K Sandeep Kumar is a Special Correspondent of Hindustan Times heading the Allahabad Bureau. He has spent over 16 years reporting extensively in Uttar Pradesh, especially Allahabad and Lucknow. He covers politics, science and technology, higher education, medical and health and defence matters. He also writes on development issues.
Articles by K Sandeep Kumar
This visionary set to turn the BPC around
HE IS a visionary acknowledged for his prowess in long-range planning of the companies and setting them on a firm path of corporate excellence with his take on the mission driven management mantra.
Published on Mar 11, 2006 01:04 AM IST
AU?s Rs 300 crore proposal to UGC
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY (AU) administration has drawn up an ambitious plan for an overall revamp and expansion of the 'Oxford of the East'. The AU Vice-Chancellor Prof Rajen Harshe has already left for New Delhi on Tuesday night with the details of the plan seeking a sanction of a whopping Rs 300 crore grant from the University Grants Commission (UGC) that has the potential to transform the varsity and set it on a firm path of recovery.
Published on Mar 09, 2006 12:27 AM IST
Energy management course soon
TO IMPRESS upon the need for better energy handling in view of the shortages being faced in the country and provide an impetus to research in this direction, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) is going to host a short-term course in 'Energy Management' from March 27. The free course is aimed at faculty members, research scholars and MTech students and provide them with an opportunity to crystallise their plans to focus their study on topics related to the field.
Published on Mar 06, 2006 12:30 AM IST
V-C forms panel to bring transparency
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY (AU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Rajen Harshe has formed an 'Empowered Committee' that will strive to bring transparency into the utilisation of funds received by the varsity departments as grants from various funding agencies. It will also fix answerability about the funds' use.
Published on Mar 05, 2006 01:05 AM IST
MNNITians make a mark at IIT-K fest
AFTER EXEMPLARY performances at the technical and cultural fests of BHU-IT and IIT-Kanpur, the MNNITians have delivered yet another dazzling display at the three-day annual tech fest? Techkriti-2006 of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) held between February 23 and 26 at its sprawling campus.
Published on Mar 04, 2006 12:31 AM IST
AU letter creates flutter in colleges
FINAL EXAMS of Allahabad University (AU) may be set to begin from March 11 and preparations for them could be in fullswing, but thousands of students enrolled in various constituent colleges of the varsity may still end up facing a lot of hardship to appear in the all-important examinations? for no fault of their own.
Published on Feb 25, 2006 12:34 AM IST
MNNIT for automated entry, exit
IN THE wake of the recent Sirsi Dam incident in which two students were drowned after leaving the premises on February 18, the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) has decided to go for automation of the entry and exit points of the campus. A proposal to this effect was mooted by MNNIT director Prof Arun Baran Samaddar during a high-level meeting held by the deemed university to discuss the aftermath of the incident.
Published on Feb 24, 2006 12:56 AM IST
AU dept throws norms to winds
SET RULES and guidelines of Allahabad University (AU) for procurement of items are being violated with impunity by the varsity's Zoology department. The department is making bulk purchases from the funds received by it under the lab grant after awarding tenders to firms already declared defaulters by the varsity administration in the past for providing fake details about themselves and owned by a father-son duo in gross violation of the purchase rules.
Published on Feb 24, 2006 12:54 AM IST
Misuse of lab grant in university alleged
FUNDS BEING received under the annual Laboratory Grant? meant to purchase chemicals, glassware and, in general, maintain the labs for the benefit of students? are being used by many a department of Allahabad University (AU) for tasks, like cutting of hedges and grass as well as getting the roof cleaned, with impunity in gross violation of the grant usage guidelines. If sources are to be believed, some departments like the Zoology Department have not even bothered to either maintain the stock registers for the past over seven years .
Published on Feb 23, 2006 12:18 AM IST
JK Institute to host international meet
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY'S JK Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology will play host to a congregation of renowned technocrats and IT experts from across the globe for an international conference on ?Next Generation Communication System? that will kick-off on December 9 this year. The three-day conference is part of a series of events being organised by the institution to mark the completion of 50 years of its existence.
Published on Feb 16, 2006 12:18 AM IST
AU gets ASI nod to excavate Rajput era site
THERE IS excitement among the experts of Allahabad University's Department of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology. They are gearing up to start a dig at an archaeologically promising site near the IERT Hostel that could throw light on the life of the people and their settlement as it existed during the famous Rajput era between 10-12 AD. "We had carried out a survey of the site about two years back during the 2003-04 academic session and then sent a detailed report about it to the Archaeological Survey of India .
Published on Feb 15, 2006 12:19 AM IST
Experts to teach art of qualitative research
HAND-PICKED EXPERTS of the country are all set to divulge their secrets of success and teach the art of qualitative research to scholars engaged in understanding society and social sciences through their studies.
Published on Feb 08, 2006 12:19 AM IST
Culrav-06 all set to begin from Feb 23
MOTILAL NEHRU National Institute Technology (MNNIT) is all set to organise its three-day annual Cultural Festival from February 23. The National-level fest dubbed?Culrav 2K6-- will witness students from leading engineering and technical educational institutions of the country taking part in a number of events and competitions that promises to enthrall one and all.
Published on Feb 05, 2006 01:02 AM IST
IIIT-A: MBA students head for cent per cent placement
IT'S A dream come true for students and faculty members of the Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad (IIIT-A). With great offers coming their way from blue-chip companies that they had always dreamt of, the first batch MBA (IT) students of the premiere institute are on cloud nine.
Published on Feb 04, 2006 12:15 AM IST
Students behind bomb threat to MNNIT
THOSE RESPONSIBLE for the recent bomb threat to the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology are none other than two of the deemed university's very own students. The district police are questioning the duo to find out whether the threat was just some students' prank aimed at "having some fun" that led to the Deemed University and the district officials spending sleepless nights or had they more sinister intentions and contacts with some terror merchants.
Published on Feb 03, 2006 01:02 AM IST
Indo-British workshop & conference from Feb 3
AN INDO-BRITISH research workshop and academic conference on 'Identity and Collective Experience' is all set to get under way at Allahabad University's Centre for Advanced Study of the Department of Psychology from February 3.
Published on Feb 01, 2006 12:13 AM IST
DHE to go IT savvy
THE DAYS of waiting for weeks, and at times for months at a go, to get a reply to a mail will soon be a thing of the past for the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE). Soon, its regional offices and the governmental colleges located even in far off places in the State will just be a mouse click away for it.
Published on Jan 30, 2006 12:23 AM IST
Colours affect life: Study
COLOUR SELECTION does not merely reflect your frame of mind and attitude but also has a profound influence on your life and personality. The colour of the clothes that you wear all day long specially affect your behaviour as well as your conduct and can even aid you to achieve success or drive you on the path of failure.
Published on Jan 26, 2006 12:15 AM IST
MNNIT all set to take over NRIPT
MOTILAL NEHRU National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) is all set to take over the only printing technology institute of North India?the prestigious Northern Regional Institute of Printing Technology (NRIPT) soon.
Published on Jan 23, 2006 12:34 AM IST
AU gets its first Independent patent
A YOUNG scientist of Allahabad University's Botany Department has added a golden feather to the cap of the 'Oxford of the East' by getting a patent for a process developed indigenously in the biological lab of the department.
Published on Jan 22, 2006 12:51 AM IST
Measures to put AU back on track
MORE THAN six months after attaining the Central status, efforts to bring about a systematic change for the better seems to have finally begun at the Allahabad University . AU Vice-Chancellor Prof Rajen Harshe has formed 25 committees comprising of 54 teachers?all experts in their respective fields, to look into the various needs and problems of the university, under the new set-up and begun an exercise to put the varsity on a track of recovery.
Published on Jan 21, 2006 12:58 AM IST
AU yet to act against accused
A PROGRAMMER working for the Allahabad University's Administrative Computer Centre has been accused of committing a forgery and handing over a fake mark-sheet to a former varsity student.
Published on Jan 18, 2006 12:19 AM IST
Rare rock-cut sculptures discovered
OVER TWENTY ancient rock-cut sculptures, believed to be over 2500-year-old and belonging to four different faiths, have been discovered at a single site near Mau in Chitrakoot district, about 150 km south-west of Allahabad.
Published on Jan 16, 2006 12:34 AM IST
MNNIT revamping security set-up
MOTILAL NEHRU National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) has undertaken an exercise to completely revamp its security set-up. The initiative has been taken by the Deemed University following the recent terror attack on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and instructions received from the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development in this regard.
Published on Jan 15, 2006 12:16 AM IST
Dedicated to MNNIT?s development
THIS GOLD medal winning engineer from the Bengal Engineering and Science University has a dream. As its new director, Prof Arun Baran Samaddar, desires to see Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) emerge on par with the IITs in the field of research and academic activities in the years to come.
Published on Jan 14, 2006 12:26 AM IST
MNNIT?s budding managers on study tour
CARRYING FORWARD their efforts to emerge as capable managers, the final semester students of management studies at the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) are all set to leave for the southern belt of the country for studying the organisational set-up of various organisations there.
Published on Jan 08, 2006 12:43 AM IST
AU team discovers remains of BC town
RARE AND well-preserved remains of a 2nd century BC Shak, Satvahan and Kushan (early Christian Era) period town have been discovered in Azamgarh, about 200-kilometre north-east of Allahabad, by a team of archaeologists belonging to Allahabad University.
Published on Jan 05, 2006 12:15 AM IST
Indigenous online registration software a hit
AN INDIGENOUSLY built software by the BTech students of Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology is making waves these days. The online registration module, developed last year by the students as part of the Deemed University's ongoing automation process, for the third consecutive time, has impressed one and all with its sturdiness, simplicity and reliability that saw around 2000 students get registered for their courses .
Published on Jan 04, 2006 12:14 AM IST
IIITians? business plan chosen for Anveshan-2006
A BUSINESS Plan? the document that spells out a company's expected course of action for a specified period, usually including a detailed listing and analysis of risks and uncertainties? drawn up by a four-member team comprising MBA (IT) final-year students of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-A) has been short-listed as one of the best 10 plans in the B-Planz category of the prestigious all-India competition: Anveshan-2006.
Published on Jan 03, 2006 12:22 AM IST
AU website, a sad tale of neglect
ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY'S ride on the fast-track information super highway seems to have gone off-track. The official website of Allahabad University (AU), www.allduniv.edu, launched amidst much fanfare in 2000?today tells a sad tale of its utter neglect at the hands of the university authorities and whose haphazard collection of outdated and incomplete information has led to its virtual shunning by the IT-savvy student community.
Published on Dec 31, 2005 12:07 AM IST