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Textile industry woes: Bhiwandi powerlooms continue to struggle with issues post GST
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Low capital, unsold stock; not many able to restart looms in full scale

Mumbai University receives fewer re-evaluation applications
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

This year, the University of Mumbai received as many as 46,000 applications for the re-evaluation of final year answer sheets, less than what it received in the last two years. Arjun Ghatule, acting director, Board of Examinations and Evaluation, said, “Usually, the university receives 60,000 -70,000 applications for re-evaluation for a semester. This time, the […]

Over 40% engineering seats vacant in Maharashtra
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

The vacancies are highest in private unaided colleges. In government colleges, that are most sought after, 122 seats, or 4 per cent of the total, remain vacant in eight institutions across the state.

Jews in Mumbai bring in 5,778th new year
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

This year’s Rosh Hashanah will mark the commencement of the 5,778th year of the Jewish calendar

Mumbai University may retain onscreen assessment for next exams
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Board of examinations is deliberating on the issue, say officials

Mumbai University now plans to cut short Diwali vacation
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

The unprecedented delay in declaration of results has led to a subsequent delay in admission of students to post-graduation courses. With thousands of students yet to get their results, the admissions are still on till September 25.

Question paper leak: Registration of Virar junior college cancelled
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

In March, photographs of question papers of six subjects were leaked minutes before the exam through WhatsApp messages.

Ryan murder case: Worried parents to write to govt on implementing safety norms
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Arundhati Chavan, the head of the Parent Teacher Association United Forum of Maharashtra, said they will petition the state education department and the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Electricity arrears: MSEDCL seeks local leaders’ help to recover pending bills in Maharashtra
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Farmers, who were originally not included in the scheme, were introduced into the Navprakash Yojna scheme in January this year.

Mumbai University ignored chancellor’s red flag, went ahead with onscreen assessment
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

The chancellor’s office had anticipated a delay in results owing to the university’s decision to adopt an onscreen assessment process that would involve a time-consuming scanning of over 18 lakh answersheets. A

Schools offer lessons in parenting
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Parents were divided over the advantages of such crash courses. Nidhi Sharma, who has a one-year-old daughter, said that the workshops are helpful for first-time parents.

Mumbai University result delay: Thousands of answersheets still unassessed
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Patel said the complaints of over 900 law students, who had been given single digit marks, have been addressed. In order to address students’ complaints, the university has set up a help desk at the Kalina campus and launched a grievance portal.

Bhendi Bazar Building Collapse: Victims’ kin sift through belongings, wedding dress, photos, utensils
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

According to doctors at J J Hospital, six injured remain admitted in the hospital. “All of them are stable. We have conducted eight minor surgeries. On Friday, a few patients were discharged,” a doctor said.

Mumbai University results delay: Students marked absent line up for proof of attendance
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

This even as the varsity has said that students marked absent — it shows that their marks for that particular paper were unavailable at the moment — need not prove their attendance.

Illegal electric bills: ‘10 months after SC direction, MSEDCL yet to refund 2 lakh consumers’
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The refund will hit the cash-strapped distribution company that is running into losses of over Rs 3,000 crore

Mumbai University: Student claims she got 21 marks in exam she never took
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Third-year LLB student had missed a paper in sixth semester

IIT-Bombay to host ‘patriotic rock concert’ this weekend
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

The concert will be held at the convocation hall of the institute and Mumbai-based band, Manish J Tipu’s Neo Gharana, will play patriotic numbers for the audience. The band was assigned to the institute by the MHRD, said Mukherjee.

Amid heavy rain, Ganpati pandals turned shelters for thousands stranded
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Lalbaugcha Raja, too, was set up on a pedestal and hence remained safe. Organisers said the heavy rain on Tuesday failed to stop the rush of devotees.

Help on two wheels
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Khan was a part an initiative of the Jamat Raza-e-Mustafa - a non-governmental organisation - which had circulated, through social media, the telephone numbers of volunteers in flood-hit areas.

Power outage: Substations switched off in flooded areas
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

As water levels rose on Tuesday afternoon, power suppliers, Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST), Reliance Energy and Tata Power announced that substations had been switched off as a safety protocol.

Mumbai rains: Rainwater seeps through walls and roofs of govt hostels
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The students said while seepage was a common problem during monsoons, the situation had worsened over the past couple of days with many fearing that the buildings might cave in because of the heavy downpour.

Mumbai rains: Social media helps people find shelter
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Started by Jayakrishnan R, a Bengaluru-based copywriter, a Twitter thread #RainHosts generated huge response from people volunteering to provide food and shelter.

Mumbai University declares TYBCom results; students struggle to access portal
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Mumbai University has issued a circular to colleges stating that all results that have been withheld would be declared in the next 10 days, an official said.

Schools train teachers to identify behavioral patterns among students
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

The Early Childhood Association (ECA), a non-profit organisation that works towards protecting the rights of children, has issued advisories to schools across the country on how to create awareness among children, parents and teachers.

Mumbai University results delay: Helpdesk set up to assist students for further studies
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

While results of most BSc students were announced on July 31, the results of several students were to be released later for reasons like untraceable papers or missing credentials.

IIT-Bombay helps 160 colleges set up their own entrepreneurship cell
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

At the heart of this campaign is a National Entrepreneurship Challenge (NEC), which is now in its fifth edition. It will be launched on August 31, when the first set of assignments will be rolled out. Last year’s challenge saw participation from 601 colleges from across the country

Mumbai University law papers to be assessed by August 24
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

“A very small portion of the law papers are yet to be assessed. We will be able to finish the assessment by Wednesday, or latest by Thursday,” said Vinayak Dalvi, a government-appointed officer on special duty responsible for the results

Allegations levelled by Deshmukh are far-fetched, say Mumbai University officials, principals
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

‘Delay simply because new system was implemented without proper planning’

Mumbai University misses August 15 deadline too, 1.5 lakh answersheets yet to be assessed
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Of the 1.5 lakh unassessed answersheets, officials said, the largest chunk was from the commerce stream. The number of teachers assessing the papers is low compared to the large number of students in the stream.

Mumbai University results delay: In reply to Governor, V-C Deshmukh alleges mix-up in answersheets
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The V-C, who has been blamed for implementing a new onscreen assessment process in a rush, had been asked to explain the delay in the results. In an interim reply, Deshmukh has claimed that foul play led to improper implementation of the onscreen process, said sources in the Governor’s offic

Delayed results: Mumbai University sets up new task force
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

While ten-odd students usually approached the helpdesk every day, over 30 students looking for admissions elsewhere applied for ‘confidential’ or ‘provisional’ results Monday.

At 92, socialist leader who took part in freedom struggle set for Independence-Day trip to Pune
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

He believes that true freedom comes with the development of rural India.  “Our struggle for freedom was meant to emancipate the people on the ground— farmers, small-scale industries and producers,” said Parikh, fondly referred to as G G by friends and family.

After getting 300 applications, MU sends some ‘confidential results’ to colleges its students have applied to
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

The number of teachers assessing papers has reduced significantly over the past two-three days. While on Friday, over 900 assessors evaluated 16,000 papers, on Saturday, only 744 teachers turned up for assessment. Over 13,000 papers were assessed on Saturday.

Mumbai University results mess: Acting VC urges evaluators to work over long weekend
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The acting V-C, who took charge after Sanjay Deshmukh proceeded on leave, said he is now devising a consolidated strategy to bail the university out of the mess of delayed final-year results.

Mumbai: Over 200 hit the road to march for science
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

About 200 scientists marched over a 2-km stretch in South Mumbai protesting budgetary cuts in scientific research and the shift towards “pseudo-scientific ideas”.

University of Mumbai Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh goes on leave, acting V-C appointed
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Shivaji University Vice-Chancellor Devanand Shinde takes additional charge at MU; Dhiren Patel is acting pro-V-C