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In Agra’s BR Ambedkar university 12800 appear for BEd exam, 20000 pass

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By Rajesh Ghosh

Agra: BR Ambedkar University in Agra came in for a shock on Saturday as the private agency contracted to prepare the BEd results brought to light gross irregularities, highlighting that while around 12800 students enrolled to take the exam they received answer sheets of more than 20000 students.

The Vice-Chancellor of the varsity Mohd Muzammil called for an immediate probe to establish the reasons behind such absurdity, according to reports.

The blame has been swiftly put on the private college affiliates. These colleges allegedly admitted more students, on paper, than they had vacancies. This is a grave inconsistency as 191 BEd colleges affiliated with the varsity had previously claimed that 40% of their seats laid vacant for the 2013-14 academic year (exams taken on 2014-15).

Recently, another incident in Bihar highlighted the dismal state of the Indian Education system, where outsiders were seen climbing a wall of an examination center to illegally assist examinees. The incident gained worldwide media coverage.

A Supreme Court verdict earlier this year ordered 600,000 students to re-appear for the pre-medical exam as a fallout of the massive Vyapam scandal.

Many other such incidents across the country have brought in the public discourse a phenomenon that seems endemic. Many reports show the growing use of technology like micro-Bluetooth devices, scanning pens, stitched buttonhole cameras and good old tactics like bribing among others.

As India’s economic growth attracts more foreign corporate investments, it must not ignore the structural infirmities of its education system.

India must not only increase its educational structures quantitatively but also qualitatively. Underemployment is a major problem in India as even graduates are unemployable as a result of their poor quality education.

India cannot afford to ignore a fundamental pillar of its society, for no country can advance into modernity without a robust educational system.

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Internshala Trainings launches the Creative Writing Challenge — Opportunity to learn from a bestselling author

The participating students will learn creative writing through a 6-weeks long online training program

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The participating students will learn creative writing through a 6-weeks long online training program taught by Kulpreet Yadav, a bestselling author of several books including ‘The Girl Who Loved a Pirate’.

Internshala Trainings has launched the Creative Writing Challenge to encourage students to hone their writing skills. The last date to apply for the challenge is 27th February 2020. The ability to write effectively is one of the most in-demand skills in today’s world and it offers lucrative career options such as becoming a published author, content writer, journalist, story writer, scriptwriter, copywriter, and editor.

The participating students will learn creative writing through a 6-weeks long online training program taught by Kulpreet Yadav, a bestselling author of several books including ‘The Girl Who Loved a Pirate’. After completing the training, the students will write a short story as the final project. The top 10 stories will be evaluated and receive feedback from an esteemed panel of judges comprising of best selling authors (Kulpreet Yadav and Madhulika Liddle), a renowned columnist (Vinita Nangia), and a senior publisher (Milee Ashwarya). The top 3 stories would win cash rewards worth INR 65,000 and exclusive certificates signed by the jury.

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Internshala Trainings has launched the Creative Writing Challenge to encourage students to hone their writing skills. The last date to apply for the challenge is 27th February 2020. Pixabay

In the training, students will learn to write fiction and non-fiction including screenplay and ad scripts. One of the major highlights of the training is ‘peer grading feature’ which aims at strengthening students’ reading and writing skills by getting them to critique and grade each other’s writing. 

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On the launch of the challenge, the Founder and CEO of Internshala, Sarvesh Agrawal said, “Content writing is one of the most-in-demand skills among employers and is a popular career choice among the internship seekers. Through the Creative Writing Challenge, we hope to inspire students to learn this in-demand skill first-hand from renowned authors, get lots of practice through written assignments, and get unbiased reviews and meaningful feedback on their writing via one-of-its-kind peer grading system”

For more details or to participate in the challenge, visit: http://bit.ly/IS-CWC