Of 14,603 students, only 40 apply for changes in online provision merit list

Of the 14,603 students, whose name was featured in the online provisional common merit list released by the UT education department on their website, only 40 applied for changes in the forms filled by them on Wednesday. Giving details, district education officer, Chandigarh, said, “In a first for the UT education department, the online system of form filling has been fairly successful. The number of grievances has come down.” COUNSELLING SCHEDULE FIRST COUNSELLING Display of school and stream allotment list: June 30 Dates for depositing fee: July 2 to 3…

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Boarding gets better: Apps, appliances give college hostels a makeover

Hostel years can be bittersweet — it’s when your best campus memories are made, but it can also be fraught with hassles. Not every hostel is equipped to mimic the convenience of home. The first few days are marked with running around to buy essentials like a bucket, pillows and blankets. Mid-semester, you’re often scrambling to get an important document printed. If it’s the day before the presentation, you’re probably spending it hustling to get your suit ironed. But students and administrations are now collaborating to manage resources and offer…

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HRD ministry to scrap UGC, replace it with new Higher Education Commission to improve academic standards

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has prepared a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission with a new regulator for higher education in the country in an effort to improve academic standards and crack down on bogus institutions, as per the draft released by the ministry on Wednesday. The new Higher Education Commission of India will focus solely on academic matters. Monetary grants would be the purview of the ministry, according to the draft of the law that has been seen by Hindustan Times. The Act will be…

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