Universities

  • Historians to develop syllabi, bridge knowledge gap on Northeast 4 hours 5 minutes 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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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' 1 week ago

    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...
  • After DU, IISc Bangalore at loggerheads with UGC over scrapping of four-year undergraduate programme August 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Barely a month after the controversy over Delhi University's Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao has hit out at the University Grants Commission. He has questioned the UGC's diktat to scrap the four-year course at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Rao said that premier institutes...
  • Governor Ram Naik asks V-Cs to hold convocation ceremony on time August 11, 2014

    Acting Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor Ram Naik on Sunday asked the vice chancellors of 14 government-run universities to hold convocation ceremony on time so that students could get their degrees properly. In a letter written to the vice chancellors of 14 government universities of the state, the Uttar Pradesh Governor...
  • I have a degree from Yale University, says Smriti Irani August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualifications has taken a new turn with her assertion that she also has a degree from the prestigious Yale University in the United States. Irani made the remark when pressed by a questioner at the India Today Woman Summit...
  • 2 schools of Nalanda University to commence courses from September August 10, 2014

    The first two Schools of Nalanda University, which is being built near the ruins of the ancient academic institution in Bihar with assistance from a number of ASEAN member countries, will commence its courses from next month. In her address at the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, External Affairs Minister...
  • Governor Ram Naik writes to varsity VCs for regularisation of sessions August 6, 2014

    In a bid to regularise sessions of universities in Uttar Pradeshand improve the quality of higher education in the state, Governor Ram Naik on Wednesday sought details of admissions in the new session and undeclared results. In a letter written to Vice Chancellors of all universities in the state, Naik, who is...
  • Ayurvedic medical college recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine August 6, 2014

    A medical college in Muzaffarnagar had its recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine due to inadequate facilities in the institution, following which seven professors and 49 medical students have been shifted to various government medical colleges in the state. A Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) team visited Swami Kalyan...
  • Delhi University announces dates for students union polls August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University on Tuesday announced dates for the election of office bearers of Delhi University's Student Union (DUSU) and members of Central Council. The elections will be held on September 12. The date and venue for the counting of votes will be announced later, Registrar Alka Sharma said...
  • Kolkata: Final year IT student found hanging from ceiling of hostel room August 5, 2014

    Kolkata: A 22-year-old student of Jadavpur University, who had appeared for his campus interview in the morning, was found hanging in his hostel room on Wednesday, police said. Manish Ranjan was found hanging in his hostel room in the second campus of the university in Salt Lake, Bidhannagore police said. Ranjan, who...
  • World's fastest network would let you download 5375GB of data in 1 second! August 4, 2014

    London: Danish researchers claim to have set a new data transfer world record by transmitting over a single optical fibre at an incredible speed of 43 terabits per second. Researchers at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) used a new type of optical fibre to claim the world data transfer record. The team...
  • Stop Bihar, UP migrants from settling in Delhi: BJP MP Vijay Goel July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The inflow of migrants into Delhi needs to be stopped to solve the problems of the capital, BJP leader Vijay Goel said in the Rajya Sabha as the upper house debated the Delhi budget. "Every day more migrants come to Delhi... Most of them are from Bihar and Uttar...
  • DU students to cycle to Wagah Border for Indo-Pak peace rally July 30, 2014

    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 July 28, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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' July 26, 2014

    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 July 24, 2014

    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...