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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Final year Maharashtra university exams in July, first and second year students to be promoted directly, says state education minister Uday Samant

Maharashtra education minister Uday Samant on Friday announced that first and second year students in the state will be promoted without any exams. Only those in the final year will have to sit for their Maharashtra University exams that will be held in July.

As per a report in Times of India, the final year exams are likely to be conducted between 1 and 30 July. However, the final decision will be taken around 20 June depending upon the prevailing COVID-19 condition in the state.

According to the report, the state universities will use a 50-50 percent gradation formula to promote the students. Fifty percent weightage will be given to performances in previous years and 50 percent weightage will be given to their current year performances.

Samant’s statement comes almost a month after an expert committee was formed to create a concrete plan for the current and upcoming academic year. The committee included the vice chancellors of state universities, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and directors of state Common Entrance Test (CET) division, among other experts.

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Sawant had on Thursday tweeted that the Committee of Vice Chancellors had presented their report to the government and it was discussed in detail with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

“The Examinations for Higher and Technical Education will be declared on 08/05/2020 at 1 pm,” the education minister had posted on Thursday.



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