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Education, February 2008

Posted by buraluit on May 13, 2009

College teachers planning stir over retirement age

teachers planning stir over retirement age (IFP-1-2-k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 31: The government college teacher
community is contemplating to launch a stir in the near future if the teachers`
demands for increasing the age of super-annuation to 62 years as per UGC norms
and filling up of vacancies continue to be ignored by the government……more….

Common service rules proposed
for private schools(IFP-1-2-k8)

 IMPHAL, Jan 31: The All Manipur Recognised
Private Schools` Welfare Association, Manipur made known few steps to enhance
the standard of teaching and school infrastructure in the interest of both
teachers and students.
Speaking to media persons today at the Manipur Press Club, the general secretary
of AMRPSWA N Rameshor said that a committee will be instituted at the earliest
under the aegis of the association to look into the functioning of the
mushrooming private schools in the state to bring about uniformity in all the
academic activities. …more….

School for kids set up at
 GUWAHATI, Feb 9 – A new wing has been opened in the area of
pre-school education in Guwahati with the setting up of Guardian – a pre-school
for the group – above 2 years to above five years at Lutuma Battalion Gate here.
The school will formally open on February 11 next. This was stated in a press
release. …more….

Seminar on GU diamond jubilee(AST_10_2_K8)
From Our Correspondent
 SIPAJHAR, Feb 9 – As part of the programme of the celebration of the diamond
jubilee of Gauhati University, a seminar on ‘60 years of Gauhati University was
organised at Sipajhar B.Ed. College on January 31.

Anundoram Borooah Awards
presented in Jorhat
JORHAT, Feb 9 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday gave away the
Anundoram Borooah Award to students of Jorhat district who had secured First
Division in the HSLC and High Madrassa examainations in 2007 in a crowded
function held at Court Field here. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was
also present during the function in which Gogoi distributed computers and
certificates, which comprise the academic award first introduced in 2005, among
22 students. …more….

Computers presented to Golaghat
DERGAON, Feb 9 – The much-awaited desktop computers were distributed
to the students of Golaghat district who secured first division in the High
School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and High Madrasa Examination 2007 as part of
the Anundoram Borooah Award at a special award function held on Thursday at
Amateur Hall, Golaghat. …more….

ICFAI National College courses
attracting students
GUWAHATI, Feb 11 – The ICFAI National College, Guwahati, an educational
institute providing career-oriented courses like MBA, BBA, BCA, Banking Finance
and Insurance, and BSc in Computer Science, has sought enquiries from students
as well as parents for the ensuing academic session. It was stated in a press
release. …more….

National seminar on NE
political process at GU
GUWAHATI, Feb 11 – On the occasion of its diamond jubilee celebration and
golden jubilee of the Political Science department, the Gauhati University is
organising a national seminar in collaboration with the Indian Institute of
Advanced Study, Shimla on February 29. The three-day programme will focus on the
theme Troubled Diversity: The Political Process in North East India.

HS teachers, employees’ meeting
BADARPUR, Feb 11 – The 18th biennial conference of All Assam Higher
Secondary Teachers’ and Employees’ Association ended at Karimganj recently. This
is the first time that the conference was held in Karimganj and the second time
in Barak Valley. …more….

Anwesha book fair held at
GAURIPUR, Feb 11 – Under the auspices of Pramathesh Baruah College of
Gauripur a book fair of Anwesha was held from February 6 to 8 last. The fair was
inaugurated by Dr Kamal Narayan Chaudhury, principal, amidst a large number of
students and teachers. …more….

Army’s vocational training for
GUWAHATI, Feb 11 – Eight hundred fifty seven Field Workshop Company (621
EME BN conducted a vocational training for the benefit of unemployed youth of
Udalguri district at Hathigarh recently. The vocational training was on vehicle
repair, computer repair, welding work and banana chips processing. Eighty
trainees attended the training.

Grace Academy

DIMAPUR: The Grace Baptist Ministry has
inaugurated a new educational institution, Grace Academy at Thahekhu B block
railway crossing, Dimapur, Thursday to expand its ministry. The mission of Grace
Baptist Ministry focuses on the downtrodden and orphan children. The school was
formally inaugurated by Jared Dropps a missionary from USA, Alaska who was
accompanied by Peter Thurvai in the presence of village leaders and public
leaders. …more….


corner opened at Goalpara College(SEN_1_2_k8)

GOALPARA, Jan 31: To promote knowledge and
create awareness about United Nations, UNESCO, and also to enlarge the knowledge
about education, science & technology, cultures of various nations among the
people of Asom, the UNESCO Association, Guwahati has opened a reading corner of
UNESCO Foreign Embassy on January 29 at Goalpara college.


programme at TU(SEN_1_2_k8)

TEZPUR, Jan 31: A coaching programme to help
the students of Tezpur University (TU) prepare for competitive exams –
especially the Civil Services, has been started at the university under the
aegis of a scheme of the University Grants Commission particularly for the
students belonging to the reserved categories. The programme was inaugurated on
January 29 by Professor Mihir K Chaudhury, vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University.


Bodoland book
fair concludes(SEN_1_2_k8)

From our Correspondent
UDALGURI, Jan 31: The 6th Bodoland book fair which was going on at Udalguri
since January 21 was successfully concluded here today. The session made an
appeal to create personal libraries to create reading habits in the region. The
concluding session which was presided over by Rihon Daimary the PHE minister of
Asom was inaugurated by Sinharam Boro the executive member of BTC. He urged the
development of reading habits in the villages.


appeal to release salary (SEX_1_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 31: In connection with the
incomplete MGEL for three years now the joint representatives of All Manipur
Elementary School Teachers’ Association (AMESTA) and All Manipur Secondary
Scho-ol Teachers’ Association (AMSTA) express their gratitude to the Chief
Secretary and the concerned authority for releasing three months salary at the
request of the organisations.


Body for Pvt
schools mooted(SEX_1_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 31: With the main objective of
monitoring the functioning of the private schools in the State and looking after
their problems, the All Manipur Re- cognised Private Schools Welcome Association
has mooted setting up of a committee very soon.
Irrespective of whether the private schools are recognised by the Government or
not, the proposed committee would also look into the teaching methodology being
practised, the number of students enrolled in each class and sections opened
among other related issues.


teachers for retirement as per UGC norm(SEX_1_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 31: In pursuance of their long
standing demand for raising the age of superannuation from 60 to 62 years in
accordance to UGC norms, college teachers in Manipur have threa- tened to launch
intense agitation against the State Government.
Addressing a press conference in this connection at Manipur Press Club here
today, president of All Manipur College Teachers’ Association (AMCTA) P Laingam
Singh asserted that the agitation is to be launched in the interest of saving
higher education in the State as the Government of Manipur has been keeping
aside the demand from consideration inspite of knowing its significance for so

Blaze at Raj-era

Guwahati, Jan. 31:
A fire gutted an entire floor of a
pre-Independence Bengali school in the Assam capital today, but many were
relieved that calamity struck on a local holiday and not a normal working day
when the rooms would have been teeming with students.




Imphal, Jan. 31:
Militant threat has forced the closure of Manipur Public School at Koirengei in
Imphal East district for three days from today.



writer Theroux finds India resurgent(AST_2_2_k8)

GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – For him it was a new journey that had its roots in
an earlier one. The inveterate train traveller and note-taker Paul Theroux
journeyed into Assam for the first time, decades after he had travelled through
India. Unlike many foreign visitors, he travelled by train from Howrah to
Guwahati, and within a few hours was interacting with media persons and his
readers. No surprise that he, among other subjects, talked about the virtues of
“overland travel.” …more….

SAP course(AST_2_2_k8)
 GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – The Software, Application and Products Data
Processing, in short SAP – a complete Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
solution provider has recently come to the North East too, stated a press
release. …more….

Annual NCC camp concludes at
 GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – The 1 Assam Bn. NCC of Guwahati organised its
10-day annual training camp for the cadets of the units at Goreswar College
campus from January 11, a press release said.

Meritorious students
DIPHU, Feb 1 – The Elementary education department of Karbi Anglong
Autonomous Council (KAAC) for the first time in its history felicitated the
meritorious students who topped the primary school leaving certificate (PSLC)
and upper primary school leaving certificate (UPSLC) examination 2007 of the
district at a felicitation ceremony held at Council Colony, Diphu in Karbi
Anglong recently. …more….

Cadets urged to inculcate
GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – Sainik School Goalpara principal Capt Sanjay Nirmal,
while speaking on the Republic Day celebration, advised the cadets to inculcate
the virtues of patriotism and hard work.

New children’s school
at Golaghat
 GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – A Zee interactive leaving system school, Little
Buds, the first of its kind was inaugurated at Golaghat for children of play
group to senior KG and activity centre, a press release received here said.

College teachers planning stir
over retirement age (IFP_2_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 31: The government
college teacher community is contemplating to launch a stir in the near future
if the teachers` demands for increasing the age of super-annuation to 62 years
as per UGC norms and filling up of vacancies continue to be ignored by the

NU declares MA Pol.
Science, Tenyidie results(NPT_2_2_K8)

The Nagaland University has declared the results of M.A. Political Science 2nd
and 4th Semester and Tenyidie M.A. II Semester Examinations held in the month of
September 2007.


balm on burnt school(TEL_2_2_K8)

Guwahati, Feb. 1:
An assurance of an interim grant of Rs 30 lakh from
the government comforted Guwahati’s fire-ravaged Bengali Higher Secondary School
today as it counted its losses and tried to rise from the ashes. Bureaucrats and
politicians, including education minister Ripun Bora, visited the school a day
after the entire first floor of the building was gutted in the blaze.



to State rank holders(AST_3_2_K8)

GUWAHATI, Feb 2 – Delayed by a couple of months, the State Government
today started distributing computers under the Anundoram Borooah Award Scheme
2007 to students securing first division in the High School Leaving Certificate
and the High Madrassa Examinations. At a function held at the Judges’ Field
here, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi gave away computers and certificates to
students securing the top 20 positions in the State.

Ripun stresses on
vocational education
MORIGAON, Feb 2 – Assam Government has proposed to establish as many as
15 polytechnic institutions in the State soon under the Central Government’s
technical education scheme.

Curtains come down on
GUWAHATI, Feb 3 – As Alcheringa, the annual fest of the IIT, Guwahati
drew to a conclusion on the fourth day of the event today, the intensity of the
participants that filled the IIT campus grew to the maximum.

GU campus recruitment(AST_4_2_K8)
GUWAHATI, Feb 3 – Gauhati University has been making efforts towards
placement of its students in different organisations and companies as is the
practice in all leading universities in other parts of the country. In this
connection a campus interview was held recently in the Department of Statistics,
GU by Patni Computers Ltd of New Delhi.

Library corner opened at
Goalpara College
GUWAHATI, Feb 3 – To promote knowledge and create awareness about United
Nations, UNESCO and also enlarge knowledge about education, science & technology
and cultures of various nations among the people of Assam, the Unesco
Association, Guwahati on Monday opened a UN-UNESCO-Foreign Embassy Reading
Corner at Goalpara College. Books, journals, newsletters of UN, UNESCO, Asian
and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), Confederation of UNESCO
Clubs & Associations of India (CUCAI) and Foreign embassies are available in the
library. …more….

Enrolment rises in Mizo Govt
AIZAWL, Feb 3 – In Mizoram enrolment of students is reported to have
doubled in government schools with the state government deciding to change the
curriculum from Mizo medium to English medium from the new academic session.

DEEO suspended
 GUWAHATI, Feb 4: The Education Department today placed under suspension
Prakash Ch Barua, District Elementary Education Officer, Nalbari, on charges of
dereliction of duty. The order was formally issued after the Education Minister
approved it, said official sources here. – Staff Reporter


of NE linguistics society concludes
GUWAHATI, Feb 4 – Experts speaking at the Third International Conference
of the North East Indian Linguistics Society (NEILS) here recently laid stress
on the description and documentation of the languages of the NE region. The
conference was hosted by the Department of Linguistics, Gauhati University (GU)
at the Don Bosco Institute.

Personal museum dedicated to
SIVASAGAR, Feb 4 – An unassuming and seemingly simple and
ordinary-looking electrical engineer Durlov Bora Joysagar, Sivasagar has
virtually performed an extraordinary work. He has built a museum and a
historical research centre ‘Uttaran’ on his own effort at his residence and has
thrown it open for the public.

Role of Jatiya Vidyalayas
CHAPAR, Feb 4 – The annual day of Jnanodaya Jatiya Vidyalaya, North
Bongaigaon, was observed in a colourful function in the District Library
auditorium, Bongaigaon recently with a day-long programme. On the occasion, a
huge gathering was there, where journalists, senior citizens of Bongaigaon,
guardians, and the students were present. After the open meeting, the students
presented colourful programmes for the guests and the guardians.

NE political science body meet
at Titabor
GUWAHATI, Feb 4 – The 17th annual conference of the North-east India
Political Science Association (NEIPSA) will be held at the NN Saikia College,
Titabor with a two-day programme from February 8.

HSLC examinees can use RTI Act
this year(AST_6_2_K8)

GUWAHATI, Feb 5 – Now on, the candidates of HSLC Examinations will be
able to get Photostat copies of their answer scripts by applying the Rights to
Information (RTI) Act. Stating this at a meeting of the Board of Secondary
Education, Assam (SEBA) and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC)
officers and employees here today Education Minister Ripun Bora said that
officers of the Board and the Council should remain alert all the time while
discharging their duties in view of the above provision.

ASI move to preserve Charaideo

GUWAHATI, Feb 5 – The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is
carrying on conservation activities in four maidams of Charaideo areas in
Sivasagar district. It is also taking up exploration activities in some other
maidams – the tombs used to bury the last remains of the members of the State’s
Ahom royal families, in the area during the current year.

Govt for making Publication
Board dynamic
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 – Education Minister Ripun Bora today assured necessary
support to the Publication Board, Assam in enriching the State’s languages and
literatures with a key role. He laid stress on making the Board dynamic for the
purpose. …more….

‘Teachers need to play
proactive role for quality education’
HOWRAGHAT, Feb 5 – The Assam Hills Area Development (HAD) Minister
Kharsing Engti inaugurated a new building constructed under the Sarba Sikhsha
Abhijan (SSA) mission at Howraghat on Wednesday.

Strong industrial base must for
State: TU VC
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 – The Department of Business Administration, Tezpur
University, organised ‘Sampark–The Interface 2008’ on Friday on the University
premises. This is an annual event of the department organised for augmenting the
industry–academia relationship.

Dadhara school bicentenary
DERGAON, Feb 5 – The bicentenary celebration programme of No.1 Dadhara LP
School, which has completed 200 years of glorious existence, will be held on
April 4, 5, 6 next. …more….

City school blaze should act as
an eye opener
GUWAHATI, Feb 6 – The fire that damaged the first floor of the
two-storied Bengali Higher Secondary School at Paltanbazar should act as an eye
opener to the railway authorities, as the railway drain adjacent to the school
is a potential fire hazard.

Diploma in banking, financial
GUWAHATI, Feb 6 – The Department of Commerce, Gauhati University, has
decided to enroll a few more students in the on-going one-year Postgraduate
Diploma Course in Banking and Financial Services (PGDIBFS), which has been
introduced as per the MoU signed between the Gauhati University authorities and
the authorities of ICICI Bank, Mumbai.

‘City schools don’t lay stress
on experiments, projects’
By A Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Feb 8 – Following close encounters with students and teachers of
several schools in Guwahati, a group of head teachers from Birmingham felt that
although the students were highly motivated, the education they received had
scope for improvement. …more….

GU proposes reforms package(AST_9_2_K8)
By Ajit Patowary
 GUWAHATI, Feb 8 – Gauhati University (GU) has proposed a number of
administrative reforms to make its services to the students and the public in
general speedy and transparent. The reforms have been proposed as part of the
measures to develop the University into a modern seat of higher learning as part
of the on going year-long diamond jubilee celebrations of the University that
began on January 26 last.

College strike(SEX_3_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 2: Setting February
14 as the deadline for fulfilling its demand, Oriental College Students’ Union
has intensified its on-going stir by locking up the gates of the College since


leader expects more from govt for hill students (IFP_4_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 3: The government has to do much more to meet the infrastructural
and other needs of the educational institutions in the hill areas if the
students of the hill communities are to be adequately equipped to meet the
challenges of the modern age, according to Yangsosang Koireng, advisor, Campaign
for Unity Development and Peace in Manipur.

Science education takes a back
seat! (SEN_4_2_k8)
 BARPETA, Feb 3: The Barpeta Vidyapith
Higher Secondary School, with a great historical past, recently completed its
platinum jubilee. But the science stream in the school is running without
students for the past 10 years.


Meet on
education for disabled (SEN_4_2_k8)

NAGAON, Feb 3: An awareness meeting was
recently organized here by the Nagaon Upabhokta Surakhya Samity (USS) jointly
with its sister organization Gangotree Mahila Samity (GMS) with the aim to
create awareness among the parents and guardians for enrolling their physically
challenged children in schools. The meeting was presided over by Rajen Borkakoti
as president.

National seminar at BH
College (SEN_4_2_k8)

BARPETA, Feb 3: A National Seminar on the
“Governance of Higher Education in the Changing Scenerio” sponsored by UGC is
going to be held at BH College, Howly on February 4 and 5. The seminar will be
inaugurated by Dr KK Choudhury, former Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University.
The key note address will be delivered by Dr Madan Mohan Das, professor Emeritus
(AICTE) and former Director of Technical Education, Assam, Dr G Gunasekharan

Army opens
vocational training centre (SEN_4_2_k8)

GORESWAR, Feb 3: The Red Horn Division of Army
has opened a vocational training centre at Goreswar in Baksa district. Anju
Bhusan, worker of Army Wife Welfare Association, inaugurated the new building of
the vocational training centre recently.



IMPHAL, Feb 4: The All Manipur College Teachers`
Association (AMCTA) has threatened to launch an agitation from the beginning of
next month if the state government failed to fulfil their demands to extend
their service age as per the UGC guidelines and filling up of existing shortage
of teachers in various colleges of the state.

Nalbari DEEO

From a Correspondent
NALBARI, Feb 4: Nalbari DEEO Prakash Chandra Baruah has been suspended today due
to negligence in panchayat poll duty. Tinsukia DEEO HN Sarma has been posted to

Infosys returns to Gauhati University(TEL,5-2-k8

Feb. 4:
Information Technology giant Infosys has decided to conduct a mega recruitment
drive in Gauhati University. Sources said Infosys was highly impressed with the
performance of GU students during its campus interview last year and planned to
select at least 150 graduates and postgraduates from the university to its top
posts this year.


Varsity to
get hi-tech observatory

– First of
its kind in N-E (TEL,5-2-k8)

Silchar, Feb. 4:
Assam University, Silchar, in conjunction with the Mumbai-based Indian Institute
of Geomagnetism (IIG) under the department of science and technology, will gift
the Northeast a hi-tech observatory, the first of its kind in the quake-prone
region, to monitor constant fluctuations of the Earth’s crust.


principal, cashier accused of deducting money from staff salaries (IFP_12_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 11: The Imphal
police has taken up a suo-moto case over the reported threat to the life of
officials of the Reliance company in Imphal by militants said to be PREPAK, even
as another case of deduction of money from the monthly pay of teachers and staff
of the Lilong Haoreibi College was registered at Lilong police station on
receipt of a complaint, a source said Monday.



IMPHAL, Feb 11: Manipur University Students’ Union and Physics Department
of the University will jointly organise a written science competition on
February 24. The competition will be divided into two categories, as Class VII
to X in the first category and Class XI to BSc in the second category.


children learn to tell stories through drawings
GUWAHATI, Feb 12 – Thanks to the initiative taken by World Comics India
and the Guwahati Street Children Project (GSCP), World Vision, children living
at the railway station and in slums are getting ready to tell their own stories
through the medium of comics.

Training on life skills
development (NPT_13_2_K8)

KOHIMA: As a part of the ongoing ‘Capacity Building for Adolescents’,
Keze Society, Kohima conducted training on Life Skill Development on February 9
and 10 at Angami Community Hall, New Minister Hill, Kohima, a release by the
society stated. …more….

programme held

DIBRUGARH, Feb 12: The Dibrugarh branch of the Association of Physicians
of India (API) held a Continuation of Medical Education (CME) programme here
The event highlighted different aspects of acute and chronic pancreatitis and
its management. …more….

Students get
computer sets in Kokrajhar

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 12: The district administration here yesterday distributed the
Anundoram Borooah awards to the students of the district who secured Ist
division in the HSLC Examination, 2007. The Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar
Jatin Gogoi distributed the computer sets to the students in a function held at
the DIET complex.
Altogether, 150 students of the district received the computer sets and 17
students were awarded cash prize of Rs 14,000 each.

TU MBBT brings laurel
TEZPUR, Feb 12: The Indian edition of an international magazine,
Biospectrum, has ranked the department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBBT),
Tezpur University (TU) as one of the top 20 institutions in the country, in the
field of bio-pharma research.

Anundoram Borooah Awards
given away in Silchar

SILCHAR, Feb 12: First division holders in HSLC/ High
Madrassa Examination were given computers at the Anundoram Borooah Award
ceremony in Silchar. Distributing the computers, Union Minister of Heavy
Industries and Public Enterprises Santosh Mohan Dev lauded the Asom Government
for introducing the scheme.

Axam Jatiya Vidyalaya
honour for Ramen Baruah
GUWAHATI, Feb 13 – The Axam Jatiya Vidyalaya, a premier vernacular medium
school of the State, has decided to confer the Axam Jatiya Vidyalaya Fellowship
on veteran Assamese music director Ramen Baruah of Dr Bezbaruah fame for his
immense contribution to the State’s music industry.

Centenary celebration of
Dergaon HS School begins
DERGAON, Feb 13 – Dergaon Higher Secondary School established in 1908 has
completed 100 years of glorious existence. To mark this event, a year-long
programme to celebrate the centenary got under way.

Computers presented to
meritorious students
NALBARI, Feb 13 – The Nalbari district administration in collaboration
with the Planning and Development Department recently distributed Anundoram
Barooah awards 2007 to 436 students of Nalbari district who passed HSLC
examination in first division last year.

Training for Aryabhatta Science
Centre coordinators
KALAIGAON, Feb 13 – Assam Science Technology and Environment Council is
going to arrange a two-day State-level orientation camp for the coordinators of
‘Aryabhatta Science Centers’ of Assam on February 26 and 27 at the Regional
Science Centre, Jawaharnagar, Khanapara.

School building foundation laid(AST_14_2_k8)
DIBRUGARH, Feb 13 – Bishop Joseph Aind of Dibrugarh diocese laid the
foundation stone for the new building of Model English School, Lakwa, on
February 4, in the presence of several catholic priests, managing committee
members, guardians, teachers and students.

Teacher awarded(AST_14_2_k8)
NAZIRA, Feb13 – A national award winning teacher, Deva Kumar Phukan has
been conferred the title of Acharjya Mohiyan and felicitated for life time
contribution in the field of education by a teachers body Asom Rastriya Aru
Rajyek Puraskarprapta Sikshak Sanmilan in their second biannual convocation that
was held in Morigaon on February 2 and 3 last.

Murthy discourages job-oriented
 ITANAGAR, Feb 13 – Discouraging the promotion of job-oriented education,
noted thinker and educationist UR Murthy has stressed on teaching fundamental
subjects in colleges and universities in the country.

Ancient tank turns into
pilgrimage site
MANGALDAI, Feb 13: “The ancient artifacts recovered during the excavation
of the historic Jaljali tank are the assets not only of Jaljali or Darrang, but
are the resources of the entire State, and the State Government will ensure all
efforts and initiatives for its preservation in an appropriate manner, while
steps will be taken to transform the village into a hot spot of archaeology and
tourism,” said Gautam Bora, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Archaeology, while
visiting the excavation site at Jaljali yesterday, 12 km from here.

Students urged to
follow Anundoram’s ideals(SEN_14_2_k8)
UDALGURI, Feb 13: “Students should try to emulate Anundoram Borooah”,
said Inspector of Schools, Udalguri district circle in the prize distribution
ceremony to HSLC first division holders here.

NEIST to hold
tech seminar
JORHAT, Feb 13: The North East Institute of Science and Technology
(formerly RRL), Jorhat is organizing a 2-day brainstorming seminar on the Assam
Gas Cracker Downstream Processing and aconference on Technology-based strategy
for development of North-east India on February 15 and 16.

Upgrade of GU
campus in Kokrajhar discussed
KOKRAJHAR, Feb 13 : A discussion on the upgrade of Gauhati University’s
Kokrajhar campus between the management body and the GU authorities was held at
Kokrajhar on Tuesday. The Dean of Faculty of Science Professor Hemant Baruah
represented GU in the discussion.

training held for youths
DHUBRI, Feb 13: Vocational training classes were conducted for unemployed
youth as of Operation Sadbhavana by Red Horns Eagle, 11 Mountain Brigade
recently at Agai in Goalpara district. The subjects covered during the
vocational training classes were computer hardware and software training,
wielding course, vehicle mechanic course and banana chips course.

One day workshop
IMPHAL, Feb 13: A one day workshop on effective and efficient teaching of
Mathematics in Manipur will be held on February 17 at room no 73 DM College of
Science at 10 am, informed a notice issued by the cellege principal Th Bedamani
Devi to all the Mathematics teachers from primary to Higher Secondary level
(Both Govt and private).

TSA decides to monitor HSLC, HSSLC
IMPHAL, Feb 13: Sticking to its resolution passed recently, the
Thadou Students’ Association (TSA) Education Committee has decided to impose
stricter rules in the forthcoming examinations of HSLC and HSSLC in view of the
need to inculcate quality education in every student by stopping them from
unhealthy indulgence like, copying, unfair means and impersonation.

Principal refutes
IMPHAL, Feb 13: Flatly rejecting the reported allegation of DESAM that
the Principal of National Sports Academy (NSA) had attempted to misappropriate
more than Rs 4 lakhs as baseless, Principal Leishangthem Ajit has set the record
straight. Briefing media persons at the UPF office today, Ajit informed that the
Department of Youth Affairs and Sports is providing Rs 106 per day for each
student of the Academy for their daily ration.

Stage set for National Science day

IMPHAL, Feb 13: Under the Government of Manipur, Education
Depar-tment (S) would be obser- ving National Science Day at TG Higher Secondary
School, Imphal and Hindi Secondary School, Kangla-tongbi on February 28 and 29
respectively. …more….

Namcheypong boy tops
Himachal University; wins gold medal in MSc


GANGTOK, February 13:
24-year-old Keshar Kumar Luitel has set a record for being the first person from
Sikkim to win a gold medal in MSc, Geology. Keshar secured a 72.3% in the
subject and topped the Himachal University. He was honoured with the gold medal
by the Governor of Himachal Pradesh VS Kokje in a convocation held at Unka,
Himachal Pradesh on February 3.

HSSLC exams begin today(AST_15_2_k8)

GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – The HSLC, High Madrassa and HSSLC
examinations-2008 will commence tomorrow across different centres in the State.
A total of 1,65,726 candidates are appearing in the HSSLC examination in 618
centres and venues. The break-up of the candidates is 1,39,320 (Arts), 15,315
(Science), 10,568 (Commerce) and 523 (Vocational).

Illegal selection of teachers:
HC fixes hearing on Feb 28
GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – The Division bench of Gauhati High Court comprising
Chief Justice J Chelameswar and Justice A Potsangbam, after hearing the writ
appeal No. 423 of 2007 filed by Dilip Deka, which relates to illegal selection
of teachers under Nalbari district and for which a criminal case at Nalbari PS
Case No. 238 of 2006 is under investigation, fixed the case for further hearing
on February 28 next. …more….

Children’s library to be set up
at Pandu
PANDU, Feb 14 – A general body meeting was held on February 10 last in
the premises of Jalukbari-Adabari Byabasayee Santha, Adabari, in connection with
the setting up of a children’s library at Joymatinagar, Pandu, in memory of Late
Jadab Chandra Bhuyan, a social thinker and writer of repute. Members of the
public hailing from various professions and vocations highly appreciated the
venture and felt that it would go a long way in providing the younger generation
the much-needed intellectual and emotional food essential for the all-round
development of their personality in this highly competitive world of today.

Diphu Book Fair concludes(AST_15_2_k8)
GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – The 36 day Diphu Book Fair at the KASA stadium, under
the aegis of the Karbi Anglong District Administration concluded amid
mesmerizing fireworks and a number of activities. Renowned writers of Assam and
executive members of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council participated. This was
stated in an official press release.

Exams on Good Friday, Easter
Sunday opposed
DIBRUGARH, Feb 14 – Inter Church Forum (DICF), an Assembly of ten
different churches of Dibrugarh on Tuesday submitted memorandum to the Vice
Chancellor, Dibrugarh University, beseeching not to schedule University
examinations on Good Friday (March 21) and Easter Sunday (March 28). Good
Friday, which is the death day of Lord Jesus Christ and Easter Sunday being the
resurrection day of Jesus Christ, are the revered days in the Christian calendar
and is also by merit international holidays.

Anundoram Barooah awards
UDALGURI, Feb 14 – “There should be thousands of talents like Anundoram
Barooah in our society. Only the talented and resourceful students can make our
country prosperous.” This was said by Nabin Ch Boro, inspector of schools of
Udalguri district circle while presenting the Anundoram Barooah award to 185
meritorious HSLC candidates of 2007 session of Udalguri district here at
Udalguri DC conference hall on February 6 last.

HSLC, HSSLC exams begin

 GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – The HSLC, High Madrassa and HSSLC
examinations-2008 will commence tomorrow across different centres in the State.
A total of 1,65,726 candidates are appearing in the HSSLC examination in 618
centres and venues. The break-up of the candidates is 1,39,320 (Arts), 15,315
(Science), 10,568 (Commerce) and 523 (Vocational).

tuning School Edn
Govt schools set to fall in line with uniform timing(SEX_15_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 14 : With the Department of Education (Schools)
ready to implement a uniform school hour all over the State starting from
primary level to the secondary level, the State Government is planning to
establish a chain of model schools across the State specifically for brilliant
and bright students. …more….

Arson adds punch to Law college

IMPHAL, Feb 14 : Aggrieved over the alleged failure of the State
Government and other authorities concerned to give a positive response to its
long standing genuine demands even after the shutting down of the administrative
block of the college, LMS Law College Students’ Union has intensified its
agitation along with class boycott and burning down of the college properties.

Jaintia teachers unhappy with
govt order(SHT_15_2_K8)
: Khasi Jaintia Deficit School Teachers’ Association (KJDSTA)
has expressed unhappiness over the State Government’s order, barring teachers of
government- aided educational institutions from taking part in election
campaigns of any political parties of cnaididates.

RTI law
glare on teachers(TEL15_2_K8)

Guwahati, Feb. 14: Dispur today warned examiners of the
Right to Information (RTI) Act and asked them not to do anything that might
violate its provisions and invite trouble. Armed with the act, students
appearing for matriculation and the plus-two final examinations beginning
tomorrow, can secure photostat copies of their answerscripts if marks
obtained by them fall short of their expectations.

HSLC paper
leakage at Rangiya(AST_16_2_k8)

RANGIYA, Feb 15 — Inspite of the strict measures taken by the SEBA
authority to hold the HSLC examination in a free and fair manner, the leakage of
English question paper has been reported from different parts of the locality
this time also. Photocopies of the English question paper of the ongoing HSLC
examination which began today were reportedly found in the market just after the
commencement of the said exam at different centres.

UGC seminar on higher education
held at Howly
BARPETA ROAD, Feb 15 – A two-day UGC-sponsored national seminar on
‘Governance of Higher Education in the changing scenerio’ was held in the
auditorium of BH College, Howly on February 4-5, in which former Vice-Chancellor
Dr Nirmal Kumar Choudhury, Dr Madan Mohan Das, former Director of Technical
Education, Assam and Emeritus Fellow of AICTE, SC Roy, secretary, UGC (NERO),
Prof G Haragopal of University of Hyderabad, Dr AK Baruah of NEHU and former
principal of the college SN Das and Dr RK Das participated.

Students under Rani block yet
to get books
AZARA, Feb 15 – Even after one month of commencement of academic session
and regular classes, the students of different primary, ME and high schools
under Rani block in South Kamrup have not received their textbooks to be
supplied by Sarba Siksha Abhijan Mission.


Shortage of question papers

From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Feb 15: Due to shortage of question papers, as many as 65 HSLC
candidates of Kokrajhar Girls’ HS School were given xerox copies of question
papers today.


share question papers (TEL_16_2_k8)

suffer anxious moments as Kokrajhar school faces shortfall

Kokrajhar/Guwahati, Feb. 15: Pramila Borgoyari
(name changed) almost broke into tears when the invigilator did not give her the
English question paper at the high school leaving certificate examination at
Kokrajhar Girls’ Higher Secondary School. “It was the first day of exams and I
did not know what was going on. I became very nervous,” she said.

Beyond the
Bodo iron curtain


Feb. 15: Bodoland has opened its heart to
teachers, researchers and graduates from across the east. A group of 13 members
from Assam, Manipur, West Bengal and Orissa is on a two-week tour of the Bodo
Territorial Council-administered districts to study Bodo history, language,
culture and the environment.

HSLC paper
leakage at Rangiya(AST_16_2_k8)

RANGIYA, Feb 15 — Inspite of the strict measures taken by the SEBA
authority to hold the HSLC examination in a free and fair manner, the leakage of
English question paper has been reported from different parts of the locality
this time also. Photocopies of the English question paper of the ongoing HSLC
examination which began today were reportedly found in the market just after the
commencement of the said exam at different centres.

CM invites IT sector to

BANGALORE, Feb 15 — Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today invited IT
companies and premier educational institutions of Karnataka to set up their
branches in Assam, reports PTI. “Some IT companies like Infosys, Wipro had
evinced some interest and I have assured these companies that in case they
decide to open up branches in Assam, the government would extend all the
required facilities”, Gogoi, who was on a visit to the city, told reporters
here. …more….

ABSU committed to Mission
Quality Education: Narzary
UDALGURI, Feb 17 – “Teachers and guardians of Bodo medium schools of the
state have considerable responsibility to better the education scenario of Bodo
medium schools where there has been downfall in quality.


Borooah awards presented to Karbi Anglong students
DIPHU, Feb 17 – Biren Sing Engti MP and Mongal Sing Ingti Chief Executive
member (CEM), Karbi Anglong AutonomousCouncil (KAAC) jointly gave away the
Anundoram Borooah Awards to students placed in 1st Division in HSLC Examination
2007 of Karbi Anglong District in the award giving ceremony organized at Diphu
Club on February 10 last.

Silver jubilee celebration of
Bodo Sahitya Sabha
GAURIPUR, Feb 17 – The silver jubilee celebration and the 25th annual
conference of Parbatijhora District Bodo Sahitya Sabha was held in the premises
of Duligaon High School near here with a three-day programme. Suman Narzary,
principal, Tipkai HS School declared open the main gate of the Sabha amidst
large gathering and followed by opening of delegates camp by Satya Narayan
Brahma. …more….


Duni NGO
distributes textbooks
DUNI Feb 17 – Abhinava Arohan Gosthi, a leading NGO of west Darrang area,
distributed several textbooks among poor students of class IX and X recently. In
this connection, a brief function was held at Duni College under the
presidentship of Niranjan Baishya, lecturer of Duni College.

Govt school cooks threaten
strike (IFP_18_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 17: Denouncing the non-payment of their wages
for the past ten months, cooks and helpers engaged in government schools have
threatened to go on strike from March 1.

Tribal students to give up
Manipur university from Mar 1 (IFP_18_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 16: Protesting against lack of adequate
opportunities for the tribal communities in Manipur University, the All Tribal
Students Association, Manipur has declared that all tribal students of the
university will withdraw en masse from the institute from March 1, 2008.

Anundoram Borooah award


LAKHIPUR/KARIM-GANJ, Feb 17: The prestigious Anundoram
Borooah award distribution ceremony was held at Congress Bhawan here recently.

Science hub tribute
to Aryabhatta(TEL, 18-2-08)

Guwahati, Feb. 17: India’s first satellite was named
after Aryabhatta and now Assam wants to pay tribute to the
astronomer-mathematician by setting up science centres after the great
mathematician. The science centres to be set up in each block of the state will
be named after Aryabhatta — the author of several treatises on mathematics and
astronomy. …more….


New book
on autism hits stand
GUWAHATI, Feb 19 – A new book on autism – a neuro-developmental problem –
often confused with psychological or physical disorder, has some key knowledge
to disseminate. The first multi-authored book on autism in India has hit the
stands with the efforts of a Guwahati-based paediatrician.

Primary teachers’ training
under SSA concludes at Dhemaji
DHEMAJI, Feb 19 – A six-day-long primary teachers’ training termed as
‘Nava-Padakshep’ by Asom Sarba Siksha Abhijan (SSA) was held at 13 CRCs covering
a total of 509 LP and 24 MV schools under Dhemaji education blocks.

Constant use of N Lakhimpur
school affecting academic life

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 19 – Constant use of the premises and buildings
of the North Lakhimpur Govt School for poll purposes by the district
administration over the years has seriously affected its academic life and
caused wear and tear to infrastructure facilities.

Provincialisation of
Patharighat schools demanded
DUNI, Feb 19 – At a time when the State Government is spending crores of
rupees for development of Assam’s educational scenario, nearly one hundred
educational institutions of historic Patharighat area including LP and college,
have been running without essential facilities since establishment.

Centenary celebration of
Dergaon HSS held
GOLAGHAT, Feb 19 – The inaugural ceremony of the centenary celebration of
the Dergaon Higher Secondary School was held recently with a day-long programme.

The inaugural speech was delivered by Nilapadma Phukan, president of the
celebration committee and was addressed by Profulla Chandra Bora, its working
president as the appointed speaker.

Textbook distribution to
be over in 4 days: Bora

GUWAHATI, Feb 19: Asom Education Minister Ripun Bora today
said that the distribution of free textbooks among the students would be
completed in the next four days. He said 95 per cent of the textbooks have
already been distributed, and the remaining five per cent will be distributed
within the next four days.

Construction of
Jorhat Medical College to begin in a month(SEN_20_2_k8)

JORHAT, Feb 19: The stage is set for the establishment of Jorhat Medical
College at Jananayak Debeswar Sarmah Civil Hospital here. Asom Health Minister
Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the construction works would begin in a
month’s time, and that these were likely to be over in 18 months. He was
speaking at a function, held on the premises of the civil hospital this
afternoon, to pay compensation, running into more than Rs 5.47 crore, to the
landowners whose real estate has been acquired for the medical college hospital.

Scurry to allot
textbooks(TEL, 20-2-08)

Govt sends
six officials to six districts to ensure distribution(TEL, 20-2-08)

Guwahati, Feb. 19: Rattled by protests over slow
distribution of free textbooks, the Assam government today decided to rush six
officials in the six districts where the distribution fell short of
expectations. The officials were sent to review the whole process of
distribution. Dispur’s decision comes a day after hundreds of schoolchildren
staged a sit-in at Kokrajhar demanding adequate number of free textbooks for the
Bodo-medium students. …more….


novelist among Sahitya Akademi awardees(IFP_21_2_k8)

NEW DELHI, Feb 19: The leading scholar of classical Indian
dance, Indian art and architecture Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, who is also a sitting
Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, as chief guest will present the Sahitya
Akademi Awards 2007 tomorrow at 5.30 pm at Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg
here. …more….

Exhibition of young painters to
be held (IFP_21_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 20: The Imphal Art College, Centre for Media
Studies (CMS), New Delhi and College of Art, Delhi are jointly organising an art
exhibition sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund India at State Art
Gallery, Art and Culture complex.The exhibition will be from 20-23 February and
after the exhibition all the paintings will be sent to New Delhi for a national
painting competition. …more….

Governor exhorts teachers,
students(NPT, 21-2-08)

DIMAPUR, FEB 20 (NPN): Nagaland Governor K.
Sankaranarayanan said students need to be inculcated with civic sense and
concern for public assets, values that should be part of the education process
as these much desired in our context.

Explore pvt sector:
Governor(NPT, 21-2-08)

Dimapur, Feb 20 (NPN): Governor of Nagaland, K. Sankaranarayanan,
Wednesday said Nagaland has scope and potential for establishment of any kind of
institutions.Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Sachdeva New P.T.
College here, the Governor expressed the belief that with establishment of the
college, the students of Northeast, Nagaland in particular, would not be
required to go to the metropolis for special coaching for competitive
examinations. …more….

lab at Kohima

KOHIMA, Feb 20: Nagaland Governor, K Sankaranarayanan inaugurated a music
Lab at ‘The Heritage’, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima yesterday , stated a press
release. The music lab is an initiative of the Rattle & Hum Music Society as
part of the Vision 2010, to identify and promote Naga musicians.

Ten Tripura NIT
students shifted to hospital

AGARTALA, Feb 20: About ten students of National Institute
of Technology (NIT), Tripura, were shifted to Agartala Government Medical
College, following clashes among the students yesterday. NIT sources here today
said the situation took an ugly turn as some of the final year students beat up
their first year mates, who had been agitating for better infrastructure of the
institute when the official of IT Company Wipro was conducting campus
recruitment programme. …more….

Mottock body wants
petroleum institute in upper Asom

DIBRUGARH, Feb 20: The All Assam Mottock Sanmilan has
expressed its support for setting up of the proposed Rajiv Gandhi Institute of
Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) either at Tinsukia or Dibrugarh district instead of
Guwahati. In a press statement, the Sanmilan stated that it is only right that
the institute is set up in the area where Oil India Limited (OIL) has been
earning crores of rupees through oil exploration in the last 50 years.

 Rs 640.30 cr
earmarked for higher education in NE(AST, 22-2-08)
 SHILLONG, Feb 21 – The Planning Commission has earmarked an outlay
of Rs 640.30 crore for the North Eastern region during the year 2007-08 for
schemes under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource
Development. Till January 25, 2008, an amount of Rs177.22 crore have been
sanctioned for the current financial year.

Gashbari HS running sans
managing committee(AST, 22-2-08)
GORESWAR, Feb 21 – The public, well-wishers and guardians have
expressed strong resentment over the non-existence of managing committee of the
Gashbari High School falling under the Inspector of Schools, Kamrup district
circle, Guwahati since the last three years.

Guardians to help select ‘model
teachers’ vide SMS(AST, 22-2-08)
From Our Correspondent
 BAIHATA CHARIALI, Feb 21 – In a public meeting held at Pub-Kamrup College at
Baihata Chariali recently, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated a new office
building – constructed under the ‘Buniyad’ scheme – along with an auditorium
constructed with funds from MPLAD.

National Science Day at CPP(AST,
 GUWAHATI, Feb 21 – Centre of Plasma Physics (CPP), Nazirakhat,
Sonapur, will organise various activities to observe the National Science Day on
February 28. The activities include open house, a science quiz competition, a
drawing competition, and popular science talks on the theme of the National
Science Day. Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister, Science & Technology, Assam, will
inaugurate the day-long activities, stated a press release.

 Gyanjyoti schemes enlighten
children on State heritage(AST, 22-2-08)
GUWAHATI, Feb 21 – Bishal Das, a class X student of Panchgram Town
High School, Hailakandi had been dreaming about a big city for years, but never
got the opportunity to set foot in the city of his dreams. On Thursday, he was
the happiest person on this earth. The reason—he was at last in the city he was
yearning to visit. Under the Chief Minister’s Gyanjyoti scheme, Bishal and his
friends have come to visit the capital city and they would stay here till
February 23. …more….

NU M.Sc results out(NPT,

  DIMAPUR: The Nagaland University has declared the
provisional result of M. Sc. Zoology second and end semester examinations and M.
Sc. Chemistry second and fourth semester examinations held in the month of
October 2007. …more….


IMPHAL, Feb 21: under the Military Civic Action Programme the 13 Assam Rifles
of 10 Sector constructed and dedicated community hall at Awangkasom, vocational
training centre at Village Tolloi and another community hall at village
Lhungjang of Ukhrul district with the inauguration ceremonies held
simultaneously yesterday, informed a PRO IGAR (S) release.

IGNOU session
IMPHAL, Feb 21: The counselling session of 1st and 2nd year BEd, IGNOU
course of the DM College of Teacher Education will begin from February 23 at 9
am at the campus of DM College of Teacher Education, informed a release issued
by the programme Coordinator.

Teachers demand regular Principals
IMPHAL, Feb 21 : The All Manipur Government College Teachers’ Association
(AMGCTA) has demanded the Government of Manipur to either appoint regular
Principals of the Government colleges or follow the directives of the Supreme
Court at the time of appointment of Principal-in- charges.

186 fake
teachers/staff in education department, says vigilance


IMPHAL, Feb 22: The state vigilance commission has detected 186 fake
teachers/staffs while verifying service records in respect of 1010
teachers/employees of the state school education department in a record time of
less than seven months, the annual report of the commission tabled in the
Manipur Legislative Assembly Friday stated.

Govt polytechnic upgradation
required, says minister (IFP_23_2_k8)

Imphal, Feb 22: It is highly necessary to upgrade the Government Polytechnic,
Imphal to the degree level to facilitate diploma holders to get lateral entry
for higher studies into their respective courses, said L Jayentakumar Singh,
minister for education at the 52nd foundation day celebration of the Government
Polytechnic which was held today morning at the auditorium of the institute in
Imphal. …more….

Science centre inaugurated
GANGTOK, Feb 22: Sikkim today got its first Science Centre at Marchak
with 3.06 crores spent by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) and state
science and technology department.

Jorhat Medical
College to be functional by ’09 (AST, 24-2-08)
JORHAT, Feb 23 – The construction of Jorhat Medical College on the
premises of Jananayak Debeswar Sarmah Civil Hospital here will start within a
month. The Government has already released Rs 162 crore for this purpose.
Announcing this during a function held on Tuesday afternoon at the precincts of
the Jorhat civil hospital, Assam Health Minister said that two more medical
colleges would come up at Tezpur and Barpeta. The last medical college in the
State was set up at Silchar in 1968.

Primary school students yet to
get textbooks(AST, 24-2-08)
JAMUGURIHAT, Feb 23 – The primary school students of Naduar
Elementary Education Block, particularly those under Uttar Borbhagia Cluster,
have not received any text-books till now, though nearly two months of the new
academic session have elapsed.

DIET officers meeting today(AST,
 GUWAHATI, Feb 23 – The 2nd annual general meeting of All Assam DIET
Officers’ Association will be held on February 24 with a daylong programme at
DIET, Sonitpur Bishwanath Chariali premises.

National seminar on rural
colleges(AST, 24-2-08)
From Our Correspondent
 dhubri, Feb 23 – A UGC–sponsored national seminar on ‘Development of Rural
Colleges’ was held recently at PB College premises, Gauripur with a two-day
programme. Several participants, both from Assam and two neighbouring states,
West Bengal and Meghalaya, presented their papers besides taking part in the
deliberations. …more….

bags, books distributed by Powergrid(AST, 25-2-08)
TEZPUR, Feb 24 – TC Pankaj, Industrial Director, Powergrid, Shillong,
inaugurated the school building of Dakhin Aamloga LP School near Charduar area
in the presence of several top officials of Powergrid, Shillong and Balipara,
managing committee members of the school, workers of the Balipara Anchalik
Committee ABSU, Bodo Sahitya Sabha including local people of village. The
inaugural session included distribution of school bags and books to children by
the Powergrid. …more….

Deplorable condition of Aideu
Handique ME School resented(AST, 25-2-08)
GOLAGHAT, Feb 24 – Late Aideu Handique, who was the actress in the
first Assamese film Joymati, is being neglected even today. Late Aideu Handique,
an artist and famous actress, was born at Panidihingia within Golaghat district
and was honoured during her lifetime. But the State Government failed to fulfill
the assurance given to her.

B Borooah College campus made
tobacco-free(AST, 25-2-08)
GUWAHATI, Feb 24 – In what could set a new example in the academic
history of the region, the authorities and the students’ union of the State’s
premier B Borooah College has jointly declared the college campus a no-smoking
zone and have prohibited the sale of tobacco products within 100 meter radius of
the college campus. …more….

‘Text-oriented education
counter-productive’(AST, 25-2-08)
GUWAHATI, Feb 24 – Initiating children to a stereotype
textbook-oriented approach to education is always counter-productive, as it
effectively throttles the creative urge that is naturally ingrained in children.
Similarly, exposing students to too much competition can also impact their young
minds in an adverse manner.

NE to get 3 more IGNOU
institutes(AST, 25-2-08)

 NEW DELHI, Feb 24 – Higher education and research on developmental
issues in the north-eastern region of the country are set to get a boost with
the IGNOU deciding to start three institutes exclusively for the eight States.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University will set up a National Institute for
Vocational Education and Training (NIVET), a North-east Centre for Research and
Development (NCRD) and an Institute for Professional Competency Advancement of
Teachers (IPCAT). …more….

Strike call given by aided
schools (IFP_25_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 23: A meeting of the All Manipur Government
Aided School Co-ordinating Committee was held at North Imphal High School,
Chingmeirong with advisors, zonal representatives, special invitees and members
of the committee present in the meeting.

Mizoram SSA brings smiles to
children’s faces (SEN_25_2_k8)

AIZAWL, Feb 24: The national flagship programme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)
has contributed a lot towards making Mizoram one of the topmost States in the
country in the education scenario, State Government officials said here today.

The sorry tale of a
school (SEN_25_2_k8)

HAMREN, Feb 24: About 12 km from Hamren, at a place called Harlonglando,
there is an ME School named Narlong Sot Recho ME School, which has been “idle”
since 2001.
The school has been recognized by the Government but is yet to be provincialized.

Fraudulent GPF withdrawal in
Haoreibi College, Ex-Principal in a soup

IMPHAL, Feb 24: In connection with the fraudulent withdrawal of GPF
belonging to Haoreibi College lecturers and double encashment for civil works
executed in the college amounting to Rs 33 lakhs by its former Principal
in-charge, the high powered committee headed by the Chief Secretary as Chairman
has served show cause notice on the former Principal seeking detailed state-
ments within 15 days. …more….

Meet urges NIT’s
early construction (SEX_25_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 24: A public meeting held today at THAU sports
complex has resolved to urge the State Government expedite construction of
National Institute of Technology (NIT) in the State.

Showcause notice to

Imphal, Feb. 24: Manipur chief secretary Jarnail
Singh served a showcause notice yesterday to former principal in-charge of
Liling Haoreibi College Md. Majher Ali Shah asking him to explain why a sum of
Rs 332,750 which he allegedly swindled should not be recovered from him.


community to make clay art popular again
GUWAHATI, Feb 25 – Seeking the revival of the dying pottery industry,
members of the Kumar community of the State are gearing up for a convention in
Guwahati, and one of the aims would be to probe the lineage of indigenous Kumars
of the State.
The annual convention organised by the All Assam Kumar Sanmilan on March 14 to
16 will also address the issues related to development of clay art in the State
and formulate policies for a better future of the potters’ community.

ABSU seeks supply of textbooks,
appointment of teachers
UDALGURI, Feb 25 – Along with other parts of the State, 15 regional
committees of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), under Udalguri district
committee, staged a two-hour sit-in demonstration displaying placards and
banners demanding adequate supply of textbooks and appointment of teachers,
particularly in the Bodo-medium sections of schools and Bodo-medium schools in
the State. …more….

Seminar at AAU(AST_26_2_k8)
JORHAT, Feb 25 – The Assam Agricultural University proposes to hold a
day-long seminar on ‘Human development for a better world’ on its Jorhat campus
on March 18. …more….

Students take out mass rally

IMPHAL, Feb 23: A mass rally was taken out today by all
private school students of Manipur with the objective `Make education free and
progressive`, `Don`t destroy students future and let us learn during general
strike and bandh at Thau ground at 11.30 am in the morning.

1040 fake appointments in edu
dept (IFP_26_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 25: The state education minister, L Jayenta
said in the House today that there are around 1040 fake appointment cases in the
state education (s) department since the last around 10 years.

Application date extended(SEN_26_2_k8)
SHILLONG, Feb 25: The Director of Higher
Education and Technical Education, Meghalaya has stated in a press release that
the last date for submission of applications for post-matric scholarship for
students belonging to the Minority Communities has been extended upto February
29, 2008.

Training programme
SHILLONG, Feb 25: The Department of Soil
and Water Conservation, Meghalaya organized a five and half month programme for
middle level technicians at the Conservation Training Institute at Byrnihat,
stated a press release. Altogether 14 trainees participated in the programme.

The sorry tale of a school
HAMREN, Feb 24: About 12 km from Hamren, at a place called
Harlonglando, there is an ME School named Narlong Sot Recho ME School, which has
been “idle” since 2001.
The school has been recognized by the Government but is yet to be provincialized.
It was established by the people of four villages — Harlonglando, Langporpan,
Langnet and Rongkar. …more….

AIN renders yeoman
TEZPUR, Feb 25: Army Institute of Nursing (AIN) was established in
August 2006, keeping in mind the increasing need of employment of nurses all
over the world. AIN was set up to meet the long outstanding aspirations of
serving personnel, servicemen of Armed forces and the people of North-east.

MU dilemma
ATSUM sticks to its stand

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Sticking to its earlier decision of withdrawing
tribal students en-masse from Manipur University from March 1, All Tribal
Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) has clarified that the decision is neither
against the Manipur University nor the Vice Chancellor but against the State
Government of Manipur and the Union Government of India.

Joy blasts Edn Dept
IMPHAL, Feb 25:Raising a call attention motion during the morning session
of the Assembly today, MPP MLA O Joy today said that the State Education
Department is in a mess and is the most corrupt department. Agreeing with O Joy,
Education Minister L Jayanta said that corruption and other shady dealings have
become synonymous with the Education Department and pointed that the rot within
started 20/30 years back.

peace values among youth(AST_27_2_k8)
GUWAHATI, Feb 26 — Former president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha Dr
Birendranath Datta today called for an atmosphere in which ethnic identities
could be used in a constructive way. Dr Datta was inaugurating a two-day seminar
on the relevance of peace education in today’s context. The seminar was
organised by the Peace Studies, Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and
Development (OKD Institute).

All Assam DIET
Officers’ meet(AST_27_2_k8)

GUWAHATI, Feb 26 – The second annual general meting of the All Assam
DIET Officers’ Association was held on Sunday in DIET, Sonitpur located at
Biswanath Chariali.
The programme started with flag hoisting followed by annual general meeting
where representatives from 16 DIETs took part.

1040 fake teachers detected(AST_27_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 26 – Altogether 1,040 fake teachers were detected in the
Education Department of Manipur and action against concerned officials was being
contemplated, Manipur Education Minister L Jayentakumar Singh said yesterday.

Students’ protest(TEL_27_2_k8)

The students of Manipur University held a sit-in at
Kanchipur in Imphal West today against the alleged intervention of militants in
the entrance examination for PhD candidates. The meira paibis of Pechu
also protested against a bomb threat to the finance official of the university,
Sapam Shyamjai. …more….


Exam squad
IMPHAL, Feb 26: To prevent use of unfair means in the 2008 HSLC and HSSLC
examinations the Education Committee of Thadou Students’ Association in its
meeting has resolved to deploy/depute flying squads at exam centres specially in
the hill districts. …more….

MU decry UG interference

By Our Staff Reporter(SEX_27_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 26: Protesting undue interference from UGs in connection with
admission to PhD courses in various Department of Manipur University, students
of the University staged a sit-in-protest demonstration in front of the main
gate of the University at Canchipur today.

N-E students in Delhi
to have legal help bureau(SHT, 27-3-08)

New Delhi: Students from the North-East studying in
the national capital will soon have a dedicated bureau to provide them legal
assistance. …more….

extends help to educational institutions(AST_28_2_k8)
 GUWAHATI, Feb 27 – As a part of its “social commitments”, the Oil
India Limited (OIL) has started extending helping hand to the premier
educational institutions of the State for the much needed infrastructure
development of the institutions. OIL sources said that the public sector oil
company has already donated an amount of Rs 2.50 crore to the Assam Medical
College Hospital for classrooms and a conference hall, while, an amount of Rs
1.50 crore has been given to the Assam Engineering College for the construction
of a multi-disciplinary centre.

IGNOU conducts welding training
for jail inmates(AST_28_2_k8)

 GUWAHATI, Feb 27 – The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Guwahati Regional Centre, launched a nine-day training programme on arc welding
for jail inmates of the Central Jail, Guwahati on Monday last. The training
programme is being conducted by the faculty of MSME. Welcoming the gathering at
the launch function, AK Konwar, Jail Superintendent, expressed satisfaction over
the IGNOU initiative for the jail inmates.

Hojai teacher serving in 3
institutions faces music(AST_28_2_k8)

HOJAI, Feb 27 – A case of a school teacher of Hojai who served in 3
educational institutions at a time and was involved in financial malpractices,
came to light recently when the deputy inspector schools, Hojai filed a Case No.
CR 29/08 U/S 365 IPC at Hojai Police Station as per direction of DC Nagaon.

Science Day at

RANGIYA, Feb 27 – National Science Day will be observed with a day
long programme here at Krishak Swahid Bhavan tomorrow under the aegies of
Nabamilan Samannay Samiti. Different programmes have been organised for the
students coinciding with the programme.

LP School reaches 100
in March
BARPETA, Feb 27: The centenary celebration of No.2 Amolapatty LP School
will be held from March 1 with a two-day long programme. On the first day, a
procession will be taken out and the ex-teachers of the school will inaugurate
the procession. In the second day, there will be drawing and recitation
competition. …more….

Water scarcity
hits AAU girls’ hostels
From our Correspondent
JORHAT, Feb 27: The disruption of water supply in two of the four girls’ hostels
at Assam Agricultural University here since the last nearly one week has forced
the boarders to lodge a strong protest with the university authorities. The girl
students staged a massive demonstration on Tuesday and called for immediate
measures to end the water scarcity.

Bodies urge

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Manipur University Muslim Students’ Union (MUMSU)
and United Muslims Coun-cil, Manipur have urged the MU authorities to resolve
the issue related to the demands of Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union (MUTSU)
and All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) at the earliest possible and
ensure the rights of the students belonging to backward communities.



IMPHAL, Feb 27: In order to ensure free an fair conduct of the class X and
XII examination, 2008 within the Sadar Hills Examination centre, a joint meeting
of Ku-ki Students’ Organisation (KSO); Thadou Students’ Association, Sadar
Hills; Kuki Women’s Union and Kangpokpi Youth Club was held at KSO office, Kang-pokpi
yesterday. …more….

Scheme to revamp Govt
school buildings(AST_29_2_k8)

By A Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Feb 28 – The State Government has taken up a scheme for
reconstruction and repair the school buildings. The scheme has been undertaken
with the approval of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to bring about a healthy
academic atmosphere in the academic sphere, said Ripun Bora today. He was laying
the foundation of the Rs 30-lakh building project of the Deputy Inspector of
School of the Guwahati subdivision on the Chatribari campus of Kamrup District
Education Officer’s office in the city.

Maria’s team to take part in
UNIS-UN meet(AST_29_2_k8)

 GUWAHATI, Feb 28 – A seven-member delegation comprising six students
and a faculty adviser from Maria’s Public School, Guwahati is leaving for New
York on March 3 on invitation from the United Nations International School (UNIS)
to their 32nd annual UNIS-UN conference to be held on March 6 and 7, in the
United Nations General Assembly Hall, stated a press release.

Science Day observed

IMPHAL,Feb 28: The Manipur University Students` Union today observed the
National Science Day with Prof. C Amuba Singh, vice chancellor of the
university, Prof. PS Yadava, dean of school of sciences of the university and
Prof. Mohd Islamuddin, dean of students`welfare of the university as the chief
guest, guest of honour and president respectively of the observation which was
held at the conference hall of the Students`Home of the university.

HSSLC exam all set to begin
today (IFP_29_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 28: Using unfair means in exams is no more suited with time, said
the chairman of the Council of Higher Secondary Education while wishing luck to
the students appearing in this year`s Higher Secondary School Leaving
Certificate, HSSLC Examination which is due to commence from tomorrow.
In an exclusive talk with IFP in his office chamber at Babupara today, the
chairman of the council, Nongthonbam Ibobi Singh observed in regard to the
forthcoming examinations, "We are in the century of knowledge and competition in
every field." So for competing in the national and international level, the
students of the state need to clear the examination with their best efforts of
reading and learning. …more….

Protesting teachers picked up
by police (IFP_29_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 28: Seven teachers of aided schools of the Manipur government
were picked up by the police Thursday while distributing leaflets to the public
at Lamlai area in connection with a general strike called by the teachers of the
aided schools.
Teachers of aided schools under the banner of the All Manipur Government Aided
School Coordinating Committee called a statewide general strike today in
condemnation of a statement made by the chief minister on the floor of the
Assembly on the conversion of the grants-in-aids to the government aided schools
into incentives. …more….

ONK alleges irregularity in
teacher`s appointment (IFP_29_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 28: A teacher named Nongmeikapam Dhamen tendered apology to the
ONK today saying that he had given money to a MLA and high officials of the
education department for becoming an approved teacher.

Barak Valley archaeological
sites to be given a face-lift(SEN_29_2_k8)

SILCHAR, Feb 28: To boost tourism in this remote part of Asom, the
Cachar district administration has initiated steps to built staircases towards
the top of the famous Bhuban hill located about 25 km from Silchar town under
Sonai police station.
“We are trying to add this new dimension to the ancient temples atop the hill,
to make it at par with the Kamakhya temple and Baishno Devi temple,” said Gautam
Ganguli, Cachar Deputy Commissioner, at a press meet here today. Apart from
that, the ancient Kali temple in Arunachal on the outskirts of Silchar is also
to be renovated to address a long pending aspiration of the people of Barak
Valley, he said. …more….

NITE site
IMPHAL, Feb 28:At least ten
faculty members of Manipur University have voiced their strong opposition to the
plans of the Govt to locate the NIT in any of the two districts of Imphal. In a
signed statement, the ten faculty members said that though they welcome the NIT
they have reservations about locating the same in any of the said two districts.

National Science Day observed
IMPHAL, Feb 28: As in other parts of the country, National Science
Day observed was also observed here at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium unde the aegis
of Manipur Science and Technology Council (MASTEC) today.

Edn on UNIDEP agenda at Tml
Tamenglong, Feb 28 : Continuing with its campaign to reach out to the
neglected parts of the hill parts of the State, the campaign launched by UNIDEP
reached Tamenglong on Feb 26 with the stress on education.
As part of the drive, a free coaching class for students appearing in the
forthcoming HSLC and HSSLC exams was held from January 23 to February 23.
The coaching class was conducted by the Zeliang-rong Students’ Union, Tamenglong
sponsored by UNIDEP. …more….

Tml students opt for BSEM
IMPHAL, Feb 28 : Unlike last year, majority of the students of
Tamenglong district are likely to appear this year’s HSLC examination conducted
by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur, which is scheduled from March 3.
Leaving some exceptions, who gave the exam in the Manipur Board by attaching to
the Tamenglong Higher Secondary School and who were shifted to Imphal schools, a
major chunk of the students from this district went to Dimapur and gave the
Nagaland Board of Secondary Education’s HSLC examination last year.

MU pull-out crisis deepens
IMPHAL, Feb 28 : Even as a meeting between the Vice Chancellor, Deans
and representatives of the MU Tribal Students’ Union held today failed to
resolve the crisis besieging the varsity on the issue of tribal students
threatening to pull- out enmass, nine councillors of Manipur University
Students’ Union have decided to give up their respective posts if the impasse
persists. …more….

Addl power supply assured

IMPHAL, Feb 28 : In view of the upcoming HSLC and HSSLC examinations,
the State Power Department has decided to activate the Leimakhong Heavy Fuel
Based Power Plant to supplement the existing power supply by 11 MW despite the
high cost of generating power from the said plant.
In a statement, the Chief Engineer of the Power Department said that the
decision was taken in the interest of the students and reminded the consumers
that the cost per unit of the Plant is Rs 12.5 p.

Boost to Assam

Guwahati, Feb. 2: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today announced
that his government would set up an education commission in the state to bring
about a sea change in the field of education. Speaking at a function to give
away the Anundoram Borooah awards to those who got first division marks in the
High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination 2007, Gogoi said his
government was committed to rapid and progressive changes in the education
sector. …more….

Aggrieved students close down LMS
college admn block (IFP, 10-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 8: Irked at the failure
of the government to fill up vacancies in the teaching staff and lack of proper
maintenance of the college`s physical infrastructure, students of the LMS Law
College, Chingmeirong have closed down the college administrative block with
immediate effect.


Best teacher’s award(SEN,9-2-08)
From a Correspondent
JORHAT, Feb 8: The Babula Nath Goswami Memorial Trust will confer the best
teacher’s award on February 9 at Maktab Adarsha Prathmik Vidyalaya, Jorhat.
The award will be handed over by Dr Jitendra Gopal Borpuzari, Advisor, World
Bank. Sources said that Babula Nath Goswami, former headmaster of Maktb Adarsha
Prathmik Vidyalaya was a National award-winning English teacher.

students’ union formed
DIBRUGARH, Feb 8: Dr Taufique Rahman Borbora, principal, Assam Medical
College, at a somber and brief function held recently at the Post–Graduate Hall
administered the oath of office to the members of the new executive of Assam
Medical College Students Union (AMCSU). Dr Nripen Gogoi, Superintendent and Dr
Ranjit Barua, Deputy Superintendent, of Assam Medical College and Hospital also
graced the oath-taking function.

Computer sets
distributed at Tezpur
TEZPUR, Feb 8: Education Minister Ripuan Bora distributed the Anandoram
Ram Barua award 2007 to the students who secured first division in the HSLC and
High Madrasa examination at Nehru Maidan, Tezpur yesterday.

Computer training centre inaugurated
DIBRUGARH, Feb 8: A computer training centre was inaugurated at Ghoramara
in Dibrugarh district today. Built by the DAH division at the Ghoramara Higher
Secondary School at a cost of Rs 1 lakh, the centre is a part of Sadbhavana
Projects. The inauguration was done by Lt VS Bhandari.

Borooah award to rank holders
DIBRUGARH/NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 8: The district administration held a
function for conferring of the Anundoram Borooah award to the students who
secured first division in the HSLC and High Madrassa Examination 2007 at the
Chowkidinghee playground here yesterday. The Minister for Planning and
Development, Prithibi Majhi, was the chief guest on the occasion.

research centre, university soon, says Gogoi
SAMANNAYKSHETRA (Sorupathar), Feb 8: Asom
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said a research centre and a university will be
set up in the State in the name of Srimanta Sankardev.



Government’s bar for teachers draws flak

(SEN, 10-2-08)

SHILLONG, Feb 9: The Government’s decision to prohibit teachers of
Government-aided schools from involving themselves into active politics has
drawn flak from political parties and teachers’ association. The Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) and the Meghalaya Democratic Party (MDP) pointed out at the
notification was a deviation from the early practice in the State.

NERLC imparts Bodo language training to teachers

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 9: The North Eastern Regional Language Centre (NERLC),
Guwahati, under the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore has
been imparting language training in Bodo, Assamese, Nepali and Manipuri to the
teachers, research scholars and fresh graduates deputed by various states of
India. …more….

EC directs Tripura university to suspend lecturer

AGARTALA, Feb 16: Tripura Chief Electoral Officer GSG Ayyangar today
directed the Central University authority to suspend a lecturer accused of
participating in political activities. Political Science lecturer Alok
Bhattacharjee was accused of campaigning for the Congress candidates in several
parts of Agartala thus violating the service rule.

Exams in Chunar
Centre peaceful

LAKHIPUR, Feb 16: The HSLC/AHM and HS final examinations conducted by
SEBA and AHSEC have concluded peacefully at Chunar centre with total number of
387 and 317 respectively. The External Officer in cooperation with the Central
Committee keeping strict vigil on the examinees to prevent unfair means of any
kind in the examination.

Provincialize Bodo
medium schools: Narzary(SEN, 17-2-08)

‘Provide textbooks and teachers’
From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Feb 16: The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) expressed displeasure over
the State’s education policy for new reformative mechanism of provincialization
of schools, appointment of teachers and improvement of education in the State
Sources said the ABSU observed its 41st foundation day at Bodofa House,
Kokrajhar yesterday with a day-long programme.


students assaulted by goons in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, Feb 16: A number of
students from Arunachal Pradesh, studying in New Delhi, who had gathered for a
programme on Friday evening, were attacked by local goons from the nearby NDMC
market area.


‘pray’ before Gogoi, Bora effigies(SEN, 19-2-08)

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 18: Hundreds of Bodo-medium students right from LP
school to college level taking their school bags and in school uniform today
joined in a protest under the banner of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) against
the alleged apathetic attitude of the Government towards the Bodo-medium schools
in Asom, in front of the District Elementary Education Office (DEEO), Block
Elementary Education Office (BEEO) and District Coordinator, Sarva Siksha
Abhijan (SSA). The theme of the demonstration was “Provide text books and
teachers”. The programme was observed in every DEEO and BEEO throughout the
State. …more….

DIET meet on Feb

GUWAHATI, Feb 18: The 2nd Annual General meeting of the All Assam DIET
Officers’ Association will be held on February 24th with a day-long programme at
DIET premises in Biswanath Chariali.


Vocational training programme by Red Horns Division

MANGALDAI, Feb 18: The Red
Horns Division operating under the Unified Command of structure in fighting
against the insurgency in the State takes yet another constructive step to bring
about a positive difference in the lives of the people of Asom. The Workshop
company of the Red Horns’ Division at Tamolpur successfully completed its
six-week-long vocational training program under ‘Operation Sadbhavana’ recently
in which 127 unemployed youth and womenfolk were trained in diverse field like-
vehicle repairing, welding works, fabrication of wrought iron furniture,
computer hardware and software and finally Banana chips processing .


releases stipend for students

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu
yesterday released stipends for the students to redress their and their parents’
long pending grievances.
While approving the additional allocation, to the tune of Rs 12.46 crore for
disbursement of stipend in addition to Rs 7.65 crore released in October last,
the Chief Minister observed that stipend is a welfare measure, which helps human
resource development in the State and therefore, it deserves his government’s
top priority, informed official sources here today.

Workshop held(SEN,

From our Correspondent
NAGAON, Feb 6: A workshop on “Role of Statistics in Social Science” was
organized by the Statistics department of the Ananda Ram Dhekial Phukan College
here, at the College auditorium recently.

One assaulted by DU students, dies

From our Staff Reporter
DIBRUGARH, Feb 6: A 25-year-old youth, Ganga Chetri, died at Udaipur under
Milannagar police station here last night after four students assaulted him. The
four students — Paragjyoti Maut, Lucas Gogoi, Debananda Duarah and Pranabjyoti
Dutta — have been absconding. According to police sources, the act happened
after the four students of Dibrugarh University, who were allegedly in an
inebriated condition, entered into an alteration with Chetri.

Directive to discipline private schools

GUWAHATI, Feb 6: To discipline the private schools in the State, Asom
Education Minister Ripun Bora today asked the private schools to be set up in
the State to register themselves under the Private School (Control and
Management) Act, 2007. …more….


National seminar held

8: A three day National seminar on the topic Pre and Proto History of North East
India was inaugurated at Kangla Hall, Imphal today.
The inaugural function of the seminar jointly organised by the Indira Gandhi
National Centre for Arts New Delhi, State Archeology Department and the Manipur
Film Development Corporation was attended by Education Minister L Jayantakumar,
former Principal of DM College of Commerce Dr Okram Kumar and Archeology
Director Dr Kh Sarojini as chief guest, president and guest of honour


LMS Law College
A-block sealed

IMPHAL, Feb 8:
Consequ-ent upon the alleged indi- fference of the State Government and the
authority concerned towards their various demands since a long time back, the
LMS Law College Students’ Union has sealed the administrative block of the
College indefinitely.


Teachers shortage throws a spanner to Edn(SEX, 11-2-08)

JIRIBAM, Feb 10: As in other parts of the State, private educational
institutions are prospering day by day at the cost of Government schools in
Jiribam sub-division too.
Though the Government schools in Imphal and other districts including Jiribam
sub-division have been deteriorating equally, the downfall of Government schools
in Jiribam sub-division is largely a result of shortage in teaching staff unlike
Imphal where there is adequate number of teachers.

Private schools hit
the target with rally(SEX, 19-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 18: To raise the demand for making education a free zone,
Committee for Peaceful and Progressive Education would take out a mass rally
here at Imphal on February 23.
A public meeting would also follow the rally.

Educational tour
flagged off(SEX, 19-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 18: An educational tour of village elders from Ukhrul
district to Kolkata was flagged off by Commander 10 Sector AR yesterday,
informed an AR PRO release. The tour organised by 13 Assam Rifles under Hqs IG
AR (S) as a part of MCA programme consists of 20 village elders including 13
women, added the release.

Govt school cooks
threaten strike (IFP,19-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 17: Denouncing
the non-payment of their wages for the past ten months, cooks and helpers
engaged in government schools have threatened to go on strike from March 1. In a
press meet at the Manipur Press Club today, N Jamuna, president, Cooks and
Helpers Association, ZEO, zone I, said cooks and helpers engaged for the mid-day
meal scheme were supposed to be paid monthly remuneration of Rs. 800 and Rs. 700
each but the same has not been paid for the past ten months.

186 fake
teachers/staff in education department, says vigilance commission (IFP, 24-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 22: The state
vigilance commission has detected 186 fake teachers/staffs while verifying
service records in respect of 1010 teachers/employees of the state school
education department in a record time of less than seven months, the annual
report of the commission tabled in the Manipur Legislative Assembly Friday
stated. …more….

Govt college teachers take to
the streets in Imphal (IFP, 24-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 22: A protest rally by the teachers of
government colleges in Imphal Friday supported by students of the colleges which
was marching towards the state Assembly complex where the budget session is in
progress was foiled by the police.
Among others, the teachers are demanding the freeing of education from all sorts
of disturbances in the conflict ridden state and an increase in the retirement
age of the college teachers as per the University Grants Commission, UGC.

Strike call given by aided
schools (IFP, 24-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 23: A meeting of the All Manipur Government
Aided School Co-ordinating Committee was held at North Imphal High School,
Chingmeirong with advisors, zonal representatives, special invitees and members
of the committee present in the meeting.
The committee also condemned the statement which the chief minister had
introduced on the floor of the Assembly to convert the grants of the government
into incentives. The committee also expressed that the employees had been
working for a period of 30 years since the 1980`s recurring grant.


take out mass rally (IFP, 24-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 23: A mass rally was taken out today by all
private school students of Manipur with the objective `Make education free and
progressive`, `Don`t destroy students future and let us learn during general
strike and bandh at Thau ground at 11.30 am in the morning. The mass rally
started from Hao ground Chingamakha and later gathered at Thau ground
Thangmeiband followed by a public meeting. The rally was participated by
thousands of students from various private schools of Manipur. The main
objective of today`s rally was to give awareness to the people of Manipur and
other civil organisations and NGOs to stop calling strikes and bandh and give
the students education and not to destroy their future.

Mamoni Raisom conferred D.Lit(AST_17_2_K8)
 NEW DELHI, Feb 16 — Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami was conferred D.Lit by Vice
President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari at the 19th convocation of the Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU). Dr Goswami was among six eminent personalities
who were conferred with the title. – Spl Correspondent

Self-help mantra for

Darjeeling, Feb. 3: The soon-to-be functional
central university in Sikkim is set to introduce some sweeping changes in the
perception of higher education. For one, professors will lead the way in keeping
the campus spick and span, instead of the Group D staff. “We will not recruit
non-teaching employees just because there are vacancies. It will be need-based
as we are looking towards making the varsity an institute espousing independent
thought and making people self-reliant,” Mahindra P. Lama, the vice-chancellor
of the university, told The Telegraph, over phone from Guwahati.


shadow on 3rd Manipur school (TEL_7_2_K8)

Imphal, Feb. 6: Extortion threats by two
militant groups have forced the closure of yet another school in Manipur.  A
cloud of uncertainty hung over the future of nearly 2,000 students of Little
Master English School near Samurou bazaar in Imphal West district today. This is
the third private school to face closure following militant threats in the twin
districts of Imphal East and West since January 5. The school authorities were
forced to take the decision after militants attacked the guard and stole the
Maruti car of the school’s founder-secretary, Moirangthem Thoiba Singh, last
night. …more….


renews Assam connection(TEL_7_2_K8)

Anthropologist Audrey Cantile to visit village on which she wrote a book

Guwahati, Feb. 6: A British anthropologist who calls
herself “a daughter of Assam” and has authored a treatise on the land, its
people and customs, is returning to her roots decades after she bade goodbye.
Audrey Cantile is especially keen to visit Panbari village of Golaghat district,
which formed the backdrop of The Assamese. The 322-page tome was
published in 1984 and is acknowledged as a comprehensive piece of research.


Delhi to
take over institute (TEL_7_2_K8)

Feb. 6: Delhi has decided to take over the
city-based Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology and develop
it as a model institute. Sources said the Centre was impressed with the
performance of the institute, which has a talented pool of manpower, and
intended to convert it into one of the best institutions in the country in the
field of scientific research and teaching. Founded in 1979, the institute is a
premier and multidivisional research institute. Its plasma physics division is
known for its pioneering work.


on Bangla trip to forge ties (TEL_8_2_K8)

Shillong, Feb. 7: They visited the memorial of
Rabindranath Tagore in Kushtia town, listened to Sufi songs, savoured delicious
hilsa and were warmed by the hospitality of the hosts in the neighbouring
country. Five students of the BSF School in Shillong narrated their experience
to the media today about their five-day tour to Bangladesh recently, sponsored
by the BSF, as part of confidence-building measures by both the countries.


varsity for Assam(TEL_9_2_K8)

Guwahati, Feb. 8: The Assam state government today
announced the setting up of a research centre and university named after
Sankardev, the great saint and social thinker of Assam. Chief minister Tarun
Gogoi made the announcement at a function at Dhansiri in Golaghat district. The
state government will also request New Delhi to name one street in the national
capital after Sankardev.

Training (TEL_9_2_K8)

Red Horns Eagle, 11 Mountain Brigade, conducted vocational
training classes for unemployed youths as part of Operation Sadbhavana from
December 18 to January 29 at Agia in Goalpara district. The youths were trained
on computer hardware and software. There were also courses in welding and
vehicle mechanics. Students from 22 different villages of Goalpara district
participated in 269 field workshops.

protest hike in fees (TEL_9_2_K8)

Feb. 8: A section of parents of children studying in
a private school in the city has raised objections to the “sudden and drastic”
hike in fees. The parents of the students of Angels of God High School, gathered
in front of the school in the Hadayetpur area this morning to register their
protest over an increase in the fees. They described the move by the school as
arbitrary and raised the issue of growing trend of commercialisation of
education. …more….


protests diktat on teachers(TEL_11_2_K8)

Shillong, Feb. 10: The BJP has expressed concern
over the Meghalaya education department’s order preventing teachers of the
government-aided schools and colleges from participating in elections. In a
statement issued today, BJP general secretary P.M. Passah said the teachers of
government-aided schools and colleges cannot be equated with the government
employees who are bound by service conduct rules.


A national workshop on Trace Elements Research organised by
the UGC’s department of atomic energy consortium for scientific research,
Calcutta centre, and department of physics, Nehu, will be held on March 4-6 at
the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
The workshop is being organised to exploit the cross-disciplinary potential of
trace element studies, involving physicists, chemists, biologists and
environmentalists. . …more….


A two-day UGC-sponsored
national seminar on Governance of Higher Education in the Changing Scenario was
held in the auditorium of BH College, Howly, on February 4 and 5.Former
vice-chancellor of Gauhati University Nirmal Kumar Choudhury, Madan Mohan Das,
former director of technical education, Assam and emeritus fellow of AICTE and
S.C. Roy, secretary, UGC (NERO) took part in the seminar. G. Haragopal of the
University of Hyderabad, A.K. Baruah of Nehu and former principals of the
college S.N. Das and R.K. Das were also present during the seminar. Nirmal Kumar
Choudhury said more attention must be paid to the quality of higher education.
and the access rate of higher education should be increased. He added that the
higher education system in India is by and large autonomous and this autonomy
should be without any political intervention or interference.


B Borooah
College hit by noise pollution
GUWAHATI, Feb 16 – The authorities of the city’s B Borooah College have
lodged a formal complaint with the district administration against the alleged
noise erupting from the Tarun Ram Phookon Indoor stadium inside the RG Baruah
Sports Complex, which according to the college authorities, is disrupting the
academic atmosphere of the college. The RG Baruah Sports Complex is situated
adjacent to the State’s premier college on the B Borooah Road. .


students urged to preserve country’s heritage
KAMPUR, Feb 16 – The foundation day of Kampur Sankardev Bidya Niketan was
held February 5 with pomp and gaiety on the school premises in presence of a
large number of students, teachers and guardians.The day-long programme began
with the hoisting of flag by Naba Kanta Boruah, a reputed social worker and a
senior member of Rashtriya Swang Sevak Sangha. Boruah in his speech urged upon
the students and the teachers to emulate the ideals set by the great saints and
teachers of India. . …more….

AHSEC to conduct Spoken English
SIVASAGAR, Feb 16 – Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Guwahati ,
is introducing a six month certificate course in Spoken English for college and
higher secondary level students in different HS schools throughout the State.
Under the scheme, the course will get under way in Sivasagar Govt Boys’ HS
school on March 10 at 3-30 pm after the regular school hours. Interested
students may enlist their names paying Rs 50 per head. Details can be had from
the principal, Sivasagar Boys’ HS school at phone no. 94350-56120.


building inaugurated
KALAIGAON, Feb 16 – The new building of Kalaigaon Town LP School was
inaugurated recently on February 5 by Maheswar Baro, MLA, Kalaigaon. The
building with three rooms was constructed at the cost of rupees six lakh.In his
speech, Maheswar Baro, MLA, stressed the need for proper utilisation of money
sanctioned to schools. .

Principal’s removal demanded(AST_17_2_K8)
AIZAWL, Feb 16 – A case of a school principal sexually harrassing a
female student in a Mizoram school has prompted the students to demand his
removal. The Mizo Students’ Union, Lunglei has demanded the government to
compulsorily retire the Principal of Chawngfianga Memorial School for harassing
the female students of the school. .

Assam varsity foundation day(AST_19_2_K8)
SILCHAR, Feb 18 – The 15th foundation day of Assam University was
observed recently. On the occasion, the flag of the university was hoisted by
Prof Tapodjir Bhattacharjee, Vice-Chancellor, Assam University. Founder
Vice-Chancellor of Assam University, Prof Jayanta Bhusan Bhattacharjee, was
present as chief guest. .

Shikshak Samaroh at Geleky(AST_19_2_K8)
From A Correspondent
 NAZIRA, Feb 18 – In a subjective measure to promote and expose the all-around
brilliance of teachers and employees of educational institutions of the
subdivision, the second edition of Nazira Mohkuma Shikshak Karmachari Samaroh (NMSKS)
will be organised at Tribeni Sangam, Geleky at the Tribeni High School premises,
near Nazira, with a four-day-long programme from February 20 next. Preparations
are going on for the Samaroh. .

IGNOU convocation ceremony held(AST,

 GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – The 19th convocation of Indira Gandhi National
Open University was held recently.  The IGNOU, Guwahati Regional Centre started
the Regional Centre Convocation at 5.00 pm at Rudra Baruah auditorium, Jyoti
Chitraban, Kahilipara, Guwahati. Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury, vice-chancellor of
Gauhati University, graced the occasion as the guest of honour at the
convocation ceremony of Guwahati Regional Centre, stated a press release. .

Gandhian body to train youths
on cultivating human values

JORHAT, Feb 20 – A local Gandhian organisation named Manab Jyoti
Samaj recently resolved to impart lessons on righteous living, as enshrined in
the Gita, so as to try and wean wayward youth from the path of moral turpitude.
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the organisation’s 14th foundation
day function which was observed in sync with Mahatma Gandhi’s 60th ‘smriti
divas’ with active cooperation of Nirmall SHG and Sankardev Puthibharal at the
latter’s library premises. A public meeting held on the occasion expressed
concern over society’s nonchalant attitude in preserving human values, including
the saner attributes of day-to-day functioning in a world of crass consumerism.
Voicing the need to mould public opinion among like-minded individuals and
organisations to arrest the moral downslide, the conscious section felt it could
be achieved only through example, and not by words alone. .

Meritorious North Lakhimpur
students presented PCs

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 20 – First division holders in the HSLC and High
Madrasa examinations under SEBA were presented personal computer sets (PCs) at a
function arranged at the Tyagkshetra here recently.
The award is instituted in the name of Anundoram Barooah, who was the first
Assamese ICS officer and a renowned Sanskrit scholar. The award which carries a
PC and a certificate were presented to top nine distinction holders of Lakhimpur
district. A total of 407 HSLC first division holders of 2007 and pertaining to
the sub-division were awarded. .

SSA pilot project for school
drop outs
(AST, 21-2-08)
DALGAON, Feb 20 – With a view to eradicate child labour in urban
areas of the State, Sarba Siksha Abhijan has introduced a new programme in which
a single ward in Darrang and 60 wards in Kamrup district have reportedly been
selected for implementing the pilot project.
According to a SSA source, Mangaldai Boys’ LP School of Ward No 1 will be the
lone centre in Darrang where as a total of five centres will cover the wards in
Kamrup. . …more….

Majuli zone ACTA conference
(AST, 21-2-08)
KAMALABARI, Feb 20 – A day-long annual conference of the Assam
College Teachers’ Association (ACTA), Majuli Zone, was held at the Ujani Majuli
Kherkatia College here at Naya Bazar recently under the presidentship of Bhola
Bora, president of the zonal committee.
Jyoti Prasad Gogoi, president and Pradeep Dutta, secretary of ACTA respectively
attended the conference. The conference discussed different problems of the
college teachers. It also expressed concern over flood and erosion problem of
Majuli. The passive role of the Brahmaputra Board in tackling this burning
problem of the river island was vehemently criticised. .

Amolapatty LP School centenary(AST_23-2-08)
BARPETA, Feb 22 – The 2 No. Amolapatty LP School of Barpeta town will
celebrate its centenary with a two-day long programme from March 1 next. As per
schedule, the first day’s programme will start at 9 am on March 1 with a
procession to be taken out by the students and well-wishers of the school. At
10.30 am on that day a get-together of present and past students would be held.
Lighting of lamps and fireworks will be held in the evening. .

Seminars on language pedagogy(AST_23-2-08)
GUWAHATI, Feb 22 – As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, the
Department of English Language Teaching, Gauhati University, in collaboration
with the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore is organising a
two-day national seminar on Language Pedagogy from March 26 and a two-day
National workshop on Language Pedagogy from March 28. .

AHSEC workshop on spoken
English held
 GUWAHATI, Feb 22 – A three-day orientation programme-cum-workshop on
spoken English was organised by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council from
February 19 to 21, 2008 in the conference hall of the Council at Bamunimaidam in
the city. The training programme cum workshop organised by the Council aimed at
initiating the English teachers of the higher secondary schools to the proposed
6 month Certificate Course in Spoken English to be administered by the Council
from the next month itself. A total of 28 Subject teachers in English working in
23 districts of Assam attend the training programme and familiarised themselves
with the concepts, content and the techniques of teaching spoken English to the
vernacular medium students of the higher secondary schools of the State. .

Study tour & a film show for
stars on earth(TEL_23_2_K8)

Feb. 22: The Kamrup (metro)
administration’s decision to show movies on the giant screen has turned out to
be the biggest hit with the 1,100 students from 14 districts who have converged
in Guwahati on a three-day education tour under the government’s Gyanjyoti
scheme. The aim of the scheme is to exposure students from interior parts of the
state to places of historical and academic importance. .


appointments detected(TEL_26_2_K8)

department trying to recover money paid to teachers

Imphal, Feb. 25: The Manipur education department
has detected 1,040 irregular appointments of teachers and is trying to recover
the amount paid to these teachers as salaries. Education minister L.
Jayentakumar Singh today said the irregularities were detected while a list of
employees in the department was being prepared. .


hurt in firing melee(TEL_26_2_K8)
Guwahati, Feb. 25:
Two High School
Leaving Certificate examinees were injured when police resorted to blank firing
to disperse a mob inside an examination centre at Chirakuti Higher Secondary
School in Assam’s Dhubri district around noon. The officer-in-charge of
Fakiragram police outpost, P.K Nath, said a member of the examination conduct
committee of the centre, Ajibur Rahman, was caught by school principal Saidul
Rahman while allegedly supplying books to some students. .


course at IIE(TEL_26_2_K8)

Feb. 25: The Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship at
Basistha has come with a four-month diploma course in jewellery designing and
manufacturing which will teach students the basics of the trade.  An official at
the institute said the course is being upgraded from the earlier gem stone
cutting and polishing and designed in such a way that it would help the students
set up his own unit after the completion of the course. .


Govt links
science with growth(TEL_29_2_K8)

Science Centres inaugurated to nurture scientific developments

Feb. 28: Imagine a life without electricity to run
your appliances, trains and cars to take you to various places and phones to
talk to your loved ones. Well, in short, imagine a life without the contribution
of science and technology. Science and technology are the vital ingredients for
the progress of any state. Taking a cue from this, Dispur today promised a
bouquet of measures to give priority to science and technology in the
development of the state. .

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