Ahmedabad Exam News

Professor locks student in loo, demands fine
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

AHMEDABAD: An unidentified professor allegedly locked a girl student inside a “professor’s toilet” when she used it after taking an exam at a college in the western part of the city on Monday afternoon. The girl’s uncle filed a plea before the Ellisbridge police to lodge a complaint against the professor. It states that the girl is a BA Psychology Semester 1 student. After the exam, she went to the students’ toilet, but it had some drainage issues. She then went to the toilet meant for professors. When a professor got to know this, he locked her inside the toilet and demanded a Rs 200 fine for unauthorized use of the professors’ toilet. He also allegedly threatened to fail the girl in her exam.

Professor locks student in loo, demands fine
  • Ahmedabad: Professor locks student in loo, demands fine
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: An unidentified professor allegedly locked a girl student inside a “professor’s toilet” when she used it after taking an exam at a college in the western part of the city on Monday afternoon. The girl’s uncle filed a plea before the Ellisbridge police to lodge a complaint against the professor. It states that the girl is a BA Psychology Semester 1 student. After the exam, she went to the students’ toilet, but it had some drainage issues. She then went to the toilet meant for professors. When a professor got to know this, he locked her inside the toilet and demanded a Rs 200 fine for unauthorized use of the professors’ toilet. He also allegedly threatened to fail the girl in her exam.

Plea seeks ‘pass’, but HC says ‘fail’
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 week ago | |

In an important judgment related to the open book examination of chartered accountancy course, the Gujarat High Court has held that students can’t expect to clear the exams based on answers they “cut and paste” from the open book.The court held, “An open book exam would not test the intellectual abilities of a candidate, the understanding of the subject and his or her acumen.”The court was hearing a petition filed by Vishesh Shah, a CA aspirant. He appeared in the final level examination held by ICAI in May 2022. Paper 6F was a paper which was to be conducted as per open book methodology.ICAI declared that he had used “unfair means” to clear the exam which Shah challenged in the HC. In a communication to the student, ICAI said that his answers to the descriptive questions in the exam were “cut and paste” from the book.The student contended that the action of ICAI in declaring him as “fail”, after having assessed him in the papers, was in violation of principles of natural justice. The examination was an open book examination and therefore if he had pasted the answers from the extracts of the book, it would not amount to any unfair means.The court said, “Basic common sense would indicate that the concept of examination is a formal test conducted to evaluate a person’s knowledge of a particular subject. The examination assesses a candidate’s aptitude, skills and physical fitness and his mental acumen to assess the question and then answer accordingly.”It further said, “Facts of this case indicate that what the petitioner had done was cut and paste the study material and expected the institute to treat them as answers which do not give ICAI to assess his ability, aptitude or acumen to become a Chartered Accountant.”

Plea seeks ‘pass’, but HC says ‘fail’
10 Interesting facts about Beauty Queen Ayeesha S Aiman Every Fan should know
Ahmedabad Mirror | 3 weeks ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
3 weeks ago | |

“From her education to her foray into the Movie Industry, here are some interesting facts about the Beauty queen”Former Beauty Queen Ayeesha S Aiman has an interesting journey so far, ever since she was crowned Miss India International 2015, Ayeesha S Aiman has been a household name in India. While she was being referred to as the “Most glamours upcoming face in the Bollywood”, the former beauty queen also proved herself by achieving so many milestones in her life. With Beauty queen title and numerous accolades to her name, the 26 years old often makes headlines but is known to keep her private life on the down low. From her Schooling to Debuting in acting, here are ten interesting facts about Ayeesha S Aiman.Here is everything you need to know about Ayeesha S aiman. She is the perfect combo of Beauty with Brains; people are very curious about her as everyone wants to know about her education and upcoming films.Ayeesha S Aiman hails from a highly educated professionals, her grandfather Late Ramnath Prasad was Custom and excise superintendent while her Father Shri Krishna Prasad is a business man and Mother Asha Devi is a Public Prosecutor in High Court Patna.Aiman was born on19 September 1996in Patna, Bihar and did her schooling from Ravindra Balika Vidyalaya, Patna. Aiman is an Indian actress, model, and young beauty pageant titleholder. She is famous for winning the “Miss India International 2015” and she represented the state of Bihar and later on proudly represented India at Miss International 2015.Aiman Was pursuing an Aeronautical engineering before she entered in Showbiz, she was all India entrance topper and ranked no. 1 in CWJC Aeronautical engineering entrance exam besides her Aeronautical engineering degree Aiman also holds Bachelor in physics (Hons.) degree, she secured no. 1 rank in her graduation exam as well “How Studious”, isn’t she?Ayeesha has many titles attached to her name, Winning the coveted crown of Miss India International was milestone of her life. she was a Japan Tourism ambassador in India and represented many renowned brands, Ayeesha won the title of Asia Star Model 2018, also she was honoured with Indian Achiever’s Award 2019 and Women’s Achievers Award 2020.Ayeesha is trained in classical Kathak dance under Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, she is a passionate Writer and loves to write stories and Poem which she often posts on Instagram. Beauty queen is a fitness freak and love to workout daily.Ayeesha plans to open a non -profitable University in Bihar on her Father’s name in the future. Ayeesha loves Aromatherapy, she said “she counted it as one of the best ways to wind down after a long day”.Ayeesha S Aiman also attended National School of Drama for her acting and have taken several other workshops to brush her acting skill.Ayeesha S Aiman was named as one of the top hottest female personalities in India by recent survey. Before her rise to fame in Mumbai, she had started her modelling carrier when she was in her school.Ayeesha is now making her debut in the acting by National award-winning director Madhur Bhandarkar’s India Lockdown, where she is playing a key role in the film. She Said “film India lockdown is about repercussions of Covid Pandemic on our daily lives and I am excited to be a part of this films as Film throw spotlight on government’s 21 days lockdown decision.10.The Former Beauty queen wishes to venture into direction someday “She commented, “I do want to direct a movie someday and I have put my time and energy to work on it. I should be seriously thinking about it, my colleagues have always teased me and said, “why don’t you turn into a producer or director and make a film of your own? “maybe, a few years down the line, I should be able to live up to it but right now I am totally focusing on my acting carrier”.Ayeesha S Aiman frequently post her glamourous videos and photos on her Instagram:Ayeesha S. Aiman (@ayeeshasaiman) • Instagram photos and videosAyeesha S Aiman Facebook PageAyeesha S Aiman | Mumbai | Facebook

10 Interesting facts about Beauty Queen Ayeesha S Aiman Every Fan should know
17-year-old Class XII student kills herself in Ahmedabad
Times of India | 3 weeks ago | |
Times of India
3 weeks ago | |

AHMEDABAD: Unable to cope with a gruelling study schedule and her demanding curriculum, a 17-year-old Class 12 Science student committed suicide at about 7.30pm on Monday, throwing herself off the 13th floor of Block B of the Vastrapur government colony. The victim was a resident of Bhaikakanagar in Thaltej. Investigators said they do not know why she chose the government colony as she has no friends or relatives living there. "We think she had visited the place in the past and found it secluded after 6.30pm and thus chose this location," said inspector R J Desai of Vastrapur police, the investigating officer. Desai said they found a note written by the girl addressed to her parents, saying she had found Class 11 tough and in Class 12 was unable to cope with her studies. She said she could not live up to the expectations of her parents for good marks and was thus committing suicide. She also apologized to her parents for not living up to their expectations. Sources in Vastrapur police said the victim had a study schedule chart which said she had to be up and at her books by 5.30am, and was finding it difficult to follow the schedule. Investigators said it is still not clear if she prepared the chart or her parents. This April, a Class 12 student hanged herself at her house in Manavadar town of Junagadh district after taking her last exam paper, as she did not do well in the exam and feared that she would fail. Police said examinations and the pressure to get good marks has pushed several students to suicide.

17-year-old Class XII student kills herself in Ahmedabad
  • 17-year-old Class XII student kills self in Ahd
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: Unable to cope with a gruelling study schedule and her demanding curriculum, a 17-year-old Class 12 Science student committed suicide at about 7.30pm on Monday, throwing herself off the 13th floor of Block B of the Vastrapur government colony. The victim was a resident of Bhaikakanagar in Thaltej. Investigators said they do not know why she chose the government colony as she has no friends or relatives living there. "We think she had visited the place in the past and found it secluded after 6.30pm and thus chose this location," said inspector R J Desai of Vastrapur police, the investigating officer. Desai said they found a note written by the girl addressed to her parents, saying she had found Class 11 tough and in Class 12 was unable to cope with her studies. She said she could not live up to the expectations of her parents for good marks and was thus committing suicide. She also apologized to her parents for not living up to their expectations. Sources in Vastrapur police said the victim had a study schedule chart which said she had to be up and at her books by 5.30am, and was finding it difficult to follow the schedule. Investigators said it is still not clear if she prepared the chart or her parents. This April, a Class 12 student hanged herself at her house in Manavadar town of Junagadh district after taking her last exam paper, as she did not do well in the exam and feared that she would fail. Police said examinations and the pressure to get good marks has pushed several students to suicide.

Vaghani announces sops for NCC at univ convocation
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 month ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 month ago | |

Indian Institute of Teacher’s Education (IITE)’s 5th was held at IITE campus on Saturday along with and Children’s University’s 3rd convocation, which turned into a platform for poll promises.At the event, Cabinet minister for education Jitu Vaghani announced several youth-centric initiatives to be launched ahead of elections like Safalya — that is a dedicated BISAG channel to train students in competitive exams such as GPSC, UPSC, JEE, NEET — consider marks of NCC’s various certificates in the next academic admission season and allow final year Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Education students to appear for Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) from next exam schedule, benefitting 50,000 students.In the convocation for both the varsity students, 2,526 IITE students and 96 Children’s University students were awarded degrees, including Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, PG Diploma, PHD.Governor Acharya Devvrat gave the convocation speech as Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Principal Secretary S J Haider, VC Harshad Patel apart from others were present.“Using Safalya channel, students in the farthest villages of the state will not have to rely on tuition for preparing for the competitive exams,” said Vaghani in his speech.The education minister, who insisted that all these decisions were taken by CM Patel, said,” “NCC certificate A holders will be given 2 marks extra, NCC Certificate B holders to get 3 marks and NCC certificate C holders to get 5 extra marks while preparing merit for various courses,” he announced.

Vaghani announces sops for NCC at univ convocation
CAT 2022: Hall tickets to release soon; check exam schedule and pattern — answers to all FAQs
The Indian Express | 1 month ago | |
The Indian Express
1 month ago | |

The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore will soon release the admit cards for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022. Candidates can check and download their hall tickets from the official CAT 2022 website — iimcat.ac.in.As the exam is scheduled to take place on November 27, here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions related to admit cards, eligibility, exam day guidelines, result date and more.IIM Bangalore will release the CAT 2022 admit cards today. Candidates who have successfully registered for the admission test will be able to download their hall tickets from 5 pm. The admit cards will be available at the official CAT 2022 website — iimcat.ac.in.This year, according to the schedule earlier released by IIM Bangalore, the CAT exam will be held on November 27. This year, CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 150 test cities and candidates will be given the option to select any six test cities in order of their preference. The registration process was held from August 3, 10 am till 5 pm of September 14.The window was closed on September 26 and no changes can be made now.The exam will be held in three sessions of two hours each. The three sessions will comprise quantitative ability, verbal ability and reading comprehension and data interpretation and logical thinking.Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50 per cent marks or an equivalent CGPA. Additionally, those appearing for the final year of the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their university/institution stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.Last year, the CAT exam was conducted by the IIM Ahmedabad on November 28.

CAT 2022: Hall tickets to release soon; check exam schedule and pattern — answers to all FAQs
  • CAT 2022: Admit card release date, exam schedule — answers of all FAQs
  • The Indian Express

    The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore will soon release the admit cards for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022. Candidates can check and download their hall tickets from the official CAT 2022 website — iimcat.ac.in.As the exam is scheduled to take place on November 27, here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions related to admit cards, eligibility, exam day guidelines, result date and more.IIM Bangalore will release the CAT 2022 admit cards on October 27. Candidates who have successfully registered for the admission test will be able to download their hall tickets from 5 pm. The admit cards will be available at the official CAT 2022 website — iimcat.ac.in.This year, according to the schedule earlier released by IIM Bangalore, the CAT exam will be held on November 27. This year, CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 150 test cities and candidates will be given the option to select any six test cities in order of their preference. The registration process was held from August 3, 10 am till 5 pm of September 14.The window was closed on September 26 and no changes can be made now.The exam will be held in three sessions of two hours each. The three sessions will comprise quantitative ability, verbal ability and reading comprehension and data interpretation and logical thinking.Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50 per cent marks or an equivalent CGPA. Additionally, those appearing for the final year of the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their university/institution stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.Last year, the CAT exam was conducted by the IIM Ahmedabad on November 28.

Rozgar Mela: PM Modi’s drive comes as Oppn raises heat on jobs in poll-bound Gujarat, Himachal
The Indian Express | 1 month ago | |
The Indian Express
1 month ago | |

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off a Rozgar Mela, with 75,000 handed over letters across the country for various government jobs, at a time when unemployment remains a major concern and is set to figure in the elections to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Back in the two states, only newbie Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has included job promises in its poll pitch in Gujarat, while in Himachal, it is one of the main narratives for all parties.AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal first laid out the party’s detailed roadmap on the topic in Gujarat, beginning with addressing the problem of paper leaks in competitive exams for government jobs, to making a promise to provide 10 lakh jobs, and to provide jobs to all youths in the state in five years, at a public address in Bhavnagar in August this year. He also promised interim unemployment allowance for youths who did not get jobs.Besides, Kejriwal announced a policy to provide 80 per cent reservation in private jobs for Gujarat domiciles.Listing nearly two dozen paper leaks in government recruitment exams in Gujarat over the past five years, Kejriwal said in his Bhavnagar address, “I assure you that in December (2022), AAP will form the government, and in February (2023), the talati recruitment exam will be conducted. The results will be declared in April (2023) and successful candidates will be given postings the same month.”Giving further details of the “recruitment calendar” for a year, Kejriwal said that TET 1 and 2 and TAT exams will be conducted in May 2023, with results in July. Teachers will be given an opportunity to choose their preferred posting district.Vacant teaching posts will be filled by August 2023, said Kejriwal, with recruitment for sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors starting in November and their postings completed by December 2023.“We will release a wait list for each (category of recruitment) that will be valid for a year, so that there are no vacancies. To-and-fro bus commute on the day of exams will be made free for those appearing in (government recruitment) exams. In private jobs, 80 per cent will have to be given to Gujarat’s youth… a law will be brought into that effect,” Kejriwal added.As per the quarterly bulletin of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), while Gujarat had among the lowest rates of unemployment in urban areas, Himachal had among the highest.Gujarat Congress banks on past promisesGujarat Congress hasn’t made any job promises so far, though in September, Rahul Gandhi, while addressing Congress booth workers in Ahmedabad at a ‘Parivartan Sankalp’ rally, made a slew of promises, including 10 lakh jobs for the state. Stating that employment can’t be provided by “few multimillionaire businesses”, and that small and medium enterprises form the backbone of job creation, he had said, “We will be fully focused on ensuring employment for Gujarat youths, and will give employment to 10 lakh youths.”In its 2017 manifesto, the Congress had announced a monthly unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000-4,000, depending on educational qualifications. In the elections, the BJP won 99 seats out of 182 — its lowest return since 1995, while the Congress won 77 seats, with two going to the Bharatiya Tribal Party, one to the NCP and the rest to independents.This year’s assembly elections will be three-cornered, with AAP expected to contest all 182 seats. AIMIM is also planning to fight on some 45 seats.CMIE’s monthly time series data shows that between January 2018 and September 2022, the state’s peak unemployment rate was in April 2020 (18.7 per cent). It stood at 1.6 per cent in September 2022.The hills are alive with cries for jobsMeanwhile, the ruling BJP in Himachal wants state voters to believe there are enough jobs following the ‘double-engine’ development. But the Opposition is unimpressed.As per government labour figures, up until March this year, there were 8 lakh youth who had registered themselves as unemployed. Several of them were college graduates with degrees in both technical and non-technical fields.As per the Periodic Labour Force Survey, unemployment rate in Himachal Pradesh varied from 8.6 per cent in July-Sept 2020 to 7.8 per cent in January-March 2021. But it rose sharply to 12.4 per cent between July and September 2021.With horticulture being the state’s economic backbone, a majority of the workforce is involved in trade, storage and transport of apples. Another key form of employment is the service industry, since the state draws a large chunk of its income from tourism.Between January and December 2021, 56 lakh tourists, both Indian and foreign, visited the state, nearly 75 per cent more than the Covid-marred 2020 season.Between January and December 2021, 56 lakh tourists, both Indian and foreign, visited the state, nearly 75 per cent more than the Covid-marred 2020 season.Jobs, allowances and seed money for new entrepreneursHimachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has repeatedly highlighted the appointments to official posts his government has been making. He has also emphasised schemes such as Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana, under which new entrepreneurs reportedly received 35 per cent subsidy.While it has taken suggestions and feedback from people, the BJP is yet to release a manifesto highlighting their policy on employment and job creation.The Congress, though, has already promised it will set aside Rs 680 crore to promote start-ups in the state. Citizens with a start-up proposal will be given an interest-free Rs 10 crore corpus as seed money. This will incentivise people to set up new businesses, the party stated.Ahead of the polls, the Congress has promised 5 lakh jobs in an effort to rally youth support. A Rozgar Sangharsh Yatra was taken out by party leaders to keep the issue of unemployment alive.Although AAP is struggling in the state, it too has made employment promises. In line with promises by the other parties, AAP too has projected six lakh jobs for the state’s youth, with an interim Rs 3,000 allowance till a seeker lands a job, party officials earlier said.All eyes are now on the BJP’s Sankalp Patra likely next week.

Rozgar Mela: PM Modi’s drive comes as Oppn raises heat on jobs in poll-bound Gujarat, Himachal
BPA to help blind students crack competitive exams
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 month ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 month ago | |

The Blind People’s Association (BPA) will now offer a training centre to help visually impaired candidates and those with poor vision crack competitive exams.It should be noted that visually impaired candidates face a challenge in cracking these exams that have Maths and logical reasoning. This is because Maths is an optional subject for visually challenged students and most choose not to take it up after Class 7. As a result, many lack the concepts necessary to crack the exams.Speaking about the training centre, Ranchhod Soni, coordinator, Technology Center for the Blind said such exams have questions with diagrams and other visual information and it becomes difficult to teach visually impaired students the same.“Their basic understanding of Maths and other subjects is often weak which further compounds the problem,” said Soni.He said the training centre will provide a syllabus where visually impaired students can opt to learn through braille, audio material or e-material to get a better understanding of the subjects that form the basis of questions in such exams. “This will provide an in-depth understanding of concepts. Experts from Karnataka and Delhi will teach the students online with a special focus on logical reasoning which has a lot of visual information. A systematic course is being prepared and we will use tactile graph technology to convert verbal information into a descriptive form,” said Soni.The centre has received 60 applications from students keen to crack several competitive exams in Gujarat. A diagnostic test will be used to screen the candidates who will then be trained in appearing for the competitive exams. The Centre will begin functioning from November 7.Soni said students who fail to clear the diagnostic test to make it to the training centre will be enrolled for the beginner’s course.The training will be provided for three hours on weekends for gratis. Rohit Maru, an SYBA student said the training centre will be a blessing as he plans to appear for bank or Railways exams. “Moreover the time suits me,” said Maru, who has a low vision.Varsha Chavda, an FYBA student said she will appear for the banking entrance. “Maths and Reasoning are my weaknesses and training will help me grasp the basics. I have aspirations and the training will help us overcome the limitations,” she said.

BPA to help blind students crack competitive exams
Are we doing enough to ensure students receive equal rights to education?
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 month ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 month ago | |

October 17: A common entrance exam said to take away bias for students entering into medical and dental colleges was put in place as the NEET UG examination in 2013. But now, 9 years later, the highly competitive NEET UG examination is still said to be in favor of the elite. It was quoted by a high-level committee that “NEET has undermined the diverse societal representation in MBBS and higher medical studies favoring mainly the affordable and affluent segments while thwarting the dreams of underprivileged social groups to pursue medical education”. It was also concluded by this committee that “NEET is against disadvantaged groups.” Multiple political parties have been at play debating whether NEET is the right way to proceed with fair education. To top it off, the extreme inequality of wealth distribution across India with a majority of household’s incomes making less than the nation’s average, gives a huge disadvantage to these students. Many of these students also live in rural or Tier 2 cities without access to the high-quality education and preparation materials needed to prepare for such a competitive examination.There are approximately over 18 lakh medical aspirants applying for NEET UG each year and with branded NEET coaching centers charging up to 1 lakh for admission, how can we ensure that students from remote locations as well as low and ,even, middle-income groups have access to equal education quality? It’s here where technology has advanced education to make this possible. Few Ed-tech platforms such as Physics Wallah and Basidia Learning, created by authentic educators in hopes to bridge this gap in education have come forward. These platforms allow students across the nation to have access to high-quality standard material needed to score well and rank high. PhysicsWallah, one of India’s top online Ed-tech platforms provides comprehensive learning for students from classes 6 to 12, NEET UG, and IIT-JEE.Basidia Learningaims to help students with active learning and functions as a practice substitute. This platform, created by a group of doctors for future doctors, provides notes, interactive lessons, videos from top faculty members, custom and mock tests for assessments, and MCQs most likely to appear on the actual NEET UG exam. With over 91% of NEET concepts coming fromBasidia, students from remote locations and lower income families can access Basidia from a mobile, tab, or computer anywhere, anytime. Their pocket-friendly prices are 1/10th of the prices of the big, branded coaching centers and have a more up-to-date study approach that is proven to be more effective for these competitive exams. With elite coaching centers backed by multi-billion-dollar companies focused on marketing and business profits over student’s educational standards, these online platforms created by educators with an aim to actually help students are coming to the forefront. Many of the recent NEET UG toppers have shared they used Basidia learning for their daily practice. “My favorite part about Basidia was the learn feature. You can click on a subject, lesson, and subtopic of your choice, which is based on a few pages from NCERT, read it thoroughly and solve MCQs on that topic. This helped a lot. With regular mock tests, my score jumped from 555 to 600+.” says a NEET UG topper. “The way Basidia gives explanations and answers to each question was amazing,” says Lay Ladani, with an all-India rank of 4415.With all the pressures students have to face, these online educational platforms make studying easier by providing the material exactly needed to crack the exam without overwhelming students with unnecessary information. As per insider sources, every student paying expensive fees enrolled in elite coaching centers doesn’t get access to the top teachers. In fact, more than 70% of students don’t receive their preferred batch of teachers. Only those who rank high in mock tests would have access to those educators and students scoring less are denied access to these top faculty members. This discriminates against slow learners, not giving them a chance at a higher quality of education. Ed-tech platforms allow all students, regardless of scores and ranks, to have access to top faculty and high-quality preparation material. With the new revolution in education incorporating more online videos and classes and virtual mock and custom tests, students can obtain maximum benefit from these platforms and have the potential to secure a coveted medical seat in the college of their choice.

Are we doing enough to ensure students receive equal rights to education?
Paper leaks: GSLC report slams govt
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 month ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 month ago | |

The Gujarat State Law Commission (GSLC) has lashed out at the state government for leaks of examination papers of recruitment examinations and recommended bringing a new law and taking strict action against the persons responsible.The report stated that the reasons behind paper leaks may be corruption, given that there is involvement of influential people in the state government, but unfortunately they are never caught. It is said that the big fish always escapes the law, while those who get caught are mostly ordinary people, the report said.Justice (retired) M B Shah, chairman of GSLC, submitted the report on paper leaks to the law department. It was made in view of the many incidents of paper leaks that were reported in recruitment examinations and eventually such examinations had to be cancelled. The commission has recommended bringing a law similar to the Haryana Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act, 2021 and making amendments in the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Act.“It needs to be observed that since years question papers of recruitment exams have been leaked for exams conducted by the state government. The incidences of “paper leak” learnt from the newspaper reports are few. There are many more such incidents, which are known to all of us,” the report stated.It said, “One of the reasons behind paper leaks may be corruption due to the involvement of influential people in the state government but unfortunately they are never caught. It is said that the big fish always escapes the law, while those who get caught are mostly ordinary people.”The report further stated, “When the incidences of “paper leak” come to the notice of the people, questions must be raised on the state government’s intention in conducting impartial and clean recruitment through competitive exams. Repeated paper leaks may leave little for youths seeking government jobs to expect from the state government.”

Paper leaks: GSLC report slams govt
Whose passion became profession: Meet NIT Trichy Dropout Aayush Rathi, the unique mentor of Lacs of JEE ASPIRANTS
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 month ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 month ago | |

October 7: “Ayush Rathi” is a well-known name among those students who are either preparing for JEE (Mains/Advance) exam Or any other competitive exam to get into some reputed Engineering college. His unique method of teaching has gifted him with immense fame within a short span of time. He came from a Marwadi family and was born and brought up in Kolkata. His full name is Aayush Rathi. He did his schooling at Abhinav Bharati high school in Kolkata itself.Life took a rough turn when his father suddenly passed away when he was in class 10th. The only support for the family was the business that his father left behind him.Aayush’s mother, although not highly educated, took everything into her hands and dedicated her whole life to educating his son and making him the best version of himself.Finally, the day of celebration came when his hard work paid off and helped him to enter into one of the top and most reputed institutions in India, NIT Tiruchirapalli, in 2017.But destiny had other plans for him. When Aayush Rathi was in class 11th, he uploaded certain educational and tricking videos on YouTube. Over the years, these videos got very popular, and he gained more than 40k subscribers on YouTube.Since he was also passionate about teaching, he took a firm decision in 2019. In the same year, he dropped out of college in his third year to carry on with his YouTube channel and teaching skills.His videos, with his own method of learning things in the easiest possible way, are very popular among aspirants of JEE & IIT.He never faced any struggle while claiming his legacy in the teaching field. He started to rule the internet with his talent in a very short span of time. According to him, it was his passion, and once we have it, it is enough to give the best output in any field. This passion and hard work helped him not to face a pinch of struggle in terms of his career as a YouTuber. Although he had to go through other emotional breakdowns during his early times because of other issues, as a tutor/mentor/Youtuber, he never faced any hardship.Along with his mother, his backbone is his grandfather, who supported him throughout the journey. As per him, “He is the first to see my video every time I upload one. He motivates me”. He also mentions his Aunty (masi), who supported him emotionally at different times. She is one of his biggest strengths for him.When asked about other people who have helped him professionally, he mentioned the name, Tushar Khanna. He is his subscriber as well as partner and friend. He is someone whom he got to know via YouTube, but now they are very close friends.He doesn’t consider others as his competitors. When asked about the same, he said, “Competition is high, but I am a good competitor of myself. So usually, I challenge myself for anything, and ultimately this makes me better than many others.”Aayush Rathi is not a nerd or teacher. He is very passionate about cricket. He wanted to choose it as a career but didn’t get support. Eventually, he kept it aside just as a hobby. So If not a YouTuber, he might have been a cricketer.When asked about the journey on YouTube, he said that he was never ashamed of outside people because he was confident enough to face them. But he used to be quiet in front of his family. He kept his channel a secret until it was in front of them as a huge success. He always wanted to become famous first and then tell the family about it, and he certainly made this happen.When one of his subscribers identified him at a certain airport, Aayush realised that he was quite famous by then. He mentioned this incident with one more when in his second year, senior- junior meeting, one of his juniors recognised him instantly.Aayush Rathi is now planning to launch more and more videos on other medical, Engineering and competitive examinations. He is planning to expand his wings by launching more courses and helping other people.There was a point in life when Aayush wanted to leave YouTube, but a miracle happened. The very same day, one of his subscribers commented, “Don’t stop, sir; you must never stop. You’re really helping ” This coincidence motivated him not to quit. This one statement not only helped him during his entire YouTube journey but also gave him a reason not to Quit.His special qualities are his swiftness and consistency. He is very quick in uploading any video from scratch, and he is very consistent in doing so. He took inspiration from the Technical Guruji channel to do hard work and remain consistent.One special piece of advice that he wants to give to all the young people out is, ” Do something which has not been done before. Something unique done with utmost passion will get success.”

Whose passion became profession: Meet NIT Trichy Dropout Aayush Rathi, the unique mentor of Lacs of JEE ASPIRANTS
Sharma Academy helps in cracking the UPSC and State Level competitive exams of Madhya Pradesh
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 month ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 month ago | |

India, October 6: There are many students who want to crack the government exam and make a stable career. For many candidates, cracking an IAS-level exam such as MPPSC (Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission) is a matter of great prestige. It is a dream come true, and such a dream can be best realized with the help of Sharma Academy MPPSC classes in Indore. Those who want to live and grow in the city of Madhya Pradesh would be most interested in giving this exam since it is the top state-level examination.The status of Government jobs has been elevated tremendously over the last few years. Government officials are now held responsible for the completion of their duties, and transparency is also higher. When coupled with job security and attractive salaries in an uncertain economy, it is not surprising that so many candidates apply for MPPSC every year.Cracking a competitive exam is a process that requires dedication and hard work. To prepare for the competitive exam, students need to be persistent to work wholeheartedly toward their goals. In all these anarchies, if the student finds an ideal coaching centre, then his journey can have a huge difference. There are many coaching institutes that help students to prepare for competitive exam, but it is also very important to find a teacher who understands and explain everything which you require. After seeing all these requirements of aspirants, Surendra Sharma Sir has started an institution namedSharma Academyfor Civil services exam preparation in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh, Indore City.Sharma Academy is an institute of National Standards established in the year 2010 by Surendra Sharma. Sharma AcademyMPPSC coaching in Indorecomprises the best minds of academicians. It was seen as an institution of higher academic standards. Sharma Academy is one of the top-quality coaching institutes in Central India. The Institute has achieved a distinguished position following the path envisaged by its founder. The Institute has been very successful in helping prospective candidates make their dreams come true, which is evident from the success stories of the previous years.Sharma Academy is different from other coaching institutes in terms of its orientation. The classes are targeted for the particular exam. The classroom guidance at Sharma Academy is about improving individuals’ ability to concentrate and learn. Here every course is designed in an easy-to-understand unique format.For more information, please visithttps://www.sharmaacademy.com/.

Sharma Academy helps in cracking the UPSC and State Level competitive exams of Madhya Pradesh
CEED 2023: Registration begins today; check important dates, paper pattern, eligibility
The Indian Express | 2 months ago | |
The Indian Express
2 months ago | |

CEED 2023: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay today started the online registration for Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) 2023. Candidates can now register online at the official CEED 2023 website — ceed.iitb.ac.inCandidates now have time till till October 21 to register for CEED 2023. The window for registration with late fee will be open from October 22 to 29. The admit card for the exam will be available from January 13, 2023 onwards. According to the schedule,  the exam is scheduled to be conducted on January 22, 2023 from 9 am to 12 pm.The draft answer key for part-A will be released on January 24, 2023. The last date of uploading comments or raising objections about the draft answer key for Part A will be available at 5 pm on January 26, 2023. Following that, the final answer key for part-A will be released on January 30, 2023 and the results will be declared on March 7, 2023. The last day for downloading the scorecard will be June 13, 2023.This examination will consist of two parts — part A and part B — and both parts will be 100 marks each. Candidates must attempt questions from both the parts. Part A will be conducted from 9 am to 10 am, followed by part B from 10 am to 12 pm.Part-A will comprise objective questions of three types:— Numerical Answer Type (NAT)— Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)— Multiple Select Question (MSQ)Part A will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The questions will be based on design aptitude to evaluate visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation and design sensitivity of the candidates.Part B consists of five questions that are aimed at testing design, drawing and writing skills. The questions in the second part of the exam will be displayed on the computer and the answers are to be written in the answer book provided by the invigilator. However, candidates will have to tick the appropriate box on the computer to indicate that you have answered the same. Part B answer books will be evaluated manually only for those candidates who are shortlisted from the first part of the exam.To appear for CEED, the candidate must have a degree or a diploma, or a postgraduate degree programme of minimum three years or must be appearing for the final exam of such a programme by July 2023 or they must have passed the GD Arts diploma programme by July 2023.The eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes may differ from the eligibility criteria for appearing for CEED. Candidates are advised to check the required eligibility criteria for admission to various institutes.Additionally, there is no age limit to appear for CEED. A candidate can appear for CEED any number of times.CEED 2023 examination will be conducted in 24 cities across the country in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Ernakulam, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Visakhapatnam.

CEED 2023: Registration begins today; check important dates, paper pattern, eligibility
CMA final exams: 2 from Ahd in India’s Top 50
Times of India | 2 months ago | |
Times of India
2 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) on Wednesday announced the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) intermediate and final exam results. Two students from the city, Abhay Thacker and Slok Patel, have secured ranks in the all-India top 50 in the final test. Thakar secured All India Rank (AIR) 21 while Patel bagged AIR 22. The exams were conducted in June. The results showed that Ahmedabad chapter's success rate was 16% in intermediate and 15% in the final test. The all-India success rate was 14% in the intermediate and 12% in the final test. After the chartered accountant and company secretary courses, CMA is most preferred by Class 12 commerce students. Experts say students who could not get into the CA or CS courses increasingly prefer CMA tests. Experts said the results of the June exams were an improvement on the January ones. Ahmedabad chapter's success rate in January test results was 7.93% in intermediate and 5.48% in the final test. The results showed that 456 students from the Ahmedabad chapter had taken the intermediate exam. Of these, 71 succeeded in the national test. A total of 265 students had attempted the final test, and 39 cleared the exams. In January, 542 students took the intermediate exam, and 43 succeeded, while 347 students took the final test and 19 cleared it. Abhay Thacker, who scored 453 marks, said CMA is getting rapidly popular as the demand for professionals in this field is rising. Slok Patel, who scored 452 marks, said one must spend around 10-12 hours daily preparing for the test.

CMA final exams: 2 from Ahd in India’s Top 50
Auto driver’s CA son drives on the road to riches
Times of India | 2 months ago | |
Times of India
2 months ago | |

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.

Auto driver’s CA son drives on the road to riches
Scar pandemic left on school kids’ psyche
Ahmedabad Mirror | 2 months ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
2 months ago | |

#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.

Scar pandemic left on school kids’ psyche