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As many as 704 students from Ahmedabad cleared the Chartered Accountant Foundation exam, held by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in June 2022, results of which were declared Wednesday.Sheikh Mohammad Rahil Hussainmiyan, 19, from Gomtipur in Ahmedabad, who worked for a year after his Class 12 to pay the fee, was among the students who cleared the exam.Bishan Shah, chairperson of ICAI Ahmedabad, said 2,360 students appeared for the exam from Ahmedabad, of which 29. 83 per cent passed. All over India, 93,729 students appeared for the exam, of which 23,693 students passed, indicating a percentage of 25.28.Son of an autorickshaw driver, Rahil, a B Com student, started preparing for the exam six months ago. “The total expense was Rs 22,000 and I took Rs 4,000 from my parents… the remaining was my savings of one year,” he says.After completing his Class 12 with 70 per cent, he had to drop a year and help his father run the house due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “I worked as a packer in a garment factory and as an accountant in a tube manufacturing company in Ahmedabad after I learnt the accountant software,” says Rahil who attended coaching classes run by ICAI. He says he is hopeful of clearing the CA inter examination as well.
SURAT: Life has been anything but a smooth ride for Shyamlal Tamboli who navigates his auto rickshaw through Bhilwara's traffic to earn about Rs 8,000 a month. But the son of this Rajasthan man of humble means is set to wheel in riches when he charts a glittering career in finance and accounting in the Diamond City. Shashank Tamboli with his tutor Ravi ChhavchhariaAt 20, Shashank Tamboli has cleared chartered accountant (CA), company secretary (CS) and cost and management accountancy (CMA) exams with his academic brilliance getting nurtured in Surat. His tutor Ravi Chhavchharia, who coaches CA/CS aspirants from poor families for free, said Shashank is the youngest in the country to clear all the three exams which not just demand brain power but also puts students through the grind. Shashank Tamboli, who cleared CA and CS last year, passed the CMA finals, the results of which were announced on Tuesday. "I was interested in the commerce subject after Class 10 and CA is the best career after Class 12. Hence, I decided to pursue it and came to Surat for higher studies. Ravi sir encouraged me to do CS and CMA too as some portion of the syllabus is similar to CA," says Shashank, who works with an IT company earning Rs 10 lakh per annum. Shashank continues to live in the one-room kitchen house in Bhilwara with his parents and younger sister and works from home. "My parents could not study due to financial constraints in their families. But they provided me with an opportunity to study. I look forward to becoming an IAS officer now," Shashank told TOI. Not upgraded to a smartphone, Shashank still uses his simple phone with a QWERTY keypad. "Shashank studied in a government school in Hindi medium in Bhilwara. But his dedication and hardwork overpowered all other challenges," said Chhavchharia, adding that he is the youngest in India to clear CA, CS and CMA. Earlier, Surat's Aditya Jhawar became the youngest to clear CA, CS and CMA in 2017 at the age of 21. Shashank completed CA in July 2021 with 480 marks out of 800, CS in December 2021 with 493 out of 800 and CMA final with 462 marks out of 800. He secured All India Rank 13 in CMA final exam. He cleared CA and CS while preparing for the courses during the global Covid-19 pandemic. His younger sister Shweta cleared Class 12 with 84% and appeared for NEET recently.
#NEWDELHIAs schools across the country now open after two years of online education, principals, teachers and behavioural experts on Wednesday reported a significant rise in behavioural issues among schoolchildren like aggression, attention span deficit, sleeplessness, and emotional disturbances, especially among those who lost their near and dear ones in Covid.Stressing upon the need to introduce social-emotional learning programmes and counselling sessions across schools, they said the situation is delicate and will need at least a year or so to bring affected kids back into the normal course of life. “Post-pandemic, there have been huge changes in children, in terms of how they view their teachers, their schools, their peers and so on. Their attention span has reduced and writing skills have taken a toll for sure. Their sleep patterns have also gone for a toss, leading to irritability,” Nikita Tomar Mann, principal at Indraprastha Global School in Noida said.Several school children have gone through a lot of trauma as their parents went through financial distress in the last two years, resulting in deep emotional issues creeping in among them. “Children do understand that their parents faced financial issues like unable to pay school fees or house rent as some of them lost jobs or faced pay cuts. They came back to school with that kind of understanding, which changed the way they look at life as well. I think for each kid, it’s a different story and the intensity of it also varies from child to child so we need to handle this situation very, very carefully,” Mann elaborated. The concerns are real as the latest survey by the government has revealed that a majority of school students’ mental health has declined in the country. The survey findings were based on the responses of 3.79 lakh students in 36 states and tnion territories.The 2022 NCERT survey found that changes in the schooling system like prolonged school closure, online classes, changes in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams, and postponement of exams directly affected lakhsof students.According to Dr Sameer Malhotra, director, mental health and behavioural sciences, Max Hospitals, they have seen an increase in behavioural issues in kids due to an increase in internet usage, gaming, and excessive mobile use. “It has led to irritability, disturbed sleep-wake schedule, irritable and demanding behaviour. These kids also display restlessness and conduct problems. Ways out to help these kids should be well coordinated, consistent logical ways to resolve problems,” Malhotra said. Sr Pramila Judith Vas, principal of Fr Agnel School in Greater Noida, said that the pandemic changed the education landscape dramatically, with the distinctive rise ofe-learning.“Many parents suffered financially too and expressed their inability to pay fees. Counselling sessions were provided to the parents and their families. Supportive hand was extended to the students to cope up with their emotional responses,” Vas told IANS. Acting upon the study, the NCERT has now issued guidelines to schools for early identification and intervention of mental health problems among students. Under the guidelines, they have recommended mental health advisory panels, mental health awareness programmes, andpedagogical support.Dr Samir Parikh, director, mental health and behavioural sciences, Fortis Healthcare, said that children now need to refocus on theimportance of physical activities, sports, arts, creativity, friends, learning social skills, and communication besides studies with friends toeffectively deal with the situation and solve it.
September 21: India, 21st September 2022: Exam preparation is often perceived as a tragic phase that drowns students, parents and teachers into a pool of anxieties and pushes the students to flip through piles of different books, guides, notes etc. Acknowledging this problem back in the 1990s, from the premise of his Publishing Estate and with the able support from Top Academicians, Veteran Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Shri Surendra Kumar Jain launched a revolutionary Exam Prep Book - Vidya Question Bank (BBQ).Vidya question bank was one of the first newly-born products of Vidya Prakashan Mandir Pvt, Ltd (VPML) in the 1990s, that received great appreciation at a very early stage in the market and became a toppers’ first choice and teachers’ recommended product. To ensure that VQB gets adoption by Students without financial constraints, Mr. Jain ensured that VQB gets published and produced keeping affordability in view.Under the leadership of Shri Surendra Kumar Jain, VPML launched several unconventional marketing campaigns and outreach programs to ensure that VQB reaches every intended beneficiary, i.e. Students. Apart from marketing VQB aggressively, VPML didn’t miss to make sure that VQB developed as a series of Student-friendly Exam Prep books with zero compromises on quality content research and development. As envisioned by Shri Surendra Kumar Jain, VQB must guarantee students’ success.Designed and Produced to meet all the exam-cracking needs, Vidya Question Bank (VQB) Books’ Series has been aligned with the UP Board syllabus and latest exam patterns. With its Compendious Content, VQB aims to help Students develop a deeper understanding of each and every subject with chapter-wise and topic-wise practice papers, MCQs, subjective questions, and previous years’ question papers to have a good grasp on terminologies, keywords, exam-expected questionnaires etc. derived from VPML’s Research Outcomes & In-house Content Recipe. Today, Vidya Question Bank is available for UP board classes from 9th to 12th in Hindi and English, making it suitable for both Hindi-medium and English-medium students at large.In the last few years, as tech-based Learning buzzed the ecosystem, adapting to the evolving needs of the Students Community, VPML has taken several progressive steps towards adopting Technology Tools and in-house production of High-Quality Digital Content. For the students of UP Board, with the help of Top Educators, the Company developed a series of HQ Video Lectures that Students can freely access just by scanning a QR code on VQB Books.In a conversation with a UP board topper, he enunciated, “VQB is a must-have capsule to make the preparation easier and quicker. It has helped me more in the last-minute revision. I remember my coaching teacher recommended this book and asked me to read and digest every chapter-wise question. That is what I did, and I succeeded. “Vidya Question Bank Scaling into Other CategoriesConfident with the success of VQB for UP Board Students and trying to replicate a similar impact, VPML made a move into several other categories, i.e. Polytechnic, B.Ed, and ITI courses. With its VQB’s impact spreading its wings wider and wider, today, VPML produces authentic, well-researched study materials for more than 10 million students to promote inclusive Learning. During the unprecedented times of the pandemic, VPML remained a quintessential academic book publisher by distributing more than 30 million copies of Vidya Question Bank and leading as a debutant but dominant player in the online education space too while introducing a blended learning solution offering recorded lectures, and live virtual classes.Books are the most natural form of Learning, and Technology Integration can bring new value to the same. With this belief, VPML today ensures that all its Catalog Books, including VQB, are Tech integrated with its Online/Digital Platforms at Youtube, Telegram and indigenous Tech Apps - eVidya & Learn Forward.Shri Surendra Kumar Jain, Chairman of VPML and the brain behind Vidya Question Bank, says, “Many children are deprived of the basic right to education. I believe introducing the Vidya question bank during the least competitive era in the most affordable way was the right decision that helped many students to fulfil their dream. As an enterprise, while welcoming advancements, innovation, and progressive evolution, we try never to deviate from the guiding principles laid down by our philanthropic Founder, Shri Sukhbir Singh Jain Ji, who would emphasize deeply “Business with Purpose”.Click the link to check Vidya Question Bank Books at VPML OfficialWebsitehttps://bit.ly/3xfFou5and Flipkart Book Storehttps://bit.ly/3eGxQdt
AHMEDABAD: School principals issued penalty orders by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) for admitting students from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Class 11 science A stream have ignored the orders. Sources said the board issued a circular prohibiting schools from admitting Class 10 CBSE students who had passed with basic maths in the Class 11 A section of the science stream. Many schools had admitted such students. The board imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 for every such admission on school principals. Sources said many such principals have not paid the penalty yet. Sources said when the board was informed about such admissions, the board said students who have been admitted to section A of Class 11 science stream will have to clear the GSHSEB Class 10 standard maths exam and only then will their admissions be considered valid. The board had asked the principals of these schools to pay Rs 5,000 for every such admission from their own bank accounts as a penalty for ignoring the board's instructions.
AHMEDABAD: National Testing Agency (NTA) had to cancel CSIR NET for one centre in Ahmedabad on Friday after students faced technical glitches. NTA will announce a new date for the exam for this centre later. CSIR NET is organized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and Human Resource Development Group (HRDG) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). NTA conducts it on behalf of UGC and CSIR twice every year. Sources said that about 600 candidates who took the exam at a centre in CTM area faced technical glitches soon after the exam started at 3pm. Due to these glitches, most of the candidates could not complete or submit their answersheets. Sources said that when the candidates and their parents complained about the problem to the centre's head, he informed NTA. The agency declared the exam cancelled for the centre and announced that the exam for this centre will be held again. CSIR NET is conducted for junior research fellowships. The three-day exam started from Friday.