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SAARC university’s foreign students shun virtual classes, want scholarship dues paid

Students of South Asian University allege they are yet to receive promised allowances, certificates for visas. Varsity statement blames Covid.
Representational image | ANI

Not prepared for boards, say poor, rural students after year of online classes that never were

CBSE Class 10 and 12 exams are scheduled to commence on 4 May, and most state boards are also eyeing a date in the first week of May.
Representational image of students at a Kashmir school | ANI

CBSE, ICSE students want exams cancelled, sign petitions, but boards say no change in schedule

CBSE and CISCE exams are both scheduled to start from 4 May. Neither board appears likely to cancel exams just yet.
College students | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Students want colleges reopened as 2nd semester begins, but experts warn of Covid clusters

Students in Delhi, Jalandhar and Hyderabad have launched protests, calling for reopening of colleges. But experts note risks of infection.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia inaugurating 'Lab on Wheels' programme at the Delhi Technical University on 6 April, 2021 | Twitter

Manish Sisodia inaugurates DTU’s ‘Lab on Wheels’ programme to teach govt school students

'Lab on Wheels' is a customised bus equipped with 17 computers, two televisions, a 3D printer, cameras and a printer, a statement issued by Delhi deputy CM's office said.
A primary school in New Delhi

45+ or not, teachers want to be included in vaccine drive so ‘we can safely open schools’

India’s new vaccination phase began Thursday, paving way for all persons above 45 years to get vaccinated. Teachers across the country seek inclusion in this drive.
Students attend classes at Kautilya Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in New Delhi on 18 January | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

No student to be called to school in new academic session till further orders — Delhi govt

The Directorate of Education (DoE) also told schools that teaching and learning activities may commence from 1 April for students through digital mode for academic session 2021-22.
Representational image of students | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

With tweets, memes & online plea, DU students start social media campaign to reopen colleges

DU authorities say colleges are unlikely to be reopened amid second Covid wave. They add they are in touch with colleges to address concerns of students and teachers.
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Ashoka professor Mahesh Rangarajan appointed V-C of Krea University, will take charge in July

Rangarajan is currently professor of history at Ashoka University and a well-known columnist. He was previously director of Nehru Memorial Museum & Library.
File photo of IIM-Rohtak | @IIM_Rohtak | Twitter

Nothing wrong with IIM-Rohtak director appointment, ‘liable to be upheld’: Govt tells HC

A plea in Punjab & Haryana HC alleged IIM-Rohtak director Dheeraj Sharma was appointed in 2014 despite ‘discrepancies’ in qualifications and work experience.

On Camera

Deserted road at Marine drive as Maharashtra govt announced weekend lockdown due to surge in Covid cases in Mumbai on 10 April, 2021 | PTI

Deserted roads bring back nightmare of demand slump for Indian fuel companies

It’s an ominous sign for India, where fuel consumption still hasn’t fully recovered from last year’s national lockdown that saw oil demand fall to the lowest since 2007.

Defence

Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

China changes stance, wants de-escalation before disengagement in Ladakh. India disagrees

De-escalation before disengagement could give China an advantage as it can move troops back much faster than India due to its better infrastructure.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.