Advice Series: Students Share Study Tips

For this installment of our summer advice series for incoming freshmen, Meredith students share their study tips. “Find a spot where you can focus. There are so many places where students can go on campus to do homework or study. I’ve studied in the dining hall, classrooms, and the library. Students can reserve rooms in the library for study groups if that’s helpful. Finding a place to study is important so you can make sure you are able to focus and succeed academically. —Kaitlin Toxey, ’18, a Psychology and Communication major from Raleigh,…

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Delayed results: B Pharm students miss transfer deadline, may not get into colleges of preference

The delay in declaration of results at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has affected scores of second-year pharmacy students, who may lose out on the chance to get admission into colleges of their choice. According to students, the results of the first-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) courses were released on July 26. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) allows first-year students to switch colleges in the second year, as transfer cases. However, B Pharm students who had received their first-year results on July 26, said when they approached other…

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NEET 2017: Tamil Nadu makes ‘last effort’ to exempt its students from entrance

TN Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on Monday made the “final effort” to approach the centre to ask for the state’s exemption from the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017. The ministers met Union Health Minister JP Nadda and Minister of State at the PMO Jitendra Singh to discuss the issue. “As a final effort, Vijayabaskar met Nadda and Singh to pressure them for an exemption for Tamil Nadu from the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET),” an official release said, adding that this comes after several efforts by…

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Mumbai University result delay: Students fear losing year, jobs, overseas seats

A FINAL-YEAR engineering student, who has been selected for a Masters in Business Administration course in the UK, has spent the past two weeks making rounds of the University of Mumbai, writing applications for an early declaration of results lest she lose the seat. “I had to submit my marksheets to the UK university by August 1. I have been requesting the University of Mumbai to see if the results could be declared confidentially to the UK university directly,” said the student, who spent all of Monday inside a newly set…

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Change in hostel curfew irks students in Delhi

Women students of a postgraduate hostel of Delhi University have expressed anger at new rules, which have reportedly brought forward the ‘curfew’ timing by an hour to 9 pm. The rules also state that hostel residents cannot interfere in the “management of the hostel”. But boarders said they cannot protest publicly since the hostel readmission process is on and they risk losing their place. The matter pertains to the Ambedkar Ganguly Students’ House for Women in Mukherjee Nagar. The hostel has 100 seats, of which 50 per cent are reserved…

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UP Board makes 75 per cent attendance mandatory for students appearing in board exams 2018

Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad has made 75 per cent attendance mandatory for students appearing in class 10 and 12 examinations. All those students whose attendance is below 75 per cent will be debarred from sitting in the exams. As per a Dainik Jagran’s report, the government has taken this decision to improve education condition in the state. The UP Board has directed all the officials to inspect these schools regularly to check whether teachers and students are attending the class or not. The official has to submit a report…

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CBSE UGC NET 2017: Students oppose suspension of entrance test for college teachers

Students have opposed the Central Board of Scondary Education’s (CBSE’s) decision to skip University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for the first half of the year. The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) asking CBSE to take back its decision to suspend the tests. It also wants the government to conduct one more session in 2017 for students who are crossing the age limit. Those who aspire to be assistant professor or work as junior research fellow (JRF) in colleges…

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Hi-tech university: Health science institute in Punjab to issue digital degrees, certificates to students

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of digital India, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) has created a special cell for issuing digital certificates/degrees to its students. The varsity, avoiding the use of paper, will now issue digital certificates to students. These certificates will be preserved digitally under the National Academic Depository (NAD). “NAD is a commendable initiative of the central government. It is kind of a bank where students will have digital accounts for procuring and preserving their digital documents issued by the university to them,” said a…

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JNU committed academic murder by denying registration to students: JNUSU prez

With the deadline for semester registrations over, JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey said on Wednesday JNU had committed an “academic murder” by denying him and four other students permission for registrations. “I have completed three-and-a-half years of my academic life in JNU. It is difficult for me to discontinue my work at this stage. “I tried to meet the VC today, but he refused. It is a kind of academic murder for raising pro-student issues,” said Pandey who refused to pay Rs 20,000 fine. He said this means I am…

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Multiple Intelligences help students meet intellectual needs

The evolution of mankind holds testament to how far intelligence has come from its humble beginnings of scriptures to leveraging technology in gaining traction. Presently, new extensions of intelligence have gained recognition, drastically enhancing the evaluation and implementation of human competencies. Undoubtedly, in the coming decades, education and learning will become more constructive and immersive than it is today. Modern thought leaders have come up with various new theories, amongst which Multiple Intelligences is said to be in promising phases of altering academia. Developed by Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligences considers…

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