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Education

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Kishore/PTI

The Modi govt’s education reforms that could have been

BJP govt made several promises on reforming education, but with the last Parliament session coming to an end, they are set to fizzle out.
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Forget cramming, CBSE will reward students for creative answers from this year

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.
IIT Delhi

Diversity deficit in IIMs, IITs — just 23 STs and 157 SCs in 9,640 faculty posts

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.  

Snoop on school bags for ‘anything red’ — Valentine’s Day diktat for Karnataka schools

The advisory, issued to private schools, calls for a crackdown, saying students may resort to lying and stealing to celebrate Valentine's Day.
High School Students

How do I deal with my panicky parents – students ask CBSE ahead of board exams

In just the first week since its launch, on 1 February, the CBSE helpline's new feature draws 4,000 callers. 
The Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication in Bhopal | Photo: Neelam Pandey | ThePrint

Nehru is back as Kamal Nath begins to undo ‘saffronisation’ at top journalism school

Kamal Nath's Congress govt in MP is probing allegations of irregular appointments, wasteful expenditure, violation of UGC rules & unauthorised changes in curriculum.
Prakash Javdekar

Govt to file review petition in Supreme Court on faculty reservation in universities: Javadekar

The announcement comes in the wake of protests by teachers and students bodies after the petition seeking restoration of earlier mechanism of faculty reservation.
Ashoka University campus in Sonipat | AshokaUniversity/Facebook

New eminence tags for universities unlikely before Lok Sabha elections

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.
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Department-wise hiring in universities grave miscarriage of justice, Modi govt to argue in SC

In review plea, govt to tell SC that department-wise hiring will bring down faculty from reserved categories to zero in some institutions. 
Students of Panjab University during annual convocation (representational image) | Commons

Govt hikes research fellowship by 20% after protests by scholars

The hike — lowest since 2010 — however, has not gone down well with research scholars. It kicks in with effect from 1 January 2019.

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YourTurn

Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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