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Mumbai to host medical students’ global meet


August 7th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) An international panel of medics will host its 61st general assembly in Mumbai Aug 9, to be attended by 1,000 delegates from across 114 countries, ... Read more...

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Anti-ragging helpline for Uttar Pradesh colleges soon


June 16th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) All engineering, management and medical colleges and professional institutes in Uttar Pradesh will soon have a state-level 24x7 anti-ragging helpline.An action plan in this regard ... Read more...

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Assam to change higher secondary curriculum


May 5th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 5 (IANS) Assam's higher secondary curriculum is set for a change with the state government planning to introduce subjects that will increase the employability of the students.It has ... Read more...

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UP moves to make varsities tobacco-free


April 25th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Weeks after banning junk food in all schools in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday stepped up its 'mission' to make all degree colleges and ... Read more...

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Bengal’s university bill draws flak


December 24th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) West Bengal's Trinamool Congress-led government has passed a university bill in its bid to free higher education from alleged political interference, but the legislation has raised ... Read more...

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Common admission test for B-schools now


December 5th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In a step that may reduce hassles for management course aspirants, a single common admission test for management courses will be held for the ... Read more...

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Mamata’s bid to de-politicise education (West Bengal Newsletter)


November 5th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) The writ of students, non-teaching employees and politicians will no longer run in the decision making process of West Bengal's state universities, unlike the scenario ... Read more...

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Ramayana controversy: India’s pluralism under threat again (Comment)


October 29th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
As Delhi University's pusillanimous decision to scrap A.K. Ramanujan's essay on 300 versions of the epic Ramayana shows, vice chancellors and professors easily choose the discretion of trashing a book ... Read more...

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Universities seek financial autonomy


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 1 (IANS) The vice chancellors of universities in north India Saturday called for financial autonomy for varsities.A two-day meeting of the Association of Indian Universities (north zone) that ... Read more...

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Manuscripts mission compiles 3 mn documents


September 30th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 30 (IANS) The National Mission for Manuscripts has documented and prepared a digital database of three million manuscripts, an official said here Friday."In the past five years, we ... Read more...

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Pending preview, Punjab bans ‘Aarakshan’


August 11th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 11 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday imposed a ban on the screening of the controversial Hindi film "Aarakshan", which deals with the sensitive issue of reservation, ... Read more...

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3 lakh faculty shortage


August 10th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The findings of an HRD ministry taskforce Tuesday said the estimated faculty shortage at present in colleges is around three lakh."The task force takes note ... Read more...

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India, Australia launch education council


August 1st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and Australia Monday announced the launch of an education council to strengthen exchanges between the two nations."Last April, we decided to start the India-Australia ... Read more...

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Government mulls curbs on junk food in schools


July 18th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The central government Monday admitted before the Delhi High Court that junk food causes health hazards, including heart problem, and said guidelines would be framed ... Read more...

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Punjab to enact law to make youth read


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) The Punjab government will enact a new law that is designed to help inculcate an interest in reading amongst youngsters, a minister said here Thursday.Punjab Education ... Read more...

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President for zero tolerance against ragging


May 19th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday called for zero tolerance against ragging in the country.Speaking at a seminar attended by the vice-chancellors of several central varsities, ... Read more...

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Gul’s absence in Pak team will not be felt: Cheema


April 6th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 6 (ANI): Pakistan's main fast bowler Umar Gul's replacement in the one day and Twenty20 squad, Aizaz Cheema, has said that Gul's absence in the team will not be felt.Pakistan ... Read more...

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USAID freezes 250-mn-dollar aid project in Pakistan over HEC devolution issue


April 5th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 5(ANI): The USAID has put its 250-million-dollar project in Pakistan on hold while the World Bank has threatened to scrap its 300-million-dollar programme, showing their deep concerns over the devolution ... Read more...

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MCI calls meeting to reform medical curriculum


March 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Medical Council of India will Tuesday hold a critical meeting to revise the medical syllabus and look into other reforms in the undergraduate and ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal wants academic freedom for universities


March 25th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Emphasizing that mobility will be the key of development in a modern technology savy world, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said there ... Read more...

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Budget hike won’t help education sector: Sibal


March 10th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The 24 percent hike in the outlay for education announced in the union budget will not help the sector because what is needed is a ... Read more...

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Global standards in India should attain agriculture education, says Pawar


February 23rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar has called for evolving global standards to enhance quality and relevance of agricultural education and research in the ... Read more...

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Over three in ten UK varsities are training Islamic terrorists?


December 19th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 19 (ANI): Chiefs of the British intelligence service M15 have already warned 39 universities in the country that they have a serious problem with Islamic 'violent extremism".They have expressed alarm ... Read more...

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Government considering common entrance for central varsities


November 19th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A common entrance test for central universities is on the cards of the government as vice chancellors of these varsities agree that modification is needed in the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya varsity students call off protest


November 9th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 8 (IANS) Students of Meghalaya's North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Monday called off their indefinite strike against the appointment of A.N Rai as the vice chancellor after Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Yale University to collaborate with Indian institutes to promote academic leadership


October 28th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): The Yale University, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, here on Thursday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ... Read more...

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Indian economy needs four percent farm growth: Ahluwalia


October 4th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A growing economy like India needs a four percent growth in agriculture, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said."It would require more investment in ... Read more...

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Central varsities likely to consider proposed aptitude test


September 29th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The human resource development (HRD) ministry-proposed aptitude test for class 12 students is likely to be considered for admission by central universities from the next academic session.Talking ... Read more...

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Attacks reflect cultural challenges, says Australian envoy


September 28th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The attacks on the Indian students in Australia were not due to racism but the "challenges of cultural spheres", Australian High Commissioner Peter Verghese said Tuesday. "There ... Read more...

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Northeast’s enrolment rate in higher education increasing


September 26th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) Enrolment levels in higher education in urban areas of the northeastern region are higher than the national average, University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Sukhadeo Thorat has said. The enrolment ... Read more...

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Pakistani universities go on strike


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) The academic scene in Pakistan's state-run universities came to a standstill Wednesday as the faculty and students went on a strike to protest the reduction ... Read more...

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Age limit for vice chancellors in Haryana raised to 68


September 7th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) The Haryana assembly Monday passed bills to raise the retirement age of vice chancellors (VCs) and pro-vice chancellors to 68. Earlier, the retirement age was 65 years.The decision will ... Read more...

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Haryana governor clarifies ’signing machine’ comments


September 5th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) A day after he created a controversy here by saying that he was only a "signing machine", Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia Sunday said that he had been misquoted ... Read more...

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I have become a ’signing machine’: Haryana governor


September 4th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Expressing discontent over his lack of power and authority, Haryana governor Jagannath Pahadia Saturday called himself a "signing machine" and said that he had no say in the ... Read more...

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British PM plays up Shah Rukh, Tendulkar connection (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Unleashing a charm offensive on his maiden visit to India, British Prime Minister David Cameron singled out Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and cricket icons Kapil ... Read more...

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