No Detention Policy In Education System

‘No- detention’ policy to come into force

Under Section 16 of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 specify that ‘No child admitted in a school shall be held back in any class or expelled from school till the completion of elementary education’. Thus, the policy covers elementary stage of schooling covering classes 1 to 8. 

As per the ongoing no-detention policy, students are promoted automatically to higher classes every year till the eighth grade. A key component of the RTE Act, the no-detention policy unveiled by the UPA government came into force on April 1, 2010 with the intention of ensuring that every child aged between 6 and 14 received school education. However, for the past many years concerns have been raised about the negative impact of the policy on the academic performance of the students.

BHU Arts

BHU Arts, Social Science to get coed now

BHU is all set to open its Art and Social Science faculties to girl students. Currently, all other departments in the campus have coed classes. The counseling for the new academic session (2017-18) begins on Tuesday. The faculty of Arts is the oldest department at BHU. Women students has a separate college on the BHU campus- the Mahila Maha Vidyala recognized in 1929 by BHU's founding father Madan Mohan Malviya ji.


ATDC Signs MOU with Centre for Entrepreneurship Development to Enhance Skill Development

-Union Minister for Textiles Smt. Smriti Irani, Mr. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, Dr. J.N Singh, Chief Secretary, Gujarat among dignitaries present


Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest vocational training provider in apparel sector signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) with the aim of bridging the gap between the requirement and availability of skilled workforce and setting up ATDC center for training at SUC campus at Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The MoU was signed between Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG &CEO, ATDC; Dr. R.N. Prasad, Director, CED in the august presence of Union Minister for Textiles, Mrs. Smriti Irani, Mr. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, Dr. J.N. Singh, Chief Secretary, Gujarat, Mr. Anand Kumar, Secretary, Textiles, at the Mahatma Mandir Convention/Trade Center, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat on 1st July 2017.

The MoU aims at imparting employment- oriented training and encourages entrepreneurship through Skill Development to the youth. 

On the occasion Mr Hari Kapoor said "ATDC Vocational Institutes are a vital part of the skill development system for careers in apparel, fashion and textiles having a pan-India presence. We aim to help the students in learning necessary skills required for a bright future, which will help them in getting jobs or to start their own businesses".

Dr.Darlie Koshy said: “Signing the MoU strengthens the relationship with the forward looking Gujarat Government and helps ATDC to especially focus on imparting the entrepreneurial skills required to create new developments in the apparel industry.”

ATDC will be offering short and long-term vocational skill training programs for the apparel sector at the center and similarly related courses under various schemes such as Gujarat State Skill Development Mission (GSSDM), CED, MoT (GoI) or PMKVY (NSDC), NULM (Ministry of Urban Development, GoI) etc. ATDC will provide industry-vetted, QP/NSQF aligned curricula, pedagogy, Training Materials and qualified trainers for conducting the training programs.

“I am very happy with the facilities and state-of-art infrastructure at ATDC.  I am confident that ATDC will offer a platform for skilled manpower in fashion and garment sector especially with a focus on entrepreneurship. I wish them all the best wishes and assure our full support.” said Dr. Ram Nath Prasad, Director, CED.

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) is a premier organization of Government of Gujarat, engaged in entrepreneurship development training and skill development since 1979. The concept behind CED is to develop entrepreneurs in the urban as well as rural areas of the state, who can establish their own manufacturing or service enterprise which in turn aids in the economic growth of the state and also creates employment opportunities for others.

Free Education For Transgender

Transgender can now avail free education from IGNOU

The Indira Gandhi National Open University is now announcing fee exemption to the Transgender in all its academic programs. This is a huge initiate which will become life changing reform for the transgender individuals as they will be able to compete with students in the main stream. They will be able to prove themselves in the field of education. This is set to benefit 4000 plus transgender.