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Parents, not kids, discriminate against poorer classmates: Study

An NGO is studying students in three Delhi schools to understand the social impact of the economically weaker section quota in private schools.

Jadavpur University vice-chancellor allegedly manhandled by students wanting union polls

Prof Suranjan Das claimed that he was heckled and manhandled by a section of students agitating over the issue of holding students union elections.

Govt plans higher education revamp — study at one university, get your degree from another

UGC is working on a credit-based system that will allow students to switch colleges during a course.

The Modi govt’s education reforms that could have been

BJP govt made several promises on reforming education, but with the last Parliament session coming to an end, they are set to fizzle out.

Forget cramming, CBSE will reward students for creative answers from this year

CBSE officials say students can have different sources of learning apart from the classroom, and they are allowed to use them in their answers if they want.

Diversity deficit in IIMs, IITs — just 23 STs and 157 SCs in 9,640 faculty posts

Together SCs, STs and OBCs make up just 9% of total faculty in IITs and 6% in IIMs. Some of the institutes have no SC or ST faculty.  

Snoop on school bags for ‘anything red’ — Valentine’s Day diktat for Karnataka schools

The advisory, issued to private schools, calls for a crackdown, saying students may resort to lying and stealing to celebrate Valentine's Day.

How do I deal with my panicky parents – students ask CBSE ahead of board exams

In just the first week since its launch, on 1 February, the CBSE helpline's new feature draws 4,000 callers. 

Nehru is back as Kamal Nath begins to undo ‘saffronisation’ at top journalism school

Kamal Nath's Congress govt in MP is probing allegations of irregular appointments, wasteful expenditure, violation of UGC rules & unauthorised changes in curriculum.

Govt to file review petition in Supreme Court on faculty reservation in universities: Javadekar

The announcement comes in the wake of protests by teachers and students bodies after the petition seeking restoration of earlier mechanism of faculty reservation.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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