EDUCATION TRIBUNE

Haryana refurbishes primary schools
V.P. Prabhakar
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T long last, the Haryana Government has woken up to provide basic facilities in government primary schools. These facilities, like desks, drinking water, and toilets were lacking till last year in most government primary schools.

IGNOU offers Cíwealth MBA, MPA courses
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NDIRA Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is offering international Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration programmes from July.

ĎPTU syllabi similar to that of foreign varsitiesí
Peeyush Agnihotri
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unjab has lost 10 vital years due to terrorism and the state must work hard to cover the lost ground," Dr S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, PTU, Jalandhar, said at the sidelines of a book release function of a tourism institute on Thursday in Chandigarh.

UK varsities prosper from overseas student boom
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TUDENTS from India and China are leading the boom in demand for higher education in the UK, making it Britainís largest exports industry.

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Haryana refurbishes primary schools
V.P. Prabhakar

AT long last, the Haryana Government has woken up to provide basic facilities in government primary schools. These facilities, like desks, drinking water, and toilets were lacking till last year in most government primary schools.

It is officially admitted that it is for the first time in the history of primary education in the state that the government has provided 5.30 lakh dual desks for 10.60 lakh children in government primary schools.

Prior to this, only dari or tat was provided in these schools. Playway material has also been provided to government primary schools for the first time.

Primary education facilities are now available within a distance of 1.11 km in the state. During 2003-04, 27 pre-primary schools/balwaris and 11,500 primary schools were functioning in the state. In 2001-02 the total number of children studying at pre-primary and primary stages were 2030 and 19,69,544, respectively. Out of this, there were 876 girls at pre-primary state and 9,28,856 girls at the primary stage.

All efforts are being made to provide drinking water and toilet facilities in all primary schools.

Most of the school buildings are in a dilapidated condition and need urgent repair in the existing school buildings. Hence repair work. Construction of additional classrooms and new school buildings is being undertaken by providing additional funds under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.

In order to ensure that teachers are made available in rural primary schools, a policy-decision has been taken to post teachers to serve in rural areas at least for five years on first appointment and to render three yearsí rural service after promotion.

With a view to removing rural, urban disparity among students at the primary level, teaching of English has been introduced for the first time from Class I.

Teachers have been imparted in-service training for the job. Nursery classes have also been started in primary schools.

An innovative scheme for honouring talented students of primary schools has been continuing at the cost of Rs 20 lakh per annum. Under this scheme, 10 students per class per block are honoured, out of which five are girls, five boys and one boy and one girl essentially belong to the Scheduled Castes.

Students of Class I and II are given a cash prize of Rs 200 whereas students in Classes III, IV and V are given Rs 300, Rs 400 and Rs 500, respectively.

As a step towards quality improvement, functional control of primary education was transferred to Panchayati Raj Institutions with effect from April 1, 2001.

Village education and village construction committees have been constituted in all districts for proper monitoring and supervision at the village level.

Under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan during 2003-04, 176 branch primary schools were upgraded to primary schools. One hundred and eight primary schools were upgraded to middle schools. Under the Education Guarantee Scheme, 1781 alternative and innovative education centres are to be started. Textbooks for classes I to IV have been prepared as per the revised curriculum.

Free textbooks are to be given to all girls and Scheduled Caste boy students at the primary and upper primary level from the next session.

A sum of Rs 1214.89 lakh was spent last year for three recurring grants, namely maintenance and repair grant of Rs 5,000 per school, a school
grant of Rs 2,000 per school and teachersí grant of Rs 500 per teacher for those teaching Classes I-VIII.

The National Programme for Education of Girls at the elementary level is to be launched in 38 backward blocks in 10 districts. One hundred Ďbachpanshalasí have been set up in the state, that is 20 each in five districts of Karnal, Fatehabad, Faridabad, Sirsa and Panipat.

Under Integrated Education for the Disabled Scheme, 28,548 disabled children have been enrolled in schools. Such schools have been opened in 10 districts in
Haryana.

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IGNOU offers Cíwealth MBA, MPA courses

INDIRA Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is offering international Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration programmes from July.

The programmes have been designed in association with the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada, and will be held in collaboration with the National Open Universities of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The programmes, conducted in English, have a flexible learning system with affordable fees and intermediate exit points and awards such as diploma, graduate diploma and graduate degree.

Study materials are provided by leading universities in the Commonwealth with relevant local learning materials and case studies.

Admission criteria is a Bachelorís degree from a recognised university with a minimum of two years of relevant post-qualification work experience, residency in India, a good working knowledge of English and satisfactory score on the CEMBA and CEMPA admission test.

Student handbook and prospectus can be obtained from the Deputy Director, International Division, IGNOU, Maidan Gari, on payment of Rs 1,000 in cash or by sending a demand draft for Rs 1,050 drawn in favour of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi, if required by post.

The last date for applying for the handbook and prospectus by post is April 25 and forms for the admission test have to be submitted by May 4.

The test will be held on May 23. ó UNI

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ĎPTU syllabi similar to that of foreign varsitiesí
Peeyush Agnihotri

"Punjab has lost 10 vital years due to terrorism and the state must work hard to cover the lost ground," Dr S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, PTU, Jalandhar, said at the sidelines of a book release function of a tourism institute on Thursday in Chandigarh.

He said the universityís curriculum is almost similar to those adapted by the foreign university. "PTU has started knowledge reservoir lectures series that has gone down well with the students." The university is operating 300 distance education centres in whole India, some being as far as in North-East, besides imparting the regular courses.

The VC said the vitality of Punjabis was well-known and that they were 32 per cent lucky as far as getting jobs is concerned. The figure stood at 22 per cent for the candidates from other metros and big cities.

Asked why Punjabis preferred to learn abroad when such good courses were in India, the VC said it was merely because of the craze for "imported" label.

"We have to add value to our educational products, make curriculum more dynamic and go multinational. Only then will the region be able to make a mark," he said.

Pointing at the shift in the educational sector, the VC said fashion technology courses were the most sought after. These were closely followed by medical lab technology, software and hospital management courses.

Dr M.S. Grewal, Registrar, PTU, said there were 34 engineering colleges with PTU at present. Asked about the future of engineers, he said most would be absorbed because big companies were eyeing India for outsourcing.

The university has a total of 103 colleges affiliated to it, the rest providing management and computer graduation and postgraduation courses. The Registrar said veterinary lab technology, pharmacology and other para-medical sciences streams would be the ones to watch in future.

Dr Grewal acknowledged that online courses had put brakes on foreign students flying to India to pursue various courses. "However, online and conventional courses are complementary," he added.

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UK varsities prosper from overseas student boom

STUDENTS from India and China are leading the boom in demand for higher education in the UK, making it Britainís largest exports industry.

The number of foreign students at British universities could triple to 870,000 by 2020. In 2005, the number of Indians coming to the UK for higher studies will rise to 8,600. The figure is expected to double by 2010 to 16,500 and by 2020 almost 30,000 Indians will be studying there.

The Britain education system will benefit from foreign students given the high overseas students fee. It could earn `A313 billion a year from international students in higher education by 2020 in addition to the `A33 billion they currently contributed to the economy, a study by the British Council and Universities UK says.

Many universities are already known to be encouraging foreign students over home students for this reason.

Leading the chart of countries from where foreign students are increasingly headed towards the UK for higher education is China. Its annual growth in student numbers is forecast at 15 per cent, while that of India is 13 per cent and 12.6 per cent in Pakistan.

The British Council study, titled "Vision 2020: Forecasting International Student Mobility", nevertheless, says student numbers would rise to 400,000 by 2010 and to 870,000 in 2020 provided both the country and its universities are promoted more aggressively in fast-growing new markets.

Chinese students, it is predicted, would outnumber those from the whole of the enlarged European Union of 25 states by 2020. Some 145,000 students could be studying in Britain by then, compared with 43,000 now. India would become the third-largest market with 30,000 students, as many as France and Germany combined.

As a continent, Asia would overtake Europe as Britainís main source of foreign students, accounting for more than half of student places. Another government-funded study claims education has become one of Britainís most important export industries.

The author of the report, Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics at Lancaster University, says the economy earned `A3 11 billion annually from "exports" of tuition for foreign students, training, examinations, publishing and educational programming. ó UNI

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