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A case to make higher education free

A UNIQUE feature of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is its student composition. A substantial proportion of its students come from socially and economically underprivileged families. Yet there is considerable social inter-mixing among students, made possible perhaps by campus politics which breaks down insularities. JNU having a large proportion of impecunious students is the result of …

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Cancel CBSE Board Exams: Punjab CM seeks postponement of CBSE board exams

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought postponement of the upcoming CBSE board exams for classes 10 and 12 amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. Singh has written to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, pointing to the prevailing situation and stressing that “it would only be appropriate that a decision …

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CBSE Board Class 10 exam cancelled, Class 12 exam postponed

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday cancelled class 10 exams and postponed class 12 exams in view of surge in COVID-19 cases. The CBSE 10th, 12th board exams were scheduled to be held from May 4. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. …

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Prof. Shyam Menon: Acts of an insecure state

With over three decades of academic experience, Professor Shyam B. Menon, former Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar University, New Delhi, is well placed to reflect on the current standoff between the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the state, the repercussions of the state’s misplaced vendetta, and countervailing strategies for the road ahead. Excerpts from an …

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CBSE 10th, 12th Board Exams 2021: PM Narendra Modi to hold meet today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to hold a meeting with Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and other senior officials in the Ministry on Wednesday to discuss the issue of holding CBSE Board exams amid demand from students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders to cancel it due to Covid-19 surge, said sources. Taking cognisance of …

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Death on IIT-M campus – Frontline

“My name itself is the problem, vappichi”—Fathima Latheef. For Fathima Latheef, joining a prestigious educational institution like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was a dream come true. When the Muslim girl from Kollam in Kerala was admitted to the M.A. Humanities and Development Studies (Integrated) at IIT Madras, she was thrilled. Besides topping the entrance …

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Teachers resistance – Frontline

Teachers of Delhi University fight against the undemocratic introduction of the semester system, which they see as a route to the privatisation of higher education. THE standoff between the teachers and administrative bodies of Delhi University, which started last year following the hurried implementation of the semester system at the undergraduate level by the then …

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