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UoH declares early summer vacations in view of surge in Covid-19 cases – Times of India

HYDERABAD: University of Hyderabad has announced summer vacation for students and faculty from May 10 to June 8 in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, including among the university community. The decision to advance the summer vacation was taken after a review meeting with the deans and heads convened by the vice-chancellor on Friday. Students have been instructed to return to safety of their homes. While the university would consider cases of students from cities where a lockdown has already been imposed, all post-graduate students have been asked to vacate their hostel rooms and return home within the next few days. This includes research scholars who had been given an opportunity to return to pursue their research. Congratulations!You have successfully cast y...
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Gauhati University to conduct 2021 UG and PG exams in online mode – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation in the Assam, the Gauhati University, after discussions with stakeholders, has decided to hold the undergraduate and postgraduate exams online. The decision to conduct the UG and PG exams online was taken after a crucial meeting organised by the Gauhati University on Friday. According to a notification issued by the university, an urgent online meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Prof. Pratap Jyoti, vice chancellor, Gauhati University. After threadbare discussion on the matter and taking into account the current situation, the meeting decided that all pending examinations will be held in Open Book System in the online mode only. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result The Gauhati...
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Online learning doesn’t improve student sleep habits, says study – Times of India

OTTAWA: New research from Simon Fraser University suggests that students learning remotely become night owls but do not sleep more despite the time saved commuting, working or attending social events. The study, led by psychology professor Ralph Mistlberger, Andrea Smit and Myriam Juda, at SFU's Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Lab, compared self-reported data on sleep habits from 80 students enrolled in a 2020 summer session course at SFU with data collected from 450 students enrolled in the same course during previous summer semesters. The study results were recently published in the journal PLOS ONE. "There is a widespread belief among sleep researchers that many people, especially young adults, regularly obtain insufficient sleep due to work, school, and social activities," says Mistl...
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India, UK to ramp up cooperation in science, technology, innovation – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India and the UK will step up cooperation in the area of science, technology and innovation including strengthening the role of women in STEMM disciplines at schools, universities, and research institutions, the Department of Science and Technology said on Friday. The two sides will work to create an enabling environment for equal participation of women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicines) disciplines through collaboration on new initiatives like Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI) project. In a virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on May 4, the two leaders agreed on a common vision of a new and transformational comprehensive strategic partnership and adopted an ambiti...
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After DU, JNU students too want classes suspended – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Following the suspension of classes by Delhi University and IP University, students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have also started making similar demands due to the pandemic situation in Delhi. In a letter to the ministry of education and JNU administration, the students claimed that many of them are not in the right state of mind to attend regular classes. In their request to the administration, students stated that in light of the recent decision by various universities to suspend classes and examinations, "We have written to JNU administration to immediately suspend classes, postpone exams and convene academic council and board of studies meeting with student representatives to take any further decision regarding the evaluation processes." The students also want...
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GMC Jammu Recruitment 2021: Apply for 220 Nurse, Lab. Assistant, Technician posts – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Government Medical College & Associated Hospitals Jammu has released advertisement notice for engagement of manpower in Government Medical College & its associated hospitals, Jammu for Covid-19 management. Candidates, who belong to UT of Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu division) are eligible for engagement of manpower under ECRP (emergency Covid response package) initially for a period of three months extendable up to sex months on hiring for Covid-19 management in Government Medical College and its Associated Hospitals, Jammu. The selected candidate shall be allowed to join only on the production of domicile certificate. Application as per prescribed format should be deposited through registered/ speed post/ personally and should reach to the office of the Personnel Officer...
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ICAI CA Final and Intermediate May 2021 exams registration window reopened – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Institutes of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Tuesday reopened the registration for CA Final and Intermediate May 2021 examinations. The CA Final and Intermediate May 2021 application registration window has been opened today on the official website https://icaiexam.icai.org/. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online till 11:59 pm on May 6, 2021. Candidates should note that this is the last opportunity for them to register for May 2021 examination. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result All candidates Intermediate (IPC)/ Intermediate/ Final examinations will be required to submit the examination application forms online only at https://icaiexam.icai.org and also pay the exam fee and applicable bank charges on-line....
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Infosys to hire 1,000 workers in UK – Times of India

NEW DELHI: IT firm Infosys on Tuesday said it plans to hire 1,000 workers in the UK over the next three years as part of efforts to support the country's economic recovery and growth. The new hires will work in the digital space, including cloud computing, data and analytics, artificial intelligence, open source technologies and enterprise services, to support some of the world's largest organisations navigate their digital journeys, a statement said. The company will provide critical training and mentoring opportunities for the fresh hires, it added. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result The new team members will join Infosys' design studio in Shoreditch, its innovation centre in Canary Wharf and proximity centres in Nottingham and other client loca...
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Teachers offer virtual classes to help students crack NEET – Times of India

COIMBATORE: Two government schoolteachers are offering virtual classes to prepare the students for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The classes are open to only government school students. A Sudha, a Zoology teacher with the Pollachi municipality girls' higher secondary school, and a biology teacher, who didn't want to be named, with the government school at Gomangalampudur have been conducting online classes for the NEET aspirants for the past one week. While there were only close to 40 students on the first day of the training programme, the number of students attending the online classes has crossed the 300-mark in a week. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result Sudha said, "Initially, we conducted classes for the students in our f...