Special grievance cell set up in U’khand for students belonging to J&K – Times of India

DEHRADUN: Director General of Police (DGP) Law and Order Ashok Kumar on Sunday launched a ‘special grievance cell’ for Jammu and Kashmir students and appointed a special nodal officer for addressing issues of Kashmiri students studying in Uttrakhand. This comes a week after Jammu and Kashmir Students Association’s delegation apprised Kumar about various issues of … Read more

SKUAST entrance exam: Thousands turn up to take Sher-e-Kashmir University admission test for agricultural courses – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Students in Jammu and Kashmir have started showing their interest in agriculture as thousands appeared to write the entrance examination for agriculture courses at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) on Sunday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Nazeer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of SKUAST said that applications for the seven agriculture courses in … Read more

Govt seeks applications from children, spouse of terror victims for MBBS, BDS courses – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry has sought applications from the spouse and children of victims of terrorist attacks for pursuing MBBS and BDS courses in medical and dental colleges under the central pool. In a communication, the home ministry has conveyed to all states about allocation of MBBS and BDS seats from the central … Read more

My dream to make J&K an oasis of talent: LG Manoj Sinha – Times of India

JAMMU: Only education can lead to a brighter future for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said on Monday, asserting that it is his dream to make the union territory an “oasis of talent”. Inaugurating a conference on the implementation of NEP-2020, he said Jammu and Kashmir is gifted with not … Read more

In a first, JEE Advanced centres to be set up in Kashmir – Times of India

For the first time, exam centres have been set up for JEE Advanced in Kashmir. Up until now, all the aspirants had to travel 300 kms, from Kashmir to Jammu, to appear for the exam. The organising institute of JEE Advanced 2020, IIT Delhi has allotted as many as 4 exam centres in Kashmir this … Read more

Engineer-turned-teacher takes free open-air classes in Srinagar

Amid border tensions, curfews, political disturbances and now the novel coronavirus outbreak, the students in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region are certainly at an academic disadvantage. Schools and educational institutes are shut since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019. Subsequently, high-speed mobile internet service has also suspended in the union territory, … Read more