Now, IIITs can award MTech, PhD degrees

New Delhi July 29  : The Lok Sabha passed a bill on Wednesday to enable Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) to award degrees, including M.Tech and Ph.D, as issued by autonomous universities. It also gives powers to Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) in Kurnool…

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Helping prevent underprivileged girls from dropping out of schools

New Delhi, July 27:  Over 15,000 young women have been enrolled at 15 community-based Digital Learning Centres — an initiative launched in November 2015 to provide access to quality education and prevent adolescent girls from dropping out of schools in urban slum clusters of Delhi and NCR.

The centres…

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21 Australian students complete 'corporate internships' in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 26 :   A batch of 21 undergraduates from an Australian university participated in a unique 21-day corporate internship programme with top companies based in Mumbai, an official said here on Wednesday.

Hailing from the University of New South Wales’ School of Business, the students worked with companies like…

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'No detention policy in schools up to states'

Kolkata, July 25: The HRD Ministry on Tuesday asserted that the decision to scrap the “no-detention policy” for Classes 5 to 8 was taken in consultation with states and the final call to execute the amendment will be taken by them.

“It was done with state governments’ consensus… this…

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New school building funded by India inaugurated in Nepal

Kathmandu, July 23 : Indian envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated a school building in Udayapur district and laid the foundation stone for construction of a campus building for another educational institution in Basaha in the same district, for which India has extended NRs 66.44 million as financial aid…

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