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Kovai's Avinashilingam University for Women gets fillip for international research after receiving UGC's 12-B status

Avinashilingam University for Women will now be eligible for funding from the Central Government that will be used for innovative programmes and new research collaborations

Published on 6th April 2017
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Kerala has 14 colleges in India's top 100 rankings: Christ College aces high while CUSAT drops to new low in NIRF rankings

Kerala has the second highest number of colleges in the top 10, which means that Kerala and TN have 52 of the top 100 colleges in the country. South power all the way!

Published on 3rd April 2017
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If you're a junkie, you're suicidal. You just don't know it yet. Fret not, help could just be 'One Call Away'

One drink never hurt anyone. One joint can't do much. Going from there to "screw this, I can't take it anymore" is but a step away — like Arjun Bhardwaj — and it's usually off a building's ledge

Published on 5th April 2017
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Lessons from Arjun Bhardwaj's suicide: Are FB live videos the new suicide notes?

Just because you have a stream of depressed posts on social media doesn't mean that someone is listening, or at least listening hard enough to care. Here are important takeaways from this sad episode

Published on 4th April 2017
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University of Hyderabad, JNTU see considerable slide in national rankings

JNTU slipped to the 63rd rank, which is several notches below where it was in the NIRF rankings last year. UoH also sees marginal slide in rankings, while Osmania holds its ground

Published on 3rd April 2017
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Loyola's Perfect 100: Research on water, cancer and science helped Chennai College be the only one to score a ton in research component of NIRF ranking 

Besides being ranked the second best college in the country, the best in TN and South India, Loyola managed a perfect score in the MHRD's research index. Here's why

Published on 3rd April 2017
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IIT Madras ranked India's best engineering college in India by MHRD. Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi says he's 'not surprised'!  

Claiming that the institute has faithfully implemented their strategic plan, IIT M Director says they will continue to focus on research and internationalisation of faculty and students

Published on 3rd April 2017
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A lifetime of battling autism disorder couldn't stop this genius from starting his own music school

Hyderabad-based Samuel might have trouble expressing himself through words, but music is his favourite language. He now teaches vocals, keys and guitars at his own music school

Published on 23rd February 2017
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CCTV Row: JNU students take down CCTV cams because they're worried their 'protests' will be doctored, misused like in Kanhaiya Kumar's case

JNUSU also believes that the management may use the cameras to intimidate women students by showing footage of them entering and leaving men's hostels to their parents. JNU still wants cams in place

Published on 2nd April 2017
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Loo and behold: Meet the US student who's been staying in UP's remotest villages for five years to build 'one toilet at a time'

Since 2012, Marta Vanduzer-Snow, a PhD student from the US, has been building toilets in the most backward villages of UP. Despite all the turmoil and general mistrust, she's managed to cut the stink

Published on 2nd April 2017
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Reining in a world of leaders

Dr Ronald Campbell talks about the unprecedented use of horses in his leadership programme, his experience in the US Coast Guard and what it takes to be a leader

Published on 2nd April 2017
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The Amish Tripathi Interview: I don't believe in left-wing and right-wing ideologies, I'm just proud of Indian culture!

India's favourite mythology fiction author Amish Tripathi talks about something everybody is losing their head over — Indian culture, nationalism and mythology — while also discussing his Sita story

Published on 29th March 2017
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Justice for Jishnu: Mother of Kerala student who hanged himself calls court ruling 'unfair', claims HC Judge was a close acquaintaince of  the accused

Jishnu's mother is taking on the system in a fight for justice for her son, pleads with the Chief Justice to keep Justice Mathew from hearing cases against Krishnadas

Published on 27th March 2017
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Kerala engineering students create a device to turn atmosphere vapor into drinking water

Binu Krishnan, Ananthu RL, Basheer C, Midhun Madhav and Midhun Krishnan of Sree Narayana Guru College of Engineering has come up with an efficient way to tackle the shortage of potable water

Published on 28th March 2017
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EXCLUSIVE: If UGC funding doesn't come through, I'll take my "begging bowl" elsewhere: TISS Director; 'Axed' faculty hopeful of getting extension by March 31

Will TISS lose three of its centres or not? The day after that shock announcement, TISS Director S Parasuraman opened up and talked about how hope hadn't been lost yet, even if lots of cash had been

Published on 27th March 2017

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