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The Private Universities Bill will be tabled in the budget session of the Parliament (Representational image)

Private institutions to come under reservation ambit, govt prepares to bring in bill

Private Universities Bill is set to be tabled in budget session of Parliament. It will bring in caste-based reservation as well as the new 10% EWS quota.
O.P. Jindal Global University | jgu.edu.in

No IITs, JNU in Institute of Eminence 2nd list, Raghuram Rajan-backed university makes cut

Govt-appointed panel recommends 19 more educational institutions. HRD ministry to take final call early next week.
Representational image of a woman teaching Kashmiri language | harfkar.com

Govt removes Kashmiri from language portal after Kashmiri Pandits object

Kashmiri Pandits claim the version of language put out is based on the script widely used by Muslims in the Valley.
Representational image | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Given Left’s grip on colleges, arranging marriages are easier than holding seminars in India

The malaise towards Indian higher education has made our railway platforms cleaner and technologically better equipped than classrooms.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at a rally

Modi govt is very ‘unstable’ for top IAS secretaries, transfers them too often and abruptly

Finance, HRD, I&B, WCD ministries have their fifth secretaries in Modi govt’s 4 years, home and health on fourth.
IIT

IITs to hold special counseling to ensure seats are not left vacant

There is an increase in the number of seats at IITs this year, from 10,988 last year to 11,279, as a result of an HRD ministry directive to allocate 14 per cent supernumerary seats for girls.
Amit Shah on Modi Govt's policies towards rural India | PTI

Embarrassing: How a ‘media manager’ defrauded BJP

Pre-Truth, our new feature, will bring you snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Security personnel (representational image) | Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

To keep students in, security forces to be moved out of schools in Naxal areas

Modi govt to ensure that children in 173 Maoist affected districts can continue their education without any hindrance.
A school in India | Pixabay

Like doctors, Modi govt wants to make it compulsory for teachers to work in villages

Central govt working on policy to bring 60.61 lakh out-of-school children back into the system; CABE sub-committee recommends following doctors' model.

On Camera

Akshay Kumar's interview of PM Modi | Twitter

The ‘apolitical’ interview between PM Modi & Akshay Kumar was more than just about mangoes

Anyone who believes there can be an ‘apolitical’ interview with the PM right in the middle of Lok Sabha elections knows nothing about Modi.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.