JNU's protesting students deserve our full support
22.11.19 - Markandey Katju

The students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been protesting against the fee hike for last three weeks. In my opinion, the recent JNU students protest should be supported by all right minded people throughout the country. 

There is no doubt that the hike in hostel ...

How I remember JNU and how it spoiled me for life
16.11.19 - By Ather Farouqui

I JOINED JNU in 1986 to pursue a part-time Diploma in Mass Media in Urdu. I hail from a sleepy town, Sikandrabad in district Buland Shahr, located some 60 kilometres from Delhi’s Kashmiri Gate Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT). I don’t think that in 1986 my ...

Do not push Punjab to another language-divide conflict
08.10.19 - IP SINGH*

Such was the simmering that it took just a comment from Union home minister Amit Shah for the Punjabi language pot to boil over. Shah may have "clarified” his stand, but the damage is done: ‘one nation, one language’ has stirred many demons from the ...

International Painting Competition based on Guru Nanak’s teachings
02.09.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh: To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, first guru of Sikhs, Punjab Today Foundation (PTF), a Punjab based NGO, is organizing an international painting competition. 
The main purpose of holding this event is to spread an awareness regarding Guru Nanak Dev’s ...

Punjab govt invites applications for PPSC Chairman and members
27.06.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, June 27, The Punjab Government has invited applications to fill one vacancy of Chairman, one vacancy of Member (Non official) and one vacancy of Member (official), Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC). 

The last date for submitting the applications to the office of Secretary to Government ...

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning
University Education in India
23.06.19 - Ramjot Sodhi

THE WRITTEN history of University education in India dates back to ancient times when the leading centres of learning like Takshashila (seventh century B.C.), Nalanda (fifth century A.D.), Vikramashila (eight century A.D.) etc. flourished and attracted scholars from various countries. The brightest minds of the ...

NTA to release UGC NET 2019 admit card on Monday
UGC NET 2019

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will soon to release the admit cards for the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) on Monday. Therefore, candidates should keep their eyes on the official website to download the hall tickets of UGC NET June exam.
As per the official notification, ...

Do you also want to know about RaGa’s missing M.A.?
"M. Phil. without first having an M.A.?"
15.04.19 - Dorab R Sopariwala

IN THE LAST couple of general elections, there has been a controversy about the educational qualifications and financial assets of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani, who are due to face off for the second time in Amethi in a few ...

Vice President Naidu attending Jallianwala centenary amounts to disrespect: Prof Chaman Lal
13.04.19 - Chaman Lal

HISTORY IS SAID to repeat itself, first as a tragedy and then as a farce. This is happening hundred years later in case of Jallianwala Bagh centenary celebrations also. While British Parliament has discussed this event as matter raised by Indian background Parliament members and ...

FATAL EDUCATION - The Deadly School
29.03.19 - PT Bureau

WHEN A SCHOOL teacher in Punjab allegedly slapped two female students, hit them with a stick and pulled one of them by the hair, the newspapers wasted no time in naming the Government High School, Immamgarh.

When students of government schools were found cleaning their ...

Indian Science Congress: Lovely now, but ‘Wouldn’t it be Loverly’ in the future?
14.01.19 - S Pal

In January 2018, just days before the 105th Indian Science Congress was to take off at the Osmania University, it was postponed. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to inaugurate the ISC on January 3, 2018, at Osmania University. The university was celebrating its centenary. The Indian ...

PM Modi to inaugurate 106th Indian Science Congress at LPU campus
24.12.18 - TEAM PT

Lovely Professional University (LPU), will host the 106th Indian Science Congress at its campus in Phagwara near Jalandhar from January 3 to 7, 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this four-day mega event on theme ‘Future India: Science & Technology’. The PM will also ...

Need for enhancing the aptitude of youth for labour & occupation
15.10.18 - Darbara Singh Kahlon

THE NATIONS, political and financial guides and young generations which don't undergo qualitative and dynamic transformations, they lag behind miserably. Such backwardness generates huge problems and violent conflicts in their economic, social and political life. Many Asians, Africans, people living in South America and some ...

Capt Amarinder rejects any move to change the status, says Haryana can’t turn back the clock
30.07.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 30: Rejecting outright any move to change the present status of Panjab University, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, saying his government was open to increasing the Grant-in-Aid for the University, through a mutually consultative ...

CBSE planning to release UGC NET 2018 result way sooner than expected
23.07.18 - TEAM PT

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) might be on the verge of creating a record of sorts, and this in the last year that the CBSE is conducting the University Grants Commission’ National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) exam.
According to a report in the ...

Higher Education Commission will be independent body: Government
23.07.18 - TEAM PT

JULY, 23: The Government today assured that the proposed Higher Education Commission would be an "independent" body and that rights of states would not be impunged.
"We are not converting it into a bureaucratic organisation… it will remain independent,” Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said ...

ICAI declares final CA, CPT 2018 result; here's how you can check it
20.07.18 - TEAM PT

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has today released the results of the Chartered Accountants final examination, foundation examination and Common Proficiency Test (CPT).
The results are available at the official websites icaiexam.icai.org, caresults.icai.org and icai.nic.in . The exams were held in May/ ...

HRD ministry gets trolled for granting 'Institution of Eminence' tag to non existent Jio Institute; issues clarification
09.07.18 - TEAM PT

IN A BID to improve the rankings of the Indian institutes globally, the Human Resource Development Ministry on Monday announced the name of six universities which have been selected for the Institute of Eminence status. Out of six, three are in the public sector and ...

Refusing to learn from history, and history books; condemned to repeating it, and them.
13.06.18 - Dr. Pyara Lal Garg

The Committee of Experts of History, set up by Punjab Government, for the review of the History books has raised another wide ranging controversy after it decided to withdraw the new books published by the Punjab School Education Board. The Committee in its meeting on ...

Facts & Controversy: Syllabus and Textbooks of History
09.05.18 - Dr. Pyara Lal Garg

POLITICAL SCENE HAS been heated to such an extent that Punjab politics has turned into a boiling cauldron during the natural heat of May, though some relief had been provided by nature but the temperature in the political arena that had refused to cool down ...

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