Educational and academic news and updates

Educational news and updates

1. IGNOU TEE June 2021 Exam Dates Announced, Details Here:-

IGNOU June TEE 2021: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced June 2021 Term End Examination (TEE) dates.
IGNOU June TEE 2021 Exam Dates Announced, Details Here
IGNOU June TEE 2021: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced June 2021 Term End Examination (TEE) dates. For undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) final year students, the exams will be conducted from August 3, along with exams for backlogs.
Similarly, postgraduate diploma (PGD), diploma, postgraduate certificate and certificate exams will also begin on August 3. Detailed date sheets will be released soon on the official website of the university.
“The Term-end Examination (TEE) June 2021 of the University will be conducted from 3rd August 2021 for the final year students of Under Graduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) programmes along with their backlogs, if any. The examination of Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate and Certificate Programmes will also be held from 3rd August 2021. The Date-Sheet and other details will be notified shortly,” IGNOU said in a statement.

2. Online Classes Keep Students In Maharashtra’s Slums Far From Studies:-

Several parents expressed their hardship over the ordeal of not being able to provide their children with smart phones that have become an essential article of possession.
Online Classes Keep Students In Maharashtra's Slums Far From Studies
Nagpur: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent restrictions, students living in Nagpur’s Danteshwari Nagar slum are reeling under the effects of technological inaccessibility that has deprived them of the opportunity to attend online classes.
Several parents expressed their hardship over the ordeal of not being able to provide their children with smart phones that have become an essential article of possession.
“Since the time schools have closed, the lives of students have been severely affected. As we are labourers, we are not able to keep a check on our children. When they were going to school, we were assured that they were studying. We do not have the ability to provide them mobile phones with internet access,” said a parent.
Many other parents who live these slums echoed the same misery.
Nand Kumar Verma said, “We cannot afford smartphones. We have one phone which we need to carry to work. We do not earn so much to afford a smart phone for them. Studying from schools is a more convenient option for our children. Online classes have made things difficult. We are daily labourers and cannot look after their studies.”
His wife Rajini Verma stressed over her fear that her children will end up becoming labourers like themselves.
“Some of their teachers come and tell us to give mobile phones to children. This is not possible as our contractor calls us to give work during the day, and we need to keep it with us. Since they are not studying, we are afraid of how they will get admission for higher studies. We fear they will become labourers like us,” she said.
Students residing in the slum area are well aware of the issue. Laxmi Verma told ANI that she has four brothers and sisters. “It is difficult for all of us to study with one phone. Internet pack is also costly and sometimes there are network issues too,” she said.
Sonia Sahu, another student, said that due to network issues, she could not complete her online examination.
“Sometimes, when we are not able to recharge our phones, we miss out on our classes,” she added.
Jayshree Chikane, a teacher at a nearby government school said, “Students do face issues, especially the young kids. At least 50 per cent of our students do not have smart phone access. We try to send them notes over WhatsApp and tell them to call if they have doubts. Most of the kids in our school live in the slums. I am afraid that when they will rejoin, we will have to start from the very basics. Since they belong to lower-economic sections of society, their parents do not pay attention to them. Small children need their parents’ help to study.”

3. AKTU Even Semester Exams Will Be Held Online, Confirms University:-

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) even semester exams for the 2021-22 academic session will be conducted online and students will be able to take their exams from a place of their convenience. The exams will begin in August.
AKTU Even Semester Exams Will Be Held Online, Confirms University
New Delhi: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) even semester exams for the 2021-22 academic session will be conducted online and students will be able to take their exams from a place of their convenience. The exams will begin in August.
Requesting students not to believe in rumours related to exams, the university tweeted: “All the exams of even semester 2020-21 will be conducted in online mode only and students will be able to give their exams from anywhere. Please do not pay attention to any rumours in this regard. In case of any confusion, visit the University website. Best wishes to all the students.”
All the exams of Even Semester 2020-21 will be conducted in online mode only and students will be able to give their exams from anywhere.
Please do not pay attention to any rumours regarding this. In case of any confusion, visit the University website.
Best wishes to all the students.
examination controller
@AktuAcoe— AKTU (@AKTU_Lucknow) July 3, 2021
AKTU in June released the term-end examinations schedule, except final semester. Exams will held in online mode where students will be required to answer objective type questions, the university had said.

4. AKTU To Use UPCET 2021 Scores For MBA Admission:-

According to a statement from the NTA, many students were unable to take CMAT 2021 and therefore UPCET 2021 will also be considered as an eligibility test for AKTU MBA admissions.
AKTU To Use UPCET 2021 Scores For MBA Admission
New Delhi: In addition to the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Uttar Pradesh, will use the Uttar Pradesh Common Entrance Test (UPCET) 2021 for admitting students to the MBA programme, for the 2021-22 academic year. Both the exams are conducted by the National Testing Agency. While results of CMAT 2021 have been announced, UPCET 2021 is yet to be conducted.
According to a statement from the NTA, many students were unable to take CMAT 2021 and therefore UPCET 2021 will also be considered as an eligibility test for AKTU MBA admissions.
“To ensure larger participation and to provide relief to aspirants who could not appear in CMAT 2021, it has now been decided by AKTU that Uttar Pradesh Common Entrance Test (UPCET)- 2021 score will also be used for admission to the MBA programme of AKTU,” an official statement said.
Candidates with any one of the two exam scores –CMAT 2021 or UPCET 2021 – will be eligible to apply for MBA admission at AKTU, it added.
Registration for UPCET 2021 is going on. Students can submit their forms at upcet.nta.nic.in up to July 6, 2021.
Apart from MBA, the university will also use UPCET scores for MCA and some other undergraduate-level professional courses.
For admission to other postgraduate programmes – MTech, MPharm, MArch, MURP, and MDes – the university conducts its own entrance exam – APEE.
Registration for APEE 2021 is going on. The last date to apply is July 15.

5. Education Minister To Launch CBSE’s ‘Innovation Ambassador Programme’:-

The Innovation Ambassador Programme is a collaboration between the CBSE, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Education.
Education Minister To Launch CBSE’s ‘Innovation Ambassador Programme’
New Delhi: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will launch the Innovation Ambassador – Online Training Programme for CBSE teachers on July 16, 2021, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said.
The Innovation Ambassador Programme is a collaboration between the CBSE, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Education.
The programme aims to strengthen the mentoring capacity of teachers for nurturing innovative ideas from students.
Schools can register for the programme up to July 10 at mic.gov.in/sia. Each school can nominate up to five teachers to participate in the programme. Training will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
Through this programme, the CBSE aims to train 50,000 teachers – two or three teachers per school – from all affiliated schools as ‘Innovation Ambassadors’. Teachers will be shortlisted from nominations submitted by schools.
Teachers will be trained in four modules – design thinking and innovation, idea generation and ideal hand-holding, intellectual property rights, product/prototype development.
“The first batch of the first module of the first Programme, viz. Design Thinking & Innovation, will start from 20th July 2021,” an official statement said.
The trained teachers, or ‘Innovation Ambassadors’, will help in creating the culture of innovation in their schools, mentor other teachers, students, and provide support to other schools as resource persons, the CBSE had said.
They will also act as evaluators for national-level idea competitions, and act as mentors for the national level programme on innovation and related activities, the board had earlier said.

6. JMI Admissions 2021 UG, PG application deadline extended:-

Jamia Millia Islamia UG, PG and diploma programme applications will be accepted till July 10 at the official website jmicoe.in. “The Vice-Chancellors, JMI on the request of the aspirants has approved the extension in the last date of filing of admission forms for all undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma programmes, etc for the academic session 2021-22 till July 1,” said the official notification read.
Jamia Millia Islamia application forms were released on May 17. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was June 30.

New departments in Jamia Millia Islamia

The varsity has started new departments, including — Department of Design and Innovation, the Department of Hospital Management and Hospice Studies, the Department of Foreign Languages and the Department of Environmental Sciences.
Information about the new courses and departments can be accessed on the university’s website — jmi.ac.in and portal of the controller of examinations jmicoe.in.

7. CBSE releases important update on Class 12 evaluation:-

CBSE has released an important update regarding the Class 12 evaluation process for students who changed their subjects and for absentee students.
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CBSE released a notification on Thursday providing certain key updates on the Class 12 evaluation process for students who changed their subjects and for absentee students.
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8. UP Board Class 10, Class 12 Results 2021 declaration date not decided yet: All you need to know:-

Here’s when UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 Results 2021 will be declared by the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, UPMSP.
UP Board Class 10, Class 12 Results 2021 declaration date not decided yet, says official (Image source: PTI)
UP Board Results 2021: The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, UPMSP is expected to declare the Class 10 and Class 12 board results 2021 soon. All the candidates are advised to keep a close check on the official website of UP Board for latest updates on UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 Results 2021.

9. CBSE invites schools to send in teacher nominations for Innovation Ambassador Programme:-

CBSE has invited affiliated schools to send in teacher nominations for the Innovation Ambassador Programme which was jointly launched with AICTE to train teachers.
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CBSE and AICTE joined hands in mid-June to launch the Innovation Ambassador Programme to train teachers. The programme will be launched on July 16 and CBSE schools can now nominate a maximum of five teachers each for this programme.
The recent CBSE notification said the training for the same will be carried out on a first-come-first-serve basis. CBSE schools can register their teachers within July 10 through the website mic.gov.in/sia.
The detailed guidelines, portal user manual and the registration process are available on the above link.
Schools who have already registered their teachers will need to log in at the above link with the registered email ID of an SPOC (Single Point of Contact). As per CBSE’s notification, the password has been emailed to this e-mail ID.
The first batch of the first module of the first Innovation Ambassador Programme will be on Design Thinking and Innovation. It will begin in July 20.

About the Innovation Ambassador Programme

To strengthen the mentoring capacity of teachers, CBSE, in collaboration with the Innovation Cell, AICTE, Ministry of Education, launched the ‘Innovation Ambassador Programme’ in which the teachers from affiliated schools shall be trained on the following five modules:

10. 3 scholarship and fellowship programmes at IIT, JNU and others you can apply for in July 2021:-

Here are 3 major scholarship and fellowship programmes in India you can apply to in July 2021.
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chool and college students pursuing graduation can benefit much from ace scholarship programmes. These can build confidence, increase exposure, and give a better idea about what to expect in the job industry after passing certain courses.
Getting through a scholarship programme in reputed institutes such as IIT, JNU, etc. can change the career trajectory of young students. In such programmes, you will get to work beside the top students and faculty of India.
Check out these three major scholarship and fellowship programmes in India you can apply to by July 2021:

(i). Jawaharlal Nehru University School of Environmental Sciences Research Associateship 2021

Jawaharlal Nehru University School of Environmental Sciences (SES) Junior Research Fellowship 2021 is an opportunity offered by JNU, New Delhi to MSc degree holders.
The selected candidate will be working on the project entitled ‘Estimating Mass Balance of Glaciers in the Bhaga Basin, Western Himalaya using GPR and Remote Sensing Methods’.

Eligibility

  • The fellowship is open for candidates who hold an MSc degree in any branch of Environmental Sciences/ Physical Sciences/Geology/Applied Geology/Chemistry/Biogeochemistry.
  • They must have research experience in Glaciology, Remote sensing, and GIS with glacier field experience and field data collection and analysis.
Prizes and rewards: As per rules of JNU and MOESADVERTISEMENT
Last date to apply: 15-07-2021
Application mode: Via email only
Url: https://www.jnu.ac.in/career

(ii). IIT Gandhinagar Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2021

IIT Gandhinagar Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2021 is for MA and PhD degree holders. The fellowship is meant for the project titled, ‘Western Indian Glass: Mapping Kapadvanj’.

Eligibility

  • The fellowship is open for candidates below 35 years of age who hold an MA and PhD degree in Cultural Anthropology/Archaeology, with a good publication record.
  • They are expected to be proficient in Field research, Data acquisition, and critical analysis alongside having excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The candidates must have specialisation in Ethnoarchaeology, Ancient Crafts, Pyro-technology, Ethnohistorical Methods, and Early Historic Medieval Archaeology.
  • Besides, they must have independent fieldwork experience and good knowledge in Gujarati and Isotope Analysis.
Prizes and rewards: Up to INR 35,000 to 45,000 per month plus other benefits
Last date to apply: 15-07-2021
Application mode: Via email only
Url: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k1XiEH0VvAucaVZTk3OET9ViRP3D22eW/view

(iii). Digital Bharati Covid Scholarship 2021-22

Digital Bharati Covid Scholarship invites applications from children who are left vulnerable with very little or no financial support for their further education owing to a Covid-led crisis in their family.ADVERTISEMENT

Students who have lost either or both of their parents during the Covid-19 pandemic can apply.

Eligibility

  • The scholarship is open for Indian students from Classes 1 to 12. Students who have lost one or both of their parents since January 2020.
Prizes and rewards: Vouchers to get educational subscriptions of leading ed-tech companies and access to tablets/laptops
Last date to apply: 31-07-2021
Application mode: Online applications only
Url: www.b4s.in/it/DBCS1

2. academic news and updates:-

1. Deep tech holds extreme relevance for management students too: Lakshmi Narayanan, Emeritus Vice Chairman, Cognizant:-

Narayanan classified space and aviation, renewable energy, nuclear power and fusion power as high-growth sectors. While explaining about the managerial and business potential lying in these high-growth sectors, he also shared with the students that the highest degree of innovation in these sectors, highest R&D spends, and highest investments globally convinced him and other economists of these being the high-growth sectors globally.
The notion that deep technology is of interest only science and technology scholars is false as it holds extreme relevance to management students as well, said Lakshmi Narayanan, Former CEO, Emeritus Vice Chairman, Cognizant and Chairman, ICT Academy while sharing his thoughts on Deep Technology Management in high-growth sectors as part of the Great Lakes’ Term Zero – CXO Interaction series.
He said he believes that business professionals are expected to deliver benefits to humanity while the scholars pursue knowledge.
Narayanan classified space and aviation, renewable energy, nuclear power and fusion power as high-growth sectors. While explaining about the managerial and business potential lying in these high-growth sectors, he also shared with the students that the highest degree of innovation in these sectors, highest R&D spends, and highest investments globally convinced him and other economists of these being the high-growth sectors globally.
He also spoke about renewable energy streams and the challenges posed by the discoveries of science and technology on the field. As he elaborated on the four sectors that are growing faster than any other industries, globally; he shared critical insights for management and business professional to tap into those high-growth sectors and create a new world order that is free of high carbon emission and allows aversion of the climate crisis that the world is headed towards.

2. Delhi govt schools will conduct physical PTMs from Jul 19-31: Manish Sisodia:-

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stated on Wednesday that Delhi government schools will hold physical Parent Teacher Meetings (PTMs) for all classes from July 19 to July 31 to discuss kids’ progress in the new normal.
Delhi government schools will conduct physical Parent Teacher Meetings (PTMs) for all classes from July 19 to 31 to discuss the progress of students amid the new normal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday. Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister of Delhi, said special PTMs will be conducted for students of class 6 who have joined the government schools this year from municipal schools.
“The schools have been closed in Delhi since March last year. They were briefly opened for senior classes earlier this year but again had to be closed due to the Covid-19 situation and there is no possibility of reopening schools anytime soon right now. However, the online classes are going on as per the schedule of the session,” Sisodia said during an online press conference.
“The meetings will be conducted following all Covid protocols and will be held over a period of two weeks to avoid crowd on a particular day,” he said.
Sisodia said there will be special focus on class 6 students whose PTMs will be conducted jointly by teachers of Delhi government schools and MCD schools.
Every year, nearly 1.7 lakh students from municipal schools join those run by the Delhi government in class 6.
“I have emphasised earlier too that there is a need to increase collaboration between municipal and Delhi government teachers for smooth transition of students in Class 6 from MCD schools to those run by the city government,” he said.
“In order to facilitate this, special PTMs will be conducted for them jointly by Delhi government school teachers and those from MCD schools,” he added.

3. Have some authority to certify if candidate can’t take CA exams due to COVID issues: SC to ICAI:-

The CA exams, conducted by the ICAI in May, were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are scheduled to be held from July 5-20. A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said this after it was told that this would be the last opportunity for candidates under the old syllabus and the benefit of opt-out option would be given only to those who would produce positive RT-PCR report.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to look into “all angles” and consider having a competent authority to certify that a candidate of CA examinations scheduled in July is unable to appear due to COVID-19 related issues. Observing that having a negative RT-PCR report may not reflect the fitness of a person as the effects of coronavirus may be felt for months, the apex court said that ICAI should look into all the aspects as the matter relates ..
The CA exams, conducted by the ICAI in May, were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are scheduled to be held from July 5-20.
A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said this after it was told that this would be the last opportunity for candidates under the old syllabus and the benefit of opt-out option would be given only to those who would produce positive RT-PCR report.
“This condition of positive RT-PCR, which is pointed out, may be very difficult. Persons who have recovered from COVID may still be shown as positive. Those who have recovered may have long term problems. These are different situations,” said the bench, also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose.
The apex court was hearing a batch of pleas seeking different reliefs including an opt-out option for the candidates, postponement of the exam, and increase in number of centres this year.
During the hearing conducted through video-conferencing, the bench observed there are instances where the RT-PCR test may be negative but the person shows symptoms of COVID.
“We are asking you to consider evolving a policy and identify a competent authority which can certify that a candidat ..

4. Schools can’t deny admission on ground that child has declared name of one parent: Manish Sisodia:-

This assumes significance from the point of view of children who have lost one or both parents to Covid.
No school in Delhi can deny admission to a child on the ground of declaring the name of just one parent, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Monday.
This assumes significance from the point of view of children who have lost one or both parents to Covid.
“No student in Delhi shall deny admission to a child on grounds that the child is declaring name of his or her single parent only,” Sisodia tweeted.

5. Conducive time to hold CA exams as COVID-19 spread substantially low: ICAI to SC:-

The ICAI said the CA exams are normally scheduled to be held in May, but owing to the high number of cases at that time it postponed them, and after evaluating all factors, has now decided to hold the exams this month when the number of COVID-19 cases is comparatively low.
ICAI told the Supreme Court on Monday that it is the most conducive time to hold CA exams as the COVID-19 spread is now at a substantially low level, offering an opportune moment for chartered accountants to further their professional career. The CA examinations which are conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in May, were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are now scheduled to be held from July 5-20.
ICAI told the top court that as on date, the numbers of COVID-19 cases are comparatively low and thus it would be in the best interests of the candidates if the examinations are held as per the schedule and not cancelled or postponed.
A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose said that since it has not received the ICAI note, it will hear the matter on Tuesday.
The top court is hearing a batch of pleas seeking different reliefs including an opt-out option for the candidates, postponement of the exam, and increase in number of centres this year.
At the outset, senior advocate Ramji Srinivasan, appearing for ICAI, said that they have circulated a note which if taken into consideration deals with some of the issues raised in the petitions.
Senior advocate Meenakshi Arora, appearing for one of the petitioners, said that they are not seeking deferment but want more centres to be given as many of them have been unilaterally closed by ICAI.
The bench said it will hear the matter on Tuesday and asked Srinivasan to take instruction on the contention raised by Arora.
In the note, ICAI has said the “chartered accountant exams are professional examinations and ought not to be equated with CBSE or other State Board Examinations for Class 10 or 12”, and it is in the interest of the candidates to start their “professional lives and earn livelihoods”.
It said the ICAI has no vested interest in holding the exams but to safeguard the interest of the aspiring CAs, ensuring that the exams are held at the most appropriate and conducive time.
The ICAI further told the top court that whenever the risk has been minimum this court has allowed exams to be held, like Class 12 exams in Kerala and Bihar which were held in April, 2021 and February, 2021 respectively.
“Further, the 3rd wave of COVID-19 cases is expected only by September-October. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India are scheduled to hold examinations in August-September, 2021.
“Many candidates appear for 2 or more of these exams, hence the three Institutes hold the exams in a manner that the same do not overlap. Therefore, since COVID is dynamic in nature, the ICAI has got this very narrow window to hold the exam in July, 2021,” it said.
The ICAI said the CA exams are normally scheduled to be held in May, but owing to the high number of cases at that time it postponed them, and after evaluating all factors, has now decided to hold the exams this month when the number of COVID-19 cases is comparatively low.
It said that the present COVID situation in the country is similar to when this court had allowed ICAI to hold examinations in November, 2020 and there is no reason to believe that it will not take adequate precautions.
About the arrangements, it said that the average number of examinees in an examination room will be 12 and in any case not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the room.
It said there will be 10,820 exam rooms in 847 centres and the total number of examinees will be 3,74,230.
It further added that of these 580 centres have less than 200 candidates, 208 centres have 201-250 candidates, 58 centres have 251-300 candidates and one centre has more than 500 candidates.
It said that candidates are eager to appear in the examination, as out of 3,74,230 candidates, as on June 27, more than 2, 82, 000 candidates have downloaded their admit cards.
“It is understandable that some of the candidates would have inhibitions in appearing for the exams, but that cannot be allowed to jeopardize the aspirations of a majority of the candidates,” it said. MNL ABA SJK SA

6. BMC to start IB board schools in future: Aditya Thackeray:-

Thackeray said BMC would also start one CBSE and one ICSE school in each of the 24 administrative wards under it.
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Maharashtra Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray on Friday said International Baccalaureate (IB) board schools would be started by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the future and students would be provided free education in such facilities.
Thackeray, MLA from Worli and guardian minister of Mumbai suburban district, also said BMC would start one CBSE and one ICSE school in each of the 24 administrative wards under it.
Thackeray on Friday inaugurated the BMC’s new school, with a capacity of 400 students, under the CBSE board in Aziz Baug in the eastern part of the metropolis.
Among those who were present at the function were state minority affairs minister Nawab Malik, Shiv Sena Lok Sabha MP Rahul Shewale, and Mayor Kishori Pednekar.
Thackeray said the opening of this school was a dream come true for him, adding that over 2,000 applications have been received for the 400 seats it has.
Speaking on the occasion, Malik said he is the product of a BMC school, adding that there was need to instill confidence among people about civic-run educational institutions.

7. HP TET 2021: Check admit card release date, last minute revision tips:-

The HP TET 2021 admit card will be released four days before the exam i.e., on July 5, 2021. The exam is scheduled to commence on July 9, 2021.
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Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (HPBOSE) is going to conduct the HP TET 2021 exam from July 9 to 12, as per the official schedule announced by the board. The offline exam is scheduled to be conducted on four consecutive days while the admit card is all set to release soon, now that HP TET 2021 registrations are over. 
Although HPBOSE has not specified any exact date of release of the HP TET admit card 2021, as per official notification on the website hpbose.org, the admit cards are set to release four days before the exam. With the offline exam scheduled to commence from July 9, 2021, the HP TET admit card for this year’s exam will therefore be released online on July 5, 2021. Once released, registered candidates will be able to download the admit card by logging in with the application number and date of birth. 
Assuming that aspirants have already covered the HP TET syllabus since the exam was notified back in April 2021, the last few days before the exam must be focused on refining preparations by practice and revisions. It is not recommended that candidates start studying entirely new concepts. Instead, one must go back to short notes and revision modules to ensure that whatever they have already learned can be confidently applied in answering the HP TET question paper. 
It goes without saying that revisions must form a significant part of one’s preparation during the last few days before the HP TET exam. However, revision does not necessarily require reading the same concepts over and over again without any goal. Questions from topics like child development and pedagogy etc can be of diverse variety. One must go back to the HP TET previous year question papers to know the type and pattern of questions that are most frequently asked in this exam. 
An important advantage of referring to past year papers is that candidates get the opportunity to identify the high marks yielding topics in the HP TET question paper. During the last few days, candidates must focus their study strategy on revising and practising the highest marks yielding topics. Aspirants can solve mock tests for the exam and practice solving sample question papers during the last few days before the exam. 
While starting to learn an entirely new topic during the last few days is not recommended, candidates may need to go back to the basics if there is any confusion in understanding subject-specific topics. One must aim to be well-versed with important topics including child psychology, pedagogy etc. At the same time, candidates must also be similarly well versed with subject-specific topics. 
One last but very important study strategy to improve the HP TET 2021 final score is to study and revise general awareness and current affairs based topics. These are common topics for all types of teacher eligibility tests covered under HP TET and hence candidates must aim to secure the maximum number of good attempts in these sections. 

8. NEET-MDS exam: SC seeks response from Centre on plea regarding early counselling for admissions:-

The plea came up for hearing before a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah which agreed to hear it and issued notices to the Centre and others, including Dental Council of India.
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The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Centre and others on a plea filed by nine BDS doctors seeking a direction to the medical counselling committee (MCC) to release counselling dates at the earliest for the NEET-MDS admissions. The exams were held on December 16 last year.
The dental doctors, having a bachelor in dental surgery (BDS) degree, had appeared in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-MDS conducted on December 16 last year by the National Board of Examination (NBE) for admission to the master in dental surgery (MDS) course.
The plea came up for hearing before a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and M R Shah which agreed to hear it and issued notices to the Centre and others, including Dental Council of India.
The apex court has posted the plea for hearing on July 12.
Senior advocate Vikas Singh appeared for the petitioners in the matter and said there is no update on counselling. The plea, filed through lawyer Tanvi Dubey, said that these doctors are challenging the unjust and infinite delay caused by the MCC in announcing the counselling schedule for NEET-MDS, 2021.
“Issue an appropriate writ, order or direction…to direct Respondent No.1 (MCC) to release the counselling date at the earliest, but in any event, not later than three weeks,” the plea said.
The plea also sought a direction to the MCC to conduct separate counselling for the NEET-MDS 2021.
The results for admissions in PG courses for BDS candidates were also declared on the scheduled date, which is on December 31, 2020.
“However, after the declaration of the result, i.e., on 31.12.2020 until today i.e. 23.06.2021, there is no update regarding the counselling. It is most respectfully submitted that umpteen efforts were made by the Petitioners to get in touch with the Respondents in order to get an idea about the schedule of the counselling. However, there has been no update about the date of the commencement of the counselling,” the plea said.
It said the dentists, who are also registered with state Dental Council, have obtained provisional or permanent registration and have also undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved or recognised dental college.
“That around 30,000 BDS (dental) graduates appeared for the NEET-MDS conducted for admission to over 6,500 seats in the country and till date there has been no update for admissions in PG courses,” it said. 

9. IIT-Guwahati and NESAC to jointly offer joint internships, degree programmes:-

Through this partnership, the institutes will follow a multidisciplinary approach to study disasters as northeast India is prone to flood, earthquake, landslide, and riverbank erosions.
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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) will jointly carry out several initiatives to create a mass of skilled professionals in the field.
Some of the initiatives that would be taken up under this partnership include internship programmes, joint degree programmes, short-term training programmes, student exchange programmes and joint projects, among others.
TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “Joint certificate programmes, visiting professorship for teaching few suitable courses along with IITG faculty are few of the initiatives that both institutes could take forward.”
Since northeast India is prone to various disasters such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, and riverbank erosions, among others, the institutes will study these disasters and find suitable solutions.
PLN Raju, Director, North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC), said, “The signing of MoU with IIT Guwahati and specifically with CDMR (Centre for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction) at IIT-G focusing on training education and Research will further enhance NESAC in strengthening capacity building, training and research in this region.”
Recently, COVID-19 pandemic has been a learning lesson, which showed that any form of disaster can affect a country’s growth. To work in this direction, recently, IIT Guwahati has established a new Centre for Disaster Management and Research (CDMR).

10. Mumbai University’s IDOL to launch MMS course through distance learning mode:-

The MMS course is a two-year course and is divided into four semesters. IDOL will conduct a separate entrance test for admission to the course.
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The Mumbai University‘s Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) will soon launch a Master of Management Studies (MMS) course through distance education. The university’s academic council has approved the course to be offered through IDOL. This course will begin after the approval of the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The MMS course is a two-year programme divided into four semesters. The syllabus of MMS offered through regular college and IDOL will be the same.
The proposal will now be sent to the UGC for further approval. After getting their approval, it is our intention to start this MMS course through distance education from the next academic year 2022-23, said the director of Idol, said Prakash Mahanwar, director of IDOL, Mumbai University.
The study material of this MMS course will be prepared in due course of time. There will also be assignments and projects for MMS distance learning students. Direct guidance and demonstrations will be conducted for these students from various study centres. Students will also be given online guidance.
For this, teachers will be appointed for the MMS course in Idol. IDOL will conduct a separate entrance test for admission to the two-year MMS course.
“Many universities in India offer MBA courses in management through distance learning. There was a demand from the University of Mumbai to start distance learning courses as well. This will fulfil the dream of many students to pursue MMS education. This course will be run in a quality manner,” said Suhas Pednekar, VC, Mumbai University.

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