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Common entrance test for college ruled out, DU, AMU, BHU will have to continue own admissions

Plan to hold single entrance examination for all higher education institutions was suggested to UGC by an expert committee.
Students of Panjab University during annual convocation (representational image) | Commons

UGC likely to give universities freedom to decide exam plan, but there may be no winter break

UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said guidelines for universities and colleges will soon be issued but everything will depend on the local Covid-19 situation.
Representational Image | Students at Delhi University | Photo: www.du.ac.in

Indian educational institutes should break norms in Covid times, not conduct online exams

Universities like to constantly evaluate students but during the Covid crisis, they can be a little empathetic and cancel exams.
Representational image | A research assistant at the artificial heart development laboratory at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur | Photo: Sumit Dayal | Bloomberg

Johns Hopkins to Peking — Universities are at forefront of COVID-19 fight. But not in India

Look at the website of any top science and medicine college in India, and you won’t see coronavirus updates. DU wants students to wash hands, but taps run dry.
JNU fee hike protest

JNU fee row should make us ask if public and private universities are really any different

JNU debate can’t be restricted to which university charges more fees. Reality is public universities today are hard put to maintain financial equilibrium.
Foreign students in India

India to launch GRE-like aptitude test InSAT for foreign students from next year

India hosts about 54,000 foreign students, but most universities use different criteria for admission. Govt says common entrance test will make things uniform.
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Forget top 100 list, India doesn’t even have a mechanism to identify research universities

Indian research universities lack voice to represent their views. Carnegie Classification in the US will be a good starting point for India to learn from.
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Modi govt claims good response from foreign faculty to its advanced joint research plan

Over 500 applications have been received under VAJRA scheme since 2017. Last year, 44 foreign faculty worked alongside Indian researchers.
Prakash Javadekar

Separate process to rank smaller universities in future, says Javadekar

Speaking at the Goa University convocation, Javadekar said education should not just be input-led, but outcome-based.
Representational image of the Delhi University Arts Faculty | Photo: Commons

Modi govt to move bill to skirt SC and allow institution-centric quotas in universities

The bill, to be tabled in the upcoming winter session, is also meant to allow universities to continue hiring teachers.

On Camera

Budget 2020 is now useless. Modi govt must present a new one

Covid has ensured Modi govt won’t meet 20% growth in tax collection target. That would be a terrible assumption to make in a pandemic-hit economy.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.