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Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank chairing a high-level review meeting on the various schemes and programs of the Education Ministry (ANI Photo )
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank chairing a high-level review meeting on the various schemes and programs of the Education Ministry (ANI Photo )

'IITs, NITs to offer engineering courses in mother tongue from next year'

  • The decision was taken at a high-level review meeting chaired by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday
  • It was also decided that the NTA will come out with the syllabus for competitive examinations after assessing the existing scenario of school education boards

Sub-standard courses forced 110 engineering colleges to shut shop in 2017-19. (Photo: HT)
Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' (PIB)
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain. (Photo: ANI)
Educational institutions in the country have been closed since March in view of the coronavirus pandemic. (HT )
Photo: HT
Students stand in a queue as they arrive to appear for the JEE exam (ANI)
Students stand in a queue as they arrive to appear for the JEE exam (ANI)

Engineering entrance JEE-Main likely to be pushed to February: Officials

  • An official notification on the date of the exam is expected soon and the application process will begin next month
  • Rising number of covid-19 cases and engineering admission for this year still being underway, are among the reasons behind authorities contemplating the move

This year, the admission process is completely online in view of the COVID-19 pandemic
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa  (PTI)
A general view of Rhodes College where photos of Amy Coney Barrett, a potential Supreme Court nominee, hang in the Hall of Fame, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., September 22, 2020. Picture taken September 22, 2020.  REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht (REUTERS)
A general view of Rhodes College where photos of Amy Coney Barrett, a potential Supreme Court nominee, hang in the Hall of Fame, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., September 22, 2020. Picture taken September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht (REUTERS)

Covid-19 pandemic: US Rhodes Scholars 2021 chosen virtually for first time

  • The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 winners early Sunday, which include 22 students of color
  • The winners were chosen from a pool of more than 2,300 applicants — of which 953 were endorsed by 288 different colleges and universities to study at Oxford University in England

There have been demands for postponement of board exams to May in view of continued closure of schools
There have been demands for postponement of board exams to May in view of continued closure of schools

Covid-19: Board exams to take place as scheduled, says CBSE secretary

  • The CBSE exams for class 10 and 12 will happen for sure and a schedule is likely to be announced soon, board secretary Anurag Tripathi said
  • He, however, did not comment upon whether the exams will be conducted in the same format and will be held in February-March as per schedule or will be postponed

A student accesses e-learning contents on mobile phones during a class as part of 'Online Education Mobile Library' initiative organised to provide online education to disadvantaged pupils, at a library in Mumbai on October 17, 2020. (Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP) (AFP)
A student accesses e-learning contents on mobile phones during a class as part of 'Online Education Mobile Library' initiative organised to provide online education to disadvantaged pupils, at a library in Mumbai on October 17, 2020. (Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP) (AFP)

E-learning inadequate and ineffective: Azim Premji University study

  • The study by the university across five states said an overwhelming majority of the teachers and parents want children to return to schools with necessary safety protocols

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah dismissed the petition filed by NGO 'Social Jurist' against the September 28 order of the Delhi High Court.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah dismissed the petition filed by NGO 'Social Jurist' against the September 28 order of the Delhi High Court.

CBSE class 10, 12 exam: Supreme Court dismisses plea for waiver of fees

  • A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah dismissed the petition filed by NGO 'Social Jurist' against the September 28 order of the Delhi High Court

Indian students make up 18% of the total number of international students in the US, second only to China.
A student attends class in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, amid the spread of the new coronavirus. Tens of thousands of school children returned to class Monday in Havana for the first time since COVID-19 prompted authorities to shut the island down in April. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) (AP)
A student attends class in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, amid the spread of the new coronavirus. Tens of thousands of school children returned to class Monday in Havana for the first time since COVID-19 prompted authorities to shut the island down in April. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) (AP)

Lay-offs bring down kids’ school grades

A study from Spain shows children whose fathers lost their jobs during the Great Recession performed worse at school than others

IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Calcutta are the other B- schools that have been awarded this year. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Calcutta are the other B- schools that have been awarded this year. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

IIM-B tops list of best B-schools in Central Asia in Eduniversal rankings

  • IIM-B tops is the first management institute in India to offer massive open online courses
  • Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, director, IIM-Bangalore, said, "IIM-B is honoured to be among the top three schools from Central Asia voted by our peers in the survey"

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, students walk near the Widener Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A federal appeals court on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 has upheld a district court decision clearing Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (AP)
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, students walk near the Widener Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A federal appeals court on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 has upheld a district court decision clearing Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (AP)

Harvard University wins appeals fight over race in college admissions

  • A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling clearing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian American applicants
  • The decision delivers a blow to the group, Students for Fair Admissions, and moves the case a step closer to a possible review by the Supreme Court

Students maintain social distance while studying. (ANI)
Photo: Hindustan Times
Photo: Hindustan Times

Virus alters academic calendar

  • To compensate for the learning loss and delayed start of the academic year, the newly enrolled students in the first year of undergraduate and postgraduate-level of universities are unlikely to get summer vacation

The Haryana medical education and research department has revised the fee for medical courses and introduced bonds for students.
The Haryana medical education and research department has revised the fee for medical courses and introduced bonds for students.

MBBS fees in medical colleges raised in Haryana from 50,000 to 10 lakh

  • With this a student seeking admission in an MBBS course will have to pay 40 lakh for the four-year course
  • IMA president Dr Rajan Sharma has criticised the decision by the Haryana government to raise the fees

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