Sunday, July 23, 2023


PM Modi announces five-year work visa for Indian students pursuing masters in France

PM Modi made the announcement during his address to the Indian community at LA Seine Musicale in Paris. He also received a gala welcome from the people gathered there. 

From alumnus to 1st woman to lead an IIT — all about IIT-M’s Zanzibar campus head Preeti Aghalayam

Aghalayam, who taught at IIT-Madras for 25 years, has been appointed director in-charge of its Zanzibar-Tanzania campus as well as dean of its School of Science and Engineering.

What Oxford & other foreign universities have suggested to UGC to pave way for their entry into India

UGC's draft norms for foreign universities to set up India campuses came out in Jan. Feedback includes suggestions like spelling out faculty eligibility criteria, cluster college approval.

QCI rankings for public & pvt medical colleges must from next yr. ‘Will help students weigh options’

Currently, only govt medical colleges are required to participate in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), while participation of private medical colleges is voluntary.

3/5th of India’s districts score less than 30% in digital learning, shows Modi govt’s school survey

Arunachal, Meghalaya, Mizoram worst performing states overall, according to Performance Grading Index which rates districts based on learning outcomes, infrastructure, digital learning etc.

Open to non-science students, annual fee of $12,000 — IIT-Madras’ plans for its Zanzibar campus

Institute's 1st international campus to open in Tanzania in October. It will have separate entrance test with 70 seats on offer. Programmes will be open to students of all nationalities.

‘Revoke suspension’ of SAU profs — 500+ academics from Indian, foreign universities write to SAARC

Academics from universities in India, US & UK are among 502 signatories. Their letter comes days after academics from Bangladesh wrote to the South Asian University demanding the same.

Central govt questions West Bengal over ‘misuse’ of mid-day meal funds for panchayat polls, seeks report

Union education ministry has also sought an explanation for 'huge' spike in funds in the bank account meant for the scheme and why it was used to transfer money for state elections.

83 Bangladeshi academics write to Delhi’s SAU, demand reinstatement of suspended professors

Letter to the SAARC university says 'such despotic practices can only breed in non-democratic environment'. The professors, suspended in June, were accused of inciting student protests.

First IIT campus to be set up overseas will be in Tanzania’s Zanzibar, says MEA

The agreement was inked on Wednesday in presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Zanzibar’s President Hussein Ali Mwinyi.

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The woman in her 40s at a relief camp in Churachandpur | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Manipur sexual violence is political. Don’t deny accountability by calling it...

India cannot reduce or excuse the gang mentality seen in Manipur as innate tendencies or human nature. These mobs have purposeful goals, their intent is structured and coherent.

G20 draft tweaked to reflect dissent on cutting ‘unabated’ fossil fuels

By Sudarshan Varadhan and Nidhi Verma BAMBOLIM, India (Reuters) - A draft statement by Group of 20 energy officials was edited on Saturday to reflect concerns from some members on phasing down "


The V.C Yeshwant Ghadge Sundial Memorial was unveiled at Montone in Perugia, Italy Saturday | Photo: Twitter/@IndiainItaly

‘Single handedly captured post for Allied powers in WW2′ — Italy...

Sundial memorial unveiled in Perugia honours Indian Army soldiers who fought for Allied powers during Italian Campaign in WW2. Naik Ghadge was 22 at the time.
Illustration: Soham Sen

New BJP govt, old divisive ways. Biren’s rule shows party never...

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, and by implication, the BJP nationally and the Modi government are all under attack over anarchy in the...