Lucknow University Turns 100

Lucknow University begins its centenary celebration   LUCKNOW: Lucknow University kicked off its year-long centenary celebrations with a morning walk by the students and teaching staffs from the Chhatrapati Shivaji sports ground on the campus. The university also threw open its gates for the common people on Monday on the occassion. The idea of starting an university in Lucknow was first mooted by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan, Khan Bahadur, of Mahmudabad. When Sir Harcourt Butler, was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces, he took the first step to set…

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The Soul of University Education

Dr Winnie Tang, Harbour Times columnist. Universities in Hong Kong and abroad are hard-pressed to prove their worth to students – through dramatically improved job prospects – and to society, through ‘quality of life’ improving policy and scientific breakthroughs. While those goals are eminently worthy and necessary, they must be achieved while also delivering the deeper mission of promoting our core values as a society and elevating mankind. Fortunately, we can do it all – if we avoid narrow thinking and keep the big picture in mind. Delivering the goods…

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Virginia Tech earns high marks in Princeton Review rankings

Virginia Tech received high marks in the Princeton Review’s annual college rankings. The university was featured in the top 20 in six categories, according to the magazine. Those rankings include: No. 2 in “town-gown relations are great.” No. 3 in “their students love these colleges.” No. 3 in “best campus food.” No. 7 in “best quality of life.” No. 14 in “happiest students.” No. 17 in “best alumni network.” Last year, Tech snagged the top spot in the “their students love their colleges” category for what had been the second…

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No relief from high court to Punjabi University professors’ on re-employment plea

With the Punjab and Haryana high court not giving any relief and fixing July 2 as the next date of hearing on a petition by Punjabi University professors seeking re-employment till the age of 65, these teachers will now retire on June 30 after having turned 60. The petitioners had sought a stay on the scrapping of the re-employment scheme, a decision the university had taken with effect from April 1, 2017, claiming that it was not a unanimous decision of the varsity syndicate. The university has claimed that the…

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Agricultural scientists vying for V-C posts at GNDU, Punjabi University

Agricultural scientists and economists dominate the lists of names from whom the new vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Punjabi University, Patiala, will be picked. The state government’s screening-cum-selection committee has jointly shortlisted 20 candidates for both posts so far. It will be pruned further by Tuesday, it is learnt Among the scientists in fray are Dr Satvir Singh Gosal, a plant-breeding scientist who is a former director of research at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; and Dr Satwinder Singh Marwaha, coordinator of the Centre for Applied Agriculture at…

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Delhi University (DU) takes steps to ensure ragging-free campus

New Delhi With the academic year about to begin, the Delhi University has taken a slew of measures to ensure ragging-free and disciplined campus. At a proctorial meeting with officials of the DTC, Delhi Metro and the Delhi police held on Friday, decisions to make the campuses women-friendly were also taken. The university will set up two control rooms in North and South campus from July 20 to August 2 for easing the induction process of the freshers. The Delhi police will deploy women police personnel in plain clothes in the…

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Maharaja Sayajirao University needs a course on GST: HRD minister Prakash javadekar

With taxes taking the limelight these days, Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has suggested that Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be taught as a course at Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, Gujarat. The union minister further commented that such a course will be beneficial for tax and finance professional who would be required to understand the topic. The Central GST And Central Excise Department had organised an ‘outreach programme’ to spread awareness about the new tax regime where Javadekar expressed that the tax is “a step in the direction…

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First ECA quota merit list out at Delhi University

The second day of admissions under the fourth cutoff list at Delhi University colleges also saw the colleges releasing their admission lists for seats under the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota. Colleges of Delhi University, which have reserved supernumerary seats for the ECA quota, released their first ECA admission list on Friday. Students who have made it to the list can confirm their admission on Saturday and Monday. DU has around 56,000 seats in its 60-odd colleges with approximately 50,000 seats for merit-based courses. Admissions to almost 42,000 of these…

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University of Peace seeks potential partnerships with Indian institutes

Recognising India as a key player in global efforts for maintenance of international peace and security, University of Peace (UPEACE), UN mandated university based in Costa Rica seeks potential partnerships with Indian institutes. To invite different constituencies in India to engage more actively with UPEACE as the academic wing of the UN, a high level delegation led by the Rector of the University was here in New Delhi recently and had meetings in the ministry of human resource development and ministry of external affairs. Talking to FE during his first visit…

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Delhi University: 10,000 seats still left after first day of admissions under fourth cutoff list

Admissions to around 79% of seats in Delhi University had been approved by the end of the first day of enrolment under the fourth cutoff list. With only a little over 20% seats still up for grabs, admissions to popular honours courses such as Economics, English and BCom had been closed at many popular colleges. Seats are fast filling even at the colleges where seats are still available and students may need to rush before Saturday to secure a place. DU has around 56,000 seats for undergraduate courses at its…

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