Education

US, India to strengthen education ties

US president Barack Obama’s recent visit to India has signalled a strong commitment to build ties between the higher- education institutes of both the countries. Funded by the US Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, a delegation comprising 10 universities and colleges from the US is currently touring India to explore partnerships in higher education.

IIT Singapore by 2015

The HRD ministry is likely to back a proposal to set up an IIT in Singapore. The final decision will be taken by the IIT Council, headed by HRD minister Kapil Sibal.

20 lakh teachers needed to implement RTE Act: Sibal

The government needs to recruit 20 lakh teachers to successfully implement the Right to Education Act, Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said.

800 varsities, 35,000 colleges needed in next 10 years: Sibal

India will need at least 800 more universities and another 35,000 colleges in the next ten years to increase the percentage of students going for higher education from the present 12.4% in the country, HRD minister Kapil Sibal said.

World Bank approves record $1.05 bn for schools in India

The World Bank on Thursday approved a record $1.05 billion credit line to help get more children into schools in India, the largest ever investment in education by the poverty-fighting institution.

How to crack online CAT?

The most pressing question on the minds of the students is 'How do I tackle the Online CAT?' However, the most obvious thing that one notices in the question is the emphasis on the 'Online' aspect more than the one on 'CAT'. Well the answer to this question is to keep it simple and not to worry about the 'Online' format as much as the 'content' of the paper.

Harvard tops university list as China progresses

Harvard retains the crown as top university for the eighth year in an annual ranking of the world's universities which is dominated by the United States but shows China's performance improving.

Outgoing IIT-Bombay batch pledges 1% of salary for alma mater

The current outgoing batch of IIT Bombay (IIT-B) to pledge 1% of their salaries to their alma mater, came from former student Bakul Desai, an Hyderabad-based entrepreneur.

New UGC rules for deemed universities

All deemed-to-be universities will soon have to follow the government’s reservation policy in admissions and recruitments, admit students on the basis of a merit-based all-India examination, charge fees in accordance with UGC regulations, and disclose them on their web sites and prospectuses.

Foreign education Bill tabled in Lok Sabha

Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal tabled the much-awaited Foreign Education Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010, in the Lok Sabha today. The Bill is aimed at regulating the entry and operation of foreign institutions which are imparting, or intend to impart, higher education in India. It will also permit foreign education providers to set up campuses in the country and offer degrees.

Timeline: Foreign Educational Institution Bill

The union Cabinet approved the Foreign Educational Institution (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010.

Affiliation a must for universities stripped of deemed status

Hardening its stand against universities stripped off their deemed status by HRD ministry's Tandon committee, the Centre on Wednesday stood by the expert body's recommendation that these institutions must revert to old status and be asked to seek fresh affiliation from nearby universities.

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German scientists creats a method for computers & smartphones to transfer data at super high speeds using easily available LED lighting

Regular LEDs can be turned into optical WLAN with only a few additional components thanks to visible light communication (VLC). The lights are then not ...

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German scientists creats a method for computers & smartphones to transfer data at super high speeds using easily available LED lighting

Regular LEDs can be turned into optical WLAN with only a few additional components thanks to visible light communication (VLC). The lights are then not ...

Analysts feel China’s boom beginning to show cracks

New economic analyses of China provide further indication that the nation’s supercharged economy is beginning to slow, and warn that soaring inflation, rising labor costs ...

India to outpace China as fastest growing nation by 2015: ICICI

Driven by productivity enhancement and infrastructure development, India is expected to outpace Asian dragon China and become the fastest growing economy in the next four years, ICICI Bank said in a report.

What is the Jan Lokpal Bill, why it’s important

The Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen's ombudsman Bill) is a draft anti-corruption bill drawn up by prominent civil society activists seeking the appointment of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body that would investigate corruption cases, complete the investigation within a year and envisages trial in the case getting over in the next one year.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented to parliament the budget for the coming financial year beginning in April.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday presented to parliament the budget for the coming financial year beginning in April.

Bhimsen Joshi, singer of India, died on January 24th, aged 88

MUSIC seemed to require him to use every part of his body. From a slow, mesmerised, almost motionless start his eyes would roll upwards, foreshadowing the ascent of the notes that emerged from his distended, gaping mouth. His hands flailed, as though reaching for some imagined object just out of his grasp. Perhaps Bhimsen Joshi was trying to bring back to earth a soaring note from one of his magnificent taans, the series of rapid melodic passages with which great classical singers in the Hindustani tradition of northern India demonstrate how skilled they are.

China overtakes Japan as world’s No. 2 economy

Japan lost its 42-year ranking as the world's second-biggest economy to China in 2010, with data showing a contraction in the last quarter due to weak consumer spending and a strong yen.

Indians prosper: Per capita income at Rs 46,492

Per capita income of Indians grew by 14.5 per cent to Rs 46,492 in 2009-10 from Rs 40,605 in the year-ago period, as per the revised data released by the government.

Current account deficit at historic high a concern: Goldman

Global financial powerhouse Goldman Sachs said the high current account deficit at USD 15.8 billion remains the biggest risk to India's growth story.

‘Per capita income can double in 9 yrs at present growth rate’

The Planning Commission said the country's per capita income would be doubled in nine years with the economy expanding at current rate of growth.