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Goa, Jammu figure in five new IITs, ISM Dhanbad set for upgrade

May 25, 2016

Goa, Jammu figure in five new IITs, ISM Dhanbad set for upgrade

Five new IITs will come up at Tirupati, Palakkad, Dharwar, Bhilai, Goa and Jammu while ISM Dhanbad will also be upgraded to an IIT #NewsTracker #IIT #Indian Institute of Technology #NIT #ISM Dhanbad #Institutes of Technology Act
Research parks, web portal for teaching: What we can expect in the new education policy

May 25, 2016

Research parks, web portal for teaching: What we can expect in the new education policy

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on 16 May had announced that the Narendra Modi government would bring about such a policy change by 26 May which hopes to bring about an impetus to the education system in India. #NewsTracker #IIT #IIM #Smriti Irani #Modi #Right to Education Act #education policy #NCERT books
Masood Azhar, NSG membership to dominate Pranab Mukherjee's visit to China

May 24, 2016

Masood Azhar, NSG membership to dominate Pranab Mukherjee's visit to China

In continuation of high-level engagements, President Pranab Mukherjee sets off on a four-day visit to China on Tuesday with an aim to further broaden ties between the two Asian economic giants as he will deliberate on a range of key issues including the contentious ones with the Chinese leadership. #China #Pranab Mukherjee #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #IIT #IIM #Nuclear Suppliers Group #NSG #Xi Jinping #Masood Azhar #NIT #JeM #Le Keqiang
NEET and the parochialisation of medical education

May 23, 2016

NEET and the parochialisation of medical education

The debate over NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) continues. The states which have private medical colleges have been the most vocal about delaying NEET for just one more year. #InMyOpinion #IIT #NEET #Common entrance test #JEE #National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test #CET #Regional language #Joint Entrance Examinations #parochialisation
To curb coaching menace, HRD to bring IIT preparation app: Smriti Irani

May 18, 2016

To curb coaching menace, HRD to bring IIT preparation app: Smriti Irani

Aiming to combat the "menace" of coaching, the HRD ministry is coming up a mobile app and portal containing free lectures from IIT faculty on various subjects and previous years' question papers of entrance tests to these prestigious engineering institutions. #NewsTracker #IIT #Smriti Irani #Subramanian #NEP
Modi govt to unveil new education policy as it completes two years at Centre

May 16, 2016

Modi govt to unveil new education policy as it completes two years at Centre

The new education policy will be announced before 26 May when the Narendra Modi government completes two years in office, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said. #India #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Education #IIT #IIM #Smriti Irani #HRD Ministry #Modi government #NIT #New education policy
When a 17-year-old worries enough to kill herself over JEE, we must question our own education

Apr 29, 2016

When a 17-year-old worries enough to kill herself over JEE, we must question our own education

We must find better answers as to why a degree in Astrophysics is not as great as a degree in Business or Engineering — how are we measuring the worth of pursuing a certain knowledge? #InMyOpinion #Education #IIT #Kota #Ravi Kumar #student suicide #IIT education #Coaching centres #Neoliberalism
Kota: 17-year-old cracks IIT-JEE, commits suicide over low scores

Apr 29, 2016

Kota: 17-year-old cracks IIT-JEE, commits suicide over low scores

A 17-year-old IIT aspirant, allegedly jumped to her death on Thursday as she was disappointed with her scores in IIT-JEE Mains, police said. #NewsTracker #IIT #suicide #Kota #IIT-JEE #IIT-JEE Coaching centre
The RSS-BJP attack on campuses: Free thinking discouraged and penalised

Apr 29, 2016

The RSS-BJP attack on campuses: Free thinking discouraged and penalised

The RSS-BJP combine is dreaming of breeding a generation of dullards raised on government propaganda, pseudo-nationalism, myth masquerading as science and the drivel of an imagined past. #JNU #BJP #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #IIT #Smriti Irani #RSS #Intellectuals #Sangh #Kanhaiya Kumar #Umar Khalid
'Declare computer language anti-national': AAP ridicules Smriti Irani over Sanskrit in IITs

Apr 26, 2016

'Declare computer language anti-national': AAP ridicules Smriti Irani over Sanskrit in IITs

HRD Minister Smriti Irani's request to include Sanskrit in the curriculum of IITs has been met by ridicule from opposition parties. #BJP #IIT #Smriti Irani #Manish Sisodia #RSS #HRD Ministry #Sanskrit #D Raja #Pramod Tiwari #Shareworthy