Ritika Chopra


IIM-Ahmedabad seeks Rs 316 crore loan for expansion
Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Currently, IIM-Ahmedabad offers six programmes and has over 1,000 students on its campus spread over 103 acres.

Reservation in faculty posts: Haryana Central University appoints 28 teachers as HRD awaits SC decision
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

The appointments were made in August after an interim order of Punjab and Haryana High Court permitted CUH to recruit teachers, subject to the result of HRD Ministry’s Special Leave Petition (SLP) in SC.

Fearing breach, Election Commission moves to secure cyber walls for 2019
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Since June, the EC has organised and conducted three regional workshops (north, south and central India) for poll officers.

Reservation in promotions: Disquiet over SC’s ruling on creamy layer for SCs, STs
Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Speaking to The Indian Express, Lok Janshakti Party president and Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, “I don’t agree with the observation given on the creamy layer.”

Don’t increase IIM director’s retirement age without DoPT nod: Law to HRD Ministry
Fri, Sep 28, 2018

The rules, under the Act, define finer details such as the procedure for appointment and removal of an institute’s chairperson and director, their powers, and the functions of the Board of Governors.

On Election Commission’s table: Model code to kick in as soon as House dissolved
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

This will mean that states may be barred from taking any policy decision which may be in the nature of influencing the electorate.

Will request PM Modi to bring Bill for promotion quota: Ramdas Athawale
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

The Republican Party of India (A) president said reservation provided by the Constitution to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes should be applicable at every place and sector.

Govt notifies BITS eminence status after two-month delay
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

BITS, which was selected along with Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Reliance Foundation’s proposed Jio Institute under the private institution category, was left out because of its standoff with UGC over the legality of its off-campus centres.

Make filing false affidavit a corrupt practice, EC tells Law Ministry
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

EC’s letter to Law Ministry was sent after the SC verdict of February this year on the writ petition filed by NGO Lok Prahari seeking amendments in Form 26.

Complaint on Amit Shah’s poll affidavit: EC says Congress free to approach court
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

The Congress approached EC last month seeking action against Shah for allegedly concealing his liabilities in his election affidavit.

Election Commission to ask CBDT to scan poll affidavits of Rajya Sabha candidates
Wed, Sep 12, 2018

According to sources, the decision to increase ambit of inspection to Rajya Sabha elections was taken at the Commission meeting on Tuesday after its expenditure division made a compelling case for the same.

Back to PISA after 2009 poor show: how does it assess 15-year-olds?
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

How does this programme evaluate students, and why was India out of it for 10 years?

Telangana: Can hold state polls this year, CEO tells Election Commission
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

In status report, CEO seeks nod to start short summary revision of electoral roll

Telangana Chief Minister KCR dissolves House, EC looks at polls with 4 others
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

KCR is wary that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will steal the campaign narrative if state and national polls are held simultaneously.

HRD agrees to end PISA boycott, India to participate in 2021
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The decision to boycott PISA was taken by the UPA government, which had blamed “out of context” questions for the poor show in 2009. The country, subsequently, chose to not participate in the 2012 and 2015 cycle.

AMU to govt: Idea to drop ‘Muslim’ from name preposterous
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), in its formal response to the University Grants Commission (UGC), has called the proposition “preposterous” for ignoring the institution’s long history and unique character.

Institutes of Eminence tag: The case of HRD Secretary who crossed over
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Eminence tag: Bureaucrats joining the private sector after retirement isn’t uncommon but official records show that Vinay Sheel Oberoi brought to Reliance an insider’s knowledge of the framing of the policy under which the Reliance bid was chosen for the eminence tag.

Finance Ministry told HRD: Eminence tag to non-existent institute defies logic, hurts education ecosystem
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

The HRD Ministry had been warned against picking a non-existent, or greenfield, institute at least a year before the Government found itself in the line of fire over its choice in the first list of six IoEs.

Examine complaints against director: HRD Ministry to IIM-Lucknow
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

IN WHAT could spell trouble for IIM-Lucknow director Ajit Prasad, the government is learnt to have asked the institute’s Board of Governors (BoG) to examine complaints of administrative and financial irregularities against him. 

Cap on election expenses by parties and candidates: where things stand
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

Law Commission report was against cap on parties’ spending; Election Commission wants government to introduce ceiling.