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Students will undergo 14 days’ mandatory quarantine in designated hostels on the IIT Kanpur campus.(Sourced)

IIT Kanpur reopens hostels for research students

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 02:54 PM IST
The first batch of about 280 PhD students will return to the campus on Monday and Tuesday
SPPU students who will take part in the antigen test initiative are mostly from the science stream.(HT PHOTO)
SPPU students who will take part in the antigen test initiative are mostly from the science stream.(HT PHOTO)

300 SPPU students to participate in antigen test initiative

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 04:45 PM IST
The students will be provided stipend, protective gears and medical insurance cover.
Panjab University, Chandigarh(HT Photo)
Panjab University, Chandigarh(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Panjab University has miles to go after NIRF rankings

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Panjab University (PU) was 10 positions down from rank 34 to 44 among educational institutes in the country in HRD ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 list
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by vice-chancellor Raj Kumar(HT FILE)
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by vice-chancellor Raj Kumar(HT FILE)

Panjab University to conduct viva for PhD scholars via video conferencing

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:10 PM IST
The vivas will be held in respective departments of the Phd students
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HT Image

Amid coronavirus outbreak, IIT Ropar to provide online classes for students belonging to 4 courses

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Rupnagar
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 01:59 AM IST
Recorded lectures will be available on Google Classroom and accessible to students registered
(HT File)
(HT File)

UGC makes it mandatory to study publication ethics, misconduct in PhD course work

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 11:02 AM IST
“The UGC in its recent meeting approved two credit courses for awareness about publication ethics and publication misconduct to be made compulsory for all PhD students for pre-registration course work,” a senior UGC official said.
The man and his family have been absconding after his lies were busted.(HT image)
The man and his family have been absconding after his lies were busted.(HT image)

Netflix account helps woman expose husband

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:46 AM IST
In her police complaint registered on October 1, the woman alleged the accused posed as an Isro scientist before her family and married her.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.(HT Photo)
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.(HT Photo)

IIT-D may turn to space aggregators for hostel rooms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 10:39 AM IST
When contacted, an Oyo official said “while there are no developments that we can confirm at this point, we look forward to the opportunity to engage with relevant stakeholders”.
Gurmeet Kaur at Panjab University’s geology department.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Gurmeet Kaur at Panjab University’s geology department.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

This geologist studies stones used in heritage sites like red sandstone and makrana

Hindustan TImes, Chandigarh | By Aakriti Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 03:02 PM IST
From studying rocks that contain diamonds to campaigning for recognition of stones used in heritage structures, Gurmeet Kaur, 45, assistant professor, department of geology, Panjab University, has a career to ‘dig’ for.
(HT File)
(HT File)

MPhil/PhD admissions: EWS candidates can produce certificates at time of admission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:48 AM IST
Rajeev Gupta, chairperson of DU’s admission committee, said the university has decided to allow general category candidates to take admission under the EWS quota by producing necessary certificates at the time of the admission.
Rohith Vemula’s mother Radhika during a protest march in New Delhi, on March, 02, 2016.(Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
Rohith Vemula’s mother Radhika during a protest march in New Delhi, on March, 02, 2016.(Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times)

Review: I Have Become the Tide by Githa Hariharan

Hindustan Times | By Saudamini Jain
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 12:47 PM IST
The three inter-linked narratives in Githa Hariharan’s I have Become the Tide emerge from the stories of Rohith Vemula, MM Kalburgi and a 12th Century Bhakti movement
Men genetically predisposed to obesity may be more likely to become infertile compared to those who become obese owing to a high-fat diet, suggests a new study from a city-based research institute.(Shutterstock Image)
Men genetically predisposed to obesity may be more likely to become infertile compared to those who become obese owing to a high-fat diet, suggests a new study from a city-based research institute.(Shutterstock Image)

It’s in the genes: Obesity linked to male infertility

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aayushi Pratap
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Findings revealed that obese rats with genetic links to the disease were unable to mate with female rats. “These rats had a loss of sexual potency or what we popularly refer to as loss of libido,” said Dr Nafisa Balasinor, scientist at the NIRRH, who led the study.
Never imposed any condition on research subjects: HRD clarifies after controversy(PTI)
Never imposed any condition on research subjects: HRD clarifies after controversy(PTI)

Never imposed any condition on research subjects: HRD clarifies after controversy

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 11:34 PM IST
The University had in its circular said that following a meeting of vice chancellors in Shastri Bhawan in Delhi, where the HRD ministry is headquartered, certain decisions were taken which included discouraging research in irrelevant areas.
Increasing the post-study work period and making it easier for Indian and non-EU students to find work, are among the new plans unveiled by the Theresa May government on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Increasing the post-study work period and making it easier for Indian and non-EU students to find work, are among the new plans unveiled by the Theresa May government on Saturday.(HT Photo)

New UK visa plan to attract Indian, non-EU students

Hindustan Times | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 12:48 PM IST
The plans included in the International Education Strategy, however, do not go so far as to accept the sector’s demand to revive the two-year post-study work visa that was popular with self-financing Indian students, but was closed in 2012.
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)
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
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the Centre has no problem if the elections are held in Jammu and Kashmir(HT File Photo)
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the Centre has no problem if the elections are held in Jammu and Kashmir(HT File Photo)

Ready to hold J-K polls with Lok Sabha elections: Government

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2019 11:46 PM IST
Rajya Sabha earlier approved the imposition of the President’s Rule amid a war of words between the government and the Opposition, which blamed each other of the escalation in violence in the state.
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has taken special efforts to increase the participation of talented students from both urban and rural areas in the competition.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has taken special efforts to increase the participation of talented students from both urban and rural areas in the competition.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Campus connect: What’s brewing at Avishkar 2018-2019?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 03:40 PM IST
This year, the portal received 2,600 ideas in the first round, out of which 1,000 have been shortlisted. The second round will be held on multiple dates - December 9, 14, 15 and 17 - in Pune, Nashik and Ahmednagar
British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said consular officials have been in close contact with the academic’s family and the case “will have repercussions for the relationship between our two countries, which has to be built on trust”.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said consular officials have been in close contact with the academic’s family and the case “will have repercussions for the relationship between our two countries, which has to be built on trust”.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student in Middle Eastern Studies at Durham University, was arrested at Dubai airport on May 5. British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has travelled to the UAE to make representations on his behalf.
Prabha Natu, KR Natu’s widow, and the Natu family have donated ₹5 crore for the building in the memory of the late industrialist.(HT PHOTO)
Prabha Natu, KR Natu’s widow, and the Natu family have donated ₹5 crore for the building in the memory of the late industrialist.(HT PHOTO)

KR Natu’s family donates Rs 5 crore to school of electrical engineering of COEP

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 04:58 PM IST
The renovated and modified building will now be known as late KR Natu school of electrical engineering.
Learning is a continuous process irrespective of age, time or year, says Vikram Mehta.(HT PHOTO)
Learning is a continuous process irrespective of age, time or year, says Vikram Mehta.(HT PHOTO)

Phd at 80: If you have a passion for learning, age is never a hindrance, says Pune’s oldest scholar Mehta

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 06:12 PM IST
A dedicated pupil, as according to his PhD guide C N Rawal, Mehta has been associated with the varsity for the past 63 years, having completed his bachelors in commerce in 1955 and masters in commerce in 1961.
Students of MIT college perform an experiment on Laser in the Physics lab on Thursday. The book, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, claims that Rigveda accurately mentions the speed of light.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Students of MIT college perform an experiment on Laser in the Physics lab on Thursday. The book, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, claims that Rigveda accurately mentions the speed of light.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

Is inclusion of book on ancient Indian science, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, in engineering course acceptable?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 02:45 PM IST
Pune students, professors and scientists have varied opinions
Jean Lee, a PhD student at Melbourne's Doherty Institute, inspects the superbug Staphylcocus epidermidis on an agar plate in Melbourne.(AFP)
Jean Lee, a PhD student at Melbourne's Doherty Institute, inspects the superbug Staphylcocus epidermidis on an agar plate in Melbourne.(AFP)

Be warned, study says drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 12:12 PM IST
Australian scientists warned on Monday that a superbug resistant to antibiotics can cause severe infections, even death, in hospital wards across the world.
Every month PhD students receive a stipend of ₹8,000, while those pursuing MPhil receive ₹5,000.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Every month PhD students receive a stipend of ₹8,000, while those pursuing MPhil receive ₹5,000.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Students pursuing PhD at Savitribai Phule Pune University deprived of monthly stipend

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 05:20 PM IST
When they reached out to the varsity officials seeking answers, the students were told that there has been a lack of funds at the university, which has been trying to expand on the research front. 
PhD students of SPPU say that the system has made a mockery of their education and choices.(SAHNKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
PhD students of SPPU say that the system has made a mockery of their education and choices.(SAHNKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

Tension mounts as Savitribai Phule Pune University scholars demand basic salary to survive

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Stating that the education system has made a mockery of scholars choices and education, the agitators demanded that they be freed from the burden of degrees.
The foot-long robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself.(Universty of California)
The foot-long robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself.(Universty of California)

This transparent eel-like robot can swim silently without any motor

Press Trust of India, Los Angeles | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 04:18 PM IST
A team of engineers and marine biologists at the University of California in the US have made a foot-long virtually transparent eel-like robot that uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself.
There are more ways than previously thought to reveal demographic traits that people might be trying to conceal.(Shutterstock)
There are more ways than previously thought to reveal demographic traits that people might be trying to conceal.(Shutterstock)

Your ‘friends of friends’ on social media can reveal a lot about you. Here’s how it works

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 02:54 PM IST
You may not know it, but your social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter reveal a lot of information about you, based on the friends of your social media contacts, says a new study by Stanford researchers.
Scientists and researchers seem to point in the direction of heat/thermal management on the device and also high usage of devices these days.(HT Photo)
Scientists and researchers seem to point in the direction of heat/thermal management on the device and also high usage of devices these days.(HT Photo)

Pune’s IISER and US varsity connect to ensure your smartphone battery will never blow up again

By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 05:11 PM IST
Research to also ensure longer battery life, reducing the need to charge at regular intervals
Hyderabad University authorities rusticated a PhD student for six months and imposed a fine on two other students for allegedly misbehaving with a lady assistant professor in November last year.(HT File Photo)
Hyderabad University authorities rusticated a PhD student for six months and imposed a fine on two other students for allegedly misbehaving with a lady assistant professor in November last year.(HT File Photo)

Hyderabad University suspends PhD student for ‘misbehaving’ with female professor

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 06:42 PM IST
The university authorities also imposed a fine on two other students for their alleged involvement in the incident
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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