1. MHT CET Could Be Held By 1st Week Of August: Maharashtra Minister
Higher and Technical Education Minister, Uday Samant, said on Tuesday that the CET, or Common Entrance Test, for professional courses after Class 12th in Maharashtra, could be held in the final week of July or the first week of August. In an interview with reporters, he stated that due to the pandemic scenario, in-person classes in institutions will not begin right away. “The CET can be held in July last week or the first week of August,” he said. “The state government had already filled up around 1,200 of 4,084 college teachers’ posts which a high-power committee had recommended but the process halted due to COVID-19,” he added.
2. First Computerised Draw For Entry-Level Class Admissions In Private Schools For EWS Children Announced: Delhi Govt
According to the Directorate of Education, the first computerised draw for admission to entry-level courses at private schools for seats earmarked for the economically weaker part, disadvantaged groups, and children with special needs was announced on Tuesday. “The first computerised draw of lots for admission to EWS, DG and CWSN category for academic session 2021-22 was held today,” a senior official of the directorate said. According to the RTE Act of 2009, at least 25% of seats in entry-level courses (nursery, kindergarten, and Class 1) must be designated for children from the EWS and DG (22%), as well as children with disabilities (three per cent). The EWS admissions application process began on April 7 and the first draw was scheduled for April 30. However, due to the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, it was postponed. Due to the pandemic, the general admissions process for entry level classes was also delayed by more than two months this year.
3. Tamil Nadu Sets Up Commission To Study Enrollment Ratio Of Government School Students In Professional Courses
On Tuesday, the Tamil Nadu government authorised the formation of a commission chaired by D Murugesan, a retired Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, to investigate the enrollment ratio of government school students in professional degrees such as engineering. The panel would recommend appropriate remedial actions if the number of students admitted to disciplines like as engineering, agriculture, veterinary sciences, fisheries, and law from state-run schools is smaller. An official release said Chief Minister M K Stalin had issued an order appointing the Justice D Murugesan Commission, and that the panel would deliver its report to the government within a month. There would be ten members, including Justice Murugesan.
4. NIT Team Develops WiFi-Mounted Microcontroller To Integrate Sensors For Smart Rainwater Harvesting
Students from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), AP, have created a “WiFi-mounted microcontroller” with sensors for smart rainwater collecting. According to the team which has developed an end-to-end software stack that provides an easy interface to manage and control in-house water resources, the system can automate the process of water storage, reduction in water-borne disease and efficient storage. “The system monitors wastewater and supply systems such as rainfall recorded, water remaining in the storage tank, water quality index and water supply in a given area. “The students have also designed an underground storage tank with a material capable of holding the water for a long-term basis and its treatment process being monitored on a feedback IoT system,” said CSP Rao, Director, NIT Andhra Pradesh.
5. Telangana Extends Summer Vacation In Schools, Colleges
The Telangana government declared on Tuesday that summer break for the state’s schools and institutions will be extended until June 20. After examining the state’s Covid situation, the decision to keep the schools and DIET colleges closed was made. From today, June 15, the state’s schools and institutions were set to reopen. “All the Heads of Departments, Regional Joint Directors of School Education and all the District Educational Officers in the state are informed that.. Government has carefully reviewed the situation and it is decided to extend the holidays for all the Schools and DIET Colleges in the state till June 20, 2021,” an official statement issued by the Director of School Education of Telangana said.