Indonesia seeks help from NSI for expanding its sugar industry, gets assurance in return

Kanpur: Indonesia has sought support of National Sugar Institute (NSI), Kanpur for taking its sugar industry forward. The matter was discussed through video-conferencing between director, National Sugar Institute, Professor Narendra Mohan and director, Indonesian Sugar Research Institute, Muhamad Mustangin. The Indonesian delegation desired to know the role of NSI in growth and development of the […]

UGC issues guidelines for reopening of universities and colleges

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued new guidelines to reopen universities and colleges after a nearly seven-month lockdown in institutions for higher education across the country. However, no institution should have attendance of more than 50 per cent of students. Online classes will continue for all programmes except science, technology and research. According […]

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Pune varsity apologises after question on ‘jihad’ creeps in exams

Pune (Maharashtra): The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) authorities late on Wednesday tendered an apology after bizarre questions on ‘jihad’ terror crept in the online papers of TYBA and TYBCom examinations, officials said here on Thursday. The question in both Marathi-English figured in the multiple-choice options of TYBA Modern World History paper and TYBCom. Defence Budgeting […]

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DU Vice Chancellor suspended, pro-VC asked to preside

New Delhi: The Vice Chancellor of Delhi University has been suspended on President Ram Nath Kovind’s orders, the union education ministry said on Wednesday, amid a major row over appointments that spawned an ugly power tussle. Following the directive of President Kovind, the education ministry suspended Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi amid a major row over appointments […]

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IIT-Kanpur holds first ever virtual convocation, 2008 students receive degrees

Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on Thursday held its 53rd convocation with 2008 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students receiving their degrees at its first ever Virtual E-Convocation. Around 100 medals were also handed over at the convocation conducted online without the students being physically present due to precautionary social distancing measures as part […]