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Nilesh Mathur is online news editor with Hindustan Times. He has worked on the online news desk for the last 21 years. Presently, he covers education and career related news.

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Nizam-era school buildings in Marathwada to undergo repairs

Funds have been sanctioned for the repair of Zilla Parishad school buildings in Marathwada region built before 1960, including those dating back to the Nizam period, officials said on Thursday.

The Maharashtra government has sanctioned <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>200 crore for schools built before 1960 in Marathwada, school education minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Aurangabad | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Plea challenges two hand requirement for medical course admissions: HC seeks Centre stand

The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response of the Centre on a disabled woman’s plea challenging a provision in the General Medical Admission Regulation which requires both hands to be intact for being considered for a medical course.

The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response of the Centre on a disabled woman’s plea challenging a provision in the General Medical Admission Regulation which requires both hands to be intact for being considered for a medical course.(Mint)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 04:08 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Karnataka govt, British Council partner to strengthen education, research exchange

Government of Karnataka and the British Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further bilateral cooperation in higher education in the presence of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Government of Karnataka and the British Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further bilateral cooperation in higher education in the presence of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI file)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | ByANI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

PM Modi to attend Aligarh Muslim University’s centenary celebrations on December 22

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University via video link on December 22, an official statement said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University via video link on December 22, an official statement said.(PTI file)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 05:48 PM IST
Aligarh (UP) | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Sisodia accepts UP minister’s ‘challenge’ to debate on govt schools

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said he will visit Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh next week to debate on the progress made by the two respective governments in improving infrastructure provided in schools.

Sisodia on Wednesday said he “accepts the challenge” of the Uttar Pradesh minister for having an open debate on the education model of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.(Vipin Kumar/HT file)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 03:45 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

ICSI signs MoU for academic collaboration with Bharathiar University

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharathiar University here under the “ICSI Academic Collaborations” initiative.

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharathiar University here under the “ICSI Academic Collaborations” initiative.(Ht file)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Coimbatore | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

IIM Bangalore achieves 100% summer placements

All 525 eligible students of IIM Bangalore were recruited for summer placements by over 130 companies, which made 529 offers.

All 525 eligible students of IIM Bangalore were recruited for summer placements by over 130 companies, which made 529 offers.(Mint/file)
Published on Dec 14, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Bengaluru | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

IIM Ahmedabad Endowment Fund appoints Chhavi Moodgal as CEO

Chhavi Moodgal, an alumna of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, has been named as the first CEO of the recently set up IIMA Endowment Fund.

Chhavi Moodgal, an alumna of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, has been named as the first CEO of the recently set up IIMA Endowment Fund.(Handout)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 05:23 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

South Korea orders schools to shut as COVID-19 cases spike

South Korea ordered schools to close from Tuesday in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas as it battles its worst outbreak of novel coronavirus since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous peak in February.

A medical worker carries a sample of a person during a COVID-19 testing at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. South Korea was opening dozens of free COVID-19 testing sites in the greater Seoul area, as the country registered additional more than 700 new cases Monday amid a surge in infections. The signs reads;
Published on Dec 14, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Seoul | ByReuters | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

UPSC Engineering Services Main result 2020 declared, check list of qualified candidates

UPSC IES Result 2020: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday, December 11, declared the results of Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2020. The examination was held on October 18, 2020.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday, December 11, declared the results of Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2020. The examination was held on October 18, 2020.(Agencies)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 10:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

Education minister asks school leaders to make efforts for effective implementation of NEP

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Friday urged school leaders to make rigorous efforts for effective implementation of the new National Education Policy (NEP).

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Friday urged school leaders to make rigorous efforts for effective implementation of the new National Education Policy (NEP).(PTI file)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 07:29 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

SFI urges West Bengal govt to resume classes in colleges, universities

The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has urged the West Bengal government to initiate steps to resume classes in colleges and universities in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has urged the West Bengal government to initiate steps to resume classes in colleges and universities in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.(HT file)
Published on Dec 11, 2020 03:46 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

How can schools keep students engaged and happy during lockdown

In an email interaction with Hindustan Times online, Radhika Sinha, Principal, Aditya Birla World Academy talks about the challenges faced by students and schools with teaching going completely online and how to deal with them.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a paradigm shift in the way teaching is taking place in educational institutions these days.(HT file)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNilesh Mathur

Education and security of students equally important amid pandemic: Education minister

Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday said that the Central government is giving equal importance to the education and security of the students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday said that the Central government is giving equal importance to the education and security of the students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 02:42 PM IST
New Delhi | ByANI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Byju’s joins hands with NSDC to support skilling of teachers, trainers

Edtech major Byju’s on Thursday said it has inked an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support the skilling of teachers and trainers.

Edtech major Byju’s on Thursday said it has inked an agreement with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support the skilling of teachers and trainers.(Agencies)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 02:17 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Uttarakhand higher education institutions to reopen from December 15

Uttarakhand Government has decided to re-open Higher Educational Institutions from December 15 with only 50 per cent student capacity in the class.

Uttarakhand Government has decided to re-open Higher Educational Institutions from December 15 with only 50 per cent student capacity in the class.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Dehradun | ByANI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Supreme Court posts for January 25 hearing on pleas against Maratha reservation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted for January 25, 2021, the hearing of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of a Maharashtra law that grants reservation to the Maratha community in education and jobs.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted for January 25, 2021, the hearing of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of a Maharashtra law that grants reservation to the Maratha community in education and jobs.(Sonu Mehta/HT file)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 06:16 PM IST
New Delhi | ByANI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Schools to reopen for classes 5 to 8 only after nod from health department, says Maharashtra school education minister

The Maharashtra education department will allow reopening of schools for classes 5 to 8 only after getting the approval of the state health department, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Wednesday.

The Maharashtra education department will allow reopening of schools for classes 5 to 8 only after getting the approval of the state health department, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Wednesday.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 03:27 PM IST
Mumbai | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Vice President suggests close linkage between universities, industry to nurture entrepreneurial talent

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday pitched for establishing a close linkage between universities and industry to mentor and handhold students with novel business ideas.

Addressing a global Entrepreneurs summit through videoconference from Visakhapatnam, Vice President M Venkaiah Naid asked universities to set up incubation centres to tap and nurture entrepreneurial talent among youngsters.(PTI file)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 08:48 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Schools affiliated to WBBSE to promote students of Class 6 to 9 to next class

The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has decided to promote students of class 6 to 9 to the next class without any annual examination in schools affiliated to the WBBSE due to the COVID-19 situation in the 2020 academic year.

The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has decided to promote students of class 6 to 9 to the next class without any annual examination in schools affiliated to the WBBSE due to the COVID-19 situation in the 2020 academic year.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Hired over 7,000 employees in UK in last five years: TCS

India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday said it has hired over 7,000 employees in the UK over the last five years, making it among the top recruiters of IT services talent in that country.

India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday said it has hired over 7,000 employees in the UK over the last five years, making it among the top recruiters of IT services talent in that country.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 08:20 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Odisha not to conduct undergraduate, PG exams at present due to Covid-19

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government on Monday decided not to conduct examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the state.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government on Monday decided not to conduct examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the state.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Bhubaneswar | ByANI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

ICAI CA Foundation Paper 1 Examination 2020 postponed to December 13, check details

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Monday rescheduled the Chartered Accountants Foundation Paper–1 Exam scheduled for December 8, Tuesday.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Monday rescheduled the Chartered Accountants Foundation Paper–1 Exam scheduled for December 8, Tuesday.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

Ensure online education for specially-abled students, says Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Monday said it was the Maharashtra government’s duty to ensure special online education for specially-abled students across the state and suggested using Doordarshan to telecast educational programmes.

The Bombay High Court on Monday said it was the Maharashtra government’s duty to ensure special online education for specially-abled students across the state and suggested using Doordarshan to telecast educational programmes.(Agencies)
Published on Dec 07, 2020 05:54 PM IST
Mumbai | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Paytm founder to offer scholarship to two Indian students every year to pursue research at LMSAI at Harvard University

Paytm on Monday said its founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, will offer scholarship to two Indian students every year to pursue research at the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (LMSAI) at Harvard University.

Paytm on Monday said its founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, will offer scholarship to two Indian students every year to pursue research at the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (LMSAI) at Harvard University.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 03:15 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Citing low virus rates in schools, NYC again reopens schools

After closing schools in March, New York City was one of the first large US cities to reopen school buildings in September, but the majority of parents chose online-only learning for their children.

It’s back to school again for some New York City schoolchildren, weeks after the schools were closed to in-person learning because of rising COVID-19 infections.(AP File/ Representative image)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 01:51 PM IST
AP, New York | ByAP | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

IPU launches ‘first-of-its kind’ course in fire and safety audit to train firefighting professionals

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday inaugurated a “first-of-its kind of course in India”, a post graduate diploma in Fire and Safety Audit which will be offered by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)’s Centre for Disaster Management Studies.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday inaugurated a “first-of-its kind of course in India”, a post graduate diploma in Fire and Safety Audit which will be offered by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)’s Centre for Disaster Management Studies.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 09:02 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

IITs, NITs to adopt National Highway stretches to study use of new tech, improvement prospects

The IITs, NITs and other reputed technology institutions across the country will now adopt stretches of the National Highway on voluntary basis and their faculties, researchers and students will use them as a field of study of the latest industry trends, according to Education Ministry officials.

The IITs, NITs and other reputed technology institutions across the country will now adopt stretches of the National Highway on voluntary basis and their faculties, researchers and students will use them as a field of study of the latest industry trends, according to Education Ministry officials.(Representative image/HT file)
Published on Dec 03, 2020 08:51 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Indian schoolteacher wins USD 1 million Global Teacher Prize 2020 for promoting girls’ education

Ranjitsinh Disale, 32, from Paritewadi village in Maharashtra’s Solapur district, emerged the winner from 10 finalists from across the world for the annual prize founded by the Varkey Foundation in 2014 to recognise an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

Maharashtra schoolteacher Ranjitsinh Disale reacts on being announced as the winner of the USD 1mn Global Teacher Prize 2020, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 08:28 PM IST
London | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

IIT KGP devices AI-based system to inspect quality of MSME goods

IIT Kharagpur researchers have developed a portable Artificial Intelligence-based device for automatic inspection of goods manufactured in MSMEs, an institute spokesperson said on Thursday.

A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
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