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RINL junior trainee exam cancelled 18-Jul-2017
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, has cancelled the junior trainee exam it conducted through a private agency on July 7. The examination was cancelled following complaints about two exams – the junior trainee and field assistant trainee being conducted simultaneously despite the fact that 10th and ITI passed candidates were eligible to apply for both the posts. RINL in a notification stated that the new date for exam would be notified through its website www.vizagsteel.com.
 
Private school can hike fees by 12% 12-Jul-2017
Private schools can hike fees by 12%, proposes AP. Visakhapatnam: School education is all set to get costlier in AP with the state government proposing to hike fees in each class by 12%. As of now, private educational institutions can hike their annual fees by 10%. The proposal is part of the draft AP Self-Financed Independent Schools (Establishment and Regulation) Act 2017, draft AP Self-Financed Independent Schools (Establishment and Regulation) Rules 2017 and Draft Model Code Disclosures 2017. The state government came up with the proposal in order to streamline the establishment and rein in the functioning of private schools. Currently, the government is seeking feedback from various stakeholders. However, fee hike doesn't end there as the zonal fee regulatory committees, which will be constituted as part of the Rules, will take decisions on proposals received from schools regarding the proposed increase beyond the permissible limit. Right to Education (RTE) Forum state convenor Narava Prakasa Rao said the draft rules are aimed at promoting corporate schools and watering down the existing RTE Act. "While neighbouring states like Telangana are proposing KG-to-PG free education, AP is giving a free hand to private schools," said Prakasa Rao. The draft Bill mandates each recognised school to place all their information in public domain provided by the state government. These details shall include information about accreditation and affiliation of the school, its fee...
 
123 Schools to Have Playgrounds 06-Jul-2017
Work in 41 schools taken up in first phase. In tune with the government’s proposal to develop 3,000 playgrounds in government schools across the State, the District Sports Authority has selected 123 schools in the district. Addressing the media here on Wednesday District Sports Officer June Gallyot said estimates have been made for 104 schools and sanction has been accorded for 41 schools in the first phase. The work in remaining 82 schools will be taken up in the next phase, she said. The project is being jointly taken up by DSA and DWMA (District Water Management Agency) and will be executed through convergence of MGNREGS
 
AU plans course re-structure 01-Jul-2017
AU plans course re-structure to make students employable. Visakhapatnam: At a time when non-professional courses rarely provide employment unless a student has done path-breaking research in his/her field of study, Andhra University plans a major revamp in their postgraduate courses to ensure that students are ready for the professional world. The courses in traditional arts, sciences and humanities streams will have a new structure from the 2018-19 academic year. Speaking to TOI, AU registrar Prof V Uma Maheswara Rao said, "The AP State Council of Higher Education is keen on revitalising isolated and insulated courses like botany and commerce. Making a student studying a non-professional course employable at least after post graduation is a major challenge and we need to address it now." "The problem today is that no field of study can exist in isolation. We have signed various MoUs with organisations such as Suraksha Pharma Pvt Ltd, NG Ranga Agriculture University, Indian Air Force and we have an informal agreement with the Indian Navy and IBM. Many more MoUs are in the pipeline," the registrar said, adding that the MoUs aim for boosting inter-disciplinary research apart from making non-professional courses more viable. University vice-chancellor Prof G Nageswara Rao noted, "Today students taking up technical and professional courses find it easy to get jobs. However, students of pure science and arts courses are struggling to do the same. This is because of two reas...
 
Vizag to Hostmodel UN Session 14-Jun-2017
Over 250 students will participate in soul-searching discussions and debates over several international issues at the two-day mock United Nations session being organised at Hotel Rockdale Clarks Inn Suites here from June 24. The event being conducted by Young Leaders International Model United Nations (YLIMUN) with the support of Sarda Metals & Alloys and others will see serious discussions on a real-time basis. YLIMUN coordinator Ayush Somani and Zaya Hosain told that the delegates would have an exciting experience during the two-day event.
 
Graduation Day Celebrated 12-Jun-2017
The second graduation day under autonomy was celebrated by GMR Institute of Technology (GMRIT) at Rajam in Vizianagaram district on Sunday. The Graduation Day address was delivered by Sahil Barua, co-founder and CEO, Delhivery. Prasad, principal of GMRIT presented gold and silver medals to meritorious candidates. Apart from gold and silver medals for the meritorious students from all the branches of engineering three sponsored academic scholastic awards were also presented. Kumar Vice-Chancellor, JNTUK, Kakinada, in his address said that young engineers should learn how to use the technology they learnt for the development of society at large.
 
10on10:VizagflourishesinCBSEResults 05-Jun-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Though the number of students who appeared for the Class 10 CBSE exams from the district was barely 2,650, almost 20% (523)of the students scored 10/10 GPA with many of them from different schools such as Visakha Valley School, Sri Satya Sai Vidya Vihar and various corporate schools. Visakhapatnam did come up with an astounding performance over all. However, in terms of sheer numbers Sri Chaitanya, which has a student strength of 782 students in both its campuses in the city, dominated the scene. The number of students who scored a perfect 10 from Sri Chaitanya alone were 280. Satya Sai Vidya Vihar from which 164 students appeared for their CBSE Class 10 exam, 50 scored a perfect 10. The school also recorded a 100% pass percentage
 
HPCL Scholarships For 5231 Students 25-May-2017
As a part of the CSR inititative Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Visakha Refinery distributed scholarships worth 3 crore to 5231 students belonging to 16 government degree colleges of Visakhapatnam district. Collector Pravin Kumar and Director-Refineries Vinod S Shenoy gave away cheques to students belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PwD catergories on Tuesday
 
Vizag school launches app 04-May-2017
Vizag school launches app to track students’ performance School has recently launched two mobile apps – A school app that connects parents and the school management and an ‘ANS’ app that helps teachers reduce duplication of work. Contact details Featuring profile and contact details along with term-wise score graph, among several other components, the school app is an easy-to-use mobile application. It focuses on providing all the relevant information to the parents about their wards without actually stepping into the school campus. A few other parents also felt that such close monitoring system would aid instill better discipline among students. With an idea to bring transparency into the system and provide a better platform to keep the parents posted of in-house activities, P.E.N.
 
City boy gets 100th rank in IIT-JEE 28-Apr-2017
Visakhapatnam: City student L Tarun Kumar secured 100th rank in the all-India rankings of IIT-JEE exam. L Tarun Kumar, son of a conductor, topped the rankings from the cityt by getting the 100th rank . Sriharsh secured 687th rank, Sagar Chiranai 1053, Pranathi 1251, S Aslesh 1459 and Samadrita Sarkar 1571 rank. Two hundred and three students of FIT-JEE Vizag centre secured ranks out of 325 who appeared for the exam. Centre head of FITJEE B Gurunath congratulated the students.
 
 
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