ACADEMIC AUTHORITY TO FORMULATE AGE APPROPRIATE SYLLABUS FOR KIDS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION
Panaji (Goa) A move that will help reduce the academic burden of the students at primary level, the State Government has directed the Academic Authority to formulate the age appropriate syllabus, text books and learning material for all the elementary classes.
The State Education Department has amended the Goa Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Rules, 2017, thereby giving powers to Government to specify its requirement before the Academic Authority.
“The academic authority shall design and implement a process of holistic school quality assessment on a regular basis,” the Director Education…READ more..
GOA: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING IAS, YOU HAVE AMAR, AKBAR, ANTHONY SCHOLARSHIP
PANAJI (GOA) Abhyankar’s IAS Academy announced the first Foundation course for students interested in aspiring for a career in IAS. This programme is set to begin on 17th November 2017 until 30th January 2018,it is open to students from class 10 to those midst of or who have completed their graduation. The course will be conducted every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the V. M. Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar. The Amar Akbar Anthony scholarships from the bullet proof initiative, will be given to meritorious students ensuring social and economic barriers do not thwart learning outcomes.The Joy of Giving foundation will also support one student.For programme details contact Coordinator Mr…READ more..
GOA: SPENDING ON EDUCATION TO GO UP: PARRIKAR
Panaji (Goa): The Goa government is contemplating the possibility of increasing the spending on the educational sector to 5-6 percent of the gross domestic product, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
At present, the spending on the sector stands at 3.4 percent.
Parrikar made this announcement during a press conference where he had presented the detailed analysis of the spending of the state during the current fiscal.
The chief minister said the current allocation for the educational sector which is around 3.4 percent of the GDP is highest in the country and much more than the national average.
He said that the state government…READ more..
GOA: FILMMAKING WORKSHOP CONDUCTED AT CHOWGULE COLLEGE
A basic filmmaking workshop for social good was conducted at Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Margao, in partnership with CCAPS (Chowgule Center for Applied and Professional Studies) on September 28-29.
The workshop was a part of the U.S. consulate Mumbai’s Annual Film contest and Festival on Women’s Safety and Empowerment.
The trainer for the workshop was film director Ajita Suchitra Veera who is the founder of Imaginem Cinema Pvt. Ltd. She wrote, directed and produced “Ballad of Rustom”, which was shortlisted for the OSCARS in 2014 and her short film “Notes on her” was an official entry to the…READ more..
NO MORE ADDITION OF SPORTS MARKS TO THE STUDENTS GRAND TOTAL; GOA BOARD ISSUES CIRCULAR
Panaji (Goa) The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has decided not to add the sports merit marks earned by students of class X and XII to the grand total of the candidate but will reflect separately in the marksheet from 2018.
The decision was taken during the general body meeting held on August 31; however the circular in this regard was issued on Monday.
The XII examinations are scheduled from March 5, while the SSC exams will begin from April 2.
Until last exams, sports merit marks would be added to the total marks secured by a student and…READ more..
GOA: FILM APPRECIATION WORKSHOP CONCLUDES AT ESG
The 7-day long film appreciation course concluded recently at the Maquinez Palace auditorium of ESG (Entertainment Society of Goa). The participants were imparted with interesting facts, technicalities and other tricks of the trade necessary for film making and film appreciation, by several renowned scholars from the film industry. On the last day, participants were presented certificates on completion of the course.
Film scholars such as Ashok Rane, Ganesh Matkari, Anil Zankar and Samar Nakhate were the guest lecturers for the week-long film appreciation workshop.
Language of cinema, film theory, parallel cinema, history of Indian and Hollywood cinema, visualisation in cinema and…READ more..
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT EASES EARLY EXAM WORRY, CLARIFIES ON COMPLETION OF 1st TERM EXAM
GET ENROLLED FOR TRAINING BY SEPT 15 OR ELSE FACE DISSMISAL, GOVT TELLS UNTRAINED TEACHERS
Panaji (GOA): With Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) setting March 2019 as a deadline for elementary teachers to avail training, the Goa Government has directed all the unqualified teachers to get themselves enroll them for the programme by September 15, failing which would be dismissed from the service.
In a circular issued by the Director Education GP Bhat, said that as per the directions of MHRD, all regular untrained elementary level teachers including head of schools teaching in government aided, unaided, special schools have to complete Diploma in Elementary Education (D. El.Ed) by 2019 in order to be qualified…READ more..
GOA: CSIR ORGANISES THREE-DAY CAPSULE EXHIBITION AT NIO DONA PAULA
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research will be organising a Capsule Exhibition across the country as a part of the CSIR platinum jubilee celebrations to make the multitudes of people acquainted with the contributions of CSIR in various fields.
The venue for the three-day exhibition, starting on September 6, is CSIR — National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula. The exhibition will be inaugurated at the hands of Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh, director, CSIR-NIO, at 10.00 Am. The exhibition will be open for public viewing from September 6 to 8 between 10:00 Am to 5:30 PM.
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GOA: BITS CONVOCATION 2017; RENOWNED HISTORIAN DR. RAMACHANDRA GUHA AWARDS DEGREES AT BITS GOA
VASCO (GOA): BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus hosted the 80th and 81st Award Convocation 2017 at its Campus in Zuarinagar on Sunday, August 13. The top three students from the Bachelor’s degree programmes received their medals at the hands of chief guest and renowned historian, Dr. Ramachandra Guha. Dr. Guha awarded Gold medal to Talluri Varsheeth, Silver medal to Ayush Sharma and Bronze medal to Sudeep Mishra. This year, 625 students received their degrees, of which 21 were PhDs.
Prof. Souvik Bhattacharyya, vice-chancellor, BITS Pilani, prof. G, Raghurama, director of BITS Goa campus, prof. S…READ more..