Monday, 18 Feb 2019

Sikkim to have institute on organic farming

The agriculture ministry on Wednesday approved setting up of National Organic Farming Research Institute (NOFRI) in Gangtok, Sikkim, to extend research and technological support to organic farming systems in the country.  “The institute will undertake basic, strategic and adaptive research on efficient, economically viable and environmentally sustainable organic farming systems for improving productivity and quality […]

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Sikkim to have institute on organic farming

The agriculture ministry on Wednesday approved setting up of National Organic Farming Research Institute (NOFRI) in Gangtok, Sikkim, to extend research and technological support to organic farming systems in the country.  “The institute will undertake basic, strategic and adaptive research on efficient, economically viable and environmentally sustainable organic farming systems for improving productivity and quality […]

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UGC lets deemed private universities have 6 off-centre campuses

Barely three months after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued notice to 10 deemed universities, including prestigious ones like the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, for having off-centre campuses without clearance, it has amended its regulation allowing private deemed universities to have six off-campuses. In case of government-established and managed deemed universities, the UGC’s ceiling […]

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UGC lets deemed private universities have 6 off-centre campuses

Barely three months after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued notice to 10 deemed universities, including prestigious ones like the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, for having off-centre campuses without clearance, it has amended its regulation allowing private deemed universities to have six off-campuses. In case of government-established and managed deemed universities, the UGC’s ceiling […]

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Biometric attendance for Allahabad University students

For the first time at Allahabad University, attendance of students would be registered through biometric attendance machine. One such machine has been installed at the department of Botany on an experimental basis. The machine will register the attendance of BSc-I students of the department.  The machine started functioning at the department on Sunday wherein the […]

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GIAN attracts foreign faculty, but just in tech institutes

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), the much-touted programme to attract foreign faculty to teach for a term in India, is slowly finding its feet but primarily in IITs, NITs and techical education.  Only in four institutes-NIT, Patna, Jamia Millia Islamia, IIT, Kharagpur and IIT, Gandhinagar-foreign faculty is teaching non-science courses. In NIT, Patna a […]

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Kids grasp Math concepts through classroom fans, floors

What do a classroom window and the humble ceiling fan have to do with a child’s development? Probably nothing, most would think, dismissing them as mere distractions. However, they can be innovative and effective tools of learning. Specially designed window security grills can help preschoolers develop gross motor skills and make older students conceptualize fractions. […]

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Karnataka students bag top 3 PGET ranks

All three top ranks in the PGET 2016-17 were bagged by students from Karnataka. In the test conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka’s (ComedK) in January 2016, four of the top ten rank holders are from Karnataka. In PGET (dental), the first three ranks went to students from other […]

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