Sumi Sukanya dutta

‘Pink slips’ flood Prime Minister’s mailbox

Activists send 5,000 letters in pink envelopes demanding implementation of 33% quota for women in Parliament and Assemblies.

21 hours ago

Encrypted question papers likely to be sent to exam centres for class X, XII exams

In the new method, encrypted question papers will be sent directly to schools and passwords will be given to them to open the question papers at a specified time.

18 Jul 2018

Do you urgently need a liver? Get some influence

Years back, the Health Ministry had forced Sir Gangaram Hospital, to offer the liver of a deceased person to a high-profile Hyderabad patient in need of a transplant bypassing the need of another.

15 Jul 2018

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights out to regulate fees in private schools

The guidelines prescribe a two-level process to decide fee in a particular school in any district every three years and it relies on technology.

13 Jul 2018

After Jio Institute, Centre extends deadline to allow Vedanta group's proposed university to apply for Eminence tag

Special extension of 1 month was granted to Vedanta's proposed Vedanta University in Odisha to allow them to apply for the coveted tag that promises to grant complete academic and financial autonomy.

12 Jul 2018

People criticizing selection of Jio Institute only because of prejudices: Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami

On Monday, the Union Human Resources Development ministry had said that 6 institutes and three private institutes inlcuding Jio Institute-will be accorded the "Institute of Eminence".

11 Jul 2018

Jio Institute declared 'institute of eminence' even before it is set up

The selection of Jio Institute - whose existence cannot be found even through a Google search - however, has triggered a collective murmur.

10 Jul 2018

Juvenile convict in 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case untraceable: WCD Ministry

Sources added that there were reports in 2016 that the juvenile convict had changed his name and was working in a roadside eatery away from Delhi with help of an NGO. 

10 Jul 2018

Troll trauma: Sans law, Indian women with strong viewpoint easy target for online trollers

Sumi Sukanya Dutta finds that India has no dedicated law to tackle online trolling and nobody with a strong political or social viewpoint that goes against a certain ideology enjoys any immunity.

08 Jul 2018

New funding model will lead to fast-tracking of infrastructure projects at institutes, says Javadekar

The minister was addressing media a day after the Union cabinet gave nod to the Higher Education Funding Agency to expand its capital base to Rs 1 lakh crore in next four years.

05 Jul 2018

HRD Ministry survey reveals mid-day meal scheme a big success

The draft report says that 92 per cent children going to government schools are benefitting from mid-day meal while 80 per cent of the parents surveyed agreed that the scheme has improved attandance.

04 Jul 2018

IITs to roll out more women civil and mechanical engineers

The Indian Institutes of Technology are set to churn out more women civil and mechanical engineers as many of the 779 female-only seats, added this year, have been allocated to the two streams.

01 Jul 2018

Have a heart, India: With few donors, organ transplants at an abysmal 1 per cent

Fifty-three years after the first organ transplant was carried out in India in a Mumbai hospital, at least 12 states are yet to clock their first transplant surgeries, reflecting the dismal evolution

01 Jul 2018

Low marks no problem: Here’s a NEET way to become a doctor

The developments highlight how NEET, introduced in 2016 as a panacea to regularise medical education, has failed to achieve the target of regulating medical education in India and the rot runs deep.

24 Jun 2018

HRD secretary roots for reform in unscientific IIT-JEE

On the government’s intervention, IIT Kanpur—the organising institute of JEE-Advanced 2018 —lowered the cut-off and included about 13,000 more students.

21 Jun 2018