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The frailty of India’s university system is also apparent when one takes a cursory look at global rankings of universities. (HT)
TOEFL and GRE exams are used for admission to top universities across several countries. (Hindustan Times)
TOEFL and GRE exams are used for admission to top universities across several countries. (Hindustan Times)

TOEFL, GRE exams will now be taken at home

  • Both TOEFL and GRE will be taken at home till the situation is conducive for tests to be conducted at centres
  • The decision has been taken keeping in the mind social distancing and lockdown amid the spread of coronavirus

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' (Photo: HT)
File Photo: Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. (ANI)
About 1.5 million students appear every year for JEE, and 1.4 million for NEET. (Photo: Hindustan Times)
About 1.5 million students appear every year for JEE, and 1.4 million for NEET. (Photo: Hindustan Times)

Corona impact: Chaos for class of 2020-21 as academic year likely to be delayed

With the postponement of major national entrance tests such as JEE and NEET due to the coronavirus pandemic, academic schedules of millions of students and institutions across the country have been thrown out of gear

As per the latest schedule, the last date for filling the application forms of the entrance examinations has been extended till April 30 and later.
A file photo of IIT Delhi campus. Photo: HT
Many applicants are hoping the CFA designation will offer them better jobs, higher salaries and a deeper understanding of their industry. (Hindustan Times)
Many applicants are hoping the CFA designation will offer them better jobs, higher salaries and a deeper understanding of their industry. (Hindustan Times)

CFA June exam postponed, about 2.5 lakh applicants had registered

  • Those registered for the June chartered financial analyst exam will automatically be transferred to the next two test periods
  • December is the earliest opportunity for the exam to be re-administered

ICSE exams has been postponed till March 31. (HT)
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School Students writing the examination as they appearing for their 12th class CBSE board Exams at the Lady Sivaswami Iyer Girls Higher Secondary School in Chennai. File Photo. (ANI)
School Students writing the examination as they appearing for their 12th class CBSE board Exams at the Lady Sivaswami Iyer Girls Higher Secondary School in Chennai. File Photo. (ANI)

Coronavirus: CBSE asks exam centres to ensure 1 meter distance between students

  • CBSE has asked examination centres to ensure that candidates for board exams are seated at distance of one metre from one another
  • Exam invigilators have been asked to wear masks or cover face with handkerchiefs

The instructions issued to the students state that all undergraduate, MBA, and first year M.Tech students are required to vacate the hostels by March 19. (HT)
The instructions issued to the students state that all undergraduate, MBA, and first year M.Tech students are required to vacate the hostels by March 19. (HT)

IIT Kanpur students asked to vacate hostels amid coronavirus scare

  • IIT Kanpur has sought a gradual reduction of students in the hostels
  • For PG students, who are away from the campus, special leave will be provided to them

With most infections emerging in the past two weeks, the government has had to take drastic steps such as closure of schools, colleges, malls and cinema theatres. (AP)
With most infections emerging in the past two weeks, the government has had to take drastic steps such as closure of schools, colleges, malls and cinema theatres. (AP)

Parents wary as schools and colleges close amid coronavirus woes

  • Some educational institutions say there’s no point complaining as prevention is priority now
  • At least 12 states have ordered school closures, with no global agency saying when Covid-19 will blow over

A file photo of IIM Ahmedabad. Photo: Mint
A file photo of Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia (Photo: Mint)
A file photo of XLRI, Jamshedpur. (Mint)
The Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory urging people to avoid large gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak.
A file photo of IIT Madras campus. (PTI)
2019 saw largest number of visas granted to Indian students in last 8 years. (iStockphoto)
Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad. (ANI)
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