SC to see if IIT can withhold result of student accused of sexual harassment

The Supreme Court has said it will examine whether an IIT can withhold the results of a final-year student, who was terminated after being held guilty in a sexual harassment case. A bench of justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao issued notice to the Centre and IIT Kanpur on the plea of the student, who challenged the Allahabad High Court order dismissing his plea. Advocate Manu Shanker Mishra, appearing for the petitioner, said the results of the final semester should be given to the student as the delay is…

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Oxford student solves JEE question paper in half the time, gets abused by angry Indians

Quora user Jack Fraser was at the receiving end of vicious online harassment after he reportedly solved a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) question paper in “a third of the allowed time, and with 100% correct answers”. Fraser, a third year Physics student at the University of Oxford, said he attempted the paper after he asked on Quora to solve it. The JEE is an all-India entrance exam held every year for admission into the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Centrally Funded…

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Do those who abused Oxford student for solving JEE paper need to get their IQ checked?

The violent reaction to a third-year UK university student ’s online post that he “ breezed” through a Joint Entrance Exam or JEE question paper (entrance test for engineering colleges in India), in “a third of the allowed time, and with 100% correct answers,” leaves no doubt that the cyber world is overpopulated by creatures with a singular lack of intelligence. Jack Fraser, a third-year physics student at a top university in the UK, was at the receiving end of vicious online harassment after he reportedly solved the JEE paper…

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Disabled student unable to board train misses DU exam, Delhi HC issues notice to Railways

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a suo moto notice against the Railways in connection with an incident wherein a disabled student missed his exam due to lack of proper access for disabled passengers to train coaches. The court issued a notice and sought a reply from the ministry of railways, the North-Eastern Railways and the University of Delhi (DU). The court also issued directions to DU to examine the possibilities of conducting an examination for the student, Vaibhav Shukla, to enable him to secure admission, if he qualifies…

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Restoring student polls in Lucknow and other varsities on VCs conference agenda

Lucknow: Restoration of student union elections in state universities will be discussed at the vice chancellor’s (VCs) conference to be held in Lucknow on Thursday. More than 20 heads of universities will be participating in the first, the first of its kind after the BJP government came to power in March this year Governor Ram Naik, who is also the chancellor of the state’s universities, has convened the meeting to discuss continuing student polls after 11 years in Lucknow University (LU) and other varsities. The sixth item listed on the…

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5 Steps To Smarter Student Loan Borrowing

One secret to paying off your student loans faster is to be smarter about how you borrow them. Yes, you can be more strategic about how you borrow your student loans. These 5 tips can help you manage your student loans more efficiently and better prepare you for student loan repayment. Here is what you need to know: 1. Make free money your money Scholarships and grants should be your first choice to finance your education. Sites such as Scholarships.com, Cappex.com, Chegg, Scholly and Fastweb include available scholarships that can help fund…

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Mumbai student scores 99.6%, but error in online form will cost her a seat in college of her choice

Despite scoring 99.6% in the SSC exams, a Kandivli student will not get admission to the first year junior college (FYJC) of her choice. Why? She listed only one college in her option form, as she was unaware of how to go about the process. She listed Thakur College, Kandivli, but wants admission to NM College, Vile Parle — an institute she might have gotten into owing to her high score. Her mistake means she will now be allotted Thakur College in the first merit list. According to admission rules,…

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Sussex University protesters stage occupation over plight of former student

Student protesters have occupied part of a University of Sussex building in support of a former student who faces deportation to Nigeria. Luqman Onikosi, 36, was studying at the university when he was diagnosed with hepatitis B in 2009 – the same disease that led to the deaths of two of his brothers. He has since developed cirrhosis, a chronic liver disease. The protesters feel the university, where Onikosi was completing a master’s degree before his leave to remain in the UK was rejected, could do more to save him…

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