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  • The pandemic has disrupted the academic year and forced students and colleges to rethink the admission process. Here's our annual guide to the best colleges, with a difference.
Jul 06, 2020
Next issue out on Jul 13, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Next issue out on Jul 13, 2020

The Elusive Miracle Drug

Since news broke on June 21 that pharmaceutical company Glenmark's Favipiravir formulation FabiFlu had been cleared by the DCGI (Drug Controller General of India) for 'restricted emergency use' in 'mild to moderate cases', Govind has received daily enquiries about the medicine.

New Wings in War on Locusts

Drones, fitted with insecticide sprayers, have been approved by the Union agriculture ministry for use in locust control.

Is the New Détente Credible?

The corps commanders of India and China met at a border outpost here a week after the June 15 incident, which saw the worst violence on the India-China border in the past 53 years.

Can the Big Five Turn the Tide?

The North Delhi district, which is only 60 sq. km, has the second highest number of active clusters, after Southwest Delhi, which has 37 clusters and is spread over 250 sq. km.


Here's the glasshouse for this week.
Best Colleges

Catering To The Future | Best Colleges in Hotel Management

A constant thirst to innovate, broaden its students' horizons and a competitive streak make IHM Pusa the top institute in the field.

The Trade Pundits | Best Colleges for Commerce

SRCC's future-oriented courses and its own standing as a national resource centre speak of its pedigree.

Business Acumen | Best Colleges in BBA

Trendsetting courses and deep industry linkages make this institution one of the most sought-after in business education.

Teaching You To Think | Best Colleges in Arts & Science

With its liberal academic environment, famed student societies and enviable placement record, Hindu shows the way.

Spatial Forces | Best Colleges for Architecture

Aesthetic appeal and utilitarian, these are the bywords at the Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee, one of the oldest schools in the discipline in India.

Led by the Heart | Best Colleges for Social Work

In times like these, social work is more necessary than ever-from on-ground work and advocacy to engaging with the state.

AIIMS and Ambitions | Best Medical Colleges

From its globally renowned faculty to its groundbreaking research and training, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences continues to challenge itself to remain the best.

Media Savvy | Best Colleges for Mass Communication

IIMC Delhi doesn't just focus on teaching its students journalism, but also on enriching their understanding of the world.

Courting Success | Best Law Colleges

NLSIU Bengaluru, with its sharp focus on cutting-edge practices and small batch sizes, remains ahead of the pack.

Cutting Edge | Best Fashion Colleges

Fashion forward NIFT stands firmly on the top, ever quick to adapt to changes in the field of fashion and design studies.

Tech Central | Best Engineering Colleges

The institute is channeling its students' entrepreneurial spirit into servicing its vision of 'IIT Delhi for society'.

Nothing But The Tooth | Best Colleges for Dental Science

For the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, training and producing world-class dentists is a matter of national pride.

Window to Tomorrow | Best Colleges for Computer Science

With an industry-relevant curriculum and focus on hands-on learning, Christ sets the benchmark in computer applications.

From the Editor-in-Chief

India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie talks about why the 24th edition of India Today Group's Best Colleges Survey amid COVID-19 pandemic assumes even greater significance.

Swept By The Malayalam New Wave

Original and consistent enough to have become a sure-footed movement, Malayalam cinema has come into its own in recent years.

Virtually Masterful

Not just does a new Google exhibit bring together much of Raja Ravi Varma's work, it also uses technology to make it accessible and interactive.

State of the Art

Bengali director Aneek Chaudhuri is so taken by films coming out of Kerala, he has made a film in Malayalam.

Football's Comeback

The absence of fans has robbed football of its human spectacle, but for what it's worth, the game must go on.

Meanwhile in Europe...

A quick guide to the Champions League.

The Conscientious Actor | Q&A

Rahul Bose stands out in a milieu that has come to prize quantity over quality.