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Delhi university | Commons

DU to implement 4-yr UG programme from 2022, giving students multiple entry-exit options

The four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) offers qualifications based on number of years studied — certificate for 1 year, diploma in 2 and a three-year or four-year honours degree.
Delhi University Arts Faculty | Representational image: Commons

DU decides to implement NEP from 2022-23 amid opposition by teachers’ body

A 42-member committee demanded the existing structure should continue along with the addition of various courses under NEP to not compromise the quality of the university degree.
File photo of new Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI

As NEP turns one, Pradhan calls for making education affordable, accessible & equitable

In a series of tweet, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his resolve to 'realise the aspirations' of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and make India a 'vibrant knowledge economy'.
The new Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI

NEP top priority, need to treat skill and education as same subject, minister Pradhan says

A day after he took charge of skill development & education ministries, Dharmendra Pradhan said his primary agenda is to ensure implementation of National Education Policy at ground level.
Students in a classroom | Representational image |

Language mapping, bi-lingual approach — how govt plans to implement teaching in mother tongues

Education ministry releases new document 'SARTHAQ' that provides guidelines on how policy on teaching in mother tongues across the country will be implemented.
President Ram Nath Kovind has now opened up the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the public four days a week | Kamal Kishore/PTI

Make J&K hub of knowledge by implementing NEP in letter and spirit, says President Kovind

During a conference on the implementation of the NEP in J&K, President Ram Nath Kovind stressed on the importance of understanding tradition and heritage through our mother tongue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

NEP is country’s policy, not of govt, will shape vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, PM Modi says

PM Modi once again pressed for effective implementation of the NEP, saying his government took into account all stakeholders while formulating it. 
A team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad give a thumbs-up claiming victory over Covid-19 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

A year with no new doctors or engineers in India — that’s what delaying NEET/JEE will do

The only beneficiaries of a delayed NEET/JEE exam will be coaching mafias and private colleges who charge exorbitant fees for a seat. Not the students.
A file photo of Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank | ANI

‘Will give students what they get abroad’ — India plans tie-ups with top 100 universities

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said 7-8 lakh Indian students go abroad for higher studies every year but they would stay back if they get similar facilities here.
Former finance minister P. Chidambaram addressing a press conference | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Faced ‘similar taunts’ for not speaking Hindi — Chidambaram says Kanimozhi not alone

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram also hit out at the central government and asked it to teach both Hindi and English to govt employees.

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Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

EWS quota is a bad law, it needs to go

The Madras High Court nixed EWS quota in NEET. Not only the Supreme Court, our Parliament too must revisit the EWS law.
File photos of Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and SII Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla. | Photo: ANI

Biocon partners SII to make vaccine, drug manufacturing accessible to developing nations

Under the deal, Biocon Biologics Ltd (BBL) will offer approximately 15% stake to Serum Institute Life Sciences at a post-money valuation of about Rs 35,000 crore.


Indian Army soldier

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.