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Research as a career: Better prospects for science, engg

There’s good news and bad news for students planning to pursue careers in research in India. The union HRD ministry’s Kewal Kumar Sharma, secretary in the department of higher education, has announced that the Centre plans to grant monthly fellowships of Rs 70,000 each, to 2,000 PhD scholars...
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In this Rajasthan school, a student doubles up as teacher

Madhu Kumari teaches students of Class 1 to 5 in a government upper primary school for three hours devoting one hour each to mathematics, English, and Hindi. After that, the 15-year-old attends Class 7 for three hours in the school in Patpara locality of Rajasthan’s Bharatpur city. “I...
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