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43% students in India had no access to any schooling for 19 months during pandemic, finds study

The study by think tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy says educational gaps were worst for kids with prior disadvantages in terms of access to study materials, devices & internet.

You can start a PhD after undergrad, or even do it part-time, say new rules on doctorate study

UGC rules notified Monday are applicable with immediate effect; notification also says any PhD registered after 1 July, 2009 shall be governed by regulations of 2009 or 2016.

Placements, studying abroad — why UP’s engineering students not enthused by Hindi push

AKTU officials say all incoming B. Tech first years will be instructed in Hindi and will have option to choose Hindi textbooks. Profs say push is ideological not practical

Only 34% Indian schools have internet access, less than 50% have functional computers, shows data

Unified District Information System for Education 2021-22 data released by education ministry shows Delhi schools fare best in internet access & functional computers, with 100% having both.

Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab top Modi government’s school performance index for states

Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan & Andhra Pradesh attained level 2 of the Performance Grading Index report 2020-21, the highest by any state or union territory.

More young children dropped out of school in 2021-22, but girl students up, says ministry report

The UDISE report, however, says that fewer children in older classes left school this year; enrollment was also higher in both government and private institutions.

‘Need well-rounded professionals’ — why IITs, IIMs & IIITs are giving humanities a new thrust

IITs, IIITs, IIMs are giving unprecedented thrust to social sciences & humanities. Focus is on producing 'well-rounded professionals' instead of churning out just plain graduates.

DU issues new guidelines for college events, says fests ‘should not be open for all’

The guidelines were released days after some men allegedly jumped over the walls of Miranda House during a Diwali event on the campus & indulged in ‘cat-calling’, ‘sloganeering’.

Enrolment in online courses up by 179% from last year’s tally, says UGC chairman

M. Jagadesh Kumar said over 72,000 students are enrolled in 371 online programmes offered by 4 central, 20 state, 12 private and 30 deemed-to-be universities across India.

Why Kerala governor wants 11 university V-Cs out & how it’s turned into a political slugfest

Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has pointed to UGC rules being flouted in the selection process of the V-Cs, but CM Pinarayi Vijayan has accused him of acting as ‘a tool of the RSS’.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.