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Karnataka govt advises CHRIST Bangalore to cancel intermediate exams, promote students

Higher Studies | Jul 15, 2020, 05:11 PM IST

The Karnataka government has advised CHRIST (Deemed-to-be-University) not to conduct online examinations for intermediate semesters. In a letter to CHRIST, the State Higher Education Department asked the institution to promote the students based on the grading system.

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Christ University Bengaluru to go ahead with exams, students oppose decision

Higher Studies | Jul 11, 2020, 07:50 PM IST

​Students of Christ (deemed-to-be-university), Bangalore, have opposed its decision to conduct examinations. Students of the institution are raising serious concerns regarding the online examinations that are set to begin next week.

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Request to cancel final-year exams sent to govt, parents' association asks for promotion of students

Higher Studies | Jul 10, 2020, 05:36 PM IST

Final-year students in the country have expressed apprehensions about appearing for their examinations which are expected to take place in the coming months. Raising similar concerns, the India Wide Parents' Association wrote a letter to the government.


CBSE explains reasons behind dropping controversial chapters of Classes 9-12

Higher Studies | Jul 08, 2020, 07:22 PM IST

A day after dropping controversial chapters from the curriculum of Classes 9-12, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that the topics are either being covered by the rationalized syllabus or in the Alternative Academic Calendar of NCERT.

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Students #SayNoToUGCGuidelines, demand cancellation of final year exams

Higher Studies | Jul 08, 2020, 06:18 PM IST

Taking to Twitter, students are demanding cancellation of the final year exams using #SayNoToUGCGuidelines that emerged as the no. 1 trend on the micro-blogging site on Wednesday afternoon.

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Odisha BPUT Exams: Students say #BPUTStopKaroNa, demand cancellation of online exams

Higher Studies | Jul 06, 2020, 05:52 PM IST

From writing an open letter to the varsity to storming the social media using #BPUTStopKaroNa, students of Odisha's Biju Patnaik University of Technology are pulling out all the stops to make sure the tide turns in their favour.

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New UGC guidelines to be released within 2 days

Higher Studies | Jul 05, 2020, 10:24 AM IST

"When will UGC issue new guidelines," social media is abuzz with this question as students yearn for clarity on their examinations. While some states have decided against the holding of exams, uncertainty is looming large over others as the University Grants Commission is yet to issue an official communication in this regard.

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India-China tension: Neither side wants a full rupture, says Michael Kugelman | Exclusive

India | Jul 05, 2020, 11:24 PM IST

In an interview with, Michael Kugelman said both India and China benefit from each other and would not want to lose out on any opportunities. Kugelman, the deputy director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Center in Washington, stressed that China's actions largely aimed at "telegraphing strength.". Here are some excerpts of the interview:

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DU Open Book Exams: Request to cancel OBE exams sent to govt; parents' association writes letter

Higher Studies | Jul 04, 2020, 11:22 PM IST

Raising students' concerns, the India Wide Parents Association wrote to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and pointed out reasons why the open book online examinations must be cancelled.

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DU Open Book Exams: Mock or mockery, students ask

Higher Studies | Jul 04, 2020, 05:25 PM IST

The open-book online examinations for Delhi University students kickstarted today, however, with a number of roadblocks. From technical failures to "incorrect" question papers, students reported umpteen issues.

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ICAI cancels CA May 2020 exams, to be merged with November

Higher Studies | Jul 04, 2020, 12:31 AM IST

Giving a breather to lakhs of CA students, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) Friday cancelled Chartered Accountancy examinations scheduled for July. The institute said the exams would now be merged with November exams.

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JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NEET Exams POSTPONED: Check new dates

Higher Studies | Jul 06, 2020, 08:53 PM IST

Heeding to the demands of lakhs of students, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Friday postponed JEE Main, JEE Advanced and NEET examinations as the coronavirus cases in the country continued unabated. Announcing the decision on Twitter, the minister also declared new dates for the three examinations.

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JEE Main NEET 2020 Exams will possibly be postponed, says Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Higher Studies | Jul 03, 2020, 04:52 PM IST

In a huge relief for lakhs of students, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Friday announced that JEE Main and NEET 2020 entrance exams will "possibly" be postponed due to coronavirus situation in the country.

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Decision on JEE Main, NEET 2020 exams to be announced this evening

Higher Studies | Jul 03, 2020, 12:25 PM IST

Will JEE Main, NEET exams be postponed or not? This is the very question swarming over the minds of lakhs of aspirants of the key medical and engineering entrances which are held by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Read on to know when an announcement will be made by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

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JEE Main, NEET Exams 2020: Request to postpone entrances sent to govt

Higher Studies | Jun 30, 2020, 07:14 PM IST

Most hullabaloo surrounds JEE Main and NEET Exams 2020, the two major entrances scheduled to be held in July. Citing concerns raised by the students, the India Wide Parents Association today wrote to the government and requested for the postponement of both JEE Main and NEET exams.

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NIOS Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Students demand cancellation of exams amid rising coronavirus cases

Education | Jun 29, 2020, 08:46 AM IST

Students across the country are hoping for the postponement of their exams scheduled in the coming months as coronavirus cases refuse to budge. Those registered for Class 10 and Class 12 board exams under the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) are also left wondering if their theory exams would be postponed, especially after a similar announcement for the NIOS practical exams was made.

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JEE Main, NEET Exams 2020: Will exam dates be pushed back?

Higher Studies | Jun 29, 2020, 12:42 PM IST

A plethora of tweets seeking clarification on the soon-approaching JEE Main and NEET Exams 2020 have taken over social media. Amid the rising coronavirus cases, students are worried as to what future holds for them. JEE, NEET and all university-based competitive exams are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which functions under the HRD Ministry. JEE Main, applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, is scheduled to be held from July 18 to July 23 while the NEET-UG examination for admission to MBBS/BDS courses, is slated for July 26.

ICAI CA Exam 2020: Students left in lurch, await decision on July examination

ICAI CA Exam 2020: Students left in lurch, await decision on July examination

Education | Jun 29, 2020, 03:28 AM IST

The prestigious Chartered Accountancy examination is scheduled to be held between July 29 and August 16. Most students have demanded that the exams be postponed in view of the coronavirus crisis. Recently, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) said that students can opt-out of the July exam and carry forward their candidature to the November exam. For students who choose not to opt-out of the exam, the CA exam regulator will conduct exams from July 29. Meanwhile, the matter has reached the Supreme Court of India.

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CBSE Board Exams: Decision on scrapping CBSE exams in SC on Thursday

Higher Studies | Jun 24, 2020, 11:12 PM IST

Will CBSE scrap the remaining board exams of Class 12? The board will inform the Supreme Court about its decision on Thursday, June 25. It will share with the court whether it has decided to scrap the remaining exams of Class 12, scheduled from July 1-15.

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Will govt hike customs duty on imported Chinese products? CAIT approaches govt

Business | Jun 21, 2020, 05:54 PM IST

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has amplified its call to boycott Chinese imports, listing out as many as 500 items that the traders' body wants to do away with. Importantly, CAIT has also approached the Central government, seeking hike in customs duty on imported Chinese products.