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Sakshi Saroha


Senior Sub Editor at The Indian Express, Sakshi is a major in Economics from Delhi University. An avid reader, she can be found catching up on her to-be-read list or at a poetry slam in her leisure time. Tweets @sakshi_saroha

IIT Dropout Series: He dropped out of IIT-Delhi to join a startup, now co-owns food-tech brand
Mon, Nov 29, 2021

For a year in college, he practiced vipassana, wrote a paper on Naxalism and also visited Chhattisgarh to study the impact of government subsidies on tribals. But this didn’t serve the mission statement in his life which was 'to maximize the impact that he wants to have on people'

Private varsities plan expansion, new courses to address high UG cut-off
Sun, Nov 28, 2021

There are several students who despite scoring a decent percentage could not make it to the high DU cut-offs and are now heading towards private colleges in Delhi-NCR. 

Online courses that will help you learn the dynamics of Indian Constitution
Sat, Nov 27, 2021

While the Constitution is self-explanatory, the charter language often confuses aspirants. Various platforms host online workshops as well as courses on key features of the Indian Constitution, which can be a good way to understand it in a simple and jargon-free manner.

IIM-Ahmedabad launches online certificate course ‘Understanding Bhagavad Gita’ for executives
Thu, Nov 25, 2021

The programme is intended for professionals and aspiring learners who would want to learn management techniques in decision making, leadership, motivation, strategy planning, negotiation, persuasion and building teams.

How NGOs breathe life into dreams of underprivileged children
Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Across the country, various foundations are working to provide the right kind of guidance to youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds in the form of NEET/JEE coaching or after-school support groups, besides providing financial, academic as well as career-oriented support

UPSC Civil Services exam: Here’s subject-wise book list for prelims, mains 
Sat, Nov 13, 2021

Current affairs form a major part of the UPSC Civil Services question paper, therefore, apart from the static syllabus, candidates should regularly follow the news events. 

NEET-UG topper Mrinal Kutteri had also cracked JEE, KVPY exams, suggests books to prepare for the exam
Mon, Nov 08, 2021

On his preparations amid the pandemic, Mrinal said the lockdown period was helpful as no time was wasted on travel. He largely focused on Class 11 and 12 NCERT books as well as notes provided by his coaching institute.

NEET-UG 2021 topper Mrinal Kutteri: ‘I did not compromise on my hobbies while preparing for the exam’
Fri, Nov 05, 2021

A native of Hyderabad, Mrinal Kutteri has scored a perfect 720 marks in NEET UG 2021. His father is a HR Consultant while his mother is a software engineer.

Why do engineers have a better success rate at UPSC Civil Services exam? 
Wed, Nov 03, 2021

Experts highlight that the analytical skills engineers gain while preparing for the JEE examination and further during graduation gives them a edge in qualifying the prelims stage of the UPSC Civil Service examination.

How these civil servants are extending a helping hand to UPSC aspirants via social media
Sat, Oct 30, 2021

Not just civil servants but the state PCS officers have also joined hands to help the unprivileged and candidates from remote areas.

With schools reopening, edtech platforms focus on holistic curriculum to attract new-age learners
Thu, Oct 21, 2021

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, parents are majorly concerned about the safety of their kids and edtech platforms have well understood their needs. Mapping the necessities of holistic education in the online mode of learning, these platforms have stretched in domains other than academics.

Maharashtra JEE Advanced 2021 topper Kartik Nair gets AIR 7, aspires to pursue research in AI
Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Kartik appeared in the first two sessions of the JEE Main 2021 and secured 99.88 and 99.98 percentile, respectively. However, rather than aiming for a 100 percentile, Kartik chose to focus on the JEE Advanced. 

From average school student to Bihar PSC CCE topper, Gourav Singh shares his success journey
Sun, Oct 10, 2021

BPSC CCE Topper Gourav Singh success journey: For aspirants preparing for BPSC CCE exam, he suggested focusing on the self-made notes for revision. He also lay emphasis on solving previous years’ papers as many questions are repeated in the mains exam.

UPSC CSE prelims 2021 today, check these last minute tips by toppers for revision
Sun, Oct 10, 2021

Appearing in mock tests is one of the repeatedly recommended tips by the toppers every year. These mock tests not just prepare the aspirants for the exam day but also help them analyse their strong and weak areas. 

Once a cradle of government job aspirants, Sasaram railway station now misses the study sessions
Tue, Oct 12, 2021

Anuj Dubey, a resident of Sasaram, said students were not allowed to study on the platforms after they staged a protest in 2018 over delay in the announcement of the railway examination date.

AIR 10 Satyam Gandhi clears UPSC Civil Service exam in first attempt, says ‘prelims is unpredictable stage’
Sun, Oct 10, 2021

Although Satyam prepared from his PG room in Rajendra Nagar, he never joined any coaching institutes for prelims or mains preparation.

AIR 9 Apala Mishra clears UPSC CSE 2020 with highest marks in interview
Sun, Oct 10, 2021

Apala Mishra not only cleared the exam with an excellent rank but also scored the highest marks (215) in the personality test stage. She chose Anthropology as her optional subject and took the help of coaching for GS and optional subject.

Gandhi Jayanti 2021: Few takers for Gandhian Studies in Indian universities, Covid contributes to lower enrolment
Sat, Oct 02, 2021

The cultural ministry’s report on Gandhian studies suggests a lack of interest and awareness about the course among students, universities believe that the lack of employment opportunities also has its own share in the declining trend. 

Here’s how schools are reopening with customised learning curriculum 
Fri, Oct 01, 2021

According to UNICEF’s research, a substantial proportion of students and their parents reported that students learnt significantly less compared to pre-pandemic levels. In India, 80 per cent of children aged 14-18 years reported lower levels of learning than when physically at school. 

UPSC Civil Service prelims 2021: Consider mock test performance as a preparation indicator
Mon, Sep 27, 2021

While it is often suggested by many toppers to attempt a maximum number of questions, it should entirely depend on the candidate at what attempt level he/she is scoring higher marks

AIR 18 Radhika Gupta left corporate job to prepare for UPSC civil services, cracks exam in second attempt
Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Radhika studied for 9-10 hours every day and followed a set timetable to prepare for the exam. Although she gave enough time to her hobbies in order to balance the day, she largely kept herself away from social media. 

Taxi driver’s sons clear CA final exams, say ‘hard to get books in Hindi medium’
Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Natives of the Pali district of Rajasthan, Lalit and Rakesh have completed their school education from the government school in their home city. The brothers pursued their entire education through the Hindi medium

After acing CA final, topper Ruth Dsilva plans to appear for UPSC Civil Service exam
Sat, Sep 18, 2021

For the students appearing for the CA exams, Ruth suggests maintaining the consistency of preparation and not giving up. Those who will appear in the exam with the old course, she suggests analysing their performance and decide whether to convert or continue with their last attempt.“

‘Give GPS coordinates, involve family’: How DU plans to implement tree plantation in its curriculum
Fri, Sep 10, 2021

The student is expected to look after the tree or can involve family members in the care if it is planted at the student’s native place. A six-month progress report of the tree including a picture needs to be submitted to the college. 

TS EAMCET 2021: Agriculture and medical topper to appear for NEET-UG, aims to be a cardiologist
Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Shrinija did not exclusively prepare for the EAMCET exam but is focused to clear NEET. She suggests on thoroughly reading the class 11 and 12 NCERTs for the NEET exam