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Smart Gadgets for Teachers in Hi-tech Schools

Saturday, July 21, 2018 / No Comments
As the classrooms are elevated to meet the requirements of the novel/hi-tech methods of study, study activities and transaction methods have also been made attractive, inspirational and potential through its digital technology of education. The teachers also have made themselves updated with the changes to implement these new transaction methods successfully in classrooms through ICT training programmes imparted by the DHSE. 

The teacher community is now ready to use various software tools like laptop, projector and make the pedagogical process more attractive by judicial mixing of these. How some gadgets can be used effectively for the active learning process by the teachers, is introduced here.

1.Wifi Display Dongle (Chromecast) 

This dongle can be used to display the information or files saved in mobile/tablet/laptop on the projector /TV by using wifi technology. This device is handy to use and can be connected with the HDMI slot in the class room. 
Then set wifi on, in mobile. In android mobiles, while select settings->more, activate the options shown – play to/mirror/cast. Now select the wifi dongle from the list. Thus the mobile screen would be displayed by the projector. Rotate the screen to change into full screen mode.
With the help of this wifi display dongle device, Impress/power point slides, video Audio files, internet, you tube, Samagra files etc stored in mobile/tablet can be projected to the full screen and it does not require wired connection to HDMI port, lap top or mouse. Moreover, the same device can be connected with the mobile or TV and the files stored can be seen enlarged on the TV screen.

Where to Get?

This wifi display dongle is available in various online websites in different names as Chromecast, miracast etc. The wifi display dongle available in amazon is given below.

2.Portable Speaker and Mic

The portable mic and speaker suitable for teachers to use in class rooms is introduced here. This chargeable mic and speaker becomes a boon when there are continuous lecture classes. This device mostly seen among the teachers, is given below.

3.Bluetooth Speaker

To listen to the media files that can be played from mobile/lap top/tablet, the blue tooth speaker can be used and its portability is its merit.

4.Wireless presenter with laser pointer

Wireless presenter with laser pointer is a gadget used especially to control presentation done in Impress/power point slides. It is a remote device. With this device, slide show can be controlled up to 15 meters of distance. Besides, the main points can be highlighted with this laser device. To see and buy such devices, click the link below.

5. External hard disk

The teachers have to store files like study materials, study notes, resource files safely. The pen drives have limited storage capacity. There are constraints when such files are stored in lap tops for general use. Hence, to avoid this difficulty, external hard disks can be used.
This post mainly aims at introducing the new gadgets that can be used by teachers for an interesting as well as effective class room transaction in the changing era. So it is the sole responsibility or discretion of the teachers to check its merits,after sale service, warranty etc.

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Girl Students

Friday, July 20, 2018 / 2 Comments
Applications have been invited for the Beegum Hazrat Mahal(Earlier known as Maulana Azad National Scholarship) National Scholarship for Girls 2018-19. Only Girl Students who are studying in class 9th to 12th and belonging to National Minorities, (i.e. Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsis) can apply. Applicants Should have secured not less than 50% marks (in aggregate) in the previous class. Family income of the student should be less than Rs. 2,00,000/-.

The amount of scholarship for class 9th and 10th is 10000. For class XI and XII,the scholarship amount is 12000. The scholarship amount will be sanctioned for expenditure on School Tuition fees, Purchase of Text Books, Hostel fees and other stationery charges.

The amount of scholarship will be credited to bank account. It is compulsory for all students to apply in Online Mode. Last Date for online Application: 15.09.2018. The print out of the online application(Hard Copy) must reach the foundation office by 30th September 2018.Follow the below link for online application portal , instructions and press release.
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Girls 2018-19. Press release
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Girls. Instructions
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Girls. Online Application Portal

First Year Plus One Improvement Examination and Revaluation

Thursday, July 19, 2018 / 71 Comments

Higher Secondary First Year Improvement Exam August 2018

Update: Higher Secondary first year plus one improvement exam  scheduled to be conducted on 24th July 2018 has been postponed to 1st August 2018. Revised Time Table published. Download Revised Time Table

The improvement exam for the first year(Plus One) students will be held in July 2018. Regular Students who have appeared for all the six subjects at the First Year Higher Secondary Examination, March 2018 can register in this examination for upto three subjects for improving scores in those subjects. A Student who was absent for all six subjects at the plus one examination march 2018 can register for all six subjects. The Examination Notification includes guidelines for Regular, Lateral Entry, Re-admitted and compartmental candidates.

Compartmental candidates can register for the First year Improvement examination July 2018 in a particular subject and for the Second year March 2019 examination in the same subject at a stretch. Fee should be paid for the subjects they wish to appear in First year exam August 2018 and second year exam March 2019.

Fee for Regular,Lateral Entry and Re-admitted Candidates

Fee for Improvement Examination: 175/Paper
Fee for Certificate Rs.40.
Last date for submission of application form: 13-07-2018

Fee for Compartmental Candidates

(One Time Registration fee for First Year Improvement exam June/July 2018 and Second Year March 2019 Exam)
Fee for Examination: 225/Paper 
Fee for Certificate Rs.80.
Last date for submission of application form: 13-07-2018

Revaluation/Photocopy/Scrutiny of answer scripts of Plus One Exam March 2018

Candidates who desire to apply for Revaluation/Photocopy/Scrutiny of answer scripts of Plus One March 2018 examination can apply on or before 14th June 2018. 

Fee for Revaluation : Rs.500/- per Subject.
Fee for Photocopy: Rs. 300/- per subject
Fee for Scrutiny Rs 100/- per subject

Guidelines for Revaluation/Photocopy/Scrutiny.(Click the image to enlarge)

The fee for the Revaluation/Photocopy/Scrutiny of answer scripts should be remitted in the Government Treasury under the Head of Account ‘0202-01-102-97 (03)’ Other Receipts.

Click the below link for Higher Secondary First Year (Plus One) Improvement Exam June/July 2018 Notification, Revaluation Circular, Time Table, Scheme, Previous Question Papers etc:-
First Year(Plus One) Improvement Exam June/July 2018
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination August 2018-Revised Time Table
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination Postponed to 1st August 2018. Circular dtd 19.07.2018
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination June/July 2018-Notifications
First Year Plus One Improvement Exam-last date for application submission extended
First Year(Plus One) March 2018-Revaluation
First Year(Plus One) March 2018 Exam-Revaluation Notification
First Year(Plus One) March 2018 Revaluation-Last date extended.Circular dtd 05.06.2018
Application Forms
Improvement Exam Application Form
Revaluation Application Form
Photocopy Application Form
Scrutiny Application Form
Related Downloads
Previous Question Papers and Study Notes for First Year Plus One Improvement Examination
First Year Plus One March 2018 Result

Higher Secondary Plus One Single Window Admission

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 / 56 Comments

Single Window Second Supplementary Allotment

Update: Plus one second Supplementary allotment results published. Admissions on 20th July 2018 to 4pm on 23rd July 2018.  To check the second supplementary allotment result, Application number, date of birth and district are required.
Single Window Supplementary Allotment
Single Window Plus One second Supplementary Allotment - Check Allotment Result
Single Window Admission Portal
HSCAP Portal

Inter District School/Combination Transfer Allotment

Vacancy for Inter District School/Combination Transfer Allotment will be published on 24th July 2018. Details will be published soon.
Single Window School/Combination Transfer Allotment(Inter District)
Single Window Plus One School/Combination (Inter District) Transfer-Application form
Single Window School/Combination Transfer-Instructions to Students
Single Window Admission Portal
HSCAP Portal
Higher Secondary First year admission process starts soon after the publication of SSLC results. Admission to Plus One classes in govt / aided/ unaided Higher Secondary schools in Kerala is done through Single Window System. This Higher Secondary admission process has been followed for the past few years in an easy and effective manner.
Single Window Admission Downloads
No need of undertaking for CBSE 2018 pass students. Circular dtd 30.05.2018
Higher Secondary Plus One Single Window Admission-Revised Schedule published on 19.05.2018
Higher Secondary Plus One Admission Single Window Prospectus 2018-19
How to Apply Online ? (Help File)
Instructions to Single Window Applicants by DHSE
Documents to be submitted along with the Single window application form
Higher Secondary Single Window Admission Portal HSCAP (Apply Online)
Single Window Sports Quota Admission
Higher Secondary Plus One Sports Quota Admission 2018-19
Related Downloads
Single Window Admission- Frequently Asked Questions
Sample Worksheet for Option Entry
Higher Secondary Subject Combinations and Codes
Single Window Admission Tools
View Last Rank & WGPA Calculator : Online Software | Help File
Offline WGPA Calculator(MsExcel)
Focus Point (Single Window Admission Assistant-MsAccess)
Undertaking to be submitted by CBSE applicants(No need of undertaking for CBSE 2018 pass students): CBSE Bond Printer(MsExcel) Software | PDF

When to apply for Plus One admission?

Update: Online Submission of Applications For Plus One Admission in Merit Quota (Single Window System) commences on 9th May 2018. As soon as the results of 10th std students studying in State syllabus are published, the admission process would begin. A prospectus recognized by the govt would be published for this. Generally, it is done every year in the month of May.

Single Window Admission System(Ekajalakam)

Admission to Plus one classes in Govt and aided Higher Secondary Schools is done through Centralised Allotment Process called Single Window Admission(Ekajalakam). This allotment Process starts immediately after the publication of SSLC/10th standard results. Admission through this system is to procure the merit seats in Govt and aided Higher secondary schools. This is an endeavor to clear the doubts regarding plus one admission that are likely to arise among the students and parents.

How to submit application for Single Window Admission?

Applications should be submitted online for admission to Plus One in Higher Secondary schools in Kerala. The HSCAP portal is exclusively for this purpose. While applying online, the scores obtained in SSLC exam, Date of Birth, details of participation in club activities and other such data should be entered for availing of eligible grace marks.
The students should submit their Single Window Application online through Akshaya centres or Computer system with internet connection or govt or aided Higher Secondary schools in the state. The print out of the application generated after online submission of application along with Rs.25/-should be handed over for verification to any of the govt or aided Higher Secondary schools in the district concerned. If a student claims any other considerations not mentioned in the mark sheet, self attested copies of such certificates should be submitted along with the application. On receipt of application, an acknowledgement slip will be issued and it should be kept safely for further use/reference.

Is one application sufficient for all districts in Kerala?

It is sufficient to submit one application for schools in one district, whereas for admission to schools in other districts, a separate application to each district has to be given. Such applicants can either send their application by post to the principal of the school selected by them or hand over in person. List of district centres is given here. Application fee can be remitted by DD or in person. Go through the prospectus before submitting application. Things to be remembered at the time of online submission of application are clearly mentioned here.

Can corrections be done in online submitted applications?

Yes. Corrections are possible. If the details given in the application are found to be unjust, the application will stand cancelled. Hence, the applicants had better confirm the details in the application in HSCAP admission portal. Click here to know how to check application details. If corrections are to be done, necessary changes in written form must be submitted to the principal of school where the print out of application has already been given.

What is the eligibility criteria for plus one admission through Single Window System?

Students who have passed S.S.L.C or Equivalency Exam conducted by other Boards can apply for Single Window Admission. Students studied under CBSE syllabus must have gone through the CBSE Board exam.

What is school code?

The code number given to govt/aided/unaided Higher Secondary schools is of much significance in the admission process. To find out the code number of Higher Secondary schools in each district, see the Annexure: 10  in the prospectus.

Combination Code

There are 45 subject combinations available in Higher Secondary course. They are clubbed differently as Science, Humanities and Commerce groups. The groups with subject combinations, their code, weightage given to all subjects in SSLC while choosing each combination for admission to Plus One, are given below. Refer the Annexure 10 in the prospectus to know the subject combination sanctioned to each school district wise. Download Higher Secondary Subject combinations and codes.

How to give options?

At the time of online submission of application for Higher Secondary admission, meticulous care is needed for the entry of options. Applicant’s priority may vary as some would focus on school while others on subject combination. There is no limit to set options. Make a list of the schools of your preference and those have with transportation facility also. A sample form is given below to prepare a list of your options before entering online. Entry of options be done only after checking the names of institutions.  Download Sample Worksheet for Option Entry.

What is the criteria for Plus One Admission?

Eligibility of each student for admission is determined by WGPA (Weightage Grade Point Average). Weightage will be given to certain subjects of the qualifying examination according to the subject combination selected by the student.
To know how WGPA is calculated click the link. Online WGPA Calculator. To know the last rank details in 2017 admissions, click here.

How the bonus points, if any, are granted in rank list preparation for admission?

Bonus points are granted as per the list given below.

Main Allotment

Allotment list would be published in the Admission portal after preparing a rank list on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying exam. There would be two allotments in the first round. In accordance with the availability of seats, Supplementary allotment may follow this.

Permanent Admission and Temporary Admission

Students who get first option allotment must pay their fee and take permanent admission within the time allotted. If the first option is not allotted in the first allotment, but expecting higher options in the next allotment, such students can take temporary admission and continue as such till the completion of main allotments.

Supplementary Allotment Process

Closure of the main allotment process is followed by supplementary allotment and school combination transfer allotment. Students are advised to check the admission portal regularly to alert themselves of the notifications, and latest info related to admission etc.

Higher Secondary Single Window Admission 2018

To have a clear understanding of the Single Window Admission procedure for admission to Higher Secondary course, First year, read the prospectus and annexures published by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education. After the publication of the prospectus, it can be downloaded from the link given here.

Single Window Help Desk

Single Window Help Desk will be functioning in govt and aided Higher Secondary schools to guide and help the students to know more about the procedure and to submit Single window application. The students and parents can make use of this free service.

Single Window Admission Schedule 2018

The Single Window Admission schedule for the academic year 2018-19 and updates would be made available here, as and when it is published. Use this desk to share and clear your doubts.
Commencement of online submission of Applications: 09-05-2018 Closing of Online Submission of Application: 31-05-2018 Publication of Trial Allotment: 05-06-2018 Publication of First Allotment: 12-06-2018 Publication of Second Allotment: 18-06-2018 Commencement of Classes: 21-06-2018

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) Fellowship

Monday, July 16, 2018 / No Comments
The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) is a program by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.

Who can apply for KVPY?

The eligibility streams for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) are.

1. Stream SA: Students enrolled in 10+1(XI) Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2018-19 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the X Standard Board examination. The students under this stream will be mentored for one year. Their fellowship will be activated when they enroll in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after XII Standard(10+2) securing a minimum of 60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) mark or equivalent grade in science subjects.

2. Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (10+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2018–19 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. for the session 2019–20 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII/(10+2) standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

3. Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2018–19 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the (10+2)/XII Standard Board Examination. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Important Dates:

Last date for submitting online application: 31st August 2018 at 5 PM
Admit Card downloading: Second week of October
KVPY Exam: Sunday, the 4th November 2018.
(STREAM SA : Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, STREAM SB/SX : Afternoon 2 PM to 5 PM)

Application Fee:

The application fees for KVPY-2018 are as follows:
For General/OBC Category: Rs. 1000
For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500

Exam Centres in Kerala:

KVPY Aptitude Test 2018 will be held online in the following cities across Kerala:
Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur

Monthly Fellowship

Based on the performance in the KVPY aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The fellowship for the students selected under the stream SA/SX/SB will be started after the XII Standard/ (+2) / I year UG, only if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that are, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Environmental Science or Geophysics.

During 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. Rs. 5000/Month+ Rs. 20000(Annual Contingency Grant)

During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. Rs. 7000/Month+Rs. 28000((Annual Contingency Grant))

How To Apply?

Candidates should read the instructions given on the KVPY website carefully before attempting to fill the online application. Application for KVPY-2018 must be done online only. Following are the steps to complete your application successfully.

Step 1. Visit the KVPY Portal. Click on the link KVPY Online registration 2018 and follow the instructions.

Step 2: Fill the Registration form
Step 3. Filling personal and academic details, test centres, upload photo, signature and other certificates
Step 4. Payment of application fees.(Credit Card, ATM-Debit Card or Net Banking).

What is the syllabus for the KVPY aptitude test ?

There is no prescribed syllabus for the aptitude test. However, students are tested for the syllabus up to class X/XII/1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. as applicable.

KVPY Previous Year Question Paper and Answer Key

The Previous year question papers and answer keys of KVPY are available here for download.
2017: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA | SX/SB)
2016: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA | SX/SB)
2015: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA | SX/SB)
2014: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA | SX/SB)
2013: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA/SX/SB)
2012: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA/SX/SB)
2011: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA/SX/SB)
2010: Question Paper(SA Part A | SA Part B | SX/SB) | Answer Key(SA Part A/SX/SB | SA(Part B)
2009: Question Paper(SA | SX/SB)
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(KVPY) Fellowship-Portal

Ban on Installation of Cameras in Higher Secondary Class Rooms

Saturday, July 14, 2018 / 2 Comments
It has been observed that installing CCTV cameras for class room surveillance restrict the students’ privacy, freedom/rights as well as their mental state. Under these circumstances, the State Human Rights Commission has enforced a ban on this aspect. Hence, from now, no cameras for class room surveillance be installed in Higher Secondary school class rooms in our state. 

Also it has been directed that the cameras already installed with this purpose be uninstalled immediately. A report regarding this also should be sent to the Office of the Regional Deputy Director concerned. 

Strict disciplinary measures will be taken against the principals of the Higher Secondary Schools who fail to conform to this order. Click the below link for circular.
Ban on Installation of Cameras in Higher Secondary Class Rooms. Circular dtd 12.07.2018

Higher Secondary Plus One Chemistry Exam Tips

Thursday, July 12, 2018 / 11 Comments
‘Prepare well to perform the best’ – with this aim, some exam tips in Chemistry for the Higher Secondary first year have been prepared by Sri.Jayadevan P, HSST Chemistry, Govt HSS, Bharathannoor, Trivandrum. The students are advised to watch this video lesson before their improvement exam as the visual messsage with special focus on exam preparation and tips would provide subject perspective to enable to approach the Chemistry exam positively to improve their score.

This supporting material deals with all the 14 chapters in the Higher Secondary first year Chemistry text book. It gives how to go through each unit for an excellent performance in the examination. It is prepared with object that the visual transaction meets the demands of all levels of learners who would like to get through the exam and obtain optimum score as well. 

Plus One Chemistry Exam Tips(Video)

Click the link below to download the ‘chemistry – special focus’ video class.

Plus One Chemistry Quick Notes

Quick revision notes for higher secondary first year chemistry can be downloaded from the following link
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Higher Secondary First year(Plus One) Chemistry Quick Notes