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36% of sanctioned posts of faculty members are vacant in IIT's

As much as 36 percent of sanctioned posts of faculty members are vacant across eight prominent Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), a reply under the Right to Information has revealed. The IITs of Mumbai (IIT

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Presidency University: 50 students have got rooms in the Hindu Hostel

Over 50 boarders of Presidency University on Wednesday became the first batch to be allocated rooms in the Hindu Hostel, the over 130-year-old accommodation that was under renovation for three years. A u

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Statue of Swami Vivekananda will be established in JNU

The Jawaharlal Nehru University will soon have a statue of Swami Vivekanand, which has led the students' union and teachers' association to wonder where the funds are coming from, sources said. The Execu

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Samsung to set up 'Smart Class' at 14 govt colleges in Andhra Pradesh

Korean electronics company Samsung Monday entered into a pact with the Andhra Pradesh government to set up 'Samsung Smart Class' in 14 government colleges that offer Bachelors of Education (B Ed) and diploma in

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Alliance University Bengaluru Admission 2019: UG, PG and Ph.D. Program

The entrance exams and admissions fervour has gripped the country. Among the top private universities in the country, Alliance University in Bengaluru (erstwhile Bangalore), Karnataka has also opened up its portals for a

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Jadavpur University receives first installment of Rs 100-crore central grant

Jadavpur University has received the first instalment of Rs 100-crore central grant in pursuit of its excellence, under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) a scheme that provides financial aid to selec

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Govt to set up a National Institute of Inter-Faith Studies in Punjab

The Centre will set up a first-of-its-kind institute of Inter-Faith Studies in Punjab to promote brotherhood and diversity as part of the year-long activities to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, Uni

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Interim stay on order for admission to medical courses abroad

The Madras High Court Monday stayed a single judge's order barring the MCI and the Centre from issuing eligibility certificate to students who secure less than 80 per cent marks in the qualifying examination to pursue me

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A new online application for IIT-JEE aspirants to score high

With the entrance examination for prestigious IITs set to go completely online, leading digital learning solutions provider Extramarks Education said on Sunday it has launched a new testing app for IIT aspirants.

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Two new programmes for grooming teachers in higher education institutes

Two new initiatives aimed at training teachers of higher educational institutes and grooming their leadership qualities were launched on Tuesday, with Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar stressing on th

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Highest Number of Indian and Chinese students enrolled in US Universities

India and China were among the top countries that sent the highest number of students to American institutions last year even as the number of new international students enrolling at US colleges and universities declined

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Uniform Mechanism needed for admissions in Universities: High Court

The Bombay High Court has said that the Maharashtra government needs to have a uniform mechanism of admission process for students in all its universities. A division bench of Justices B R Gavai and M S Karnik observed e

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IIT Roorkee researchers develop carbon nanomaterials for simultaneous detection of cancer cells

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, have developed fluorescent carbon nanodots for simultaneous detection and destruction of cancer cells. The nanosized (10-9 metre) carbon

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh flays sacking of scholar Kirpal Singh from Sikh history resources project

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Sunday took strong exception to the SGPC's decision to sack noted Sikh scholar Kirpal Singh as the chairman of the Sikh History Resource Editing Project amid a controversy over the a

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Oxford University Press, CENTA join hands for Teaching Professionals' Olympiad

Teaching Professionals' Olympiad, a national competition for teachers, will be held in December in 46 cities in India and also in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The fourth edition of the competition is organised jointly by

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Indian women offered scholarships to study STEM subjects at UK universities

The British Council has opened the latest round of scholarships for 2019-20, worth 1 million pounds, for 70 Indian women wanting to pursue a Masters degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in th

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Higher education still faces many challenges in India: Former President Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday the spread of higher education still faces many challenges in India despite several measures taken by the central and state governments. Addressing the 29th Convocation

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High Court stays admission through NEET in Ayurveda, Unani colleges

The Allahabad High Court Friday stayed till November 12 admissions in Ayurveda and Unani colleges through NEET on the basis of lowered percentage marks. The Centre, in consultation with the Uttar Pradesh government, had

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Cambridge University opens gin rivalry with Oxford University

UK's prestigious Cambridge University has opened a new area for its traditional rivalry with Oxford University by launching its own brand of gin. The world-famous universities will go head to head with their own versions

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Writer Haruki Murakami plans archive at Japanese University

Haruki Murakami is planning an archive at his Japanese alma mater that will include drafts of his best-selling novels, his translation work and his massive collection of music, a personal passion that has been a key part

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High Court stays Mumbai University's '60:40 assessment' plan for law students

The Bombay High Court, in an interim order passed Monday, restrained Mumbai University from implementing its new '60:40 assessment system' for law students in the current academic year. A bench of Justic

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Water crisis at JNU: Students meet Delhi Jal Board officials

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union said Wednesday they have met Delhi Jal Board officials to find a solution to the water crisis in the University. The JNUSU alleged that there is "complete mismanagement

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Jamia students demand reinstatement of union elections

A section of students of Jamia Millia Islamia University has submitted a memorandum to the University's vice-chancellor demanding reinstatement of students' union and declaration of the date of elections

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Imperative to ensure adequate faculty strength at IIMC

Underlining the need for adequate faculty strength at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Information and Broadcasting Ministry Secretary Amit Khare said the institute should see

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AISA flays DU for 'inaction' in Ankiv Baisoya fake degree case

The Left-backed All India Students' Association protested against the alleged inaction of the Delhi University in the fake degree case against Delhi University Students' Union president Ankiv Baisoya.

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British Council, Arunachal Pradesh govt sign MoU

The British Council and the Arunachal Pradesh government Sunday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation between the state and the United Kingdom.

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JNU prof critically examines progress made in promoting research on disability studies in book

Jawaharlal Nehru University professor, who was affected by polio at the age of three, has written a book critically examining the progress made in promoting teaching and research on disability studies. H

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West Bengal Government refuses to comply with UGC directives Sardar Patel

The West Bengal government has refused to comply with the UGC directives asking higher educational institutions to observe October 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as 'Rashtriya

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IIT Madras disappointed over not granted Institutes of Eminence (IoE) status

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has written to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar expressing disappointment over not figuring in the list of Institutes of Eminence (I

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DU suggests banning Kancha Ilaiah's books from MA Political Science syllabus

The Delhi University Wednesday recommended to remove Dalit writer-activist Kancha Ilaiah's books from its political science syllabus over their "controversial content", while al

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Delhi University approves nine new courses

Nine new courses, including one on Disability Studies and Literary Representations, have been approved by a panel of the Delhi University on Wednesday. A Standing Com

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European Union is organizing an Education fair in India

The European Union is organising an education fair beginning Thursday to connect European higher education institutes with Indian students. Through a series of web-based seminars, the students will get a

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IIT KGP students on mission mode to reduce plastics in campus

A group of students at the IIT Kharagpur is on a mission mode to reduce usage of single-use plastic within the campus. The students, numbering around 30, are in the process of forming a students society

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Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) has organised Blood Donation Camp

Vice-chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) Sikander Kumar said blood donation helps in eradication of caste-based discrimination in society. The member of

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President Ram Nath Kovind: Gaps in quality education despite vast network of colleges

President Ram Nath Kovind Tuesday said India has a vast network of universities and colleges but gaps still exist in attaining world-class excellence in education. To achieve global standards, the government has taken a

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Tezpur University professor Ashis Mukherjee awarded by Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award 2018

Tezpur University professor Ashis Mukherjee has been awarded the prestigious "Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award (2018)" for his consistent and high-level of teaching, and inspiring an

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to set up a satellite campus outside Delhi

The Executive Council (EC) of the Jawaharlal Nehru University passed a resolution Monday to explore the feasibility of setting up a satellite campus outside the national capital, the institution said.

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Kolkata University offers law course based on Harry Potter

Potterheads take note! A law university in Kolkata is offering a new course on Harry Potter which will encourage students to explore legal aspects of J K Rowling's fictional world and its many real life lessons.

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari: Quality of education in Private Colleges a bit superior

The quality of education provided at private colleges is "a bit superior" to that imparted at ones run by the state, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said Monday, adding the government's job was to make policies and not run

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DU Academic Council member urges VC to disburse admission fee to colleges

A member of Delhi University's Academic Council has written to the vice-chancellor, urging him to immediately disburse the money collected from students during their admission to the respective colleges. P

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China's first Private University inaugurated in Zhejiang Province's Hangzhou city

China's first private research university has been officially inaugurated in Zhejiang Province's Hangzhou city, official media here reported on Monday. The university which was inaugurated on Saturday wo

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MP Manoj Jha urges Modi to recall UGC's letter for professors and teachers

Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urging him to recall the UGC's letter to central Universities to invoke rules applicable for central govern

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JNUSU oppose University's bid to impose Central Services Rules rules on teachers

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union Thursday criticized the University's move to impose Central Services Rules (CCS) on the teachers. The JNUSU claimed that 48 teachers were is

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IIFT summer placements touch average stipend at Rs 1.48 lakh

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) said Wednesday it has completed summer placements for its 2018-20 batch with an average stipend of Rs 1.48 lakh. Summer placement this year has

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Tezpur University Ranked 146th among BRICS Nations

Tezpur University has been ranked 146th among 400 universities in BRICS countries, which is an improvement over the previous year. "TU (Tezpur University) now ranks 146th amongst the BRICS nations (out

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QS India University Rankings 2019

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the global higher education think tank responsible for the world's most-consulted world university rankings, released their first standalone ranking of India's higher education institutions. The

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COMPUTE 2018 organized by ACM India Collaboration With Chitkara University

COMPUTE 2018, an International Symposium was organized by ACM India from October 12 to 14, 2018, in collaboration with Chitkara University, Punjab. The three-day conference was inaugurated by Dr. Anil. D.

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Harvard University Asian-American Discrimination Case Begins

Harvard University lowers its recruiting standards a bit for many students from rural regions, but not for Asian- Americans, to have diversity at its campus, the prestigious University's dean of admissio

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IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) placement 2018: More than 100 companies are participated in summer placement

A total of 105 companies participated in summer placements at the IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) and made offers to 421 students. Two students opted out of placements, a release said Monday.

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Bihar GOVT signs MoU with PHFI for MBBS Training Courses through NEET Exam

The Bihar government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, to carry out medical courses designed to provide expertise to MBBS degree holders. Under the MoU, the two medi

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Railways Minister Piyush Goyal will receive top energy policy prize by University of Pennsylvania's

Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal will receive the University of Pennsylvania's top prize in energy policy for his leadership in reforming India's power sector, spearheading efforts to fast-trac

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National Theatre Festival 'Rangrezz' 2018 hosted by Chitkara University

Chitkara University announced that it hosted India's largest National Theatre Festival, Rangrezz 2018. The event witnessed the participation of a large number of teams from all over the country, to perfo

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Social Welfare for Kashmiri Students in Aligarh Muslim University

The governor's remarks came a day after three AMU students from Kashmir were suspended and booked for sedition after they allegedly tried to hold a prayer meeting for Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manan Ba

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Pinjra Tod stages protest: Delhi University students are demanding to remove curfews for women

Pinjra Tod, a students' collective, staged a protest Wednesday asking all the colleges of Delhi University to have no curfews for women students. Members of the group marched through all c

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has Announced NIT Trichy ranked in the top 1000 Institutes of the world

Director of NIT Trichy Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas has announced NIT Trichy has found a place in the top 1000 Institutes of the world as per the Times Higher Education World ranking 2019. In o

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Manipur University students clash with police inside campus

Students of the crisis-hit Manipur University Wednesday clashed with security forces inside the campus during which police used tear gas shells, police sources said. The students were demo

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Dr Ambedkar University holds first students' council polls

The first students' council polls of the Dr BR Ambedkar University were held peacefully on Wednesday, officials said. The approximate voter turnout in the three campu

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Colleges cannot retain original documents, have to return fees on admission withdrawal: UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has warned Universities and colleges against retention of original documents of admitted students and non-refund of fees in case an admission is withdrawn within on

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Students' union polls to be held on Oct 17 in Haryana

The Haryana government has decided to hold students' union elections in state colleges and universities on October 17. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar directed officials concerned to en

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Cabinet approves establishment of two new permanent campuses of IISER

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved establishment and operationalisation of two new permanent campuses of the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Tirupati

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CM lays foundation stone of Odia University

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday laid foundation stone of the proposed Odia University at Sakhigopal in Puri district. The proposed regional language universit

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Anant National University Collaborates With AWHCT to Document Heritage Houses in Ahmedabad

Through this opportunity, students of Anant National University will develop the skills of observing traditional buildings along with gaining an understanding of the traditional construction techniques,

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Jamia Millia Islamia students call off hunger strike after administration accedes to demands

A group of Jamia Millia Islamia students called off their hunger strike on Monday after the administration gave them written assurance to meet their demands of appointing Turkish teachers and shifting la

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Presidency University Hunger Strike Enters 7th Day

Kolkata, Oct 7 (PTI) The indefinite hunger strike by a section of the Presidency University here entered seventh day on Sunday, while one of the fasting students has been hospitalised in

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JNU to Offer Sanskrit, Pali Courses Online

The three courses will be M.A. (Sanskrit), Certificate of Proficiency in Computational Linguistics and Certificate of Proficiency in Pali The

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Jamia Milia University ''Agrees'' to Appoint Turkish Teachers

The Jamia Millia Islamia University administration

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Sharda University Discussed Students Fight with District Administration

A Kashmiri student was beaten up after a fight broke out between groups of Indian and Afghanistan students at a Sharda University in Greater Noida on October 04, 2018.

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Haryana's MDU Ranked Cleanest GOVT University by HRD Ministry

Haryana's Maharashi Dayanand University has been ranked the cleanest government university by the

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JNU Admin Plans to Place Teachers Under Conduct of Central Services Rules

The Jawaharlal Nehru University plans to place teachers under the Conduct of Central Services Rules, which would restrict them for making public statements against the administration, a member of the academic council said Friday. The var

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IIT KGP to set up Academy of Leadership

IIT Kharagpur is all set to establish an 'Academy of Leadership' which intends to develop innovative programmes combining the core curricula in science and engineering disciplines with philosophy and liberal arts.

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TCS partners University of Tokyo for digital technology research

Global software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday said it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) at University of Tokyo

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Indian universities need to give emphasis to innovation: PM

Indian Universities and higher educational institutions need to give equal emphasis to innovation as they give to knowledge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday stressing that life would become a burden without innovations. H

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JNUSU calls for University Strike Today

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union has called for a university strike on October 5 to protest against the administration for not inviting them for the academic council meeting.

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Protest in Jamia over non-availability of Turkish language teachers

Some students of Jamia Millia Islamia University are sitting on a protest claiming there are no teachers to teach them Turkish language. However, a spokesperson from the varsity said they

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NIT-Tiruchy sets up centres of dynamic excellence

NIT-Tiruchirapalli, formerly Regional Engineering College, has set up 'centres of dynamic excellence' to train students, practising professionals and industries in order to create a robu

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Javadekar appeals universities to replace 'British-inspired' convocation attire with Indian dresses

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday appealed universities across the country to replace their "British-inspired" convocation attire with traditional Indian clothes as a tribute to Mahatma Gan

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DU meeting on Monday over regularisation of ad-hoc teachers

A high-powered Delhi University committee will be holding a meeting on Monday to discuss about the absorption of ad-hoc teachers. Prof. Hansraj Suman, a m

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Raise qualifying marks for pursuing medical courses abroad

The Madras High Court Friday restrained the Medical Council of India and the Centre from issuing eligibility certificate to foreign medical education aspirants if their score was less th

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UK universities call for ban on essay writing companies

More than 45 university chiefs on Thursday called on the UK government to ban companies that produce essays for students for a fee. The so-called "essay mills" are known to exist around

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British Council scholarship for Indian students: Obe

British Council, India Director, Alan Gemmell Obe Thursday said the Council would give scholarship to 500 students from India for academic exchange programme in United Kingdom universiti

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IIT Indore makes world university ranking debut

India has enhanced its presence in a definitive world university rankings released here on Wednesday by claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 last year. In what was described as an impressive debut entr

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Indian Americans donated USD 1.2 billion to 37 US universities from 2000 to 2018

Indian Americans donated USD 1.2 billion to 37 US universities between 2000 and 2018, according to an Indiaspora research of publicly available information from 68 such donations of more than USD 1 milli

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No quota for local students in Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University Vice Chancellor Gurmeet Singh said Tuesday there was no scope of having a separate quota for students of the Union Territory to gain admission into various disciplines available in the varsity.

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Five steps to financing your child’s education abroad

For most parents, sending their child abroad is a herculean financial task, with even lifelong savings not being sufficient for many. However, with proper and timely planning, you can ensure that your lack of finances do

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Prof Shalini Bharat appointed TISS director

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), a multi-campus public funded research university, Monday appointed Prof Shalini Bharat as its new director. Until recently, she was the acti

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Why Students Should Learn a Second Language

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English. Which is ultimately the most

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Manipur University VC suspended

Manipur University Vice Chancellor Prof A P Pandey has been placed under suspension till the completion of the enquiry against him, officials said here Tuesday. Pandey has been placed under suspension by

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United Left wins all four central panel posts in JNU Students' Union polls

A united front of four Left student groups won all four central panel posts in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) election, by defeating the RSS-affiliated ABVP with hug

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DSJ students protest against 'inadequate' facilities

Scores of students of Delhi University's Delhi School Of Journalism protested here on Monday against the administration "for not providing adequate lab facilities" in the department.

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Odia university to be set up at Bakula Bana in Puri district

Odisha government Monday decided to establish the proposed Odia University at 'Bakula Bana' in Puri district. The decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chi

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No student should fail in ITIs, says Pradhan

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Wednesday said no student enrolled in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) should fail as it is a "de-motivation" for

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40 new Degree Colleges to come up in J&K

Forty new degree colleges will be opened across the state in a phased manner, the Jammu and Kashmir State Administrative Council (SAC) said Wednesday. Easy College Ed

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New IIMs to have permanent campus by June 2021

Indian government on Wednesday cleared a proposal for the establishment of permanent campuses of seven new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) by June 2021, at a cost of over Rs 3,775 crore.

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Asian Education Group Blessed by Hon'ble Pranab Mukherjee

Hon'ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of India graced an elaborate gathering at Asian Education Group (AEG) at their campus in Noida. Students from all the s

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400 students selected for studies in Europe under EU-funded scholarship

A total of 400 students have been selected for higher studies in Europe this year under the EU-funded scholarship and 73 of them are joining this semester itself, accord

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Medical college 'ragging' case: NHRC notice to HRD ministry, UP govt, college principal

The NHRC has issued notices to the HRD ministry, the Uttar Pradesh government and the principal of a leading medical college in Allahabad over reports claiming that around 100 students, including boys an

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Indian students win award for startup idea in Singapore

Three Indian students studying in Singapore have jointly won an award for their startup idea about automating the process of medical claims.

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JNU issues show-cause notices to 48 professors

The JNU administration issued show-cause notices to 48 teachers for allegedly participating in a day strike on against the policies implemented by the vice chancellor, said a varsity professor.

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Alliance University Ranked 7th Best Private University in India

Alliance University, a renowned private university located in Bengaluru, has been ranked No. 7 among the best private universities in India. Located on a sprawling 3

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Government schemes encouraging students to pursue research: Union HRD Minister

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar rued that the country was lagging behind in innovation and said the government has launched several schemes to change the orientation of students towards rese