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Karnataka schools may resume Vidyagama if COVID situation worsens, draft guidelines created

The department of public instruction has asked all schools in Bengaluru to stop classes till class 9. Subsequently, there were demands for alternate methods of teaching that were not in virtual mode.

08 Jan 2022

‘Vataara Shale’ best option to teach students, feel teachers, experts

As the duration of these models was short, there was insufficient time to run an outcome analysis, an official said.

08 Jan 2022

Fearing halt to offline classes, schools ask Karnataka CM to consider resuming Vidyagama programme

One of the alternatives is to segment each class into three and bring each batch twice a week to school. In case, any student is symptomatic, that particular batch could be asked to home quarantine.

06 Jan 2022

Karnataka government issues missive on school closure in Bengaluru; rural schools fear state-wide implementation

The state government has declared that offline classes for all students in Bengaluru city except classes 10, 11 and 12, medical and paramedical, will stop from January 6 to 19 or until further notice

06 Jan 2022

Focus on quality: NEP, students’ health priority

The year 2022 is likely to witness a sea change in the field of education — quality of education, nutritional aspects and mental health of the children. 

01 Jan 2022

Platform by engineering graduates to help students chart higher education path

The platform will be used to equip students with academic and psychological know-how to tackle college and thereafter.

25 Dec 2021

Nrupatunga University to offer midday meal to college students

College students who traverse long distances to attend class, will be given free lunch ranging from rice sambar to mudde sambar, at the newly established Nrupatunga university.

22 Dec 2021

Eggs must for midday meal scheme, award contract to women's groups: Right to Food Campaign

The incidence of stunting and underweight are common among children even before they start school especially for those from vulnerable communities.

20 Dec 2021

Bengaluru City University may get teachers from Japan

The delegation was led by Ikeda Mutsuko, who discussed the potential for promoting Japanese language teaching programme at Bengaluru City University's Centre for Global Languages.

16 Dec 2021

Soon, students in Karnataka can furnish certificates to employers in minutes via E-sahamathi portal

e-SAHAMATHI, a consent manager by the e-governance department, said to be the first of its kind in the country, is scheduled to be rolled by the end of December.

16 Dec 2021

Match point: Dating apps see user surge amid COVID pandemic

A recent study has suggested that a staggering 90 per cent of young people are now comfortable telling their parents that they met their partner on a dating app. 

14 Dec 2021

Eggs with midday meal: Study on kids’ health

The study will include tracking height, weight, and nutritional status of students, among other factors.

12 Dec 2021

Karnataka teacher vacancy confusion to be sorted out soon 

To make peace with the changing landscape of teaching vacancies, edu department has asked for the sanctioned posts of guest faculty to be adjusted between taluks, but within a certain district. 

12 Dec 2021

1,389 postgraduate seats still remain vacant in Bengaluru Central University

The university will now hold the second round of counselling in the postgraduate departments on December 13.

12 Dec 2021

Bengaluru: Mount Carmel College student tests positive for COVID-19, two primary contacts test negative

The college held pre-university mid-term examinations for its students on Thursday with 96 percent attendance for the morning batch

11 Dec 2021

Karnataka: Data on vaccinated parents incomplete, tough to validate, says official

A survey on the vaccination of parents was conducted by teachers, and the statistics were given to the department of instruction but this data proves to be tough to validate.

11 Dec 2021

Bengaluru civic body yet to finish survey of out-of-school kids

As per official information accessed by The News Indian Express, 94 per cent of the survey has been completed in urban areas and within the BBMP limits.

10 Dec 2021

More vigilance to be shown as COVID cases in schools, PUCs reach 172 in Karnataka: Minister

Nagesh said health experts studied the COVID situation in residential schools and hostels and told the Cabinet that there is no need to close schools in the state as the situation is not serious

09 Dec 2021

Second PUC mid-term exams get underway; positive cases, primary contacts in Bengaluru exempted

An official told The New Indian Express that there are 25 positive cases among PUC students in the state

09 Dec 2021

Denied choice of elective subjects due to lack of teachers, Bengaluru students protest against NEP

They staged a protest at the city's Mysore Bank Circle on Wednesday under the aegis of the All India Save Education Committee which is leading a nationwide protest and AIDSO.

09 Dec 2021

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