The 10th standard examinations of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) and 12th standard examinations of CBSE and Indian School Certificate (ISC) began on Monday. While ICSE (class 10) and IS...

Laying of IIT foundation stone marks new era in tech education

Sibabrata Champatirai The Statesman 13.02.2009

It was literally the natural resources-rich Orissa's tryst with technical education when chief minister Mr Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar at Kansapada near Jatni today.

PM Launches ‘INSPIRE’ Scholarship Program To Promote ‘R&D’

With the aim to attract students towards science by the next few years, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has made announcement about the launching of ‘INSPIRE’ (Innovation In Science Pursuit for Inspired Research), a scholarship programme of the ...


Many tribal communities in the country believe in witches and their ability to cause harm to people, animals and the harvest. About 750 people, mostly old women, are estimated to have been killed in witch-hunts in rural India since 2003.

Colleges race to fill vacant posts before inspection

Umesh Isalkar The Times of India 22.11.2008
Colleges race to fill vacant posts before inspection

Pune: The office of the dean of B J Medical College is abuzz with activity as medical officers from various district hospitals are busy filling up forms for the posts of senior residents and tutors.

JNU's first alumni meet on Nov.5

New Delhi (PTI): Jawaharlal Nehru University will organise its first alumni meet on November five.

Fill vacant OBC seats by Oct-end, says SC

The Times of India 15.10.2008
Fill vacant OBC seats by Oct-end, says SC

NEW DELHI: General category students who missed admission to premier institutes like IIM by a whisker will get a fresh chance as the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the filling up of vacant seats under 27% OBC quota in all central educational in...

Special team to probe medical college admissions

NEW DELHI: The Centre has constituted an independent inspection team to look into the controversy over permission to Index Medical College, Indore, to admit 150 students.

Teachers' bodies not happy with pay panel report

Various teachers' organisations have expressed resentment over the UGC-Pay Review Committee's recommendations, saying the report has fallen short of their expectations as it has several "anomalies".

Univ students may get to rate teachers

Hindustan Times 06.10.2008
Univ students may get to rate teachers

University students might soon get to assess their teachers, which would decide whether they deserve service promotion or not. While recommending huge hike in pay and incentives for the teachers, the University Grants Commission Pay Review Committ...

UGC panel for 70% pay hike for teachers

Parul Sharma The Hindu 05.10.2008
UGC panel for 70% pay hike for teachers

NEW DELHI: The UGC Pay Review Committee has recommended a hike of over 70 per cent in the pay of university and college teachers, besides allowances. The panel, headed by G.K. Chadha, submitted its report to UGC chairman S.K. Thorat.

250 Manipal medicos may lose seats

Daily News & Analysis 03.10.2008
250 Manipal medicos may lose seats

BANGALORE: The future of 250 medical students in Karnataka is in jeopardy. The Union Ministry of Health has asked the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, both affiliated to Manipal University, to halve their ...

Ramadoss nod to medical college despite SC no

Dhananjay Mahapatra The Times of India 29.09.2008
Ramadoss nod to medical college despite SC no

NEW DELHI: When it comes to granting clearances to medical colleges, the health ministry under Anbumani Ramadoss is a law unto itself. It can not only ignore a negative rating by Medical Council of India, but also openly defy the Supreme Court.

APSACS to launch Adolescence Education Programme

Hyderabad (PTI): With an objective to prevent new infections of HIV among youth, the Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) will launch an Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) from September 15 in the state.

President Patil launches national teachers' portal

NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil launched a national portal for teachers here on Friday on the occasion of Teachers' Day. Launching the portal, Patil said it is definitely a medium to improve the quality of education in schools and will also im...

On Teacher's Day, Modi turns preacher on anti-terrorism

Gandhinagar: In a Teacher's Day address made mandatory viewing in schools and colleges across Gujarat on Friday, Chief Minister Narendra Modi spoke out against terrorism and rooted for an anti-terror law in the state.

Delhi University polls: ABVP clinches one post; NSUI wins other three

NEW DELHI: Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday wrested the president's post in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections from the NSUI which bagged the other three top posts.

India must combine inclusion and excellence: Manmohan

Priscilla Jebaraj The Hindu 06.09.2008
India must combine inclusion and excellence: Manmohan

CHENNAI: “An innovative India must combine both inclusion and excellence and it is wrong to see them as two separate and contradictory goals,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, accepting an honorary doctorate from one of the pioneers of Indian e...

India of 21st century will be built in classrooms: PM

CHENNAI : Investments made in education will transform India in the years to come, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Friday.

Tight security for DUSU poll today, 20000 to cast vote

NEW DELHI: Posters, slogans, rallies and scuffles - the last day of campaigning for DUSU elections, Thursday, saw a final attempt by student parties to woo the voters. Code violation was at its peak and heaps of posters carpeted the roads.

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