Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

Admission 2017: FYJC 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

IIT-JEE Advanced results 2017: Auto driver’s son secures 800th rank
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

By securing an all India rank of 800 in the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced, the 18-year-old son of an autorickshaw driver in Kandivli is now only a step away from realising his goal.

Survey By E-Cell: Start-ups count up on IIT-B campus, though funding dips
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Number of student start-ups has increased by 58% over last 3 years; funding that increased from 2015 in 2016 has dropped again this year, says study

QS World University Rankings 2018: IIT-Bombay ranks 179 — a 40-place jump
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

While IIT Delhi has moved up from last year’s 185th rank to 172nd this time, the IISc has climbed up 38 places from 190th last year to occupy the 152nd spot. It is the first time in over a decade that three of the country’s universities have made it to the top 200.

Mumbai University’s first offshore campus in Dubai likely to open soon
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The varsity will offer three undergraduate degree courses - Psychology, Sociology and Economics, on its Dubai campus, which is likely to be operational from the academic year 2018-19. A proposal for the same was passed by the university’s academic council recently, said Deshmukh.

Aadhaar, aid decisions: TISS students protest, seek rollback
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Calling for a mass fee boycott across the campuses in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Tuljapur, the students said the institute must not pass on its financial burden to the students.

Amid scoliosis & depression, tales of courage stand out
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

A scoliosis in his spine— a condition where the spine curves towards one side— has affected his mobility but he hardly ever let that in his way.

CBSE Class X results: Schools say cannot access grades, marks
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Students get to see results; schools complain of snag

Found: Remains of monastery that gave Vihar Lake its ‘name’
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Discovery by team of archaeologists from MU throws light on ancient route used by Buddhist monks

Missing in Mumbai university: Policy to promote student politics, culture and sports
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Youth fest winners rue lack of opportunities; budgetary provisions halted for Kalina Sports Complex activities

IIT-Bombay students protest against ‘Hindutva vigilantism’
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

A peaceful march was held within the campus to condemn the increasing “Hindutva vigilantism” on IIT campuses. Students said that the protest came in the wake of recent attacks at two IITs.

Missing Class X Answersheets: Maharashtra state board to adopt average marking for 186 candidates
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

The board will now assign marks to the lost papers by calculating the average of marks scored by the examinees in the remaining subjects

Research, innovation neglected: Few patents; no departments for botany, engineering
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Two years after anti-plagiarism initiative was planned, software still to be installed to scrutinise research papers

Despite 160-year heritage, Maharashtra’s oldest university nowhere among country’s top 100
Wed, May 31, 2017

MHRD rankings released last month a big blow to Mumbai University’s prestige; every other metro city has one varsity in the list; many other Maharashtra institutions made it

Maharashtra HSC results: Daughter of guard, a pediatric heart transplant patient scores 62 per cent
Wed, May 31, 2017

After her surgery in January, it took Sweden D’Souza a good six months before she could resume classes.

HSC results: Mumbai division improves show, but pass percentage still lowest in state
Wed, May 31, 2017

Board blames poor performance on high number of candidates

Mumbai University: Unclear when final-year results will come out, students stare at drop year
Wed, May 31, 2017

A grand plan to digitise answer sheet assessment could not get off the ground until a month after the first exam. Meanwhile, Exam House security concerns remain unaddressed

ICSE, ISC results: City girls bag second position in country
Tue, May 30, 2017

While only 96.47 per cent students passed in the Class XII exam across the country, in Maharashtra, the pass percentage is 98.71, similar to last year’s performance.

CBSE Class 12 results declared: ‘Tough papers, strict evaluation hit performance’
Mon, May 29, 2017

The Chennai region, which includes Maharashtra, emerged as the second best performer, with a pass percentage of 92.6, the same as last year.

Aadhaar, aid rollback: TISS students protest
Mon, May 29, 2017

In the absence of an elected Students’ Union, students have taken it upon themselves to raise the issues with the administration and clogged the inboxes of officials.

Startups move to stop sexual harassment in office
Tue, May 30, 2017

The Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal Act 2013 encompasses all workers including interns, temporary staffers and freelancers.

TISS makes Aadhaar card must for students
Sat, May 27, 2017

Students of the institute and new applicants to furnish details else admissions will be discontinued, says circular.