Monthly Archives: October 2011

International conference on better higher education in Bihar

The state government of Bihar is continuing its overall thrust on development. The Bihar state Human Resource Development ministry recently organized a two-day international conference on ‘Quality in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunity in India’, along with Institute of Public Enterprises (IPE), Hyderabad. The Agenda was to prepare a road map for higher education...

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Sibal meets MPs to push reforms, calls for greater private sector role

Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India, has had a really hectic month. Addressing a discussion organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and US India Business Council on October 14, in Washington D.C, the minister emphasized that the government and private sector needed to work together to secure...

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Raghuram Rajan slams Govt. for its inadequate education efforts

According to Raghuram Rajan, economic advisor to PM Manmohan Singh, emphasized the need for more organizational training in the education sector as India’s formal education system is failing. He stated, “India’s formal education system is failing and government school system is failing – government is not delivering the goods.” He added that India needs...

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Malabika Sarkar to head Presidency University

Malabika Sarkar to head Presidency University

West Bengal Education minister Bratya Basu has chosen Malabika Sarkar, a retired professor of English literature from Jadavpur University, to head Presidency University. The official announcement was made by Bratya Basu on October 11 here. He said that Sarkar had been given a year’s tenure, but it may be renewed. Malabika is an alumni of...

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FICCI Higher Education Summit 2011

November 11-12, 2011 New Delhi, India For additional information, please visit www.ficci-hes.com

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Dr. Y K Chawla takes office as Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dr. Y K Chawla has taken office as Director, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. The earlier director, Dr K K Talwar had served for seven years as the Director of PGIMER,  at the premier tertiary health care institute of the Punjab region, leaving office around five months back in April. In...

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US still top destination for Indian students

According to data released from the US embassy in India, the country still remains the top education destination for Indian students. The US student visa applications increased by 18 per cent over the last year from 39,958 applications in 2010 to 46,982 in 2011. Currently over 100,000 Indian students are studying at universities across...

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26 student suicides in 3 years at premier institutes

Between 2008 and 2011, IITs, IIMs and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) together reported 26 student suicides; 16 of these at IITs alone and seven at NITs. This Friday, IIT Kanpur saw the fifth suicide in the last three years; the 10th in its entire history. After scribbling a telling note – “I am...

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