K’taka pupils hold mixed opinion on test for central universities

Many say UGC mandate will bring relief Tension is written on the faces of students sitting in front of computer screens with MCQs. The pressure of scoring good grades is clearly visible as they look at the clock at regular intervals. Their parents stand outside, waiting for them to narrate how it went. Such is […]

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Indian students worried about their Ukrainian pals

Say it is tough to lead normal life in India Indian students evacuated from Ukraine are worried for the safety of their Ukrainian friends in the war-torn country.  Vavilthota Yuktesh, 18, a student at the Kharkiv National Medical University who was evacuated from Ukraine, informed The Observer: “I am back here safe, but I feel […]

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Students find entrance exams a tough nut to crack

Tough tests are diminishing their hopes, say students Shristi Sharma, 21, a student, has given CAT twice, but wasn’t able to score the required percentile to clear the exam. She feels demotivated as all her friends are now pursuing their masters, whereas she’s still trying to crack the exam to secure admission to a reputed […]

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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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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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B’luru College holds big Rajyotsava function despite govt advisory

Health minister Sudhakar gives it a miss A Karnataka Rajyotsava function was held at the SJB Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, despite a government advisory to postpone all social and cultural events in educational institutions for two months. The ban was imposed in view of the Covid-19 situation in the state. Education and Health Minister K Sudhakar was […]

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Law students, along with NSUI, protest against University’s authorities

Delay in academic year, uncertainty about exams and result among the major concerns of the students National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), along with the students of Karnataka State Law University staged a protest at Maurya Circle on Monday to express their discontent regarding issues affecting the student community. The protest started at around 11:30 […]

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Strong parasocial ties leave fans shattered after death of celebs

These demises are a personal loss to admirers Dhruv Yadav, a man in his late twenties, did not eat for three days after his favourite actor passed away. The sudden death of Puneeth Rajkumar caused him to feel empty from within. Yadav, who never met the actor, felt as if a loved one had departed. […]

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