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BHU law dept bagged 19th spot in NIRF rankings. Now it says it has no data to back that

BHU law faculty had claimed 35 of its 60 graduating students secured placement, based on which it got 19th NIRF rank. But in an RTI reply, BHU said it collects no such data.
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Govt warns management institutes against offering MBA & diploma simultaneously

AICTE has described as ‘course correction’ a new circular directing management institutes to either offer a degree or a diploma, but not both.
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Govt repeats warning to new tech institutes — don’t try to sound like IIT, IIM, IISc

The rule was reiterated in new guidelines released by the All India Council for Technical Education for the academic year 2020-21. 
Yoga and ayurveda will form the pivot of a new government push to attract more foreign students

Modi govt wants 2 lakh foreign students by 2022, with some help from Yoga, Ayurveda courses

The initiative, called ‘Destination India’, will seek to streamline the process of foreign admissions in a bid to project the country as a hub of education.

2019 was the year when India’s education system took a backseat under Modi regime

If India wants a $5-trillion economy by 2024, then it must have a knowledge economy. That’s where the draft National Education Policy document enters.
File photo of PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | @narendramodi/twitter

Modi govt pushing for liberal arts should first learn from China on what not to do

In China, the goal of liberal arts education isn’t necessarily to build ‘active citizenship’ or critical thinking skills.

Number of women enrolling in higher education rises 1,350 per cent in 7 years

Post-graduate and M.Phil. are dominated by women, but the nature of courses they’re studying hasn’t changed much over the years. New Delhi: The number of women enrolling themselves for higher education in India has risen by a jaw-dropping 1,350 per cent in the last seven years, the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) released Friday has revealed. From 1.2 million women in 2010-11, the number has gone up to 17.4 million women in 2017-18. However, when compared to the percentage of women in the workforce in India, the number is abysmally low. As per the World Bank Report on Labour Force Participation, just about 29 per cent of women in India are part of the workforce. Enrolment ratio Of the total enrolment in higher education this year, girls constituted 47.6 per cent, which is up by around one per cent from last year. But in 2010-11, the figure was 44 per cent. There has also...

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh | PTI

Modi govt was handed weak data institutions by Congress, but it ruined them further

The BJP’s 2014 manifesto promised ‘real-time data’. Now, the Modi government has no data on migrant workers’ deaths during Covid pandemic.
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Are people holding on to cash after lockdown? New RBI data seems to suggest so

Data shows a sharp increase in cash holding after the lockdown was imposed in March. The demand for Rs 2,000 notes has surged, say bankers.

Defence

Army chief M M Naravane assesses situation along LoC in North Kashmir

The Army chief, who is on a 2-day J&K visit, also discussed issues concerning the present security situation in the Union Territory with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
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Why India’s triple crisis needs Modi to de-escalate & disengage from divisive politics at home

Covid, China and economy are intense, intertwined crises that need political space and confidence. Responsibility to create them doesn’t lie with opposition.