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E-books, lectures, jobs & more — India’s tech students get a new LinkedIn-like network

AICTE has introduced a network called LetzConnect, where students can access notes and lectures, as well as connect to teachers and other students.

Not just rest of India, Pulwama attack also left Kashmiri students out of schools back home

On the boil since the killing of Burhan Wani in 2016, Kashmir has seen the situation deteriorate since the Pulwama attack, which was carried out by a local.

India-Pakistan tensions over Pulwama won’t affect SAU admissions, says university

South Asian University, the Delhi-based institute conceptualised as a solidarity initiative by 8 SAARC nations, has test centres in Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore.

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.

On Camera

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A still from Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

Why Laal Singh Chaddha is not a Forrest Gump remake. It’s just another Bollywood film

The makers of Laal Singh Chaddha set limits for the film by not choosing a lead character from the majority dominant Hindu community.
Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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