Universities in India: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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

Published: December 13, 2018

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

Published: August 23, 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

Published: August 9, 2018

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

Published: May 2, 2018

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 ..


Vinod Kumar Jain appointed as new Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University

Published: February 16, 2018

Vinod Kumar Jain, the former Professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Tezpur University. He will serve as the vice-chancellor for a period of five years from the date he takes charge until he attains the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier. Prof Jain ..