Ritika Chopra, The Indian Express

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Past articles by Ritika:

On the table: Higher education body with powers to impose penalty up to Rs 5 crore

Bill likely in Winter Session, proposes higher representation to states → Read More

EC to govt: Limit seats a person can contest to one, ban opinion & exit polls

The EC has also sought powers to deregister political parties, a long-standing demand of the poll panel, and sought the modification of Form 24A to mandate the disclosure of all donations above Rs 2,000 instead of Rs 20,000. → Read More

Atrocious, avoidable, even PM can’t call for meeting: Former CECs

CEC Sushil Chandra and the two Election Commissioners, Rajiv Kumar and Anup Chandra Pandey, joined an online “interaction” called by the Prime Minister's Office on November 16 despite reservations. → Read More

Redrawing J&K poll map: Act says EC’s job, Law Ministry says Delimitation panel’s

The J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019, under Section 60(1), entrusts the Election Commission (EC) with delimiting seven additional seats for the 83-member J&K Assembly, besides deciding reservation for the SC and ST communities. → Read More

CBSE likely to conduct Class 12 board exam only for major subjects

Board considering two options for conducting exams which include a shorter paper of only 90 minutes carrying just objective-type questions → Read More

Ashoka row: Over 150 academicians from Harvard, Yale & Oxford come out in support of PB Mehta

An open letter addressed to the university trustees, administrators and faculty state that the signatories were “distressed” to learn of Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s exit under “political pressure from Ashoka University”. → Read More

My writing perceived to carry risks for Ashoka University: Pratap Bhanu Mehta in his resignation letter

On Tuesday, when The Indian Express had asked the university whether Mehta’s public stand had anything to do with him leaving, Ashoka had sidestepped the question. → Read More

Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s exit ‘direct consequence of his role as critic of govt’: Ashoka University faculty writes to V-C, Board trustees

Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s exit, the statement said, has set a “chilling precedent for future removals of faculty”. → Read More

PhD thesis: Subramanian Swamy raises objection, Govt asks for a copy, IIM-A pushes back

Subramanian Swamy asks why ‘upper caste’ tag for BJP; Director says no role for Ministry → Read More

Twist in IIM-C turf war: Board divests Director of key powers

This unprecedented decision, taken at a meeting Saturday, comes amid a turf war between the director and the Board, days after the latter passed a resolution against Anju Seth. → Read More

For 3 yrs, govt sat on Anil Kakodkar’s appointment to IIT-Roorkee, now has an acting chairman

After keeping the post vacant for three years, the Ministry is learnt to have moved another proposal to the President a few months ago to make Reddy IIT-Roorkee’s acting chairman. → Read More

DoPT opposes de-reserving vacant IIT posts after a year

The Ministry of Education (MoE) had approached DoPT seeking its views on the report of a government-appointed committee, which recently recommended that IITs be exempted from reserving faculty positions. → Read More

Before House panel, RSS affiliate flags ‘distortions’ in NCERT school textbooks

The meeting was attended by representatives of the department of school education, NCERT and CBSE. → Read More

School toppers (1996-2015): Who’s who — and where

Amid soaring cut-off marks based on Class 12 Board exams, as the government, in tune with its new National Education Policy, sets up a panel to explore a national test to rejig the college admission process, the findings from the investigation are pointers to the challenges ahead. → Read More

20 years on, where are the Board toppers? Over half are abroad, most in science and technology

Gender gap; students increasingly from outside metros; US most favoured destination, IIT popular route; minorities, SC/STs invisible: 86 CBSE, ICSE, ISC toppers 1996-2015 tell stories of change — and point to challenges as the new National Education Policy rolls out. → Read More

Heads of IIMs push back against bid to control, say government plan against PM view

The IIM directors were reacting to a report in The Sunday Express that the MoE was exploring options that could, in effect, erode the autonomy of the institutes. → Read More

Government seeks foot in to make IIMs more easily fall in line

The latest move is significant given that there was a strong difference of opinion within the Government – over autonomy and accountability -- at the time of the drafting of the IIM Act. → Read More

RJD alliance falls just short, alleges miscount; EC says all in order

The RJD, Congress and CPI (M-L) approached the Election Commission in Patna Tuesday night to lodge complaints, alleging irregularities in declaration of results. → Read More

Explained: Why are Bihar election results slow this time? When can we expect final tally?

By 5.30 pm, the EC had counted roughly 2.7 crore (or two-third) of the total 4.11 crore votes polled in Bihar. → Read More

Prez nod to inquiry against DU V-C for ‘administrative lapses’

Government had given Joshi charge of V-C on July 17 until he resumed office. According to government sources, Tyagi has not been attending office regularly since January this year. → Read More