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Representational image.(AP file)

Degrees to digital avatars of students to ‘mixed reality’ tech: IITs’ convocation during Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:50 PM IST
The IIT-Madras is holding a unique and a first-of-its-kind convocation using “mixed reality” (MR) where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in realtime.
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

Delhi HC directs DU to issue digital degrees within 7 working days to students with urgent need

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:39 PM IST
The high court was unhappy that despite its earlier order, the varsity was not issuing digital degrees to pass out students and was demanding physical copy of proofs attached in the email requesting issuance of the document.
Barricades set up at Delhi University's Arts faculty after section 144 was imposed in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak(PTI)
Barricades set up at Delhi University's Arts faculty after section 144 was imposed in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak(PTI)

Students complain DU not issuing digital degrees, HC calls for data

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 04:28 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi University to submit the data relating to number of students who have applied online for seeking digital degree certificates and figures of such certificates which have been issued.
(HT file)
(HT file)

UGC warns universities against awarding ‘unspecified’ degrees

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 03:47 PM IST
The UGC has asked universities to stick to the consolidated list provided by it for the approved nomenclature of degrees.
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)

At -20 degrees, under 20-ft of snow, Border Roads Organisation clears Rohtang Pass

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Usually, Rohtang Pass is officially closed for traffic on November 15 and reopened in May for which snow clearance begins in March. This is for the first time that the BRO took up the challenge to clear the stretch after intermittent snowfall.

240 awarded degrees at IIT Ropar’s eighth convocation

Hindustan Times, Rupnagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 01:04 AM IST
113 of BTech programme, 56 of MSc, 37 of MTech, six of MS research and 28 of PhD programme were awarded degrees, during the eighth convocation
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(iStock)

There are fewer takers for the BSc degree, but this is just the time to consider it

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 08:08 PM IST
Counsellors say numbers are falling largely because of failures in communication. As AI, machine learning and big data fields open up, there’s plenty of opportunity for the Science grad.
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(istock)

Ditch dissertations, take the practical route to earn your degree

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2019 05:31 PM IST
Rather than have students turn in verbose theses, universities are encouraging them to go the hands-on way with field projects, building prototypes and getting published in journals
Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to offer joint doctoral degrees.(HT file)
Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to offer joint doctoral degrees.(HT file)

IITs to offer joint doctoral degrees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant K Nanda
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2019 11:48 AM IST
Through joint PhDs, it is possible to carry out high quality collaborative research work by taking advantage of expertise and excellent infrastructure available at both institutions.
Sohan Singh Gill, who earned a masters degree at the age of 83.Harpreet Kaur/HT Photo
Sohan Singh Gill, who earned a masters degree at the age of 83.Harpreet Kaur/HT Photo

‘It’s never too late for learning’: This Punjab man gets masters’ degree at 83

Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | By Harpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 11:11 AM IST
A native of Daata village of Hoshiarpur, Gill had left his studies after completing graduation from Khalsa College, Mahilpur, in 1957 and taking a teaching course from Khalsa College, Amritsar, the following year.
The HRD Ministry has directed the University Grants Commission to constitute a high-level committee to inquire into allegations of sale of fake degrees by certain universities.(HT file (For representation only))
The HRD Ministry has directed the University Grants Commission to constitute a high-level committee to inquire into allegations of sale of fake degrees by certain universities.(HT file (For representation only))

HRD directs UGC to set up high level inquiry into allegations of varsities selling fake degrees

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 06:28 PM IST
The HRD Ministry has directed the University Grants Commission to constitute a high-level committee to inquire into allegations of sale of fake degrees by certain universities.
The commission has invited proposals to conduct the study on ‘Quality of PhD thesis in Indian universities’ over a period of six months.(Sonu Mehta/HTPhotos)
The commission has invited proposals to conduct the study on ‘Quality of PhD thesis in Indian universities’ over a period of six months.(Sonu Mehta/HTPhotos)

UGC to study quality of PhD thesis for doctoral degrees awarded in last 10 yrs

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 04:45 PM IST
The move comes following concern raised by various quarters about degrading quality of research in the country and duplication of subjects on which PhDs are done.
With four out of 10 members of Parliament (MPs) having a post-graduate degree and all of them having at least a graduate degree, Haryana parliamentarian’s level of education is better than the national average of 43% graduates and 25% post-graduates, showed data collated by the PRS legislative research.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
With four out of 10 members of Parliament (MPs) having a post-graduate degree and all of them having at least a graduate degree, Haryana parliamentarian’s level of education is better than the national average of 43% graduates and 25% post-graduates, showed data collated by the PRS legislative research.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

All Haryana MPs have at least a graduate degree, shows data

Ambala | By Sunil Rahar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 12:55 AM IST
The maximum temperature was recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, a departure from normal by at least 4 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature was recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius, a departure of 6 degrees Celsius from normal.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
The maximum temperature was recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, a departure from normal by at least 4 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature was recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius, a departure of 6 degrees Celsius from normal.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Mercury dips to 6.8 degrees in Delhi, may rise by the weekend

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 02:34 AM IST
Delhi encountered a spell of ‘cold wave’ on Thursday, with night temperature dropping to at least six degrees below normal. The IMD said such low temperatures are very unusual in the last week of February, adding the conditions were likely to continue till Friday.
People walk along North Avenue Beach despite a temperature around -20 degrees on January 30, 2019 in Chicago.(AFP Photo)
People walk along North Avenue Beach despite a temperature around -20 degrees on January 30, 2019 in Chicago.(AFP Photo)

Chicago freezes at -20 degrees, midwest cold wave blast to get worse in US

Bloomberg | By Christopher Martin, Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Naureen S Malik
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 06:16 PM IST
Low temperatures early Thursday morning were expected to reach minus 23 Fahrenheit (minus 31 Celsius) at Chicago Midway International Airport, with wind-chill values as low as minus 39, according to the National Weather Service.
The post-Brexit visas and immigration strategy, set out in an immigration White Paper, was tabled in the House of Commons last month by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid.(Bloomberg)
The post-Brexit visas and immigration strategy, set out in an immigration White Paper, was tabled in the House of Commons last month by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid.(Bloomberg)

Recognition of degree, skilled jobs: UK to open doors for more Indians after Brexit

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 09:32 PM IST
The UK also wants to ink a pact with India similar to the one New Delhi has with France, treating each other’s academic degrees as equivalent for higher studies and jobs
Pakistan International Airlines has sacked over 50 employees, including pilots and cabin crew, for holding fake degrees.(Reuters)
Pakistan International Airlines has sacked over 50 employees, including pilots and cabin crew, for holding fake degrees.(Reuters)

Pakistan International Airlines sacks over 50 employees for fake degrees

Karachi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2018 01:51 PM IST
A statement by the country’s national carrier said that the employees were fired on the instructions of the Supreme Court in a fake degrees case. Three pilots and 50 crew staff were sacked, Geo News reported.
Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title in 2018.(Twitter (@Simona_halep))
Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title in 2018.(Twitter (@Simona_halep))

Dr Simona Halep! world number one tennis player awarded honorary degree

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 03:51 PM IST
The degree of doctor honoris causa was awarded by West University, Timisoara and was for achievements in the game of tennis as well as Simona Halep’s role as an unofficial ambassador of her country.
Amid a bitter standoff between the state government and protesters over the entry of women, the Sabarimala temple in Kerala opened for 64-day annual pilgrimage season on Friday(PTI)
Amid a bitter standoff between the state government and protesters over the entry of women, the Sabarimala temple in Kerala opened for 64-day annual pilgrimage season on Friday(PTI)

Sabarimala board does a 180 degree on SC verdict, says need more time

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Tantri (supreme priest) Rajeevaru Kandarau opened the temple doors at 5 pm as torrential rains lashed the hilltop amid heavy police deployment.
The denial of permission by Khaira to disclose his educational qualifications and degree was overruled by information commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha who directed Chandigarh DAV college to disclose the records.(HT Photo)
The denial of permission by Khaira to disclose his educational qualifications and degree was overruled by information commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha who directed Chandigarh DAV college to disclose the records.(HT Photo)

AAP MLA Sukhpal Khaira refuses consent to disclose his degree, info panel overrules

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 09:19 AM IST
An RTI applicant had sought details of Khaira’s educational qualifications but were not provided by DAV College, Chandigarh.
Members of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) stage a protest outside Election Commission in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Members of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) stage a protest outside Election Commission in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

In fake degree row, new DUSU president says can’t recall subjects in graduation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 11:36 AM IST
The National Students Union of India said it had written to Delhi University with a letter from Thiruvalluvar University in Tamil Nadu that states that the new student body president Ankiv Baisoya’s degree certificate is fake.
A priest, arrested on Thursday in connection with a murder in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, has confessed he also killed three other people.(Representative Image)
A priest, arrested on Thursday in connection with a murder in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, has confessed he also killed three other people.(Representative Image)

Fake degree, liquor brawl: Why a priest allegedly killed 4 people in MP

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 10:48 AM IST
Officials said a naked body was found with its head smashed in a pool of blood near a temple in Mandi Bamora town under Bina police station, 186 kilometres east of Bhopal, on September 10.
Retired postal department employee Vishnu Swaroop Saksena, 78, poses for a photo with his PhD degree certificate after the JNU convocation.(PTI)
Retired postal department employee Vishnu Swaroop Saksena, 78, poses for a photo with his PhD degree certificate after the JNU convocation.(PTI)

JNU holds convocation after 46 years, 400 students receive degrees

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 07:25 AM IST
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) held its second convocation on Wednesday, 46 years after the first and only ceremony held by the varsity. The university’s first convocation in 1972 saw noted actor and theatre personality Balraj Sahni gracing it as its chief guest .
According to the college officials, around 2,000 students made it to the counselling session out of the total 3.9 lakh students who wrote the Maharashtra common entrance test( MH-CET) 2017.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
According to the college officials, around 2,000 students made it to the counselling session out of the total 3.9 lakh students who wrote the Maharashtra common entrance test( MH-CET) 2017.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

Students prefer professional courses over regular degree, say experts

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 05:02 PM IST
Admissions to this prominent engineering college in the city is based on a state-level eligibility entrance examination.
World War II veteran Bob Barger, assisted by Haraz Ghanbari, University of Toledo director of military and veteran affairs, left, smiles after receiving his diploma at the commencement ceremony at the university, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio.(AP)
World War II veteran Bob Barger, assisted by Haraz Ghanbari, University of Toledo director of military and veteran affairs, left, smiles after receiving his diploma at the commencement ceremony at the university, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio.(AP)

96-year-old WWII veteran gets degree 68 years later after he took his last class

Associated Press, Toledo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 12:35 PM IST
Ninety-six-year-old Bob Barger was honoured Saturday at the University of Toledo’s commencement ceremony, where he received an associate’s degree.
Most of the irregularities unearthed by the SIT so far are from Haridwar, US Nagar, Nainital and Dehradun.(HT File)
Most of the irregularities unearthed by the SIT so far are from Haridwar, US Nagar, Nainital and Dehradun.(HT File)

SIT exposes two more teachers serving on fake degrees in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:49 PM IST
By making a tactical change in its communication mode, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing irregularities in teachers’ appointment in Uttarakhand on Saturday nailed two more persons who acquired teaching jobs using fake B.Ed degrees
The day temperature would continue to hover between 36 degrees to 38 degrees over the next few days(File Photo)
The day temperature would continue to hover between 36 degrees to 38 degrees over the next few days(File Photo)

Temperatures reach 40 degrees in parts of Delhi, second hottest March day since 2010

HIndustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 08:45 AM IST
The day temperature would continue to hover between 36 degrees to 38 degrees over the next few days.
Officials from IMD said that the rise in minimum temperature in the city was due to the cloudy weather conditions experienced in the past two-three days.(HT PHOTO)
Officials from IMD said that the rise in minimum temperature in the city was due to the cloudy weather conditions experienced in the past two-three days.(HT PHOTO)

Pune on Thursday recorded the highest minimum temperature for March at 21.4 degrees

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 10:27 PM IST
The officials said that the cloudy weather presently seen in the city is likely to become clearer by Friday evening which would help in dropping the minimum temperature, while the maximum temperature is set to increase by close to two degrees Celsius. 
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