UNIVERSITIES

  • Wharton's Modi move augurs 'dark days' for plurality of views Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Violence erupts again in Banaras Hindu University; 5 hostels evacuated 2 days ago

    Varanasi: Five hostels were evacuated in Banaras Hindu University after students of two hostels clashed with each other on Saturday, the second day of the ongoing stalemate between varsity and students who want the earlier form of the students union to be brought back. A scuffle broke out again between a...
  • 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' for Mulayam's 76th birthday in Rampur 3 days ago

    Lucknow: A 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' hired from London are among the highlights of the grand celebrations to be held in Rampur on the eve of SP chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday. "The birthday celebrations will start from tomorrow midnight and Netaji (Mulayam) along with Uttar Pradesh Chief...
  • Two people shot on Florida State University campus 4 days ago

    Tallahassee: Two people were shot at the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, an official at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital said on Thursday. "We have two victims from a shooting that happened on the Florida State University campus," said a nursing supervisor, who declined to provide additional detail on the...
  • Modi proposes 'Digital India project', focus on the need to be tech-savvy 5 days ago

    Samabula (Fiji): Not just education, but today's youth need to be tech-savvy to take on the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering at the Fiji National University. The PM promised among other things, double scholarship to Fijian students studying in India. Insisting on the need to...
  • Harvard University sued over 'racial profiling' 6 days ago

    New York: A nonprofit group filed a lawsuit on Monday against Harvard University, accusing the world-famous Ivy League institution of racial profiling in its admissions policies. Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard limits the number of Asian Americans it admits while giving preference to other races, according to the Project on...
  • CBI signs MoU with Gujarat Forensic Science University 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The CBI on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here with Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) to enhance its investigating capacity by using forensic science. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) signed the MoU to establish collaboration for the purpose of identifying new areas for application of forensic...
  • Delhi University installs special technology for blind students in libraries November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University is in the process of installing a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries, a move which the varsity claims is a first-of-its-kind initiative for visually-challenged students by an Indian university. The technology called 'Inclusive Print Access Project'...
  • In veiled message to China, Barack Obama renews commitment to Asia-Pacific pivot November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: US President Barack Obama sought on Saturday to reassure Asia-Pacific allies about Washington's strategic shift toward the region as he sent a veiled message to a rising China with a vow to "deepen our engagement using every element of our power". Speaking in Australia on the final stop of a...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 14, 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 Anubha Bhonsle November 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • PM Modi wows students at Queensland University of Technology November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wowed Queensland University of Technology students, freely mingling with them during a visit, and made it a point to tell them that it is Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday as he sent his best wishes to children. Within hours after his arrival following an overnight flight from...
  • Allahabad HC directs AMU to allow undergraduate girl students in university's central library November 14, 2014

    Allahabad: In a major move, the Allahabad High Court has removed restriction on undergraduate girls from using the central library of Aligarh Muslim University. The court has also sought a reply from the varsity's Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah who had recently stirred a hornet's nest by not allowing girls into...
  • AMU succumbs to pressure, may allow undergraduate girls in Central library November 14, 2014

    Aligarh: After much outrage, the Aligarh Muslim University seems to have bowed down to pressure. It has informed the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry that a request by undergraduate girls of Women's College to access the central library is under consideration. The reply came after the HRD Ministry sought an explanation...
  • Aligarh Muslim University controversy continues, administration refuses to lift ban November 12, 2014

    Aligarh: Uproar continues over the controversial comments by the Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor as the administration has rejected demands to end restrictions on women undergraduate students from using the main library on campus. University Vice Chancellor barred undergraduate girl students from entering the library saying boys will follow them. Some...
  • AMU students back Vice Chancellor, say remarks misinterpreted November 12, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University students backed Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah remarks and said that his remarks were misinterpreted. One of the students said, "We raised the demand to use the central library during university polls. There is a space problem. His remarks were misinterpreted." ...
  • Centre seeks explanation from AMU over VC's remarks not allowing girls to use central library November 12, 2014

    Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor's remarks that girls should not be allowed in the central library as more boys will follow them has created an uproar. The Centre has called the statement as an insult to daughters and has sought an explanation from the university. Girl students at the...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee hits back at critics, says her government has done a lot of development works November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hit back at her critics saying though her government has done a lot of development works, they cannot see it. Inaugurating a new campus of Aliah University in Kolkata's satellite town New Town-Rajarhat, Banerjee said, "In this Rajarhat we have an...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Karnataka: Pre-University Principals' Association issues diktats for girl students November 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Pre-University Principals' Association in Karnataka has issued a controversial set of guidelines to pre-university colleges in South Bengaluru over safety and security of women. Colleges will be expected to monitor the time when female students enter and exit the college. College authorities also have to ensure that birthday parties...
  • DU's School of Open Learning yet to implement semester system November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Four years after Delhi University implemented semester system for various courses, its distance education wing still continues to operate in the annual mode, hindering the prospect of meritorious students seeking migration to regular colleges. After the row over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), DU students and teachers are now...
  • JNU sets up panel to check pollution, accidents on campus November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University has set up a committee to implement policies which will help check rising pollution and regulate traffic on the campus. The decision to set up 'Traffic Planning Committee' was taken by the administration recently and was informed to JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA), which had raised...
  • Bangalore: 'Guidelines' on snooping on students mere recommendation, says official November 9, 2014

    Speaking on the controversial guidelines to south Bangalore colleges over snooping on students, the Secretary of pre-University principal's association, Manjunath told CNN-IBN, "These are not guidelines, these are merely recommendation. We are not monitoring internet activities of students every time. Its just only when they are inside college premises." ...
  • Karnataka: Pre-University Principals' Association issues guidelines, colleges to snoop on students November 8, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Pre-University Principals' Association in Karnataka has issued a controversial set of guidelines to pre-university colleges in South Bengaluru over safety and security of women. Colleges will be expected to monitor the time when female students enter and exit the college. College authorities also have to ensure that birthday...
  • Universe brighter than imagined, finds NASA November 7, 2014

    Washington: A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infra-red light in the dark space between galaxies - a diffuse cosmic glow as bright as all known galaxies combined. The glow is thought to be from orphaned stars flung out of galaxies. Galaxies may not have a set boundary...
  • Delhi University holds job fair for undergraduates November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Offering an opportunity to over 5,000 students to secure employment, Delhi University conducted a job fair for the students graduating in 2015. "Three companies came to hire around 100 students during the first placement drive of the session. 35 students have successfully secured jobs for themselves," JM Khurana,...