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Education Union Budgets 2019

Is there a will to skill India? The hits and misses of the past two Union Budgets

Over the years, education has grown in significance within the ambit of the Union Budget and its components. Here is a brief look at the programmes that have been introduced and how they've well done

Published on 30th January 2019
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VSSUT students' innovative space programme on sounding rocket launch vehicle gets PM's pat on Mann-Ki-Baat

Stating that the country has also created a world record for launching 104 satellites simultaneously from the same spacecraft, Modi hoped that India would soon register its presence on the moon

Published on 28th January 2019
IISc Strike

IISc scholars hold a hunger strike in solidarity with the research scholars arrested in Delhi

Clad in black, the scholars are on a 12-hour-long hunger strike. They are also holding a protest on the campus on Sunday 

Published on 18th January 2019
Top universities List in India

49 Indian colleges in Times top universities list. IISc rated best at #14

China remains the most represented nation in the annual 2019 listing, claiming four of the table's top five positions

Published on 16th January 2019
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This planetarium in Bengaluru has been inspiring students to become astronauts since 1989

We talk to the Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru to find out what sets them apart from other planetariums

Published on 16th January 2019
Student Protest at IISc

Students, academics and researchers protest at IISc against unscientific papers at Indian Science Congress

Among those present at the protest were Prajval Shastri, a retired professor from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics

Published on 7th January 2019
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Karnataka HC stops IISc from axing #MeToo tainted professor

IISc issued an order on October 17, 2018, stating that the allegations against Prof Giridhar stood established and that he was being compulsorily retired from service

Published on 8th January 2019
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If govt allots 40 pc funds to private unis, R&D growth will be tremendous: Saveetha Dental College Director

In a candid conversation, Dr Deepak Nallaswamy Veeraiyan talks about dental education in India and research in general, his institution, need for fluency in English and more

Published on 17th December 2018
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2018 in review: These 12 campus protests rekindled our belief in dissent

2018 was the year of solid dissent as far as colleges were concerned. We've listed the protests, the people, the campus politics and all the things that rocked our colleges

Published on 31st December 2018
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Queer groups from 34 Indian colleges condemn 'homophobic' bills passed in Parliament, to organise public stir

A collective statement against the 'anti-LGBTQIA+ legislations in India' was signed by 34 student queer communities and individuals in support of the nationwide protest 

Published on 27th December 2018
IISc Research Fellowship Student Protest

Javadekar, Harsh Vardhan assure 'substantial' stipend hike. Researchers threaten to protest again if it's less than 80%

The research scholars from IISc, IIT and other institutes met HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on December 26

Published on 26th December 2018
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From poetry to flooding PMO with postcards, how IISc scholars are protesting for a stipend hike

The IISc scholars and students are set to launch a protest at the campus on December 21, demanding a hike in the research stipend  

Published on 19th December 2018
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Manoj Kumar, who died in the IISc blast was setting up a cylinder, says a blast survivor

While the injured engineer trio is on the road to recovery, the investigating officers record statements of the survivors

Published on 12th December 2018
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Why India should be proud of these Odisha students who are building their own rocket & satellite to monitor Hirakud Dam

Students of VSSUT are building a rocket that will survey Hirakud Dam and have launched India’s first indigenous multipurpose student rocketry mission

Published on 8th December 2018
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IISc Blast: Police investigate safety loopholes, FIR filed against two professors

The city police, who are investigating the blast in a lab at the Indian Institute of Science, are looking into whether there were any lapses on the part of the Institute

Published on 7th December 2018

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