Public transport restarts in Lucknow with buses running across all major city routes!

As per reports, the MD of Transport Department has affirmed that 50 more buses shall be deployed when daily footfall increases.

After the lockdown restrictions were revoked in Lucknow, the public transport facilities revived across the city roads after a long halt on Wednesday. Reportedly, 84 buses operated on the first day, which includes 50 CNG buses from the Gomti Nagar Depot and 34 electric buses from the Dubagga Station. Given the current circumstances, a low count of commuters undertook bus journeys and reports state only 22% of the seats were occupied on an average.

50 more buses to be deployed when demand rises

Reportedly, the managing director of City Transport, Pallav Bose, informed that the buses have started running on the prior routes. With the increase in daily commuters, 50 more buses shall be deployed on the city routes when the need arises. Further, it has been reported that MST counters at Charbagh, Gomti Nagar and Dubagga will be opened soon for students, women and elderlies, facilitating them to take concession benefits.

In addition to the buses, auto, tempos and e-rickshaws also resumed functioning across many areas. As per reports, a large of travellers were witnessed in these vehicles, at Chowk, Medical College Chauraha, Charbagh, Munshipulia, Polytechnic, amongst other. Reportedly, COVID guidelines are not being followed by most vehicle owners and this has raised a cause of concern for the city administration.

Inter-city buses witness more commuters than expected

With the relaxed inner-city travel, the bus stops observed a large count of commuters on Wednesday. Among the 24 buses that departed from Lucknow, most carried more citizens than it was expected. Reports state that all four bus stops had deployed proper checks in view of the pandemic. While all passengers had to undergo thermal scanning, unmasked individuals were not allowed in the bus.

As per reports, maximum passengers were seen in buses bound for Gorakhpur, Azamgarh and Ballia. Besides, significant counts of commuters were also witnessed in Varanasi and Prayagraj buses. As of now, inter-state buses to Delhi, Bihar and Uttarakhand are not allowed and the authorities are trying to seek permission from the administration to revive these facilities.

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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