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Students wear face masks to appear for the NEET in Srinagar on 13 September 2020 | ANI

SC allows NTA to hold NEET on 14 October for those who missed it on 13 Sept due to Covid

The results of NEET-2 will be declared on 16 October. The earlier exam guidelines released by the Centre are likely to remain in place, which bars closed footwear.

JEE-NEET brings another student protest before Modi govt. This time, opposition is united

The controversy over NEET-JEE examinations has exposed many fault lines in the Indian education system and its attempt to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
An open-air class for students, who lack electronic devices to attend online classes | Photo: Amarjeet Kumar Singh | Bloomberg | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Govt to use NCC, NSS volunteers to help students who don’t have smartphones & laptops

Ministry of Education’s ‘Learning Enhancement Guidelines’ suggest community guided support for students who don’t have digital tools or teachers living nearby.

NEP finally ends science-commmerce-arts school trauma. But will Indian parents ever grow up?

The Modi govt’s ambitious National Education Policy completely overhauls India’s education system, but one major decision is to eliminate ‘rigid’ separation of streams.
Students in a classroom | Representational Image | Commons

Covid shows online teaching can be the future, but physical classrooms still the real deal

Despite the convenience and utility of online teaching during a pandemic, there's a strong case to be made for why physical classroom's shouldn't go out of style.
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‘Mistrusting’ Gandhi family trusts and finding ‘Vikas’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

StudentsLivesMatter trends as students outrage at UGC decision to hold final exams amid Covid

Students and parents have severely criticised UGC’s decision, saying the commission is ‘playing with students’ lives’. They have demanded cancellation of the final-year exams.
A teacher in a Delhi school | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint.in

Heaters, pre-boards, digital data — How Himachal Pradesh improved 2020 board exam results

For four years Himachal Pradesh’s board results kept declining. Then the trend was reversed — without changing examination model or scoring guide.
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China urges students to assess risks of studying in Australia due to ‘racist attacks’

China is Australia’s largest trading partner but there are growing signs of a rift between the nations after the latter called for a probe into the origins of Covid-19.
Students in a classroom Representational image | Flickr

Less social media and news, play more Snakes & Ladders: Govt’s de-stress guide for students

The HRD ministry released a list of suggestions along with the alternate academic calendar to help students cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Camera

File image of a sign outside the Income Tax office | Photo: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

Defence

Representational image | A flying drone

Army shoots down surveillance drone after it crosses the LoC in north Kashmir

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, fitted with cameras, was spotted by the alert troops in the Keran sector. The drone was seized and further investigation is on.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.