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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JEE Main to go multilingual, preference to languages of states with majority candidates: MHRD

JEE Main 2020: Going by the number of candidates, Marathi and Telugu would be added in the JEE Main, first. As in JEE Main 2019 maximum candidates appeared from Maharashtra with 1.1 lakh applications and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with the combined number of candidates at 1.60 lakh.

IISER-Tirupati’s research claims to treat colon cancer, wins gold at iGEM global competition

The research won gold at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) global competition held at Boston, US.

NTA plans to conduct JEE Main in multiple languages: MHRD

JEE Main 2020: HRD secretary R. Subrahmanyam said that as the JEE Main is conducted online so there are some technical limitation in conducting the examination in all the regional languages

After West Bengal and Gujarat, Odisha scraps no-detention policy

The no-detention policy in classes 5 and 8 was scrapped with the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act moved by the central government, passed in both Houses in the winter session this year.

UP board to undertake special drive to provide error-free certificates

UP board exams 2020: The board has also commenced online correction process in certificates, where the students who appeared in the examinations 2017 onwards can apply for corrections. The students can apply through the website-

West Bengal to announce TET exam dates soon

WBTET 2017: The West Bengal government is likely to notify the dates of examinations by November-end. The candidates can check the recruitment notifications through the website-

Come 2021, NEET likely to be conducted twice a year

NTA NEET 2021: "We have received lots of communications from the students and teachers across the country, and are thinking of conducting it twice a year like the JEE Main," said NTA director Vineet Joshi.

Students’ council writes to MHRD to scrap M.Tech fee hike, warns of bigger protest

IIT M.Tech fee hike: As per the new regulation, the students will pay Rs 2 to 3 lakh who was earlier paying a course fee around Rs 30,000 to 50,000

Engineering students protest against M Tech fee hike

IIT M.Tech fee hike row: The ministry in a recent decision with consultation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) hiked the course fees of the programmes by 900 per cent and also slashed the stiphen received by the students who will enrol in post graduate (pg) programme

‘Yoga helps me control my diabetes’: Delhi residents voice concern over sealing move

Traders said the monitoring committee’s order goes against the Prime Minister’s promotion of yoga at international levels and the ‘Fit India’ movement

With over 13 million jobs generated, India needs skilled people in tourism

World Tourism Day 2019: "The gap will be 7.55 lakh in non-managerial level and 1.09 lakh in managerial cadre by 2020-21 in tourism and hospitality sector," as per the data shared by the Ministry of Tourism.

Anna University faces flak for introducing Gita & Upanishads for engineering students

The latest regulations sparked a huge outrage among the students and teachers of the varsity, with some calling it as "an imposition over the pride of Dravidian culture."

Over 30% hike among Indians opting to study in Spain

In 2019, around 1.2 lakh international students moved to Spain for education, out of which an estimated 4,500 are from India.

ICAI refuses to re-evaluate answer sheets, CA aspirants to continue protest

Hundreds of CA candidates staged protests demanding their right to get their answer sheets revalued.

Demanding reforms, ICAI CA candidates throng Delhi in protest against evaluation process

ICAI recently mentioned that the answer scripts will be evaluated digitally in order to avoid variation in marks by various examiners and eliminate the scope of totaling errors

Delhi HC stays DoE’s direction on re-admitting students failed twice in Classes 9 to 12

Justice Rajiv Shakhder noted that it interferes with every student's basic right to education and is in violation of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution

UP Board to introduce webcasting in exam centres to prevent cheating

UP Board exams 2019: This year, a total of 56,01,034 students will appear for the class 10 and 12 board examinations, which will commence from February 18, 2020.

Why over 50% seats in engineering colleges vacant

Meanwhile, all seats in the in the 23 colleges of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have been filed in the current academic session 2019-20

After row over class 6 question paper in Tamil Nadu, Kendriya Vidyalaya says not one of ours

The Kendriya Vidyalalya (KV) issued a statement saying the question paper is "related to a school examination in Tamil Nadu or Puducherry" and not with any of its institutions

CBSE served legal notice for raising Class 9, 11 processing fee

The parent association will challenge the CBSE's decision in Delhi High Court on September 9