Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

Maharashtra: DTE provides third gender category to applicants
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Three years after the UGC asked universities and colleges to add transgender as a third gender category in the application form, the Maharashtra state DTE has added the category for admissions to the academic year 2017-18

IIT-B student exchange programme gets popular
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Over the past two years, the number of students applying for exchange programmes have gone up by more than 50 percent, according to a survey released by the student magazine Insight.

Mahagenco proposes separate solar feeders for farmers
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

In a bid to achieve its target of generating 2,500 MW through renewable energy by 2022, Mahagenco has decided to go the public-private partnership way

Events lined up to celebrate David Sassoon library foundation day
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

A musical concert, a flute recital programme and poetry narrations in both Gujarati and Marathi are on the cards too. The programmes will be live streamed on the library’s Facebook page.

Strict checks on quality of hostel food, say Mumbai colleges
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Residents of all three hostels have a single mess where they get a variety of food and beverages at subsidised rates.

Indian Youth Science Congress: ‘We must know enough Sanskrit to decode Vedas’
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Scientist says community must keep India’s past in mind.

Mumbai University: Only four commerce stream results declared so far
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Only 86 results were declared within 30 days of the date of exam, 65 were declared within 45 days and 45 were declared after 45 days.

Free counselling for distance learning students at Mumbai University
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Dr Tambe emphasised the importance of reaching out to students who may not approach a counselling centre on their own.

Mumbai: 3,000 applications received in one week for RTE admissions
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

First round of lottery on February 28; only 7,449 seats available this year, down from 9,664 last year.

Maharashtra: After a 5-yr lull, demand for MBA courses picks up
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

In the last academic year, more than 10,000 seats were left vacant, out of a total of 36,948.

Engineering aspirants hail single window test
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Concerns abound that it could put students from rural India at disadvantage if test is focused on CBSE curriculum

Shiv Sena’s love for Marathi manoos only for speeches: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Uddhav Thackeray, meanwhile, launched another tirade against the BJP top brass while addressing sabhas in Marathi heartlands in Worli and Lalbaug.

Maharashtra: Tools to help kids discuss periods
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Mumbai schools hold workshops for students from Classes VI and above, where students are told in detail about hormonal changes, menstruation and menstrual hygiene.

Mumbai University’s new exam house with tighter security, CCTV cameras not yet ready
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Even as the management expects the building to be operational by April, the delay has hit the operations of the examination department and also put on hold several reforms.

Mumbai: Joining hands to fight for women’s rights
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Priyanka Paul, a mass media student of St Xavier’s College, has used her art to start a discussion on social media. In a series titled ‘Goddesses’.

Good monsoon helps Maharashtra revive Parli power plant
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The plant had been paralysed by water shortage in drought-hit Marathwada region

Mumbai: MSEDCL power bill arrears climb to Rs 29,000 cr
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

The MSEDCL official said that recovering the arrears was a challenge.

Students at IIT-B support agitation against Jallikattu ban
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Three days after the youth gathered at Chennai’s Marina beach in support of Jallikattu, around 50 IIT-B students came together Thursday to hold a silent protest within campus to show their support

Mumbai: Lessons for kids in safe use of electric gadgets
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Students of Ryan International School, Kandivli, participated in several activities through the week. On the first day, teachers made a presentation to the students on the correct uses of appliances.

Every fourth Class VIII student can’t read Class II text: ASER
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Maharashtra fares below states like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Kerala and Rajasthan; survey by NGO Pratham finds arithmetic level poorer than reading

‘Ambedkarite organisations must unify against discrimination of Dalits’
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Deep was speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Multiple Discriminations and Contemporary Students’ Politics In Indian Higher Education’ at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Mumbai University plans first offshore campus in US
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh announced a “world tour” this year to explore possibilities and obtain permissions to establish campuses abroad.

‘Women in slums largely unaware of post-natal care’
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

“In the study, out of 250 only 19.20 per cent had received post-natal check-up within 42 days of delivery,” a report said.

Startup India: 2016 not a good year as new startups decline by 67%
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The year 2015 saw an 87 per cent increase in the number of startups being founded, the number dropped by 67 per cent in 2016.

Soon, new Mumbai University portal for college affiliation, teacher recruitment
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Each affiliated college will be assigned designated username and password

Complacency could hurt Indo-US partnership, says US Assistant Secretary to South and Central Asia
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The world should wait for the new administration’s focus areas to unfold before making judgments, said Nisha Desai Biswal

Survey conducted by CBGA, CRY says 40 per cent of education budget of Maharashtra is spent on private schools
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Researchers had analysed budgetary allocation for education in 10 states

‘Cities cooler than non-urban areas during day in summer’
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The researchers also found that non-urban areas had cooler days during winters than cities but at night the temperature increased.

Despite management claims, five Treehouse playschools stay shut
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Following police complaints by parents and protests by teachers, the management had assured that classes would resume on January 9.

Kanpur startup working to clean Ganga, technology to detect oil leakages turn heads
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Cleaning the holy Ganges is no simple task and has been the objective of many activists, environmentalists and politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Tech pitch for leather shops in Dharavi by IIT
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

The shops can send notifications promoting their products to passers-by along the leather market, between Sion station and the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).

More IIT alumni choosing to stay in India
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

An analysis of data from over 20,000 alumni was released on Tuesday which shows a dip in the trend of migration of students.

Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill: Doctors, parents of medical aspirants raise concern over exit test for MBBS graduates
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Slam 50 per cent reservation in post-graduation seats for candidates in govt services.

A Mumbaikar’s guide to the demonetised new year
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

As farmers and traders face a slow start to the new year, consumers can expect prices of vegetables and fruits, especially the exotic ones, to go down.

Student body writes to medical council, wants NEET in Urdu
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Abdul Shaban, Deputy Director of the Tuljapur centre of TISS, said the Urdu language, though part of the Hindustani culture, had been marginalised ‘owing to communal politics post independence’.

Bid to cut carbon footprint: Mumbai schools go digital
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

For almost four years now, students of RN Podar School, Santacruz, have been doing their homeworks and assignments on google drive.