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IIT Delhi wins GE Edison Challenge with Rs. 10 lakh prize

The seventh edition of the GE Edison Challenge held at the GE India Technology Centre, Bengaluru, saw IIT Delhi emerge as winner with a prize of Rs. 10 lakh.

Scholarship programme for students

Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC), a subsidiary of the French banking and financial services company Societe Generale, has announced the fifth edition of their unique scholarship programme — ‘SG GSC India Talent Scholarship’.

IIT, IIM students a big hit with e-commerce firms

His love for online shopping helped Sachin Chandra get a job with a leading e-retailer. A computer science student of IIT Bombay, he is among the few engineering and management students who have got placed in e-commerce firms. He will be joining Flipkart as a software development engineer.

The best thing about being young

For Reetuparna Vishwanath of Laxman Public School, being young means “no ­responsibilities, laughing at lame jokes, pulling each other’s legs, making faces at our ­teacher’s back, and yes...having crushes.”

Happiness is: NGO work, mom’s smile

Children from schools across the country talk to HT Education about what makes them happy.

Students, alumni cheer as SPA Bill 2014 gets Parliament nod

“I would like to expresses my gratitude towards the present government for passing the School of Planning and Architecture Bill 2014 which makes three SPAs institutes of excellence. This bill has given identity, endorsement and eminence to our studies and now we are able to apply for government jobs,” says Triveni Prasad Nanda, former student, SPA, Bhopal.

Does the draft bill address concerns of all stakeholders?

Education experts say the Distance Education Council of India Bill 2014, details of which are up on the website of the ministry of human resource development for suggestions/views/comments of all stakeholders, should be passed in Parliament as soon as possible.

Keep tabs on time while attempting the math paper

One thing that remains unchanged in any exam is that the student should have in-depth knowledge of all topics. While revising you should prepare small notes related to important concepts and formulae.

Get diagrams, graphs and numerical examples right

For the Class 12 boards, we give you some strategies for acing physics. Always remember that it is easy to score marks from the topics in volume II of the physics book. We give you a few more tips.

Medical science push for Jamia Hamdard

Jamia Hamdard University has appointed Dr Habil Khorakiwala as its new chancellor. Dr Khorakiwala will occupy this office for a period of five years beginning December 2014.

Safety systems are in place, but more needs to be done

In order to strengthen women’s safety measures on campuses, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had also asked universities and institutes across the country to implement the recommendations of a task force which had suggested improvement of infrastructure and formulation of guidelines to deal with sexual harassment cases.

Apply for Oxford scholarships now

Applications are being invited for the Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the Oxford University’s groundbreaking research.

DU might have to face a big challenge

The implementation of the UGC guidelines is also challenging for institutes such as Delhi University, where the semester system and credit-based system are already in place.

CoA has no power to conduct competency test: Calcutta HC

This is the second high court judgment in a span of two months, ordering the Council of Architecture (CoA), a body constituted under the Architects Act, 1972, to maintain the minimum standards of architectural education in the country and to function within its legal limits.

Two campuses to come up in Wales at a cost of over £800 million

Cardiff University has also partially opened its new innovation and entrepreneurship-focused campus. There are plans for another four buildings at a cost of £300 million. In an interview, the first minister of Wales Carwyn Jones tells HT Education that Welsh universities see themselves as innovators and job creators and are keen to invite students from overseas, particularly from India.
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Ranchi student secures 10 GPA despite major accident before exam

Sharanya Ghorai
Sharanya Ghorai, a Delhi Public School student in Ranchi, met with a major road accident 30 minutes before her mathematics exam, but went on to score a perfect 10 GPA in the subject despite the excruciating pain and profuse bleeding.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Eligibility: First class in graduation in engineering/technology/medicine or first class in master’s degree in science or pharmacy or equivalent or first class MBA with any of the above.

Shell Science Scholarship Programme

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest investors in India’s energy sector, among major global integrated oil companies, has opened registrations for its third Shell Junior National Science Scholarship programme 2014-2015.