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Hold events on Patel’s birth anniversary: UGC to varsities
Sat, Oct 25, 2014

The initiative may only get a lukewarm response since Diwali vacations are on in several institutes.

Organise events on Sardar Patel’s birthday, UGC tells varsities
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

The UGC has circulated English and Hindi versions of the pledge along with the letter.

PhD students in city say hike in stipend too little, too late
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The revised monthly emoluments for a junior research fellow is Rs 25,000 now, while it is Rs 28,000 for a senior research fellow.

No of female entrepreneurs at IIT-B’s annual contest rising by the year
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Presently in its 16th edition, Eureka ‘has been a launchpad for more than 40 successful start-ups’

Legal services clinic for the needy launched at TISS
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

The drive is in collaboration with the State Legal Services, the UNDP and the Ministry of Law.

Consider adopting MU’s ‘rainbow’ marksheet system: UGC to varsities
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Bid to curb bogus certificates, facilitate easier verification.

Campus Cabinet: Half of Chavan’s ministers involved in business of education
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

While there are no estimates for how big the business is, an educational institution does bring money to politicians.

50 per cent households in M-East ward live in average or poor housing conditions: Report
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The report shows that while even resettled areas in the ward are still characterised as slums, there are at least 17 settlements not recognised as slums.

Slow but steady attraction towards IIT-B’s deferred placement policy
Sat, Oct 11, 2014

The students, who have been awarded deferrals this year, can be a part of the 2016-17 campus placements if their ventures do not work out.

Study on ‘religious’ scientists splits city’s scientific community
Thu, Oct 09, 2014

The survey by a UK varsity says Indian scientists are far more religious than their counterparts in the UK

Too many ‘polite fatwas’ from Centre, say teachers
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

UGC circular asks educational institutions to launch the cleanliness campaign at their campuses on October 2

Muslim localities have little amenities, face heavy surveillance: TISS study
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The study says that privatisation of space and diminishing community spaces in Mumbai has increased the levels of insecurity.

Students help young ‘techies’ innovate at IIT Bombay
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The institute leads to interesting innovations such as an intelligent walking stick for the blind.

Mumbai among top hometowns of foreign students in US: Think-tank
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The study by Brookings said that 27 per cent of Mumbai’s students in the US are pursuing engineering degrees.

To attract international students, MU on course to build hostel on Kalina campus
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

According to data given by the university, 227 students from various countries were enrolled in the 2013-14 academic year.

Maharashtra CM got 1st Meherangir plea in 2011
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Chavan sent the proposal to preserve the Bhabha home as a national monument to state’s cultural affairs department.

Elite engineering, MBA institutes stare at empty seats
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

‘Industrial slowdown, mushrooming institutes with no check over quality of faculty and infrastructure, high fees to blame’

RBI Guv Raghuram Rajan rues missing ‘political will’ despite ‘solutions being clear’
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

There may not be enough political will often to do what is necessary even if the solutions are clear, said Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan, who was addressing students at an educational institute in Mumbai. He decided to “spend sometime” Tuesday talking on what was happening in the global economy. “Economic policies […]

IIT-B’s student satellite in final stages, will hand over to ISRO next year
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

A team of 20 students was selected in April 2013 and trained for the project.

Sleepy-head gene
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

Scientists hope discovery of Lhx1 can help treat sleep disorders.

‘Exam-oriented learning hurts students’ abilities’
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

While the survey represents the views of 5,145 teachers from across the country, it includes 612 teachers from 22 cities in Maharashtra.

India needs to fix attitude to maths and pure science, says Fields Medal winner
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Bhargava is currently R Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University.

Jaipur sends highest number of students to IITs, Delhi is second
Wed, Sep 03, 2014

JEE (Advanced) 2014 was conducted under seven zonal IITs, in 98 cities and one centre in Dubai.

Down to Earth: Working and learning in India’s villages
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

Three young professionals chose to work in villages under the PM’s rural development fellow scheme. What they learnt on the job

‘2,447 govt schools across state do not have separate toilets for boys, girls’
Sat, Aug 16, 2014

There are 2,190 schools with dysfunctional toilet for girls and 1,088 schools with dysfunctional toilets for boys.

MU to appeal to UGC to let it retain names of its popular courses
Thu, Aug 14, 2014

In 2013-14 academic year, 4,709 students had enrolled in first year BMM across various affiliated colleges of Mumbai University.

‘Top maths prize to Bhargava will inspire generations of Indian students’
Thu, Aug 14, 2014

"He is one of the finest mathematical minds in the world today and much more is expected of him in the future.”

In a first, education dept opens policy making to public, sets up special cell
Thu, Aug 07, 2014

The cell will study and monitor various project reports and pilot schemes on education.

‘English a hurdle at IIT-B too, 1/10th freshers fail to communicate’
Wed, Aug 06, 2014

Student media body editor said talks were under way with the British Council to conduct formal structured classes for freshers.

After boom, it’s now fight for survival for tech institutes
Wed, Aug 06, 2014

Have the once sought-after engineering and management programmes lost their sheen?

‘Minority’ institutes more than double in number in nine years
Sun, Aug 03, 2014

The highest number of certificates issued across India was in 2012 and the figure stands at 1,965.

‘Education system fails children, 30% drop out in M-East ward’
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

TISS survey says students spoke of harsh punishments meted out by teachers as a deterrent to attending school.

In a first, IIT-B develops tool to assess, predict depth of flooding in coastal areas
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

If rainfall forecast is available, the IFAM tool can even predict the flood near real-time.

Writings on the wall
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Subtle variations of the Indus script are found across major sites, says a recent study.

TISS to train students in soft skills to boost employability
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Currently 1,000 students are enrolled in the programme and 200 third year students have already got jobs.

In a first, BMC orders audit of its prevention of sexual harassment steps
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

According to figures issued by the BMC, the number of complaints have gone up from about four in 2004 to 22 last year.