Cambridge, MIT experts to help design syllabi of Indian institutions: Smriti Irani

A file photo of Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The human resource development (HRD) ministry has roped in experts from leading global universities such as the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help design and “internationalize” the syllabi of higher education institutions in the country, HRD minister Smriti ... Read More »

US wants its students to study the importance of India

The Passport to India initiative seeks to increase the number of young Americans annually learning in India on study abroad and internship programs. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The US government wants its students to know more about India—from its ancient trade history to the present day start-up ecosystem as the country’s growth story may have “far-reaching implications” on the “life ... Read More »

Children in government schools can code too

P. Sridhar teaches robotics at the Seva Bharat Trust Government School in Bengaluru. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint RoboCup 2016, the annual international robotics competition to be held in Leipzig, Germany, is just 27 days away. In a 10ft x 10ft room in a school in central Bengaluru, six children, aged between 12 and 15, huddle around their mentor P. Sridhar, an ... Read More »

Schools take to e-governance in bid to improve performance

Right from admission day to the student’s graduation from school, every activity is tracked. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: From his modest office, Suresh Singh logs into his computer and checks on his colleagues’ attendance. He then proceeds to look up the progress made by his students with coursework. All in a matter of minutes. Singh moves away from his ... Read More »

At least 25 Indian students asked to leave US varsity: report

A screen grab of Western Kentucky University website. New York: At least 25 of a total 60 Indian graduate students at Western Kentucky University have been asked to leave their computer science programme after the first semester as they do not meet its admission standards, a media report said on Tuesday. The move will force the students to return to ... Read More »

ICAR questions quality of education at Maharashtra agriculture universities

Farm sector experts in Maharashtra, especially those representing farmers, have for long been critical of the agriculture universities for their ‘failure’ to address the state’s chronic farm crisis. Mumbai: Raising a question mark over the quality of education and research at four agriculture universities in Maharashtra, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has put on hold their accreditation. At ... Read More »

Tata Group to give Rs54.3 crore to Royal Society

The Tata Group has a rich heritage of collaboration with world-renowned academic institutions, including in the United Kingdom. The partnership with the Royal Society is in keeping with that tradition, Cyrus P. Mistry, chairman of Tata Sons said. New Delhi: Tata Group companies will give £5.6 million (approximately Rs.54.3 crore) to the Royal Society, the UK’s top academy of science, ... Read More »

Reservations don’t make access to resources easier for lower-caste students

A greater share of upper-caste students believed that lower caste and tribal students are not good enough and that the disadvantages of quota system outweigh its advantages. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Students from backward castes and tribal communities are often disparaged for not being good enough and using the reservation system to gain admissions. A recent paper from the UN University ... Read More »

Govt turns down proposals for setting up 83 medical colleges

However, the health ministry has approved the establishment of 11 medical colleges for 2016-17. Photo: Rajendra Gawankar/HT New Delhi: The Union health ministry has turned down proposals for setting up of around 83 medical colleges based on the recommendations of Medical Council of India (MCI). The ministry has also denied permissions to 47 medical colleges in various states to expand ... Read More »

IIT admissions: JEE (Advanced) results out; Super 30 sees 28 candidates qualify

Seats to 23 IITs including the four new ones will be allotted on the basis of the JEE test which was organized by IIT Guwahati this year. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi/Patna: Jaipur boy Aman Bansal has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for 2016, the results of which were declared on Sunday. In the highly competitive exam on the ... Read More »