Times of India | 2 months ago | 11-09-2022 | 04:49 am
Panaji: For students enrolled in technical institutes and private colleges, companies arrive on campus to screen their abilities and provide them placement. Such facilities are generally not available in government and aided colleges, and especially those offering general stream programmes. The directorate of higher education (DHE) has now established a training, internship and placement (TIP) cell to provide this opportunity in general stream colleges.Besides providing students placements, the cell will offer students the required soft skills and skill enhancement training to help them score better with companies offering jobs.Director of higher education Prasad Lolayekar said that skill development and providing employment opportunities is one of the main objectives under the new National Education Policy (NEP 2020). “The TIP cell is focused on implementing this requirement of NEP and on strengthening the industry-institute interactions,” he said.The cell recently organised its first job placement drive along with the government colleges of arts, science and commerce at Quepem, Sanquelim and Khandola. The drive was held for final year BSc students of computer science graduating in September 2022 in institutes across Goa. Training, pre-screening tests, interviews and final in-person interviews were carried out. Around 100 students from seven colleges were also provided training prior to the placement drive in soft-skills and resume building at DHE in July, said Lolayekar. “This job placement drive was highly successful where nearly 50% of the 60 students who registered for the placement drive were offered jobs.” Students from government colleges at Sanquelim, Quepem and Khandola participated along with students of Dhempe College, St Xavier’s College, Dnyanprasarak Mandal’s College and Research Center, and Shrimati Parvatibai Chowgule College.The IT companies were offering jobs for the positions of software developer trainee, software testing, UI/UX developers, analysts, among others.
Panaji: Fourteen years after a woman was accused of producing a forged SSCE marksheet and related documents before the passport authority in Panaji, a Panaji court has acquitted her for the offences after the prosecution “miserably failed” to prove its case.“The making of the false document is the basic ingredient of the offence of forgery. In the present case, the prosecution has miserably failed to prove the role of the accused in making a false document,” stated chief judicial magistrate, A Court, Panaji, Ram S Prabhu Dessai.The court found that the SSCE marksheet and school leaving certificate were not sent for scientific examination, and added that the investigating officer didn’t carry out any investigation in respect to the paper used for the marksheet, as well as the ink and machinery used to commit the offence.“…there is absolutely no investigation done so far as making of the false document is concerned. Although the investigating officer was aware that custodian of the blank marksheet was the director of education, the investigating officer deemed it fit not to investigate in that direction,” the court stated.The woman had allegedly produced a forged SSCE marksheet, passing certificate of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education and a school leaving certificate before the passport authority to avail passport facilities through a travel agent.“It appears that the entire investigation is done by the investigating officer under the pre-supposition that the accused has forged the said documents,” the court added.From the evidence of the passport officer, the court found that the investigating officer collected documents from the passport office without conducting a panchanama.Advocate G Teles, representing the accused, submitted that the passport officer along with the travel agent are in connivance in issuing passports and that there is every possibility that the travel agent might have obtained the woman’s signatures on the form and arranged the forged documents without the knowledge of the accused by charging fees.
Panaji: The traffic cell of Goa police has instructed the directorate of education to furnish details of children’s transportation committees of all North Goa schools. Deputy superintendent of police (DySP) Siddhant Shirodkar, in a letter, appraised the director of education that as per sub-rule (2) of rule 5 of the Goa Motor Vehicles (Regulations for School Buses) Rules, 2016, every school must constitute a children’s transportation committee to look into matters pertaining to safe transportation of school children, transportation fees, identification of bus stops, etc. “You are requested to kindly furnish the information/details of the children’s transportation committee constituted by all schools of Tiswadi, Bardez, Pernem, Bicholim and Sattari alukas to this office at the earliest for further necessary action into the matter,” Shirodkar said.As per the rules, the committee has to verify the documents of vehicles transporting children, such as registration certificate, certificate of fitness, certificate of insurance, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, etc.Following a suggestion made by the Road safety council, the Education department three months ago, had asked schools to constitute school transportation committee to ensure children's safety.
Konkani Bhasha Mandal organised its unique programme titled Petul on Saturday, November 26 at Main Auditorium of Government College, Quepem. The programme was held in association with Government College, Quepem. Graced by Dr Ashwini Jambhekar (Kulkarni), Director, Audyogik Tantra Shikshan Sanstha, Pune, Jess Fernandes, Senior Writer, Sister Severine Pinto, Headmistress of Holy Cross Convent, Ambaulim and Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Principal of Government College of Quepem. During the function 9 educations institutions from different parts of Quepem, Sanguem talukas namely Sharada English High School, Curchorem, Union High School, Sanguem, New Education Institute, Curchorem, Tiny Tots Primary School, Quepem, Sharada Kala Sadhana, Curchorem, Government Middle School, Ambaulim, Utkarsh High School, Rivona, Sarvodaya Primary School, Curchorem and Holy Cross Institute, Quepem performed on specially choreographed childrens’ songs from ‘Shanni Masti’ at the function. An exhibition of books and CDs produced by Konkani Bhasha Mandal. The President of KBM Anwesha Singbal said that through its multiple events in the state, we have realised that a huge demand for Konkani material exists. The sales of this material and music CDs have shown that people are eagerly seeking material in Konkani for children that is well produced and attractively priced. In the absence of this, they reach for material in English or other languages and do not help children to grow in Konkani."
Colva: Colva police have arrested two residents of Housing Board, Gogol, for their alleged involvement in stealing items from a car.Wasim Sayed and Yasim Shaikh, both in their mid-thirties, broke open a car and decamped with a laptop and mobile chargers, all worth around Rs 80,000.Khaushid Shaikh from Quepem had lodged a complaint of theft against unidentified persons. After checking the CCTV footage from the vicinity, the police managed to identify the accused and nabbed them.Sources said the stolen property is yet to be recovered as one of the accused developed hypertension and had to be admitted to a hospital.
Panaji: The directorate of fisheries has appointed 33 sagar mitras and has placed them across coastal villages of Goa, said director of fisheries Shamila Monteiro. She was speaking at a live interaction on schemes pertaining to animal husbandry and fisheries.Sagar mitras have also been appointed to promote aquaculture schemes in the hinterlands of the state. “The sagar mitras provide fisheries-related training, technical knowhow and even provide help to fill up forms for the schemes,” Monteiro said.Speaking at the online event, minister of fisheries Nilkanth Harlankar said that efforts in cage culture and fish farming will ensure that Goa becomes self-sustainable in fish production. He appealed to Goans to seek assistance from scientists and technical experts in the state to make use of the fish farms or cage culture infrastructure.“There is a lot of scope for mussel farming in Goa especially when there are institutes such as the Goa University, Goa Biodiversity Board, ICAR-CCARI and NIO that are willing to assist fish farmers in breeding mussels. Similarly crab farming can also be done. There are IIT graduates and young enterprising students who are also willing to assist fish farmers,” he said.Harlankar also made his phone number available during the interaction so that people can approach him directly about the schemes.