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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014
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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. By this time you may have finished the syllabus and started your revision.

Get diagrams, graphs and numerical examples right

For the Class 12 boards, we give you some strategies for acing physics.

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.

Another season of robust hiring at IIMs

IIM Calcutta has placed over 450 students of the batch of 2014-16, one of the largest across all IIMs, in a record time of just over 2.5 days.

Vocational training is a step towards skill development

Dame Asha Khemka, chair of Association Of Colleges India (AOC), who was in India recently as part of a delegation from the UK, believes that the two countries must work together on skill development initiatives and focus on vocational training, among others.

Health and law projects highlight 105-year-old ties

It’s a relationship which spans a century. The first Indian students came to the University of Birmingham, (UoB) UK, in 1909, to study for degrees in mining and commerce. Today, health and law projects are strengthening bonds between the university and Indian institutes.
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UGC to outsource NET exam to CBSE

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to outsource the National Eligibility Test (NET)  for lecturers to CBSE.

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

Eligibility: Graduation degree with 60% marks. For medical/dental candidates should have MD/MS/MDS degree with at least 60% marks in MBBS/BDS aggregate

Commonwealth scholarships 2014-15

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is inviting applications for Commonwealth Scholarships for master’s and PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development.
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