Ritika Chopra


Council of Architecture: Panel gives nod to national entrance test, members object
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The draft regulations make a national-level exam, conducted by an agency or CoA, mandatory for admission to all undergraduate architectural programmes in all government and private institutions. Currently, most institutions offering architecture programmes admit students through the NATA score.

Election Commission action against CM’s aide, cop for allegedly influencing Rajya Sabha polls
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The decision follows former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi’s complaint in which he accused Das and the BJP of in horse-trading in the run-up to the polls.

Transfer of polytechnics hits HRD roadblock
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Both the HRD Ministry and the MSD have already held meetings on how to implement the decision.

Publishers to get HRD nod on ISBN in 48 hrs
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

The HRD Ministry is learnt to have held a meeting on May 31 on issues flagged by the ISBN International Agency and decided to, henceforth, process all ISBN applications within 48 hours.

Give us contempt powers to act against those out to sully our image: EC to Govt
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The Commission, The Indian Express has learnt, has sought amendments to the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, to empower it to punish anyone being disobedient or discourteous towards its authority.

Aligarh historians society’s seminar: Ex-chairman Irfan Habib seeks funds, ICHR says no
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Habib, who is currently appointed as professor emeritus in the history department of Aligarh Muslim University, was the ICHR chairman from September 9, 1986, to July 1, 1990.

When 90% comes too easy in CBSE exams
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Over the years, high scores in class XII results have become more and more frequent. Academics attribute it to inflation of scores by boards; an analyst looks at trends and says these lower the worth of high scores

Half of all 95s in CBSE English in Delhi’s private schools: Data
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

More than half of all Class XII students in the country who scored (exactly) 95 per cent in English (Core) this year are from private schools in the Delhi region, an analysis of the results by an engineer based in New York has found.

Poll funding: EC asks Govt to scrap new secrecy norms
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Arun Jaitley had announced the introduction of electoral bonds in his Budget speech this year.

Data analyst claims CBSE marks inflated again
Tue, May 30, 2017

Four years after flagging ‘misuse of moderation’, the analyst samples results of 25,000 students of 300 schools in two states.

CBSE may not file plea on ‘moderation’, Prakash Javadekar says results soon
Fri, May 26, 2017

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain has advised CBSE against filing an appeal in the Supreme Court

Fill posts, teachers who are free should guide research: Prakash Javadekar to JNU
Thu, May 25, 2017

JNU will admit only 242 research scholars this year, a 75 per cent drop from last year’s 970 seats.

Publishers fear red tape, censorship, Govt gets a warning
Thu, May 25, 2017

New and tough rules on ISBN prompt global body to react

CBSE results 2017: Board considers going to SC to challenge Delhi HC direction on marks moderation
Thu, May 25, 2017

Board officials, however, maintained that Class XII results will be declared by the end of this month.

Three from a party, four hours to do it: EC throws open EVM challenge
Sun, May 21, 2017

Naseem Zaidi specifies what would be ‘a failed attempt’, mum on what would happen if tampering successful

CBSE tells Delhi University: Don’t let our students suffer
Fri, May 26, 2017

CBSE has decided not to artificially “spike” marks scored by Class XII students in the board results which will be announced by May 24.

Panel shortlists 10 names for UGC chief post
Tue, May 16, 2017

The interview will be held on May 17

Dead social scientists in ICSSR collegium list
Sun, May 14, 2017

Sources in the ministry and ICSSR called it a “silly oversight” and attributed the inclusion of dead social scientists to the Council not updating the list regularly.

V K Saraswat appointed new JNU Chancellor
Fri, May 12, 2017

Saraswat succeeds former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan, who completed his term on March 30 this year. Saraswat has been appointed for a term of five years.

BMC candidate’s claim of zero vote, at the centre of anti-EVM debate, turns out wrong
Fri, May 12, 2017

Shirsat says didn’t even get own vote, records show he got 11 in booth near Saki Naka residence

Will tell parties to choose EVM from strong room, test: Election Commission
Wed, May 10, 2017

The Election Commission’s response comes as it prepares the stage for the all-party meeting on EVMs on Friday.

New ICSSR chief: Caste because of invasions, Narendra Modi is best Prime Minister
Tue, May 09, 2017

Kumar succeeded Sukhdeo Thorat, who was the council’s chairman since April 2011.

Will reach out to government on AMU’s minority status, says new Vice Chancellor
Sat, May 06, 2017

Dr Tariq Mansoor spoke Indian Express about his priorities for the next five years, which include ensuring a student-friendly campus

Tariq Mansoor is new AMU Vice-Chancellor
Thu, May 04, 2017

Mansoor was selected from a list of three names that the university’s court had sent to the Union Human Resource Development ministry two months ago

HRD Ministry names new ICSSR chairman – an editor of journals
Wed, May 03, 2017

Braj Bihari Kumar succeeds economist S K Thorat

No moderation: what ‘real’ Class X, XII marks may mean
Fri, May 05, 2017

CBSE and school Boards countrywide have junked the practice of tweaking marks to create a level playing field. The system was being misused, they agreed. What they will do now, and how the decision might affect Board results this year.

Govt rejects EC proposal to disqualify MPs, MLAs charged with bribery
Tue, May 02, 2017

Section 8 at present enlists several offences, including election graft, for which a legislator can be removed and barred from contesting elections for six years — only if convicted.

First disposal in cases against AAP: Poll panel clears Manish Sisodia in ‘office of profit’ case
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Last year, BJP leader Vivek Garg had urged the President to cancel Sisodia’s membership to the state assembly

UGC orders audit of 10 central universities
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Each committee will audit two universities and submit a report in a month.

NITs want govt to scrap fee concessions to students
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The 32 institutes have also recommended that their fee should be the same as the IITs, that is Rs 2 lakh per year.

After nearly 6 years, IIT Council to discuss rising student suicides
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

According to sources, directors of 23 IITs will be urged to undertake a number of new initiatives, in addition to the existing measures, to stem this unsettling trend.

After HRD intervention, UGC NET test stays with CBSE for now
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The Ministry is learnt to have decided that CBSE will conduct NET until the proposed National Testing Service (NTS) is set up by the government.

Disqualify MPs and MLAs chargesheeted for poll bribes: Election Commission
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The poll watchdog’s proposal is the latest in a series of demands made by it from the government to deal with rising incidents of graft in elections in recent years.

Delhi SPA chief to PM: Don’t move us to Urban Development
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Speaking to The Sunday Express, the SPA, Delhi, Chairperson confirmed that he had written to the PM.

NCERT set to review its school textbooks after more than 10 years
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The NCERT had set up 21 expert committees to review the NCF towards the fag end of the UPA government’s tenure in 2014.

Need interest-free loan, not fee waiver, for the poor: IIT chiefs
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

According to IIT directors, the institutes are also keen on starting a one-year M.Tech programme for working professionals. The IITs have proposed to charge tuition fee at market rates for this course.