Students take up part-time jobs to be financially independent

Intending to improve skills, youths are opting for part-time jobs and internships that will enable them to take theoretical knowledge to their future workplaces. Megha Bhargava, a final-year architecture student who does a part-time job at Waavie, an architecture firm in Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “Studying and then applying the knowledge increases your understanding of […]

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VTU insistence on offline exams in Covid time spooks students

‘Our mental health affected as risk of infection prevails’ Students in Bengaluru forced to give offline exams even after weeks of resistance on Twitter against the same. When the third wave of Covid-19 hit Bengaluru in January, many MBBS and engineering students got anxious about the universities holding exams in the physical mode. K.M. Bhuvan Belliappa, […]

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Bengalureans want bike taxis back on roads

Students say that they were an affordable option Bengaluru’s commuters are unhappy over the transport department’s decision to seize bike taxis. They found them more affordable and easier to use than auto rickshaws and cabs. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) started seizing Rapido bikes and charging fines saying they are illegal under the Motor Vehicles […]

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Karnataka’s education sector struggles to adopt new normal

Teachers say they need to upgrade teaching methods Dr. Helen Roselin has been teaching Environmental Sciences at Mount Carmel College for many years. She loves to teach, but online teaching has made her hate her job. She feels she isn’t able to give her 100 percent to her students because she lacks technological know-how. “Virtual […]

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Routines changed, autistic kids badly affected by the pandemic

Could not attend online classes for varied reasons Devik Bhanushali, 17, was happy with his daily routine: Waking up every morning, going to school, learning new things, coming back, playing video games, solving a Sudoku with his evening tea and then going to sleep. That was his life for some years now; but two years ago,  […]

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