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Higher Education

A Fundamental Question About National Education Policy 2020: How To Finance Higher Education?

Aug 02, 2020 Dr Priam Pillai

The National Education Policy 2020 recognises the need for better teaching and learning methods, better teacher training and more meaningful exams. But it does not provide a realistic way in which private institutions can raise funds to meet the needs of their students and their communities.

New Education Policy Emphasises On Making 'Job Creators' Instead Of 'Job Seekers': PM Modi

Aug 01, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

PM Narendra Modi said NEP 2020 emphasises on inter-disciplinary study which will ensure that the focus is on what the student wants to learn.

SC Refuses To Pass Interim Order On Pleas For Stay Of Final Year Exams, Asks MHA To Clear Stand

The UGC told the top court that nobody should remain under the impression that since the Supreme Court is examining this issue, the final year /semester examination will be stayed.

Teaching In Mother Tongue Till Class 5, No MPhil Programmes: Highlights Of New Education Policy 2020

Jul 30, 2020 Prakash Kumar

Among the changes proposed in the National Education Policy 2020 is there will be special focus on foundational literacy and numeracy in early stages of schooling. Read some of the highlights of NEP 2020 here.

India To Increase Top Universities' Intake For Students Dropping Plans To Go Abroad

The HRD Ministry set up a committee under University Grants Commission chairman to prepare guidelines and measures to ensure that 'more and more' Indian students 'stay in India and study in India'.

23 July, 2020

After IITs, NITs Also Drop 75% Class 12 Board Marks Criteria For Admissions This Year

Prakash Kumar

For admissions in the NITs and other CFTIs, general category students are required to have secured a minimum 75% marks in Class 12 board exams or figure among the top 20 percentile holders in the qualifying exams, apart from clearing the JEE-Main.

18 July, 2020

Why Calling It A Corona Degree Is Derogatory, How Final-Year Exams Aren’t Sacrosanct

Saumyajit Bhattacharya

The degrees are not being granted without examinations. The MHRD, UGC, and Delhi University have so far shown extreme insensitivity to students and also a baffling lack of understanding about the detailed examination process.

17 July, 2020

Revocation Of Immigration Rules May Not End Victimisation Of Foreign Students In US

Saikat Majumdar

Notwithstanding the withdrawal of the most recent immigration restriction on foreign students, there is widespread fear that this student body will continue to be victimised in the long run – unless the Presidential election in November brings about real change.

17 July, 2020

Amid Protests, 182 Universities Conduct Exams, 274 More To Hold By September

Prakash Kumar

The University Grants Commission recently issued a directive to all universities, making it mandatory for them to conduct final year exams by the end of September.

14 July, 2020

Delhi: Final Year Undergraduate Online Exams To Be Held From Aug 10-31, DU Informs HC


The students left out of online exams will be given an opportunity to appear in physical examinations, to be held sometime in September.

11 July, 2020

Delhi Govt To Cancel Upcoming State University Exams Due To COVID-19


Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said state universities have been asked to promote their students and award them degrees adopting some methodology of evaluation.


10 July, 2020

136 Congressmen, 30 Senators Seek Reversal Of US Decision On International Students


The US administration declared that nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online or taking only online courses will not be permitted to take a full course load and remain in the United States.

25 June, 2020

IIT Bombay Scraps Face-to-Face Lectures, Goes Fully Online For Next Semester

Outlook Web Bureau

In a Facebook Post Wednesday night, IIT Bombay Director Subhasis Chaudhuri said “the next semester will be run purely in the online mode so that there is no compromise on the safety and well being of the students.”

20 June, 2020

CollPoll Helps Top Indian Universities Become Contact Less, Safe Campuses

CollPoll, a Bangalore-based Edutech company, has devised a Campus Help Centre (CHC) which integrates all workflows into a single web and mobile platform, or a virtual workplace where institutional stakeholders have access to the workflows relevant to them.

20 June, 2020

Who Is Responsible If People Die From Coronavirus On A Reopened Campus?

Saikat Majumdar

The loss of lives that could have been otherwise avoided, will attract the most serious penalty and incrimination. Institutional authorities must keep this in mind as they consider the decision to open campus while the pandemic continues to pose threat to life.

04 June, 2020

Indian Universities In Post-Covid Crisis Landscape: The Way Forward

Saikat Majumdar

In an altered landscape, what can Indian universities do to become attractive options for Indian students planning to go abroad for higher education?

03 June, 2020

An Inclusive Higher Education System Will Facilitate Social Change In India

Badri Narayan

The best higher education institutions of the world work as knowledge centres that facilitate social change in society. They also appear as job provider and development facilitator.


26 May, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Affected US University Campuses, And What The Fall Semester Looks Like

Saikat Majumdar

All Higher Education experts and surveyors are keenly watching institutional plans for the fall semester. Anxious times continue for Indian students planning higher education in the US in fall 2020, writes Saikat Majumdar.

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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