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IITs, IIMs & universities hired 350 teaching staff online during lockdown, says Modi govt

The online recruitment process had run into controversy in August and was temporarily put on hold only to be resumed in September. 
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UGC now says first year classes will start in November, there will be no winter, summer breaks

UGC revises academic calendar again. To compensate for loss of academic time, it has asked colleges to teach six days a week, without any summer or winter break, until 2022.
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Final-year exams must but states and UTs can approach UGC for postponement, SC rules

Supreme Court rules that states and union territories cannot promote students in universities without exams, internal assessments not adequate for conferring degrees.
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Only 9 OBC professors teaching in central universities across India against 313 quota posts

According to UGC data, JNU, DU, BHU & Allahabad University, among others, did not have a single professor under OBC quota as of 1 January 2020.
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Burden of being a son in toxic Bihari families — What Sushant Singh Rajput’s death tells us

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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BA, BCom, BSc students can do internship with graduation as UGC wants them to be job-ready

UGC’s new guidelines have asked colleges to dedicate at least one full semester to internships and evaluate students on the basis of their internship experience. 
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Indian universities didn’t need NEP to change things. But feared UGC too much

There are two factors why Indian universities couldn’t do what a national education policy is now trying to achieve. Before implementing NEP, let's understand those first.
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Supreme Court refuses to pass interim order on pleas seeking stay of final year exams

The bench was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and the UGC, that he would apprise the court about MHA's stand on the issue.
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‘How can universities grant degree without exams?’ UGC sticks to guns on final-year papers 

UGC has been facing student protests following its 6 July directive that final-year exams have to be held despite Covid, in a mode of university’s choice. 
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UGC cites top universities like MIT, Cambridge to justify decision to hold final-year exams

UGC issued a circular Thursday, detailing SOPs for colleges and that they conduct a risk-assessment before holding exams. Health of students and staff to be monitored too.

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Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.


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Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.