UNIVERSITIES

  • Replace history books written by Britishers: Subramanian Swamy 12 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • Madan Mohan Malviya: A great patriot 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A multifaceted personality, Madan Mohan Malviya was an educationist who founded the Banaras Hindu University and became one of the torchbearers of the freedom struggle acting as a bridge between the Moderates and the Extremists. Known for his espousal of Hindu nationalism-being one of the initial leaders of...
  • 20 years have been a magical journey: Sushmita Sen on her post Miss Universe journey 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Dressed in a fuchsia coloured Michael Kors jersey dress, Sushmita Sen attended the press conference of the announcement of the second edition of Jabong Online Fashion Week in the capital. Braving the cold weather, the 39-year-old looked drop-dead gorgeous as she attended the photocall. Showing...
  • Andhra: Post graduate student throws acid on lecturer for not marrying her 1 week ago

    Guntur: A post graduate student allegedly threw acid on her former lecturer outside a government polytechnic college at Nallapadu in Guntur district on Saturday, apparently to take "revenge" from him for reneging on his promise to marry her, police said. The incident occurred when the young woman, who is currently pursuing...
  • Kolkata: Jadavpur students advised against convocation boycott December 19, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday urged students of Jadavpur University not to boycott the annual convocation scheduled on December 24. Chatterjee's plea came a day after Governor and Chancellor K.N. Tripathi warned the students against going ahead with the boycott which they have called to press their...
  • Shah Rukh Khan meets Stanford University students in Mumbai December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan met a few select students of the prestigious Stanford University here Thursday, and shared some of his life's experiences with them, including learning that "frailties and failures need to be celebrated". The students came to Mumbai recently to meet some public figures who have done...
  • UGC to varsities: Observe Christmas day as 'Good Governance Day' December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: UGC has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christmas. However, in communication sent to all vice chancellors, UGC has made it clear the competition...
  • Bed nets enough for protection against malaria: Study December 9, 2014

    New York: There is no need to spray insecticide on walls for malaria control when people sleep under treated bed nets, says a new research. "Use of insecticide spray on internal walls, when combined with insecticide-treated bed nets in homes, does not protect children from malaria any more effectively than using...
  • DU signs MoU with UGC for uploading thesis on digital database December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University will now be able to update thesis and dissertations of its research scholars on the UGC's digital database -'Shodhganga repository'. DU has recently signed a MoU with the University Grants Commission (UGC) in this regard. 'Shodhganga', a digital repository of thesis and dissertations of research being conducted...
  • West Bengal: Viswa Bharati schoolgirl alleges rape, accused held December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: In yet another report of sexual assault in West Bengal's Visva Bharati University, a Class 12 girl has alleged repeated rape and blackmail by a Bangladeshi research scholar. The accused was arrested on Saturday, police said. According to the complaint filed by the Patha Bhavan student, who too hails from...
  • Smriti Irani hails support of political parties in passage of education Bills December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hailed the support from all the parties in Lok Sabha for the passage of three crucial Bills on education, saying the overall consensus reflected that "rashtraneeti" had prevailed over politics. "We have seen a consensus evolve in Lok Sabha during the passage...
  • AMU budges, to provide transportation to UG students for central library December 5, 2014

    Aligarh: AMU will now provide transportation every Sunday to undergraduates from its Women's College to its main library, days after the university was embroiled in a controversy over not allowing girl students there citing lack of space and security. AMU Vice Chancellor Retired Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah has issued the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to address students at Columbia University December 5, 2014

    Washington: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will address the students of the prestigious Columbia University in New York on Sunday, his supporters in US said on Thursday. Kejriwal is scheduled to stay in the New York for less than 24 hours, during which he will interact with students...
  • 2 Indian universities jump into Times' top40, still a long way to go in global rankings December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time, two new Indian Universities have jumped into the top 40 of the second annual Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies rankings. While Indian universities are doing well in BRICS ranking, in global rankings they still have a long way to go. While the Indian...
  • Human brains, reported missing, were destroyed: University of Texas December 4, 2014

    Human brains stored in jars of formaldehyde at the University of Texas in Austin and reported to be missing were actually destroyed in 2002, school officials said on Wednesday. Environmental workers disposed of the specimens after faculty members determined they were in poor condition for use in research or as a...
  • Ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing: Study December 3, 2014

    London: The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to a new research. The study also suggested that people infected by HIV are likely to progress to AIDS more slowly...
  • New vaccine against breast cancer shows promise December 1, 2014

    Washington: A vaccine against breast cancer developed at Washington University's School of Medicine is safe for patients afflicted with the disease, results of a clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients' immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer's progression. The new vaccine...
  • Steep rise in number of Indian students in European universities November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of Indian students going to European universities for tertiary level education has increased from 3,348 in 2000 to 51,556 in 2009, a statement said on Sunday. The number of Indian students is the second highest after the Chinese students going to the European universities for education. According to...
  • People must provide dividend for society's upliftment: President November 30, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said people enjoying the privilege of education must provide dividend to the society as their obligation for the society's upliftment. "Whatever we are today, we are after all the products of the social investment. The society has invested in us to become lawyers, teachers, doctors...
  • Rift with AMU ends, BJP calls-off protest over proposed event November 29, 2014

    Aligarh: The stand-off between the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday has ended. The BJP has relented and decided to call off the protest that it had planned at the university gates after Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah gave his nod to hold a seminar...
  • Rift with AMU nears its end, BJP calls-off protest over proposed event November 29, 2014

    Aligarh: The stand-off between the Aligarh Muslim University and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be ending. The BJP has relented and decided to call off the protest it had planned at the university gates after the Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah gave his nod to hold a seminar of...
  • Communal flare-up possible if BJP event allowed, warns AMU VC November 29, 2014

    Aligarh: The big face-off between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aligarh Muslim University is growing by the day with the varsity not allowing the 128th birth anniversary celebrations of 'Jat king' Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, while the BJP remains adamant on its stand. AMU Vice Chancellor Zameer Uddin...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 28, 2014

    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 Palki S Upadhyay November 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Delhi schools can now set their own Nursery admission guidelines November 28, 2014

    In a huge relief for prive schools in Delhi, the High Court has allowed them to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions quashing the guidelines of city government with respect to the general category seats. ...
  • AMU, BJP on collision course over a piece of land 'donated' by Raja Mahendra Pratap November 28, 2014

    Aligarh: A fresh controversy is brewing in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) with its Vice Chancellor (V-C) Zameeruddin Shah on the collision course with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the celebration of birth anniversary of Raja Mahendra Pratap, a freedom fighter, who apparently had donated land to the university. The...
  • AMU Vice Chancellor slams BJP, says can't celebrate every donor's birth anniversary November 28, 2014

    Aligarh: A fresh controversy is brewing in the Aligarh Muslim University where the varsity authorities and Bharatiya Janata Party have got into a war of words over a piece of land. The Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah responding to the controversy said, "I don't oppose the celebrations and we ourselves had offered...