Cambridge University

  • Cambridge says 'alumnus' Manmohan Singh has standing invite September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Eager to host its "famous and valued alumnus" Manmohan Singh, Cambridge University has said it has a standing invite for the former prime minister of India and it would love to see him on the campus. Singh, a well known economist, studied economics at St John's College, Cambridge. He...
  • 18yearold British Indian hailed as brainiest student in Britain August 23, 2014

    London: An 18yearold British Indian boy has become Britain's brightest student after getting perfect fives in all major subjects with 100 per cent score, a media report said. Asanish Kalyanasundaram, who hails from Lancahsire in northwest England, got the highest possible grades in maths, physics, chemistry, biology and critical thinking, as...
  • Cambridge University scouting for first 'doctor of chocolate' August 17, 2014

    London: Cambridge University is offering a chance to scientists and chocolate fans to indulge their sweet tooth by becoming a 'doctor of chocolate' at the prestigious institution. The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology of Cambridge University is seeking a researcher for a PhD on chocolate. "An industrial, fullyfunded 3.5year PhD...
  • Mumbai girl gets Cambridge's Manmohan Singh scholarship June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Ritu Muralidharan has been awarded this year's University of Cambridge's "Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarship". Muralidharan, a student of Dhirubhai Ambani International School here, will study Economics at Christ's College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The scholarship, funded by Cambridge Assessment which conducts the Cambridge International Examinations (CIS), will...
  • Prince William given discount on fee at Cambridge: Report January 19, 2014

    Prince William has been given a hefty discount on his fees for a special course at Cambridge University, a media report said on Sunday. William, 31, is paying around 10,000 pounds to study agricultural management but the Mirror quoted sources as saying that they had expected the cost to be...
  • News briefs: 'Permit teachers to guide PhD scholars' in Lucknow August 6, 2013

    The Degree College Teachers Association has appealed to Lucknow University vicechancellor SB Nimse to allow college teachers to guide PhD students. The association maintained that it was highly discriminatory that when colleges affiliated to other state universities had the rightto guide PhD students, teachers here were not allowed to do...
  • Indian student first to score triple hundred in UK university cricket July 4, 2013

    London: Oxford University's Indianorigin student Samridh Agarwal cracked a magnificent triplecentury against Cambridge in a firstclass match at the FP Fenner's ground in Cambridge. Skipper Samridh cracked an unbeaten 313 and became the first ever cricketer to score a triple century in a university match and also eclipsed the previous record...
  • Medicine Nobel winner was once written off by teacher October 10, 2012

    London: A British researcher who won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine was once dismissed by his school teacher about his ambition to become a scientist as "quite ridiculous", the Guardian reported on Tuesday. Sir John Gurdon, 79, of Cambridge University, on Monday shared the prize in physiology or medicine...
  • Cambridge varsity rules out opening campus in India September 6, 2012

    Chandigarh: Cambridge University on Thursday said it was strengthening partnerships with Indian institutions, but was not looking to establish a campus in the country. "The University is not considering opening up a campus in India," ViceChancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewiczh, said. Ruling out a compromise on students intake from India,...
  • City student selected for Cambridge Scholarship May 9, 2012

    HYDERABAD: A student of citybased Nalsar university of law, Suhasini Sen, has been selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for 2012.The Gates Cambridge Scholarship was instituted in 2000 with the munificence of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Nalsar student has bagged the prestigious scholarship in a stiff global...
  • UK: Students protest against StraussKahn speech March 10, 2012

    Cambridge: About 100 students protested on Friday ahead of a speech at Cambridge University by Dominique StraussKahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief whose career collapsed after he was charged with sexual assault. The 62yearold French politician, often called DSK, was scheduled to speak on Europe's financial crisis at the university's...
  • 23yearold Kolkata girl wins Cambridge honours November 18, 2011

    Kolkata: Amartya Sen and Partha Dasgupta received it and now Mahima Khanna is basking in its glory. The 23yearold Kolkata girl is the third Indian recipient of the prestigious Stevenson prize for economics from Cambridge university. Mahima said, "It's an astounding feeling to have achieved one of the milestones that these...
  • Kolkata girl third Indian to win Cambridge prize November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Mahima Khanna, a 23yearold from Kolkata, has become the third Indian to win one of Cambridge University's highest honours the Stevenson Prize. Khanna topped the 201011 MPhil class of economics at Cambridge. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was the first Indian to win the award in 1956. Sir Partha...
  • Harvard invite for Mamata Banerjee September 4, 2011

    Kolkata: Months after forming the West Bengal government by defeating the communists, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received an invitation from Harvard University to give a lecture on the politics and culture of the state, officials said. Sources close to Banerjee said the formal invitation from the hallowed institution was received...
  • Sulabh founder to address Cambridge students January 20, 2011

    London: An Indian social activist campaigning for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers has been invited to interact with the students of Cambridge University. Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International, will share his views on the issue of human rights and his experience while campaigning against the practice of manual scavenging...
  • Cambridge project to preserve rare languages December 13, 2010

    London: A unique project has been launched by the University of Cambridge to provide public access to languages in India and elsewhere that are endangered and are part of the world's disappearing spoken traditions. The open database has been developed by the university's researchers at the World Oral Literature Project at...
  • Cambridge confirms Rahul's MPhil degree April 29, 2009

    London: Amid a controversy over Rahul Gandhi's foreign degrees, the University of Cambridge has said the Congress leader was a student of Trinity College and was awarded an MPhil in Development Studies in 1995. In a letter to Gandhi, ViceChancellor Prof Alison Richard said, she regretted the recent controversy in India...
  • University of Cambridge announces scholarships October 29, 2008

    New Delhi: St. John's College, a leading college of the University of Cambridge, today released details of this year's prestigious 'Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships', the programme first launched at the Prime Minister's residence in Delhi last year. The scholarship programme has been set up exclusively for Indian students and currently...
  • Tough new tests for Oxbridge entrants October 15, 2007

    London: Eyeing a seat at Oxford or Cambridge University? Just prepare yourself for a battery of tough entrance tests. Yes, for the first time, students applying to study courses such as English, philosophy, politics and economics at Oxbridge will have to sit for an entrance examination, The Daily Telegraph reported here...
  • Cambridge students in sex trade to pay fees October 11, 2007

    London: Several women students in Cambridge University are working as vice girls, strippers and escorts to pay for their education, says a report in the universitys newspaper. At least one escort agency has 450 students and alumni on its books, says a report in Varsity. Students are selling their bodies to...
  • ICWA reinvents to meet BPO demands June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: With a huge demand for Cost Accountants in IT, ITES and manufacturing sectors, the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India is redoing its syllabus to catch up in these sectors. The institute would introduce two to three new courses, including one to cater to the needs of...
  • The secret behind PM's blue turban October 12, 2006

    Cambridge: The secret of his trademark blue turban was revealed on Wednesday by Cambridge alumnus Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who said he has been wearing his alma mater's colour since his memorable days in the prestigious university. Honouring Singh with a Doctorate of Law, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and...
  • Cambridge honours PM with doctorate October 11, 2006

    Cambridge: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh became one of the few people to have received doctorate degrees from Oxford and Cambridge University. Old friendships were rekindled and memories stirred as Manmohan Singh entered the senate hall of his old alma mater Cambridge University. There from Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh,...
  • Cambridge University honours PM October 12, 2006

    Cambridge: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assumed the form of an obedient pupil as he returned to his alma mater five decades after his graduation to receive an honorary degree with a stirring speech outlining his vision for a more egalitarian world. And there was no doubt that the scholarpolitician...
  • Cambridge doctorate for Manmohan September 10, 2006

    London: Nearly 50 years after he earned his firstclass honours degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, his alma mater will confer an honorary doctorate on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh next month. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is the chancellor of the varsity, will bestow the honorary doctor...