Priyanka Sahoo


Author at The Indian Express

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.

‘Hanuman’ painting part of Mood Indigo removed as Shiv Sena objects
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Among several wall-paintings at the institute’s student activity centre, was one of a man carrying a mountain in one hand and holding a pen instead of a mace in the other.

Maharashtra to come up with rules to regulate preschool sector
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

"A policy is being worked out to bring play schools and daycares under the government’s purview,” an official said.

Mumbai junior college admissions: Changes in offing in admission procedure to make it easier
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Under changes, students can confirm their seats and pay admission fees online.

Class X exams compulsory again: Principals in city schools divided on CBSE move
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The move was aimed at easing the pressure on students to perform well in academics. Some principals said that this purpose would be defeated if the board exams were made compulsory again.

Olympic sports witness growth in popularity
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

India's debacle in Rio has pushed schools and colleges to provide more opportunities to students to engage with Olympic sports.

IIT Bombay placements: Offers from consulting and analytics firms dip
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Goldman Sachs had made 23 offers last year but recruited only 15 students this year. Companies such as Bain and Company slashed their intake by almost half— eight last year compared to four this year.

Treehouse playschools: Several parents want to pull their children out
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Most parents have already paid the annual fee at the beginning of the academic year. A switch would mean having to forgo it.

NEET: Parents raise concerns over medical college admissions 
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

During the admission season 2016-17, the delayed decision on conducting all medical and dental admissions through NEET disrupted the process, causing distress to many aspirants

IIT Tech Fest: Soon, a state-of-the-art research centre to study gravitational waves
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

The observatory along with the four others in the world will reveal aspects of space unknown to mankind.

Mumbai: Teachers in centres of pre-school chain complain of no salary, refuse to work
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

A teacher at a Treehouse playschool in Borilvli’s IC Colony alleged she had not been paid for three months.

UGC issues circular, asks colleges to go cashless
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

The University of Mumbai has forwarded the circular to all its affiliated colleges to follow the apex body’s guidelines.

IIT Bombay placements: Highest pay package lower than last year
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

This year, the highest package offered so far is by Japanese firm Works App, which repeated its last year’s offer of 60 lakh Japanese Yen (JPY) per annum.

Droids and drones at IIT-B’s tech fest this week
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

One can get a close look at how India launches its satellites, as the ISRO will bring scaled-down models of its launch vehicles and satellites used for Chandrayaan, the Mars Orbiter Mission and others.

Mumbai: Return excess fee collected from students, MU tells law college
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

After conducting an enquiry into the matter, the university has ruled in favour of the students and asked the college to return the excess amount to students within 15 days of receipt of the order.

Mumbai: For quality education in its schools, BMC plans talent search exams
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

In past few years, the number of students joining BMC schools has dropped drastically while there has been a surge in dropout rates

Cash Crunch: Slowdown, more pain ahead, warns Kaushik Basu
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

According to him, the currency shortage in the country is unlikely to ease any time in the near future.

Students, teachers offer mixed reaction on Maharashtra Public Universities Act 2016
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

After over two decades, the Maharashtra Public Universities Act will see an amendment. It was last amended in 1994.

Fewer US job offers at IIT-Bombay this year
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Tom Matthew, professor in charge of placements, said that more than five offers for international positions had come by the end of Monday and all of them were from Japan.

IIT Bombay converts Veda ‘workshop’ to lectures after opposition
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

IIT-B director Devang Khakhar has said that he was unaware of any such event, and no permission to hold it was taken from the director’s office.

Scholarships for Minorities: Why 4 lakh students did not get scholarships last year, Bombay HC asks govt
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

MAE Director Nandan Nangare said that number was less because fewer students had applied, but Khan contended that students had not been registered because of the failure of the application process.

Placement season: On Day 1 at IIT-B, fewer offers than last year
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The first slot between 8am and 5:30 pm sees participation of 18 companies, including PSU ONGC