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High School Students

CBSE to conduct Class 12 board exams in all subjects except regional languages

CBSE officials say evaluation in subjects for which exams are not being held will be done on the basis of internal assessment and performance of the student through the year.
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This is how Modi govt plans to resume classes in schools in April despite lockdown

Classes in schools and colleges around India have been suspended since mid-March, when governments began to impose restrictions to check Covid-19 spread.
Mahatma Gandhi Central University | Photo: Twitter @MGCUBihar

Wasn’t aware of serious complaints against Motihari V-C candidate, says parent university

Motihari central university V-C Sanjeev Sharma taught at UP’s Chaudhary Charan Singh University, and is accused of fudging documents and of sexual harassment.
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Parliamentary panel pulls up Modi govt, asks why DU, JNU get less money than IITs, IIMs

The panel’s assessment is backed by HRD ministry data, which states over 50% of govt funds for higher education went to 3% of students between 2016 & 2018.
suicide

Modi govt’s NEP could have mandatory counselling of parents to help students fight stress

According to HRD ministry data, nearly 10,000 students have committed suicide between 2016 and 2018 every year, with the highest number registered in Maharashtra.
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School for climate change, hostels with shops — how DU plans to become Institute of Eminence

Delhi University, classified as an Institute of Eminence in 2019, has submitted a detailed outline of its upgrade plan to the HRD ministry.
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Now, all IITs, IIMs will launch endowment funds to tap successful alumni for donations

An established concept in premier western universities, endowment funds only made a debut in India last year with IIT-Delhi.
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Ignoring govt objections, IIMs are now giving out one-year executive MBA degrees

HRD ministry officials say India has no provision for a Master’s degree to be awarded for a one-year course, but IIM-Ahmedabad says they’re following the IIM Act.
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Central university V-C under Modi govt scanner for ‘fudging documents, sexual harassment’

Sanjeev Sharma is the second consecutive V-C of Mahatma Gandhi Central University, established in Bihar's Motihari just 4 years ago, to come under govt scanner.
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.

On Camera

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Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.