Delhi University has refused to share the attendance details of its administrative officials, including the Vice Chancellor, saying the information was not in “public interest” and would amount to “invasion of privacy”. This, when Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) teachers, who are on a warpath against the administration, have been warned that their leave would not be approved if they do not mark their attendance. The tussle began a year ago when attendance details of the non-teaching staff of the Delhi University, which includes the Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar and others were sought under the Right to Information (RTI) ActRead More →

Madras University has cancelled the examinations scheduled to be held tomorrow, i.e. on November 22, 2018 due to heavy rains predicted in Chennai and its surrounding areas. The University has also said the new dates for the rescheduled exams will be announced soon. Earlier, Chennai collector A Shanmugasundaram announced holiday for the educational institutions in Chennai district tomorrow after the India Meteorological Department predicted today that the sky would be generally cloudy over next 24 hours. “Due to heavy rains in Chennai and its surrounding Madras University cancels exams scheduled on 22nd November. Rescheduled date for this exam will be announced soon,” said a statement from MadrasRead More →

The Calcutta University registrar has called an emergency meeting on November 8 to discuss the modalities of post graduate examinations under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), months after the Syndicate, the highest decision making body of the institution decided to introduce the format at all levels. A university official said on Tuesday that the meeting would take place in the backdrop of the PG Board of Studies given responsibility of preparing the schedule for semester-based examination under CBCS for the first time. The November 8 meeting will discuss the exam schedulein 2019, he said. The controller of examinations would prepare the PG exam schedule onRead More →

RUSA state project director Meeta Rajivlochan. (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar) What is the RUSA scheme and the role of the State Project Directorate? Under the leadership of the minister for higher and technical education and a committee of peers, RUSA provides funds to higher education institutions based on their performance. The Directorate helps the institutions prepare their proposals for research, manpower and infrastructure. This year, because of the very good proposals that many colleges and universities have been able to prepare, they have been able to pull unprecedented funds from the Centre, of Rs 396 crore. Such infusion of funds will enable the institutionsRead More →

The students who had appeared for the 4th, 6th semester undergraduate examinations can check the results through the official website, The University of Jammu has published the results of various undergraduate courses on Thursday, September 4. The students who had appeared for the 4th, 6th semester examinations can check the results through the official website, Jammu University results 2018, follow these steps to check score Step 1: Visit the official website mentioned above Step 2: Click on the link flashing on the homepage Step 3: Click on Result of BA/ BSc/ BSc / B Com/ BBA/ BCA/ BA Eng (Hons)/ B Com (Hons) orRead More →

Higher Education Institutes will have to return the fees in case a student withdraws his/her admission. Failing to do so will result in action against the said Higher Education Institution. Dr. Satyapal Singh, Minister of State for HRD Ministry, tweeted today to inform that Higher Education Institutes will no longer be allowed to exploit students. Dr. Satyapal Singh’s tweet read, “Any institution not returning fees in case of withdrawal of admission will have to face action.” The concerned institute will have to return a student’s original documents and fees submitted at the time of admission. The decision is certainly to bring relief to many studentsRead More →

Haryana’s Maharashi Dayanand University has been ranked the cleanest government university by the HRD Ministry followed by Guru Nanak Dev University in neighbouring Punjab’s Amritsar. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the “Swachh Campus rankings” under different categories on Monday. The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in the national capital has been ranked third among the government institutions followed by the Algappa University in Karaikudi and the Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur. Among the residential campuses of private universities, Pune’s Symbiosis International University has been ranked at the top followed by OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat, KLE Academy of HigherRead More →

Indian Institute Technology (IIT) Roorkee has been adjudged third best university in India by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019released on Wednesday. IIT Roorkee has climbed up 100 points from 501-600 in the previous year to 401-500 in the current year, in the best Universities group category, said a statement from the institute. India has enhanced its presence in a definitive world university rankings released on Wednesday by claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 last year. In what was described as an impressive debut entry by the annual ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’, the IIT Indore becomes India’s second highest ranked universityRead More →

The Times World University Ranking 2019 list is out. On a positive note, 7 more Indian Universities have made it to the list in comparison to last year and new institutes have outranked the older ones, this year. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has made it to the 251-300 rank band and is the highest ranked Indian University in the list. The list comprises of more than 1250 Universities from 86 countries worldwide. While the Universities ranked in the global top 10 have retained their position, Yale University is the only newcomer in the list. Switzerland’s ETH Zurich has slipped down to 11th position this year.Read More →

Educational institutions were closed in Sopore due to exchange of fire between security forces and militants. Representational Image Authorities on Tuesday closed educational institutions and suspended mobile internet services in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town following a firing exchange between the security forces and militants. The brief gun battle took place in Nowpora village of Tujjar area, police said. Troops of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started a search operation in Nowpora following a tip off about the presence of militants there. Hiding militants fired at the security forces triggering theRead More →