Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicHigher education

Topic: higher education

DU entrance test will add red tape to admissions, push underprivileged students back

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Entrance exam? Only 50% weight to Class 12 marks? DU could change UG admission rules in 2022

DU had last month constituted a panel to study admission data and see if there are any discrepancies in the admission process, and if they need to be corrected.

Less Bard, more Batman, Mahabharata & Dalit studies — 10-yr makeover of English Literature at DU

DU faced flak in August for removing stories by Dalit writers. However, its English Department says the course has changed over the years to become more inclusive. 

Student-centric NEP will change society, Karnataka education minister says as state unveils policy

Karnataka is the first state in the country to begin implementing the National Education Policy that was announced last year.

Indian universities are being taught how to generate funds like Harvard & Cambridge

With NEP encouraging universities to look for external sources for funding, Association for Indian Universities is training institutions on how to approach foundations for philanthropic funding.

Delhi has a new skill university: 39 courses, over 6,000 seats and 13 campuses

Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University has opened admissions for 4,500 seats in diploma programmes, 1,300 for bachelors degrees, 250 for B. Tech & around 100 for Masters programmes.

Common entrance test for DU, JNU, AMU & other universities could be a reality this year

Govt looking at conducting common entrance test for admission to universities in July-August period from this academic session onwards. It was to be launched in May, but Covid delayed it.

More Indian women enrolled for higher education in 2019-20, report shows

Increasing Gross Enrolment Ratio is one of the key aims of the new National Education Policy. Modi govt wants to touch a 50% GER by 2035.

Meet ‘philosophers’ Yogi, Ramdev — their yoga books to be taught as philosophy in UP varsities

The state-run Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut has already included the books in its syllabus, with the rest likely to follow soon.  

Mumbai, Kerala and Telangana make vaccination a priority for students going abroad

The US, Canada and Australia don’t have a vaccine passport provision so far. But when they open it, Indian students will be at an advantage.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.