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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) ..

IGNOU launches an awareness programme on GST in collaboration with BSE

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched an awareness programme on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in collaboration with Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Institute Limited to help small scale businesses. The purpose of the GST programme is to impart basic knowledge and skills required to fulfil various requirements under the GST Act. It ..

Najma Akhtar appointed as first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI)

Professor Najma Akhtar has become the first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) for a period of five years or until she attains the age of 70 years, She is also the first lady vice chancellor of any central university in Delhi. Ms. Akhtar has four decades of academic scholarship in educational leadership. ..

Centre of Excellence for European Union Studies in India (CEEUSI) inaugurated in JNU

On March 8, the European Union and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) inaugurated the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Union Studies in India at the varsity. The Centre of Excellence for European Union Studies in India (CEEUSI) at JNU will provide greater visibility to EU studies in India and South Asia. After Manipal ..

Mushirul Hasan, renowned historian & former vice-chancellor Jamia Millia of Islamia, passes away

Prof. Mushirul Hasan (69), a renowned historian & former vice-chancellor Jamia Millia of Islamia, has passed away in New Delhi on December 10, 2018. He wrote extensively on the partition of India, communalism, and on the history of Islam in South Asia. He has also served as the DG of the National Archives of India ..

Appa Rao Podile selected for prestigious J C Bose Fellowship-2018

Prof Appa Rao Podile, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been selected for the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship-2018 of Department of Science and Technology (DoST) by Government of India (GoI). The fellowship is given in recognition of his performance in the area of plant-microbe interactions in general and induced resistance ..

Prof. Talat Ahmad becomes new vice chancellor of University of Kashmir

Prof. Talat Ahmad, the renowned earth scientist, has become the new vice chancellor of the University of Kashmir. He succeeded Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi. Prior to this post, Ahmad was the vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia. He has been a recipient of several prestigious awards and citations, including the National Mineral Award, 1994 from the ..

National Virtual Library of India

The proposed National Virtual library would be massive online library, where resources from across fields in all possible forms could be collated and made available on a single platform. A large quantum of multi-lingual knowledge resources in the form of documents, books, images, audio, videos and other forms would be made available. National Virtual Library ..