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India ranked 35th in WEFFI 2019

As per the ‘Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019’ report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, India is ranked 35th on the overall index in 2019 with a total score of 53. India has jumped five ranks from its rank of 40 in the last year. This index ranks countries based on their ..

UP launches toll-free helpline for students

The state government of Uttar Pradesh has recently launched toll-free helpline numbers for students. This initiative is aimed at solving queries of students ahead of the Board Examinations. A senior officer of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad is designated as Nodal Officer of the initiative. Several academicians and experts of different subjects will be made ..

2019 edition of Backwaters Annual Business Festival sees huge participation

Over 25,000 students from across the country participated in the Annual Business Festival, Backwaters, organised by the Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode (IIM-K) recently.  The festival is the biggest festival of South India. This was the 23rd edition of the festival which focused on the theme ‘Redefining Excellence-the Indi-Genius Way’ and resolved around achieving excellence in ..

IIT Delhi to set up space technology cell in collaboration with ISRO

IIT Delhi has decided to set up a space technology cell in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The cell would work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research ..

Ministry of Human Resource Development organizes ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Parv -2019’

The ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Parv -2019’ is being organized by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD)  from October 31 to November 03, 2019. The aim of the event is to showcase the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’ and also to promote the communication and artistic skills of ..

IIT Bombay tops 2020 QS India University Rankings

IIT Bombay has topped the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) India University Rankings 2020. The QS has ranked the higher education institutions in India on the basis eight parameters of academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (20%), staff with PhD (10%), papers per faculty (10%), citation per paper (5%), international faculty (2.5%) and international students ..

Amit Khare appointed as Secretary of Department of School Education and Literacy

I&B Secretary Amit Khare,  an IAS officer of 1985 batch from Jharkhand cadre, has been given the additional charge of Secretary of Department of School Education and Literacy in Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD). The Department of Higher Education is in charge of secondary and post-secondary education. It is empowered to grant deemed university ..

Jawaharlal Nehru University inks an agreement with IIT-Delhi

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has inked an agreement with IIT-Delhi for cooperation in research, education and technology developments in science and other disciplines. This collaboration will also facilitate access to each other’s libraries and central research facilities to intensify joint research projects and other related academic activities.