Smriti Irani asks women scientists to play greater role in promoting girl education

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday favoured increased participation of DRDO's women scientists in various initiatives taken by her ministry in promoting girl education and bringing a change in rural lives.

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. He speaks about his vision for the University, the gaps in the Indian higher education sector and the importance of hard work in a conversation with Prachi Rege.

Find workable solution on law-making: President sends firm message to govt, Opposition
Find workable solution on law-making: President sends firm message to govt, Opposition

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday strongly conveyed that the ruling and opposition parties should find a workable solution on law-making and avoid issuing ordinances for normal legislations.

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.

IITs to adopt ten villagesIITs to adopt ten villages

All the IITs will adopt 10 villages each and help the government to develop a model for their development as a part of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, an official said Friday.

IITs among world's 5 best entrepreneurial undergrad institutes

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday.

Smriti Irani meets VCs, proposes single legislation for central Univs

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday met the vice-chancellors of 39 central universities at Chandigarh and discussed among others a single legislation to govern all central varsities.

Pranab asks IITs to improve quality of education

President Pranab Mukherjee Friday asked the IITs to explore ways to improve the country`s quality of higher education so that India can become a global supplier of skilled manpower.

HC pulls up IITs, NITs for not addressing vacant seats issue

The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) across the country for not being able to address the issue of vacant seats each academic year, saying they "cannot afford any red-tapism in this regard."

Five more IIMs, IITs to come up: Govt

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said that five new IITs and IIMs will be set up across the country.

Expertise from IITs to be utilised for cleaning Ganga: Uma Bharati

Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharati on Monday said expertise from premier IITs would be utilised for cleaning river Ganga, which would completed at the shortest period.

Aim for the top: President Pranab Mukherjee

Observing that India had been a leader in higher education for 1,500 years from 3rd centrury BC, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wondered "why cannot we occupy our rightful place in the committee of nations".

Super 30 fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC

Mathematician Anand Kumar on Monday urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination.

Aus univ inks agreements with two IITs

Seeking to develop strategic alliance with India in the area of research and teaching, an Australian university has inked agreements with two of the oldest IITs.

Perfect Fit

As the season of placement continues, Prachi Rege gives you a lowdown on the hiring trends

IITs may change fee payment policy

A change in the fee payment policy of the IITs could well be on the cards to augment fiscal resources of these institutes.

IITs should encourage students to do research: Kakodkar

Every student should have a choice of concurrent education in all learning domains, said eminent nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar.

President rues no Indian varsity in world`s top 200

Welcoming IIT-Kharagpur`s `Vision 2020` - to be in top 20 global education institutes by the year 2020, Pranab Mukherjee urged other premier Indian educational institutes to follow suit.

PM `pained` by high cut-offs in admissions

PM Manmohan Singh expressed dissatisfaction over the high cut-offs in admissions to centres of higher learning like the IITs.

Sibal to meet IIT directors tomorrow

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal will meet IIT directors tomorrow to resolve the common entrance exam row as the government proposal is being resisted by some of the IITs.