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Supreme Court stays Odisha Universities (Amendment) Act, 2020. This is why

In January 2022, the High Court upheld the validity of the Act by observing that the changes made in the procedure for recruitment of VCs and teachers for universities are not unconstitutional

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Bangalore University VC accused of using varsity funds for University Visvesvaraya College of Engg's development work

The Syndicate members had approached the bank manager and University’s finance officer on Thursday, May 19, submitting a memorandum highlighting the alleged illegalities behind the VC’s actions

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Proxy power: Impersonating exam candidates, six youngsters face arrest in Chhattisgarh

"Fake Aadhaar cards and domicile certificates of Chhattisgarh have been recovered from the accused, while letters have been sent to the SSC for more information," the district's SP said

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Karnataka's Higher Edu Minister Dr Ashwathnarayan takes NEP to Commonwealth Education Conference

Meanwhile, the minister also invited the representatives to attend the Bengaluru Tech Summit-2022 scheduled to be held in November

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Advanced healthcare institute to come up at IIT-G; MoU with Assam Government inked

CM Sarma has explained that his government has committed a fund of Rs 546 crore for the project while IIT-G would contribute the required land and expertise

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Amid worsening economic crisis and fuel shortage, Sri Lanka shuts down all schools

The Sri Lankan authorities have closed schools and asked public officials not to come to work. This desperate move has been taken on May 20

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Delhi Police Commissioner invites J&K students for YUVA initiative, assures them aid

The Police Chief also offered jobs to the family members of two of the students from the group, whose families had been martyred, on successful completion of the YUVA programme

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Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University has finally announced dates for its summer exams

The exams for the final year of UG courses will start on June 8, while the exams for the final year of PG courses will start on June 15. All other exams will start on June 22

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Reducing India to a civic nation bound by a Constitution disregards its history: JNU VC

Prof Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit was speaking about the distortion of history at large. Noting its various challenges, she said, "History is 'his' story, but 'her' story also has to come"

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Tamil Nadu: CM Stalin visits Defence Service Staff College, mounts praises

He also assured that Tamil Nadu would always be proactive and forthcoming in providing any possible assistance to "help the college scale greater heights"

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CUET-PG registration details released by JNU just a day after UGC made a statement on it

The UGC stated, on May 19, that the PG admissions will also be held through CUET for the academic year 2022-23. JNU adopted this and announces CUET-PG details

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Odisha: SOA amassed awards at this ceremony organised in Delhi 

Sachdeva praised Prof Nayak for his relentless endeavour to make SOA one of the country’s front-ranking educational institutions

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Good for your sole and the planet's soul: These two teens are walking the talk when it comes to sustainability 

Tyron makes footwear with tyres and not just any tyres, these are discarded ones from the dumpyards of Delhi. This is how they make it work like no other

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Directorate of Education initiates plantation drive across Delhi; asks schools to participate

The DoE has set a target to complete this drive within the current academic year. Each school has been asked to plant at least 100 saplings

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APSCHE issues notifications to state colleges for extension of permissions, admissions and more

APSCHE has issued four important notifications in this regard, also including notifications for approval programmes and for the intake of students in UG and PG courses

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Vedantu joins list of start-ups in India laying off employees. Has the EdTech boom fizzled out?

The Bengaluru-based unicorn has laid off a total of 600 contractual and non-contractual employees in May so far, with the recent announcement of letting go of 7% of its workforce

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#WhatTheFAQ: What is the new Monkeypox virus scare all about?

The new disease has been primarily reported in tropical rainforests of Africa but now cases have appeared in non-endemic countries too

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Karnataka PUC exam results: Tentative dates announced by Education Minister BC Nagesh 

Although the exams were called off last year in June 2021 amid surging cases of COVID-19, this year they were conducted in offline mode

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DU instructs 32 colleges to accelerate the appointment of regular principals 

It was conveyed to colleges to take expeditious action in convening the meeting of the selection committee for appointing a regular principal of the college

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Ambedkar University begins admission process for UG, PG courses at College of Art 

It was in the month of April that DU had asked CoA to commence the admission process and had also informed the institute that it wouldn't be de-affiliated from the university

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Karnataka SSLC 2022 exam results: This is what the toppers have to say 

"I studied hard every day and finished each day's portion of the syllabus on the same day. During exams, I studied for four hours a day, said Jayasri

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ABVP meets Health Minister for postponement of NEET-PG. Says decision expected shortly

The NEET-PG 2022 exam is scheduled for May 21. A delegation of the ABVP met the Health Minister after the Supreme Court refused to postpone the exam

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IIT Madras to receive Rs 8.34 crore, as approved by Railways, for hyperloop project  

Vaishnaw also visited the research park on the IIT campus and oversaw the 5G Testbed demonstration and later inspected the IIT-M Incubation Cell

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Karnataka SSLC 2022 exam results: Understanding what numbers, trends say about students' performance  

As many as 40,061 students have been promoted with grace marks, including 35,931 students in one subject, 3,940 students in two subjects and 190 students in three subjects

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A day after being abused by student, Lucknow University professor lands in soup over alleged "misconduct"

A group of students have handed a written complaint of "misconduct" against professor Ravikant Chandan. "The contents of the complaint will be looked into before initiating any action," a spokesperson

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Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan emphasises the need for futuristic courses, at DU seminar

The minister highlighted the importance of the changing needs in the field of education and opined that new futuristic courses should be designed and included in the DU syllabus

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More than just a children's author — we understand Ruskin Bond a bit better through Dr Ishrat Lalljee's trysts with the man

Dr Ishrat Ali Lalljee is an Associate Professor and Head of the English department at Mumbai University's Hinduja College. She has devoted her research to Ruskin Bond's writings

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PG students of Jamia continue to boycott offline exams, demand online exams amidst police deployment 

On Thursday, as per an official, about 150 students from three MBA courses — MBA (full time), MBA (International Business) and MBA (Entrepreneurship & Family Business) — did not sit for the exams

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Assam school headmistress arrested, sent to jail for bringing cooked beef to school for lunch

"We brought her to the police station on May 16. After questioning she was arrested and the court sent her to judicial custody on the next day," he added

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Supreme Court lists pleas for final hearing in July for EWS criteria for NEET-PG admissions 

It was back on February 14 that the top court had refused to entertain a plea that sought clarification on the applicability of EWS criteria of Rs 8 lakh in NEET-PG 2022-23

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Objectionable comments on Shivling: FIR lodged against DU's Hindu College professor

The FIR against him has alleged that his social media post on the 'Shivling' found inside the Gyanvapi mosque complex was "derogatory, instigating and provocating"

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DU celebrates 100 years; Amit Shah speaks to students about ideological battles, India and more

"Universities should become platforms for the exchange of views and not become spaces for ideological conflict," said Amit Shah in his address to DU students

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UGC pushes for diversity in foreign students coming to India for studies

The UGC has issued a statement about its plans for allowing foreign universities to set up campuses in India and vice-versa

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Professional football coaching offered to teenagers by civil services officers in Kerala

The officers have said that twelve teams have been selected through a screening process carried out at various police stations. Over 500 children were screened

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#WhatTheFAQ: Why going under the knife is seeing an upswing? Is it really life-threatening?  

In the context of the death of actor Chetana Raj, we look at what it means to get plastic surgery done and what do trends dictate

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Karnataka is going to get an AIIMS very soon! This is what we know 

In addition to this, the minister also shared that a detailed projects report (DPR) for the establishment of a poly-trauma centre and postgraduate institute at NIMHANS

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Karnataka SSLC examination results are out! Here are the details 

Yesterday, May 18, Education Minister BC Nagesh had shared the date and time of the results announcement

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TN's opposition to CUET will deprive rural students the chance to study in central varsities, feel academicians 

Some academicians feel the state government's opposition would only deprive Tamil students of the chance to study in central universities and other premier institutes

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Green wheels: New electric go-kart developed by VIT students in collab with UK's Loughborough University

The green technology will help reduce greenhouse gas, the principal investigator said. Also, it can be modified with wireless technology and can be retrofitted with solar panels

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All that you need to know about the draft Karnataka Youth Policy released on May 18

Based on inputs and subsequent discussions, the members decided that the policy should focus on building human and social capital in a sustainable manner, the report said

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This is what we know about the viral video showing Bengaluru school girls engaged in a brawl 

Cubbon Park Police Station said no complaints were filed over the issue, and the school is yet to give a statement on the scuffle

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CUET for PG courses to be conducted in third week of July, application process to begin today: UGC Chairman

Over 10.46 lakh candidates have registered for CUET-UG so far and the last date for registration is May 22, 2022

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CUET and the coaching culture: Here's how EdTechs are prepping and what academicians are saying

Although many private platforms have already begun coaching, there are student organisations and academicians who shed light on points that could serve as deterrents  

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Lucknow University professor assaulted on campus after remarking on Kashi Vishwanath temple

The professor said, "I have filed a complaint with the police regarding the incident. This incident shows that my life is under constant threat."

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Think of bigger problems, conduct innovative research on them: Manish Sisodia to state universities  

While interacting with vice-chancellors of state universities in the national capital, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, who is also the Education Minister, shared many pointers 

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Karnataka SSLC exam results: Is the wait making you feel anxious? Dial this mental health helpline for relief 

Health Minister of the state K Sudhakar shared that whether the results are what students expect or not, they shouldn't lose hope or heart

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Karnataka SSLC exam results will be out on May 19. Here's how you can check it 

Reports stated that from around 15,000 plus schools, almost 8.75 lakh students registered for the Class X Board exam in Karnataka

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E-Canteen Fundas: Team members up for promotion? Here's what leaders should keep in mind

Promote those who have been consistent — but don’t promote marginal cases for fear of losing them. If they’re good they will learn and shine through eventually

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Recruitment drive on to fill up college teacher posts: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

He said the process for recruitment of over 1,000 professors, associate professors and assistant professors in various disciplines in all the state universities has already started

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Exam troubles: Questions out of syllabus stump Kannur University UG students

In the Nano Science paper, only two questions were from the syllabus. In the Material Science question paper, around 70 per cent of questions were out of syllabus

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Centre places stand on record in Delhi HC on plea to make 'Health and Yoga Science' mandatory in schools

The Bench said that it is a policy matter which the government should look into instead of waiting for court orders

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik advises college teachers to develop problem-solving approaches in students

The process for recruitment of over 1,000 professors, associate professors and assistant professors in various disciplines in all the state universities has already started, he said

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West Bengal gov't instructs schools to distribute midday meal supplies to parents during summer vacation

The notice also asked the officials to devise a distribution plan by May 25 so that the distribution of supplies could be carried out by every school

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A 15-year-old's quest to take robotics to students of government schools in Hyderabad 

Robotics4All is an initiative started by Shreyan Veldanda, a Class XI student from CHIREC International School, and this is what he hopes to achieve via it 

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Scrap buses of KSRTC to be converted to classrooms, announces Kerala Transport Minister

KSRTC officers have said that they have not received any formal orders for giving away the buses as the education department has not made a proposal yet

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Sanitation workers oppose AP's school education dept's orders to work during holidays 

The workers are also worried about working at the schools as many of them are located on the outskirts of the towns and villages

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On May 21, Osmania University will inaugurate a new venue for protests and discussions  

Where is this new location? What are student organisations saying? Is the new location suitable for protests and discussions?

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#WhatTheFAQ: Why is it India's moment in the spotlight at the Cannes Film Festival this year?

India has been chosen as the first-ever Country of Honour at Cannes 2022. Deepika Padukone is a jury member of the festival. And what more? Anurag Thakur is inaugurating an Indian Pavilion there

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School students, gear up for state-level chess tournaments to be organised by All India Chess Federation

No entry fee will be collected from the players to participate in the tournaments. An additional travelling allowance will also be provided to each student with free boarding and lodging for three day

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Floods in Assam force suspension of Class XI exams until further notice

The exams were scheduled to begin today, May 18, and conclude on May 21. Floods have snapped surface communication lines in the worst-affected districts

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This is why PG students of Jamia Millia Islamia are protesting against offline exams

The university authorities have announced that as classes have been held offline, the exams will be conducted in physical mode as per schedule

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Odisha: Over 30k students will sit for improvement exams for promotion to Class X

The school will provide remedial teaching to the students who have secured F-II grade. They will be given three chances to acquire qualifying marks in each failed subject.

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From Tipu Sultan to Swami Vivekananda: All that stays plus all that goes from Karnataka's school textbooks

While retaining information about Tipu Sultan, the committee has removed “irrelevant portions” pertaining to his contributions to Mysuru, Nanjangud, and Ramanagar

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Have a few DU colleges have switched back to online classes again? Here's what's happening

The Registrar of DU refutes all allegations and states DU hasn't issued any official notice as only a few colleges are following online mode of classes 

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College of Art begins admission as part of Ambedkar University, DU teachers seek VC's intervention

It was in March last year that the Government of Delhi announced that CoA, since it was facing various problems, will be affiliated with Ambedkar University

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"Hindi is not thrust in JIPMER," says Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundararajan

One should have love and affection towards one's mother tongue but there should not be any hatred or opposition to other languages which are the mother tongues of others, she said

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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