Ex-UPSC chairman to replace Kasturirangan on VC search panel

Former UPSC chairman DP Agarwal was on Tuesday nominated by Delhi University to the search panel for the next VC replacing K Kasturirangan following a controversy over the latter's selection to the body.

HRD Ministry recommends to President to ask DU VC to go on leave

With barely three weeks remaining for his retirement, HRD ministry is understood to have recommended to the President to ask Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh to go on forced leave only to withdraw the request within hours.

Appointment process for new Delhi University VC set in motion

With Dinesh Singh slated to retire in mid October, government has put in motion the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor of Delhi University inviting application from prospective candidates on Wednesday.

Process for appointing a new VC for Delhi University​ begins

The process for appointing a new Vice Chancellor of Delhi University was set in motion on Thursday with the varsity's executive council nominating former CAG Vinod Rai and former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan to a selection panel likely to be set up soon.

Ex-CJI Venkatachaliah, scientist Kasturirangan to be honoured

 Former Supreme Court Chief Justice M N Venkatachaliah and noted space scientist K Kasturirangan are among 59 eminent personalities who have been bestowed with the State Award for the year 2014, on the occasion of Karnataka formation day.

Jharkhand urges Centre to be flexible on development projects

Jharkhand on Monday urged the Centre to be flexible in its conditions to put the state`s development on the fast track, considering it topography.

Centre exempts 3,000 sq km fragile land in Kerala from ESA

Environment Ministry has decided to exempt over 3,000 sq km environmentally fragile land in Kerala`s Western Ghats region from the category of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) demarcated by a high-level central government panel.

Mars mission to boost India`s credentials for global missions

Terming India`s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) as well thought-out and a key milestone, former ISRO Chairman K Kasturirangan Monday said it would boost New Delhi`s credentials to join future collaborative international deep-space missions.

Anil Pande handed over charge of ARIES director

The Governing Council of Aryabhatta Research Institute, headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, has handed over charge of the institute`s director to its senior most scientist Anil Pande.

Western Ghats report has imperialist mindset: Ecologist

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil has picked holes in former ISRO head K Kasturirangan`s HLWG report on the environmentally sensitive Western Ghats.

`Mars mission to boost India`s global credentials`

India`s proposed Mars mission in November would boost New Delhi`s credentials to become a partner in international ventures of such kind in the future, veteran space scientist K Kasturirangan said.

Govt to push industry to pitch in 1% of GDP for S&T promotion

The Central government is in a dialogue with public and private industries to contribute funds equivalent to one percent of the country's GDP to promote science and technology in the 12th Plan (April 2012-March 2017), Planning Commission member (Science) K Kasturirangan said Thursday.

NASA`s Curiosity landing mind boggling, extraordinary: Space experts

A top Indian space scientist today hailed NASA`s feat of robotic `Curiosity` spacecraft successfully landing on Mars, terming the accomplishment mind-boggling and extraordinary mission.