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Economically Weaker Sections quota to add 2,388 seats at IITs, 620 at IIMs in 2019

In percentage terms, IITs will get about 9 per cent more seats, while IIMs will get nearly 12 per cent more. At IITs, the additional seats will be across B Tech, M Tech and PhD programmes.

6 hours ago

Independent study on PMJAY scheme cost upsets government

The projection by researchers from the IEG, Delhi University, for 2019-2023, is worrying since they estimate the PMJAY alone could gobble up 75% to over 100% of the Centre’s annual health budget.

6 hours ago

Now, NRI doctors can apply for faculty positions at regional AIIMS

The regional All India Institutes of Medical Sciences that have come up in various states have joined the premium Indian Institutes of Technology in the hunt for foreign faculties.

16 Feb 2019

India asks for money to buy polio vaccine 

The loan has been sought due to revision of prices of injectible polio vaccine in the international market, the House was informed last week.

15 Feb 2019

Soon, schools to be hauled up for heinous crimes

The Union Human Resources Development Ministry, for the first time, is set to issue guidelines, fixing the responsibility on school managements for ensuring safety of children when they are in school.

13 Feb 2019

Illnesses push families into poverty, despite health cover

Shankar Prinja from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, who led the study said the findings have several possible implications for PMJAY.

10 Feb 2019

Deaths in adoption homes highest in UP, Bihar: Government

The government informed the House that in all, there were 1,265 deaths recorded in 484 adoption centres in the country. 

09 Feb 2019

AICTE panel proposes exit exam, registration for engineering grads

Engineers in the country, just like doctors, may soon require licenses after passing a national level test before they start their professional journey.

08 Feb 2019

No encrypted exam papers yet: CBSE

The board, at one point, had even thought of sending question papers to tablets, which the students could access to answer but did not go ahead with it because of high costs involved.

06 Feb 2019

Centre flip-flops again on 10 per cent EWS quota in private institutes

In the draft Bill, the government has proposed that all institutions owned privately should follow the reservation policy but has not offered any financial aid or incentive for adopting it.

05 Feb 2019

Government may relax norms to offer more MBBS seats

 The  number of MBBS and PG medical seats on offer may see a dramatic rise starting this year. 

03 Feb 2019

Another shot at reining fees in private colleges

The official added that the annual fee at some private institutions, against which complaints were received, was as high as Rs 3-4 lakh per semester.

01 Feb 2019

Japanese agency to finance AIIMS Madurai: Centre sources

There is however no clarity on whether the agreement with JICA also specifies that certain percentage of contract for the AIIMS-Madurai’s construction will have to be given to Japanese companies.

31 Jan 2019

10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections unlikely for medical colleges this year

Students about to take NEET this year were hoping the new quota would create about 16,000 more seats. But the medical regulator seems reluctant to implement it.

29 Jan 2019

Tuberculosis patients travel 650 km to get the right treatment

A previous study carried out by P D Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai had estimated that MDR and XDR TB patients end up spending at least `4-6 lakh for treatment.

27 Jan 2019