Lucknow's COVID graph descends further with 1,153 new infections on Tuesday

The daily case count has reached this point after a mapping a journey of high spikes for 36 days!

After weeks of unprecedented surges in COVID tallies, the daily count of fresh infections is gradually reverting to a controlled and manageable count. With consistent dips observed in the past 3 days, 1,153 new cases were logged on Tuesday, along with 3,229 recoveries. Due to the rising count of recoveries and falling number of new detections, the tally of active cases has also contracted in Lucknow, standing at 19,842 on Tuesday.

Sings of relief after a horrifying period of exploding COVID tallies

Over the past month, the viral contagion wreaked havoc in the city, infecting an enormous count of individuals and snuffing a lot of lives. As per records, a total of 591 individuals succumbed to the virus in April alone while 338 lives have been lost in the past 11 days. Now, with the significant drop in new cases, it can be anticipated that the fatality rate would be clamped in the days to come.

What has been the greatest respite for Lucknow, is the rapid increase in the number of recoveries. Over the past 11 days of May, 48,995 individuals have recovered from the grip of the virus and more are expected to heal in the days to come.

Vaccination continues for 18+ in the city

Being a frontrunner in the COVID immunisation programs of the country, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed the vaccination of a large count of individuals. As per records, a total of 1,37,60,662 jabs have been given to the citizens in the state. Out of this, 6,46,598 doses have been administered to citizens in Lucknow till now. Currently, inoculation drives for all 18+ individuals are being witnessed in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

After the central government's announcement of inoculation drives for all citizens aged over 18, the Uttar Pradesh administration declared free vaccination of all adults. In order to meet the humongous requirement of vaccine doses, the state authorities have already placed orders for over 1 crore doses. According to the released information, 50% of these will be Covishield jabs being provided by Serum Institute of India while the others shall be Covaxin doses to be received from Bharat Biotech.

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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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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Lucknow's Aaghaz Foundation is heralding an age of educational equity through its 16 scholarships

Presently, applications for three out of their sixteen scholarships are open.

With the aim of ensuring that the children from underprivileged backgrounds are empowered through education, Aaghaz Foundation was established in 2004. Empowering girls and boys with their best capabilities through scholarships and other educational initiatives, this Lucknow-based non-profit organisation has helped over 16,000 needy children. Currently, applications for their Aisha Begum Memorial Scholarship and other endowments are open.

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