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UGC seeks report on student union elections
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Writes to all universities to implement Lyngdoh panel report.

Right to education- In favour of no-detention policy, with riders: Tawde
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Says no detention doesn’t mean no assessment, schools should test students at least twice every year and kids failing despite special efforts must repeat class.

IIT-Bombay team creates program to detect drunk text message writers
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

With accessible communication devices such as tablets and cellphones, the social media content reflects the day-to-day lives of people more than ever today. This includes sending messages when under the influence of alcohol.

Minority students account for 6.6 per cent students in technical, professional courses
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

There were 136,765 minority students out of 20,81,210 students at 10,325 institutes across the country.

Central Panel Order : MCI asked to ensure medical college brochures have anti-ragging info
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Move follows incidents of ragging at medical colleges in Jalgaon, Ranchi and Gurgaon.

At IIT-B, a different ‘freedom’ struggle tastes success
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

According to the current core team, to many, Saathi became a local word for 'gay' and the campus found a language to begin with.

89.6% of deaths in slums due to respiratory diseases, reveals IIPS survey
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

The total number of households covered in the survey was 1,452 and the findings represent the overall situation of slum conditions in Mumbai, says the paper.

Yet to start its own, MU asks colleges to set up placement cells
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

In a letter sent earlier, the UGC had also asked the university to set up similar counselling and placement cells on campus.

Study tours: Insurance cover for students, stricter rules for state tech institutes
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Govt issues directive after AICTE guidelines seek students’ safety during educational tours

Panel to develop perspective plan on state’s higher education
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

Each university had to submit its own perspective plan to the state government and these plans will be considered and the common aspects in them will be studied by the panel.

Assessment using satellite data: 60% of coastal length under erosion, suggest reports
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The experts have also said human activities that remove or degrade protective landforms diminish the degree of natural protection.

IIT B creates online platform to deal with student issues
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

As part of the familiarisation and orientation process, IIT Bombay has created a section dealing with issues ranging from academic ethics, hostel and infrastructure to extra-curricular activities.

IIT-B works with TV band space to take broadband to rural areas
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

The research group has set up India’s first pilot test-bed in TV white space.

IIT-Bombay to get more proactive on counselling students
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

To discuss with experts structure of a counselling centre an institute like IIT-B needs for its 9,000-odd students.

Maharashtra among states with highest loss of agricultural land, says IIM-A paper
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

The paper says that since economic reforms began in early-1990s, about three million hectare of arable land has been lost during the study period.

Mumbai, 4 other metros to see highest rise in heat-related mortality: Study
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Authors further say that the real mortality impact of the projected climate in urban areas in India is likely to be significantly higher than that analyzed in this study.

IIT-B, Nehru Science Centre to bring internet to rural schools across state
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The initiative is being launched as part of ‘Techfest’, the annual science and technology festival of IIT Bombay.

Top research body such as TIFR should have more flexibility, says new head
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Dr Sandip Trivedi, the new director of TIFR said a scientific organisation had to function a little differently from other parts of the government.

Challenge is to find niche areas to do path-breaking work from India: Dr Sandip Trivedi
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

New Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Director Dr Sandip Trivedi speaks to MIHIKA BASU regarding his plans for the institute, the areas it needs to focus on and the challenges ahead

Tobacco Ban: State calls for stricter measures, school heads to be accountable
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

According to a Government Resolution (GR), school heads will have to sign and fill up an undertaking with their picture.

QS University Rankings: BRICS 2015-Better ranking brings little joy for MU as academic reputation slides further
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

The ‘QS University Rankings: BRICS 2015’ is a ranking of the top universities in five BRICS nations.

Key information missing from revamped Mumbai University website
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

UGC circular calls for mandatory disclosure of all relevant approvals

IIT-Bombay is first choice of 65 out of top 100 JEE rankers
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

The oldest IIT — IIT Kharagpur — did not receive a single student from the top 100 this year.

New Mumbai University V-C takes over: On Day one, Sanjay Deshmukh speaks of Digital India, ‘strong presence on social media’
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Dressed in a crisp white shirt, red tie and a black suit, the 50-year-old took charge as V-C from Tuesday.

‘Want to reach the un-reached in terms of education, skill development’
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Mumbai University V-C Sanjay Deshmukh speaks to Dipti Singh and MIHIKA BASU about problems plaguing the university and how he plans to resolve long-pending issues.

I was focused, and therefore I was not bothered: Rajan Welukar
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

On his last day as Vice Chancellor (V-C) of Mumbai University, Rajan Welukar speaks on his achievements, challenges and where the university can go from here.

Welukar bids goodbye to stormy 5-yr-term, earns praise from critics
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Last day began with a meeting with Vinod Tawde; successor Sanjay Deshmukh absent at farewell.

International Physics Olympiad tomorrow
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Nearly 400 students and 300 teachers and researchers from 86 countries will participate in the competition.

‘Only 62% state schools have functioning toilets’
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

TISS survey throws up alarming results.

Centre directs telecom firms to fix connectivity issues in hospitals
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

The Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and IT, has directed telecom service providers to take appropriate steps and corrective action to resolve the issue of poor connectivity at hospitals.

MSCPCR Hearing: ‘School, parents, state should have found solution to child’s education’
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

The order further said it did not appear that the school had violated provisions of the RTE Act.

Top TIFR Scientist Warns: ‘In extreme claims of fringe elements, Indians stand to lose the most’
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Attempts at making grandiose claims of past achievements are self-defeating, says Mayank Vahia.

‘Social science is nobody’s baby, institutes have to depend on state funding for infrastructure’
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Tata Institute of Social Sciences Director S Parasuraman speaks to Mihika Basu about the challenges faced by TISS and other social science institutions.

TISS needs someone with more courage and energy, says its director
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Prof S Parasuraman says he won’t seek third term; review committee to submit report by June end asking for appointment of new candidate.

Sanjay Deshmukh appointed Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

According to an official release by the Raj Bhavan, the appointment of Dr Deshmukh, a professor of Life Sciences in the University of Mumbai, will be for a term of five years, with effect from July 7, 2015.

IIT merit list shows a changing trend
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

7 out of 10 students from three school boards.