Abha Goradia

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

Articles By Abha Goradia

Maharashtra govt plans centre to promote cell-based meat research, production

The centre will be set up by the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. In its first phase, a lab is expected to come up in the city next year. The second phase, a greenfield project, is expected to come up on 203 acres of land owned by ICT in Jalna by 2021, said GFI India Managing Director Varun Deshpande.

Mumbai: False charges slapped on officers fighting graft, says Lalit Kala Akademi chief

“My experience has been so unpleasant. A quotation is raised for Rs 8 lakh and bills are submitted for Rs 80 lakh. Matters are landing in court, we have held back payments and referred the matter to the ministry," Uttam Pacharne said.

Timely marriage, spacing pregnancy can slow down population growth: Dr Kalpana Apte

Dr Kalpana Apte, Secretary General of Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), tells The Indian Express why population control needs a multi-pronged approach and explains why population growth cannot be attributed to an increase in births alone

MPSC prelims: Candidates turned away for reaching ‘few minutes’ late

Rahul Indure, who was appearing for the exam for the first time, claimed his train from Pune got delayed by an hour. He reached the centre by 9.33 am, but was turned away by the exam coordinators.

BMC to hire 60 professionals to counsel school students

Plans to revive Bal Bhavan Centres to discourage addiction to social media, drugs.

Mumbai: A group of parents’ forward march towards alternative education

Project Nomad is a documentary that Dutta is making to document homeschooling initiatives and compile data for parents. A ‘Teach for India’ fellow based in Pune, Harshad Tathed, is helping him produce the documentary.

Mumbai: IIT-B cancels screening of Pashi over ‘explicit’ content

Pashi is a movie that explores homoerotic theme. The film was earlier screened at Delhi University and the Kala Ghoda film festival.

Maharashtra to begin recruitment of teachers through Pavitra portal

According to a government resolution dated February 7, a common entrance examination will be conducted for appointment of teachers in aided, partially aided and unaided schools for the primary, secondary, higher secondary sections.

International Conference: Academicians allege statements pseudo-scientific

The letter states that the organisers had been warned beforehand about the suspicious nature of the titles of the sessions through an email and requested to vet the sessions.

Blue Synagogue to reopen tomorrow

A significant Jewish synagogue in India, the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is a place of worship for Mumbai’s Baghdadi and Bene Israeli Jewish community.

‘Govt depts should jointly preserve monuments’: ICHR Chairman

Jamkhedkar was speaking at an international seminar that delved on the challenges in preserving Mumbai’s heritage, organised at Mumbai University’s Kalina campus on Monday.

IIT-B students unhappy over marginal hike in stipends, protest against govt memorandum

While they had demanded an 80 per cent hike, the memorandum approved a 24 per cent to 35 per cent hike in fellowship stipends.

Kipling Bungalow: Restoration on track, likely to open to public next year

In 2015, state Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde proposed turning the bungalow into a tourist attraction.

‘By 2025, both India and China will have higher proportion of those over 85 years’

Tata Institute of Social Sciences’ (TISS) has partnered with foreign universities and HelpAge India to form the China - India Population Ageing Forum to study implications of population ageing and work out suitable policy responses.

FB post condemning gender differentiation at Asiatic Library gathers steam

When contacted by The Indian Express, a representative of the Asiatic Society Library administration said it was unlikely that the incident took place at the library.

Thirty three per cent rise in number of sponsored study visas to Indians: British Council Director

British Council’s Director (West Region) Helen Silvester speaks to The Indian Express about their initiatives to improve English language training, provide opportunities to youngsters to study in the United Kingdom and to give people access to creativity.

Under RUSA, Maharashtra gets grants worth Rs 170 crore for colleges

The proposal for two cluster colleges received nod for which a grant of Rs 55 crore was approved for each, apart from funds sanctioned for autonomous colleges.

Plagiarism case against principal: No action 10 months after MU probe; college says yet to receive copy of report

University of Mumbai (MU) had submitted a report claiming that 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the text in a book written by the principal of Ulhasnagar’s Chandibai Himatlal Mansukhani College resembles a book authored by an American.

Mumbai University proposes 49 new colleges

MU has proposed nine law colleges, 14 arts, science, commerce (night) colleges, three arts, science and commerce (ladies) colleges, 17 arts and commerce colleges, two fine arts and performing arts colleges, three pharmacy colleges and one management college

Mumbai Marathon: IAS officers, Mantralaya staff put on running shoes

Sanjay Ingle, deputy secretary with the industries department, completed the full marathon in 4 hours and 41 minutes.