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Both young and old, University of Madras' convocation saw 731 PhD aspirants get their doctorates

From a former higher education minister to IAS officers to first-generation learners, people from different walks of life gathered under one roof to receive their doctorates

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Chapter on Bhagat Singh not removed from Class X textbook, clarifies Karnataka Textbook Society

The organisations have also alleged that works by renaissance literary figures like AN Murthi Rao, P Lankesh and Sara Aboobacker were omitted from the textbook

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Drone piloting course fees to get cheaper as more schools open, says Aviation Minister Scindia

As of now, there are 23 civil aviation regulators Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)-certified schools for drone pilot training in the country

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Teachers take students out in bullock cart procession, serve sweets, present books in schools 

Out of 1,134 students in ashram schools, around 540 students turned up on the first day and the teachers were also given training in English and other programmes 

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#WhatTheFAQ: Decoding the controversies and myths surrounding Taj Mahal 

Controversies surrounding Taj Mahal resulted in a petition which was filed in the Allahabad High Court. Though the petition was dismissed, the issue is a longstanding one. Here's why

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Hansraj College's IAS coaching row: AISA protests, DTF asks for DU VC's immediate intervention  

Hansraj College has been offering IAS coaching for a year now, raising serious concerns among sections of students and teachers 

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SC comes to aid of student with disability; directs IIT-B to bestow Master in Design degree

The top court declared that the student successfully completed the course and that the qualification shall hold good for all practical purposes

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Five 'Mining Adarsha Vidyalayas' and a skill academy will be instituted by Odisha Mining Corporation

Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated that for enhancing the quality of life of the people, OMC had launched many developmental initiatives by navigating positive changes

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Full House! SMC members in Viluppuram demand additional infrastructure in primary school

Official sources said that the municipality commissioner would probe the issue, following which plans for an extended building will be finalised

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Two DU colleges offer IAS coaching, officials say "government-funded academic institutions" cannot do this

As colleges are not allowed to do so, an inquiry will be conducted, shared DU's Dean of Colleges, Balaram Pani. Here's what else he said about it...

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Karnataka: Three students in hijab denied permission to write exams in Ballari, allowed after they removed it

The college management approached the police and informed them about the issue, after which, police security was provided to the college

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Will Karnataka school students get shoes, socks and bicycles this year? Education Minister BC Nagesh answers 

Also, all materials for Kalika Chetharike and worksheets for this month have been dispatched. Textbooks will be ready by June 1, the officer added

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TS SSC Class X hall tickets released. Here's how you can download yours

The Education Minister of Telangana has said that Section 144 will be imposed around the 2,861 exam centres in the state

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Karnataka: Delay in textbook supply tied to power crisis, Russia-Ukraine war

Primary and Secondary Education Minister of Karnataka, BC Nagesh, has warned the printers that they would be penalised if the textbooks are not delivered on time 

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This student group from NIT Rourkela is creating financial awareness about cryptocurrency and so on

Recently, a mock-trading competition was organised to test who can trade in the best way when it comes to cryptocurrencies as well as to learn about the various strategies involved in crypto-trading

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Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai inaugurates academic year, interacts with students about COVID, unclean toilets and more

When a student from Bellavi Kuvempu High School spoke up about unclean toilets at school, the CM said that he would summon the headmaster concerned and settle the issue

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Karnataka: Over 47k gov't schools reopen, Learning Recovery Year kick starts 

Students were glad to be back to school after such a long COVID-induced break and they were also happy to be learning via activities 

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IITGN researchers develop framework to reduce cyclone impact on power transmission systems

The research team observed that the loss in functionality of transmission towers depends considerably on the location of the landfall of the cyclone

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India, Nepal sign pacts for joint IIT Madras, Kathmandu University Master's degree. Here's what it means for students

An MoU was signed between ICCR and Center for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University on the establishment of the ICCR Chair of Indian Studies

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India, Nepal agree to set up Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Chair at Lumbini Buddhist University

While referring to the Lumbini Museum, the Prime Minister said that its construction in Nepal is an example of the joint cooperation between the two countries

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IISc Bengaluru scientists develop helical nanobots that can deep clean teeth, publish study

In the study published in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials, the researchers designed helical nanobots made of silicon dioxide coated with iron

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Speech by RSS founder KB Hedgewar in Class 10 school textbook; Karnataka Edu Minister justifies inclusion

The AISEC alleged that the BJP government in the state is trying to force the ideology of RSS and the party into the textbooks

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NEET-PG 2022: Admit cards released! Deets on the downloading process inside

The NEET-PG 2022 exam is going ahead on May 21, despite protests from some students to delay the exam in light of the ongoing NEET PG 2021 counselling

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Bringing in the big bucks: IIT Madras fundraising reaches all-time high of Rs 131 crore in 2021-22

The institute is targetting to accelerate fundraising by improving alumni networks and increasing engagement with corporates, philanthropies and high-net-worth individuals

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#WhatTheFAQ: Thomas Cup triumph! Why is this victory extra special for Indian shuttlers?

India's win in Bangkok has people applauding our sportsmen. However, the men did not have it easy, and their achievement needs to be closely analysed and appreciated 

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IIT-ISM students set to develop e-voting system free from EVM, ballot paper

People under this system would be able to cast their votes by using their fingerprints with the help of laptops at the polling booths

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UGC asks institutions to implement Academic Bank Credits programme on an "urgent basis"

ABC acts as a virtual storehouse of information on academic credits of students so that accordingly, degrees, diplomas or certificates can be awarded

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NTA extends NEET-UG 2022 exam application date. Apply now with these links

The NTA was requested by the Director-General of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMC ) to extend the date since admissions to BSc Nursing courses in AFMC are also through NEET-UG this year

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Mastermind behind Bihar Public Service Commission prelims question paper leak is an NIT graduate 

The state government had handed over the investigation into the leak of the question paper of 67th BPSC's preliminary examination to the state police's economic offences unit (EOU)

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Increased substance abuse by Villupuram school students worries parents, schools

Reacting to the issue, Superintendent N Sreenatha shared that the district police had set up special teams to monitor the illegal sales and arrest the culprits

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Viral video from Bihar: 11-year-old complains of lack of quality education, CM Nitish Kumar taken aback

After listening to the grievances of Sonu, the CM directed the officials present on the spot to do something for the education of the boy

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The bridge that three AP Chief Ministers laid foundation for never got made and now, students are having a hard time 

Between June and August, the ferry services would be stopped due to floods occurring in the Vasishta Godavari region every year. Plus previously, several boat accidents had occurred there due to flood

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National Institute of Advanced Studies researchers say that number of people pursuing rural agri is higher in Karnataka

On farmer suicides, Dr Pani said that they had found the rate of suicides in housewives to be increasingly more than in farmers. Here's more about their study 

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TN Agricultural University and ITC sign a pact on optimising use of water for crops

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is the technical partner under this agreement and this is what it will be helping with 

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Tamil Nadu: Will formation of School Management Committees help parents trust government schools again?

The government also announced Naan Mudhalvan scheme under which career guidance will be provided for more than 10 lakh students from Classes IX to XII annually

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Andhra Pradesh is right at the top when it comes to pre-school attendance in Southern states, reveals survey

Pre-school attendance, such as at an anganwadi centre, improved school readiness by providing quality learning through interactive play methods with qualified instructors, the survey pointed out

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When students bag jobs via placements, Vignan University makes parents feel special. This is how 

"Obviously, our main goal is to make them feel happy and proud. We want the parents to know that their efforts are recognised and understood," shares the spokesperson

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Here are all the details from Birla Global University's second Banker's Conclave

The theme Reinventing Commercial Banking in the Digital Era was the topic of discussion during this conclave which was organised recently 

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Delhi University is organising an int'l seminar with Union Minister Amit Shah as chief guest 

"If Swami Vivekananda unveiled India and its ideas at the world stage, Mahatma Gandhi established India at the global level," the concept note of the seminar read 
 

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AIIMS declares the results for INI CET for July 2022 session, this is how you can check it

Students who excelled in the INI CET July session exam will now be able to appear for the counselling process

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NEET-UG applications are closing soon. Here are all the details that you need to know

Students can apply by visiting the official website of NTA for NEET, which is neet.nta.nic.in. Students are advised to take care to submit relevant documents before the deadline

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What makes shared transport to school attractive for parents in a city like Kolkata? IIT Kharagpur researchers explore 

Findings justify shift from the current fare-centric approach to an improvement of the overall service with adequate emphasis on relevant qualitative and quantitative attributes, shared the professor

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BJP's Syed Shahnawaz Hussain backs decision of UP to make national anthem compulsory in madrasas

Few MLAs of BJP opined that the legislators who were against the decision to recite the national anthem deserved disqualification

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Samastha president rejects charges of humiliation of girl student by Muslim scholar in Kerala

During the incident, soon after the award was handed over, MT Abdullah Musaliyar questioned the organisers as to why the girl was invited on stage

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With NEET-PG exam postponement verdict done and dusted, what does the medical community make of the situation in medical colleges?

Supreme Court's verdict was that a further delay in conducting the exam would lead to "chaos and uncertainty" as well as a "deficiency in doctors in hospitals"

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High Court directs Delhi gov't to publicise vacant general category seats in private schools

While the court listed the matter for further hearing on May 30, the Delhi Government and DoE were asked to file counter affidavit in response to the plea in 10 days

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Why did 30 per cent of Odisha students not come back to school? 

Learning Recovery Plan (LRP) is being executed by the government to help students recover from learning loss, says Schools Education Department Secretary

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#WhatTheFAQ: Has the public been misusing the PIL system?

Why was the PIL system introduced and why did it become necessary for the Supreme Court to impose fines for filing PILs?

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Karnataka SSLC results will be out on May 19, announces Education Minister BC Nagesh

The SSLC examinations were held between March 28 and April 11 this year. About 8.73 lakh students had appeared for it

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TN's Higher Edu Minister and Governor spoke at length about Hindi imposition at Bharathiar Uni's convocation

"I would like to urge the state government to take the initiative of setting up Tamil chairs in universities in other states," said Governor RN Ravi 

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Ancient Science, intro to vedas: A look at Engg and Science textbook to be released by Union Minister Pradhan on Monday 

IIM Bangalore developed the IKS curriculum and prepared the textbook in association with SVYASA Yoga Institute, Bengaluru, and Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Ernakulam

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DU research scholars write to VC, protest against the levying of fees for using analytical instruments

The letter also mentioned how the research groups have very limited research funding available, which includes, the contingency amount (provided by UGC/CSIR)

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Andhra Pradesh High Court directs education department to rename schools after donors 

After hearing all the arguments, the Judge found fault with the officials of the education department and stated that their attitude was against the spirit of the GO

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Special focus on tribal students' education in J&K; 20 new hostels, residential schools and more

The new scheme will benefit more than 34,000 students in 1,200 seasonal educational centres promoting education among tribal students, said an official 

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Exploring options to reduce impact of war on Indian students studying in Ukraine: Govt

India's Deputy Representative at the UN reiterated that India supports the call for guarantees of safe passage to deliver essential humanitarian corridors

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This DU college proposed to offer crash course in CUET and drew sharp criticism. Now, the notification has been withdrawn

Yogesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University, said that he wasn't aware of any such course and added that no college can do anything like this 

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Haryana's Education Minister opines on national anthem in madrassas and History textbooks 

It was on Thursday, May 12, that the Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Education Board issued the order making the national anthem mandatory in all madrassas

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You won't recognise this Telangana rural school after its recent makeover! Find out who's behind it 

With the lack of basic facilities in schools, this community engagement programme helps in supporting students from Hayathabad and 15 neighbouring schools  

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Karnataka Government should prioritise filling up vacancies in universities, urge former VCs

The forum, which welcomed the state to amend Karnataka State Universities Act 2000, said that nothing "significant can be achieved" with the stop-gap arrangement of guest faculty 

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Online application deadline for UG, PG admissions to Jamia extended. Here's the new one!

There is a change in dates because of the extension of registration for CUET and JMI is expected to postpone entrance tests because of clash of dates with CBSE Boards

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All that the Government of Tamil Nadu is getting right when it comes to higher education 

Higher Education Secretary D Karthikeyan said intensive structural reforms have been planned to transform the state into a knowledge economy

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Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science announces dates for its online entrance exams. Check them out 

HITS has introduced project-based learning as its philosophy across all streams of study. This helps students to have a better grasp of the fundamentals and an integrated approach towards research 

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Yuva Tourism Club in CBSE schools soon? The board gives directions for setting them up

Other than travelling as part of a school group and preparing interesting travel itineraries with lesser-known destinations, they will also be persuaded to initiate discussions with teachers

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Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking postponement of NEET-PG 2022

The order stated that it would prejudice over 2,06,000 doctors who have already registered, create "chaos and uncertainty" and a "deficiency of doctors"

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Soon, TN varsities will give out scanned copies of answer sheets to students who apply for revaluation

A pilot of the project will be implemented at Alagappa and Thiruvalluvar universities this year. Answer sheets of the final semester students of these two universities will be scanned first

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Odisha will offer four-year integrated course in teacher education in 11 degree colleges 

It may be noted that this is one of the major mandates of the NEP related to teacher education as teacher engagement from the year 2030 will be only through ITEP

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With postponement of NEET-PG exam on the line today in SC, doctors express their hopes and grievances

The concerns are not just with the scheduling of the exams but with how various batches of postgraduate students will be accommodated in medical colleges

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UP makes singing national anthem mandatory at all madrasas in a bid to boost patriotism

Minister of State Danish Azad Ansari said that the Uttar Pradesh government wants all madrassa students to be "full of patriotism"  

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E-Canteen Fundas: Being a leader is all about being 'other-centric' and genuinely caring for your team

To get the best out of your team members, care for them as one would care for one’s children. Love is bringing out the best in your team members, by exploring their talents and helping them 

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New course alert: KL Deemed-to-be University will offer a fully-loaded BSc Computer Science programme

This programme will be available from the next academic year onwards and these are the three specialisations that it will offer to those who opt for it

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Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna: MoU which could take Bihar's start-up ecosystem to new heights

There were as many as two new Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) which were signed with Venture Catalysts for co-incubation services and more

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NASA girl and LPU student Jahnavi Dangeti felicitated by AP's Adikavi Nannaya University 

Mokka Jagannatha Rao, Vice-Chancellor, ANU, presented a memento to the student and even appreciated her endeavours

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North Eastern Hill University exempted from CUET this year: Edu Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

The exemption was granted for 2022-23 considering the geographical conditions, far-flung locations, limited digital connectivity and infrastructure

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Jamia's entrance exams may be postponed. Here's why and the possible new dates 

Last date of submission of application will also be extended from May 12 to 25, shared the officials from Jamia Millia Islamia 

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Over 98 per cent of UG students attend offline exams in DU, varsity calls it "impressive"

Offline exams are happening after a long gap due to COVID-19. It may be recalled that there were prolonged protests by students who were demanding Open Book Exams  

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Students, parents held hostage by private school in Uttar Pradesh over fee dispute; accused booked

Two separate FIRs were lodged and the accused have been booked under Section 342 and 506 for wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation 

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NMC seeks views of Health Ministry to help Ukraine-returned medicos complete their training in India

In March, the regulatory body said foreign medical graduates with incomplete internships due to situations beyond their control like COVID-19 or war can finish the same in India

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Why are exams at Mumbai University being held outside the timeframe given by state gov't?

A student protest was held at the Kalina campus of the university where Vinod Patil, exam in charge, had no answers to the questions posed by the students

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Kerala Governor reacts to humiliation of girl student by Muslim scholar, "disappointed" in state leadership

Arif Mohammed Khan called the silence that the state leadership in Kerala has maintained over the issue "sad" and deeply disappointing

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Pondicherry University improves its position in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022

VC Gurmeet Singh has praised the faculty, officers, staff, research scholars and students of the university for the achievement

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Forum of Former VCs of Karnataka bat for varsity syndicates to be replaced with Board of Governors

The Forum of Former Vice-Chancellors of Karnataka (FVCK) has offered its own suggestions ahead of the amendment 

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Now, Indian Medical Association writes to Health Ministry seeking postponement of NEET PG exam

It may be recalled that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Postgraduate (NEET-PG) exam was already deferred once from March 12 to the current date

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#WhatTheFAQ: Kerala reports 80 cases of the sinister tomato flu. Should we be worried?

The flu has so far affected children below the age of 5, and doctors and health officials warn that the cases may increase. Symptoms are similar to that of chikungunya and dengue

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Telangana inter exams: Were Hindi medium students given poorly translated question papers?

The usual practice, they said, is to set the question papers in Telugu and English after which, it is translated to Urdu and Hindi by regular teachers

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Why child rights activists are dead against TN education department's move to dismiss unruly students 

School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi had also said that the transfer certificate and conduct certificate of such children will have to mention the reason for their expulsion

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Soon, reservation of medical seats for students from Maharashtra-Karnataka border areas to be doubled: NCP President Pawar 

It is the ideology of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj and Dr BR Ambedkar that has influenced the institute, the same trio who worked to build the strong country we have today

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Recommendation to classify institutions under three categories: NEP Drafting Committee Head Dr Kasturirangan 

He was speaking at a national conference on NEP — Decoding Contemporary Changes Affecting 21st Century Higher Education in India: In the Context of NEP 2020 — at St Joseph's College of Commerce

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DU offline exams: UG students from second and third years appear for examinations 

DU had opted for open book exams (OBE) when colleges were shut due to the pandemic. Several students had protested against switching back to offline exams

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Will NEET-UG BDS course cut-off marks be lowered? Centre says no; SC seeks reason

A PIL for conducting a fresh mop-up round counselling based on the reduced cut-off marks to fill up the vacant seats in the colleges had been filed by BDS aspirants

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New technology for faster and secure computing developed by IIT Guwahati researchers

A group of researchers from the institute has aimed to solve the problem of inefficiency of the multi-core processors, which are being presently used in computing

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Odisha University of Technology and Research to get facelift; Rs 1500 crore sanctioned by CM for revamp

The aim of this upgradation is to place the university on par with the IITs. The varsity would function as a model centre in technical education and research in the state  

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Ambedkar University to get two new campuses; fund of Rs 2306 crore sanctioned for the purpose

Both the upcoming campuses will have all the necessary facilities. The total capacity of Ambedkar University with its new campuses will grow up to accommodate over 30,000 students

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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann emphasises the need for a revamp in the government education system

The Chief Minister held a meeting with the government school principals to discuss the matter and has also launched an online portal for teachers to share their ideas and suggestions

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DU strong-arming St Stephen's into taking CUET scores? Registrar writes to College Principal

The UGC had made CUET compulsory for admissions to UG courses in central universities. However, it had said that the minority status and reservation criteria of institutions will not be impacted

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Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University aims at creating spaces for students of all backgrounds, says VC Vohra

Vohra also said that DSEU would look to form a cooperation with Cuba, to provide the best opportunities in various fields of study for the DSEU students

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Boys of Navodaya School complain about girls bullying them, write letter to principal

The incident happened with the Class VII students of the Navodaya school in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district. In the letter, the boys have alleged that the girls bully them by name-calling

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As CUET registrations cross 9 lakh, here's a look at the test schedule and marking scheme

The registration window for the test is open till May 22 and can be done on the official website, at cuet.samarth.ac.in

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IIT-BHU discusses research collaboration with Australian National University. Here's what to expect

In a meeting that was held between a high-level delegation from ANU and the IIT-BHU Director, a research programme was discussed, which will cover the key areas of research in Physics

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Admit cards released for UPSC Prelims 2022. Check out these important instructions for candidates 

The admit card can be downloaded on the official website of UPSC at upsc.gov.in for the exam, which will be held on June 5 this year