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  Muskaan Tekwani

  June 24 | 2021

  The Uttar Pradesh Board is expected to announce the results of class 10 and 12 council exam results in the second week of July. As per the Deputy Chief Minister of the state, the results and mark sheets of both classes will be released on the same day. While the exact date and time of the announcement is not yet announced, the UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) has elaborated the criteria on which the students will be assessed and evaluated, in light of the cancellation of final exams.

  

  Around 56 lakh class 10 and 12 students across UP are awaiting the release of board results 2021, which are likely to announced by the second week of July. Students are advised to wait until the official announcement for other updates regarding the release, as the final date and time have not been shared, as yet.

  Meanwhile, it has been made known that the state has specially recruited teachers to evaluate the UP Board Results 2021, the criteria for which has been designated already. Based on this, 10th graders will be assessed on their performance in Class 9 examinations and marks obtained in preliminary board exams.

  Class 12 students, on the other hand, will be evaluated on the basis of marks obtained in Class 10, 11 and their pre-board exams. A set formula has also been prepared to calculate the overall percentage and performance.

  

  The Deputy CM in his meeting with the higher education department officials on Wednesday, directed to commence the admission process in colleges and universities, for UG and PG programmes. This panel also discussed the various issues raised by the UP Education Services Commission regarding the admission protocol and the Board Results 2021.

  As such, a provision for re-examination will be offered to all students who are not satisfied with their calculated results. These students can appear for the next session’s examination, without the registration fees.

  Implementation of the UP Education Service Selection Commission was also on the meeting agenda. To be initially headquartered at Prayagraj, this commission will recruit teachers and staff from basic to higher education departments. Presently, it is overviewing the operations of the examination regulatory authority of the state and the secondary education service selection board along with the appointment of primary teachers, as well as teachers in aided secondary schools. Future plans include the setting up of a bench of this commission in Lucknow.

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  Muskaan Tekwani

  June 23 | 2021

  Lucknow University and its various department have gathered momentum to develop and refine their programmes and courses under the banner of the National Education Policy-2020. This new scheme will introduce the concept of a 4-year undergraduate degree, resulting in an overall expansion in the scope of the syllabus. In this light, the Physics Department at the varsity has decided to include 4 new papers to proffer the contribution of ancient Indian texts and scientists into this field of science.

  

  Professor Poonam Tandon, the Head of the Department of Physics, Lucknow Unversity, has proposed to include the subjects of Ancient Indian Science, Introduction to Ancient and Modern Indian Scientists and Texts, Ancient Indian Geometry in the World, India Born Theorem (Pythagoras) in the first question paper of the degree.

  Besides, comprehensive education regarding the principle of the sun regarding gravity, the motion of the planets, the pure value of pi, up to eleven decimal places, will also be included. The rationale behind this expansion of course in the first year itself will enable the students to attain a certificate credit in ‘introduction to Indian tests and science’, even if they study for only one year.

  

  Meanwhile, four new branched subjects will be also be rolled out by LU’s Physics Department. These include nanotechnology, fibre optics, computer simulation, plasma and space science. Accordingly, 4 new coordinators were deployed by the University on Tuesday, to look into the logistics and operations of the new departments. These heads have been assigned on duty, as per the directives of the LU Registrar, Dr. Vinod Khanna,

  Dr. Meera Singh, the contracted Assistant Professor of the Department of Home Science, has been appointed as the coordinator for the academic work in her department. Similarly, Dr. Roli Mishra, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Department of Geography (self-financed), Dr. Prerna Mathur in the Department of Oriental Sanskrit and Dr. Subhan Alam Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Oriental Studies in Arabic and Persian, have been assigned as pivotal authorities until further orders.

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  Ankur Verma

  June 22 | 2021

  The Uttar Pradesh government released the set of guidelines for marking the students of 10th and 12th standards, after the UPSMP board examinations were cancelled. As per reports, the pupils of grade 10 will be assessed based on a 50-50 rule while the 50-40-10 formula will be deployed for marking the students of class 12. It is noteworthy that the annual board examinations for graduating school students have been disrupted for the second year in a row!

  

  In view of the ongoing pandemic, students enrolled under Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad and various other state and national education boards, have been exempted from sitting for board examinations. Thereafter, the marking scheme was laid out on Sunday after the state government approved it. Here are the evaluation criteria-

  For class 10 students-

  As per the rules, the pupils of class 10th will be marked using a 50-50 technique. Their aggregated score will be finalised giving an equal weightage of 50% to the marks achieved in class 9th and 10th pre-board exams, each.

  For class 12 students-

  In order to mark the students of class 12th, 50-40-10 formula will be deployed. As a part of it, 50% weightage will be given to class 10th marks while the scores of class 11th and class 12th pre-board exams will account for 40% and 10%, respectively, in the sum total.

  

  Given the current chaos, the Chief Minister has declared that there will be no merit lists this year. Further, if any student wishes to improve his score, he will be given another chance by conducting an exam after the pandemic diffuses. As per reports, the UP government announced this, assuring fair chances of betterment for all students. Reports state that the Intermediate Education Act, 1921, will have to be amended before the declaration of results because it mandates written tests.

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  Ankur Verma

  June 16 | 2021

  Technological innovations and inventive thinking together constitute the insignia of a fertile present and a progressive future. While the evolving nature of technology has made it a mandatory skill for younger learners, it is essential to couple it with a financial aptitude and business-driven attitude for assuring sustained growths, today. One must address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for kids of the 21st century, that can provide them with a life crafted as per their innate interests and ambitions!

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  In a recent address, the CEO of Linkedin said, “Your job and what you want to do will likely change in five years, three years, or even next year.” As the world enters the age of artificial intelligence with the augmented deployment of robots, critical and insightful thinking is the only road to progress ahead. Thereby, it becomes pertinent to acknowledge the necessity of an education system that can nourish imaginative and penetrative mindsets for delivering best-fit solutions.

  Further, ‘creativity, originality and innovation’ supplemented with a problem-solving mindset have been listed amongst the top 10 skills by the World Economic Forum. While technology is the cradle for creativity today, scripting success stories with new ideas is only possible with the right business knacks and a sound understanding of the financial world!

  

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  Realizing the need for a multifaceted approach, NimbleQ headquartered in Lucknow, offers Online holistic educational programs for kindergarten to grade 10 kids, across India, UAE and the USA. Founded in 2017, the organisation has benefitted nearly 2,500-3,000 students through well-crafted courses, that focus on imparting essential technical, financial and business skills. NimbleQ’s programs pivot over inculcating the spirit of inquisitiveness and promoting multi-dimensional growth.

  At NimbleQ, students are prepared for the experiences of the world through a multilayered course structure. With 2-3 students per batch and a strong teacher-student ratio, the online programs offered by the institute have 45 weekly classes, stretched over the period of a year. This also includes Q-talk – guest lectures & mentoring by industry experts, entrepreneurship workshops, hackathons, startup visits, parent showcases, amongst other things.

  

  Qtalks providing a bridge to the real professional world through mentoring and engagementwith Industry leaders.

  Designed by subject matter experts, NimbleQ programs stress over an efficacious delivery, complementing the extensive content. Further, the pupils are encouraged to ask questions, which inspires them to find answers too. As per the founders, improved retention and maintained excitement are some of the most significant observations amongst the students.

  Collectively, NimbleQ aims to ignite the potential of pupils, by addressing their needs for technical expertise, business acumen and financial intelligence. Additionally, the academy makes sure that the parents are apprised about their child’s learning through a detailed communication and engagement plan. This entails development discussions with them, training sessions and counselling services too.

  

  Class 5 student participating in a NimbleQ Business Idea Hackathon judged by Partner &Americas AI Analytics Practice Lead at IBM, USA and VP Machine learning Labs atWalmart, USA.

  Multiple reports have pointed out the malleability of young age. Given the fact that most of our concrete learning comes from lived experiences, it is much easier to program young minds. Banking on this thought, NimbleQ targets the inception and promotion of out-of-the-box thinking right from the formative years of kindergarten to grade 10. If a habit of solving real-world problems is inculcated during foundational years, the child will stand an amplified chance of unlocking his/her potential!

  

  NimbleQ building leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

  From a 2nd grader, who was sufficiently informed about an RFID tag to a 5th grader, who devised his own app WhatsApp-like called ‘Chitchat’, NimbleQ has been successful in propelling positive changes amongst its students. Besides, industry stalwarts like the Vice President of Fortune 500 company, Celanese have expressed keenness to hire these NimbleQers.

  While a number of online platforms today offer coding courses for young kids, it is tough to find a place like NimbleQ where holistic education is the key. If you are intrigued to know more about them, you can check out their website by clicking here or contact them here!

  

  Join the Parent-Child workshop which is appropriate for children of Grade 1 to 10 on Sunday, June 26 from 5:30-6:30PM. Click here to register.

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  Ankur Verma

  June 20 | 2021

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  Amid the ongoing circumstances of the pandemic, Lucknow University had recently announced offline examinations for last year and end-semester students. Expressing discontent over the fees levied by the varsity, a group of students have initiated a social media campaign on the microblogging site Twitter. Labeled ‘No exam, no fee’, the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees, given the tumultuous situation of the present day.

  As per the schedule released by the university, examinations for last year’s students shall commence from August 10 and the examinees are asked to fill forms by July 10.

  

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  Due to the current times of the pandemic, a lot of families have suffered significantly on the financial front. While some faced problems handling medical emergencies, some others were troubled by the loss of jobs and other similar issues. In view of this, the students are demanding that the administration must do away with the exam fees. Besides, the students have also asked that the fee under other heads should be reduced.

  ”Some law schools and technical universities across the country have reduced the fees and students have been refunded the examination fees considering the pandemic situation.” said one of the students, leading the campaign. Another student informed that the social welfare department is yet to release the scholarships for financially deprived students. Simultaneously, LU should intervene to reduce exam fees.

  

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  It is noteworthy that AKTU has come to the rescue of its students through its latest declaration to bear the expenses of students who have lost parents due to Covid. Further, law schools and private institutions have also announced relaxation.

  - With inputs from IANS

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  Muskaan Tekwani

  June 20 | 2021

  A residential centre of excellence in hockey will soon be established in Lucknow, in a bid to promote the national sport across Uttar Pradesh. Centred at the Padma Shri Mohd Shahid Synthetic Stadium, this advanced academy will be the first of its kind in the state. The UP Director of Sports informed that players who have already appeared in prominent leagues, such as the nationals, will receive training here.

  

  The Union Sports Ministry and the UP state government believe that this step will help to nurture local talent and develop an aptitude for sports in the state, which has a rich history in the game of hockey. UP has given the country a few of its most iconic hockey players, including Dhyan Chand and Kunwar Digvijay Singh ‘Babu’. Accordingly, the city centre was approved by the Center of Excellence under the One Day State One Game Scheme.

  The state-run residential centre of excellence in Lucknow at the Padma Shri Mohd Shahid Synthetic Stadium, will include a 100-bed hostel facility, 50 each for boys and girls, modern sports medicine, physiotherapy centres. Presently, district-level hockey training is provided to all players, at KD Singh Babu Stadium’s hostel and Sai Center.

  

  The state director of UP sports informed that the association is in the process of starting the construction of the hostel here. He also highlighted that the premises already have a flood-lit hockey stadium here since 2016, when Lucknow hosted the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup.

  Besides these facilities, the centre will also institute top coaches to be a part to professionally train and guide the players here. The Union Sports Ministry has decided to fund this centre as it can facilitate services for several sports besides hockey, such as tennis, badminton and squash. The reigns of this institute will be held under the authority of the Uttar Pradesh Sports Directorate, who will run it in consultation with Uttar Pradesh Hockey.

  Accordingly, the Centre of Excellence has also approved a facility at Lucknow, under the ‘One State, One Game’ Scheme.

  With the first sanction coming in for hockey, the state has jumped with vigour to develop facilities to offer excellence in the same. Parallelly, the Uttar Pradesh Sports Directorate plans to develop centres for athletics and badminton at the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College in Lucknow.

  The Head of Hockey India’s high-performance committee, stated that once all these various sports centres in Lucknow start running properly, they will soon provide India with a vast talent pool, with the aim to become feeders to the Indian national teams for international events like Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

  Sanjay Saraswat, Executive Director, Sai Center said, “Under the Khelo India scheme, a pool of 20 to 30 players will be prepared in KD Singh Babu. In this, 7 lakh rupees will be released annually by the central government, which will be spent on coaching.” Besides Lucknow, the scheme will cover all 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh to culture sports activities at par with global standards.

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