Rajeev Mullick

Rajeev Mullick

Rajeev Mullick is a Special Correspondent, he writes on education, telecom and heads city bureau at Lucknow. Love travelling

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JEE main Paper 1 exam 2021: Students coming out from exam centre in Lucknow on Wednesday.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
JEE main Paper 1 exam 2021: Students coming out from exam centre in Lucknow on Wednesday.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam 2021: Maths toughest, physics easier, say UP students

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:13 PM IST
  • Candidates who appeared in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains 2021 for admission to BE and BTech programme in Lucknow on Wednesday said Mathematics section was toughest.
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Following government go ahead, UPSSSC will now conduct preliminary eligibility test.(ANI File)
Following government go ahead, UPSSSC will now conduct preliminary eligibility test.(ANI File)

CM Yogi directs officials to begin recruitment for over 50,000 vacant posts

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 12:11 PM IST
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to begin recruitment for over 50,000 vacant posts in various government departments
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A day after chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched the UP government-run Abhyuday free coaching scheme that will prepare students for competitive exams, the first tutorial began on Basant Panchami day in Lucknow and 17 other divisional headquarters across the state on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
A day after chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched the UP government-run Abhyuday free coaching scheme that will prepare students for competitive exams, the first tutorial began on Basant Panchami day in Lucknow and 17 other divisional headquarters across the state on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

'Positive thinking, sharp memory help crack competitive exams'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:51 PM IST
  • In state capital, more than 1,000 shortlisted students thronged to University of Lucknow (LU) and institute of engineering and technology to attend inaugural classes.
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UP Boards 2019: Over 5 lakh students did not turn up for the exams(HT PHOTO)
UP Boards 2019: Over 5 lakh students did not turn up for the exams(HT PHOTO)

UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 exams to begin on April 24

PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:29 PM IST
  • The UP Board of Intermediate and High School Education will hold high school (class 10) and intermediate (class 12) examination-2021 from April 24, with the high school examination ending on May 10 and intermediate on May 12
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)

UP CM suggests reopening schools from class 6 onwards in next 10 days

By Rajeev Mullick | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:18 AM IST
  • Yogi Adityanath orders assessment of Covid situation so that a decision is taken; universities asked to hold annual exams in May
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As per the schedule, the Bihar board exams for Class 12 will be conducted from February 2 to 13, while the exams for Class 10 will be held from February 17 to 24 in 2021.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file)
As per the schedule, the Bihar board exams for Class 12 will be conducted from February 2 to 13, while the exams for Class 10 will be held from February 17 to 24 in 2021.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file)

UP Board intermediate practical exams 2021 to begin from Feb 3, check details

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:46 PM IST
  • The UP Board intermediate practical examinations will begin from February 3. The exams will be held in two phases -- February 3 to 12 and February 13 to 22.
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File photo)

UP CM to distribute appointment letters to 436 teachers today

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:32 AM IST
  • Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will distribute appointment letters to 436 selected candidates for the post of assistant teachers/associate lecturers in the government secondary schools here on Tuesday.
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Nimisha Kashyap(HT file photo)
Nimisha Kashyap(HT file photo)

Covid-19 force star student to drop out

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:40 AM IST
With the nationwide lockdown shuttering the wholesale shop her father Pradeep Kumar Kashyap worked in, the family had no money to pay her school fees of Rs 500 a month. In May, her name was struck off the school academic rolls.
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IIT-Kanpur
IIT-Kanpur

IIT- Kanpur launches new department of cognitive science

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:18 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, (IIT-K) has announced the launch of a new department of cognitive science. The new department aims to devise futuristic technology by understanding mirroring and adapting the complexity of the human minds’ perception and processes.
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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath felicitating Akanksha Singh in the presence of her family members as well as medical education minister Suresh Khanna and chief secretary RK Tiwari on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath felicitating Akanksha Singh in the presence of her family members as well as medical education minister Suresh Khanna and chief secretary RK Tiwari on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

NEET 2020: Yogi Adityanath to root for top scorer Akanksha Singh’s joint first rank

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:32 PM IST
Adityanath said that he would write to the National Testing Agency to declare Akanksha the joint topper who, despite getting full marks was awarded second rank, as she is younger than the topper who also scored full marks.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(ANI File)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(ANI File)

Uttar Pradesh: Students in Sanskrit schools to get free meal, other facilities: Yogi Adityanath

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 08:54 AM IST
Launching the website of Madhyamik Sanskrit Shiksha Parishad, the chief minister said this council came into being because of his government’s effort
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UPSEE Result 2020 declared
UPSEE Result 2020 declared

AKTU declares UPSEE Result 2020, 1.2 lakh students pass

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 03:27 PM IST
This is the last year admission in B Tech courses is being done by UPSEE. From next year admission in B Tech course will be done by Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to be conducted by National Testing Agency, said AKTU vice chancellor, Vinay Kumar Pathak.
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UPSEE results 2020.(HT file)
UPSEE results 2020.(HT file)

UPSEE results 2020 announced, 93.09% qualify for engineering

By Rajeev Mullick | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 01:44 PM IST
UPSEE results 2020: The varsity conducted the entrance exams for for B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Des./ B.Pharm./ BHMCT/ BFAD/ BFA/ B. Voc MBA/MBA (Integrated)/ MCA/ MCA (Integrated)/ M. Tech. (Integrated) courses were held on September 20, 2020.
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UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Candidates gave mixed reactions on the difficulty level of the exam. Some said the question paper was easy while others found it tough.(HT photo)
UPSC civil services prelims 2020: Candidates gave mixed reactions on the difficulty level of the exam. Some said the question paper was easy while others found it tough.(HT photo)

UPSC prelims 2020: Over 50% of registered candidates skip civil services exam in Lucknow

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:45 PM IST
UPSC prelims 2020: More than 50% of the candidates skipped the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services (preliminary) examination, 2020 held in the UP capital on Sunday amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Idols of goddess Durga are being given the finishing touches ahead of the festival.(HT Photo)
Idols of goddess Durga are being given the finishing touches ahead of the festival.(HT Photo)

Only smaller Durga idols in UP this year due to late nod to celebrations

By Rajeev Mullick | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Most Durga puja committees have ordered for small size idols given the paucity of time before the beginning of the festival.
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JEE Advanced 2020: Candidates find paper 2 difficult, lengthy

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:30 PM IST
Majority of candidates who appeared in JEE Advanced examination in the state capital on Sunday found paper 2 more difficult, lengthy and time consuming as compared to paper 1. Physics section was comparatively difficult to chemistry and mathematics which were of moderate difficulty level.
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With a view to getting outsiders’ views about implementing NEP in such a way that improves learning at the government secondary schools, the committee has nominated a few members who are not government officials.(HT file)
With a view to getting outsiders’ views about implementing NEP in such a way that improves learning at the government secondary schools, the committee has nominated a few members who are not government officials.(HT file)

Steering committee for NEP 2020 implementation in UP secondary schools

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:32 PM IST
The first meeting of committee, formed under additional chief secretary, secondary education, Aradhana Shukla, is scheduled to be held on Wednesday.
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A total of 1,66,582 candidates from Uttar Pradesh—the second highest after Maharashtra’s 2,28,914— registered to appear in NEET that was held at 320 centres spread across the state on Sunday.(PTI file)
A total of 1,66,582 candidates from Uttar Pradesh—the second highest after Maharashtra’s 2,28,914— registered to appear in NEET that was held at 320 centres spread across the state on Sunday.(PTI file)

NEET 2020: 87.7% take exam in Lucknow, follow Covid protocol

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:01 PM IST
“Of the 36,000 candidates who were registered to appear in the examination in Lucknow, 31,584 were present. Thus, 87.7% candidates took the exam at 72 centres in the state capital,” said a district administration official.
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UPPSC PCS 2018 result: Third rank holder Jyoti Sharma’s next goal is to become IAS officer

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:14 AM IST
Jyoti Sharma, 25, who secured third rank in the PCS Exam-2018, says her “ultimate aim is to become an IAS officer by cracking the civil service examination.”
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Sharma is already service as the block development officer in the holy city of Ayodhya.(HT photo)
Sharma is already service as the block development officer in the holy city of Ayodhya.(HT photo)

Cop’s daughter secures 3rd rank in UP civil service exam, aims to clear IAS

By Rajeev Mullick | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:13 AM IST
The top three positions in the UP PCS exams were grabbed by three women, including Jyoti Sharma.
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Noida boy L Gokulnath emerged as the UP topper in the JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Main 2020.
Noida boy L Gokulnath emerged as the UP topper in the JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Main 2020.

JEE Main 2020 Topper: L Gokulnath from Noida becomes UP topper with 99.99 percentile

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 12:23 AM IST
JEE Main 2020 Toppers: He said a delayed examination due to the pandemic allowed many students extra time to prepare on weak topics.
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To maintain social distancing at the examination centres, there is a gap of one hour between each shift.(HT file)
To maintain social distancing at the examination centres, there is a gap of one hour between each shift.(HT file)

UPSEE 2020: Candidates running with fever will take exam in isolation room

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 03:01 PM IST
These decisions were taken in the second meeting of the central exam committee of UPSEE -2020 held recently under AKTU vice chancellor Prof Vinay Kumar Pathak.
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Snehil Pandey
Snehil Pandey

National Teachers’ Awards 2020 : 3 UP teachers among 47 honoured

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Mainpuri Primary School head teacher Mohammed Ishrat Ali sported a big smile as the list of his achievements was read out before President Kovind and HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, in New Delhi, on Saturday.
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UP B.Ed Result 2020 to be declared on September 5(HT File)
UP B.Ed Result 2020 to be declared on September 5(HT File)

UP B.Ed JEE Result 2020 to be declared tomorrow at lkouniv.ac.in

By Rajeev Mullick| Edited by Nandini | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh B Ed joint entrance exam 2020 result will be declared on Saturday, September 5, said Amita Bajpai, state co-ordinator for B Ed joint entrance examination. The exam was conducted by University of Lucknow.
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Presently, there are 1.8 crore (18 million) students studying at 1.68 lakh (1,68,000) schools across the state.(HT file)
Presently, there are 1.8 crore (18 million) students studying at 1.68 lakh (1,68,000) schools across the state.(HT file)

Now, NCERT syllabus in UP government primary schools

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 03:10 PM IST
The NCERT books will first be introduced in class 1 from 2021-22, in class 2 and 3 from 2022-23, in class 4 and 5 from 2023-24 and then in class 6 to 8 from 2024-25 session, the minister said in a press statement.
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Intrigued by the formation of a leather-like white layer on unused piles of flowers, Phool.co’s R&D team discovered the growth of a micro-organism which used flower petals as a nutritional source.(HT Photo)
Intrigued by the formation of a leather-like white layer on unused piles of flowers, Phool.co’s R&D team discovered the growth of a micro-organism which used flower petals as a nutritional source.(HT Photo)

Introducing fleather: Kanpur startup turns floral waste to vegan leather

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Made from discarded flowers, fleather will not only bring relief to animal activists but also solve the problem of floral waste
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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University.(File photo)
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University.(File photo)

AKTU’s WhatsApp chat bot to answer queries of UPSEE aspirants

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:26 PM IST
Candidates may get their queries answered by dialling the number +91 5222336810, university authorities said.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(ANI)

NEP 2020: Yogi govt forms task force to formulate action plan for implementation

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:07 PM IST
A senior government official said the task force will prepare roadmap as how to implement the NEP effectively in the state so that quality of the state education system could be improved further and students become more employable.
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UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma.(HT)
UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma.(HT)

How UP’s Pratibha Verma secured AIR- 3 in UPSC civil services 2019

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 09:20 PM IST
“Last year I got 489th rank. I quickly realised the mistakes I made there. I worked hard on my weakness. Started writing well rounded answers. And also the past experiences helped,” UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma said.
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IIM Lucknow(Hindustan Times)
IIM Lucknow(Hindustan Times)

IIM -Lucknow new session for PGP first year batch from August 3

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Delayed by over a month because of Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the new academic session for the first year post graduate program (PGP) batch 2020-22 at Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, (IIM-L) will now begin from August 3.
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