K Sandeep Kumar

K Sandeep Kumar is a Special Correspondent of Hindustan Times heading the Allahabad Bureau. He has spent over 16 years reporting extensively in Uttar Pradesh, especially Allahabad and Lucknow. He covers politics, science and technology, higher education, medical and health and defence matters. He also writes on development issues.

Articles by K Sandeep Kumar

MNNIT to now also offer BTech in material engineering

Currently, MNNIT offers BTech courses in nine branches including electronics, mechanical, civil, electrical, computer science, biotechnology, chemical engineering, production engineering as well as engineering and computational mechanics

MNNIT campus in Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 05:39 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

New move under NEP-2020: UP Board to assess creativity of Classes 9, 10 students

In a first, the Prayagraj-headquartered UP Board has decided to also start assessing the creativity of around 50 lakh students enrolled in Classes 9 and 10 in over 27,000 schools affiliated to it across the state from the ongoing academic session

The UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:02 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

MAHAKUMBH-2025 PREPARATIONS: Now Efforts begin to conserve, beautify ruins of historical Ulta Qila

Discussions on the conservation and beautification of Ulta Quila were held with Mahakumbh Mela Adhikari Vijay Kiran Anand. Following this, I, along with the team, visited the site on December 1.

Within the fort ruins, an ancient Ram Janaki temple is present. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 06:52 PM IST

One student, two forms: U.P. Board detects 4,000 such instances, suspects ‘mafia’ work

Additional secretaries of the five regional offices of UP Board—at Prayagraj, Meerut, Varanasi, Bareilly and Gorakhpur—have now begun issuing notices to the principals of all such schools where cases of ‘double registrations’ by students were detected, official said

A total of around 55,08,206 students are registered to appear for the high school and intermediate exams.
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 07:32 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Promoting Tourism: Sangam city’s iconic Chowk clock tower poised for restoration

Built in 1913, the Clock Tower stands as a testament to the ancient Mughal architectural style found in various parts of the nation.

Clock Tower (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 06:35 PM IST

Allahabad univ’s astroturf ground certified fit for int’l hockey matches

Allahabad University's astroturf hockey ground in Uttar Pradesh has been declared fit to host international-level field hockey matches. The ground has met the standards of Global Category Class II, making it suitable for national and international matches. The astroturf was tested on various parameters, including ball pressure, bouncing ability, and water holding capacity. The certificate issued by the International Hockey Federation is valid until June 2026. The ground has a seating capacity of 1,000 spectators.

The astroturf hockey ground in Prayagraj. (HT photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:06 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Evaluating shift in public perception of U.P. govt primary schools: DIET teams to conduct assessment

The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has entrusted the responsibility of this pan-U.P. study to District Institutes of Education and Training.

Students in a government-run primary school in Prayagraj (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 05:34 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

199 UP Board schools to lose recognition for various anomalies

Respective DIoSes have been asked not to make these institutions exam centres for 2024 HS, inter exams

Many of these schools on the list are the ones where cases of serious irregularities or mass cheating had come to light during board and competitive examinations in previous years. (For Representation)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 05:12 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Unused reserves, growing concerns: Most Prayagraj MLAs lag in spending Vidhayak Nidhi, says govt data

Among the 12 MLAs in Prayagraj, Harsh Vardhan Bajpai, the MLA from Allahabad North, leads in MLA fund spending in the city areas.

Interlocking tiles being laid in a bylane by workers (For representation only)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 07:59 PM IST

Sangam’s Smita sets world record with 7.9-foot-long tresses

Originally from Gyanpur Bhadoi, Smita, 46, has been growing her hair since the age of 14, drawing inspiration from her mother, whose genes she credits for the “healthy growth” of her hair.

Smita proudly displaying her long tresses while holding the Guinness World Records certificate. (Sourced)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 07:52 PM IST

Magh Mela-2024 to be a 54-day event; to kick-start from Jan 15

A total of 165 solar hybrid LED streetlights and 10 water ATMs are anticipated during Magh Mela-2024, along with theme-based welcome gates and redesigned changing rooms.

Preparation for the fair has officially begun, with a tent city covering 750 hectares serving as a pilot project for Mahakumbh-2025. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 09:42 AM IST

HS, Inter exams - 2024: UP Board debars 253 schools as centres

The UP Board has debarred 253 schools in Uttar Pradesh from being exam centers for Class 10 and Class 12 exams due to malpractices and anomalies.

UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 05:10 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Sustainable e-waste management system in Sangam city soon

To deal with this problem, the Prayagraj Municipal Corporation (PMC) has begun efforts to implement a sustainable electronic waste management project in the city.

The PMC has initiated the process of engaging an end-to-end service provider for the management of e-waste generated within Prayagraj. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 06:36 PM IST

Tough fight for recruitment: 10.69 lakh contenders for 411 posts of review officer, assistant review officer in Uttar Pradesh

The large number of applicants means that more than 2600 candidates are in the fray for each post on offer, said UPPSC officials.

Prayagraj-based UPPSC headquarters. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 05:27 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

ANUBHUTI CURRICULUM: In a first, value-based study curriculum for Classes 6 to 8 in U.P.

Officials from the state basic education department said that the role of values in shaping students’ lives and their contribution to the country’s development.

A workshop involving these experts has commenced to kick-start this mission. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 07:19 PM IST

Now, a special language kit to help school kids learn English in U.P.

The kit, featuring engaging games and tools such as the ‘ring game’ and ‘word bioscope,’ aims to facilitate English learning for over 1.25 crore school children.

ELTI officials displaying some of the games they have prepared for the English language kit (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 10:00 PM IST

Teaching device designed with AU expert’s help secures UK patent

The patent was awarded by the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Intellectual Property Office, UK

The design of the patented electronic teaching device that aims to help high school students bag the concepts of a subject through practical experiments (HT)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:46 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Over 2.5K fail to take admission in DElEd after paying 1.34 crore as fees

Due to this apparent indifference on the part of the candidates, the state government has garnered ₹1.34 crore from these candidates, given that the fee is non-refundable, as authorities conceded.

Prayagraj-headquartered Examination Regulatory Authority (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2023 06:17 PM IST

MAHAKUMBH-2025 PREPARATION: Half-a-dozen ROBs more than 88% ready, relief for commuters soon

There are ROBs out of a total of 13 that are under construction in the district, whose works are now 88% or more complete

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 25, 2023 08:17 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Lakshagriha on cultural tourism map with Kunti Bhavan, Vyas Dwar completion

Post constructions worth over ₹2.78 crore, UP Projects Corporation hands over control to managing committee.

The newly constructed Kunti Satsang Bhawan at Lakshagriha located in Handia tehsil of Prayagraj. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 08:53 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Panchayat buildings in Prayagraj dist: Crumbling edifices belie life span of 50 years

These buildings in the district, which were constructed with the claim of having a life span of at least 50 years, have failed to last even half their lease, reveals a recent government report.

Panchayat Bhawan (For representation only) (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 06:25 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Now, U.P. school students to learn disaster management from class 1

Presently, disaster management is integrated into the Geography curriculum in over 1.50 lakh government-run schools in the state.

Some aspects of disaster management are covered in books for classes 6 to 8. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 06:24 PM IST

Despite efforts, computer teacher vacancies persist in govt secondary schools

According to the central government’s guidelines, teachers were to be appointed with an honorarium of ₹25,000 per month.

Students studying at a government secondary school in Prayagraj (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 10:08 PM IST

U.P. board implements learning targets for Classes 9, 10 students

The decision to establish learning outcomes aligns with the recommendations of the new National Education Policy (NEP)-2020, focusing on students from classes 9 to 12.

Students studying in a classroom at a secondary school in Prayagraj. (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 04:44 PM IST

UPPSC’s novel initiative: PCS aspirants get recommendation letters sans selection certificates

The UPPSC has introduced this unique initiative to highlight and ensure suitable job offers for meritorious candidates who, despite successfully clearing various stages, were not finally selected.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 10:42 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

UP’s fourth biggest dist jail ready in Prayagraj

The district jail comprises two circles, 18 barracks, two quarantine cells, one women’s barrack, and one juvenile barrack, all designed as two-storey structures.

The entire complex is under 24/7 surveillance, incorporating a comprehensive CCTV system. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2023 05:59 PM IST

NO CASH CRUNCH FOR RAIL PASSENGERS: ATM booths to come up at NCR railway stations again

The initiative aims to assist train passengers by providing them with a cash option for various transactions during their travels.

Eight prominent stations in first phase, 10 in second phase to get ATMs (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Prayagraj’s second industrial corridor set to come up at Soraon

Under the initiative, efforts have begun in earnest to set up a second industrial corridor in the district in the trans-Ganga area of Soraon, located around 25 km from Sangam city.

Soran bazar in Prayagraj district (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 07:52 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Pensioners can now obtain life certificates at their doorstep

The generated life certificates are seamlessly submitted online to the respective government department, ensuring uninterrupted pension disbursement.

Pensioners can contact the nearest post office (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2023 06:10 AM IST

WELCOME TREND: Count of girls appearing in high school exams in U.P. on steady rise

In the upcoming 2024 U.P. Board high school examination, a total of 29,47,324 candidates are registered. Among these candidates, 13,75,638 (46.67%) are girls, while 15,71,686 (53.32%) are boys

Statistics from the U.P. Board reveal a continuous increase in the registration of girl students for high school exams over the past four years (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 05, 2023 07:34 PM IST
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