Nilesh Mathur

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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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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

IIT Guwahati Placements: 486 offers made by Day 2, highest domestic package offered is Rs. 70 lakh

IIT Guwahati Placements 2020: The total number of offers made by companies by the end of the second day of placements under Phase 1 at IIT Guwahati were 486.

IIT Guwahati Placements 2020: The total number of offers made by companies by the end of the second day of placements under Phase 1 at IIT Guwahati were 486. i(Agencies)
IIT Guwahati Placements 2020: The total number of offers made by companies by the end of the second day of placements under Phase 1 at IIT Guwahati were 486. i(Agencies)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

Board exams 2021: CISCE writes to all CMs to allow partial reopening of schools from January for classes 10 and 12

The Chief Executive and Secretary Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has written to all chief ministers to allow schools to reopen partially from January onwards, especially for students of classes 10 and 12 who will be appearing for board exams.

The council has also written to the Chief Election Commissioner of India to share the poll schedule of the states where elections are due in April and May so the datesheet for board exams can be finalised accordingly.(HT file)
The council has also written to the Chief Election Commissioner of India to share the poll schedule of the states where elections are due in April and May so the datesheet for board exams can be finalised accordingly.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 01:31 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

South Koreans take college entrance exam amid viral resurgence

Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam Thursday despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules.

A student hugs her mother, right, before entering a high school to take the college entrance exam in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Dec 3, 2020. South Korean officials urged on Wednesday people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for the crucial national college exam.(AP)
A student hugs her mother, right, before entering a high school to take the college entrance exam in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Dec 3, 2020. South Korean officials urged on Wednesday people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for the crucial national college exam.(AP)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Seoul | ByAP | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

CBSE board exams 2021 to be held in written mode not online, dates not yet finalised: Official

CBSE board exams 2021 dates: The Central Board of secondary Education on Wednesday said that no final decision has been taken regarding the dates for conduct of board exams 2021.

The Central Board of secondary Education on Wednesday said that no final decision has been taken regarding the dates for conduct of board exams 2021.(HT file)
The Central Board of secondary Education on Wednesday said that no final decision has been taken regarding the dates for conduct of board exams 2021.(HT file)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

‘Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week’ to celebrate women in science

The Embassy of Sweden in India will celebrate women scientists and entrepreneurs from both the countries for the upcoming ‘Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week’.

The Embassy of Sweden in India will celebrate women scientists and entrepreneurs from both the countries for the upcoming ‘Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week’.(HT file /Representative image)
The Embassy of Sweden in India will celebrate women scientists and entrepreneurs from both the countries for the upcoming ‘Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week’.(HT file /Representative image)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 06:05 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Two thirds of school-age kids without internet access: UN

Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.

Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.(Shutterstock)
Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Geneva | ByAFP | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

SSC result dates for CHSL Tier 1, SI in Delhi Police paper 1, CGL Tier II and other exams released

SSC result dates: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Tuesday, December 1 released the tentative dates for declaration of results of various recruitment examinations.

SSC result dates out for CHSL Tier 1, SI in Delhi Police paper 1, CGL Tier II, JHT, SI in Delhi Police exams.(HT PHOTO)
SSC result dates out for CHSL Tier 1, SI in Delhi Police paper 1, CGL Tier II, JHT, SI in Delhi Police exams.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 01, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

MAH CET LLB 5 years results 2020 declared at cetcell.mahacet.org, here’s how to check

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell on Friday, November 27 declared the results for the MAH-LLB(5 Years) CET 2020.

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell on Friday, November 27 declared the results for the MAH-LLB(5 Years) CET 2020.(HT file)
The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell on Friday, November 27 declared the results for the MAH-LLB(5 Years) CET 2020.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

MAH MCA CET result 2020 declared, here’s how to check

MAH MCA CET result 2020: The Maharashtra Common Entrance Examination Cell on Friday, November 27 declared the result for MAH MCA CET 2020.

MAH MCA CET result 2020: The Maharashtra Common Entrance Examination Cell on Friday, November 27 declared the result for MAH MCA CET 2020.(HT file)
MAH MCA CET result 2020: The Maharashtra Common Entrance Examination Cell on Friday, November 27 declared the result for MAH MCA CET 2020.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 08:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu calls for mass movement to promote digital literacy

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for a mass movement to promote digital literacy and urged all stakeholders, including technological and educational institutions, to play a leading role in achieving the desired results.

Virtually launching the Adi Shankara Digital Academy, the vice president said information was the main commodity in the present-day knowledge society, and added that whoever has quick access to information, has the advantage.(PTI file)
Virtually launching the Adi Shankara Digital Academy, the vice president said information was the main commodity in the present-day knowledge society, and added that whoever has quick access to information, has the advantage.(PTI file)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 07:48 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

45 lakh minority students in Bengal granted scholarship this year: Official

At least 45 lakh students from six minority communities in West Bengal have received scholarships from the state government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official in Kolkata said.

At least 45 lakh students from six minority communities in West Bengal have received scholarships from the state government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official in Kolkata said.(Shutterstock)
At least 45 lakh students from six minority communities in West Bengal have received scholarships from the state government amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official in Kolkata said.(Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPTI | Posted Nilesh Mathur

IGNOU celebrates Constitution Day

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU observed Constitution Day by reading the preamble of the Constitution.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU observed Constitution Day by reading the preamble of the Constitution.(File photo)
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU observed Constitution Day by reading the preamble of the Constitution.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 06:32 PM IST
New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur
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