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Cap on heavy school bags
The Telangana government  has issued an order prescribing the weight limit of school bags for students from primary to Class X.

According to the order meant for the school managements, the maximum weight of a school bag with textbooks and notebooks should not exceed 1.5 kg for Class 1 and II and 2 to 3 kg for Classes III to V.

“For Classes VI and VII, the weight should not exceed 4 kg and for Classes VIII and IX, it should not be more than 4.50 kg. In the case of Class X, it should not be more than 5 kg,” the order said.

As per estimates in some districts, schoolchildren were currently carrying bags weighing from 6 kg to 12 kg at primary level and up to 17 kg at high school level, it said. “This (heavy schools bags) results in severe, adverse physical effect on the growing children and can cause damage to their vertebral column, knees. It can also cause anxiety disorders in students,” the order said.

Research collaboration to provide solutions for rural  India
The University of Hyderabad and National Council for Rural Institution have entered into a MOU. They will cooperate in the areas of teaching-learning and research related to various aspects of rural India.
The objective of the agreement includes promotion of study of various dimensions of rural India at the post graduate level.

IIT Delhi Revamps syllabus
To reduce pressure on students, IIT Delhi is revamping syllabus to curb suicides. To provide relief to students, there will be reduced focus on theory and students will be offered more hands-on experience.

ICSE, ISC students to have digital marksheets

ICSE and ISC candidates will now be able to have digital versions of their marksheets and certificates for accessing them anytime and anywhere.

“Unlike the old practice when the candidates had to download the scanned image of the hard copy of marksheet, all they have to do now is to open an account with ‘http://digilocker.gov.in’ and give their mobile number and follow the steps thereafter,” Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon told PTI today.

 From this year, the council will also make digitally signed copies of the statement of marks and the pass certificates available to candidates via digilocker in addition to the traditional hard copies, Arathoon explained.

In addition digitally signed migration certificates will also be made available to ISC candidates.


IIIT-H program for startups
IIIT-H, in association with Surge Impact Foundation has announced a social enterprise-driven accelerator program for startups.
The 3-month program will provide entrepreneurs an overview of the important aspects of building and running a social enterprise.

ISB Accreditation

The Indian School of Business has been accredited by EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and re-accredited by Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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65 per cent of children in the education system will be prepped for jobs that do not yet exist, said newly minted chairman of Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran. He was speaking at the ThinkEdu Conclave organized by The New Indian Express.

All those planning their careers, pay close attention to what the Tata Sons chairman said. Delivering the keynote address at Conclave in Chennai, he offered a combination of digital and cultural solutions to fast-track changes a nation with 350 million citizens in an outdated education system needs.

He coined the word, ‘Phygital’, a combination of utilising our existing physical capabilities in education, enhanced by a “veneer of digital” solutions.
Read more at http://www.edexlive.com/live-story/2017/mar/04/we-do-not-have-time-tata-sons-chief-n-chandrasekaran-talks-up-digital-aadhar-and-kamaraj-159.html

Online fraud: Hyderabad cyber cell warned job hunters not to contact HR wings
In a series of online job frauds reported in the city in the last seven months, criminals cheated candidates by making them agree to the clause, ‘Do not try to communicate with the HR department of the firm as it is a backdoor entry’.
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Class 10th exams restored by CBSE for 2017-2018

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Government Certificate will be awarded ICET

ICET 2017 to be held on May 18
ICET is held for admissions to MBA and MCA courses of Osmania University.