Saturday, June 3, 2023


NMC bars 38 medical colleges from admitting MBBS students this year over ‘administrative lapses’

Among the colleges barred are many govt institutes, including Chennai’s Stanley Medical College, Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry, and Assam Medical College.

How govt is trying to standardise e-learning curriculum across state & central boards

The central govt formed a 21-member advisory committee this January to select quality content that will then be offered to students through 200+ govt TV channels, radio networks, & phones.

Australia’s Deakin University to start courses at India campus ‘no later than July 2024’

Deakin is 1st international university to open India campus under new govt scheme. Applications for students to enroll at its GIFT City campus in Gujarat expected by end of 2023.

Only 14% students took commerce in last 10 years, more arts & science takers, says govt study

The education ministry study also said that more students opted for science in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Tamil Nadu, while takers for arts were more in Gujarat, Punjab & Rajasthan.

How IITs & other top science institutes are trying to boost mental health on campus

In IIT-D workshop, top public and private technical colleges discussed their best practices, challenges & way ahead to improve mental health grievance redressal mechanisms on campus.

Govt looks at standardising board exam assessment across states to curb vast variations in results

Variation may be due to state boards' different approaches, says education ministry report. All states have been asked to work on process of standardising assessment.

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DU drops Iqbal from syllabus, approves new centres for Partition, Hindu & Tribal studies

Several members of DU academic council opposed syllabi changes & raised issue of displacement of ad-hoc teachers.

Not a ‘mix-up’ — UPSC claims duo forged documents to pose as civil service exam rank-holders

UPSC said in a statement that it would take 'penal action' against Ayesha Makrani & Tushar Brijmohan for 'fraudulently' claiming that they had been selected for the civil services.

Why some Australian universities are rejecting applications of students from 5 Indian states

Certain universities are no longer processing applications coming from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, UP, Gujarat and J&K citing ‘fraudulent documents’, high dropout rates as reasons.

On Camera


Wasim Akram | Wikimedia commons

Wasim Akram showed his class against the mighty West Indies. No...

Be it the 1986 match against the West Indies or his last test hundred in 2000, Wasim Akram's knocks have resulted in multiple victories for Pakistan.
A woman shops inside the Big Bazaar retail store in Mumbai | Reuters/Niharika Kulkarni

GST collection rises 12% to Rs 1.57 lakh crore in May

The government collected 1.41 trillion rupees as GST in May 2022 and a record 1.87 trillion rupees in April.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Manipur CM N. Biren Singh chairs a meeting with senior officials of the Manipur Police, CAPFs and the India Army to review the security situation in Manipur, in Imphal | ANI

Manipur unrest: Army defends itself against social media attacks, says its...

Statement follows social media posts giving out names of 21 officers belonging to one of two Manipur communities locked in violence — Kukis and Meiteis — and alleges favouritism.
Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Manipur saw ‘free’ India’s 1st flag hoisted. Now it’s BJP’s biggest...

There are 3 things you never do in a small northeastern state: undermine local leaders, divide and rule, push homogenisation.