Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: universities

How universities are being renamed under Modi govt as focus shifts from ‘Gandhi, Nehru’

New Delhi: Last month, the Narendra Modi government officially renamed Delhi’s iconic Rajpath to Kartavya Path. The renaming, which was widely called a decolonisation...

Pakistan’s universities are living in past glories. Only Aladdin’s lamp can save them now

There's a degenerative cycle behind corruption and incompetence in Pakistan's universities. History has some answers.

‘No show by officials, software not installed’: Centres hit by CUET cancellation blame NTA

Test for undergraduate admissions was cancelled multiple times at hundreds of centres in past week. Conducting body NTA says 'each case being examined individually'.

Social activist Nishant Yadav asks students to join govt universities for higher education in UP

The award-winning activist claimed that education in state-owned universities had gone through a significant transition in the last five years.

After central universities, UGC wants state-run & deemed-to-be institutions to come under CUET

The regulator said using CUET for admission will save students from taking multiple entrance exams, and will 'in no way hinder' the reservation process.

What is a digital university, how Modi govt plans to set it up, and what are the challenges

PM Modi asked stakeholders to speed up process in webinar Monday. Plan is to get universities to come together to form digital system that enrols students as single unit.

UGC directs colleges to complete admissions to first-year courses by 30 September

The UGC Friday issued guidelines on examinations and academic calendars in view of Covid-19 to all universities and colleges, and said that 2021-22 session must begin by 1 October.

When will new academic session at colleges & universities begin? No word yet from UGC, govt

AICTE has announced technical colleges will begin classes in September, but while UGC has written two letters to universities in May, neither is about next academic session.

Common entrance tests for all undergraduate courses across India likely from next year

Common entrance tests are part of National Education Policy and will simplify admissions to UG colleges in non-technical courses. The NTA, which conducts JEE & NEET, will hold these tests.

Burger, leather-jacket elite, RAW agent, Arooj Aurangzeb not ‘good girl’ for many Pakistanis

In last three decades, youth wings of parties like Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party have hardly groomed any young leaders.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Illustartion by Manisha Yadav, ThePrint

Protecting the users — what the primary aim of a personal data protection legislation should be

The latest iteration of India’s data protection legislation calls for a reminder of why the country needs a Personal Data Protection Bill and what would make it a good one.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.