Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

Reservation for Marathas: Govt plans to allow institutes to offer aid
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The sub-committee has now chalked out that 500 Maratha students in each district will be given financial aid.

His dad paralysed, unable to talk, a teenager learns to communicate without speech
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Shyam Sundar Chaudhary was injured when a taxi exploded on Western Express Highway. His 16-year-old son says they're still best friends

Maharashtra govt approves 15 more slots for new colleges
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Of these 15, five slots are under the jurisdiction of University of Mumbai — three commerce and arts colleges, and two law colleges.

MSEDCL project gets two-year extension
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

According to a senior official of the energy department, actual work on the project could begin only in 2015, though the project started two years earlier.

Bond service for medical graduates: No clarity on eligibility for PG, applicants move court
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

NEET for PG admissions is scheduled on January 7 but the state medical education and drugs department has not yet clarified the eligibility criteria for the exam.

MSEDCL Amnesty scheme: Rs 200 crore recovered from farm sector
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

A senior official from the state energy department said that monthly recovery improved by almost Rs 1,500 crore from an average of Rs 4,200 crore

Maharashtra govt likely to extend deadline for approving new colleges for 2018-19
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Three of the colleges approved using such discretionary powers belonged to BJP state president Raosaheb Danve’s trust, Chhatrapati Shivaji Smarak Samiti

Now is an incredible time to be an engineer: Mary Boyce, Columbia University
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Boyce’s visit is a part of the institute’s ‘Engineering for Humanity’ vision, which was launched earlier this year to bring about innovative research that has a positive impact on humanity — a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected and creative humanity

Idea to sell food at night came out of desperation: Kumar Anna
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Today, Kumar has a dedicated workspace where a team of two prepares idlis, wadas, sambhar and chutneys.

Senior professor resigns citing ‘falling standards’ of Mumbai University
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Earlier, another senior professor in the university, Neeraj Hatekar of the Economics department, had threatened to resign citing similar reasons.

Mumbai University launches course on Swayam portal
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The course, launched on November 13, is spread over four credits to be completed in 45 hours within 15 weeks.

Power supply to over 96,000 non-agricultural consumers snapped in Maharashtra
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Same action likely against agricultural consumers with huge arrears.

St Xavier’s College to hold poetry reading in memory of Eunice De Souza tomorrow
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Eunice’s poems will be read by students of the college on November 16 between 2.30 pm and 4 pm.

MU approved purchase order even before management council nod to appoint agency
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The delay affected the future of over 4.5 lakh students and brought embarrassment to the university, eventually leading to the ouster of vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh.

Mumbai University: Relief, as answersheets of first exam scanned successfully
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

For the summer semester examinations, one of the major challenges that had contributed to the delay in publishing the results was that answer sheets could not reach the Central Assessment Process (CAP) centre on time and scanning was time consuming.

IIT-Bombay boost to startups: Degree in entrepreneurship
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

While IIT-B has been offering a host of courses to aid budding entrepreneurs, a BTech (Minor) in Entrepreneurship was formally launched this year.

Mumbai Univ on screen assessment: Principals, assessors uncertain if process will be completed on time
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Evaluators will also have to go through a compulsory five minute video tutorial before they can access the first answer sheet.

‘Acquisition to be finalised by March’: HPCL deal not thrust upon us, says ONGC chairman
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The Union Cabinet on July 19 approved a plan to sell the government’s 51 per cent stake in HPCL to ONGC.

Elphinstone Stampede: Mumbai University allows BCom student to take exam from home
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

The university not only allowed Akash to appear for all his papers from his residence, but gave him an extra hour. A team of officials from the university and a nearby college took the question paper and answer books to his house.

Sacked Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor resumes duty as professor
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The decision to sack Deshmukh came almost two months after Rao sent him on ‘forced leave’ amid widespread protests with students and political parties gunning for his resignation.

NEET PG: Fresh graduates likely to be exempted from compulsory bond service
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), too, had written to the department to amend the GR and implement the new rule from the academic year 2019-20.

One year after demonetisation: Country’s first cashless village goes back to cash
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

At a time when people across the country were still queuing up outside banks, villagers in Dhasai swiped freshly acquired ATM cards at shops. However, presently, only 15-20% of daily transactions have remained cashless

MU set to miss November 30 deadline: Elections to appoint governing bodies not likely before February, say officials
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

According to the amended Maharashtra Public Universities Act, the ad hoc governing bodies ceased to exist on August 31 and were to be appointed by November 30.

Five-day training course on GST begins at 10 institutes from today
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The course will be run by the Maharashtra State Skill Development Society (MSSDS) and is certified by the state’s vocational education department. The state GST department, which is spearheading the course, will be the knowledge partner.

Mumbai: For ‘social media’ generation, ‘dream jobs’ lie in social media management
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Online reputation management and influencer marketing are the current hot cakes in the digital marketing sphere.

Maharashtra: Amnesty scheme to recover power dues from farm sector
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

As per the scheme — Chief Minister Krishi Sanjivani Yojana — agricultural users who have defaulted on electricity bills can pay arrears in equal installments by December 2018. Upon signing up for the scheme, MSEDCL will continue to provide electricity.

Mumbai University yet to start process to set up governing bodies
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

While the deadline in November 30, officials from the state higher and technical education department confirmed that no requests for extension of dates had been received from the university so far adding that extension was unlikely.

A year after Pratham’s success, IIT-B students start work on new satellite
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

A team of 45 students is currently working on the institute’s next satellite based on the learnings of the several batches of students involved in the making and the flight of Pratham.

Special EWS quota likely for Marathas in professional courses
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

A government official told The Indian Express that the sub-committee was deliberating on a scholarship scheme for Maratha students, similar to schemes available for EWS students.

MU results: OSM should not be solely blamed for delay, says testing services company MeritTrac
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The mess has resulted in the sacking of Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, who had made the decision to adopt the onscreen assessment process. Political parties have also sought an inquiry into the appointment of MeritTrac for the project.

Placement season nears, fear of lesser pay grips students
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

“Given the economic slowdown, some of us are worried that the packages offered may be lower than the previous years,” said a final year marketing student of NMIMS University’s school of management.

Mumbai University to continue with onscreen assessment
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

State Education Minister Vinod Tawde told The Indian Express that the problems encountered in the onscreen assessment earlier this year have been weeded out and hence the university will continue with the process.

Panel headed by K Kasturirangan to select new vice-chancellor of Mumbai University
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The appointment comes a day after the governor sacked Sanjay Deshmukh from the post of V-C over negligence, and failure to declare examination results.

Mumbai University: Applications for IDOL take a dip this year
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Last date extended thrice; officials blame delay in results

Mumbai University VC Sanjay Deshmukh sacked for ‘gross negligence’ in delaying results
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

The delay has been attributed to the varsity’s decision to introduce an on-screen assessment process in haste, with students and politicians holding Deshmukh responsible for risking the future of the students.

Teachers oppose new rules for promotions
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Earlier, teachers who completed 12 years were promoted to senior grades and upon completing 24 years, they were promoted to an even senior grade termed as ‘appointed’.