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JEE Main 2021: Session 4 results out, 18 get AIR 1

The National Testing Agency declared the results of final session of JEE Main on Wednesday New Delhi: The results of Session 4, also the last one, of JEE Main 2021 were declared on Wednesday, after being postponed twice earlier. A whopping 18 students got All-India Rank (AIR) 1. There are two girls among the 18...

JEE Advanced to be held on July 3

Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday announced that the JEE Advanced will be held on July 3. The announcement has put an end to months of uncertainty among aspirants who aim to secure admission in IITs. The minister also said that due to the difficulties being faced by students amid the coronavirus pandemic,...

IIT aspirant commits suicide in Kota

In an unfortunate incident, a student who was preparing for IIT entrance committed suicide in Rajasthan’s Kota—the country’s coaching hub. The deceased—Sarthak Kumar—hails from Bihar’s Patna. Sarthak hanged himself to death at his rented accommodation in the Talwandi area and his landlord was the first who saw the body. The police were immediately informed and...

Class 12 results do not matter for admission to IITs this year

Class 12 results will not matter anymore for those aspiring to make it to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) as the institute has relaxed the admission norms. The IITs have dropped the Class 12 board examination performance criteria for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant disruption in the board examinations. Now,...

NIRF Ranking: IIM Ahmedabad best B-School in India, IISc Bangalore best university

IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, and IIT Delhi bagged the top three positions among educational institutions in the country in the HRD Ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) announced on Thursday. As per the annual rankings, the top three universities are—IISc Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University.  IIM Ahmedabad has been...

IIT-Delhi’s cheaper COVID-19 test method gets ICMR’s approval

A significantly cheaper method developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, to detect COVID-19 has got the approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), officials said on Thursday. The cheaper method is likely to make it affordable for the majority of the population in the country to opt for the COVID-19 test,...

IIT-K researchers develop PPE kit that would cost less than Rs100

A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, has developed a cheaper alternative to the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kit to help overcome its shortage for frontline workers battling the coronavirus crisis. The team claims that the kit is as safe as the standard PPE suits, but would cost less than Rs100...