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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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

Contractual teachers at several Kendriya Vidyalayas not paid for months: Report

Over 22,000 contractual teachers working across KVs in India. While the salaries of the regular teachers are paid by the government, the contractual teacher depends upon the respective regional bodies.

Why students prefer private companies over government jobs

The study revealed a total of 43 per cent students preferred a reputed private company job over 37 per cent students who desired government jobs.

80% engineering seats in Odisha went vacant this year

So far, only 7,100 students took admission, in two phases out of the 34,223 seats offered in various government and private engineering colleges in the state.

ICAI IPCC topper: Stand up comedy, social media helped Akshat Goyal secure AIR 1

Son of a CA and a bright student throughout his academics, Goyal followed a unique preparation strategy consisting of social media, online groups, and stand-up comedy. As a result, he topped the CA intermediate exam in which only 17.11% of students appearing in it could clear it.

Ravidas temple row: Protest by Dalits turns violent, police vehicles vandalised

According to the police, the protest turned violent during their march to the site of the temple demolished by the Delhi Development Authority on August 10 on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Parents, teachers raise concerns on CISCE’s decision for centralised class 9, 11 exams

According to the circular, the question papers for all major subjects including English, mathematics, science and other subjects will be prepared by the board.

Bengal Education Minister orders probe after BJP MP claims school served boiled rice, salt to students for mid-day meals

BJP leader Locket Chatterjee hinted that a local Trinamool Congress leader could be behind the goof up.

Here’s why CTET applications witnessed a major spike this year

CTET 2019: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, and Goa are the states that stopped conducting the teacher eligibility test for appointment of teachers in the state-based schools, the data mentioned.

Smart irrigation to collision-avoiding car: Top creations from a young innovators’ meet

Smart Robo Car, Juvenile Tracking System, have a look at these innovations by the students

What does an independent education system mean? We asked experts

The RTE terms 'independent or free education' as a basic right, but the dream is yet to be achieved

Over 20% engineering seats in Jadavpur University go vacant

There are overall 32,700 seats on offer in various engineering colleges in West Bengal. This year, a total of 22,175 seats remain vacant, as compared to 16,000 last year, according to the registrar office of WBJEEB.

CBSE fee hike row: ‘Unconstitutional’, pan India parents association demands scrapping of new exam fees

CBSE fee hike row: The All India Parents Association strongly criticised the decisions saying, "the decision taken by the board is unparliamentary, and unconstitutional."

IIT-Delhi students design world’s first self-standing crutch

Flexmotiv is likely to be available on all the E-commerce platforms before August 15, 2019 at a price of Rs 2,999. Shaped like a foot it allows people to stand on their own and even trek or walk on a slippery surface with ease.

60% seats in West Bengal’s engineering colleges vacant, know why

Low takers for traditional courses, more seats than takers, and lesser salaries as compared to the fee at the private engineering institutes have been sited as the reason behind the drop-out of candidates from admissions despite qualifying the entrance exam

Kashmiri students not to leave Aligarh Muslim University campus: official

The advisory was issued after a meeting with chancellor Tariq Mansoor regarding the security of students as the varsity has around 700 students enrolled for various courses, said an official from the varsity.