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File photo of mathematician Anand Kumar, who has helped dozens of students fulfil their IIT dream | Twitter | @teacheranand

Modi govt plans online IIT coaching for SCs, OBCs, in talks with Anand Kumar of Super 30

Anand Kumar, a mathematician, is the brain behind a globally-feted programme that provides free IIT entrance coaching for 30 students from the poorest families every year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai on 30 September | PTI

IITs won’t lose if JEE is postponed. Delhi, Allahabad universities show the way

The main reason being advanced against deferment is that any further delay in conducting the JEE will put IITs at a disadvantage because the number of students will double up.
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My cousin Vikram hanged himself because of JEE pressure. September dates made it worse

Vikram was struggling to study during the lockdown and the online tutorials were getting to him. He was hoping the JEE exams would be postponed.

IIT-Indore introduces course on sciences, mathematics from ancient Sanskrit texts

An IIT-I official said the course is a bid to expose the present generation to ancient knowledge and over 750 candidates from all over the world were participating in it.
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No plans to postpone JEE, NEET, but final decision lies with education ministry, says MHA

Govt’s decision to go ahead with JEE and NEET despite there being no let-up in the Covid-19 pandemic has angered students and parents across the country.
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IITs could change pattern for JEE Advanced this year, to also discuss syllabus reduction

IITs have received requests to make Joint Entrance Examination Advanced easier this year. Matter to be discussed in next Joint Admission Board meeting.
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Indian scientists find Covid gene in wastewater — a breakthrough in tracking virus outbreak

The study conducted on Ahmedabad's wastewater paves the way for using wastewater-based epidemiology for real-time surveillance of Covid-19 in India.
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Modi govt rankings out — IIT-Madras best institution in India, Miranda House best college

The Modi government has criticised the emphasis global excellence lists place on peer perception to question their assessment of Indian institutes.

IIT, IISc global rankings fall: How can India attract foreign students, faculty to improve?

IIT-Delhi and Bombay, and IISc Bangalore, along with most of India’s higher education institutions slipped in the 2021 QS World University Rankings released Wednesday.
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JEE Mains application forms available again, students can apply until 24 May

The special window has been opened by the HRD ministry to help students who had to drop their plans to study abroad in the wake of the Covid pandemic. 

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
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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.