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Coming soon: BCom, BTech, MBBS in Telugu, Bengali & all Indian languages

Higher education in mother tongue is likely to be a part of the New Education Policy, which seeks to overhaul India’s education system.
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NID Ahmedabad puts off convocation after inviting Modi critic Mallika Sarabhai as guest

Miffed students of NID Ahmedabad subsequently held a mock convocation complete with felicitation and handing out of degrees.
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Building skills: How govts & businesses can help students in school-to-work transitions

No one agency, organisation or sector can address the learning and skills crisis alone. Collaboration between the public sector and businesses is an essential strategy.
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Modi govt’s new tax will mean more paperwork, costs for Indian students going abroad

Union Budget 2020 proposal to collect 5% tax on overseas remittances above Rs 7 lakh could increase short-term costs and paperwork for Indian students.
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Sitharaman’s education budget has FDI, making students job-ready, Rs 5,000-cr allocation rise

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced the setting up of a police academy and a forensic science university in Budget 2020.
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AICTE will punish colleges if they give wrong information in prospectus

New AICTE rules ask engineering, management colleges to now upload prospectus on website with correct information, and sell printed copies at reasonable price.
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Indians make up third largest foreign student population in UK after China, US

According to new data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, UK has seen a spike in Indians studying in the country despite the Brexit issue.
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No ‘anti-national’ activities, plays or music — IIT Bombay diktat to hostel students

Amid anti-CAA protests on the campus, IIT Bombay's new hostel rules also prohibit distribution of posters, leaflets and pamphlets.
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These are the regions in the world where people have most faith in their schools

Across the world, people feel schools are not preparing students for jobs, a new survey shows.
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Lucknow University could include CAA in syllabus, Mayawati says wrong move

Lucknow University V-C says teaching CAA is just part of proposal being discussed, but BSP supremo Mayawati calls it inappropriate because matter is sub judice.

On Camera

No need to panic. ‘Westlessness’ just means world without West’s dominance, not its ideas

More than a desire to emulate China’s success, western populism is quite likely an indication that the structure of the liberal democratic state needs to change.

Deora, Kamal Nath, Scindia, Ajay Maken: Congress imploding or showing internal democracy?

Congress is seeing some of its leaders engage in public spats. Ajay Maken criticised Milind Deora for praising AAP and asked him to “leave” Congress if he wanted.

Defence

Indian Air Force fighter jets fly during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

India will purchase 110 new fighter jets in staggered manner, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who is mandated with prioritising capital procurement, says India will likely buy more submarines for the Navy too.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.