Education

File photo of IIT-Delhi | Commons

2020’s IIT aspirants could get another shot at JEE Advanced next year, thanks to Covid

IIT Delhi director says matter will be discussed by Joint Admission Board. But this will be a one-time step and will be extended to only those who have exhausted their two attempts this year.

NCERT to make textbooks, other educational material accessible in Indian Sign Language

So far, hearing-impaired children could study only through a verbal or written medium, but now they can study through a single Indian Sign Language too.
Delhi University's Indraprastha College for Women | Photo: Commons

DU adds 4,000 seats this year, but colleges lack funds, infrastructure & faculty members

College principals say they are ready to add seats to implement EWS quota, but they are facing numerous challenges, including Covid.
Representational image for school students | Photo: ANI

No assessment up to 2-3 weeks, can opt for online classes — SOPs for reopening schools

The education ministry guidelines want schools to get health and wellness report of teachers and students and what their status is with respect to Covid-19.
Students appearing on the first day of this year’s Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) outside the Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Senior Secondary School centre in New Delhi's Vivek Vihar | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

JEE-Advanced results declared, Pune student Chirag Falor tops exam

The second and third rank were bagged by Gangula Bhuvan Reddy and Vaibhav Raj respectively, while Kanishka Mittal topped among females, officials said.
Students at a Haryana govt school that partially re-opened after lockdown in September | Photo: ANI

Only UP is ready to reopen schools, other big states delay move until October-end

In ‘Unlock 5’ guidelines, home ministry has left it up to individual states & UTs to decide on re-opening schools & colleges from 15 October.
Students wearing protective masks work at their desks at a school in US | Photographer: Daniel Acker | Bloomberg

No correlation between schools reopening and surge in Covid cases, new study says

Study that analysed data from 191 countries in the last six months notes that students lost 300 billion working days in total across the world due to the pandemic.
A file photo of Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank | ANI

Preschool for 3-6 yr-olds will be part of formal education from 2021, says Nishank

Nishank was answering questions on the new NEP, which aims to change the 10+2 education system by including pre-school education in the formal school system.
File photo of mathematician Anand Kumar, who has helped dozens of students fulfil their IIT dream | Twitter | @teacheranand

Modi govt plans online IIT coaching for SCs, OBCs, in talks with Anand Kumar of Super 30

Anand Kumar, a mathematician, is the brain behind a globally-feted programme that provides free IIT entrance coaching for 30 students from the poorest families every year.
NLSIU student

Kochi law student Yamuna Menon sets new NLSIU record, graduates with 18 gold medals

Yamuna Menon was awarded the 18 gold medals during the virtual convocation ceremony for NLSIU, held Sunday.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.