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‘No set syllabus or faculty’ — why National School of Drama students have been on week-long protest

On protest since 3 Oct, students have demanded a permanent director & removal of registrar of institute. NSD management has denied students' claims, said there've been no budget cuts.

These 4 initiatives can make education more accessible in India

India is the largest market for online education after US. With policies like the NEP 2020 and over 5,000 EdTech start-ups, it has scope for digital transformation.

Hindi medium in colleges, govt, recruitment exams…and UN — what Shah-led language panel wants

Parliamentary committee's report also says HC proceedings in Hindi-speaking states should be in Hindi, and recommends action against officials who 'deliberately don't work in Hindi'.

MERITE: Modi govt’s 5 year, 20-point action plan to improve engineering education

The scheme will target socially vulnerable groups and colleges that do not have adequate academic and infrastructural facilities.

‘Lost job, academic reputation’ — how DU’s recruitment drive left ad hoc teachers in the cold

Dozens of ad hoc teachers claim they lost their jobs after DU began hiring for permanent faculty this month. Teachers claim their years of service has been ‘unfairly’ overlooked.

Affordable countries, student loans — how small-town India is pursuing foreign education dreams

Education consultants, financing companies claim there is a rise in interest from students living in tier 2 and 3 cities. Foreign degrees will be of help in future, say students.

EWS quota won’t impact seats for other categories, Centre tells SC on addition of 2 lakh seats

The Centre's submission came in an affidavit filed before the SC in relation to the 103rd Amendment Act 2019, which provided 10% reservation to economically weaker sections.

How universities are being renamed under Modi govt as focus shifts from ‘Gandhi, Nehru’

New Delhi: Last month, the Narendra Modi government officially renamed Delhi’s iconic Rajpath to Kartavya Path. The renaming, which was widely called a decolonisation...

Technical regulator asks universities, colleges to recognise & admit students of Vedic board

The move came after the Association of Indian Universities in August granted equivalence status to the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Sanskrit Shiksha Board.

‘How to study over how to score’ — why more Indian parents are choosing foreign school boards

Data shows that more and more parents are sidestepping CBSE and admitting kids into IB and IGSCE schools with eye on college abroad. But critics are worried about ‘class system’.

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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.