Postponed! AMU exams to now commence from May 12

Postponed! AMU exams to now commence from May 12

The annual examinations of the Aligarh Muslim University will now commence from May 12, according to vice chancellor professor Tariq Mansoor. The examinations were earlier scheduled to begin from May 7, but were postponed following the ongoing student protest on the campus. Prof Mansoor said the University has taken this decision in view of the improvement in the law-and-order situation on the campus. He said the University had initiated a number of steps for the return of normalcy, which primarily centred on the addressing of all genuine demands of students…

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Subtle bias against students may be present in online classes

Subtle bias against students may be present in online classes

A new study by education researchers suggests that the kind of subtle racial discrimination known as implicit bias found in brick and mortar classrooms may be present in online college classes. Researchers from Stanford, the University of California – Irvine and Vanderbilt University began by creating fictitious online student identities. They chose names that suggested racial and ethnic identity, such as Todd, Emily, Tyrone, Tanisha, Mei, Tao, Priyanka, and Samir. They then posted comments using those personas in class forums for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). “The names that had been assigned a…

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Dia Mirza Says Sanjay Dutt Biopic May Give Her Career ‘A New Direction’

Dia Mirza Says Sanjay Dutt Biopic May Give Her Career ‘A New Direction’

Dia Mirza in Mumbai. (Image courtesy: Dia MIrza) NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Very excited about the Dutt biopic and my work in it: Dia Mirza Dia plays the role of Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanyata  Ranbir Kapoor plays lead role in the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film Actress-producer Dia Mirza is excited to work on Rajkumar Hirani’s yet untitled Sanjay Dutt biopic, but doesn’t want to take stress by thinking how it will take her “career as an actor in a new direction.” Dia will be seen playing the role of Sanjay’s wife Maanyata in…

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Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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Worries about the safety of bank deposits may further erode the economy of trust

Worries about the safety of bank deposits may further erode the economy of trust

ndian villagers queue outside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Hanuman Ganj village on the outskirts of Allahabad | Sanjay Kanojia/AFP The Big Story: Fear and savings “This tsunami will wipe out your money lying in the banks,” warned a message that went viral on WhatsApp recently, spreading panic among depositors. It was referring to the new Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, lying with a joint parliamentary committee at present and expected to be tabled during the winter session. Among…

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Why a lack of recruitment may not be Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest problem this summer

Why a lack of recruitment may not be Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest problem this summer

When Carlos Carvalhal revealed at the end of May his intention to bring ‘four or five’ new players to Sheffield Wednesday, few would have predicted the Owls’ current predicament. Two and a half months on and two games into the new Championship season, George Boyd remains the only fresh face at Hillsborough, despite one or two glaring holes in Carvalhal’s squad. Carlos Carvalhal, manager of Sheffield Wednesday It has become evident over the past few weeks that financial fair play is more of a factor than many Wednesdayites had initially envisioned, but surely the Portuguese…

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Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morne Morkel could consider playing only one format of international cricket, and it may well be Tests, as he reaches the twilight of his career. At 32, Morkel considers his career “nearly finished” and will meet with CSA at the end of the ongoing tour to England to discuss his future. Unlike some of his senior team-mates such as AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, Morkel does not appear to be eyeing the 2019 World Cup as a swansong, despite recent reappearances in the one-day team. Asked how long he…

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Nursing, Engineering may become part of distance learning courses

Nursing, Engineering may become part of distance learning courses

With the central government making changes to its distance education norms, technical courses like Engineering and Nursing are also likely to be available through distance mode. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently notified its new norms for distance education and institutes that have technical courses might be allowed to run if they make special arrangements for practical course work for students, sources in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, said. By making special arrangements, government means giving a couple of months time to the students to visit the institution…

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Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

Tories signal they may back down on cuts to school funding

cuts to school funding MPs from both main parties seek clarity about education funding after pledge not to cut budgets was left out of Queen’s speech Protesters in Bristol last month campaigning against cuts to education. Photograph: Lynchpics/Alamy Live News View more sharing options Shares 176 Jessica Elgot Political reporter Wednesday 21 June 2017 20.13 BSTLast modified on Thursday 22 June 2017 00.50 BST Theresa May has indicated she is prepared to go back to the drawing board over school funding changes that Tory MPs said had been toxic on the doorstep,…

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TNUSRB Result 2017: Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board may announce constable, jail warden, firemen exam result soon at tnusrb.tn.gov.in

TNUSRB Result 2017: Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board may announce constable, jail warden, firemen exam result soon at tnusrb.tn.gov.in

Home Education TNUSRB Result 2017: Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board may announce constable, jail warden, firemen exam result soon at tnusrb.tn.gov.in TNUSRB Result 2017: Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board may announce constable, jail warden, firemen exam result soon at tnusrb.tn.gov.in TNUSRB Result 2017: The Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) is expected to announce the police recruitment examination 2017 results for constable, jail warden, firemen soon on its official website at tnusrb.tn.gov.in, tnusrbonline.org. By: FE Online | New Delhi | Updated: June 21, 2017 6:01 PM 252…

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