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.
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.
The advisory, issued to private schools, calls for a crackdown, saying students may resort to lying and stealing to celebrate Valentine's Day.
In just the first week since its launch, on 1 February, the CBSE helpline's new feature draws 4,000 callers.
Kamal Nath's Congress govt in MP is probing allegations of irregular appointments, wasteful expenditure, violation of UGC rules & unauthorised changes in curriculum.
The announcement comes in the wake of protests by teachers and students bodies after the petition seeking restoration of earlier mechanism of faculty reservation.
The process, already delayed because of disagreements over the number of institutes to get the tag, is now likely to be put in abeyance till polls are over.
In review plea, govt to tell SC that department-wise hiring will bring down faculty from reserved categories to zero in some institutions.
The hike — lowest since 2010 — however, has not gone down well with research scholars. It kicks in with effect from 1 January 2019.
UGC to ask govt to clarify if all 19 institutions recommended by expert panel, including 9 flagged by the IB, can be granted the Institute of Eminence tag.