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What JNU, BHU & AMU are doing to keep their students, campuses protected from Covid

While JNU has only called in science students, BHU plans to open in January. AMU is still shut as it has been turned into a Covid facility.
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As digital divide widens, India risks losing a generation to pandemic disruption

India has the world’s second-largest pool of internet users, about 600 million, comprising more than 12% of all users globally. Yet half its population lacks internet access.
Students appearing for the JEE Mains in Kolkata in September 2020 | File image: ANI

JEE-Mains exams to be held 4 times a year from 2021, first round in February

The first edition will be held from 23-26 February and the subsequent exams in March, April and May. The results will be declared within five days from the last date of the exam.
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IITs should be exempt from caste-based reservations in faculty hirings, panel tells govt

A panel of IIT directors and govt officials says the institutions should be exempted from such reservations because they are 'institutes of national importance'.
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J&K students say maintenance fund under PM scholarship plan not being disbursed

Students say monthly sum of Rs 10,000 has not been disbursed since August. In letter to AICTE, a group has demanded 'full disbursal of maintenance charges for previous and upcoming semester'.
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IIT Madras shuts campus again after over 60 students, staff members test positive for Covid

The academic block in IIT Madras had reopened on 7 December for research scholars after state government allowed reopening of higher institutions.
JEE aspirants outside a exam centre in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

JEE Main 2021 question paper could be based on reduced CBSE syllabus, minister Pokhriyal says

The Ministry of Education is also considering a suggestion to conduct JEE (Main) four times in 2021, starting from February.
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Unhappy with 1-year MBA degree, Modi govt could dilute hard-won autonomy of IIMs

Ministry of Education is considering a proposal to check malpractice at the level of IIM boards. It will allow for action against the board of governors.
Students attend a class after schools re-opened in Nagaon district of Assam on 2 November 2020 | ANI

Govt suggests no homework upto Class 2, school bag should weigh 10% of body weight

Ministry of Education’s new School Bag Policy, based on various surveys and studies conducted by NCERT, was shared with state governments last month.
A billboard for a civil service coaching academy in Thakurdwara, Uttar Pradesh (representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Little known, but much in demand — ‘star’ teachers keep IAS, IPS, IFS coaching industry going

Civil service aspirants seek coaching for optional subjects like history, geography & political science. This makes ‘subject expert’ teachers most sought-after.

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