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Pushy Indian parents now have a new goal for six-year-olds — coding

Indian parents can put tiger-moms and soccer-moms to shame.
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My cousin Vikram hanged himself because of JEE pressure. September dates made it worse

Vikram was struggling to study during the lockdown and the online tutorials were getting to him. He was hoping the JEE exams would be postponed.
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Bring more women engineers on board for a sustainable world

When engineering is critical to achieving sustainable development goals, and when our ultimate goal is equality, engineering must become as diverse as possible.
Representational image | A research assistant at the artificial heart development laboratory at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur | Photo: Sumit Dayal | Bloomberg

Hiking MTech fees in IITs only part of a solution. Courses must be made attractive enough

Despite being a post graduate degree, MTech courses (even in IITs) have lost relevance in the job market.
At present, technical teachers, especially those in engineering colleges are not required to possess separate teaching qualifications | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint file

B.Tech, M.Tech not enough to teach engineering, aspirants will now have to pass exam

Teaching candidates for technical colleges, including management & pharmacy institutions, will also have to undergo training and internship under AICTE.
Navakanta Bhat, won in the category of Engineering and Computer Science at the Infosys Science Foundation | @InfosysPrize /Twitter

Indo-French math whiz & ‘original’ economist among winners of Infosys science prize

The Infosys Science Foundation prizes seek to recognise stalwarts of the science and academia community for their contribution to the growth of the IT sector in India.
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Scientists fighting fake news want ‘outlandish’ engineering book pulled out

Book for budding engineers claims an Indian sage invented planes 5,000 years before Wright brothers, and gravity was a Vedic-era discovery too.
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Aadhaar verdict is a criticism of the way Indian engineers look at world

An engineer, who was part of UIDAI’s Aadhaar project, says there is a sobering and profound learning in Supreme Court’s judgment.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.