Higher Education

  • State higher education ministers' meet tomorrow June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Higher education ministers from the states are meeting on Tuesday to review the progress of a host of programmes, including the roll out of Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan and mandatory accreditation of educational institutions. Crucial on the agenda will be setting up of IIT, NIT, IIM and IIIT...
  • IIT Guwahati only Indian college in the top 100 global varsity rankings May 1, 2014

    London: The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has taken India into the world's top 100 university rankings for the first time with an entry at number 87. IIT Guwahati is the only Indian educational institute in the 2014 league table of '100 Under 50' institutions released by the 'Times...
  • Varsity rankings: Panjab University pips IITs to emerge India's best October 3, 2013

    India has improved its position in the world's definitive university rankings with five Indian varsities entering the top 400 list, up from three in 2012. Panjab University made its debut in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14 in the 226-250 band followed by two other new entrants - Indian...
  • Higher education GER to be raised to 30% by 2020: Pallam Raju August 24, 2013

    The government has begun efforts to enhance the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education to 30 per cent by 2020 from the current level of around 19 per cent, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) M M Pallam Raju said on Saturday. "We have a Gross Enrolment Ratio of...
  • IIM-Kozhikode admits close to 200 women in 2013-15 batch June 26, 2013

    Kochi: In an attempt in gender diversity, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, has admitted close to 200 women, about 50 per cent, in its Post Graduate programme of the 2013-15 batch, some of whom are national talents in various fields. IIM-K's PGP 17 batch has inducted 361 students of...
  • US seeks student exchange programmes; IIT-B signs MoU with MIT June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday stressed on jointly working towards increasing skills of students to face future challenges and said this can be done through exchange programmes and partnerships between India and the US. "We need to make sure that next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs have...
  • Centralisation will raise higher education standards: Dr Arvind Gautam May 14, 2013

    The validity of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS/postgraduate/dental and postgraduate courses has been questioned by several states and private institutions. Is medical education in a mess in India? Dr Arvind Gautam, chief co-ordinator, Sankalp Medicos Movement Association (SMMA), joined IBNLive readers for an interaction...
  • Higher education faces challenge of quality: President April 10, 2013

    Kurukshetra: Institutes of higher learning continue to be challenged by quality, President Pranab Mukherjee said in Kurukshetra on Tuesday. Speaking at the 10th annual convocation of the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, the president said that quality, affordability and accessibility should become the mainstay of the higher education system. He said...
  • Govt to remove imbalances in higher education: PM February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the government will work to remove imbalances and streamline equity-related schemes in higher education. "We will keep in view concerns for equity. We will work to remove imbalances across states, across regions and across sections of society. We will streamline our equity-related...
  • 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....
  • Higher education in the country uneven: Tharoor November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) for Human Resources Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor on Friday rued that the quality of higher education in the country was "extremely uneven" and prescribed specialised training by institutions to its recruits as one of the solutions to bridge the gap. Speaking at the 2nd convocation...
  • Life after 12th Board exams: beyond medicine & engineering May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: With Class 12th CBSE results due any time now, IBNLive interacted with a few students who have appeared in the 12th examinations this year and a few ex-students who have been through the grind to get an idea of what today's undergraduates would like to take up as...
  • Focus Show: OP Jindal Global University February 20, 2011

    OP Jindal Global University offers pioneering courses in law, business and international affairs. ...
  • US opens helpline for 'sham' varsity students January 29, 2011

    Washington: The US authorities have opened a helpline for the Indian students of a 'sham' university in California, while asking some of them to wear radio trackers around their ankles as the case proceeds. Some 1,555 students of Tri-Valley University, 95 per cent of them from India, mostly Andhra Pradesh face...
  • Fake US varsity: students launch campaign January 28, 2011

    Washington: Facing the prospect of deportation following the closure of a "sham" university in California, hundreds of its Indian students have launched a campaign to seek help from the US authorities. Indians, mostly from Andhra Pradesh, make up about 95 per cent of students of Tri-Valley University in the Silicon Valley,...
  • Focus: Special show on higher education March 8, 2010

    Experts talk on higher education and the role of deemed univs. ...
  • UK's visa halt in North India hurts genuine students October 2, 2010

    Chandigarh: Students wanting to go to the United Kingdom for higher studies from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal are a disappointed lot because the UK Border Agency has temporarily stopped accepting any new student visa applications from New Delhi, Jalandhar and Chandigarh. This decision to not accept visa applications from 3 centres...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Govt to back poor students' higher education loans September 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The nuclear deal almost done, the UPA has now decided to look into other areas of administration. So the focus has shifted to education and the UPA government's long standing proposal to provide cheaper education loans to students for higher education will be considered by the union cabinet...
  • IIM fee hike: Arjun Singh spares a thought for poor April 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh is expected to meet a top official of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad on Wednesday over its plan to hike fees. IIM Ahmedabad on Saturday announced it was raising its fees from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 11.5 lakh and IIM Kozhikode...
  • Higher education is India's sick child: Arjun Singh October 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Life is not easy even for the fortunate ones who can study. Union HRD Minister, Arjun Singh in a candid admission says that the higher education system in India is not serving the youth of the country anymore. The Government now plans a complete overhaul of the system. "Higher...
  • Govt to digitise expensive higher education books July 31, 2007

    New Delhi: A scheme that could change the face of higher education in the country, the Government is planning to make expensive textbooks available to students in a free digital format. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has indicated that it is willing to share the cost with publishers of digitising...
  • SC posts quota petition for April 23 June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The confusion over implementation of 27 per cent quota for OBCs in institutes of higher education persists for the time being. The Supreme Court on Wednesday virtually rejected the Government's plea for an early hearing on the apex court's March 29 stay order on the quota. Instead, it has...
  • New IITs, IIScs on the anvil: Kalam June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: President A P J Abdul Kalam on Friday mooted setting up of several new institutes of science, technology and IT in various parts of the country in order to revitalise the higher education system. "The focus of our efforts in higher education is to revitalise the system, expand access...
  • Laptop for higher education students October 12, 2006

    New Delhi: Students pursuing higher education may soon be provided with laptops going by the recommendations of the Oversight Committee. The Committee headed by former Karnataka chief minister Veerappa Moily, which went into the issue of preparing a roadmap for the implementation of 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in higher...