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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.

JEE Main 2020 topper from Jammu-Kashmir: Internet shutdown did not impact Aryan Gupta’s performance
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

JEE Main 2020 Jammu Kashmir Topper aims to study at IIT-Delhi and believes clearing Main is only a step in the right direction. He wishes to appear for the second attempt at JEE in the April session to improve his score of 99.73 percentile.

JEE Main 2020: Twin brothers, who love exams, scores 100 and 99.9 percentile
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The 100 prcentile scorer claims that it took him just a couple of months to prepare for JEE Mains. The duo wishes to join IIT and will appear for the second session of JEE Mains as well.

JEE Main 2020 topper wants to pursue computer science engineering, shares preparation strategy
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

JEE Main topper 2020: Born in a family of doctors, he was expected to follow medicine at first but he claims that it was his love for mathematics that made him chose engineering stream.

15.93 lakh registered for NEET UG 2020, rise in applications from J&K
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

NEET 2020: Thanks to the offline application mode available to the students belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir region, more students from the state applied for the exam this year. With a total of 33,357 candidates applying for NEET 2020 is a hike from 26,595 last year.

DU admissions 2020: Applications to open in April, efforts to make it a ‘single form’
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

DU admissions 2020: The process is expected to be more objective and student-friendly. Application forms will release early to allow more time to students, informed the administration.

CAT is easy to crack, if you follow a strategy: 2019 topper Rishi Mittal
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

CAT 2019: Study materials are important to get a basic understanding of concepts. Thereafter, it is all about preparing your own strategy and attempting as many mock test papers as you can and analysing them, said Rishi Mittal, who wishes to be a financial consultant.

This candidates appeared for CAT 17 times, topped six times
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Thane-based Patrick D’Souza is a 43-year-old who appeared for CAT 17 times and topped it for the sixth time this year. He works as a CAT coach and claims his attempt will not take away any candidate's chance at admission.

CAT 2019: Two friends from IIT-Bombay are among top scorers
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

CAT 2019: Both friends are students of IIT-Bombay and used to discuss their mock test analysis. This year 10 students have topped the CAT and all of them are males with technology or engineering background

17-year-old student creates device to detect bacterial attack on crops, aims to curb farmer suicide
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Despite working on it since class 9, Nayak also won NTSE scholarship and scored over 90 per cent in his class 10 boards. Currently studying computer science, Nayak has help from Intel and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for his project.

High student intake, lack of ‘quality’ teachers lead to staff shortage at IITs
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

There is a shortage of 3709 faculty members across the 23 IITs. As the IITs will implement the EWS quota in full swing from this year onwards, the number of faculty positions are expected to rise further by around 10-25 per institute.

UP Board to hold compartment exams for Class 12
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

UP Board Class 12 exams 2020: The move is aimed at bringing down the absentee ratio from UP Board inter exams. In the academic year 2019, 6.69 lakh students skipped board exams. In 2018, 11 lakh candidates gave class 12 exams a miss.

Has MTech fee hike led to a decline in GATE 2020 registrations?
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

GATE 2020: Despite the lockdown in the Valley following the scrapping of Article 370, over 10,000 from the region have applied for GATE 2020. As per the data provided by the GATE 2020 office, a total of 5464 candidates applied from Jammu-Samba region and 5140 from Srinagar.

Youngest to crack state judicial services, Jaipur’s Mayank Pratap Singh set to become youngest judge
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

During the interview round, he was asked about both Sabrimala and Aayodhya verdict. Mayank had passed high school in science stream with physics, mathematics and chemistry as his subjects and was asked to appear for IIT entrance exams by his relatives

Delhi University to offer BSc (Hons) Environmental Science from 2021
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

The course was given a nod by the University Grants Commission (UGC) earlier and is expected to be implemented next year following interest from colleges. Over 140 new seats are expected to be open under the course across colleges.

IIMC to offer MA courses in collaboration with Ayush Ministry
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

A source in the IIMC Delhi office informed that the three courses are expected to run in New Delhi, Kottayam and Dhenkanal campuses of the institute.

Eight-year-old develops mask for clean air, demands law on climate change
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

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
Wed, Nov 06, 2019

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
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

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
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

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
Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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.