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IIT-Guwahati said that, in just the first half of day one, 200 job offers were extended to its students as compared to a total 158 offers made on the first day of last year’s session | Twitter | @IITGuwahati

IIT placement season starts with a bang, students getting more jobs & higher pay packages

IIT-Roorkee says 11 students hired at pay packages of more than Rs 1 crore, the highest being an international firm’s offer of Rs 2.15 crore.
File photo of students writing their board exams | ANI

‘Error’ says CBSE as Class 12 paper asks ‘2002 anti-Muslim violence took place under which govt’

Question was part of the term 1 sociology board exam held Wednesday. CBSE has initiated an inquiry into the matter, and promised 'strict action against the responsible persons'.
Representational image of school students in class | ANI

History textbooks should include 4 Vedas, look at post-1947 events too — House panel tells govt

The Parliamentary panel report on reforms in school textbooks recommends studying educational methodologies adopted in universities like Nalanda, Vikramshila and Takshashila.
Delhi University Arts Faculty | Representational image: Commons

Entrance exam? Only 50% weight to Class 12 marks? DU could change UG admission rules in 2022

DU had last month constituted a panel to study admission data and see if there are any discrepancies in the admission process, and if they need to be corrected.
IIT Delhi has topped the chart on Times Higher Education global employability rankings. | Commons

IIT Delhi beats UC Berkeley & University of Chicago in Times employability rankings, ranks 27th

The other institutes that made it to the top 100 are IISc, Bengaluru and IIT Bombay. IIT Delhi & Bombay also ranked among the top 150 in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
Representational image | Wikimedia commons

India’s mechanical engineering course set for IT makeover, to include 3D printing & drones

An AICTE-appointed committee is working on revising the mechanical engineering syllabus for all colleges barring centrally-funded institutes like IITs, IIITs and NITs.

Physical classes in Delhi’s schools and colleges to resume from 29 November

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said only CNG and electric vehicles, barring those engaged in essential services, will be allowed to enter Delhi from 27 November.
Engineering students in class | Representational Image | Commons

After 2-year ban, AICTE wants to know if it can allow new engineering colleges from next year

An expert committee had in 2019 advised AICTE to stop approving new engineering colleges and adding more seats, except in emerging areas like AI, machine learning and robotics. 
Representational image. | A school in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Parents are increasingly anxious about sending children back to school, not only due to Covid

Post-pandemic parental anxiety is keeping a rising number of children away from physical classes, say teachers across cities. Experts urge return to schools.
Students arrive for classes after the Delhi government allowed the reopening of schools, at Navyug School, Jor Bagh Colony, on 1 September 2021 | Representational image | Photo: ANI

Covid-driven or general trend? Need to study why more kids are taking pvt tuition, experts say

More than 70% of students are now enrolled in government schools, and nearly 40% take tuition. Experts consider if these trends are pandemic-driven or more long-term

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Also read: Sandwiched between Xi, Putin, Imran in Bishkek, Modi learnt an important political lesson

Putin’s visit is a defining moment for India-Russia ties. It’s a telling message to China

Russian president’s visit comes at a time when geopolitical friendships are in a state of flux. But Putin and Modi won’t loosen their very special embrace.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Brazil. | ANI

What’s the hype about 2+2 talks India’s holding with US, Japan, Australia & now Russia

After India-Russia 2+2 talks, there will be four countries with which India will have a similar format of dialogue involving the foreign as well as defence ministers from both sides.

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File image of Russia's S-400 Triumf multi-layered air defence system | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

From buyer of military goods, India wants to become Russia’s ‘development & production’ partner

India & Russia are looking at signing a defence logistics exchange pact when President Putin comes calling, with a ceremonial handing over of S-400 Triumf air defence systems likely too.

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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