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Mithila University must compensate for withdrawing MBA course

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Mithila University must compensate for withdrawing MBA course

New Delhi : The apex consumer commission has held  the LN Mithila  university in Bihar guilty of making an applicant suffer by “unauthorisedly” initiating an MBA course and then cancelling it.(Apr 6) The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), however, reduced the amount of Rs 4.5 lakh awarded to the man as compensation for loss […]

HC comments on shoddy management of NIS

HC comments on shoddy management of NIS

Chennai:  The Madras High Court has pulled up the National Institute of Siddha (NIS) authorities here for admitting a student to a research programme without recognition. Justice N Kirubakaran directed the NIS, an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of AYUSH, to submit a report on its various aspects including the courses recognised and the […]

Universities should foster plurality and coexistence, not prejudice and hate: President

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Universities should foster plurality and coexistence, not prejudice and hate: President

Bombay (Mumbai): President Pranab Mukherjee says there should be no room for intolerance, prejudice and hatred in educational institutes. In fact, educational institutes should act as flag bearers for coexistence of multiple views. Addressing a special convocation of the University of Mumbai to confer Honorary Doctor of Law to famous agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan, (March […]

JNU receives ‘Best University’ Award

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JNU receives ‘Best University’ Award

New Delhi: The JNU has won the Visitor’s Award for being the best university in the country because of its “unrelenting pursuit of academic excellence”, President Pranab Mukherjee today said while conferring the honour (March 6). The JNU has been in the news through the last year for all the wrong reasons including issues like […]

National Science Day focus on ‘Specially Abled’

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National Science Day focus on ‘Specially Abled’

How does Science and Technology benefit the Physically challenged and Specially Abled people? This is the theme for the 2017 National Science Day.   National  Science Day is celebrated on the 28th February  every year to commemorate the Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman and his discovery of what is called  ‘the Raman Scattering’ (inelastic […]

Toddler takes on DAV school for Noise Pollution!

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Toddler takes on DAV school for Noise Pollution!

New Delhi:  A toddler, along with her mother and grandmother, has approached the National Green Tribunal alleging noise and air pollution due to the activities of a reputed private school here operating in a residential area, causing health problem to the residents.(Feb 3) The residents of Ashok Vihar Phase-IV sought shifting of DAV Public School […]

Education isn’t a commodity, students aren’t consumers!

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Education isn’t a commodity, students aren’t consumers!

New Delhi: You can’t sue a college for not giving you a ‘placement’. Education isn’t a commodity to be bought or sold or with ‘special offers’. Students are not consumers. A youth’s plea against an institute for allegedly not providing him with an internship or job as promised at the time of admission, has been […]

Now reservation for Girls in IIT?

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Now reservation for Girls in IIT?

New Delhi: This ‘new quota proposal’ will probably be hailed throughout India!  A panel has recommended reservation for girl students in IITs to address the issue of slump in the number of female students entering the prestigious institutes (Jan 15). The guys need not be worried, because ‘new seats will be created only for girls’. […]

Our Education: Tests, not Teaching?

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Our Education: Tests, not Teaching?

Sir, Education is meant for the all-round development of a person. But today the whole education system merely focuses on the quantitative aspect of the students whereas their qualities somewhere seem to die under the burden of the dreams, interests, and ego of the parents and teachers. In the present education system, teachers instead of […]

Govt keen to bring back ‘detentions’ in elementary schools

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Govt keen to bring back ‘detentions’ in elementary schools

Why does the government in a rush to push through the ‘New Education policy’, to  bring back the system of detention in elementary schools? Why doesn’t the government and the HRD Ministry give time for vetted experts in education to discuss it? Ahead of the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) […]

New ‘surgical strike’ : Nalanda University Board fired!

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New ‘surgical strike’ : Nalanda University Board fired!

New Delhi: Now, the prestigious Nalanda University is being Modi-fied. And as usual, the dictatorial manner in which things are being done is under criticism. Some call it another covert  ‘surgical strike’ with termination emails being sent after midnight! The Narendra Modi government kept the governing authority of Nalanda University, including the varsity’s chancellor George […]

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