EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, August 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India

Teachers coaching more at home than school
Chitleen K Sethi
In violation of the rules laid down by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a number of teachers employed in private schools are conducting tuitions at home or running full-fledged academies.

PU to host Science Congress after three decades
Sanjeev Singh Bariana
fter more than three decades, Panjab University will be hosting the prestigious Indian Science Congress from January 3 to January 7, 2004. The 91st session of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) will be inaugurated by Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister. Mrs Indira Gandhi, had inaugurated the last congress on the campus in 1972.





Teachers coaching more at home than school
Chitleen K Sethi

In violation of the rules laid down by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a number of teachers employed in private schools are conducting tuitions at home or running full-fledged academies.

Neither school principals nor teachers are sure if they are flouting rules and if there is a rule, whether or not it applies to both regular teachers and those on contract.

Students of Gian Jyoti Public School, SAS Nagar say many Class XI and XII science teachers are teaching at home. One of the teachers is allegedly teaching physics in the school and taking physics and mathematics classes at his residence in Phase IV.

When contacted, he admitted to coaching at home. He argued there was no rule that barred a private schoolteacher on contract from taking tuitions.

‘‘Since I have so many of my students in the tuition class, I do not prepare their question papers. Moreover, I provide the school with a list of school students whom I teach at home.’’ he said.

A B. Tech from Thapar Engineering College, he does not see any wrong in teaching his students at home.

The students also named a woman teacher of the school who taught chemistry in the evening at Rahul Tutorials, an academy in Phase 3B2. Her husband, who runs the academy, says while there can be a rule banning regular teachers from teaching at home, ‘‘they can take classes in private academies. She is doing nothing wrong. Also, she does not have many students from her school.’’

The school Principal says she is unaware that her schoolteachers are teaching in private academies.

Highlighting the root cause of the problem, she says ‘‘We have parents coming to us asking for our school teachers’ home addresses so that they can get in touch with them for tuitions. We discourage them but if two or three students manage to contact them and the teacher is on contract, there is nothing we can do.’’

Says another school principal: "Teachers employed on contract are not bound by any rules and are free to do anything after school hours".

The problem is rampant in Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Jalandhar, which have become coaching centres for various medical and non-medical entrance tests. With the Government deciding to shift all plus one and two teaching from colleges to schools, the problem is expected to aggravate.

Since private schools are not dependent on government support, most of them also do not follow any of the regulatory rules laid down by the Education Department.

Free to employ teachers on contract, the school principals are getting away saying that they cannot stop contractual employees from taking tuitions at home.

As a result, these schools are becoming markets for science teachers.

The question then arises is that should teachers on contract be allowed to take tuitions at home, specially when invariably their first set of students are their own students in school?

At the same time there is a need to see if parents of students of Classes XI and XII pushing their children to get tuitions from schoolteachers to ensure that they secure good marks in the annual examinations.

Most principals complain that parents approach them on a routine basis asking to give them a list of coaching centres where they can send their wards.

And while these principals claim that they discourage tuitions, it is a known fact that the attraction of achieving a good overall result for the school generally gets the better of them.


PU to host Science Congress after three decades
Sanjeev Singh Bariana

A view of Gandhi Bhavan, Panjab University, Chandigarh
A view of Gandhi Bhavan, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

After more than three decades, Panjab University will be hosting the prestigious Indian Science Congress from January 3 to January 7, 2004.

The 91st session of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) will be inaugurated by Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister. Mrs Indira Gandhi, had inaugurated the last congress on the campus in 1972.

According to Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of the host university and Chief patron of the Congress, at least 5000 scientists from various parts of the country and abroad were expected to participate.

"Science and society in the 21st century— quest for excellence" is the theme of the Congress.

The function is to be co-organised by the local Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH). The university expects a financial aid of Rs 5.7 crore for upgrading infrastructural facilities for the show. This will be beneficial to the university in the long run.

The association is headed by Prof Asis Dutta, a former Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who took over from Prof M Kastirirangan, chairman of the Space Commission. Among the participants will be leading lights from the medical and science world.

The university in the past couple of years has been a host to top-level academic functions such as the meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the All-India Conference of Vice-Chancellors organised by the Association of Indian Universities.

The congress sessions have been divided into 14 sections. These include: agriculture and forestry, animal, veterinary and fisheries, anthropology, chemical engineering, environmental, information communication and technology, mathematics, medical, new biology, physical and plant. Each session will be handled by different science departments on the campus.

Guest lectures and symposia will be hosted by local institutions, including the IMTECH.

The university will have to make elaborate bookings in local hotels well in advance to cater to more than 5,000 guests. All hostels on the campus will be vacated for the function.

A letter of the Vice-Chancellor addressed to his colleagues says: realising full well the all-round fast changes taking place in the world scenario, the committee has drawn up a comprehensive programme, rich in content, for the annual congress.

The congress is an important forum for interaction among scientists, technologists and intelligentsia of the country on crucial contemporary matters facing the country and the society as a whole with particular reference to the focal theme — "Science and Society in the 21st Century: Quest for Excellence".



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1) Dip (Ftw Des & Prodn, 2-yr)

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Appln F: Send Rs 200/- (For 1), or Rs 100/- (For 2, 3 & 4) by DD favouring "Director, CFTI, Chennai" to above add.

Details: Employment News (Jul 26-Aug 1)/ web.


Aug 10 School of Aeronautics, H-974, Palam Extn, Part-1, Sec-7, Dwarka, New Delhi-45


1) Aircraft Maintenance Engg (3-yr)

2) Deg in: a) Mechanical Engg, b) Electron & Telecom, c) Aeronautical Engg

3) Dip (Electron & Telecom)

Elig: For 1: 10+2 (PCM 50%), For 2: a) 10+2 (PCM; 45%)/ Dip (Mech/ Auto/ Prodn), b) 10+2 (PCM)/ Cl 10 (Sc), c) 10+2 (PCM, 50% in each subj), For 3: Cl 10 (Sc).

Appln F: Rs 325/- in cash at counter.

Aug 21 Department of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, Sundernagar, Distt Mandi (HP) Motor Driving (6-mnth; Bilaspur, Shahpur, Chamba & Paonta Sahib) Hand Compositor & DTP Operator (1-yr; Sundernagar) Appln F & Details: Send Rs 80/- by IPO favouring "Principal" (of above ITIs).

Information Tech

Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Sec 32-C, Chandigarh Dip in: Comp Appln & Acc Mgt (11-mnth) Elig: 10+2/ 3-yr Dip after Cl. 10 Appln F: Send Rs 50/- by DD favouring "Regional Director, Regional Institute of Cooperative Management" at above add.


Sep 15 National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (M/o HRD, GoI), West Block-1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi- 110066

EMail: Dip: Urdu Language (1-yr Dist) Appln F & Details: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring "NCPUL", payable at New Delhi, to Ms. Tabassum Naqi at above add by Aug 15.


Aug 18 Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Das Rd, New Delhi 110 001

PG Dip in: (1-yr evn)

Admin L, Corp L & Mgt; Environ L, Labour L, Tax L, IPR L; Int’l Trade L & ADRs; Hum Rights L; Cyber & Rel L.

Elig: Bachelor’s Deg (For Dip in Lab L: LLB/ MA Soc Sc )

Appln F: In cash at counter: Rs. 150/-/ Download from web.

Details: Web.



Aug 18 National Institute of Construction Management & Research (NICMAR), TVB Premises, Sec D, Pocket-2, Vasant Kunj 110070

Graduate Dip in Constrn Safety Mgt (1-yr, at Pune, H’bad, Delhi campus)

Elig: BE/ BTech/ BArch (55%)

Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring NICMAR/ download from web.

Details: Web.

Aug 18 Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade (Deemed Univ), School of International Business Mgt, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016

Exec Masters in Intl Bus (3-sem weekend)

Elig: PG Deg/BE+3-yr wk ex or UG Deg+5-yr wk ex.

Selectn: Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs 800/- by DD favouring "Indian Institute of Foreign Trade" payable at New Delhi at above add or download from web.

Sep 12 Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A), Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015

PG Prog in Agri Bus Mgt (PGP-ABM)

Elig: a) Bachelor’s / Masters deg (Agri/ allied subjs)/ Bachelor’s deg & strong interest in agri-related fields / food processing / rural dev.

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Details: Web.

Oct 31 Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B), Bannerghatta Rd, Bangalore 560076

Fellow Prog in Mgt (FPM)

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Aug 12 Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (National Academy of Ayurveda, M/o H&FW), Dhanwantari Bhawan, Rd No 66, Punjabi Bagh (W) New Delhi 110026

Member of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (MRAV, 2-yr).

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Appln F: Send requisition (mention your complete add) and Rs 150/- by DD favouring "Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth" payable at nationalized banks in New Delhi to above add. In cash at Counter Rs 100/-.

Aug 14 Panna Dai School of Nursing, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Harinagar, New Delhi 110064

General Nursing & Midwifery Course (3 yrs)

Elig: Unmarried/ widowed women, 10+2 (50% PCB prefd)

Age: 17 - 22 yrs.

Appln F: In cash at counter Rs 50/-.

Aug 18 Institute of Rail Transport, Room No 17, Rail Bhavan, Raisina Rd, New Delhi 110001

Dip in: Port Dev & Mgt (2-yr, Dist)

Elig: Bachelor’s Deg.

Appln F: Send Rs 50/- by DD favouring "IRT" payable at New Delhi with stamped (Rs 15/-), self-add env (11" x 5") to above add. Write your name & add on reverse of DD.

Details: Employment News (Jul 12-18).

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PG Cert in: Accident & Emergency Care (6-mnth)

Elig: MBBS

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Aug 21 Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), (GoI & ICICI), G-05, Tech Park Mall, ITPL, Whitefield Rd, Bangalore 560066 (Kar)

PG Dip in: Bioinformatics (3-sem)

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Aug 18 NCC Directorate, P.H. HP & C, Kendriya Sadan, Sec 9A, Chandigarh 160009

NCC Scholarships: a) Sr Div/ Wing Cadets; b) Jr Div/ Wing Cadets

Elig: For a: 10+2 (Sc-65%; Arts/ Comm-55%), For b: Cl 10 (65%)

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University of Madras, Institute of Correspondence Education, Chepauk, Chennai 600005 (TN) Academic Year (2003-’04) Courses:

Aug 20 UG Courses (Reg) (3-yr)

BA (Hist, Eco, Pub Admin, Co-Op, Eng Litt, Tamil Litt, Urdu, Vaishnavism), BSc (Maths, Geog, Psychol), BCom, BBA, BBM, BLit, BCA, BMus, BCS

Oct 1 UG Courses (OUS) (3-yr)

Same as under Reg Sys

Oct 16 PG Courses (Reg)

MA (Hist, Pol Sc, Public Admin, Eco, Tamil, Eng Litt, Urdu, Human Rights & Duties Educn, Christian Studies)

MSc (Maths, Psychol & Geog), MCom, MMus

Dec 3 Calendar Yr Courses (2003-’04)

MCA (3-yr), MSc IT (2-yr), MBA (3-yr), BLISc (1-yr), MLISc (1-yr),

Certs (6 mth) & Dip (1-yr)

Elig: For UG C Reg Sys: HSC (10+2/11+1); OUS Sys: No formal educn; 18 yrs (on Jul 1), For PG C: Bachelor’s deg.

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Appln F: Send Rs 130/- by DD favouring "The Director, Institute of Correspondence Education, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai 600005 with requisition letter mentioning course to Director at above add or Study Centres/ download from Web.


PTU Admissions

ITFT Institute of Tourism & Future Management Trends, Chandigarh: PTU admission date extended till August 31 with a late fee of Rs 300.



Institute of Management Technology (IMT Ghaziabad) offers:

*3 years Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with specialisation in Marketing, Finance, HRD, International Business, Systems & Operations.

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