Private Schools

  • Private school owners hold demonstration, say fee regulatory committee is biased 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    Private school owners in Rajasthan on Thursday held demonstration, saying the fee regulatory committee appointed by the High court is taking decisions in a "biased manner". "There are large number of schools in the state which are charging nominal fees but the committee is taking decision in a biased manner and without...
  • 42 private schools in Kanpur issued notices for hiking fees May 23, 2014

    As many as 42 private schools in the city were issued notices by the district administration for arbitrarily hiking its fees. District Magistrate Roshan Jacob has asked the authorities of these schools to submit in seven days their reasons for repeatedly increasing the fees for past several years, flouting the state...
  • Private schools refuse admission to many after SC order on RTE Act May 9, 2014

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court's latest order allowing aided minority schools to stay out of the ambit of the Right To Education Act has left at least 1,200 students in the lurch, with private schools now refusing admissions for the academic year. Child rights activists say this will have wider implications...
  • Parents stage protest against fee hike by private schools May 3, 2014

    Continuing their protest against fee hike by private schools in the city, hundreds of parents on Saturday staged a demonstration against the district administration for failing to resolve the issue. Led by district panchayat member Babli Gurjar, the parents staged a march to the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Modinagar) K K...
  • FIR registered against 2 private schools for increasing fee April 19, 2014

    District administration have registered an FIR against two well-known private schools of Ghaziabad after they increased fee without seeking prior permission from a committee constituted to look into the matter. District Magistrate SVS Ranga Rao on Thursday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the district owing to...
  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government March 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Private schools in Karnataka are set on a collision course with the government. They have said that poor children should be accommodated in government schools first and should apply to private schools under the Right to Education quota only if no government seats are left. "When you have filled...
  • Nursery admission norms take away autonomy: Private schools to Delhi HC February 25, 2014

    Unaided private schools on Tuesday opposed before the Delhi High Court the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lt Governor saying they take away their autonomy and right to choose students on the basis of reasonable criteria. The counsel for Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools referred to an...
  • Lack of awareness about RTE Act in private schools: Survey January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Only 50 per cent of the 35,000 seats reserved in private schools for children belonging to disadvantaged groups and the economically weaker sections were filled last year in the national capital, a survey done by an NGO has found. The main reason for the above was a lack of...
  • Delhi: Unaided private schools approaches SC on nursery admission January 22, 2014

    Delhi's private unaided schools on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court challenging new guidelines issued by the Lieutenant Governor for nursery admission which abolished 20 per cent management quota. Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools and Forum for Promotion of Quality Education for All challenged the order of the Delhi High...
  • Delhi High Court rejects stay on L-G order on nursery admissions January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major setback to private schools in the national capital, the Delhi High Court rejected their petition to stay Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's order on nursery admissions. The petitioners had questioned the power by which Jung issued guidelines for nursery admissions in Delhi. The petition was filed...
  • Another Indian school to shut down in Dubai October 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: The future of 570 students has been thrown into jeopardy after yet another Indian school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was ordered to shut down at the end of the current academic year. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has ordered the closure of The Little Flower Private...
  • Karnataka: Over 34 per cent seats lying vacant under RTE August 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Lack of proper implementation of RTE has affected the students in Karnataka with over 34 per cent of seats including 37,000 seats guaranteed for poor students, lying vacant in the schools in the state. One of the reasons for the seats lying vacant remains that many parents and students from...
  • Delhi: Teacher's slap leads to partial hearing inability for class XII student August 13, 2013

    A class XII student became partially deaf after allegedly being slapped by a teacher of a private school in Delhi, police said on Monday. Nitin Kumar, a native of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, claimed that he was slapped by his teacher, Kiran Pal, in his school in West Patel Nagar...
  • Delhi HC upholds CIC order on seats in unaided schools May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the Chief Information Commision's (CIC) order directing the unaided private schools to give out information relating to total no of seats in all classes. The court, however, said the schools need not disclose informations relating to their financial records. Justice Rajiv...
  • Punjab government orders closure of 473 private schools April 18, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government has ordered closure of 473 private schools after they failed to implement norms of the right to education (RTE) act, a minister said on Wednesday. Education Minister Sikander Singh Maluka said the non-affiliated private schools have been asked to wind up their operations immediately. "The Punjab government...
  • Delhi: Pvt schools allotted govt land asked to reserve 15 pc quota for EWS March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Expensive private schools are no longer out of bounds for the economically weaker sections. The Supreme Court recently confirmed the Constitutional validity of 25 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections and now a new rule means more seats are available to children from under privileged families. Ashok...
  • Will move SC against High Court verdict on nursery admissions: Petitioner February 19, 2013

    The High Court ruled on Tuesday there will be no change in the criteria for nursery admissions in Delhi schools. "We don't agree with the Central government that the rule is applicable to those between 6-14 years of age. So we will move the Supreme Court against the High Court...
  • No nursery admissions in private Delhi schools till verdict: Court January 28, 2013

    Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday ordered private schools in Delhi to not allow nursery admissions till it gives a final verdict on the validity of government's 2010 notification and whether it follows the Right to Education Act. "Schools cannot formulate their own admission policies," the court further ordered. The...
  • Bangalore schools' choice: RTE or derecognition July 4, 2012

    Bangalore: In what may be considered as the first statement alluding to the possible action the state government may take on private schools, which are threatening closure protesting the Right to Education (RTE) Act, Secretary for Primary and Secondary Education G Kumar Naik on Tuesday hinted that the recognition of...
  • Delhi schools' summer vacation extended by 1 week July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: In view of the prevailing heat wave in the capital, the Delhi government on Sunday extended the summer vacation of city schools by one more week. All government schools and majority of private schools were scheduled to reopen on Monday but now they will reopen on July 9. The vacations...
  • Mumbai: 34 private schools declared illegal June 14, 2012

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Wednesday declared 34 private Mumbai primary schools as illegal, an official said. Following an inspection, the schools were found to be without any permission from the civic agency, an official said. The illegal institutions comprised 27 English medium schools, four Hindi medium schools, two Marathi medium...
  • CBSE results: Govt schools outshine private schools May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Central government schools like Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) and Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) in Delhi have fared better than private schools in this year's Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 examination, an official statement said on Monday. At 91.20 per cent and 95.53 per cent, the pass percentage...
  • No extra burden on parents: Sibal on school quota April 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal says he hopes the burden of 25 per cent school quota for the poor will not be passed onto other parents. He assures that the government and schools will work out a way to fund the additional expenditure. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's...
  • The Last Word: School quota for poor April 13, 2012

    Schools in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh have decided to challenge the Supreme Court order asking them to reserve 25 per cent of their seats for economically weaker students. ...
  • SC upholds Constitutional validity of RTE Act April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, saying that there will be 25 per cent reservation in government, local authority schools and private schools for children from the economically weaker sections of the society. A bench comprising Chief Justice SH Kapadia...
  • SC to decide on Right to Education provisions April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to decide whether it should be mandatory for private schools to provide free education to children from economically weaker sections till class 8 as mentioned in the Right to Education Act. The Act also asks private schools to reserve 25 per cent seats...
  • School kids move HC against sale of junk food December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the central government's response on a petition filed by students of a private school in south Delhi seeking a ban on the sale of junk food and carbonated drinks within 1,500 feet radius of their institution. The division bench of Acting Chief...
  • HC asks pvt schools to grant paternity leave to employees September 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked private schools in the Capital to grant paternity leave to their employees just as the state-run institutions do. Justice Sunil Gaur accepted the state government's contention that all private schools should give paternity leave to their employees as per the Delhi Education...
  • Private schools can't hike fee at will: SC August 8, 2009

    New Delhi: In news that will bring relief to thousands of parents across the country, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Government has a right to regulate fees of private and unaided schools. The apex court also ruled that private schools cannot hike fees at will. ...
  • Pvt schools can fix own fees sans capitation fees: SC August 8, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held that private unaided schools in the national capital can fix their own fee structure, sans capitation fees, and transfer their surplus funds from one school to another provided they are under the same management. A three-judge bench of Justices S B Sinha,...