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JK govt withdraws circular on Urdu version of 'Bhagwat Geeta' in schools and other Educational Institutes

The Jammu and Kashmir government has withdrawn a controversial circular that had asked the Education department to provide the Urdu version of "Bhagwat Geeta" and "Koshur Ramayana" in schools and other educational institutions in the state.

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Global warming is challenge, saving natural resources important: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Stating that global warming and environmental degradation have posed a challenge before the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed the need to conserve natural resources. Interacting with IT professionals as part of a townhall throu

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IIIT Hyderabad Admission Notification for PhD Programs in CSE and ECE

IIIT Hyderabad has announced the call for research applications for its PhD programs in CSE and ECE. The program is open to fresh graduates, individuals with work experience in R&D labs and industry as well as those who have participated in research-oriented projects an

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Antai Ranked 8th in FT Global EMBA Ranking 2018

Financial Times (FT) Global Executive MBA (EMBA) Ranking 2018 was released on October 15th. Antai at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) takes the eighth spot, and has made the top ten of this ranking four years in a row from 2015 to 2

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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. He said the UGC has not yet taken the initiative to

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Government sets up Yoga Certification Board to certify professionals

In the wake of the rising number of centres offering yoga courses and yoga instructors, the government has set up a Yoga Certification Board (YCB) to develop standards and parameters to certify such professionals and provide accreditation to such instit

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Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launches web portals for research oriented schemes

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Thursday launched web portals for two schemes - IMPRESS and SPARC. With an aim to build an ecosystem of research in educational institutions. "A country achieves prosperity on a sustainable basis only through inn

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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 Ekta Diwas' (national unity day). In a circul

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Teachers, parents key to childrens' scientific temperament

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday exhorted teachers and parents to contribute towards building scientific temperament among children from an early age. Sonowal, inaugurating the 26th state-level conference of National Children

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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 (IoE) despite a recommendation from the UGC

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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 also suggesting to discontinue the use of the word '

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Congress Committee President N Uttam Kumar Reddy: Will rejuvenate the education system within 100 days of coming

Congress Wednesday said it would rejuvenate the entire education system within 100 days of coming to power in Telangana, if elected after the December 7 assembly polls, by strengthening government institutions and extending all support to managements of private institut

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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 Committee on Academic Matters approved the course on

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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 an opportunity to explore a wide range of education

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Govt approves scheme for setting up Indian Institute of Skills

The government Wednesday approved a scheme for setting up of Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) at different locations across the country in public private partnership (PPP). This was informed by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics and Information Technology an

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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 which will tackle environmental issues and work to

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King's College London: Genes may partly decide which university you attend

Scientists have for the first time shown that DNA plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which University they choose to attend and how well they do. The researchers from King's College London in the UK found that g

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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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Kids spending more time with screens than outdoors

Children are spending more time in front of the screens and less time outdoors, even in rural areas, according to a study of middle-school students in the US. Researchers at North Carolina State University and Clemson University in the US found that gaps between screen

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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 decision to promote 20 institutions of higher educ

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From 'Madaari' to 'Dronacharya': How village PT teacher produced Youth Olympic archery medallist

The year was 2008 and Haryana's Bhiwani was the virtual epicentre of Indian boxing after Vijender Singh's bronze winning feat at the Beijing Olympic Games. While starry-eyed youngsters were ready to become the 'Next Vijender', some 50 km from t

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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 and mentoring students to take up careers in Science

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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. The JNU administration also 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. The course titled "An interface between

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu stresses on 'complete overhaul' of country's education system

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Monday said the country's education system needed a "complete overhaul" as it was producing students with degrees instead of individuals with critical minds and employable skills. Emphasising on restoring India a

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Padma Bhushan awardee and eminent cardiac surgeon Devi Prasad Shetty appointed chairperson of IIM-B BoG

Padma Bhushan awardee and eminent cardiac surgeon Devi Prasad Shetty has been appointed chairperson of the Indian Institutes of Management Bangalore's Board of Governors. The decision was taken by the Board of Governors of IIM Bangalore at its 167th mee

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Govts instructed to disaffiliate schools violating HW guidelines

The Centre on Monday submitted in the Madras High Court that it has instructed all state governments and Union Territories to disaffiliate schools prescribing homework in subjects other than recommended by the National Council for Educational Research and Traini

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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 institutes. Speaking at an event to felicitate for

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Mathematician Anand runs free off cost Super 30 educational programme to mentor 30 students for IIT JEE Exam

India has no dearth of talent but a large number of students lack access to quality education that could meet the demands of the modern times, Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar has said. Kumar, who is presently in news for an upcoming biopic

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Government felicitates Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Medal winners with cash awards

The Government of India on Sunday felicitated the 13 medallists of the just-concluded Youth Olympic Games (YOG) after the country's athletes recorded their best-ever performance in the show-piece event. In the three years of the country's participation

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AIIMS study: Meditation can help lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients

Meditation can help lower eye pressure in patients suffering from glaucoma, according to a recent study by doctors at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. The study was done at RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences in collaborat

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Green screen filters can help dyslexic kids read faster

Applying green filters on computer screens can help children with dyslexia read faster, a study has found. The filters had no effect on age-matched children without dyslexia, researchers said. Coloured filters for the treatment of learning disabilities were first patent

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University at Buffalo researched about Unique 'fingerprints' can help track 3D-printed guns

Scientists claim to have developed the first accurate method to identify which machine a 3D-printed object came from, paving the way for law enforcement agencies to track the origin of printed guns, counterfeit products and other goods. According to researchers from

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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. Professor Hansraj Suman, a DU professor, said in hi

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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 would push forward national higher-education reform,

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Free education upto standard XII would be provided to children of police martyrs

Haryana Director General of Police B S Sandhu Sunday said free education upto standard XII would be provided to children of police martyrs in police public schools. Similarly, financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh was being given to ter

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Union Minister Smriti Irani urges labourers in carpet industry to educate their children

Union minister Smriti Irani on Sunday urged labourers working in the carpet industry to help fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of achieving an educated India by ensuring that their children receive higher education.

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Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur: Himachal to include anti-drug lessons in school Curriculum

Himachal Pradesh government is contemplating to introduce topics regarding drug abuse in the school syllabus to sensitise the younger generation about ill-effects of the social evil, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said Sunday.

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Sporting event to promote Sikh culture to be held in Delhi in December

An sporting event aimed at promoting Sikh culture and tradition and creating awareness against obesity and drug menace will be held in Delhi in December, said the president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Sunday. The Delh

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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 government employees. He said the

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CBSE amends affiliation by-laws, leaves infrastructural audit to states

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has revamped its norms for granting affiliation to schools, leaving the onus of the infrastructural audit on states and limiting its own role to academic quality monitoring.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said officials to Expedite process of uploading teacher-student data

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday directed officials to expedite the process of uploading teacher-student data of all schools on the online portal-- SIMS. The step aims to provide quality education to students by ensu

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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 issued show cause notices in August for participatin

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Govt Schools in Jammu & Kashmir at Dhampur district inaugurated legal literacy clubs

Two legal literacy clubs were inaugurated in the government schools of Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Friday to educate students about the legal rights, an official said. Under the supervision of Principal District and Sessions Judge K S Parihar

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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 witnessed participation from a large number of co

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HPU to be developed as 'Model Disabled-Accessible Hill University' in the Country

The Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) is being developed as a "model disabled accessible hill university" in the country, its Vice Chancellor Prof Sikander Kumar said Monday. The VC was speaking at an awareness workshop on visual

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Farmer's son Akash claims India's maiden archery silver at Youth Olympics

Akash Malik became India's first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games, providing a fitting finale to the country's best-ever campaign at the marquee event here. The 15-year-old son of a farmer lost a one-sided final to Trenton Cowles of the USA 0-6 as India concluded w

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Manipal private University Student embarks on 3,500-km bicycle ride to save Sangai Deer

A 23-year-old student started a 3,500-km bicycle ride to Imphal from Greater Noida Tuesday with an aim to raise awareness about Sangai deer, the state animal of Manipur. Philem Rohan Singh, pursuing masters in English at a private University in Greater No

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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 of 400 institutions), which comprises Brazil, Rus

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Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation raises over USD 12 million for rural, tribal India

The Ekal Vidyalaya, known for its innovative single teacher school in remote rural and tribal parts of India, has raised more than USD 12 million this year so far through over 50 fund-raising concerts and three galas across the US. This past week alone, Ekal Vidyal