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.

More technical, higher education centres in North East: Raju

More institutions imparting technical and higher education are likely to come up in the north east with the government working for the uplift of the region, HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju said on Saturday.

President bemoans the state of higher education in India

President Pranab Mukherjee lamented the fact that there is not even a single Indian varsity among the list of the top 200 universities of the world.

J&K`s higher education department to go paperless

The higher education department in Jammu and Kashmir will go `paperless` within the next six months.

Karnataka government plans world-class university

The Karnataka government on Wednesday said it is planning to establish a world-class university in the state in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD).

Indian varsities must match global standards: UGC

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