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Students' union elections in Rajasthan in two phases

"Students' union elections in all higher educational institutes of Rajasthan will be held in two phases, on August 28 and September 10", state Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari said.

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Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee to be guest faculty at IIM-A

Former president Pranab Mukherjee will be a distinguished guest faculty at IIM-Ahmedabad and interact with students for six days over the next three months, the institute said today.

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Effective teaching: The importance of case studies

Case studies are gaining more importance in today’s teaching style. There are numerous benefits of using real life scenarios to teach different concepts to the students. Teachers ca

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Seating position in lecture halls can affect grades

Choice of seating in the lecture hall can affect a college student's performance, a study suggests. Lectures are a staple of

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Foreign education scholarship for Open, OBC categories in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra government today decided to introduce a foreign education scholarship scheme for the 'open' (general) category and Other Backward Class

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Delhi colleges should strive to be among top 10 in world: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said higher educational institutions in the city should strive to be among the top 10 institutes in the world and that his government would provide t

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Punjab Cabinet approves formation of State Higher Education Council

The Punjab Cabinet approved the formation of the state higher education council, aimed at ensuring quality education. A bill in this regard will be brought in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, an

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NEET results show more students opting for non-clinical courses: Health Ministry official

NEET results over the years have shown more students are opting for non-clinical courses in medical and dental colleges, a senior official of the Ministry of Health and Family We

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Intel India trains 99,000 people in artificial intelligence

US chipmaker Intel has trained as many as 99,000 developers, students and professors in artificial intelligence (AI) in India since April 2017, against a target of 15,00

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Medical students demand annulment of bank guarantee clause

The Himachal Pradesh Medical Officers' Association (HPMOA) has urged Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to repeal the mandatory Rs 10 lakh bank guarantee clause for students taking up medical

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6 Things You Must Do To Get Your First Job After College

College life ends after a certain period of time. And as soon as the students complete their education, their main purpose is to get their dream job. Here is the list of important things that a student m

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Education brings overall changes in the personality of an individual. To change the system of education, we need to have accessible education for all. Accessible, free and by giving equal opportunities f

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How Colleges can promote Mental Health of students?

As researchers who study mental health and mentor graduate students, we believe critical changes need to be made at universities to better support students. Some of these changes can be made by individua

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How to prepare for the "Big Move" When Starting College

Moving away from home can be a daunting task. As you prepare for a new life away from home, it's better to plan ahead rather than scramble to get your things together days before. After all, it's not easy deciding what's

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Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful

This article explains areas that instructors need to work on in order to be successful: knowledge base of teaching and learning, underprepared students, instructional management, teaching strategies, assessment, and pass

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Indian-origin mathematician Akshay Venkatesh gets prestigious Fields medal

Akshay Venkatesh, a renowned Indian-Australian mathematician, is one of four winners of mathematics' prestigious Fields medal, known as the Nobel prize for math.

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Indian-Origin professor named Harvard University's new Vice Provost

An Indian-Origin professor at Harvard Business School has been named Harvard University's new Vice Provost for advances in learning, a role that focusses on teaching and learning innovation.

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US to establish world class Higher Education Institutes in India

The United States has helped establish world class higher education institutes in India, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today, while claiming this is why India is now home to 900 Am

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15-year-old engineer Indian-American boy, starts PhD in US

A 15 year old Indian American child prodigy has reached a milestone in his academic journey and is all set to start his doctorate after completing his graduation in biomedical engineerin

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JNU students can opt for multiple courses now

Starting from August, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will introduce a common time table which would enable students to determine additional courses that they can opt for besides the regular course they

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Students begin their innings at Delhi University North campus

Delhi University North campus was abuzz with activity as thousands of students, fresh out of school, kickstarted their college life, with the rain gods welcoming them. Delhi University's v

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Number of girls in IITs distressingly low: President

President Ram Nath Kovind today said girls often outscore boys in board examinations, colleges and universities, but their number is distressingly low in the IITs and it has to increase.

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UGC to suggest reforms in higher education institutions

The University Grants Commission has formed a committee to suggest examination reforms in institutions of higher learning, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. "The

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Science is a scientific study of physical, metaphysical, chemical, statistical and natural phenomena. It is a study of facts and figures, anything that is observed and is visible is a scientific study.

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JNU academic council approves computer-based entrance exams for all courses

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Academic Council today approved making the entrance examinations to the varsity completely computer based, amid opposition from a section of teachers who raised apprehensi

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Graffiti is art of expression but can also be vandalism

Earlier this month, 20year old Abhimanyu, a BSc student and SFI leader from Maharaja College in Kochi, was stabbed to death allegedly because of graffiti by members of t

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Post-matric scholarship scheme for SC students

The Centre has asked all states and union territories to instruct educational institutions to extend the date of depositing the fees for Scheduled Caste students eligible under its post matric scholarshi

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Discussion among stakeholders key for edu system: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today said continuous discussion among stakeholders is required to take the education system forward. "Only talks can enable us to find out merits and demeri

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Indefinite Fast at Jadavpur Univ as Students Demand Entrance Exam

Since three days, students of Jadavpur University are on indefinite fast, protesting the varsity's decision to scrap admission tests for undergraduate courses, even though education minister Part

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Umar Khalid to challenge JNU panel's recommendation

Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid on Friday said that the students will not lie low and vowed to challenge in court the University panels recommendation upholding his rusti

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UGC's Planned Replcmnt shows how Delusional Higher Edu Policy become

The first University Education Commission in independent India was chaired by the scholar S Radhakrishnan, who became the first vice president and the second president of the country.

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IIT Kharagpur to honour 13 illustrious alumni during convocation

IIT Kharagpur will honour thirteen alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award during its 64th Convocation on July 20, the institute said in a statement on Tuesday. The profiles of awardee

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Academicians give thumbs down to Centre's move to scrap UGC

The decision to scrap the University Grants Commission by the Centre and bring in a new regulatory body in the higher education sector has not gone down well with academicians, who have questioned the mo

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Deakin University Partners With AIIMS and JIPMER

Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India today witnessed the signing of partnerships between Deakin University of Australia and the

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American India Foundation felicitates 27 young leaders from US, India

The American India Foundation today felicitated 27 young leaders from the United States and India on the completion of their 10 month service under William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India.

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Over 26,000 takes admission in DU colleges till now

Delhi University admissions tally crossed the 25,000 mark on the last day of admissions today after the second cut off lists were released, varsity officials said. As many as 4,003 admissi

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Ministries join hands with IGNOU to train 14 lakh in health-care

An agreement was signed here today between three Central ministries and IGNOU to train 14 lakh candidates in the healthcare sector by 2025 through the introduction of ten short term cour

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Over 5,000 take admission in DU colleges after second cut-off list

Over 5,000 students today took admission in various colleges under the Delhi University, a day after the second cut-off lists were released. While the

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IIT KGP & TUM to set up centre on Intelligent Transportation

IIT Kharagpur and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will set up an Indo-German Collaborative Research Centre on Intelligent Transportation Systems. The centre, to b

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Indian students to benefit from relaxed Canadian visa procedures

Students from India and three other countries will get faster visas to study in Canada as it has introduced major changes in visa procedures to reduce the processing time, according to C

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'Online skill enhancement from digital platforms is now must'

Online skill enhancement from digital platforms is an immediate need for all faculty, said Prof Saikat Mitra, Vice Chancellor, Moulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology.

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No second cut-off for several courses in DU colleges

Many prominent Delhi University colleges, including the LSR, SRCC and Hindu, did not announce their second cut-off for several courses today as their seats were filled post the announcement of the first

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US lawmakers urge education secretary to probe Chinese spying at American universities

Top US lawmakers have urged education secretary to launch an investigation into possible attempts by Chinese state directed Huawei Technologies partnerships with more than 50 top American universities that may pose a sig

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GitHub’s free education bundle is now available to all schools

Software development is just not about writing code. Itâ??s also about what you do with that code testing, documenting, and proper source management. These skills are often left by the wayside in the classroom.

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IIT (BHU) signs MoU with Amazon Web Services Education program

The Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi signed a memorandum of understanding with Amazon Web Services Education program here today. "Amazon is joining hands with

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Pennsylvania State University is No. 2 institution for graduating CEOs

While prestigious private schools like MIT, Harvard and Wharton remain popular options among America future executives, Pennsylvania State University is actually the No.

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DU announces first cut-off list

Delhi University yesterday announced its first cut-off list for merit-based undergraduate courses in the 2018-19 academic year, recording a drop in the minimum required marks as compared to last year.

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Outrage as UK excludes India from relaxed student visa rules

The UK government has caused outrage with its decision to exclude Indian students from a new list of countries considered low risk in order to facilitate an easier visa application process to UK universi

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In US college admissions: What’s ‘likeability’?

A lawsuit in the US has accused Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants by rating them lower than others on traits like positive personality, likeability,

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DUTA, DU admin deadlock over reservation mechanism ends

The deadlock between Delhi University Teachers Association and DU administration over several issues, including a new faculty reservation mechanism, ended after a meeting between the vic

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Harvard University accused of racially discriminating Asian-American

The prestigious Harvard University in the US racially discriminated against Asian American students by rating them lower than others applicants on traits like positive personality, according to a lawsuit

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Bill Gates is giving 2018 college grads his favorite new book for free

Bill Gates is giving one of his favourite books to every 2018 college graduate in the United States. He has some words of advice in the form of a gift for 2018 college graduates.

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DUTA decides to continue its evaluation boycott

The Delhi University Teachers Association will continue with its evaluation boycott, it said today, even as the university again appealed to them to return to evaluation work.

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PhD mandatory for recruitment of university teachers from 2021-22

PhD degree has been made mandatory for direct recruitment to the post of assistant professors in universities from 2021 to 2022, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. However, m

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UPSC exam no more compulsory to become an IAS officer

To incorporate the expertise and excellence of the private sector professional into the government machinery, the central government led by PM Narendra Modi opened the way to the post of Joint Secretarie

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Graduation selfies with certificate could lead to degree fraud

Freshly graduated students who take pictures with their new degrees are being urged not to share the images on social media, to avoid fuelling the multimillion pound trade in fake degrees.

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Delhi University U-G admissions: Maximum applicants from CBSE

More than 85 per cent of applicants out of the over 2.70 lakh registrations for admission to Delhi University undergraduate courses are from the Central Board of Secondary Education, according to the varsity.

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Is your University taking care of student mental health seriously?

The number of students who disclosed a mental health condition almost doubled between 2012 and 2015 to nearly 45,000, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. In 2015 alone,

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Racist incidents at UK universities have risen by more than 60 per cent

The number of racist incidents in universities across the UK has surged by more than 60 per cent in two years, The Independent can reveal. The data, from freedom of informati

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Want a media job? Bennett University will get you ready

With changing times, the media industry is looking for trained graduates who can quickly process and deliver the news. During a talk on “careers in media and journalism

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4 key quest that may sound alarm bells related to ur college choice

Even though for profit colleges get a bad rap for being predatory and leaving students saddled with debt but no degree, a significant number of private nonprofit and public colleges have the same issues.

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Indians form 2nd largest group of intl students in US: Envoy

With 1,86,000 Indian students currently studying in the United States, India is the second highest sender of foreign students to the US, next only to China, a diplomat has said. US Consul

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Youth conference calls for return to Gandhian values

Delegates from a dozen countries at the Mandela Gandhi Youth Conference hosted here have called for a return to Gandhian values to address global challenges threatening humanity. The confe

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How global trade deals could impact universities

Ceta, TPP, TTIP, Tisa the acronym strewn world of global trade negotiations might, at first sight, seem to have little to do with universities and higher education. B

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Oxford overtakes Cambridge for first time in QS world rankings

British universities put in a sterling performance in the latest edition of a prestigious international league table, with Oxford overtaking its old rival Cambridge for the first time to be named the highest rated univer

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IIT-Bombay displaces IIT-Delhi as India’s top ranked institution

A year after it broke into the top 200 club, IIT Bombay has emerged as the best university in the country according to the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings released lat

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Prez: Act as change makers to improve lives of marginalised

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday asked the governors of states to act as change makers by improving the lives of marginalised people and enhancing higher education standards. In his ope

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DUTA members meet HRD minister on faculty reservation mechanism

A delegation of the Delhi University Teachers Association today met HRD minister Prakash Javadekar over the issue of a UGC circular on faculty reservation mechanism for universities, the

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Pvt management institutes asked to give stress on placement

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today asked private management institutes to reduce the number of branches if they failed to secure jobs for students. "Those who are n

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IIIT-Hyderabad Chosen as Global Partner

International Institute of Information Technology is one of the 17 prestigious universities around the world chosen to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain and cr

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CBSE To Declare NEET Result Today: Live Updates

CBSE confirms NEET result date, the result will be declared today. NEET 2018 result sheet will be released on its official website. The result will b

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SAARC will continue to move forward: Pak envoy

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood today expressed hope that SAARC would continue to move forward and help the South Asian people in realising their vision for socio economic development.

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12 lakh taking exam for NIOS diploma in elementary education

Over 12 lakh untrained teachers across the country are taking the examination for two years diploma course in elementary education conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling in pursuance of Prime Minis

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President nod on cabinet' s ordinance to set up first sports national university

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the Union Cabinet approval on an ordinance to set up the country first national sports university in Manipur. "

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IIT Kharagpur's agreements with Australian univs for jt study

IIT Kharagpur has signed agreements with the universities of Melbourne and Newcastle in Australia for joint study programmes. From the semester beginning

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MP medical varsity allows `Hinglish' in written, oral exams

The Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University has allowed the use of Hinglish in all written and oral examinations. "Following a detailed discussion, the board of stu

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Punjab cabinet okays release of scholarship for SC students

The Punjab Cabinet today approved the release of funds to private educational institutions under the post matric scholarship for Scheduled Castes, while deciding to retain the objectionable amount with n

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IISc makes it to top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking

The Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru has made it to the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2018, becoming the only Indian institution to

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DUTA holds hunger strike against UGC circular on faculty reservation

The Delhi University Teachers Association today organised a mass hunger strike to protest the UGC circular on faculty reservation mechanism for universities, it said in a statement today.

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Oxford and Cambridge worth billions in assets: Report

Two of the world's best known universities, Oxford and Cambridge, own a property portfolio across the UK worth around 3.5 billion pounds, according to a report based on freedom of inform

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154 officers commence Higher Defence Management Course

As many as 154 officers in the rank of Colonels and their equivalent in the Navy, Air Force and Paramilitary forces, including 10 from friendly nations, today commenced the 44 weeks Higher Defence Management Course at th

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Centre to set up study centre on Brahmaputra river at Gauhati Univ

The government announced today that a Brahmaputra Study Centre would be set up at Gauhati University at a cost of Rs 28 crore to conduct research on the causes of and how to prevent frequent floods in th

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Fellowship programme to nurture the Startup ecosystem

Kerala Startup Mission has announced a set of attractive fellowships, offering opportunities to highly competent candidates to partner with its programmes. This is ai

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St Xavier's college to introduce mobile app for attendance

A mobile application for attendance monitoring of students was being introduced by the St Xavier College from the next academic session. The app will also facilitate shari

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Education should nurture freedom of thought, innovation: Prez

President Ram Nath Kovind today said the objective of education should be to nurture freedom of thought and innovation within the students, besides building capacities for a professional career.

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Institutions are bigger than individuals: Bedi

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today said institutions are bigger than individuals and that the union territory had the potential to be self sufficient and rich in several respects. In

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Revise curricula, introduce English course, Minister tells edu

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has stressed the importance of revising curricula in higher educational institutes at par with the industry needs to ensure that students bag a job along

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Edu institutions in Kozhikode, Malappuram to reopen on June 5

Educational institutions in Malappuram and Kozhikode, including professional colleges, will reopen on June 5 after summer vacation in the wake of the outbreak of Nipah virus in these districts.

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UP's Sanskriti University announces scholarship of Rs 1 crore for J-K students

Uttar Pradesh based Sanskriti University today announced a scholarship of Rs one crore for the students of Jammu and Kashmir, saying the varsity has a variety of new courses with assured

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DU's 'Open Days' session to conclude tomorrow

The Open Days session being organised by the Delhi University to address queries on various courses, colleges and admission process will be concluding tomorrow. The '

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Shivaji University signs MoU with SPJIMR

State run Shivaji University in Kolhapur today signed an MoU with Mumbai based S P Jain Institute of Management and Research for faculty development, case writing and se

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NITE to roll out 4-year integrated courses B.Ed, BSc.Ed programmes

The proposed National Institute of Teacher Education will be responsible for the roll out of the four year integrated B.Ed and BSc.Ed programmes, a comm

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UAE launches 10-yr residency visa programme for 'exceptional talents'

The UAE would issue long term residency visas for up to 10 years to international investors and exceptional talents including professionals and students, the Cabinet has announced. The Cabinet, chaired by

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Lab-grown heart cells operated by remote control

Scientists have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command. Researchers from

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Over 1,200 parents, students participate in first Open Day session in DU

Over 1200 parents and students took part on the first day of Open Day session organised by the Delhi University to clear doubts on various courses, colleges and admission process. After a

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Use education to create self-employment: Prez to students

President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted the farm scientists to use their education to create self employment ventures. The president was speaking at a convocation ceremony in Dr Y

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IGNOU: Admission opens for July 2018 session

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) today announced admissions to its various Bachelor and Master's degree programmes for the July 2018 academic session. La

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DU announces free preparatory classes for PG entrance exams for economically weaker students

Delhi University has announced two weeks of free preparatory classes for students from economically weaker sections, minority communities and others belonging to special categories appearing for post gra

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UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles on campus

The University Grants Commission has directed all varsities and higher educational institutions to ban use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles and bags on their campuses.

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UPID to launch mobile app for weavers to market products

To help weavers in the state to market their products and come up with new designs, the Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design will launch a mobile application later this week. The app will be launched during a