ITS `IT’ NOW FROM NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR IN GOA BOARD

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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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Goa Uni organises annual Placement Fair on April 28

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The Goa University in association with the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be organising its Annual Placement Fair on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Arts faculty block of Goa University.

Final year Post Graduate students of Goa University and students of Under Graduate degree colleges studying BA, BSc, BCom, BCA, BBA, BSc(Computer Science) Seeking campus placement are invited for the placement fair.

No registration fees will be charged to the students participating in the placement fair.

Interested students should register online on the University website www.unigoa.ac.in before April 28.

The list of companies…

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HSSC results on April 27

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  • April 25, 2017

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will announce the results of HSSC examination on April 27 at 10.30 am. This is for the very first time that the results are announced much in advance.

As many as 18,000 students had appeared for HSSC examination which was conducted from March 1 to March 22 for general stream, while vocational stream the examination was held from March 2.

The early declaration of HSSC results are as per directions of Union Ministry for Human Resource Development, which had asked all schools across India to declare their respective HSSC results as early to…

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Parrikar government for status quo on MOI issue

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  • April 20, 2017

Even as its constituted advisory committee on the Medium of Instruction (MOI) issue is yet to conclude its study on the contentious issues, the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government is expected to maintain a status-quo on the matter in its common minimum programme (CMP) document- which would be released on the Statehood Day-May 30.

On March 20, the new government granted second extension of 90 days to the 17-member advisory committee headed by Director of Higher Education Bhaskar Nayak. The fresh extension ends on June 20.

The then Laxmikant Parsekar led BJP government had in July 2016 notified the…

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THE BLUE WAVE

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  • April 19, 2017

April is Autism Awareness Month and 2nd April is Autism Awareness Day all over the world. All over the world people try to create awareness of autism by wearing blue. Many buildings and iconic monuments are lit up blue in support of this cause.

Lourdes Convent High School at Saligao did its bit to create autism awareness, not only within the school but also in the surrounding community. Children were shown movies to educate and sensitize them regarding autism. An awareness walk was held by the school in the village of Saligao. The parents at the school’s Resource Room held…

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