IIT Roorkee introduces new grades in its marking system

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R), which was in the eye of a storm recently over the expulsion of 71 students from the institute for not scoring the minimum 5 CGPA, has now introduced two new grades in its Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) grading system. Although institute officials aren’t willing to disclose much about the reason for the ... Read More »

CHARUSAT kicks off workshop on French language

Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT) is organizing a workshop on French language. During the nine-days long workshop that began on December 7, Kalpesh Patel, a renowned expert of French language is providing functional knowledge of the language to the students. Keeping in mind the increasing demand of French language across the globe, the Department of Humanities and Social ... Read More »

More girls joining NIT-K

The premier technical institution National Institute of Technology-Surathkal (NIT-K) has seen a sudden rise in girl opting for NIT from past three year, so much so that institution is finding difficult to accommodate them. Numbers are seen rise in graduation, masters and even doctoral studies in engineering streams. The more demanded subjects among girl students’ are civil, chemical, computer and ... Read More »

National uniform education policy for regional languages

The government has undertaken a collaborative, multi-stakeholder and multi-pronged consultation process for formulating the New Education Policy (NEP), which included online, grassroots and national level thematic deliberations. A press statement issued by human resources department stated that out of the 33 themes, one theme under School Education “Promotion of Languages” and one under Higher Education “Promote cultural integration through language” ... Read More »

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 »