Education

Punjab cadre IPS officer Aditya | By special arrangement

67% marks in board exams aren’t the end of the world. Just ask this Punjab IPS officer

Aditya from Rajasthan appeared for several competitive exams, only clearing the UPSC on his fourth attempt in 2017. He is now assistant SP in Sangrur.
NSUI members protest after MHA permitted university exams to be conducted, in New Delhi on 7 July 2020 | Manvender Vashist | PTI

More than 400 universities have already held final exams or will do so, says UGC

The UGC issued a statement on the status of final exams after seeking responses from central, state and private universities.
Representational image for school students | Photo: ANI

Lessons through loudspeakers, community radio to help bridge digital gap in education

Guidelines prepared by NCERT and issued by the HRD Ministry list three modes of learning — online, partially online and offline.
Delhi university | Commons

DU final year UG online exams to be held from 10-31 August, varsity tells High Court

The bench was informed by the varsity that the students left out of online exams will be given an opportunity to appear in physical examinations in September.
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CBSE to declare class 10 results on 15 July

The board will announce the results through an alternative assessment scheme after it cancelled remaining exams in wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
File image of students celebrating after getting their results in Amritsar (representative image) | PTI

CBSE declares Class 12 results without a merit list, girls again outperform boys

CBSE said it has decided to not call students ‘fail’ on mark-sheets, but refer it as ‘essential repeat’. Optional exams will be conducted for students not satisfied with their results.
UGC building

Punjab minister urges HRD minister to reconsider UGC guidelines on conducting exams

Higher Education Minister Tripti Rajinder Singh Bajwa said many colleges and university buildings are being used as medical camps and quarantine centres.
NSUI members protest after MHA permitted university exams to be conducted, in New Delhi on 7 July 2020 | Manvender Vashist | PTI

Congress’ NSUI demands cancelling of university exams, waiving student fees for 6 months

Congress, through NSUI, launched its #SpeakUpForStudents initiative, with Rahul Gandhi appealing to UGC to follow IIT's lead and cancel exams.
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After ICSE and ISC board, now CBSE unlikely to announce merit list this year 

CBSE officials say they’re calculating results on the basis of an evaluation scheme this year and, therefore, coming up with a merit list makes no sense in such a situation.
Delhi university | Commons

Delhi govt cancels final exams, upcoming semester of universities under it due to Covid

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said the state universities have been asked to promote their students and award them degrees adopting some methodology of evaluation.

On Camera

File image of Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi | @INCIndia Twitter

SP, BJP, Congress — A guide to how Rahul Gandhi can renew aging party

The Congress is in the middle of a battle of generations again. But Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav and Modi can give the party a few lessons.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.