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The schools sector is likely to get a lion’s share, like in the previous years. (Photo: HT)
As per the data, India is 26th most favorite destination for education, globally (Photo: Hindustan Times)
As per the data, India is 26th most favorite destination for education, globally (Photo: Hindustan Times)

India likely to have its own TOEFL for foreign students

  • India is likely to frame its own English language test, on the lines of TOEFL, for foreign students to improve its ranking among the most preferred countries for education
  • There are around 50,000 foreign students, mostly from Asian and African countries, studying in various degree programmes in India

A file photo of IIT-Madras in Chennai. Photo: PTI
A file photo of IIT-Madras in Chennai. Photo: PTI

IIT alumnus donates 5 crore for hostels

  • IIT Madras will use the funds to elevate the hostels to world-class standards
  • Two more hostels will be identified by the institute for renovation

IIM Indore and TikTok will produce short videos for management lessons.
IIM Indore and TikTok will produce short videos for management lessons.

IIM students to get management lessons on TikTok

  • IIM Indore has signed an MoU with TikTok
  • IIM students will get their lessons on communication, strategy, negotiation, marketing, etc on TikTok videos

IIT Delhi campus. Photo: HT
IIT-Jodhpur has been working with a few business schools of repute from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia to provide international exposure.
IIT-Jodhpur has been working with a few business schools of repute from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia to provide international exposure.

IIT-Jodhpur to offer MBA course from this year

  • The MBA programme will be a 'tech-management combo', the first year of which will be a foundation course
  • IIT-Jodhpur has been working with a few business schools of repute from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia to provide international exposure

Police personnel walk in front of JNU students' protest march from Mandi House to HRD Ministry, demanding the removal of the university vice-chancellor, in New Delhi. (ANI )
Police personnel walk in front of JNU students' protest march from Mandi House to HRD Ministry, demanding the removal of the university vice-chancellor, in New Delhi. (ANI )

JNU hostel fee: ‘Non-agitating' students in dilemma due to lack of clarity

  • Till date, 3300 students have registered for the new semester and agreed to pay the increased room rent. JNU has around 8000 students
  • Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar maintained that there is no deviation from the "formula" arrived at the HRD Ministry

The Delhi government has made education and revamping government schools a priority as part of their governance framework. (Photo: ANI)
The Delhi government has made education and revamping government schools a priority as part of their governance framework. (Photo: ANI)

Three Delhi govt schools among top 10 in India rankings

  • Delhi government school Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Sector 10, Dwarka, has been ranked No. 1
  • While RPVV Lajpat Nagar moved up one place to fifth position, RPVV Rohini broke into the top 10 at seventh place

Sucharita Sen, faculty of CSRD JNU at AIIMS after masked miscreants armed with sticks attaked in JNU campus. (PTI)
Sucharita Sen, faculty of CSRD JNU at AIIMS after masked miscreants armed with sticks attaked in JNU campus. (PTI)

Masked mob enters JNU campus, attacks students and faculty

  • JNU administration, which called in the police soon after the attack, told students to keep calm and cooperate with police
  • Though the exact number of miscreants roaming JNU’s south Delhi campus was not known, some students claimed that their numbers could be as large as 50

Police personnel deployed outside the JNU campus after Akhil Bhartiya Vidhayrthi Parishad (ABVP) has accused left inclined students of vandalising the Periyar hostel of Jawharlal Nehru University (JNU) and severely injuring various students present inside the hostel, in New Delhi. (IANS)
Police personnel deployed outside the JNU campus after Akhil Bhartiya Vidhayrthi Parishad (ABVP) has accused left inclined students of vandalising the Periyar hostel of Jawharlal Nehru University (JNU) and severely injuring various students present inside the hostel, in New Delhi. (IANS)

JNU Students' Union and ABVP members clash on university campus

  • Members of the Left-backed student outfits alleged that outsiders were allowed to enter the campus and they barged into hostels, including girls' hostels
  • The students' union claimed that its president Aishe Ghosh and many other students were injured in stone pelting by ABVP members

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Several new methods will kick in the CBSE board exams from 2020
A file photo of Aligarh Muslin University (Photo: PTI)
A file photo of Aligarh Muslin University (Photo: PTI)

CAA protests: Aligarh Muslin varsity extends winter vacations

  • With trouble still brewing, discontent simmering over the CAA and the NRC, the Aligarh Muslin University authorities today decided to extend the winter vacations for indefinite period
  • The university will not reopen on 6 January, as announced earlier

More than 10.34 lakh candidates registered for the examination. Photo: Hindustan Times (Hindustan Times)
More than 10.34 lakh candidates registered for the examination. Photo: Hindustan Times (Hindustan Times)

UGC-NET December 2019 results: 60,147 qualify for assistant professor's post

  • UGC-NET December 2019 examination was conducted by the NTA between December 2 and 6 in 700 centres across 219 cities
  • As per the UGC policy, 6% of candidates who appear in both the papers and obtain minimum qualifying marks in aggregate of both the papers are declared NET qualified

A file photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)
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Under new norms, the leave application will be sent to the district chief medical officer to confirm as their health condition. (Mint )
Under new norms, the leave application will be sent to the district chief medical officer to confirm as their health condition. (Mint )

Want sick leave in exams? Produce certificate by CMO: UP board to teachers

  • Under new norms, the leave application will be sent to the district chief medical officer to confirm as their health condition
  • Examinations for class 10 and class 12 of the UP board of High School and Intermediate Education will start on February 18 and run until March 6, 2020

A file photograph of people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Kanpur. (PTI)
A file photograph of people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Kanpur. (PTI)

AT IIT Kanpur, protest bares old faultlines

  • The reaction by the engineering institute’s administration to a peaceful march by students has reopened old grievances
  • IIT-K students who protested the crackdown on students elsewhere faced an inquiry by the institute

ICSI exams will be held from Monday onwards as per regular schedule. (Mint)