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Odisha decides to reopen colleges, universities for first year students from Monday

The order also read that hostels shall be reopened from September 19 for the students and all possible COVID-19 prevention protocols shall be followed

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Pratima Education launches a first-of-its-kind application to help commerce & MBA students

Pratima Education is striving to innovate new & more efficient ways to educate and serve students

Dr C N Ashwathnarayan, Karnataka Minister for higher education (Picture: Express)

National Education Policy will benefit students, says Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwathnarayan

Ashwathnarayan had commended the policy and had said that it takes freedom of the student to subject level

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First-of-its-kind study finds storks prefer canals over wetland; birds studied in irrigation heavy lands of Haryana

The studied woolly-necked storks have the largest number of chicks hatching and surviving of any stork species known

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Parents, teachers confused over reopening of schools in Kerala; Classes I to VII and Classes X to XII to open from November 1

The state government will allow students to continue in online classes as well; medical fraternity also supportive of the decision

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Due to the delay in salaries and other irregularities, UGC asked to takeover 12 colleges in Delhi

There is a delay in giving grants to 12 colleges which are 100 per cent funded by the state government

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Three government school teachers suspended for submitting fake OTET certificates

An RTI activist Abhimanyu Barik had sought information about the teachers employed in government schools of Barachana

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Students' credit scheme: Bengal government asks DMs to look into complaints against private banks for seeking collateral

The higher education department had introduced the "Student Credit Card" scheme to enable beneficiaries to pursue their studies without having any financial constraint

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Primary schools in Uttarakhand to reopen on September 21 after pandemic-induced closure

The classes will be held only for three hours a day and children will not be allowed to bring food to school

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Empty desk array at UN spotlights lost learning in pandemic; world leaders to converge next week

UNICEF says about 131 million children have missed out on three-quarters of their in-person instruction since March 2020

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Madras High Court directs Puducherry government to consider plea for establishment of separate board for school education

The bench permitted the petitioner to send a representation afresh to the Education secretary in Puducherry

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#ThrowbackToday: Meet Ötzi, the glacier mummy who is over 5,300 years old

It was ice that helped preserve this Iceman in such a remarkable way that now, he and whatever equipment he carried are huge clues from the past. This is what we are talking about for today's #TBT

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Social-mental-academic issues of children should be addressed says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The meeting stressed on the need to provide more training to teachers to enhance their professionalism

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NCRB Report 2020: Almost 20,000 cases of atrocities against SC/STs yet to reach a court in India

The number of cases chargesheeted out of the cases filed this year for crimes against SCs stood at 29142. While for STs the number of chargesheeted cases stood at 5344

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Kerala to have 15,000 start-ups in five years: Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister made the announcement while inaugurating a pioneering digital hub by the Kerala Startup Mission

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This school teacher in Srikakulam is taking his drawings to turn the school into an artwork

A portion of the walls outside the building has covered with paintings of plantation, save water, Swatch Bharat and COVID-19 precautions

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Rajasthan schools to resume offline classes for grades VI-VIII from September 20

The new guidelines announced on Friday is applicable to both private and government schools and will function in adherence with the COVID-19 protocols

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Research finds how schools can boost better sleep patterns in teens amid pandemic

According to the researchers, encouraging better sleeping habits could help reduce teenagers' stress and improve their ability to cope in times of crisis

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Central Teacher Eligibility Test to be held in CBT mode from December 16, announces CBSE

 The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through the CTET website. The application process will start from September 20 onwards

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Government school teacher takes classroom to students' doorsteps; Bags 'Best teacher' award presented by state government

Sakthivel, the teacher at government panchayat union primary school, has been taking classes this way for the past one and half a year

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Competition to be tougher for engineering seats this year thanks to great TNEA results, believe experts

It's a cut-throat competition but the good news is that the number of engineering seats in the state is more than the eligible candidates

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SC favours disbursal of Rs 25 cr for welfare of children orphaned during pandemic in Maharashtra

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and B V Nagarathna noted earlier this week that the state has about 19,000 children who lost a parent due to COVID-19 and 593 who lost both their parents

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Welcome to Reason: Are ‘Y-Breaks’ the fix for student stress?

Yoga breaks can be looked at as a tool to break the monotony of classrooms, and help students let off some steam, especially in a post-pandemic world

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Improvement exams for Uttar Pradesh Board Class 10 and 12 students to start from September 18

The UP Board exam results for Class 10 and Class 12 were announced on July 31. While the overall pass percentage of UP Board 10th result was 99.53 per cent, it was 97.88 per cent in the UP Class 12

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COVID-19 Update: India reports 35,662 new COVID cases, 281 deaths

Over 6.02 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available, according to the Ministry data. On Friday, India achieved a significant milestone in the battle against COVID-19

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E-Canteen Fundas: How to 10x your growth and land your objectives with OKRs

Pro Tip: Set 10x objectives in areas of greatest importance to you. 10x goals force you to utilise all resources at your disposal to full potential and find creative ways to achieve your objective

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J&K spending more money than other states to nurture talent of youth in education and sports, claims LG

On this occasion, he inaugurated 11 infrastructure projects worth Rs 43.91 crore at the main campus and offsite campuses in Ramnagar, Reasi, and Kathua

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English Blues: Developing communicative competence over grammatical competence

Many English language teachers’ obsession with grammar teaching and insistence on grammatical competence have killed learners’ curiosity and interest in learning English effectively

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#ThrowbackToday: Continuing to suffocate in the tight grip of unemployment

In today's #TBT, we bring up one instance that shows the rate of unemployment rates in India. This happened about five years ago in the state of Uttar Pradesh

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Noted theoretical astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan dies of cardiac arrest in Maharashtra's Pune

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment had recently awarded him Padmanabhan the 'Kerala Sasthra Puraskaram', a lifetime achievement award.

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Schools for Class 8 to Class 10 finally open up in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district

The authorities have asked schools in the district to arrange for the accommodation of students arriving from neighbouring Kerala

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Girl wore shorts to an exam hall, forced to sit wrapped in a curtain at Girijananda Chowdhury Institute in Assam

The girl's father rushed to the nearest market to buy alternative clothes for his daughters but by then it was too late

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IIT Guwahati launches new centre to develop indigenous techology, to generate employment opportunities

The center will consist of nine laboratories including an Underwater Natural Resources Lab, Product Development Laboratory, Reverse Engineering Laboratory, among others

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Government school used to operate flour mill in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, teacher suspended

The matter came to the light when planning officer Rohini Awasthi reached the primary school on Tuesday but was greeted by a flour mill operator instead of teachers and students

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Kerala govt hails SC verdict, says class XI exams will be held 

The minister said that once the details of the apex court verdict are available, the examination date will be fixed in consultation with the Chief Minister and other departments

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Lakhs of trainers needed in the next few years: Skill Development Secy

The Secretary also called for focusing on standardisation of trainers and finding demands in both domestic and world markets

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NITI Aayog ties up with BYJU'S to provide tech-driven learning 

Apart from dedicated centres for implementing support, students will also have access to digital infrastructure in the form of devices

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NEET-UG Live launches virtual counselling centre with helpline for NEET-UG

NEET-UG Live has an active online community of Career Experts who frequently host topic wise webinars, workshops, online classes and live career counselling sessions

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Ex-Education Minister Nishank's book released at 'Veda and World Peace' event

Speaking on the occasion, Nishank, said in his book he has written about the 'complex problem of existential threats' to the world and how the 'deep knowledge' of the vedas has the solution 

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Mid-day meals: Jharkhand's primary schools to finally get kitchen sheds for preparing fresh meals

The project, which will cover 12,000 primary schools in the state, has been allotted Rs 726 lakh by the centre

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Following the brutal rape and murder of 6-year-old, Telangana Women's Commission to conduct awareness programmes for school children

The Commission will conduct programmes to promote awareness among school children so that they can differentiate between good and bad touch

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Applied Math to be treated at par with Math for admission to UG courses in Humanities, Commerce

The commission has asked universities to take appropriate action for recognition of the new subject — Applied Mathematics — for admission of students in degree programmes

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Another IISc student ends life on campus; third suicide in 2021 in the NIRF's top ranked university

BS Research scholar was under depression; students blame ‘stressful environment’, ‘harassment’ from principal investigators

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Tamil Nadu students reports names missing from Engineering Admissions rank list. Here's where complaints can be filed

TNEA rank list was released on September 14 on the official website. Students can list complaints against missing names up until September 18

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COVID on the rise among school children in the US; third largest school district reports 245 new cases

The district has repeatedly missed its own deadline to provide free COVID-19 tests for the 9,400 students and 6,200 staff members who have signed up for the weekly testing programme

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Vacancies galore in government schools in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Minister demands education department to take action

Lok Sabha MP Kuldeep Rai Sharma said almost all schools are running without a principal, adversely impacting the entire education system and management of schools

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Novel coronavirus may infect a higher proportion of pregnant women: ICMR study

According to the study, the most common complication were a pre-term delivery and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

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Trend of 'cowshed' law colleges deprecated by Madras High Court; says it is damaging the image of lawyers

On verification, it was found that out of the one lakh lawyers in the state, only 67,000 were found to be entitled to practice

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Schools in Haryana to reopen for classes 1 to 3 from September 20, says state Education Minister Kanwar Pal

Classes will be held while strictly adhering to COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the education department

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Delhi: Over 40k children have enrolled in EDMC-run schools for new academic session according to senior official

This indicates the improved quality of education being imparted at the schools run by the civic body

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India hands over newly-constructed school building worth USD 76,347 to Nepal

The building is constructed in a manner which is conducive to the school needs and will boost the learning environment for students

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#ThrowbackToday: The accident that crushed artist Frida Kahlo's body, but not her spirit

In today's #TBT, we talk about artist Frida Kahlo who met with an accident at the tender age of 18 and dealt with the consequences of it throughout her lifetime. But in no way did that stop her

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They have vested political interests: Why the ABVP believes their protest for campus reopening is more legit than the JNUSU's

The students demanded that the phase-wise reopening be resumed and the students be brought back on campus as soon as possible

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UGC officials to DUTA: We are sympathetic but can't hire all ad hoc teachers

When the DUTA delegation placed their demand for absorption of over 4,000 teachers working on ad hoc basis, the officials said that the ministry has to take a call

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JEE Main topper Vaibhav Vishal's life hack to surviving exams while wearing a mask — shave off your facial hair!

While this year has been quite unnerving for students appearing for competitive exams with multiple layers of sanitation that almost feels like security checks, Vaibhav said he figured out a hack

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NCRB 2020: Several cases of "fake news" with an intent to create animosity between communities registered in the pandemic year

While Telangana and Tamil Nadu were states with most registered cases, several northeastern states had only one to three cases in 2020  

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Study says that Vitamin D may prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms

Ambient UVB radiation at an individual's place of residence preceding COVID-19 infection was found to be strongly and inversely associated with hospitalisation and death

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Researchers develop low carbon bricks using construction waste 

Low-C bricks do not require high-temperature firing, and avoid the use of high-energy materials such as portland cement

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COVID-19 pandemic made mothers hesitant to have another baby: Study

The delays prompted by the pandemic may lead to increased health risks for both mother and child, as well as the need for costly fertility treatments

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Medical research scholars should be excluded under Centre's policy of not granting NORI certificate: Bombay HC

A NORI certificate is issued by the home country to an applicant, certifying that he or she is under no obligation to return to the home country

In 2019, the country recorded 44,735 cases of cyber crime, while the figures stood at 27,248 in 2018 (Pic: EdexLive)

NCRB Report 2020: Debit, credit card fraud online climbs steeply, 225% more cases when compared to 2019

In 2019, the country recorded 44,735 cases of cyber crime, while the figures stood at 27,248 in 2018, the data from corresponding years showed

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IMU signs MoUs with Admiral Ushakov State Maritime University for exchange of information on research and educational programmes

Short-term training programmes, seminars, webinars, conferences and workshops on topics of mutual interest will be organised jointly as per the MoU

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Assam government decides to establish law colleges to provide quality education at an affordable cost

The state government has decided to set up the colleges at Dibrugarh, North Lakhimpur, Rangia, Dhubri, Diphu, Silchar, Tezpur, Nalbari, and Nagaon

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Students, parents upbeat over helpline for NEET aspirants in Tamil Nadu

The health department has collected the details of all the 1.2 lakh students of the state who have taken NEET and counsellors will directly speak to them, said TN Health Minister

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Chemistry lab-made 'alum Ganesha' creates eco-friendly ripples in Satna of Madhya Pradesh

Pottasium alum or simply called alum is a water purifier and a double-salt chemical compound which not only purifies water but also leaves no harmful residue

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Here's where the COVID-positivity rate is at among students since schools opened up

A total of 34 students have tested COVID positive on Wednesday taking the total number of students to 117 since September 1 when the schools in Tamil Nadu for Classes IX to XII reopened

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HC sets aside rustication of Visva-Bharati University students, rues politics in educational institutes

Holding that only three students couldn't have caused 'mayhem' at the varsity without support of influential outsiders, the court said educational institutions are being misused by politcal parties

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JEE (Advanced) 2021: Hampered by the pandemic lasy year, students petition SC to be allowed to write the exam this year

They sought the apex court's direction with regards to a clause that renders candidates who cleared class XII in 2019 ineligible from appearing in JEE Advanced 2021 even after qualifying JEE Mains

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When are India's top universities fully reopening? Update on protest-ridden JNU, PU, Jamia, JU here

Students across all universities raise a valid question—when almost everything else has reopened, why are the universities still on lockdown?

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After 18 months of lockdowns, Kerala CM says "in-principle approval" now given to provide internet facilities in tribal areas for online classes

The CM told a press conference that to facilitate internet connectivity, land will be given on lease to set up telecom towers

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Tamil Nadu government sets up dedicated helpline 104 for students stressed out by NEET after three related suicides

A 17-year-old girl, an aspirant of MBBS and belonging to a village in Vellore District, died by suicide on Wednesday as she was concerned that she may not get through NEET

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Vignan Univeristy, Vijaywada celebrates Engineers' Day; remembers Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya

Dr Chadaram Sivaji, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi was the Chief Guest for the event  

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Bengaluru is laying the groundwork for implementing NEP, to be in force in primary schools next year

A task force for implementation of NEP in schools held its third meeting on Wednesday, with the next scheduled on September 22

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Higher education is in jeopardy for these tribal students from Tamil Nadu. Here's why

The students had cleared an anthropology enquiry, but are yet to receive their community certificates, without which their admissions into institutions is being delayed  

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#ThrowbackToday: This is how hard the ozone layer works to keep us alive

In today's #TBT, we'd like to inform you that it is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Let's take this opportunity to understand this wonderful and protective layer 

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Students in Bengaluru with COVID-related symptoms for more than two days to be tested

Experts and officials also discussed how to conduct COVID-19 tests and allot separate beds and make arrangements for the children

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NCRB Report 2020: India has 3.36 lakh cases of crime against children pending in our courts. Which state is on top?

The year 2019 had 2,95,490 cases pending court disposal. This year the number rose to 3,36,585 under the head 'Cases Pending Trial from Previous Year'

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NCRB Report 2020: There were 26,000 fewer crimes against children in 2020, owing to the pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown resulted in a drop in traditional crimes like theft, robbery, and assault on women and children in 2020, but there was a drastic jump in disobedience

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NCRB Report 2020: Over 400 women harassed in India's shelter homes during COVID pandemic

Jaipur had reported no cases of harassment at shelters in 2019. Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata also reported no cases this year  

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NCRB Report 2020: Despite lockdown, pandemic India sees only 4% drop in stalking, voyeurism, and sexual harassment against women

Metropolitan cities of Surat and Coimbatore reported no incidents of stalking in 2020 and 2019 alike, which is a rather strange statistic

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NCRB Report 2020: Indians were booked 26k times for obscene acts and songs in public. Go figure

Even as the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was under heavy restrictions since the abrogation of article 370 and the subsequent pandemic, there were 34 cases registered under this law

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This cover band of Jharkhand is trying to make Santhali music reach other parts of India and beyond

Santhali is one of the 22 languages recognised in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. According to the 2011 census, there are 64,69,600 Santhali speakers, which make up 0.63 per cent of the total

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What The FAQ: Are the Taliban really allowing women to attend schools, colleges and universities? What are the conditions?

Not just the female students but the teachers too have expressed safety concerns. Several of them were even afraid of walking in the streets, let alone attend universities

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Third NEET aspirant dies by suicide in Tamil Nadu: Who to call if you're distressed, depressed about NEET

The two students, anxious about their NEET results, died by suicide in TN. Here are helpline numbers you can turn to if you are feeling disturbed

Anupam Sharma, IFS officer collected tonnes of plastic bags from the plantation sites (pictures: Anupam Sharma)

How an IFS officer in rural MP took 4,900 kg of plastic bags that saplings were wrapped in and recycled them

Anupam Sharma, an IFS officer in the Maihar region of Madhya Pradesh speaks about how he made  plantation sites plastic-free and is cutting down our carbon footprint   

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Experimenting in The Heritage Lab: How Medhavi Gandhi's website is getting kids to fall in love with museums again  

How can history, art and culture be made interesting to people? We speak to Medhavi Gandhi, Founder of The Heritage Lab, a digital platform that will connect you to different museums, their treasures

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Is JNU not opening its doors to MA students to promote online classes? That's what students think

Students from various students' organisations are part of the protest being spearheaded by the JNUSU

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Students petition NTA, Modi, Pradhan to reconduct NEET after paper leak, cheating scams rock country

The Jaipur police busted a Munna Bhai MBBS-esque racket that allegedly sold the paper for 35 lakh. Six students have also been arrested

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Cut-off for JEE Advanced 2021 announced: Check if you are eligible to take the exam here

The NTA has set the cut-off for the JEE Advanced exam at 87.89 per cent this year, after the Mains results were announced

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Hear me and rejoice: How this speech database by SSN researchers can help dysarthric people find their voice

SSN College of Engineering researchers have built a novel speech database in Tamil and other Indian languages for dysarthric patients

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This PhD scholar is on a journey to make school children play the parai. This is how

Chandrika Srinivas has been playing the parai for the last six years and has been teaching the ancient instrument to students in Coimbatore. We give it a listen

The head-mounted air purifier | Pics: Aerion Labs

This Coimbatore start-up's air purifier can be mounted on your head like a face shield. Check it out

We speak to Mukund Rajukumar, founder of Aerion Labs in Coimbatore, about how he plans to change India's air purification game, one device at a time

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ABVP urges Kuvempu University VC to postpone final year degree exams, declare revaluation result soon

The activists said that without declaring the result of revaluation, the students are asked to pay the examination fees for next semester

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Schools in Kerala would reopen as soon as the situtation is condusive, says Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

He said all schools in the state will be transformed into centres of excellence so that financially backward families can benefit the most out of it.

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Doctors and medical experts to be consulted before taking a call on reopening schools for junior classes: Stalin

The school education minister said that the education department has been closely monitoring the developments since the reopening of school classes for students of IX to XII on September 1

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COVID-19 cases in Kerala likely to come down in next 2 weeks, says AIIMS professor

The adenoviral intranasal vaccine BBV154 is the first of its kind COVID-19 vaccine to undergo human trials in India

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This 55-year-old headmaster has created a biodiversity park within his school to blend studies with the gifts of nature. Here's how it was inspired

MB Prasad, a teacher who won the National Award this year, talks about his naturally aesthetic school environment that constantly engages kids

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How Raw Scholar is helping students get their study abroad plans sorted in a jiffy, totally free

Athul Krishna, the founder of Raw Scholar, converses about how they provide educational expertise at no cost for the students 

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JEE Main 2021: Ten lakh candidates appeared for the exam, 44 scored a 100 percentile, 18 of them ranked top

Reportedly, a case of alleged rigging of (JEE) (Mains) examination surfaced that hit national headlines. #scaminjee2021 trended on Twitter as well