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  • May 25, 2017

Porvorim (Goa): After a disappointing performance of HSSC students, Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has something to cheer about. The SSC results have shown an impressive jump recording the highest ever 91.57 pass percentage.

In the results announced today, a total of 18, 777 candidates had registered for the SSC Examination under whole category, of which 18, 776 appeared and 17, 193 passed, giving an overall 91.57 pass percentage. While, 581 candidates registered and appeared for the examination under exempted category, of which 232 passed giving pass percentage of 39.93 percent.

Board Chairman Jose Remedios Rebello told…

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  • May 22, 2017

Panaji (Goa): A workshop on professional photography will be organised by CMYK Academy from May 22 to June 3, 2017, from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at KOKM Innovation Centre Miramar, Panaji.

The participants will be taught complete know-how of DSLR camera and other techniques and fundamentals used in professional photography.

All equipments require for the workshop will be provided to the participants. Those interested may contact Prasad Pankar (9822581232).

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  • May 19, 2017

Panaji (Goa): The CMYK Academy of Photography in association with EduVentures will be organising a wildlife photography workshop (phase 1) from 26th to 28th May 2017.

Participants will be taught necessary methods required for wildlife photography such as, understanding a nature trail, understanding the clues left behind by wild animals etc. During this three-day workshop, sessions on Ornithology (study of birds) and Herpetology (study of reptiles) will also be conducted.

The participants will be provided transport, accommodation and food.

Those interested should contact Prasad Pankar (9822581232)

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  • May 15, 2017

Panaji (Goa): The Results of GCET (Goa Common Entrance Test) conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education has been declared today.

Admissions to MBBS, BDS, BHMS and BAMS courses will be made on the basis of NEET (UG) 2017 conducted by CBSE.

GCET was conducted across 15 centers in the state. A total of 5116 candidates appeared for GCET 2017, conducted in the four subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

The test results have been evaluated and processed, using electronic ORS (Objective Response Sheet) technology. The test has been conducted and results prepared with the active cooperation of IIT Bombay.

Result along with…

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  • May 11, 2017

Porvorim (Goa): A State where the literacy rate is among one of the highest in the country lacks manpower in terms of regular Principals in the higher secondary schools. During its routine inspection ahead of the new academic year, the Goa government observed that the institutes are run by respective incharges in absence of full-time principals.

“It is noticed during inspections held in some of the HSSs that they do not have regular Principals. The incharge is running it and some HSSs are located in commercial/residential areas,” said IAS M.V. Gadgil.

Officials at the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education…

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  • May 8, 2017

Porvorim (Goa): In the coming academic year, the subjects known as ‘Computer Awareness’ and ‘Computer Literacy Program’ will be changed to Information & Communication Technology (ICT). The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) issued the circular announcing the implementation of the change in nomenclature from 2017-18 academic year. Similarly, the subject will have new syllabus in a bid to enhance the level of IT education among the young minds.

“Syllabus in the subject ICT for Class XI and XII to be implemented from the academic year 2017-18, and the nomenclature has been changed from Computer Awareness to…

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NEET exams held today in Goa

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  • May 7, 2017

Panaji (Goa): Around 2000 Goa based students on Sunday answered the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET) from various centres across the state.

NEET is being held this year not only for admissions to medical and dental programmes, but also for homeopathy and ayurveda courses.

The central Board of Secondary Education schools of Kendriya Vidyalayas in Goa served as centres for NEET. The students from neighbouring areas like Karwar and Sindhudurg also appeared for the examination from Goa centres.

The thee-hour long paper comprised questions from physics, chemistry and biology.

Supreme Court last year ruled making NEET as the only medical common entrance test for…

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Goa to continue with five-and-half hours of schooling

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  • April 29, 2017

Goa: The schedule of the new academic year 2017-18 by and large remains unchanged as the education department has decided to continue with five and half hours of schooling on a daily basis and 200 instructional days all through the year.

The discretionary holidays have been increased from eight in 2016-17 to 10 in the coming academic year, while the total working days including the examination days from primary to higher secondary schools have been reduced to 234 in comparison with 236 in the last academic year.

“The total number of working days….shall not be less than 234 days and total…

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HSSC Results declared today

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  • April 27, 2017

Continuing with its annual trend, the girls once again outshone boys in the HSSC exmaination results declared on Thursday, that saw 88.77 percent students clearing the crucial exam.

Announcing the results, the chairman of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary J R Rebello said that of the total 16,521 students who answered the exam, 14,666 have cleared it with a total passing percentage of 88.77 percent.

The girls registered a handsome 90.68 percent of pass percentage while boys stood at 86.69 percent.

The passing percentage stream wise is- Science 88.12%, arts: 87.53%, Com: 96.70%, Voc: 88.15%.

As many as 23 schools recorded…

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Govt should revive old institutions: Sahni

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  • April 26, 2017

Internationally-acclaimed political scientist, Prof Varun Sahni, who is currently serving as Goa University (GU) Vice Chancellor has said the government is ensuring strengthening public universities pan-India considering that a meager 10 percent students are availing public education. Speaking at the Goa’s lone university’s 29th convocation, Sahni said that by many indicators, public universities are facing tough times.

“Forty-percent of the universities and 78 percent of the colleges in our country are in private sector. Thus, at the level of higher education in our country, only 10 percent of the students today are receiving public education. There appears to be a notable…

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