Category: Education

Develop defence, health products

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and HRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi on Friday.(Source: PTI) Prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged Indian Institutes of Technology to take up the challenge of developing defence and health equipment and user-friendly innovations in railways so that India ceases to be dependent on imports. He […]

IIT-Kharagpur plans to bring flexible credit-based system in 2016

The new system will be introduced in phases from 2016. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will soon introduce a new “credit-based system” which would allow students the flexibility to complete a four-year B. Tech course in three-and-a-half years. “For each course there would be pre-specified credit which allows a student the flexibility to complete […]

Nitish Kumar flays Modi Govt for announcing rail hike before budget

Former Railway Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar. (Source: PTI) Former Railway Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday criticised Narendra Modi government for promoting a “bad tradition” of announcing hike in Railway fare and freight before presentation of Railway budget in Parliament. “They are promising the country that ‘Achye deen aa gaye hain’ […]

DU decision on marks deduction discriminatory

CBSE treats all the courses of computer stream such as Computer Science and Informatics Practices on par with elective subjects. ( Source: PTI ) CBSE has described as “unfair” and “discriminatory” Delhi University’s decision to deduct 2.5 per cent from the aggregate marks of those aspirants of the four-year under graduate course who had opted […]

IIIT to be set up in Manipur

IIIT to be set up in Manipur soon. An Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) will be set up in Senapati in Manipur under Public Private Partnership (PPP), Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has said. A delegation of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Develpment has recently visited the state and discussed establishing of […]

Top Indian,Aus varsities to offer new scholarship programme

Top Indian universities including IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras have now partnered with University of Melbourne in Australia to offer a new joint PhD scholarship programme from 2014. The multimillion-dollar scholarship programme was launched in India on Monday to provide the next generation of researchers,innovators and entrepreneurs in Melbourne and India with world-leading academic supervision and support. […]