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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.

IIT JEE results declared, IIT-Bombay zone on top
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

IIT-Bombay zone has most number of successful candidates for second year in a row

International Yoga Day: MU students gear up for D-Day, train to be ‘yoga practitioners’
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

The university selected 75 students, who are also NSS volunteers, from the city and the western and central suburbs, to teach them 28 asanas.

Raj Bhavan writes to universities to gear up for Yoga Day
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

According to the yoga institute’s letter to the Governor, it is a part of the panel for yoga day celebrations.

Ahmednagar Children’s Home: Child victims left to suffer as CWC chief, members sparred
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

No steps taken on allegations of sexual exploitation, says child rights panel.

Art & Culture: Research shows close link between urban spaces & music they ‘inspired’
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

The paper attempts to capture the intimate relationships between urban spaces in the then ‘Bombay’ and now Mumbai and the music they “inspired, hosted, perpetuated and celebrated”.

UGC wants ‘action taken’ report from universities, colleges
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

The notice also says an online essay competition can be organised and the best students shall be awarded with prizes and certificates.

Govt drafts guidelines to regulate private hostels, ensure security of children
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

According to the draft guidelines, the hostel management would be made liable for any kind of lapse and action would be taken against them.

‘Brand IIT’ makes parents proud, but not always fulfilling for the student, says graduate
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

'It will make more sense for us to spend the crucial four or five years of life studying what interests us.'

Sunscreens get a new sheen
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

IIT-Bombay develops a new particle that blocks UV rays more effectively.

IIT to host exhibition on littering habits, solutions on waste disposal
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

The event will be held at the Powai campus from June 13 to 17.

Child Right Commission: State told to identify places child labourers come from and reside
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The complaint reveals that children are forced to clean fish for more than 12 hours per day and six-year-old children have also been engaged in this.

Less than 8% SCs in Maharashtra get to avail education quota, study finds
Fri, May 29, 2015

67% SCs say missed benefits for ‘admin problems’, says report by TISS as part of nationwide study.

Courses with few takers face closure
Thu, May 28, 2015

Decision aims to bring down vacant seats in engineering, management programmes

Mumbai University academic audit reports criticise lack of research activities
Tue, May 26, 2015

Besides limited research activity colleges also suffers from non-vibrant alumni association.

Transgender student hopes her coming-out story sets an example
Sun, May 24, 2015

A month after the Rajya Sabha bill to promote the rights of transgenders was passed, an IIT student hopes that her coming-out story will transcend boundaries.

‘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.