Sumi Sukanya Dutta

Parliamentary panels suggests incentives to attract world-class coaches for India's first central sports university

The University, planned at about Rs 524 crore, will also have outlying campuses in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and some other southern states.

08 Jan 2018

Decline in foreign students seeking visas, ministry plans campaign

The number of foreign students who sought visa to study in Indian universities saw a decline in 2017 compared to 2016, prompting the authorities in the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development to

07 Jan 2018

74.8 per cent of eligible population still outside colleges, shows government survey

Although India aims to attain a GER of 30 per cent by 2020 it looks like a distant dream and is much behind nations like China, which, currently, boasts an enrolment ratio of 43.39 per cent.

05 Jan 2018

With IIM Act in place, top business schools set to begin consultations to ensure greater uniformity

The IIM directors, currently do meet together occasionally to discuss issues of common interests and learn best practices from each other but are not part of a single official platform.

03 Jan 2018

Bill to allow alternative practitioners slammed

Doctors across India are opposing a provision in the National Medical Commission Bill tabled in Parliament on Friday, that seeks to let homeopaths and practitioners of other alternative medicines prac

01 Jan 2018

21% institutes don’t offer industry exposure to students

Despite the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) rule of mandatory internships for students in technical institutions, over 21 per cent institutions teaching engineering, management, arch

29 Dec 2017

Students at over 21 per cent tech institutes do not have relevant industry exposure: AICTE-CII survey

Only 1,626 institutes, of the total 4,790 institute surveyed between June and August this year had interacted with 20 or more companies in last two years.

28 Dec 2017

Centre may raise health insurance cover for 50 per cent of India’s population

The modified scheme is likely to be incorporated in the 2018-19 Budget, top sources in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare told this newspaper.

28 Dec 2017

Centre to roll out biggest health insurance plan in 2018

The Centre is considering to revise the proposed National Health Protection Scheme for providing health insurance benefit of about Rs 3 lakh to about 50 per cent population in the country.

27 Dec 2017

Government insurance schemes bleeding hospitals: Study

Reimbursements offered under government health insurance schemes fall short of actual cost of medical procedures by huge margins, a joint study has found.

24 Dec 2017

Profit margins: Hospitals make a killing on MRPs

Pharma companies offer huge discounts to hospitals on MRPs of drugs and consumables but benefit is not passed on to patients

24 Dec 2017

Centre mends rule to allow diploma holder MBBS doctors to practice as specialists

Sources in the health ministry said that the move was intended to make up for the huge shortfall of specialists particularly gynaecologists, paediatrician and anaesthesiologists.

23 Dec 2017

JEE Advanced to be computer-based

Students appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced in 2018 will, for the first time, have the opportunity to change their answers as the examination is set to be conducted in fully computer based test (CBT) mode.

22 Dec 2017

JEE Advance to go fully online; students will have option to change answers

All students appearing for Joint Entrance Examination-Advance in 2018, for the first time, will have an opportunity to change their answers.

21 Dec 2017

Indian Institute of Management Bill clears way for UG courses

The passing of the Indian Institute of Management Bill 2017 by Parliament on Tuesday has paved the way for the commencement of undergraduate courses in management and liberate arts, apart from post-gr

21 Dec 2017

IIM Bill paves way for awarding of PG degrees, introduction of undergraduate courses at top B-schools

Sources in the IIMs, said that the new bill however will allow these institutes to start undergraduate courses with the approval of the All India Institute of Technical Education.

20 Dec 2017

Decision to change name of Dayal Singh College to Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya put on hold: HRD Minister

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the decision to change the name of an evening college here was not the government's decision and hence has been put on hold.

19 Dec 2017

IIT placement season round 1: MNCs, big companies dominate, few offers from start-ups

A senior functionary with the placement division at IIT-Kharagpur, said that out of over 1800 job offers received at the institute, about 1750 offers came from multi-national firms from India and aboa

18 Dec 2017

Medical negligence: Have hospitals become houses of horror?

High cost and poor quality of healthcare in India plague patients and their families, say experts

17 Dec 2017

Guidelines issued for doctors on managing pre-term babies

The guidelines were being laid down for the benefit of doctors and parents as there are no government rules for managing such patients. 

15 Dec 2017

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