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Why Modi govt is planning to take its university ranking system NIRF global

The rankings issued by international agencies like QS accord a heavy weightage to ‘perception’, a factor that has fallen foul of the Modi govt. 
Delhi University

3 of 4 top posts vacant at DU, an Institution of Eminence, but V-C says doesn’t affect work

Members of the faculty and DU Executive Council say the vacancies are taking a toll on functioning, affecting a number of things from promotions to pensions. 
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India needs Muslim neuroscientists and Dalit Fields medalists among its STEM researchers

A country that does not leverage the genius of half a billion of its own people is unlikely to go very far.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign rally ahead of Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 in Bengaluru on Wednesday

‘Pappu’ is now officially Modi’s 2019 rival, and the journey of Class XII toppers

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
HRD Ministry declared Jio Institute as one of six " Institute of Eminence"

Govt colleges wanted ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag for money, freedom, not excellence: Panel

Govt plans to spend Rs 1,000 crore on the public institutions while the private ones stand to gain freedom in choice of fee structure and courses.

Some ’eminent’ humour, and the new way to meet ministers in India

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Prime minister Narendera Modi and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav | Ashok Dutta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Why Modi and Lalu may be working together and why lateral entry is too radical an idea

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.
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BITS Pilani, IIT Delhi, Bombay, Jio Institute are now among six ‘Institutes of Eminence’

Against an earlier plan of 20, govt declares 6 institutions — 3 private and 3 public — as Institutes of Eminence.
IIM Ahmedabad new campus

Panel scraps shortlist for top colleges of India, will assess all 114 applications again

Shortlist dropped as changed screening criteria was not being seen as ‘fair’ and prominent institutes were left out.
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High-level committee likely to announce 20 ‘Institutes of Eminence’ by April-May

Headed by ex-CEC N. Gopalaswami, panel holds first meeting Tuesday; it has on board Harvard’s Prof Tarun Khanna, Houston Univ’s Renu Khator.

On Camera

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.