Sunday, Mar 29, 2015



IIT, TIFR study throws light on toxic brain mechanisms behind Parkinson’s
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Paper shows accumulation of alpha-synuclein proteins in brain related to family history of the neurological disorder.

Medha Patkar: Centre not for decisive dialogue
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Patkar was speaking on the sidelines of a recently concluded regional conference of “Asia Pacific Right Livelihood Laureates”.

Room To Read: Even in the Internet age, good research needs a good library
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

At Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya’s library, 30,000-strong collection includes 200 rare books, manuscripts

‘69% women not in labour force, large chunk attend to domestic duties only’
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

TISS findings say that noticeably, two major categories which are in not in labour force are ‘attended educational institution’ and ‘attended domestic duties’.

Contribute to Make in India campaign: Rao to varsities
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Calls for ‘Teach & Study in Maharashtra’ initiatives, seeks ‘participation of varsities’ in Swachh Abhiyan.

Editorial slams attempt to create ‘false history’of Indian science at meet
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Narasimha said while many institutes claimed that history of science was of no value, it was important in many different ways.

Child rights panel puts onus of RTE admissions on govt
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Panel says that the state is obliged to provide education to children aged between 6 and 14 years.

Colleges, varsities must stay away from political gimmicks: Vinod Tawde
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

'They must appoint officer who can work on their behalf for various follow-ups.'

Varsity asks affiliated colleges to register with FRRO office
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Move follows a letter from the Senior Inspector of Police, Registration Branch, FRRO.

‘Chai & why’ at TIFR to debunk ancient Indian math myths
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

‘Chai and Why’ on Sunday will focus on clearing misunderstandings surrounding ancient mathematics in India.

A project helps women rebuild their life after coming out of a mental hospital
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Hundreds of women in India spend years at mental hospitals, even after becoming asymptomatic.

UK prof: Authorities ‘disrupted’ my Kashmir speech at TISS seminar
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

In an email to The Indian Express, he said he has never witnessed such ‘attempted censorship'.

‘Passion for ideas’ make young entrepreneurs millionaires in 10 mins
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The event was held on February 1 and six start-ups walked away with Rs 10 lakh each.

BJP govt not to junk key report on varsity act in Maharashtra
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

To improve higher education in Maharashtra, three committees were set up in 2010.

Child rights panel asks govt to frame rules to monitor playschools
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Holds Navi School playschool responsible for fracture injury to a two-year-old child whose father has approached the commission.

IIT team offers a cheap, painless treatment for osteoarthritis
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Liquid material is injected into joints, which then forms a gel-like meshwork, allows cartilage cells to grow.

Young entrepreneurs battle it out at IIT-B’s ‘Eureka’
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Eureka, which received 7,100 registrations, comprises business and social tracks besides B-plan of year award.

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.