Complete lockdown declared in Jaipur & other Rajasthan districts from May 10 to May 24!

All wedding functions have been cancelled till May 31.

In an attempt to tighten the grip over soaring COVID tallies in Rajasthan, the state government declared that all districts across the territory will observe a complete lockdown from 5 AM on May 10 to 5 AM on May 24. Announced by the CM in a cabinet meeting on Thursday, this intervention aims to curtail the contamination from entering villages and infecting youths, amongst other things. Previously, the state was put under a 'Red Alert- Public Discipline Fortnight' after the COVID graphs spiked higher.


All wedding functions canceled till May 31

While the state was already clamped under a long list of restraints, the administration laid out a new set of guidelines for the citizens. As per new rules, wedding functions shall remain canceled till May 31. All marriage lawns shall remain shut during this period and all advance deposits will have to be returned by the owners. 'Band, Baaja Baraat' and associated facilities have been suspended with immediate effect while court marriages and home weddings with only 11 guests are allowed.

Intra-state travel prohibited during the timeline of the lockdown

All MNREGS projects have been halted for the period of the lockdown. Additionally, citizens are prohibited from commuting within the state during the lockdown and those travelling from other territories will have to show an RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours from the time of travel. They will be permitted entry only if the report says negative.

While there are specific times for the opening and closure of some establishments, all religious places will stand closed for the entire duration of the lockodwn. The Chief Minister has further asked the central government to impose a nationwide lockdown if the spiraling chain of infections has to be controlled soon.

Jaipur's active case tally crosses 45K with 3,440 cases on Thursday!

With 46,206 active COVID cases registered on Thursday, Jaipur remains to be the hardest-hit district in Rajasthan. While 3,440 new cases were recorded in the state capital on May 6, the count of fatalities surged with 46 deaths on the same day. As of now, a cumulative tally of 1,32,216 individuals has been affected by the COVID virus in Jaipur.

Holistic education takes a leap in Lucknow with booming opportunities for young kids!

It is crucial to address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for young learners of the 21st century.

Technological innovations and inventive thinking together constitute the insignia of a fertile present and a progressive future. While the evolving nature of technology has made it a mandatory skill for younger learners, it is essential to couple it with a financial aptitude and business-driven attitude for assuring sustained growths, today. One must address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for kids of the 21st century, that can provide them with a life crafted as per their innate interests and ambitions!

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Lucknow University announces MCQ-format offline exams for final year students

Pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks.

Lucknow University has announced that last-year/end-semester students of all undergraduate and postgraduate programs will have to sit for offline examinations in the upcoming days. As per reports, these assessments will have multiple-choice questions to be solved within a stipulated period of time. Further, pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks, according to the latest decision by the varsity administration.

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Universities in UP directed to send degrees to students by post

The decision ensures that students receive their degrees on time.

The pandemic has affected the education system in a huge way. Even though online classes have replaced physical classes, staying at home for such a long duration has taken away a lot of opportunities from students of schools and colleges alike. In such times, the authorities are trying their best to provide assistance and tackle all the hurdles. And now, in an attempt to timely award degrees to college students, new instructions have been given to universities across UP.

Chancellor of state universities & UP Governor, Andiben Patel has directed Vice-Chancellors of Universities across the state to send college degrees to students by post. The decision was formalised in an online review meeting of two state institutes, Lucknow University and Bathkhande Music Institute Deemed University and ensures that students do not have to run for their degrees.

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All engineering & polytechnic students in UP to take online exams in July!

Virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

In view of the easing pandemic situation in Uttar Pradesh, the state technical education department has announced schedules for the students of all years enrolled under it. Reportedly, the authority has stated that the final year students of technical universities and polytechnic institutes would sit for online tests in the third week of July. Besides, the virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

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A 14-member committee set up in Lucknow University to take the decision regarding exams 2021

Special Committee of the LU will take the final call, in line with the government orders.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Lucknow University, Dr Alok Kumar Rai has set up a special 14 member committee to take the final decision regarding the examinations and promotion of the students. The committee will check the feasibility of conducting exams for third-year students and evaluate the promotion criteria for other batches, across all programmes.

This special body includes the Controller of Examinations, HODs of all departments along with the Principals of Mahila Vidhyalaya Degree college and Shia College and Superintendent of Examination, who are tasked to take the final call, in line with the government's orders.

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Lucknow University staff to bear the educational expenses of pandemic-orphaned pupils!

The Vice Chancellor took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and appealed to other professors to take similar steps.

Initiating a new welfare program, it has been said that the Vice-Chancellor and other professors at Lucknow University will bear the educational expenses of students who have lost one or both parents to the pandemic. Under this scheme, the VC took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and requested other professors to take similar steps. As per reports, the Registrar, Chief Proctor and the Dean of the Students' Welfare Department will now bear expenses of one child each.

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Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to come up at Lucknow University's Jankipuram campus

LU to launch a dedicated government institute for students aiming to build careers in pharmacy.

Lucknow University has decided to launch a dedicated institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in a bid to widen the bandwidth of educational provisions for pharmacy aspirants. The varsity is set to open this institute over 8,170 square meters of its second campus in Jankipuram. Reportedly, the finance committee has given the penultimate approval to start the institute as a sub-set of the engineering faculty. The proposal will now be tabled before the Executive Committee on June 11, for final approval.

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