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Five IAS officers who have launched eco-friendly initiatives in India

10 Feb 2020

Five IAS officers who have launched eco-friendly initiatives in India

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

#CareerBytes: Top scholarship programs every medical aspirant should know about

01 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: Top scholarship programs every medical aspirant should know about

In India, medicine is one of the most sought-after professional courses among youngsters.

#CareerBytes: Five popular scholarships every law student should know about

31 Dec 2019

#CareerBytes: Five popular scholarships every law student should know about

Law is one of the most sought after career options among students in the country because of the lucrative opportunities it offers.

UP Government bans mobile phones in colleges and universities

18 Oct 2019

UP Government bans mobile phones in colleges and universities

The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has banned the use of mobile phones in colleges and universities in the state, according to a circular issued by the Directorate of Higher Education in Uttar Pradesh, IANS reported on Friday.

B.Tech, M.Tech enrolment falls over last five years

22 Sep 2019

B.Tech, M.Tech enrolment falls over last five years

The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Saturday published the annual All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report.

In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

27 Aug 2019

In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

For three weeks after he took the oath as Chief Minister on July 26, Karnataka's BS Yediyurappa ran his cabinet alone. After the cabinet was expanded, it took almost another week for him to announce portfolios.

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

04 Aug 2019

IIT-M/Kgp, DU, BHU among 20 to be awarded 'Institutes-of-Eminence' tag

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended 20 institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) of Madras and Kharagpur, University of Hyderabad, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, to be granted the Institute of Eminence (IoE) tag.

This village boy cracked GATE while working at 'pakora' shop

12 Jun 2019

This village boy cracked GATE while working at 'pakora' shop

Clearing the national-level Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), conducted for admission to postgraduate courses in engineering and science, is not an easy task, especially without coaching.

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

23 May 2019

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

The Indian Civil Services are a dream for lakhs of youngsters.

NIRF Rankings 2019: IIT-Madras bags first rank in overall category

08 Apr 2019

NIRF Rankings 2019: IIT-Madras bags first rank in overall category

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday announced the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

#CareerBytes: Unconventional, high-paying jobs you can get after Class-12

04 Apr 2019

#CareerBytes: Unconventional, high-paying jobs you can get after Class-12

After Class-12, most students opt to pursue higher studies as per their interest.

#CareerBytes: Internships offered by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

30 Mar 2019

#CareerBytes: Internships offered by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

Internships are a great opportunity for college students to gain practical experience and exposure in their chosen field. Internships not only offer a good learning experience for the candidates but can also enhance their resumes.

Rajasthan announces free college education for girls from July

31 Jan 2019

Rajasthan announces free college education for girls from July

On Wednesday, Rajasthan Higher Education Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati announced that girls in the state would soon be entitled to free college education in institutes run by the government.

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

27 Jan 2019

Expert panel recommends increasing Institutions of Eminence to 30

The Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for selecting Institutions of Eminence (IoE) has put in a recommendation to increase the number of IoEs from the current 20 to 30.

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

26 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

Engineering is one of the most preferred professional courses but as education is becoming expensive, many are unable to afford to pursue engineering.

India registers 25 universities in 2019 global emerging economies rankings

16 Jan 2019

India registers 25 universities in 2019 global emerging economies rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) has released its 2019 rankings for universities in emerging economies, and 25 Indian higher education institutes have made it to the top 200.

Only 1 in 10 companies want to hire women: Report

09 Oct 2018

Only 1 in 10 companies want to hire women: Report

A World Economic Forum (WEF) study has revealed that companies in India that are witnessing the highest growth prefer hiring men, and technology-led job growth benefits men more than women.

Haryana's Maharshi Dayanand University ranked cleanest government varsity by MHRD

01 Oct 2018

Haryana's Maharshi Dayanand University ranked cleanest government varsity by MHRD

Haryana's Maharshi Dayanand University has been ranked the cleanest government university by the HRD Ministry followed by Guru Nanak Dev University in neighboring Punjab's Amritsar.

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

22 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.

#CareerBytes: 7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by government

12 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: 7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by government

Engineers and doctors are both equally important for the development of the country.

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

11 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.

7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by central government

08 Aug 2018

7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by central government

Engineers and doctors are both equally important for the development of the country.

Javadekar says only Letter of Intent issued to Jio Institute

30 Jul 2018

Javadekar says only Letter of Intent issued to Jio Institute

Amid continuing criticism over "Institution of Eminence" tag for Jio Institute, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said only a "Letter of Intent" has been issued to it.

Female student enrollment lowest in institutes of national importance: AISHE

27 Jul 2018

Female student enrollment lowest in institutes of national importance: AISHE

The enrolment of female students is lowest in the institutions of national importance, followed by state private open universities and government deemed universities, according to the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE).

Universities told to fill up all teaching-vacancies in 3yrs: Govt

26 Jul 2018

Universities told to fill up all teaching-vacancies in 3yrs: Govt

Concerned over the rise in vacancies of college and varsity teachers, the government today said it has asked all universities to fill them up within three-years.

Govt is in Ambani's pocket: Kejriwal on Jio Institute row

11 Jul 2018

Govt is in Ambani's pocket: Kejriwal on Jio Institute row

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the government over the selection of Jio Institute for the "Institution of Eminence" status, saying the government "is in Ambani's pocket".

Institution of Eminence tag for Jio Institute 'conditional': HRD Ministry

10 Jul 2018

Institution of Eminence tag for Jio Institute 'conditional': HRD Ministry

Facing criticism over the selection of yet-to-be-established Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation as an "Institution of Eminence", HRD Ministry today clarified that the tag was conditional and it would get only a letter of intent for now.

Twitter account of Jio Institute (!) answers all your questions

10 Jul 2018

Twitter account of Jio Institute (!) answers all your questions

Jio Institute may, for now, be non-existent, but that didn't stop the Narendra Modi government from naming it 'Institute of Eminence', along with IIT-Bombay and IISc.

People will accept my theory over Darwin's in 20yrs: Minister

01 Jul 2018

People will accept my theory over Darwin's in 20yrs: Minister

Union Minister Satyapal Singh yesterday reiterated his controversial claim, that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is "scientifically wrong," and predicted that his theory would replace the scientist's, "if not today, tomorrow, or 10-20 years later."

Manipur University: Impasse continues for 29th-day over removal of VC

27 Jun 2018

Manipur University: Impasse continues for 29th-day over removal of VC

Academic activities of the Manipur University remained suspended for the 29th day today following students' agitation demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aditya Prasad Pandey.

QS-Rankings: IITs, IISc among top-200, 24 Indian institutes in list

07 Jun 2018

QS-Rankings: IITs, IISc among top-200, 24 Indian institutes in list

Three Indian institutes have made it to the top-200 in the QS World University Rankings 2019, with IIT-Bombay jumping 17 places to displace IIT-Delhi as the topper.

#CareerBytes: Government scholarships for Engineering students- Details here

27 May 2018

#CareerBytes: Government scholarships for Engineering students- Details here

To promote quality education in the field of engineering, the government awards various scholarships to students who want to pursue engineering based on various criteria, including their merit, community, and family's annual income.

UGC issues list of 24 'fake universities': Details here

26 Apr 2018

UGC issues list of 24 'fake universities': Details here

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a list of 24 'fake universities' which are no longer allowed to confer degrees. Seven of these are in the national capital.

Government scholarships for Engineering students: Here's all about them

09 Apr 2018

Government scholarships for Engineering students: Here's all about them

To promote quality education in the field of engineering, the government awards various scholarships to students who want to pursue engineering based on various criteria, including their merit, community, and family's annual income.

62 higher-education institutions get autonomy: What does it mean?

21 Mar 2018

62 higher-education institutions get autonomy: What does it mean?

In a first, the University Grants Commission (UGC) awarded full autonomy to as many as 62 institutions of higher education.

Mumbai University: Law, teachers-training students oppose NOC to switch colleges

08 Sep 2017

Mumbai University: Law, teachers-training students oppose NOC to switch colleges

Students pursuing Mumbai University's law and teachers' training courses are opposing a new rule that has put them in a fix.

No promotion in Telangana colleges if marks below 50%

16 Aug 2017

No promotion in Telangana colleges if marks below 50%

Telangana has new rules for its colleges. Now students will have to secure at least 50% marks in their semester exams to be promoted to the next year.

Caste bias cases maximum in Banaras Hindu University

08 Feb 2017

Caste bias cases maximum in Banaras Hindu University

In 2015-2016, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) topped the list of Central universities with maximum number of caste-based discrimination cases against Dalits.

Uteruses of 2,200 women in Kalaburagi removed in major racket

07 Feb 2017

Uteruses of 2,200 women in Kalaburagi removed in major racket

2,200 women of the Lambani and Dalit communities in Kalaburagi have had their uteruses removed in a major racket.

AAP spent more on ads than on actual loans

22 Jan 2017

AAP spent more on ads than on actual loans

Yogendra Yadav said the AAP spent Rs.30 lakh on advertisements for student loans, but have so far only provided 3 students with actual loans worth Rs.3.15 lakh.