Markandey Katju calls for re-evaluation of higher education

Former Press Council of India Chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju on Monday bemoaned about the abysmally low quality of research work carried out by most Indian universities and about rampant "plagiarism", which, he said, is raising disturbing questions regarding the present status of higher education in the country.

Smriti Irani emphasises need to develop skills in higher education

 Emphasing on the need to develop skills in higher education, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Saturday exhorted states and union territories to adopt the credit framework for skills and education and the choice based credit system in universities.

Akhilesh Yadav reviews work by different state departments

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday reviewed the works being carried out by nine different departments in meetings with their respective principal secretaries and took a report on their projects.

Faculty crunch may impede higher education transformation

Acute shortage of quality faculty is an enormous stumbling block in the transformation of higher education in India, says Nidhi Maheshwari.

Higher education minister visits colleges to identify problems in Odisha

Making a surprise visit to three government colleges in the town, Odisha's higher education minister Pradeep Panigrahi took stock of infrastructure facilities in the institutions.

Myopia increases with higher education: Study

Washington: A new study has revealed that that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia.

According to German researchers, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development and suggested that students should spend time outdoors.

Essential to impart quality education to youth: Prez

Stressing on the need for imparting quality education to the youth, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said quality upgradation is essential to meet the standards like ancient days when India used to dominate the world scenario in the realm of higher education.

Study links nearsightedness to higher education

A new study has revealed that attaining higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness or myopia.

Panel suggests independent authority for higher education standards

A committee named to draft rules on distance education on Thursday suggested setting up of an independent authority through an act of Parliament to regulate the standards of higher education.

Breaking myths of higher education

Workshop conducted by CIE dispels popular notion of international education is only for those who want to go abroad Gauri Rane reports.

State university to come up at Maharaja Bir Bikram College

A state university would be set up at the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) College here to widen the scope for higher education, official sources said on Tuesday.

Raise higher education standard in India: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed concern over the standard of Indian academic institutions and felt sorry that none of them was on par with the 200 top universities in the world.

Innovative changes needed in higher education system: Prez

Maintaining that delivery of higher education in India cannot be allowed to continue in a "routine fashion", President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said there has to be an "elevated level of urgency" among administrators and academicians to introduce innovative changes.

A lot remains to be done in improving enrolment ratio for tertiary education

In a country where the average enrolment ratio for primary education is as high as 97 per cent, tertiary enrolment ratio remains dismal.

Four IAS officers given additional charge in Haryana

The Haryana Government on Monday gave additional charge of various departments to four IAS officers of the state.

Minorities to get reservation in higher education in WB

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday announced reservation in higher education in the state for minorities while attending Eid prayers in the city`s Red Road.

Government to increase enrolment in higher education

Union Surface Transport Minister Oscar Fernades on Monday said the central government would aim to take the rate of enrolment in higher education to 30 percent in the next seven years from the present 19 percent.

Higher education in Bihar, UP disappointing: Meira

The condition of higher education in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and some other states is "disappointing", Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Monday.

Higher education protects against MS-associated cognitive decline

Researchers in Italy have found that multiple sclerosis patients with high educational levels suffer less cognitive impairment compared with those with low educational levels.

RUSA will take care of higher education needs: Raju

Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Tuesday said the aim is to improve the situation in 12th 5-year-plan for which a Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is being launched.