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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Representative(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Representative(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

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

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
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

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.

Govt-aided secondary schools get 2,154 science, English teachers

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
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’

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
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

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
UP Board.(File photo)
UP Board.(File photo)

UP Board to introduce NCERT books for three more classes

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
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

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
(HT PHOTO\)
(HT PHOTO\)

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

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

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

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
UP Board.(HT file)
UP Board.(HT file)

UP Board tightens norms for examination centres

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
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.
Representative
Representative

Sports infrastructure to be developed in select UP Board schools

Hindsutan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:56 PM IST
To encourage sporting abilities among students of UP Board schools, sports facilities would be provided in select schools. The initiative is part of Prayagraj Smart City project.

‘Challenge evaluation’ comes into force in UP state varsities

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:19 PM IST
A uniform system of ‘challenge evaluation’ has been implemented in all state universities of Uttar Pradesh, including Prof Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) State University and Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) which are located in Prayagraj.

Now, a nursing college to come up at SRN Hospital

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:54 AM IST
In a bid to provide well-qualified and trained nurses and thereby strengthen paramedical services in the state, a nursing college would soon come up at Moti Lal Nehru Medical College’s associated SRN Hospital. At this college, a new BSc (nursing) course would be offered, said officials.

UP Board exams: 22,172 schools update info to become centres

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:36 AM IST
Giving this information, secretary, UP Board, Divyakant Shukla said the remaining 5,651 schools did not consider the need for any update to the information provided by them last year.

Module to help UP teachers pronounce math, science terms correctly

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Efforts have now begun to help children enrolled in state’s government-run English-medium primary schools (class 1 to 5) improve their pronunciation of mathematics and science related terms.
A teacher with her students in the classroom at a government primary school in Prayagraj. (HT File Photo)
A teacher with her students in the classroom at a government primary school in Prayagraj. (HT File Photo)

Number of govt-run basic education schools goes up to 240 in Prayagraj

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Following the extension of the municipal limits, 153 more schools have now come under the city.
Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad.(HT file)
Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad.(HT file)

In its 100th year, UP Board to fete high calibre ex-students

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:12 AM IST
Under it, the board in its centenary year in 2021 will honor its former students who passed out over the years and since then registered outstanding achievements in their careers and lives, informed secretary of UP Board, Divyakant Shukla.
Prof Sangita Srivastava
Prof Sangita Srivastava

Prof Sangita Srivastava takes charge as first woman VC of Allahabad University

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Prof Sangita Srivastava took over as the new regular vice chancellor of Allahabad University (AU) on Monday. She is the first woman to get appointed to the top post of the 133-year-old university that attained central status in 2005.
Students from class 1 to class 8 in government-run primary and upper primary schools will get free shoes.(HT File)
Students from class 1 to class 8 in government-run primary and upper primary schools will get free shoes.(HT File)

BSA-Prayagraj starts procuring process, new firm to supply free shoes to 4.13 lakh students

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:14 PM IST
As part of the state government’s annual exercise, Basic Shiksha Adhilari (BSA)-Prayagraj has kick-started the process of procuring shoes for free distribution to over 4.13 lakh children, studying in classes one to eight in government-run primary and upper primary schools of the district, said officials.
Private hospitals in Prayagraj is yet to submit names of doctors and other medical staff despite a directive by the state govt.(PTI Photo/Representative use)
Private hospitals in Prayagraj is yet to submit names of doctors and other medical staff despite a directive by the state govt.(PTI Photo/Representative use)

Private hospitals in Prayagraj delay submission of names for Covid-19 vaccination drive

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Repeated reminders are being sent to those who have not yet complied with the directive, said a government official.
IIIT-Allahabad
IIIT-Allahabad

Now mandatory lessons on India’s scientific, spiritual heritage for IIIT-A students

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:07 AM IST
From the new academic session, students of Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad (IIIT-A) will also get lessons in scientific and spiritual heritage of India, art of meditation and yoga besides getting to know the techniques of energising the mind and building self-confidence.
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) announced the results of its prestigious Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam-2014 on Tuesday. (Agency photo)
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) announced the results of its prestigious Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Exam-2014 on Tuesday. (Agency photo)

UPPSC releases revised PCS prelims 2020 results, check fresh list of qualified candidates

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:49 PM IST
UPPSC PCS prelims 2020 revised results: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has revised the recently declared results of its Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (Preliminary) Examination-2020, commonly known as PCS (Pre)-2020.
An aerial view of Ayodhya decorated with earthen lamps on the occasion of Diwali.(ANI File)
An aerial view of Ayodhya decorated with earthen lamps on the occasion of Diwali.(ANI File)

UP: Trust to raise over Rs700 crore from people for construction of Ayodhya’s Ram temple

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:00 AM IST
The trust aims to raise over Rs688.52 crore through Rs100 coupons and another Rs24.92 crore through Rs10 coupons, said senior VHP members
File photo(HT Photo)
File photo(HT Photo)

UPPSC declares PCS (Pre)-2020 results, 5393 candidates successful

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:28 AM IST
The preliminary results of the recruitment exam concerned have been declared in five separate groups.
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