Opposition attempts to stall NEET and JEE. Will it succeed?

Will the effort of the seven non-BJP chief ministers - from Maharashtra, Bengal, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand - to stall the NEET and JEE succeed? With a proposal to move the Supreme Court and also petition the President, the Congress and Mamata Banerjee-led opposition is championing the cause of the JEE and NEET aspirants. … Continue reading Opposition attempts to stall NEET and JEE. Will it succeed?

The Inside Story of the Petitions for and against postponement of JEE & NEET

Advocate Alakh Srivastava who is representing the 11 students who have gone to Supreme court seeking postponement of JEE and NEET in September, tweeted on Saturday about how there are four petitions filed praying that the two exams should not be postponed. Ever since, the first set of students have been worried.  The anxiety is … Continue reading The Inside Story of the Petitions for and against postponement of JEE & NEET

Trust Deficit is at the heart of the demand to postpone JEE and NEET

Over the past many days, several JEE and NEET aspirants have been mounting a strident campaign demanding that the two big-ticket entrance exams scheduled in September be postponed. That's because they feel it is not safe for them to venture out of home to the exam centres and take these exams amidst the Covid pandemic. … Continue reading Trust Deficit is at the heart of the demand to postpone JEE and NEET

NTA’s refusal to conduct NEET abroad makes it tough for medical aspirants

Students outside India who are registered to appear for the NEET, the entrance exam to medical colleges in India, are in a Catch-22 situation, on the horns of a dilemma. On Thursday, the National Testing Agency clarified that it is not possible to provide exam centres outside India for the NEET 2020. It also said … Continue reading NTA’s refusal to conduct NEET abroad makes it tough for medical aspirants

Karnataka govt says CET is on. All eyes now on High court

The Karnataka government is expected to reiterate its decision before the High court to conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to government professional degree colleges on 30 and 31 July. On Tuesday, the Karnataka High court asked the government to reconsider its decision in view of the large number of containment zones which … Continue reading Karnataka govt says CET is on. All eyes now on High court

Telangana EAMCET likely in August last week

The Telangana EAMCET is likely to be conducted in the last week of August. The EAMCET in which close to 2 lakh students take part, is the entrance exam conducted for admission to Engineering, medical, agriculture colleges in Telangana. It was to be held in July and was postponed due to Covid 19 pandemic. Close to 2 … Continue reading Telangana EAMCET likely in August last week

Karnataka insistent on conducting CET even as students move court

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drSlPYQJFPA&t=9s There is a lot of angst going on among the student community of Karnataka that plans to take the Common Entrance Test (CET) which is to be held on 30 and 31 July. The CET is for students seeking admissions to engineering, pharma and agricultural professional courses in the state. Over 1.94 lakh students … Continue reading Karnataka insistent on conducting CET even as students move court

Chess Grandmaster takes on CBSE. Here’s why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHtSbefwMkM&t=8s This is the story of a Chess Player from India. I am not allowed to name him by his lawyer Rishi Malhotra but suffice to say that he is 16 years old and one of the youngest Chess Grandmasters from India.  Now why am I telling you all this?  Because he is one of … Continue reading Chess Grandmaster takes on CBSE. Here’s why.

ICSE students say no to Board Exams. Here’s why

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roGWVmnFE5o&t=70s With the Bombay High court expected to conduct its final hearing and deliver its verdict in the Public Interest Litigation filed by Arvind Tiwari - a parent and a lawyer - related to the ICSE Examinations in Maharashtra on Monday, students and parents are upping the pressure. They are opposed to the conduct of … Continue reading ICSE students say no to Board Exams. Here’s why

No Class X Board Exams in Hyderabad, rules High court

Class X Board Exams cannot be conducted in yet another big city in India : Hyderabad. The Telangana High court in its verdict this evening directed the state government to postpone the Telangana State Board Class X exams in the Greater Hyderabad limits which means no exams for students in Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Ranga Reddy … Continue reading No Class X Board Exams in Hyderabad, rules High court

Andhra Pradesh announces Class X exams in July, Kerala in May 

The examination schedule that was halted in March due to the Corona virus pandemic is now slowly being put back on track. After Tamil Nadu that announced it will conduct class X exams between June 1 and 12, now Andhra Pradesh has announced the specific dates for Class X Board exams under the State Board. The … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh announces Class X exams in July, Kerala in May 

Tamil Nadu announces Class X exam dates. Will anxious parents send their wards?

If the Tamil Nadu government has its way, 9.5 lakh students of class 10 will have to appear for their pending Class 10 State Board in the first 12 days of June. The School Education ministry headed by KA Sengottaiyan has released the timetable that envisages exams for seven subjects that include English, Maths, Science … Continue reading Tamil Nadu announces Class X exam dates. Will anxious parents send their wards?

No English Medium in Andhra govt schools, says High court, sets aside GO

In the midst of its battle against the Corona virus pandemic, the Jaganmohan Reddy government has hit a legal barricade on one of its ambitious programmes. The Andhra Pradesh High court set aside the government's orders introducing English as the medium of instruction in all government schools from classes 1 to 6 from the 2020-21 … Continue reading No English Medium in Andhra govt schools, says High court, sets aside GO

Harish Rao gets a reality check of Telangana school education

The Indian Institute of Technology's Hyderabad campus is located in Kandi in Sangareddy district. But the presence of this institute of excellence has had nil effect on the educational system in Kandi. Finance minister Harish Rao got a taste of the abysmal state of education at the Kandi government High school when he decided to … Continue reading Harish Rao gets a reality check of Telangana school education