Duttagupta clears appointment of Visva Bharati pro-VC

Raising several eyebrows, Visva Bharati University Vice Chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta, facing charges of administrative irrigularities, is understood to have chaired an Academic Council meeting today clearing some key appointments including that of pro-vice chancellor going against the Centre's nominee.

Five ways to empower your employees
Five ways to empower your employees

Empowerment is not about being flexible in one’s management style, but building a culture that encourages decision making. Deodutta Kurane lists five ways that an organisation can use to empower its employees.

Not a rosy picture for Indian students coming to UK: Sitharaman
Not a rosy picture for Indian students coming to UK: Sitharaman

Coming to the UK for studies is not not a "rosy picture" for Indian students and most of them go to the US, visiting Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said.

The Social sector offers numerous career opportunities

For development to be sustainable, the social sector must contribute and work in tandem with the government. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee looks at different opportunities in this blooming sector

My focus will be to challenge the faculty to aim for excellence: Habil Khorakiwala
My focus will be to challenge the faculty to aim for excellence: Habil Khorakiwala

Habil Khorakiwala, chairman,Wockhardt Group is the new Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi.

Admission council helps in statistical assessment of LSAT – India
Admission council helps in statistical assessment of LSAT – India

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) helps law schools in various countries evaluate the critical thinking skills of their students.

President to address students via video-conferencing today
President to address students via video-conferencing today

President Pranab Mukherjee will on Monday address students and faculty of central universities, IITs, NITs and other institutions through video-conferencing.

Centre's directive to states on pre-matric scholarships

 Pre-matric scholarships to minority community students should also be paid through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to ensure disbursal without delay and transparency, Centre has told the states.

Final stamp on US academics teaching in India likely during Obama's visit
Final stamp on US academics teaching in India likely during Obama's visit

International academicians could be paid as high as USD 12,000 for a 20-day teaching session in institutes here under a government sponsored-programme to help students across the streams get exposure to the best of faculties from abroad.

Three medical colleges to be opened in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday said the state would open three medical colleges and one of them would be located in Hamirpur district.

Smriti Irani lays foundation stone of IIM Visakhapatnam
Smriti Irani lays foundation stone of IIM Visakhapatnam

Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said here that a task force would be constituted soon to expedite setting up of Central education institutes, as assured in the state reorganization act, in Andhra Pradesh.

Foundation stone laid for IIM-Visakhapatnam

Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Gambheeram village near this coastal city in Andhra Pradesh.

Set up a central univ after Narayana Guru: Swamy to Irani

 BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged HRD Minister Smriti Irani to establish a central university in Thiruvananthapuram after Dalit icon Sree Narayana Guru.

Prohibitory orders in Muzaffarnagar in view UP board exams

 The Muzaffarnagar district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 in view of the upcoming high school and intermediate board examinations.

International conference on education from Jan 17

Educationists from 22 states, including Vice Chancellors of 13 universities, will discuss a new policy framework for education during a two-day international conference titled "Samarth Shiksha, Samarth Bharat" beginning January 17.

Maha govt to set up study group on education status report

 Taking cognisance of a report of an NGO highlighting the declining standard of education in Maharashtra, the state government here decided to set up a study group to assess the situation, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Wednesday.

Pashto and Dari popular with Indian students at JNU
Pashto and Dari popular with Indian students at JNU

Many students in India are eagerly learning Dari and Pashto languages at the prestigious Jawaharlal Lal Nehru University (JNU) here to seek a bright future.

CSWs enrolled in IGNOU study programme

Nagpur: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) which has succeeded in imparting education to jail inmates has now reached the infamous lanes of the red light area in the city.

Goa International photo festival to celebrate the art of photography

The One School Goa, has roped in renowned international and Indian photographers to showcase their work, interact and judge the work of amateur Indian photographers.

The jumble in Higher education

Higher education is critical to India’s emergence in the global knowledge economy. However, there is a major quality crunch, leading to institutes churning out unskilled graduates. 

Solutions to cure loopholes in India's higher education system

Systemic changes in higher education need to be made not only at the policy level, but also at the implementation stage. Vidya Naik illustrates solutions.

Jamia opens hostel facility for civil service aspirants

Aiming to provide a holistic learning environment for the civil service aspirants who receive coaching at the varsity's Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), Jamia Milia Islamia here has opened a separate hostel for them.

Odisha takes initiative to overhaul education system

The Odisha government has taken initiative for overhauling the entire higher education system with introduction of job-oriented vocational courses and choice based credit system (CBS) in undergraduate classes.

DU agrees to hand over medical college to Delhi govt

 A row is brewing within Delhi University over its acceptance of a central decision for the transfer of University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) to Delhi government with its Executive Council (EC) members slamming the move as being "unilateral" and "undemocratic".

Extend employee's joining date till ward's exams: CAT to ICCR

 The Central Administrative Tribunal has directed ICCR to extend the date of joining of a transferred employee till the completion of his daughter's board examination, saying his absence at home might have "deep psychological impact" on her and may even spoil her career.

DU in process of developing Math kits for blind students

 To make solving numerical problems less taxing for visually-impaired students, Delhi University is developing specialised 'mathematical kits' which will make it much easier for them to study the subject.

SC raps UGC over physical verification of deemed universities

The Supreme Court on Thursday rapped the University Grant Commission (UGC) for going into "slumber" over conducting physical verification of infrastructure and faculty strength of deemed universities, which were black- listed by a Committee appointed by the Centre.

Experts at Indian Science Congress mull over Maharashtra's agricultural issues

State administrators and members of the scientific community addressed the challenges of agriculture.

Tripura to set up new varsity

The Left Front government will set up a state university in Tripura and this will be taken up in the budget session of the assembly beginning Feb 16, a minister said here Thursday.

XPRIZE calls young Indians to participate in innovation competition

The US-based non-profit organisation has set up base in India to look for innovators who think-out-of the box and help tackle social, economic and hygiene challenges through technology.

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