St Stephen’s College raises cut-offs in humanities courses, slight dip in science

St. Stephen’s College, usually the first to release its cut-off list that sets the tone for other institutions in Delhi University, announced a slight increase in the humanities courses compared to last year on Monday evening. For science courses, however, there was a slight dip from 2017’s cut-offs. The highest cut-offs were for Economics (Hons) at 98.75% for Commerce students, and 98% and 97.5% for Humanities and Science students respectively. Last year, the cut-offs for the three streams were 98.5%, 97.5% and 97.5%. The highest dip, five percentage points, was…

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Indian university rankings confirm Indian Institute of Science is best: President

Bengaluru The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), often in the top 200 global university rankings, was praised by president Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday for advancing research in science and technology. “Alumni and faculty of IISc have played and continue to play a strong role in leading national science and technology institutions and in various advisory or administrative roles in the government,” said Mukherjee, the IISc’s Visitor, at its annual convocation here . Noting that IISc maintained its reputation of being a premier institute of higher education and research, he said…

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India lagging behind in science and technology, laments Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday lamented India’s “poor performance” in the field of science and technology despite being the largest democracy. “Despite being the largest democracy and market, India is lagging behind in the field of technology…we have lost our place in the field of science… those who used to follow us are being followed by us today,” he said at a function in Gorakhpur. “We will have to bring a change in our mindset according to the changing times,” he said. He said it was a…

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The science of learning: five classic studies

Afew classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates a profound truth about how we learn – often at the same time showing up our unjustified assumptions about how our minds work. A classic study defines where research will go next – whether to confirm, disprove or qualify the original finding – and helps us to reorganise our learning to be more effective. I’m a psychologist, so…

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Government report reveals a narrow view on data

The Government’s Science and Technology Committee published its latest report, ‘The big data dilemma’ on 12th February. The report states there is a drastic skills shortage in the digital market. This is not a new problem and the industry has been talking about it for a long time. Go On UK, a charity set up to promote digital skills, last year found that over 12 million people and a million small businesses in the UK do not have the skills to prosper in the digital era. The government’s report highlights…

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