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  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University student molested in boys hostel 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    Jadavpur: A student of the renowned Jadavpur University in West Bengal has alleged molestation at the hands of a group of male students. The victim, a second year History (Hons) student, has alleged that she was attacked by as many as 10 male students during a college festival on the...
  • Nalanda University hopes to attract students from across the world 5 hours 46 minutes ago

    The world's oldest university has reopened after 800 years as 15 national and international students enroll for classes at the Nalanda University in Bihar. Even though it is a far cry from the granduer of the past, the institution is taking baby steps to re-establish itself. ...
  • India's ancient Nalanda University reopens after 800 years 9 hours 55 minutes ago

    Rajgir: After more than 800 years, India's ancient University of Nalanda has re-opened with 15 students enrolling in the university. The Union government has sanctioned Rs 2,700 crore for the project which is scheduled to be completed by 2020. The Nalanda University, an ancient international centre for learning in Bihar...
  • The ancient Nalanda University will reopen after centuries today, classes to begin with a low-key launch Yesterday

    Patna, Bihar: The ancient Nalanda University (NU), which attracted students from the world over, will rise again today, as classes will begin at its newly established campus at Rajgir. The event will also mark the fruition of the idea proposed by former President APJ Abdul Kalam while addressing a joint session...
  • Oxford Dictionary reaches final definition after century 2 days ago

    London: A 17-volume dictionary of medieval Latin has finally been completed by Oxford University researchers after more than a century of accumulating entries. The work on the dictionary, which began in 1913, has reached its final definition, "zythum", a type of fermented malt drink. The editor, Richard Ashdowne, from Oxford University's...
  • West Bengal: 3 Visva-Bharati University students arrested for ragging 2 days ago

    Three days after a student complained of being stripped and ragged in Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, police on Saturday arrested three students in the case. ...
  • Visva-Bharati ragging: Accused students arrested 2 days ago

    Shantiniketan: All three students, accused of ragging and sexually harassing a girl student in the prestigious Visva-Bharati University, were on Saturday arrested by the West Bengal police. The accused were absconding ever since the incident came to light. The university had registered a complaint with the police earlier in the day. The...
  • Visva-Bharati University suspends four students for stripping, photographing junior 3 days ago

    Shantiniketan: The prestigious Visva Bharati University in West Bengal has suspended four of its students after a girl student alleged that her seniors ragged and stripped her. The Visva Bharati university authorities today lodged a police complaint against four persons, including three students, in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of...
  • WB girl ragging case: Visva-Bharati University lodges complaint with police 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan, authorities on Saturday lodges a complaint with the police. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the...
  • WB girl ragging: University dismisses father's claims that he was asked to shut the case 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan, the college authorities on Saturday dismissed the girl's father's charges of asking him not to approach the police. The college authorities have dismissed the charges saying that the offenders...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 3 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Pak made spectacle of talks, says PM Modi 3 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had some tough words for Pakistan on Friday. In an interaction with the Japanese media ahead of his Saturday visit to the country, Modi said that he was "disappointed that Pakistan had sought to make a spectacle of talks" and went ahead and held meetings with...
  • HRD ministry asks DU to respond to teachers' allegations against VC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has asked Delhi University (DU) to submit a detailed response to allegations of irregularities in its functioning made by the varsity's teachers' body. Taking cognisance of a 'white paper' released by the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) alleging financial and administrative irregularities in the varsity's functioning, the...
  • Ragging at Visva-Bharati University; girl stripped, photographed by male seniors 4 days ago

    Shantiniketan: In a disturbing incident, a girl student of the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan has alleged ragging by her seniors. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the accused is a second year student, while the other...
  • Delhi: Admission racket busted after arrest of three persons 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With the arrest of three persons, Crime Branch of Delhi Police has busted a racket which used to get students admitted to a prestigious college of Delhi University on the basis of forged documents. The three racketeers, who have been arrested in this connection include a student of...
  • Historians to develop syllabi, bridge knowledge gap on Northeast 4 days ago

    Shillong: Concerned over a knowledge gap about the Northeast over decades that has created stereotypes and increased misunderstandings, historians and scholars met in Shillong to consider the development of a syllabi and teaching tools on the region for under-graduate and post-graduate students across the country. Organized by the Centre for North...
  • 18-year-old British Indian hailed as brainiest student in Britain August 23, 2014

    London: An 18-year-old 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...
  • Laser device may end pin pricks to measure blood sugar August 22, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have used a specialised laser to measure blood sugar, an advance that could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. Princeton University researchers have measured blood sugar by directing a specialised laser at a person's palm. The laser passes through the skin cells, without...
  • American Ebola survivor doctor says 'thrilled to be alive' August 22, 2014

    Atlanta: Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Dr Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary,...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award August 19, 2014

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vice-president of city-based NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the high-powered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • Delhi: ABVP forms seven-member selection committee for DUSU elections August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Delhi University Students' Union elections, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Monday formed a seven-member selection committee to finalise the names of candidates for DUSU elections. DUSU elections will be held on September 12 and students' organisations are gearing up for this. The team comprises Manu Kataria...
  • 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, fully-funded 3.5-year PhD...
  • Delhi University introduces 'transgender' category for PG admission August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court acknowledged the transgenders as the 'third gender' earlier this year, Delhi University has introduced an option of choosing the transgender category in the admission forms for the post graduate courses. "DU has introduced an option of 'third gender' in the admission forms for the postgraduate...
  • Bill introduced to establish one more central university in Motihari August 14, 2014

    A bill to establish one more central university in Bihar at Motihari and rename the existing one in the state was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced by HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The new central university at Motihari in East Champaran would be...
  • Subhash Khot wins the Nevanlinna prize for Mathematics, makes India proud August 14, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nevanlinna prize winner Subhash Khot talks about how it is a proud moment for India. Khot is an Indian-American theoretical computer scientist at the New York university. He plans to develop research around the unique games conjecture proposed by him. ...
  • 2 Indian-origin academicians win maths global prize August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indian-origin academicians have won global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal - known as the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics'. Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal, while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union,...
  • UGC allows IISc Bangalore to continue with four-year undergraduate course with some changes August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given in and allowed the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, to continue with its four-year undergraduate programme. However, there are some changes to the course as students admitted to the Bachelor of Science (BS) programme, will now be granted a BSc degree...
  • Smriti Irani says statement on Yale University certificate misconstrued after row over 'degree' August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After another controversy over her educational qualification, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has now said that her statement on her certificate from the Yale University has been misconstrued. "Unfortunate that statement regarding my participation in a leadership program and certificate thereafter was misconstrued," Irani tweeted soon after...
  • Smriti Irani got a certificate from Yale with a six-day course. 10 interesting short courses that could get you a prestigious certificate from Yale and MIT too! August 11, 2014

    The controversies about Smriti Irani's educational qualifications don't seem to end. While we were still debating whether HRD Minister Smriti Irani is even a graduate, the news of her Yale certificate came as a surprise to many. The minister announced how the Yale University 'celebrated her leadership capacities' at an...
  • Smriti Irani got a Yale University 'certificate' for a leadership programme for MPs: HRD Ministry August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resources Development Ministry has clarified minister Smriti Irani's statement about her 'degree' from Yale University. The HRD Ministry said that Irani's participation at a six-day long leadership course at Yale resulted in her getting a certificate for the said programme. "As an MP Mrs Irani was invited...