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IIT Bombay goes fully online for next semester, IIT Delhi could soon follow suit 

In a midnight Facebook post, IIT Bombay director Subhasis Chaudhuri made the announcement and appealed for donations to help economically lesser privileged students.  
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IITs and IISc fall in QS rankings for 2021, week after similar THE performance

IIT Delhi and Bombay and IISc Bangalore — all three are Institutes of Eminence in India — slip in the QS Rankings while maintaining top-200 positions.
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These are the new ways IITs will assess students due to graduate this year

IITs in Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bombay, Kharagpur, Roorkee have come up with new ways of evaluation in the wake of the ‘unprecedented circumstances’.
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7 IITs won’t take part in Times world rankings this year, raise ‘transparency’ issue

IITs in Delhi, Bombay, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, Kanpur & Roorkee said if Times can convince them about transparency in its ranking process, they will rethink next year.
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IIT-Delhi researchers develop ‘cheaper’ test kits for COVID-19, undergoing clinical trial

Researchers won’t comment on the potential cost difference, but say if approved, the kit will make testing for the coronavirus widely available.
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IIT-Delhi offers help to alumni studying abroad where colleges have been shut amid COVID-19

The institute tweeted Thursday, asking its alumni to contact them if they are unable to find accommodation after they were asked to vacate university or college hostels.
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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.
College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

IITs take women’s quota to 20% as govt pushes gender balance in tech education

Govt first introduced a supernumerary quota for women in IITs in 2018 with an aim to address their low participation in technical education.
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IIT Bombay & Delhi break into top 50 engineering colleges in QS World Rankings by Subject

This is the first time an Indian institute, much less two, has made it to the top 50 bracket in the QS World Ranking.
A JNU student wears a university-branded sweatshirt. JNU is counting on its alumni for donations to its newly created endowment fund | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

JNU follows IIT-Delhi to create ‘Alumni Endowment fund’, sets initial target of Rs 100 cr

Jagadesh Kumar's appeal comes a few months after JNU was marred by a fee hike row, when the administration decided to increase the hostel fees, citing lack of funds. 

On Camera

Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Brahmin pride and pain flood Facebook after Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

For many social media users, gangster Vikas Dubey was first and foremost a Brahmin — a ‘tiger’ whose killing is just another ‘atrocity’ on the community under 'Thakur' CM Yogi Adityanath.
File image of SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Not ‘overworried’ about NPAs, no need for a blanket moratorium extension: SBI chairman

SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said the extension of the loan moratorium may be needed only for certain specific stressed sectors.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.