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Budget 2021: Vaccine cess coming this year? Here's what

Budget 2021: Vaccine cess coming this year? Here's what former finance secretary has to say

Business | Jan 30, 2021, 08:36 PM IST

India TV Digital spoke to Former Finance Secretary CM Vasudev, who advocated a one-time vaccine cess this year. He also spoke at length about varous budget aspects, including generating new employment opportunities, tax relief to the salaried class, fiscal deficit and more.

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AKTU students demand online exams, write to UP govt

Higher Studies | Jan 29, 2021, 05:44 PM IST

Students of Lucknow's Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University have objected to forthcoming offline examinations, and urged the authorities to consider online mode. Raising students' concerns, the India Wide Parents' Association has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Education Minister and Additional Chief Secretary.

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Postpone Bihar board exams, BSEB students say

High Schools | Jan 16, 2021, 04:16 PM IST

​Students of the Bihar School Examination (BSEB) have demanded postponement of the board exams scheduled in February, citing safety issues due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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NIOS students demand cancellation of board exams, want promotion based on internal assessment

High Schools | Jan 16, 2021, 05:05 PM IST

Students of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) have demanded cancellation of board examinations this year, citing several issues. Reaching out on Twitter, several students requested the authorities to promote them on the basis of internal assessment.

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Will Class 9, 11 exams be held online? Here's what CBSE has to say

High Schools | Jan 18, 2021, 04:21 PM IST

The students of CBSE Class 9 and 11 have been urging the board to conduct exams in online mode, citing the continued risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Students have expressed unwillingness to appear in offline examinations and said that they were not prepared as schools had not completed the syllabus yet. The board, however, has ruled out the conduction of online examinations for both classes.

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CBSE Class 9, 11 students 'not prepared' for offline exams, urge board to consider online mode

High Schools | Jan 14, 2021, 04:25 PM IST

​The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a plethora of challenges for students across the country. The uncertainty led by the contagion has been nothing less nerve-racking for students, who fear attending offline classes or appearing for exams physically. Now, CBSE Class 9 and 11 students have expressed similar apprehensions. Taking to social media, several students have urged the board to consider holding examinations in online mode.

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NEET 2021: When will the medical entrance exam be held? Here's what Education Minister said

Higher Studies | Jan 10, 2021, 11:16 PM IST

NEET aspirants are eagerly awaiting the schedule of the medical entrance exam. Some took to social media to request Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank that the exam, usually held once a year, be conducted twice amid the pandemic.

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NEET 2021: Announce exam date, students demand

Higher Studies | Jan 08, 2021, 03:52 PM IST

​After suspense over the JEE-Advanced test date ended on Thursday, students stormed social media and sought to know the schedule for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). Several students took to Twitter and requested Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to announce the date for the medical entrance exam.

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'Hold online exams', students across universities in India urge, demand govt to step in

Higher Studies | Jan 06, 2021, 05:47 PM IST

Taking to social media, several students across various universities in India are voicing themselves, requesting the varsities to conduct online exams, or else the government should step in.

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Holding offline exams 'dangerous': IKGPTU students write to Amarinder, urge to roll out online mode

Higher Studies | Dec 29, 2020, 10:36 PM IST

Holding offline exams could be dangerous amid a pandemic that has been eating into one's lives, students of the I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) said as they raised concerns about their safety.

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'Online exams, please!': RTU students write to CM Ashok Gehlot as COVID threat remains

Higher Studies | Dec 29, 2020, 05:49 PM IST

​The Rajasthan Technical University (RTU) is set to conduct offline examinations in January, 2021. However, this is not going down well with the students as the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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ICSI students demand second cycle exams, voluntary opt-out; Parents' body writes to Sitharaman

Education | Dec 17, 2020, 05:14 PM IST

Chorus has been growing around the demand for a second cycle of examinations for ICSI students. Several of them have stormed social media demanding another attempt for CS exams or a postponement of the examinations scheduled to begin December 21 onward. Raising the concerns, the India Wide Parents' Association has written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and sought some relief for the students.

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Conduct exams online, GGSIPU students write to Delhi govt for intervention

Education | Dec 14, 2020, 10:15 PM IST

Raising similar issues, the students of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, better known as GGSIPU, urged the varsity to hold examinations in online mode. They objected to the university's decision of holding offline examinations amid the deadly pandemic.

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The changing agriculture scenario in India: What worries the farmers

Dec 02, 2020, 11:20 PM IST

Three contentious farm laws traversed successfully in Parliament amid fears of corporate sharks jumping into the agriculture space, further skewing the playing field for small farmers. Thousands of farmers have been camping at Delhi borders, demanding repeal of the laws. But what, exactly, is bothering them?

CBSE Board Exams: Important announcement on Board exam

CBSE Board Exams: Important announcement on Board exam dates, mode, and practicals

Education | Dec 02, 2020, 10:00 PM IST

With students eagerly awaiting the announcement of CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Board exam dates, the Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday hinted towards a little more wait for the schedule.

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BECA deal, China misadventures: Key issues in India-US 2+2 dialogue today

World | Oct 27, 2020, 09:24 AM IST

Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Center in Washington, said that there won't be any "big surprises" or "major developments" in the crucial 2+2 meet ahead of the U.S. Presidential election. Kugelman, during his conversation with India TV, noted that such meetings between India and the U.S. would continue even if Joe Biden comes to power.


Compartment exams won't be cancelled, CBSE assures students' safety: Sanyam Bhardwaj | Exclusive

Education | Sep 18, 2020, 02:45 AM IST

The compartment examinations for Classes 10 and 12 beginning next week will not be cancelled, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said amid demands for cancellation of the exams due to COVID-19 risks. In conversation with India TV, Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj, the Controller of Examinations, said the exams cannot be scrapped off because cancellation of these examinations would mean elimination of the opportunity for those students who wish to appear.

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Back-to-back 3 exams in a day, changed format: AKTU students oppose university decision

Higher Studies | Sep 03, 2020, 11:31 AM IST

What if you are made to write three exams back-to-back in a single day? Quite a task. Isn't it? Such is the situation faced by the students of Lucknow's Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, more commonly known as AKTU or APJAKTU.

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Students take social media by storm, tweet against delay in SSC results

Education | Sep 02, 2020, 09:23 AM IST

After a furor over JEE and NEET exams, students have stormed the social media with posts against delay in SSC results. Those aspiring for various government jobs are left in the lurch due to the delay in results, recruitment notification, and issuance of admit cards.

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JEE NEET Exams: Review petition for postponement filed in SC. What next? Latest Updates

Higher Studies | Aug 29, 2020, 12:55 PM IST

JEE, NEET Exams 2020: With the competitive exams just a few days away, students are keenly watching the last-ditch effort for postponement of the entrances. So, what next? Here is a wrap-up.