Saturday, June 22, 2024

Education

Delhi: Students manhandled, detained for protesting UGC-NET cancellation

Several members of the student organisations on 20 June manhandled by police and detained while protesting outside Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's residence and the Ministry of Education in New Delhi against the cancellation of the UGC-NET examination and irregularities in the NEET.

UGC-NET June 2024 exams cancelled after “exam integrity compromised”

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the cancellation of the UGC-NET exam due to initial evidence suggesting that the integrity of the exam has been compromised.

India’s children should know that Babri Masjid desecrated in 1949, demolished in 1992, says Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday slammed the NCERT for revising references related to the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in textbooks that was demolished by Hindu nationalists on 6 December, 1992.

New NCERT textbook removes mention of Babri Masjid, calls it ‘3-domed structure’, says 2019 SC ruling ‘classic example’ of consensus

The new NCERT Class 12 Political Science textbook does not mention the Babri Masjid by name, calling it a “three-domed structure.” It has pruned the section on the demolition of the historic mosque by Hindu nationalist mobs from four to two pages and deleted telling details from the earlier version.

NEET grace marks to 1,563 students scrapped, re-exam on 23 June: Union govt tells SC

The Union government has informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to cancel the scorecards of 1,563 NEET-UG 2024 candidates who were given grace marks. This decision comes in response to allegations of unfair means during the examination process.

UGC to permit biannual admissions in regular mode

In a significant move aligning with global practices, the University Grants Commission has amended its regulations to allow biannual admissions in higher education institutions in regular mode starting from the 2024-25 academic session.

‘Infructuous’: SC dismisses petitions alleging discrepancies in NEET-PG 2022 scores

The Supreme Court today dismissed the petitions challenging the alleged discrepancies and seeking disclosure of answer keys and answer sheets of the NEET-PG 2022 Exam, Live Law reported.
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Congress demands Supreme Court-monitored probe into NEET exam ‘irregularities’

The Congress on Friday demanded a high-level investigation under the Supreme Court’s supervision into “irregularities” in NEET for medical courses, accusing the BJP of cheating youngsters and playing with their futures.

Bombay HC quashes President’s order appointing IIM Nagpur director as acting VC of Hindi University

The Bombay High Court’s Nagpur bench quashed and set aside the ‘illegal’ appointment of Dr. Bhimraya Metri, director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur, as the acting Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV), a central university in Maharashtra’s Wardha, on Thursday, March 28th.
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UPSC postpones civil services preliminary exam to June 16 due to Lok Sabha polls

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday postponed the civil services preliminary examination to June 16 from May 26 due to the Lok Sabha elections.

After public outcry over UGC draft guidelines, Union govt clarifies no reserved post will be de-reserved

The Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission (UGC) clarified on Sunday that centrally funded universities will not de-reserve any reserved faculty positions. This clarification comes in response to the controversy surrounding UGC's draft guidelines, which hinted at the possibility of opening unfilled vacancies for SC, ST, OBC candidates to general candidates in "rare and exceptional cases."
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CUET PG 2024 registration deadline extended

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the last date to register for the Common University Entrance Test - Postgraduate (CUET PG 2024) till January 31, 2024. Candidates who...

Polls of JNU Students’ Union to be conducted in March after four years

In a circular released by Jawaharlal Nehru University, the central institution announced that their student union polls will be held six to eight weeks after the commencement of PhD...
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Canada caps international student visas for two years 

Canada has announced that it is imposing an immediate two-year cap on new international student visas to tackle the housing crisis and target institutional "bad actors". The move will...

Israel kills dozens of academics, destroys every university in Gaza

The Israeli army has killed 94 university professors, along with hundreds of teachers and thousands of students, as part of its genocidal war against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip,...
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ASER 2023 unveils gender disparities in digital literacy: Why it matters

The ASER report 2023 highlights significant gender disparity in digital literacy and access among the youth aged 14-18 in rural India. Offering insights into the digital landscape, the report...

Half of rural Indian students struggle with basic division: Report

The Annual Status of Education Report 2023, unveiled on Wednesday, indicated that over 50% of rural Indian students aged 14 to 18 struggle with basic division problem-solving.
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