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SLET(SLET State Level Eligibility Test) - 2011 in A.P on thoughts, OU Ready to hold SLET test

A.P Government has decided to revive the State Level Eligibility Test -SLET, and give the responsibility to Osmania University. Quality of test to be on a par with NET, UGC also involved in the examination process. Las time SLET was conducted in 1999 by College Service Commission now abolished, UGC gave APPSC the responsibility to hold SLET, but APPSC failed to conduct SLET test.
The revival decision comes in the wake of UGC making NET or SLET mandatory for candidates who have passed M. Phil prior to 1993 for being eligible for the posts of Assistant Professor. The UGC felt the need to introduce NET as compulsory for the purpose of appointment to teaching posts to upgrade standards. NET or SLET should be retained as compulsory requirement irrespective of the candidates possessing M.Phil degree or Ph.D.
Teachers recruited in the universities should have cleared NET or SLET or hold a Ph.D in the concerned subject. Several candidates prefer to take the SLET for getting the eligibility for teaching posts as NET is considered tough to crack competing at the All India level. Though SLET is considered relatively easy to clear, officials say the quality of test will be on par with NET with the UGC involved in the examination process. An added advantage in the SLET is the flexibility the State government will have in the subjects to be included in SLET.

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A.P State, New Reforms in SSC, Inter examination pattern soon...

Committee submit its report in six months...
May be from next year Rote and memorisation may not help SSC and Inter students gain more marks in the examinations from now onwards as the government is firm on bringing new reforms in the examination system of these courses. A.P government constituted a committee of eminent academicians headed by educationist and former Director of NCERT.
The committee consisting of 11 other members will study in detail the existing practices and suggest reforms which will relieve the fear, anxiety and stress among students and strengthen their knowledge to enable them to face any examination with confidence.
The pattern focussed on eliciting information from the student in a manner ready for instant recall and encouraged rote memorisation. It failed to test thinking skills like reasoning and analysis and creativity. “Moreover, the examinations do not make any allowance for different types of learners and learning environments.”
What prompted the government was also the rise of applications for revaluation in SSC and Intermediate Public Examinations that reflected the anxiety among students and parents about the validation system. NCF has also recommended the testing pattern to help elicit creative aspect of students.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)

RTE, Right To Education comes into force from 1st April 2010

Education is a fundamental right of every child...
RTE, Right To Education is a historic law making education a fundamental right of every child in India will come into force on 1st April 2010. Its directly benefiting close to 1 crore children who do not go to schools at present. Nearly 92 lakh children, who have either dropped out from schools or have never been to any educational institution, will get elementary education as it will be binding on part of the local and state governments to ensure that all children in the six to 14 years age group get schooling.
Education became a fundamental right of every child in the age of six to 14 years through the 86th amendment by inserting a clause in the Constitution in 2002. Parliament passed the enabling law last year. At present, there are nearly 22 crore children in the relevant age group. However, 4.6 per cent of these children are out of school.
The Act mandates that even private educational institutions have to reserve 25 per cent seats for children from weaker sections. The Finance Commission has provided Rs 25,000 crore to the states for implementation of the Act. As per the government's estimate, there will be a requirement of Rs 1.71 lakh crore in the next five years for implementation of the Act.

State may go slow on Introduction of CBSE Syllabus

The State Govt. is likely to put on hold its decision to introduce CBSE syllabus in the 6,500 success schools where English has been made the medium of teaching from VI standard onwards.
A review meeting convened by Chief Minister K. Rosaiah with senior officials and School Education Minister D. Manikya Varaprasad discussed about the concerns being expressed by teachers and students alike about the CBSE syllabus which was considered “tough and difficult”.
Restructuring? :
The Chief Minister, accordingly, asked the School Education Department to hold further consultations on whether the government should go ahead with introduction of CBSE pattern or restructure the State syllabus incorporating some features of the CBSE as an alternative.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, the Minister said a survey conducted by the department through SCERT revealed that parents, students and teachers as well as the Teacher MLCs opposed CBSE syllabus and instead sought State syllabus with English medium. It was, therefore, contemplated to examine the proposal to formulate State syllabus on CBSE pattern after consulting all stakeholders.
Two exams :
Mr. Rao said another problem faced by the students if they opted for CBSE syllabus was that they would have appear for two examinations, one by the State Board of Secondary Education and another by the CBSE board.
Moreover, the government would have to get affiliation and recognition from the CBSE board to the schools.
The School Education Minister said in the light of the problems encountered, it was decided to introduce English as a subject at the primary level from Class I hereafter while teaching up to Class VI would continue to be in Telugu medium.

A.P. Universities banned Ph.D and M.Phil courses through distance mode, Entrance exam must for Ph.D, M.Phil admissions

Admission into Ph.D and M.Phil courses in all the State universities from now onwards would be based on entrance examinations only while universities have also been banned to offer these courses through distance mode. A decision to this effect was taken on Thursday at the meeting of A.P. State Council of Higher Education. The APSCHE Chairman, K.C. Reddy said the decision would come into effect immediately. Similarly, evaluation of Ph.D dissertation and M.Phil thesis would have to be done by at least one examiner from outside the State before they are approved for award of degree. Prof. Reddy said universities will not be allowed to offer Ph.D and M.Phil courses through distance mode from now onwards. With regard to guidelines for teacher recruitment, Prof. Reddy said National Eligibility Test (NET) is must for all the teachers to be considered for recruitment. However, those who possess a Ph.D would be exempted from NET but these candidates have to gain a Ph.D as per the new UGC guidelines.

Intermediate education Under department of secondary education 

New steps...
The Andhra pradesh state government issued orders to bring Intermediate education under the department of secondary education. Currently, it is under the department of higher education. According to orders issued by the chief secretary, Mr Ramakanth Reddy, on Saturday, the department of secondary education will monitor secondary education, government examinations, AP Residential Educational Institutions Society, Hyderabad Public School and Intermediate education. The department of primary education will, henceforth, monitor primary education, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, SIET, adult education, public libraries, Jawahar Bal Bhavan, AP Mahila Samatha Society, AP Open Schools Society, SCERT, AP Textbook Press. Education Department – Distribution of subjects between Secretary to Government (Secondary Education) and Secretary to Government (Primary Education) in School Education Department – Orders – Issued - G.O. No.3009, Dated: 20/06/2009 Download Here

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  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Plz Introduce Computer Education as one Subject at Secondary School Level with regular Govt. Teacher.
    Because IT is Essential today



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