News  /  Published 04.06.22

Madhyamik 2022: Those who beat the odds to excel

The Covid pandemic had cast a shadow on the life of students, some of whom were on the brink of giving up studies owing to financial challenges. But they fought on, some financially and some physicall...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

India  /  Published 31.05.22

Women take top 3 spots in civil services exam

Shruti Sharma, a student of history, has topped the civil services examination 2021, with women taking the first three ranks in the results announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on M...
By PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 28.05.22

Calcutta University students demand online tests, debate erupts over open-book exams

Hundreds of students blockaded College Street in north Kolkata and sat in front of Calcutta University’s gates demanding online exams, around the time college principals told the vice-chancellor...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.05.22

Hold re-tests for missed exams, Jadavpur University teachers tell VC

The teachers of Jadavpur University have written to vice-chancellor Suranjan Das opposing the decision of the university’s examination board on the assessment of first- and second-year BTech stu...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

News  /  Published 24.05.22

48 ‘imposters’ arrested at West Bengal police recruitment test

As many as 48 people were arrested for allegedly impersonating as candidates of an examination for recruitment of constables in the state police on Sunday. The arrests were made from parts of Howrah,...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata


News  /  Published 21.05.22

Calcutta University councils recommend offline tests

Last week, the education department had advised the vice-chancellors of the state universities to decide the mode of examination “considering the present situation”. A CU official said pl...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.05.22

Semesters scrapped, one exam each for ICSE and ISC in February or March 2023

The ICSE council on Friday announced that the ICSE and ISC would have one exam each at the end of the academic year 2023. The ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) exams are likely to be held in Februar...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.05.22

Hold offline exams, teachers tell West Bengal education minister

The college and university teachers’ association has written to education minister Bratya Basu demanding offline exams because online tests do not have invigilation and, they alleged, lack trans...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.05.22

End-semester exams offline at Jadavpur University, Rabindra Bharati University

Jadavpur University will hold the end-semester examinations offline across all faculties. An emergency meeting of the university’s executive council was held on Monday night after the education...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 16.05.22

Jadavpur University board flags ‘lapses’ in conduct of exams

“The administrative lapse stems from the fact that the faculty council, instead of referring the matter to the examination board, decided to hold the special exams. The meeting where the decisio...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata


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