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Fee hike for lawyers representing undertrials 

As per the law commission, 67 per cent of India’s prison inmates are under trial prisoners, who are presumably innocent according to law.

25 Mar 2018

Parents and students on Day 2 of the Edex Education Expo 2017, organised by The New Indian Express & Vellore Institute of Technology at Chennai Trade Centre | martin louis
Crucial to pick right engineering college for academics

Counselling for admission into engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu is about to start. There are more than 550 such colleges, many of which are located in rural areas.

24 Apr 2017

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IITs, technical institutes asked to close courses with vacant seats

This information was shared by Minister of State for HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.

23 Mar 2017

According to the new guidelines, there will still be two terms but the pen-paper test weightage will be 90 per cent including 80 marks for half yearly or yearly exam and 10 marks of the 20 marks set aside for periodic assessment in each term. 
CBSE revamps exam, assessment format for Classes 6 to 9

The move that aims at standardising teaching and evaluation across schools will be implemented from the upcoming academic session.

22 Mar 2017

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HRD to seek fellowship refund from IIT scholars if they leave midway

At present, there are 25,000 scholars enrolled in different PhD programmes in the IITs and those opting for doctoral degree directly after completing their masters get Rs 25,000 per month.

16 Mar 2017

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FTII to add more technology driven courses

The courses are proposed to be held in non-metros such as Guwahati, Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Raipur, Chandigarh, Raipur, Bhopal, Leh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands to begin with. 

15 Mar 2017

A member of the audience reacts to a call by Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi for a show of hands by those who wished to contribute towards a better India, during the valedictory session of the two-day ThinkEdu Conclave, in Chennai on Saturday | p jAWahar
I am the only Nobel laureate who will ask you to be angry: Kailash Satyarthi

It was decidedly unusual to hear a Nobel Laureate advocating anger. Stranger still when that comes from a person who has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

05 Mar 2017

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IIMs declared as ‘Institutions of National Importance’

Apart from this, the management of the Institution would be Board driven and the Chairperson and Director of an Institution will be selected by the Board.

24 Jan 2017

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