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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
Criticism of govt, policies not an offence: Allahabad HC slams BHU board of directors for firing prof

Apr 24, 2016

Criticism of govt, policies not an offence: Allahabad HC slams BHU board of directors for firing prof

Quashing an ex-parte order passed by the Board of Governors, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, on 6 January 2016 terminating the contract of Magsaysay award winner Dr Sandeep Pandey as Visiting Faculty Professor at the IIT on the unsubstantiated charges, the court said, “academic administrators should be politically neutral, at the point of time of dealing with academic or administrative matters of the University”. #NewsTracker #Allahabad High Court #IIT #Judiciary #Varanasi #Sandeep Pandey #Intolerance #anti-national #BHU #Critiquing Modi #Criticism of government
IIT fees hike: To fix the institutes, it's essential to focus on the foundation

Apr 10, 2016

IIT fees hike: To fix the institutes, it's essential to focus on the foundation

The IIT fees hike issue: the possibilities of financing higher education are many. There is never a shortage of money. But there is always a shortage of good intentions, and good planning. #ConnectTheDots #IIT #financing #Nehru #Engineering #Higher education #Indian Institute of Technology #IIT fee hike #employability #graduates #Planning
Indian students abroad: The darker side of India's higher education myopia

Apr 09, 2016

Indian students abroad: The darker side of India's higher education myopia

Students prefer going overseas, because of the government’s own inability to allow high quality higher education to flourish within India. #China #ConnectTheDots #Germany #Education #IIT #EU #Ukraine #HRD #NIT #abroad
IIT fees hike: Jump from Rs 90,000 a year to Rs 2 lakh is still not high enough and here's why

Apr 08, 2016

IIT fees hike: Jump from Rs 90,000 a year to Rs 2 lakh is still not high enough and here's why

In India, the average salary a fresh IIT graduate would get would be around Rs 1 lakh a month or Rs 12 lakh a year. That would permit the student to pay off the entire cost of higher education within two years, if not earlier #CriticalPoint #IIT #HRD Ministry #Indian Institute of Technology #Fees #fee hike #IIT Hyderabad #Academic costs
NIT Srinagar unrest: BJP cautions of reaction against J&K students elsewhere in India

Apr 07, 2016

NIT Srinagar unrest: BJP cautions of reaction against J&K students elsewhere in India

BJP on Thursday cautioned that the way outstation students are being dealt with at NIT Srinagar could have an impact on students from Jammu and Kashmir studying elsewhere in the country. #BJP #Jammu and Kashmir #Pakistan #NewsTracker #IIT #NIT #NIT protest
IIT course fee doubled from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh; total waiver for SC/ST, poor, disabled

Apr 07, 2016

IIT course fee doubled from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh; total waiver for SC/ST, poor, disabled

The annual fees for undergraduate courses in IITs will be hiked from existing Rs 90,000 to Rs two lakh from upcoming academic session and there will be total fee waiver for SCs and STs, the differently-abled and those belonging to economically weaker sections. #NewsTracker #IIT #SC #HRD Ministry #ST #fee #SCIC