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Educational News Today - Archive - November 2009

Nov 25, 2009 - Most women’s universities don’t have facilities for research in science
   A majority of women’s universities in the country lack infrastructure to support research in science, according to H.B. Singh, Member-Secretary, Women Scientists Scheme in Applied Science (WOS-A), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Read More >>
Nov 25, 2009 - Colleges averse to single window approach
   Even as the State Government has suggested a single-window approach for admissions to professional colleges, private college managements, which are yet to hear from official sources, are not only averse to the idea but will also place a list of demands to the Government this time around. Read More >>

Nov 25, 2009 - Action sought against errant nursing colleges
   The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)
has demanded that the Government cancel recognition given to the nursing colleges which have no proper infrastructure and promote examination malpractices. Read More >>

Nov 24, 2009 - BU council nod for exam reformss
   The Academic Council of Bangalore University on Monday approved several examination reforms, including payment of examination fee at the beginning of the semester and payment of convocation fee at the time of admission to last two semesters. Read More >>

Nov 24, 2009 - Students seek better facilities
   Members of the Dalit Vidyarthi Parishat stated a dharna in front of the Karnataka State Women’s University (KSWU) here on Monday to protest against “failure” of the authorities concerned to provide better facilities to students on the campus. Read More >>

Nov 24, 2009 - Inter-university youth fest begins
   Students from various universities in south India will showcase their talent at the 25th South Zone Inter-University Youth Festival that began here on Monday. Read More >>

Nov 23, 2009 - Implement SC ruling on physical education teachers
   The National Association of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (NAPESC) on Saturday demanded that the Ministry of Human Resource Development direct the State governments to amend the respective university Acts to provide proper designation to physical education teachers working in universities and colleges on par with the teaching staff. Read More >>

Nov 22, 2009 - Choose a career, not just a job, students told
   “Choose a career, not just a job.” This was what Mike D’Silva, Senior Divisional Manager of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Ltd., Hubli, stressed while addressing budding managers here on Saturday. Read More >>

Nov 22, 2009 - 300 students surrender marks cards to varsity
  As many as 300 students of the University of Mysore, whose marks cards had declared them pass although they had failed to clear many subjects, have surrendered their marks cards to the university following the unearthing of a scam. The scandal allegedly involving 946 papers of 464 students came to light following an inquiry in a case. Read More >>

Nov 22, 2009 - Judge calls for healthy fusion between science & technology and law
  Judge of the Karnataka High Court H.N. Nagamohan Das cautioned that if the legal framework failed to take cognisance of science and technology, the rift between the needs of society and the response of law would widen further. Read More >>

Nov 21, 2009 - High Court comes to the aid of students with disabilities
  In what could turn out to a major relief to students with disabilities, a Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court on Friday refused to interfere with a single judge order directing the State to take steps to reserve seats under government quota for them even in private professional colleges. Read More >>

Nov 21, 2009 - BU students call off stir
  he five-day-long protest by students of Bangalore University on Jnanabharathi campus here came to an end on Friday after Vice-Chancellor N. Prabhu Dev promised to replace Director of Students’ Welfare Narendra Kumar and Special Officer of SC&ST Cell Ravi Kumar. Read More >>

Nov 21, 2009 - Higher education in for major changes
  Commissioner of Collegiate Education Nagambika Devi has said that the department is in the process of a major overhaul of higher education, in pursuit of “excellence, expansion and inclusive education”. Read More >>

Nov 20, 2009 - Repayment of fees: colleges to move Supreme Court
   Managements of private professional colleges in Karnataka will now have to shell out several crores of rupees if they comply with last Monday’s judgment of the Karnataka High Court directing them to repay the fees they had collected in excess of the fee prescribed by the fee committee for undergraduate and postgraduate medical, dental and engineering courses during 2004-05. Read More >>

Nov 20, 2009 - University to set up radioisotopes facility
  Mangalore University is planning to set up a Centre for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology at Mangalagangotri shortly, according to K.M. Kaveriappa, Vice-Chancellor of the university. Read More >>

Nov 20, 2009 - Varsity to open satellite centre
  The University of Mysore is set to open a satellite centre in Chamarajanagar district. According to Vice-Chancellor of the university V.G. Talawar, the centre will start functioning from December 15. Read More >>

Nov 20, 2009 - Experts for greater awareness on Right to Education Act
   Experts on Thursday described the Right to Education (RTE) Act as revolutionary in the Indian context and said it had the potential to usher in changes in the country’s socio-economic profile. Read More >>

Nov 19, 2009 - Dental conference from tomorrow
   The Shrikant Yoga Centre will host a three-day State-level dental conference on Jnana Sangam, campus of Visvesvaraya Technological University at Machche, about 13 km from the city, from November 20. Read More >>

Nov 18, 2009 - BU Registrars’ appointment kept in abeyance
  The controversy kicked up by Bangalore University Vice-Chancellor N. Prabhu Dev’s reported move to prevent the newly appointed Registrars from assuming charge took a new turn on Tuesday with the Chief Minister’s Office issuing a note to the Higher Education Principal Secretary to keep the appointments in abeyance pending a review by B.S. Yeddyurappa. Read More >>

Nov 16, 2009 - MSRIT wins top prize at VTU’s athletics meet
  M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, won the general championship trophy at the 12th Inter-Collegiate Athletics Meet of the Visvesvaraya Technological University, which concluded at the SDM College of Engineering and Technology here on Saturday night. Read More >>

Nov 15, 2009 - Project looks beyond stereotypes in education
  The Arts Education and Training Project, Kali-Kalisu, initiated by the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) and Goethe Institute, formally handed the phase one report of their project to R.G. Nadadur, Secretary, Primary and Secondary Education, here on Friday. Read More >>

Nov 15, 2009 - BU decides to approve 514 excess admissions
  Bangalore University has decided to approve 514 excess admissions made by 20 colleges with a condition that the excess admissions are apportioned in the number of admissions to be made in the next academic year. Read More >>

Nov 15, 2009 - College achieves milestone
  The silver jubilee of the veterinary college was celebrated on its Nandinagar campus here on Saturday. The institution, started on November 14, 1984, was the second of its kind to be established in the State. Read More >>

Nov 14, 2009 - C.N.R. Rao slams IITs
  The three-day event marking the Platinum Jubilee of the Indian Academy of Sciences got off to an energetic start on Thursday with a lecture on “Emerging India as a great centre of science” by eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao. Read More >>

Nov 13, 2009 - Foundation stone laid for engineering college
  As the largest contingent of students entered their summer internship placement process at a time when the economy is recovering from the recession, there was palpable apprehension among first year students at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Read More >>

Nov 12, 2009 - All students land summer internships at IIM-B
  Sri Shivakumar swamiji of Siddaganga Math laid the foundation stone for the proposed building of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to be started by the Modern Education Society (MES) next academic year at MES premises on Thursday. Read More >>

Nov 12, 2009 - Adopt a ‘never quit’ attitude, students told
  Former Indian cricketer K. Venkatesh Prasad inaugurated the 12th Inter- collegiate Athletic Meet of Visvesvaraya Technological University hosted by the SDM College of Engineering and Technology here on Wednesday. Read More >>

Nov 12, 2009 - Special examination by Karnatak University
  The Karnatak University, Dharwad, will soon be conducting a special examination for repeaters of external courses in May/June 2010. Read More >>

Nov 12, 2009 - Teachers, students seek changes in education system
  Teachers and students of degree colleges have sought changes in the education system to make learning more enjoyable and career-oriented. Read More >>

Nov 12, 2009 - Online Kannada Course receives the most clicks
  Anyone sitting in any corner of the world can now learn Kannada at the click of a mouse thanks to the Kannada Online Course, an initiative of the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), which was launched four years ago. The course is designed and developed for those who want to learn Kannada as a second language. Read More >>

Nov 12, 2009 - Students taught to tap the Web
  Student Internet World, a three-day event organised by the Mysore Zilla Panchayat and the Departments of Revenue and Public Instruction, began here on Wednesday. Read More >>

Nov 11, 2009 - Market point to buy biofuel material opened on Gulbarga University campus
  Chairman of the task force on biofuel Y.B. Ramakrishna on Tuesday said that the Union Government was planning to implement the project of mixing 10 per cent of ethanol by volume with petrol, which was successfully implemented in Belgaum district, all over the country. Read More >>

Nov 10, 2009 - Painting contest for students
  As part of the “Save Heritage” campaign, the Heritage Club of SB Arts and KCP Science College and the Arya Trust in association with the Forum of Young Artists have organised an on-the-spot painting competition for schoolchildren on November 14 on the terrace of Lal Bahadur Shastri Market here. Read More >>

Nov 10, 2009 - Expert favours unhindered access to libraries across all universities
  N.V. Satyanarayana, chairman of the Working Group on Libraries and Networking in the Karnataka Knowledge Commission has said that it is high time the authorities allow students access to books across universities in the country. Read More >>

Nov 10, 2009 - Graduation Day of JSS dental college
  The 20th Graduation Day of JSS Dental College and Hospital was held in the city on Monday. S. Ramananda Shetty, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, was the chief guest and gave away certificates to the new graduates and postgraduates. Read More >>

Nov 09, 2009 - BU braces for Obama’s challenge
  In less than a fortnight after U.S. President Barack Obama announced a $ 4-billion educational aid to help American students compete for jobs with “folks in Bangalore”, senior academics of Bangalore University will be sitting across the table with captains of industry in an exercise aimed at preparing an “industry-oriented” syllabi that would make their students more employable in a global environment. Read More >>

Nov 09, 2009 - KPSC refuses to recruit candidates from three varsities
  The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has denied the post of Lecturer in Chemistry to candidates who passed out of Gulbarga, Kuvempu and Karnatak University because of the ambiguity in the Conduct and Recruitment Rules (C&R Rules) of the KPSC. Read More >>

Nov 09, 2009 - A lively week at educational institutions
  Extra-curricular activities in the form of workshops and interactive sessions with resource persons continued in educational institutions in the twin cities during the last week. Read More >>

Nov 09, 2009 - VTU athletic meet in Dharwad
  As many as 1,181 students will be participating the in the 12th Inter-Collegiate VTU Athletic Meet to be hosted by the SDM College of Engineering and Technology here from November 11 to 14. Read
More >>


Nov 08, 2009 - IIT Madras team wins ‘Edison Challenge’
  The John F. Welch Technology Centre situated on the outskirts of the city hosted the second edition of General Electric’s “Edison Challenge”, a competition pitting science students from across the country against each other to find the best technological innovations to provide electricity in rural India. Read More >>

Nov 07, 2009 - College comes up in army firing area
  The Belgaum-based Suresh Angadi Education Foundation has established its new educational institute, the Angadi Institute of Technology and Management (AITM) allegedly in the danger zone of weapons firing range of the Indian Army on Savagaon Road, thereby affecting the training of the army personnel. Read More >>

Nov 06, 2009 - Seminar for college teachers
  The Sharanabasaveshwar College of Arts here will host a two-day national-level seminar for college teachers, sponsored by the University Grants Commission, beginning on Friday. Read More >>

Nov 06, 2009 - Seminar on ‘Development and environment’ in Hubli
  Eco-Watch, in association with BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, will organise a two-day State-level seminar on “Development and environment” with a focus on north Karnataka in Hubli from November 7. Read More >>

Nov 06, 2009 - Out-of-syllabus questions perplex B.Ed. students
  Students who appeared for the B.Ed. examination of Mangalore University on Wednesday are a worried lot as nearly half of the questions were not related to their syllabus. Read More >>

Nov 06, 2009 - College teachers to discuss challenges in higher education
  Mysore University Private College Teachers’ Association (MUPCTA) is organising a one-day seminar on “Prof. Yashpal Committee Report on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education and its impact” on November 7 at Vidyavardhaka College in association with Vidyavardhaka First Grade College. Read More >>

Nov 05, 2009 - Ramaiah Institute quiz team off to Delhi
  As a part of the Nobel Week celebrations in the country, the Swedish Embassy held the Sweden India Nobel Memorial quiz here in R.V. College of Engineering (RVCE) in association with R.V. Quiz Corp, the college’s quiz club, in which about 100 students participated. The final round was held right after the preliminaries. Read More >>

Nov 05, 2009 - Hindutva activists held for attacking student
  In what is being dubbed as a first for the district police, a team from the Mangalore North police station nabbed nine alleged Hindutva activists when they were reportedly carrying out a vigilante attack on the premises the Government First Grade College in Car Street on Wednesday. Read More >>

Nov 04, 2009 - Students demand road safety
  College students, fed up with what they called insensitive planning of infrastructure projects that compromised on pedestrian safety, organised a protest here on Tuesday. Read More >>

Nov 04, 2009 - Rs. 2 crore for BU research centre
  Bangalore University has earmarked Rs. 2 crore to establish research centre and to improve its infrastructure, Vice-Chancellor N. Prabhu Dev said here on Tuesday. Read More >>

Nov 03, 2009 - J & K students meet Governor
  A group of 18 students from Jammu and Kashmir, which is on an educational tour called “Watan-Ki-Sair” organised by 52 Rashtriya Rifles and 10 sector Rashtriya Rifles, met Governor H.R. Bhardwaj here on Monday. Read More >>

Nov 02, 2009 - Education council to meet on Wednesday
  The first meeting of the newly constituted Karnataka State Council for Higher Education will be held in Bangalore on November 4. Issues such as new policy initiatives required for effective higher education will be discussed on the occasion. Read More >>

Nov 01, 2009 - Manipal University convocation tomorrow
  Over 1,300 students of Manipal University will receive their graduation and post-graduation certificates at “Convocation 2009” at KMC Greens here on Monday. Twenty research scholars will also receive their certificates on the occasion. Read More >>

Nov 01, 2009 - Keep updated on latest technology, librarians told
  Librarian of the Kuvempu University K.C. Ramakrishne Gowda said here on Saturday that the academic librarians with the application of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) can take the libraries to greater heights. Read More >>
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