Shreya Bhandary- Read all stories from Shreya Bhandary | Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game
Shreya Bhandary

Shreya Bhandary is a Special Correspondent covering higher education for Hindustan Times, Mumbai. Her work revolves around finding loopholes in the current education system and highlighting the good and the bad in higher education institutes in and around Mumbai.

Articles by Shreya Bhandary

Scholarship fails to lure most students to study pure sciences

The number of students who want to pursue natural/pure sciences after HSC is on the decline, despite there being scholarships worth Rs80,000 a year on offer

Published on May 12, 2016 12:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai students spot opportunities in Arts

More students are opting to specialise in psychology owing to career opportunities in mass communication, counselling, say principals

More and more students are specialising in psychology and economics in third-year BA.(HT Photo)
Published on May 10, 2016 01:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary and Aishwarya Iyer, Mumbai

Slugfest to bag seats in Mumbai’s degree colleges set to begin

With more and more HSC students from outside the city seeking admission in top city colleges, principals expect competition to get fiercer in upcoming admission session

According to statistics made available by the University of Mumbai, in 2015-16, more than 61,000 applications came from students from states other than Maharashtra.(HT Photo)
Published on May 09, 2016 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Unlike other varsities, MU yet to slip into full online mode

Education experts said if the admission process goes completely online there will be more transparency and efficiency in the process; students also think that an online admission system is efficient and comfortable

MU has a large number of affiliated colleges and this eventually requires more students to be covered. Taking the entire process online will also require a software that can handle such large numbers and till date it has been a difficult task.(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 05, 2016 12:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Govt thinking of aptitude tests for junior college students

By cancelling the offline procedure, Maharashtra government is ensuring students get admissions according to their choice and ability

Vinod Tawde(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 04, 2016 11:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Experts see no need for more MU colleges, new courses

In 2013, almost 20-30% seats in courses like Bachelor in Mass Media, Bachelor in Management Studies, BCom in Banking & Insurance had gone vacant

The new colleges/courses that are up for approval this year had applied for permissions last year as well. In 2015, the education minister had called for a blanket ban on new colleges or courses, after pointing at thousands of seats that go vacant in engineering, medical as well as other undergraduate courses every year. However this year it is set to change(HT)
Published on May 04, 2016 12:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Confession of IIT freshers: No social life, burnt out in 2 years

An IIT-B survey revealed the entrance test to the premier institute can take a toll on students’ mental health and also affect their social skills and creativity

The survey asked students about their expectations as well like their background before entering an IIT, their political and religious beliefs and their plans after graduation.
Updated on May 04, 2016 10:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

PSUs return to IIT-B campus with plum jobs

Government companies had stopped visiting the campuses owing to the Madras high court order, which has now been stayed

Government-run companies hiring from the IITs and the IIMs had stopped temporarily following a petition filed in the Madras high court in 2014.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2016 04:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

‘Coaching classes or colleges in Mumbai: It’s all about convenience’

Over the years, more and more coaching institutes have been collaborating with colleges to attract more students

Published on Apr 18, 2016 10:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Coaching class act: They make their rules

While the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, specifies that school teachers cannot or should not coax students to join their coaching classes or tuitions after school hours, there is no rule to stop students or teachers from doing so

Published on Apr 18, 2016 10:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

This summer, all work, no play for collegians in Mumbai

Of late, more and more students are choosing to apply for temporary jobs instead of wasting time away during the holidays.

For the past few years, many Mumbai colleges, too, have been encouraging students to take up internships during vacations. (Photo for representation)(HT photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2016 12:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Another goof up as final-year BMM students get wrong question paper

Mumbai university officials say person who set the paper assigned wrong code; students get extra time

Students were left in confusion after their question paper and answer sheets were taken away.
Published on Apr 17, 2016 12:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Universities bill will be approved by July: Edu min Vinod Tawde

state education minister Vinod Tawde, in an interview with Hindustan Times, said the process of approval of the Universities bill will finish soon.

Be assured that the bill will be approved by July, said state education minister Vinod Tawde.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2016 12:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

IIT students say Rs 2 lakh fee hike unfair, officials say it’s needed

Government should make education loans easily available, say officials

Senior IIT officials have stated that the fee hike is necessary and will help the institutes to grow further.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2016 07:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Harassment case: MU bans admissions to Bandra college

MU says college flouted norms by suspending complainant

The University of Mumbai (MU) has banned admissions to a Bandra architecture college for suspending a staff member from work after she had complained about sexual harassment by a colleague.(Pratham Gokhale)
Published on Apr 06, 2016 12:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Dalit scholar suicide: Activists ask tough questions

Two months after the death of Hyderabad Central University’s research scholar Rohith Vemula, student and social activists gathered at Dadar’s Ambedkar Bhavan on Saturday to discuss the incident

Published on Apr 02, 2016 10:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Students suffer as Maratha quota plan gets stuck

It’s been more than a year since the state government introduced reservations for Marathas in education and government job sectors. While the Bombay High Court (HC) stayed the quota and the government hopes to get permissions to implement the reservation, students who sought admissions in 2014-15 under the reservation expecting concessional fees have been asked to pay full fees for courses

Published on Mar 27, 2016 11:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Anonymous IIT app creates ‘Fluttr’ on college campuses

Four former IITians come together to create an app that enables students to share their views in complete anonymity, thereby avoiding unwanted public attention

While social media apps may be a convenient platform to share information and views, they can also be the reason for fiery online tussles.(Pic for representational purposes only)
Updated on Mar 09, 2016 02:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai university’s BMM students get sweet surprise in semester grading

Many students who had scored A grade in their fifth semester, have now been awarded O (distinction)

University officials stated that the upgraded marks are the outcome of additional provisions to general ordinances made available by the university under Credit Based Semester and Grading Systems.(File photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2016 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

TISS-Mumbai next target but there will be no JNU-like situation: ABVP

Even as the row over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) incident moved to the Parliament, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has set its sight on Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Even as the row over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) incident moved to the Parliament, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has set its sight on Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).(AFP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2016 07:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai university to give duplicate mark sheets within 30 days

Varsity mulls digital platform for easy access, govt wants to make facility available from coming academic year

Universities in the state have been told to follow the Maharashtra Right to Public Services Act and give university students, current as well as former, copies of mark sheets, degree certificates, migration/eligibility certificates within 30 days of application.(File photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2016 01:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Now, classes are out of colleges

Students to apply textbook concepts in the real world for better learning experience

Students of WeSchool at Jawahar.(HT photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2016 05:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai: Now, classes are out of colleges

Students to apply textbook concepts in the real world for better learning experience.

File photo of college students.(HT photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2016 04:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Top salary offered to JBIMS students is Rs26 lakh this year

The final placement report for the institute was released on Monday. Apart from financial companies like Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Crisil and HDFC, other companies that showed for the first time this year include Shell, Hinduja Group, Amazon, General Motors, Tata Motors, among others.

Apart from financial companies like Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Crisil and HDFC, other companies that showed for the first time this year include Shell, Hinduja Group, Amazon, General Motors, Tata Motors, among others.
Published on Feb 16, 2016 05:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Sharp decline in top salary offer for MMS students at JBIMS

“The average salary offered this year has been 18.13 lakhs per annum. The biggest achievement was 50% of 119 students getting job offers before the placement season could begin or interviews conducted,” said a member of the institute’s placement committee.

The final placement report of Masters in Management Studies students at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies was released on Monday.(Courtesy/JBIMS)
Updated on Feb 15, 2016 09:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

MU 5th semester marksheets puzzle failed BMS students

Principals say most toppers have failed in only one subject - Financial Management

Sixth semester examinations for the same batch should begin in the month of April and students are now confused if they should wait for re-evaluation results or apply for re-examination.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 10, 2016 12:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

KGAF: Street food and vibrant live art attract visitors

Visitors couldn’t resist a second visit to soak in vibrant live art, colourful folk performances and lip-smacking food.

An artist dressed like a lion at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival on Monday.(Arijit Sen/HT photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2016 08:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

New exam rule makes students wait

Students who fail a subject before 2011 may have to enrol again for degree

Following a series of complaints made by principals about this particular problem, Mumbai university has now also decided to give these students with ATKT in first and second year examinations one more chance to clear the paper.(File photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2016 08:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

IIT-B gets counsellor to help students tackle stress

The authorities said with the placements still on and mid-term examination to start this month, an extra hand on board will help them reach out to more students

Another interesting feature was placing counselors in hostel buildings on a rotational basis, so students can approach them easily.(File photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2016 10:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

MH-CET: Aspirants fear repeat of last year’s mess

The concern has grown because the circulars informing students about the test that will be held in March are yet to reach students.

After the last two annual Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) conducted for MBA aspirants were marked by delays and errors, students are worried about a repeat this year.(Agencies/File photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2016 07:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On