Sumi Sukanya Dutta

To address faculty shortage at IITs, government to tweak policy to re-hire them after retirement

At present, service extension is given to IIT teachers beyond the retirement age of 65 only in exceptional cases with special permission of the President,

11 Feb 2018

Government to launch special portal to guide students on institutes of higher education abroad

The government is set to launch a full-fledged portal listing “accredited” institutes of higher education in various countries where Indian students head for studies every year.

07 Feb 2018

To eradicate TB, many doctors must first learn how to diagnose it

Seven out of 10 private doctors in Bengaluru do not know how to correctly treat tuberculosis, a study by the National Tuberculosis Institute has revealed.

04 Feb 2018

IIT-Delhi research team explores softer methods to rein in violent protests

The institute has tied up with the National Police Academy, Hyderabad, and DRDO to prepare effective models of “mob management”.

31 Jan 2018

IITs resist Centre move to link funds to performance

The IITs are resisting a government move that proposes to impose an agreement with the Union HRD Ministry in order to give them grants, from this year.

30 Jan 2018

Economic Survey 2017-2018: Pricing of diagnostic tests arbitrary in India

The Economic Survey has for the first time, highlighted the arbitrary pricing and wide differences in rates of diagnostic tests across cities and stressed on the need for regularising the sector.

30 Jan 2018

Early life nutrition closely linked with adult education, employment outcomes later in life: Study

A group of researchers associated with top health research institutes in India, US and the UK have found that early life nutrition leads to improved adult educational and employment outcomes.

26 Jan 2018

Government designs model curricula for engineering, management institutes across India

The new model, which was released by Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on Wednesday, gives more stress on practical training, makes internship mandatory.

24 Jan 2018

Kolkata tops constipation survey, Chennai close behind

The analysis also pointed out that pregnancy was common cause of constipation in women, with every 1 in 4 pregnant females suffering from constipation.

24 Jan 2018

Researchers at IIT, Roorkee come out with major breakthrough in cancer treatment

The method called Photodynamic Therapy, the researchers say, works on the concept of targeted drug delivery into the afflicted area, with the use of ultraviolet light.

22 Jan 2018

Government to come out out with new courses to improve the employability of university graduates: Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar tells  Sumi Sukanya Dutta that the government will be coming out with new courses every year to improve the employability of university

21 Jan 2018

Conflict of interest slur on India's top food safety regulator FSSAI

Swadeshi Jagran Manch strongly objected to the regulator’s recent move to allow imported infant speciality food in the country by four multi-national food giant companies.

20 Jan 2018

Arvind Subramanian's course on India's economy a major draw on HRD ministry's web learning portal

Sources said that 5,061 people have enrolled for the chief economic advisor's course so far on the website Swayam, India’s massive open online course portal.

18 Jan 2018

Annual Status of Education Report exposes chinks in quality of education in rural India

Nearly one fourth of rural India’s youngsters aged 14-18 cannot read their own language fluently, while 36 per cent do not what is the name of country’s capital, the survey revealed.

16 Jan 2018

Family health survey revives debate on marital rape as crime

The data on domestic violence in the National Family Health Survey 4 for 2015-16 show that 5.4 per cent of the surveyed women, aged 15-49 years, were forced to have sex against their will.

14 Jan 2018

Female foeticide: British journal hints India has a long way to go

Since 1991, 80 per cent of districts in India have recorded a declining sex ratio, with most severe rates seen in Punjab.

14 Jan 2018

Government data on marital rapes rekindles demands its criminalisation

In the National Family Health Survey 4—for the year 2015-16,  5.4 per cent of women, aged 15-49 years said that they were forced to have sex against their will by their husbands at some point.

13 Jan 2018

Coming soon: Hygiene ratings for restaurants in India

India's top food safety regulator has launched a food hygiene rating for restaurants across the country, taking a cue from countries like United Kingdom and Australia.

11 Jan 2018

PhD students can teach those at undergraduate level, suggests parliamentary panel 

The suggestions have been given on the grounds that the Union ministry of HRD is struggling to fill about 35 per cent faculty vacancies in these institutes.

10 Jan 2018

Hospitals and diagnostic labs demand review of the SC order that only postgraduate pathologists can sign test reports

Till recently the medical laboratory reports were reviewed and signed by MD Pathology, MD Microbiology, MD Biochemistry, M. Sc or Ph. D in Microbiology and Bio-Chemistry.

09 Jan 2018

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