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Govt plans higher education revamp — study at one university, get your degree from another

UGC is working on a credit-based system that will allow students to switch colleges during a course.
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Costa Rica is one of the world’s happiest countries. Find out why

Costa Rica tops the Happy Planet Index, but only uses a quarter of the resources typically used in the Western world.
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Men are first authors in 3 times as many academic papers published in India as women

According to the first large-scale analysis of gender in Indian research publishing, the gender gap doesn’t fluctuate much between different fields.
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No decision on eminence tag to universities whose patrons IB identified as ‘anti-Modi’

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.

CBI’s ICICI Bank FIR could hurt lending & Indian economy

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Intelligence Bureau red-flags pvt universities seeking eminence tag for anti-Modi patrons

IB brands 9 private universities, including Ashoka, Krea, Azim Premji, OP Jindal, as being critical of PM Narendra Modi and his government.
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How an aspiring Faridabad model made it to Foreign Policy’s list of 100 Global Thinkers

Roopam Sharma, 23, invented a text-to-speech device that makes life and learning easy for millions of visually impaired people.
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Not enough SCs & STs take up MBBS & dental studies, but exceed their quotas in nursing

According to govt data, the number of SC & ST students enrolling in MBBS and dental courses has gone up only marginally.
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Universities can start hiring again as Supreme Court ends teacher quota stalemate

The Human Resource Development Ministry, which ordered recruitment to be put on hold last July, will issue a circular removing the bar.
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How IIT-Delhi start-ups are helping draw visually impaired students into science

While one start-up focuses on tactile graphics, the other looks to augment graphics with audio. 



BCCI set to seek World Cup ban on Pakistan: Playing to the gallery or a stand on terror?

The BCCI is being urged to ask the ICC to ban Pakistan from participating in the World Cup cricket tournament for harbouring Jaish-e-Mohammed, which carried out the Pulwama terror attack.


A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Home ministry’s air travel facility for central forces won’t replace convoys in Kashmir

After launch of air travel facility for central forces, including CRPF, BSF and NSG, Thursday, ministry official says 'practically impossible to do away with the convoy'.
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Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.