About Chef classes and Chef training in Austin

The Chef course prepares the candidates for employment in the food service and hospitality through hands-on training and practical training. This course is provided by the leading professional chefs to the participants. The participants will gain more knowledge about the food industry through this course. This course teaches the participants the fundamentals of the food services and the techniques of food labs and kitchens.

This course allows the candidates to work with the state of the art of kitchen equipments and professional catering chefs. When the participants finish the Chef classes, they can get the basic roles to work in the restaurants, catering companies, hotels and resorts.

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What the course is about?

There are many types of courses are available for the chef training. One such course is the Chef training in Austin. This course provides the candidates the basics and the fundamental knowledge needed for the chef training. The persons those who want to be a master chef can take this training. This course will help the candidates to become a certified chef in integration and testing of the food products and to create and find new food dishes and techniques.

 Who can do this course?

This course is designed for the people those who want to lead their career in the food-oriented field. This course can also be done by the following professionals,

  • Personal chef
  • Sous chef
  • Kitchen manager
  • Executive chef
  • Pastry chef
  • Graduates
  • Students
  • Hotel managers
  • Other interested candidates

What the candidates will learn?

The participants can lean the following objectives during the chef training certification course

  • The concept of Foods and beverage preparation
  • The basic sanitation
  • The safety measures for the food
  • The process of the nutrition management
  • Catering management
  • Cooking and baking
  • The preparation of dishes as per the demands of the customers

Fundamentals of the course

The participants those who want to take this course are required to have high school diploma or its equivalent form of qualification.

The benefits of learning this course

The candidates can find the following benefits by learning this course

  • The candidates will gain the knowledge about the basic catering and food making techniques
  • The candidates will be able to make new and best dishes
  • The candidates will be able to work in the top hotels and catering institutes
  • This course will provide the candidates the best career options in the catering field
  • This course serves as the minimum qualification for the candidates to become a chef
  • The persons those who are already a chef can also take this course for moving further in their career
  • This course is very easy to learn and will provide hands-on training as well to the participants

Course Certification and Fee

The course fee will vary according to the institutes that you choose to learn the course. The course certification will be provided to the candidates after the course is done. For certification, some centers will ask you to write an examination after the completion of the course.

CBSE class X board exams likely to be reintroduced​ from 2018

CBSE class X board exams likely to be reintroduced from 2018

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to re-introduce the Class 10 board exams for students affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from 2018, reports said on Friday.

The big announcement is likely to be made by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on October 25.

The Union Minister will also announce a new ‘no-detention’ policy, in which students will be automatically promoted till Class V.

“There have been representations from academicians as well as organisations of parents saying that scrapping the exam and with the no-detention policy being in place, the academic standards are being affected,” a senior HRD Ministry official said.
“Also, it is being observed that students are unable to take the pressure of appearing directly for Class XII boards which are an important deciding factor for the career they choose,” the official said, adding, while no consensus has been reached yet on when to reintroduce the system, 2018 is considered to be an approachable target.

The Class 10 X Board exams were scrapped and the grading system was introduced by the previous Congress-led regime in 2010.

It is being said that the plan to re-introduce the old system was considered after states and several organisations of teachers and parents said the present practice was affecting academic standards.

Javadekar yesterday said that a major change is imminent in the country’s education policy with emphasis on quality education to all.

“Quality education to all is a prerequisite for building a better country. The Centre is moving towards a big change in its education policy to achieve the objective of making quality education available to all,” Javadekar said at a programme held at Dayanand Saraswati Sukhanand Career Public School at Sheeshamjhadi

Top jobs that Indians prefer and why

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We are considered a young nations as around 5 million-plus youngsters graduate from various educational institutions annually. Most of them start looking for jobs shortly before and immediately after graduation. While only 5 per cent of graduates come from the top schools. Take a quick check on the job choices made by the other 95 per cent.

Government jobs
Right on the top of the list are the government jobs. As per a recent report by Digital Classifieds in India 2020, there is a 48 per cent rise from last year in the number of people seeking government jobs.

The civil service of the Central Government is organised into four groups, viz. Group `A’ (which includes all-India Service) Group `B’, Group `C’ and Group `D’. Such classification broadly corresponds to the rank, status and the degree of the level of responsibility attached to the posts.

Group `A’ posts carry higher administrative and executive responsibilities and include senior management positions in the ministries/departments and field organisations. The middle and junior levels of Group `A’ alongwith Group `B’ constitute middle management.

Group `C’ posts perform supervisory as well as operative tasks and render clerical assistances in ministries and field organisations. Group `D’ posts are meant for carrying out routine duties.

The first job in the government category is the State Service Commission (SSC) jobs. The second in the list is Public Sector Bank (PSU) Probationary Officer jobs. The third preference will be a job in the railways.

The private sector – IT Industry
In the private sector, the number one job preferred by graduates is in the IT industry. Today, the dream of every graduate is to get a job in the IT industry because of the excellent pay and global HR practices. India is the world’s largest sourcing destination for the IT industry, accounting for approximately 67 per cent of the $124–130-billion market. The industry employs about a 10-million workforce.

READ: Tips on how to prepare for a job interview

Testing jobs are the most attractive career option for a B Sc graduates. A quality assurance testing engineer is responsible for effective testing of software systems to identify any issues and bugs that need to be rectified. Your work will involve mostly testing for functionality. ‘Functionality testing’ in the software industry, means testing the behaviour of a software feature under various situations (called ‘use cases’). You will need to help the programmer debug software by sharing your test results. It is a highly technical and important role.

If you are a BCA or someone with BSc Computer Science degree, there is also an interesting role in Remote Infrastructure Engineer. The remote infrastructure engineer/executive is responsible for efficient handling of all remote access systems of a particular company, as well as planning and designing remote access infrastructure. A good example is the bank ATM which is monitored remotely.


The pharma industry
The role of medical representatives is preferred in the pharma industry. When we visit clinics or hospitals, we often find people holding huge bags with samples of medicines. They are called medical representatives and are hired by pharmaceutical companies to market their products.

According to Indian regulations, most medicines (called prescription drugs) cannot be bought by a patient without a doctor’s prescriptions from a chemist shop. Medical representatives thus act like a link between pharma companies and doctors so that the company’s drugs can be prescribed. They visit healthcare professionals on a one-to-one basis and give presentations to them. They also give samples of some medicines.

The insurance industry
In the insurance industry, development officers is a very common career option for graduates — insurance agents are not employees of the insurance company and require continuous supervision, encouragement, and support. The insurance company employee who manages a group of Agents is called a development officer (by LIC, India’s largest life insurance company), or unit manager or agency manager (by private insurance companies).

Administrative Officers (AO) are assigned to specific departments like marketing, underwriting, claims, legal, depending on the requirement. They verify the risk proposal and underwrite if need be. They delegate work to assistants within the team and oversee their performance.



The civil aviation industry
In the aviation industry, cabin crew is viewed as a glamorous and well-paying job. The members of the cabin crew (an airhostess/or a flight attendant) are those responsible for the safety and comfort of passengers on board. They assist passengers during boarding. They are also first-aid trained and ensure that passengers get medical attention during times of need.

Ground staff – When a passenger reaches the airport she/he is often guided by people belonging to the airport or airline ground staff to the check-in counter. There other ground staff members seated behind the counter to issue boarding passes, check the baggage in and other duties. They manage the check-in process by checking passenger ID cards, allocating seats, weighing the baggage, tagging and transferring the baggage to be loaded on to the flight.

Heads go to Downing Street with ‘dire’ funding warning

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Head teachers have written to Theresa May to warn that a funding crisis could make schools reduce hours, lay off staff or stop teaching some subjects.

The letter to the prime minister has been signed by the heads of every state school in West Sussex, who argue they need £20m in emergency funding.

They say the “distraction” of grammar schools cannot be a priority ahead of basic funding and staffing.

The government has promised a complete overhaul of school funding in England.

But the plans for a national funding formula, which would address inequalities in school funding, have been postponed.

‘Dire financial position’

The head teachers, from more than 250 primary, secondary, special schools, academies and local authority schools in West Sussex, say that without £20m emergency transitional funding, ahead of the funding formula, they will have to make cuts.

A group of pupils and head teachers will go to Downing Street on Tuesday to deliver the letter, which is also being sent to more than 100,000 West Sussex parents.

The lack of progress on funding, they say, has meant “a crippling effect on our already dire financial position”.

The head teachers have told the prime minister that without extra funds there will be cuts to schools from next spring.

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Image captionThe funding letter will be delivered to Downing Street by head teachers

This could include reducing school hours, bigger class sizes, not replacing staff and making teachers redundant.

The head teachers have told the prime minister that schools have “no more fat to trim”.

“Schools are struggling to function adequately on a day to day basis, and, in addition, we are severely hampered in our ability to recruit and retain staff, work with reasonable teacher-pupil ratios and to buy basic equipment,” says the letter.

Jules White, head of Tanbridge House School in Horsham, said heads were not “sabre-rattling” and these were not empty threats.

“We will look at every option to avoid such drastic steps,” he said, but school finances were so stretched they would have to take such difficult decisions.

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Image captionJules White wants the government to focus on the basic provision of funding and staff

Mr White said head teachers wanted the government to focus on the practical necessities before being “distracted” by policies such as expanding grammar schools.

“There are fundamentals – finance and the supply of teachers. That’s what we want the conversation to be about,” he said.

“If you want rapid school improvement, fund them adequately.”

Mr White said parents had been very supportive of heads’ protests about funding.

“Parents get the unfairness,” he said.

Schools in West Sussex have argued they are particularly disadvantaged by the current funding arrangements.

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They miss out on the higher funding levels available to inner-city schools, such as extra support targeted at deprivation and pupils who do not speak English as a first language.

There is also a London weighting which increases spending on the capital’s schools.

For a secondary school of about 1,500 pupils, the heads say that a school in West Sussex will receive £2.7m less per year than a school in an “average” London borough.

Even with an extra £20m, the West Sussex schools say they would still receive £200 per pupil per year less than the national average.

The schools in West Sussex say they receive £1,800 less in per pupil funding than schools in inner London.

The cumulative impact, say the West Sussex heads, is that over the past five years, “school age children in each London borough have, on average, received £1bn more school funding than their counterparts in West Sussex”.

‘Record funding’

The Department for Education said that school funding was at record levels – £40bn per year, including £2.5bn in pupil premium payments supporting disadvantaged children.

But the department has said that the “current system for distributing that funding is outdated, inefficient and unfair”.

It means that “a school in one part of the country could receive over 50% more than an identical school with exactly the same children, simply because of an accident of history”.

Plans to overhaul school funding had been announced by the previous Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan.

But the introduction of a national funding formula, due to begin from next year, has been postponed until 2018-19.

Last year, the “least fairly funded” councils received additional funding, with West Sussex being given £930,000.

Attestation facility for job seekers to start at Mumbai RPO

Attestation facility for job seekers to start at Mumbai RPO

Mumbai: The facility of attestation/ apostille of educational and other relevant documents of job seekers would be made available at the Regional Passport Office (RPO) here after Ministry of External Affair’s decision to decentralise the process.

Regional Passport Officer, Mumbai, Swati Kulkarni said the process will come into force from October 13.

“The MEA has decided to decentralise the work of attestation/apostille of documents of Indian citizens. Those residing in Maharashtra, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu can now apply for it at three outsourced attestation application centres and our office will legalise their documents from October 13 onwards,” Swati told PTI.

The attestation application centres are Trade centre in G Block of BKC, M/s Superb enterprises, Ashoka Shopping Centre near GT hospital and BLS International Services in Navi Mumbai.

Earlier, applicants seeking jobs abroad, needing to get their relevant documents attested, had to travel to Ministry of External Affair’s office in New Delhi for the purpose.

MoE recently decentralised the process and entrusted various RPOs in several states to carry out of the process.

Apostille is endorsement of documentation done in 105-member countries of the Hague convention which obviates the need for legalisation of foreign public documents.

RPOs at Guwahati, Chennai, Hyderabad are among the ones that have already been entrusted to carry out attestation and apostille.

“Applicants would need requisite approval from the General Administration Department and thereafter, they would have to file their applications at the three outsourced attestation application centres. From there, applications would be forwarded to us and we will legalise their documents,” said Kulkarni.

Beside Mumbai, the facility will also start at Chandigarh, Goa, Bangaluru and Trivandrum RPOs.

“This move would benefit lakhs of overseas job seekers from the entire Maharashtra and the two neighbouring Union Territories,” she added.

Centre, states to discuss NEP, no detention policy at CABE

Centre, states to discuss NEP, no detention policy at CABENew Delhi: The provision of no detention, a new education policy and “mainstreaming out” of school children are the key issues that state governments and Centre will discuss in the high-profile Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meet scheduled on October 25.One of the key issues that will be discussed at the meeting of CABE, the most important advisory body of the Centre in education, is the ‘no detention policy’ under the Right To Education (RTE) law which prescribes that students will be automatically promoted to next class till Class VIII.

However, several states have expressed unhappiness over the provision saying it has affected the quality of learning and sought changes in it.

The HRD Ministry has been considering making changes in the policy and the issue will come up for discussion in the CABE meeting where Union HRD
Minister Prakash Javadekar will hold consultations with education ministers from different states, a senior official said.

Another important area on which discussions will be held is the formulation of New Education Policy.

The ministry has received suggestions from various quarters on recommendations of the TSR Subramanian committee on new education policy.

The Ministry is now planning to appoint a committee headed by an eminent educationist to work on the NEP.

Another key issue that will come up is regarding “mainstreaming out of school children”.

The high number of teachers vacancies in schools will also be discussed.

Improving infrastructure of government schools, enhancing skill and technical education, extension of RTE to pre-school and secondary education are the other issues on the agenda of the CABE meeting which will be attended by top government functionaries.

Prakash Javadekar pledges to ‘improve’ quality of higher education


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VARANASI: Pledging to “improve” the quality of higher education in the country during a review meeting with 41 Vice Chancellors of Central Universities, Union Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar today said only nations with great universities will prosper.

Javadekar was speaking, while holding a review meeting of Central Universities in the country here at Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

The Union Minister said that education is not only about the subject knowledge, but it’s aim is to groom good human beings with qualities like values and character attached to them.

Giving example of great universities like Nalanda, Takshila and Vikramshila, Javadekar said: “Only those nations that have great universities will prosper.”

“We also want to give message that we are trying to improve the quality of higher education in this meeting,” he said.

He appreciated BHU founder Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya’s vision for establishing the university and said that freedom fighters started educational institutions as a tool for movement and renaissance.

Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey, who was present at the meeting, emphasised the need for developing modern as well old education system in the universities.

Pandey highlighted the skill development programmes related to students, giving examples of BRICS countries where emphasis is given on skill development through vocational training programmes.

He said, student centric initiatives should be started, keeping in mind their problems such as scholarship, hostels and admissions that should be dealt with sensitivity.

Presenting the highlights of review meeting, Ved Prakash, Chairman University Grants Commission gave the status of Central Universities accreditation, students enrollment, choice based credit system, universities with potential for excellence and special assistance program started by UGC to improve quality, research and innovation in institute of higher education across the country.

The Vice Chancellors of central universities presented the status of accreditation, choice based credit system, curriculum development, new innovative programmes, research improvement programme and infrastructure development in the review meeting.

IIM-K offers executive PG programme

Image result for IIM-K offers executive PG programmeCHENNAI: Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode announced its executive postgraduate programme for working professionals in 21 cities across India, through an exclusive partnership with Times Centre for Learning’s executive education brand TSW.

 It also offers three week module on IIM-K’s campus to provide an on-campus learning experience.
 Speaking about the association, Kulbhushan Balooni, director, IIM-Kozhikode, said, “Amidst the efforts to withstand today’s competitive environment, young working professionals are always on the search of quality management education. In order to fulfil this requirement and maximise the reach, IIM-K in association with TSW has introduced a robust management programme. We are confident that thousands of working professionals will be benefited from this programme, who cannot attend our institute in Kozhikode. It will certainly help them develop and refine necessary skill sets to achieve success in their respective career.”
 “India is at the cusp of becoming a business power house and this process will demand excellent leadership capabilities across all spectrums and as Indian businesses look to grow in this environment, competency and agility become imperative for success. TSW comes to the aid of its learners. For the EPGP programme, TSW will partner with IIM-K and bring to the learners the benefit of TSW’s’ virtual delivery and state-of-the-art pan India presence. The charm of a prestigious two-year IIM programme, flexibility of access to working professionals alongside enhancing one’s management skills with one of India’s best institutes makes this a unique career enhancement proposition,” said Anish Srikrishna, president, TCLL.

Significant step! CBSE directs schools to disclose fee on website by October 31

Significant step! CBSE directs schools to disclose fee on website by October 31

New Delhi: In a significant step, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all the affiliated schools to put the details of the fee structure and the facilities provided by them on their website.

The CBSE has directed the schools to comply with its order by October 31.

The Board has issued the circular saying that the parents and the students should be aware of the facilities that would be provided by the respective school administrations.

The step comes after the Board received complaints from the parents about exorbitant fees charged by some schools.According to a survey, as many as 81 percent of the citizens want a regulatory body to monitor school fee hikes by the CBSE as well as the state boards.

According to the survey conducted by LocalCircles, a social networking site, the respondents believe that the regulatory body should also look at the quality of education and course material developed by the schools.

As many as 84 per cent to 87 per cent also said that a fee hike in school was a matter of great concern.

FTII proposes up to 600 per cent hike in fees, wants age limit to be fixed at 25

FTII, FTII fee hike, FTII admission, FTII controversy, FTII pune, FTII courses, FTII journalism, FTII admission age limit, indian express news, pune news, education Students who are aspiring for an admission in one year television courses (four specialisations) and one year screenplay writing courses will have to pay Rs 1.65 lakh instead of Rs 48,315.

THE administration of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has proposed a hike in fees of various courses offered by the institute. The Academic Council of FTII, which will meet at the Films Division in Mumbai on Friday, will discuss the fee revision proposal that aims to hike the existing fee by 33 per cent to 600 per cent.

Among all courses, the two-year Diploma in Acting will be the most expensive —in case the proposal becomes effective— as students will have to shell out 6.82 lakh for the two-year course as tuition fee besides the accommodation and other fees, which too have been revised to 92,565 per annum.

The Academic Council will also discuss another proposal to fix a maximum admission age at 25 years (30 for SC/ST and 28 for OBC). Until now, the premier film school had no such age restrictions. While proposing the steep hike, the administration cites a recent draft report by Principal Director of Audit (Central) post its inspection of FTII, which said that in light of steady increase in cost of higher and specialised education, the institute should “frame a consistent policy and rationalise the tuition fee”.

“Taking into consideration the Audit Para and the increase of cost in all the fields like equipment, maintenance of equipment, payment of remuneration to guest faculties etc, it’s proposed to hike the fee of all courses…,” reads the item no.2 of AC Agenda accessed by The Indian Express. As per the proposal, the per annum fee of Film Direction, Film Cinematography and Film Editing and Sound Recording and Sound Design (SRSD) will be increased to Rs 64,308 from present fee of Rs 48,315 per annum (33 per cent hike). All four courses are three year post graduate diploma courses. Per annum fee of two year Diploma in Acting course has been revised from Rs 48,315 to Rs 3,41,025 per annum. Another steep hike is seen in Diploma in Art Direction and Production Design Course which has been upwardly revised to Rs 1,94,872 per annum from Rs 48,315. It’s a 303 per cent increase for the three year course.

Students who are aspiring for an admission in one year television courses (four specialisations) and one year screenplay writing courses will have to pay Rs 1.65 lakh instead of Rs 48,315. Besides tuition fees, hostel rent, deposits and other charges too are proposed to be almost doubled. The existing per year charges is Rs 47,500 (of which Rs 17,000 refundable) which is proposed to be revised to Rs 92,565 (refundable Rs 33,128).
In November 2008, FTII had decided to implement a 10 per cent per annum increase in all ‘self-financed courses’ which includes Diploma in Acting, Diploma in Art Direction, Four Certificate Courses in TV and one certificate course in Screenplay writing. However, in December 2011 this was revoked by the Governing Council “to maintain uniformity in fee structure”.

Another key proposal, which is a potential bone of contention, is the proposal to fix a maximum age limit for admission. The agenda proposes to fix the maximum age for admission at 25 with a five year relaxation to SC/ST candidates and 3 year relaxation to OBC candidates.“Presently there is neither upper age limit for the candidate nor is there a cap on number of attempts. It is seen that admission age varies from 21 years to 35 years. Thus, a student may find themselves difficult in adjusting among such a heterogeneous group. The teammate senior in age is more mature and his/her thinking capability is much more than other junior teammates. Junior teammates are more techno-savvy,” explains the document.

FTII Director Bhupendra Kainthola said that he would not discuss the matter before it’s deliberated in the meeting on Friday.

“It would be jumping the gun. Tomorrow, the Academic Council is meeting and the proposal will be placed before it and will be discussed. There will be student representatives as well. The proposals are prepared by the FTII administration in consultation with others. We will talk once the meeting is over,” said Kainthola.