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Bengaluru: Jibran Khan, a Class 10 student from Greenwood High, clinched the Junior National Equestrian Championship held in New Delhi recently. After winning the gold in 1.05m show jumping event on his horse, Claudette, in the feature event- Top Score Speed Class, he is all set to get into the big leagues.

Bengaluru: Colourful cultural programmes marked the inter-collegiate cultural festival at Sindhi College of Commerce here on Thursday. Students from various colleges presented their variety of programmes. College principal Dr Srikanta, vice-principal Dr Anil Kumar, additional vice-principal Asha N, Sandalwood actors Dhananjaya, Sunil Nagappa and playback singer Shamita Malnad were present during the inauguration.

Bengaluru: Advance booking of MBBS and MD seats which were the norm until last year in private medical colleges has taken a beating this year. Thanks to the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) – made mandatory since last year – that has left the agents high and dry.   

Bengaluru: A city resident has waded into the controversy over the revision of state syllabus textbooks through an online petition. The petition, which has become a huge hit, has demanded CM Siddaramaiah to halt the implementation of the revised syllabus.

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Bengaluru: The CBSE has postponed Class X and Class XII final exams by a week as the dates were clashing with the polling dates of five state elections. In a press release issued on Monday, the CBSE said the board had taken the decision after careful consideration. “The annual examinations of class X and XII will be conducted by CBSE from 9th March 2017, in view of the state assembly elections being conducted in five states of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh,” said CBSE's PRO, Rama Sharma.

Bengaluru: As many as 20 students scored overall 100 percentile in CAT 2016. A total of 1.95 lakh candidates took the test on December 4, 2016 conducted across 138 cities in the country. The results were announced on January 9; also candidates can check the results on www.iimcat.ac.in. Besides, IIM Bangalore will announce its shortlist for personal interviews on its websiste - www.iimb.ernet.in, later today.   

Bengaluru: Kannada could be considered as one of the languages for NEET next year if the state government submits an appeal in this regard, said Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda.  Speaking to media persons at the 21st convocation of Nimhans on Tuesday, Nadda said, "During a video conference on allowing students to write NEET in regional languages and seat distribution, the state government had not appealed for having NEET exam in Kannada language," he said, adding that the Centre was not responsible for the crisis. 

Bengaluru: Is it possible to study two semester classes – spanning over a year – in just seven weeks? According to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) it can be made possible to help students to clear backlog. Mind you, these students joined the engineering course 10 years ago.

Bengaluru: In view of rising incidents of crime and sandalwood tree thefts at the Bengaluru University campus, the university has decided to shut down five roads that lead to the university from Mariyappanapalya and Nagarbhavi from 6 am to 6 pm from January.  However, the stretch that connects Mysuru road and ring road will not be blocked.  Students of National Law School of India University and others who reside on the campus must produce identity card to enter after 6 pm. 

Bengaluru: Higher Education Minister Basavaraja Rayareddy met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Tuesdayseeking Income Tax exemption facility to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) located in Belagavi. The SC had recently held that the VTU was not entitled for I-T exemption under Section 10(23C)(iiiab) of the Income Tax Act. The assessing officer had rejected the claim of exemption by the university and the challenge against the Demand Notice was also dismissed by the High Court, following which the VTU approached the SC.

Bengaluru: Minister for Higher Education Basavaraja Rayareddy met Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on Tuesday, requesting the Centre's intervention in the matter concerning the derecognition of the Karnataka State Open University at Mysuru.   The UGC recently had de-recognised the KSOU for offering programmes through distance learning mode by ‘blatantly flouting the norms’.

Bengaluru: In memory of its one of the illustrious students – J Jayalalithaa – the Bishop Cotton Girls’ School will hold a condolence meeting here on Wednesday where Jayalalithaa’s classmates are expected to share their memories of the leader. Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, passed away on Monday. The condolence meeting will be held at 2 pm.

Bengaluru: A city student has developed the world’s first live debating platform. Siddharth Pandiya, a student of Grade 12 at Greenwood High International School, is the person behind 'Debate for Change', which allows debaters from around the globe to discuss relevant topics.     An avid debater, the 16-year-old has participated in Model UN conferences since middle school. Siddharth came up with the idea after having noticed the glaring absence of a quality debate platform.  

Bengaluru: Despite the ban on ragging, at least eight cases of ragging have been registered this year. Although the number of cases have come down over the years, the fact that it still thrives on the college campuses indicates the effectiveness of the ban.  As per the latest data with regard to Karnataka, complaints of ragging has gone down from 2013. According to the data furnished by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the number of complaints registered with anti-ragging helpline has been decreased from 23 in 2013 to just eight in 2016.

Bengaluru: Prof KR Venugopal, Principal, Visveswaraya College of Engineering, was conferred with the Distinguished Educator for the year 2016 for his outstanding contribution to “Computer Science and Engineering Education” by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Prof Venugopal is the first Indian at the university-level to be conferred this honour. Dr Venugopal has been conferred earlier the prestigious IEEE Fellow Award for his outstanding contribution to Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

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