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64 reserved PhD, MPhil seats may go vacant: UoH Students’ Union on hunger strike against new qualifying criteria

12 percent of PhD seats reserved for the OBCs, 42 percent for SCs, 56 percent of the STs, 75 percent for the Physically Challenged category could go vacant this year

Published on 18th October 2020
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ISLRTC, NCERT collaborate to convert education materials into Indian sign language form

Dr Pokhriyal congratulated NCERT on signing of the MoU, saying it ensures educational standardisation of Indian sign language

Published on 7th October 2020
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For you, dear brother: How the loss of her little brother turned Raashi Thakran into a mental health advocate   

Based out of Bengaluru, Raashi Thakran lost her 18-year-old brother last year to suicide. Today, she has channelled all her grief and regret into becoming a mental health advocate. This is her story

Published on 24th September 2020
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Artivism ahoy: Inside the colourfully political illustrations of Sonaksha Iyengar

Sonaksha Iyengar tell us how people can connect with her beautiful illustrations around mental health, the LGBTQIA+ community, body positivity, feminism and much more

Published on 25th September 2020
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Aarthi Parthasarathy is giving 'the others' a voice through crowdfunded art, comics and documentaries

Aarthi Parthasarathy has dedicated her career as a filmmaker and writer to understanding and representing 'the other'. We find out how she got the message through to a changing audience

Published on 24th September 2020
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Several TISS student groups demand removal of new Registrar for ‘problematic, hateful’ social media posts

Ever since RM Joshi was appointed in late August, students from the Institute have been sharing statements, open letters, sent representations to the administration 

Published on 11th September 2020
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Bombay HC asks Maha govt to assess online education provided to specially-abled students

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta directed district social welfare officers to pay "surprise visits" over the next two weeks to centres that were providing digital education

Published on 10th September 2020
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NEP backlash: 100 educationists, IAS, IPS, write to TN CM demanding education be brought back to State List

 

The joint statement addressed to the Chief Minister, invokes the National Education Policy and its implications for the state

Published on 10th September 2020
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By the time we get documents to get supplies, we'll be dead: How India's Transgenders have been hit by lockdown

Most transgender persons do not have government ID proofs like Aadhaar, DL, Passport, PAN, Ration, Voter ID cards and end up getting excluded even out of Food Security despite the Food Security Act  

Published on 29th March 2020
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97 percent posts for OBC professors lying vacant in Central Universities, reveals RTI

 

The UGC revealed that only 9 professors from the community were holding positions in Central Universities across the country despite 313 posts being sanctioned

Published on 29th August 2020
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Five post-graduates among 1162 beggars, finds a new survey in Jaipur

The survey was conducted with the aim of making Jaipur city beggar-free, said, police officials. The survey also had a question on the professions these beggars would choose if given a chance

Published on 25th August 2020
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Tamil Nadu Teachers’ Association seeks cancellation of extra board exams prescribed by NEP

PK Ilamaran, the President of the Association said in a statement that they were glad that the Department of School Education was seeking suggestions

Published on 24th August 2020
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Mixed reactions as Dept of School Education seeks suggestions from teachers on implementation of NEP

Prince Gajendra Babu, a Chennai-based education activist, pointed out that it did not make sense to ask for suggestions when the Tamil Nadu state government itself has not taken stand on NEP

Published on 24th August 2020
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KPSC texts all visually impaired candidates to find out if they need a scribe, after Karnataka HC order 

They have also said that they will accept a disability certificate authorised by any competent medical authority and not insist on it coming from their pre-approved centres 

Published on 22nd August 2020
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Karnataka HC gives an extra hour of time, mandatory scribe to visually impaired candidates writing KPSC exams

This petition filed by the National Federation of the Blind against the KPSC was heard by the High Court bench consisting of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Ashok S Kinagi

Published on 20th August 2020

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