UNIVERSITIES

  • 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...
  • Rajasthan University students, police clash outside varsity campus November 28, 2014

    Jaipur: The students of Rajasthan University on Friday clashed with police during their protests against them outside the varsity campus. The police resorted to using mild force to prevent students from blocking the road as they pelted stones at policemen. One student attempted self-immolation in which four students were injured....
  • Don't play politics at an educational institution, AMU VC to Centre against BJP's proposed event 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. BJP has asked the university to celebrate the birth anniversary of Raja Mahendra Pratap, a freedom fighter, who according to...
  • Japanese man sues women-only university for rejecting him November 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A young Japanese man is suing an all-female public university for gender discrimination after being denied admission, according to a media reports. The man, aspiring to enroll in Fukuoka Women's University's bachelor of nutrition programme, has gone to court with the argument that gender discrimination in public institutions of higher...
  • New Jersey: Indian-origin hiker snapped photos of bear that killed him November 27, 2014

    New York: An Indian-origin student, who was killed by a bear while hiking in New Jersey, snapped photos of the 160-kilogram beast before it mauled him to death. Darsh Patel, a Rutgers University student, was attacked by a black bear at the Apshawa Preserve in West Milford in September. West...
  • Delhi High Court grants bail to former DU vice chancellor Deepak Pental in forgery case November 25, 2014

    Delhi: The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Delhi University vice chancellor Deepak Pental. The former VC is accused of cheating, plagiarism and forgery. Pental was in court's custody and court granted him bail instead of sending him to judicial custody. Warrants have been issued against his post-doctoral...
  • Delhi: Court orders former DU VC's arrest, issues warrent against post-doctoral student November 25, 2014

    Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday directed former Delhi University vice chancellor Deepak Pental arrest on charges of cheating, plagiarism and forgery. The former VC is in court's custody and court will order whether to send him to judicial custody or grant bail. Warrants have been issued against his...
  • Wharton's Modi move augurs 'dark days' for plurality of views November 23, 2014

    Washington: The prestigious Wharton India Forum's flip-flop last year over an invitation to Narendra Modi reflects "dark days" for intellectual diversity on American campuses, a top US official has said. "These are dark days for intellectual diversity on campuses. The number of speakers who have been formally disinvited from speaking on...
  • 19-year-old Shaban Bukhari is Jama Masjid's new Naib Imam November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Shaban Bukhari, the 19-year-old son of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was on Saturday formally anointed the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) of the 17th century mosque at a ceremony here. The anointment, which was attended by religious leaders from India and abroad, comes in the face of...
  • Mulayam cuts 75-feet cake at grand birthday bash November 22, 2014

    Rampur (UP): Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav celebrated his 75th birthday by cutting a 75-foot -long cake at midnight at a grand event. Mulayam, who was wished among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Governor Ram Naik, attended a grand ceremony on Jauhar University premises and laid the...
  • Mulayam cuts 75-foot cake at grand birthday bash November 22, 2014

    Rampur (UP): Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav celebrated his 75th birthday by cutting a 75-foot -long cake at midnight at a grand event. Mulayam, who was wished among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Governor Ram Naik, attended a grand ceremony on Jauhar University premises and laid the...