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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Abha Goradia


Abha works with the Mumbai bureau and covers the education beat as well as other stories she finds interesting.

Yuva Sena members allege MU neglected due procedure required for approval of perspective plan, write to CM
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Once the perspective plan is presented to the Senate members, the authority to approve it rests with the Maharashtra State Commission for Higher Education and Development (MAHED), headed by the CM.

TISS students divided over Citizenship law, protests continue
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Pratik Irpatgire, president of the body, said, “The neighbouring countries of India are Islam dominated countries, where the majority of the population practices Islam as a religion... The bill will be a boon to all those neglected and deprived classes who have migrated to India from neighbouring countries.”

Ornate stepwell may be answer to Maharashtra’s water crisis
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The stepwells in Maharashtra are smaller in scale compared to the ones in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Stepwells like the one in Kudave are significant not only as architectural ruins but as good rain harvesting and water storage systems.

Students of IIT-Bombay protest passage of CAB
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

IIT-Bombay for Justice, under which the students came together, is a forum recently formed by the students following the suicide of IIT-Madras student Fatima Latheef. The students had also protested the passage of the NRC Bill.

Class 10 SSC Board: Civic body to conduct five prelims to improve results
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Once the results for first prelims are out, subject experts, at least two per subject, will conduct sessions on difficult concepts through virtual classrooms.

‘Academic community uncomfortable with idea of Bill’: Statement against CAB
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Signatories included scholars from IITs, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Harvard University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Yale University, University of Massachusetts and others.

TISS, MIT initiative wins award in Italy
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

The CLIx project worked to “demonstrate a scalable model of education in Indian schools” and was implemented in 478 schools in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, and Telangana. The programme was seeded by Tata Trust.

Maharashtra: Students from two branches of Rao Junior College allowed to appear for HSC exam
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Rao IIT Academy, which runs the junior colleges, was denied an index number by the state board for allegedly not meeting infrastructural norms. On December 2, the junior college was issued a letter by the office of deputy director of education stating that the college has not fulfilled terms and conditions for state board’s recognition.

Admission process ends: 540 of 15,100 seats across 141 law colleges still vacant, says Maharashtra CET cell
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

In MU, 171 seats in law colleges are vacant. “This is because some of the colleges under MU are located in the Konkan region. Unlike medical students, law college aspirants do not seek admission to colleges outside the city,” Ghanshyam Kedar, CET cell official added.

IIT-B’s initiative: A stick to help cops stand for long hours
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The stick is made using transparent poly-carbonate to keep it lightweight, and uses neoprene rubber at the top as a seat prop to provide rest to the body. This attachment provides a wider surface area to rest, and is detachable.

Centre set up at IIT-Bombay for India’s energy security
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The centre will collaborate with six PSUs of oil and gas sector — Oil India Ltd, Oil and Natural Gas Corp, Gas Authority of India Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Indian Oil Corporation — and Engineers India Limited to conduct research projects “from lab to implementation-ready stage in mission mode”.

Governor gives Mumbai University’s convocation a miss
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Breaking away from its tradition of holding the convocation in January, MU hosted the ceremony soon after declaration of annual results.

‘Education for the age group of 3-6 years needs to be made compulsory’
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Dr Swati Popat Vats, the president of the Early Childhood Association (ECA) and co-author of 'Once upon a story: Diwaswapna and the Gijubhai method', speaks about initiatives undertaken by the body.

Mumbai: 31-year-old hearing impaired woman to receive her second national award
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

In 2013, Iyer was given the national award by then president Pranab Mukherjee for being a role model in the female category.

IIT-B comes out in support of JNU fee hike protest
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

The fight against hike in fees by the JNU administration has found resonance with IIT-B, which has also been part of a countrywide struggle by IIT students against the recent fee hike announced by IIT Council.

Mumbai: Nehru Planetarium unveils moon-like dome
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

The project, which started in August, was to be unveiled to coincide with the landing of Vikram lander on the Moon. However, it was delayed due to the prolonged monsoon and post-monsoon showers in the state.

Fathima Lateef’s suicide institutional murder: IIT-B students
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

The suicide of Fathima Latheef, a first-year student at IIT-Madras on November 9, resonated with IIT-B, where a student, Aniket Ambhore, had committed suicide in September 2014.

Aniket Ambhore suicide report: ‘SC/ST students could face difficulties due to hardened attitudes against quota policy’
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

A three-member committee set up by IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) to probe the alleged suicide of Aniket Ambhore in 2014 has concluded that the student took his life because he was battling “internal contradictions”

No clarity on student council polls in Maharashtra: ‘Not holding them would be violation of Act’
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Not conducting the elections within the next two months would be a violation of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016.

Mumbai: College yet to comply with labour court order to pay gratuity to former employee
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Shailesh Nangaonkar, who previously worked with Terna Engineering College, Nerul, had lodged a case with the labour court after being denied gratuity despite 10 years of service. Nangaonkar worked as an assistant professor in the college from 2004 to 2014.