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India becomes permanent member of Washington Accord

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 16:12

In what promises to be a "major boost" for the country`s technical education and engineering programmes, India Friday became a permanent signatory of the Washington Accord (WA), joining a select group of 17 countries.

UGC declares 21 universities fake

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 22:08

University Grants Commission Tuesday notified 21 universities as "fake", with the highest (9) being in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Delhi (5).

Indian universities fail to make global top 100 cut

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 00:08

India’s struggle to break into the list of world’s top 100 universities continued as the higher education institutions from the country yet again failed to impress academics across the world.

Panjab University beats IITs, IIMs in world`s top 400 list

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 11:53

India has improved its position in the world`s definitive university rankings with five Indian varsities entering the top 400 list, up from three in 2012.

Indian universities fail to feature in world`s top 200

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 18:02

US-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University on Tuesday topped an authoritative list of the world`s top 200 university rankings that did not figure any educational institutions from India.

Varsities vie to augment student employability

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 13:24

Several universities are trying to reorganize the higher education system.

Indian varsities must match global standards: UGC

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 15:47

University Grants Commission Chairman Ved Prakash on Friday said Indian universities need to come up with a comprehensive plan to match global standards.

Indian universities should be in the top league: President Pranab

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 15:52

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday noted that no Indian university figures in the list of top 200 such educational institutions in the world.

Varsities will now give over-riding emphasis on quality: PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 14:25

Regretting that none of the Indian universities figures among the top 200 in the world, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the focus henceforth would be on giving "over-riding emphasis on quality".

Indian varsities should meet global standards: President

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012, 16:08

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday urged Indian universities to offer quality education that meets international benchmark.

President rues no Indian varsity in world`s top 200

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 09:16

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.

Varsities should give up 19th Century mindset: Pitroda

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 20:52

Tech czar Sam Pitroda on Thursday complained that education sector in India is "pretty rigid".