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IITs told to ensure zero discrimination on campus after spate of suicides by students

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been directed to ensure "zero tolerance" for discrimination and provide robust support systems, following a spate of student suicides. The IIT council, led by the country's education minister, met for the first time in two years to discuss the issue. The council also examined ways to help students overcome language barriers and discussed possible reasons behind students dropping out.

Several incidents of death by suicide have been reported among students at IIT campuses over the last few months (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 11:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Siddaramaiah questions Centre's move to conduct CRPF exam in Hindi and English

Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin too has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, opposing the non-inclusion of Tamil in the computer test for recruitment to CRPF.

Siddaramaiah termed it an injustice to candidates from the non-Hindi speaking states like Karnataka. (HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2023 04:02 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Need to work to overcome language barriers for allowing talent to flourish: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said work needs to be done on a mission mode to overcome linguistic barriers in the education system so that the talent of those from rural areas and the poor is allowed to flourish.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on the steps taken in this year's Budget for the education sector through video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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