Funds amounting to 17,691.08 crore were spent on the new medical colleges | Pic: Wikimedia Commons

RTI query reveals 157 new medical colleges approved since 2014; total number of medical colleges stands at 554

MoHFW said that Rs 2,451.1 crore has been provided under CSS since 2014 for the upgradation of existing state/central government medical colleges to increase the number of MBBS seats in the country

Saurashtra University Vice-Chancellor NM Pethani, said the final interviews had already been conducted for the appointment of 78 teaching assistantsPic: Saurashtra University

NSUI cries foul on impending recruitment of teaching assistants to Saurashtra varsity, claims rigging of process by BJP members

The Congress' student wing has produced what they claim are screenshots of a WhatsApp group that was created to 'recommend' candidates for the posts

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Telangana gears up for first-year intermediate exams from Oct 25 even as parents and students remain dour

The Board of Intermediate Education says that all precautionary measures are in place for the exams which are to be conducted for 4.59 lakh students

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No scope for additional survey of parents before reopening schools, clarifies K'taka minister

Authorities are contemplating opening schools on Saturday and Sunday as well in order to complete the syllabus

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Delhi University admissions 2021: Third cut-off list is out. Details inside

Only a few colleges under DU that hadn't yet filled up their seats released a third cut-off list; benchmarks down only marginally

Boy wonder Izhaq Shamas | Pic courtesy: Ninumol Shamas

Li'l Einstein: Meet this four-year-old Science wiz who just loves doing experiments

Acid-base test, liquid density test and solubility test are some of the experiments he performs practically

OckyPocky founder Amit Agarwal | Pic courtesy: OckyPocky

Let's do the OckyPocky and turn English education around for our youngest learners 

This is the first app in India that promotes interactive self-learning among preschoolers, teaching them English via regional languages

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This associate professor from Centurion University is working on research that could be used as a benchmark tool for genome engineering

Dr Mishra is currently heading the Department of Botany under the School of Applied Sciences and is also the team lead of the Centre of Genetics and Genomics at Centurion University

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Visually challenged at Kerala's SB College get extra help; free audio library set up 

Students of the Library Science department have offered to record audio versions of the textbooks in the syllabus 

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DU releases third cut-off list today, list for Jesus and Mary College and more out now

Admissions against this third cut-off list will be conducted from October 18 to 21. Here are all the details you need to know

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Tuition centre in Surat sealed after eight students tested positive for COVID-19 

This is the second time in October that COVID-19 cases were reported from an educational institution. Prior to this, a private school was shut temporarily after some students tested positive

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This 23-year-old from Coimbatore is training youngsters in Wushu for free. This is his inspiring story

A class VI student RN Rohan, who won bronze at the national level, shared, "My father, who heard that free classes for Wushu are being conducted for students in our village, admitted me here"

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Reopen lower primary schools from Oct 21, taking opinion polls from parents will only cause more delay, say experts

As the department will keep attendance optional, parents who are unwilling to send their children to schools can keep them at home, added experts

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NCBC asks UoH to correct reservation roster, VC promises to upload it on website within a week

The AIOBCSA, who were the complainants, considers this a win as the NCBC has directed the varsity to correct the violations in the roster

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TNOU to launch a short-term course on COVID-19 next month. Here's what to expect from it

Vice-Chancellor of TNOU, K Parthasarathy informed that the university has signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University in this regard

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L&T steps into the EdTech space with an offering that hopes to bridge the gap between young engineers and the industry

Faculty from the industry, academia and within the company itself will add further to the goals of this EdTech which will also follow a vigorous process of skilling, assessment and certification 

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Odisha to reopen schools on Oct 21 for Class XI and Oct 25 for Class VIII

Following the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, these classes will resume this month itself, informed the School and Mass Education Minister

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In a first for any UK institution, Cambridge to hand over a looted Benin bronze statue to Nigeria 

The college set up a working group to examine the legacy of slavery and the group concluded that the statue "belongs with the current Oba at the Court of Benin"  

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All Afghan girls will be allowed to attend secondary schools, Taliban working on a framework: UN official

During the Taliban's previous rule of Afghanistan from 1996-2001, they denied girls and women the right to education and barred them from working and public life 

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How a whopping 17 students from this gov't aided school in a Kerala village made it into DU colleges

This comes barely two weeks after DU prof Rakesh Kumar Pandey accused the coastal state of 'Marks Jihad'

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CET seat allotment delay can have serious impact, warns K'taka educationist in a letter to principal secretary of higher edu dept  

He asked the department to expedite the CET process and suggested the government sync the last date for admissions to general degrees and admissions via CET to professional courses

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Need to think about why many Kerala students are joining institutes in Delhi, other places: Kerala CM 

"New courses should be started in the higher education sector. Each institution should have the necessary environment to increase academic standards," he added 

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I have the grouse that I could not study in this college: TN CM Stalin while inaugurating a new building at Loyola

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister MK Stalin recalled that Loyola College has always had a special connection with his family

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A new institute on waste management to be inaugurated today in Kerala, to focus on research and awareness

The Indian Institute of Waste Management and Research Centre has been established at Puthuppadi with the mission of giving a new direction to scientific waste management

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Will making Kannada compulsory under NEP widen the urban-rural divide? Lecturers weigh in 

Even as an optional, students would choose a skill-based course over language, as the latter would not be seen as a value addition in terms of employment, said another lecturer

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How these MCC students are working to solve the deer-dog conflict without harming anyone

Smrithi Wilson and Karthik, two BSc Zoology students, have started a Wildlife Conservation Club along with PFCI  

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CMS College, Kottayam to get a film institute and its own educational theatre

The theatre has been built to cater to the needs of the newly-introduced film production course

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NEET 2021 Answer Key and OMR sheets released; candidates have till October 17 to raise objections 

The answer key has been released on the NTA's official website neet.nta.nic.in. Find the instructions to download it here

Pink Lungi founders Govindan K and Aishwarya Gopinath

This Instagram page will make you drool and go all nostalgic about Kerala's diversity. We chatted with its founder   

The Pink Lungi is a web space that talks about all things that a Malayali can relate to. Aishwarya Gopinath gives us the deets

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TN teacher metes out corporal punishment to student, gets caught on camera and arrested

After the video went viral, the student complained to the school principal, who in turn reported the matter to the education department  

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JEE Advanced 2021 topper Mridul Agarwal's house overflooded with joy: He never studied when he didn't want to

Students can access their JEE Advanced result by logging in at the jeeadv.ac.in using their registration number and dates of birth

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What happened on October 15: Kalam was born, China launched its first human space flight mission and Najeeb Ahmed went missing

Nobody would have imagined that the little boy of Rameswaram would play a key role in working for India's first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV)

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JEE-Advanced 2021: Mridul Agarwal from Delhi zone bags top rank; Kavya Chopra topper among women

A total of 41,862 candidates have qualified in JEE-Advanced this year, of whom 6,452 are female candidates, according to officials

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Shashi Tharoor marks Vidyarambham; initiates toddlers into the world of education

The 65-year-old has always marked the occasion in the right spirit and he shared glimpses of it on social media this time

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Tamil Nadu Gov't to reopen playschools and kindergarten schools on November 1, all employees must be vaccinated  

Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that the state would take efforts to vaccinate children between 2 and 18 years against COVID once the Central Government releases a directive

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CBSE exams for classes X and XII to be held in two terms. Time-table out on October 18

These exams will have multiple-choice questions covering only the first half of the rationalised syllabus and will be conducted for 90 minutes

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JEE Advanced results out today. Here is all you need to know

Of the 2.5 lakh candidates who cleared the JEE (Main) exam this year, 1,51,207 have registered for JEE Advanced 2021

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DU VC issues order to fill up vacant principal posts in 20 colleges

The colleges have been functioning without a governing body since September 13. It is believed that the lack of permanent positions for principals is causing the problem

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Registration for JoSAA 2021 counselling to begin from October 16. Here's all that you need to know

The counselling schedule was announced on October 11, and from October 16 the registration process will commence  

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Madhusudan Law University granted state-varsity status by UGC; plans to offer PhD courses soon

The VC says that the lack of infrastructure is impeding the varsity's ability to expand its course offerings or inviting more admissions

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​AP to affiliate 56,000 schools to CBSE; first batch to write CBSE board exams in 2024, confirms AP Edu Min

​Minister of Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh Audimulapu Suresh also said that within this year itself, 2,000 schools will be affiliated to CBSE

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JEE Advanced results to be out tomorrow. Here's how you can check them

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced will be announced tomorrow and registration for JoSAA counselling will begin soon as well

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Insights from a test prep insider: Avoid these top five mistakes while preparing for GRE 

While some candidates who plan to take the GRE test are aware of the test format and features, many unfortunately are not

The DMK MP met KT Rama Rao to discuss NEET at the Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad | Pic: Express

DMK MPs ask TRS to join Tamil Nadu's struggle against NEET

TN Chief Minister MK Stalin's ongoing campaign to get states on board in his fight against NEET has reached the shores of the KCR government in Telangana

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UP set to open Atal residential schools to provide free education, primarily to children of labourers

The project had been allocated Rs 180 last year and received another Rs 270 crore this year for the construction of the schools

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NCM directs institutes to refrain from being derogatory against LGBTQIA+ community in class or textbooks

The advisory was in pursuance of the direction that was issued by the Madras High Court recently regarding the same issue  

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TN Engineering Admissions Counselling third phase concludes; questions aplenty about 'faulty choices' by students

Experts feel the Directorate of Technical Education (DOTE) should take adequate measures to spread awareness about the online counselling process among students

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Why is there a marked increase in the number of kids running away from home this year?

The lockdown seems to have caused major cabin fever among the kids running away from home. Some are being driven out by poverty, in search of jobs

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What happened on October 14: This oldie but goldie motion ‘picture’ was filmed. Plus, make way for the first supersonic man

A first-ever video scene that barely was and the art of flying faster than sound. October 14 has been a monumental day in history

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We need to create an ecological civilisation: Former environment minister of Norway tells graduating students of KCG in Chennai

Norway’s Ambassador to India Hans Jacob Frydenlund said that Norwegian and Indian economies are linked by industries like engineering

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TN will be the first to vaccinate children after Centre gives go-ahead: Health Minister Ma Subramanianan

The Health Minister said, so far vaccinated nearly 4.90 lakh pregnant women in the state. Similarly, we shall be first in inoculating the children once a directive is out

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VD to monitor buses in Kerala after schools reopen in November 1, to ensure social distancing 

Ahead of schools reopening on November 1 across Kerala, the government has come up with certain guidelines for buses plying students from their home to schools

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Karnataka authorities cancel boat services across Kabini river, land school and college children who go to Kerala schools in trouble

The proximity to neighbouring Kerala and cultural attachment has made many parents to put their children  in Kerala Government schools  

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CUSAT collabs with Sony to develop sensor to monitor noise pollution in marine habitats

The research team believes that increased human activities in the ocean have accounted for a lot of underwater noise pollution 

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Young engineering graduate wins panchayat elections, vows to empower many others like her

R Sharu Kala is now pursuing her master's degree in engineering from Hindustan Institute of Technology in Coimbatore  

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No clarity, only confusion on NEP and its curriculum, says lecturers of Bengaluru colleges 

Syllabus for NEP based curriculum was released just a day prior the reopening of classes, said lecturers

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Kantaloor Sala: This beacon of ancient knowledge in Kerala can help enlighten youngsters 

Kantaloor Sala in Kerala is equivalent in status to the famed Nalanda University and flourishes in the study of Vedas, Sanskrit and Military Science

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Math, Science and History compulsory in madrassa from 2022: UP Board of Madrassa Education 

These subjects are currently optional, but starting next academic year, students will be taught these subjects as per the CBSE pattern till the senior secondary level

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DU colleges are on the verge of filling up seats, over 43K students apply for admissions

October 13 is the last day for submission of applications for admissions under the second cut-off list  

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Kerala CBSE schools to get Malayalam reading and creative writing clubs to enhance skills 

The project will be launched on World Students' Day, coinciding with the birthday of the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

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Bombay HC's interim order spells good news for OCI cardholder appearing for JEE Counselling

A Bench of Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and Madhav Jamdar passed the interim order while hearing a plea filed by a student challenging a part of the notification issued on March 4, 2021, by the MHA

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IIT Kanpur revamps curriculum in the light of NEP. Here are the changes students can expect 

The academic programmes and the associated curricula at IIT Kanpur will also undergo a comprehensive review every ten years

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These AUD students are conducting classes in protest against the university for not restarting in-person lectures

The SFI unit of AUD has come up with a novel way to hasten the varsity into restarting offline classes

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UP government sets up 'Arogya Vatikas' in schools, encourages them to grow medicinal plants

The idea was popularised by local journalist Sudhir Mishra who has been running a campaign to create such gardens in parks, police stations, schools and other places

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Mammoth Tragedy: Student gets too close to elephant herd for a selfie, gets killed

According to his friends, Pranjal Kumar was excited by the herd that was passing by and wanted to take a selfie, but got too close

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Following dispute over Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogan, student and teacher beaten up on the way home

According to the police, the dispute arose when a few Muslim children were not chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Class XII student Bharat Singh Rajput objected to it

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Telangana provides free online study material for all first-year intermediate students in the state

The State's Education Minister also said that the government has been taking several steps to ensure delivery of quality education

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Beyond the idea of sustainability: Amrita's colloquium series starts today and here’s how you can tune in

Ideas will be shared, sustainable pathways will be devised and challenges will be pondered over during this series titled Sustainability and Beyond

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Andhra Pradesh HC quashes state order on fixing fee in medical colleges; chastises govt for not following due process

The petition filed by the managements of private medical and dental colleges claimed that the order issued by the government is in violation of Supreme Court directives. Find out why

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What the FAQ: What is PM Gati Shakti - National Master Plan and why is it important?

The new project from the government is designed to tackle logistical issues at a grand scale and will seek to eliminate disruptions

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Save the date: Centre for Japanese Language and host of other inaugurations lined up at KIIT and KISS 

Esteemed guests like Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India and Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India will be present

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AP EdCET-2021 results are out with nearly all clearing it. Steps to check your results inside

The Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test (AP EdCET-2021) results were declared and here are the toppers  

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Lies are being spread, Gandhi asked Savarkar to file a mercy plea: Rajnath Singh during book launch

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Union Ministers Gen VK Singh (retd), Jitendra Singh, Parshottam Rupala and Arjun Ram Meghwal were among those present at the event

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ICSI Company Secretary Executive Exam results are out. Here's where you can check it

The results are up on the official website and students are required to download the mark sheet as a physical copy will not be provided  

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Is it safe to reopen schools now? These US researchers do not think so

At that time, a study has found that reopening schools with in-person learning in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased cases and death rates from the disease

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Punjab appoints 693 new school librarians in a day. Will this rekindle the love for reading?

According to a report, the state's Education Secretary Ajoy Sharma said that the recruitment has been done by the SS Board in a transparent manner

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Last date to apply for APRCET 2021 is October 31. More details here

Registrations for the Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test (APRCET) 2021 have begun. Here's all you need to know

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What happened on October 13: The White House construction officially began and a comet was discovered using a photograph   

The White House was not always called that and the comet that went AWOL. October 13 has been a weird day in the past

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ICSI Company Secretary exam results are out. Check yours here

Executive and Foundation exam results will be announced throughout the day. Timings and more details inside

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100 days of mindfulness: This 26-year-old Behavioural Coach's workbook can help you decode life's biggest issues

A handy workbook that can help us all be more mindful? Yes, please. Here's what Mindmate is all about — activities, vision boards and more  

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Girls also have the right to education: Reopen schools, girl students, teachers tell Taliban

Only three provinces in Afghanistan-- Balkh, Kunduz and Sar-i- Pul-- have reopened schools for girls, TOLOnews reported

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IGNOU extends application deadline by two more weeks. Check the new deadline here

If you are an interested candidate, you can apply through the online admission portal for ODL programmes — ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in

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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: 50K Kerala students pledge to save environment and property

The State Legal Service Authority said it will honor on Wednesday, the 50,000th student who has taken the pledge as proposed by Kerala High Court judge Justice S V Bhatti

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Sikkim to reopen its schools again, for all students, from October 18

A month back, the state had reopened its schools and had closed them within a week.  In the schools, classes were being held for students of standard 9 and above

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NEET UG 2021: Candidates get one more day to correct the application form

Students can alter their particulars until 11.50 PM on October 14, according to the NTA's latest notification

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Fancy a five-month certificate course in Library and Information Sciences? Details inside 

Reservations will be in accordance with Rule 140 of 1987 Education Department orders. The reservation of women is 33.3 percent and will be implemented and ten percent of seats are reserved for the sta

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NMC likely to give a nod to CMC to increase the number of MBBS seats to 250

The NMC officials took into account several requirements when it comes to an increase in students' intake by checking the availability of lecture halls, hostels, clinical materials, laboratories

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Madikeri schools shocked as TCs withheld for non-payment of fees land up in students' hands 

While the applications for TC are lying with the school management and parents were asked to fulfill the pending fee payment, the students have already received the TC documents from BEO office

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Jayadeva Institute develops Digital Learning Management System for its postgrad students

The Digital Learning Management System will function as a Digital Library, helping postgrad students on hospital duty access their learning material after work hours 

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Madras HC asks govt why medicos working in newborn care centre aren't being given incentive marks during PG admission 

Without implementing the said recommendation, the government has published the admission prospectus for 2021-2022 post graduate medical course admission on October 6. 2021

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Krishnagiri to start a child marriage awareness programme this month; 61 incidents stopped in 2021

A one-month awareness programme will be conducted across the district especially in schools, from October 18 

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Here's why this blind English teacher from Kerala can't wait to return to school  

Shamna KS believes that the quality of education was lost during online classes but now with offline classes, it will gradually improve 

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Why SRIHER's newly established bio incubation centre wants to transform innovative ideas into useful products

The focus areas of this incubation centre include clinical validation of medical devices, point of care diagnostic kits, nano technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning and a lot more 

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No need for PhD to get hired as assistant professor till 2023, says UGC

As of now, for direct recruitment into universities, a PhD is not mandatory. All one needs is a master's degree and to have cleared NET   

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Covaxin gets nod from India's Central Drug Authority to give to children aged 2 to 18 years. But it's not for everyone

When DGCI will grant final approval, Covaxin will be the second vaccine for the use of kids after Zydus Cadila's three-dose DNA jab is used for children above 12 years

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Government Primary School in Gujarat closed for a week after three students test positive for COVID-19

The tests came out positive on October 11 after which the health authorities have started testing nearly 300 other children of the primary school in Meswan village of Keshod taluka

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Are online classes taking a heavy toll on Osmania University's results?

Telangana's premier varsity records some of the worst figures in years as 2021 semester 1 exam results are declared

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What the FAQ: What is the global energy crisis and how will it affect people?

As the world fails to meet energy demands due to a shortage of fuel supply, we are bound to witness an energy crisis the likes of which has not been seen since the 1970s

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No quarterly, half-yearly. One combined exam for Class 10, 11 and 12 in Tamil Nadu: Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi

The Tamil Nadu Government opened schools for Classes 9 to 12 on October 1 after the number of COVID cases reduced. Next, the schools will reopen for Classes 1 to 8 from November 1