Lack of foreign students blamed for low ranks for Indian Universities

The country’s top decision-makers in education have blamed the poor show of Indian universities on the global rankings on a lack of “cultural diversity” on campuses, and called for the presence of more foreign researchers and academics at Indian institutions. Inviting more foreign students and researchers to Indian campuses is the only way Indian universities […]

NDTV CEO Suparna Singh steps down

Suparna Singh, the former head of NDTV convergence who was appointed as NDTV CEO in December 2017, has resigned from the top job, the news broadcasting company said. “Ms Suparna Singh has informed the company that she will step down from her responsibilities as interim CEO with immediate effect,” the company said, without going into […]

MoD denies any plan to admit girls to Sainik Schools

Shripad Naik, junior minister of defence with Government of India, has denied that his ministry has any plans to admit girls to Sainik Schools, contrary to claims made by predecessor Subhash Bhamre last year. “Presently there is no proposal to admit girls in Sainik Schools,” Naik said today in parliament. Sainik Schools were established in […]

Job situation improves — Naukri bi-annual survey

A six-monthly survey conducted among recruiters by India’s biggest classifieds job site, Naukri.com, has showed a marked improvement in recruiter sentiments. The survey, which focuses on hiring predictions for the next six months, shows improvement in almost all areas compared to last year, including possibility of job creation, increment levels and so on. The biggest […]

IGNOU starts registration for MBA entrance test 2019

Indira Gandhi National University started registration for the entrance test for its MBA programme. The test, called OPENMAT, will be held on 10 March. The last date for submitting the application form is 14th February. IGNOU’s MBA entrance test is held twice an year. The registration fee for the test is Rs 1000. Graduates in […]

IGNOU extends application date for UG, PG and other courses to January end

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi has extended the last date to apply for its Master’s, Bachelor’s, Diploma and Certificate programs to Jan 31 for its January intake. The University offers both short-term and long-term programmes leading to certificates, diplomas, advance diploma, associate degree and degree. Admissions are open twice a year. […]

Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore

St Agnes College, one of the top destinations for higher education for women in Mangalore, has invited protests by some Muslims for continuing with its ‘no hijab’ policy inside classrooms. The college, run by Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, said students have to conform to the college’s dress code that has been in existence […]

Career Launcher unveils DU Admission guidance service

Career Launcher, which runs a host of test-preparation services, has announced a unique service to help and guide applicants to Delhi University colleges. Upon registering on the firm’s website, “students are redirected to a panel of expert counselors, who will analyze the individual’s profile and the options available, to help in deciding the best combination […]

Before leaving, Emmanuel Macron leaves a ‘Thank You’ message for Indians

Unlike other foreign leaders feted by Indian in recent years, French President Emmanuel Macron left a message directly to Indian people before stepping on to the plane back home. In a video message posted on Twitter, Macron sounded less like a politician and more like a ordinary person as he thanked everyone for making possible […]

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most aggressive state in terms of targeting traditional schools known as madrasas for upgradation. In the last two years, the state has sought to upgrade 10,854 madrasas under the Center’s ‘Quality Education in Madarsas’ scheme. This is more than 70% of the total proposals submitted by all states under the […]

JEE applicants falls by 12% in 3 years; IIT seats go vacant

The number of people appearing for the Joint Entrance Exam for admission to centrally funded engineering colleges continues to fall, with the latest numbers showing a year-on-year decline of 3.3%. JEE 2018 saw only 11.35 lakh students appear for the exam, compared to the 11.86 lakh that appeared for JEE 2017. The Joint Entrance Exam […]

CBSE to change affiliation rules soon

The Central Board of Secondary Education, the country’s largest national-level school certification body, is tweaking its rules of affiliation, the government said. “Although no financial and organizational lacunae have been observed, still, considering the future needs, the Board is considering to revamp the affiliation byelaws,” Prakash Javadekar, union minister for human resources development, said. The […]

Centre okays new plan to set up residential schools for girls from SC communities

The Central government has agreed to fund the construction of residential schools for girls from the scheduled caste community in districts with large populations from the community. The center will provide the cost of constructing the school as well as for purchasing items such as furniture, recreation, garden, etc., minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot. Only classes […]

Boosted by Jio’s success, Mukesh Ambani unveils his future plans

Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, said telecom was the first of his big bet, and he will now use his resources to solve problems in three other difficult areas — agriculture, education and healthcare. Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit, Ambani said his primary motivation was not to make money. “Money has never meant much […]

TN Medical College forced to discharge non-NEET students

The Medical Council of India has forced a medical college based in Nellur, Tamil Nadu to discharge 36 students who were admitted to the college outside the NEET system. NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the pan-India entrance examination for recruitment for all medical colleges in the country. According to the Medical Council […]

Permission sought to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Various private entites have sought the central government’s permission to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, according to data obtained from the ministry of alternative medicine or AYUSH. Uttar Pradesh is already home to 48 out of the country’s 341 Ayurveda colleges. Ayurveda, literally the study of life, is the traditional […]