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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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HP India Brings A Series of Affordable Mini Desktop In Order to Empower Students

The system runs Windows 10 Pro and houses memory up to 32GB of DDR4

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HP India on Monday introduced an affordable mini desktop to help students learn and collaborate in schools and educational institutions across the country.

Starting at Rs 19,990, the HP 260 G3 desktop will enable schools and institutes to set up or upgrade computers in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) labs at a minimal cost, the company said in a statement.

“As technology becomes integral to businesses and consumers’ daily lives, students need to learn digital skills that equip them well for the future,” said Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP India.

When paired with HP Integrated Work Center and HP EliteDisplay, teachers can read and present files effortlessly. With the wide range of input display connectors, documents can also be shared across multiple monitors.

“Driven by our goal to empower students, HP has launched the mini desktop solution to enable easy and affordable digital learning for students across India,” Chandra added.

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The system runs Windows 10 Pro and houses memory up to 32GB of DDR4. (IANS)

The Pentium Dual Core with 18.5-inch monitor system is available at a starting price of Rs 19,990 while Intel Core i3 with 18.5-inch monitor is available at a starting price of Rs 25,990.

“We are hitting a new price band with the HP 260 G3 desktop mini. With this, HP will be able to address the market’s need for cost-effective desktop PCs,” said Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. India.

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The company is reaching out to schools and educational institutions as well as in smaller cities, where affordable digital learning devices can be highly useful.

The system runs Windows 10 Pro and houses memory up to 32GB of DDR4. (IANS)

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