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Showing posts with label education. Show all posts

Bikal Rai joins Advance Technical Training Centre [ATTC]

10:26 PM
Bikal Rai, we all know him... dont we? the youngest self made engineer of Sikkim. This 19-year-old boy is a class X passed out living with his mother and brother at Mangthang, 32 mile, east Sikkim.

According to the sources Bikal Rai have joined Advance Technical Training Centre [ATTC] at Bardang in East Sikkim, a dream comes true for further studies after four years for him. He had left his school after class X owing to his financial background. Bikal Rai will be joining the classes in ATTC from July this year (2016).

It was for his mother the young engineer couldn't leave Sikkim for further studies because there was no one to look after his mother as his father died some years ago. He decided to study in Sikkim so that he can also look after his mother.

Bikal Rai
Bikal Rai
He has already made hydro power generator which produce 2.3 volt energy that can lighten 3 bulbs and can charge up to 4 mobile phones at once. He has made fan (DC -3 voltage) which can give air like normal fans which we buy from hardware shops. He has made 2 excavator models by using syringe, drip pipe, plastic, tyre which has light, power steering and FM (93.5) radio in it. He has developed a vehicle battery charger. Local people go to him to charge their batteries. He has also made sensor car which moves on the sound of claps. He has recently launched his Semi Eco Friendly Car!!!.

With inputs from Sikkim Messenger

Smriti Irani to lay the foundation of the NIT in Sikkim

9:11 AM
Gangtok, June 8: The Union human resource development minister, Smriti Irani, is scheduled to visit Sikkim on June 24 and lay the foundation of the National Institute of Technology at Thekabong in East District on the same day.

Sikkim HRD principal secretary G.P. Upadhaya today said Irani would be in the state for at least three days, during which she was slated to hold interactions with ministers and bureaucrats and chair the meeting of a parliamentary committee on her ministry.

"The Union HRD ministry has accepted the proposal of setting up of the NIT campus at Thekabong. The Union HRD minister will lay the foundation of the campus during her visit to Sikkim on June 24," said Upadhaya.

Thekabong is nearly 30km from Gangtok and close to Pakyong where Sikkim's first airport is being built. The state government has acquired 172 acres of land for the campus.

The Sikkim NIT was set up in 2010 and is operating out of a government building at Rabong in South District on a temporary basis with six departments.
Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Pawan Chamling meeting the Union Minister for
Human Resource Development - file photo
Residents of Thekabong are happy that the NIT is coming up in their village. "Employment will be generated and villagers can do more business after the campus is established. We are grateful to the government for bringing the project to our area," said a villager, D.B. Chettri.

Upadhaya said Irani would hold a meeting with Sikkim ministers and bureaucrats at Chintan Bhawan here on June 26.

"State HRD minister R.B. Subba will place our demands before the Union minister at the meeting. There are four major demands: establishment of IIT/IIM and model degree colleges in the state, granting permission to start a state university and the upgrade of the Law College to National Law University," he said.

Irani will also visit a few government schools. "Our department is yet to finalise the schools which will be visited by the Union Minister. Keeping the time constraint in mind, we would take her to some schools in East District," said an HRD official.

On June 25, Irani will chair the meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament of the MHRD in Gangtok.

She is expected to leave Sikkim on June 26 or the next day.


Permission granted for MBBS admission in North Bengal Medical College Siliguri

9:24 AM
Siliguri June 5: The Medical Council of India has granted permission to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri for conducting admission to all 150 MBBS seats, including 50 provisional ones, for the 2016-2017 academic session.

The nod comes with a rider that adequate infrastructure should be provided to students before the next inspection of the MCI scheduled for later this year.

Samir Ghosh Roy, the NBMCH principal, said the MCI had given permission for admission to 150 MBBS seats for the 2016-2017 academic session that starts from August.

"The 150 seats include 50 that have been granted to us on a temporary basis. The permission has been given with a condition that we have to complete the infrastructure required for accommodating 150 students, like hostels, lecture theatres and auditorium before the next visit of the MCI," he said.

This is the fourth year that the MCI has granted permission to the NBMCH to take admission to 150 MBBS seats.
North Bengal Medical College District Darjeeling
North Bengal Medical College District Darjeeling
Prior to granting the 50 additional seats in 2013, NBMCH used to take admission to 100 MBBS seats.

An NBMCH source said the permission had been granted on the basis of a report of a three-member MCI team that had visited NBMCH in March.

"The MCI team appeared quite satisfied with the progress of the work in setting up infrastructure. That is why the MCI has granted permission. Another team is likely to visit the medical college anytime between September and December and the authorities have been directed to complete all structures by then," said the source.

Via Telegraph

HRD Minister Smriti Irani launches Sikkim's Online Admission and RUSA Portal

10:00 PM
Sikkim 3rd June 2016:Today, In a significant development in the field of higher education in Sikkim, admission to government degree colleges throughout the State will go online from this year onwards. The web portal for Online Admissions and State RUSA portals for Sikkim was digitally launched today by Union Minister for HRD Smt Smriti Zubin Irani via live webcast from Shastri Bhawan New Delhi.

The programme witnessed the largest ever digital launch of projects under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) under the auspices of the Hon'ble Union Minister. Together with the projects of Sikkim, the Minister launched RUSA projects for nine other states of the country.
Joining the live webcast at the State was Minister for Energy & Power & Labour Mr. D. D. Bhutia, Minister HRDD Mr. R.B Subba, Minister Roads & Bridges Mr. G.M. Gurung, Parliamentary Secretary HRDD Shri Shyam Pradhan, Principal Secretary HRDD cum SPD RUSA Sikkim Mr. G.P. Upadhyay, Director Higher Education HRDD cum Joint SPD RUSA Sikkim Mr. Jitendra Singh Raje, senior officers of State HRDD, Principal and faculty Sikkim Government College Tadong, and faculty and students from West Point Senior Secondary School.
HRD Minister Smriti Irani launches Sikkim's Online Admission and RUSA Portal
Sikkim's Online Admission and RUSA Portal was digitally launched today by
Union Minister for HRD Smt Smriti Zubin Irani via live webcast
 from Shastri Bhawan New Delhi.
While addressing the State of Sikkim, the Union Minister congratulated the State HRDD for the merit based and transparent system of 24 hour online admissions in all state run colleges. She termed it a unique initiative which will benefit over 6000 students.

The Union Minister was also joined by MP Lok Sabha from Sikkim Mr. P.D. Rai.
Later interacting with the team from Sikkim, Union Minister Smt Smriti Irani informed that the Ministry of HRD has sanctioned the long pending demand of the State to incorporate Bhutia and Lepcha languages in the post graduate courses under UGC.

She further informed that the State HRDD is entitled to introduce skill building courses recognized by the Government of India in Government colleges in the State.

The Union Minister also complimented the progress made by Sikkim under the scheme Badhe Bharat Padhe Bharat and RUSA. The Minister informed that she would soon be visiting Sikkim with her team from MHRD.

Minister Mr. D.D.Bhutia thanked and complimented Smt Irani and the Ministry for launching the online admission and RUSA Web portal for Sikkim.

Similarly Minister Mr. R.B.Subba thanked and congratulated the Union Minister and the entire team at MHRD for the new projects and for supporting the initiatives of Sikkim HRDD.

The Minister also placed a few pending demands of the State HRDD before the Union Minister. He requested for laying of foundation stone of the NIT at the earliest. He also proposed for a National Law School in Sikkim. Likewise, the Minister proposed for setting up government colleges in all four districts of Sikkim. He also requested for increase of 50 seats in Government BEd college. Union Minister assured that the demands placed by Minister HRDD Sikkim would be looked into by the Ministry.


INDIAN GORKHAS 10th 12th Board Exam TOPPERS LIST 2016

12:23 PM
The results are out for board exams,  ISC exams, Madhyamik  and ICSE 2016 and here are the toppers from the Indian Gorkha community across the country.

Mrinal Pradhan, Scored 98.75% in ISC, Mrinal Pradhan of St. Joseph's School, Darjeeling for scoring 98.75% in ISC exams and standing 2nd topper in West Bengal.The fact that he didn't take any tuition for his finals is what sets him apart. We are proud of you Mrinal and CONGRATULATIONS to You and North Point for upholding the Gorkha name.

Devika Rai Potential Hill Topper
TheDC team sends our Congratulations to Ms. Devika Rai a student of St Joseph's Gitdabling who appeared exams from St George's HS Pedong for scoring 86.6% in Madhyamik and for being the potential topper among all hill students. We are writing "Potential" as we are yet to get complete update from all the hill schools and not even DI office is aware of who topped in the hills, however Devika has likely scored the highest among all hill students.
INDIAN GORKHAS 10th 12th Board Exam TOPPERS LIST 2016
INDIAN GORKHAS 10th 12th Board Exam TOPPERS LIST 2016
Manisha Tamang Scored 82% in Madhyamik -
Highest Among Nepali Schools, our Congratulations to Ms. Manisha Tamang of Dr. IB Thapa Nepali School, Siliguri for scoring 82% in Madhyamik and for being the topper among Nepali medium schools.Her achievement is highly praiseworthy and inspirational as one of our readers Mr. Pradeep Pradhan explained, "She was raised up in an orphanage children's home in Siliguri though not an orphan. Coming from a poor family didn't prevent her from excelling in her studies. Manisha went to Bhanubhakta Primary School School up to class 4 and then to Dr. IB Thapa Nepali School."

Sahil Pradhan and Supal Rai
Congratulations to Sahil Pradhan a student of St Robert's School, Darjeeling for scoring 85% in Madhyamik and for being the sub-division topper, and Supal Rai of Vidya Deep Educational Institute of Parbong, Pulbazar Bijanbari who appeared for exam from Chongtong High School for scoring 82.28% and emerging as Bijanbari Valley topper.Both Sahil and Supal are amazingly talented students, and the achievements of Supal is more praiseworthy as he comes from a small rural school and yet has managed to score such a high marks through his grit, determination and scholarship.We are PROUD of you Sahil and Supal and CONGRATULATIONS to You and St. Robert's, and Vidya Deep School for upholding the Gorkha name.

Anurag Mukhia and Aayush Raj Chettri
TheDC team sends our Congratulations to Anurag Mukhia of Himali Boarding School, Kurseong and Aayush Raj Chettri of Pinehall Academy, Soureni Mirik for scoring 95.25% in ISC, and 94.2% in ICSE.Both Anurag and Aayush come from the tea gardens and while Anurag is from Ringtong below Sonada, Aayush is from Soureni. Coming from rural areas and achieving such high marks in ISC and ICSE shows their grit, determination and scholarship.

Snigdha Pradhan of Loreto Convent School, Darjeeling for scoring 96% respectively in ICSE. It is noteworthy that Snigdha didn’t take any tuition in preparations for her finals

Suman Sharma of Sunshine School, Birpara for scoring 94% in ISC.
What sets Suman apart from other students is that he comes from a very humble family from Makrapara, one of the more impoverished regions in Dooars. Coming from a economically backward family and achieving 94% in ISC shows his grit, determination and scholarship.

Kritisha Pradhan from Lewis English School scored 90% in ICSE
"Kritisha Pradhan of Lewis English School Scored 90% in ICSE. She is daughter of Krishna Pradhan and she is from Panighatta."

Abigail Rai 92% Nagaland 
Abigail Rai From Queen Mary Higher Secondary School Mokokchung District of Nagaland State. The only Gorkha Girl who has bagged Rank 4 (Top-4) securing 92% Science Stream, in the recent Exam of NAGALAND BOARD OF SCHOOL EDUCATION.NBSE.

Pravish Chteri from Nagaland scores 93.83% in HSLC
Mr.Pravish Chetri from ‪‎Kohima‬ Nagaland who has Secured-93.83% and Bagged Top-18 in Class-10 (Matriculation) in the recent Exam of Nagaland Board of School Education (HSLC).

Sidhhart Chhetri from Banarhat scores 96% in ICSE
Sidhhart Chhetri a student of Sarwan Memorial School, Banarhat for scoring 96% in ICSE.Sidhhart comes from Palashbari tea garden and is an amazingly talented student, and given that he comes from a small rural school and yet has managed to score such a high marks through his grit, determination and scholarship.

Dawa Sherpa 89% and Urgen Sherpa 87% in HS from St. Robert's School Darjeeling 
St. Robert's School Darjeeling Dawa Sherpa with 89% and Urgen Sherpa 87% in Higher Secondary exams tops GTA region in Higher Secondary Examinations 2016. Dawa Sherpa has topped in HS Science stream with 89% and Urgen Sherpa has topped the Arts stream with 87% in Higher Secondary exams.In addition to Dawa Sherpa other St. Roberts students Subhash Tamang has scored 87.4%. Shailendra Pradhan has scored 85.2% and Sangay Tamang has scored 82%.

Prachi Chhetri scored 95.4% in 12 Commerce CBSE from Jharkhand
Gorkhali Daughter Miss Prachi Chhetri, Daughter of Sri Santosh Chhetri from Ranchi, Jharkhand, Scored 95.4% in 12 Commerce from CBSE Board.

Sushmita Rai Scored 90.02% in 12 Commerce CBSE from Ranchi
Sushmita Rai (Kuki), D/O Sri Subodh Rai Scored 90.02% in 12 Commerce from CBSE Board.

With Input from TheDC, Gorkha Youth, Ranchi

West Bengal Madhyamik results to be announced on May 10

8:34 PM
The Madhyamik and Higher Secondary examinations results will be published on 10 May and 16 May respectively after the completion of the six phases of Assembly election in the state, following the order of the Supreme Court that results must be published by 10 May.

While the Madhyamik examination had commenced from 1 February and ended on 10 February, the HS examination was held from 15 to 29 February. Last year the Madhyamik results were published 74 days after the completion of the examination. This year the Madhyamik results are being published 90 days after the completion of the examination.
West Bengal Madhyamik results to be announced on May 10
West Bengal (WB) Madhyamik/WBSSE
The HS results, on the other hand, are being published 76 days after the examination. The process of declaring the results may have been delayed due to the ongoing Assembly elections in the state, an official of the Board said. The examiners of Madhyamik as well as the HS examination had completed correction of 90 per cent of the papers by mid-April, the official informed.

You can check you Madhyamik result online Here

Via: SNS

Rueben Memorial School: A Non-Profit Minority Educational Institution Celebrated Its Silver Jubilee.

8:29 AM
On 1st April 2016, Rueben Memorial School (RMS), the first english Nursery school of Chongtong Tea Estate celebrated its 25th Foundation Day. The school was established in the loving memory of Late Rueben Singh Rai, who was an Assistant Manager of Chongtong tea estate till the early 1970's. During his lifetime he had a great dream of starting a school in his locality. Unfortunately, due to his unexpected accidental death in 1972, his dream remained unfulfilled. After 19 years, his long cherished dream was brought to life through the unconditional efforts of his wife Late Sarah Rai and his family members, particularly his son Mr. Rabindra Peter Lulam (Rai). They started a non-profit educational institution in his memory and RMS was born on 1st April 1991, to provide quality education and moral values to the local children of the tea estate.

This nursery school started its journey with 2 classrooms, 26 students and 3 teachers. Today, RMS has grown big with more than 20 classrooms, with classes from Nursery to Class 12 (Arts), having more than six hundred students, twenty teaching faculties and five non-teaching staffs. In 2013, RMS was issued the Provisional Recognition No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the West Bengal Board of Higher Education. Presently, the school is seeking for a permanent recognition status as a minority school under the Church of North India Educational Board, Dioceses of Eastern Himalayas.

Since the very beginning the school has successfully produced cent percent results in the Board Examinations and the trend has continued till date. Three students have also been the Toppers in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) area in the years between 2010 to 2013, with the highest percentage being 88 per cent secured by Miss Reha Thapa and 79 per cent by both Mr. Dippal Rai and Mr. Amon Sherpa in the Madhyamik Examinations.

Today, many ex-students of the institution are pursuing higher education in different colleges and universities across the nation, some have become teachers and managers, some are working in offices and banks, few are working in the hotel industry both in India and in the Gulf countries, while some have joined the military services and few are in BPO sectors.

The Silver Jubilee Celebration of RMS began with the 'Thanksgiving Prayer Service'. In the prayer service Rev. Ranjit Saharaja Rai, an eighty eight year old, retired pastor of Church of North India (CNI), Rimbick was felicitated. Rev. Rai was formerly a soldier from 1948-53, after resigning from the army he started to teach in the Darjeeling Scottish Mission School. Since the early 1960's till date, Rev. Rai has tirelessly dedicated himself in preaching the gospel and good news to the local communities in the grassroot level. He had also offered the foundationstone laying prayer of RMS twenty five years ago.

The keynote address of the service was delivered by Rev. Roshan Thapa, CNI, Darjeeling Pastorate. He was also felicitated for his untiring committements towards the growth and prosperity of RMS. Mementos were also distributed to all the school teaching and non-teaching staffs, guests and well wishers of the school.

The RMS Family on its 25th Foundation Day extends their heartfelt gratitude to all their well wishers, the local community and administration for their unconditional love and support towards the school-building project.

Post-graduate courses in Bhutia, Lepcha and Limo languages - Sikkim University

10:36 AM
New courses in Sikkim

Gangtok, March 18: Sikkim University plans to launch post-graduate courses in Bhutia, Lepcha and Limo languages from the next academic session, said the assistant registrar of the Sikkim University.

The assistant registrar, Grace Chankapa, said the university had written to the Union ministry of human resource development and University Grants Commission seeking the approval for the courses.

"We may start the post-graduate programmes in three languages if the approval is given to us from the Union ministry of HRD and UGC. The vice-chancellor of Sikkim University T.B. Subba is regularly pursuing the matter with the two agencies. These three languages have been listed as endangered languages by the Unesco," said a senior official of the university.

Chankapa said if the approval was granted by the UGC, Sikkim University would be the first varsity to start the post-graduate course in the three languages.
Post-graduate courses in Bhutia, Lepcha and Limo languages - Sikkim University
Sikkim University
The Sikkim University presently offers post-graduation in 29 subjects, including Nepali. The three proposed languages are taught in government schools and in government colleges at the graduation level in Sikkim.

The students had requested Subba to start the three language courses so that they could pursue further studies in these languages, informed the university officials.

A source in the university said that once the approval was given by the UGC, the university would work on finalising the course and appointing teachers.


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