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Higher Education

Study Abroad Amid Covid-19 Pandemic: Busting 10 Myths About Overseas Education

Jan 07, 2022 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Outlook spoke to some noted education counsellors and experts in the field who have been dealing with students aspiring to go abroad to break the 10 biggest myths that parents and students often fall prey to while choosing their options for study abroad.

Is Pakistan's Leadership Turning It Into An Outcast?

Apr 26, 2021 Mohammad Shehzad

Higher education is the latest victim of the state’s rampant demolition of important institutions

Kerala Colleges, Universities Open After More Than 290 Days, Covid Guidelines In Place

Protocols including thermal screening, mandatory usage of face masks, social distancing and frequent sanitisation of campuses are expected to be followed

Innovation, Inclusion Key In Management: PM Modi On IIM Sambalpur Ceremony

Jan 02, 2021 PTI

While laying the foundation stone for the permanent campus of IIM-Sambalpur, the PM said the goal of a self-reliant India can be achieved with the help of collaborative and innovative management concepts

CollPoll Launches Unified Digital Education Stack For Higher Education To Meet Challenges Thrown By Covid-19

CollPoll, a Bangalore-based EdTech company, has launched a unified digital education stack for higher education. The stack includes Meticulous AMS™ (Academic Management System), Classroom LMS (Learning Management System) and Examplary EMS™ (Examinations Management System) to meet the challenges thrown at the higher education institutions by the COVID19 pandemic.

11 October, 2020

Indian Higher Education On Par With Global Standards: Education Minister Pokhriyal


Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the country has a robust education system, equipped with high quality research facilities. He also claimed that National Education Policy 2020 has helped universities throughout the country to compete with international universities.

11 October, 2020

Delhi University Announces First Cut-Off List, 100% Cut-Off Announced For 3 UG Courses


Lady Shri Ram College For Women has pegged the cut off at 100 per cent for three courses-- BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Political Science and BA (Hons) Psychology.

05 October, 2020

HC Asks MHA To Decide On Allowing College Students To Stay In Hostels During Exams


The petition, filed through advocates Sravan Kumar & R Balaji, said that due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, government and private hostels were closed, resulting in immense difficulty for final year students of various universities to find accommodation.

22 September, 2020

5 IIITs Declared As ‘Institution Of National Importance’

Prakash Kumar

The Rajya Sabha passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 by voice vote today. The Bill had already been cleared by the Lower House during the Budget Session In March.

16 September, 2020

St Stephen's College Releases Cut-Off List, Highest Cut-Off At 99.25%


St Stephen's College releases its first cut-off list. Cut-offs for many courses have been announced at 99% and above. This year’s cut-offs are higher than last year’s.

05 September, 2020

Why Tamil Nadu College Students Love Chief Minister Palaniswami

G.C. Shekhar

By cancelling college students' arrears, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palainswami eyes a grateful vote bank.


28 August, 2020

Cannot Promote Students Without Holding Final Year Exams By Sept 30: SC To States, Universities


The Supreme Court said if any state feels they can't conduct exams by that date, they must approach the UGC for new dates to hold the exam.

20 August, 2020

Amid Covid Scare, Undergraduate Students Appear For Final-term Exams In Himachal Pradesh

Ashwini Sharma

After the High Court orders, the final-term Undergraduate examinations in Himachal Pradesh began as per already released date sheet. The exam which was to be held on Tuesday will be taken on a later date.

17 August, 2020

NEP: Govt To Roll Out 4-year Multidisciplinary UG, 1-year Master's Programmes From 2021

Prakash Kumar

The government will also launch a common entrance test, as proposed under the National Education Policy 2020, from next year for central and other universities who are willing to join the new system.

11 August, 2020

NEP 2020: Is Opening The Door For Foreign Universities A Good Deal For India?

Dr Anirban Chakraborty

It is crucial to realise that foreign investment is one of the possible remedies, but not a panacea for the present challenges India's higher education sector is facing.

10 August, 2020

The Falling Fall: Terrifying Choices Facing A College Semester Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Saikat Majumdar

As the fall comes along, the choice, for many American colleges is between a potentially fatal reopening and the inevitability of cuts, furloughs and layoffs for employees. Amid this, the most sensible approaches have come to include a variety of hybrid models.

10 August, 2020

In SC, UGC Questions Decisions By Delhi, Maharashtra To Cancel Exams Amid Covid Pandemic


Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued that not conducting exams will not be in the interest of students and degrees may not be recognised if the states would act unilaterally.


06 August, 2020

The Entirety Of Success Of National Education Policy Depends On Research Excellence By Faculty

Saikat Majumdar

The NEP is a futuristic document that looks forward to the knowledge economy of the 21st century, one in which India’s participation has been intermittent at best. Will faculty members of these potentially impressive multiversities be able to shape the kind of research that molds not only their productivity, but also their very identities as visionary and effective teachers at the postsecondary level?

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz