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Saturday, 04 August 2018 09:47 Written by


Dhenkanal,03/08/18:Celebrating 200 years of language journalism Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal is going to organize a seminar on  ‘Future of language journalism’ on 6 August, Monday. The first language newspaper, Digdarshan in Bengali was published in 1818.   

The seminar, organized in association with Odisha State Open University (OSOU) and Odisha Journalists Union (OJU) will be graced by senior media academician Subir Ghosh, Registrar of OSOU Jayant Kar Sharma, HOD of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Nagarjuna University Dr Anita Gaddipaty, Senior Journalist Sandeep Sahu and Editor of Daily Hiranchal Jugal Kishor Samal. As per the schedule,  Dr. Gaddipaty will deliberate on Telugu Journalism while Ghosh and Samal share their views on Bangla and Odia journalism respectively. Sandeep Sahu will deliberate on the future of Broadcast and Digital media in Odisha. 

It may be noted here that 4 August happens to be Odia Journalism Day. On this day in 1866 the first Odia newspaper Utkal Deepika was published.

Utkal University Teachers on Protest against administrative Apathy

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:52 Written by


Bhubaneswar,11, July 2018:In call by the Utkal University Teachers’ Association (UUTA), faculties of the university are into a prolonged protest against the apathy of the university administration and the State Higher Education Department from 10th July onwards. The demands include immediate implementation of Career Advancement Scheme (CAS), immediate repair of residential quarters, confirmation of faculty members, advance increment for M.Phil/Ph.D holders, redesignation of Readers, recruitment of Non-Teaching staff, NPS arrears and insurance schemes among other demands. The university administration is well known for its casual approach towards the issues for which rules are already framed long back by UGC and other regulatory bodies. Responding to this call by UUTA, hundreds of faculty members of the university performed their duties while wearing a black badge on 10th July 2018. 

It is worthwhile to note that under the career advancement scheme (CAS), although there are clear cut provisions for upgradation of teachers after fulfilment of certain norms and conditions, teachers had to wait for decades to get promoted. While the UGC regulations 2010 made it very clear that the university admission has to complete the process of scrutiny and interview within six months of application, a faculty from the Department of Mathematics whose promotion was due in 2013, appeared for interview on 28th February 2018, the day of her retirement,  after a lot of personal struggle and intervention by the UUTA members. Another senior faculty member got retired in June 2018  waiting for the interview for promotion. Around hundred faculty members are waiting for their confirmation after years of completion of their probation period. Most of the administrative units of the university including critical sections related to examination are running with one or two non teaching employees.  This not only results in a delay in usual activities, the authorities shamelessly involve faculty members in administrative activities to the extent that their academic works hamper. On average, faculty members perform around 50 hours per week in administrative responsibilities and only around 8-9 hours per week in actual academic work. 

Even if faculties forego a substantial part of their income towards house rent, the residential quarters are in dilapidated conditions deprived of regular repair for decades. Most of the faculty quarters which is currently used as residence become dangerous with intrusion of serpents, and electrocuted walls during rainy seasons. Sever lines are choked, colony roads are in pathetic conditions with damaged roads and without streetlights. On the other hand the university pays a huge amount of money towards water and electricity charges which are actually used by encroachers in and around the university campus. It is noteworthy to mention that over the years, 11 slums have been established in and around the campus with the tacit support of the local politicians. Residential areas, including the area in front of the Vice Chancellor residence become meeting hubs for romantic couples, mostly outsiders and at the day break, university roads especially those in the residential areas become dangerous with the movement anti -social elements, drug peddlers and thugs. There had been many instances of chain snatching in recent months. 

Although UGC had already abolished the post of reader and have laid down clear cut redesignation rules, the university, bypassing all rules of the UGC keeps on lingering the redesignation issue. 

The Utkal University Teachers’ Association had been vocal on all these issues and had submitted a memorandum to the authorities on 3rd March 2018. Although the Vice Chancellor had promised to look into the matter and do the needful before the end of the vacations, no substantial progress was made on these fronts. On 3rd June, the Members of UUTA submitted an ultimatum to the authorities and called for a protest against the administration. As per the programme, the faculties will protest against the administration wearing black badge while on duty between 10th and 16th July 2018. Between 17th till 22nd July the faculty members under the leadership of UUTA will congregate peacefully in front of the administrative block for an hour every day. From 23rd till 30th August, teachers will go for relay dharna in front of the administrative block and from 1st August onwards, UUTA has called for a relay hunger strike followed by an indefinite hunger strike. In his communication with the general body, UUTA Secretary Prof. KunjaBehari Panda has asserted that UUTA will not tolerate the apathy of the university administration anymore and would appeal the teaching community of all the universities of Odisha to join hands with the struggle of the Utkal teachers. On 8th July, the President of UUTA and the Convenor of the Federation of University Teachers Association (FOUTA), Prof Santosh K. Tripathy also lamented on the apathy of the university and the government in a press conference called for the implementation of the 7th Pay Revision Commission and called for an all Odisha protest by the university teachers in coming days.

RSP extended financial help to underprivileged students in Sundergarh district

Saturday, 07 July 2018 15:42 Written by

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta 

ROURKELA:Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Rourkela is a steel manufacturer giant and has been doing well in its core trade. Besides this, RSP has also helped many underprivileged students financially to pursue primary education and higher education in Sundergarh district, mostly targeting tribal students in the periphery and the Resettlement colonies. Recently RSP has identified few students who are financially weak and been paid scholarship among many others who have been taking scholarship for last 2-3 years. Among the students, Gyandeep Mundary of Jhirpani has taken his 5th installment of Rs.30,000 at a function organized by CSR department, who is a NIT student . He has already taken Rs.1.5 lakh for his higher education. Similarly, Ashrita Kindo of Rajgangpur who is pursuing her B.E at Vivekananda Institute of Technology in Bhubaneswar took the scholarship and appraised the effort made by RSP. It is worth mentioning that every year RSP identifies 20 SC/ST students who are economically backward from Sundergarh district pursuing Engineering .Medical, Agriculture and Management and pay them scholarship of Rs.60,000 for Post-Graduation  courses of 2 years and Rs.1.5 lakhs for graduation courses of 5 year duration. Besides this, RSP has also made scholarship scheme for 200 underprivileged students reading from class 1-12. Students pursuing Higher Secondary and Secondary education receive Rs.1000/ per month each while students pursuing Primary education get a monthly scholarship of Rs.900/-each. The selection of these students for scholarship is done by the office of the ADM, Rourkela. In addition to this,  tribal students from peripheral areas have been sponsored by RSP for free education at kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar. This is not all, financial assistance was also provided to  class X passed out students of Deepika Ispat Sikshya Sadan to pursue ITI and +2 course in different educational institutes. These are gem of activities done by RSP and for this cause many parents and students who have received scholarship are grateful and thank RSP for the endeavour.

Super 30 Institute produced Super 26 IITian this year, 2018

Monday, 11 June 2018 04:36 Written by

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra, Odishabarta 

Rourkela:A man of substance who had an early struggle life, born in a poor family and establish himself with sheer hard work, is now producing IITians from his own dream institute, Super 30 in Patna, Bihar a reputed institute in the country. As name specify, they take 30 students from poor background after having several scrutiny done by his institute. Today after the result is out for JEE Advance, 2018, 26 students out of 30 have qualified successfully. This has not done for the first time, they have done 100% result in the year 2008, 2009, 2010 and in 2017. This is nothing but a miracle which Anand Kumar has been doing every year since 2002 when he started Super-30 under his the banner of ‘Ramanujan School of Mathematics’ his lovable institute where he taught mathematics. He is a great mathematician. In his academics he did excellent in Mathematics, he was also qualified to do higher education in Cambridge University but he missed it because of financial problem. He closely observed what poverty is and how money squeezes the opportunities of the talented students who born in poor families. This thought has pushed him to make Super-30 where he doesn’t charge any money from anyone, even he provides them with study material and accommodation plus food for the students. Many of his students now have joined his hand and been teaching students in his institute whenever they get time. In last eight year 210 students out of 240 have joined different IITs in India. He always maintains a normal life and believes in teaching well to the students where they can build their career without any financial stress. He has also planned to spread it to different geographical areas in the country and for this now they are working tightly. The specialty of this institute is they don’t take any financial helps from anyone even Govt. or financial Institutions. Though they have received many proposals but still they are very confident on their principle. He finds money from his tutorials. His institute Super 30 has been selected in 2010 by Time Magazine, The Best of Asia in2010, News week magazine have included this institute among other four premiers institutes of the world. Anand Kumar has also been awarded by Bihar Government in November, 2010. Now a movie is going to be made, inspired from his institute and the name is selected as Super 30. Hritik Roshan will be casting as Anand Kumar in this movie. It will be a great tribute to him through this movie where people will see his work done for the poor students in big screen and it is expected to release next year.

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CBSE 12 Exam Results Declared

Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:04 Written by


New Delhi:The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Class 12 results this afternoon with 83.01 per cent pass percentage from 82.02 per cent last year. 

Results are available on the official website of the board or 

Meghna Shrivastava of Step by Step School, Sec-132, Taj Expressway, Noida, topped with 499 marks out of 500. Anuoushka Chandra from SAJ School, Sec 14C, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, came second with 498 marks. Seven students are tied at the third spot with 497 marks each. Of these seven, one is from Jaipur, 1 from Ludhiana, 1 from Haridwar, 1 from Noida, 1 from Meerut and 2 from Ghaziabad. 

Trivandrum recorded highest pass percentage of 97.32%, Chennai stood second with 93.87%, followed by Delhi at 89%. Girls beat boys hands down this year. While girls secured a pass percentage of 88.31%, the boys managed 78.99%. 

Of the 15,674 students who appeared for the CBSE Class 12 exam outside India, 14,881 passed (pass percentage is 94.94%).



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Students of Rourkela have done well in +2 Science result, published by CHSE

Monday, 21 May 2018 08:00 Written by

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta  

ROURKELA: Pass percentage is 76.98% which is 4% less than the last time result. Girls have done good than boys this time there are more 41 girls’ students who have secured more than 90%. CHSE has published +2 Science result today which is not encouraging like the last year. Anyway parents and students are unhappy in some areas for the marks they have secured. Students of Rourkela have done well. Rourkela’s Arpita Behera from Ispat Vidyamandir has ranked 18th in all Odisha list. Students of Ispat Vidyamandir have done well with pass percentage stands at 91.2% which is much ahead of councils result. Rourkela Govt. College has also done well with a pass percentage of 86% where as Ispat Autonomous college has done 65.25%. One of the reputed college of Rourkela, Muncipal College has not done good, the pass percentage is 49.35%. Excellent performance has come from Chinmaya Junior college with pass percentage of 100% which is praise worthy. Chinmaya School has been consistent in its result over the years. Moreover, other Colleges in Rourkela have done up to satisfaction. Those who have aspired for good marks but could not succeed can apply for recheck up to 4th of June. The certificates of successful candidates will be distributed from 28th of this month as per the information sought from the competent sources. Soumya Patnaik of Sambad has announced to reward best 100 students who have secured good marks in Odish to be felicitated by its organization on a suitable date which will be declared at proper time.

Plus Two Science Results,2018 Declared

Saturday, 19 May 2018 08:02 Written by


Bhubaneswar: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha on Saturday declared results of Plus II Science examinations. 

The overall pass percentage stood at 76.98 percent this year, informed School & Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra while announcing the results at CHSE office today. 

As many as 95,096 students had appeared for the +2 science examination while 73, 211 students have passed this year. 19, 861 students have secured first division, 24, 164 students have passed in second division and 24,986 students in third division.  As many as 42,886 boys and 30,325 girls have passed the +2 examination this year. 

Nayagarh district has registered a highest pass percentage of 92.23 percent while lowest pass percentage of 43.43 percent was recorded in Gajapati district. 

41 students have cleared the examination with 90 percent and above marks. 28 boys and 13 girls have secured 90 percent and above marks. 

Out of the total 90,643 students who had appeared the +2 exam in Science stream, 73,523 students had cleared the examination in 2017. The pass percentage recorded was 81.11%. Girls outshone the boys with 82.36% over 80.29% last year. 

Students can check the results results will be made available on the website from May 19 at 11 AM. The students who had appeared for the examination can check the marks through the official website. 

The results of Plus II Arts and Commerce examinations is likely to be declared by the end of this month, School & Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra informed. 

This year, a total of 3, 80,707 students from 1,504 colleges in Science, Arts, Commerce and Vocational education streams had appeared for Plus-II annual examination which was held from March 6 to March 29 while the Practical exams were held from January 29 to February 8.The examination was held in as many as 1,106 centres across the state.





O.P. Jindal School holds 6th recreation Summer Camp

Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:29 Written by


Angul:12th May, Angul:  The 6th recreation Summer Camp organized by Jindal Bal Bhavan at O.P. Jindal School, Angul concluded today with  exuberance  and   abundant  learning.  Smt. Anjali Mishra, President Jindal Mahila Samiti (JMS) graced the occasion as the  Chief-Guest and elucidated the importance of summer camps in a student’s life and it's  utility to hone the inner will and potential  of a student to achieve one's cherished dreams. 

Around 100 students from various schools of the periphery participated in the camp and enjoyed the vacation practising a  package of multidimensional activities  like  art , sports, dance, aerobics, swimming and yoga etc. imparted by experts and  coaches. 

Mr. Chhanda Charan Das, Principal , OP Jindal School , Angul emboldened the spirit of the students and attributed the significance of the camp in his welcome address.  

Each and every participants of the camp was  felicitated with a Certificate of Participation from the Chief-Guest . Participants  were briefed on the importance of health and hygiene by the camp co-ordinator Dr. Rishi Kumar Awasthi . Vote of thanks was accorded by Dy. Camp Co-ordinator Mr. D. S. Shailly.

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