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Kotshera College Principal Faces Severe Backlash from Students for Allegedly Patronizing Saffron Agenda



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Shimla-On July 23, 2019, a violent scuffle broke out between students of Student Federation of India and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in the campus of Kotshera College in Shimla. SFI alleged that at least five students linked to ABVP entered the college premises in an intoxicated state and assaulted some members of SFI with a sharp-edged weapon. While three of them fled the scene, two of them were caught. SFI had also released a video clip showing two students being rounded up by police and college authorities.

It was also alleged that ABVP had threatened some students and misbehaved with a female student on July 22, which was reported to the college authority. It was after this complaint that infuriated ABVP activists assaulted SFI members, SFI had alleged.

SFI also alleged that instead of taking action against the intoxicated students, the principal took the side of ABVP and expelled SFI activists.

ABVP, on the other hand, claimed that the scuffle broke out after SFI tore apart their banners and assaulted its members. In this assault, ABVP alleged, some of their members sustained injuries. ABVP alleged that this assault was pre-planned and that SFI keeps creating such nuisance and environment of violence often. It also alleged that SFI is agitated over ABVP’s membership campaign in which a large number of students were showing immense interest.

After the matter reached the police and the college authorities, SFI alleged that one-sided action was taken and SFI members were expelled.

On Monday, SFI organised a protest demonstration against the Principal of Kotshera college. This protest demonstration was organised over a few demands, which included revoking the suspension of two SFI leaders and to take strict disciplinary actions against five ABVP activists who had created nuisance in the college campus in an intoxicated condition, SFI said.

The organization further alleged that the principal is an RSS activist and is taking one-sided decisions against SFI activists and was trying to implement the agenda of saffronisation in the college campus. The principal was alleged of openly patronizing ABVP. On July 9, when ABVP was celebrating its foundation day, the Principal was seen participating in it, SFI alleged. 

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Thousands of activist from the college, SFI Shimla town committee, and SFI HPU Unit sieged him. After the protest demonstration of nearly four hours, the Principal was compelled to attend to the leadership of SFI and had to revoke the suspension of SFI leaders. He also assured that disciplinary actions would be taken against the ABVP activists involved in the alleged nuisance in college under intoxicated situations.

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HPBOSE Exam 2021: Schedule for Class 10th and 12th Exams Changed



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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) would soon issue new date-sheets for yearly exams of Classes 10th and 12th as the state Department of Higher Education has asked it to re-schedule the exams. Instead of May, now, the examinations would be held from April 20, 2020, informed the Director of Higher Education, Amarjeet Kumar Sharma today.

He said the process of making changes in the schedule has been initiated. However, the Board had not released any official statement regarding the change till the time of writing.

The pre-board examinations for the board classes would be held from March 8 to March 20 in the morning session. Practical exams would be conducted from April 8 to April 17. Results of pre-board exams would be declared by March 25, and low-scoring students would be given extra classes till April 15.

The recommendations were made based on the opinion and suggestions received from parents and various teacher associations, the Director informed. As per these suggestions, conducting the board exams in May would cause a delay in starting the 2021-22 session.

The HPBOSE is expected to release new date-sheets during the next couple of days.

The Chairman, HPBOSE, Suresh Kumar Soni, today informed that the exams for Class 9th and 11th would be held from March 8 to March 20 in the evening session, and results would be declared by March 31. The new session is likely to begin from April 1, 2021.

Like every year, HPBOSE would provide questions papers to all government and private schools affiliated with the Board.  Principals/headmasters of these schools have been asked to submit the requirement for questions papers based on the number of students. The last date for submitting the required details is February 7, he informed. The Board has also asked the school heads to deposit Rs. 100 fee per student for question papers online.

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Proposed HPBOSE Date-Sheets for 8th, 10th, 12th Exams 2021 Issued, Objections Invited till Feb 10



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Shimla-Date-sheets for Class 10, 12, and 8 yearly examinations for the 2020-21 session have been released by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education yesterday. These schedules would apply to both regular and State Open School (SOS) students. 

These are proposed date-sheets, which have been uploaded on the official HPBOSE website and objections have been invited from teachers, students, and parents. Objections can be mailed on till 10 February 2021.

According to the proposed HPBOSE date-sheets, examinations for 10th class would be held from May 5 to May 20, 2021. For 12th class, exams would be held from May 4 to May 29. Exams for 8th class would be held from May 5 to May 19. While timings for class 10th and 8th would be 8:45 to 12 PM, class 12th exams would be conducted from 1:45 PM to 5 PM.

The Board has already decided that yearly examinations of HPBOSE for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 would not be conducted online. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties.

HPBOSE Class 12 Date-Sheet 2021

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Class 10th and 12th Yearly Exams Will Not be Conducted Online Due to Lack of Uniform Internet Connectivity in State: HPBOSE



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Dharamshala-Yearly examinations of Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 will not be conducted online, informed Dr Suresh Kumar Soni, Chairman, HPBOSE. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties, he said.

It was decided after the Chairman held a video conference with Deputy Directors and school principals/headmasters to discuss the matter relating to the conduction of examinations.

He also informed that due to the pandemic schools remained closed and the Board could not conduct online practical exams and said that it is considering to allow the schools to conduct them at their level.  Further, to avoid crowding at schools, exams would be conducted in morning and evening sessions and more examination centres would be created. He informed that the Board is also considering to provide question papers for 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th classes to maintain uniformity in examinations across the state.  

Various aspects related to various classes are under consideration and would be forwarded to the Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, he said. In accordance with Minister’s directions, the Board would try to resume regular examinations, the Chairman added.

Further, he informed that the Board is conducting examinations for 12th class (Science) in March 2020 and has invited applications from candidates. The candidates can apply online through nearest SOS centre between 28th December to 28th January.

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