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Representational image | IIT Kharagpur | Commons

IITs are govt-funded, must implement quota policy while hiring staff, says OBC panel head

National Commission for Backward Classes chairperson Bhagwan Lal Sahni hits out at govt panel recommendation to exempt all 23 IITs from implementing quota policy.
IIT Madras | Facebook

After 16 mess workers test positive in IIT Madras, state govt wants takeaway food in colleges

The number of Covid cases on the IIT campus is now 104; TN govt has written to all district collectors asking them to keep an eye on hostels as colleges reopen.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church's Hope Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Valluru village, which is allegedly built on land acquired through fraud | By special arrangement

Church ‘committed land fraud’ in Andhra, Canadian donors say will fight to repair damage

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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. 
File photo of IIT-Delhi | Commons

2020’s IIT aspirants could get another shot at JEE Advanced next year, thanks to Covid

IIT Delhi director says matter will be discussed by Joint Admission Board. But this will be a one-time step and will be extended to only those who have exhausted their two attempts this year.
IIT Bombay campus | Twitter

IITs, IIMs & universities hired 350 teaching staff online during lockdown, says Modi govt

The online recruitment process had run into controversy in August and was temporarily put on hold only to be resumed in September. 
IIT Delhi campus

JEE Advanced registration window is open now, last date 17 September

JEE Advanced will take place on 27 September. Top 2,50,000 candidates who have qualified JEE Main will be eligible to sit for the exam.
JEE aspirants outside a exam centre in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

8.58 lakh students registered for JEE Main, 74% appeared, Education Minister Pokhriyal says

In a tweet, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank says low attendance is possibly because the JEE is being held twice a year now.
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

Mother tongue rule to apply ‘wherever possible’ — Pokhriyal says NEP understands diversity

In interview to ThePrint, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal says NEP will be implemented uniformly across all schools, will ensure 6% of India's GDP is spent on education.
IIT Bombay campus | Twitter

IITs boycotting Times World rankings counterproductive for India: Times Higher Education

Seven IITs decided not to participate in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in April, alleging a lack of transparency.

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