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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
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