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IITs tell govt it’s difficult to offer degrees in regional language, NITs more open to idea

Under its new National Education Policy, the government has been pushing for courses in mother tongue. AICTE has already given go-ahead to its affiliates.
Representational image | ANI

Why 1,500 IIT, NIT graduates helping govt improve education in India now face job loss

The 1,500 graduates were recruited as faculty in 18 states and one UT in 2018 as part of a World Bank-funded central government scheme.
The HRD ministry, headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' is set to be renamed Ministry of Education under the new National Education Policy | File photo: ANI

IITs, NITs to offer engineering courses in mother tongue, IIT-BHU to begin with Hindi

Education ministry releases statement saying engineering courses in mother tongue will be an option in some colleges, beginning 2021-22 academic session. 
Representational image | PTI

Class 12 score no bar for NIT admissions this year as govt scraps 75% eligibility criterion

Apart from clearing JEE Mains, students only need a passing certificate for Class 12, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced Thursday.
NIT in Srinagar | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

NIT Srinagar students protest against 17 Dec exam date, say shutdown left course incomplete

Two groups of students even had a scuffle amid the protests, but management has told them a final decision on exams hasn’t been taken yet.
IIT Delhi campus

From next year, NIT students to get direct admission for PhD in IIT Delhi

NIT students will have to score a CGPA of 8 by the end of their third year to sit for an interview at IIT-Delhi.
Indian weddings

NIT-Kurukshetra orders students not to gate-crash weddings, threatens disciplinary action

NIT-Kurukshetra issued a circular on 16 March, describing such behaviour as 'unethical and immoral’.
Prakash Javadekar addresses a press conference regarding NEET and JEE examinations, in New Delhi | PTI

For new IITs, govt sets some ground rules — no swimming pool, food court with public money

New rules say IITs and centrally-funded institutes like NITs must have “smart” classrooms, hostels should have LAN and Wi-Fi facilities.
IIT Kharagpur

IITs, IIMs, NITs have just 3% of total students but get 50% of government funds

The remaining 97% of students attend 865 educational institutes in the country and get less than half the government funds.

IITs to hold special counseling to ensure seats are not left vacant

There is an increase in the number of seats at IITs this year, from 10,988 last year to 11,279, as a result of an HRD ministry directive to allocate 14 per cent supernumerary seats for girls.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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.