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5,138 posts of teachers lay vacant in Himachal Pradesh: State Education Minister

The minister informed that 169 posts of Junior basic teacher are laying vacant and 142 others have only one teacher

Students attending tuition classes

Action to be taken against teachers found tutoring in private coachings: Kashmir's School Education Director

Making teaching-learning process more effective and ensure punctuality of teachers in schools, he impressed upon the teaching community to desist from the practices of private tutoring

IITH

IIIT Hyderabad's latest incubation programme is for start-ups working to empower women

If you are a start-up thinking of applying to this new incubation programme of IIIT Hyderabad, make note that the start-up needs to be registered in India and should be based on emerging technologies

Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, arrested by the Delhi police in February 2016 (Pic: PTI)

Four years since JNU's Azadi incident, why are Kanhaiya Kumar and Co still not in court?

We take a quick look at the turn of events, the case's progression and the lives of the accused students and what is happening now. Will the case ever see a logical conclusion after these many years?

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Maharashtra teacher buys pesticide to help nervous topper commit suicide, arrested

The topper requested her teacher Nilesh Balu Pradhane to provide her a bottle of pesticide and he obliged. The girl drank it and was admitted to a private hospital, where she died later

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SC to hear plea for transferring rape case against Swami Chinmayanand to Delhi court

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was told by senior advocate Collin Gonsalves, appearing for the complainant woman that the rape case be transferred to Delhi

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Students call Banaras Hindu University VC anti-Hindi for conducting staff interview in English

BHU spokesperson Rajesh Singh denied the allegation saying that the interview was conducted as per the prescribed norms and no one misbehaved with the candidates neither was there any favouritism

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Are girls kids of lesser God in education? The gender disparity in choosing private schools over govt ones

The Annual Status of Education Report, based on a survey to assess learning outcomes in school-going children, has revealed gender disparity in parents opting for private schools over government ones

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Here's why giving and receiving feedback is the key to your overall growth

Pro Tip: Feedback is a powerful tool to grow every day. If you learn how to give and receive feedback, you will definitely grow

Narendra Modi

PM Modi hails 'innovative zeal and pioneering research' of Indian scientists on National Science Day

National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C V Raman on this day in 1928

Kashmiri students who raised pro Pakistan slogans

With Hubballi lawyers refusing to provide legal aid to jailed Kashmiri students, will Bengaluru lawyers help out?

The High Court of Karnataka expressed displeasure over the Hubballi Bar Association's resolution of not taking up the case of three Kashmiri students who had raised pro-Pakistan slogans in Hubballi

Najeeb was an MSc Biotechnology student in the JNU

Delhi court seeks CBI's reply on plea of missing JNU student Najeeb's mother against closure report

Investigation into the disappearance of Ahmed, who went missing from the university, came to an end last year after the Delhi High Court allowed the CBI to file a closure report in the matter

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CBSE postpones class 10 and 12 exams scheduled on Feb 28, 29 in northeast Delhi

The CBSE has also sought details of those students who have failed to appear for the exams due to the prevailing tension in parts of the nation's capital 

Justice Muralidhar

Everything you need to know about Justice Muralidhar, the man who pulled up the Delhi Police over riots

The midnight transfer has left many in the country in distress but his transfer was debated once in December and then again in January    

The girls hostel complies of DU (Pic: Sourced)

Girl's body is a mystery, keep it covered: What made DU girls sit for an indefinite strike against curfew timings

Amending the curfew timings of the girls' hostels is a long-standing demand but this is the first time that all the five hostels that house Indian students have come together to protest

K2-18b, an exoplanet larger than Earth smaller that Neptune

Astronomers spot far-away planet that could possibly support life

K2-18b is a newly discovered exoplanet that is potentially habitable with hydrogen-rich atmosphere and a significant amount of water vapour

Nature connectedness makes children happier

Staying connected to nature makes children happier, says new Mexican study

"Staying connected to nature makes children happier," says a study at Mexico. The study explains that pro-ecological behaviours help in the sustainable development of an individual.

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Shah Rukh Khan awards international PhD scholarship on his name to Kerala researcher

The event was oraganised by the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne as a prelude event to its eleventh edition which will take place in August this year

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Leave India Notice served to Bangladeshi student from Visva Bharati for "anti-government activities"

The woman, who hails from Kustia district of Bangladesh, got enrolled in the Bachelor of Design course at the varsity in 2018. She received the notice dated February 14 on Wednesday

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After PM Modi's praise, Kerala's great granny and oldest learner Bhageerathi Amma set to get Aadhaar

The officials of a nationalised bank, who came to know about the plight of the woman through media, recently visited her at her home and completed all procedures to get her enrolled in Aadhaar

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CBSE to conduct fresh exams for students who failed to appear for exams due to Delhi violence

The communal violence over the amended citizenship law in northeast Delhi has claimed 34 lives so far and left over 200 people injured

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Delhi violence: Class 8 student who went to take exam missing since February 24

Another man, a resident of Vijay Park in Maujpur, said his family members, who were trapped in a house in Shiv Vihar for two days, were also unreachable since Tuesday night

University College Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala HC order won't stop unions from harassing us: University College who attempted suicide over SFI harassment

On Wednesday, the Kerala High Court had banned student agitations that disrupt the functioning of educational institutions. Now, students can't be forced to protest too

Baadal Nanjundaswamy (IANS)

Remember the Bengaluru Moonwalk video? It's now part of a socio-political exhibit at a London varsity

Baadal Nanjundaswamy's Moonwalk video is given prime space in the show called A Passage Through Passages at the Brunei Gallery in SOAS. The video had gone viral and was replicated in Mexico

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NGT asks IIT-M to deal human-animal conflict on campus through innovative means 

The National Green Tribunal chose to put the onus on IIT-M to mitigate the death of black bucks and deer with innovative means. Official records show 291 deaths in last decade

Students detained in the hall

Vice-President calls for 'tolerance' during Pondicherry University convocation, protesting students detained for 20 hours

The students were shoved into police vans around midday on Tuesday when they refused to vacate the admin block and were released after the convocation ended without incident

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Panchayat members should closely monitor students' attendance in schools, directs RDPR

If a student is found to be away from school for long, the members will have to visit his/her home to check the reason behind the absence and bring it to the attention of concerned officials

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You can now read centuries-old books on your phone with the 'e-Sarvajanika Granthalaya' app

At present, there are over 25 lakh members of libraries across the state who can now read e-books on their gadgets. Users will be given a login and password

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Appointment to 300 posts in three Kerala varsities stuck due to fund crunch

The posts to be created includes that of professor, associate professor and assistant professor. The Syndicates of the three varsities had already started preliminary steps for the recruitment

Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof P Subramanya Yadapadithaya addressing a press meet| Pic: Express

Mangalore University 38th Convocation: Girl students outshine boys, lead the tally with 19k degrees

Out of 6,217 post graduate students who have passed, boys account for 1,666 (26.80%) and the girls represent 4,551 (73.20%). A similar trend was also seen in the under graduate courses

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A month on, no action against SFI leaders who assaulted BTech student in Cochin

On January 19, SFI unit president Rahul Peralam, secretary Prajith K Babu and their friend whose name has not been revealed, hit BTech student Azil Aboobacker with their car and beat him with iron rod

RIMS, Kadappa

Two medical students suspended for ragging junior in RIMS, Kadapa 

Principal Dr Prasada Rao initiated a meeting with the college committee regarding the issue. And the report of the issue was even submitted to District Collector C Hari Kiran and SP KKN Anburajan

Her artwork | (Pic: Spoorthy Danaboyina)

From mirchi bhaji to loaded pizza, do you know who creates these drool-worthy food miniatures?

Apart from the shape, which is of utmost importance, Spoorthy Danaboyina says that it is very important to get all the details right and use the right colours for the most perfect miniature piece 

Sriharsha Karamchati and Madhavan Malolan | (Pic: Socionity)

Why Hyderabad start-up Socionity could be the alternate content platform you've always wanted

In December 2018, Hyderabad-based Sriharsha Karamchati had also tried to start a crowd-investing platform to make movies. He also approached production houses but that did not work out

Rachel with kids | (Pic: Healing Train Foundation)

How this couple in Hyderabad set up a 'Healing Train' to get underprivileged kids healthy while having fun

Meet Rachel and Kimmi, a couple in Hyderabad who have set up an NGO where students and underprivileged kids get much needed health checks and gyaan almost like they're on a train ride

Anujath with his painting series My Goats, Their Lives

At 10, this boy drew a picture inspired by his mother. Months after her death, it made it to Kerala' Gender Budget Cover  

Anujath Sindhu Vinaylal is a 14-year-old artist from Thrissur. He tells us why his painting on mothers has been receiving praise from all around the world

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These Delhi University colleges haven't paid teachers' salaries in months. This is why

Previously, the funding to these colleges was fully/ partially stopped by the Delhi government in April 2019

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J&K administration suspends 40 teachers for not turning up for classes even as valley remains under communication blockade

Government takes action against faculties who failed in their duties. Teachers were sent a show-cause notice before being suspended. 

The riot is getting worse, the court observed

Tell CBSE students living in riot-affected areas about exam schedule right now: HC tells board

Justice Rajiv Shakdher said the situation in northeast Delhi is getting worse and there have been more deaths

Shravan Kumar Shukla

Meet this UP teacher who is behind Delhi's happiness curriculum

Shukla said that while Uttar Pradesh officials have not contacted him for the happiness course, Nepal has asked the team to share the curriculum for their schools

Swati Hegde, Nihal Konan and Shridhar Hegde are the winners

These three engineers' platform can help the specially-abled and LGBTQ community get employment

The trio emerged as the grand prize winner of the Launchpad Global Start-up Business Plan Competition 'Ground Reality' held at BITS Pilani in Hyderabad. Around 300 start-ups had participated 

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Chennai's MCC celebrates its Korean ties with K-pop, literature and food at annual cultural festival  

7th Annual Korean Cultural Fest  is an extravaganza of Indo-Korean  relationships. Around 1500 participants experience the cultural treat at the MCC campus  

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8-year-old student from Srinagar harassed after father presses for imposition of bus fee order

Imtiyaz Ahmad Ahangar, who is the father of the minor boy, alleged that the school authorities have directed him to 'take his kid elsewhere or be prepared to face the consequence'

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A group of visually impaired children from Kottayam created these table-top calendars. Check them out here

Students of Government Blind School, Olassa, Kottayam painted a few pictures which were utilised to make table-top calendars which are being sold like hotcakes. Almost 750 calendars are sold out

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Were the KAS examination's questions lifted straight out of a coaching guide?

An examinee has come up with an allegation against the conduct of the examination through a series of tweets

Melania Trump with the students

US First Lady Melania Trump attends 'Happiness Class', says she's inspired by curriculum

The school was decked up with floral garlands and motifs to welcome the US First Lady. Floral rangolis were also drawn at multiple places in the school

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Pondicherry University students dragged into police vans, detained as protests continue

 Students were seen protesting in front of the police vans we well refusing to let the vans move out of campus    

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Here's how to find out if a school is affiliated to the CBSE

29 students in Kochi were not able to appear for the CBSE board examinations since their school wasn't affiliated to the board. Here's how you avoid these instances in future

School kids from Kashmir

After 6 months Kashmiri students finally go back to school, even as valley continues to have communication blockade

Schools in Kashmir reopens after 6 months, the abrogation of article 370 and the winter fall holidays are major reasons for this long break from academics for students

Alcohol marketing can influence youth

Mascots in alcohol advertisements can attract teens to drinking, new study reveals

Youth are particularly vulnerable to the influence of advertising due to their potential for forming brand loyalties at an early age, limited skepticism, and high use of social media, researchers said

The CRPF on campus

Even as cops take over campus, Pondy varsity students sit on 19th day of protest

The students have been protesting over the last two weeks against the 200 percent increase in fees for students in various courses  
 

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Living in a disaster-prone area? Here's how to be prepared

Living in a disaster-prone area is even worse because the risks of natural disasters happening are twice bigger. And, you need to be ready at all times

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75,000 Bihar schools to have POCSO cell by March, student representative in committee

Kiran Kumari, special project officer, Bihar Education Project Council Act said that a school committee will be headed by a principal and a senior teacher, a male and a female student and a clerk

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Social robot 'Pepe' will encourage children to wash their hands more often, stay hygienic

The 12 branches of Guru Harkishan Public School, run by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will install proper handwashing machines to promote hygiene practices among children

Jyotika Dutta

Guru Nanak Dev University student wins epee gold in the fencing competition at Khelo India University Games

The fencer from Rohru in Shimla district started fencing almost 15 years back at the behest of her cousin Jiteshwar Dutta, a fencer and a part-time coach

State education minister Partha Chatterjee

West Bengal government increases pension for school teachers, despite 'limited financial capacity'

The minimum revised basic pension is fixed at Rs 8,500, it said. The order will be effective from April 1, this year

Chirag Paswan

LJP leader Chirag Paswan promises to include demands of contractual teachers in election manifesto

Around 4.5 lakh contractual teachers of the government schools have been observing the strike with their eight-point charter of demands

Jagdeep Dhankhar

After being forced to leave two convocations, WB Governor Dhankar to preside over WBSU graduation ceremony

The governor had recently faced massive protests by students and non-teaching staff during the annual convocation ceremonies of Jadavpur University and Calcutta University

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Researchers develop new eye scan that could detect autism in children earlier than currently possible

The non-invasive eye scan utilises a hand-held device to find a pattern of subtle electrical signals in the retina that are different in children on the autism spectrum

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IIMC students call off hunger strike after admin agrees to their demands

The suspension of 11 IIMC students is now revoked. The students say that the administration has also agreed to set up a new fee structure

Dr K Sivan

Forget Chandrayaan-3, all students wanted was a selfie with ISRO Chief K Sivan

Sivan was speaking at the 75th AGM of the Aeronautical Society of India where he also received the outstanding leader award

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Organise sessions and counsel the protestors: Why Pondicherry University Dean's reaction to ongoing protest is bizarre

The students of the university have been protesting against a hike in their fees for the past 16 days. While there does not appear to be a sensible solution in sight, a certain circular is going viral

Jakub Hubert Butler

International Mother Language Day: This 16-year-old from Czech Republic can read, write and also sing in Tamil

Jakub Hubert Butler, a native of Czech Republic moved to Tamil Nadu eight years ago. Today, he can read, write, converse and also sing in Tamil

Dhruva Rao and Rohit Abhijit, co-founders of Science Ashram

How this Science Ashram is less about swamis and more about hardcore science geeking!

We speak to Dhruva Rao, co-founder of Science Ashram, to understand how they've been teaching practical Science to students and what led them to start this ashram in the first place

Divya Vasudev

VMware is providing free online courses for women to upgrade themselves and make a comeback

Divya Vasudev, who recently upskilled herself with the help of a free online course in Cloud Management and Automation by VMware shares her experience and encourages more women to take it 

QuizNext Team

This start-up is using gamified quizzes to help kids revise for school exams. Check out how

QuizNext is using gamified quizzes to help students revise chapters so that they can attempt exams without fear. In the future, they will be expanding this to other classes and add more quizzes

Team of participants in the workshop conducted by Anish

In this Risa Astronomy's 'hands', astronomy isn't rocket science for students of all ages

We speak to Anish Kumar who conducts workshops and classroom sessions for those who are interested in Astronomy and space. He shares some of the interesting differences that we get to see in the sky

Rohan and Yashas along with their team (Pic: Bellatrix)

This Bengaluru start-up makes propulsion systems for ISRO. This is their awesome story

We speak to Yashas Karanam to learn more about Bellatrix Aerospace, a start-up that produces efficient propulsion systems for the likes of ISRO  

Dr P Kanagaraj's IAS coaching centre

Meet the Govt College teacher in Coimbatore who has been giving free UPSC coaching for 15 years

Dr P Kanagaraj, who holds a PhD in Political Science from JNU offers free IAS coaching classes and has about 400 students. He has been coaching aspirants for the past 15 years and is still counting

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Anurag Mishra and the music within: How Project Swa came to be for this musician

It was when Odisha-born Anurag Mishra sang at a function for Tata Steel, where the designated musician did not turn up, that he realised his calling as a musician and he is grateful for this moment

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Intechgrator Lab is here to boost innovation all across Odisha. Check it out

In the future, Intechgrator Lab wants to also help government schools of the coastal state with teacher training for the labs. This way, they will not just be helping the students of the school

The story of a transgender who broke all barriers and wrote her own destiny | (Pic: HoH)

Very Human, Very Hyderabad: Why the stories in the HoH book will move you

Rachana is also the founder of NG Mind Frame, a consulting firm for public policies and strategies. She has even remotely worked on Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign. Now, how cool is that? 
 

Makkah Masjid | (Pic: Apoorva Bellary)

Why Apoorva Bellary's Pride of Hyderabad calendar is something every Hyderabadi will love

Posting her artwork on Instagram is both important and stressful feels the Hyderabad-based artist Apoorva Bellary. Apoorva does her very best to be more active and post more regularly and diligently

Mahir sketching the image

14-yr-old Gujarat boy creates sketch of PM Modi, US President Trump

The sketch will be presented to Trump in Ahmedabad by the district collector of Vadodara on the artist Mahir Patel's behalf

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Left parties sweep JU polls, ABVP alleges election rigging

The Jadavpur University polls were held on Wednesday, after a three-year-long break. The results were declared on Thursday

Move Ability is an evolution of design principles and ideas

How parenting helped this Kerala couple create clothing that helps the differently-abled really MOVE

Joe and Murielle Ikareth used clothes design and movement therapy to support their daughter and have now extended it for the general public through a clothing line tailored to their needs

Kashmiri students were attacked by Hindu activists recently (Pic: D Hemanth)

Karnataka High Court directs the Hubballi police to protect advocates appearing for three Kashmiri students

The division bench said that it is the duty of the police to ensure constitutional rights of accused. If advocates are not allowed to represent, it is  the violation of constitutional rights 

Sharief Rahimansab Mulla

Plan to educate youth from all religions in the mutt: What the first Muslim pontiff of a Lingayat Mutt in Karnataka has in mind

Diwan Sharief Rahimansab Mulla says that the doors of his mutt are open to Hindus and Muslims and have plans to continue teaching vachanas there

ASA at protest

Did UoH deny admission to marginalised toppers by cutting marks in the interview round?  

The ASA also claims that a student was denied admission despite being the only candidate in the reserved category and another student had topped the exam but wasn't given a seat either    

IIT-M has been in the news over the last few months for various reasons

IIT Madras researcher arrested for filming female student in washroom, granted bail

According to sources, the research assistant was an MTech student who was working as a research staff under one of the professors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering  

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Hindu outfit seeks withdrawal of Goa government's History textbook
 

The groups have opposed to this, saying that a supplement issued by the Goa government shows Chhatrapati Shivaji in a bad light

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Water Matters: Why these 53 panels will make you look at H2O differently

Water Matters, being held by the US Consulate General at the Periyar Science and Technology Centre, in Chennai consists of 53 select panels that revolve around sustainable water management 

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If you're obsessively examining, editing your selfies, you have a problem

The study analysed the selfie-taking habits of 278 teenage girls, ages 14 to 17, who completed an online survey in which they answered questions about selfies

IIT Madras is one of the premier institutes in the country

Has IIT Madras been hit by ransomware that is holding all their research data hostage?

The students have been asked to send an email to a certain email ID, which will then quote a price to decrypt their data. Institute brushes it off as a mail server going down. What is the truth?

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Telangana intermediate syllabus to now include information on GST

The last major revision in the curriculum was done in 2014-15 for Intermediate first year and in 2015-16 for second year. However, topics related to GST and other amendments were not included

S Venkatesan

Who is a child? Anyone who is under 18, says Madurai MP 

The MP S Venkatesan was inaugurating 'Negizhchi', an annual program conducted in the Lady Doak College, Madurai

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Karnataka SSLC preparatory Math and English papers leak; KAMS suspect it is through 'Helo app'

The General Secretary of KAMS said that copies of what appears to be upcoming Science and Hindi papers are also circulating on the 'Helo app'  but it is not confirmed if those are the actual ones

Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh

From 2020, admission to Inter colleges in AP to go completely online

Highlighting the initiatives being taken up by the government towards strengthening the education sector, the minister said necessary steps were taken to continue Intermediate education in model schoo

This was her second attempt

Meet this Odisha mother who attempted the HSC exams for a second time 42 years later 

Archana Dash had attempted the Higher Secondary School examination back in 1978 for the first time. Recently, she attempted the same examination again in hopes to ace it 

Banwarilal Purohit

Varsities established by British had no concern for people's welfare: TN Governor at RSS event

In the event, calls were also made for the public and government to work together to implement the Draft National Education Policy

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Thanks to its efficient handling of suspected COVID-19 cases, Kalamassery Medical College Hospital may be elevated as 'Centre of Excellence'

Dr Thomas Mathew, principal of Kalamassery Medical College who took part in the meeting, said that the government and the Health Department were giving top priority to the institution

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This Telugu prof is taking students to a village to do organic farming during vacays. How cool!

She was awarded the Indira Gandhi National Award for the Best NSS Programme Officer 2013. In 2014, she went on an exchange programme by the government of India to China

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Pinklegal: How this Hyderabad lawyer networked law students to set up a portal for women's legal rights

In 72 hours, Manasi Chaudhari received 20 applications from volunteers who wanted to work on the portal. They were equally passionate about women's rights and laws as she is

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These 60 kids are falling in love with astronomy at BMBSC. Do you know how?

BM Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad is playing host to students from across India for their annual Winter School on Astronomy that will conclude on February 21, 2020 

Romiya Kathur

Four months after giving birth, this Bihari woman topped the Malayalam literacy test in Kerala

The now 26-year-old Romiya Kathur moved to Kollam in Kerala with her husband six years ago. Her daughter was born in December and she took the test and aced it. This is her story

Students who did not cheat have also been affected by the incident

After Principal leaks exam paper, Anna University stops exam results for Thiruvarur college

A senior official in Anna University confirmed that the results were being withheld because of the allegations that the Principal helped the students cheat to boost their results

Students at the protest

Goli Maaro Saalo Ko: What students protesting against Hindu College's 'virgin tree puja' were told  

Two days ago, about 50 students were protesting demanding that the administration take action against those who participated in the puja despite it being forbidden  

Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya (pic: PTI)

Kejriwal Govt yet to issue sanctions against  Kanhaiya and Co in Azaadi case, causes adjournment

Earlier, the matter was also adjourned after the public prosecutor had informed the court that the sanction of charge-sheet was still pending and the home department had not given the sanction

S Giridhar, COO. Azim Premji Foundation

S Giridhar's book talks about India's most inspiring government school teachers. Do you know them?

S Giridhar, COO, Azim Premji Foundation, talks to us about his latest book Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teachers: The Heroes of Real India that gives us an insight into the great work done by them