Tuesday, February 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Gurgaon DAV Public School bags ISO 9002 award
Our Correspondent

Gurgaon, February 11
DAV Public School, Gurgaon, has been awarded with ISO 9002, the prestigious quality management system standard certificate.

Out of more than 500 schools of DAV management spread all over the country, the Gurgaon school branch was honoured with the ISO 9002 certification from the Dutch organization, Det Norske Veritas. Lauding the educational standard of the school, the organisation observed that the system in the school is “at par with the international standards”.

The school becomes second in Haryana and the first in Gurgaon to receive such a certificate.

The principal of the school, Mrs Anita Makkar, said that the certificate was given to the institution only after carefully examining the academic, cultural and sport activities of the students studying here.

The certificate scrutinised the over-all development of students in the school. Mrs Makkar said that the school had tried to impart education that builds character, imbibes the mind with strength and vitality, expands the intellect and draws out the very best in the students. The students are encouraged to participate regularly in extra-curricular activities in order to hone their skills and unveil their talents, said the principal.

She said that the inherent aptitude of the students are given the utmost importance and a wide range of options are made available to them with the sole purpose of all round development of their personalities, to enable them to emerge triumphant in the future.

She further added that the education-centered approach of the school has been instrumental in the steady ascent of the institution to its present position.

The school which started in a rented building with 150 Students, has expanded with the passage of time. Today, its multi-storied complex structure at sector 14 speaks volumes of its popularity and efficacy, said the principal.



Computer in every DAV school classroom 
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, February 11
The DAV Colleges Managing Committee proposes to use computers extensively to impart education to its students in the coming five years.

Presiding over the annual day function of DAV Centenary Public School here yesterday, the vice-president of the managing committee, Dr C. Parkash, said that every subject would be taught through the computers in the DAV-run schools in the country in these years. Therefore, every classroom in the DAV schools would be provided with computers, and the management would create the environment for the students to learn themselves with the help of computers. The committee runs over 582 schools in the country and there are approximately five lakh students on their rolls. These schools have provided employment to nearly 2,500 teachers.

Dr Parkash told the ‘NCR Tribune’ that admissions to DAV Engineering College at Kanina (Mahendergarh) would start from the next academic session. The necessary permission from the government and the university had been received by the Managing Committee. He disclosed that the committee also proposed to set up a degree college at Phagwara in Punjab and another college at Rawat-Bhatta near Pokhran in Rajasthan during the current year. Both these colleges would be run by the DAV Colleges Managing Committee without any grant from the government. He said that at least 12 educational institutions, from primary school to college level, which were being managed by various local organisations at Ajmer (Rajasthan), had been taken over by the DAV Colleges Managing Committee from this year. The Managing Committee, he said, had no plans to open any new school in the coming year.



Workshop on curriculum change

New Delhi, February 11
The NCERT along with UNESCO and International Bureau of Education (IBE) has organised a 13-day workshop on ‘Management of Curriculum Change’. The workshop, which was inaugurated today in the Capital, is meant to be a platform for the members of the SAARC countries to exchange their experiences on management of curriculum change within the context of their effort to promote education for all.

Divided into two-orientation course, one for training top administrators and the second for curriculum developers, implementers and evaluators of the workshop is expected to promote general awareness about the stages and processes of curriculum development, revision, evaluation and transaction. The objective of the orientation programme for top administrators is to share the experience of different countries, to study the commonalties and specificities of different countries. IT also includes introduction to basic concept relating to the management of curriculum development and strategies for making a change. The second orientation programme will discuss the emerging issues and trends in curriculum planning, development, transaction and evaluation. OC


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