Wednesday, 21 April, 2021

Education

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to state and UT chief secretaries about reopening medical colleges | Photo: ANI

Medical colleges could reopen from 1 December with strict physical distancing norms

Medical colleges have been asked to keep a sufficient number of non-Covid beds to ensure students can be trained adequately.
Students appearing for the JEE Mains in Kolkata in September 2020 | File image: ANI

IITs not in favour of 3rd attempt for JEE Advanced students, say won’t be fair to next batch

Students have been writing letters to IITs & education ministry for the last two months, requesting for a third attempt as their preparation was hampered due to the pandemic.
The administrative block at Delhi University's North Campus | Photo: du.ac.in

All pending results to be declared by 30 November, Delhi University tells High Court

The high court warned the university that it's neck is on the board if it doesn't declare the results by the said date and listed the matter for hearing on 2 December.
Students wearing protective masks work at their desks at a school in US | Photographer: Daniel Acker | Bloomberg

Pandemic pods are the answer for schools during Covid. But they’re not perfect

Pandemic pods are small groups of students learning together with a teacher or parent during lockdown. But they could increase educational inequalities.
Representational image | School staff member sanitise school building for the sitting arrangements in the classrooms at Drona Public School, in Gurugram on Friday | ANI

Haryana schools to remain shut till 30 November due to Covid-19

The state Thursday reported 2,212 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 2,09,251, while 20 more fatalities took the death toll to 2,113.
PM Narendra Modi virtually addresses a gathering after unveiling the statue of Swami Vivekananda at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University | Photo: PTI

ABVP doesn’t want JNU renamed after Swami Vivekananda, disagrees with BJP leaders’ demand

Office-bearers and members of ABVP in JNU say the idea behind their demand for Swami Vivekananda’s statue on campus was to bring him into the discourse.
College students | Representational image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Discussion on revised syllabus for JEE Advanced on agenda as IITs meet this week

The revision is being undertaken to factor in the changes introduced in Class 12 syllabus for mathematics, chemistry and physics by CBSE in 2019.
A protest march held by student organisations near LSR, Delhi, last week after Aishwarya Reddy's suicide | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

LSR students claim principal lying on Aishwarya’s suicide, say many sought help from college

In letter to media, LSR students’ union alleges college administration refused to help students with matters such as hostel facilities, internet connection and attendance despite multiple requests.
Students in a classroom (representational image) | Flickr

‘Too early to decide’, say CBSE, CISCE after Maharashtra, Gujarat postpone 2021 board exams

Maharashtra and Gujarat have announced the decision to delay 2021 state board exams. But CBSE, CISCE officials say they’re awaiting govt instructions to take a call on the matter.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Parents want schools reopened as online classes not working out — Azim Premji University study

Study by Bengaluru-based Azim Premji University finds that issues of access as well as learning difficulties with online mode is hampering the education of many students.

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