Mumbai school shut since August 25; high court asks Maharashtra to clarify stand

The Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra government to clear its stand over shifting of Matoshree Kashiben Vrajlal Valia International School at Borivli (West). The secondary division of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) school has remained shut since August 25. The division bench of Justice Anoop Mohta and Justice Bharati Dangre said the state authorities should take a proactive stand for resolving the issue and posted the petition filed by Borivli residents Tushar Shah and Pragnesh Gopani, whose children are studying in the school, for further…

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CBSE school-based exams: Few takers, but high scores, Mumbai results reveal

Of 16 lakh Class 10 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students across India, more than 7.81 lakh opted for the school-based tests over board exams, which are considered to be more stressful. However, students will not have the same option next year, as school exams will be scrapped from this year. Five of 200 Class 10 students from RN Podar School, Santacruz, opted for the school exams. Of them, Rithvik Sharma secured a 8.8 cumulative grade point average (CGPA). “We wanted him to be comfortable, as he suffers from a…

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3,800 Mumbai parents protest against fee hike, write to CM demanding refund

Stepping up their attack against schools flouting norms pertaining to fee hike, parents wrote to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday and demanded it roll back claiming that it violates the Maharashtra Educational Institutions Regulation of Collection of Fee Act, 2011. They also demanded refund of the amount already paid. Parents staged a day-long protest at Azad Maidan on Sunday against the exorbitant fee hike by schools for the upcoming academic session. This is the second protest by parents in the past two months. Though it saw a low turnout…

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Jet, IndiGo to shift operations to T2 at Mumbai international airport

According to a report in The Times of India, while full-service carrier Jet Airways is scheduled to move its operations to the new integrated terminal, T2, at Mumbai International Airport in March, while IndiGo, is expected to follow suit in the second half of the year. T2, inaugurated in February 2014, currently handles all international flights and all flights operated by Air India and Vistara. Jet Airways will shift its operations from the domestic terminal 1B to T2 from March 15. “IndiGo is currently in talks with the airport operator…

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Mumbai University colleges can increase seats by 5%

    MUMBAI: Colleges affiliated to Mumbai University will be allowed to increase their seats by five more per cent if they fulfil all the criteria laid down by the university. Prior to this, the university had allowed colleges to increase their intake capacity by 10% in traditional courses and 20% in professional last month. The circular is passed to ensure no students are left without seats in degree colleges. The university issued the circular on August 10 and interested colleges can apply to the till the August 14. In…

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