Aligarh, Oct 6 (IANS) The vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has suspended Professor Z.U. Khairoowala, chairman, department of commerce, after allegations of irregularities for admission tests for M.Phil/Ph.D. for 2011-2012.
Moscow, Oct 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A private school in Kazakhstan has expelled two girl pupils who were found to be HIV-positive, local TV outlets reported. The school is in Shymkent in southern Kazakhstan.
New York, Oct 6 (IANS) Leading Indian-American art historian Vishakha Desai, former president and chief executive of the Asia Society, will join Columbia University as university president Lee C. Bollinger's special advisor for global affairs. "Vishakha Desai has had wonderful success leading the Asia Society," said Bollinger announcing the appointment of Desai, who would also be serving as a professor of practice at the university's School of International and Public Affairs, from Jan
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The World Bank has offered a $500 million loan to support secondary education in India. The loan will be used to finance Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), a government initiative to promote secondary education in the country. Prabodh Saxena, joint secretary in the finance ministry, and Onno Ruhl, country director, World Bank (India), signed the loan agreement here Friday.
Srinagar, Oct 5 (IANS) If Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was hoping to strike the right chord with students in Kashmir, his effort seemed to have been fully rewarded at the interaction they had with him and the high-powered business leaders delegation accompanying him here Friday.
Guwahati, Oct 5 (IANS) An Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) that is coming up Guwahati is likely to become operational by 2014, Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Sarma said Thursday that the government was working towards a 2013 deadline for making the IIIT operational but in the event it failed, then it would become operational by 2014. "Students who have passed Plus II examination will be eligible for admission to the IIIT," said Sarma
Sharjah, Oct 4 (IANS/WAM) A workshop was held here to educate school librarians about using fun activities to inspire love for reading among students. The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) workshop was held at the Aryana Hotel in Sharjah.
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court has asked state governments to provide educational, sanitation and drinking water infrastructure in the schools including separate toilet facilities for boys and girls, drinking water facilities, sufficient class rooms and the appointment of teaching and no-teaching staff within six months. There are 1,096,064 government schools
Chandigarh, Oct 4 (IANS) As Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday gave a grant of Rs.one crore to his alma mater, Lawrence School-Sanawar, allegations and counter-allegations flew thick and fast. The Punjab Congress accused the deputy chief minister of "squandering tax payers money" while the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal invoked nationalism, saying that the Congress was being parochial and remained "hell bent on dividing the country along regional lines". Taking a "serious note" of the objections raised by some leaders of the Punjab Congress, the Akali Dal explained that the grant was offered to "a school of national heritage importance in Himachal Pradesh".
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed a private school to admit two poor visually-impaired girl students to Class 11 during the current session and also to provide hostel accommodation to them. A division bench of Chief Justice