 entrance exam will now be appearing for counselling process, and candidates will also have to give the college preferences for admission. Experts strongly recommend that candidates select at least five National Law Universities during the counseling registration process. There are a total of 22 NLUs that are currently participating in CLAT 2022 admission process. Besides, several private and public universities/colleges other than NLUs will also accept CLAT 2022 scores for admission to law programmes. Recommended:: [Check your admission chances in National Law Universities based on your home state & exam result for All India Category & State Category seats] Use- CLAT College PredictorCandidates can check the complete list of NLUs accepting CLAT scores for admission to LLB and LLM courses from the table provided below:CLAT 2022 result was declared by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) on June 24, 2022. The registrations for CLAT 2022 counselling are currently open. Candidates have to submit their college preference along with counselling registration fee in online mode. The last date to register for CLAT counselling is today, i.e. June 27, and the first seat allotment result will be announced on June 30, 2022.Meanwhile, candidates who are not eligible to secure admission in NLUs through CLAT 2022 can apply for admission to law programmes offered by CLAT affiliated law colleges and universities. Some of the private universities accepting CLAT scores are mentioned below— Amity University— Asian Law College— Alliance University, Bangalore— BM Law College— Arka Jain University, Jharkhand— GD Goenka University
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, is the latest addition to the list of universities that will be accepting CUET-PG 2022 scores for admission in postgraduate courses. The university will conduct MTech, MBA, MSc, MCom and MPharm admissions via CUET-PG 2022 scores. As of now, a total of 65 universities will conduct PG admissions through CUET-PG 2022 scores, the NTA said in an official notice. Similarly, Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur, has also added five courses M.H.M. (Master in Hotel Management), Master of Laws (Corporate Law), Master of Laws (Constitutional Law), Master of Laws (Criminal Law), and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property Right) in their existing Programmes which will intake students based on CUET-PG 2022 scores.A total of 36 central universities including Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Banaras Hindu University, Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Central University of South Bihar, Central University of Gujarat among others will participate in this year’s PG entrance exam.Several state universities, state private and deemed-to-be-universities will also admit students through the entrance exam. The Footwear Design & Development Institute, which functions under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry will also accept CUET-PG 2022 scores for admissions.
India Post GDS Result 2022: The India Post has released the list of shortlisted candidates for Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS 2022) recruitment exam 2022 for 23 states. All the registered candidates who had appeared for the exam can now check their results for the India Post GDS 2022 on the official website — indiapostgdsonline.gov.in.India Post GDS Result 2022: How to checkStep 1: Visit the official website of India Post — indiapostgdsonline.gov.inStep 2: Scroll to the ‘Candidate’s corner’ tab located on the left side of the home page.Step 3: Hover over the ‘shortlisted candidates’ tab and click on the state you belong to.Step 4: Check your result once the PDF is downloaded and available.Step 5: Save the PDF for future use and reference.The result PDF of India Post GDS Result 2022 will have division, office, post name, post community, registration number, per cent of marks obtained, candidate’s community and gender, and the documents the candidate has to be verified with.Results have been declared for Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, North East Circle, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.Candidates now have to get their documents verified by the authorities. Details of the document verification process for the selected candidates will soon be notified by official channels.
During this week, several significant events took place in the education sector. From changes in textbooks to declaration of multiple state board and entrance exams results, here are this week’s top education news.The NCERT has dropped content on Gujarat riots from the Class 12 Political Science curriculum as part of a “textbook rationalisation” exercise in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a note on the rationalised content released by the NCERT on Thursday, pages 187-189 on Gujarat riots are among the removals from the book. Page 105 of the book on the history of the “Naxalite movement”, and pages 113-117 on “Controversies regarding Emergency” have also been dropped.The Ministry of Education announced Thursday that it will start a special programme through the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) to support the ‘Agnipath’ scheme of soldier recruitment announced by the Centre. Under the initiative, NIOS will develop customised courses to help ‘Agniveers’, who have cleared matriculation, to obtain Class 12 pass certificates. The certificates to be issued by the NIOS will be recognised for higher education as well as employment.The result for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) 2022 were announced. This year, the WBJEE 2022 exam was successfully conducted on April 30, 2022 and response sheets were made available on the official websites on May 26, 2022. Candidates who were unsatisfied with their results were given the option of raising objections before midnight of May 28, and they were charged a non-refundable fee of Rs 500 per response.The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has begun the online application process for admission to various undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), and certificate courses for the academic session 2022-23. The last date to apply for SPPU UG and PG courses is July 12, 2022. However, candidates can submit their application forms latest by July 17 (11:59 pm) provided they pay a late fee. The admission tests for the same will be held from July 21, 2022 to July 24, 2022.The Uttar Pradesh State Board of High School and Intermediate Class 10 and 12 results were declared on June 18. The passing percentage in class 10 for boys was 85.25 per cent while for girls, it was 91.69 per cent. The passing percentage increased from 83.31 per cent in 2020 and 80.07 per cent in 2019. A total of 51.92 lakh students had registered of which as many as 47.75 lakh students had appeared in the intermediate or madhyamik exams. A total of 27.8 lakh students had appeared for Class 10 and 24.1 lakh candidates appeared for Class 12 board exams.In Class 12, the board recorded 85.33 overall pass percentage with girls outshining boys this year as well with a pass percentage of 90.01 per cent. Boys stand at 81.21 per cent. Divyanshi from Fatehpur tops with 95.40 per cent.The National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the registration process deadline for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-PG 2022. The deadline to apply for the entrance exam for admissions in postgraduate programmes in 42 central universities (CUET PG 2022) has been extended till July 4. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the CUET-PG from the official website — cuet.nta.nic.in.
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat University opened registrations for admission to its five-year integrated law course on June 18 Saturday. There are 396 such seats at three colleges, for students who have cleared their Class 12 exams. The last date for registration is June 24. The provisional merit list will be announced on June 27. On June 28, students will be able to make corrections to their applications and the final merit list will be declared on June 30. Students can confirm their admission from July 2 to 4 by paying the fees. A round of reshuffling will be held on July 6 and the second merit list will be announced on July 9.
AHMEDABAD: The online registration for the admission of Class 10 students into the first year of engineering diploma courses will also begin on June 16 and the last date of applying will be July 7. The provisional merit list will be announced on July 12 and the mock round for choice filling will be conducted on July 22 and the final merit list will be announced on the same day. From July 22 to 28 choice filling will be conducted and the college allotment for the first round will be announced on August 1. The Admission Committee for Professional Diploma Courses (ACPDC) announced that students who have been allotted colleges will have to confirm their admissions by paying fees starting from August 1 to 7. The committee will announce the vacant seats on August 10 and the second round of admissions will begin from the same day. The students will be allotted colleges on August 20 for the second round and they will have to confirm their admissions by August 25. On August 29 the committee will announce the seats that remained vacant after completion of the second round. There are 67,000 seats available in the state for engineering diploma courses. Sources said that last year, the committee had conducted admissions on 66,804 seats but at the end of the admission process 25,644 seats had remained vacant. ACPDC expects that this year seats won’t remain vacant as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has reduced the minimum eligibility marks to 33 from the previous 35 marks. The committee expects that due to this change around 10,000 more students will be eligible for admissions.
JAMNAGAR: Amid nationwide protests against the Centre's Agnipath scheme, Army aspirants gathered to protest outside the recruitment office in Gujarat's Jamnagar city demanding that their written exam, which has been pending since the last two years, be conducted at the earliest. There was heavy police deployment at the Army recruitment office in the city, as over 100 aspirants gathered to make representation to the authorities about their written exam, which has not been conducted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said. The protestors made a representation to an Army recruitment officer and left the scene after they were assured that the pending written exam will be conducted at the earliest, he said. #Gujarat: The students who cleared psychical exam and waiting for written exam since last two years gathered at Ar… https://t.co/rAv2hjtHVw— TOI Surat (@TOISurat) 1655557876000"These aspirants have passed the physical test, but have been awaiting their final exam that was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They have been assured that the exam will be conducted as soon as an order is passed by senior authorities," superintendent of police Premsukh Delu said. Hundreds of youths from Gujarat's Saurashtra region had appeared for the physical exam held on March 20, 2021. According to one of the Army aspirants, they were given several dates for the final exam due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But although the pandemic has ebbed, no date has been announced. "We have been preparing for the final exam for the last year and half, but it has not been conducted as yet. Our medical, physical exam has been conducted, but the Army recruitment officer said he has not received the order from the top regarding the final exam," he said.
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court has ordered an NRI woman to hand over custody of her 12-year-old son to his paternal grandparents after she took the child away from his school in April without intimating the family. Following a dispute between the woman and her husband, both residents of Australia, the child has been living with his paternal grandparents in Ahmedabad for last six years. After birth of the child, the woman allegedly left her husband and went to live with another person in Brisbane. But after the break up with her live-in partner, she temporarily returned to India and took away the son. This led the elderly couple to approach the court. They cited their daughter-in-law’s diary to establish their claim that the woman had deserted the child and his father in Sydney. The high court summoned the woman with the child immediately because the child’s impending final exams. He appeared in his exams and then the court permitted the mother to keep him during the vacation. The woman insisted to retain custody of the child, but the court noticed that she is an Australian citizen and is having a business in Australia. She intended that until she shuts her business and returns to India, the child would stay with his maternal uncle and aunt in Surat. The high court noted that the father of the child is not able to come to India because an Australian court has restrained him from leaving the country. The HC also noted that the husband and wife are not able to resolve the dispute. The high court considered the situation of child’s parents and asked the child with whom he wanted to live. The child preferred the grandparents. The court also took note of the fact that the grandfather owns a bungalow and is capable of maintaining the child. The high court ordered the mother to hand over the child to grandparents’ “constructive custody”. It, however, permitted the mother to take legal recourse for taking legal custody of her son.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will analyse CCTV footage and results across centres to detect irregularities in those that reported an unusual spike in the Class 10 board results.“GSHSEB will initiate the process of shortlisting those examination centres that have reported high results as compared to the previous year. Also, those with too low results will be identified along with their previous years’ results,” board chairman A J Shah told The Indian Express.For instance, according to the results declared on June 6, Banaskantha’s Kotda–a comparatively newly designated exam centre that started in 2016–recorded a huge jump in its pass percentage from 21 per cent in the last academic year to 74 per cent–an increase of 52 per cent. Of the total 329 students who appeared for the Class 10 examinations, 244 secured at least the minimum marks.In contrast, the district posted an overall result of 67 per cent this year, compared to 64 per cent in 2020 and 68 per cent in 2019.While the CCTV footage is being monitored for mass copying by the state education board, Kotda is only one among multiple examination centres that have reported a huge variation in Class 10 state board results this year.Despite nearly 100 per cent surveillance coverage through CCTV cameras, a total of 907 copying cases were reported during Class 10 exams, while results of another 255 candidates had been held back due to “technical reasons”.Other similar examples include Ghata in Tapi district where the pass percentage saw a huge spike from 20 to 76 per cent–a variation of 56 per cent within two board examinations. Of the 321 students who appeared for the examinations, 245 cleared them.The tribal district of Dahod has several examination centres with a huge jump in their pass percentage. Sanjeli’s pass percentage jumped from 19 to 51 per cent with 654 of 1270 students who appeared clearing the exams.The pass percentage almost doubled from 43 to 82 per cent for examination centres of Singvad. Similarly, Chundadi results jumped from 56 to 86 per cent. On the contrary, the result at the Pipero centre dropped from 78 to 51 per cent.The pass percentage of Songadh in Bhavnagar district almost doubled–from 44 per cent in 2020 to 85 per cent this year.After scrutiny and verification of the CCTV footage, these centres are to be categorised under “sensitive” and “hypersensitive” categories by the board. “These centres will be under constant monitoring from the board and in the recent past, such centres with notorious activities have been cancelled, too,” says Shah.The board will also contemplate strict action at centres if irregularities such as mass copying is detected, said sources.The GSHSEB declared Class 10 results with an overall pass percentage of 65.18 per cent, up from by around 4.5 per cent from the overall pass percentage of 60.64 per cent in March 2020.The board had conducted exams after a gap of one year due to Covid-19 pandemic as students were mass promoted in March 2021.Out of the total 37 examination centres in Gir Somnath district, eleven examination centres have reported more than 20 per cent jump in their pass percentage. For instance, at the Aalidar centre, the results improved from 32 per cent in 2020 to 77 per cent this year.Similarly, in Mehsana district, of the total 50 examination centres, 24 reported a dip in pass percentage as high as 46 per cent.In the tribal belt that has been already under the surveillance of the board for reporting mass copying cases in the past, the results of Delol in Panchmahal jumped from 35 to 72 per cent.Similarly, the overall pass percentages of Dahod improved by more than 10 per cent–from 47 per cent in 2020 to 58 per cent in 2022. For Chhota Udepur, the figures improved from 47 to 61 per cent during the same period. From 19 per cent, the results of Bhesavahi in Chhota Udepur jumped to 66 per cent. In Pavi Jetpur, the rise was more than double–from 30 to 65 per cent.While Patan recorded the lowest result of 54 per cent, 5 per cent lower than 2019, results declined from 77 to 38 per cent in the Vadavali examination centre and in Vayad, more than half from 62 to 26 per cent.
The Patidar leader and industrialist, Naresh Patel, the chairman of the Shree Khodaldham Trust (SKT), the leading organisation of Leuva Patels in Gujarat, declared Thursday that he was not joining politics “for now”, adding that Khodaldham will instead set up an academy to train youths for politics. In an interview with The Indian Express, he shares his thoughts on a range of social and political issues. Excerpts:What, in your view, is the secret of this sudden interest in Naresh Patel within and outside Gujarat?Probably because of the way I have led Khodaldham, the way I have led Patidars – bringing them together and then, of course, getting into lot of social work which doesn’t remain limited to Patidars but transcends castes and creeds. Secondly, anything Khodaldham does, it is important to note, is very meticulous. From day one, I have been telling my teams to draw a roadmap for anything they do and then implement it in the right way. So, that’s one of the reasons Khodaldham has achieved success in its social work journey and we have been able to reach out to people. That is one of the reasons that if I get into politics, I could make some change and probably bring a new system. That’s why people look up to me, and even the media.Did you anticipate in December last year, when you said you intended to join politics, that your announcement will attract national attention?Very frankly speaking, no. I thought it would remain limited to Gujarat or only to Saurashtra or in parts of Gujarat where Patidars live. But during my last trips to south and north Gujarat, I gathered that everybody knows it…That’s the question for everybody, not only Patidars. The media has given me such a hype!You say that youth and women want you to join politics but community elders were against that idea. What were the reasons cited by both sides?There were mainly two concerns. The first and foremost was that, they say, that you have led the community the right way and if you get into it (politics), there will be a vacuum in the system. Number two, lots of Khodaldham projects are pending. For example, we are getting into school education system, from primary (level onward). We want to get into health. Of course, into a regular health system with multi-specialty hospitals etc. which everybody does but with lot of (focus) on preventive care. These are two big thoughts we have in mind for people of Gujarat. They said without you these two projects will be left behind and that there will be a vacuum of leadership… Youth and women wanted me to get into politics because they have seen me working in Khodaldham. I decentralise things, don’t keep everything to myself. There are “n” number of committees and people working for Khodaldham and I delegate powers. What they think is that if you get into the bigger system, there’ll be more people working for it and so more people will benefit from it and things would get better.You organised the Leuva Patel community around the Khodaldham temple project. Are you happy with the kind of organisation you have built – and what next for the community?Absolutely. I will thank my community for putting so much of faith in Khodaldham and me. What we have done till now is to get together that has benefited the community at large. People living across the world have come closer. Today, if a family in US is having problem, Khodaldham can make things easy for them from here. So, bringing the community together, making it a closely-knit unit have a great benefit. After making this happen, there are lots of things like women empowerment, coaching for competitive exams etc. The day we laid the foundation stone of Khodaldham, we started coaching for competitive exams for students and from day one, it has been open to everybody. I always believe in two things: It could be a temple or a function that Leuva Patels do but when it comes to health and education, let’s not erect the barrier of “for Leuva Patels only”. It should be for everybody. This is what we are taught in the Leuva Patel community and I believe it is a great idea. We want to bring that in a very big way and really serve the needy people of the society.Now that you have organised the community, where do you want to lead them to?In my vision, I want my community to be happy rather than just being prosperous. Prosperity is part of life but what I am seeing right now is that happiness is being snatched away for various reasons. One is, the social problems within the family. And this is not only among Patidars, it’s everywhere. We are now thinking what should be done about it. Now, bringing community together, making them understand things like women empowerment, importance of competitive exams, prosperity, bringing businesses together etc. are part of it. We have been doing this successfully. But my vision is, and I may fail totally, to bring happiness to the community, bring happiness to every community… and how to do it. This is what we are doing now and we have got 10 people looking into what to do (about it).So, how do you propose to make communities happy?Basically, by bringing people together in seminars, arranging small meetings in villages and along with social reforms, letting them know what is the right way of living, how you should manage your time etc. Right now, what happens is that if I am doing something, I am only doing that work. There is no sense of time management among people here. There should be something in the morning, whatever you want to do. If it’s something religious, finish that and then do a little bit of your routine work. Then pursue your hobbies, read something, go to nature, be helpful to people, help others. This kind of things would bring happiness to society. This is our belief.A Patidar mobilisation in 1980s eventually propelled the BJP to power in Gujarat. Now you have mobilised a section of the Patidar community. Will this also eventually lead to a political change?The change in system can come only if leaders like me get into it. It’s very clear. You will have to penetrate the minds of people for any change. Patidars need a face. Look at how Patidars converted from Congress to BJP! Keshubapa (Keshubhai Patel, a Leuva Patel leader and ex-Gujarat chief minister) was the face back then. For any change, you need some face.But now that you have opted out, is there any hope of that change?Very honestly speaking, no. Nothing in the near future.Since the launch of the Patidar quota stir by Hardik Patel, the caste-lines in the state have hardened. Khodaldham is also a project of Leuva Patels, although your organisation does work for other communities too.It looks like that right now. But we should bring a change. As I told you, we get together, we have people in millions who get together and make world records. But when it comes to serving the society, we are with everybody. For instance, when it comes to education or agriculture or health, we would not keep any barricades. Such type of approach from every caste will bring people closer.Keshubhai had attempted a similar thing. He launched his own party with Patidars’ support but it could not take off. Are there any lessons in that for you?See, any individual on this earth can only make efforts. When somebody attempts something, it’s a great thing. Every human tends to make mistakes. That’s part of it. But of course, you learn a lot of things from everybody, not just Keshubapa, but anybody.So, what lessons did you learn from the period from your December announcement that you intend to join politics to your yesterday’s announcement that you are not joining it?It’s a very difficult situation to be in politics, that’s my first lesson. You need to be very, very touchy about ideas, current issues. You have to be very particular about your goals. You have to be very social, you have to be selfish and you have to be ruthless. By touchy, I mean, for instance, there is a burning issue and if you present it in a very touchy manner, you are highlighted. So, you’ve got to be touchy about issues.In recent weeks, we saw you meeting more leaders of the Congress than that of other parties. Will this have a bearing on your image among your community?I don’t think so. I have full confidence in my community. They would always believe that anything that Nareshbhai would do will be good for not only Patidars but for others too.We were told that you had set certain pre-conditions for joining the Congress, including having the power to decide its tickets on 11 Assembly seats in Saurashtra.You are misinformed. These are rumours. I have never asked for anything. If I ever told anything to any party, it was that you should make quick decisions, let’s not keep it lingering. But then, there are groups of people who would say that Nareshbhai wanted to be declared CM face, the high command didn’t accept that and that’s why Nareshbhai is not joining. This is absolutely a rumour. And tell me, if a face like I join any political party, not Congress but any party, wouldn’t I be a CM face? Wouldn’t I be a senior leader? I would be. So, there’s nothing for me to ask.Hardik Patel was pleading you to join the Congress. But then he himself quit the Congress and joined the BJP. Did this have any effect on your decisions?Absolutely not. Why would it affect my decision? That’s his individual decision. But let me tell you very clearly, not a single individual influences me in this matter except for my community’s elders and leaders who, from the bottom of their heart, told me not to join politics. They were not only from Rajkot but from across Gujarat, they held meetings with me and advised me against the idea.Among the three major parties in Gujarat, which one is likely to do the kind of work you would have done if you had joined politics?I think, if I had joined any political party, it would have aligned with me. My function is very clear. What I want to do is to ensure straightforwardness and transparency. The main aim should be ensuring transparency and things do work out. This is how I have been working and it has been successful. I think any party would fall in my line, looking at my working style.You have declared that you are not joining politics but with the rider that time and circumstances may make you think otherwise in future.Yes, not in the near future but you never know how life may take a turn.
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) announced the merit list of National Means Cum-Merit Scholarship exams on Thursday in which 5,060 students have succeeded. The NMMS is a union government programme which is meant to provide financial support to the students of Class 8 in grant-in-aid schools or government schools coming from financially weak backgrounds so that they can complete their education till Class 12.Sources said that around 1.8 lakh students had taken the exam conducted on April 17 this year of which around 43,828 had cleared it. However, 5,060 students made it to the merit list for the given quota of 5,097 to Gujarat.The students who have made it to the merit list will have to open bank accounts in which the scholarship amount will be deposited. The scholarship will begin from Class 9. The highest number of students, 359, who got the scholarship are from Ahmedabad district, followed by 312 from Banaskantha and 212 from Bhavnagar.
In India, emphasis is often placed on the marks students get in Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations and they are seen as a marker of their academic performance. However, a recent post by IAS officer Awanish Sharan has managed to dismiss this notion.On Saturday, Sharan posted a tweet that showed the Class 10 board exam mark sheet of his fellow IAS officer Tushar D Sumera who is currently serving as the collector and district magistrate of Bharuch in Gujarat.While tweeting the mark sheets picture, Sharan wrote, “Bharuch Collector Tushar Sumera, while sharing his class 10th mark sheet, wrote that he got only passing marks in class 10th. He got 35 marks in English, 36 in Maths, and 38 in Science out of his 100. People in his village and school said that he cannot do anything.”भरूच के कलेक्टर तुषार सुमेरा ने अपनी दसवीं की मार्कशीट शेयर करते हुए लिखा है कि उन्हें दसवीं में सिर्फ पासिंग मार्क्स आए थे.उनके 100 में अंग्रेजी में 35, गणित में 36 और विज्ञान में 38 नंबर आए थे. ना सिर्फ पूरे गांव में बल्कि उस स्कूल में यह कहा गया कि यह कुछ नहीं कर सकते. pic.twitter.com/uzjKtcU02I— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) June 11, 2022Sumera went on to clear the highly-competitive UPSC Civil Services Exam conducted in 2012.Sharan’s tweet, which emphasised the importance of working hard despite initial failures, quickly went viral as it gathered more than 17,900 likes.Thank You Sir https://t.co/MFnZ7vSICz— Tushar D. Sumera,IAS (@TusharSumeraIAS) June 11, 2022👏 काफ़ी बच्चों के लिए ये प्रेरणा के स्रोत होंगे । और बच्चों ही क्यों, उनके माता पिता के लिए भी।मुझे लगता है भले पूरा संसार इनसे निराश होगा लेकिन इन्हें ज़रूर माता पिता दोनो का या माताजी का आशीर्वाद, प्रहोत्साहन और धैर्य मिला होगा ।— Ravish Jha (@ravishjha) June 11, 2022The biggest enemy of success is the fear of failure…..but @TusharSumeraIAS literally defeated that fear to achieve success. Great Inspiration. Thanks @AwanishSharan for sharing his story #SuccessMindset #motivation #FEARLESS https://t.co/6wvIvzSb2q— TALHA YUNUS (@tsareshwala) June 13, 2022Degree ya school k marks matter nahi karta, matter karta hai to college ke baad kisi job ya competitive exams me selection ke liye kiya hua apna pura tayyari.👍— Neelam Tamrakar (@NeelamTamrakar3) June 11, 2022Which age and era are we living1) this shows how mediocre this candidate all critical topics2) it proves that the format of this exam itself needs a lot of revamping.3) in today’s era we need a techno savy folks who will understand the science and tech. Is he qualified?— Salamanca (@Lalosalamanca90) June 11, 2022I also scored 47.5% in the 10th standard and pursued Humanity after that. Today I’m a valuable IT Engineer working in a US-based firm. It took 3 more years to reach here. I think this norm should be changed in India that one should get a job based on skills, not certification. https://t.co/7TyAtwsqQl— sahil asgher (@AsgherSahil) June 12, 2022That’s the spiritChildren’s now a days are very much light hearted and easyly get distracted https://t.co/TDJw3TmJ1f— Ishaq Idrisi (@Ishaq_Xexplorer) June 13, 2022Commenting on Sharan’s post, a Twitter user wrote, “The biggest enemy of success is the fear of failure…..but @TusharSumeraIAS literally defeated that fear to achieve success. Great Inspiration. Thanks @AwanishSharan for sharing his story #SuccessMindset #motivation #FEARLESS”.The tweet also prompted others to share their stories of how they achieved success in life even as they performed poorly at school-level academics.“I also scored 47.5% in the 10th standard and pursued Humanity after that. Today I’m a valuable IT Engineer working in a US-based firm. It took 3 more years to reach here. I think this norm should be changed in India that one should get a job based on skills, not certification,” wrote a Twitter user.
AHMEDABAD: Schools will distribute marksheets of Class 12 general stream exam results on June 13. A Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) circular to district education officers dated June 10 states that the board representatives will distribute marksheets to various selected schools in every district on June 12 and the schools will collect the marksheets from there and distribute them to its students on Monday between 10am to 4pm.
Ahmedabad: Schools will distribute marksheets of Class 12 general stream exam results on June 13. A Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) circular to district education officers dated June 10 states that the board representatives will distribute marksheets to various selected schools in every district on June 12 and the schools will collect the marksheets from there and distribute them to its students on Monday between 10am to 4pm.
One of the main events to happen this week was the revelation of the QS World University Rankings. Other than that, several state board results were declared and the US embassy announced that it is on a mission to make application process easier for Indian students. Here’s a quick recap.— Gujarat The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) declared the SSC (class 10) examination results on June 6, 2022. This year, Savani Hil Ishwarbhai topped the exams with 99 per cent, followed by Ladani Krishi Himanshukumar with 98.16 per cent and Hingrajiya Priyalkumar Jitubhai with 97.66 per cent.— Andhra PradeshThe Board of Secondary Education Andhra Pradesh (BSEAP) announced the SSC or class 10 results on June 6, 2022. The result was supposed to be released at 11 am of June 4, but was postponed to June 6 for unknown reasons. The passing percentage was 64.02 per cent this year. The board has recorded the lowest pass percentage as compare to the pre-pandemic years when offline exams were conducted.— RajasthanThe Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE), Ajmer office has declared the Class 12 arts stream board results this week. Only 40.27 per cent arts stream candidates have managed to qualify the board exams. Meanwhile, 96.59 per cent regular students qualified the class 12 board exams. This year, girls outshined boys in the arts stream result with an overall pass percentage of 97.21 per cent, whereas boys lagged a little behind with an overall pass percent of 95.44 per cent. Girls had performed better than boys in all the three streams this year.Additionally, results for Class 5 and 8 board exam results were also declared on June 8, 2022. This year, class 5 pass percentage is 93.8 per cent while class 8 students scored 95.5 per cent.— MaharashtraThe Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the HSC results on June 8. The overall pass percentage has gone down compared to last year’s overall pass percentage of 99.6, which was based on internal assessments and previous board exam scores.Off all the nine divisions, Konkan division has recorded the highest pass percentage 97.21 while the Mumbai division has the lowest 90.91 pass percentage. Out of a total of 153 subjects, 24 subjects had 100 percent results.— AssamThe Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) has announced the HSLC or class 10 result this week. The number of candidates for the HSLC exam is 4,05,582 this year of which boys have scored a pass percentage of 58.80 per cent while girls are at 54.49 per cent. This year’s pass percentage is 56.49 per cent which is nearly 36 per cent lower than the previous year’s 93.10 per cent.— ManipurThe Council of Higher Secondary School Manipur (COHSEM) on Monday declared the class 12 results with an overall pass percentage of 90.09 per cent. This year, girls have outshone boys in arts and commerce streams securing all the top three spots except in the science stream. In the arts stream, Golmei Gaihemmei, secured the first position with a score of 459 total marks out of 500. In commerce, Abujam Anjali Devi of SDJM Higher Secondary School stood in the first position with a grand total of 424. For the science stream, the first position was bagged by Rahul Naorem, of Extra Edge School, Ghari scoring 478 marks out of 500.— UttarakhandThe Uttarakhand Education Minister announced the results for UBSE class 10, 12 board exams 2022 on June 6, 2022. As per the date released by Dhan Singh Rawat, the overall pass percentage for class 10 is 77.74 per cent whereas class 12 students performed better with an overall pass percentage of 82.63 per cent.As per the recently-revealed rankings, IISc ranked the highest in the list of Indian institutes. Rising 31 places in a year, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has emerged as the highest ranked Indian institute in the 2023 edition of the QS World University rankings, pushing IIT-Bombay to the second position, followed by IIT-Delhi.Apart from IISc at 155, IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) and IIT-Delhi (IIT-D), which have risen five and 11 places to rank 172 and 174 respectively, are the only other Indian institutes in the global league of top 200, in continuation of a trend since 2017. The total number of Indian institutes among the top 1,000 globally has risen to 27 from 22.The United States (US) Embassy is taking various steps to simplify the visa application process for Indian students. One of these steps is waiving the interview round for those who have previously held a US visa, said Patricia Lacina, Charge D’Affaires at the US Embassy. This announcement was made on the occasion of Student Visa Day.“We will interview more applicants for student visas this summer than we ever have before. We hope very much to exceed last year’s record of 62,000 visa issuances to Indian students. We will interview over 3000 students today across consulates in India. In New Delhi, we will interview 1300 students, 1300 in Mumbai, and the other three consulates — Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata — will push us over to 3000 in total,” Don Heflin, the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in India said.Amid a huge jump in the enrolment of students in government schools in the second pandemic year (2021-22), an estimated 4.88 lakh children — adding up to 27 per cent of the total enrolment — were left out of the midday meal scheme in Delhi “due to shortage of foodgrains”, according to a Union government document.On March 7, the Government Middle School in Taru village, about 25 km from Leh city, opened its doors after three years to welcome 21 students. It was the first step back to life — for the school and the village.
The alleged “mastermind” behind the Head Clerk recruitment exam paper leak, Tushar Mer, was arrested by police from a village in Sabarkantha on Sunday. Days after whistleblower Yuvrajsinh Jadeja claimed that Mer was still absconding.According to police, Mer was arrested from Sonpari village under Prantij Taluka on Saturday by a team from Prantij Police Station for his alleged role in the question paper leak for the recruitment examination conducted by Gujarat Subordinate Service Selection Board (GSSSB)in December 2021.Mer is the 36th accused to be arrested in the paper leak scandal from Prantij and Gandhinagar in which question papers for the recruitment exam were leaked to selected candidates prior to the exam for Rs 10-15 lakh.Newsletter | Click to get the day’s best explainers in your inboxOn Thursday, Jadeja held a press conference in Ahmedabad where he claimed that Mer was the “mastermind” of the paper leak case and he had arranged for the stay of candidates in a farmhouse in a village in Prantij where the question papers were solved for them in advance.Speaking to The Indian Express, PP Vaghela, inspector, Prantij PS said, “We arrested the accused and presented him before the magistrate seeking a remand of 14 days. We have received a remand of six days for him.”Over 88000 candidates had taken the head clerk recruitment exam on December 12, 2021, for 186 vacancies.Days after the exam, Jadeja had claimed that the paper was leaked in advance. Under pressure, the state government accepted that the paper was leaked and cancelled the exams. It was held again on March 20 this year. According to police, the paper leak occurred through a private printing press in Ahmedabad that received a contract from GSSSB to publish the question papers.A criminal case was registered at Prantij police station of Sabarkantha district. A total of 36 persons from Gandhinagar , Ahmedabad, Sabarkantha have been arrested in the case and out of 36, 9 are in sub-jail and the remaining are out on bail. Police have already filed a chargesheet in the case.
Ahmedabad: An elected member of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has written to the board chairman to allow Class 10 students who failed in standard maths to take basic maths option in the supplementary exams. There are 8,163 students who had taken standard maths but failed in the subject.Starting this year, GSHSEB has given students two options — standard maths for those who wish to pursue further studies in A or AB groups in science stream while those who opt for basic maths, they can get admissions in B group or can opt for commerce or humanities.The letter says that the board has not given an option to change their subjects in the supplementary examinations scheduled to be conducted in July.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the admit cards for the CA Foundation 2022 exam. The candidates who have registered for the examination can download their admit card by visiting the official website — icaiexam.icai.org. As per the official notification, the examinations will be conducted on June 24, 26, 28, and 30, 2022. CA Foundation admit card 2022: How to downloadStep 1: Visit the official website — icaiexam.icai.orgStep 2: Click on the link that reads ‘CA Foundation admit card 2022’ Step 3: Fill the required details such as user id and password.Step 4: Click on ‘submit’ and the CA Foundation admit card will appear on the screen.Step 5: Download and take a printout of the ICAI CA admit card 2022 for further references.Candidates must note that they have to carry a document for verification in the exam centre.As per the official website, the CA Foundation exam 2022 will be conducted in two shifts – the first shift will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm for paper I and paper II. For paper III and paper IV, the examination will begin from 2 pm and continue till 4 pm. Candidates will get 15 minutes of extra time to read the question paper. However, they will not be allowed to write their answers during these extra 15 minutes.This year, the CA Foundation exam will be conducted in several cities around the country — New Delhi, Assam, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.The exam will also be conducted in cities outside India, namely Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Kampala (Uganda), Kathmandu, Kuwait and Muscat.
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat high court on Wednesday dismissed petitions challenging the ongoing recruitment process for posts of police sub-inspector, where the petitioners objected to the quota rules being implemented in the preparation of the list for the final exam.Justice Biren Vaishnav turned down the challenge of unsuccessful candidates from general category and ex-servicemen by upholding the process adopted by the PSI Recruitment Board in following reservation rules.Nearly 4.5 lakh people took the physical tests for the recruitment to fill 1,382 posts of PSI. Of them, 2.5 lakh candidates took the elimination test. A list of 4,252 candidates was prepared by the board for the final exam. Those left out moved the HC challenging the list for the final exam by contending that reserved category candidates have been given places in the open category thereby restricting the chances of candidates from the non-reserved category. It was argued that the authority can give places to meritorious candidates of the reserved category in the general category while preparing the final selection list, and not at the stage of elimination in the middle of the recruitment process.The state government asserted that the process it followed is in accordance with the law and directions issued by various courts, and argued that the petitioners’ interpretation of the general category or open category is wrong. It also submitted that fewer candidates in the category of ex-servicemen — less than three times the number of posts — have been called because most candidates could not score the minimum qualifying marks.
Whistleblower activist Yuvrajsinh Jadeja on Wednesday alleged discrepancies in as many as five state government recruitment exams since 2018 and demanded an investigation into the irregularities.At a press conference in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, Jadeja alleged discrepancies in recruitment exams held for Assistant Tribal Development Officer (ATDO) Grade 3, Multipurpose Health Worker (MPHW) in Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC) , Sub-Auditor/Sub Treasury Officer, Additional Assistant Engineer (AAE)-Mechanical and Sub-Auditor held by the Gujarat Subordinate Service Selection Board (GSSSB).According to Jadeja, the recruitment exam for these five state government departments were held between 2018 and 2021.“I have already submitted the proof to police and state government regarding discrepancies in these government exams. We have found out that at least 10 candidates in AAE Mechanical exam, nine candidates for Sub Auditor/Sub Treasury officer exam, 15 candidates in ATDO exam, 11 candidates in MPHW exam and 20 candidates in sub-auditor exam may have been involved in irregularities,” said Jadeja.Claiming that in several instances, candidates ticked on the same right answers and even wrong answers in their OMR sheets, Jadeja added, “In other cases, candidates had access to question papers in advance while in others, groups of candidates were taken to different locations by touts where their OMR sheets were filled by the latter.”He demanded a fair investigation into the irregularities and said, “A stringent law be introduced with a minimum 10 years of imprisonment in case of leaking question papers.”
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board's (GSHSEB) has written to schools to begin the admission process in the Class 11 science stream through a circular. The board on Monday had declared the results for SSC. Of the 7.8 lakh regular students who appeared for the examination, 5.04 lakh cleared their examination which was a success rate of 65.18 per cent. The circular states that those students who had passed the Class 10 exams with basic maths will be entitled to get admissions in only the B group in Class 11 and they will not be able to get admissions in A or AB groups. However, those students who wish to be admitted in A and AB groups can take supplementary exams of standard maths and after clearing them they can apply for Class 11. The supplementary exam is scheduled for July. Starting this year, the GSHSEB has given students two options: standard maths for those who wish to pursue further studies in A or AB groups in the Science stream while those who opt for basic maths, can get admissions in the B group or can opt for commerce or humanities.
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court on Monday reserved its verdict on petitions filed by candidates for the post of police sub-inspectors (PSI) on their contention that the Police Sub-Inspector Recruitment Board has wrongly included candidates of reserved category in the list of general category at the state of preparing merit list of preliminary examination. Nearly 4.5 lakh persons had appeared for physical tests conducted for recruitment on 1,382 posts of PSI. Out of them, some 2.5 lakh candidates took the elimination test. A list of 4,252 candidates has been prepared by the Board for final exam. Those left out have approached the HC challenging the list for final exam by contending that the reserved category candidates have been given place in open category thereby restricting chances of candidates belonging to non-reserved category. It was argued that the authority can give place of meritorious candidates from reserved category in general category while preparing the final selection list, and this cannot be done during elimination stage. The state government defended its stance by submitting that there is a fallacy on part of the petitioners about interpretation of general category and the Board has gone by the books in preparation of the list. It was also submitted that if this list is scrapped, entire recruitment process would be required to be undertaken afresh . Justice Biren Vaishnav posted the case for dictation of judgment on Wednesday.
SURAT: They had decided to abandon education and take up menial jobs to support their families who were wrecked by Covid-19 pandemic. But over 100 girls, who had dropped out of the school due to dire family conditions, have cleared Class X and Class XII as external students. But the real star in their performance is the municipal school principal Naresh Mehta, whose unwavering determination for girls' education has resulted in these students seeing a silver lining for further studies. Interestingly, the girl students are not just from his school but across Gujarat who enrolled for his online teaching. Out of 193 girl students from across the state who had dropped out of studies, 156 cleared Class X and XII exams. Mehta single-handedly searched for these girls and encouraged them to appear in board exams as external students. He taught them without taking any fees. Till the start of 2020, total 45 drop-out girls took coaching from Mehta but in the past two academic years, the numbers swelled to 193. "As I started giving online classes, I could reach girls from across the state," said Mehta, principal of Sant Dongreji Maharaj School in Katargam that is run by Nagar Prathmik Shikshan Samiti of Surat Municipal Corporation. Out of 118 girls who appeared in Class X exam, 93 cleared on Monday and 63 of the 75 who took Class XII general stream exam cleared. In 2015, when Mehta was a teacher in a municipal school in Varachha was worried as two girls from his class stopped coming to school suddenly. He went to their house to inquire and found that the families couldn't support their education due to the financial crisis. These girls started helping the family to earn money. He encouraged them to study and taught five girls in the first year. All the girls gathered at the home of any one and Mehta went there to teach. After all the girls cleared the exam in the first attempt, he decided to continue with his mission. In seven years, he taught 705 dropped out girl students and brought them back into learning. Nandini Jariwala, a city resident, had quit studies after her father's death due to Covid in July 2020 but Mehta encouraged her to continue studies. "I could clear Class X only due to Naresh sir. After my father's death, my family is facing a tough time but I got hope through study," said Nandini, whose mother stitches bags. Priyanka Thakore, a Class X student from Siddhpur in Patan, discontinued studies as her mason father had no work and all in the family had to do odd jobs to earn enough to feed each member. "Due to the crisis, I quit studies but on coming to know about Naresh sir, I contacted him and he agreed to teach me. I am weak in math and was unable to clear the subject without tuition but due to the coaching I not only restarted study but also cleared the exam," said Thakore.