By Kalpesh Banker On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Shahrukh Khan to receive Yale University highest honour – Chubb Fellow

Shah Rukh Khan Bollywood actor and producer Shah Rukh Khan will join the likes of former Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter when he delivers a lecture at Yale University as a Chubb Fellow More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Sunday, April 1st, 2012
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Delhi University to test ‘meta college’ idea – students to choose courses from multiple colleges

Dinesh Singh, VC Delhi University Starting from this July, 20 undergraduate students handpicked by Delhi University (DU) will design their course curriculum by choosing courses from multiple colleges of Delhi University, More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Thursday, March 29th, 2012
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UGC funded Rs 202 Cr. for Universities in Jammu & Kashmir : State Government

The University Grants Commission released funds worth Rs 202 crore to universities in Jammu and Kashmir for developing their campuses, the state government said today. “The UGC has made Rs 117 crore and Rs More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
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TISS plans to Set up a National Vocational Training University

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is going to set up a school for vocational education on its Deonar campus. TISS has taken this step towards a larger plan to set up a national vocational training university. More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
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AIMA president Rajiv Vastupal joins IIM Bangalore Governing Board

Rajiv Vastupal Mr. Rajiv Vastupal, the President of the All India Management Association (AIMA) has achieved another rare distinction for a businessman from Gujarat – he has joined the board of governors of the More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Monday, March 26th, 2012
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India in Higher Education Emergency : TeamLease India Labour Report 2012

A TeamLease labour report released on Monday highlights the three tragedies in Indian higher education of low enrolments in colleges, lack of physical access to educational institutions and pursuing degree for social More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Monday, March 26th, 2012
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3 VCs in 10 days, politics plays musicial chair in prestigious Aligarh Muslim University

Within a span of less than 10 days, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has third vice-chancellor, after a retired 1977 batch IAS officer Noor Mohammad was shown door by the Allahabad High Court. Earlier Sibgatullah More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Monday, March 26th, 2012
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Accreditation has Decisive Role in Modernising and Quality Improvement of Higher Education : Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal “Government is “confident” that the National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, which is in the parliament, will be passed in this session or by the end More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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Calcutta University VC raises voice on UGC funding bias against State Universities

The Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University Suranjan Das has accused the University Grants Commission to be unfair to state state-run universities in terms of funding. Das criticized the apex regulator for splurging More...

By Kalpesh Banker On Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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Culcutta University should get Centre of Excellence status : West Bengal Governor

The 150-year-old Calcutta University should be given the same special status as the Presidency University and likewise nurtured as a centre of excellence suggested West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan. “Given More...