Minister reviews functioning, achievements of School Education Deptt

JAMMU: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today asked School Education Department to update account books and go for a thorough audit to identify gaps in implementation of flagship schemes envisaging consolidation of infrastructure and making interventions to reform school education system. Chairing a high-level meeting, the Minister said government’s first priority is to […]

Why are Kashmiri Students under a Cloud of Suspicion?

Why are Kashmiri Students under a Cloud of Suspicion?

Zeeshan Rasool Khan Often described as the valley of grief and mourning, Kashmir hardly witnesses a single day of respite from bloodshed. To escape the situation and the environment, irrespective of their age, social status, and the conditions and when their life is valueless, mostly for their career aspirations, some Kashmiri youth prefer to exit. […]

New colleges to run from rented buildings not schools: Min

New colleges to run from rented buildings not schools: Min

JAMMU: The Government would run new colleges of the state in rented buildings making an end to past practice of running these colleges from Government Higher Secondary Schools, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said. “The department would hire separate buildings to house new colleges till the construction of the campuses instead of […]

Included at last moment, KAS aspirants seek postponement of exam

Included at last moment, KAS aspirants seek postponement of exam

Srinagar: The KAS aspirants asked to submit forms for mains examination at the last moment on High Court orders are seeking postponement of the examinations. The High Court last week directed that 429 candidates dropped in the revised list of prelims result be included in for the main examination after which the Public Service Commission […]

Aspirants hold protest in Press Enclave

Aspirants hold protest in Press Enclave

Arif Rashid srinagar: Several KAS aspirants held a protest in Srinagar’s press enclave on Tuesday asking for mains examination to the deferred. Mehreen Bakshi, one of the aspirants said, “It is possible for us to sit in the mains exams which is scheduled from 15 February. However, these 429 aspirants got only seven days to […]

Un-Schooling: A Trend Growing in High-Tech Cities

Un-Schooling: A Trend Growing in High-Tech Cities

By Mukhtar Ahmad Farooqi Alternative schooling is an umbrella term used for schools that typically step away from the conventional methods of teaching rather schooling. These schools shun rote learning, and provide their students with holistic, multidisciplinary learning. SECMOL (Ladakh), Isha Home School (Coimbatore),Marudam Farm School (Tamil Nadu),Abhaya School (Hyderabad), Mirambika Free Progress School (New […]

DSEK inspects ‘Super 50’ coaching centres, suspends lecturer

SRINAGAR: A team of officers/academicians visited various winter tutorials and super 50 coaching centres established by the Department of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) in which they recommended the suspension of one lecturer when he was found negligent in performing his duties. Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo, directed a team of officers/academicians headed […]