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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 ..

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.

Kapil Dev appointed as first chancellor of Rai Sports University in Sonepat

The Haryana Government has recently appointedcricket legend Kapil Dev as the first Chancellor of Rai Sports University in Sonepat district. TheUniversity will have powers to conduct academic and training programmes in physical education and sports sciences.  The Sports University of Haryana will be the third Sports University in the countryafter Swarnim Gujarat Sports University (Gandhinagar) ..

World University Ranking 2020

The World University Rankings 2020 has been published by UK-based Times Higher Education. Top Universities of the World The University of Oxford has retained the top spot for the fourth consecutive year. The California Institute of Technology rose from fifth to the second position. The University of Cambridge, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of ..

IIT Kharagpur selected for Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help

After IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur has been selected for the “Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institute (SATHI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Union government. The SATHI Centre will run 24×7 round the year. At least 70% of instrument time will be reserved for external users from other academic institutes, national ..

IIT Bombay becomes India’s best institute in QS World University ranking 2020

Twenty-three Indian Institutions have been ranked among the best global universities in the latest 2020 QS World University ranking. In it, IIT Bombay has become India’s best institute & secured 152nd rank globally. IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore have also been figured in the top 200. Other Indian universities included in ..

HCL to soon roll out TechBee programme to hire and train students for IT jobs

HCL Technologies will soon roll out “TechBee” programme to hire and train students for IT jobs. The purpose of the HCL’s early career programme is to provide students an opportunity to start early & become financially independent and trendsetters. Under the initiative, the company will conduct an entrance test for those completed Plus 2 or ..

N Kumar bestowed with lifetime recognition Award by Confederation of Horticulture Association of India

N Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), has been conferred the lifetime recognition award by the Confederation of Horticulture Association of India at the International Conference on Innovative horticulture at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand on May 28, 2019. The award has been conferred for his outstanding contribution in the field of horticulture and academic leadership ..