MPSC prelims: Candidates turned away for reaching ‘few minutes’ late

He reached the centre by 9.33 am, but was turned away by the exam coordinators. About 10 applicants appearing for the MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission) prelims on Sunday at MD College in Parel (East) were not allowed to sit for the exam for allegedly being late “by a few minutes”. Another applicant, Chaitrali Vispute, said she reached the venue on time but was asked to get a “colo...

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Students seek Kerala CM’s help to revive DU’s Malayalam dept

Advertising“Even after being accorded the classical language status, Malayalam has been completely neglected in a prominent central university like DU. “Since I’m preparing for UPSC, I would have liked to take Malayalam as an elective in college,” he said. A memorandum in this regard was submitted to the CM by the Students’ Federation of India (SFI). Students of Delhi University hailing ...

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Parents of govt students to get a letter from Arvind Kejriwal

Parents of students studying in government schools can soon expect personalised letters signed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Make him/her put in a lot of effort, educate him/her and make him/her a good person,” the letter states. “A party is misusing personal details of students to do politics inside schools, and is using our efforts for that. “We want that [child’s name] studie...

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The Hindu Science Quiz: On weapons

How many carbon atoms does a Furan ring have? For answers, and more interesting questions, take this quiz. What is mutualism?...

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IIFT admissions 2019: Applications open for several courses, check updates

IIFT admission 2019: Selection processThe exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 12, 2019. IIFT admissions 2019: Thr Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has invited applications or admission to its MA programme for the batch 2019-21 for New Delhi and Kolkata campuses. AdvertisingThe last date to apply for the Certificate programme is March 15, and for MA (economics-specialisation in trade a...

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2019 is the international year of periodic table: All you need to know

The United Nations General Assembly during its 74th Plenary Meeting proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements as it also marks the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s table. This periodic table, can be undoubtedly touted as the greatest achievement in the field of modern sciences, irrespective of the disciplines. This became a breakthrough invention and ga...

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Bihar board class 12 exams: 432 expelled for cheating, 26 impersonators held

Board exams: Over 432 students were caught cheating in Bihar Board class 12 exams this year out of which 26 were impersonators, according to a Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) spokesperson. Meanwhile, to avoid any “goof-ups” the board had also postponed the exam for class 12 students. Talking to indianexpress.com, spokesperson, BSEB, Rajiv Dubey said, “The board had expelled a total of 43...

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In Bihar board Inter exams, 432 students expelled for cheating

Board exams: Over 432 students were caught cheating in Bihar Board class 12 exams this year out of which 26 were impersonators, according to a Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) spokesperson. The board had restricted students to wear shoes or socks during the exam, and only slippers were allowed. Talking to indianexpress.com, spokesperson, BSEB, Rajiv Dubey said, “The board had expelled a total...

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Board exams: These strategies can help you score well despite Math anxiety

AdvertisingDistribute your practice over timeMost students practice the problems of a specific math concept in one sitting. Aditi, a class four student, was regularly absent from school especially when there was a math exam. This will, in turn, build their confidence and help them ace any Maths exam. Remember, spreading out 16 hours over two weeks is better than clumping those 16 hours all at once...

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Board exams: These strategies can help you score good despite Math anxiety

AdvertisingDistribute your practice over timeMost students practice the problems of a specific math concept in one sitting. Aditi, a class four student, was regularly absent from school especially when there was a math exam. This will, in turn, build their confidence and help them ace any Maths exam. Remember, spreading out 16 hours over two weeks is better than clumping those 16 hours all at once...

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Mock poll drill for first-time voters at Delhi University

With the help of 12 mock poll booths, students of Delhi University ” many of them first-time voters ” were on Saturday made aware of EVMs and VVPAT machines by the District Magistrate (East) and the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU). “We have setup VVPAT so that first-time voters can be acclimatised about the process and so that they can verify and refer to whom they are vo...

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Protest after math exam in Delhi University

Out of 45 students of MSc Mathematics at Delhi University who appeared for the Fluid Dynamics exam in their third semester, at least 35 have allegedly failed. The students are now on protest, alleging error in checking, and are demanding that an independent investigation committee be set up to look into the matter. Around 40 students wrote to the head of department C S Lalitha: “We want an indep...

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IIT Delhi looking to hire 100 foreign teachers

“International ranking takes into account the number of foreign students, foreign faculty and faculty student ratio. As an Institute of Eminence, IIT Delhi can now recruit foreign nationals for faculty positions with greater ease. Unfortunately, even after becoming an Institute of Eminence, IIT Delhi cannot hire foreign faculty at a higher salary. “We have 300 faculty positions lying vacant an...

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15,000 contractual teachers imparting education in Himachal schools: Education Minister

As many as 15,791 contractual teachers are imparting education in government schools of Himachal Pradesh, education minister Suresh Bhardwaj informed the state assembly on Saturday. Bhardwaj said 11,035 teachers are working on government and Parent Teachers Association-Grant in Aid (PTA-GIA) contract, whereas the rest 4,756 teachers under Primary Assistant Teachers (PAT) and Parent Teachers Associ...

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CMC Vellore MBBS admission process opens, here’s how to apply

CMC Vellore admissions 2019: Christian Medical College, Vellore has started the admission process for undergraduate, Master’s courses. Selection process: For MBBS admission, the candidates will be selected on the basis of score in NEET exams. Eligibility criteria:Educational qualification:MBBS: For MBBS course, the candidates need to clear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET examina...

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Options aplenty in kangaroo land

Evidence demonstrates that Australian universities have a high employability quotient in leading multinational and Australian companies, including as CEOs. On each of these areas, Australian universities not only have proven expertise but international recognition. The current pedagogy in Australian universities is doing precisely this. Research collaboration is yet another area of convergence and...

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Creativity comes alive

Creativity has no bounds, and technology is what enables this creativity to come to life. Computer skills are obviously important; having good art skills is always a plus. (ii) Master the technology behind the modern art of computer animation. This is where you start to enhance your relevance by learning technology which enables creativity. Learning never ends, in the field of animation, where tec...

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Funny master of his craft

So, back in school, I took to mimicry, often imitating teachers and narrating funny incidents that I had dealt with. An Indian comedian based in the Middle East, Adnan has a funny bone that helps him finalise business deals with lightning-fast ferocity just like his moves on stage. Everyone looks up to a boss who is smart, but they tend to love you if you have a sense of humour. It was after his f...

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Don’t be a Twitterholic

It can be something you like or dislike.”“In my case, I nibble when I eat something that I don’t really like. But unlike most of my friends, I don’t spend a lot of time on it. So, is a ‘Twitterholic’ someone who loves to spend a lot of time on Twitter?”“Yes, the person is addicted to Twitter. I am told Bala is a Twitterholic as well.”“With the kind of money he has, he doesn’t...

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Fight your odds

Put in your best effort and tell me what you think you can score in class XII exams? He has completed his class X SSC, class XII BiPC. Now however, I am eager to learn English. What are the different courses I can pursue, apart from the usual ” physics, maths, chemistry, Tamil, English ” after completing class XII exam, if I score 70-75%? Get him assessed by a competent career counse...

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Connect with finesse

As it deals with how we connect with fellow human beings, it requires finesse and degrees of elegance, if we don’t want to turn people away. Never taught at schools or institutions, it is something we are expected to pick up along the way, and then master. Here was one of the greatest opportunities for meeting new people, making new connections, opening doors to new horizons ” in other wo...

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Master the art of answering questions

Dos and dont’sIt is better to write the answer, with visible cues, highlighting important points, much like in PPTs. For example, if a question carries five points, the answer must have covered the necessary criteria to score full marks. Students or job-seekers, who undertake exams, must keep in mind that evaluators maybe of different psychological conditions when evaluating answer scripts. If y...

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Finetuning the finer aspects

Legal drafting: To enable professionals to be well versed and proficient in drafting legal letters. Drafting a minimum of 50 documents from legal notices, plaints, written statement, affidavits, petitions and conveyancing documents will enhance the drafting skills. Based in Chennai, this finishing school of sorts, for law students, aims to prepare law professionals holistically, by empowering them...

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Staying in the loop

Budget literacy education is an alien concept in India, but it is important to incorporate it in the school curriculum. Is ‘budget literacy’ an alien concept in India? As informed citizens teachers and students should play an important role in budgeting and analysing budgets. A society which does not give importance to budget literacy education, allows itself to be exploited by politicians, wh...

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The cluster concept

University, MeerutThe government has achieved a milestone by launching the first ever cluster university in Ladakh. Spurthi Srinivas, I, PGDM, ITM Business School, KhargharThe University of Ladakh consists of degree colleges from Leh, Kargil, Nubra, Zanskar, Drass and Khaltsi, in the Ladakh region. Absenteeism of students and teachers will also reduce, and it will help improve the literacy rate of...

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Final countdown

Do not share your strategyDo not discuss your preparation strategy with your peers during this time. Don’t study long hours, take small breaks and don’t worry about the time table going awry; just relax and start afresh. Remember to time yourselves, record your scores and use this data to devise your strategy for the actual exam. The idea is that you should not lose marks, especially in the me...

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Tweak the tips

Every year, around this time, experts tend to weigh in on how to manage exam stress. However, what I can do is review some of the oft-suggested tips and allow you to be the judge of what works best for you. Regardless of which of the above tips you find helpful, remember to put things in perspective. There are no new tips or tricks that I can teach you about how to beat stress (and if there were, ...

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Maharashtra govt plans to make self-defence part of school curriculum

The Maharashtra government is considering to make training in self-defence a part of the school curriculum in the state. I am asking Maharashtra Government to make self-defence training compulsory for all the students from 5th standard onwards,” Shrimal added. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde gave this assurance in response to an online petition filed by a woman self-defence coach from...

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Rajiv Gandhi RGPV UG, PG results declared, check direct link

RGPV result 2018: Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya or RGPV University has declared the results of various Under Graduate, Post Graduate courses. (PTDC), M.Tech (PT), NAM, MCA (DD), DiplomaRevaluation ResultB.E., B.Tech, MCA, B.Pharmacy, B.Arch, M.Phramacy, M.E., M.Tech, B.E. RGPV results available on the official websiteMain resultBE, B.Tech, MCA, B.Pharmacy, B.Arch, M.Pharmacy, M.E., M.Te...

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History paper allegedly leaked in West Bengal board Madhyamik exams, Education Minister denies reports

There is no question paper leak. Chatterjee had discounted reports of any question paper leak on first two days of examinations. “If someone clicks a photo half an hour after writing the paper, can that be termed as question leak? Question leak happens when it comes out before the commencement of the examination,” he had told a press meet on Wednesday. The WBBSEB had lodged a complaint with Bi...

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