Friday, May 22, 2015



‘Poor performance in testing of base transceiver’
Fri, May 22, 2015

In Maharashtra, TERM cells of Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune were part of the audit.

Maharashtra: Now, govt to start science centres in schools across state to promote student interest
Wed, May 20, 2015

While schools with more students will be given priority, funds will be submitted to the accounts of school management committees.

No official word from Shevgaonkar yet: IIT-B
Fri, May 15, 2015

Shevgaonkar resigned as the director of IIT-Delhi on December 22, 2014.

Planning Yoga Day in schools: Actor Manisha Koirala part of 24-member panel
Thu, May 14, 2015

The committee will recommend how schools will observe ‘yoga mahotsav’ and plan on ways it can be organised at the district and taluka levels.

For safe campuses, MU makes self-defence training for women a must in colleges
Wed, May 13, 2015

Institutes have also been asked to mandatorily set up an interactive and target-oriented students’ counselling system to address concerns like anxiety, stress, fear of change, failure to homesickness.

Suicide at IIT-B: Panel set up to suggest preventive measures
Fri, May 08, 2015

The aim is to ensure that the institute can more effectively address issues of students.

State plans to rope in engg students for audit of development schemes, suggest solutions
Tue, May 05, 2015

Maharashtra government agreed to open some of its schemes to students for analysis, said an official.

Maharashtra East: ‘46% don’t go to pre-school, just 23% get higher education’
Fri, May 01, 2015

Nearly 30 per cent women in the ward are illiterate, which is twice the city’s average.

MU wants its colleges to give counselling to transgenders
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

MU has also instructed colleges to ensure that grievance committee address grievance cases of transgenders.

IIT Bombay lifts night ban on Net for PhD students
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Recently, students had urged the authorities to lift the LAN ban inside hostels between 1.30 am to 5.30 am.

CAG report puts three of city’s minority institutions in dock
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Educationists have often alleged that ‘minority’ tag is sought just to avoid RTE quota of 25% seats for the poor.

Despite RTI, 1,100 BMC primary schools don’t have Class 8 as yet
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The MSCPCR, meanwhile, has sought a response from the BMC after which it will pass an order.

Give differently abled children extra chance, says child rights panel
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

MSCPCR says the Secondary School Code should be in consonance with RTE & Disabilities Acts.

‘Bhabha home was still under construction in 1941… can’t be declared a monument’
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

The State’s Directorate of Archaeology and Museums disputes claim by DAE employees’ forum.

DAE staff claim ‘auctioned’ Dr Bhabha’s bungalow is over 100 years old, write to PM
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

The Forum says that the city’s Development Plan of 1915 shows that the house on Little Gibbs road was built in 1911.

Pune institute among those picked for research on impact of radiation from cellphone towers
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

First time such a massive India-centric research, spanning across country, has been initiated on the subject.

IIT, TIFR study throws light on toxic brain mechanisms behind Parkinson’s
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Paper shows accumulation of alpha-synuclein proteins in brain related to family history of the neurological disorder.

Medha Patkar: Centre not for decisive dialogue
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Patkar was speaking on the sidelines of a recently concluded regional conference of “Asia Pacific Right Livelihood Laureates”.

Room To Read: Even in the Internet age, good research needs a good library
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

At Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya’s library, 30,000-strong collection includes 200 rare books, manuscripts

‘69% women not in labour force, large chunk attend to domestic duties only’
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

TISS findings say that noticeably, two major categories which are in not in labour force are ‘attended educational institution’ and ‘attended domestic duties’.

Contribute to Make in India campaign: Rao to varsities
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Calls for ‘Teach & Study in Maharashtra’ initiatives, seeks ‘participation of varsities’ in Swachh Abhiyan.

Editorial slams attempt to create ‘false history’of Indian science at meet
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Narasimha said while many institutes claimed that history of science was of no value, it was important in many different ways.

Child rights panel puts onus of RTE admissions on govt
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Panel says that the state is obliged to provide education to children aged between 6 and 14 years.

Colleges, varsities must stay away from political gimmicks: Vinod Tawde
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

'They must appoint officer who can work on their behalf for various follow-ups.'

Varsity asks affiliated colleges to register with FRRO office
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Move follows a letter from the Senior Inspector of Police, Registration Branch, FRRO.

‘Chai & why’ at TIFR to debunk ancient Indian math myths
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

‘Chai and Why’ on Sunday will focus on clearing misunderstandings surrounding ancient mathematics in India.

A project helps women rebuild their life after coming out of a mental hospital
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Hundreds of women in India spend years at mental hospitals, even after becoming asymptomatic.

UK prof: Authorities ‘disrupted’ my Kashmir speech at TISS seminar
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

In an email to The Indian Express, he said he has never witnessed such ‘attempted censorship'.

‘Passion for ideas’ make young entrepreneurs millionaires in 10 mins
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The event was held on February 1 and six start-ups walked away with Rs 10 lakh each.

BJP govt not to junk key report on varsity act in Maharashtra
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

To improve higher education in Maharashtra, three committees were set up in 2010.

Child rights panel asks govt to frame rules to monitor playschools
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Holds Navi School playschool responsible for fracture injury to a two-year-old child whose father has approached the commission.

IIT team offers a cheap, painless treatment for osteoarthritis
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Liquid material is injected into joints, which then forms a gel-like meshwork, allows cartilage cells to grow.

Young entrepreneurs battle it out at IIT-B’s ‘Eureka’
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Eureka, which received 7,100 registrations, comprises business and social tracks besides B-plan of year award.

IIT-B sets up FB page to help students tackle stress, anxiety
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

According to institute officials, self-help resources on stress, relationships and soft skills

In London, Maharashtra minister pitches for mother tongue in schools
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Educationists here said the minister’s views were difficult to implement.

In India’s first, MU set to get top carbon-dating facility
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

The Rs 10-crore national facility will come up at Mumbai University’s Kalina campus.