Two Indian Institutions listed in Times Higher Education Subject Rankings

Two Indian Institutions listed in Times Higher Education Subject Rankings

Only two Indian institutions — Indian Institute of Science (ranked 71) and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (ranked 82) for computer science have made it to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject rankings. Carly Minsky, student content editor, Times Higher Education, says, “India has achieved its best performance yet in the subject rankings, with two institutions in the top 100 for computer science.  This new ranking, which shines a spotlight…

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Gujarat Businessman to Sponsor Education of Uri Martyrs’ Kids

Gujarat Businessman to Sponsor Education of Uri Martyrs’ Kids

While many are busy venting out their anger on social media over the killing of 18 soldiers in Uri and demanding strong retaliation by the Indian government, a businessman from Gujarat’s Surat district has come forward to financially support the daughters of those martyred in the ghastly attack. Businessman Mahesh Savani, along with social activists and philanthropists, has offered to sponsor education of the children of all the 18 soldiers.  Savani says he got emotionally…

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European Higher Education Fair India brings World’s Top Ranked European Universities to Delhi

European Higher Education Fair India brings World’s Top Ranked European Universities to Delhi

The European Higher Education Fair India 2016 (EHEF) being organised by the European Union Delegation to India has attracted the participation of more than 100 higher education institutions from 26 EU Member States. The two day exhibition will be held in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from September 30 to October 1. The fair is aimed at Indian students looking to go abroad for higher education including Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. courses but will also be of…

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CBSE to reintroduce Class 10 Board Exams from 2018

CBSE to reintroduce Class 10 Board Exams from 2018

The Central Board of Secondary Education is planning to revive Class 10 board exams from 2018, Chairman Rajesh Chaturvedi said on Wednesday. The matter of reintroducing the examination would be discussed at the next Education Ministers’ conference under the HRD Ministry’s direction, he added. The board will not re-introduce it in 2017 due to paucity of time, Chaturvedi further said. Source: Inshorts

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UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2017: Notification Out

UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2017: Notification Out

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notification regarding Engineering Services Examination dates and procedure. The last date to fill online applications is October 26, 2016 till 6 pm. The Commission will conduct the preliminary examination on January 8, 2017 to fill approximately 440 engineering positions in various departments of the central government. Vacancy details: Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Age criteria: A candidate must be 21 years and…

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IIT Ganghinagar to Host Technology based Entrepreneurship Themed Summit for School Students

IIT Ganghinagar to Host Technology based Entrepreneurship Themed Summit for School Students

The annual technical summit of the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN), Amalthea 2016, will focus on the entrepreneurial side of school students. The summit will host an event called ‘Innovent’ in which students from various schools will present technology based entrepreneurial ideas. The theme of the seventh edition of the summit is ‘Technologizing Challenges’.  The two day event will begin from October 22 this year. The competition will be open to all school students.  The…

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Conference on ‘Early Childhood Education’ held

Conference on ‘Early Childhood Education’ held

A conference on ‘Leadership and Global Practices in Early Childhood Education’ held at Hotel ‘Sun n Sand’ recently saw principals, educators, consultants and representatives of pre-schools as its participants. The conference was organized by ‘Early Childhood Association’ (ECA-India), Pune chapter which have 3500 members and was inaugurated by MP Vandana Chavan. Looking at the millennium development goals (MDG) set up by Kopanhegan Conference, no access to education is the root cause of many social issues….

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Govt Announces Recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

Govt Announces Recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

On September 26, the government announced the recipients of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Science and Technology, but there is no woman in the coveted list of selected scientists. The Ministry of Science and Technology announced the award in various categories. Rishikesh Narayanan from Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Suvendra Nath Bhattacharya from CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata have been awarded in the Biological Science category. Partha Sarthi Mukherjee bagged…

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77-year-old Man Runs Free Museum for Kids

77-year-old Man Runs Free Museum for Kids

PD Ravindra, a 77-year-old retired engineer and innovator, runs a free museum in Bengaluru. He aims at giving children an understanding of scientific principles using simple examples and showcasing the various uses of inexpensive waste materials. The museum houses a kaleidoscope, a periscope, a shuttle launcher, a bubble maker, a hovercraft model, and a wave pendulum, among other things. Source: Inshorts

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Indian Boy Develops App to Identify Developmental Disorders

Indian Boy Develops App to Identify Developmental Disorders

Harsh Songra, a Bhopal-based 19-year-old boy, has created an app, called ‘My Child’, that helps parents diagnose developmental disorders in children. It identifies developmental, neurological, motor and speech impairment issues through a questionnaire consisting of only ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions, and derives the results in 45 seconds. Notably, Songra himself suffers from a coordination disorder. Source: Inshorts

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