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Sportspersons, spies & more women on rolls, IIMs & ISB aim to break B-school stereotype

Management colleges have long been seen as the playground of men and engineering students. But years of efforts to inject diversity into student pool appear to be paying off.

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

Over 10,000 faculty posts vacant in central universities, IITs, IIMs, govt tells Parliament

Of the total 10,814 vacancies, 6,535 are in central universities including IGNOU, 403 are in IIMs and 3,876 are in IITs.

McKinsey, Amazon, Deloitte — big firms make big hires from IIMs, pvt B-schools despite Covid

Several IIMs, some top private management schools saw 100% placements, with average salary offers of up to Rs 28 lakh, as companies bet on Modi govt's privatisation push.

IIM Sambalpur to get permanent campus after five years as PM lays foundation stone 

The IIM at Odisha has been functioning in a make-shift campus and the foundation-stone laying ceremony comes on the heels of the controversy over the autonomy of the institutes.

Facing criticism from alumni, architects, IIM-A says it won’t demolish Louis Kahn dorms

IIM-A received letters from alumni, historians, architects and even the children of legendary American architect Louis Kahn to restore & preserve the dormitories designed by him.

IIM-Ahmedabad alumni slam demolish drive, say buildings in other nations stand for 100 yrs

About 300 former students have created a WhatsApp group called 'Save Louis Kahn's IIMA' where discussions are underway regarding the administration's decision.

‘Unsafe for living’ — IIM-Ahmedabad to raze 14 dorms designed by Louis Kahn

In a letter, IIM-A director Errol D’Souza says 14 dormitories, built by the renowned American architect Louis Kahn, are ‘unsafe for living due to the (2001) earthquake and seepage’. 

IITs, IIMs & universities hired 350 teaching staff online during lockdown, says Modi govt

The online recruitment process had run into controversy in August and was temporarily put on hold only to be resumed in September. 

IITs, IIMs ready for all possible scenarios after US firm rescinds job offers amid Covid-19

With countries virtually shutting down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several students at IITs and IIMs last week found their job offers revoked by US-based research firm Gartner. 

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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