Centre to withdraw support to AMU in granting it minority status case
04.04.16 -

The NDA government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it would withdraw the appeal filed by the erstwhile UPA government challenging the Allahabad high court verdict holding the Aligarh Muslim University as non-minority institution.
"I changed my mind two months ago," attorney general Mukul Rohatgi ...

Theatre and Journalism command immense credibility and impact - Manpal Tiwana
26.03.16 - Gurpreet Singh Mehak

Renowned theatre artist and director-producer Manpal Tiwana described theatre and journalism as most appropriate channels for bringing change in the society. He said that theatre and press media command immense credibility and impact because both mediums inform, educate and entertain the masses.

Interacting with students of ...

Students should not isolate themselves from events in world: Manmohan Singh
19.03.16 - pt team

Describing students as an "integral part of the societal fabric”, Congress leader and former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday asked the student community in the country "not to isolate themselves from the happenings” surrounding them.
"Students are an integral part of the societal fabric. ...

US needs Indian students, they shouldn't be kicked out : Trump
15.03.16 - pt team

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said that Indian students can stay in the United States as they are 'smart people' and the US needs them.

"We educate a lot of people, very smart people. We need those people in the country,” Trump told Fox News ...

After spending a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly announces retirement
12.03.16 -

After spending nearly a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly is hanging up his spacesuit.

NASA announced Mr. Kelly’s retirement on Friday, less than two weeks after he returned to Earth. He leaves the space agency on April 1.

The 52-year-old Kelly spent a U.S.-record 340 days ...

PAU Alumni, Professor H. Deep Saini is new Vice Chancellor of University of Canberra
09.03.16 - Emma Macdonald

Professor H. Deep Saini,Vice-President of the University of Toronto, has been appointed the next vice-chancellor of the University of Canberra. He will take up the position of this year on  September 1.
Professor Saini completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at the Punjab Agricultural University in ...

Fake Degrees to Copying, the Education System Needs to be Cleansed
06.03.16 - J S Rajput

Annual examinations conducted by various state and all-India school boards have begun in most of the states. Not just the exams, but reports on copying and mass copying, particularly from the regions considered weak in educational advancement, are also an annual feature. It flourishes in ...

PhD research period will be counted as teaching experience: UGC
05.03.16 - pt team

Period spent on acquiring a PhD degree without any leave will now be counted as teaching experience of candidates applying for direct recruitment to vacant positions of faculties or promotion in the higher educational institutions.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) recently approved a proposal in this ...

Learning Lost While Teaching Values
27.02.16 - Sujata Mavila-Sivakrishnan

Where is the Life we have lost in living?/Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?/Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?—T S Eliot.
These oft-quoted lines are perhaps a poignant reflection of the disenchantment in contemporary learning. Odes have been written to ...

Punjab restarts the examinations of 5th and 8th classes
27.02.16 - PT Team

SAS NAGAR : To raise the standard of education in Punjab has restarted  the trend of examination in 5th and 8th class.  On the beginning of the 5th class examination, Punjab Education minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema today personally interacted with some students to bless ...

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