Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

On-screen assessment of Mumabi University papers: Govt-appointed assessing officer issues notice to service provider
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

After governor and MU chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao rapped the university for delaying the results of final-year students, the varsity has taken various measures to speed up the process. However, over 6.4 lakh answer sheets of a total of 22 lakh are yet to be evaluated.

TISS to offer 4-credit Secular Ethics subject
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

TISS: Nearly 30 vice-chancellors have been invited for the first lecture.

FYJC admission 2017: Second list out, cut-offs remain high
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

FYJC admissions 2017: After a delay of eight hours in the release of the first merit list, the education department was quick in releasing the second list, a few hours ahead of schedule. In the second round, 80,141 candidates were allotted seats of which 18,468 were allotted seats in a college of their first preference.

Chennai Open set to move out, Pune likely to replace
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

The development brings an end to the 21-year association the tournament has had with the SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai. Incidentally, this will be the third time the tournament has shifted venue after the inaugural edition was held in New Delhi in 1996.

Despite failures,Mumbai’s young entrepreneurs stick to course
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

In 2013, Hayath quit the Future Group to float yet another start-up — Toppr, an online learning platform in the edutech sector. Hayath is one in a league of entrepreneurs from the city’s ‘Powai Valley’ that is unfazed by failure.

Pragat Shaikshanik Maharashtra: Competency tests for Classes VI-VIII
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Three levels of exams in Science and English; results to be uploaded on mobile app

Bhiwandi agitation: State GST dept extends advanced support to weavers and powerloom owners
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

“We are trying everything we can to help the textile industry in Bhiwandi and Malegaon. We are aware that there are concerns over the GST. We are trying to understand those so that we can help the loom owners better,” said Jalota.

Teachers asked to open accounts in MDCB: Sena objects to govt directive, to raise issue in Assembly
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The June 3 government resolution asking teachers to switch to the MDCB did not go down well with the teachers who did not wish to change their banks. Around 27,000 teachers of government-aided secondary schools receive their salaries from the government.

Over 1.56 lakh candidates figure in FYJC first merit list
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The list was delayed by almost eight hours leaving parents and candidates confused. The spate of confusion continued through Tuesday as parents and applicants complained of errors in their applications.

IIT-B asks students to propose fee structure
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The development comes after negotiations between protesting students and the institute management on Monday. The institute has now put the ball in students’ court after students said the institute had hiked fees without consulting them.

GST: Bhiwandi loom owners stare at unsold stock, workers at uncertainty
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Textile merchants have been protesting against a 5 per cent GST on fabric. Due to this, there is no one to buy fabric. Burdened by unsold stock, weavers have stopped operations.

Rs 111-crore withdrawn in 2 years: Students demand probe into MU ‘financial dealings’
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

The university is well within its rights to withdraw from the FD. But, it is a huge amount and we are filing RTIs to find out if the money was actually spent on the university’s development Rohit Chandode Mumbai secretary, ABVP

Transition to Goods and Services Tax: Portals help businessmen take the leap
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Bizongo’s new system helps sellers get data which is in the GSTR 1 format that prescribes the details to be provided by the taxpayer in relation to outward supplies made to the buyer for a certain period.

Transition to Goods and Services Tax: Fewer options for online shoppers for now
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Even as larger e-commerce companies such as Snapdeal and Paytm don’t expect to be impacted because of the transition, several e-commerce platforms and city-based start-ups that The Indian Express spoke to said they had temporarily delisted merchants yet to be registered under GST.

IIT-B fee hike: Students start indefinite relay hunger strike on campus
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Even as students said they were being intimidated by faculty members asking them not to participate in the movement, over 500 handwritten letters to the institute director have been collected and will be submitted to the management.

Maharashtra Engineering Colleges: Student strength 30,000 down in two years, seats still vacant
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

While last year, around 17,000 seats were reduced, this year, the total seat count has been brought down by another 13,000.

Teachers learn how to build colleges like IITs
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

The programme was meant to help these colleges develop models for entrepreneurship and research along the lines of the IITs.

FYJC admissions: Cut-offs for second round remain high
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

In some colleges, the cut-offs have dropped by merely a percentage or two. For example, the cut-off for Bachelor in Accounting and Finance (BAF) at KC College has dropped from 94 to 92 per cent.

GST: Days to go, traders still confused
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Seminars are being held, new ERP systems are coming up, but businessmen say transition likely to be chaotic in the initial months; ‘not all traders well-versed with computers and technology’

MU Senate Polls Just Over A Month Away: Preparations heat up across student wings of parties for 10 spots
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

10 registered university graduates will also be elected as student representatives by an electoral college.

Day One of Registration: No turnout at GST helpdesks set up to assist traders
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Kiosks were set up at two places in the city but not a single registration was recorded at either of the places, according to officials.

Mumbai FYJC 2017: First list out, cut-offs rise for many courses
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

FYJC admission 2017: St Xavier’s College’s first cut-off for BA courses was capped at 98 per cent for non-state board students. Bachelor in Accounting and Finance saw the highest cut-offs across courses, with Jai Hind College capping it at 96 per cent.

IIT-Bombay students boycott classes, stage march against fee hike
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Authorities have hiked fee for new academic session: 300% in hostel rent, 167% in gymkhana fees & 100% in exam, registration and medical fees.

International Yoga Day 2017: Mumbai’s minority institutes hold yoga sessions for students not on fast for Ramzan
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

International Yoga Day 2017: "With students keeping fast, schools and colleges were worried the physical exertion could lead to dehydration."

UGC notice puts TISS centres’ future in limbo, again
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Notice says schemes under 12th Plan to be continued only till September-end.

Country needs skilled personnel in AI & data analytics, says minister
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

While it is feared that IT jobs are being lost to robots, Y S Chowdary says that the country lacks skilled personnel in the fields of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Academicians, counsellors divided over making maths optional for Class X
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

A day after the Bombay High Court asked the educational boards to consider making mathematics an optional subject, academicians and counselors remained divided on the matter.

ITI admissions begin, rising applicants may outnumber seats
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

In the past two years, the number of candidates applying for skill development courses has seen a spike of 14.64 per cent, and enrolment figures have improved by 8.02 per cent.

TISS scholar seeks UNHRC intervention for ‘protection of Dalit, tribal students’ rights’
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Apte was a part of a four-member team from India on behalf of the World Barua Organisation (WBO), an apolitical not-for-profit organisation working for the human rights protection of Barua Community.

Mumbai University coming up with new courses to meet changing times
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Tapping into the demand for unconventional courses and recognising the need for formal training in such fields, the University of Mumbai is now offering courses such as a Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, transport management, etc.

Maharashtra board students may find it tough to get into reputed junior colleges
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

While the 100 per cent scorers will pull the cut-offs at junior colleges to the higher side, not many of the state board students will be able to get into the ones where the cut-offs are high

Maharashtra SSC result 2017: Difficulties no hurdle for these three achievers
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Visually impaired girl fights all odds to score 90.8%. Priti’s score was not less than an achievement for her hospitalised mother, who had ferried her to and fro Khar and her school everyday. On Tuesday, her mother was undergoing a follow-up surgery for an injury suffered in a road accident two years ago.

Mumbai SSC results out: Pass percentage dips further
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

In Mumbai, a little more than 10,000 candidates secured over 90 percent. Although last year, too, the number had comparatively reduced, this year its further reduced.

School installs 3D printed sanitary pad dispenser designed by its students
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Girish Nair, the founder of Curiosity Gym, said 3D printing and the new forms of technology needed to be taught to children at an early age so they could adapt and create innovative products.

Boy from Bandra slum clears JEE
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

An inspirational journey of cracking one of the toughest exams in the country.

IIT-JEE Advanced result 2017: Mumbai topper wants to pursue research in Artificial Intelligence
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

“I have applied for a computer science engineering course at IIT, Bombay. I have always been interested in AI and the course will be a first step to pursuing my interest,” said Bharadwaj