Shyna Kalra

Senior Sub-editor with The Indian Express. She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal. Tweets at @ShynaKalra.

Articles By Shyna Kalra

Eight-year-old develops mask for clean air, demands law on climate change

At the age of eight, she has already visited 18 countries as part of her movement but had to drop out of mainstream education. Kangujam urged children across the country to act upon the climate crisis and ask their parents to "use bicycles where they can"

No compartment exams for JAC class 11 students: Jharkhand Board

There will not be any compartment exam for class 11 and those who have failed in more than one exam will have to repeat a year, while those who failed in one subject out of five have been promoted to class 12.

At 77, SK Dhawan gets PhD from IIT-Delhi

Being forced to leave education due to family's financial constrains after class 10, SK Dhawan today has four degrees, a doctorate and is a retired grade I officer of the government of India.

At 15, Pranjal Srivastava is India’s youngest gold medalist at International Maths Olympiad

Considering math to be his 'fun activity', Pranjal has been participating in math competitions since class 3 and wishes to pursue pure mathematics or theoretical computer science for his higher studies.

IIT-BHU students create bricks from waste to harness rainwater, replenish groundwater level

These bricks can be used in roads and can pass the rainwater directly into the ground and remain intact. The innovation is being tested with different proportions and will be available in the market soon.

Over 15% MTech seats go vacant at IITs as GATE-based recruitment, admissions fail to synchronise

In the recently conducted meeting of IITs with the HRD Minister, it was decided that only relevant MTech degrees will be granted by IITs to put a cap on dropouts.

Ayurveda, social enterprises courses attract New Zealand students to India

New Zealand changed its post-study work visa last year under which both undergraduate and postgraduate students get work rights of up to three years. This is an open visa and is applicable to students even if they do not secure any job offer after graduation.  

Himachal law university students say asked to vacate campus for protest over clean water, food

As the HPNLU student protest demanding clean water and food stretches over a week, the administration has shut university campus and hostels till September 25.

Improve research culture, investment for better ranking: Times Higher Education to Indian institutes

Appreciating IITs for their 'good teaching', THE Ranking editorial director said these institutes do not have a 'rich research culture'. The IIT-Delhi director commented that THE has no idea about Indian institutes.

Now, IIT-Delhi to fund start-ups owned by its faculty

IIT-Delhi launches FIRE scheme that would fund deep-technology start-up ideas with Rs 50 lakh initially. Three years of leave, of which one year would be paid, besides research facilities would be provided to teachers

IIT-Delhi creates vegan egg from plants; mock meat coming soon

The new substance, created by IIT-Delhi, is made from lentils and has the same protein-level, taste and cooking procedure as real eggs, Plant-based mutton, chicken, beef and turkey will be released soon.

International Literacy Day: Why India needs to achieve digital literacy now more than ever

According to a survey by Google India, children as young as 10 have access to the web but 98 per cent of Indian parents believe that to use the internet independently, their ward should be taught about online safety. Experts believe that it is parents who need training first.

Teachers’ Day: A farmer, a homemaker to an IITian, meet India’s favourite YouTube teachers

With fast expanding internet reach, India is learning to consume knowledge over YouTube. Here is a list of most subscribed teachers on YouTube who teach beyond the curriculum.

India has over 2 lakh fewer female teachers than males; gap wider at top ranks

Poor performance by women in UGC NET, societal biases while hiring and promotion have led to 2 lakh fewer female teachers than males across India. The gender gap is wider at the higher posts, according to an HRD report

NCTE to launch course for training school counselors

The course will be available from the coming academic year 2021. For those who have a BA in Psychology, a one-year diploma course would be available to make them trained counsellors.

Medical college, centre for engineering in medicine soon at IIT-Kanpur

The Centre for Engineering in Medicine will start enrolling students from October. It will offer Masters and PhD level courses with nearly 50 seats. The medical college-cum-specialty hospital, which is developing in collaboration with Tata Trust, will also have Master's level courses.

NCTE to shut down ‘poor performing’ BEd colleges, 1000 institutes under scrutiny

Even after over 5 lakh extra enrollment in BEd courses, hundreds of colleges fail to fill seats. The mindset of BEd increasing the matrimonial prospects of women is among the reasons behind the lack of quality education, says the chairperson.

DU open school students can shift to regular colleges in second year

The SOL will also hold online classes including webinars and chat-based counselling sessions for which the institute is aiming to hire 2000 new PCPs. The new study material will be available to students in their respective dashboards.

IIIT Bhopal students demand faculty, placement cell; warned of zero marks in exams

Three years post establishment, IIIT Bhopal is yet to have a director, permanent faculty or placement cell. Worried about lack of placement, students protesting since a week. IIIT administration threatens to give zero in tests, approaches parents.

IIT-Delhi faces hostel crunch, students to live in OYO-powered accommodation

Over 550 boys have been made to live in OYO-partnered nearby accommodation while female students have been accommodated in faculty, guest flats inside the campus. There has been high enrolment due to EWS quota, women-only quota as well as an increase in PhD seats as part of Institute of eminence status.