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UK sees record jump in employee numbers in May – Times of India
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UK sees record jump in employee numbers in May – Times of India

LONDON: The number of employees on British company payrolls surged by a record amount in May as Covid restrictions eased and pubs and restaurants resumed indoor service, though it still remains more than half a million below its pre-pandemic peak. Tax data released on Tuesday showed that British companies increased their number of employees by 197,000 in May, the biggest single-month increase since records began in July 2014, taking the total to 28.5 million. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultTuesday's figures also showed the fastest headline wage growth since 2007 in the year to April, although statisticians warned that this was distorted by comparisons with depressed wages a year ago and greater job losses among low-paid staff. "The level of emp...
HC grants bail to JNU, Jamia students in north east Delhi riots case – Times of India
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HC grants bail to JNU, Jamia students in north east Delhi riots case – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to JNU students Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita and Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha, who were arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with a case related to larger conspiracy in the north east Delhi riots in February last year. The three accused were arrested in May last year in connection with the riots in north east Delhi. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultA bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup Jairam Bhambhani set aside the trial court's orders denying bail to the three accused and allowed their appeals by admitting them to regular bail. The high court directed Pinjra Tod group activists Narwal and Kalita and Tanha to surrend...
NITK Surathkal designs USV and names it after late prof – Times of India
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NITK Surathkal designs USV and names it after late prof – Times of India

MANGALURU: As a fitting tribute to its faculty member, who died due to Covid-19 a month ago, NITK Surathkal has dedicated an indigenously designed unmanned surface vehicle (USV) after Prof Paresh Chandra Deka. Deka worked in the water resources and ocean engineering (WR and OE) department and was an eminent researcher in the field of bathymetry, which he enthusiastically carried out using conventional techniques over the years. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultUSV- Paresh was designed by the WR and OE department, jointly with the Centre for System Design (CSD), NITK Surathkal, recently. A similar USV costs up to Rs 4 crore, but the institute using open source resources, has developed it for Rs 15 lakh. The team that worked on the project included...
Dakshina Kannada plans bridge course for students to grasp lessons well – Times of India
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Dakshina Kannada plans bridge course for students to grasp lessons well – Times of India

MANGALURU: The department of public instruction (DPI) in Dakshina Kannada has planned for a month-long bridge course—both in classrooms and online—for children at the beginning of the next academic year. The bridge course is a part of the minimum level of learning strategy. How does the bridge course work? For example, students who are now promoted to class eight, will be given worksheets of class seven to work on. The DPI is ready with the worksheets, and the bridge course will start from July 1. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultLokesh C, block education officer, Puttur, said online classes held from the past one year have failed to make learning effective. “The basic concept of the bridge course is to prepare a student for the class he has been...
Justices defer Harvard case on race in college admissions – Times of India
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Justices defer Harvard case on race in college admissions – Times of India

WASHINGTON: With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue - whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices on Monday put off a decision about whether they will hear an appeal claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants, in a case that could have nationwide repercussions. The court asked the Justice Department to weigh in on the case, a process that typically takes several months. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result "It would be a big deal because of the nature of college admissions across the country and because of the stakes of having this issue before the Supreme Court," said Gregory Garre, who twice defended...
Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University appoints pro vice-chancellors
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Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University appoints pro vice-chancellors

The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) on Monday appointed professor Snigdha Pattnaik and Rihan Khan Suri as pro vice-chancellors of the varsity. DSEU vice-chancellor Neharika Vohra welcomed them and said with their guidance, the university will be able to “drive a change in the higher education ecosystem”. “The university has been focussing on developing tie-ups with industries to understand their requirements while also providing a sense of security and confidence to students.  Read | Delhi skill university to enrol 6,000 students in first round of admission process “I am certain that under the guidance of our pro vice-chancellors, the university will be able to embark on this mission and drive a change in the higher education ecosystem where students will...
IGNOU re-extends assignment, form submission dates for TEE exams
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IGNOU re-extends assignment, form submission dates for TEE exams

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Monday announced the extension of the last date for submitting exam forms, assignments, project reports, etc. till 30 June 2021 for term-end examinations (TEE), June 2021. The dates have been extended due to the surge in the COVID-19 pandemic and thus, students are given a relaxation in the deadlines. The dates are extended for- Exam form The TEE 2021 was tentatively scheduled to be held in June 2021 but has been postponed due to the dangerous outburst of the pandemic. They are postponed till any further notice. The submission for the online exam form opened on May 17 and is now open till June 30. The prescribed fee of Rs 200 must be paid per course (both theory and practical/lab courses). Interested candidates can visit...
Jamia Hamdard University admission process for 2021-22 session begins
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Jamia Hamdard University admission process for 2021-22 session begins

The Jamia Hamdard University has started the registration process for admissions for the academic year 2021-22. The university, located in New Delhi, offers various programs and interested candidates may apply online for their desired programme at the official website- jamiahamdard.edu or through the application portal- jamiahamdard.nopaperforms. The last date for submission of the online application form is July 25. Candidates may apply for up to eight programmes through a single application form. Read | AMU begins admission process for UG, PG courses The university offers diploma, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in various disciplines through its nine schools and two centres. Admissions to various undergraduate programs are offered on the basis of the candi...
COVID-19: Schools, colleges to remain closed till June 30 in Bangladesh
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COVID-19: Schools, colleges to remain closed till June 30 in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government has extended the closure of all schools and colleges till June 30, in view of a surge in coronavirus cases, according to a media report. On March 17 last year, Bangladesh had closed all schools to contain the spread of coronavirus. All examinations were cancelled. In a notification on Saturday, the Ministry of Education said all primary, secondary, higher secondary and college-level institutions, including Ebtedayee and Qawmi madrasas, would remain closed till June 30, The Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported. Last month, Education Minister Dipu Moni said in-class teaching could be reopened on June 13, based on a review of the virus outbreak. “The COVID-19 situation worsened in some districts and many areas have been locked down. Considering the sa...
QS ranking: Deen Dayal Upadhyay only state university from UP to make it to top 100 list
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QS ranking: Deen Dayal Upadhyay only state university from UP to make it to top 100 list

The Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Gorakhpur University became the only state university from Uttar Pradesh to make it to the top 100 list of the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University ranking for 2020-21. Besides, the Gorakhpur university, a few other central universities that secured its position in the list of the top 100 universities in India included IIT-Kanpur, which ranked sixth, Banaras Hindu University, which won the 19th position, and Aligarh Muslim University that clinched the 34st slot. According to a statement issued by the DDU administration, QS has selected DDU Gorakhpur University among the top 100 universities of India and has ranked it 96th position in the country. Along with international ranking, QS has also ranked some of the countries and regions like I...
VITEEE 2021 result announced, counselling dates released
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VITEEE 2021 result announced, counselling dates released

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has announced VITEEE 2021 result at vit.ac.in. The result has been announced for the remote proctor test held on May 28, 29 and 31, and June 10, 2021. The result for VITEEE has been announced as a rank card, in which the rank secured by the candidates is mentioned. Choice filing process for course and campus has also started.  The result of VITEEE 2021 has only been announced online and steps to check it are as follows: Step 1: Visit the official website and locate the link for the result.  Step 2: On the next page, login by entering the application number and password.  Step 3: Next, click on the login button. Step 4: Check the result from the dashboard.  Candidates who do not want to wait for JEE Main 2021 and aim to take admission in...
Karnataka first-year PU students to take tests at home to improve scores, here’s how the assessment is planned
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Karnataka first-year PU students to take tests at home to improve scores, here’s how the assessment is planned

A month after the Karnataka government decided to promote all first-year pre-university (I PU equivalent to Class 11) students without examinations, it has now decided to offer students a chance to improve their scores by attending assessment tests that can be taken from their homes, similar to how open-book exams are held. Officials at the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) said that model question papers would be uploaded to the department’s official website and that students will be allowed to download them, write answers and then send them to their respective evaluator by different means. “Students can choose to take the assessment only if they seek to improve their scores from the universal 35% marks that are provided to all as they were promoted without exa...
Assam to hold board exams if Covid positivity rate drops below 2%: CM
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Assam to hold board exams if Covid positivity rate drops below 2%: CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the state board examinations for classes 10 and 12 will be held from July 15, if the COVID-19 positivity rate goes below two per cent. A series of meetings were held by the education department with guardians, students’ organisations and other stakeholders and they are in favour of holding the examinations, Sarma said at a press conference held to mark the completion of the first 30 days of his government. Several states have cancelled their board examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decided not to hold its class 12 exam. “The schedule for the examinations will be announced within the next few days but with the rider that the positivity rate in the state c...
‘Lakhs collected for exam’: Tamil Nadu medical college under probe
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‘Lakhs collected for exam’: Tamil Nadu medical college under probe

The Tamil Nadu government has asked Dr M G R Medical University in Chennai to conduct an “impartial probe” into the alleged “unauthorised collection” of at least Rs 22 lakh from final-year MBBS students of a prestigious government medical college in the name of conducting practical exams. The move came after the University submitted a report on “unwarranted and unethical practices of collecting money” at Stanley Medical College “to show gratefulness to the departments” and “to arrange accommodation and food” for external examiners. The University has also suspended several internal examiners of the college from its official examination panel. “We have now asked the University to conduct an impartial inquiry. We cannot compromise on examination malpractices. We will get to t...
KVS admission 2021: Revised schedule released for academic year 2021-22
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KVS admission 2021: Revised schedule released for academic year 2021-22

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has released the revised schedule for KVS admissions for the academic year 2021-22. The admissions process had begun in the fourth week of March 2021 but was interrupted by a surge in Covid-19 cases. Parents and guardians may check the detailed schedule on the official KVS website at kvsangathan.nic.in. According to the revised schedule, the first provisional select list and waitlist for registered candidates for Class 1 admissions will be released on June 23 2021. The lists will be released online at the official KVS website. From this list, eligible candidates are given admission, first from the RTE category, followed by the Service Priority Category (1 and 2), and then for the shortfall of reservation quota. In case seats remain unfilled afte...
Delhi govt cancels exams for Class 9 and 11, students to be evaluated based on scores of mid-term exams
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Delhi govt cancels exams for Class 9 and 11, students to be evaluated based on scores of mid-term exams

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia today announced that the Class 9 and Class 11 examinations are scrapped. The exams were previously postponed but now stand cancelled. “Class 9 and 11 exams which were postponed on April 12 are now cancelled. Private schools that conducted mid-term and annual exams before the lockdown, can declare the students’ results. Government, private and government-aided schools that have conducted only the mid-term exams and not the annual exams, will promote students based on mid-term exam scores,” Sisodia said. Addressing an important press conference | Live https://t.co/dL9sqjRaGY — Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) June 10, 2021 The Minister, in the press conference, presented guidelines for schools for marking students in Class 9 and Class 11, a...
Three in top 200, India tally unchanged in international university ranks
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Three in top 200, India tally unchanged in international university ranks

WITH CLASSES disrupted and most educational institutions moving online across the world after the Covid outbreak last year, India’s tally in the top 200 universities hasn’t shown any change for the fifth straight year. Apart from IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, no other Indian institution has been able to break into the top 200 since 2017, according to the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR). The total number of Indian higher education institutions placed among the world’s top 1,000 hasn’t shown any significant change, either. While 22 Indian universities are featured among the top 1,000 this time, there were 21 in QS WUR 2021, 23 in 2020, 24 in 2019, and 20 in 2018. Among the 22 Indian i...
HC refuses to stay order allowing private schools to charge annual, development fees
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HC refuses to stay order allowing private schools to charge annual, development fees

The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to stay its single-judge order allowing private unaided schools to collect annual and development charges from students for the period after the lockdown ended in the national capital last year. A vacation bench of Justices Rekha Palli and Amit Bansal issued notice and sought response of the Action Committee Unaided Recognised Private Schools, which represents over 450 schools, on the appeals of AAP government, students and an NGO challenging the single judge’s May 31 order. Read | Delhi Government and students appeals against private schools charging annual fees The court listed the appeals before the roster bench on July 10. The Delhi government and the students have contended that the single judge’s decision was based on incorrect f...
Japanese authorities to conduct review of Beijing funded Confucius Institute – Times of India
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Japanese authorities to conduct review of Beijing funded Confucius Institute – Times of India

TOKYO: Japanese authorities will conduct a review of a Beijing funded educational organisation known as the Confucius Institutes amid concerns that a group is a propaganda tool of China. This comes as tensions between China and Japan are escalating over a slew of issues. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultThe Japanese education ministry will ask universities that host the institutes to provide such information as to funding, the number of participating students and whether it intervenes in university research. The list of questions will be formalised by the end of the year. According to Asia Nikkei, Tokyo is worried that technologies can be leaked to the Chinese side through personal exchanges. The move follows US and European attempts to regulate ...
INI CET 2021: Important preparation tips for last few days
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INI CET 2021: Important preparation tips for last few days

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has recently announced that the INI CET 2021 PG medical admissions will be conducted on June 16, 2021. Although the decision has led to evident dissent among MBBS candidates aspiring to appear in the exam this year, AIIMS is conducting online registrations. AIIMS INI CET registrations 2021 along with NOC from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be available till June 6. In addition, AIIMS Delhi has also announced that the INI CET 2021 admit card will be issued on June 6, that is, three days before the exam. Evidently, the examination is due in less than two weeks now and all aspirants must get on with the final moments of preparation for the exam. Before saying anything about how to study for the upcoming INI CE...