Wednesday, 21 April, 2021


Ranjitsinh Disale (right) is a teacher in Maharashtra’s Solapur district | Twitter: @ranjitdisale

Maharashtra teacher wins global prize for educating girls, to give away half of $1 mn reward

Ranjitsinh Disale, 32, a primary school teacher in Maharashtra’s Solapur district, is the winner of this year’s Global Teacher Prize.
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MPhil, PhD scholars get 6-month extension till June 2021 to submit thesis

The UGC had earlier extended the deadline for thesis submission by six months this June in light of the Covid pandemic.
Representational image of students outside a CBSE exam centre in Delhi | Photo: ANI

CBSE confirms 2021 board exams will be conducted offline with pen and paper

CBSE says no final decision has been taken yet about dates and other details, but consultation with stakeholders is going on.
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What slowdown? IIT placement drive kicks off with more job offers, fatter salaries over 2019

Placement season 2020 began at IITs Tuesday. Many branches have reported positive early trends despite Covid and slow economy, with firms like Google & Microsoft arriving with job offers.
IIT Bombay campus | Twitter

Students come out in support of Agra teen who lost IIT-Bombay seat by clicking ‘wrong link’

A petition has been filed on by a first year engineering student Sarthak Jain demanding justice for Siddhanth Batra.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Boon for locked down kids or ‘marketing hype’? Decoding WhiteHat Jr’s legal brawls with critics

Edtech startup WhiteHat Jr.'s advertising practices and curriculum have been questioned by its critics. It has now taken two of its most vocal critics to the court.
Students attend a class after schools re-opened in Nagaon district of Assam on 2 November 2020 | ANI

School kids can soon take up internships, gain vocational knowledge with potters, electricians

Ministry of Education instructs states and union territories to start 'bagless period' of vocational education for classes 6-12, in line with new NEP.
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Covid hasn’t crushed study abroad plans but students could face ‘more competition’ in 2021

Experts in the field of foreign education say 2021 is going to be an interesting year as more students are applying, including those who dropped their plans in 2020 due to Covid.
The HRD ministry, headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' is set to be renamed Ministry of Education under the new National Education Policy | File photo: ANI

IITs, NITs to offer engineering courses in mother tongue, IIT-BHU to begin with Hindi

Education ministry releases statement saying engineering courses in mother tongue will be an option in some colleges, beginning 2021-22 academic session. 
Kozhikode: Students outside a school after giving a Board examination, May 27, 2020 | PTI

Not wise to send kids back to school, say teachers but experts push for graded reopening

Central govt allowed opening of schools in October, but most states chose to not reopen. School principals say students must continue with virtual learning.

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