K. Sandeep Kumar

K. Sandeep Kumar

K Sandeep Kumar is a Special Correspondent and Allahabad Bureau in-charge of Hindustan Times. He has spent over 16 years covering political, education, science and technology research, defence and human interest issues and affairs in Uttar Pradesh.

Articles by K. Sandeep Kumar
Prayagraj-based UP Board headquarters.(HT File)
Prayagraj-based UP Board headquarters.(HT File)

Covid-19: UP Board sets up 729 additional centres for 2021 exams

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 04:02 PM IST
  • UP Board, will conduct its class 10 (high school) and class 12 (intermediate) examinations-2021 at 729 additional centres spread across the state as compared to last year owing to the Covid pandemic.
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Allahabad University campus. (HT)
Allahabad University campus. (HT)

Allahabad University’s UG annual exams from April 15, schedule out

UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:40 AM IST
  • The Allahabad University (AU) will conduct its annual examinations for undergraduate students enrolled in the university and the constituent colleges for the academic session 2020-21 in the online mode from April 15.
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UPPSC office(HT file)
UPPSC office(HT file)

UP PCS result 2019: Women's impressive show continues 

PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:20 AM IST
  • UP PCS result 2019: Of the total 434 candidates declared selected in PCS-2019, 128 (or 29.49 percent) are women candidates with 13 of them bagging the coveted posts of deputy collectors of which there were just 46 posts on offer this time, UPPSC officials share.
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Allahabad University campus. (HT)
Allahabad University campus. (HT)

Under NEP 2020, AU plans 4 year UG courses, multidisciplinary studies

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:42 AM IST
  • Prof Rizvi made a powerpoint presentation detailing the vision of AU for the implementation of the new NEP before the central university’s academic council during its meeting held in the law faculty's conference hall on Thursday.
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UPPSC office(HT file)
UPPSC office(HT file)

Many achievers under 30 years figure in UPPSC PCS 2019

By K Sandeep Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • Scrutiny of the top 10 merit holders reveal nine candidates, all below 30 years, had succeeded in this prestigious examination.
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Rinku Singh at Prayagraj for the holy dip at Sangam(HT Photo)
Rinku Singh at Prayagraj for the holy dip at Sangam(HT Photo)

WWE wrestler Rinku Singh takes a dip at Sangam, prays for success in ring

By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:07 AM IST
  • A Bhadohi native, 33-year-old Rinku Singh’s story is as improbable as it is inspiring.
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Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad. (File photo)
Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad. (File photo)

Now, IIIT-A to launch post-BSc 3-yr MTech course

PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 08:41 AM IST
  • "Presently we are working on finalising the details of entrance exam for this course," he added. Prof Nagabhushan said this post-BSc three-year MTech program was NEP-inspired.
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UPPSC office(HT file)
UPPSC office(HT file)

UPPSC PCS Result 2019: Mathura’s Vishal Saraswat tops exam

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:03 AM IST
  • The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) declared the results of Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination-2019, commonly known as PCS -2019, on Wednesday.
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RSS general secretary Krishna Gopal.
RSS general secretary Krishna Gopal.

RSS to lead efforts to formulate Ganga action plan

UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:01 PM IST
The plan will be discussed during the ongoing Magh Mela in Prayagraj on February 19 and 20; the first meeting will be addressed by RSS joint secretary Krishna Gopal
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UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO-notification 2021.
UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO-notification 2021.

UPPSC issues PCS 2021, ACF/RFO-2021 notification

By K Sandeep Kumar, Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 02:34 PM IST
  • As per the annual calendar of recruitment exams issued by the commission, the PCS (preliminary), -2021 is scheduled to be held on June 13.
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UP’s award winning tableau at this year’s Republic Day parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi on January 26. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT photo)
UP’s award winning tableau at this year’s Republic Day parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi on January 26. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT photo)

Now, a special postal cover on UP’s R-Day Ram Temple tableau

PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:27 AM IST
The tableau, depicting the Ram Temple, was adjudged the best and awarded by Union minister Kiren Rijiju on January 28. Its theme was “Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh”
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Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad aka UP Board will conduct its high school and intermediate examinations-2021 at 8,497 centres spread across the state.(HT file)
Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad aka UP Board will conduct its high school and intermediate examinations-2021 at 8,497 centres spread across the state.(HT file)

UP Boards 2021: UPMSP identifies 8,497 centres for conducting exams

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:50 PM IST
  • Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad aka UP Board will conduct its high school and intermediate examinations-2021 at 8,497 centres spread across the state
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Anganwadi worker Sumitra Devi. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT Photo)
Anganwadi worker Sumitra Devi. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT Photo)

‘Hope govt fulfils dream of a respectable salary’: Sumitra Devi

By K Sandeep Kumar, Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:26 AM IST
  • I had to learn about Covid-19 and ways to protect people from it so that I could guide women and kids in my area, says Devi, an anganwadi worker.
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Each student and teacher will have to undergo mandatory thermal scanning aimed at ensuring their body temperatures are within acceptable limits to gain entrance to labs.(HT file)
Each student and teacher will have to undergo mandatory thermal scanning aimed at ensuring their body temperatures are within acceptable limits to gain entrance to labs.(HT file)

Strict Covid curb norms for UP Board 2021 practical exams

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:59 PM IST
  • UP Board students reporting at their examination centres for practical exams to be held between February 3 and 22 will witness unprecedented steps aimed at keeping them safe from the pandemic.
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UP Board.(HT file)
UP Board.(HT file)

Marginal increase in UP Board exam centres as govt amends allotment policy

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:08 PM IST
  • As per the amendment, the total number of centres will not be increased more than 10% as compared to last year
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The department will send the recommendation for recruitments to the Bihar Public Service Commission  in coming days(HT File)
The department will send the recommendation for recruitments to the Bihar Public Service Commission  in coming days(HT File)

Decks cleared to fill 1894 posts of principals, assistant teachers in UP

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:25 PM IST
  • The decks have been cleared for starting the recruitment process for filling 1,894 posts of principals and assistant teachers in 3,049 government- aided junior high schools across the state.
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IIIT-Allahabad
IIIT-Allahabad

Entrepreneurial skill centre to come up at IIIT-Allahabad soon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:31 AM IST
  • This new centre would function as a not-for-profit centre dedicated to build requisite entrepreneurial skills among youths and equip them with the necessary capacity to take entrepreneurial ventures in their lives, he added.
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UPPSC PCS Main 2020 begins from today
UPPSC PCS Main 2020 begins from today

UPPSC PCS Mains 2020: 5139 Candidates to take exam from today

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:39 AM IST
  • The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) will conduct the Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services (Main) Examination -2020, commonly known as PCS (Main)-2020, from Thursday to January 25 in Prayagraj, Lucknow and Ghaziabad.
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Dr Prabhat Singh said he and his family were excited that he was one of the first to receive Covid vaccine in Prayagraj.
Dr Prabhat Singh said he and his family were excited that he was one of the first to receive Covid vaccine in Prayagraj.

Prayagraj doctor defeated Covid 19 last year, now among 1st to get vaccine shot

By K. Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:16 PM IST
  • The 41-year-old doctor expressed complete faith in Covishield vaccine and said that all results have shown it to be an effective protection against the coronavirus and safe.
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Up bOard exam(HT file photo)
Up bOard exam(HT file photo)

UP Board: 51.13 lakh students enrol in Class 9, Class 11 across UP

PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 08:59 AM IST
  • The decision of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, popularly called UP Board, to give extra time for advance registration of class 9 and class 11 students in the wake of the pandemic has yielded desired results.
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Representative(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Representative(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Now, psychology tips for teachers to help parents deal with kids

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:52 AM IST
The Bureau of Psychology, UP will now provide tips to parents on the right way to treat and deal with their kids using teachers as the go-between.
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UPRTOU campus in Phaphamau, Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
UPRTOU campus in Phaphamau, Prayagraj (HT File Photo)

Now, UPRTOU study centres to come up in all state varsities of UP

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:16 AM IST
The UP governor, who is also the chancellor of all state universities, approved the move and wrote to all vice-chancellors concerned to take appropriate steps in this regard, the officials added.
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Govt-aided secondary schools get 2,154 science, English teachers

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board (UPSESSB) announced the much-awaited final results of the Post Graduate Teachers (PGT)/Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) Recruitment-2016 for 1,113 posts of TGT science and 1,041 posts of TGT English late Thursday evening.
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UP Board exams 2021(Hindustan Times)
UP Board exams 2021(Hindustan Times)

UP Board Exams 2021: ‘There could be single invigilator in exam hall instead of two’

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Instead of usual two, there could be just one invigilator in a room to monitor conduct of the exam in the 2021 UP Board examination.
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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was awarded the Saraswati Samman in 1996 for his work ‘Sher-e Shor-Angez’, a study of the major eighteenth-century poet Meer Taqi Meer published in four volumes. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2009. (HT Photo)
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was awarded the Saraswati Samman in 1996 for his work ‘Sher-e Shor-Angez’, a study of the major eighteenth-century poet Meer Taqi Meer published in four volumes. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2009. (HT Photo)

Noted Urdu poet Shamsur Rahman Faruqi passes away

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Faruqi was considered a fine Urdu critic, poet, writer, and theorist. His works ranged from literary history and criticism to poetry and fiction.
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UP Board.(File photo)
UP Board.(File photo)

UP Board to introduce NCERT books for three more classes

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Preparations have already been started for introducing the new books for English in Class 10 and 12, besides commerce in Class 12 as per the national standard, said the board officials.
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The 2016 posts would include 803 general category posts, 571 reserved for OBC candidates, 441 for SC candidates, 17 ST and 184 for EWS category candidates.(HT file)
The 2016 posts would include 803 general category posts, 571 reserved for OBC candidates, 441 for SC candidates, 17 ST and 184 for EWS category candidates.(HT file)

Recruitment of 2016 assistant professors for UP’s unaided degree colleges to begin soon

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:43 AM IST
The commission has already received requisitions regarding the vacant posts from the colleges and is now busy selecting the private agency that it would partner with for conducting the recruitment exam, said officials.
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(HT PHOTO\)
(HT PHOTO\)

UP Boards 2021: More girls to get to write exams in their own schools

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:47 AM IST
For the first time, a decision has been taken by the state government to make government-run, government-aided and unaided girls’ schools as exam centres on a priority basis, if they meet the criteria set for it in 2021, the 100th year of the UP Board’s foundation.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

UP Board: Now, DIOS report to also decide fate of HS, Inter exam centres

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:05 PM IST
For the first time, recommendations from District Inspectors of Schools (DIOSs) too have been sought in this regard and whose report would also be taken in to consideration while deciding the fate of schools to act as examination centres, officials said.
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UP Board.(HT file)
UP Board.(HT file)

UP Board tightens norms for examination centres

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:50 AM IST
The 10-feet road width has been specified for effective inspection of all the centres for an impartial examination and facilitate surprise checking to ensure confidentiality of question papers being maintained by all centres, said a senior board official aware of the development.
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