Monday, 24 Jun 2019
Month: March 2016

The Sanskrit College and University Bill passed in WB assembly

In a bid to create a nodal center in learning of Sanskrit, a bill was passed in West Bengal Assembly today.  Sanskrit College and University, West Bengal Bill 2015 will enable complete up-gradation of the 191 year-old Sanskrit College along with its properties and liabilities.  The primary objective of the University will be to create […]

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Maharashtra Council gives nod to form Marathi language committee

The Maharashtra Legislative Council today unanimously adopted a resolution for the formation of Joint Parliamentary Committee for development of Marathi language.  The resolution was tabled by Maharashtra Education and Culture minister Vinod Tawde and unanimously passed by the Council.  The minister said the committee was earlier formed on December 20, 2011, but it was not […]

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Maharashtra Council gives nod to form Marathi language committee

The Maharashtra Legislative Council today unanimously adopted a resolution for the formation of Joint Parliamentary Committee for development of Marathi language.  The resolution was tabled by Maharashtra Education and Culture minister Vinod Tawde and unanimously passed by the Council.  The minister said the committee was earlier formed on December 20, 2011, but it was not […]

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Iran to send more research scholars to

Iran Embassy on Wednesday expressed the desire to increase the number of Iranian research scholars at Panjab University (PU). The delegation of Iran Embassy led by the research counsellor Dr Seyed Mohammad Reza Khalili visited PU on Wednesday and met the PU vice-chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover.  “Iran considers PU as an eminent seat of […]

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Iran to send more research scholars to

Iran Embassy on Wednesday expressed the desire to increase the number of Iranian research scholars at Panjab University (PU). The delegation of Iran Embassy led by the research counsellor Dr Seyed Mohammad Reza Khalili visited PU on Wednesday and met the PU vice-chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover.  “Iran considers PU as an eminent seat of […]

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UGC to rank all universities, irks watchdogs

In a controversial overreach, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said it will rank all institutions across the country. Private colleges and universities will come under the ratings ambit. Predictably, the move has annoyed other regulatory bodies like AICTE (for engineering), MCI (medical), NATA (architecture) and the UGC’s own statutory authority. This is the first […]

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ISB and PwC set up defence think-tank

The Indian School of Business (ISB) and Strategy& (a part of PwC network) have entered into a partnership to set up an industry think-tank to drive thought leadership and impact in the Indian defence sector. An Agreement to this effect was entered into on the sidelines of the ISB National Conclave in New Delhi recently. […]

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Christ universities get 'B' grade from NAAC

Unhappy with the ratings given by the National Assessment and Accreditation (NAAC), a statutory body of the UGC, some universities are planning to approach the appeals committee seeking revision. Two reputed institutions – Christ and Jain universities – have been given ‘B’ grade.  At its 71st executive committee meeting last month, NAAC had announced the […]

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New medical colleges to come up in 58 districts

New medical colleges will be set up in 58 districts, resulting in an increase of 5,800 MBBS seats in the country, the Parliament was informed today. These medical colleges are being established under a centrally sponsored scheme for ‘Establishment of Medical Colleges attached with existing District/Referral hospitals’, Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda […]

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IIM-L ties up with Harvard Business School

The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) has entered into an institutional alliance with the Harvard Business School after two IIM-L professors recently visited HBS to attend a faculty workshop on ‘Microeconomics of Competitiveness’ held at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, HBS.  Under the alliance, IIM-L like HBS, will offer an elective course on […]

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