Ritika Chopra

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JU set to miss IoE tag after Bengal refuses to commit Rs 2,000 cr

Last month, the HRD Ministry awarded IoE status to five public-funded institutions — IIT-Madras, BHU, IIT-Kharagpur, DU and University of Hyderabad — which would get up to Rs 1,000 crore for expansion. However, JU and Anna University’s IoE tag, despite the UGC’s recommendation, was put on hold.

School Education Secy removed 2 days after PM rap over ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet repatriated Ray, a 1984-batch AGMUT cadre officer, to her parent cadre. She was not reachable for comment on Tuesday.

Nearly 4,500 J&K students avail PM’s scholarship scheme — highest in 6 years

Of these, roughly 2,400 students are from the Jammu region, 1,474 from Kashmir and the rest from Ladakh, according to government data reviewed by The Indian Express.

Explained: Why Lok Sabha is still 543

As per Article 81, the composition of the Lok Sabha should represent changes in population. But it has remained more or less the same since the delimitation carried out based on the 1971 Census. Why is it so?

IITs show the tenure track way: Assistant professors to be promoted after 5 years and an appraisal

The 23 IITs on Friday agreed to grant tenure to assistant professors five years after their recruitment. The proposal was also approved by the Council of the 31 NITs this week.

EC takes a call: Voters left out of NRC will not be called ‘Doubtful’, can vote

Doubtful or ‘D’ voters are a category of voters in Assam whose citizenship is uncertain or under dispute. In 1997, the EC had introduced this at the time of revising the state’s voter list.

IITs have a plan: Weak students to exit in 3 years with BSc in engineering

The proposal is on the agenda of the IIT Council meeting called Friday, The Indian Express has learned. The Council, headed by the Human Resource Development Minister, is the highest decision-making body of all the 23 institutes.

Decide waiver plea on disqualification this month: Sikkim CM to EC

Tamang met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on Wednesday to seek early disposal of his plea.

Not just Lavasa’s wife, his sister and son too are under tax dept scanner

The tax department also surveyed the books of accounts of Nourish Organic Foods Ltd, a company in which his son Abir Lavasa is a director and holds 10,000 shares as part of an employee stock option plan last financial year.

Big fall in B.Tech, M.Tech enrolment, professional courses hit four-year low

Since the academic year 2015-16, the number of students pursuing professional courses at the undergraduate level has decreased by 7,21,506 (roughly 9%).

Govt’s first move to allow foreign universities to set up campuses here

This, effectively, reverses the BJP’s earlier stand on the Foreign Educational Institutions Bill moved by the UPA-II government.

Once, in 2016, Arun Jaitley warned of pitfalls in holding simultaneous polls

“Regarding holding of simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies, Hon’ble FM (Jaitley) averred that this is a sphere which is fraught with many pit-falls and we should tread with abundant caution in the matter,” state the minutes of the meeting.

IITs to seek 1 year more to enforce EWS quota

All centrally-funded educational institutions have been directed by the government to increase their overall student strength by 25 per cent, over two years, to accommodate the 10 per cent EWS quota.

Second-generation IIMs meet HRD Minister over funds crunch

The second-generation IIMs in Ranchi, Rohtak, Raipur, Kashipur, Udaipur, and Trichy were set up by the UPA-II government in 2008. The Cabinet, at that time, had sanctioned Rs 333 crore for each institute to build their campuses.

IITs reach out to Times Higher Education over global rankings

IIT-Delhi is in touch with Phil Baty, Times Higher Education’s editorial director of global rankings, on behalf of all 23 IITs. Baty, sources said, has agreed to a meeting in January next year.

Give student loans on future income: IIT-Delhi

The suggestion is part of IIT-Delhi’s pitch for more financial autonomy for the country’s 23 premier engineering institutes.

IIT-Kanpur won’t revoke Dalit professor’s PhD dissertation

The plagiarism charges against Sadrela were made in an anonymous email sent to several faculty members on October 15, 2018.

Locked down, Srinagar NIT students camp in NCR for job interviews

About 70 students are camping in a hostel in Ghaziabad for the last three weeks, at their own expense, to organise their placement drive. The total final year class has 360 students of whom 80 are from Jammu and Kashmir, most from the Valley.

Tripura University V-C resigns after sting video, claims threat to life

The Sunday Express has learnt that the government is not keen on keeping Dharurkar. The HRD Ministry forwarded his resignation letter to President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday itself.

Election Commission to Law: Extend postal ballot cover to non-govt voters on duty during polls

The EC’s letter justifies the recommendation to expand the above category of special voters stating, “it is necessary to explore all avenues to enable exercise of franchise by all eligible voters”.