20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

New Delhi Human resource development minister Prakash Javdaekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and would soon get the go-ahead. “The guidelines are ready. The proposal is in final shape and I am very hopeful and very sure that this proposal will get the final nod in this (monsoon session),” Javadekar said in Lok Sabha in response to a question during Question Hour. The question came from Trinamool Congress leader Sugata Bose who wanted details of the government’s…

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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Crowning glory continues to elude a deserving career

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Crowning glory continues to elude a deserving career

It wasn’t quite Indian women’s cricket’s Balwinder Singh Sandhu moment, but it came close. Sandhu did it in the 1983 World Cup final, bowling a vicious delivery and knocking out Gordon Greenidge’s off-stump. Just three days ago, Jhulan Goswami bowled an away-goer to Meg Lanning in the Women’s World Cup semi final — arguably the ball of the tournament — that angled in and straightened after pitching, hitting the top of off. Lanning, the biggest star in women’s cricket — aptly nicknamed as the Megastar — went for a duck…

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20 world class research institutes to come up in India

20 world class research institutes to come up in India

“The government has decided to establish 20 world class institutions across the country to encourage the young talent and promote innovation in science and technology,”  said HRD Minister Prakash Jadadekar . 20 world class research institutes to come up in India In order to promote research and innovation in India, the BJP-led government has recently decided to set up 20 world class institutes in India. This announcement was made Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar at recent event held at Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Here’s what Prakash Jadadekar…

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Mangaluru: World Konkani Centre invites applications for scholarship

Mangaluru: World Konkani Centre invites applications for scholarship

Mangaluru, Jun 9: Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund set up by World Konkani Centre, Mangaluru, Invites applications for Merit-Cum-Means Scholarships-2017 from Konkani speaking students belonging to any caste and religion, seeking professional education in the stream of Engineering and MBBS. Eligibility Criteria will be as follows. 1. Only candidates with Konkani as mother tongue can apply for this scholarship regardless of caste and religion. Mother tongue certificate need to be provided while applying. 2. Only Candidates who are seeking admission to the first year of the Engineering or MBBS course…

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Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

For the first time, three renowned Indian institutions — the Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the IITs Delhi and Bombay, have catapulted to the list of the top 200 global universities. This was revealed in the latest QS World University Rankings 2018, an official said here on Thursday. While IISc Bangalore has climbed from 190 to 152 this year, IIT-Delhi moved from 172 to 185, while IIT-Bombay jumped from 219 to 179 this year — or among the top one per cent of approximately 26,000 universities surveyed globally. “The…

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INSTITUTES TO OBSERVE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ON JUNE 5

INSTITUTES TO OBSERVE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ON JUNE 5

Following on the instruction of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun and ICFRE are observing the World Environment Day 2017 at national level. It is being celebrated as an annual event on every June 5 since 1973 to make people aware about the environmental issues and negative changes in environment due to human activities and encourage them to be proactive in environmental protection, to make their surroundings safe and clean. World Environment Day was first established to be celebrated by the United Nations General…

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Prime Minister’s Office wants more institutes to bid for ‘world class’ tag

Prime Minister’s Office wants more institutes to bid for ‘world class’ tag

New Delhi: Under pressure from the prime minister’s office, the human resource development ministry has expedited the plan to create world class universities and further relaxed the rules to encourage more private and public institutions bid for the tag. Months after it floated draft rules, the ministry has now changed several of them, according to two government officials who spoke on condition of anonymity and documents seen by Mint. First, institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will have the liberty to apply for the “world class” tag…

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HRD min holds discussions on proposed 20 world class varsities

HRD min holds discussions on proposed 20 world class varsities

Senior functionaries of the HRD ministry today held deliberations on the regulations for the proposed 20 ‘world class universities’ that were announced in the 2016-17 budget by the government. In the meeting which was headed by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, the aspects related to autonomy and regulations for these universities were finalised, officials sources said. It was also discussed whether words- ‘world class’ be used in the nomenclature for these institutes. Sources said rather they may be called institutes of excellence. Giving more flexibility to the regulations through suggestions like…

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HRD panel wants filling up of faculty at premier institutes for world class institutions

HRD panel wants filling up of faculty at premier institutes for world class institutions

To expedite and overcome the hurdle in developing world class institutions and deteriorating levels of higher education, the Consultative Committee on Human Resource Development has recommended immediate filling up of vacant posts in IIT, NIT and at 40 central universities. The Consultative Committee relating to Human Resource Development (HRD) comprising of Union HRD ministers and 28 MPs which met on December 29 also expressed concern over increasing gap between education and employability and the quality of students coming from colleges and suggested government take corrective steps. A senior HRD ministry…

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Joe Biden: World needs Canada ‘very badly’

Joe Biden: World needs Canada ‘very badly’

US Vice-President Joe Biden told an audience in Ottawa that the world needs “genuine leaders” such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The outgoing vice-president spoke during a state dinner and took the opportunity to praise America’s northern neighbour. “The world is going to spend a lot of time looking to you, Mr Prime Minister”, he told the Canadian leader. Mr Biden has been highly critical of US President-elect Donald Trump. “Vive le Canada because we need you very, very badly,” he told the dinner guests. Canada fears ‘dangerous’ Trump…

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