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​GATE 2021 Answer Key Released: Know How to Check and Raise Objections

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has released the answer key of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2021) on Friday, February 26, 2021. Candidates who have appeared for the IIT GATE 2021examination can now go to the official website by clicking on the link www.gate.iitb.ac.in to check and download the preliminary answer key. Students can also raise objections against the GATE 2021 preliminary answer key and can challenge it from March 2 to March 4 with detailed description and proof.However, the applicants must know that they will have to pay a fee of Rs 500 per objection. Also, the GATE 2021 objections raised will be considered and studied by a committee.If theywill be found correct, then the response will be rectified in the GATE 2021 final answer key, which...
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Students of govt high school use EVM app to elect their representatives – Times of India

HUBBALLI: While most schools and colleges usually adopt ballot-papers to elect student representatives for their parliament, students of Government High School, Yaliwal in Dharwad district, used online Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to form their school parliament recently. "Class 9 text book has a lesson on Constitution and electoral process. This is aimed at sensitising students on the voting methods. Every year we conduct election using ballot papers as EVMs are unavailable for students. However, this time, physical education teacher B M Kshirasagar pitched the idea of using online EVM for the election. We reviewed the EVM machine app and found that it' reliable,: said social science teacher Narayan Bhajantri. Kshirasagar said one can feed names of the candidates, photo, class and...
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NAAC awards ‘A+’ grade to SJEC – Times of India

MANGALURU: The 19-year-old St Joseph Engineering College has been awarded with ‘A+’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The institution has got accreditation for five years in its very first cycle, said Rio D’Souza, principal of the college. Addressing reporters, here on Friday, Rio said that with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.39 on a 4-point scale. With this achievement college has joined the elite list of colleges to be accredited with an A+ grade by NAAC in its very first cycle. The NAAC peer team visited the campus in the second week of February and assessed on multiple parameters. The college has received 700 points out 1000. Rio said that The NAAC Peer Team had visited the college on 15-16 February 2021 and rigorously assessed the colleg...
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SSC releases SI in Delhi Police and CAPFs Paper-I results 2020, check cut-off marks here – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Staff Selection Commission of India has released the Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and CAPFs Examination 2020 results of Paper -I on its official website. List of selected candidates has been released on the official website - https://ssc.nic.in/. The successful candidates are now to appear in Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Endurance Test (PET). The Commission had conducted the Computer Based Examination for recruitment of Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police and CAPFs Examination, 2020 (Paper-I) from November 23, 2020 to November 25, 2020.Shortlisted candidates will be called for PST/ PET which will be conducted by the CAPFs.Final Answer Keys will be uploaded on the website of the Commission for a period of one month from March 5, 2021 (06:00 PM) to April 4, 2021 (06:00 PM...
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Goa bans students from driving two-wheelers to school – Times of India

PANAJI: The Goa Education Department on Friday banned students from driving two-wheelers to school. According to an order issued by Director of Education Santosh Amonkar, the reason behind banning school students from driving on two-wheelers stems from complaints of reckless driving by students. "It is informed that many students are seen using two wheelers and riding in a reckless manner violating traffic rules," Amonkar said in his order. Amonkar has also urged heads of all educational institutions to address the issue of reckless driving by students with their respective Parents Teachers Associations, while also urging them to ensure that no student should drive two wheelers to the school campus. "It is once again enjoined upon all heads of institutions to address this issue in PTA...
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National Education Policy to make India knowledge capital of world: Piyush Goyal – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The National Education Policy focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and skill development, and it will make India the knowledge capital of the world, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. He also said the policy allows students to be more creative in their chosen fields. Goyal added that the Indian education system has to attain that level wherein students from even the developed nations would come for higher studies, even in institutes other than IITs and IIMs. "The focus that National Education Policy has given to innovation, entrepreneurship, skill development and the urge to expand education to knowledge, this new thrust and thinking will make India the knowledge capital of the world," he said at a Ficci webinar on education. !function...
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Indians rank high on positivity about finances in new Global Student Survey – Times of India

LONDON: As many as eight in 10 or 80 per cent Indian undergraduate students feel hopeful about their finances in the future, the second highest of 21 countries surveyed for a new "Global Student Survey" released on Friday, with only China and Kenya jointly ahead at 84 per cent. The findings, published by Chegg.org – the non-profit arm of education technology company Chegg, also reveal that after the Covid-19 pandemic, 54 per cent of Indian students would like their university course to incorporate more online learning, the fourth highest of any other country surveyed – equal to Canada (54 per cent) and behind Saudi Arabia (78 per cent), China (77 per cent) and South Korea and Australia (both 57 per cent). The survey's worldwide results show that Indian students agree with their peers ...
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J&K: Girls outshine boys in Class 10 boards – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Seventeen students scored straight 'A's in the Class 10 board examinations held in Kashmir as the results declared on Friday showed that girls had performed better than boys. Over 75,000 students had appeared in the Class 10 examinations, conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, in October last year, officials said. While the overall pass percentage was 75 per cent, the girls' pass percentage was 76.06 per cent while 74.04 percent of the boys passed the exam, the officials said. They said at least 17 students had a perfect score (straight 'A's in all subjects) with an overwhelming majority of the toppers being girls. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.que...
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Govt first grade colleges in Karnataka to be de-bonded desktop computers – Times of India

BENGALURU: The government first-grade colleges in Karnataka will be provided with 12,500 De-Bonded desktop computers as part of the Help Educate, a public- private initiative taken up by the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education (DCTE), officials said. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Friday by the DCTE, Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt Ltd and the Rotary Club, the office of Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan, who holds the Higher Education portfolio, said. The initiative has the prime objective of facilitating the learning of students of Government First Grade Colleges and making a difference in the learning of students, most of whom hail from a socio-economically marginalised background, it said. Under the Help Educate initiative, the DCTE ...
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10-day event in UP schools to mark Women’s Day – Times of India

LUCKNOW: To mark International Women's Day on March 8 this year, schools across Uttar Pradesh will hold awareness events on 'gender equality' from February 27 to March 8 as part of the 'Mission Shakti' campaign. Directives to this effect have been given to basic education officers of all UP districts by director general of School Education, Samagra Shiksha, Uttar Pradesh. The BSAs (Basic Shiksha Adhikaris) have been told to hold 'abhibhavak chaupals' (parents' meet) on the day at schools and also at KGBVs (Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas). During the chaupal, the parents will be asked to take a pledge to send their girl child to school regularly, provide them proper environment to study at home, and encourage their daughters to pursue the career of their choice. The parents will al...