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Delhi University Acting Vice Chancellor P.C. Joshi. | Photo: Soniya Agarwal/ThePrint

DU’s new FYUP won’t be like failed 2013 attempt, will be student-centric, says acting VC 

In an interview, DU Acting Vice-Chancellor P.C. Joshi says FYUP under NEP will allow flexibility for students, and also won’t pose a threat to teacher’s workload.
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Mother tongue, play-based activities, drama — new NCERT rules on prep module for children

The module’s purpose is to ensure every child attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, and not later than Grade 5, by 2025.
File photo of Karnataka Higher Education Minister Ashwath Narayan | Commons

Student-centric NEP will change society, Karnataka education minister says as state unveils policy

Karnataka is the first state in the country to begin implementing the National Education Policy that was announced last year.
IIT-Kharagpur | Representational Image | Commons

Indian universities are being taught how to generate funds like Harvard & Cambridge

With NEP encouraging universities to look for external sources for funding, Association for Indian Universities is training institutions on how to approach foundations for philanthropic funding.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe | aicte-india.org

Govt working on management & non-tech courses in regional languages, AICTE chief says

In interview to ThePrint, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe says though engineering courses will begin in 5 regional languages from 2021-22 session in 13 colleges, scientific words won't be translated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the Association of Indian Universities' 95th annual meet and National Seminar of Vice-Chancellors, via video conferencing, on 14 April 2021 | PTI Photo

India’s new education policy is futuristic, in accordance with global parameters: PM Modi

Speaking at the Association of Indian Universities' meet via video conference, Modi also said that India takes pride in being the mother of democracy.
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Common entrance test, entry-exit option in graduation among NEP plans to be launched by May

The schemes, which are at different stages of approval, will become a part of the education system from the 2021-22 session. 
A primary school in New Delhi

4-hr playtime, identifying 3 crore out-of-school kids — Niti Aayog lays roadmap for education

Delineating a roadmap for the National Education Policy, the Niti Aayog made the suggestions to states to improve education levels.
IIT Delhi | Photo: Commons

Graded autonomy to Board of Governors — IIT council forms 4 groups for NEP-related issues

According to Education Ministry, the groups will work on areas including grooming distinguished academics for directorship of IITs, and reform & restructuring of the academic senate.
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How students can save, transfer credits, design their own degree & more — UGC shows the way

UGC has issued draft regulations that explain how credit banks for higher education — one of the reforms outlined under the NEP — are likely to work.

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People register for the Covid shot at a vaccination centre set up at a Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh | Representational image | Bloomberg

Got both shots? It’s still a good idea to stay at home

There is an economic cost to status quo, but fully reopening has a price that too few countries are eager to pay.
Byju Raveendran, founder and chief executive officer of Think and Learn Pvt., speaks during the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong, China| Bloomberg

Bjyu’s acquires coding platform Tynker for $200 million to grow in US

Tynker, launched in 2013, offers classes, camps on coding. The company's co-founders Krishna Vedati, Srinivas Mandyam & Kelvin Chong will remain in their roles after the acquisition.

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Army taps Bengaluru-based firm for specialised sights in use with forces abroad

The firm, Tonbo Imaging, exports sights and other systems to over two dozen countries. Their products have also been deployed at the LAC, and were used during the 2016 surgical strikes.

3 questions for those dreaming of beating Narendra Modi, but answer the third first

Can Modi be defeated? If yes, how? Is anyone trying to defeat him? These are key questions opposition leaders hoping to take on Modi in 2024 need to answer.
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