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India Education
  Last Updated: May 16, 2007 - 3:55:52 AM

India Education
Apex court approves stringent anti-ragging measures
New Delhi, May 16 - The Supreme Court Wednesday directed educational institutions across the country to take a slew of stringent anti-ragging measures, including lodging criminal cases against erring students at the police stations.
May 16, 2007 - 3:51:13 PM

India Education
'I want to be guiding light for Muslim girls'
New Delhi, May 16 - Deploring the state of education in India and especially among the Muslim community, Shammi Abidi, who has stood 16th among the successful civil service candidates this year, said she wants to be a guiding light for Muslim girls.
May 16, 2007 - 10:42:28 AM


Art attack: UGC asks MSU to clarify
New Delhi, May 15 - The controversy over an arts student's work that led to his arrest last week widened Tuesday as the University Grants Commission - asked the vice chancellor of Maharaja Sayajirao University - to explain why he has suspended the Fine Arts Faculty dean.
May 15, 2007 - 9:54:57 PM

India Education
Farmer's son motivated to join civil service after sister's death
Hyderabad, May 15 - Muthyala Raju Revu, a farmer's son who topped the civil services examination, says his sole desire is to serve people in rural areas that lack even basic transportation and medical facilities which led to the death of his sister and others.
May 15, 2007 - 9:20:26 PM

India Education
Jharkhand teachers threaten boycott of summer classes
Ranchi, May 15 - School teachers in Jharkhand have decided to protest a proposed move by the state government to keep schools open during summer and even threatened to boycott the classes.
May 15, 2007 - 8:55:28 PM

India Education
Rajasthan to get new private universities act
Jaipur, May 15 - The Rajasthan government has decided to bring a new private universities act after the earlier one enacted two years ago got into legal hurdles with the University Grants Commission - and the teachers' association having objections to it.
May 15, 2007 - 4:47:41 PM

India Education
Sister's death motivated him to take up civil service
Hyderabad, May 15 - Revu Muthyala Raju, son of a farmer, who has topped the civil services examination, is the living example of hard work, grit and determination.
May 15, 2007 - 4:29:10 PM

India Education
No summer vacation for Jharkhand schools this year
Ranchi, May 15 - School teachers in Jharkhand have decided to protest a proposed move by the state government to keep schools open during the summer and boycott the classes.
May 15, 2007 - 2:24:53 PM

India Education
NCERT blames states for shortage of books
New Delhi, May 15 - The National Council for Education, Research and Training - has attributed the shortage of text books to the sudden increase in demand by seven sates.
May 15, 2007 - 10:40:59 AM

India Education
OBC candidate Revu tops civil services examination
New Delhi, May 14 - Mutyalaraju Revu, an Other Backward Class - candidate from a small village, has topped the highly competitive civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission - at a time when the country debates the issue of reservation for OBCs in higher education.
May 14, 2007 - 11:02:19 PM

India Education
No fee hike for private schools in Delhic: court
New Delhi, May 14 - Public schools set up on subsidised state-owned land will have to set aside at least 15 percent of their seats for free education of poor students, but the venture cannot be funded by hiking fees, the Delhi High Court ruled Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 9:58:41 PM

India Education
474 candidates qualify for civil services
New Delhi, May 14 - A total of 474 candidates have qualified this year after cracking the prestigious civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission -, it was announced here Monday.
May 14, 2007 - 8:18:02 PM

India Business
Industry urges government to allow FDI in education
New Delhi, May 14 - Pointing to the lack of infrastructure and quality teachers, industry leaders Monday urged the government to 'bury the fear of East India Company' and allow foreign direct investment - in education.
May 14, 2007 - 6:21:07 PM

India Education
Kalam for national policy to create global talent pool
New Delhi, May 14 - Highlighting the demand-supply gap of skilled manpower in the country, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday underlined the need for a national policy to create a global human development cadre.
May 14, 2007 - 6:01:11 PM

India Education
Guest teachers to aid of Madhya Pradesh's tribal schools
Bhopal, May 13 - To beat the shortage of educators, Madhya Pradesh has come up with a simple solution - guest teachers. And the arrangement will start with schools run by the tribal welfare department.
May 13, 2007 - 10:02:43 AM

India Education
Make Kerala's CDS deemed university: chairman
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 - The Centre for Development Studies -, a premier social science research institution here, should be recognised as a deemed university now, its chairman Madhava Menon said Saturday at its first alumni meet.
May 12, 2007 - 2:36:43 PM

India Education
Student beaten with hammer for not bringing book
Ranchi, May 12 - A Class 9 student is in hospital here with a fractured shoulder after he was hit with a hammer by his teacher for failing to bring a book.
May 12, 2007 - 2:29:52 PM

India Education
Antony to inaugurate Nagaland Sainik School Saturday
New Delhi, May 11 - Defence Minister A.K. Antony will inaugurate Nagaland's first Sainik School Saturday.
May 11, 2007 - 4:21:39 PM

India Education
Mayawati, a timid, reserved student in college
New Delhi, May 11 - For a woman who has taken Uttar Pradesh by storm and inspires fear and awe among her political opponents and supporters alike, Bahujan Samaj Party - supremo Mayawati's alma malter still finds it difficult to comprehend how the 'timid' girl managed to reach where she is today.
May 11, 2007 - 1:31:12 PM

India Education
Patnaik writes to PM, wants IIT in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, May 11 - Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding that a greenfield Indian Institute of Technology - be set up in Orissa during the 11th Five Year Plan.
May 11, 2007 - 12:34:18 PM

India Education
Apex court to finalise core questions on quota soon
New Delhi, May 10 - Solicitor General G.E. Vahanvati and senior advocate Harish Salve Thursday submitted to the Supreme Court a comprehensive set of 35 questions on the constitutionality of the law for 27 percent reservation to Other Backward Classes - students in the centrally-funded educational institutions.
May 10, 2007 - 10:13:00 PM

India Education
Political activists, students demand IIT for Orissa
Bhubaneswar, May 10 - Hundreds of students and political activists Thursday demanded the central government set up an Indian Institute of Technology - in Orissa, a day after the government said it had no such plan.
May 10, 2007 - 8:04:50 PM

India Education
15 percent free seats must, court tells schools
New Delhi, May 10 - The Delhi High Court Wednesday reiterated its direction to the public schools, built on subsidised government land, to evolve a consensus among them to reserve at least 15 percent of seats for free studentship.
May 10, 2007 - 7:51:47 PM

India Education
'Girl stars' shine - and tell others how to
New Delhi, May 9 - One has hit the jackpot in the junk yard, another's life has flowered thanks to the yellow striped honey bees.
May 9, 2007 - 4:32:04 PM

India Education
Order reserved on referring quota issue to constitution bench
New Delhi, May 9 - The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its order on the union government's plea to refer the issue of quotas for other backward classes - in centrally funded higher educational institutions to a constitution bench.
May 9, 2007 - 3:44:51 PM

India Education
Dalit children now have a forum to speak out
Bhopal, May 9 - Kamod Singh Ahirwar, 18, and Lal Singh, 14, now know where young Dalits like them can air their grievances.
May 9, 2007 - 9:14:17 AM

India Education
Running a library solely for villagers
Bhubaneswar, May 9 - His passion for books and urge to spread knowledge among villagers led Pradipta Mohanty to start his own library where people could read and borrow books free of charge.
May 9, 2007 - 9:12:28 AM

India Education
Court asks schools to decide on reservation for poor students
New Delhi, May 8 - The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked public schools on subsidised land to evolve a consensus among them to reserve at least 15 percent of their seats for free education of poor students and report to the court within a week, saying it brooked no more delay.
May 8, 2007 - 9:47:04 PM

India Education
Apex court may refer quota law to constitution bench Wednesday
New Delhi, May 8 - The Supreme Court will decide Wednesday if a constitutional bench should examine the central law for 27 percent quotas for other backward classes - in centrally-funded higher educational institutions.
May 8, 2007 - 5:25:20 PM

India Education
Teach traffic rules in school: Rajasthan Police
Jaipur, May 8 - The Rajasthan police department has suggested to the state government to introduce a chapter on traffic rules in school curriculum as is being done in Punjab.
May 8, 2007 - 3:48:53 PM

India Education
Court verdict on private colleges setback for Achuthanandan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 - The V.S. Achuthanandan government suffered a serious setback with the Supreme Court Monday upholding a high court ruling striking down several clauses of the state's professional colleges act, doing away with the quotas and fee structures prescribed by the Left government.
May 7, 2007 - 10:14:54 PM

India Business
Premier institutes launch leadership course for manufacturing sector
New Delhi, May 7 - With the growing demand for highly-skilled manpower for Indian manufacturing industry, some premier technology and business schools have joined hands Monday to launch a postgraduate programme for executives working in the manufacturing sector.
May 7, 2007 - 8:53:25 PM

India Education
Women's outfit opposes sex education in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 7 - The women's separatist outfit, Dukhtaran-e-Milat - Monday opposed introduction of sex education in Kashmir schools despite officials having no such plans.
May 7, 2007 - 7:26:52 PM

India Business
Kalam asks business houses to adopt schools
New Delhi, May 7 - President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday asked corporate and industrial houses to adopt schools, particularly in rural and semi-urban areas, and provide them infrastructure facilities.
May 7, 2007 - 6:29:43 PM

India Education
Apex court to hear petitions challenging quota tomorrow
New Delhi, May 7 - The Supreme Court will hear Tuesday a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of a law providing 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes - students in elite central educational institutions for 2007-2008.
May 7, 2007 - 6:29:01 PM

India Education
Jharkhand teacher tells kids about benefits of hooch
Ranchi, May 7 - They learn the three Rs of course, but students in a Jharkhand school are also being taught the benefits of drinking 'hadia', the local intoxicant made of rice and the mahua fruit.
May 7, 2007 - 2:04:31 PM

India Education
Several countries offer to revive Arabic-Persian university
Patna, May 7 - An Arabic-Persian university in Patna, which is almost in a state of non-existence, might soon overcome the crisis as some West and Central Asian countries have offered funds to revive it.
May 7, 2007 - 8:55:13 AM

India Education
IIT-Bombay has grand plans to celebrate golden jubilee
Mumbai, May 6 - The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay - is chalking out plans to celebrate its golden jubilee later this year in a big way and various events spanning over a year are being planned.
May 6, 2007 - 12:00:53 PM

India Education
Delhi - the gateway to a world of dreams for students
New Delhi, May 6 - Sitting on a low stool in the Patel Chest Institute lane near Delhi University or eating at the buzzing Ganga Dhaba of the Jawaharlal Nehru University -, it is impossible to miss groups of students from Bihar, Orissa or the Northeast hanging around.
May 6, 2007 - 10:37:31 AM

India Diaspora
Record number of candidates for diaspora scholarship scheme
New Delhi, May 5 - A record number of 223 students from the Indian diaspora will vie for the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children - 2007-08 awarded by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs - in an examination to be held in 15 countries Sunday.
May 5, 2007 - 5:54:15 PM

India Education
Jaipur to get 200 kids' computer education centres
Jaipur, May 5 - Jaipur will soon have over 200 learning centres to promote computer education among underprivileged schoolchildren by providing them access to educational content and games, officials said Saturday.
May 5, 2007 - 5:32:46 PM

India Education
Jamia inaugurates department named after Arjun Singh
New Delhi, May 4 - Having named its departments and buildings after luminaries like Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Sarojini Naidu and Noam Chomsky, the Jamia Milia Islamia Friday evening inaugurated a department in the name of Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh.
May 4, 2007 - 11:38:18 PM

India Education
American embassy school to open Kolkata branch
Kolkata, May 4 - After New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, an American Embassy School - will be opened in the city Aug 6, American Consul General Henry V. Jardine said here Friday.
May 4, 2007 - 8:22:01 PM

India Education
Court asks Delhi government to fill vacant teachers' posts
New Delhi, May 3 - The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the state government to fill up about 15,000 vacancies for teachers in various government-run schools in the capital before the start of the next academic session in July.
May 3, 2007 - 10:56:01 PM

India Education
Centre to fund Kerala body's plantation research
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 - Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh Thursday said the Centre for Development Studies - here would be provided funds to build a research facility to undertake studies in the plantation sector.
May 3, 2007 - 7:20:22 PM

India Education
Apex court admits one more petition against quota law
New Delhi, May 2 - The Supreme Court Monday admitted one more petition challenging the constitutional validity of the central law seeking to provide 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes - students in centrally-funded higher education institutions.
May 2, 2007 - 8:59:12 PM

India Education
Jharkhand students caught in Catch-22 situation over NCERT books
Ranchi, May 2 - Students in Jharkhand are facing an acute academic crisis.
May 2, 2007 - 1:35:50 PM

India Education
Jamia names department after Arjun Singh
New Delhi, May 1 - After a yearlong uproar over reservation for OBCs, shelving of the education bill and a cold war with prestigious Indian Institutes of Management -, Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh finally has a reason to smile - a leading varsity here has named a department after him.
May 1, 2007 - 4:25:50 PM

India Education
Delhi government clears school cab policy
New Delhi, April 30 - The Delhi government Monday approved a school cab policy for better student safety in the national capital, where over 100,000 students commute in such cabs.
Apr 30, 2007 - 11:22:05 PM

India Diaspora
Education in India helped me: Abel Prize winner
New Delhi, April 30 - India-born Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan, winner of this year's Abel Prize in Mathematics, has acknowledged that his Indian educational background helped him win the award.
Apr 30, 2007 - 4:17:11 PM

India Business
Pearl School's doctoral degree in business management
New Delhi, April 30 - The Pearl School of Business, which has many overseas institutions as associates, including Britain's Nottingham Trent University and Boston's Babson College, Monday said it will offer a doctoral degree in business administration in India.
Apr 30, 2007 - 1:58:32 PM

India Education
Work begins on BITS Pilani campus in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 28 - The Birla Institute of Technology and Science --Pilani Saturday began construction of its Hyderabad campus with Chancellor K.K. Birla announcing his plans for setting up an institute of management here.
Apr 28, 2007 - 4:35:28 PM

India Education
Government questioned over non-availability of NCERT books
New Delhi, April 27 - The Delhi High Court Friday issued notices to the central government and the National Council for Education, Research and Training - over the reported unavailability of text books of various subjects and classes.
Apr 27, 2007 - 9:11:59 PM

India Business
IIMs release first admission list after government order
New Delhi, April 27 - At least three Indian Institutes of Management - Friday released their delayed first admission list, hours after Human Resource Development - Minister Arjun Singh directed the elite institutions to do so like in previous years.
Apr 27, 2007 - 8:56:16 PM

India Business
IIM admission lists formally cleared
New Delhi, April 27 - Thousands of MBA aspirants can finally breathe a sigh of relief with the human resource development - ministry Friday issuing a directive to the Indian Institutes of Management - to release admission lists like in previous years.
Apr 27, 2007 - 1:54:14 PM

India Education
India to set up space science institute
New Delhi, April 26 - India, an acknowledged power in space science, will launch from the next academic year an Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology - with an initial investment of Rs.2.70 billion - to address the manpower shortage faced by the national space agency.
Apr 26, 2007 - 10:32:42 PM

India Education
A day after student murder, AMU tense
Aligarh, April 26 - Tension prevailed in the Aligarh Muslim University here Thursday as irate students attacked the university registrar's residence, a day after an engineering student was killed on the university campus.
Apr 26, 2007 - 9:01:33 PM

India Education
Haryana students to campaign against power theft
Chandigarh, April 26 - With power worth Rs.7 billion pilfered in Haryana annually, the state's power utilities have decided to involve school students to educate people against stealing power.
Apr 26, 2007 - 7:42:37 PM

India Education
MPs ask government to ensure quota for backward classes
New Delhi, April 26 - Parliamentarians Thursday urged the government to find ways to implement 27 percent reservation for the other backward classes - in central higher educational institutions from the current academic year in the wake of the Supreme Court suspending the relevant law.
Apr 26, 2007 - 6:00:37 PM

India Education
Decision on IIM admissions deferred to Thursday
New Delhi, April 25 - A decision on releasing the admission list for the general category aspirants of the Indian Institutes of Management - was deferred till Thursday as the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs - could not reach any conclusion Wednesday night.
Apr 25, 2007 - 11:08:25 PM

India Education
Decision on IIM general category admission soon
New Delhi, April 25 - The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs - will decide later Wednesday on allowing admission to the Indian Institutes of Management - before May 8 - when the Supreme Court will hear its plea to revive the quota law.
Apr 25, 2007 - 7:14:14 PM

India Education
IIMs may release general admission list
New Delhi, April 25 - Human Resource Development - Minister Arjun Singh Wednesday indicated that the government will allow the Indian Institutes of Management - to put out the admission list for unreserved category aspirants before May 8.
Apr 25, 2007 - 6:08:23 PM

India Education
HRD ministry seeks PM's advice on IIM admissions
New Delhi, April 25 - Human Resource Development - Minister Arjun Singh is seeking the advice of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on whether they should allow the Indian Institutes of Management - to put out the first admission list before May 8.
Apr 25, 2007 - 2:32:03 PM

India Business
Lack of communication splits Indian business families: expert
Hyderabad, April 25 - Simplistic as it may sound, the lack of tradition and communication is responsible for splits in major Indian business families, says an academician who has studied the phenomena around the world.
Apr 25, 2007 - 11:10:49 AM

India Diaspora
NRI's homework clicks on online tutorials
New Delhi, April 25 - Tuitions have just gone online courtesy an NRI mother's initiative to help schoolchildren in the US and Canada who can, at the click of a mouse, now learn maths or English and finish their homework.
Apr 25, 2007 - 8:41:10 AM

India Business
Apex court to hear on OBC quota from May 8
New Delhi, April 24 - The Supreme Court Tuesday decided to begin examining from May 8 the constitutional validity of the law providing for 27 percent reservation to Other Backward Classes - in higher educational institutions.
Apr 24, 2007 - 8:52:43 PM

India Business
Apex court hearing on OBC quotas May 8
New Delhi, April 24 - The Supreme Court Tuesday decided to begin examining from May 8 the constitutional validity of the law providing for 27 percent reservation to backward class students in higher educational institutions.
Apr 24, 2007 - 5:04:47 PM

India Education
The united colours of urban, rural Indian kids
New Delhi, April 24 - In a bid to bridge the urban-rural divide, a NGO here has brought children from the city and villages together for interaction as well as exchange of resources and ground realities.
Apr 24, 2007 - 3:02:21 PM

India Business
Government to appeal to chief justice on quota stay
New Delhi, April 24 - Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh Tuesday said the government would appeal to the chief justice of India to vacate the stay on 27 percent reservation for backward classes in higher educational institutions, a day after the Supreme Court rejected a similar petition.
Apr 24, 2007 - 2:29:51 PM

India Education
Protest against sex education in Jharkhand schools
Ranchi, April 24 - A Muslim organisation is protesting against a government plan to introduce sex education in Jharkhand schools.
Apr 24, 2007 - 12:54:30 PM

India Business
Tony ISB B-school benchmarks excellence
Hyderabad, April 24 - An idea born 11 years ago has blossomed into the premier Indian School of Business - for middle-level managers that has set new benchmarks of excellence and whose graduates command international salaries of $269,000 - and domestic offers of nearly Rs.5 million.
Apr 24, 2007 - 7:27:21 AM

India Education
No OBC quota in education this year: Supreme Court
New Delhi, April 23 - The government Monday suffered a debilitating blow to its policy of caste-based reservation in education institutions as the Supreme Court threw out its plea for revival of the 27 percent quota law for other backward classes - in centrally-funded higher educational institutions.
Apr 23, 2007 - 8:46:39 PM

India Education
IIMs to decide on admission soon
Ahmedabad, April 23 - The Indian Institutes of Management - Monday said they would take a decision on the admission process at the earliest now that there was some 'clarity' after the Supreme Court rejected the government's plea to vacate the stay on a law providing for quota in higher education.
Apr 23, 2007 - 6:22:53 PM

India Business
Of training B-school faculty to impart entrepreneurial skills
Bangalore, April 23 - Indian American venture capitalist Romesh Wadhawani has launched an initiative to train B-school faculty here in imparting entrepreneurial skills - a project India Inc has given its enthusiastic thumbs up.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:51:31 AM

India Business
Of training B-school faculty to impart entrepreneurial skills
Bangalore, April 23 - Indian American venture capitalist Romesh Wadhawani has launched an initiative to train B-school faculty here in imparting entrepreneurial skills - a project India Inc has given its enthusiastic thumbs up.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:51:31 AM

India Education
Government faces uphill task on quota before apex court Monday
New Delhi, April 22 - The government faces Monday an uphill task of convincing the Supreme Court with the 'maintainability' of its plea for revival of the suspended law for quota in higher educational institutes.
Apr 22, 2007 - 10:09:09 PM

India Education
PM praises Chhattisgarh bureaucrat for welfare work
Raipur, April 22 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has hailed the contribution of a bureaucrat in Chhattisgarh for revolutionising the government's mid-day meal scheme in the impoverished Bastar district through formation of women self-help groups.
Apr 22, 2007 - 6:26:37 PM

India Education
Student injured in firing on college campus
Hyderabad, April 21 - An undergraduate student was injured when another student opened fire in what appears to be rivalry between two groups on the campus of an engineering college here Saturday.
Apr 21, 2007 - 11:14:09 PM

India Education
One injured as student opens fire over ragging
Hyderabad, April 21 - An undergraduate student was injured when a senior student of the college opened fire on the campus of an engineering college here Saturday.
Apr 21, 2007 - 9:26:39 PM

India Education
Edusat scheme for schools in tribal Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, April 21 - The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to launch the Edusat scheme to improve quality of instruction and capacity building in schools in the state's tribal districts.
Apr 21, 2007 - 6:44:22 PM

India Education
One injured as student opens fire in Andhra campus
Hyderabad, April 21 - An undergraduate student was injured when a fellow student opened fire on the campus of an engineering college here Saturday.
Apr 21, 2007 - 5:44:32 PM

India Business
IIMs delay admissions until verdict on quotas
New Delhi, April 20 - The six Indian Institutes of Management - have decided to defer the admission process due to start Saturday. This follows a strongly worded letter from the human resource development - ministry warning them against any 'unilateral' decision until the quota issue is resolved.
Apr 20, 2007 - 3:04:41 PM

India Education
Free computer training for Chhattisgarh teachers
Raipur, April 20 - Thousands of primary school teachers in Chhattisgarh will become computer savvy with the government and Intel Corp signing a pact to provide computer training to them.
Apr 20, 2007 - 2:10:43 PM

India Education
No girls' toilets in over 620,000 schools in India
New Delhi, April 20 - With women and child abuse being much in the news, a new study by the human resource development - ministry has revealed that over 620,000 primary and upper primary schools in India lack separate toilets for girls.
Apr 20, 2007 - 9:13:23 AM

India Education
Students face problems as father's name missing from records
Patna, April 19 - Nearly two million students in Bihar who passed out Plus Two school examinations between 1980 and 1989 are faced with a piquant situation after they were issued certificates with the name of the candidate's father missing on it, prompting the education authorities to take measures to rectify the omission.
Apr 19, 2007 - 10:29:22 PM

India Education
High court warns schools of cancellation of land lease deed
New Delhi, April 19 - The Delhi High Court Thursday warned the schools built on subsidised public land in the city that their land lease deed could be cancelled for not abiding by the terms of reserving 20 per cent of seats for free education to the poor.
Apr 19, 2007 - 8:16:30 PM

India Education
IIMs to meet Friday over quota row
New Delhi, April 19 - The directors of the six Indian Institutes of Management - are meeting Friday to decide whether they should put up the first admission list April 21 as decided earlier or await a Supreme Court hearing on quotas for backward class students on Monday.
Apr 19, 2007 - 5:01:37 PM

India Education
'Modern' row over six-day-week school
New Delhi, April 19 - Modern School, a well-known Delhi-based institution, was closed for the third day in a row Thursday over a wrangle between teachers and management on whether it should work on Saturdays.
Apr 19, 2007 - 3:35:27 PM


Nalanda university tipped to be World Heritage site
Patna, April 19- The architectural remains of the ancient Nalanda university are all set to become the second World Heritage site in Bihar after the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya.
Apr 19, 2007 - 12:51:04 PM

India Education
Public schools given land for a song, DDA tells court
New Delhi, April 18 - The government Wednesday disclosed to the Delhi High court that schools built on government land in the capital had been given three fourth of the land at one-tenth of the market price and the remaining one fourth of it at the rate of Re.1 per acre.
Apr 18, 2007 - 8:49:44 PM

India Diaspora
Passports issued to Indian professor's family
Chennai, April 18 - The grief-stricken parents and relatives of G.V. Loganathan, the Indian professor killed in Monday's Virginia Tech shootout, Wednesday received passports and visas for their US visit to attend his last rites.
Apr 18, 2007 - 8:16:31 PM

India Education
Students held for protesting Arjun Singh's education policy
Ranchi, April 18 - Four student leaders were arrested here Tuesday for protesting the presence of Human Resources Development - Minister Arjun Singh at a convocation of the Ranchi University.
Apr 18, 2007 - 4:56:27 PM

India Education
Supreme Court to take up quota plea on April 23
New Delhi, April 18 - The Supreme Court will decide on April 23 whether the union government's plea seeking revival of quotas for other backward classes - students in centrally funded higher educational institutions is worth hearing.
Apr 18, 2007 - 4:56:01 PM

India Diaspora
Massacre won't discourage Indian students: US counsellor
New Delhi, April 18 - The massacre at Virginia Tech that claimed 33 lives, including that of two Indians, will not jeopardise campus life in American universities nor should it stop Indian students from pursuing higher education there, a US embassy official said here Wednesday.
Apr 18, 2007 - 4:54:50 PM

India Education
Minal's body to be handed to kin in two-three days
New Delhi/Washington, April 18 - The body of Indian student Minal Panchal, who was confirmed dead Wednesday after a US university massacre of 32 people, will be handed over to her family 'in two to three days', Indian diplomats said.
Apr 18, 2007 - 3:34:09 PM

India Education
IIT Kanpur mourns Loganathan's death
Kanpur, April 18 - The Indian Institute of Technology - here is mourning the death of 'distinguished achiever' and alumni G.V. Loganathan, the professor who died in a US university shootout along with 32 others.
Apr 18, 2007 - 2:26:15 PM

India Diaspora
Mumbai girl Minal confirmed dead in US shootout
Mumbai, April 18 - Indian student Minal Hiralal Panchal, who had been missing after a gunman went on a shooting spree at the Virginia Tech University, has been confirmed dead by the Indian embassy in the US.
Apr 18, 2007 - 2:03:15 PM

India Education
Apex court to take up quota plea at 2 p.m.
New Delhi, April 18 - The Supreme Court Wednesday said it take up at 2 p.m. the union government's plea to revive quotas for other backward classes - students in centrally funded higher educational institutions.
Apr 18, 2007 - 12:53:59 PM

India Education
DPS is against egalitarian society: court
New Delhi, April 17 - In a stinging observation against the perceived elitism of the Delhi Public School, the Delhi High Court Tuesday remarked that the school was hampering the growth of a homogenous, egalitarian society in the county.
Apr 17, 2007 - 8:36:49 PM

India Education
Bench for early hearing of quota plea constituted
New Delhi, April 17 - Supreme Court Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan Tuesday constituted a bench of Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice L.S. Panta for early hearing of the government plea to revive the law for 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes - students in central educational institutions.
Apr 17, 2007 - 7:19:36 PM

India Education
Schoolteacher abducted in Bihar
Patna, April 17 - Even as Bihar staged protests against the kidnappings of schoolchildren, a schoolteacher was abducted at gunpoint in the state, police officials said Tuesday.
Apr 17, 2007 - 11:19:25 AM

India Education
No literate adult among 26 percent rural families
New Delhi, April 17 - At least 26 percent of rural families in India and eight percent of urban families have no literate member over the age of 15, says a National Sample Survey Organisation - report.
Apr 17, 2007 - 10:57:33 AM

India Education
Court gets tough with Delhi education department on free education
New Delhi, April 16 - The Delhi High Court Monday came down heavily on the city government's education department for its failure to ensure that schools built on subsidised public land provide free education to 20 percent of its students.
Apr 16, 2007 - 9:39:11 PM

India Education
Government seeks vacation of stay on quota law
New Delhi, April 16 - The government Monday approached the Supreme Court pleading to revive the December 2006 law for the 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes - students in higher central educational institutions, suspended March 29.
Apr 16, 2007 - 7:06:48 PM

India Education
Young minds from six countries meet to exchange notes
New Delhi, April 16 - Looking great with her henna-decorated hands, 18-year-old Nellya Khairova of Kazakhstan can't stop talking about her latest shopping spree at a local market in Delhi. She is one of the 50 students from six countries who are here on a three-day regional conference of youth leaders from across South and Central Asia.
Apr 16, 2007 - 5:35:54 PM

India Education
Nearly 75,000 primary schools in India have no classroom
New Delhi, April 16 - India may claim that it is slowly becoming a knowledge hub, yet a survey by a university revealed Monday that nearly 75,000 schools at the elementary level have no classrooms.
Apr 16, 2007 - 5:09:12 PM

India Education
Two million Bihar students attend school sans books
Patna, April 16 - Ten-year-old Ankita Saran's satchel is half empty. The books to be provided under a government scheme meant to improve school attendance have not been provided to her.
Apr 16, 2007 - 9:40:41 AM

India Education
OBC quota: Government ready to move apex court
New Delhi, April 15 - The central government is likely to move the Supreme Court Monday seeking annulment of its March 29 order, which suspended the law for 27 percent reservation in higher central educational institutions for Other Backward Classes - students.
Apr 15, 2007 - 5:07:14 PM

India Education
Bihar kids go to school, thanks to police
Patna, April 13 - Nearly 75,000 poor street children in Bihar have been admitted to government schools in the last three months as part of a novel move by the police.
Apr 13, 2007 - 8:09:33 AM

India Business
IIMs to release first admission list April 21
Ahmedabad, April 12 - The six Indian Institutes of Management - deferred announcement of admission lists till April 21 following Supreme Court stay on the caste-based quota policy, though a government circular had asked them to halt the process till further orders.
Apr 12, 2007 - 7:02:58 PM

India Business
IIMs defer admission till April 21
Ahmedabad, April 12 - The Indian Institutes of Management - Thursday said they were deferring the admission process till April 21 to comply with a government order on quotas for other backward classes -.
Apr 12, 2007 - 1:40:19 PM

India Education
Lalu puts poll campaign above Harvard, Stanford
New Delhi, April 12 - Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, lately called by the World Bank, Harvard and Stanford, has put away all such tempting invites to focus on campaigning for the United Progressive Alliance - in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.
Apr 12, 2007 - 11:30:12 AM

India Education
State education ministers support OBC quota
New Delhi, April 11 - Education ministers from the states have endorsed the central government's stand on 27 percent reservation for backward classes students in premier institutes of learning like IITs and IIMs and other government-funded educational institutions.
Apr 11, 2007 - 9:54:43 PM

India Education
Rajasthan opposes change in funding for education scheme
Jaipur, April 11 - Rajasthan has requested the central government to continue to bear 75 percent of funding for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan -, a central government scheme that helps provide elementary education to all children.
Apr 11, 2007 - 9:34:05 PM

India Education
Police use fictitious name to aid sex workers' kids
Patna, April 11 - Policemen in a Bihar town conjured up a fictional character, Roopchand, for a noble cause. The non-existing man was registered as the father of 35 children of sex workers to ensure their admission to school.
Apr 11, 2007 - 8:26:52 AM

India Education
Education for all a distant dream, admits government
New Delhi, April 10 - The government Tuesday admitted the country was still a long way from realising the goal of every child completing eight years of good quality education.
Apr 10, 2007 - 4:10:59 PM

India Education
BJP asks PM to approach Supreme Court again on quota
New Delhi, April 9 - The Bharatiya Janata Party - Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to go back to the Supreme Court to restore the 27 percent reservation for other backward classes - in government aided institutes of higher learning.
Apr 9, 2007 - 10:27:50 PM

India Education
Will NALCO absorb school staff as employees?
New Delhi, April 9 - Aluminium maker NALCO has moved the Supreme Court, challenging an Orissa High Court order to absorb as its employees the staff of primary schools set up by it in collaboration with three trusts.
Apr 9, 2007 - 9:17:11 AM

India Education
Students hail new IIT-JEE format
New Delhi, April 8 - A new but easy format and more time gave the 250,000 students sitting for the IIT entrance exam Sunday a pleasant surprise.
Apr 8, 2007 - 4:56:23 PM

India Education
Review plea may skim off OBC creamy layer
New Delhi, April 8 - The socially and economically advanced among the other backward classes - may not get the benefits of the new educational quota policy as the government prepares its case to urge the Supreme Court to lift its stay on the new policy.
Apr 8, 2007 - 6:53:12 AM

India Business
Ensure inclusive economic growth: Montek
Hyderabad, April 7 - Echoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a top Indian economist reiterated here Saturday that the country could achieve sustained nine percent economic growth, even as he cautioned that the benefits of this should be inclusive and filter down to all sections of the population.
Apr 7, 2007 - 3:08:48 PM

India Education
UPA-Left leaders for quotas from this academic session
New Delhi, April 6 - Leaders of the ruling United Progressive Alliance - and its Left allies Friday reiterated their commitment to enforcing quotas for students from backward classes in elite educational institutions from this academic session itself.
Apr 6, 2007 - 11:11:02 PM

India Education
Two arrested in Rs.100 mn Andhra education scam
Hyderabad, April 6 - Two people, including a woman, reportedly with links with officials in Chief Minister's Office -, were arrested Friday in connection with a corruption scandal to the tune of Rs.100 million in an education scheme.
Apr 6, 2007 - 10:18:54 PM

India Education
Two arrested in Andhra Pradesh education scam
Hyderabad, April 6 - A government employee and a woman who allegedly have links with officials in Chief Minister's Office - were arrested Friday in connection with a corruption scandal in education scheme.
Apr 6, 2007 - 5:25:03 PM

India Education
Science education gaining popularity: HRD ministry
New Delhi, April 5 - Though educationists claim that science studies are losing their steam, the human resource development - ministry said Thursday said that the number of students enrolled for the subject had gone up from 28.8 percent of the population in 1995-96 to 34.6 percent in 2003-04.
Apr 5, 2007 - 6:07:30 PM

India Education
Tamil Nadu includes Muslim, Christian backward groups in quota
Chennai, April 5 - Backward groups among the minority Christian and Muslim communities in Tamil Nadu will get the benefit of the reservation quota in educational institutions and government services.
Apr 5, 2007 - 5:54:37 PM

India Education
CPI-M criticises Supreme Court on quota
New Delhi, April 5 - The Communist Party of India-Marxist - has said that the Supreme Court had 'cast doubts on legislature's competence' last week when it stayed 27 percent quota for backward classes in higher educational institutions.
Apr 5, 2007 - 4:33:34 PM

India Education
375 candidates in Delhi civic polls are illiterate
New Delhi, April 5 - At least 375 candidates, nearly 15 percent of the total number contesting Thursday's civic body elections here, are unlettered. And another 1,300 have not even studied till Class 12.
Apr 5, 2007 - 1:39:25 PM

India Education
High court verdict on disclosure of UPSC marking process on April 17
New Delhi, April 4 - The Delhi High Court Wednesday reserved its order on a petition challenging the Central Information Commission order to Union Public Service Commission to reveal its marking system and evaluation process of answer scripts for civil services examination conducted by it.
Apr 4, 2007 - 9:35:31 PM

India Education
Stanford University to hold mirror conference in Bihar
Patna, April 4 - A leading American university is keen to help Bihar with its expertise, beginning with a 'Mirror Conference' Thursday where experts will suggest ways for development of the state.
Apr 4, 2007 - 6:17:25 PM

India Education
Patna University uses dogs to catch cheats
Patna, April 4 - Patna University has come out with an innovative measure to stop cheating in exams - sniffer dogs!
Apr 4, 2007 - 2:30:51 PM

India Education
Satellites set to play good Samaritans in India
Bangalore, April 4 - India will soon connect every nook and corner of its vast territory through satellites to provide education, health and other social services to people, especially those living in far-flung areas.
Apr 4, 2007 - 9:31:54 AM

India Business
Texas Instruments to fund IISc research projects
Bangalore, April 2 - Global semiconductor and computer technology giant Texas Instruments Inc - has chosen the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science - as the first university outside the US for its research projects, with a seed fund of $400,000 over the next five years.
Apr 2, 2007 - 9:05:54 PM

India Education
Maoist extortion fear shuts down Bihar school
Patna, April 2 - A government school in Bihar's Aurangabad district has remained shut for over six weeks after Maoists demanded money for allowing construction of its new building.
Apr 2, 2007 - 2:00:12 PM

India Education
British varsity brings learning modules, research to India
Chennai, April 1 - Indian universities are reluctant to go in for research collaborations though the quality of state-run institutions in the country is better than in many Southeast Asian nations, education experts from Britain say.
Apr 1, 2007 - 12:05:20 PM

India Business
IIM Ahmedabad hikes fees
Ahmedabad, March 31 - The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - Saturday announced a nearly 12 percent fee hike for its prestigious two-year post-graduate programme.
Mar 31, 2007 - 6:29:43 PM

India Education
IIM-A to follow apex court ruling on quota
Ahmedabad, March 31 - The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - will not implement new cast-based reservation policy from the next academic year if the Supreme Court stay on the issue is not vacated.
Mar 31, 2007 - 6:03:53 PM

India Diaspora
South Indian states keen to set up NRI varsity: Ravi
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 - Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi Saturday said some south Indian states have expressed their desire to set up a university for non-resident Indians - and persons of Indian origin -.
Mar 31, 2007 - 4:27:38 PM

India Education
Arjun Singh booed, shown black flags in JNU
New Delhi, March 31 - Dozens of students booed and shouted slogans against Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh Saturday at the Jawaharlal Nehru University - for supporting quotas for backward classes in elite educational institutions.
Mar 31, 2007 - 3:47:30 PM

India Education
Randeep unveils his romantic side in 'Ru-ba-ru'
Mumbai, March 31 - After playing dark, brooding characters in 'D' and 'Risk' Randeep Hooda goes really romantic in his next movie 'Ru-ba-ru'.
Mar 31, 2007 - 9:00:00 AM

India Education
No compromise on commitment to social justice: HRD ministry
New Delhi, March 30 - The government Friday said there would be no compromise with its commitment to securing social justice for weaker sections and it would go ahead with the implementation of reservation for backward classes in higher educational institutions.
Mar 30, 2007 - 11:47:06 PM

India Business
Tamil Nadu industry says strike will hit the state
Chennai, March 30 - An industry representative body in Tamil Nadu Friday urged the state's people to reconsider their call for a shut down protesting the Supreme Court stay on quota saying the economic cost of the protest would be enormous.
Mar 30, 2007 - 10:45:08 PM

India Education
All-party meeting soon on court stay on quota
New Delhi, March 30 - The central government is likely to hold an all-party meeting soon to discuss ways to overcome the Supreme Court stay on enforcement of quota for backward classes in higher educational institutions, Congress sources said here late Friday evening.
Mar 30, 2007 - 10:44:21 PM

India Education
Under pressure, government seeks ways to implement quota
New Delhi, March 30 - A day after the Supreme Court stayed enforcement of quota for backward classes in higher educational institutions, the central government was Friday exploring options to implement the controversial law that concerns nearly half of the country's population.
Mar 30, 2007 - 7:21:45 PM

India Education
Lalu, Nitish call for consensus on quota
Patna, March 29 - Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, friends-turned-foes known to disagree on most things, found themselves in agreement as both called for a consensus on the fresh quota policy after the Supreme Court Thursday granted a stay on it.
Mar 29, 2007 - 11:21:55 PM

India Education
IIMs wait for government word on quota stay
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, March 29 - The Indian Institutes of Management - said Thursday they would await a formal government communication on implementing the reservation policy in the upcoming academic session in the wake of the Supreme Court staying it.
Mar 29, 2007 - 7:52:47 PM

India Education
Temperatures rise as Supreme Court spikes study quotas
New Delhi, March 29 - The Supreme Court Thursday stayed until August caste-based admissions into India's most elite educational institutions, fuelling political and caste tensions and pitting the judiciary against the legislature.
Mar 29, 2007 - 7:11:35 PM

India Education
IIMs stick to wait and watch policy on quota stay
New Delhi, March 29 - Indian Institutes of Management - Thursday said they would wait for a formal communication from the government on the implementation of reservation policy for students from the Other Backward Classes in the upcoming academic session in the wake of the Supreme Court's temporary stay on it.
Mar 29, 2007 - 6:28:44 PM

India Education
Supreme Court stays educational quota law
New Delhi, March 29 - Putting the government on the back foot, the Supreme Court Thursday stayed the implementation of the law enacted to provide for 27 percent quota for Other Backward Classes - in central higher education institutes on the basis of old census data.
Mar 29, 2007 - 6:18:42 PM

India Education
IBM declares Mind Challenge 2006 winners
Chennai, March 29 - Computer giant IBM has declared the Coimbatore-based Amrita Deemed University and the Institute of Information Technology and Management -, Gwalior, as winners of 'The Great Mind Challenge 2006' at an awards ceremony in Chennai.
Mar 29, 2007 - 5:49:28 PM

India Education
Kashmiri students to attend peace journalism workshop
New Delhi, March 29 - A group of 25 media students and journalists from Jammu and Kashmir arrived here Thursday to attend a two-day workshop on peace journalism organised by a Delhi-based research organisation.
Mar 29, 2007 - 5:49:06 PM

India Education
Mumbai, Calcutta and Madras universities each get Rs.1 bn
New Delhi, March 29 - The government will extend to the three universities of Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai a special grant of Rs.1 billion on the occasion of their 150 anniversary celebrations.
Mar 29, 2007 - 4:54:55 PM

India Education
IIMs to wait for government order on quotas
New Delhi, March 29 - Indian Institutes of Management - authorities in Indore and Ahmedabad have said they would wait for the government order before taking any action on the Supreme Court ruling staying quotas for backward class students.
Mar 29, 2007 - 3:35:41 PM

India Education
Supreme Court stays quotas in higher educational institutes
New Delhi, March 29 - The Supreme Court Thursday stayed until August the 27 percent reservation of seats in higher central educational institutions for backward class students.
Mar 29, 2007 - 2:22:40 PM

India Education
27 percent educational quota stayed till August
New Delhi, March 29 - The Supreme Court Thursday stayed until August the 27 percent reservation of seats in elite central educational institutions for backward class students.
Mar 29, 2007 - 12:27:55 PM

India Education
Delhi school runs from tent, goes to court for land
New Delhi, March 28 - A 57-year-old school, established by a minorities social organisation and running under a tent, Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking its direction to the government to allot land to it for construction of a building.
Mar 28, 2007 - 11:02:25 PM

India Education
Delhi court asks government to improve education quality
New Delhi, March 28 - The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the central and Delhi governments to release requisite funds to improve the quality of education in more than 1,900 primary schools established by municipal authorities in the capital.
Mar 28, 2007 - 8:23:44 PM

India Education
More US visas to Indian students
Kolkata, March 28 - The United States issued visas to 24,600 Indian students in 2006 registering a 32 percent increase over the previous year, a senior US official said here Wednesday.
Mar 28, 2007 - 7:36:51 PM

India Education
Satchidanand Murty gets ICPR silver jubilee award
New Delhi, March 27 - Eminent writer and philosopher Professor K. Satchidanand Murty was Tuesday awarded the Indian Council of Philosophical Research - Silver Jubilee award by Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh at a function here.
Mar 27, 2007 - 5:38:56 PM

India Business
200 villages around Nalanda varsity to be developed
Patna, March 27 - Two hundred villages around a proposed international varsity at Nalanda will be developed in Bihar.
Mar 27, 2007 - 2:51:46 PM

India Education
Achuthanandan turns down request for second Sainik School
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 - Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Monday said his government did not have the funds to establish a second Sainik School.
Mar 26, 2007 - 2:01:56 PM

India Education
Muslim girls in Kolkata slums strive for education
Kolkata, March 26 - The sunrays struggle to penetrate the tiny holes of a corrugated tin roof that covers the narrow passages of Kolkata's poorest of slums. In Narkeldanga, thousands of people, mostly Muslims, live under this single roof.
Mar 26, 2007 - 8:57:41 AM

India Business
Lalu's 'pathsala' a hit among MIT students
New Delhi, March 24 - It was a 'pathshala' with a difference. Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's lecture to a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students left them highly impressed as he spoke on the magical turnaround of the Indian Railways here Saturday.
Mar 24, 2007 - 8:31:34 PM

India Diaspora
$10,000 scholarship for Indian students in New York
New Delhi, March 24 - Indian alumni of the International House of New York, a graduate-level residential and cultural centre, have established a $10,000 scholarship for Indians pursuing studies in New York, an official said Saturday.
Mar 24, 2007 - 5:34:54 PM

India Diaspora
Exclusive university for PIOs, NRIs soon
New Delhi, March 23 - The government has given its approval to a policy framework for establishing a university in India for children of non-resident Indians - and persons of Indian origin -.
Mar 23, 2007 - 6:56:52 PM

India Education
Cinema to be part of Kerala school curriculum
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 - Kerala's Education Minister M.A. Baby Friday informed the state assembly that film appreciation would soon be introduced in school curriculum.
Mar 23, 2007 - 2:01:53 PM

India Diaspora
Policy framework for PIO university approved
New Delhi, March 22 - The cabinet Thursday gave its approval to a policy framework for establishing a university in India to provide affordable and quality education to children of non-resident Indians - and persons of Indian origin -.
Mar 22, 2007 - 9:55:19 PM

India Education
Delhi government to take over municipal schools
New Delhi, March 21 - The Delhi High Court Wednesday gave its approval of the Delhi government's suggestions to take over all municipality-run schools in a move to bring about qualitative improvement in teaching in those schools.
Mar 21, 2007 - 8:04:35 PM

India Education
MPs protest 'casteism' in AIIMS
New Delhi, March 21 - Several MPs led by veteran Gandhian Nirmala Deshpande Wednesday protested against the 'rampant caste-based discrimination' at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences - here.
Mar 21, 2007 - 4:49:55 PM

India Education
Cross-country mobike expedition to spread awareness
New Delhi, March 21 - Travelling 5,084 km in 26 days across deserts and mountains, a group of National Cadet Corps - students undertook a cross-country motorbike expedition to spread awareness about issues like AIDS, road safety and solar energy among the masses.
Mar 21, 2007 - 1:45:29 PM

India Education
Winds of change in a Bihar hamlet
Kishanganj -, March 20 - It's easy to miss Simalbari, the Santhal hamlet in Kishanganj, Bihar. The dusty track leading to the tribal community is narrow and uneven. Electricity too is a distant dream here. Yet, a change is taking place, albeit slowly and silently.
Mar 20, 2007 - 9:54:39 AM

India Education
No sex education in Madhya Pradesh schools
Bhopal, March 20 - Sex education will no longer be imparted in schools in Madhya Pradesh.
Mar 20, 2007 - 8:05:26 AM

India Business
Kalam visualises a prosperous India before 2020
New Delhi, March 19 - Envisioning a prosperous India 'well before the year 2020', President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said the country was set to take rapid strides in human development and banish poverty.
Mar 19, 2007 - 11:07:13 PM

India Diaspora
Scholarship programme for diaspora children
New Delhi, March 19 - The ministry of overseas Indian affairs has introduced a scholarship programme for diaspora children to study at higher and technical institutions in India.
Mar 19, 2007 - 6:16:29 PM

India Education
At 69, grandfather sits for Class 12 exams in Tripura
Agartala, March 18 - Meet Ramanimohan Pal, a retired government employee and father of two sons and a daughter - all engineers. At 69, Pal, a chronic heart patient, is the oldest student appearing this year for the higher secondary examinations under the Tripura Board of Secondary Education.
Mar 18, 2007 - 7:40:59 AM

India Education
Nasscom to hold job fair for IT, BPO aspirants
Jaipur, March 17 - The National Association of Software and Services Companies - has announced that a job fair would be held here from March 31 to April 1 for about 2,500 candidates who had appeared in Nasscom Assessment of Competence test.
Mar 17, 2007 - 6:13:19 PM

India Education
'Education for all' below par in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 17 - The Comptroller and Auditor General of India - has criticised the Rajasthan government on its poor implementation of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan - - a scheme to enrol all children to school.
Mar 17, 2007 - 12:39:34 PM

India Education
Lalu preaches honesty to American students
New Delhi, March 16 - Giving honesty a high berth, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav Friday showered his pearls of wisdom on 57 management students from the US at the Railway Museum in the capital.
Mar 16, 2007 - 4:58:46 PM

India Education
'Kidnapper' teacher attacked by victims' families
Chandigarh, March 14 - Police custody may not be the safest of places for an accused. A teacher, accused of kidnapping two girl students, realised it when he was beaten by friends and relatives of the victims inside a police station here Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2007 - 11:16:03 PM

India Education
Over 27,000 rescued child labours put in schools
New Delhi, March 14 - A total of 27,235 child labour, rescued in 2006-07 were put in mainstream education, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes said Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2007 - 9:38:10 PM

India Business
Lalu plans lecture tour to US varsities, Silicon Valley
New Delhi, March 14 - Railway Minister Lalu Prasad is not just moving wheels, he is set to move men of substance, as well.
Mar 14, 2007 - 8:36:54 PM

India Education
Campaign launched to implement right to education
New Delhi, March 14 - A nationwide campaign has been launched to urge the government to give teeth to the Right to Education Bill, which aims at making education compulsory for all children aged 6-14 in India.
Mar 14, 2007 - 2:59:33 PM

India Education
Engineering college? In Andhra, it is a guesthouse!
New Delhi, March 14 - For the last 34 years, two acres of land leased to the Warangal Regional Engineering College in Andhra Pradesh has been used for running a state tourism restaurant and a guesthouse.
Mar 14, 2007 - 2:42:46 PM

India Education
A tale of brilliance and perseverance
Lucknow, March 14 - Sushma Verma, 7, and Jabbar Hussain, 65, are creating history in Uttar Pradesh for much the same reason. Both are appearing for the Class 10 examination this year. The difference: Sushma is probably the youngest child in the country to take the test, while Hussain is going for it the 37th time.
Mar 14, 2007 - 10:24:22 AM

India Business
NIIT partners Sun to offer Solaris training course
Bangalore, March 13 - India's leading IT trainer NIIT has tied up with Sun Microsystems India Ltd to offer specialised training to students and software professionals in the open source computing through Sun Solaris training programme.
Mar 13, 2007 - 8:45:43 PM

India Business
These IIM students want to follow their own dreams
Ahmedabad, March 13 - Eleven students of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - have this year said no to attractive pay packages during the campus placement drive as they want to follow their own dreams.
Mar 13, 2007 - 7:56:16 PM

India Business
IIM-A whiz kids look to swadeshi placement
Ahmedabad, March 13 - To be part of the great Indian story, more and more graduates of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - have shown preference to entrepreneurship and rejected foreign offers for Indian locations during the campus placement event here, according to data released Tuesday.
Mar 13, 2007 - 7:52:47 PM

India Education
No plan to revive Nalanda university
New Delhi, March 13 - the central government Tuesday clarified that there were no plans to revive Nalanda, one of the first universities in recorded history of world, contrary to certain media reports.
Mar 13, 2007 - 5:28:56 PM

India Education
India to conduct survey on its languages
New Delhi, March 13 - Home to 216 mother tongues, India Tuesday proposed to conduct a linguistic survey to provide a systematic and comprehensive account of the status of the country's language diversity.
Mar 13, 2007 - 3:59:47 PM

India Education
Students leave Orissa hostel over poor food
Phulbani -, March 13 - Dozens of students of a state-run school in Orissa have left their hostel, protesting the poor and substandard food provided to them, officials said Tuesday.
Mar 13, 2007 - 2:38:47 PM

India Education
Jamia Class 12 biology paper a copy of sample paper?
New Delhi, March 13 - Class 12 students of Jamia Milia Islamia's senior secondary school here were in for a surprise Monday when they found their biology paper to be a copy of a sample paper from a guide book. The school principal said he had not received any complaint so far.
Mar 13, 2007 - 1:50:54 PM

India Education
Lok Sabha turns violent over maritime university
New Delhi, March 13 - MPs from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu resorted to blows in the Lok Sabha Tuesday over the issue of establishing a maritime university in Chennai.
Mar 13, 2007 - 1:05:31 PM

India Education
Exam time boosts sales of memory enhancers
Bhopal, March 12 - With school examinations going on, ayurvedic medicines claiming to enhance memory have become big business in Madhya Pradesh and chemists stocking the drugs expect a cumulative sale of Rs.250 million this season.
Mar 12, 2007 - 8:28:31 AM

India Education
Families of missing girls protest 'police inaction'
Chandigarh, March 11 - Family members of two Class 10 girl students of a government school here Sunday attacked the house of the male teacher who is suspected to have kidnapped them and protested alleged police inaction in tracing them.
Mar 11, 2007 - 10:16:55 PM

India Education
Will IITs remain islands of excellence?
At a recent event organized at the Indian Institute of Technology - in Chennai, Tata Steel managing director B. Muthuraman expressed disenchantment with its graduates. 'We are not likely to recruit them any longer,' he said, adding his company preferred students from other colleges, who, though less endowed, were more amenable to company training. IIT guys tend to think too much of themselves.
Mar 11, 2007 - 11:48:31 AM

India Business
De Bono training chain to teach Indian farmers
Kolkata, March 10 - Inspired by the globally renowned lateral thinking expert Edward de Bono, his centre of thinking management is planning to reach out to rural India by introducing its cognitive training skills for the farmers to improve their mental skills.
Mar 10, 2007 - 7:27:44 PM

India Education
Young India caught between exams and cricket
New Delhi, March 10 - Class 12 and Class 10 board examinations couldn't have been timed better to play perfect spoilsport to the rising cricket World Cup fever in the country.
Mar 10, 2007 - 8:54:11 AM

India Education
'Government schemes ensuring more children in schools'
New Delhi, March 9 - The government's elementary education programme and mid-day meal scheme have helped in increasing the number of school-going children considerably, Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh said here Friday.
Mar 9, 2007 - 10:02:17 PM

India Business
After IIM-B, IIM-L not do disclose placement packages
Lucknow, March 8 - Following in the footsteps of the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore, the IIM-Lucknow has decided not to disclose details of pay packages offered by corporates to its graduates passing out shortly.
Mar 8, 2007 - 4:40:15 PM

India Education
Nursery admission issue referred to Ganguly committee
New Delhi, March 7 - Declining to consider a Delhi government's plea to change the cut-off age for nursery admissions from three years to three-and-a-half years, the Delhi High Court Wednesday referred the matter to Ashok Ganguly committee, set up to look into the aspect of admission procedures for nursery classes.
Mar 7, 2007 - 8:35:04 PM

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