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The search for a new Director for IIT Jammu has begun as early as eight months before the current Director’s term ends.

Govt starts search for 6 newest IITs’ directors early, after delays in recent appointments

Ministry of Education released an advertisement Monday inviting applicants for the IITs in Dharwad, Goa, Palakkad, Jammu, Bhilai and Tirupati.
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President Kovind approves appointment of vice chancellors in 12 central universities

President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the visitor to central universities, approved appointment of 12 out of 22 vice chancellors posts that were vacant, education ministry said.
Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar at the World Youth Skills Day. | Photo: Twitter/@drpradhanbjp

Recovery of economy now depends on how fast we skill youth, make them job-ready, Pradhan says

On World Youth Skills Day, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says skilling is no longer a secondary ancillary to education in India.
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Common entrance test for DU, JNU, AMU & other universities could be a reality this year

Govt looking at conducting common entrance test for admission to universities in July-August period from this academic session onwards. It was to be launched in May, but Covid delayed it.
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More Indian women enrolled for higher education in 2019-20, report shows

Increasing Gross Enrolment Ratio is one of the key aims of the new National Education Policy. Modi govt wants to touch a 50% GER by 2035.

Centre releases guidelines for development of e-content for children with disabilities

Under the guidelines approved by education ministry, e-Content for CwDs should be developed based on 4 principles —perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.
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It’s Tamil Nadu and Kerala again, plus Punjab, that top Modi govt’s school grading index

Report released by Ministry of Education says most states and UTs, except Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, have improved on their scores since the previous evaluation.
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CBSE sets up panel to set assessment criteria for 12th students, to submit report in 10 days

In view of Covid, It was decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner, a panel member said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (centre) chaired a meeting Sunday on the issue of rescheduling board exams. It was also attended by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and state ministers and officials | Photo: ANI

Why Defence Minister Rajnath, not education minister, chaired meet with states on board exams

The meeting took place virtually Sunday, and also featured Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Smriti Irani, who have both handled the education portfolio in the past.
Representational image of students revising for a CBSE board exam | File photo: ANI

Education ministry calls crucial meet Sunday to decide on pending Class 12 board exams

A high-level virtual meeting will be convened with all states and union territories to seek suggestions on the conduct of Class 12 exams, a Union minister said.
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Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.