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Goa scraps Surya namaskar for students on World Yoga Day

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yogaThe BJP-led coalition government in Goa withdrew a circular issued to schools earlier this month seeking the presence of students for public yoga and Suryanamaskar performances at an indoor stadium near here on Tuesday.

The move came in the light of the organisers of the yoga event, NGO Arogya Bharti, scrapping it due to “unavoidable circumstances”.

The scrapping of the public yoga Suryanasmaskar demonstration and simultaneous withdrawal of the circular by the state education department on Tuesday comes days after legislators from the minority community, especially from the ruling BJP-led coalition government expressed dissent at students being coerced into performing yoga on World Yoga day.

“On the request of the organiser, the heads of pre-primary/high schools and higher secondary schools are hereby informed that the event is cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances,” said Education Director G.P. Bhat in the circular.

According to an earlier circular issued by Bhat, the World Yoga day event, being organised by Arogya Bharti, was to be held at the Shyamaprasad Mukherji Indoor Stadium on June 21 at 10.00 a.m.
The event was to sync with the numerous similarly coordinated events across the country and the world to celebrate World Yoga Day.

Minority MLAs from Goa, a state where Catholics account for nearly 26 percent of the state’s population across party lines, had raised objections to the compulsory participation of school students in yoga performances.

As June 21 was declared as the World Yoga Day in last December, yoga performances are expected to be conducted across the country as well as the world to commemorate the occasion.

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The application process has four steps: payment of application fees, filling the form with required details, uploading scanned images and printing the filled out form after submission

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Eligible candidates can apply for this exam via online mode only at the official website of JNTU. Wikimedia Commons
Eligible candidates can apply for this exam via online mode only at the official website of JNTU. Wikimedia Commons
  • The tentative date for the commencement of AP EAMCET 2018 application process is the second week of February
  • Candidates can apply for more than one course but only a single application can be submitted by a candidate for the Engineering, Medical and Agricultural courses
  • Applicants should make sure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria and then only should proceed with the application process

The application form for AP EAMCET 2018 is going to be released shortly by JNTU. Eligible candidates can apply for this exam via online mode only at the official website of JNTU. The official dates for the application procedure have not been announced yet, however, the tentative date for the commencement of application process is the second week of February and candidates will be able to fill the form till the fourth week of March 2018.

Candidates can apply for more than one course but only a single application can be submitted by a candidate for the Engineering, Medical and Agricultural courses. The application process has four steps: payment of application fees, filling the form with required details, uploading scanned images and printing the filled out form after submission. Students failing to submit the application until the last date will be able to submit the form only after paying late fees ranging from INR 500 to 10,000.

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Candidates will be able to make modifications or corrections in their respective forms from April. They must make sure that the correction window will be active for a limited time period only.  Upon successful registration, candidates can avail their admit cards from April.

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Before filling the application form for AP EAMCET, applicants must ensure that they are ready with all the important documents including Aadhar Card Number, Date of birth, Hall Ticket number of Qualifying Examination, Hall Ticket number of SSC or equivalent examination, Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC candidates), PH, NCC, Sports etc., Annual Income of parents, Study or Residence or relevant certificate for proof of local status (12 years), Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking details.

Students are allowed to modify/ rectify some information but not all on the application form. Wikimedia Commons
Students are allowed to modify/ rectify some information but not all on the application form. Wikimedia Commons

Applicants should make sure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria and then only should proceed with the application process. The online application process for AP EAMCET is carried out in 4 important steps. First, the application fee of INR 450 for one course and INR 900 for both the courses has to be paid in the online mode through credit card/ debit card/ net banking and the fee amount depends on the course applied for.

After fee payment, candidates can proceed to fill up the application form which includes candidates’ personal and academic details, qualifying examination details, details needed for common entrance test, the preferred location for exam centre – primary district, secondary district and preference of 3 cities to be chosen from options in each district.

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After filling the form, candidates have to upload the scanned copy of a recent passport size photograph and scanned copy of the signature which should be maximum 30 KB and 15 KB respectively. Make sure that both of these are in JPG format. After filling the application form and uploading the required documents, candidates should verify that all the input details are correct and finally submit the form.

JNTU provides the facility to make corrections or modifications in the application form. But, only students who submitted the application form within the last date will be able to avail this facility. The correction window will be made active online only for a limited time period.

However, students are allowed to modify/ rectify some information but not all on the application form. To rectify the details that are not allowed to be modified, students have to submit a special written request along with relevant documents and the filled out application form and send all those via email.

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Details that can be altered include that of the qualifying examination, personal details, details of the study and the applicants’ address. However, there are certain fields which cannot be modified and these include stream, candidates’ name, signature, photograph and qualifying exam hall ticket number. So, fill all these details accurately else a special request will have to be made along with submission of valid documents and has to be sent via email to the concerned authorities.