Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 22-06-2022 | 06:00 am
Central University of Gujarat has rusticated a masters degree student accused of sexual harassment. However, on humanitarian grounds, the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has proposed in its report to allow the accused to appear for the final year MA exam in German, starting at the end of this month, as a one-time opportunity and allow him entry inside the campus only to appear for the exam.Officials at the CUG said the rustication will result in the student not being allowed to utilize any of the varsity facilities, including the hostel. Usually, rusticated students are not allowed to appear for any exam, however CUG has adopted a humanitarian approach. Accused Chhittarajan Kumar is a student in the final year of MA program.A female student at CUG had filed a complaint of sexual harassment against the accused on March 18 stating that the incident took place during Dhuleti celebration when she was walking out of the campus. The accused allegedly forced her to join and dragged her against her will. Other students joined him, lifted her and threw her in the coloured water. A complaint was filed only against Kumar.Vice Chancellor Rama Shanker Dubey told Mirror, “Based on the hearing of the accused and complaint filed by the victim, the committee proposed to rusticate the accused student with immediate effect, with one time opportunity to pass the exam as he is in final year.”The action report issued by the varsity, a copy of which is with Ahmedabad Mirror, notes that he is being permitted to appear for his scheduled end semester examination. “This shall be one time-opportunity to him as a special case. He will be allowed to enter the university campus and premises only half an hour before the exam and have to leave campus immediately after the exam. He shall not be admitted to any programmes of CUG in future, after appearing in end-semester examination,” the order noted.He is also debarred from various university premises- campuses, library, class-rooms, laboratories, canteens, hostels etc. The accused student will be allowed a one-time entry to his hostel room to pick up his luggage, if any, in presence of the warden/ caretakers and his name is delisted from his class, the centre, the university social media or any other groups.
From less than 50 per cent in Class 10 and over 100 students enrolled outside the village to private schools commuting a distance of as much as 100 kilometre, Kubadharol High School did a turn around to over 93 per cent result and not a single student from the village seeking secondary education outside the village.With the community resolution passed in 2017, Kubadharol, a small village in Sabarkantha district’s Vadali taluka, not only provided infrastructure to the village school but also decided that no parent will send their children outside the village for studies.“Until 2017-18, over 100 children from the village would go to private schools as far as Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. The same year, the school’s Class 10 result was less than 50 per cent,” Kubadharol Yuvak Mandal chairman Ravindra K Patel said.“The same year, villagers got together, arranged for infrastructure in the school like computers and projectors while the Ahmedabad-based Dr K R Shroff Foundation helped the school with their teachers for Class 9 and 10. We held meetings with parents and passed a resolution that no child would leave the village for secondary education,” Patel added.The Yuvak Mandal is managing the high school—Class 9 and 10 of the Kubadharol grant-in-aid high school attached to the government primary school.Ravindra is one such parent whose son Chaitanya cleared Class 10 from the village with 87 per cent in 2020 while his daughter Nishtha, studying in Class 9, has achieved the first position in the National Merit cum Means Scholarship (NMMS) exam.Convincing parents was not easy initially, says Hiteshbhai Patel, the Prinicpal of Kubadharol High School. “We held repeated meetings with all the parents and convinced them that with the infrastructure facilities like digital aids and teachers available at the school, it is at par with any other private school to which they are sending their children,” Patel said.“It was tough initially but gradually as the results started improving, parents had faith in us and things got better. In 2020 SSC exam, 36 students had appeared in board exam, out of which, 78 per cent could clear. This year in the Class 10 exam, 30 students had appeared, out of which, 28 students could clear Class 10 with a pass percentage of over 93 per cent while 3 students have scored more than 90 per cent” he added.Vasubhai Patel, father of Kavya, who secured 94 per cent in 2022 Class 10 Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board results, said, “Because there were no teachers in secondary school, students were forced to move out of village for Class 9 and 10. But after Kubadharol school got support from the foundation with Math, Science and English teachers for Class 9 and 10 students and the infrastructure improved, we decided to not send our children outside the village and we are happy that we took this decision.”“Dr K R Shroff Foundation started working with Kubadharol school in 2012. At that point of time, children of farm labours and from economically weak background were studying in government primary schools and majority of the village children were studying in private schools in Vadali. Gradually, the school result and student attendance improved due to committed and dedicated effort made by Dr K R Shroff Foundation teachers,” says Uday Desai, president Dr K R Shroff Foundation.This also saw the increase in enrollment at the school. From an enrollment in the higher school (Class 9 and 10) to 52 in the year 2017, it is 76 in the year 2022-23.
A case of hacking that had terrorised students and teachers alike of a city school for the past two years seems to have made headway.Cyber crime sleuths said they have received several inputs in the case of an unknown person infiltrating online classes of Anand Niketan Satellite school in October 2020 and sending four threatening emails to a teacher to postpone exams at the height of the Covid pandemic.“The case is still under investigation. We cannot divulge details of the investigation as we are still on it and are hopeful of cracking the case,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Cell, Amit Vasava.The Ahmedabad cyber cell had taken the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the case as the suspects had used the dark web to infiltrate online classes of the school and later send emails to teachers.One of the juvenile suspects’ houses was raided by an IPS officer in connection with the probe. The cyber cell had seized the suspect’s mobile phone and laptop, but could not find any evidence.The teenager was later sent to Dubai by his parents where he died by suicide. Investigations are on to track the real accused. The suspect who is not traceable according to the cyber crime cell had sent threat mails through VPN (Virtual Private Network) in addition to TOR (Online Router). VPN provides a protected connection when using public networks. VPNs encrypt the user’s internet traffic and disguise the user’s online identity. This makes it difficult for third parties to track user’s activities online and steal data.A bank account (**22****001****) of a resident of Goregaon East was used to buy premium VPN services for using dark web to infiltrate online classes and then sending four mails to a teacher to postpone the online exams. Gujarat police sources said emails to the teacher sent on September 8 and September 10, 2020, included names of seven girl students of the school. Police sources said other mails were sent to the same teacher on September 12 and September 29. According to sources, the SM-A105F model handset with a serial number R*8*62***** was used on the first occasion, while the handset used to send mails had IMEI number 8****450***18***. The mobile phone used was a Vivo 1819 model.In October 2020, a cyber stalker had sent threat mails to Anand Niketan to postpone online exams and threatened to circulate morphed pictures of girl students on social media. The school filed a complaint with cyber cell. In August 2021, the stalker again sent four e-mails and two messages to a teacher to postpone the exams.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, is the latest addition to the list of universities that will be accepting CUET-PG 2022 scores for admission in postgraduate courses. The university will conduct MTech, MBA, MSc, MCom and MPharm admissions via CUET-PG 2022 scores. As of now, a total of 65 universities will conduct PG admissions through CUET-PG 2022 scores, the NTA said in an official notice. Similarly, Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur, has also added five courses M.H.M. (Master in Hotel Management), Master of Laws (Corporate Law), Master of Laws (Constitutional Law), Master of Laws (Criminal Law), and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property Right) in their existing Programmes which will intake students based on CUET-PG 2022 scores.A total of 36 central universities including Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Banaras Hindu University, Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Central University of South Bihar, Central University of Gujarat among others will participate in this year’s PG entrance exam.Several state universities, state private and deemed-to-be-universities will also admit students through the entrance exam. The Footwear Design & Development Institute, which functions under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry will also accept CUET-PG 2022 scores for admissions.
Shehnaaz Gill recently walked the ramp for the first time for designer Samant Chauhan in Ahmedabad. Shehnaaz on Wednesday shared a behind-the-scenes video from the day that shows the making of her bridal avatar.In the video, Shehnaaz shared her nervousness about walking the ramp for the first time. She said, “Mujhe lag raha hai jaise aaj mera exam hai kyunki mera first time hai. Maine yeh kabhi experience nahi kia, ramp walk. Aur meri yahi dua hai ki main aaj acha karu. (I feel like I have an exam today because this is my first time. I have never experienced walking the ramp before. And I hope that I do well today.)”Shehnaaz Gill had previously shared a few photos and a video from her debut ramp walk. She shared it with the caption, “Debut walk done right! Walked for the super talented designer @samantchauhan at the @timesfashionweek Thank you people of Ahmedabad for making us extra special for me! Your hospitality and love is immeasurable. #ShowStopper #ShehnaazGill.” A post shared by Shehnaaz Gill (@shehnaazgill)Shehnaaz has been shooting for her debut Hindi film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali with Salman Khan. The movie also stars Pooja Hegde, Siddharth Nigam and Raghav Juyal. In a recent video shared on social media, Shehnaaz was seen having a gala time with Siddharth and Raghav.
A 17-year-old teenager who had failed in his Class 10 board examination died by suicide at his residence in Vatva on Friday afternoon. As per the deceased’s father, the exam results had a profound psychological impact on the teenager. The deceased identifi ed as Vikas Yadav was at home on Friday afternoon when he hanged himself. As soon as he was discovered, he was brought to the LG hospital where he was declared dead. Vikas’ father Bholanath Yadav told the cops that his son had failed his Class 10 examination and this had resulted in the teenager being in a depressed state for the past few days. His son took failure in the board examination to heart and took the extreme step, his father said. An accidental death report was fi led with Vatva police.