An 18-year-old NEET aspirant from Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district allegedly committed suicide after her result mistakenly showed poor marks. Reportedly, the aspirant, Vidhi Suryavanshi, had secured 590 marks but the result-sheet indicated just six. The aspirant took the drastic decision before her parents could check the OMR sheet, which revealed the actual scores. Congress MP Nakul Nath has condemned the incident and demanded strict… read-more
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The Russian Archaeologist team has discovered a 5000-year-old scull, traced from the Scythian period and claims that the person died shortly after trepanation. "The ancient doctor had a surgery set made of stones," researchers added. Dr Maria Dobrovolskaya, the head of the Laboratory of Contextual Anthropology claimed him 'Unlucky' as most people survived after several trepanations in ancient times. The researchers further alleged that the… read-more
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Tamil Nadu's deemed universities have increased the annual tuition fee up to Rs 2.75 lakh for the MBBS Courses. Few colleges are charging a sum of Rs 24 lakhs, instead 22 lakhs annually. Reportedly, a sum of Rs 13.75 lakhs will be added to the entire MBBS course fee excluding caution deposits, hostel and other miscellaneous charges. No requests were made by the UGC to limit the fee, the colleges officials mentioned.
After getting the nod to admit more students in government medical-colleges at Doda, Anantnag, Baramulla, Kathua and Rajouri, medical-seats in Jammu and Kashmir have more than doubled. The MBBS seats have increased from 500 (2018-19) to 1100 in the current session. Notably, 50% of seats have been reserved for female aspirants. Calling it a great achievement J&K government spokesperson said that the arrangements to accommodate classes,… read-more
Mizoram Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said the schools in the state will be closed from October 26. The decision came after several students of classes 10 and 12 tested positive for COVID-19 after attending classes. The online classes, however, will continue and the offline classes may resume from November 9, if no new issues arise. Schools in Mizoram were opened earlier on October 16.
With 12,353 seats vacant in undergraduate courses, Delhi University (DU) may announce a third cut-off list on October 24. Earlier out of 70,000 UG seats in DU, more than 82% were filled after the second cut off list offered admissions to 22,147 students. While some courses were totally closed others saw a major decline in the required cut-off. Reportedly, due to Covid-19 spread the admission process is being conducted online.
The Union Public Service Commission declared the results of UPSC Prelims Exam on October 23. All selected candidates will further have to apply for Civil Services (Main) Examination between October 28 to November 11, 2020. The main exam is scheduled to be held on January 8, 2021. The candidates can check the results on the commission's website, the Prelims exam was held earlier on October 4.
Taking cognisance of ill-effects of online classes on children's eyes, Karnataka government has formulated guidelines to mitigate such issues. The government has taken recommendations of an experts panel into consideration in this regard. It directed that online classes for students of class 1-5 cannot exceed 30 minutes in one stretch, while for above classes the limit is 45 minutes. It also asked promotion of both the curricular and co-… read-more
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Addressing students' complaints regarding "technical errors" during the entrance-test, the National Testing Agency has decided to re-conduct the exam for JNU's MPhil and Ph.D. historical studies program. Reportedly, JNU Students' Union had raised objections that there were discrepancies in answer sheet. The exam, which was held earlier on October 6, is now scheduled to be conducted on October 28. The revised admit card will be released on the… read-more
To empower meritorious medical students from less-privileged societies, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is collaborating with the Indian Army for the third batch of “Kashmir Super 30”. Students will be provided a '12-month residential mentoring program' to prepare for medical entrance test, NEET. The Indian Army’s 10 Sector Rashtriya Rifles, Srinagar will co-shoulder the ambitious project, which started in 2017-18. Reportedly, 68… read-more