Parents unhappy over engineering fee hike

Aside from Rs.10, 000 added as other fees, engineering colleges charge Rs.5,500 as a development fee. Students and parents are upset with this sudden notification issued by the engineering colleges to pay more than Rs. 10,000 for the academic year 2021-2022. Brother of an engineering aspirant said, “The college increased the amount to Rs. 10, […]

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Colleges avoid COVID-19 protocols at Karnataka Rajyotsava

Engineering colleges pay scant attention to COVID-19 protocols A prominent college in Karnataka celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava with ethnic day in its auditorium. Some colleges held cultural and social events, despite the advisory issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka. Around 4,500 students, 400 faculty members, and nearly 300 plus supporting staff attended […]

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Smart classrooms take the back seat in city colleges

Lack of space, funds and training prevent college administrations from creating smart classrooms. Bengaluru; Classrooms in city government colleges are yet to be equipped with digital infrastructure for teaching-learning process as directed by the state education department. Untrained professors and lack of maintenance of smart classrooms adds to the problem. “We have only one smart […]

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Oops, No Tabs this year too

Its half way into the semester and students studying in government colleges have not got any tablets so far. Bengaluru; Even after the Department of Collegiate Education (DCE) said that free tablets have been distributed under the free Tablet Personal Computer (PC) scheme, students studying in government colleges say they have not received any. Shoubhika, […]

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Solar panels yet to light up city colleges

College campuses struggle with electricity bills and upkeep issues as they take the sustainable route with solar technology. Insufficient number of solar panels for electricity supply and lack of their maintenance, despite guidelines by the University Grants Commission (UGC), prevents colleges from being sustainable. The Development of Solar Cities programme initiated by the Ministry of […]

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Cigarettes sales continue to thrive near educational institutions

Police said that many educational institutions have stopped reporting the sale of cigarettes within 100 yards of their premises. Bengaluru; Cigarettes are still being sold within 100 yards (92 meters) of educational institutes despite regulations under the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA). Sandeep, 28, owner of Shri Brahmashree Condiments and Bakery, who […]

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