Neobolt | Pic: IIT Madras

IIT Madras alum's start-up NeoMotion aims to provide customised wheelchairs to 100k differently-abled people by 2025

A total of 29 NeoBolt motorised outdoor mobility attachments and 160 NeoFly wheelchairs have been donated, amounting to a total CSR funding of Rs 75 lakh

The protesters on campus (Pic: Special Arrangement/ EdexLive)

Releasing dogs is a threat to the environment: IIT Madras employees protest against activists, vets visiting dog park

If video clips shared from the site by animal activists are to be believed, the protestors also say that releasing the stray dogs out of the dog park will be a threat 

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DU SOL 2021 admissions last date announced. Here's how you can register for open courses

The registration began on October 22 this year, and already 65,000 candidates have secured their admission into the programmes

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Maharashtra: Reopening of schools in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik delayed as Omicron fears grow

Major cities and district health authorities in the state are gearing up for Omicron by keeping hospitals beds, liquid medical oxygen stocks, medicines, and other health infrastructure ready

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DU issues Open Book Exam guidelines to students, warn against cheating and late uploading

The guidelines stated that the results of answer scripts — that are submitted via email — may get delayed due to the verification process, as had happened during the OBE in December, March and June

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Allahabad HC pays Rs 15k fee for Dalit student to get admission into IIT BHU, takes inspiration from SC's IIT Bombay verdict

The single-judge bench said it will cover the cost of admission so that a 'bright young Dalit student' does not lose out on a quality education opportunity

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SC says expert opinion 'word of Jesus Christ'; dismisses students' plea against translation error in NEET UG

The petition was filed by 22 students who pointed out that a translation error from English to Hindi in a Physics question was impacting their marks

Here's more about Ballon d’Or | (Pic: Edexlive)

What The FAQ: Everything that you need to know about Ballon d’Or — from how much it weighs to how it was constituted

The very prestigious football honour Ballon d’Or was given to GOAT Messi in a ceremony held at around 1 am (IST) on Tuesday (Monday night), November 29

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Twenty students test COVID positive in Hassan, Karnataka govt is on high alert with outbreaks

Recently, more than 280 persons were tested positive for COVID in Dharwad's SDM Medical College

KVPY (Pic: EdexLive)

KVPY 2021 aptitude test to be conducted on January 9 next year. Here are all the details

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a government-funded national fellowship programme that aims to promote science education

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The final merit list of MHT CET 2021 published as round 1 option entry begins

The State CET cell will release the MHT provisional allotment CAP round 1 on December 3. Here's everything you need to know

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Got a passion to share? Zoho enters EdTech space with TrainerCentral, will help you become a trainer in a jiffy

Setting up an online training business is easier said than done, says Aarthi Elizabeth, the Chief Brand Evangelist at TrainerCentral and explains how the new portal can help

Farewell, dear students | (Pic: BGU and Edexlive)

Odisha Governor talks about the universe, the university and the universal man during BGU's fourth convocation

Welcoming the chancellor and other dignitaries, Vice-Chancellor of Birla Global University Prof PP Mathur presented the annual report of the university outlining its activities and future plans

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What happened on November 30: The day when Barbados got independence and Michael Jackson released Thriller

The country is a constitutional monarch and on this independence day, the government said that it intends to become a republic

Charanjit Singh Channi (Pic: PTI)

Punjab Chief Minister okays recruitment of over 10,000 posts in the Education Department, including 2,000 Physical Education teachers 

CM Charanjit Singh Channi would also soon lay foundation stones for medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur

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CBSE Class 10 term 1 board exams to begin today. Read this before you start 

The exams will consist of multiple choice questions only and will continue till December 11

Members of AIDSO at a different protest in Mysuru (Representational)| Pic: Express

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences' med students demand postponement of final-year exams

The medical students staged a protest and said that holding final-year exams in February 2022 is impractical even if the syllabus is wrapped up by the end of January

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Teachers, students of this B'luru school live in fear of COVID as school premises turn into testing centres

When contacted, Dr R Vishal, Commissioner for Department of Public Instruction, assured that he will direct concerned officials to ensure the safety of the students

Dharmendra Pradhan | Pic: EPS

KVs, JNVs required to reserve 3% seats for disabled students: Pradhan, on Day 1 of Parliament Winter Session

Dharmendra Pradhan also spoke about the measures taken to aid students whose mental health has been impacted by the pandemic and the disrupted nature of studies during the lockdowns

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With fears of Omicron COVID variant, educationists call for well-thought-out plan instead of another lockdown on schools

School heads believe it is now crucial to reopen schools as prolonged closures have led to serious learning loss amongst children

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Gujarat: 1,500 resident doctors on strike over NEET PG counselling, medical teachers stage protest demanding better pay

Resident doctors across the state opted out of the OPD (out-patient department) responsibilities from 9 am to 5 pm as part of the protest

Talking Gloves developed by IIT Jodhpur and AIIMS Jodhpur | Pic: Sourced

Special low-cost 'Talking Gloves' for persons with disability developed by team from Jodhpur's IIT, AIIMS

The device costs less than Rs 5,000, the institutes said in a statement. The team is further working to enhance the features such as durability, weight, responsiveness and ease-of-use

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Overall global risk with Omicron very high, further surges possible with 'severe' consequences: WHO

WHO said, "Given mutations that may confer immune escape potential and possible transmissibility advantage, the likelihood of potential further spread of Omicron at the global level is high."

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COVID in Telangana: 42 students, 1 teacher test positive for COVID at gov't residential school

This is the third incident of students testing positive in large numbers in Telangana in a matter of ten days. Last week, Mahindra University was shut down after 25 students were COVID positive

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Kerala Child Rights Commission urges authorities to pass orders barring school teachers from engaging in private tuitions

In the 2020-21 academic year, following COVID-19 protocols, tuition centres weren't allowed to function. However, this was violated in at least one known centre

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Classmates think Malayalis are leftists: How DU freshmen from Kerala have been battling scorn, abuse over Marks Jihad controversy

In the past few months, Swetha says that there have been multiple instances where she was made to think that she was unworthy of all her academic achievements

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What The FAQ: Why is the new COVID variant named Omicron?

The delta variant has found a stronger and younger sibling in Omicron, the latest COVID variant. But why is it named Omicron? We explain it here

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Nearly 52 students in Kerala's Thrissur suspected to be positive for the Norovirus

Earlier this month, at least 13 people were found to be infected with the Norovirus in the state's Wayanad district. The patients — in this case as well — were students

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Documenting the Deluge: Here's why this teacher from Kerala wrote a book on the 2018 floods  

The lack of information during previous such disasters in Kerala bothered Balan, who decided to write a book rooted in policy and facts in order to guide future attempts at flood management

No plans to declare holiday for schools and colleges (Pic: EdexLive/Shriram B N)

Karnataka's Education Minister says no more holidays for schools, colleges despite recent COVID spikes

The minister further stressed that the health department is actively working and monitoring the COVID cases in educational institutions carefully

SDM staff being tested for COVID (Picture: Express)

Why are Karnataka's medical and nursing students contracting COVID infection in droves?

It all started on November 24 when two medical students in SDM medical college tested positive for COVID and the college started testing other students who were their primary and secondary contacts

Mahindra University | (Pic: Mahindra University)

Mahindra University in Hyderabad commences online classes after 30 COVID cases detected on campus

It was on November 27 that the officials declared a shutdown of the campus and encouraged students to leave for their homes 

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CAT 2021: How will CAT's new pattern affect your score this year?

It is no secret that test takers for CAT usually build unique strategies to successfully navigate through the exam based on their strengths and the exam difficulty itself

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Maharashtra: What COVID-19 protocols are in place ahead of schools reopening?

Classes 1 to 4 in rural areas and Classes 1 to 7 in urban areas will be opened from December 1. These are the SOPs that are to be maintained

Meet Karronya Katrynn | (Pic: Edexlive)

Climate change on her mind: Meet Karronya Katrynn, the Hyderabad student who spent a day as British Deputy High Commissioner

Karronya Katrynn, who essayed the role of Deputy High Commissioner to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for a day, speaks about who she met and what she learnt 

The classes might start in Maharashtra from December 1, but the education loss will not be bridged (Pic: EdexLive)

These TFI fellows are trying to raise funds to help students bridge the learning gap. Will they raise enough?

A few Teach For India fellows who are teaching Class 3 students at the school want to fill the gap that has been created by the pandemic

Junior doctors at Telangana's Gandhi Hospital on a candlelight vigil demanding the government expedites NEET PG Counselling | Pic: EdexLive

Will finish reviewing quota for EWS by December 1, Health Minister assures protesting Junior Doctors in NEET PG issue

The verbal assurance was given after a meeting on Saturday, but the doctors have said they will continue their protest until the matter is resolved

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What The FAQ: What is NASA's DART mission all about and how will it keep us safe in the future?

DART, which was launched on November 24 is a joint project between NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

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Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year. Here's everything you need to know

At Merriam-Webster, lookups for the word vaccine increased 601 per cent over 2020, which is when the pandemic changed life as we know it

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Pollution in Delhi: Students excited, parents worried as schools reopen for all classes

All schools in the national capital were shut down due to a spike in air pollution levels earlier this month

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Delayed start prompts VTU to increase working hours, cut down holidays for first-year students

The 2021-2022 academic session for the first-year students is yet to begin, which is scheduled to commence on December 13

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi (Picture: Twitter)

Delhi government launches TV show to help school children pitch start-up ideas to investors

The show will include students' business ideas, shortlisted from 51,000 entries submitted by 3,00,000 students

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Question paper leak cancels Uttar Pradesh TET. Offenders to be booked under National Securities Act

The exam was rescheduled to be conducted within a month's time, and the special task force has arrested 23 people in the case

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Centurion University and NMDC to upskill 60 LWE youngtsers from Chhattisgarh

Sunil Kumar Jha, Dean School of Paramedics and Allied Health Sciences, Centurion University spoke about the various courses available at the School of Pharmacy, their relevance and achievements 

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With new variant on horizon, vaccine a must for all school staff, says Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty

He noted that around 5,000 teaching and non-teaching staff have not been vaccinated yet

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ICSE Class X first semester board exams to begin from today, to go on till December 16

This is the first time the CISCE has decided to conduct board exams in the semester format

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CAT 2021 conducted on November 28: What do IIM aspirants need to do next? 

The result of the test is expected to be released by IIM-A by the first week of January next year. Until then, here's what aspirants need to do 

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What happened on November 29: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Queen asking all the right questions and the big deal about Pong!

Bohemian Rhapsody is three songs bled into one apparently and so operatic in its ways that no one can listen to it just once. Let's sway with the famous song which is the gift of Queen

Madras High Court (Picture: Express)

Petition against temporary recognition to private schools, Madras HC serves notice to TN government

In Tamil Nadu, temporary recognition is granted with a rider that it should be renewed every year. The petitioner called it arbitrary, unreasonable and unconstitutional

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10 children fall sick due to food poisoning in Anganwadi centre, 5 still in ICU

All 10 kids in anganwadi had consumed egg and milk on Saturday morning and they fell ill after ten minutes 

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With influx of students from private schools, this govt school in Coimbatore desperately needs and upgrade 

Following the onset of the pandemic, nearly 120 students from private schools have joined this school. Earlier, the strength was 180 but now it has increased to 300  

Dr Mini Shaji Thomas was the first woman director of NIT Tiruchy

NIT Tiruchy bids adieu to its first woman Director, Mini Shaji Thomas 

Mini Shaji Thomas also released the strategic plan (2019-34) for the institute in 2018, after conducting several rounds of consultations with stakeholders and experts  

The campus remained out of bounds for the students on these three days (Pic:Prajanma Das/Edexlive)

Was the NAAC team that visited Visva-Bharati University unhappy after their three-day audit?

Senior professors said that the NAAC team were dissatisfied with a number of issues during their three-day visit that ended on November 26

A K Bhagi who won the elections

After 24 years, NDTF candidate AK Bhagi is the new Delhi University Teachers' Association President

It's been almost 24 years that the right-wing affiliated NDTF's candidate won the president post in these elections

MK Stalin, Chief Minister with Governor RN Ravi (Picture: Twitter)

TN CM urges Governor to get presidential assent on exempting state from NEET

On September 13, 2021, the state Assembly passed the TN Admission to Undergraduate Medical Degree Courses Bill, 2021

Mohammad Umar Kumar showcasing his art work | Pic: ANI

This Kashmiri teacher has been tasked with keeping glazed pottery alive in the valley. Here's why

Kumar is presently experimenting with blue-glazed clay pots, which he believes is an item of choice among customers who throng the shop at Hazratbal in Srinagar

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Resident doctors in Central hospitals of Delhi protest over delayed NEET PG counselling

AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association urged the Government of India to actively intervene in the matter and expedite the counselling process

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Centurion University's ninth convocation: Governor of Odisha urges students to dream high

The governor in his speech praised Centurion’s for its attempt to promote skill-based education and he appreciated the efforts of the university to remain responsible towards society

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Sikkim: Fifty more medical seats approved for locals at Sikkim Manipal Medical College, state to bear all costs till course ends

Admission to the 50 seats will begin this semester. The latest development takes the number of reserved seats under the state quota to a total of 80

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I have done my job with the highest level of integrity: Former Anna University VC Surappa after Kalaiyarasan Commission report

This was after the TN government alleged irregularities and procedural lapses in the university under Surappa

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Love bikes, love heritage? This Bengal heritage bike ride might be just the thing you're looking for

The ride, coordinated by Retd Col Sanjay Ghosh, will commemorate the UNESCO World Heritage Week as well. They will start from the Dankuni Toll Plaza and ride to Kenduli

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COVID cluster found in nursing schools in Mysuru; infected students were fully vaccinated

After Dharwad's 180+ cases, Mysuru has reported almost 50 cases of COVID-19 this week in a sharp spike

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Surging deaths, malnutrition amongst Afghan children amidst medical supply shortages owing to international sanctions

ITV News reported that medics in Afghanistan's largest children's hospital, Indira Gandhi, in the capital Kabul are also facing severe hardship. They haven't been paid for three months

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More students of Dharwad medical college test positive for COVID-19, total infections reach 281 in three days

Patients have not shown serious symptoms associated with the virus as they have taken both doses of the vaccine. The mass transmission possibly took place at an event held on college campus

Let's find out | (Pic: Edexlive)

What The FAQ: What is multidimensional poverty and why do we need a National Multidimensional Poverty Index?

NITI Aayog released the National Multidimensional Poverty Index baseline report which is very telling of the state-wise poverty index

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia | Pic: PTI

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia seeks list of schools from Punjab to compare education models

Kejriwal to meet the teachers in Punjab who have been agitating for their demands. "Who can talk better about the improved situation in schools (of Punjab) other than teachers?" Sisodia said

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Delhi University second merit list towards post graduate admission to be released today. Here's how to check it

The payment for the second merit list can be done by the candidates till 1 pm of December 1 

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The Karnataka UGCET first seat allotment results to be released today by the KEA. Here's how you can check them

The state government has made reductions in the number of seats in three engineering colleges this year

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Tamil Nadu govt allows Anna University to conduct second phase of counselling to fill 400 vacant engineering seats

Top colleges said it's a good move as they would get a larger pool of candidates. However, tier-2 and tier-3 colleges fear that internal counselling will leave more vacant seats in them

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Cannot ignore performance of students from other boards: DU VC Yogesh Singh admits that current admission system has issues

Singh said that DU would open for practicals for all batches very soon. However, he said that for theory classes there was a problem as the disaster management Act allows only 50 per cent capacity

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Students wanting to study abroad in a fix as India's vaccines remain unrecognised in some countries 

Many fear that the new variant possibly evades existing vaccines. While vaccine makers have said that the vaccines can be tweaked to fight the 'Omicron', it will take months for them to develop it

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WHO identifies new Coronavirus strain as ‘variant of concern'. names it ‘Omicron’

Virologist Gagandeep Kang said that the next two to three weeks were a crucial period for India, during which the genomic surveillance of the virus also needed to be stepped up significantly

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What happened on November 27: When Appu reminded us of the Power of Youth and that time when donkeys served jail time in UP

Appu, the actor who left us too soon, and his song Power Of Youth should be playing on loop today! Also, a bizarre arrest that will leave you flabbergasted

Government Tamil Higher Primary School that lacks electricity (Picture: Ashish Krishna)

This 91-year-old gov't school in Bengaluru has been lacking power supply for the last seven years. Here's why

Official sources said that there are vested interests to demolish the school building and use the space for commercial purposes  

COVID test being done at Dharwad (Picture: Express)

Holiday declared for educational institutions near SDM Medical College in Dharwad after COVID cases rise

As per the officials in Dharwad, a total of 1,000 tests have been conducted and on November 26, 116 new cases were added to the previous list of 66 positive cases  

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Several ragging cases reported in colleges across Kerala, raises question on the functioning of anti-ragging cell

According to statistics published on the UGC anti-ragging website amanmovement.org, as many as 12 ragging cases have been reported in Kerala in 2021  

IMD has issued orange alert in Tamil Nadu (Picture: Express)

Holiday declared for schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu due to incessant rains, orange warning declared

The IMD said that a low-pressure area is likely to form under the influence of cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which has led to continuous rains 

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Incessant rains in Tamil Nadu leads to postponing of Illam Thedi Kalvi scheme launch 

Due to incessant rains, schools were closed on Friday, November 26, and volunteers didn't get a chance to meet the school head and students  

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NEET PG 2021: Students approach HC to quash circular increasing reservation for SEBC to 27%

The matter has been listed for hearing on November 29. The students allege that the circular violates the SC's directions on SEBC reservation at the medical PG level

B C Nagesh, Primary and Secondary Education Minister interacting with students (Picture: Edexlive)

Karnataka reduces 20% syllabus for SSLC students to help teachers, students cope with reduced academic calendar 

Only 240 working days left for schools, the teachers have to rush in terms of covering the syllabus even before the study holidays for exams begin  

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Indigenous and ingenious: This team at IIT Kanpur has come up with a way to understand how polluted Ganga really is

The team focused on the need to build a technology that can be replicated as a network of observatories to help study pollutants in Indian rivers  

Sayoojya CS, a PhD scholar who lost her laptop

Kerala teachers, researchers launch campaign to find visually-impaired PhD scholar's stolen laptop

According to Sayooja CS, someone might have stolen the laptop from their car when she and her friends were spending time at the beach  

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TN health department says 1.3 crore remain unvaccinated, urges people to take the jab soon

According to the data shared by the officials, out of the 95 per cent who died of COVID-19, 84 per cent of them were completely unvaccinated

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Retired Allahabad High Court judge allegedly favoured a private medical college: CBI

It is alleged that a criminal conspiracy was hatched between Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences, the retired judge and other private persons in order to get a favourable judgement

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Due to heavy rains in Puducherry, government announces closure of schools and colleges

IMD in its forecast stated that a low-pressure area is likely to form under the influence of cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal 

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Junior doctors threaten strike protesting delay in NEET PG counselling; claim 'inhumane overburdening'

The resident doctors have declared a halt of OPD services, citing apathy from the government and the judiciary

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JNU finally releases the JNUEE results for post graduate courses. Here's how to check it

Results for MA, MSc and MCA courses have been released on the official website of the JNUEE

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COVID-19: Additional 116 cases takes the count to 182 at medical college in Karnataka's Dharwad

Two hostels of the institution were sealed after the initial 66 COVID infections came to light. According to official sources, 690 people have been tested so far

Image of Isha Foundation's head, Jaggi Vasudev | Pic: Twitter

Madras HC upholds powers of state child rights commission, issues fresh summons to Jaggi Vasudev's Isha Foundation

Among other things, the foundation runs a residential school for children. The foundation has been given four weeks to prepare its defence

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Push for e-learning in West Bengal as government partners with EdTech start-up

While the initial tie-up is for one year, it may be extended in the future. State board textbooks will now be available in a digital format

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha (Pic: PTI)

J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launches smart schools in tribal areas

The LG believes that this is a “historic beginning” of a “new era of educational empowerment” of tribals in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that lives are changed when everything is connected

Here's why | (Pic: Edexlive)

What The FAQ: Why are tomato prices competing with petrol, or even gold, rates in India?

Tomatoes are tasty. This season they are pricey too. As expensive as petrol! But why is there a price rise? We break it down for you

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These young school students from Bengaluru are launching an ambitious satellite project

From tracking pollution levels to working out how toothpaste reacts in space, these school kids are working on sensors to answer some deep questions

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CISCE allows Class XII students to use calculators during Term 1 ISC exams

The semester 1 exams began on November 22 and are being conducted in MCQ format

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Thirty-three students from this international school in Bengaluru tested positive for COVID. Here's what happened

The students from SDM College had held a get-together on campus right before 66 of them tested positive

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School in Kerala's Alappuzha turns library digital, first of its kind in the district. Here's what it offers 

Officials said that even though the library was primarily set up for higher secondary students, high school students could also utilise it

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All schools in Haryana to reopen with full capacity from December 1

On September 1, the state government had reopened schools for Classes IV to V after the number of COVID cases started seeing a decline

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Kerala teachers demand increase in funds for mid-day meal scheme by forming a heart

The protestors demanded an end to constraints faced by school headmasters because of the paucity of funds for the mid-day meals

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IIT Gandhinagar allows international students to apply in second semester. Here's how 

The last date to apply to these programmes is December 10, 2021. International students may apply online through its PG international admissions portal