Become breeding ground for tech advancements: Prez to varsities

Calling for greater engagement between academia and industries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked universities to become breeding ground for technological advancements and said success of initiatives like 'Make in India' hinges on manufacturing quality products.

HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani
HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, the HRD ministry is planning to come up with a 'Think in India' drive to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovations and new ideas and to keep the talent back home from leaving abroad.

India, Britain to partner in research, innovation projects

 India and the UK on Wednesday announced setting up of a 50 million-pound Newton-Bhabha Fund which will be used for multi-disciplinary cooperation in the fields of science, research and innovation between the two countries.

Indian scientist awarded for dancing to explain her research

An Indian scientist who danced to explain her research on tornadoes, has won the top prize in the 2014 'Dance Your PhD' contest.

Learning with values

Academic programmes, scholarships and ground breaking research with a tinge of spiritual learning is what universities run by spiritual gurus offer. Prachi Rege takes a quick peek at the campuses that aim to create graduates with a conscience.

Govt to set up innovation labs in every district: Irani

Innovation labs will soon be set up in every district for students to think of new ideas which will be funded by the government under an ambitious scheme to encourage research at both school and university level.

Legal research centres needed: Law Commission Chairman

There is a need to establish legal research centres and have more law professionals for a better future of legal education in the country, Law Commission Chairman Justice (retd) A P Shah said on Monday.

'Applying Research' at IIT-B
'Applying Research' at IIT-B

From predicting floods to making toilets that do need require flushing, students and faculty at IIT-B are busy with a vast gamut of research. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee reports.

Indian student's research project focuses on effective use of social media in healthcare
Indian student's research project focuses on effective use of social media in healthcare

“Organising skills, hard work and good time management are critical for any research,” says Roshan Kumar, PhD student and winner of Amitabh Bachchan Scholarship, at La Trobe University, Melbourne, in a conversation with Prachi Rege.

Tania Zaetta seeks better film ties between India-Australia
Tania Zaetta seeks better film ties between India-Australia


Melbourne: Australian actress Tania Zaetta, who starred in Bollywood films like 'Bunty Aur Babli' and 'Salaam Namaste', says film connection between the two countries needed to improve further.

India, UK scientists team up for South Asian monsoon research
India, UK scientists team up for South Asian monsoon research

Indian and British scientists will collaborate to improve forecast of South Asian monsoon, especially by using atmospheric research aircraft and ocean gliders to gather fresh data in the region.

Nurturing a scientific mind

India cannot become a global power in science unless it improves the quality of research, says professor CNR Rao, Bharat Ratna awardee in an interview with Sanchayan Bhattacharjee.

Research needed to locate the mythological Saraswati River: Uma Bharti

To locate the mythological Saraswati River more research is needed, Uma Bharti, Union Water Resources Minister said today.

Sleep inducing drugs may do more harm than good

Drugs that shift workers use to stay awake or go to sleep are not of much benefit and may do more harm than good, new research has warned.

Young women failing to look after their skin: Research

It just take few minutes of time and effort to look great, but new research reveals that less than one in five women in their thirties believe that a good skincare regime is important.

Stomach most hated body part: Research

Stomachs have been voted the most hated part of the body by the British, followed by love handles and bingo wings, according to new research by non-surgical treatment clinic, CosmeDocs.

APJ Abdul Kalam calls for big investment to promote research

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam today said there is not enough funding for basic science in India and called for `big` investment to promote researches in higher education.

Gay, lesbian couples have happier children

A new study has found that kids who have two moms or dads are happier than the ones who have a mom and dad as parents.

19,000 protein-producing genes in humans: Study

In a new research, scientists have found the number of protein generating genes in humans to be 19,000 - 1,700 fewer than the most recent annotation and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes.

Patients with severe ME have little or no access to specialist treatment services

One in three severely affected adults with ME, otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), have no access to local specialist services, new research has shown.