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.

IIT's Techfest at its best

IIT's Techfest is a great platform for students to display their cutting edge technology, listen to inspirational speeches and attend workshops to sharpen their skills, says Patricia Mascar

Resignation row: IIT-D faculty forum backs director

The faculty forum of IIT Delhi has passed a resolution strongly backing its director Raghunath Shevgaonkar in the wake of his resignation from the post a few days back citing some "unforeseen situations".

University education to have choice-based credit system

Taking up a subject of choice and migrating seamlessly from one university to another is set to become a reality from the coming academic session across the country as almost all the states today "unanimously" decided to adopt a choice-based credit system.

Centre to hold consultations with states on new education policy
Centre to hold consultations with states on new education policy

The HRD ministry will hold consultations with states next month as part of steps to frame a new national education policy which will also take into consideration the views of stakeholders like students and parents.

Five more corporation school brought under Dell Connected Class room

 As part of improving learning capacity of students, five more Corporation schools in the city have been brought under Dell Connected Class Room scheme.

Head to Switzerland for an academic trip

Switzerland is not just a tourist destination but also an education hub.

Plagiarism can be controlled through regulation and punitive measures

Plagiarism has been an embarrassing part of academic research in India. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee looks at the causes, implications and solutions of this phenomenon.

BBAU endeavouring to become first varsity to go paperless

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) is preparing to become the first university in the country to go paperless by switching over to online work.

AMU fellow elected to Israel's Hebrew varsity students' union
AMU fellow elected to Israel's Hebrew varsity students' union

A madrasa-educated student from prestigious Aligarh Muslim University has become the first Indian to be elected to represent about 2,000 foreign students from 80 countries in Israel's famed Hebrew University.

ICAI offers free coaching to CA aspirants from low income background

Those aspiring to make a career in chartered accountancy, but can't afford to get trained, can now sign up with the Vedanta College of Management and Information Technology for free coaching. Prachi Rege screens the details.

TISS report indicates slump in societal condition of the Indian girl child

As the year comes to a close, a study looks at the status of the girl child from an educational, economical and social point of view. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee finds out more

B-Schools should look toward staying relevant: Stephen Hodges

An economic slow-down does not adversely affect the education sector, as people tend to use it as an opportunity to strengthen their academic credentials to face the tough competition, says Stephen

Developing entrepreneurial skills through real life experiences

Panelists at an event organised by the SP Jain Institute of Management Studies and Research (SPJIMR) advised students to grab entrepreneurial opportunities and find solutions to social and economic problems

New IITs, IIMs: Infosys, Contractor suggestions to be sought

Government has decided to seek suggestions from software giant Infosys and famed architect Hafeez Contractor to develop a model architectural plan for setting up new IITs and IIMs.

Govt introduces scheme for rating ITIs to promote excellence

In a bid to promote excellence in vocational education, government Friday introduced a scheme for rating ITIs under which 4 and 5 star rated such private institutes are allowed to charge 20 per cent extra fee.

Odisha to get its first women's university soon: Minister

Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has accepted Odisha government's proposal regarding according university status to Rama Devi Women's College here and a cluster varsity status to Khalikote College in Berhampur, said Odisha's Gigher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi.

Delhi schools told to put up nursery admission criteria on website

The Delhi Government's Directorate of Education (DoE) on Tuesday directed private schools to upload the criteria adopted for nursery admission for the academic year 2015-16, offering some relief to the parents.

Super 30 among top three pioneering education initiatives: Japanese group
Super 30 among top three pioneering education initiatives: Japanese group

A Japanese media group has selected Mathematician Anand Kumar's Super 30 among three pioneering initiatives in the field of education.

CII Summit explores potential India-Israel partnerships

At a recent CII summit, academia, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs discussed the need for synergy to explore potential India-Israel partnerships.

Experts converge at KJ Somaiya to discuss quality education

A recently concluded national conference focused on the role of governance, leadership and management to improve the quality of an institution.

Hospitality industry provides significant employment opportunities

Eating and drinking never goes out of fashion – so the hospitality industry just keeps on growing, says Patricia Mascarenhas.

Scriptwriting a lucrative career option

If your head is brimming with imagination and is craving to tell stories that could be translated on-screen, then scriptwriting is an ideal career, to dole out that creative writer in you.

Govt planning to work towards setting up communications university
Govt planning to work towards setting up communications university

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is planning to work towards establishing a Communications University which would function as an umbrella body that will deal with education in sectors related to media, films and animation.

Vrinda Sarup appointed School Education and Literacy Secretary

Senior IAS officer Vrinda Sarup was on Monday appointed as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy.

IIT Delhi director resigns amid Sachin, Swamy controversies

IIT Delhi director RK Shevgaonkar Sunday said he had resigned amid controversies over matters involving cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy even as the government sought to dispel reports that it had pressed him to quit.

RUSA still 'way of the mark' in infra development, faculty support

The Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), which seeks to improve overall quality of higher education in the country, is progressing at a very slow pace and still "way of the mark" in infrastructure augmentation, creation of universities and faculty recruitment support.

Wait for CAT 2014 results likely to be over today
Wait for CAT 2014 results likely to be over today

The results for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014 exam were scheduled to be declared on Saturday evening. However, till 9.30 pm there was no confirmation on the official website - www.iimcat.ac.in - whether the results have been declared.

Govt ready with proposals to produce good teachers
Govt ready with proposals to produce good teachers

With an aim of producing good quality educators, the government has firmed up a slew of proposals, including setting up of 30 'schools of education' and 50 'centres of excellence' under a Rs 900 crore mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

Fostering talent is vital for organisations, says KPMG expert

With resource challenges and uncertain economies, talent management is a priority of the Human Resource (HR) department.

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