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Margins to mainstream 1.8.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Afriend posted an update about a milkman's daughter getting 93 per cent marks in Class 12 board exams and someone responded by saying, "What does the parents' profession have to do with their children's marks?" A great deal, really. The country was still not done lauding the amazing feat of the brothers, Raju (18) and Brajesh (19), sons of a daily wage worker, who made it to the prestigious IITs with ranks 167 and 410 respectively, when the details of how they were continually harassed for going to school and college, and dreaming of more, began appearing in the media. Belonging to a lower class, the boys faced blatant discrimination, not unknown in this country, but prevailed. Such stories of those who defy the odds of social alienation and economic deprivation are few and far between. Thousands of first-generation learners, that is, those whose parents have received little or no formal education, still sieve through the harsh social realities and retreat to the margins. For generations we have seen ...
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More students in IIT preparatory course this year 26.7.2015 ET: Education
This year, 185 candidates will take this course. IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-BHU will have the largest count of prep course students with 36 and 32.
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3-fold jump in IIT preparatory course enrolments 26.7.2015 TOI: Home
This year, the IIT preparatory course has close to three times the number of students it had last time—63.
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Tech school mulls steps to lure the best 21.7.2015 Telegraph: Calcutta
The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has planned a slew of steps to avoid the ignominy of admitting low-ranked students next year but academics expressed doubt about their implementation.
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Policy Watch: The rot begins at schools 20.7.2015 DNA: Bangalore
Policy Watch: The rot begins at schools
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Disabled Ditched by PSC in Deputy Collector Posting 20.7.2015 newindianexpress.com
The Kerala Public Service Commission has ditched physically challenged candidates who have cleared the Deputy Collector recruitment tests.
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IITs lower cut-offs for admissions, to admit students getting even 6% in entrance 14.7.2015 ET: Education
Under the new formula, the IITs have admitted over 180 students (who scored above 31 and less than 62 marks) in the preparatory programme across 18 institutes.
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This year, IITs will admit students with even 6% in entrance exam - Times of India 14.7.2015
This year, IITs will admit students with even 6% in entrance exam Times of India MUMBAI/PUNE: The challenge of maintaining standards at the IITs seems to be growing. While IIT-Roorkee last week expelled 73 students for underperformance (first reported by TOI), it now appears this elite group of institutions will have to lower the ...
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IIT expulsions: Lawyer shows hope to anxious students 13.7.2015 TOI: All Headlines
IIT expulsions: Lawyer shows hope to anxious students
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Students who failed to enter IITs, NITs now eyeing RTU colleges 13.7.2015 Jaipur News, Jaipur City News | Cities News - Times of India
Candidates who failed to make it to the IITs and NITs are now eyeing admissions in the engineering colleges affiliated to the Rajasthan Technical University ...
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Teachers giving good results of class XII to be felicitated 6.7.2015 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Staff Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government... more »
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CM: Govt to fund students cracking IIM, IIT entrance 6.7.2015 TOI: All Headlines
CM: Govt to fund students cracking IIM, IIT entrance
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Engineering admissions in Maharashtra delayed by one day  1.7.2015 TOI: India
The final seat allocation process in Maharashtra's engineering colleges will commence from Wednesday. The DTE has revised the schedule for students reporting to institutes from July 1 to July 2. Earlier they were planning to include students in the all-India quota only from the second ...
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Confusion in joint seat allocation was expected, say IITs 30.6.2015 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
While CBSE failed to meet the third deadline for releasing their JEE (Main) ranks on Tuesday, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) for 85 technical institutes, including IITs and NITs, is being forced to revise the admission schedule for the third ...
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What NDA’s 2nd assault on IIM autonomy reveals: Modi govt is adept at empty sloganeering 27.6.2015 FirstPost: Business

If the government does not make amendments to this bill, Modi will become a man of sloganeering and not of business.

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Joint entrance? 26.6.2015 HBL: Home
The recent controversy at IIT-Madras exposed, once again, the bumpy caste dynamics in premier educational institutes
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Merit Nation 26.6.2015 Asian Age: Letters to editor

In a classic case of the underdog striking it big, Raju and Brijesh Saroj, christened “the Pratapgarh brothers” by the media, hailing from a poor dalit family, have shown that will power and a focused mind can surmount the greatest odds. They are all set to enrol in an IIT after having secured the 167th and 410th ranks, respectively, in the joint entrance exam. The ministry of human resources development did well by acknowledging the boys’ feat and waiving their fees. This shows that merit shines through, reservations or not.
Sneha Gaur
New Delhi

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Merit Nation 26.6.2015 Asian Age: Letters to editor

In a classic case of the underdog striking it big, Raju and Brijesh Saroj, christened “the Pratapgarh brothers” by the media, hailing from a poor dalit family, have shown that will power and a focused mind can surmount the greatest odds. They are all set to enrol in an IIT after having secured the 167th and 410th ranks, respectively, in the joint entrance exam. The ministry of human resources development did well by acknowledging the boys’ feat and waiving their fees. This shows that merit shines through, reservations or not.
Sneha Gaur
New Delhi

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JEE Advanced qualifiers: At Patna Institute, no milestone is beyond reach 19.6.2015 ET: Education
Dhananjay is one of the 25 students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have qualified from the 30 who sat in the JEE Advanced from Super-30 this year.
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JEE Advanced: A.P. students bag top ranks in quota category 18.6.2015 Hindu: Hyderabad
Harsh Meena of Vizag topped in ST category
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