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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.

Maharashtra colleges told to hold Surya Namaskar sessions
Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Move after ‘request’ from RSS-linked sports outfit.

Space-starved Mumbai in mind, IIT centre designs 3D low-cost houses
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Usage of space in Mumbai slums and inside of aircraft were studied for the project.

MU includes ‘transgender’ column in admission, examination forms
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Decision comes following a UGC circular, which cited Supreme Court ruling.

In a first, city students to take virtual tour of South Pole IceCube observatory
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

The initiative by Nehru Science Centre will enable students to interact with international scientists.

Plain talk: Now for some real science
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Five scientists look at the science we missed at the Indian Science Congress.

IIT-B to hold ‘10-minute million’ session for on-spot funding for nascent start-ups
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Ten start-ups will get 10 minutes each to pitch in front of a panel of investors.

In a first, science and innovation activity centres to be set up across state
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

The centre will comprise a museum gallery, activity hall, workshop with simple tools for fabrication work, multipurpose hall, library and outdoor science park.

‘Three successive droughts later, political will emerges to link farming with techonolgy’
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

The session was dominated by topics that focused on the drought situation and farmer suicides in Maharashtra.

Indian Science Congress: Real science ignored, say scientists
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Other scientists who attended the event too said the controversy sidelined good work presented at the event.

Decks cleared for Neutrino facility
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

An important outcome of the project will be training young researchers in large-scale experimental science.

Students write ‘open’ letter to PM, demand hike in stipend
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

In the letter, students state that they are still exploring “mysteries of government processes.”

On cue from Modi speech, BARC decides to ‘open up’ to public soon
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

Sekhar Basu’s presentation also stressed on use of atomic energy in the “service of the nation.”

Mars mission remarkable, but not true innovation, says scientist
Mon, Jan 05, 2015

He claimed that focus of our culture has been on self realisation and not on worldly knowledge as propagated in Upanishads and Gita.

Teen invents pump on cycle for farmers, gets a pat from Abdul Kalam
Mon, Jan 05, 2015

The pump can spray any kind of crops horizontally and vertically, requires no fuel or extra labour.

Harsh Vardhan: We gave credit for many discoveries to foreigners
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

Vardhan said, "Our scientists discovered the Pythagoras theorem, but we gave credit to the Greeks."

Modi to ‘revive romance for science’ by cutting red tape
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

"We must restore the pride and prestige of science and scientists in our nation," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

At Science Congress, Vedic aeroplanes and virus-proof suits
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

Showpiece conference beginning today has symposium on ‘ancient sciences through Sanskrit’

Scientists see an opportunity to harness innovation for growth, jobs at Science Congress
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

The five-day event, which is being hosted by the MU this year, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 3.

A class apart at IIT-Bombay
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

Some students of IIT Bombay takes an unconventional career decision.

Shevgaonkar a ‘cautious person’: IIT-D governing body member
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

He decided to resign after the HRD Ministry is said to have sought an explanation from him on an MoU.

Sessions on Swachh Bharat, Make in India at Science Congress
Thu, Dec 25, 2014

The event will be inaugurated by PM Modi on January 3.

Celebrate good governance day but don’t hamper X’mas holidays: UGC
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The MHRD is trying to play down the controversy over observing Dec 25 as ‘good governance day’ in schools.

After dismal rankings, University of Mumbai gets a quality assurance cell
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The cell will ensure delivery of quality education & also compulsory submission of annual quality assurance.

After dismal rankings, MU gets a quality assurance cell
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Website of Mumbai University shows that the last time it uploaded its internal quality assessment report was in 2011.

Mumbai University hunts for event marketing firm to raise funds for mega meet
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

The varsity, which is hosting 102nd Indian Science Congress next month, is short of money for the event.

HC: Rajan Welukar was considered due to ‘non-application of mind’
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

On August 10, 2011 a bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice G Godbole gave a split verdict.

‘City a child labour destination, need an inter-state policy’
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

State’s child rights body writes to Maharashtra and other state governments pushing for anti-trafficking policy

What’s safe, what’s not? a single brain cell decides
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

New breakthrough study by TIFR can help design new treatments against post-traumatic stress disorders

PM Narendra Modi ‘lessons’ make it to CBSE texts
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The CBSE has picked a clutch of themes straight out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s list of favourites

‘Scars run too deep, life still a big challenge for victims, their kin’
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

TISS report says affected families are still reeling under long-term mental, physical and financial consequences.

Murdered Manipuri scholar ‘was a reclusive, shy student’
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Kengoo was found dead inside his rented flat in Delhi. Students at TISS organised a condolence meeting for Kengoo on Friday

With 42% vacant posts, MU gets UGC warning to hire or face stoppage of grant
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

In letter sent to all varsities, commission asks them to put up ads to soon fill their respective vacancies.

Number of students needing ‘academic rehab’ at IIT-B show a steady rise
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

The ARP that started in 2009, has seen the number of students increasing from two in the inception year to 34 last year.