From AU reopening to NEET MDS 2022 exam postponement: Top education news this week

Major results were announced this week and the suspense over several results continued to build. As schools and educational institutes across the country rushed to reopen, Delhi University has also reopened for physical classes after two long years. Exciting new courses and policies have been launched by educational institutions across the country. Here’s everything that happened this week:

The J&K Board of School Education on February 20 declared the Class 10 result for schools in its Jammu division, with female students outperforming male students in achieving a higher pass rate of 72.70 percent, officials said. Among public schools, schools in Doda district had the highest pass percentage at the district level with 76.42 percent of their students passing their exams, they said. Among the private schools, those in the Poonch district recorded the highest passing percentage with 97.40% of their students passing the exam, they added.

The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of Secondary Education (JKBOSE) has also declared the results of the regular class 10 examinations for the Kashmir division. The Class 10 results are available in a dashboard format and will contain the candidates personal information, role number, marks achieved, total marks and qualifying status. The original JKBOSE grade sheets will be available at the respective schools.

The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) has postponed the exam date for NEET MDS 2022. The exam was scheduled to take place on March 6. The revised exam date will be announced shortly. Applicants can read the official notice on the website – natboard.edu.in. In addition to this, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has further decided to extend the deadline for completing the internship for the purpose of NEET-MDS 2022 eligibility until July 31, 2022. The Medical Advisory Committee (MCC) has also released the 2021 NEET PG Advisory Round 2 Provisional Result for MD/MS/DIPLOMA/DNB Courses.

Colleges at the University of Delhi reopened this week after being closed for nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with students saying they are delighted to be back on campus. Delhi University colleges were closed in March 2020 following the outbreak of the coronavirus infection.

The Ministry of Education has approved a new New India Literacy Program for the next five years to cover all aspects of adult education to align with the new National Education Policy (NEP) . The ministry also decided to use ‘Education for All’ instead of ‘Adult Education’, as the previous term did not adequately represent all illiterates in the 15+ age group.

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has launched an Advanced Program in Strategic Project Management (APSPM) with Eruditus. This is a nine-month course with the aim of equipping middle and senior managers with the ability to effectively plan and manage projects in their organization. It is expected to start from April 2022.

IIT-Guwahati has introduced an MA in Liberal Arts that will provide interested learners with the opportunity to engage with digital technology and methodology, critically reflect on technological paradigms, and apply digital tools in critical inquiry in the humanities in practice-based projects.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) this week launched online certificate programs in Spanish and French, as well as a certificate program in food and nutrition. Interested candidates can visit the official IGNOU website – ignouiop.samarth.edu.in – to apply for this course.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Assam has launched the “Bodoland super 50 mission” to train youngsters for competitions. This will provide 11 months of free, high-quality residential coaching and mentoring program to BTR students who aspired to gain admission into IITs, NITs and top engineering institutes.

In a bid to help children, ‘happiness zones’ were introduced in public schools in Jammu this week. These were created with the aim of providing psychological support to children. These happiness zones will be established in more than 1,000 public schools in Jammu.

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