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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Where Do Indian Institutes Stand In THE World University Rankings

Where Do Indian Institutes Stand In THE World University Rankings

dia has increased its global presence with 31 higher education institutes grabbing a position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17. India’s higher education system has undergone rapid expansion over the past few decades and is now one of the largest in the world. There are now thousands of different colleges and universities in India to choose from specializing in a variety of subjects. The Times Higher Education brings the global higher education analysts and compilers of world university rankings which provide the definitive list of the world’s best…

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NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2016

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2016

This year, the world marked the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of what would come to be known as HIV/AIDS. This disease has wrought enormous suffering and devastation and caused more than 35 million deaths. Yet today, thanks to remarkable achievements in biomedical science and public health, we have the tools to build a better future for individuals living with HIV and for those at risk of infection. We are hopeful that new approaches currently under exploration could expedite the end of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The greatest scientific…

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31 Indian institutes in Times World University Rankings, IISc Bangalore highest ranked

31 Indian institutes in Times World University Rankings, IISc Bangalore highest ranked

MUMBAI: In a boost to the government’s drive to make the country’s higher education institutions world class, a record 31 Indian institutes have found a place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has climbed to the highest position till date for an Indian institute, even as a place in the top 200 list continues to elude the country. IISc now figures in the 201-250 band, up from 251-300 last time. While Times Higher Education (THE) has expanded the number of universities…

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