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Release of NEET admit cards delayed, but no decision yet on rescheduling exam

The National Testing Agency was supposed to release admit cards on 27 March. It has now been delayed until 14 April, when the 21-day lockdown ends, and beyond.
Representational image of school children in India | Photo: ANI

Modi govt wants CBSE, NCERT, colleges to revise academic calendar due to Covid-19 lockdown

Entrance exam schedule to be revised. HRD ministry also looking at considering lockdown as vacation period for schools and start new session once situation is normal.
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WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, email — schools, colleges go digital to beat COVID-19 disruption

Schools and colleges across India have been shut down until at least 31 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with several institutes calling off or postponing exams.
Delhi University

3 of 4 top posts vacant at DU, an Institution of Eminence, but V-C says doesn’t affect work

Members of the faculty and DU Executive Council say the vacancies are taking a toll on functioning, affecting a number of things from promotions to pensions. 
IIIT Bhagalpur is one of the five institutes that is set to get the 'national importance' tag | Photo: iiitbh.ac.in

Lok Sabha passes bill to give 5 IIITs ‘national importance’ tag, power to grant degrees

The 5 institutes covered under the IIIT (Amendment) Bill are those in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.
IIT Delhi | Commons

IIT-Delhi offers help to alumni studying abroad where colleges have been shut amid COVID-19

The institute tweeted Thursday, asking its alumni to contact them if they are unable to find accommodation after they were asked to vacate university or college hostels.
Representational image for the mid-day meal scheme | Photo: HRD ministry | Facebook

Schools shut over COVID-19, govt plans delivery of grains or cash for mid-day meal recipients

HRD ministry is set to tell states to provide students with either food grains or cooked meals delivered to their homes, or to send cash to their parents.
IIT Guwahati | Photo: Commons

IIT Guwahati suspends two students for hunger strike, ‘misrepresenting facts’ to media

The two PhD students were protesting against IIT Guwahati administration’s decision to ask a suspended faculty member to vacate official accommodation.
Students sanitise their hands outside a school in Bikaner | PTI

Students keep distance, teachers wear masks — CBSE’s COVID-19 advisory for exam centres

The CBSE advisory, issued Tuesday, also stated that all examination centres should have rows of benches placed at a distance of one meter from each other.
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UP to promote students of classes 1 to 8 without exams as coronavirus shuts down schools

The UP govt Tuesday extended the closure of all educational institutions, cinemas, mulitplexes and tourists places in the state till 2 April as a social distancing measure.

On Camera

A technician doing an experiment in University of Hong Kong | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Covid-19 shows that our selective visions of world order stand exposed

The void of meaningful inter-state cooperation on biosecurity during Covid-19 crisis should make us rethink the concept of world order.

Mass exodus of migrants: Are they the Covid-19 lockdown violators or victims?

The Union home ministry has ordered the states to seal borders and quarantine people who have violated the coronavirus lockdown for 14 days.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.