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Research students from Indian Institute of science education and research Pune (IISER) protested against the arrest of 2000 research scholars in Delhi protested outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development's headquarters at IISER on Saturday.(Rahul Raut/ HT Photo)

Arrest of scholars in Delhi: IISER research students threaten to protest on Pune roads

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 02:56 PM IST
Research students from the Indian institute of science education and research (IISER), Pune held a protest and a candle march at the institute on Saturday
In September, the Delhi University’s Executive Council members had refused to sign the MoU, saying it would ‘privatise’ Delhi University.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
In September, the Delhi University’s Executive Council members had refused to sign the MoU, saying it would ‘privatise’ Delhi University.(Mohd Zakir/HT File)

Fearing ‘fund crunch’, Delhi University pushes for signing of central loans pact

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Under the MoU — to be signed between the DU, the MHRD and the University Grants Commission (UGC) — universities have to mention methods of internal fund generation such as “fee hike” and the amount they wish to take as loan for development from the Higher Education Funds Agency.
Prediction of the upcoming solar cycle, also called sunspot cycle, will help in strategically plan missions to space and in the upkeep of space-based technologies.(Reuters File / Nasa / Representative Image)
Prediction of the upcoming solar cycle, also called sunspot cycle, will help in strategically plan missions to space and in the upkeep of space-based technologies.(Reuters File / Nasa / Representative Image)

Sun’s behavior to change from 2020. This is how it will help space missions

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 09:21 AM IST
According to scientists, predicting the solar cycle is important because the sun’s activity influences environmental conditions in the space. This adversely affects satellites and space-based technologies such as telecommunications and navigational networks.
Faculty from the country’s best engineering colleges will work as mentors with hundreds of engineering colleges across the country that are laggards in terms of teaching techniques and curriculum, and which do not have enough and high-quality faculty.(HT File Photo)
Faculty from the country’s best engineering colleges will work as mentors with hundreds of engineering colleges across the country that are laggards in terms of teaching techniques and curriculum, and which do not have enough and high-quality faculty.(HT File Photo)

Top faculty from IITs, NITs to hand-hold other engineering colleges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 06:59 AM IST
Under the mentorship plan 200 faculty members from the best technical institutions will be appointed as ‘margdarshaks’ for institutions struggling to get accreditations, a senior HRD ministry official said on condition of anonymity.
A professor of JNU writes a book to examine research on disability studies(HT/File Photo)
A professor of JNU writes a book to examine research on disability studies(HT/File Photo)

Struggling with cancer, this JNU professor writes a book examining progress in promotion research on disability studies

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Professor Karna, a disability right activist, has penned the book titled Curriculum Development on Disability Studies. For the past 18 months, he has been struggling with cancer.
The conference to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi will be organised by IGNOU and Research for Resurgence Foundation.(PTI)
The conference to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi will be organised by IGNOU and Research for Resurgence Foundation.(PTI)

Narendra Modi to inaugurate education conference, over 350 vice-chancellors, directors to attend

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 06:20 PM IST
The theme of the conference is to deliberate on challenges facing the Indian education system and to work out a plan for a paradigm shift both in terms of achieving academic outcomes and also in regulation of education, an HRD statement said.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar during a press conference in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint File Photo)
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar during a press conference in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint File Photo)

HRD ministry to review performance of all central universities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelam Pandey
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 07:58 AM IST
The review is taking place in the context of an MoU that was signed between universities, the MHRD and the University Grants Commission.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the awardees of the National Teachers’ Award, on the eve of Teachers’ Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the awardees of the National Teachers’ Award, on the eve of Teachers’ Day, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

On the eve of Teachers’ Day, PM interacts with national award-winning teachers

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 07:51 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with the recipients of National Teachers’ Awards in New Delhi and exhorted them to work towards bringing out the inherent strength of students.
Vikram Adsul will be felicitated by the President on September 5.(HT photo)
Vikram Adsul will be felicitated by the President on September 5.(HT photo)

Ahmednagar teacher bags national award

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 02:14 AM IST
From blogs to teaching languages using word games, informing students on social issues through puppetry and using technology to explain concepts, Vikram Adsul’s innovative learning practices have been able to impact the lives of several students of Karjat taluka in Ahmednagar.
Through its power to grant and revoke authorisation and order closure of institutions after inquiry, for 864 universities, 40,026 colleges and 11,669 standalone Institutions (All India Survey on Higher Education 2016-17), HECI will have the power to hold hostage the ability of colleges to even enrol students by refusing to grant them authorisation.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Through its power to grant and revoke authorisation and order closure of institutions after inquiry, for 864 universities, 40,026 colleges and 11,669 standalone Institutions (All India Survey on Higher Education 2016-17), HECI will have the power to hold hostage the ability of colleges to even enrol students by refusing to grant them authorisation.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

The draft higher education Bill needs some tweaking

By Ayesha Kidwai
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 07:09 PM IST
Through its power to grant and revoke authorisation and order closure of institutions after enquiry, for 864 universities, 40,026 colleges and 11,669 standalone institutions (All India Survey on Higher Education 2016-17), HECI will have the power to hold hostage the ability of colleges to even enrol students by refusing to grant them authorisation.
The government of India wishes to identify academic institutions that could potentially become world-class, and free them from the red tape of babus in New Delhi. The choice is between a university promoted by Reliance, and another mentored by Professor Raghuram Rajan of the University of Chicago. And, would you believe it, our government actually chooses the former(ANIMESH DEBNATH/HT)
The government of India wishes to identify academic institutions that could potentially become world-class, and free them from the red tape of babus in New Delhi. The choice is between a university promoted by Reliance, and another mentored by Professor Raghuram Rajan of the University of Chicago. And, would you believe it, our government actually chooses the former(ANIMESH DEBNATH/HT)

How not to promote institutions of excellence

UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Social media is abuzz with theories as to why Jio Institute was chosen ahead of other applicants. I do not wish to add to this speculation. But I do want to say again, and emphatically, that this is an altogether puzzling choice.
Prof Arun Kumar Grover outgoing vice-chancellor Panjab University talks to HT on a myriad of issues.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Prof Arun Kumar Grover outgoing vice-chancellor Panjab University talks to HT on a myriad of issues.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

PU only university following the 1904 Act, says V-C Grover

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 01:02 PM IST
As his six-year term draws to a close, outgoing Panjab University vice-chancellor Prof AK Grover spoke to HT about his journey.
The ministry has asked the BBAU registrar to re-fix Sobti’s pay as VC.
The ministry has asked the BBAU registrar to re-fix Sobti’s pay as VC.

MHRD orders recovery from BBAU VC, seeks re-fixation of his salary

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2018 11:50 AM IST
Padam Shri Prof RC Sobti, vice chancellor, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, is not entitled to draw full pay with his pension and pensionary benefits as he has drawn the same as a retired professor of Punjab University, according to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Students in Ludhiana celebrate after the CBSE Class 12 results were declared.(HT Photo)
Students in Ludhiana celebrate after the CBSE Class 12 results were declared.(HT Photo)

Panel wants CBSE to shorten exam season to prevent leak of papers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelam Pandey
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 07:18 AM IST
Suggested rejig could cut duration of CBSE board exams from 7 to 4 weeks.
UGC officials said four central universities had approached the commission requesting it to upgrade their existing departments on defence studies or national security studies into a department of national security studies.(PTI/Photo for representation)
UGC officials said four central universities had approached the commission requesting it to upgrade their existing departments on defence studies or national security studies into a department of national security studies.(PTI/Photo for representation)

UGC may set up panel on national security research

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 10:34 PM IST
The University Grants Commission is considering establishing a ‘National Level Council of National Security Research & Studies’. A committee has been formed to consider whether it should be within the UGC or outside it, and other modalities.
The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Delhi government and sought their replies to the plea filed by an NGO, which has claimed that the students admitted in private unaided schools under the EWS and DG categories are being asked to pay the fee or leave after they complete Class 8.
The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Delhi government and sought their replies to the plea filed by an NGO, which has claimed that the students admitted in private unaided schools under the EWS and DG categories are being asked to pay the fee or leave after they complete Class 8.

PIL in HC for free education up to class 12 for poor students in private schools

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:59 AM IST
The NGO, Social Jurist, in its petition has sought an amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, to provide free education to poor and disadvantaged kids, up to Class 12, in the private unaided schools.
Students before appearing in the CBSE Class 12 re-examination outside an examination centre in Moradabad.(PTI FILE)
Students before appearing in the CBSE Class 12 re-examination outside an examination centre in Moradabad.(PTI FILE)

CBSE turns to IITs for help in stopping paper leaks, making exam system safer

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Neelam Pandey
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 03:21 PM IST
A committee formed to review the conduct of Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations by the CBSE is also discussing putting in place a system that can make it easier to track the source of a leak and fix responsibility if one does take place.

Alumni connect: ‘Make a substantial impact in the society through research and innovation’

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 03:33 PM IST
From meeting Anand Deshpande, head of Persistent Systems on a flight and discussing shared goals in terms of R&D- industry research to establishing the Smart India Hackathon(SIH) in 2016, it has been great going says Abhay Jere, a prominent scientist.
A circular issued on Monday said the state finance department has approved to lift the freeze on hiring principals, as their presence is essential for day-to-day academic and administrative work in college and for assessment and accreditation of the institutes by regulatory bodies.(Pic for representation)
A circular issued on Monday said the state finance department has approved to lift the freeze on hiring principals, as their presence is essential for day-to-day academic and administrative work in college and for assessment and accreditation of the institutes by regulatory bodies.(Pic for representation)

Maha tweaks 3-yr-old cost-cutting diktat, lets colleges to hire full-time principals

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 12:24 AM IST
Currently, 25 of 105 colleges in Mumbai and 27 of 95 colleges in Konkan region do not have full-time principals
Police officials outside Ryan International school, in Gurgaon after the murder of a seven-year-old boy.(HT File Photo)
Police officials outside Ryan International school, in Gurgaon after the murder of a seven-year-old boy.(HT File Photo)

Decide school safety guidelines in three months, SC asks Centre

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 05:24 PM IST
The top court said the decision taken by the government should cover both public and private schools.
Apart from students and TISS management representatives, the meeting was attended by officials from UGC, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Ministry of Tribal Affairs.(HT FILE)
Apart from students and TISS management representatives, the meeting was attended by officials from UGC, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Ministry of Tribal Affairs.(HT FILE)

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes holds hearing for TISS students

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 12:31 AM IST
Since February 21 , students at TISS have been protesting against the roll back of fee waiver given to SC, ST and OBC students, eligible for GoI-PMS scholarships.
The CBSE made the submission in an affidavit in which it said it was not conducting the maths paper retest for another reason -- Class 10 is a gateway to Class 11 and therefore “remains largely an internal segment of school education system”.(PTI)
The CBSE made the submission in an affidavit in which it said it was not conducting the maths paper retest for another reason -- Class 10 is a gateway to Class 11 and therefore “remains largely an internal segment of school education system”.(PTI)

Class 10 maths retest decision after scientific evaluation of random answer sheets, CBSE tells court

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 09:37 PM IST
The CBSE tells court that the decision not to hold re-examination of Class 10 maths test was taken after a scientific evaluation of random answer sheets did not indicate any unusual pattern to believe that there was widespread benefit of the alleged paper leak.
According to the complainant, Teesta Setalvad’s NGO, which was given the grant for educational purposes, also distributed printed materials that could cause communal disharmony.(AFP File Photo)
According to the complainant, Teesta Setalvad’s NGO, which was given the grant for educational purposes, also distributed printed materials that could cause communal disharmony.(AFP File Photo)

Teesta Setalvad booked for ‘fraudulently’ getting funds worth over Rs 1 cr for NGO

Press Trust of India, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 11:21 PM IST
A case has been filed against Setalvad and Sabrang trustees by Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Friday night on the basis of a complaint lodged by her former close associate Raees Khan Pathan.
An ‘International Centre for Publication Ethics’ will be established in the SPPU campus to guard against the growing business of predatory/dubious journals that has plagued Indian academia.(HT Photo)
An ‘International Centre for Publication Ethics’ will be established in the SPPU campus to guard against the growing business of predatory/dubious journals that has plagued Indian academia.(HT Photo)

Pune university’s department of library and information science to be focal centre of International Centre of Publication Ethics

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 04:08 PM IST
Shubhada Nagarkar, assistant professor, department of library and information science, said, “The Centre of Publication Ethics will be set up in the department of library science. Hence, the department has a very important role to play.” The centre will be driven by the department. 
DUTA members demand roll back of the UGC’s gazette Notification 2016 in New Delhi, May 30(Hindustan Times)
DUTA members demand roll back of the UGC’s gazette Notification 2016 in New Delhi, May 30(Hindustan Times)

Here’s why DU teachers are not evaluating answer papers since May 24

By Madhumita Chakraborty
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 07:57 PM IST
If college teachers have to spend 24 hours a week on teaching and administrative work, they will have little time for knowledge production
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