Proposing to rechristen the central higher education regulator, the University Grant Commission (UGC), as the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided to go in for a complete overhaul by repealing the UGC Act of 1956. … [Read more...] about What’s ailing higher education in India?
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A distinguished academician, Tiwari did PhD in geology from Gauhati University. He specialises in earth sciences, including palaeontology (analysis of plant and animal fossils) and seismology. He is engaged in research in palaeobiology (biology of fossil animals and plants). … [Read more...] about Raghavendra P Tiwari is new vice-chancellor of Central University of Punjab in Bathinda
It is learnt that among the officials approached are Air Marshal B Suresh, who recently retired as Chief of Western Command, Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva, deputy chief of Integrated Defence Staff and some officials from the Aviation Research Centre -- the air intelligence wing of the government. … [Read more...] about Govt to rope in ex-IAF officers to probe Kozhikode crash
Today the internet is synonymous with human freedom. It enables a broad range of facilities that has improved the lives of millions of Indians. Beyond the rhetorical value of August 15 being our Independence Day, it marks the date on which Videsh Sanchar Nagar Limited (VSNL), launched internet services for private, individual use, in 1995, 25 years ago. .A quarter of a century is a useful benchmark to examine its growth, present challenges and a tenuous future. … [Read more...] about Innovation, free expression key for digital framework