While government-run higher institutes have always found it a challenge to attract enough foreign students, most of the private universities too, have received very few applications this year from foreign students.
The situation is worse for those who have faced an economic crisis amid all of this. Students who have gone back home or those in a geographically disadvantaged situation are also facing the brunt as connectivity remains a key challenge.
While selecting subjects, students should understand that it is a career path and not stream that they are opting for. One should keep in mind the preparation required for admission to at undergraduate after pursuing the stream, recommend experts.
From the son of a farmer who wishes to fulfill his father's dreams to a dancer cum debater who does not fit the traditional image of a topper, meet all those who have scored more than 99 per cent marks in CBSE 10th board exams results.
Even as masks, sanitisers, and thermal check-ups at entry points are going to be mandatory, institutes are finding the task of ensuring social distancing in hostels, common facilities like canteens, and while commuting to be a challenge. From making campuses into isolated units to scholarships and pay-later options, here is what universities across India are doing to prepare themselves for reopening.
Parents are not ready to send their children to school and demand online education to continue, while reducing the syllabus for upcoming classes. For students belonging to weaker sections of society who do not have proper access to online educational tools, the choice between on-campus and online schooling is even harder to make.
'I want society as a whole to be more united and responsible. I can do that only if I am in a position of power. This is why I want to become a 'bada afsar' (a senior offer),' said the UP Board 12th topper.
IITs blame the high weightage given to 'perspective' metrics, which they claim lack transparency. The HRD Minister also said that he does not agree with international rankings and will instead focus on making Indian ranking a dream for international institutes.
Delayed joining, less stipend, connectivity issues and missing out on an office environment has affected the internship season for the COVID batch of 2020. For a select few, with internships going digital, bigger brands and C-suite bosses have become accessible.
Incomplete syllabus, stress over the ongoing pandemic, and fear of not getting degrees on time are key concerns of students demanding promotion on the basis of internal assessments. Most are also facing problems due to a lack of infrastructure to appear for the online exams.
'Girls have the additional responsibility of cooking and helping in domestic chores, that is why they often fail to do their best in academics, but my parents motivated me to study,' said the rank-holder.
Himanshu Raj believes that consistency is the key to crack any exam. However, his education is on a halt at present due to the coronavirus pandemic as schools are shut and he does not own a smartphone or laptop to study online.
From fee-waivers to online courses, from virtual tours to provisional admissions and the option to join on-campus at any time, foreign universities are luring Indian students who make the second-highest influx of international exchange. But is it a wise option to study abroad this session?
Placements were midway for most institutes when the pandemic hit the country. The industry believes newer job roles will emerge and old ones might not be relevant. The academia is gearing up with a new curriculum, skill-based bridge courses, and special placement drives
The 'take-home exams' can be a huge relief for academicians but the major concern remains one of ensuring integrity. How can one ensure a candidate is not cheating? Here is an attempt to understand these exams.
Even as ed-tech platform adoptions increase, national and international publishing houses are exploring newer ways to ride the change. Physical books and online learning will go hand in hand and the future of learning is hybrid, claims the industry.
From management students to engineers, from policymakers to healthcare professionals, coronavirus has made it to the curriculum of almost all sectors. Here is a look at some of the colleges offering the course. Would you want to study about the pandemic?
Despite the announcement of fee hike and promise of regular disbursal of fee in January 2019, 88.5 per cent of the fellows claim that they do not get their payments on time while only 39.8 per cent scholars have received the increased stipend.
The game is set in a city where the player has to go out of the house to buy groceries and medicines, all while maintaining social distancing from infected objects and people, as well as collecting PPEs including masks and sanitisers.
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The staff at local government schools with the help of NGOs, distributes worksheets to as many doorsteps as they can. Sometimes the announcements are made on a loudspeaker and students while sitting in their respective homes are made to note down the instructions, informed a student.