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6 IIT and 2 NIT graduates among top 10 in CAT 2019

Nearly 36% of candidates in CAT 2019 were women, but none of them made it to the 100 percentile mark, according to the organising institute, IIM Kozhikode.
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Introduce on-demand exams at undergraduate level, UGC panel tells Modi govt

The panel on evaluation reforms has suggested that exams should take place ‘when the learners consider themselves ready to appear’.  
Dhankar outside Jadavpaur University

‘He didn’t answer CAA-NRC questions’ — why JU students ‘rusticated’ Chancellor Dhankhar

Jadavpur University students have sent a 'rustication' notice to West Bengal Governor Jagdip Dhankhar, say he does not deserve to be the chancellor.
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High court tells IIT Guwahati to refund Rs 1,500 ‘alumni fee’ to 8 students

The IIT Guwahati students had petitioned Gauhati High Court, questioning the institute's authority to charge a fee on a mandatory basis.
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UGC makes it mandatory for PhD students to learn about research ethics, plagiarism

UGC says quality of research in India is low, wants students to learn about how to avoid data manipulation and the menace of fake journals.
Kota students and their view on jobs

Modi govt dumps ‘liberal’ in favour of ‘holistic’ in its new draft of education policy

The draft NEP 2019 had a section titled ‘Towards a More Liberal Education’. The latest version has replaced the word ‘liberal’ with ‘holistic’.
Protests against Citizenship Act in New Delhi. | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi govt asks IITs, IIMs, varsities to track student social media posts amid CAA protests

HRD ministry asks educational institutions to keep tab on social media accounts of students and teachers to ensure incidents like Jamia violence is not repeated.
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Jamia Millia Islamia to bear medical expense of students injured in Sunday’s police action

The Jamia administration discouraged efforts by organisations to collect donations in its name and said it had sufficient resources to pay for its students.
JNU students during a protest in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

JNU warns students boycotting exams they won’t be able register next semester

Several JNU students boycotted exams to protest the hike in hostel fees and condemned the university for giving 'take-home exams' to students.
JNU students have been protesting against a hostel fee hike | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

JNU hostel fee will be highest among central universities despite partial roll-back: Govt

HRD ministry internal report says JNU hostel fee after a partial roll-back will be Rs 48,100 per year, with only Delhi University coming close.

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As Modi govt doubles down on CAA, long-time friend Bangladesh moves closer to China

Opposition’s misinformation campaign has generated enough negative publicity. Modi govt will be in bigger trouble if Bangladesh’s rumour mills become active.

Has CDS Gen Bipin Rawat overstepped his brief by speaking on ‘de-radicalisation camps’?

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India has de-radicalisation camps for the young. He also said that 10-12 years old from Kashmir were being radicalised.

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Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.

Under Modi-Shah, BJP is back to being the Bharatiya ‘Baniya’ Party

BJP under Modi-Shah is returning to its protectionist, anti-MNC, technophobic old notions, underlining that strong governments can also be more risk-averse.