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PhDs in ‘national priorities’: How does Javadekar-led HRD stand affect Indian scholarship?

A circular issued by the Central University of Kerala asking all the departments to prepare a list of projects for PhD scholars in line with "national priorities" has triggered a national debate.
IIT Delhi | Commons

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.
A file image of library at the Manipur University | Wikipedia Commons

Manipur University students, teachers want V-C out, say strike could impact state’s BJP govt

Two panels have been set up by Centre to look into charges of financial fraud against V-C, but students and faculty say they won’t call off strike till he resigns.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: Will autonomy guarantee greater academic excellence?

Experts weigh in on UGC's decision to grant autonomy to various universities like JNU and HCU. The move will increase their decision-making powers.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.