Lucknow University’s BEd entrance results out, but topper opts out

Abhishek Kumar Awasthi, a resident of Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh, topped the joint entrance examination for Bachelor of Education 2018–20 (JEE, BEd), according to resultsdeclared by University of Lucknow on Friday. Awasthi, who scored 341 marks, said he won’t be joining any BEd college because he has been selected in Lower PCS 2015. “Nevertheless I’m happy that I topped the BEd entrance examination,” he said. Bihar’s Jimmy Saurabh got the second position in the examiantion, scoring 324.670 marks. Saurabh, a resident of Muzaffarpur district, has an MA in English from…

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Oxford University’s Balliol College gets its first woman master

Dame Helen Ghosh is to leave her job as director general of the National Trust to become the first woman master of Balliol College, Oxford . She will join 11 other women who currently head Oxford colleges, under the leadership of the university’s first female vice-chancellor, Prof Louise Richardson. The announcement came as a surprise to colleagues at the National Trust, where her tenure has not been without controversy. During her leadership, the trust found itself drawn into debates about fracking and windfarms . Earlier this year it also found…

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