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IIT aspirants who missed JEE Advanced this year because of Covid will get a chance in 2021

The JAB has also decided that these candidates will not have to qualify JEE (Main) 2021 and will be allowed to directly appear in JEE (Advanced) 2021.

IITs, IISc need to fix practices and compete, not find fault with ranking process

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Sudarsanam Babu, former IIT alumni, was appointed to the US National Science Board | Twitter (@BabuSureshS)

Three IIT alumni part of top US science board now, Sudarsanam Babu latest to join

Sudarsanam Babu, who currently works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed as NSB member for 6-year term, White House says in statement.
IIIT Bhagalpur is one of the five institutes that is set to get the 'national importance' tag | Photo: iiitbh.ac.in

Lok Sabha passes bill to give 5 IIITs ‘national importance’ tag, power to grant degrees

The 5 institutes covered under the IIIT (Amendment) Bill are those in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.
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Like IITs and IIMs, UGC wants its institutes to take alumni help for placement & funding

UGC letter says it is good for institutes to stay in touch with alumni holding top positions in govt, media or politics or those who have established businesses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Kishore/PTI

More IITs, technical institutes for J&K as Modi govt readies special education plan

HRD ministry is working on a plan to improve the education infrastructure in J&K and Ladakh, which includes opening up of new colleges.
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DGCA ropes in IITs, five international firms to take on rogue drones flying near airports

Monitoring drones in sensitive areas is difficult since there is no way to communicate with or identify operators.
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Now, IIT graduates make a lateral entry into HRD ministry to work as consultants

Ten graduates have been hired from IITs and other top institutes to work on a higher education project on a salary of Rs 70,000 per month.
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IIT, IIM and Oxford alumni make way into govt as lateral entry specialists

In an announcement Friday, the UPSC named nine lateral entry specialists. ThePrint takes a look at some of the new joint secretaries.
IIT Delhi

Diversity deficit in IIMs, IITs — just 23 STs and 157 SCs in 9,640 faculty posts

Together SCs, STs and OBCs make up just 9% of total faculty in IITs and 6% in IIMs. Some of the institutes have no SC or ST faculty.  

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.