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NCERT Doctoral Fellowships 2013
Applications are invited for the award of 10 NCERT Doctoral Fellowships in the field of education and other disciplines directly related to education. The NCERT Doctoral Fellowships are intended to enable young scholars to pursue doctoral research in education and other related disciplines. Doctoral Fellows can pursue their work in a recognized university / research institution of their choice. The NCERT encourages original thinking in conceptualization of the problem and use of innovative methodology in conduct of the research related to school education.
NCERT Fellowship Details :
NCERT Doctoral Fellows will receive a fellowship of 12,000/- per month ( for aNon – NET ) and 16000/- per month ( in case of NET qualified candidates ) for a maximum period of three years from the date of permanent PhD registration and date of selection in NCERT. They will also receive a contingency grant of 10,000/- per annum during this period. The fellowship will commence from the date of joining by the candidate after furnishing the documents of permanent PhD registration in NCERT and will terminate at the end of three years from the date of joining or with the submission of the doctoral thesis whichever is earlier.
NCERT Eligibility Criteria :
1. Good Academic record with at least 60% marks at both Graduate and Post Graduate Levels.
2. Candidates should not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date of receipt of applications.
3. Candidates registered for PhD degree in a recognized university / or working toward their PhD registration are eligible to apply.
How to Apply for NCERT :
Application should be made in the prescribed format, which along with the information brochure can be downloaded from the NCERT website ( www.ncert.nic.in ) or can be obtained by post.
NCERT Important Dates :
NCERT Fellowship 2013 Application Submission Deadline : 15th September, 2013.
Central Syllabus for I PU from the year 2013 – 14
Students who will join the I Pre – University Course ( PUC ) from 2013 – 14 academic year will be prescribed the National Council of Educational Research and Training ( NCERT ) textbooks. The Department of Pre – University Education is all set to introduce Central syllabus in 30 subjects in the arts and commerce streams, as well as for science subjects other than physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology ( PCMB ). Central syllabus for these four subjects was introduced last year.
This year, 8.49 lakh students who wrote the Secondary School Leaving Certificate ( SSLC ) examination are expected to join I PU courses, in addition to those from the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education ( ICSE ) and the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) boards.
However, concerns that existed last year are again being echoed in the teaching community. The first challenge that needs to be tackled by the department is to train I PU teachers in imparting knowledge from the NCERT textbooks.
As K.C. Jayaswamy, Associate Professor, Sree Siddaganga College for Women, Tumkur, said that there would be at least 20 per cent difference in the State and Central syllabi. This year, 50 per cent of the recruitments will be new, while the others will be high school promotees.
A senior department official said that a 10 – day residential training programme will be provided to teachers from government and government – aided colleges in Kundapur. Last year too, the training was conducted.
“Also, B.Ed. is compulsory for PU teachers, so the new recruits will not find it difficult to adapt to the new syllabus,” the official added. But the question being asked is, is this enough? A Government PU College principal from the State, on the condition of anonymity, said that last year, when Central syllabus was introduced for PU students of PCMB stream, lecturers and students faced problems.
“Upgrading the arts and commerce syllabi is absolutely necessary to end the disparity between these streams and science. But students in rural areas and those from State syllabus find Central syllabus “extremely hard”, which means that teachers have to try doubly hard to reach out to students,” he said.
He questioned whether the salary of teachers, and also infrastructure in colleges, will be improved in accordance with the introduction of the new syllabus.
Inter – II MPC, BPC Textbooks released
Deputy Chief Minister C. Damodar Rajanarasimha released new textbooks in English published by Telugu Akademi for MPC and BPC streams of Intermediate second year here on 26th March, 2013.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the new textbooks for the 2013 – 14 academic year were prepared by Telugu Akademi by adopting the NCERT books in tune with the Centre’s plan to implement common syllabus for plus – two class all over the country. The syllabus for new books was chosen keeping in mind the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ( NEET ) and steps would be taken for making them available to students before the opening of colleges for the next academic year. Principal Secretary of Higher Education Ajay Mishra, stated that the cost of new texts books for MPC group ( Maths – IIA, Maths – IIB, Physics and Chemistry ) would be 1,540 and that for BPC group would be 1,385.
NCERT to include Tawang Monastery in curriculum 2012
The National Council of Educational Research and Training ( NCERT ) has agreed to include Tawang Monastery in its national curriculum. It has also assured to depute a professor of North East Regional Institute of Education ( NERIE ), Shillong as in – charge for assistance in strengthening SCERT ( State Council of Educational Research and Training ) and other teachers’ training institutes.
The decision was taken during the 50th General Council Meeting of NCERT held in New Delhi on 10th December, 2012, sources said here on 11th December, 2012.
Attending the meeting, Arunachal Pradesh education minister Bosiram Siram highlighted the key issues of national significance in context to his state.
He spoke about the development scenario of the state and achievements made through multi – pronged strategies such as prioritization of education in the state for expansion of educational institutions, launching of central flagship programmes at full length, enactment of various state legislations on education, giving the option for using NCERT books and conducting TET to bring about significant change for quality improvement at all levels in the state.
While informing that the state often faces inordinate delay in supplying textbooks through agencies before the commencement of the academic session, Siram proposed direct procurement of textbooks from NCERT outstation distribution centers to solve the problem.
Siram requested NCERT to ensure participation of key resource persons from Arunachal Pradesh while developing, designing and disseminating any new programme on curriculum reform, textbook preparation and training modules. He suggested holding of NCERT workshops, seminars, meetings at state headquarters instead of New Delhi.
“It is better for NCERT to organize its workshops, seminars, meetings preferably at state headquarters instead of New Delhi for greater benefit of states as state representatives usually find it difficult to reach Delhi due to the communication gap and delay in receiving information,” Siram said.
He also sought NCERT’s support for strengthening the newly created SCERT and other teachers’ education institutes in the state. He also suggested introduction of school – level curriculum on finance and accounts.
He said knowledge of finance and account is missing in the secondary level curriculum, but this is an important subject for students.
NCERT National Talent Search Examination – NCERT NTSE 2013
National Council for Educational Research and Training ( NCERT ), New Delhi invites application form for National Talent Search Examination ( NTSE 2012 ) for students studying in Class 10.
Pattern of Examination :
The pattern of written examination for Class X will be as follows :
- Stage I examination at the State / UT level will comprise of two parts, namely ( a ) Mental Ability Test ( MAT ) and ( b ) Scholastic Aptitude Test ( SAT ).
- Stage II examination at the National level will comprise of ( a ) Mental Ability Test ( MAT ), ( b ) Scholastic Aptitude Test ( SAT ).
On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be 500 / – per month.
15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarships for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.
There will be two – stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage – I, selection will be done by States / UTs through a written examination. Students, who qualify Stage – I, will be eligible to appear for Stage – II examination, conducted by NCERT.
All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage – I examination, conducted by the States / UTs, in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.
How to Apply :
- Application from can be downloaded from the official website of http://www.ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/pdf_files/application_form.pdf.
- The completed application form should be signed by the Principal of the school. The candidate as well as the Principal of the school must adhere to the last date for submission of the Application Form.
- Different states may have different last dates for submission. Please confirm from the liaison officer of your state, the address at which the completed forms are to be submitted.
- The State wise contact of the liaison officers are given below and are also available in the NCERT http://www.ncert.nic.in/index.html.
Important Dates :
|Stage - I|
( State )
|Last Date for Submission of Application Form||31st August, 2012|
|Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands||17th November, 2012|
|Examination in All other States and Union Territories||18th November, 2012|
|Stage - II|
( National )
|Examination in All States and Union Territories||12th May, 2013|
Contact Details :
Educational Survey Division,
National Council of Educational Research & Training,
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110 016.
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