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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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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 06:32 PM IST
New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilesh Mathur

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla inaugurates 3 schools built under Indian assistance in Nepal’s Gorkha district

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday inaugurated three schools built under Indian assistance in Nepal’s Gorkha district, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday inaugurated three schools built under Indian assistance in Nepal’s Gorkha district, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.(PTI file)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Kathmandu | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

IIT-Madras, Hitachi ABB Power and Ashok Leyland team up for e-mobility pilot

Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India, Ashok Leyland and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday announced a partnership for an e-mobility pilot.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India, Ashok Leyland and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday announced a partnership for an e-mobility pilot.(AP file photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 03:23 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

National math and reading tests in US postponed until 2022 due to coronavirus

National math and reading tests used to track US students’ knowledge in those subjects are being postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus outbreak, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) said.

National math and reading tests used to track US students’ knowledge in those subjects are being postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus outbreak, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) said.(Shutterstock/ Representative)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 09:01 PM IST
ByReuters | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

JNU professors urge President Kovind to look into ‘irregularities’ in recruitment process

Eight professors of the Jawaharlal Nehru University have written to President Ram Nath Kovind alleging irregularities in appointment process at the School of Physical Sciences.

Eight professors of the Jawaharlal Nehru University have written to President Ram Nath Kovind alleging irregularities in appointment process at the School of Physical Sciences.(PTI file)
Published on Nov 26, 2020 08:20 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Pakistan shuts schools to curb new coronavirus infections

Pakistan shut its schools and postponed exams on Thursday to try to curb new coronavirus infections and a rise in the number of people in hospital with COVID-19.

Pakistan shut its schools and postponed exams on Thursday to try to curb new coronavirus infections and a rise in the number of people in hospital with COVID-19.(HT file/ Representative)
Published on Nov 26, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Islamabad | ByReuters | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

HC seeks UP govt’s stand on school fee exemption for lockdown period

The Allahabad High Court has sought the Uttar Pradesh government’s stand on a plea for the exemption of private school students fees for the Covid-19 lockdown period besides promoting pupils up to class 8 to next classes without examinations.

The Allahabad High Court has sought the Uttar Pradesh government’s stand on a plea for the exemption of private school students fees for the Covid-19 lockdown period besides promoting pupils up to class 8 to next classes without examinations.(HT file)
Published on Nov 26, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Allahabad | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

New Education Policy meant to develop self-confidence: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the youth to develop the qualities of self-confidence and introspection, saying this was the aim of the New Education Police announced earlier this year by his government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the centennial foundation day of the University of Lucknow, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Lucknow | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

West Bengal govt accepts expert panel’s recommendation to reduce syllabus for classes 10th and 12th for 2020-21

The West Bengal government has accepted the recommendations of an expert panel to reduce the curriculum at secondary and higher secondary levels due to the pandemic, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said Wednesday.

The syllabus reforms committee, the secondary board and higher secondary councils have suggested changes in the Madhyamik (class 10) and Uchha Madhyamik (class 12) curriculum for the 2020-21 academic year due to the COVID-19 situation.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

IIT Kharagpur innovation hub on AI and ML to translate research to industrially scalable products

IIT Kharagpur has set up a technology innovation hub on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to translate academic research to industrially scalable products and processes, a spokesperson said.

A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.(PTI)
Published on Nov 25, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Naveen Patnaik urges Centre to issue timeframe for 2020-21 academic session, board exams

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the Union government to bring clarity on the timeframe for the conduct of Board and higher secondary examinations and duration of academic session 2020-21.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT file)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Bhubaneswar | ByANI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Kolkata school authorities in the dark over resumption of on-campus classes

With the West Bengal government yet to take a call on when schools can resume offline classes, Kolkata schools have no inkling whether on-campus process could begin this year or they have to continue with online arrangements till the pandemic situation improves.

Principal of B D Memorial Bijoya Choudhury told PTI on Tuesday, the school authorities will initiate the process to start classes with COVID-19 protocols once they receive the advisory from the state education department(HT file)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Kolkata | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

DU’s pending results of UG, PG courses to be declared by November 30, varsity tells high court

Pending results for various postgraduate and undergraduate courses will be declared by Delhi University by November 30, the Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday which observed that DU’s “neck is on board” if it doesn’t do that.

The high court had earlier asked the Delhi University and its examiners to expedite the evaluation process of online open book examination (OBE) and declare the students’ results preferably by the first week of October.(Raj K Raj/H file)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 03:20 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Karnataka not to reopen schools, Pre-University colleges in December

The Karnataka government on Monday decided not to reopen schools and pre-university colleges in December due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

The Karnataka government on Monday decided not to reopen schools and pre-university colleges in December due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Bengaluru | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Schools and colleges for classes 9 to 12 reopen in rural areas of Pune, attendance at 30%

Schools and colleges for classes 9 to 12 reopened in the rural areas of Pune district on Monday for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak started in March, with officials claiming student attendance was around 30%.

Schools and colleges for classes 9 to 12 reopened in the rural areas of Pune district on Monday for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak started in March(HT file)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Pune | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Karnataka COVID-19 panel against reopening schools in December

The Technical Advisory Committee for COVID-19 in Karnataka has recommended to the state government not to reopen schools in December ahead of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s a key meeting on Monday to take a call on the matter.

The Technical Advisory Committee for COVID-19 in Karnataka has recommended to the state government not to reopen schools in December. The schools have remained closed since March when the national lockdown was first enforced to combat COVID-19.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 02:58 PM IST
Bengaluru | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US

Four Indian-Americans are among the cohort of 32 students chosen from the US as Rhodes Scholars virtually for the first time this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four Indian-Americans are among the cohort of 32 students chosen from the US as Rhodes Scholars virtually for the first time this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(REUTERS file)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 12:36 PM IST
New York | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Will take legal action against CA candidates sending threat mails to exam centres: ICAI

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has warned candidates appearing for CA exams against sending threat mails to examination centres, saying legal action will be initiated for such misdemeanour.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has warned candidates appearing for CA exams against sending threat mails to examination centres, saying legal action will be initiated for such misdemeanour.(PTI file)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 08:27 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

Telangana CM urges PM Modi to allow job-seekers to write competitive exams in regional languages

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to permit those seeking central government jobs to write competitive examinations in respective regional languages.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to permit those seeking central government jobs to write competitive examinations in respective regional languages.(HT file)
Published on Nov 20, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Hyderabad | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

CBSE 10th, 12th board exams to happen for sure, schedule to be announced soon, says board secretary

The CBSE exams for class 10 and 12 will happen for sure and a schedule is likely to be announced soon, board secretary Anurag Tripathi said on Friday.

The CBSE exams for class 10 and 12 will happen for sure and a schedule is likely to be announced soon, board secretary Anurag Tripathi said on Friday.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 06:52 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur

College admissions: Riot-hit northeast Delhi students to get 3 months more to submit original documents

The Delhi government has directed its universities and other higher education institutes to give a three-month relaxation to students from the riot-affected northeast parts of the city in submission of original documents for admission.

The Delhi government has directed its universities and other higher education institutes to give a three-month relaxation to students from the riot-affected northeast parts of the city in submission of original documents for admission.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 05:37 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
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