UP Board 10th and 12th Compartmental Exam 2020: Application Process for Improvement Exam to Begin Today, Apply here

UP Board 10th and 12th Compartmental Exam 2020: There is extremely important news for all the students who had appeared for their class 10th and 12th board exams conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Board. All those students who had either failed in one or more subjects can now apply for the compartment and improvement exams, respectively.

Students who have failed in one subject will have to appear for the improvement exam while the students who have failed in two or more subjects will have to register for the compartmental exam. The UP Board has issued a notification on its official website stating that the application process for the UP Board 10th & 12th Compartmental Exam 2020 has officially commenced on the website of the board.

All the students who wish to apply for the UP Board 10th & 12th Compartmental Exam 2020, must log-on to the official website of UP Board @ www.upmsp.edu.in and complete the application process online. This year the application process for UP Board Compartmental Exam 2020 will be conducted online only. This is a good opportunity for the students to appear for the compartmental exams without waiting for another year.

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UP Board Compartmental Exam Application 2020 to be submitted through the school

While the application process for UP Board Compartmental Exam 2020 has been started online, students will need to get in touch with their respective schools for completing the online application process. The school authorities have been instructed to complete the online application forms and pay the application fee between 5th August 2020 to 20th August 2020 on the board’s website. No extension will be provided under any circumstances.

Application Fee For UP Board Compartmental Exam 2020

It has been notified by the UP Board that students who have failed in one subject can appear for the improvement exam but the students who have failed in two or more subjects must register for the compartmental exams. The application fee for UP Board Compartmental Exam 2020 for class 10th students is Rs. 256.50 while the application fee for class 12th students is Rs. 306. Students need to submit a written application along with a photocopy of their mark sheet and the application fee amount to initiate the application process. The exact details regarding the dates and venues for the UP Board Compartmental Exam 2020 will be announced by the board after the application process is completed on 20th August 2020. 

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NEP 2020 Tamil Nadu Govt Rejects ‘3 Language Formula: One provision in the new National Education Policy, NEP 2020  has stirred a political storm in the state of Tamil Nadu. The NEP has proposed a three-language formula wherein the specific provision reads that, “The three languages learned by children will be the choices of States, regions, and of the students, so long as at least two of the three languages are native to India.”

This proposal laid down in the NEP 2020 has been opposed by the Tamil Nadu government. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Palaniswami stated that, “The three-language formula in the NEP is painful and saddening. The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) should reconsider the three-language policy.” He further added that, “Tamil Nadu will never allow the Centre’s three-languages policy. The state will continue with its dual language policy.” He also stated that the decision on the above matter should be allowed to be made by the state governments in respective states. 

All Political Parties in Tamil Nadu Oppose The Decision

The Chief Minister was forced to make a statement on this issue after a scathing attack by the opposition on the government. The principal opposition party DMK also stated that the government should stick to the two-language policy and reject the three-language policy proposed in NEP 2020. The opposition parties also asked the Chief Minister to pass a cabinet resolution in this regard. The chief minister then convened a high-level meeting wherein he discussed the matter with his colleagues and minister including the Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam, School education minister K A Sengotaaiyan, and Higher education minister K P Anbalagan.

Opposition to Imposition of Hindi and Sanskrit Under NEP 2020

The main point of contention regarding NEP 2020 in Tamil Nadu is that the above provision is being seen as an attempt to impose Hindi and Sanskrit on the Tamil people. The state has historically been against the imposition of Hindi and Sanskrit in school curriculum and the roots of the Dravidian movement are also found in this opposition which gave rise to many noted politicians in the state. The state government had opposed this provision when the NEP 2020 came for review and had written a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi registering the opposition of the ruling party as well as the opposition parties of Tamil Nadu. 

 

National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) Board Exams to be Made Easy: Many significant reforms have been introduced by the union government as per the National Education Policy 2020 to reform the school education system in the country. Some of the most significant reforms introduced include teaching up to class 5th in Mother Tongue, Regional Language, reduction of curriculum to core concepts, making board exams easy, restructuring of the 10+2 education system to 5 + 3 + 3 +4 and several others. The National Education Policy was approved by the union cabinet on 29th July 2020. Check | New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: School And Higher Education to See Major Changes

While interacting with the media, Ms. Anita Karwal, Secretary, School Education stated that, “Board exams for classes 10 and 12 will be continued but will be reformed to eliminate the need for taking coaching classes. Board exams will be redesigned to encourage holistic development and will also be made easier by testing core capacities and competencies. Check | Madhya Pradesh to conduct online competition on Freedom Struggle, Apply until August 10

All students will be allowed to take board exams on up to two occasions during any given school year — one main examination and one for improvement, if desired. All students will take school examinations in classes 3, 5, and 8 which will be conducted by the appropriate authority.”

National Education Policy 2020: Several significant changes announced

The National Education Policy 2020 will cover four stages, 5 years of foundational stage (three years of Anganwadi or pre-school followed by classes 1-2), 3 years of preparatory stage (classes 3-5), 3 years of middle stage (classes 6-8) and 4 years of secondary stage (classes 9-12). She added that, “Students will have increased flexibility and choice of subjects so that they choose their own paths according to their talents and interests. Check | Unlock 3.0 Guidelines: Schools, Colleges, Coaching Institutes to Remain Shut Till August 31

There will be no rigid separations between arts and sciences, between curricular and extracurricular activities, between vocational and academic streams. The objective is to give equal emphasis on all subjects — science, social sciences, art, languages, sports, mathematics — with integration of vocational and academic streams in school.” Read | Manodarpan: HRD Minister Launches Student Counselling Initiative to Help Kids

She further added that extra emphasis will be placed on promoting multiculturalism in order to encourage the students to understand and learn about the diverse and extensive array of languages of India. At least till class 5th but preferably till class 8thm the medium of instruction in the schools will comprise of the mother tongue, home language, regional language, and local language.

 

Unlock 3.0 Guidelines: The wait for reopening of schools and colleges got extended by another month as the Ministry of Home Affairs in its latest guidelines for Unlock 3.0 specified that all educational institutes will remain closed till 31st August 2020. Though the government has announced various relaxations including re-opening of gyms and yoga centres along with the cancellation of the night curfew, the reopening of schools has been delayed further. Check| NCERT Solutions: Complete Solutions For Class 9 to 12 And NCERT Solutions PDFs

The decision to not re-open the schools has been taken after detailed consultations with the states and the union territories. The state governments and officials expressed their apprehensions regarding the reopening of schools as the threat of COVID-19 cases would rise exponentially, once the educational institutions are re-opened. The decision on reopening of schools would be taken only after consultations with various stakeholders and assessment of the situation.

 Government Explains The Rationale Behind The Decision

When questioned about the decision of foreign countries to gradually re-open the schools, the senior officials from the government explained the reason behind the decision to not open the schools in India. A senior officer stated that, “Indian schools are not merely the sophisticated larger brick structures – they are also these small schools where students huddle together in small villages. Check | New Education Policy 2020 Highlights: School And Higher Education to See Major Changes

As such, opening schools may simply lead to an exponential increase in the already rapidly increasing number of cases.” Unless the spread of the pandemic comes under control, the government will be wary of reopening the schools and colleges as social distancing would be difficult to implement in these places. 

Safety of the students is paramount

While many schools in Europe and China are gradually returning to normalcy, Indian administration is still apprehensive regarding the reopening of the schools and has put the safety of students as paramount. While undoubtedly the loss of the academic year is a serious matter, it cannot compare with the importance of the safety of the students. Check Also | Manodarpan: HRD Minister Launches Student Counselling Initiative to Help Kids Manage Stress Better

Social interactions at schools and colleges will put the safety of the students and other staff members at risk. The parents have expressed agreement with the decision of the government, school and college management and teachers are eagerly awaiting the return to normalcy, which might take some time to materialize. 

 

New Education Policy 2020: With the nod from the union cabinet, the New Education Policy 2020 came into effect. This announcement marks a watershed moment in the education sector as it envisages significant reforms in the education sector with more focus on non-academic skills and increasing the inclusion of students. While introducing the New Education Policy 2020, union minister Prakash Javdekar stated that, “Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to new education policy for the 21st century. It is important, as for 34 years there were no changes in the education policy.” He also informed the media that the government has decided to rename the Ministry of Human Resource Development as the Education Ministry. Check | MP Laptop Scheme for Class 12 Meritorious Students: Rs. 25,000 to Buy Laptops

New Education Policy 2020: Highlights for Higher Education

  1. AICTE and UGC will now be replaced by a single higher education regulator i.e. HECI. It will manage the accreditation, funding, regulation, and academic standards.
  2.  HECI will have four verticals which would form the basis for the National Higher Education Qualification Framework. These verticals would be Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC), National Higher Education Regulatory Council (HNERC), National Accreditation Council (NAC), and General Education Council (GEC)
  3. Universities will be named based on the quality of education not the ownership. Check | Manodarpan: HRD Minister Launches Student Counselling Initiative to Help Kids Manage Stress Better
  4. Professionals councils will now function as Professional Standard Setting Bodies (PSSBs). This will include councils like National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), Veterinary Council of India (VCI), Council of Architecture (CoA) etc.
  5. Attention to provide impetus to multidisciplinary education. Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) will also move towards a holistic curriculum featuring subjects from arts and commerce.
  6. Students pursuing 4-year degrees will be eligible to get a degree with research, if the process of research is completed in the area of study specified.
  7. The duration of undergraduate programmes will either be three or four years. There will be multiple exit options with relevant certifications like, Check | NITI Aayog Atal Innovation Mission Launches App Development Module For School Students
  • After one year – Certificate
  • After two years programme – Diploma
  • After three years programme – Bachelor’s degree

Though, preference will be given to the four-year multidisciplinary programme for a Bachelor’s degree.

  1. Setting up the National Research Foundation to enable a culture of research. This foundation will be managed by a board of governors. It will fund grant proposals across disciplines and function as a liaison between the branches of government and researchers.

New Education Policy 2020: highlights for School Education

  • The present structure of 10+2 will be replaced by a new 5+3+3+4 structure. Herein, the first three years will be for nursery and kindergarten as formative years.
  • Higher emphasis on Early Childhood Care and Education for students aged 3 to 6 years. Provisions to be made to ensure universal access to high-quality ECCE across India. National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy to be set-up across the country for improving foundational literacy. 
  •  Science, Arts, and Commerce streams removed, offering students to choose the subjects they want to study. Music, physical education, sports, vocational skills, and arts will be considered at the same level, giving students flexibility with the choice of subjects in secondary school. Coding lessons to commence from 6th class.
  •  Students will learn three languages based on the choice of the state and the students. Two of the three languages must be native to India. Check | Career After 12th | Career Options After 12th Science, Arts, And Commerce
  •  State governments and UT governments to implement plans for ensuring universal foundational literacy and numeracy for students of up to grade 3 across all primary schools to be achieved by 2025.
  •  Extensive use of technology. E-content to be prepared in regional languages as well. Schools to be digitally equipped.

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MP Laptop Scheme for Class 12 Meritorious Students: Rs. 25,000 to Buy Laptops

MP Laptop Scheme for Class 12 Meritorious: There is encouraging news for all the class 12th students who have excelled in the class 12th board exams conducted by the MP Board. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that all those students who have excelled in the class 12th exams conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Board will be given laptops. After conducting a review meeting with senior officers of the state from his hospital bed, the chief minister informed the media that the state government has decided to revive the scheme for distribution of laptops to meritorious students. Check | Madhya Pradesh to conduct online competition on Freedom Struggle, Apply until August 10

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He tweeted, “The scheme of supplying laptops to the meritorious students of Madhya Pradesh is being started again. Under this, the meritorious students will be given incentives of Rs 25,000 to buy laptops as also citation letters for the same.” He further added, “he benefits of this scheme will be given to the students, who have excelled in the 12th main examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Madhya Pradesh for the academic session 2019-20. The benefit of the scheme will be given to both regular and self-taught students.” Check | CBSE Class 12th Improvement Result 2020 (Released): Apply For Verification By July 24

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Move aimed to encourage the students

The decision to provide free laptops to the meritorious students in the state is being seen as a move which is aimed to reward the meritorious students for their performance and to encourage other students to study harder during the exams, so that next time they can also win the free laptops. The modalities of the scheme are being finalized and it is expected that an official notification from the government will be issued after the Chief Minister is discharged from the hospital where he is undergoing the treatment for COVID-19 infection. Check Also | HRD Minister Launches Manodarpan: Student Counselling Initiative to Help Kids Manage Stress Better

Though, on the other hand, the Chief Minister noted that the state is going through a financial crisis due to the reduction in economic activities because of the nationwide lockdown. He stated that “A large part of our state’s budget is being spent on health services, on the other hand, due to the decrease in economic activities, the state’s income has also decreased.”

 

MP Online Competition On Freedom Struggle: In order to create more awareness regarding the freedom struggle of India amongst the school students as well as college students, the government of Madhya Pradesh has undertaken a new initiative. The state government has decided to conduct an online competition on the Freedom Struggle of India. The last date to apply for participation in the program is 10th August 2020.

Applications have been invited from school students studying in classes 9th to 12th as well as undergraduate and postgraduate college students. In order to register for the competition, students must complete their registration on www.mp.mygov.in before 10th August 2020. A total prize money of Rs. 1.79 Lakhs has been announced for the competition, which will be divided amongst 48 winners in different categories.

 Details of the competition

The competition has been divided into multiple categories in which the students will have to participate to get a chance to win the prize money. The details for the same have been mentioned herewith: –

1. Identify the photo contest

Herein students will have to identify the name of the freedom fighter from his/her picture. A total of 16 prizes will be distributed under this contest, 8 to college students, and 8 to school students.

  • 1st prize of Rs. 5,000.
  • 2nd prize of Rs. 3,000
  • 3rd prize of Rs. 1,000 for two students
  • Additional 5 prizes of Rs. 500 each

2. Inspirational slogan contest:

Herein students will have to write inspirational slogans on the freedom struggle. A total of 16 prizes will be distributed under this contest, 8 to college students, and 8 to school students.

  • 1st prize of Rs. 5,000.
  • 2nd prize of Rs. 3,000
  • 3rd prize of Rs. 1,000
  • Additional 5 prizes of Rs. 500 each

3. Patriotic poem writing contest:

Herein participants will have to write a patriotic poem. In this contest, all residents of Madhya Pradesh aged under 35 years can participate.

  •       1st prize of Rs. 10,000.
  •     2nd prize of Rs. 5,000
  •       3rd prize of Rs. 3,000
  •     Additional 5 prizes of Rs. 1,000 each

4. Musical performance:

This will be a solo and group competition based on original patriotic composition or a composition that must be based on an original composition from before the year 1947.

  • 1st prize of Rs. 50,000.
  • 2nd prize of Rs. 25,000
  • 3rd prize of Rs. 10,000
  • Additional 5 prizes of Rs. 5,000 each

Direct Link To Apply here

Gujarat Education Department: There is extremely positive news for all the parents in Gujarat who were reeling under the financial burden levied on them by private schools fees for online classes. As per the latest order by the Gujarat High Court, schools are not allowed to charge any fees when they are non-functional physically and are conducting only online classes. Check | NCERT Solutions | NCERT Solutions For Class 9th

This decision has prompted the Gujarat State Education Department to issue directions to the school management to return the online class fee levied by them on the students. Moreover, the schools have been instructed that they cannot collect any fees from the students until they re-open. Check | HBSE 12th Result 2020 Declared: Check Haryana 12th Result @bseh.org.in

Gujarat State Education Department: Circular Issued

The circular issued by the Gujarat State Education Department reads that “It has come to the notice of the government that even during the total lockdown in the state, many self-financed and private schools were forcing and demanding fees from parents while at the same time, slashing down salaries of their teachers and staff by 40 to 50 percent and some were not even paying them at all.” Check Also | HRD Minister Launches Manodarpan: Student Counselling Initiative to Help Kids Manage Stress Better

The circular further added that, “During such difficult times like Covid-19 situation, the noble profession of education is expected to support the students. Despite that, the self-financed schools confederation has refused to carry out any reduction in their fees. Looking at this, the government has decided that from the time schools were shut down due to Covid-19, till the time they resume, no school shall charge any fee from their students.”

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Authorities to Monitor The Implementation of The Decision

The government has set-up a Fee Regulatory Committee which will be investigating the issue of expenses for the academics as well as the salary payment for the teachers. Then it would factor in all these issues and make a final decision regarding the fees for the next academic session. Check | NITI Aayog Atal Innovation Mission Launches App Development Module For School Students

While for now, the schools will not have to refund the fees in the form of cash to the parents, but the amount collected will have to be adjusted in the subsequent sessions. Moreover, an earlier order from the Gujarat High Court has specified that schools will not strike-off the name of any students from their rolls on account of non-payment of the fees. 

 

Monodarpan: Due to the extended lockdown and closing down of the schools ever since March 2020, students are under extreme stress regarding their future. In order to offer the right advice to the students and help them manage the stress levels better, the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will be launching the Manodarpan Initiative of the government today i.e. 21st July 2020. The motive behind this initiative is to help the teachers, students, and parents manage their stress levels better. Check | NCERT Solutions | NCERT Solutions For Class 9th

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Intimating the people about the launch, the HRD minister tweeted that, “Now the results are out, and admissions have started, children would be having psychosocial issues, especially during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. To address such concerns, I am launching #MANODARPAN tomorrow at 11 AM.” R Sanjay Dhotare, the HRD Minister of state also tweeted that, “With children being more vulnerable to stress, anxiety & fearfulness during these trying times, teachers & families can go a long way in mitigating such concerns. #MANODARPAN is a platform to facilitate Psychosocial Support for #MentalHealth & #Wellbeing. Join us tomorrow!” Check| NIOS 10th and 12th Result 2020 Must Be Declared by 7th August 2020, says Supreme Court

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Manodarpan: Continued And Holistic Psychological Support

The HRD Ministry has taken several initiatives since the lockdown to help the students, teachers, and parents manage their stress levels during these trying times. This new initiative from the government would focus on the academic front as well as the mental and emotional well-being of the students. By offering the necessary psychological support to the students at the right time, the government aims to ensure that the mental health of the students remains positive. Check | CBSE 10th, 12th Result Rechecking/Revaluation 2020: Complete Schedule, Fees, How to Apply here

The government has also started a nation-wide toll-free helpline number to help the students ask any questions and queries that they may be having regarding their studies as well as other emotional aspects as well as psychological issues. This helpline is managed by experienced mental health professionals including psychologists and counsellors. 

Manodarpan: Initiative Under The Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

The initiative of Manodarpan has been started under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Along with the toll-free helpline number, the HRD ministry has developed a comprehensive website for the initiative which includes numerous useful resources like posters, videos, practical tips, and other important do’s and don’ts to ensure continued psychological support for the students. There is a dedicated FAQ section as well along with an online query system that enables the students to get solutions to any problems that they are facing. Also Read |

Moreover, as the examination results have also just been announced by various boards, many students are facing extreme stress. This initiative will provide them an opportunity to discuss their doubts and resolve their apprehensions. 

 

UP Board Syllabus 2020-21 Reduced: Schools across the country have been closed since March 2020 due to the dangerous situation created by the Coronavirus pandemic. As the new academic year could still not be started effectively, there has been growing demand for a reduction in the course curriculum for the academic year 2020-21. Recently, CBSE announced a 30% reduction in the course curriculum for students of classes 10th and 12th.

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Thereafter, several state education boards, including Haryana and Rajasthan, also announced a reduction in the syllabus for students studying in classes 9th to 12th. Now, following the cue, the UP Board has also decided to reduce the syllabus for the academic year 2020-21. This information was shared by the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Dinesh Sharma, who informed that due to the COVID-19 situation, it is impossible to open schools for the students. As a result, the state government is contemplating a reduction in the syllabus to reduce the burden on the students.

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Serious Discussions Underway for a Final Decision

There have been reports in the media that discussions are underway at multiple levels in the state to take a final call regarding the reduction in the course curriculum. It has been reported that a final decision will be taken only after discussions with concerned departments. Students will be informed regarding the final decision regarding the reduction in the up board syllabus for the academic year 2020-21 through the official website of the UP Board and the state education department.

It has also been informed that this will be a one-time decision only, in wake of the extraordinary circumstances in the state pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic. Students can now breathe a sigh of relief because the pressure regarding the studies will be reduced significantly. It is advisable to check with their schools along with the website of the Uttar Pradesh Board for the latest updates and information. Check | CBSE 12th Result 2020 (Declared): Direct Link to Check 12th Result | Moreover, any news doing rounds on social media should be ignored and only information published from the official websites of the UP Board, or Education ministry be considered for any actions. It is expected that more states will take the cue from CBSE and other states to reduce the syllabus for the academic year 2020-21.