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‘Know where you want to study & why’ — US Embassy’s tips on how to seal your visa interview

A record 62,000 US student visas were issued to Indians in 2021 — this year, the country plans on opening up at least 20-25 per cent more slots for aspiring students.

All about the Delhi College of Art affiliation tug-of-war between DU & Ambedkar University

Delhi govt announced a merger of College of Art with Ambedkar University last year. Funded by Delhi government, college had been affiliated with DU since its inception in 1942.

‘Admissions will be void,’ DU warns as St Stephen’s doesn’t want common test as lone yardstick

DU and St Stephen’s have been at odds over admission process since April, when the premier college released its prospectus for the 2022-23 session.

In a 1st in 7 years, 3 women top UPSC exam. Among them, student of ‘controversial’ Jamia academy

Although there have been several instances of women topping UPSC exams in previous years, the 2021 result is the first time since 2014 where the top three scorers are women.

Haryana, Karnataka, Gujarat — BJP states make school textbook changes & reignite old debate

Political players defend decisions to tweak textbooks as a response to rivals' attempts to manipulate the narrative. But historians and academic experts say it's a dangerous trend.

Which state’s topped Modi govt’s education survey? Clue: It was below national avg last time

National Assessment Survey, released by Ministry of Education earlier this week, shows Punjab scored above the national average in all categories.

JNU, BHU & 30 other varsities to admit PG students through CUET. DU, Jamia to skip it this year

UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar is expecting more universities to join the list in coming months. The entrance test for postgraduate courses will be conducted in last week of July.

Mamata govt aims to replace governor with CM as chancellor of state universities, will bring law

Central govt decries move, says looking into University Grants Commission guidelines before initiating any action against the West Bengal cabinet's decision. 

Uttarakhand ultimatum to madrasas getting govt aid — get affiliated to state board or else

Affiliation drive, says Uttarakhand minister, is being pursued 'mainly to improve the quality of education in these institutions… should not be seen from political lens.

Delhi Class 3 & 5 students fare below national average in 3 subjects, says central govt survey

According to central government’s National Achievement Survey 2021, Delhi’s Class 8 and Class 10 students were found to perform better than the national average.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
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

ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

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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