Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 06-08-2022 | 06:00 am
Lashing out at the BJP for its “faulty economic policies and high GST”, Gujarat Congress working president Himmatsinh Patel and Shailesh Parmar said high inflation has left 6.5 crore people of the state in lurch.The Congress launched Sansad-to-Sadak agitation in 33 districts and eight municipal corporation areas. “We have noticed the plight of people because of the imposition of 5% GST on food items which have in reality become expensive by 15% in just one month,” Patel said.“This has sent the house-wife’s budget haywire. In 2014, the price of gas was Rs 434 per bottle which has gone up to Rs 1,056 now. This is PM Modi’s gift to women of India. BJP has also robbed people of India of Rs 28 lakh crore from their pockets. On one hand, inflation has increased sharply sending prices of basic commodities through the roof. Unemployment is also on the rise and people are losing business because of BJP’s arbitrary economic policies,” they said.The two said the BJP government has not spared job-seekers as papers of exams like TAT-1, TAT-2, LokRakshak Dal etc leaked before the exams. They said while “Vanche Gujarat” is being promoted, the state has failed to recruit full-time librarians for the last 15 years.
AHMEDABAD: A class 12 (science) student's attempt to lure the board examiner into passing him by stapling a crisp Rs 500 note with the answer sheet has backfired. The student has recently been debarred from appearing for board exams for the next one year and has also been marked 'fail' in the current exam. Top board officials said while students sneaking in currency notes in answer sheets in university exams is reported, such a desperate attempt is rather uncommon among school students. In this case, this class 12 (science) student from central Gujarat was not sure about his performance in the papers and decided to take a chance by stapling Rs 500 currency note with the paper requesting the examiner to "please pass him" during the board exams held this year. During assessment of the answer-sheets, the teachers reported staples currency with the physics and chemistry papers. Following procedure, the student failed in the papers and called for explanation by the examination reforms committee of the Gujarat Secondary Education Board. "The boy confessed that he was confident about his preparation for the boards and had heard rumours that if a student staples money in the answer sheet, there is a chance that he may be passed. He said he was not aware that doing this amounted to bribing the examiner," senior board official said. The student hails from a middle class household and told that his parents had even enrolled him with a local tuition class. Despite this, he could not prepare well for the exams and was unsure of his performance. Sources said that the student's performance was not downright pathetic and his score could have been in the range of 27 to 29 marks in both subjects. "If he had not attempted to bribe the paper assessing teacher, he may have passed with grace marks," the source said.
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.
#NEWDELHIThe National Testing Agency on Monday declared the final result of engineering entrance exam JEE-Main, in which 24 students have secured 100 per cent marks.More than 9 lakh students appeared in the JEE-Main exam conducted in two sessions- from June 24 to June 30 and from July 25 to July 30.Apart from India, other countries or foreign cities where these exams were conducted are Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, Kuwait, Lagos, Colombo, Jakarta, Vienna, Moscow, and Bangkok. It is worth mentioning that students who perform well in JEE-Main will be able to appear for JEE Advanced. Students securing a good rank in JEE Advanced will get admission in reputed engineering institutes of the country.“To make the examination system transparent, the question paper along with the answer key and the recorded responses were displayed on the website for verification by the examinees,” said Dr Sadhna Parashar, senior director (examination), NTA. IANS
Three students from Gujarat made it to the top 100 in the country in the JEE-Mains held in July. Of the three, two are from Surat while one is from Ahmedabad. Surat students Mahit Gadhiwala and Jaladhi Joshi secured an All India Rank (AIR) of 29 and 61 respectively while city boy Sharvil Patel secured an AIR 40.However, no student from Gujarat was among the 24 across India who scored a perfect 100percentile.While Mahit has topped in Gujarat, Jaladhi has topped the JEE-Mains exam in Gujarat in the female category, a note from the National Testing Agency (NTA) said. Sharvil is ranked second in Gujarat after Mahit and the topper in Ahmedabad. Interestingly, all three toppers are children of doctors but have chosen to take up engineering as a career.This was the second JEE Main and students who qualified in the exams will now prepare for the JEE Advanced. Mahit said he scored 276 out of 296 in the July exam and 299 out of 300 in JEE Main held in June. Mahit whose parents are dental surgeons completed his class 12 from Scholar English School.“I opted for both Mathematics and Biology. I appeared for NEET too but I am inclined towards engineering. The pandemic helped save on transit time and I could use it to study more. I spent 13 to 14 hours a day preparing for JEE and watched a movie for half an hour almost every day,” he said.Jaladhi scored 295 out of 300 and is a student of Citizen School in Surat.“I have set my eyes on IIT-Bombay. But to get there I need to prepare well for JEE Advanced. I practised 10 to 12 hours a day and did not miss a single test. To relax I watched TV and YouTube,” she said.City topperSharvil Patel, from Ahmedabad who is ranked second in the state and first in Ahmedabad advised future aspirants to avoid silly mistakes inphysics and focus on writing maximum tests while preparing for the exams.Other studentsin top 300Dev Shah AIR 147Pritesh Mehta AIR 150Maalav Mehta AIR 167Agarwal Manav AIR 225Poojan Shah AIR 248
Two students from Gujarat have secured ranks 29 and 40 at the all-India level in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main results released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) Monday.Surat’s Adajan resident Mahit Rajesh Gadhiwala, who will turn 18 years in 10 days, secured rank 29 and topped the state, while Sharvil Patel from Ahmedabad secured rank 40.Busy preparing for the JEE-Advanced exam, which will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay on August 28, Mahit was quick and brief when he spoke to The Indian Express. “My focus is entirely on JEE Advanced and I am aiming for Computer Science at IIT Bombay,” Mahit said, adding he was happy with the 29th rank.The only child to dentist parents, Rajesh and Premal, Mahit would become the first engineer in the family, his father said.Recently, he won a silver medal at the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) held online and hosted by Tianjin China amid the Covid pandemic at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai.Mahit had topped the state in the JEE Main Session 1 results that was announced on July 11. However, being in a “no communication zone” owing to the Olympiad, Mahit got to know about his feat only two days later on July 13.Seventeen-year-old Patel also comes from a family of doctors—his father is an orthopaedic surgeon who has a private practice, mother is a gynaecologist and an associate professor at SVP Hospital in Ahmedabad and his elder brother is a third year MBBS student at BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad.“Since childhood, I was inclined to application of concepts and more interested in Mathematics. My parents have always been supportive of my choices and never forced any decisions on me,” Sharvil says.Sharvil is focussed on JEE Advanced and also is aiming for Computer Science at IIT Bombay. However, he says he expected a better rank.“I would suggest all aspirants to not do blind hard work but a planned, targeted and systematic preparation module. Do not take exam pressure but (consider it) as a platform to prove yourself. Also, keep reading NCERT manuals and give more time to Chemistry as it is about memorising than maths and physics,” Sharvil says.Four students from Ahmedabad featured in the top 200 ranks, while 10 found themselves in the top 500 and 18 students in top 1000.A total of 10,26,799 unique candidates registered of which 9,05,590 appeared in JEE-Main this year. Of these, 8,72,970 registered for the June examination of which 7,69,604 appeared for the test.Similarly, in the July JEE-Main, 6,22,034 had registered of which 5,40,242 took the exam. In both the June and July examinations, the common students who registered were 4,68,205, while those who took the examination were 4,04,256.The top 2.5 lakh students selected on the basis of JEE-Main will be declared eligible for the advanced examination. The result of the advanced examination will be released on September 11.