Universities

  • DU students to cycle to Wagah Border for Indo-Pak peace rally 6 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Fifty students of Delhi University will begin a cycling journey to Wagah Border on August 1 to celebrate Independence days of India and Pakistan. "The 'Indo-Pak peace cycle rally' from Delhi University to Wagah Border will be flagged off by journalist Kuldip Nayar on August 1," Delhi University students...
  • People who work longer smoke more: Study 2 days ago

    London: Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more. People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking, and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, researchers said. The study by researchers at...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The protest against the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which started on June 27, is gaining momentum. While there have been violent protests at other places in Delhi, the UPSC aspirants are observing a silent protest at Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of preparation for...
  • Good news for mango lovers, coming soon a seedless variety of 'Aam' 4 days ago

    Scientists have developed what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature. "We have developed a seedless mango variety from hybrids of mango varieties Ratna and Alphonso," VB Patel,chairman of the horticulture department at the...
  • Delhi HC 'pained' by violence against Northeast people 6 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Pained' by continuing incidents of violence against people from Northeast despite its orders, the Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a report from the government on the steps taken by it to curb "the menace plaguing the society". A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw...
  • Patna police lathicharged on students protesting against FIR of VC 6 days ago

    The Patna police lathicharged on students on Thursday who were protesting against the FIR lodged on students by the Patna University VC. The students had been agitating over allocation of seats in the Patna University hostel. ...
  • Did you know the Serampore College is nearly 200 years old? 19 oldest Indian universities that are over centuries old 6 days ago

    Centuries ago, Nalanda was the centre of education in India. About 88 km south-east of Patna stood one of the oldest institutes of learning that ran from the fifth century AD to 1197 AD, according to historians. The university attracted students from faraway countries like Tibet, China, Greece, and Iran...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook 1 week ago

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • India likely to grow at 6 per cent in 2014-15: Harvard professor 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Indian economy is likely to grow at six per cent in 2014-15 and if the new government delivers on its promise of good governance, reversion to a growth rate of around 7-8 per cent can occur in coming years, Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath said. "Let's just say...
  • Proud moment: AMU's Sara Naqvi selected for World University Badminton July 21, 2014

    Young badminton player Sara Naqvi, who represents Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been selected for the World University Badminton Championship to be held from July 23 to 29 in Cordoba, Spain. She is the only Indian to qualify for the meet. AMU vice-chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah, games committee secretary M. Shoaib Zaheer...
  • Delhi University clears 3 year format for under graduate courses July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University's Academic and Executive Councils on Saturday approved the courses restructured from the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme to fit the new three-year format. Emergent meetings of the two statutory bodies of DU were held to clear the resolution on approval of the courses in order to facilitate the commencement...
  • Universal acquires Jolie-Pitt film project 'By the Sea' July 19, 2014

    Reuters: Universal Pictures said on Friday it has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie's next film project, "By the Sea," written and to be directed by the actress who will also co-star and co-produce the drama with partner Brad Pitt. It will be Jolie's third directing effort, after Bosnian war drama...
  • UP government clears Mohammad Ali Jauhar University (Amendment) Bill July 17, 2014

    Mohammad Ali Jauhar University (Amendment) Bill, which had been pending for seven years, has been finally cleared by the outgoing Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi granting minority status to the varsity. The varsity is the dream project of senior Samajwadi Party minister Azam Khan, who often criticised Raj Bhawan for delaying clearance...
  • Aligarh Muslim University students take out march against Israeli offensive on Gaza July 17, 2014

    Students of Aligarh Muslim University held a candle light march in solidarity with people killed in Palestine and also protested against the ongoing Israeli offensive. In a memorandum addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the students urged the organisation to directly intervene and impose a ceasefire in the troubled area. The...
  • IIT, IIM, NIT, Central University to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: Smriti Irani July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Premier institutes such as IIT, an IIM, a NIT, a central university and a petroleum university would be set up in Andhra Pradesh as envisaged in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said. Steps would also be taken to set up an Indian...
  • Osmania University graduate Viji Murali named CIO of US varsity July 14, 2014

    Washington: An Osmania University, Hyderabad, graduate Viji Murali, has been named chief information officer and vice provost of Information and Educational Technology at the University of California, Davis. Murali, an IT veteran in higher education, is coming to Davis from Washington State University, where she has served as vice president for...
  • Protests outside Israeli Embassy over airstrikes in Gaza Strip July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, mostly students of Jawaharlal Nehru University had gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. "There were around 70-80 protesters mostly students from JNU. They reached the Israeli embassy at around 2 PM,...
  • DU asks department heads to expedite restructuring process July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University has asked heads of various departments to expedite the restructuring of undergraduate courses in the three-year format days after it had scrapped the controversial four-year programme. The Assistant Registrar of DU on Thursday instructed the concerned department heads to work in tandem with the Committee of Courses...
  • Actor John Wayne's heirs sue university to use 'Duke' nickname July 10, 2014

    Reuters: Heirs of film star John Wayne have sued Duke University over their right to use the late Academy Award winner's nickname, "Duke," to market a line of bourbon, describing the school's protests over such branding efforts as "ludicrous." John Wayne Enterprises said it fears being sued by the private university...
  • Government considering setting up Rail University: Sadananda Gowda July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim of providing railway-oriented education, the government is considering setting up of a Railway University for both technical and non technical subjects. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda also spoke about the plans for skill development of the staff while presenting the Rail Budget for 2014-15 in the Lok...
  • London is best home for Indian students: Lord Paul July 8, 2014

    London: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has endorsed London as one of the best cities for Indian students to come and study, saying there is no place in the world other than the British capital where an Indian can feel more at home. The Chancellor of one of the city's...
  • Delhi University Teacher's Association, student groups to sit on dharna today July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Teacher's Association along with all the student groups will hold a dharna at the Arts Faculty Gate on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. The protest is to press for an immediate meeting of the Delhi University Academic Council. The protestors are demanding a fast...
  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Army Chief addresses China's National Defence University cadets July 4, 2014

    Beijing: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday addressed the cadets of the National Defence University here, a day after holding hectic parleys with China's military top brass on a host of issues including the implementation of the new border defence mechanism. On the last day of his visit to Beijing,...
  • Government introduces 4 new vaccines in the Universal Immunisation Programme July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a big boost to the public healthcare sector with India deciding to introduce four new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. Three new vaccines will be introduced for children. These include the indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine and those to combat Rubella and Polio....
  • Slight decrease in second cut-off list: Delhi University July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The second cut-off list for admissions to Delhi University undergraduate programme was released on Thursday, with only a slight decrease in percentages and some colleges even declaring admissions closed. Besides honours course in geography, Kirori Mal College closed admissions for all other courses. The cut-off for geography only seen...
  • DU's high cut-offs will force Delhi students to migrate: BJP July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the "sky rocketing" cut-offs declared by Delhi University, BJP leader Vijay Goel on Thursday said that average students of the national capital will have no option but to migrate to other cities for higher studies if not given any advantage over outstation aspirants. "It's the average...
  • Excited to have gotten through to SRCC: CBSE topper Sarthak Aggarwal July 1, 2014

    The first cut-off lists of the Delhi University were released on Monday and believe it or not, it has hit a 100 per cent in three colleges. SRCC announced a cut-off of 98.2 per cent. ...
  • Decision to discontinue admission to BSC cources in Kolhan colleges, opposed July 1, 2014

    BJP leader Dr Dineshanand Goswami on Tuesday strongly opposed the decision of the Kolhan University to discontinue admission in the science stream at graduation course in colleges affiliated to it on the grounds that the colleges did not have sanctioned posts of lecturers. The decision of the University came to fore...
  • Rare honour: US names mountain after Buxar scientist Akhouri Sinha July 1, 2014

    The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in the honour of an eminent Indian-American scientist whose pioneering biological research expedition has provided critical data about animal populations. Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, was recognised by the...