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HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. | ANI Photos

HRD Ministry sets up panel to explore ways ensuring students pursue higher studies in India

Addressing a session on ‘Stay in India and Study in India’, HRD Minister Pokhriyal also focused on the Indian students returning to the country due to Covid situation.
Students in a classroom | Representational Image | Commons

Sending foreign students home hurt US economy when it needs them most

Given how much international students contribute to economy, you might assume ICE would find a way to keep them in the US.

Former minister Jo Johnson bats for UK to welcome international students forced to leave US

Boris Johnson's brother Jo took to Twitter to suggest that foreign students, who are being asked to leave the US, could transfer to UK universities under an emergency scheme.
Representational image | File photo of Columbia University in New York. | Pixabay

Foreign students will have to leave US if their university goes fully online

Foreign students will also not get new visas if university holds classes fully online – a setback for institutions that depend on international students.
The administration block at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University | Photo: Commons

JNU will now allow international students to enrol at its School of Engineering

School of Engineering, founded in 2018, will now have 15% supernumerary seats for foreign students, according to JNU’s Academic Council.
Students sit in the cloister of the quadrangle at the University of Sydney. | Bloomberg

Australia to open borders for one group: International students

Australia’s higher education sector has become increasingly reliant on overseas students with 40% of revenue coming from the higher fees they are charged.
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India to launch GRE-like aptitude test InSAT for foreign students from next year

India hosts about 54,000 foreign students, but most universities use different criteria for admission. Govt says common entrance test will make things uniform.
Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Less than 20% with foreign MBBS degrees eligible to work as doctors in India

Those with MBBS degrees from Bangladesh fare the best while the bottom of the list is filled with degree holders from China and Russia.
Sharda University campus in Greater Noida

Role of 2 Hindu radical activists in focus for Sharda University clashes

Deepak Sharma, Ved Nagar booked for inciting violence on Sharda University campus where Afghan & Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up.

On Camera

Trucks carry essential commodities in Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

In –35°C, the Indian soldier at LAC is 50% less efficient but 100% ready to fight China

As a Brigadier, I oversaw the conduct of an operation to capture a 17,000-feet high feature across the LAC in Chorbat La Sector in the first week of April 2001.
Representational image. A file photo of Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | Photo: Commons

92 start-ups in just 1 year — how Andaman & Nicobar is on course to be a new ‘start-up hub’

From Diglipur to Campbell Bay, the islands’ administration reached out to all gram panchayats & conducted awareness campaigns in its quest to become a start-up hub.

Defence

Indian Army soldiers atop a T-90 tank in Ladakh | Representational image: ANI

These are the challenges Indian Army will face in Ladakh this winter, besides the Chinese

Temperatures have already dipped below minus-5 degrees Celsius in the upper reaches, and the Army is still procuring items for the thousands of troops deployed.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.