Women’s College Srinagar demotes in NAAC grading, granted B+

Women’s College Srinagar demotes in NAAC grading, granted B+

Srinagar: In an apparent demotion, Government College for Women, M A Road has been awarded grade B + by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) against the Grade A the institution had till 2012. The college administration is, however, content with the score given the relatively “tougher criteria” of evaluation by the accreditation body, lately. […]

Lack of basic infrastructure in Srinagar schools belies official claims

Lack of basic infrastructure in Srinagar schools belies official claims

SRINAGAR: Despite a Government of India scheme for “universalisation of elementary education” running in Jammu and Kashmir for nearly two decades now, elementary schools in Srinagar are more deprived in terms of basic infrastructure as compared to schools of the upper level, data has revealed. While the authorities have lately been emphasising the need to […]

Speakers highlight business challenges at Islamia College conference

Speakers highlight business challenges at Islamia College conference

SRINAGAR: While employment opportunities in the government sector remain scarce, speakers at the inaugural day of “national level” conference at the Islamia College of Science and Commerce Wednesday highlighted challenges faced by entrepreneurs. The two-day conference themed ‘Business Management in 21st Century- Issues and Challenges’ was organised by the ICSC’s Department of Commerce and Management […]

In scorching June heat, NET exam centres once again outside Kashmir

In scorching June heat, NET exam centres once again outside Kashmir

Srinagar: Come any all-India level competitive examination and Kashmiri students have a constant complaint: that their examination centres have been set up outside the valley, despite their having preferred local centres at the time of submitting application forms. Now the National Testing Agency (NTA) has scheduled the National Eligibility Test (NET) between June 20 and […]

Three months after inviting teacher applications, no word from DSEK on screening test

Three months after inviting teacher applications, no word from DSEK on screening test

SRINAGAR: Midway into the current academic session, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is yet to hold a screening test of applicants for appointment as contractual lecturers at valley schools, more than three months after inviting applications. Although the School Education Department has temporarily rehired, until June 30, the contractual lecturers engaged last year, […]

Despite uproar, Education dept to act against suspended teachers

Despite uproar, Education dept to act against suspended teachers

Srinagar: Despite hue and cry from various quarters, the School Education Department is all set to issue a “charge sheet” against five teachers it suspended recently for unauthorised absence from duties. The five teachers- posted at Middle School Shalteng-were suspended by Chief Education Officer Srinagar on Thursday. They have been attached at the same school […]

Vigilance squads to monitor B.Ed exams for in-service teachers

Vigilance squads to monitor B.Ed exams for in-service teachers

SRINAGAR: After complaints of unfair means by examinees last year, authorities have ordered constitution of ‘vigilance squads’ to monitor the upcoming B Ed term-end examinations for in-service teachers. An order issued by the State Project Director Samagra Shiksha J&K, Arun Kumar Manhas on Wednesday asked all the chief education officers of the state to set […]

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