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Monthly Newsletter | School-360-Editorial-June-2020 |

Dear readers,


I am glad to present before you the School 360 Newsletter for June 2020.


Covid-19 has regrettably remained the grand narrative for the past 3 months, and May has not been much of an exception.


However, in this edition we have included the ‘tales of combat’ i.e. the efforts being put by the leaders and the teachers of our partner schools to beat the odds. We have published our interactions with the Directors of three of our partner schools. The objective was to help our readers gain insights into the functioning of the schools while they are being run on virtual platforms. All three of these schools are in fact units of three renowned groups of schools of southern India based in Tirupati and Karimnagar and Guntur. In all, around 15000 children are enrolled in these three schools combined.


Customarily, we have also included news articles from among the happenings of the month of May. The articles include the introduction of an arts-integrated curriculum by the CBSE, the decision of Maharashtra government regarding the reopening of schools, the inclusion of vocational courses in Himachal’s school curriculum, and the concessions and exemptions being granted by the foreign universities to attract Indian students.


I am confident that you will find the transcripts of the interviews informative and insightful, and the news items will also be of interest to you.


We are committed to keeping our readers abreast of the developments in the K-12 sector and we will include more interviews and case studies in our future editions.


I thank you again for your encouragement and feedback.



Stay Healthy and Hopeful !

Vinod Kakumanu

Art-integrated curriculum, a new addition to CBSE curriculum with projects on ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’

An art-integrated curriculum will now be offered to the students of class 1 to 10 in CBSE affiliated schools. This will come into effect from the new academic session.


According to the reports coming from the HRD ministry, within the scheme of the said curriculum, there would be a minimum of one project pertaining to ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ (united India, supreme India) programme.


CBSE has elaborated upon the idea and intent behind the introduction of the art-integrated curriculum wherein children will gain familiarity with diverse forms of art like dance, visual arts, music, craft, etc,.


The circular issued by the board in this regard states, “Not only for creating joyful classrooms but also for imbibing the Indian ethos through the integration of Indian art and culture in the teaching and learning process at every level. This art-integrated approach will strengthen the linkages between education and culture. ”

e as follows- this will be conducted as a group activity, the group consisting of 4 to 5 students, The students will be required to integrate an art form native to their state or UT. The art forms that can be chosen for the project work are not random but defined under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Programme, for classes 1 to 10.

The directions are slightly different for classes 1 to 8. In the case of these classes, the project work can include multiple subjects and it would also be considered for internal assessment of the corresponding subject.

As for classes 9 and 10, art integrated project work is supposed to be taken as a subject enhancement exercise. This criteria applies to all the subjects for internal assessment.

The implementation of the art-integrated curriculum will require a coordinated effort of the subject and the art teachers who will be required to plan the project before the academic session commences.

Apparently, CBSE has envisioned that the topics chosen for the projects would be the ones that have not been introduced in the classrooms. This will encourage students to gravitate towards research on new topics.

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Introduction of Vocational Courses for classes 9 and 11 on the cards in Himachal Pradesh

The state of Himachal Pradesh is set to introduce 15 vocational courses for class 9 students from the 2020-21 academic session. The courses that have been approved amount to 15 in number and they are planned to be taught for 2 years.


Pandit Sunder Lal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal has been commissioned to develop the syllabi for the subjects.


The said courses have been devised to create industry-readiness in the students. The courses amount to orientation and training in different vocations in various sectors like IT, ITS, healthcare, media, beauty and wellness, tourism, electronics,, etc.


There is a differentiation of subjects depending on the class. The courses that have been approved for class 9 include assistant beauty therapist, unarmed security guard, sewing machine operator, field technician, data entry operator, home health aid, automotive service technician.

In class 11, the subjects will be pursued in their advanced versions. There will be new courses to pursue also, these will include the job role of floriculturist, general duty assistant, junior software developer, texturing artist, sales associate, tour guide, beauty therapist, etc.

Maharashtra might see phased reopening of schools from mid-June

While Maharashtra remains at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the country, the state is revisiting the prospects of resuming activities that were abruptly halted in the wake of COVID. One such activity is schooling. The state government has indicated that June 15 onwards there is a possibility of phased opening of schools.


State’s School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has clarified that the resumption of the schools in the state will occur in a phased manner and the schools which are located in the COVID Non-Red Zones will be the first to open.


The state has delineated red zones in the municipal areas in cities including Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, and 15 others. This development took place methodically in the fourth phase of the nation-wide lockdown. The areas which are not delineated as red zones have been considerably freed from mobility and activity constraints.


Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad spelled out certain details of the scheme of school reopening. This she said that classes will be run in shifts, school hours will be curtailed, morning assemblies will not take place nor will any other gathering like sporting activities. She stated, “Maintaining social distancing is the key. The option of pairing students with odd roll numbers and calling them in the first shift and the ones with even roll numbers in the second shift is being considered. Another option is to call a batch of class students every alternate day.”

Despite the concerns over the lapses taking place in studies, the government is not inclined to risk a spike in infections and exposing children to COVID by opening schools in red zones like Mumbai.

Among other changes, the school timings will also be reduced significantly. The schools teach 48 hours a week. Gaikwad has indicated that the hours will be reduced to half initially.

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Enter COVID-19, foreign Universities offer IELTS relaxation and fee-waivers and much more to attract Indian students

Aligning themselves to the demand of the times, foreign universities are coming out with appealing offers and features including fee-waivers, IELTS relaxation etc.


Besides fee-waivers, there are online courses, virtual tours, provisional admissions, and an unprecedented option to join on-campus at a time that suits the candidate.


It is expected that foreign universities would attract Indian students in the times when the international scenario has changed indefinitely. The Indian nationals make the second-highest influx of international exchange, hence the zealous attempts at luring them for admissions.


A recent report by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) suggests that around 48 percent of Indian students with aspirations to study abroad have altered their plans in a significant way in the wake of the COVID -19 crisis. The major factors that are deterring these students include the expenses and the increasingly bleak job opportunities, thanks to the Corona crisis.

At least some of these students are considering the online admission for at least the initial part of their course. It is reported that a majority of the institutes are offering their conventional courses online and they have started the admission process. As far as the on-campus studies are concerned, they can only be expected to resume by 2021.

There is an array of exemptions and concessions that are being granted by the foreign universities to increase enrollments for the current session. There are fee-waivers, acceptance of a provisional degree and acceptance of English proficiency certificates besides IELTS and TOEFL.

Let’s look at different international education destinations one by one and assess what they are offering in the current scenario.

Australia remains a favored destination for students. The country is offering considerable fee-waivers.

Universities in Australia are offering online degrees, besides fee-waivers and even monetary support.

Deakin University, Australia is a case in point which is offering online degree options, and quite unconventionally, offering an easy exit option if the student opts to do so. The varsity offers refunds if the student opts out of the courses, provided they chose to enroll in another within a year from the date of deferment. The university is also offering monetary support for students considered to be the hardest hit by the CoVID crisis.

Another favored educational destination for Indian, the UK is also attempting to lure students. To that end, the universities in UK are offering provisional admissions.

The University of Portsmouth, a public institute in the UK, is a typical example signifying the changes occurring in the policies of the foreign universities. The University is offering different scholarships for Indian students to cover £1,600 and a £5,000 fee for the first year. One of the most sought after course ---MA International Relations is provisionally being offered online by the varsity.

Schools to reopen Zone-wise for classes 8 to12, green zones to take the lead, others would gradually follow

Reopening of schools and strategy thereof is being deliberated intensely by the Centre in coordination with the states and UTs.


The point of the strategy of reopening of schools that is unambiguous is that it is going to be phased and zone-wise. This is of course the post-lockdown possible scenario.


According to a suggestion made by the NCERT in its draft guidelines, the schools will call students from class 8 to 12. The children from the junior classes will only attend schools after all the schools, in all the zones have been reopened.


a senior official in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) said, “We are working on guidelines for reopening of schools after the lockdown and we plan to call only older students because there is a lot of safety risk with younger students. One cannot expect the younger children to maintain physical distance, wear masks, and follow the hygiene rules at all times and we do not want to put them to risk.”

The HRD Ministry will decide upon the reopening of the schools and issue guidelines in connection with it after consultation with ministries of health and home affairs.

It has been emphasized that the guidelines will include a detailed training module laying down the foundations of training that teachers will have to undergo before schools reopen.


K. Sreekanth Babu, M.S. (USA), Director
Kennedy Group of Institution

Q. How are parents responding to the changed scenario of schooling and how the learning is happening?

A. The attitudes and responses of parents vary with factors including level of education, economic strata, and digital literacy. While many have welcomed the changes and have adjusted to it well, others have shown some degree of resistance. Those who were not initially impressed with the changing methods, gradually came to terms with it. 


Overall, Next Gen’s experience has been a positive one, thanks to the spirit of the teachers and their ability to adapt to the changes.

Q. Which online platforms and resources is your institution using to conduct virtual classrooms?

A. I can say that without reserve that Zoom has come out as the best digital platform among the ones we have tried. We tried Facebook live and others too, but Zoom became our mainstay. It has the features conducive to conduct a virtual classroom, which many other platforms do not have.


We have also used Whatsapp and Youtube for uploading lessons and assignments.

Q. Do you find the resources developed and promoted by the CBSE and NCERT useful?

A. They are useful indeed. However, we have our own resources that suit our needs better. We subscribe to advance curriculum solutions like Chrysalis and that ensures that the consistency is not lost when classes are conducted virtually.

Q. Do you see a use for an online learning platform after the schools reopen?

A. Yes, of course, the online platforms will have their uses. Home assignments will gain new dimension and teacher-student interaction will get enhanced.


If we could train students well in subjects like online ethics, digital platforms will have inconceivable advantages. However, I am not a votary of the replacement of the conventional classrooms with digital ones. Traditional classrooms will remain the mainstay of school education and they ought to be so.

Q. Are you planning an online assessment program?

A. As you know, it is not the exam season and so we have not yet planned a structured assessment model that would be operationalized digitally. Having said that, we have kept ourselves abreast of the options available and we have also assessed them comparatively. We will take our pick when the need arises. As far as the classroom assessments are concerned, platforms like Whatsapp and Zoom are adequate.

Q. Are you developing any module to guide parents making them proactive in their children's studies, or do you see a need for it?

A. Parents have been intimated about the changes that are expected. We have requested their cooperation in ensuring the adherence to schedules and completion of assignments. And, we are getting appreciable assistance from the parents for which we are thankful.

Q. Is monitoring a challenge in the context of a virtual classroom?

A. In the classes we conduct on Zoom, we typically keep a co-host to monitor the participants. The participation of the children is constantly under observation of the co-host.

K.S.Vasu, B.Com
B.L., Director, Komandur Group of Schools

Q. Which online platforms and resources is your institution using to conduct virtual classrooms?

A. We are primarily using Zoom as the medium to conduct Virtual classrooms. We are aware of the concerns that were raised about this particular application, but if we are vigilant enough and use a validated server, the problems are highly unlikely. We found Zoom to be comparatively better than Google Meet etc.


We have also tried Facebook live, but it has its issues like disruptive and irrelevant comments. We have also started our youtube channel to upload lectures. It has garnered tremendous reception and the viewership is soaring by the day. 


Students are uploading assignments on WhatsApp also, so I can say that different digital resources are in use and we choose them depending on the need.

Q. Do you find the resources developed and promoted by the CBSE and NCERT useful?

A. Yes, going by the inputs I have received, they are quite useful. Although we subscribe to the Andhra State Board of Education, the e-reading material of NCERT is particularly of importance for teachers in preparing activities for the virtual classes.

Q. Do you see a use for an online learning platform after the schools reopen?

A. I can’t conceive virtual classrooms replacing real classrooms ever. Granted, they will have their niche use.The teaching is not just impersonal transaction of information it is an amalgamation of exchange of emotions and live responses that make up “magical moments”. The old ‘chalk and talk’ is as relevant today as it was centuries earlier and I believe that at least for school-age children real classrooms and their atmosphere is vital for their growth and development. Undergraduate and Higher studies are another story altogether.

Q. Are you planning an online assessment program?

A. For assessment, we are subscribing to edudex which delivers assessments composed of MCQs and it has an inbuilt time limit and other features which serves our purpose quite satisfactorily. The question papers are framed by the provider itself and that is also a useful feature as it enables us to make assessments as frequent as we want them to be. Another advantage of the online assessment is the freedom to adjust the level of difficulty of the question papers for students with diverse potential.

Q. Are you developing any module to guide parents making them proactive in their children's studies, or do you see a need for it?

A. We have had personal interactions with parents to orient them regarding the changing needs and desired responses. We have not organized an event as such, but we will conduct such a program if we find personal interactions inadequate.

Q. Is monitoring a challenge in the context of a virtual classroom?

A. I will not term it as a challenge. It is quite feasible and effective if the lesson plan is sound. The interactive model of teaching-learning ensures the involvement of the children and that ensures that the children are actively participating. And of course, Parents also have a role to play in this regard.

Dr. E. Prasad Rao
Chairman, Paramita Group of Schools

Q. How well have you adapted to the situation generated by the COVID-19 crisis?

A. The entire development had an element of surprise and disbelief to it, despite that we soon came to terms with it and started virtual classrooms with almost 100 percent attendance.


And in the process, we have also realized the immense potential that asynchronous learning has.


We have always believed that ideal pedagogy is not primarily transactional, it is rather transformational. While conducting virtual classrooms too, we are planning lessons and assignments to instill proactivity in children.

Q. How would you rate parental acceptance vis-à-vis the changed scenario?

A. Parents trust Paramita Group of Institutions and they are well aware of the current situation and its demands. Hence, they are cooperating and are in fact being instrumental as far as completion of assignments and adherence to the class schedule is concerned.


Parents are now aligned to the organizational goals in a much meaningful way.

Q. Which online platforms and resources is your institution using to conduct virtual classrooms?

A. We are primarily using Google Meet and Google Classroom for virtual sessions as the features are apt and handy. The teachers have gotten very comfortable with it.

Q. We are primarily using Google Meet and Google Classroom for virtual sessions as the features are apt and handy. The teachers have gotten very comfortable with it.

A. Yes indeed, the online reading material and online platforms are being used by many students and teachers. Resources like DIKSHA, Podcast app ‘CBSE-ShikshaVani’ and other educational materials including explanation videos, experiential content, activities, quizzes, interactive games are proving to be helpful.

Q. Can monitoring be effectively done in virtual classrooms?

A. If preparations are done before the session, and when assignments involve demonstration, presentation, or display, monitoring becomes much more effective.  

A. If preparations are done before the session, and when assignments involve demonstration, presentation, or display, monitoring becomes much more effective.

A. I believe that asynchronous learning has a long way to go and even when the normal schooling resumes, virtual learning will retain its importance. It will expand the dimensions of classroom learning manifold.

Q. Are you developing any module to guide parents making them proactive in their children's studies, or do you see a need for it?

A. We have planned a Webinar to orient the parents concerning the changing facets of schooling and the reversal of roles that the situation warrants.

Q. How are parents responding to the changed scenario of schooling and how learning is happening?

A. Generally speaking, the parents understand the inevitability of the changes that are taking place. There is a specific section of parents with a peculiar problem that relates to the time their children are spending online and they are also concerned regarding the increased rate of children’s mobile phone usage.

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A New Subject ‘Happiness’ to be Introduced in MP Schools

Eleven New Schools of Specialised Excellence to Come Up in Delhi

Haryana Government’s Decision of Conducting Exams for Grades 5, 8 Opposed by CBSE, CISCE

New NCERT Chief: Professional Historians Free to Select Content Without Intervention

PIL to Cancel Board Exams Dismissed by the Supreme Court

Impetus on Digital learning: Education Budget 2022-23

First-of-its-kind Study by Education Ministry

Karnataka Government Issues Circular Making Uniforms Mandatory for SSLC Exams

Dharmendra Pradhan: Make PM’s ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ a Public Movement

HC Provides Relief to Class X Students of Karnataka’s Unaccredited Schools

Demand for Reduction in Weightage of CBSE Term-1 Results by Students

Defence Ministry Approves 21 New Sainik Schools

CBSE Rationalises Syllabus

Supreme Court: Children Should Not be Sent to School at a Very Young Age

MoU Signed Between Education Department and Infosys

NCF Mandate Document Released by the Union Education Minister

Safety Audits to be conducted by School Education Department Secretaries of All States and UTs: NCPCR

SC: Court Cannot be an Expert in the Field of Education

Sports-integrated Learning as Envisioned by NEP: Education Minister on National Sports Day

A New Regulation by the Government: Uniformity in Board Exam Scores

Study: Significant Post-Pandemic Learning Loss in Govt School Students

Launch of Delhi Virtual Model School (DMVS)

Delhi HC Pulls up CBSE for Changing Weightage Formula

Teachers’ Day 2022: Andhra Pradesh to hold Education Fest in all Schools

PM Announces PM-SHRI Scheme for 14,500 Schools

UNESCO Report: Use of AI in Education

School Education Programme of Rs 27,360 Crore Cleared by Cabinet

NCERT to get Deemed-to-be University Status

Dates and Pattern for CBSC board Exams 2022-23

No Compromise on Gender Justice: Kerala Education Minister

World Economic Forum Recommends Use of Digital Tools to Bridge Learning Gaps

New Syllabus Plan: No textbooks Till Age 6

Use of Mother Tongue in Foundational Education: NCF 2022

Football for Schools Programme: Ministry, FIFA, AIFF Sign MoU

Draft National Credit Framework (NCrF): Introduction of Credit System in Indian Schools

Expansion of Design Thinking and Innovation Courses in Schools

CBSE to Adopt New System from Academic Year 2023-24

FICCI Organizing Annual Conference on School Education

Government Schools in Kerala to Install Weather Stations

Very Few Schools Accredited in India: NABET

GISA- The First Worldwide Representative Body for Independent Education Sector Launched

An Initiative to Help 6 Lakh Children in India Learn to Read: Tie-up Between Piramal Foundation and Google

The Importance of UDISE+ in India’s Education System

Bhartiya Games to be Introduced in Schools

Metaverse in the Indian Education Sector

Singapore’s GSF to Invest USD 550 million in India’s Education Sector

TISS Joins Hands with Schools for Vocational Education

CBSE Board Exam Dates and Announcements

India’s First National Assessment Regulator - PARAKH

Education Department: Schools to inform Students about G20

Education Department: Align Ages for Class 1 to 6+

Education Budget 2023 - Highlights

“Beyond Classrooms” – Innovative Initiative in WB Schools

G20 Education Working Group Meetings in India

CBSE Directs Schools Not to Start the New Academic Session Before April 2023

Updated NCERT Textbooks Anticipated to be Implemented in 2024–2025

Schools Asked by CBSE to do Self-Assessment Against SQAA Framework

Dharmendra Pradhan: New NCERT Textbooks till Grade 5 to be Developed in 22 Indian Languages

National Curriculum Framework for Nursery to grade 2 Implemented by CBSE

News Reading Sessions Mandated in Government Schools

To Integrate Skilling into School Curriculum, India will Partner with Singapore

India Chapter of GISA Launched

Education Conclave on New Education Policy Organised by VisionIAS

12 Schools of Applied Learning to be Set Up by Delhi Government

More MCQs on Real-Life Situations and Competency for CBSE Board Exam 2024

NCF Working to Address ‘Fear of Mathematics’

CBSE schools registering with EPFO to benefit teachers, staff

NCF Draft 2023: What are the proposed changes?

Right School Setup To Foster A Learning Environment

What is SQAA and how does it work?

Delhi Education Minister launches report on arts curriculum for underserved students

Uttar Pradesh govt to open 10 new Sanskrit schools

UP schools to adopt revised NCERT books; No lessons on Mughal courts

UGC frames guidelines to start courses on Indian heritage to attract foreign students

Maharashtra State school education department to recruit 30,000 teachers

Andhra Pradesh govt to introduce AI and new technologies in govt schools' curriculum

Over 20,000 UP schools to get basic, cleanliness related infrastructure

85% Of India's School Dropouts Are From 11 States: Education Ministry

Madras HC Judge suggests inclusion of IPC and MV Act in school curriculum

Assam registers nearly 6% decline in school enrollment

TET Not Mandatory For Some Teachers: Madras HC

Maharashtra Schools To Teach Students About Millets

India Gifts 84 Vehicles To Nepal Health And Education Sectors

National Curriculum Framework to be Implemented from Academic Year 2024-25

IBO To Expand its Horizon In India: Ropes In 100 New Schools

Chandigarh And Punjab Top Performers In School Education: PGI Report 2021-22

States, UTs makes 6 Years Minimum Age For Class 1 Admission

Mandatory Learning of Kannada in the CBSE/ICSE Schools of Karnataka Challenged in the High Court

Deleted Portions of the School Textbooks Restored in Kerala

The Government Plans to Expand the International Board of CBSE

Growing Adoption of Storytelling in Schools

NCERTForms a Committee to Develop School Syllabi and Textbooks

The Need for Population Studies in Schools in the Contemporary Scenario

UGC Program Launch to Train Higher Education Teachers

Indian Schools among the Top 3 Finalists of World Best School Prizes 2023

Telangana Introduces French Language in State Welfare Schools

Meta collaborates with Education and Skill Development Ministries

IB Syllabus to be Introduced in Government Schools of AP

New Proposal on Teaching Hours by NCF 2023

Global Impact of Internationalisation of Higher Education

Groundbreaking State Education Achievement Survey to Cover 11 Million Students

Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity: New Norms Set by Education Ministry

APAAR: Student Identification with "One Nation, One ID"

Ministry of Education Unveils Guidelines to Prevent Self-Harm by Students

Powering Educational Transformation: 8 MOUs Signed Between MoE, MSDE and IBM

NCERT Panel Recommends- Replace ‘India’ with ‘Bharat’ in School Textbooks

Plans to Introduce Home-Based Schooling for Children with Special Needs by India

India and UAE Forge Educational Alliances to Strengthen Academic Collaboration

Karnataka's Visionary Leap: the Future-Focused State Education Policy

NSDC and OdinSchool Join Forces to Skill Indian Youth

CBSE to Launch PMKVY 4.0 under Skill Hub Initiative to Empower Students

Indian Students Selected For Sakura Science High School Programme in Japan

CBSE Unveils Class 10 and 12 Board Exam Dates for 2024

Skill India Programme Takes Root in School Education

NITI Aayog Report Highlights Enrollment Disparities in Primary Schools

CBSE Adopts Flexibility in Evaluation

Private Equity Reshapes the Landscape of Indian Education

Karnataka Government Plans to Introduce English-Medium Instruction in State Schools

ISRO Launches YUVIKA 2024

New Accreditation System Set to Elevate Indian Higher Education Institutions

ASER 2023 Unveils Educational Challenges and Pathways for Rural India's Youth

Vidya Samiksha Kendra Revolutionises Education Monitoring in Gujarat

Kerala Revives 'Water-Bell' System as Temperature Soars

Andhra Pradesh Showcases Educational Evolution on Republic Day Tableau

Jharkhand Government Schools Aims to Increase School Attendance with ‘Siti Bajao’ Initiative

Kerala Govt Breaks Ground by Embedding Preamble to Constitution in School Textbooks

ZP Schools in Aurangabad Strike a Chord with Musical Growth

Maharashtra Plans Stringent Control Over Private Kindergartens for Equality

50th RBVP Kicked Off in Pune

Zoho CEO Criticises Competitive Exam Pressure as "A Rat Race to Extinction”

COVA Peace Network Empowers Students Through Compassionate Citizenship Program

Maharashtra Implements Grading System to Ensure Quality Education

India Unveils First AI-Enabled Education Tablet

Comprehensive Framework for Early Childhood Education Unveiled

Holistic Progress Card by NCERT Revolutionises Student Assessment