UNIVERSE

  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars 5 days ago

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • Delhi University to tighten norms for change of name January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Those contesting Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls will not be able to prefix the letter 'A' before their names in order to be elevated in the list of candidates as the varsity has decided to tighten its norms in this regard. Delhi University has decided to amend...
  • 25,000 students from UK to come for studies in India January 14, 2015

    Patna: Expanding Indo-British partnership in education sector for mutual benefits, as many as 25,000 students from the United Kingdom will come to India to study in the Indian universities over the next five year, a senior British High Commission official said on Wednesday. The British Council has devised a project called...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 13, 2015

    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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 13, 2015

    Catch the day's stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Delhi University to shift law faculty campus January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of criticism by the Bar Council of India (BCI) over poor infrastructure, Delhi University has decided to shift its law faculty out of its 90-year-old campus, but the decision has drawn flak from students who are unhappy over the size of the new facility. "The three...
  • My resignation is a mark of protest against anarchism: Jadavpur University VC January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti on Tuesday while addressing a press conference in Kolkata said that his resignation was a mark of protest against anarcharism. Chakrabarti took on the media, for presenting a wrong picture of his. He also blamed a section of teachers of the university for...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

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  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti resigns after Mamata meets students January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has resigned from his post. The announcement came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met the agitating students of the university and told them that the vice chancellor had expressed his desire to resign. Twelve students were on an indefinite hunger...
  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti will resign, announces Mamata Banerjee January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that Jadhavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has expressed his desire to resign from his post. Mamata said this after meeting the agitating students of the Jadavpur University. Earlier, sources had said the vice chancellor had told Education Minister Partha Chatterjee...
  • DU agrees to hand over medical college to Delhi government January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A row is brewing within Delhi University over its acceptance of a central decision for the transfer of University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) to Delhi government with its Executive Council (EC) members slamming the move as being "unilateral" and "undemocratic". "The decision (was) communicated to the ministry on...
  • Bengal minister urges Jadavpur students to end fast, one hospitalised January 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Even as West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee appealed to a section of Jadavpur University students to end their indefinite hunger strike, a fasting agitator was rushed to the hospital late on Friday after his health deteriorated. Shibam Ghosh, a third year engineering science student, is one of the 12...
  • Separation from iPhone can lead to anxiety January 9, 2015

    Washington: Researchers from the University of Missouri (MU) have found that separation from cell phone can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests. "Our findings suggest that iPhone separation can negatively impact performance on mental tasks," said Russell Clayton, doctoral candidate at the...
  • Jodhpur National University chairman arrested in fake degree racket January 9, 2015

    Jaipur: A private university chairman of Jodhpur has been arrested for allegedly providing fake degrees to students without their appearing in examinations, officials said. Kamal Mehta, chairman of Jodhpur National University was arrested by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police from outside a hotel in Delhi, for his involvement in...
  • Women perceived incompetent because of gender: Study January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: A study on men's attitude towards women has brought to the fore the deep-rooted gender bias against the fair sex and hurdles the women face as members of the local self government bodies in Maharashtra. The study paper presented by the students of Applied Psychology of Mumbai University (MU)...
  • Arvind Pangariya will work hard to improve country's economy, says his brother January 7, 2015

    Columbia University professor Arvind Panagariya's appointment as the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog means he'll be home after 40 years. His family says he will work hard to improve India's economy and boost growth across the country. His brother said, "Overwhelmed at my brother's appointment as Vice Chairman of...
  • Has ancient Indian science failed to get its due? January 5, 2015

    Aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago, surgery had its roots in India - the controversy surrounding these topics is overshadowing the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata. A paper on aviation by Captain Anand Bodas said, part of a session on 'Ancient sciences through Sanskrit'. ...
  • Kolkata: Presidency University student dies of suspected drug overdose January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: A Presidency College student was found dead in a mysterious condition on Sunday. The student and her room mate were found unconscious on Sunday morning after police opened the door of the room, they were staying as paying guests, under Muchipara police station in central part of the city,...
  • Delhi University to run 'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan' for NDMC, MCD schools January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Underprivileged yet talented students from classes V to IX of 90 MCD and NDMC schools will be nurtured by Delhi University under a special campaign to ensure holistic learning for them. 'Gifted Education Mahaabhiyan', involving a funding of Rs 1.8 crore by the government's Department of Science and...
  • Algebra, Pythagoras' theorem originated in India, says Harsh Vardhan January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Algebra and the Pythagoras' theorem both originated in India but the credit for these has gone to people from other countries, Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan, said on Saturday. Ancient Indian scientists have graciously allowed scientists from other countries to take credit for their findings, the...
  • Universities must have greater academic freedom, autonomy: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi batted for giving universities more academic freedom and autonomy and promised to cut excessive regulation and cumbersome procedures to encourage research. "We want our scientists to explore the mysteries of science and not of government procedure," Modi said, while inaugurating the 102nd Indian Science Congress...
  • Dreams we share for India will depend on Science & Technology: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Speaking at the inauguration of the 102nd Indian Science Congress at Mumbai University on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Whenever the world shut its door on us, our scientists responded with the zeal of a national mission. The dreams we all share for India will depend as much on...
  • Kolkata to host international conference of Wikipedia contributors January 3, 2015

    Kolkata: To increase content in Indian languages like Bengali, Wikipedia contributors from India and Bangladesh would meet at an international conference here next week. Scheduled to be held from January 9 at Jadavpur University campus, the two-day conference would mark the tenth anniversary of the Bengali Wikimedia community, Jayanta Nath, Secretary...
  • Robert Vadra's Skylight hospitality issued tax notice, to explain his controversial land deals: Sources January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra's owned Skylight hospitality firm has been issued a tax notice on Thursday. The Income-Tax department has asked Vadra to explain all his controversial land deals and financial transactions. This is not the first time Vadra has been accused. Prior to...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns TMC leaders, workers against anti-party activity December 30, 2014

    Kharagpur: Beset with rising group rivalries and airing of individual opinions by some party leaders, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday issued a strong warning to the leaders against anti-party activities, reminding them that "no individual is above the party". "We will not accept...
  • Barack Obama may visit PM Modi's constituency Varanasi next month December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama may visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi when he visits Delhi next month. Reportedly, Obama could visit the renowned Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. This comes after Americans wanted an interaction with a group of students. Sources also suggest that Barack Obama could...
  • Replace history books written by Britishers: Subramanian Swamy December 27, 2014

    Varanasi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday advocated replacing history books written by Britishers in pre-Independence era, alleging they had "distorted" facts about India. Addressing students at Banaras Hindu University's Swatantrata Bhawan hall, he said the history books written by Indians should be promoted instead of the ones written by the...
  • India-US ties to strengthen under Modi government: Envoy December 27, 2014

    Varanasi: Acting US Ambassador Kathleen Stephens expressed hope that relationship between America and India will further strengthen under the present Narendra Modi dispensation and open new avenues to achieve peace and harmony. Stephens arrived on her three day visit to temple city Varanasi. On the first day of her visit,...
  • 'No bigger sin' that female foeticide, says PM Modi December 25, 2014

    Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday denounced the practice of female foeticide prevailing in the country, saying "there is no bigger sin" than this and sought the help of people in the field of art and culture in "shaking" the society so stop the menace. "In a country where...
  • Madan Mohan Malviya contributed to the development of India, say Benares Hindu university students December 25, 2014

    Benares Hindu university founder and Hindu Mahasabha leader Madan Mohan Malviya was also awarded the Bharat Ratna. His family says successive congress governments ignored the late freedom fighter. ...