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Arnab Mitra


Arnab Mitra is Senior Sub-Editor at The Indian Express. He is an alumnus of Jadavpur University and Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal. He has worked with the India Today Group.

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Mixed reaction on AICTE’s new engineering norms
Tue, Apr 06, 2021

AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe said, “What AICTE has adopted is a flexible approach wherein if a student has not done all these courses in the board exam but completed one or two of them online or MOOC, they can take an entrance exam and join engineering."

JEE Main result 2021: Missed top rank by a whisker in February session, Rohit Kumar reappears to top JEE exam
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

JEE Main result 2021: Rohit also qualified both physics and chemistry olympiad, and secured AIR 159 in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship exam

JEE Main topper Mridul Agarwal aims for IIT-Bombay, says Sundar Pichai’s success motivates him
Fri, Oct 15, 2021

JEE Main result 2021: Mridul secured 99.999 percentile in the February attempt, but in the March session he secured 100 percentile in the engineering entrance exam

Raipur boy Bhramar Jain tops ICAI CA final exam
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

ICAI CA foundation, final results 2021: Jain's achievements have a long list. He secured All India Rank (AIR 8) in the IPCC exam in 2017, bagged second position state wise in the CPT exam, Raipur topper in the CBSE class 12 exams with 96.20 per cent in 2016

IIT-Bombay MTech student cracks GATE 2021, aims for PSU job
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

GATE 2021: Besides studying MTech in IIT Bombay, the 23-year-old simultaneously prepared for the engineering entrance test as “his main motto is to get into the top PSUs in research and development (R&D) sector.” In R&D sector, the top 10 scorers in GATE are preferred in PSUs

JEE Main March session 2021 concludes, ‘maths tough’ in all sessions
Fri, Mar 19, 2021

JEE Main March day 3 analysis 2021: The candidates can now expect their results by the end of the month, as February session result was announced in 10 days. A total of six students scored 100 percentile in the February session

JEE Main March Exam Day 2 analysis 2021: Maths remains tough in both sessions, say experts
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

JEE Main March Exam Day 2 analysis 2021: Ramesh Batlish, head, FIITJEE Noida said, "The papers were easier than that held on March 16, howver it was slightly tougher compared to papers held in February. The questions covered all chapters of classes 11, 12 and NCERT."

Delhi’s own education board: Principals, students welcome DBSE; parents’ associations concerned
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

For many, the state board is much needed as many could not afford the CBSE curriculum due to its huge expenses, and thus the dropout rate increased

NTA JEE Main March Exam Day 1 analysis: Maths difficult, say candidates
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

JEE Main March Exam Day 1 analysis 2021: As per the candidates, the difficulty level of maths was high followed by chemistry and physics.

No multiple attempts for NEET 2021, exam date to release soon: NTA
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

NEET 2021 Exam Date: In January this year, the Education Minister had also hinted that there might be more internal choice questions for NEET 2021, however, there will not be any syllabus cut. 

Covid-19 survivor Ranjim Das scores 100 percentile in JEE Main 2021, aspires to be another Elon Musk
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

JEE Main 2021: The 18-year-old Ranjim Das says he also draws inspiration from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and dreams to innovate “extraordinary tech-based products”

Further attempts are a waste of time, says JEE Main 2021 topper Siddhant Mukherjee
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

NTA JEE Main February session 2021: Siddhant wants to make his career in computer science. His aims to pursue BTech from either IIT-Bombay, Imperial College London or the University of Cambridge.

NTA JEE Main 2021: February session cut-off likely to go up, say experts
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

NTA JEE Main 2021: Ramesh Batlish, head, FIITJEE Noida said, "The cut-offs are expected to be slightly higher than the last year cut-off at 90.37 percentile considering the overall difficulty level of the papers."

JEE Main Exam 2021 day 4 analysis: ‘Paper tougher than previous session,’ says expert
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

JEE Main Exam 2021 Day 4 analysis: Ramesh Batlish, head, FIITJEE Noida said that the paper was tougher as compared to papers held on February 24, however, the questions covered almost all chapters of CBSE classes 11, 12

JEE Main Exam 2021 Day 3 analysis, students’ find maths tough
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

JEE Main Day 3 analysis 2021: The candidates who appeared for the afternoon session found maths quite difficult, while in morning session, the difficulty level of maths was of moderate. Check paper analysis

Bihar Board 12th Result 2021 not releasing this month
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Bihar Board BSEB 12th Result 2021 Date: Last year, the intermediate exam result was announced on March 24 in record 40 days. The exam was concluded on February 13

GATE 2021 last day analysis: Maximum students attempted ‘humanities and social sciences’ from IIT-Bombay zone
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

GATE 2021: According to the organising chairman, Prof. Deepankar Choudhury, the attendance for the newly introduced subject was maximum in the IIT-Bombay zone with 82.6 per cent recorded from Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra. A total of 13,508 students enrolled for humanities and social sciences

UP Board exams 2021: Dip in number of exam takers, 56.03 lakh register
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

UP board exams 2021: According to UPMSP secretary Divyakant Shukla, "The number of exam takers from outside the state was gradually reducing due to strict measures taken by the board in conducting exam. However, the students enrollment from the state remain intact."

Ahmedabad’s Shreya Tibrewal is ICAI CA (inter) topper, know her success strategy
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

ICAI CA result 2020: Apart from her daily study routine, Shreya followed the success tips by CA toppers in YouTube during the quarantine period. She secured 87.63 per cent marks to top the CA inter (new) exam

JEE Main clashes with CBSE, state board exams; students demand change in schedule
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

JEE Main, CBSE exam 2021: An NTA official told, "The issue regarding students' problem has been discussed, and they may be provided another day. The agency may take help of CBSE to collect the roll number of the students."

GATE 2021 day two: 79.63% attendance in shift 3, candidates find paper ‘moderately difficult’
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

GATE 2021 day 2: Deepankar Choudhury, GATE 2021 chairperson informed, a total of 1,22,029 candidates are registered to appear in shift 3, and 1,23,768 candidates in shift 4 of the engineering entrance

WBJEE 2021 likely in July, delay can affect admission process
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

WBJEE 2021: WBJEEB chairman Malayendu Saha told, "As schools, colleges are yet to open, how we will get exam centres to conduct engineering entrance. Also, there is assembly elections, so it was decided to conduct in July."

Mumbai girl Komal Kishor Jain tops ICAI CA exam
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

ICAI CA exam result 2020: The Mumbai girl also followed the online preparation tips and lectures on YouTube during the lockdown period. Though she missed her classes and friends but she said online lectures were helpful for doubt clearance

Over 22 lakh candidates appear in CTET January 2021, check paper analysis
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

CBSE CTET January 2021 analysis: A total of 22,97,062 candidates appeared in the CTET exam held today. The paper 1 and 2 were reviewed as moderate, check section-wise analysis

RRB NTPC last day analysis: ‘Difficulty level was moderate and balanced,’ say candidates
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

RRB NTPC last day analysis: The second phase of NTPC exam will be held from January 16 to 30