Mihika Basu


Connect conversations: IIT-B group comes out with video series for LGBTQ
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Web initiative aims to combat homophobia and transphobia in higher educational institutions.

Jaitapur nuclear power project: Protesters write to Japan PM, warn of stepping up pressure
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Say in light of its own experience, Japan should not put profits of its nuclear industry before the environment.

Eight IIT-B students opt for deferred placements to focus on society, entrepreneurship
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

In 2014, around 11 had opted for deferred placements. The policy has seen a considerable rise from one in 2013 and none in the first year of introduction.

India’s first space observatory scores over NASA, say TIFR scientists
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

No payload of this area has been flown so far and hence it was a big challenge for the country when it was first mooted, said scientists.

IIT Bombay ranks 29 in Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economics rankings: Scores poorly in international outlook and research
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

An analysis of the ranking parameters shows that IIT Bombay has scored just 17.7 per cent in international outlook.

Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana: 82.22% grievances resolved till Nov 15, says Maharashtra govt
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Denies TISS claim that 63% incurred out-of-pocket payments

NGO writes to NPCIL, urges it to stop work at Jaitapur plant
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

The letter to the ministry had called for issuing stop-work notices to the NPCIL and to make a public announcement of this decision.

District Information System for Education data : 37.27% teachers in state’s primary, upper primary schools not even graduates
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Figures reveal 1,53,329 teachers out of 4,11,378 in the state’s rural schools do not have a graduate degree.

On constitution day, TISS student presents paper on secularism in Indian context
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

‘Religion more politicised than politics itself’

‘Govt should review intervention policies, one-time financial aid not the solution’
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

The initiative has been conceptualised by Kanojia, who was an intervention programme officer of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), which had focused on helping 26/11 survivors.

Increase in pre-placement offers indicate good hiring season ahead: IIT Bombay
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Over 150 offers, including 15 international ones, so far.

Health scheme beneficiaries pay from own pockets
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

TISS report maps pitfalls in Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana

Maharashtra govt issues strict guidelines for private children’s welfare organisations
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

These departments will also have to make sure that guidelines are being strictly followed.

Shortage of faculty across IITs: 42% in Kharagpur, Roorkee, 39% in Bombay
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Among the older IITs, Bombay had a vacancy of 38.66 per cent, Kharagpur of 42.42 per cent, Roorkee of 41.88 per cent, Delhi of 33.11 per cent, Guwahati of 26.50 per cent and IIT-BHU of 53.39 per cent.

Maharashtra colleges told to promote Swachh Bharat campaign
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Adopt statues of national leaders for cleanliness: MHRD.

Dying, giant radio galaxy catches astronomers’ attention
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

According to experts, while radio galaxies with size less than a million light years are common, giant radio galaxies are rare at large cosmic distances.

IIT-B student survey: 76% female, 63% male students say ‘casual sexism’ exists
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

The primary objective was to gauge people’s opinion about gender inequality on IIT campus.

Poverty, customs & exercise of choice key drivers of child marriage, says study
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Life stories of 42 girls or women and 15 boys or men, who were married before the age of 18 years and are presently in the age group 15-29 years, form the core of the data.

MNLU on TISS campus: Law university a rare ‘collaboration’
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

MNLU received 3000 applications for 60 seats for the five-year integrated undergraduate programme, and 10 seats for the PG programme.

DISE data: Elementary education findings show Maharashtra lagging
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Just 31.18 per cent rural schools have regular headmaster or teacher, only 12 states rank below Maharashtra on this parameter.

Orbiting space observatory ready for launch
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The multiwavelength astronomy satellite will facilitate simultaneous observations of X-ray and UV spectral bands.

IIT-B graduate develops low-cost solutions for kids with cerebral palsy
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

While the current devices cost Rs 10,000 and above, the affordable version is priced at Rs 4,000, and mass production will further bring the costs down.

QS rankings: Mumbai institutes lack in parameters
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

The QS rankings comprise six indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

Stagnant government funding a big weakness, says TISS
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Limited availability of plan positions in teaching and non-teaching staff, slow progress in endeavours to transform research system.

Industry contribution to science pathetic: Professor C N R Rao
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Rao added that if the industry were to fund such a university, he would be “delighted to work full time to build such an institution without any remuneration”.

To create toilets for all, BMC, TISS join hands to seek CSR help from firms
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

What triggered the study was an incident, where a woman, who had gone to use a toilet, died after falling into a septic tank.

AICTE seeks DTE’s suggestions on approval for new institutes
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Council has sought recommendations from other states tooas it plans to improve the system of approval process for academic year 2016-2017.

‘Right to light’ for rural schoolchildren now part of IIT-B’s annual science fest
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Project aims to provide 1 mn solar lamps to 1 mn students.

Private professional educational institutions: Now, a fee regulatory body to keep check on irregularities, profiteering
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Authority will be responsible for scrutiny and verification of fee proposals of unaided institutions as well as final approval.

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.