Laptops are so last year; it’s tabs now

The state government has replaced the free laptop scheme with the free tablet scheme. The free tablet PC scheme will replace the free laptop scheme for students studying in government colleges across the state. Due to budget constraints and cheaper tablets, the government will now be providing free tablets to students instead of laptops, said […]

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Lockdown shows up gaps in access to mental health experts

In India, for every  100,000 people, there are only 0.07 psychologists, 0.29 psychiatrists, and 0.80 nurses, according to the WHO. Bengaluru: Increase in the number of mental health patients also meant an increase in the demand for mental health professionals (MHPs) during the lockdown. “India saw a 20 percent rise in mental health cases during […]

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Universities across Karnataka still inaccessible for disabled students

While some universities provide suitable access to facilities for disabled students, many still lack disabled-friendly infrastructure. Bengaluru: Many universities across Karnataka are far from accessible to Persons with Disability (PWD), despite the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines and rules and guidelines created under the Rights of Person with Disability Act.  A study done in 2019 shows the lack of access to […]

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Residential complexes struggle with COVID-19 waste disposal

With Karnataka generating over 1,300 tons of Covid-19 waste, safe disposal of bio-medical waste has continued to pose a challenge in Bangalore. Bengaluru: Waste management in residential complexes has become even more challenging with an increase in bio-medical waste due to Covid-19, say members of complexes responsible for the task.  Joint-Secretary of Sandeep Vihar, Residential […]

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Chide our French but is Kannada compulsory?

The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) says that 159 schools in Bengaluru have not complied with the Kannada Language Learning Act of 2015 By Ishika Dangayach  Bengaluru: Despite repeated directions from the state government,   ICSE and CBSE board schools in Karnataka have not implemented Kannada as a compulsory subject in the form of their first or […]

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A Home away from Home

More than 10,000 international students have enrolled in different universities of Karnataka, under the ‘Study in India’ programme of the centre. By Astha Oriel Bustling crowd, with students loitering around the campus, some discussing literature, while others discussing art, is a reality in most of the colleges of Bangalore. While many youngsters come from various […]

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