Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: IIT-JEE

Modi can’t ignore students anymore. They have discovered the power of the ‘dislike’ button

Students protesting the JEE exams have discovered the power of the ‘dislike’ button as a tool to get the attention of a govt that doesn’t entertain criticism.

Transport, food, financial aid — RSS draws up plans to help students appearing for JEE, NEET

Though the Sangh has not launched an official campaign, its local units have been mobilised to set up helplines, arrange lodging, transport and even distribute food packets to students.

JEE-Advanced to be conducted on 23 August: HRD Ministry

The IIT entrance exam was scheduled to be held on 17 May, but was deferred due to the coronavirus lockdown.

JEE Mains and NEET in July, IIT entrance test in August — HRD minister announces dates

Ramesh Pokhriyal made the announcement during a live interaction Tuesday, where he addressed queries of students grappling with the disruption caused by lockdown.

3 days left for NEET admit cards, no decision on postponement of exam yet 

While boards exams and entrance tests, including JEE, have been postponed, there is no word yet on the NEET exam that is scheduled for 3 May.    

IIT fixation fades? 29% of students who cleared JEE Mains opted out of JEE Advanced in 2019

Admissions to the 23 IITs are determined by the joint entrance exam (JEE), which has two stages, Mains and Advanced.

In coaching hub Kota, future job-seekers say unemployment is not Modi govt’s fault

Students preparing for engineering & medical entrance exams in Kota are in awe of PM Modi’s personality, don’t care for Rahul Gandhi.

IITs reject proposal to scrap JEE Advanced, B.Tech courses will continue in all institutes

IIT council rules that doing away with JEE Advanced, as proposed by HRD ministry, will make exam lose credibility.  

Will IITs become post-graduate-only? IIT Council to discuss on 21 August

The idea came up as a way to curb the billion-dollar private coaching industry that has grown up around the IIT entrance exam, JEE.

Medical and engineering entrance exams to be held twice a year: Javadekar

While Joint Entrance Examination (Main) will be held in January and April, NEET will be held in February and May

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.