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In line with NEP, 14 engineering colleges to teach in regional languages
Sat, Jul 17, 2021

At least half of them — four from Uttar Pradesh, two from Rajasthan and one each from Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand — will teach in Hindi. The remaining colleges — from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu — will offer the programme in Telugu, Marathi, Bengali and Tamil, respectively.

Seats in a dozen districts focus of delimitation exercise in J&K
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

A significant part of the readjustment of boundaries is expected in some of the Assembly seats in Ganderbal, Budgam, Kulgam, Anantnag, Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Reasi, Udhampur, Kathua and Samba districts. This is necessary to ensure that a seat falls within one administrative unit, sources said.

IIT-Guwahati punishes PhD scholar, makes him pledge to not protest again
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Himanchal Singh faced “suspended academic expulsion” for one semester last year for participating in a hunger strike, along with a fellow student, from January 4-7, 2020, to protest against the compulsory retirement of his teacher, Brajesh Rai, in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

No physics, maths for engineering entry: Niti Aayog red flag in key meeting
Sat, Jun 26, 2021

AICTE will wait for panel to submit report on courses that will offer flexibility

Delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir: how, why
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

For Assembly elections to be held in the new UT, delimitation of seats will be necessary. With the Centre having called for a meeting, a look at how delimitation is carried out, and the status of the exercise in Jammu and Kashmir.

Baba Ramdev’s Bharatiya Shiksha Board: How and why the Govt bent over backwards
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

The idea to establish a new national school board, on the lines of CBSE, for “swadeshikaran (indigenisation)” of education was first mooted by Ramdev.

Autonomous institute objected but Centre pushed it to help Ramdev get school board
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

At the heart of the process is an unsuccessful pushback by the Ujjain-based Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan, an autonomous organisation under the Education Ministry, working on encouraging and preserving “Ved Vidya”.

Explained: How poll results are challenged, and when courts have set them aside
Sat, Jun 19, 2021

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has filed an election petition in the Calcutta High Court challenging the Assembly election result of Nandigram constituency, where she had contested and lost.

CBSE Class 12: Students likely to be assessed on pre-boards, Class 11 and 10 marks
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

On June 1, CBSE scrapped the Class 12 Board examination due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was announced after a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister. It was justified on the ground that "students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation".

Gender divide closes further: As many women as men for BCom
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Until five years ago, there were 90 female students enrolled in B.Com for every 100 men. However, in 2019-20 there were 100 women for every 100 male students in this programme. In absolute numbers, in 2019-20, 41.6 lakh were enrolled in B.Com, of which 20.3 lakh were women and 21.3 lakh were men.

Three in top 200, India tally unchanged in international university ranks
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

IISc Bangalore remains the world’s top research university, maintaining a perfect score of 100/100 for this metric.

Explained: How Performance Grading Index assesses states in school education
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

The Education Ministry released the latest edition of the Performance Grading Index or PGI on Sunday. How is it worked out? How have states performed this time?

Centre cancels CBSE Class 12 exams, will have ‘objective criteria’ for results
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The decision has been taken after PM Narendra Modi chaired an important meeting today. Steps will be taken to compile the results of Class 12 students as per objective criteria in a time-bound manner.

After CBSE, CISCE too cancels Class 12 ISC exams 2021
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

Students will be evaluated through an alternative mechanism, CISCE chief executive tells The Indian Express

CBSE Class 12 Board exams: Announcement on exams unlikely today
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

Education Ministry to wait for Supreme Court’s order, matter next listed on Thursday

Most states want Class 12 board exams, some have a rider: first vaccinate all teachers and students
Thu, May 27, 2021

Of the 32 that have said yes to the exams, about 29 states and UTs have either indicated a preference for CBSE’s Option B or agreed to support the Centre’s decision on the matter.

CBSE Class 12 exams: Centre leans towards exam, at schools
Wed, May 26, 2021

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, in his address, said the outcome of the examination impacts every student's life and decides their future in academics.

CBSE Class 12 Exam: Most states in favour of shorter format of assessment suggested by CBSE
Mon, May 24, 2021

Several states such as Kerala, Assam, Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Meghalaya have urged the Central Government to vaccinate teachers and students on priority to ensure their safety during their time at the test centres.

CBSE suggests two options for Class 12 board exams: Test only ‘major’ subjects, long versus short
Sun, May 23, 2021

CBSE Board Class 12 Exam 2021: Board considering two options for conducting exams which include a shorter paper of only 90 minutes carrying just objective-type questions

Thought of deferring polls but decided against it: Dissenting EC Rajiv Kumar
Sat, May 08, 2021

Kumar wrote that such a move would have caused “massive hue and cry and popular discontentment” and exposed the Commission to the accusation of favouring one party over another.

Dissenting EC had offered to quit; poll body contradicts itself on media gag
Fri, May 07, 2021

In his affidavit, he is said to have stated that the court’s oral observations — on the Election Commission’s role in conducting elections during the second Covid wave — had demoralised the EC’s rank and file.

Madras HC censure on Covid polls: Dissenting EC was keen to put views in affidavit, denied
Thu, May 06, 2021

The EC issued a statement that the "Commission always has appropriate deliberations before any decisions are taken.”

Election Commission divided: One EC objects to panel asking court for gag order on media
Wed, May 05, 2021

One of the Election Commissioners, it is learnt, strongly objected to the contents of the affidavit filed in Madras HC and the SLP.

Mamata, EC spar over Nandigram, both say poll official under threat
Tue, May 04, 2021

The Commission is learned to have asked the state government to provide police protection to the Nandigram RO Kishore Kumar Biswas. Responding to a question, a senior official said Biswas had not approached the EC for protection.

Between the lines: young voters declined, elderly rose in Bengal
Mon, May 03, 2021

Election Commission data shows that in both absolute numbers and vote share, young voters, particularly first-timers, declined in the state compared to the last Assembly elections. At the same time, the state saw the highest rise among voters 80 years and older.

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