ACADEMICS

  • IndianAmerican scholar to explore dinosaur extinction August 30, 2014

    Houston: An IndianAmerican scholar has won the prestigious 'FulbrightNehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award' which includes a grant to study the causes behind Dinosaur extinction. Sankar Chatterjee, a Horn Professor of Palaeontology and Curator at the Museum of Texas University, will travel in the spring of 2015 to India to continue...
  • Centre to implement National Academic Depository scheme this month August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource and Development Ministry on Saturday fastened the process for implementing the National Academic Depository Act (NAD) once the Bill becomes a law. The NAD Bill was first introduced in 2011 by the then HRD minister Kapil Sibal. The Narendra Modi government made some changes which were...
  • HRD pushes for National Academic Depository Bill to curb fake degrees, marksheets August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry is pushing for the National Academic Depository Bill, which could go a long way in curbing the fake degree scams. It will also benefit employers to access a verified database for all academic degrees in India. Sources in the ministry have indicated to...
  • Teachers to give wakeup calls to parents at 5 am in Mangalore district June 19, 2014

    Mangalore: The parents of the children who are studying in 10th standard will get a wake up call from their teachers at 5 o'clock in the morning from next month. The teachers will ask if their child has woken up or still asleep. If the child is still sleeping, the...
  • Delhi University admission procedure begins, forms go on sale June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The admission process for 54,000 Delhi University seats for the fouryear undergraduate programme began on Monday. The sale of admission forms for the university have opened. Students can submit the centralised optical mark recognition forms both online and offline from Tuesday till June 16. The forms will be available...
  • 1000 JAC certificates, mark sheets seized in raid at Kolhan Inter College March 8, 2014

    About 1000 blank certificates of Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC), mark sheets and candidates registration related documents were seized in a raid conducted in a college in Saraikela-Kharswan district on Saturday, official sources said. The raid was conducted at Kolhan Inter College, Chaliama in Saraikela-Kharswan district a day after two teachers were...
  • Shining engineering colleges of India July 28, 2013

    The show talks about the top and most promising engineering colleges in India. ...
  • Shining engineering colleges of India July 21, 2013

    The show talks about the top and most promising engineering colleges in India. ...
  • Shining engineering colleges of India Part 4 June 22, 2013

    The show talks about the top and most promising engineering colleges in India. ...
  • Shining engineering colleges of India Part 2 June 2, 2013

    The show talks about the top and most promising engineering colleges in India. ...
  • Interpersonal communication lacking in education: Joshi May 29, 2013

    Greater Noida: One of the most important aspects lacking in the education system is interpersonal communication, CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi said on Tuesday. This aspect was important as an individual has to connect with everyone children, parents, peers or colleagues around them, he said. Interpersonal communication means a deeper...
  • Shining engineering colleges of India May 26, 2013

    Ask any engineering student where they aspire to study and the letters that come out of there mouth will always be IIT. The show talks about the top and most promising engineering colleges in India. ...
  • Indian academic develops intelligent robots in UK April 4, 2013

    London: An Indian academic in the UK has developed humanoid robots which use artificial intelligence to take on humans and learn opponents' strategy as they play and try to win the traditional 'rockscissorspaper' game. Dr Ram Ramamoorthy from Bangalore led the team in developing the humanoid devices at the University...
  • Protesters march against Wharton snub to Modi March 25, 2013

    Washington: About 200 IndianAmericans marched in protest against the controversial withdrawal of an invitation to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to speak at the Wharton India Economic Forum. Marching under the banner of a group called Americans for Free Speech, they chanted, "We want Modi!" as the Forum held its conference...
  • Delhi nursery admissions: Parents in a fix after HC order February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Uncertainty continues over nursery admissions in Delhi. Parents who braved long queues are now caught in a fix after the Delhi High Court's decision that its verdict is enforceable from the 201314 session itself. "We are really confused, the parent community has no clue," said a parent Suresh Kumar....
  • Auto driver's daughter who topped CA gives credit to parents January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Prema Jayakumar, the daughter of a Mumbai autorickshaw driver, has topped the All India Chartered Accountancy examination. 24year old Prema aced the exam with a score of 607 out of 800, a solid 75.88 per cent, and attributed her success to support from her parents and teachers. She also...
  • British Indiaborn UK academic faces deportation September 2, 2012

    London: In a bizarre case involving Britain's immigration laws, a 70yearold academic born in British India and hailed as the symbol of national resilience after being a victim of the July 7, 2005 London attacks, is reported to be facing deportation. John Tulloch, a prominent academic born in India in 1942,...
  • Mass cheating probe on in Harvard University September 1, 2012

    Cambridge: Harvard University will consider instituting an honour code as it investigates whether at least 125 undergraduates cheated by working together on a takehome exam in the spring. Officials said they intend to start broad conversations about academic honesty, including why it is vital to intellectual inquiry, in the wake...
  • Getting a degree Unmukt Chand's top focus September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: There is relief for Indian cricket's rising star Unmukt Chand. The captain of the Under19 World Cup winning team is through to the second year of his BA Pass course programme at the St Stephens College with a little help from the government. After a long and protracted...
  • Karnataka: RTE fails to bridge academic gap August 27, 2012

    Bangalore: Even three months after the Government enforced the Right to Education Act (RTE) in the state, an academic divide continues to exist between existing students and the children admitted under the 25 per cent RTE quota. Express visited a school in Nandini Layout that has 43 children admitted to...
  • IIT, NIT panel to meet on entrance test procedure May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The joint council of the IITs and NITs will meet on Monday to discuss the government's move to hold a single entrance test for undergraduate technical courses. Sources say that the IITs, by and large, have opted to retain the existing format of JEE for 2013. Ahead of Monday's...
  • Mumbai students struggle to score 25 pc in 9th May 22, 2012

    Mumbai: With the number of class IX students failing to secure a minimum of 25 per cent marks in their final exams in their Maths and Science papers rising this year, citybased schools are a worried lot. School principals believe that special efforts are required from teachers, students and their...
  • Chennai: 1 student suicide each week this year April 18, 2012

    CHENNAI: Poor academic performance coupled with mental stress and parental pressure has taken away the lives of 12 students in Chennai this year alone.According to data available with the Greater Chennai City Police, 19 students have ended their lives so far this year in the city. Of these, 12 were...
  • Man makes daughter beg for getting bad marks March 28, 2012

    Mysore: Strict parenting took a shocking new turn in Mysore on Wednesday. A class seven student was forced to beg in front of a temple by none her own father as a punishment for getting poor marks in exams. When the police learnt of the incident they summoned the 12yearold's...
  • Valley unrest takes its toll on education September 1, 2010

    With regular classes suspended, thanks to the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir, students find themselves in a fix. ...
  • Revision shows 12th science topper flunked maths September 19, 2009

    Ranchi: He was declared the science topper in Jharkhand's Class 12 board exams, with a super 96 in maths. But a reevaluation of his answer sheets after disbelieving students raised a hue and cry saw him failing in the subject with a poor 24. According to an official, Manish...
  • Munnabhai' inspires seminar on modern Gandhigiri August 19, 2008

    Johannesburg: Bollywood film Lage Raho Munnabhai has inspired a slew of protests worldwide using Gandhian methods, such as people swamping officials with flowers. Now it's the turn of the academics to discuss modern Gandhigiri. Mahatma Gandhi had led a march in South Africa in 1908 to protest a law asking all...
  • Young guns get Cambridge's Manmohan scholarship July 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Three young academics have bagged the first Manmohan Singh Scholarships instituted by the Cambridge University in Britain. Niladri Banerjee, an IIT Kanpur postgraduate, Manasa Patnam, an Indian engaged in research at the Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS), and Nitu Duggal, who was an M. Phil scholar at Cambridge...
  • Chat Now: Know all about studying in Germany December 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Want to study in Germany and don't know how to go about it? Chat with Apoorv Mahendru of German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and get all your answers. ...
  • Free computer classes for Chandigarh kids February 13, 2007

    Chandigarh: Chandigarh is all set to impart free computer and information technology (IT) education in all government schools from the coming academic year, a senior official said Monday. Students from Class 1 to 10 in all government schools of the city would have free computer education to prepare them for various...