Children to learn history in a better way with help of National Museum books

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Now, what history deals with is study of past and events that took place in past years. The study of history provides a foundation of insightful knowledge, grounded in the humanities and in the social sciences, that is useful to people’s personal professional lives.

In order to bring better understanding and to increase engagement of students in the subject, National Museum will release four activity books next week that will introduce them to the museum world in a simple and fun way.

The museum official Jayati Roy says that the museum has different plans for different visitors. We realized that children would get bored. So, we thought of reinterpreting our museum collection for children to encourage active interaction.

It has come to our knowledge that Roy and other official together have penned the four fun-cum-educational books that will focus on different museum artefacts. The books will be introduced to children who are more than seven years old.

What all concepts will be included in the book will make the child’s learning easy like we all know Lord Shiva sits on a bull or Lord Kartikeya is on a peacock. Even elephants are vehicles of many gods. So, a child is introduced to these things through this book.

Keeping in mind the syllabus in history text books, the second book “Life in Harappan Civilisation” highlights agriculture, art and the lives of people of those times. The third book “Finding Buddha” is designed to present different types of Buddha sculptures, whereas the fourth book “Nine Rasas” will help them learn about the nine essential art aesthetics.

A child will take 40-45 minutes to complete the activity in each book. They are required to draw, fill in the blanks or identify sculptures. In a way, they will be completely engaged on their own.

For making the new concept work more efficiently at the end of the book, there is a feedback form that will ask these young visitors some questions and based on that, the museum team will see how they can improve and make the book better to further engage with these young minds.

Source:TOI 

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Symbiosis all set to set-up a University near Indore

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Symbiosis to set up University of Applied Sciences near Indore

It has been reported that Pune-based Symbiosis Foundation is coming up with its first University of Applied Sciences in Madhya Pradesh.

This time it will be first for Applied Sciences

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will lay the foundation stone of the Symbiosis’s first project in the state, at Bada Bangdada area on June 6, said a spokesperson of the Symbiosis Foundation.

The university will offer degree, diploma and certificate courses in the fields of production, development, IT, retail and other service sectors.

Meanwhile, an official informed that the state government has allotted 25 acre land each on concessional rates to the educational group Narsee Monjee and Symbiosis Institute of Higher Learning.

The two institutes will begin their operations from the allotted site within next two years, the official added.

New norms added to RTE

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Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) gets five new norms. As many as five new norms will be added to the existing 10 related to infrastructure of schools as part of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE). The new norms are working day, teachers’ learning equipment, sports material, and library and student-teacher ratio.

The new norms are more focused on schooling part and a little on administrative part. A meeting was arranged by the education department in April. When they reviewed the norms, they realized that the norms are not essentially new but will be added as part of the evaluation of academic standard. This will give an idea about a particular school, its way of functioning and strong or weak points.

All the efforts are made to bring an efficient RTE to the state.

The state government is struggling to achieve the desired RTE infrastructure norms compliance rate in schools across Maharashtra even after warning managements of the institutes and extending the deadline several times over the past one year.

In September last year, the state had directed all district education officers to form high-powered committees under the chairmanship of district collectors for effective implementation of RTE infrastructure norms. It had set a December 2013 deadline to achieve 100% compliance. This was decided after many schools were found not complying with the provisions in the statue.

Moreover,Of the 15,147 schools across Kolhapur division, which comprises Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts, only 3,013 schools were found meeting all 10 norms — a barely 19.8% rate.

Mane said the compliance rate has been enhanced over the months and at present almost 70% schools have been found meeting at least 7-8 infrastructure norms.

The compliance rate is slowly but steadily picking up in the schools. The problems these schools face are genuine – one of which is the lack of a kitchen shed or a playground. The state government has passed a resolution to construct 6,000 kitchen sheds in schools across the state. The option of centralized kitchen in the urban belt has also been suggested to enhance the schools’ compliance rate of the norms.

Bareilly College soon to be the State University

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 Bareilly College, established in 1837 is Accredited “A” grade certificate by NAAC. So, here is the updating of the Bareilly College into University after the completion of formalities related to Lok Sabha polls.

As per the principal all the related formalities are completed Now that the elections are over, the state government would take the final decision on the matter soon.

For the principal of college, RP Singh If the college becomes a university, it would be one of the renowned universities of the North India as we are equipped with better infrastructure and faculty.

After Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly College would be the second state university in the Rohilkhand region.

Saying other universities where colleges are dependent are deemed Universities, Vandana Sharma, a member of the community prepared the draft of transformation of college. The transformation of Bareilly College to a state level university was first recommended by district magistrate, Abhishek Prakash, who is also the president of management committee of the college. After his recommendation, the college authorities set up a committee to prepare the draft, which was submitted to state government in October.

 Bareilly College, established in 1837 is Accredited “A” grade certificate by NAAC. So, here is the updating of the Bareilly College into University after the completion of formalities related to Lok Sabha polls.

As per the principal all the related formalities are completed Now that the elections are over, the state government would take the final decision on the matter soon.

For the principal of college, RP Singh If the college becomes a university, it would be one of the renowned universities of the North India as we are equipped with better infrastructure and faculty.

After Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly College would be the second state university in the Rohilkhand region.

Saying other universities where colleges are dependent are deemed Universities, Vandana Sharma, a member of the community prepared the draft of transformation of college. The transformation of Bareilly College to a state level university was first recommended by district magistrate, Abhishek Prakash, who is also the president of management committee of the college. After his recommendation, the college authorities set up a committee to prepare the draft, which was submitted to state government in October.

Source:TOI 

Android application developed for DU UG admissions

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The admissions to DU undergraduate courses begin on June 2.

Keeping pace with the tech-friendly generation, the University of Delhi (DU) has released an indigenous android-based mobile application for undergraduate admission assistance which allows one to fill forms and send queries. 

The app, called ‘DU UG admissions’, was developed by a DU professor along with some students from the university.

Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, DU deputy dean students welfare (DSW) and developer of the app, says Information ranging from admission procedures, schedule, college directory, courses, university information centre and a whole variety of things will be easily available with this app.

The app can work without internet connectivity and has a section for the students to pen down their notes. “Students can also send mails and sms directly from the app. But for the sms, they would be charged,” said Tuteja.

The app is also linked to the university website and websites of 64 colleges, for which internet connectivity will be required.

“It hardly took me a week to develop this, but I have been working on making the template for three months now,” he said.

With linkage to Google maps, locating colleges will just be a click away with this application. One can also get updated news on it along with the option to search for anything from Google.

The app has a DU logo and can be downloaded from the university website.

“This is clearly an endeavour of the university to make it student-friendly and make life easy for them,” said Malay Neerav, DU joint dean student’s welfare and media co-ordinator.

IIM-Ahmedabad third edition of the summer school

 

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This will be the third year when the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad will be hosting its third edition of summer school

Date: – June 2 to 7.

About 80 applicants have been selected for this student-backed initiative, out of which 11 are students from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries.

This edition offers doctoral students, researchers and faculty across the globe an opportunity to learn specialized research methods.

Prof.Arnab K Laha, faculty co-ordinator at the summer school says every year, the institute aims to introduce the participants to research method courses via experts from premier institutes and organizations. It provides students an opportunity to interact and collaborate for future research prospects.

The student coordinator of summer school, Deepika Saluja, informed that the event will include lighter activities such as a documentary screening, a stress audit workshop and a heritage walk by IIM-A’s Heritage Club.

 

Kriti Sapra and other performers from Allahabad

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Humanities student Kriti Sapra tops Allahabad region, scores 98.2%

It’s not only ICSE and ISC for Lucknow students, they give a good performance in CBSE too. On Wednesday, the CBSE Class XII results were declared.

 Scoring 98.2% marks, Kriti Sapra, a humanities student from Manipal Public School, topped the Allahabad region that comprises UP and Uttarakhand. She was on cloud 10th. Celebrating her success, she says Centum in economics comes as biggest surprise. Her parents were overwhelmed with their daughter’s success.

Five students, one from Lucknow shared the second place, scoring 97.65%. Super happy with the result, Reetwik Das, a science student from Army Public School, Nehru Road, Lucknow said, This is completely unexpected.” The other four students who stood second are — Sana Jamal of Sunbeam English School, Lanka Varanasi; Aditya Prakash of St Joseph’s School; Vedika Gupta from Delhi Public School (DPS) Kanpur and Vikasa Solanki, DPS Agra.

Securing 97.4%, the third position was bagged by six students. Of these, three are from Lucknow. Study Hall student Akshita Khanna is from humanities stream, while Oindrila Barik from The Avadh School is a science student and Shubhi Agarwal from Loyola Public School is from commerce stream. Besides, Ravi Dutt Yadav of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mahoba; Shubham Srivastava of St Michael’s Convent Higher Secondary, Gonda and Arpit Gupta of Kids Corner Happy Senior Secondary School, Firozabad took the third slot.

Allahabad region registered an overall pass percentage of 75.10% this year, which is a good 2.27% increase over last year. Girls outdid boys with 83.69% girls having qualified the exam as against 70.55% boys, said Piush Kumar Sharma, regional officer, Allahabad region.

Source:TOI