Degree

  • Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    San Diego:Kevin Bacon's 'Six Degrees' world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con. During a Sunday panel for his Fox show 'The Following,' a fan brought up the pop culture game known as 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' whose premise is anyone in Hollywood can be linked to the actor. She wondered...
  • Ratan Tata gets honorary doctorate from Canada's York University June 22, 2014

    Toronto: Canada's world-famous York University has conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree on former Tata group chairman Ratan Tata for his quest for innovation and role in promoting corporate social responsibility. Tata flew into Toronto to receive the honour bestowed on him at the 2014 spring convocation of York University's...
  • Hot Sunday morning in Delhi June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a hot Sunday morning in Delhi with a minimum of 28.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day. "The sky will remain clear. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 44 degrees Celsius," said an India Meteorological...
  • Hottest day in Delhi in 5 years, temperature touches 44.7 degrees June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi experienced the hottest day of the season with the mercury touching 44.7 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was four degrees above normal, the Met department said. The maximum temperature in Palam was recorded at 46.6 degrees Celsius which is also highest for the area for the season. The...
  • UP continues to brave heat as temperature reaches 44 degree mark May 24, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh continued to sizzle Saturday, with temperatures at some places crossing 46 degrees Celsius. The day temperature in cities like Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi was static at 44 degrees Celsius, while the temperature on Friday touched 46 degrees Celsius in Allahabad city and neighbouring areas. The met department said there was...
  • Global recognition of Indian degrees soon March 10, 2014

    India is set to get full-fledged membership status of the Washington Accord by June, enabling global recognition of Indian degrees and improving mobility of students and engineers. Secretary Higher Education Ashok Thakur also said steps were being taken to set up National Accreditation Regulatory Authority (NARA), supplementing the country's efforts to...
  • BJP, ABVP workers protest against student leader's murder January 4, 2014

    BJP and ABVP activists on Saturday blocked the National Highway 24 for over an hour, protesting against the alleged murder of a students' union leader of KGK Degree College here in Moradabad. The activists, protesting against the murder of Deepak Chauhan who was shot dead on Thursday, also interrupted law examination...
  • Petrol pump cashier robbed, shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants December 24, 2013

    A cashier of a petrol pump was allegedly shot dead by some motorcycle-borne unidentified persons, who also looted cash from him in Lucknow's Charbagh area, police said on Tuesday. Mohammad Jasheen (40), working as the cashier at the petrol pump near KKC Degree College trisection, was shot last night by two...
  • Earth records 'soul crushing' temperature of minus 94.7 Celsius in Antarctica December 10, 2013

    Newly analysed data from East Antarctica say the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold. The record is minus 94.7 Celsius (135.8 degrees Fahrenheit). A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it...
  • News briefs: College teachers want 60% posts in LU bodies in Lucknow August 7, 2013

    After demanding the right to be PhD research guides, the Degree College Teachers’ Association has pressed for increased role in the Lucknow University’s decision making bodies. In a meeting with vice-chancellor SB Nimse on Tuesday, representatives of the teachers’ association said a well-set ratio of 60:40 should be implemented in letter and...
  • News briefs: 'Permit teachers to guide PhD scholars' in Lucknow August 6, 2013

    The Degree College Teachers’ Association has appealed to Lucknow University vice-chancellor SB Nimse to allow college teachers to guide PhD students. The association maintained that it was highly discriminatory that when colleges affiliated to other state universities had the right to guide PhD students, teachers here were not allowed to do...
  • Two CERN scientists to be honoured by President June 17, 2013

    Agartala: Two eminent scientists associated with CERN, the prestigious European laboratory for particle physics, would be conferred honorary Doctor of Science (DSC) degree by National Institute of Technology (NIT) Agartala. CERN Director General Rolf-Dieter Heuer and eminent scientist Bikash Sinha of Kolkata, who is also associated with CERN, would be...
  • Shabana Azmi to get her fourth doctorate June 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Shabana Azmi is the most academically qualified actress in India by far and now the veteran actress is all set to receive another doctorate, this time from the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Wednesday. This would be the 'Masoom' actress's fourth honorary degree. Earlier, she has received the same honour...
  • DU admissions begin amidst protests, confusion over FYUP June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The race for college admissions has begun amid protests by students and faculty members over converting the three-year graduate programme at the Delhi University into a four-year course. As the campus remains divided over the issue, the students and parents seem confused. The brand new admission season at...
  • Delhi continues to reel under intense heat May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The national capital on Tuesday continued to reel under intense heat with hot winds blowing all through the day. The day temperature was recorded at maximum 43 degree Celsius, which was three notches above normal and slightly up from Monday's 42.6 deg C. There was some respite as the...
  • No relief from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana, 8 dead May 25, 2013

    Chandigarh: The ongoing heat wave conditions in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday continued unabated, claiming at least eight lives and forcing people in the region to confine indoors. While six persons lost their lives due to intense heat wave in Punjab, two died in Haryana in the...
  • Delhi: Max temp expected to be around 46 degree Celsius today May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Delhi recorded its hottest day in May in the last 10 years, the mercury is expected to rise further Friday, the India Meteorological Department said. "The heatwave conditions will prevail over the city Friday. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 46 degrees Celsius,"...
  • DU's Executive Council gives nod to 4-year degree programme May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) of Delhi University got its final approval today after the varsity's Executive Council cleared the proposal, which has evoked criticism from a section of the academia. The Council meeting was attended by 21 members. Only two members opposed the move by presenting their...
  • 4-year degree: DU council passes courses of 28 departments May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: With admissions for the new four-year undergraduate programmes set to begin from June, Delhi University's Academic Council on Wednesday passed courses of 28 departments for the new course structure to be introduced from this academic session. "The Academic Council approved courses in Discipline 1, Discipline 2 as well as...
  • 4-year degree: PM wants to know why DU was 'in a hurry' May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants to know why Delhi University was "in a hurry" to extend the three-year bachelor's degree programme to four years and will get the matter examined, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Tuesday. Singh assured a delegation of Left and other MPs that he would...
  • FTN: Four-year Delhi University degree - good or bad? May 4, 2013

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose in a special interactive show discusses the question with Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh. Delhi University, which has introduced the new four year undergraduation course, is facing wrath from many of its teachers. The teachers feel that the new pattern will destroy DU's legacy...
  • Now, a camera that can click photos across 180 degrees May 2, 2013

    Washington: Bug's eye view! Scientists have developed a new insect-inspired camera system which can take pictures across nearly 180 degrees and deliver exceptionally sharp images. Inspired by the complex fly eye, an interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the University of Illinois and the Northwestern University has developed a hemispherical...
  • IIMs want foreign students with degrees April 7, 2013

    Kolkata: To get aspiring business leaders from foreign countries join their courses, IIMs are now trying to get accreditation from two global bodies and the authority to award degrees rather than diplomas in business management. "Considerable progress has been made towards enabling the IIMs to award degrees rather than diplomas....
  • North India shivers, Delhi temperature climbs January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Temperatures in Delhi climbed a little giving some respite to the Delhiites even as rest of North India continued to battle with severe cold conditions. Uttar Pradesh remained worst affected with 23 more people succumbing to the winter chill, raising the state's death toll to 249. Delhi's minimum was...
  • Delhi shivers as temperature dips to 2.7 degree Celsius January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhiites on Friday pulled out more woollens from their winter wardrobe as morning temperature plummeted to the season's lowest of 2.7 degree Celsius. Friday's minimum is four degree Celsius below normal and down from Thursday's 4.4 degrees Celsius. Thursday's maximum was 12.7 degree Celsius. Fog in the Friday morning...
  • UP: Cold wave claims 30 lives in a 24-hour span December 27, 2012

    Lucknow: The cold wave sweeping through Uttar Pradesh has claimed more than 30 lives in a 24-hour span, officials here said ON December 27. The maximum number of deaths, between Wednesday and Thursday morning, were reported from Bhadohi district where five people succumbed to the cold. As many as four...
  • Europe in cold grip, 83 dead in Ukraine's cold snap December 22, 2012

    London: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from a cold spell that has been gripping the country, BBC reported. Temperatures as low as minus 23 degrees Celsius and heavy snowfall this month have left the capital Kiev and most of the country under a thick frozen layer. In the...
  • UP: Student burnt alive, face mutilated by acid December 10, 2012

    Aligarh: An undergraduate student was allegedly burnt alive and his face mutilated by acid by a group of unidentified persons, police said on Monday. The body of Rakesh, student of Varshney Degree College, was recovered on Sunday at his uncle's house in Raj Vihar locality in Kwarsi area, they said. While...
  • Different doesn't mean shedding cloths: Meera August 2, 2012

    Think Meera Nandan and the image pops up in your mind is that of a demure lass, without sans any extra glam appeal. Though we have never seen her in the form of quintessential diva on or off screen, the industry circles were recently abuzz with the news that...
  • Yahoo CEO Thompson apologises to employees May 8, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc's board convened on Monday afternoon to discuss the mounting upset surrounding Chief Executive Scott Thompson, who has apologised to employees after being accused last week by activist investor Daniel Loeb of padding his resume, a source with knowledge of the matter said. The source, who declined to...