Degree

  • Global recognition of Indian degrees soon 10-03-2014 09:41 PM

    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...
  • BJP, ABVP workers protest against student leader's murder 04-01-2014 07:25 PM

    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...
  • Petrol pump cashier robbed, shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants 24-12-2013 12:16 PM

    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...
  • Earth records 'soul crushing' temperature of minus 94.7 Celsius in Antarctica 10-12-2013 03:14 PM

    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...
  • News briefs: College teachers want 60% posts in LU bodies in Lucknow 07-08-2013 11:32 PM

    After demanding the right to be PhD research guides, the Degree College Teachers Association has pressed for increased role in the Lucknow Universitys decision making bodies.In a meeting with vice-chancellor SB Nimseon 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 06-08-2013 11:45 PM

    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 rightto guide PhD students, teachers here were not allowed to do...
  • Two CERN scientists to be honoured by President 17-06-2013 07:58 PM

    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 11-06-2013 02:35 PM

    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...
  • DU admissions begin amidst protests, confusion over FYUP 05-06-2013 09:40 AM

    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 28-05-2013 07:20 PM

    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...
  • No relief from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana, 8 dead 25-05-2013 01:26 PM

    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 24-05-2013 12:00 PM

    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 09-05-2013 11:40 PM

    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...
  • 4-year degree: DU council passes courses of 28 departments 08-05-2013 11:00 AM

    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...
  • 4-year degree: PM wants to know why DU was 'in a hurry' 07-05-2013 08:40 PM

    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...
  • FTN: Four-year Delhi University degree - good or bad? 04-05-2013 06:50 PM

    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 02-05-2013 04:19 PM

    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 07-04-2013 09:26 AM

    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....
  • Fake degrees: Cong defends Arunachal minister 22-07-2011 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin is trying to protect a senior minister in his government, Atum Welly who has been exposed by CNN-IBN for getting a fake degree for his daughter. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, the Arunachal Chief Minister claimed that Welly was not involved in any...
  • Harvard open for Zuckerberg to finish degree 20-07-2011 12:22 PM

    Boston: Looks like Facebook's billionaire founder and Harvard's famous dropout Mark Zuckerberg still has the option to return to his alma mater to finish his degree. Harvard University President Drew Faust, speaking to an audience at Facebook's California headquarters, remarked that Zuckerberg is considered to be on leave from the...
  • University awards first Beatles degree 28-01-2011 10:40 AM

    London: A Canadian woman has become the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in Beatles studies. Former Miss Canada finalist, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy was one of the first 12 students to sign up for the Liverpool Hope University course on the Fab Four when it began...
  • Zindagi Live: Real life idiots 31-10-2010 03:36 PM

    There are a few in life who dare to break the shackles of convention and soar high with their dreams. They are perhaps known as the real life idiots by the not-so-daring lot. ...
  • One in four UK lap dancers have degrees: Study 27-08-2010 09:12 PM

    London: One in four women who works as a lap dancer in Britain has a university degree and the majority of those involved in the industry enjoy their work, earning up to 48,000 pounds ($ 74,500) a year, an academic research has found. Rather than being pressured or forced into...