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Sheetal Banchariya

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Senior Sub-Editor at the Indian Express, Sheetal is a Delhi University alumnus and can be found running half-marathons, reading non-fiction books and watching documentaries when not working. Tweets at @s_banchariya.

CBSE Class 10th, 12th result not releasing this week
Mon, Aug 02, 2021

CBSE Class 10 result will not be out this week. The board official said they will be releasing a circular today for schools that have not yet submitted marks to the board.

CBSE private candidates claim evaluation system discriminatory, board cites lack of data to promote them
Thu, Jul 22, 2021

The board has directed that the exams for private category candidates will be conducted from August 15-September 15. These students are distressed as they have to appear for offline exams in the coming months.

Universities stare at roadblock in UG admissions as boards adopt different grading systems
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

Universities may find it difficult to admit students based on class 12 marks this year as school education boards have adopted different marking schemes. While some are looking forward to national-level entrance exams, others are mulling over reserving seats for state board candidates.

CBSE exams 2022: Educators praise two board exams, students divided on new decision
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

The academic session will be bifurcated into two terms -- Term I exams of a duration of 90 minutes will be held in November-December 2021 and term II exams will be held in March-April 2022 at exam centres.

Final decision on CUCET for undergraduate admissions in 10 days: DU official 
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

We are hoping for CUCET to become a reality. The admission process is anyway going to get delayed till September, hence a central entrance exam will only being uniformity in the admissions, said DU acting VC, PC Joshi.

B.Tech courses preferred by international students coming to India, but IITs out of their reach
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

Of the total students who join BTech programmes, 83.8 per cent are male. The scenario is similar for other courses – BSc (62 per cent), BBA (68 per cent), BE (86 per cent).

No campus life, full fee: How Covid changed IIM journey of batch 2020-22
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Students from various IIMs say while their classes have continued online, they are missing out on peer interactions and the personality-building opportunities campus life offers. Institutes, meanwhile, cite reasons why fee can't be reduced.

Students allege exams being held despite incomplete syllabus, internet issues; varsities say doing our best
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Students from across streams, from various parts of the country, raised similar issues, even as university authorities said they were doing their best amid the existing constraints.

With mostly 100% pass percentage in Class 10, schools gear up to accommodate extra students in Class 11
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

As schools have been directed to provide grace marks to students as per the alternative marking scheme, the pass percentage of students enrolled in Class 10 under several state boards has been recorded as high as 100 per cent this year.

No exam guidelines from BCI this year, law schools follow both exam and non-exam modes
Sat, Jun 19, 2021

Online open-book examinations, assignment-based assessments and promotion based on performance in previous semesters, Law colleges and universities are adopting all the possible measures for evaluating students.

From on-campus medical facilities to digital infra: Students’ post-pandemic wish list for universities
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

A quick-response team of medical staff on campus, digital libraries and following a blended mode of learning are among the top expectations of students who will be joining undergraduate courses during academic session 2021-22.

Back in Bangladesh for MBBS exams, group of Indian students wait hours for quarantine hotel
Sat, Jun 12, 2021

The students said they returned to the country after being assured by their colleges that they will either be quarantined at their college hostels or government-nominated hotels according to the health regulation of Bangladesh.

Only 2.7% colleges offer PhD programmes, central universities account for 13.6% PhD candidates: AISHE report 2019-20
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Computer engineering has the highest number of 7682 students enrolled for PhD with 57.7 per cent male students. Mechanical engineering is the second-highest, having 6714 students with 91.2 per cent male students.

Alternative grading system for Class 12 to save foreign universities from losing Indian students
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

Most foreign universities are accepting provisional marksheets and predictive scores with almost all courses being offered during the January 2022 intake. This would enable students unable to join the September 2021 intake to join their cohort next year.

Paramedical and nursing sector likely to get a boost in post-COVID era 
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

Medical colleges may soon be allowed to run one additional course with an intake of 100 medical students, nurses could also be trained to prescribe 47 basic drugs. A one-year diploma course after MBBS for lab medicine and for ultrasound may be started.

Inclusion of marine engineering, geomatics in GATE 2022 to help graduates pursue specialised careers
Sun, Jun 06, 2021

The decision could improve enrolment in marine engineering at all levels and open the door for students to various specialised jobs in India and abroad.

No financial help from UGC during Covid, varsities underline lack of digital infrastructure
Tue, Jun 01, 2021

The UGC has released more than half a dozen guidelines and advisories on COVID-appropriate behaviour that educational institutes need to adhere to, but has not released any additional funds for covid management or digital infrastructure.

From jobs to medical needs, alumni associations lend a helping hand in fight against COVID-19
Sun, May 30, 2021

Various alumni associations have been involved in verifying the leads for oxygen cylinders, hospital beds and necessary medicines. However, a few alumni groups are also helping others find a job as many industries have become unstable amid covid, while some are using technology to meet the challenges proposed by the second wave of coronavirus outbreak.

CBSE Class 10 evaluation strategy not foolproof, but better alternative to pen-and-paper exams amid pandemic
Fri, May 28, 2021

Despite all the reservations against the policy pertaining to subjectivity and ambivalence, stakeholders are of the opinion that the alternative assessment policy is the best possible strategy in the current scenario.  

JEE Advanced 2021 likely to be postponed amid COVID second wave, say officials 
Wed, May 26, 2021

Once the second round of JEE Main is conducted, only three weeks are required to prepare to conduct JEE Advanced. JEE Advanced 2021 may be conducted around September only, said experts.

Difficult to start first-semester classes by September 15: Engineering colleges 
Sat, May 22, 2021

Several state-level entrance exams have been postponed, which will also impact the universities' admission process. Consequently, the commencement of the classes will have to be delayed. 

With India seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases, students stressed about exams and future prospects
Mon, May 17, 2021

Families are getting infected every day and it is creating mental trauma among students. Keeping them motivated is becoming difficult for schools and coaching institutes

Are remote proctored exams most viable way of assessment amid COVID; experts weigh in
Fri, May 14, 2021

While online exams can be administered for entrance tests or semester exams, they may not be a suitable option for school exams, especially board exams.

DU NCWEB guest faculty members claim non-payment since 2019, varsity denies any delay prior to COVID
Wed, May 05, 2021

As per the claims of the guest faculty members, they have not been paid for more than two semesters and consequently, the university may owe a maximum of Rs 1,50,000 per faculty.

CISCE ICSE results: Council asks schools to collate Class 9, 10 average marks
Tue, May 04, 2021

The schools have been directed to collect and submit the data of all the assessment conducted in the academic year 2019-20 and 2020-21.  

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