Madrassa students get trained to aid in time of natural calamity

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, one of India’s leading Islamic organization, is giving training to students enrolled in government-aided madrassas to become scouts and guides. The madrassa students are being trained to help people during emergencies and natural calamities including floods and earthquakes.At present, the Jamiat is offering training to 50 students enrolled at madrassa Ashfaqia in Bareilly. Similar training had already been ... Read More »

Calcutta University advanced mathematics department gets advanced telescope

The Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Calcutta, installed an advanced 14″ Cassegrain Schmidt Telescope at its APC Road campus on Monday. This telescope will help students train for the observational part of Astrophysics so they may opt for this subject during their research career. The university had sanctioned the purchase of this telescope and related accessories under the DST ... Read More »

Study ill-effects of crackers in college

Students of around 400 universities will study the ill-effects of fireworks. The UGC has instructed all universities and colleges to include a module on the ill-effects of firecrackers in the paper on environmental studies, a compulsory subject for all undergraduate students. UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu says the UGC wants varsities and affiliated colleges to organize forums, discussions and presentations ... Read More »

IIM-L ties up with Harvard Business School

The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) has entered into an institutional alliance with the Harvard Business School after two IIM-L professors recently visited HBS to attend a faculty workshop on ‘Microeconomics of Competitiveness’ held at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, HBS. Under the alliance, IIM-L like HBS, will offer an elective course on `Microeconomics of Competitiveness’ to students ... Read More »

New medical colleges to come up in 58 districts: Nadda

New medical colleges will be set up in 58 districts, resulting in an increase of 5,800 MBBS seats in the country, the Parliament was informed today. These medical colleges are being established under a centrally sponsored scheme for ‘Establishment of Medical Colleges attached with existing District/Referral hospitals’, Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda said in a written reply ... Read More »

Jain, Christ universities get ‘B’ grade from NAAC

Unhappy with the ratings given by the National Assessment and Accreditation (NAAC), a statutory body of the UGC, some universities are planning to approach the appeals committee seeking revision. Two reputed institutions – Christ and Jain universities – have been given ‘B’ grade. At its 71st executive committee meeting last month, NAAC had announced the list of 38 deemed universities ... Read More »