Sunday, May 20, 2012

CBSE launching new website

CBSE launching new website
Kochi,May 20,2012: The Central Board of Secondary Education is launching an Academic website ( This website will provide insight not only into the academic activities of the Board but also objectives, policy initiatives, programs, information, materials and activities which otherwise might not be easily accessible to all. Special emphasis is been given to make the portal easy to navigate through the site-links that are clearly marked and are self explanatory making navigation easy and `user –friendly', claims CBSE Chairman.
The site opens to a home page or main page that acts as a starting point from which the user can base his/her search. The home page contains direct links to most of the other sections of the web site. These direct links are in the form of table of contents, an index, a site map, a pull-down menu and also through a specifically designed and easy to identify set of buttons. There are certain sections like `Mentoring’ and `Accreditation’ that open to a sub-domain with a look of an independent website.
The Academic website will be a source for the latest as well as old publications including textbooks, support materials, CBSE Quarterly Journal CENBOSEC, Annual report and even a sub section where one can get to know the list of latest publications with their price and availability.
Moreover, it will also be a source of information about the ongoing programmes of the Board, with special focus on Training, Innovation and Research, in the form of Formative Assessment workshops, Effective Leadership Management Programmes for Principals and other such events. A regular update will be the key feature of such trainings and workshops.
Similarly there will be a Health and Wellness Tab covering information on various programmes being held by the Board under the aegis of Health and Wellness Clubs. It will also carry announcements, information and updates of endeavours like the `First International Life Skills, School Health & Wellbeing Summit-2012’ that will be held from 19-21 April, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi. The summit will be launched by the Honourable Minister of HRM on 19th April, 2012. This unique programme will provide an eclectic platform where budding children from schools across the country will get an opportunity to interact with each other to promote creativity and awareness in health, wellbeing, friendship and peace, amongst the various cultural backdrops of the nation.
This is the first time that the Board is also involving students and peer educators to showcase their delivery of co-scholastic skills by coming together in groups of 50 schools. It will be fun for all the CBSE Schools to access the information on the click of a button and make maximum use of the opportunity.
The CBSE Results link on the website would announce the CBSE results and the students and the parents need not look for other links and sites. Similarly, the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Tab will be a one stop destination for information on question papers of CTET for the previous year, CTET bulletin and schedule for examination, results of CTET 2012 and various advertisement notices. It also has details on structure and content and syllabus of CTET exam, important information at a glance etc.
CBSE Academic is an evolving unit that disseminates information through regular circulars. In order to make these circulars easily accessible the Compendium in two volumes has been put together which brings together all circulars of importance from 8.3.2005 to 31.12.2011. Under Circulars compilation of circulars in the year 2012 have also been uploaded along with archive section covering all the old circulars.
The site is an effort from the CBSE Academic and Training Unit and aesthetic and visual appeal, navigation, and accessibility are the major focus points that have been kept in mind while designing and developing this website.

MBBS : 1 year rural posting made mandatory

MBBS : 1 year rural posting made mandatory  
New Delhi, May 20,2012 : Aspiring doctors will have to spend a year working in rural areas before getting their MBBS degrees, as the government has decided to make rural posting compulsory for them. In a letter to the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Health Ministry has asked its Board of Governors to make rural posting for doctors mandatory and include it in the MBBS course curriculum.

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said doctors will be attached with the Ministry's flagship National Rural Health Mission during the year-long rural posting which will also help improve health care services in villages. Once this proposal becomes part of MBBS curriculum, a medical student, after completing 4.5 years of study and thereafter the hospital internship, will have to undergo a mandatory year-long house job in the form of a rural posting before getting the MBBS degree. Till then, the degree would be provisional.

Chairman of MCI Board of Governors K K Talwar told PTI that the one-year compulsory rural posting for doctors is in the offing and modalities in this respect are being worked out. The posting would be made mandatory in a designated rural area.

"We are working on this. A mechanism is being evolved in this regard. An expert committee is looking into this and will recommend modalities in its meeting soon, after which the details worked out will be sent to the Health Ministry for its approval," Talwar said.

Sources say the government is working to do away with the compulsory three-month rural posting during the year-long MBBS internship and the same will be made part of the one-year rural house job with an NRHM facility henceforth. Talwar said this one-year mandatory rural posting will help aspiring doctors to learn from senior doctors who will act as mentors in the rural area.

The MBBS graduates, he said, will be attached with a rural hospital and a nearby medical college during this one-year period. They will also get a reasonable stipend from the NRHM for their services during this period, he said.

Justifying the proposal, Azad said it takes almost seven years or even more to become a doctor and to actually get the permission to start prescribing medicines in developed countries whereas the MBBS course duration in India is much shorter.

The Minister said due to the shorter duration of the course here than in the developed nations, many students prefer to study MBBS course in India and then carry out higher studies abroad. Talwar also said that it takes seven to eight years to obtain a medical undergraduate degree in most countries and studying in India is also cheaper than in the developed world.

"The rural posting will go in favour of students aspiring to be doctors as it will help them upgrade their skills when mentored by senior doctors. The provision will give them peripheral exposure while also granting them reasonable facilities where they can hone their skills," he said.

He said the Council will make all such recommendations to the Health Ministry soon before this proposal is implemented. Government's efforts to attract doctors for rural postings through various incentives earlier did not yield any fruit, as there were no takers for 50 per cent reservation in postgraduate courses for MBBS doctors who opted for rural stints after taking undergraduate degree.

MBBS students who did a year of rural service were to get 10 marks as additional weightage in MD examination, while those who did three years service in backward areas were to get 30 marks. The scheme did not have a single taker. "I say it with regret that our doctors have decided not to go to rural areas. Nobody has come forward to avail of the incentives offered by the Government," Azad had said in Parliament last week.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kerala MTech: Online registration from May 15

May 12, 2012 : Department of Technical Education, Government of Kerala has published the notification for admission to Two year (4 semesters) Post Graduate Degree programmes in Engineering at various Engineering Colleges of the state. The admission process will start on 15th May 2012, with the activation of the facility for online registration of application.

Institutions and Intake : The list of Government / Aided institutions offering P.G. Course in various disciplines towards which allotment will be done along with the intake are given in Annexure A of the Prospectus available at :

The list of Self Financing institutions offering PG Courses along with the available specialisations is given in Annexure B. In respect of Self Financing institutions given in Annexure B, admission will be done to the 50% seats by institutions themselves from the rank list to be published from among the applicants who apply to the Director of Technical Education, and by inviting separate applications. 5% Seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SEBC. Only those having annual income less than Rs.4.5 lakhs will be eligible for reservation under this category. 15% Seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates. The seats reserved for each category will be distributed among the eligible communities by observing the pattern of general reservation rules of the state. 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped candidates. 15% seats relating to Management quota in TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, MA College of Engineering,  Kothamangalam  and NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad will be filled by the Management for the courses in Annexure A.

Eligibility : 

Applicant should be an Indian National who should have studied the Graduate course in an institution approved by the AICTE / Deemed Universities and scored a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in the Engineering Degree examination. SC/ST applicants need only a pass the Engineering Degree course.  Those who have passed AMIE / AMIETE Examinations, having a valid GATE score, a minimum of 55% marks for section B in AMIE / AMIETE examination with minimum three years' Professional experience in the field of Specialization after acquiring the qualifying degree are eligible to apply for admission to institutions under University of Kerala.

Those who have appeared for the final semester examination can also apply, provided he/she has passed all the subjects up to and including the 6th semester exam. Such candidates have to submit self-attested copies of all mark lists up to 6th semester along with the application. Selection of such candidates will be subject to the production of qualifying Degree on or before September 30, 2012 and satisfying eligibility conditions as applicable.

Admission shall normally be restricted to those with valid GATE score. However, this stipulation is relaxed in the case of Sponsored candidates. In case seats remain vacant due to lack of candidates with valid GATE score, candidates from Kerala State without valid GATE score will be considered against such vacancies. If seats are still remaining vacant, even after that, those from other states will be considered for admission.
Submission of Applications :

Applications should be filled online at: or The different entries in the application are to be filled with extreme care, as this information is used for preparing the rank list. After submitting the application online, an application fee of Rs 500/- (Rs 100/- in case of SC/ST candidates) is to be remitted in a specified branch of State Bank of Travancore with chalan generated on submission of the application.

A printout of the filled up application along with copies of the following documents, must be send to the Principal, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram-695016, so as to reach there latest by 4 pm on 7th June, 2012 :

(i) Engineering Degree certificate and Mark lists. 

(ii) GATE Score card (for Candidates with valid GATE Score).

(iii) Community and Income certificate issued by the village officer for candidates who claim eligibility under SEBC quota .

(iv) Community certificate issued by the Tahsildar for candidates who claim eligibility for reservation under SC/ST quota. 

(v) True copy of professional experience certificate from the Head of the organizations where the candidate is working in case of those who passed AMIE/AMIETE. 

(vi) Counterfoil of the chalan for remittance of application fee.

Selection of Candidates : 

For Government / Aided Engineering Colleges given in Annexure A, applicants will have to register their option while submitting the application. There will not be any provision to change the option. The selection of candidates will be supervised by the selection committee consisting of the Director of Technical Education (Chairman), the Senior Joint Director (ECS) and the Principal, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram who will also be the co-ordinator. The Venue for admission work is College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. 

Selection of candidates will be based on the GATE score. In case of tie, advantage will be given to candidates who secure highest aggregate marks up to 6th semester in their qualifying examination. If sufficient GATE qualified candidates are not available, the selection will be made from Keralite candidates based on the aggregate marks up to 6th semester in their qualifying examination. Candidates who have produced Nativity Certificate, at the time of application will only be considered for this. Allotment list will be prepared and published in the institutions, as well as in the websites, and

Allotment letter can be downloaded from and  Selected candidates have to remit the fee on or before the last date in any of the specified branches of State Bank of Travancore, failing which, the admission will be cancelled. Sponsored candidates, if any, will be admitted as per relevant Government orders. Transfer Certificate issued from the institutions last attended must be produced at the time of admission. The selection of Candidates will be provisional and subject to verification of original documents by the Principals concerned, at the time of admission.

For institutions in Annexure B, a rank list will be prepared, which will include all the eligible applicants. Institutions will conduct admission for themselves from this rank list, ascertaining the eligibility for admission as per the norms of the concerned University.

Admission Schedule : 

* Online applications can be submitted from : 15th May to 31st May 2012 (by 5pm)

Last date for receipt of application printout along with the enclosures : 7th June 2012 (by 4pm)
* First Allotment : 22nd June 2012. Fee can be remitted between 23rd and 27th June 2012.
* Second Allotment : 4th July, 2012. Fee remittance can be made between 5th and 7th July, 2012.
* Third Allotment : 13th July, 2012. Fee remittance can be made from 14th to 18th July, 2012.
* Selected candidates will have to join the colleges either on 19th or 20th July, 2012.
* Fourth Allotment : 1st August, 2012. Fee can be remitted between 2nd and 4th August, 2012.
* Date of Joining will be 7th August, 2012. Classes will commence on 8th August 2012.

Fee :

Fee structure in respect of Government / Aided Institutions will be as follows. (i) Admission fees : Rs. 150/- (ii) Special fees : Rs. 2850/- (iii) Tuition fees : Rs. 4500/- per semester (iv) Caution Deposit : Rs. 1500/-

Refund of fee :

The fee for a course allotted to the candidate will have to be paid within the stipulated time, at a specified branch of State Bank of Travancore. The fees collected from candidates will be transferred to the College where the candidate stands admitted on closing of admissions. Refund of fee will be applicable only to students who leave the college on cancellation of admission on or before the last date prescribed. The amount of fee collected will be refunded to the candidates only after the closing of admission for the year. No interest will be paid to the candidates. 

Liquidated Damages :

Those who obtain admission and discontinue studies after the date specified as per the schedule are liable to pay Rs 30000/- plus the tuition fee and special fee for the remaining period of the course as liquidated damages. All candidates leaving the institutions after 07.08.2012 will be liable to pay liquidated damages for institutions in Annexure A.

The institutions in Annexure B will conduct the admission from the rank list, by inviting separate applications. The dates of admission for these institutions will be from 22nd June to 20th July, 2012. All students leaving these institutions after 20.07.2012 will have to pay liquidated damages. In all such cases the Transfer Certificate will be issued only after remitting the liquidated damages to the authority concerned. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OEC are exempted from this rule. 

Spot Admission :

A spot admission will be conducted for the vacant seats if any, in the courses specified in Annexure A, on 21.08.2012 at College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. Those who have not secured allotment in any of the institutions alone will be considered for spot admissions. A list of the candidates eligible to appear for spot admission will be published in the website on 14.08.2012. Candidates selected for admission through spot admission will have to remit the fee on 22.08.2012 itself in the bank. 

Scholarship :

Those with valid GATE Score will get a scholarship at the rate of Rs.8000/- per month vide GO (Rt) No. 67/09/H.Edn dated: 19.01.09 for the total period of 24 months subject to the conditions that :

(i) The student shall undertake 8 to 10 hours of work per week  related to  teaching and research activities as  assigned by the  institutions.
(ii) The students must secure first class or equivalent during the  first Semester examination to become eligible for continuance of  scholarship.
(iii) The student shall give an undertaking to the effect that  he/she will not  leave the course midway or appear  for any competent examination not  related to  Engineering and Technology.
(iv) The students shall not receive any emoluments, salary,  stipend etc from any other source during the course of study.

In the case of candidates with valid GATE score but do not satisfy the condition (i) above, an amount of Rs.1000/- only will be given as scholarship. SC/ST students will be eligible for stipend as per Kerala State Government rules. Any other details not specifically covered by the clause given will be decided by the Director of Technical Education and his decision will be final and also empowered to cancel any admission found to be illegal subsequent to the admission.

For more details, visit :

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Admission available at a prominent Engineering College in Bangalore

Admission available at a prominent Engineering College in Bangalore

Admission open for 2011 batch at a prominent Engineering College in Bangalore under the NRI scheme for:

* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Computer Science & Engineering
* Electrical & Electronics Engineering
* Industrial Engineering and Management
* Mechanical Engineering
* Telecommunication Engineering
* Medical Electronics
* Bio Technology
* Information Science & Engineering
* Aeronautical Engineering

- Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.
- Very good academic environment
- Easy accessibility to Railway Station, Bus Terminal and Airport
- Affordable tuition fees
- and many more plus points.

Those parents who wish to know more and enrol their children please contact: +971 55 245 31 51

Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

44 Universities Lost Deemed Status List of De-recognised Deemed Universities

44 Universities Lost Deemed Status List of De-recognised Deemed Universities
Government told the Supreme Court that it decided to De-recognise 44 Deemed Universities in the country on charges that they were being run as an organizations, owned or controlled by one family, rather than on academic considerations.

The task force has recommended that the 44 deemed universities which are to be de-recognised “should revert status quo ante as an affiliated college of the state university of jurisdiction so that students would be able to complete their ongoing courses and obtain degree from the affiliating university.

According to the Centre, most of the 44 erring deemed universities were offering post-graduate and undergraduate courses that are “fragmented with concocted nomenclatures” and seats “disporortionately” increased beyond the actual intake capacity.

List of de recognized Deemed Universities

Christ College, Bangalore
Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Lingaya’s University, Faridabad
St Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kanyakumari
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida
Shobhit Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut
Sumandeep Vidyapeet, Vadodara, Gujarat
Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Reserch, Kolar, Karnataka
Yenepoya University, Mangalore
BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Satara, Maharashtra
D Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kanchipuram
HIHT University, Dehradun
Santosh University, Ghaziabad
Maharshi Markandeshwar University, Ambala, Haryana
Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad
Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumkur, Karnataka
Jain University, Bangalore
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
Siksha “O” Anusandha, Bhubaneswar
Janardan Rai Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Institute of Advanced Studies in Education of Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahr, Rajasthan
Mody Institute of Technology, Sikar, Rajasthan
Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Virdhunagar, Tamil Nadu
Periryar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur
Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Chennai
Vel’s Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai
Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore
Vel Tech Rangaraja Dr Sagunthal R&D Institute of Science, Chennai
Gurukul Kangri, Haridwar
Grapich Era University, Dehradun
Nehru Gram Bharati Vishwavidyalaya, Allahabad
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry
Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu
Bharath Institute of Higher Education And Research, Chennai
Ponnaiya Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Nava Nalanda Mahavira, Nalanda, Bihar
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
National Museum, Institute of the History of Art Conservation and Musicology, Janpath, New Delhi

Karnataka cancelled recognition of 35 colleges, List of blacklisted institutions

Karnataka cancelled recognition of 35 colleges, List of blacklisted institutions

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The Blacklisting story continues… After centre decided to de-recognise 44 deemed universities, now it’s the turn of Karnataka Govt. On Friday, the state government said about 35 colleges will be closed for functioning without approval. This includes six that function with foreign collaboration

The decision follows the findings of a probe by a committee constituted by the department of higher education to track illegal colleges in Karnataka. “Despite being served two notices, none of the 35 colleges has replied,’’ higher education minister Arvind Limbavali said on Friday.

Strangely, the state government does not have the information on how many students will be affected, nor about alternative arrangements for them to continue their studies.

“If the students give us representation, we will think of it (alternative arrangements). I don’t know how students join such institutions without inquiring about their background,” Limbavali said.

The List of De Recognised Colleges

1) Academy of Business Management, Tourism and Research, Garabhavipalya, Bangalore.

2) Agasthya College of Management Studies, Mangalore

3) Amity Global Business School, Koramangala, Bangalore.

4) Asia Graduate School of Business, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

5) Bangalore Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore.

6) Bangalore Management Academy, Marathahalli, Bangalore.

7) Cygmax Institute of Management Studies, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore

8) Established with foreign collaboration:

9) I.T.M Institute of Hotel Management, Off Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore.

10) ICFAI Institute of Science and Technology, Off Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore.

11) IIJT Finance, M.G.Road, Bangalore. (Centres at Malleswaram and Tumkur)

12) INC, J.P. Nagar (Nine centres in Karnataka and one in Goa)

13) Indian Business Academy, Kanakapura Main Road, Bangalore.

14) Indian Institute of Aeronautical and Marine Engineering, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore.

15) Institute of Business Management and Research, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore.

16) Institute of Business Management and Technology, Banashankari, Bangalore.

17) Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shivabasavanagar, Belgaum.

18) Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore

19) International School of Business and Media, Marathahalli, Bangalore.

20) Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar.

21) M.P. Birla Institute of Management, Race Course Road, Bangalore

22) M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

23) Magnus School of Business, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore (Centres at Mysore)

24) MATS School of Business and IT, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore.

25) Mentoris School of Management, Jayanagar, Bangalore.

26) N.I.F.E, Shivajinagar, Bangalore (Centres at Jayanagar and Rajajinagar)

27) Nitte Institute of Catering Studies, Kankanady, Mangalore

28) Presidency College of Hotel Management, Airport Road, Bangalore.

29) Siddhartha Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Information Technology, Kempapura, Bangalore

30) Sikkim Manipal University, Airport Road, Bangalore.

31) Srusti Info System, Vijayanagar, Bangalore.

32) St Mary’s College, Near ESI Hospital, Indiranagar, Bangalore.

33) TASMAC , Hosur Main Road, Bangalore.

34) TASMAC, Basavangudi, Bangalore

35) VIMAS (Vasavi Institute of Management and Advanced Studies) Banashankari, Bangalore

36) W.L.C. College of India, Dickenson Road, Bangalore

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Website a must for educational institutions: India

Website a must for educational institutions: India
The Government of India is planning to make it compulsory for the educational institutions to have their websites

Published on 11/10/2009 1:27:57 PM

New Delhi: The Government of India plans to make it mandatory for having a website for educational institutions, where the school's infrastructure facilities and faculty will have to be spelt out.

"That is going to be part of the law, and we are going to take away their recognition if they violate this," Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said.

The Minister also spoke about using the unique identification number, the first set of which is going to be rolled out in about a year, for identifying and monitoring India's primary education programme.

"Each child will be given a unique identification number, which we will use to determine if he or she has dropped out or not," he said.

It was among some other measures to reform India's education sector, Sibal said at the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit said.

He said India is not going to give up its opposition to for-profit educational institutions as any collapse of such entities would impact students.

"If profit means giving dividend to shareholders from fees that parents pay, then my position is no," Sibal said.

Nowhere in the world has this happened. Education institutions are not like some company that can wind up one day. We cannot allow educational institutions to go bust, Sibal said.

The Minister also said there was talk of using latest technology to bring higher education to a greater mass, but the main responsibility of the government remained in promoting primary education.

"Out of the 509-million workforces, 70 per cent haven't got primary education. We first need to get the schooling system right," Sibal said.
—iGovernment Bureau

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

(Project) Mathematics Project Guide For CBSE By Vasant Valley School

(Project) Mathematics Project Guide For CBSE By Vasant Valley School

General Instructions:
- The project should be hand written
- Credit will be given to original and creative use of material/pictures/drawings/methods of illustrating
- The project must be presented in a neatly bound simple folder.

Any one of the following projects may be chosen:

A) Linear Equations
Project Assignment Think of a question that asks about a cause and effect relationship between two measurable quantities. (eg.. does fingernail length affect typing speed?)

1. Write two different "how does _____ affect _____" questions.
2. Select the question that makes the most sense to you and explain why you have chosen it.
3. Write a hypothesis to answer your question.
4. Graph your data using appropriate choices of scales and axis.
5. In pencil, draw your "best" line.
6. Find the equation of your line.

Respond to the following questions
7. What do the variables in your equation represent? What does the equation represent?
8. Was your data positively correlated, negatively correlated or neither? Give possible explanations for the relationships or absence of relationships that you see in the data.
9. Use your equation to predict two data points not represented by the data. How good do you think these estimates are? why?
10. What information does the slope indicate?

Present your findings in a 3-4 pages handwritten report. Graph must be included.

B) Integer trains
You can use rods of integer sizes to build "trains" that all share a common length. A "train of length 5" is a row of rods whose combined length is 5. Here are some examples:

Notice that the 1-2-2 train and the 2-1-2 train contain the same rods but are listed separately. If you use identical rods in a different order, this is a separate train.
How many trains of length 5 are there?
Repeat for length 6
Repeat for length 7
Come up with a formula for the number of trains of length n. (Assume you have rods of every possible integer length available.) Prove that your formula is correct.
Come up with an algorithm that will generate all the trains of length n.
Create trains of lengths 6,7. Record any findings, conclusions in 3-4 pages of handwritten work.

C) Area of an Arbelos

Objective: Prove that the area of the arbelos (white shaded region) is equal to the area of circle CD.

What is an arbelos?
The arbelos is the white region in the figure, bounded by three semicircles. The diameters of the three semicircles are all on the same line segment, AB, and each semicircle is tangent to the other two. The arbelos has been studied by mathematicians since ancient times, and was named, apparently, for its resemblance to the shape of a round knife (called an arbelos) used by leatherworkers in ancient times.

An interesting property of the arbelos is that its area is equal to the area of the circle with diameter CD. CD is along the line tangent to semicircles AC and BC (CD is thus perpendicular to AB). C is the point of tangency, and D is the point of intersection with semicircle AB. Can you prove that the area of circle CD equals the area of the arbelos?

To do this project, you should do research that enables you to use the following terms and concepts:

right triangles,
circumscribing a circle about a triangle,
similar triangles,
area of a circle,
Tangents are perpendicular to radii at the point of contact.
Materials and Equipment
For the proof, you'll need :

compass, and
straight edge.
Experimental Procedure

Do your background research,
Organize your known facts, and
Spend some time thinking about the problem and you should be able to come up with the proof.
Present your findings in a 3-4 pages handwritten report.
D) The Birthday paradox

Objective : The objective of this project is to prove whether or not the birthday paradox holds true by looking at random groups of 23 or more people.

Introduction: The Birthday Paradox states that in a random gathering of 23 people, there is a 50% chance that two people will have the same birthday. Is this really true?

Experimental Procedure
1) First you will need to collect birth dates for random groups of 23 or more people. Ideally you would like to get 10-12 groups of 23 or more people so you have enough different groups to compare. Here are a couple of ways that you can find a number of randomly grouped people.

You could use birthday lists from your own school for different classes.
Take the class lists of about 12 sections. Pass these around each of these classes and collect the birth date data
Use the birth dates of players on major teams. (Note: this information can easily be found on the internet).
2) Next you will need to sort through all the birth dates you have collected and see if the Birthday Paradox holds true for the random groups of people you collected. How many of your groups have two or more people with the same birthday? Based on the birthday paradox, how many groups would you expect to find that have two people with the same birthday?

3) Tabulate/Organize your data and findings in a 3-4 pages handwritten report

E) Perimeters of Semi Circles
Objective: The objective of this project is to prove that the sum of the perimeters of the inscribed semicircles is equal to the perimeter of the outside semicircle.

Introduction : The figure below shows a semicircle (AE) with a series of smaller semicircles (AB, BC, CD, DE,) constructed inside it. As you can see, the sum of the diameters of the four smaller semicircles is equal to the diameter of the large semicircle. The area of the larger semicircle is clearly greater than the sum of the four smaller semicircles. What about the perimeter?

Materials and Equipment
For the proof, you'll need :

compass, and
straight edge.
Here's a suggestion for your display: in addition to your background research and your proof, you can make a model of� the Figure� with colored paper. Use a compass and straightedge to construct the semicircles. Cut pieces of string or yarn equal to the arc-lengths of the semicircles. You can use these to demonstrate that the perimeter lengths are indeed equal. Repeat for 3 different measurements of semi circles.

Experimental Procedure

Do your background research,
Organize your known facts,
Perform the experiments for 3 different semi circles
Tabulate your findings
Mathematically prove the result
Present your work in 3-4 handwritten pages.

Thanks to CBSEPORTAL for this info

Saturday, October 24, 2009

CBSE Grading system

CBSE Grading system

With the academic year 2009-10, CBSE moves to the next level of education!
Class IX & X students will now be evaluated on a 9-point Grading System that is based on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
The academic year gets divided into 2 terms, each having two types of assessment:
Formative = Evaluation of class work, homework, assignment and project work
Summative = Term End Exams

April - September

Two Formative Assessments each of 10% weightage = 20% Two Formative Assessments each of 10% weightage = 20%

October - March

Term End Exam / Summative = 20% Term End Exam / Summative = 40%
Total = 100%

9-Point Grading System Roadmap

Grade Marks Range
A1 91-100
A2 81-90
B1 71-80
B2 61-70
C1 51-60
C2 41-50
D 33-40
E1 21-32
E2 00-20

Class X (2009-10) Board Exams happen, however, instead of marks - Grades are given
Class IX (2009-10) CCE gets operational from October 2009
Class X (2010-11) CCE gets implemented & Board Exams become optional
Grading system is based on yearlong performance.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Young Scholars Award Scheme

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Young Scholars Award Scheme

To encourage learning about the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) among the youth of the country, the RBI conducts a major awareness and sensitization exercise on the role of the Reserve Bank and the banking system across the country. This exercise, the ‘RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme’, exposes youngsters to an actual banking and financial environment and inculcates a sense of pride in the selected ones of having had the opportunity to associate themselves with a prestigious organisation, the central bank of the country.

1. Eligibility: (A) Educational Qualification: All students across India who have completed 10 + 2 years of formal education or its equivalent from recognized institutions/boards in 2009 or before and are currently pursuing their undergraduate studies. However, those having enrolled for or having acquired degree(s) higher than graduation will not be eligible. Candidates who have qualified and worked at RBI as a Young Scholar in any of the previous years are not eligible to apply.

(B) Age : Candidates should be of age 18 years or more but less than 23 years as on September 1, 2009.

2. Number of Seats: A maximum of 150 young scholars would be awarded scholarship by the RBI every year under the scheme. Out of these, a maximum of 50 candidates will be selected through a test conducted in English medium. The rest, up to a maximum number of 100 shall be selected on regional basis through a test conducted in vernacular medium.

3. Entrance Examination: The entrance exam will be conducted in English, Hindi and 11 other regional languages. The regional languages will be Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The exam will be held at around 100 different locations spread all across the country. The List of Centres is given in this notification.

4. Examination Pattern and Syllabus : The examination will be of objective type with multiple choices for answers. The paper will be of approximately 90 minutes duration and will have questions related to role and functioning of the RBI, the trend of banking industry in India and general economic and financial environment of the country.

5. How to prepare for the Exam: Candidates willing to appear for the exam may take help of the material available on RBI Website and . The latest issue of RBI’s Annual Report and the Report on Trends & Progress of Banking will form part of the syllabus.

6. Placements and Project Assignment: The selected All India candidates and the Regional Candidates will be placed at the nearest Regional Office designated for the purpose, depending on the size of the office. The selected candidates will be required to work within the RBI on projects/assignments allocated to them by the respective Regional Director of RBI. They will be expected to complete the same in a reasonable time, subject to a maximum of 3 calendar months.

7. Stipend: During their stint with the RBI, they will be paid a consolidated monthly stipend of Rs.7500/- per head. For broken periods, the amount will be calculated on a pro rata basis.
8. Accommodation: During their stay with the RBI, the selected scholars who do not have a place to reside at the centre of placement will be assisted with accommodation for the duration of their project.

9. How to Apply: Candidates willing to apply for the scholarship may apply in the prescribed application form available on either on line or offline. There is no fee for application or examination.

(A) Guidelines for Online Application

Candidates should have a valid email ID.

Go to the website and follow the instructions.

After applying online, the registered candidates should obtain a system generated printout of the registered information and sign at the appropriate place. A recent photograph should be pasted on the print-out and sent along with attested copies of the certificate on the address given below :

Project CoordinatorRBI Young Scholars Award SchemeProject No. 8709,Post Box No: 7632Malad (W),Mumbai- 400 064.

(B) Guidelines for filling Application Offline

Go to the website

Download the application form for off-line mode.

Fill the form completely and paste your photograph at the appropriate place, sign at appropriate space and attach attested copies of all the relevant documents.

Project CoordinatorRBI Young Scholars Award SchemeProject No. 8709,Post Box No: 7632Malad (W),Mumbai- 400 064.

All applications – sent online or offline – should be sent to the given address by ordinary post only.Superscribe the envelope ‘Application for the RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme 2009-10′.

10. Last Date for Receipt of Application

The application and/or print-outs of application made online should reach the address mentioned above before October 21, 2009 by ordinary post. For the candidates staying abroad and for those posting print-out from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Minicoy Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J & K State, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, the last date for receipt of Print-out will be October 28, 2009. A print-out received after the last date will not be entertained.

The Reserve Bank of India/Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will not be responsible for any loss of application/print-out in transit or for rejection of application print-out because of non-receipt of print-out on or before the stipulated date.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Class 12 marks for IIT: Cut-off not changed

Class 12 marks for IIT: Cut-off not changed

NDTV Correspondent, Tuesday October 20, 2009, New Delhi

The government has been forced to clarify its stand on just how Class 12 results will affect admission to IIT.On Monday, Kapil Sibal announced that starting in 2011, Class 12 marks will play a greater role in determining who gets into IIT. Sibal is the Minister for Human Resource Development. He said that students often ignore their Class 12 board exams to focus on entrance exams for IIT, and the new policy hopes to address that.Sibal says his remarks were misreported by some parts of the media, which said that the new guidelines mean that students will need to score much higher in their boards if they want to get into IIT. Currently, students who clear the IIT entrance exam have to prove they've scored at least 60 per cent in their Boards.Raising this minimum worries states like Bihar, where students do not have equal access to good schools. Students here perform well in the entrance exam, however, and this guarantees them admission in IIT.Sibal has clarified that the current policy has not been changed, and there is no cause for concern. What role Class 12 results will play in IIT admission will be decided by a new committee headed by Dr Anil Kakodkar, chairperson of the Atomic Energy Commission. The committee is expected to submit its guidelines in January for review.

Monday, September 14, 2009

CBSE Class 10 will have Two Semesters

CBSE Class 10 will have Two Semesters
Prashant K. Nanda for Indian Express.

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will divide the Class 10 into two semesters, as in management and engineering colleges, to make the evaluation process easier and smoother after board exams are scrapped from 2011.

"Once the examination is scrapped from 2011, we will divide the year into two terms - they are like two semesters (April to September, and October to March)," a senior CBSE official told IANS Monday.

"Initially, students will be evaluated for the first six months and in the second half of the year students don't need to bother about what they studied in the first semester," the official added.

In each semester there will be two 'formative assessments' and one 'summative assessment'.

Formative assessment is carried out during a course of instruction for providing continuous feedback. It will take into account both teacher's and learner's point of view in understanding and internalising a subject. It will comprise of interviews, conversations, projects and assignments among others.

In a summative assessment, grades will be given to students by their schools based on overall performance.

While 40 percent of the evaluation will be through formative assessment, the rest will be through summative assessment.

The CBSE official disclosed this to IANS soon after Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal announced that Class 10 board examination under CBSE would be abolished from 2011.

Sibal said: "There will be no Class 10 board examination from 2011." The last Class 10 CBSE Board examination will take place in March-April 2010.

But the minister clarified that the exams would very much take place this academic year.

From 2011, the students' evaluation would be based exclusively on a nine-point grading system. But this will be introduced this academic year itself.

"This academic year, there will be both a Board examination and a grading system," the minister said.

Under the new system, there will be nine grades: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D, E1 and E2.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Career options after Plus 2

Career options after Plus 2

Career options were always available after 10plus2, what was not available was the information regarding them. But today unavailability of information just seems as an excuse. So, if you are bothered by which career option will be best suitable to you then you have arrived at the right place. The picture given below beautifully depicts the career path one need to follow to reach out to your dream destination.

To know more about a particular career option

1. Google it.

2. Search in Wikipedia.


4. Visit and read regularly Education plus section of Team 1 blogs


6. Follow your heart.

Do send this image to your friends. Even recommend your school to paste it on the notice board. A great help, isn't it?

Source: Students-learn

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


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Monday, June 15, 2009

Boys outshine girls in KEAM-2009

Boys outshine girls in KEAM-2009

Kochi, June 15: Boys have bagged majority of the top ranks of medical and engineering entrance examination-2009, the results of which were announced by Education Minister M A Baby at a news conference in Thiruvananthapuram today. A total of 59331 students secured entry this time.

Jaiban George of Kottayam has won the first rank in the medical category while Arun Alosius of Thrissur won the first rank in the engineering category.

The other ranks are:

MEDICAL: Esther K Jones (Second rank-Kottayam), Josh Varghese George (Third rank- Thiruvananthapuram), Nithin Premraj (Fourth rank-Kozhikode), Jithin George (Fifth rank–Kasargode).

SC section: Kiran Babu (Pandalam), Rahul Krishnan (Thiruvananthapuram)ST Section: Arya Surendran (Wayanad), Elizabeth Liz George (Thrissur).

ENGINEERING: P Akash (Second rank-Thiruvananthapuram), Jithin Sam Varghese (Third rank-Kottayam), Akhil Ramesh (Fourth rank-Kasargod), Nithin Mohan (Fifth rank-Ernakulam)
SC section: Nikhil (Malappuram), Athul Anand (Thrissur)ST section: Akhil P Soman and Febin P (Idukki).

There are 11,341 engineering and 1425 medical seats available in the state.

The Education Minister said on the occasion that the government had received the report of the entrance reforms committee and will publish it within a week.



Kochi, June 15 : The results of Kerala Engineering and Medical Entrance Examinations for admission to Professional Degree Courses (KEAM) have been announced. The results are available at or . It can be accessed at CAP website also. The activities related to the Professional College Admissions in Kerala this year have gained momentum with the declaring results. The admission counselling to the courses based on these results will begin by the end of June or the first week of July, it is anticipated.

For the engg entrance exam 96648 number of candidates have appeared. The Entrance Examination was conducted at 279 venues in all the 14 Revenue Districts centers of the State, in New Delhi and in Dubai.Total number of candidates included in the Engineering Rank List : 59331 (Male - 29644 and Female – 29687) and the number of candidates disqualified for want of minimum 10 marks in Paper-I or Paper-II and hence excluded from the Rank list is 37317.
The results of 83 candidates have been withheld (WHELD) on various grounds. Candidates who have not appeared for both the Papers in the Engineering Entrance Examination and those who have secured less than 10 marks (with exception of SC/ST candidates) in each paper of the examination have been ‘Disqualified’ (DQLFD).

For the medical entrance exam 62799 number of candidates have appeared .The Medical Entrance Examination was conducted at 189 venues in all the 14 Revenue Districts centers of the State, in New Delhi and in Dubai. Total number of candidates included in the Medical Rank List : 53804 (Male 17539 and Female – 36265) . Number of candidates disqualified for want of minimum 10 marks in Paper-I or Paper-II and hence excluded from the Rank list – 8995 .
The results of 68 candidates have been withheld (WHELD) on various grounds. Candidates who have not appeared for both the Papers in the Medical Entrance Examination and those who have secured less than 10 marks (with exception of SC/ST candidates) in each paper of the examination have been ‘Disqualified’ (DQLFD).

Candidates will be admitted to the courses only if the academic eligibility conditions as prescribed in the Prospectus are fulfilled at the time of admission. This will be verified at the time of admission. Separate Notification for Centralized Allotment Process (CAP) for allotment to various courses and colleges will be issued in due course.


Kerala Engg/Med entrance results announced

Kerala Engg/Med entrance results announced -

The results of the Kerlala Medical and Engineering entrance examinsations were published Monday. Arun Aloyshius (Thrissur) and Akash P (Thiruvananthapuram) bagged the first and second ranks in Engineering stream. Jaybin George and S.R.K.Johnson both hailing from Kottayam bagged the first two ranks in the medical stream.

The results were announed by state minister for education M.A.Baby. A total of 59,331 persons have found their place in the rank list.

The results can be obtained from,,, (for GPRS enabled phones). Links for all websites are available from

Results can also be obtained from

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Medical and Engineering coaching classes in UAE

Medical and Engineering coaching classes in UAE

Engineering-Medical entrance coaching classes for students in UAE XIth standard batch - admission in progress. Do not miss to give your children an opportunity to enhance their educational skills with a professional touch to approach the competitive exams.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Obituary - Popular veteran teacher Mr Clifford Aranha of ADIS ABU DHABI dies at school

Obituary - Popular veteran teacher Mr Clifford Aranha of ADIS ABU DHABI dies at school

My sincere prayers to the departed soul of Mr Clifford Aranha. He was loved and respected by all. During the recent CBSE Xth examinations, I had a chance to meet him in person and while talking to him, I passed on to him my son's admiration for him and his style. I told him Sir, my son Suraj is a big fan of yours and every day he comes back and talk about you, your jokes and experiences. With a smile he returned to me showing hundreds of children getting ready to the exam hall that your son is one amongst the several others. They are our future, so we have to take them along in the right way. Sir, I envy those who had the opportunity to interact more with you in life to gain valuable knowledge shared by you as you treaded each day of your life.
The embalming ceremony will be held at the Central Hospital Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 14th June 2009 at 5:00 pm.

Sincere pranams,
Ramesh Menon

Saturday, May 30, 2009

CBSE Xth Toppers list - DPS Sharjah

CBSE Xth Toppers list - DPS Sharjah

DPS Sharjah recorded another scintillating benchmark registering excellent performance in the AISSE for the year 2008-‘09.

Out of 206 students who appeared for the examination, the school registered a 100% pass percentage with 34 Students scoring 90 % and above and 194 passing with first division.

LOKESH NARENDRA LOHIYA and ARUSHI KATARIA clinched the overall first position with an aggregate of 96.4%.

They were followed closely by NAVYA PUTTA ,who clinched the second position with a 96% and KINSHUK BASU CHOWDHARY with 3rd position scoring 95.6%.

Joyous jubilation was the order of the day and spoke volumes about the inspiring guidance and dedicated involvement of all connected with the school.

DPS Sharjah congratulates all the students, parents and faculty who have helped the school to reach such glorious heights.

CBSE Xth Toppers List - Our Own English School Abu Dhabi

CBSE Xth Toppers List - Our Own English School Abu Dhabi


Our Own, Abu Dhabi once again registered cent percent pass results at the CBSE Grade X examination for the eleventh consecutive year.

‘Keeping with the tradition of our school, we once again record an impressive performance at the CBSE Grade X examination. 94% of our students achieved more than first class marks while 63% registered distinction marks’.

School Topper HEERA SHAHIR 93.8%


Topper amongst Boys JAYDEEP SATYAJIT SATHE 92.8%

JAYDEEP SATYAJIT SATHE scores a perfect 100 in SCIENCE

Other students who scored more than 90% are –

3.AJAY PETER 91.6%
10. TANYA KINI 90%

Other Subject toppers are –



Malayalam JOSEY SIMON K 98
French AJAY PETER 95



K George Mathew


EFIA send 39 students for the class X examination who have brought success and credit to the school.


SECOND : RIYA SIDHIKKU : 90.2% 3 A1 & 2 B1






CBSE Xth Toppers list - Indian School Muscat

CBSE Xth Toppers list - Indian School Muscat

Achuthan Madhav




29th May, 2009 Cruising Credentials of Birla Public School continues . . .– CBSE Class X results published

The announcement of Class X results brought again the aroma of success enabling Birla Public School to maintain its track record.

As the subjects bring laurels to a kingdom, the students have brought success to this prestigious school. And it’s their dedicated teachers who recognized and nurtured the talents of these students.

As expected, the pass percentage is 100. 52 students appeared for the Class X Board Examination in March, this year. 86 per cent of them passed with distinction
( scored above 75% ) and 32 per cent of them scored above 90%. Altogether, all the 52 students passed with first class ( scored above 60% ).

Further significant statistics include overall toppers, subject toppers, language toppers and students who obtained A1 grade in all the five subjects / languages.


Sl. No. Name of the Student Marks Scored [ out of 100 ]
Ordinal of the toppers


Sl. No. Subject Name of the Student Marks Scored [ out of 100 ]
2. Mathematics ALLEN CHERIAN KOSHY 100
3. Social Science ALLEN CHERIAN KOSHY 100


Sl. No. Language Name of the Student Marks Scored [ out of 100 ]
2. Hindi
( 2nd Language ) SANJANA BHATNAGAR 91
3. Malayalam
( 2nd Language ) ABHA ELIZABETH JOHN 100
4. French
( 2nd Language ) NARAYANAN SRIKRISHNA 88

Students who have obtained A1 grade in all the five subjects / languages


On this occasion, Birla Public School acknowledges the pivotal role played by the parents in their children’s accomplishment.

A.K. Shrivastava

CBSE Xth Toppers List - Indian School Bahrain

CBSE Xth Toppers List - Indian School Bahrain


6100017 SHAKYA SUR 489 97.8% FIRST
6100436 PRERANA DAS 474 94.8% THIRD


Dr A S Pillai
The Indian School, PO Box 558, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

CBSE Grade X results - Girls outshine boys

Indian pupils in results joy

Indian pupils in results joy
Tala al Ramahi THE NATIONAL

Last Updated: May 29. 2009 11:13PM UAE / May 29. 2009 7:13PM GMT ABU DHABIi //

Many Indian school pupils in the Gulf were celebrating yesterday after the Class 10 exam results were announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education, showing average scores were up slightly over last year.

Indian pupils in the region also outperformed their counterparts in India; their overall pass rate was 97.66 per cent, compared to 88.84 per cent in their homeland.

More than 11,000 students in the GCC sat for the CBSE examinations, which are regarded as highly competitive and important for getting into good universities.

The 97.66 per cent pass rate in the Gulf represented an increase of 0.43 per cent over 2008. Students from 52 schools in the UAE sat for the exams.

“The results were very ... impressive, especially among the girls, and this demonstrates the tremendous increase in the level of education in the Gulf,” said Ashok Kumar, chief executive of the Indian High School in Dubai.

The network of Global Education Management Systems (Gems) schools across the UAE and Qatar reported a 100 per cent pass rate for their 1,390 students who sat for the exams.

Our Own Indian School in Dubai, Our Own English High School in Fujairah, Our Own English High School in Dubai, and the Abu Dhabi Indian school also reported 100 per cent pass rates.

Akhilesh Mohan, a student at the Abu Dhabi Indian School, had the country’s overall grade with 96.8 per cent.

Nine per cent of Gems students scored more than 90 per cent on the exams, and approximately half of the total students scored more than 75 per cent.

Of the Gems students, Eleeanor Abigail from the Our Own English High School in Dubai had the highest total score with 95.4 per cent.

More than 800,000 Indian students in different countries sat this year’s CBSE Crade 10 exams.

CBSE Announces Grade 10 Exam Results

CBSE Announces Grade 10 Exam Results
Staff Reporter 29 May 2009 KHALEEJ TIMES

Dubai - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India announced the Grade 10 examination results of its affiliated schools in the UAE on Friday.
The 51 schools affiliated to the CBSE in the UAE had enrolled 5,225 students for the examinations that began in March. Based on their list of toppers sent to Khaleej Times by 30 schools, the following have been identified as the top three students:
Akhilesh Mohan of Abu Dhabi Indian School scored 96.8 per cent marks; Sandhya Sabapathy of Indian High School, Dubai, 96.6 per cent; and Lokesh Narendra Lohiya and Arushi Kataria of Delhi Private School, Sharjah, 96.4 per cent.

CBSE Grade 10 results announced

CBSE Grade 10 results announced
By Anjana Sankar, Senior Reporter GULF NEWS
Published: May 29, 2009, 18:15

Dubai: Students from the Indian schools in the Gulf region have outperformed their Indian counterparts in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 examinations. The results were declared on Friday.

Like their Indian counterparts, the girls in the Gulf region outperformed the boys. While the pass rate for girls was 98.64 per cent, that of the boys was 96.69 per cent.

Gulf pupils recorded a 97.66 per cent pass rate, while those who wrote their exams in India recorded a 88.84 per cent pass rate. The overall pass rate in the region recorded a marginal increase of 0.43 per cent from last year.

A total of 11,210 pupils - 5,595 girls and 5,615 boys - from various Gulf countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain, participated in the exams this year.

Akilesh Mohan of the Abu Dhabi Indian School achieved the best results among the UAE schools.

He secured an aggregate of 96.8 per cent, while Sandhya Sabathy of Indian High School, Dubai came second with 96.5 per cent.

The third position was shared by Lokesh Narendra Lohiya and Arushi Kataria, both from Delhi Private School, Sharjah and Sinny Ann Saji from Emirates Future International Academy, Abu Dhabi. All three pupils scored 96.4 per cent.

Akilesh to Gulf News that he was on top of the world after outperforming all other Indian pupils in the country.

"I am so excited about the win because I did not expect to be the 'UAE topper'. I have no words to thank my family and my teachers who supported me and prayed for me," Akilesh said.

The son of Mohan and Usha, who is a teacher in the same school, Akilesh said he wants to pursue engineering.

Congratulating his pupil, P.K. Mathu, principal of Abu Dhabi Indian School, said Akilesh was a very dedicated and down-to-earth pupil who is loved by all.

Sandhya, who achieved the second highest result, said she had done well because her teachers never lost faith in her and always pushed her to do her very best. She added that she wants to become a doctor and pursue cancer research.

"I lost my cousin to leukaemia a few years ago. I want to be a cancer specialist and do my bit to bring down the death rate," Sandhya said.

This year, 828,598 pupils - 343,467 girls and 485,131 boys - took the class 10 exams in India and abroad.

Outside the Gulf, the pass rate for Indian pupils in other countries was 97.41 per cent, an increase of 0.26 per cent.

11,210 Gulf pupils took part in the class 10 exams

97.66% pass rate achieved by Gulf pupils

88.84% pass rate achieved by pupils in India

Akilesh Mohan, of the Abu Dhabi Indian School clinched the top honour among the UAE schools. He secured 96.8%.

Sandhya Sabapathy of Indian High School, Dubai came second with 96.5%.

The third position was shared by Lokesh Narendra Lohiya and Arushi Kataria - both from Delhi Private School, Sharjah and Sinny Ann Saji from Emirates Future International Academy, Abu Dhabi. All three students scored 96.4%.

Results obtained by Gulf News so far:

Abu Dhabi Indian School

A total of 279 students sat for the exams and all passed.

Akhilesh Mohan topped the school with 96.8%.

Among boys, Ashik Georgy John cames second with 94.2% and Sarthak Basak came third with 93.6%.

Among girls, Sania Zia topped with 94.4% Surineni Kuthika came second with 93.6% and Merin Varghese Chempakasseril came third with 92.8.

Our Own School Al Warqa, Dubai

355 boys appeared in the CBSE Board Grade X Examination of March 2009.

Althaf Abdul Vahab stood first with a score of 92.8%. Anubhav Nangia and Sreyas Tribhu stood second with 92.2% each and Aakash Vijayan stood third with 91.8%.

77.5 % of the students scored above 60% marks. 44.2 % of the students scored above 75% marks.

Our Own English High School, Dubai (Girls)

A total of 340 students of Our Own English High School, Dubai appeared in the CBSE Grade- X AISSE Examination and recorded 100 percent pass.

Eleanor Abigail Dennis Furtado secured an aggregate of 95.4% and stood first in the school followed by Athulya Santosh Kumar with 94.2% .

Diksha Narendra Laungani and Jeena Joseph shared the third position with an aggregate of 93.8%.

Indian High School, Dubai

75 students secured 90% and above marks.

Sandhya Sabapathy set a new school record with 96.6% aggregate. At second place with 95.6% aggregate is Aarti Mahesh Shah. At Third place with 95.4% are Mamta Mehra and Shivani Raina.

Indian Islahi Islamic School, Abu Dhabi

The school secured 100 per cent pass. Out of the 92 students who appeared for the exam, 72 got first class and 38 distinction.

Nimishiya Abdul Latheef topped the school with 93.2% followed by Shameena Abdul Saleem at the second place with 92%.

The Millennium School, Dubai

The school achieved 100% success this year.

Among the girls, Siona Sabu scored an aggregate of 93.2% with 100% in mathematics and 99% in Science.

Among the boys, Murugesan Prakash scored an aggregate of 91.6%

55% of the students scored 75% and above.

Indian School, Al Ain

Out of 60 students who appeared for the exam, eight have secured above 90%, 46% of students have secured distinction and above; and 72% have secured first class.

Faeba Merin Joseph has topped the school with 92.6%, Jomsy K Jose and Praveen John came second with 92%.

Indian Public High School, Ras Al Khaimah

The school has registered 100 percent results.

Out of 47 students, 24 achieved distinction and 17 first class.

In order of the merit; Sangeetha P.V. topped the list with 93.4 % followed by Tanymol Saju who stood second with 93 % and Meril Agnes Valder came third with 92.2 % followed by Sue Ellen Medeira with 91.2% in the fourth place and Wafa Saleem with 90.8% in the fifth place.

New Indian Model School (NIMS) Dubai

171 students appeared for the examination - 79 girls and 92 boys - out of which 67 secured distinction and 70 secured first class.

The top position in the school was shared by Agzin Abdul Assiz and Mohammed Naseef. M. I., both securing 465 marks each (93%). Second position among the girls was secured by Shahana Humayoon.T with 464 marks (92.8%) and Third position was achieved by Chaythra Maheendran.T with 458 marks (91.6%).

In the boys’ section, second position went to Suraj Sunil Kumar with 462 marks (92.4%) where as third position was achieved by Mohammed Jafer.M with 452 marks (90.4)

Sherwood Academy (Al Taawan Private School), Abu Dhabi

All the 80 students, who appeared examinations, have passed.

Out of the 80 students, 20 students scored above 90%. Nidhisha stands first with 95.2%, closely followed by Dilber with 95% and Niket with 94.8%.

58 students have scored distinction and the remaining have scored high first class.

Our Own English High School, Sharjah

The school achieved 100% success in the exams. Out of the 192 students who appeared in the examination, 98.4% achieved first class and 75.5% scored distinction.

Akansha Anil Nayak and Makarand Kale shared the first place with an aggregate of 94.2 closely followed by Linda Elizabeth Chacko with an aggregate of 93.8 %.

In the boys’ branch of Our Own English High School, Mohammed Sharoon clinched the first place with 92.2% followed by Rahul Roy with an aggregate of 92%.

Emirates English Speaking School, Dubai

21 out of 39 students got the first division. Karishma Muralidharan Adnani bagged the top spot with 85% followed by Ann Mariam Varghese with 78%.

Central School, Dubai

All the 65 students who appeared for the exam passed.

Atika Abdul Aziz is the school topper with 89% followed by Mustafa Khan with 87.8%.

Darul Huda Islamic School, Dubai

The school marked 100 per cent results. 62 pupils appeared for the exam.

Rukiya Hanan Naduvil Purayil topped with 89.7% followed by Mohammed Arifur Rehman with 86.6%

New Indian Model School, Sharjah

The school registered 100% pass.

Syed Ehtesham Ahamed and Merina Abraham scored 88.4% and stood first in the school. Anu David and Arun Chris Sebastian stood second with 88.2%.

Buds Public School, Dubai

Shajeen Shafique and Sandeep Kaur shared the top ranks by securing 75%.

Gulf Asian English School, Dubai

The school secured 100 per cent results in the Grade X CBSE Examination.

91 students appeared for examination - 25 students secured distinction and 39 got first class.

The top spot in the school was taken by Jeevan Jagdish with 93%. The second position and first among girls is Aaliya Abdul Ghani with 91%.

Delhi Private School, Dubai

The school has secured 100 per results in CBSE Grade X exams. 91% of the students secured 1st division.

The top rank in the school was secured by Karan Shenoy with 93.6%, followed by Shivram Kumar in second position with 92.6%.

Emirates Future International Academy, Abu Dhabi

Sinny Ann Saji topped with 96.4% followed by Riya Sidhikku with 90.2%.

Indian School, Ajman

The school got 100 percent results. Out of 53 students who took the exam, 25 students obtained distinction and 18 secured first class.

Ramya Mohandas topped the school securing 93% followed by Greeshma Somanath who secured 91.6%.

Al Ain Juniors School

The school secured excellent results in the grade 10 examination held in March 2009 for the ninth year in succession.

Rajat Alex topped with 94% followed by Anushka Lal with 90%.

Indian School, Ras Al Khaimah

The school obtained 100 per cent results with the highest of 93.8% secured by Anie Joseph closely followed by Dhakshay Balachandran with 93.2%.

Out of the 106 students who appeared from the school, 64 students secured distinction, 34 students got first class and 8 students got second class.

Scholars Indian School, Ras Al Khaimah

The school presented 25 students.15 passed with distinction and the rest with first class.

Shabana Saleem topped the school with 94.2 followed by Jwala Baburaj with 92.4%.

Our Own School, Abu Dhabi

The school once again registered cent percent pass results at the CBSE Grade X examination for the eleventh consecutive year.

94 per cent of the students achieved more than first class marks while 63 per cent registered distinction.

Heera Shahir topped the school with 93.8% followed by Jaydeep Satyajit Sathe with 92.8%.

Indian School, Sharjah

Anju Rachel Thomas clinched the top position by securing 94.4% followed by Reeba .M with 93.4%.

Our Own English High School, Al Ain

The school has excelled in Grade 10 once again by achieving a 100 per cent pass result with 60% of pupils being placed with distinction.

Ammu Joshy stands first in school with an aggregate score of 90% while Sunil Valiyaveedu Mohan stands second with 87.2%. Fatema T Kapadia is in the third place with 86.8%.

Sunrise English Private School

The school recorded 100 percent result in the examinations.

Sharon Mariam Varughese is the school topper with 93.2% aggregate, Sherin Grace Koshy came second with 91.8% and Muhsin Hashim bagged the third position with 91.4%.

Delhi Public School, Sharjah

206 studentsappeared for the examination and the school registered a 100% pass percentage with 34 Students scoring 90 % and above and 194 passing with first division.

Lokesh Narendra Lohiya and Arushi Kataria clinched the overall first position wth an aggregate of 96.4%.

Asian International Pvt. School, Ruwais

The school has achieved 100%.

Pooja Ramakrishanan topped the school with 94.2%, Fathima has secured the second position securing 93.6% and Kevin Anilson has secured third position securing 93.4%.

The Emirates National School
The school has secured 100 percent pass.

Niharica Lobo stood first with 96.2% followed by Suba Santhosi with 96% and Angeline Sophia Rajakumar with 95%.

The school presented a batch of 225 students for the class X examination; out of which 75 students got above 80% and 105 secured distinction.

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