Science Day will spread scientific spirit

Various institutions in the city have made elaborate preparations to celebrate the National Science Day on Saturday.

The day is celebrated every year on February 28 to commemorate the Raman's effect discovered by India's ace scientist CV Raman in 1928.

The National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) and the Indian Institute of Tropical Metereology (IITM) however celebrated the National Science Day on Friday itself.

At the Nutan Marathi Vidyayala (girls), school authorities said the entire week has been devoted to the promotion and understanding of science.

Principal Madhura Kulkarni said, "Starting with a science quiz for the students of standard VI and VII on Tuesday, we also had a lectures by experts."

Niggling problems on Day 2

The second day of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams was marked by minor issues at several centres across the city. While most of the students were happy to find an easy question paper for English, some of them had trivial grievances.

Question papers delayed

Examinees from a centre in Mulund were harried when the question papers did not reach the centre 10 minutes past 11 am. The papers finally reached Vani Vidyalay, a centre in Mulund, at 11.10 pm. There was a lot of chaos initially, but the board ensured that students get extra 10 minutes.

Univ sets assessment deadline

Taking strong note of delay in result declaration owing to unavailability of teachers for assessment, the Mumbai University has decided to take remedial measures. Accordingly, it has been decided that colleges must finish assessment of first and second-year degree college exams by March 30, declare results, and send the requisite "proofs" to the university.

"We cannot afford to have any laxity on the part of colleges and teachers. Every year, we keep running after them to send teachers for evaluation, this cannot go on," said AD Sawant, university pro-vice chancellor. "This is to ensure that teachers are not engaged in college exam work beyond this period and is available for the university's central assessment programme," said Sawant.

Parents raising the bar for their children

Parents are going to great lengths to make sure their children get top scores in the upcoming board exams

With the standard X board exams around the corner, parents have become a fretful lot as they resort to promises of expensive gifts if their children score well. Others enroll their kids for crash courses, keen on a last minute drill to do the trick. Then there are those who take extended leave from work, hoping constant supervision, if not anything else, will get the kids to slog it out.

Get onboard A time to chill out!

It is a good idea to be relaxed preparing for your boards and parents play a crucial role. ANSHIKA AJMERA finds out how some city kids and parents chill out

Are you aware of the fact that your child appears for two exams simultaneously? Puzzled? Well if you are scared to find out the answer, we have it for you!

One is obviously his school board exams and the second is fulfilling not his own but your expectations. Surprised? Don’t be, because it is true. 

Students still to get admit cards

Angry examinees protest as RU tests are just a couple of days away

Though all under graduation and post graduation examinations in University of Rajasthan are just two days away, students have still not received their permission letters at their respective colleges. According to university sources, February 27 was the last date for issuing the permission letters. 

On Friday morning, when students approached the Commerce College to collect their permission letter, the officials told them that the college had not received the permission letters and students will be given their letters on March 2.