No students in this school: Sanskrit institute with four teachers in dire straits

From a distance, this government-run Sanskrit school in Sikar district of Rajasthan appears like any other run-down school with the building in need of paint. But once you enter the premises, it becomes clear that something else is amiss. The school is erringly quiet – there are no children on the small playground or, for that matter, in the classrooms. The Government Upper Primary Sanskrit School in Pratappura village has six classrooms, four teachers — but not a single student. The teachers report for work at about 8am, water the…

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Medical college quota: Decision on management seats at Punjab institute deferred

The state government has deferred a decision on whether it will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRDC), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government-quota MBBS seats into management quota. Punjab’s director public instructions (DPI) Colleges Harjit Singh chaired the six-hour meeting at his office in Sector 17, Chandigarh. At the meeting, representatives from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)-run institute presented detailed rules and regulations that it will follow if given the status of a medical university, a mandatory requirement before the quota of seats can be changed. SGRD…

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Indian university rankings confirm Indian Institute of Science is best: President

Bengaluru The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), often in the top 200 global university rankings, was praised by president Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday for advancing research in science and technology. “Alumni and faculty of IISc have played and continue to play a strong role in leading national science and technology institutions and in various advisory or administrative roles in the government,” said Mukherjee, the IISc’s Visitor, at its annual convocation here . Noting that IISc maintained its reputation of being a premier institute of higher education and research, he said…

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Lucknow University first institute in UP to start GST course

Lucknow: Lucknow University (LU) will start a six-month certificate course on Goods and Services Tax (GST) from this academic session. The faculty of commerce has been asked to initiate the certificate course. The dean, faculty of commerce, was asked to initiate the six-month course, LU vice chancellor, Prof SP Singh, said on Saturday. With this LU has become the first state university to launch it. Forms will be available from the first week of August 2017. It will be a 4-credit course and include 2 credits on skill development/training and 2…

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Musicians Institute Launches Online Courses Taught by Music Legends

The prestigious Musicians Institute, established in 1977 in LA and built on the idea that musicians should teach and learn from other musicians, is launching online courses for the first time in its history on Monday, July 17. MI Online (MIO) is open to students around the world and includes exclusive online programs from jazz, blues, and rock guitar legend, Scott Henderson, and twisted guitar master, Oz Noy, with their unique approaches to guitar improvisation. Other courses launching include ‘Intro to DJing’ by Musicians Institute Program Chair, Charles Chemery, and…

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IBPS CWE SO Result 2016 declared

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on Saturday declared the results of CWE SO (Specialist Officer) exam, conducted on January 30 and 31. Candidates can check their scores at the official website of IBPS ‘View your online exam result status for CWE Specialist V’ and enter either your registration number or roll number and password or date of birth. Those who have cleared the test will now have to appear for the interview round for final selection. The IBPS is an autonomous body established to evolve and implement world…

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PIMS-Ahmednagar invites applications for MBBS, BDS programmes

The Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Ahmednagar, has invited applications from eligible candidates to apply for its Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programmes for the upcoming academic session. The duration of the MBBS programme is 4.5 years plus one-year internship and of BDS is four years plus and one-year internship. The institute will conduct the PIMS-All India Common Entrance Test-UG (PIMS-AICET-UG) for selecting the candidates. The application form is available on the official website from where it can be downloaded.…

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