Universities

  • Music can distract fatigued drivers: Study Yesterday

    Washington: Listening to music while driving may not be a good idea if you are feeling fatigued, but drinking coffee may help, suggests a new study. Previous research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies...
  • Olive oil may revive a failing heart: Study Yesterday

    Washington: A potent ingredient in olive oil may hold the key to beating heart failure, a new research suggests. Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure, researchers have found. Heart failure is not...
  • Abetment of suicide: Bail plea of DU college employee rejected 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a DU college employee in an abetment of suicide case of a woman, saying it earlier gave the relief to the co-accused principal but complete facts were not brought before it. Additional Sessions Judge Hemani Malhotra, who had...
  • Do away with accepting attested documents: UGC to universities 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In what may come as a big relief to students, UGC has asked all universities to do away with the requirement of submitting attested documents and accept self-certification of mark sheets, birth certificates and other important papers. In its communication to vice chancellors of universities across the country,...
  • Two students in judicial custody in connection to Jadavpur molestation case 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Two Jadavpur University students arrested in connection with the alleged molestation of a woman student were on Saturday remanded to judicial custody till September 29 by a city court in Kolkata. "Nikhil Das, a student of third year, civil engineering, and Sonu Kumar, of second year, mechanical engineering, were presented...
  • Speculation over Jadavpur University pro-VC's resignation 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Even as Jadavpur University students are demanding resignation of the Vice-Chancellor over police crackdown on the campus, speculation was rife on Thursday that Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta has resigned. University officials neither confirm nor deny the rumour about Professor Dutta's resignation. When contacted, JU registrar Dr Pradip Kumar Ghosh said,...
  • Allahabad HC issues notice to Azam Khan for holding an office of profit 6 days ago

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan over the office for profit issue. The court asked why Khan should not be disqualified as an MLA since he is also the Vice Chancellor of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. The Court served...
  • Japanese university to begin course in wine science 1 week ago

    Tokyo: The University of Yamanashi, located in one of the finest wine-making regions of Japan, plans to launch in 2015 a course in wine science for people involved in the production of the alcoholic beverage, to improve exports. The programme will be implemented by the university's Institute of Enology and Viticulture...
  • Andhra Pradesh government mulls setting up travel and tourism university September 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday directed the tourism department to examine the possibility of setting up a travel and tourism university in the state. At a review meeting with officials at the CM Camp office, the Chief Minister asked them to model it on the lines...
  • New programme helps shy kids learn September 23, 2014

    New York: Researchers have developed a new programme that helps shy kids to become more engaged in their class work and improve their math and critical thinking skills. The programme helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual's temperament, said researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School of...
  • Panel to submit report on deemed universities to SC on Tuesday September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfill such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes. The panel's report will be presented by the HRD Ministry...
  • #Hokkolorob movement takes social media by storm; 1 lakh Jadavpur University students march against the VC to protest against sexual assault September 22, 2014

    Hok kolorob or 'let there be noise' is a revolution that started in Jadavpur University and spread like wildfire across the country. It all began when a female student was molested and assaulted on campus a few days ago. The students were outraged by the Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University...
  • Jadavpur students protesting ban on alcohol, not molestation, suggests Mamata's nephew September 22, 2014

    Kolkata: In the backdrop of protests in the Jadavpur student molestation case, TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee has sparked off a row. Posting on his Facebook page, the TMC leader suggested that students are protesting following the ban on liquor and other illegal substances...
  • West Bengal government decides to form probe panel on Jadavpur University's molestation case September 21, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation. Announcing this, state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who went to the girl's...
  • Delhi: JNU, DU student politics sees dramatic shift September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Student politics in two internationallyknown universities DU and JNU have surprised many this time round. While the rightwing ABVP expanded its hold in JNU, a campus dominated by left politics, the radical leftist AISA increased its vote share in DU, giving close competition to traditional organisations. Started...
  • Kolkata: College, university teachers lend support to Jadavpur University students September 21, 2014

    Kolkata: After Sunday's massive student demonstration in the city, college and university teachers on Saturday lent a hand to their cause holding a protestmarch against the Jadavpur University(JU) ViceChancellor's calling the the police inside the campus to break up a gherao. Teachers owing allegiance to the Leftminded West Bengal College and...
  • Cambridge says 'alumnus' Manmohan Singh has standing invite September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Eager to host its "famous and valued alumnus" Manmohan Singh, Cambridge University has said it has a standing invite for the former prime minister of India and it would love to see him on the campus. Singh, a well known economist, studied economics at St John's College, Cambridge. He...
  • Kolkata protest echoes in city as students hold stir at Banga Bhawan September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The ripples of the protest by students in Kolkata against a police lathicharge on Jadavpur University students were felt on the streets of the national capital as students held a stir here demanding the "immediate resignation" of the JU Vice Chancellor and an impartial probe into the matter. Students...
  • West Bengal Governor asks Jadavpur University student delegation to maintain discipline September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday advised the agitating students of Jadavpur University (JU), of which he is the chancellor, to maintain discipline and restore its 'peaceful atmosphere' from Monday. "A delegation of seven students of Jadavpur University met the chancellor. They put forth their grievances. The chancellor patiently...
  • Jadavpur University molestation: Students hold massive rally in Kolkata over police action September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A massive rally by students and teachers of Jadavpur University hit the streets of the rain drenched Kolkata on Saturday afternoon. Protests have been raging against police action on agitating students inside the campus which left over 30 injured on Wednesday morning. The rally, which started from Nandan complex...
  • Jadavpur University website hacked, claims Registrar September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: With Jadavpur University students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation over a molestation case, an apology message attributed to the VC was on Saturday posted on the varsity website, which official sources denied claiming the website has been hacked. "I am sorry" was the message posted on the website in...
  • Young Indian architect named 'leader of tomorrow' by Time magazine September 20, 2014

    New York: A 28yearold Indian architect has been named "young leader of tomorrow" by Time magazine for his pioneering work in designing affordable floodproof houses for slum dwellers. Alok Shetty is among "leaders of tomorrow" who are "working hard to change their worlds on Saturday," Time said as it named six...
  • Quarantine measures making Ebola outbreak spread: Study September 20, 2014

    Washington: New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted, warn researchers. Through modelling analysis, a team from Arizona State University (ASU) and Harvard University discovered that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in...
  • National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7 every year: Harsh Vardhan September 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: National Cancer Awareness Day will be observed across the country on November 7 every year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced. "Henceforth, November 7 will be observed all over the country as National Cancer Awareness Day. It is high time we went into combative mode against this disease," he...
  • Jadavpur varsity students seek meeting with Bengal governor September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Protesting students of Jadavpur University plan to meet West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi with their demands at the culmination of a mammoth rally Saturday, a student said. As the campus continued to simmer with slogans and protest cries, the angry students Friday blocked the entry of the registrar and provice...
  • Nalanda University revived after 800 years, Sushma Swaraj inaugurates varsity September 19, 2014

    Patna: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army. Swaraj said it was a matter of pride for her to inaugurate the academic session of the university after...
  • Jadavpur University students lift blockade, allow officials to enter varsity September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Agitating students at Jadavpur University have lifted the blockade allowing the ProVice Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta and Registrar Pradip Ghosh to enter their offices. The move by the students came after the ProVC gave a statement to the media saying that he did not support police action inside campus....
  • 4Minute Mile: A jetpack that allows wearers to run faster September 19, 2014

    Houston: American researchers have developed a jetpack that can allow people reach the fourminute mile mark by enhancing speed and agility. Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed this jetpack with the help of the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). The jetpack was designed for soldiers in the field who...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Won't have discussion with students September 19, 2014

    Jadavpur University students did not allow the Registrar and ProVice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh said, "We have been detained here. We were not allowed to enter our own...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students stop registrar from entering office September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Friday did not allow the Registrar and ProVice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh, Pro ViceChancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta, along with other officials, sat outside the...