Education

In June, AIIMS was declared the number one medical college by the government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework for the third time in a row | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

AIIMS Delhi — India’s best medical college that’s home to many leaders of Covid battle

Year after year, AIIMS has been adjudged the best medical institution in a country that has over 540 medical colleges. Doctors & students tell us why.
Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board MD Rai Manzoor Husain Nasir | Twitter | @Rai_Manzoor786

Pakistan Punjab bans 100 books as some show PoK in India, quote Mahatma Gandhi

The provincial Punjab govt, led by Imran Khan’s PTI, has described the books as having ‘blasphemous and anti-Pakistan content’. 
UGC building

‘How can universities grant degree without exams?’ UGC sticks to guns on final-year papers 

UGC has been facing student protests following its 6 July directive that final-year exams have to be held despite Covid, in a mode of university’s choice. 
Engineering students in class | Representational Image | Commons

AICTE slashes 2 lakh seats across engineering, management and pharmacy colleges

The council said no new engineering colleges will be permitted to open until 2021-22 and colleges have been restricted from adding more seats.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. | ANI Photos

HRD Ministry sets up panel to explore ways ensuring students pursue higher studies in India

Addressing a session on ‘Stay in India and Study in India’, HRD Minister Pokhriyal also focused on the Indian students returning to the country due to Covid situation.
An open-air class for students, who lack electronic devices to attend to their schools' online classes, in New Delhi. | Photographer: Amarjeet Kumar Singh | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

How India’s poor students are falling through the gaps as schools go digital

In India, where only half the population has access to Internet, 320 million students have been affected by online classes, according to Save The Children Fund.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Financial strain of Covid could lead parents to move kids out of private schools, survey says

Non-profit Central Square Foundation has concluded after a preliminary survey among ‘90 stakeholders’ that the pandemic will cause private school sector to shrink.
File photo of IIM-Rohtak | @IIM_Rohtak | Twitter

Parents allege cheating as IIM-Rohtak holds at-home admissions exam for Class 12 passouts 

The Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT), which oversees admissions to IIM-Rohtak’s MBA course for Class 12 passouts, was held Monday. 
Representational image | PTI

Huge rural-urban gap in education expenditure & internet access, reveals NSO survey

A nationwide survey conducted by the National Statistics Office titled “Household Social Consumption: Education” highlights the rural-urban gap in education.

NCERT adds scrapping of Article 370 to Class 12 textbook, deletes portion on ‘separatism’

The August 2019 scrapping of Article 370 has been added in the revised political science textbook, which talks about the developments in J&K since 2002.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.