higher education

Asian, European varsities to discuss youth unemployment


September 11th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 11 (IANS) Some 100 heads of universities and higher education institutions from 38 Asian and European nations will gather in the Netherlands to discuss the issue of rising ... Read more...

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Rs.411 crore supplementary budget in Jharkhand


August 31st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Friday presented a Rs.411 crore first supplementary budget in the state assembly.Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who is also in charge of the ... Read more...

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Debt-ridden Bengal announces increment for government college teachers


August 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday announced that it would provide increment to those professors of government colleges who have undergone higher studies such as M.Phil and ... Read more...

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He fought darkness to give reading solutions for blind (Feature, With images)


August 20th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Over two decades back, visually impaired student Dipendra Manocha stood outside Delhi University's Hindu College waiting to get an application written. After the life-altering struggle ... Read more...

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Russians against church meddling in politics


August 15th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three quarters of Russians believe that the church should stay out of political affairs, says a poll by state-run pollster VTsIOM.Around 43 percent of the ... Read more...

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Join hands with cops, police chief says


July 20th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi Police Chief Neeraj Kumar urged students Friday to help his force educate children from economically weaker sections.Speaking at an orientation for new students ... Read more...

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Afghan education minister survives assassination bid


July 15th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 15 (IANS/WAM) A day after an Afghan lawmaker was killed in a suicide blast, Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid survived an assassination attempt Sunday after a bomb targeted ... Read more...

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Bengal passes bill on 17 percent OBC reservation


July 6th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Friday passed a bill providing 17 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs in two different categories.Category A ... Read more...

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As militancy fades, girls return to school in Jammu’s remote regions


July 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) For the girls of Mahore in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district where militants used to have a free run, it is time to realise their dreams ... Read more...

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Dubai launches new education initiative


June 27th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 26 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai government has launched a new educational initiative to enable working nurses to seek higher education without having to leave their jobs.The Dubai Health Authority ... Read more...

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Respect brings more happiness than bank balance


June 21st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Overall happiness is based on the degree of respect and admiration you command in society, rather than your bank balance, says a new research. Psychological scientist ... Read more...

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Five Nepali schoolgirls kill themselves after failing in exam


June 16th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) At least five teenaged girls have committed suicides in the last three days in Nepal after failing in their School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination, whose results ... Read more...

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IGNOU’s preparatory course for students desiring higher education


June 14th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started the admission process for a preparatory course for those aspiring to pursue higher education but who ... Read more...

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India, US hold higher education dialogue


June 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) India and US Tuesday began their annual higher education dialogue here focused on advanced research and innovation and the role of community colleges in workforce development.Indian ... Read more...

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One in four Indians ’suffering’: Gallup poll


May 28th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) South Asians rated their lives worse in 2011 than most residents in other parts of Asia with nearly one in four Indians "suffering", third highest after ... Read more...

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SEBI’s ex-chief to chair institute for human settlements


May 28th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Monday announced the appointment of former SEBI chairman C.B. Bhave as the new executive chairperson of its board. He ... Read more...

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12-year-old Bihar boy cracks IIT-JEE


May 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 19 (IANS) A 12-and-a-half-year-old boy from Bihar has cracked the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE).Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district qualified ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes amended OBC quota bill


May 16th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Parliament Wednesday passed a bill which will give higher education institutions three more years to fill up the 27 percent seats reserved for other backward ... Read more...

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Tripura government criticises Ambedkar cartoon


May 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government Tuesday criticised the publication of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar's 1949 cartoon in a current NCERT school textbook."As a lower caste, Ambedkar tolerated ... Read more...

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Afghan peace negotiator killed


May 13th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) Arsallah Rahmani, a member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, was gunned down here Sunday, a media report said.Rahmani, a former Taliban leader, was fatally shot ... Read more...

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Spend more on higher education: Parliamentary panel to government


May 9th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Wednesday asked the government to increase its spending on higher education to 25 percent of all spending on education in the 12th ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor wants vocational training varsity


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday said he looked forward to some initiative on creating a vocational training university in the state."I have been consistently advocating the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh’s laptop, tablet poll sop to materialise soon


April 28th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Taking a step towards providing free laptops and tablets to students who have passed class X and XII, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has formed ... Read more...

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Women may not hesitate marrying low income men


April 8th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) A British study has found men with low incomes are likely to be preferred by many present-day women following their changing aspirations in life.Today's brides are ... Read more...

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UP to promote IT sector


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday decided to give a fresh impetus to the IT sector and involve it in education, health, industry and governance.The move came ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host global healthcare meet


March 8th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 7 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the 7th International Conference of Al Noor (ICAN) under the patronage of Nahyan Bin Mubarak ... Read more...

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UAE’s first Confucius institute opened


March 8th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Wednesday opened the Confucius Institute for Chinese Language at ... Read more...

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Infosys’ Murthy wants budget to turbo-charge economy


February 27th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) The union budget for fiscal 2012-13 should "turbo-charge" the economy by making things easier for businesses to grow, create more jobs and attract more foreign ... Read more...

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Russian works 12 years as lawyer with fake diploma


February 20th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Russia sentenced a prominent lawyer and TV presenter to two years in prison for fraud when it was uncovered that he had ... Read more...

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Karnataka minister V.S. Acharya dead


February 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) Karnataka Higher Education Minister V.S. Acharya died here Tuesday following massive heart attack. He was 71."Acharya is no more. It is big shock to us ... Read more...

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Jamia to build hostel for Kashmiri students


February 9th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Jamia Millia university is building a hostel for students from Jammu and Kashmir as part of confidence building measures for the people from ... Read more...

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‘Chacha-Bhatija’ vehicle theft ring busted


February 4th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) A car theft racket run by the "Chacha (uncle)", who used his age to allay suspicion, and "Bhatija (nephew)", who disposed off the stolen vehicles, ... Read more...

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HRD ministry preparing citizen’s charter


January 24th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The human resource development ministry Monday announced it was preparing a citizen's charter to bring more transparency in its functioning.Under the charter, 25 working ... Read more...

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Delhi lawyers strike work against bills (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi lawyers Friday observed a day-long strike as part of the Bar Council of India's nationwide protest against two bills, including one which they claim ... Read more...

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Delhi lawyers strike work against bills


January 20th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi lawyers Friday observed a day-long strike as part of the Bar Council of India's nationwide protest against two bills, including one which they claim ... Read more...

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