Eating disorders rise in the exam season

The change in board exam pattern has had a bad effect on students, parents and teachers. The multiple-choice question (MCQs) pattern of board exams has led students, parents and teachers to have unhealthy eating habits due to stress. “This whole new pattern makes me feel so uncertain. When I used to write lengthy answers, there […]

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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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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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Biometric attendance systems lack maintenance while experts raise security concerns

Mandated biometric attendance systems for teachers are not updated while experts believe that such systems for both students and teachers are running with no knowledge about security laws. Bengaluru; Biometric attendance system is not working properly in Karnataka colleges due to lack of funds, say officials. Moreover, experts believe that the system has data breach […]

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CBSE Board exams: Students excited, experts doubtful

Students praise offline new board exam pattern requiring them to answer multiple choice questions , leaving parents worried. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) term one board exam that started today have been welcomed by the students for their Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) pattern, while the experts doubt the quality of knowledge retention. Noor H., […]

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Law students demand cancellation of exams

Slogans demanding the resignation of KSLU VC, Ishwara Bhat were hurled at the protest site. The Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) students staged a protest alongside National Student Union of India (NSUI) at Maurya Circle. Promotion to next semester, resolution of errors in results and clarity on repeaters exam were some of their demands. Ranganath, […]

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Unsecure university database puts student information at risk

Old software in universities makes student information easily accessible to cyber-crimes and security threats. Bengaluru: Old technology, used to store student information in universities, is making the student database vulnerable to hackers and cyber-attacks.  Software needs regular upgrades in general and if not updated on time, it is prone to cyber-attacks. Bangalore University’s (BU) server […]

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The decreasing shelf life of library studies

Fewer people are opting to study library sciences. A change in outlook and curriculum might help say experts. Bengaluru: Lack of job opportunities, an outdated curriculum and poor infrastructure have contributed to a drop in the number of students applying for Library and Information Sciences (LIS) course in the Bangalore University (BU). BU’s department of […]

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PGs lack full occupancy

Paying guest facilities are facing losses for not having full occupancy. Paying guest accommodations across Bengaluru are running at less than 50 per cent occupancy even after students and professionals are returning to the city. Suresh, the head of Bengaluru PG Association, said “not even 30 percent occupancy”. He owns  three PGs near Electronic City. […]

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EBSB camps inaccessible for students

Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) camp has been merged with national integration camps under National Cadet Corp    Bengaluru: EBSB camps do not have enough openings for National Cadet Corps (NCC) students to participate. There are only one or two openings per NCC unit every year. Nayana, sergeant of 39-Karnataka-Batallion NCC from Seshadripuram Institute of […]

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