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Tag: Students

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Economically-weaker UPSC aspirants in Odisha to get free coaching

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as good news for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants from Odisha; the Department of Higher Education is going to offer free and subsidised coaching services in Bhubaneswar from this month. The decision was taken to improve the success rate of aspirants from the State which has reportedly declined over […]

Poor sleep linked to mental health issues in students

New York: Insufficient sleep is associated with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm and suicide ideation among students and athletes, according to a study. Published in the journal Sleep, the study analysis involved 110,496 students, out of which 8,462 were athletes. “It was really surprising to see how strongly insufficient […]

ISRO launches 'Young Scientist' programme to train students in space science

Bengaluru: State-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday announced the launch of its Young Scientist programme to train class 9 students in space technology and its applications. “ISRO has launched the special programme for school children ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ (Young Scientist programme) to impart basic knowledge on space technology, space science and applications to […]

Youths take up cudgels to 'Teach Mayurbhanj'

Baripada: While government schools across the state are grappling with teacher post vacancies, youth volunteers who have taken up teaching at schools free of cost has come as a boon for students in Mayurbhanj district. After completing their Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) many youths are filling the vacant posts at government schools in the […]

Fate of Cuttack Homeopathic college & hospital hangs in balance

Cuttack: Lack of basic infrastructure and facilities at the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack has put the future of many students as well as the institution in doubt. The college, established in the year 1982, is allegedly running without government funding. Neglect manifests itself in the locked up rooms, empty beds and dust-covered […]

Gujarat govt directs students to answer roll call with 'Jai Hind' or 'Jai Bharat'

Ahmedabad: The BJP government in Gujarat has asked schools to ensure that students respond with ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Bharat’ during roll call instead of customary ‘Yes Sir’, which it feels will instill “a feeling of patriotism”. The move has drawn flak from opposition parties which said the government should rather work towards improving the […]

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8000 new CBSE schools likely to start functioning

New Delhi: As many as 8000 new schools will soon start functioning as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cleared their pending applications after revising bye-laws and simplifying the registration process. The schools are required to submit only two documents and it has been made mandatory to dispose of the applications in the […]

Agitating block grant teachers to wear black badges

Bhubaneswar: The agitating teachers under the aegis of Odisha School and College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum have decided to discontinue their protest from tomorrow. The teachers will now return to their respective schools after 38 days and teach students by wearing black badges. However, teachers from two districts will continue to stage protest in […]

Students starve in Bolangir schools sans mid-day meal

Bolangir: Students of several schools in Bolangir were left to starve after mid-day meal was not served today afternoon. Most of the schools which didn’t get the mid-day meal are under Bolangir municipality and Puintala block. Earlier, it was decided that food will be distributed to different schools from Bileisurda central kitchen which was inaugurated […]

Students in Bengal allege attack by TMCP

Kolkata :  Students of Jadavpur Presidency University and some other educational institutes on Monday alleged they were attacked by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) supporters outside a city-based college when they were campaigning for an upcoming joint convention on the educational policies passed by the Centre and purported corruption in college admissions in West Bengal. A […]

‘Teach for Sambalpur’: A campaign for the students, by the students

Sambalpur: In a unique campaign, student volunteers of different universities are teaching school students under the ‘Teach for Sambalpur’ campaign in the district. The initiative has been started at Budharaja nodal high school where volunteers are teaching students for free. “We really liked the way student volunteers taught us and we learnt a lot from […]

Two Class X students drown in Jhankarpali power channel

Sambalpur: Two Class X students drowned to death while taking bath at the Jhankarpali power channel in Sambalpur today. The deceased identified as Sumit Dash and Sameer Dalai were  students of the Aurobindo school. As per reports, a group of eight students had left home for their coaching classes yesterday night and midway decided to […]

Students under Berhampur University stage protest over 'poor marks'

Berhampur: Expressing their anger over extremely low marks, dissatisfied Plus-III students of various colleges under Berhampur University staged protest in front of the university administration office today. According to the protestors, many Plus-III second year students have secured marks as low as zero, one and three in the recently published results. Meanwhile, university authorities are […]

Sundergarh collector eats mid-day meal with students

Sundergarh: Setting an example for fellow bureaucrats, Sundergarh Collector Surendra Kumar Meena today sat down to eat mid-day meal with students of the higher primary school in Amgobha village of Kutra block in Sundergarh. Meena, during his visit to the school went around different classrooms, interacted with the students and also took a class. The […]

Odisha Matric supplementary exam results announced

Bhubaneswar: The results of class 10 supplementary examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha were announced today. The pass percentage stood at 41.15% with 10,333 students successfully clearing the examination. “This year 10,333 students have passed and the pass percentage is 41.15%. It includes students from regular supplementary, ex-regular and correspondence course,” […]

Ganjam's Nimina Adarsh Vidyalaya waits for teachers

Ganjam: Classrooms at the Nimina Adarsh Vidyalaya in Aska block of Ganjam wear a vacant look as the school struggles to meet its academic requirements with a handful of teachers. Most of the teachers here are on deputation as the school is yet to get permanent teachers. “We are only 4 teachers so there is […]

Here's why PM Modi sought apology from students in Santiniketan

  Santiniketan: Following unruly scenes over lack of drinking water here at the Visva-Bharati premises here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought apologies from its students during the 49th convocation which he attended as its Chancellor. “As the Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, I seek your apology. While I was coming here, some students […]

Ravenshaw University students call off strike

Cuttack: Ravenshaw University students, who were protesting over fee hike and other issues in campus, called off their protests today. According to sources, the students withdrew their strike after discussions with the Vice-Chancellor. Earlier today, Vice-Chancellor, Ishan Patro had said that sine die imposed following student unrest will be lifted only after normalcy returns to […]

IIT Roorkee students develop 'Dhadkan' app for heart patients

  New Delhi: A group of students at IIT Roorkee have developed a mobile application — Dhadkan — for monitoring the health of people suffering from heart ailments and provide them with medical assistance in case of emergency. The application developed by Computational Biology group at IIT-Roorkee can automatically send notification to both the doctor […]

Students protest lack of practice ground, poor infrastructure

Bhubaneswar: Students of the Government College of Physical Education (GCPE) here staged a demonstration before the Sports & Youth Services Department on Tuesday demanding better infrastructure and academic facilities. Raising slogans against lack of practice grounds, hostel facilities and shortage of teachers, the students rued the delay in construction of their new hostel building. The […]

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Teachers! You can help reduce mental health problems in children

New York: Researchers have found that school-based services delivered by teachers and other school-based professionals can help reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children. “Given the limited accessibility of traditional mental health services for children school-based mental health services are a tremendous vehicle for overcoming barriers to mental health care and meaningfully expanding the reach […]

4 health tips to help students perform well in exams

New Delhi: It’s that time of the year when both students and parents feel “exam pressure”. Students are under pressure to perform their best, but doing so requires a balanced approach to health, in addition to consistent studying. This balanced approach helps students boost their memory and remember what they have studied. Dr. Hariprasad, Ayurveda […]

Students complain they were served beef cutlet in Cochin

Alappuzha: A group of vegetarian students of College of Engineering campus of CUSAT here complained the district authorities that they were made to eat beef cutlets served as a vegetable dish. As per information, the incident took place at a feast organized during a college seminar at Pulincunnoo on January 25, some of the affected […]

Odisha police aims to make campuses 'crime free'

Bhubaneswar: With instances of crime committed by students on rise, Odisha police on Tuesday decided to act tough on such offenders to make educational institutions a ‘crime free’ zone in the State. Be it rape, murder, criminal assault, eve-teasing or incidents of drug abuse, students are now found involved in several other crimes which has […]

Here's how to boost your child's memory

London: Students who are unable to concentrate and retain their lessons at school,take Just 15 minutes of break with a run or walk activity at own pace. This may help improve your memory and attention span, finds a study. The findings showed that the children who participated in the run or walk activity reported feeling […]