institutions of higher education

Give Calcutta varsity same status as Presidency: Governor


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday suggested that the over 150-year-old Calcutta University be given the same special status as the Presidency University and likewise ... Read more...

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China scouts for grassroot talent


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will send 30,000 experts to encourage talents at the grassroot levels in its small towns and villages as part of a special programme.According to sources ... Read more...

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India-US education summit a ‘very big deal’


October 12th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Describing the first Indo-US Higher Education Summit being held here Thursday as "a very big deal", a US official called it part of a continuing ... Read more...

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India-born official leads US educational mission to India


October 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) The US is sending an education-focused trade mission to India with representatives from 21 US institutions of higher education to explore opportunities for partnership ... Read more...

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Learn humility, PM tells IITians


July 3rd, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) Learn humility and be broad-minded and tolerant. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave this advice to students graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here Saturday. Describing IIT ... Read more...

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Panel bans animal dissection in undergraduate courses


June 30th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Dissection of animals by zoology and life science students at the undergraduate level will be completely stopped, a University Grants Commission (UGC) committee has decided. "The move will ... Read more...

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Stop distance learning in physiotherapy: UGC to universities


June 7th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Following a Delhi High Court order banning distance learning courses in physiotherapy, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has started sending notices to universities asking them to stop ... Read more...

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U.S. provides Pakistan with $45 million for higher education


May 12th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The United States awards tens of millions of dollars to support higher education in Pakistan, the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan said Wednesday.U.S. Ambassador Anne W. Patterson and ... Read more...

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US to take H-1B applications from April 1


March 9th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) The United States will start accepting applications for 65,000 H-1B visas for skilled professionals coveted by Indian techies for fiscal 2011 from April 1. "Cases will be considered accepted ... Read more...

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Pranab favours establishing smaller universities


November 17th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday advocated the need for establishing smaller universities which were "easier to manage" and would serve to capture "synergies between teaching and research". "In ... Read more...

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PM says Govt. committed to providing good quality education to every child


November 11th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said, that the Central Government is committed to providing good quality education to every child.Addressing the National Education ... Read more...

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Government adopts zero tolerance against ragging


July 3rd, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Union Government reiterated its stand of zero tolerance for ragging in institutions of higher education and said tough regulations have been put in force against this menace. ... Read more...

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Varsities will be sensitised to ragging laws: President Patil


May 3rd, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, who has voiced concern over the rising incidents of ragging, has assured the parents of 19-year-old Aman Kachru who died March 8 due ... Read more...

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Australia launches campaign to ensure arrival of Indian students


March 18th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Paritosh Parasher Melbourne, March 18 (IANS) With global recession biting hard, Australia has launched a multi-million-dollar campaign to ensure that Indian students continue to come here for higher studies, as they have ... Read more...

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Court asks minority colleges to admit OBC students


July 25th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed a group of colleges of Delhi University (DU), which claim to be run by minority institutions, to reserve seats for Other ... Read more...

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BSP students forum to stage protest on July 21


July 19th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): The Bahujan Students'' Front (BSF) today announced that it would stage a demonstration in the capital on Monday to protest discrimination against Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, ... Read more...

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Musharraf call to dispel western notion that madarassas breed extremism


July 17th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , July 17 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that there was an urgent need to dispel the western notion that Islamic educational institutions bred extremists and terrorists.Musharraf said ... Read more...

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‘Quota may take away funds meant for new institutes’


April 20th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Despite the government's commitment to set up more institutions of higher learning, funds can prove to be a major impediment, as a substantial amount will have to ... Read more...

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Quota ruling negates BJP stand on minority educational institutes


April 10th, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court verdict Thursday upholding the law for reservation to backward category students in government-run institutions of higher education negates BJP's consistent opposition to exemption of ... Read more...

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BSP urges government to redefine creamy layer for OBCs


April 10th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati Thursday demanded redefining of the "creamy layer" among OBCs in the light of rising prices. She ... Read more...

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BJP wants quotas in minority institutions too


April 10th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement upholding 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in institutions of higher education, but with ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh assures public support for OBC quota verdict


April 10th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi Apr 10 (ANI): Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh today assured that the Supreme Courts judgment to allow 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) members in ... Read more...

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There will be no clash of interest, Arjun assures students


April 10th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) As consternation spread in campuses all over the country after the Supreme Court upheld additional quotas in institutes of higher learning, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Arjun ... Read more...

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Only 20 percent professional colleges in rural India


March 4th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Rural India, where 65 percent of the population lives, has less than 20 percent of the country's professional colleges to fulfil their skill-based educational needs. Human Resource ... Read more...

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Budget will spur sustainable, inclusive growth


February 29th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Lt Gen (retd.) S.S. Mehta The budget 2008-09 has taken the necessary steps to boost consumer demand and revive manufacturing in the light of emerging global slowdown and inflationary pressures. The ... Read more...

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