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Schools running coaching classes under CBSE lens

Chairperson says probe to be ordered; will take action: Edu Secy13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: After The Tribune highlighted that schools in the city are running coaching classes for medical and non-medical entrance exams from their premises in connivance with coaching institutes against the norms, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson, Anita Karwal, today said an inquiry would be initiated into the matter.

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Naina Mishra

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 12

After The Tribune highlighted that schools in the city are running coaching classes for medical and non-medical entrance exams from their premises in connivance with coaching institutes against the norms, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson, Anita Karwal, today said an inquiry would be initiated into the matter.

Talking to The Tribune, Karwal said, “We will surely get this matter looked into.”

On August 6, the CBSE had issued a warning to all its affiliated schools against running of coaching institutes from the school premises. The board had observed that schools were running classes from their premises for providing coaching for entrance examinations against the stipulated norms.

“Running of such type of classes, with any nomenclature, for commercial purpose violates the basic spirit of the affiliation bylaws of the board,” the board had stated in the circular.

Education Secretary BL Sharma and Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Harjinder Kaur said action would be taken against schools running coaching classes with impunity.

The matter came to the fore when FIITJEE was directed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to refund fee to a student, who left the classes over dissatisfaction with the teaching methodology at the institute.

Harsh Vardhan Sikka, a resident of Sector 38, had enrolled for their “pinnacle two-year school integrated programme” to prepare for the IIT-JEE. Vardhan attended coaching classes at Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 37-D, and paid fee for three months. He deposited Rs 1,0,900 through a cheque and examination and tuition fee of Rs 86,163 in instalments.

After this, The Tribune carried a reality check on a Sector 34-based coaching Institute, Zetta, which claimed that it offered a similar integrated school programme at three schools in the city– New Public School, Sector 18; DC Montessori School, Mani Majra, and Ishwar Singh Dev Samaj School, Sector 21.

While DC Montessori School accepted that the school was running an integrated programme with Zetta, the other two schools refused to comment on the issue.

The programme entails clubbing of schooling and coaching for engineering and medical entrances. The classes are conducted within the school premises during the school hours. Both the institute and the school offer a discounted fee.

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Mohali sees rise in dengue cases

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

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Tricity soaks in Guru Nanak’s blessingsGURU'S 550th Birth Anniversary

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: Hosting a gamut of devotees on the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru and founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, gurdwaras across the tricity were draped in the colourful net of lights, envisaging a splendid spiritual retreat.

Electricity ombudsman sets aside forum order

13 Nov 2019 | 7:29 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a major jolt to the power consumers, the ombudsman for the state of Goa and union territories has ordered the Electricity Department that advance consumption deposit (ACD) charges to be levied on the consumers should be calculated on the basis of bimonthly consumption i.

75 vendors get notices  to relocate in Sector 17

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:30 AM

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MP lays stone for strengthening sewer system at Karsan Colony

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:30 AM

CHANDIGARH:MP Kirron Kher today laid the foundation stone for strengthening the sewer system at Karsan Colony, Sector 52.

Insurance company told to refund Rs 1L to Mandi man

13 Nov 2019 | 7:31 AM

CHANDIGARH:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an insurance company to refund Rs 1 lakh to a resident of Mandi, Himachal Pardesh, and pay Rs 30,000 as compensation.

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Two acquitted of charges of creating nuisance in public

13 Nov 2019 | 7:46 AM

CHANDIGARH:The district court has acquitted two youths of the charges of creating nuisance in public place in a state of intoxication, as the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 3.68 lakh to the family members of a woman sweeper who died in a road accident in 2018.

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

PANCHKULA: Newly-elected Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker and Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta was honoured at an event organised by senior BJP leader Kulbhushan Goyal on Tuesday.

Doctors discuss methods to manage childhood diabetes

13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, Advanced Paediatrics Centre (APC), PGIMER, organised Type 1 Diabetes Education Day for children and their caregivers to commemorate World Diabetes Day, observed worldwide on November 14.

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Dr Sen elected head of orthopaedic assn

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CHANDIGARH: Dr Ramesh Kumar Sen has been elected as the president of the Indian Orthopaedic Association.

Students told about scope in fitness industry

13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

KHARAR: The Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri, organised a ‘Fit Connect Session’ to create awareness on the fitness industry among students.

Ambala youth gets 1-yr RI for causing injuries

13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 27-year-old resident of Ambala has been awarded one-year rigorous imprisonment by a local court for causing grievous hurt to a resident of Sector 27, Chandigarh.

Will outperform wherever party deputes me, says Vij

13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

AMBALA: Even as uncertainty prevails over the first expansion of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Cabinet, Ambala Cantonment BJP MLA and former Minister Anil Vij is confident of outperforming wherever the party deputes him.

What our readers say

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The main road adjacent to the Godrej building in Mohali was built around four months ago.

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:46 AM

AMBALA:The police have arrested three persons in separate cases of theft and claimed to have recovered stolen articles from their possession.

Biomedical waste

PPCB to check records of all hospitals in Mohali

13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

MOHALI: Officials of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) have decided to check records of all hospitals responsible for disposal of such waste here.

Couple held with two cartons of illicit liquor

13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

DERA BASSI: The police have arrested a couple with two cartons of illicit liquor near here.

NRI woman duped of Rs94L, one booked

13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

ZIRAKPUR: The police have booked a person for allegedly duping an NRI woman on the pretext of selling her three shops.

Pedestrian hurt in road accident

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DERA BASSI: A 60-year-old pedestrian suffered injuries after he was allegedly hit by a car on the Dera Bassi flyover here today.

Farmer booked for burning paddy stubble

13 Nov 2019 | 7:23 AM

PANCHKULA: Continuing its crackdown on farmers burning stubble, the police have booked a Raipur Rani farmer under Section 3 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and sections 188 and 269 of the Indian Penal Code for violation of the prohibitory orders against stubble burning.

Animal bylaws to be up for public objections

13 Nov 2019 | 7:33 AM

PATIALA:The Punjab Municipal Registration, Proper Control of Stray Animals and Compensation to the Victim of Animal Attack Bylaws adopted by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Patiala, will be up for public objections after the same have been cleared by the office of Director, Local Government Department.

School Notes

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Public

13 Nov 2019 | 7:27 AM

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School celebrated the 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev with religious fervour and perseverance.

Rs 30L penalty imposed on 3 liquor contractors

13 Nov 2019 | 7:34 AM

PATIALA:The Department of Excise and Taxation has imposed a penalty of Rs 31.

Guru’s 550th birth anniversary

550 trees planted at law varsity

13 Nov 2019 | 7:34 AM

PATIALA:Students and faculty members at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) here today celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji by planting 550 trees on the campus.

Mobile phone recovered from jail inmate

13 Nov 2019 | 7:34 AM

PATIALA:Officials of the Patiala Central Jail have recovered a mobile phone from a jail inmate.

Chandigarh go down to HyderabadSyed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Chandigarh go down to Hyderabad

13 Nov 2019 | 7:48 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh batsmen failed to put up a challenging total on board and lost to Hyderabad by five wickets at the Government Model Senior Secondary School grounds in Sector 26 here today to register their second successive loss in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

U-23 T20 trophy

Parushi, Kashvee help city girls beat Goa by 3 wickets

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CHANDIGARH:Parushi claimed a fifer before a late blitzkrieg by Kashvee Gautam helped Chandigarh register a three-wicket win over Goa after the side was reduced to 73/7 during their Women’s U-23 T20 Trophy match in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, today.

Ritik shepherds St Anne’s into final

13 Nov 2019 | 7:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:A timely half-century by Ritik helped hosts St Anne’s School, Sector 32, beat Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, by 59 runs in the semifinals of the 14th Sister Alberta Memorial U-14 Cricket Tournament here today.

Radha beats Gurnaaz, enters quarters

13 Nov 2019 | 7:42 AM

CHANDIGARH:Radha packed off Gurnaaz Kaur to move into the girls’ U-14 quarterfinals in the Roots-AITA Talent Series (TS7) National Rankings Championship at Zirakpur today.

Double delight for Ayaan

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13 Nov 2019 | 7:40 AM

PANCHKULA:Budding city skater Ayaan Singla won twin titles during the Haryana State Skating Championship in Gurugram today.

More than 100 cyclists take part in cyclothon

13 Nov 2019 | 7:40 AM

PANCHKULA:Over 100 cyclists in the age-group of 8 to 70 years participated in a 10m cyclothon organised by the Forest Hill Resort today.

IN BRIEF

Man duped by swindler

13 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

Chandigarh: A swindler allegedly duped a Sector 46 resident of Rs 15,998 by withdrawing the money from the victim’s bank account.

St Stephen’s in semis

12 Nov 2019 | 7:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, registered a 31-run win over AKSIPS, Sector 41, to enter the semifinals of the 14th Sister Alberta Memorial U-14 Cricket Tournament here today.

Hockey meet from tomorrow

12 Nov 2019 | 7:55 AM

ROPAR: Sixteen teams will participate in the five-day long 30th Dashmesh Hawks All-India Hockey Festival, which kicks off here on Wednesday.

Mohali girls clinch gold

12 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

MOHALI: Mohali girls claimed the gold medal in the U-14 tennis competition during the 65th Punjab School Games here today.

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