The High Court on Friday asked the Directorate of Medical Education to frame special rules to provide reservation to the benefit of the single girl child for post-graduate (PG) studies in medicine.
Disposing a petition filed by MS Supreetha, a resident of Bangalore, Justice AS Bopanna directed the authorities to consider the representation of Supreetha to make the special rule.
After pursuing MBBS at Devaraj Urs Medical College in Kolar in 2008, Supreetha wanted to pursue Doctor of Medicine (MD), seeking a seat under the quota for single girl child.
The Union government had earlier provided reservation to single girl child in education, which benefits girls who are the only child in their families. Read More>>
The country is celebrating Children’s Day on Saturday, six days ahead of Universal Children’s Day on November 20. Even after 50 years of celebrations, the ground reality for children remains the same. They are still devoid of basic education facilities in the state and the worst-affected ones are girls who are often neglected in all social groups.
A recent study conducted by a consortium of 20 non-government organizations in eight districts of Rajasthan on adolescent health shows that lingual discrimination remains a common phenomenon even at schools. Among the surveyed students, lingual discrimination was reported by 69% girls from Scheduled Tribes, 23.1% from Scheduled Castes, 50% girls from Other Backward Castes and 80% from general category. Read More>>
Reviving the interest of girl school dropouts in reading, writing and arithmetic is no mean task. But Mahila Shiksha Kendra residential schools have started making a difference in Uttarakhand.
Not far from a small village in Purola block in Uttarakashi district, the Mahila Shiksha Kendra residential schools are bustling with activity. Here, girls below 14 years are learning basics of mathematics.
Schools like these have begun to dot the landscape of Uttarakhand, spreading the light of education among disadvantaged girls.
These schools run by Mahila Samakhya have proved successful in reducing the school dropout rate among girls students. The schools are functioning at Kotdwar, Nainital (Bhawali), Nanakmata (Sitarganj), Champawat, Bhoradi (Tehri) and Purola (Uttarkashi).
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