Educational Institutions

  • Educational institutions to reopen in Manipur 6 days ago

    Imphal: The Manipur government has decided to reopen all educational institutions from Monday following an agreement with the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS). This decision was taken yesterday after the JCILPS agreed in a meeting with the government to lift the "indefinite public curfew", imposed since September...
  • Andhra Pradesh identifying sites for proposed educational institutes July 29, 2014

    Rajahmundry (AP): Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana on Tuesday said the Centre has sanctioned 11 prestigious national level institutions for Andhra Pradesh in wake of the State's bifurcation. Post division of Andhra Pradesh, most of the prestigious educational and research institutes have gone to Telangana, which came into existence on June...
  • Chavan Cabinet clears 16 per cent quota for native Marathas June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. The Maharashtra Cabinet cleared the 16 per cent quota for the native Marathas in the state. It also approved...
  • CM appreciates minority educational institutes December 4, 2013

    Lauding efforts made by the minority educational institutes in spreading education in the state, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday assured them that his government would make efforts in finding solutions to whatever problems they have. "The way you (minority educational institutions) have been spreading education from remote rural to...
  • Educational institutes to remain closed on Tuesday due to the ongoing curfew August 13, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered all educational institutes to remain closed on Tuesday due to the ongoing curfew in Jammu. "The Divisional Administration has ordered that all education institutes shall remain closed on 13th August, 2013", a government spokesman said. According to a notice issued in Jammu on Monday...
  • Education system failed to achieve objective, needs reform: SC July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Education system in the country has failed to achieve its objective and it has to be reformed immediately, the Supreme Court has said. "It is unfortunate that today education instead of reforming the human behaviour, in our humble opinion, appear to have failed to achieve its objective. Instead...
  • US institutions imparting training to Indians: Pallam May 25, 2013

    Rajahmundry: Some prominent US educational institutions are imparting industrial training to students in India under the Centre's Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), Human Resource Development Minister M Pallam Raju on Friday said. Under the initiative, training is provided to students who have passed polytechnic and engineering courses, based on...
  • Agra: Police yet to solve PhD student's murder case March 20, 2013

    Agra: Uttar Pradesh police are yet to the identify killer of the PhD student, who was found murdered at Dayalbagh Educational Institute in Agra on Friday. Even though the police have recovered girl's mobile phone, jeans and her shoes from the institute laboratory where she was found murdered, the mystery...
  • Agra: Girl student found dead in her college lab March 16, 2013

    Agra: A girl identified as Neha was found stabbed to death in her college laboratory in Agra. The girl, a resident of Delhi, and was doing PhD from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra. Police suspect the killer was known to her and was also aware of the college campus. The murder came...
  • Higher education needs to be improved: Pranab Mukherjee December 28, 2012

    Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee on December 28 pitched for improving the standards of higher education by Indian universities and also asked the private players also to contribute their best as there were 'unlimited' demands and 'limited' resources in the sector. "The standards of higher education in India today need improvement....
  • Mumbai: No relief from school fee hike this year June 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Looks like parents still have to wait a while before a new Act comes in place preventing schools from riding roughshod over them in the matter of fee hikes. The much awaited school fee regulation Act, though passed by the state legislature last year, is now stuck in limbo,...
  • Jamia Millia conferred with minority status February 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) on Tuesday observed that the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is a minority education institution founded by the Muslims for the benefit of community. "We hold that the Jamia Millia Islamia is a minority education institution," said the three-member bench of the...
  • Watch: Ragging a menace in educational institutes January 5, 2010

    Ten first year students of KE Medical College in Mumbai on Saturday alleged they were ragged by their seniors at a New Year party. ...
  • Two IITs among top 200 universities in the world October 10, 2008

    London: Two of the reputed Indian Institutes of Technology have been ranked among the top 200 universities of the world in a list dominated by American educational institutions. IIT Delhi and IIT Mumbai, which found a place among the elite institutions have been ranked 154 and 174 respectively by the Times...
  • Mangaloreans say solve strife through dialogue September 17, 2008

    Mangalore: Communally-sensitive Mangalore which is seeing a divide between Hindus and Christians is a culturally diverse place. It is home to four major religions and five languages. They have all coexisted for many centuries with missionary schools and hospitals playing a big part. That was until scenes like police lathi-charging became...
  • Ad puts Thampu back in St Stephen’s top job race March 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Shortly after Rev Valson Thampu's resignation, St Stephen's Supreme Council on Wednesday re-advertised for the post of Principal. While the previous ad taken out during Thampu's tenure raised many eyebrows – with 50-60-year age criteria being against UGC guidelines – the new ad too was equally controversial. It had...
  • Appointment of Stephen's College head held illegal February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions has ruled that Valsan Thampu's appointment as OSD (Officer on Special Duty) of Delhi’s prestigious college, St. Stephens is illegal. The regulatory authority of minority educational institutions on Tuesday asked the college to take ''urgent corrective'' measures and appoint a new...
  • Minorities object to DU principal appointment February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The appointment of Rev Valson Thampu as acting Principal of St Stephen's college is completely illegal and arbitrary, says the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI). The NCMEI, hearing a petition challenging Thampu's appointment, has said that it cannot remain a mute spectator to what it called the...
  • Arjun hell bent on implementing quota June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh is hoping against hope that the proposed quota for OBCs in higher educational institutions comes through. He's hoping that he would be ultimately allowed by the Supreme Court to implement his pet project from this academic year. "Hope till the hope creates...
  • US to open door wider to Indian students June 18, 2007

    Washington: The US wants to open its doors even wider to students from India for the benefit of the next generation of Indians and Americans, a US official said ahead of a trip to India. US and India are "engaging more actively and constructively than ever on a wide range of...
  • Karnataka to ban junk food too December 20, 2006

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Government is planning to ban all junk foods apart from carbonated beverages in academic institutions in the state. Talking to CNN-IBN, Karnataka Health Minister R Ashok said the government is planning to put a blanket ban on all junk food as it is causing obesity among children....
  • K'taka takes fizz out of colas again December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: The Karnataka government has re-enforced the ban on sale and distribution of colas in educational institutions with immediate effect. The move came six days after the High Court upheld the state government's ban of August 14 on the sale of soft drinks in educational institutions. The move to ban...
  • AIIMS docs begin strike against quota December 15, 2006

    New Delhi: Resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday night began a hunger against the Lok Sabha passing a Bill which reserves 27 per cent seats for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central government-aided educational institutions. Fifteen members of the Resident Doctors Association’s (RDA) executive...
  • Quota Bill passed | Docs begin stir December 15, 2006

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday approved a Bill reserving 27 per cent seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Central Government-aided higher educational institutions. HRD Minister Arjun Singh promised that the Government would "very soon" frame a Bill providing for reservation in unaided educational institutions. The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation...
  • Vande Mataram: A call for united India August 30, 2006

    New Delhi: Vande Mataram was the most popular among the war cries raised by Indians against the British during the Khilafat Movement. Even in those times singing Vande Mataram was optional. In 1936, the Congress tried to make it compulsory, all they did was alienate the Muslim sentiment. During the independence struggle,...
  • Vande Mataram not mandatory: Cong August 21, 2006

    New Delhi: Endorsing Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh's views, Congress on Monday said the direction to educational institutions on recitation of 'Vande Mataram' was not mandatory but ‘voluntary in nature’ and any community was free to recite it or not. "Congress party and the country is proud of the national song...