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IITs, other Institutes of Eminence can set up offshore campuses now — UGC issues new rules

The new regulations allow IoEs to start a maximum of three off-campus centres in five years, but not more than one in an academic year.
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How IIT alumni ensured a good start for the placement season in pandemic year

While reputation of the IITs is a key factor in job opportunities, a number of professors ThePrint spoke to pointed to the effect the alumni network has had on the placement season.
Representational image | IIT Kharagpur | Commons

IITs are govt-funded, must implement quota policy while hiring staff, says OBC panel head

National Commission for Backward Classes chairperson Bhagwan Lal Sahni hits out at govt panel recommendation to exempt all 23 IITs from implementing quota policy.
IIT Madras | Facebook

After 16 mess workers test positive in IIT Madras, state govt wants takeaway food in colleges

The number of Covid cases on the IIT campus is now 104; TN govt has written to all district collectors asking them to keep an eye on hostels as colleges reopen.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church's Hope Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Valluru village, which is allegedly built on land acquired through fraud | By special arrangement

Church ‘committed land fraud’ in Andhra, Canadian donors say will fight to repair damage

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
The HRD ministry, headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' is set to be renamed Ministry of Education under the new National Education Policy | File photo: ANI

IITs, NITs to offer engineering courses in mother tongue, IIT-BHU to begin with Hindi

Education ministry releases statement saying engineering courses in mother tongue will be an option in some colleges, beginning 2021-22 academic session. 
File photo of IIT-Delhi | Commons

2020’s IIT aspirants could get another shot at JEE Advanced next year, thanks to Covid

IIT Delhi director says matter will be discussed by Joint Admission Board. But this will be a one-time step and will be extended to only those who have exhausted their two attempts this year.
IIT Bombay campus | Twitter

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. 
IIT Delhi campus

JEE Advanced registration window is open now, last date 17 September

JEE Advanced will take place on 27 September. Top 2,50,000 candidates who have qualified JEE Main will be eligible to sit for the exam.
JEE aspirants outside a exam centre in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

8.58 lakh students registered for JEE Main, 74% appeared, Education Minister Pokhriyal says

In a tweet, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank says low attendance is possibly because the JEE is being held twice a year now.

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Representational Image | People working at an office | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why Haryana’s new law reserving 75% private jobs for domiciles is self destructive politics

In episode 695 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains the provisions, politics and pitfalls of a new employment law in Haryana, and how it is suicidal for the state's growth story.

ArcelorMittal revives plan to set up steel plant in Odisha, to invest Rs 50,000 crore

ArcelorMittal’s move to expand in India comes at a time when the Modi government is planning to boost investment in sectors such as housing, roads, ports and railways.

Defence

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

China will continue to assert itself, seeks to dominate Indian Ocean Region, says CDS Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rawat also said India's armed forces will increasingly need to achieve more with less, which requires a relook at current force structures, doctrines & tech.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.