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Phase-II of Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship launched

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, on October 25 launched the phase-II of Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF), a two-year long fellowship conceived to create opportunity for young, dynamic individuals to contribute to enhancing skill development at the grassroots. Under the second phase 661 MGNFs will be deployed across all districts of the country. Eight …

SRM-AP student P Mohan Aditya granted copyright for the design of Biodegradable “Face Shield for Humans”

When the Covid-19 outbreak crippled the world, P Mohan Aditya, a 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student from SRM University, AP, took to innovation and application of his knowlege into developing the highly useful face shield made from bio-degradable substances. He named it “Facial Shield 2.0, as it was an improved version of the ordinary face shields. Adimulapu Suresh, Minister for Education, …

Deadline for public suggestion/feedback on Draft Regulations on collaborative Internationalization for HEIs closes on March 5

Last date of receiving suggestions extended to 15th March In what could be a major big step towards internationalization of country’s higher education and also its capacity expansion, University Grants Commission (the higher education regulator) on Feb 17 circulated the draft of the University Grants Commission (Academic Collaboration between Indian and Foreign Higher Education Institutions to offer Joint Degree, Dual …

For a self-reliant India, an autonomous and financially self-sustaining higher education along with a continued industry-community engagement critical: Gadkri

Higher education sector must find innovative solutions with economic sustainability at this hour of crisis say Nitin Gadkari, union minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME. Addressing the webinar on ‘Impact of Higher Education In The Post COVID Economy’ organized by FICCI in partnership with AIU on May 15, Gadkari said, “Education and research play an important role in helping any sector. Innovation, …

‘Creative Economy, Nation Building: Higher Education as the catalyst’ discussed at 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2019

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind releasing the publication at the 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2019, in New Delhi on November 27, 2019. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is also seen. A two-day international conference cum exhibition on higher education by FICCI in New Delhi on Nov 27-28 saw a great response as …

Shiv Nadar University Researchers Discover Plastic-Eating Bacteria

Researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida have announced the discovery of two strains of plastic-eating bacteria that have the potential to solve the problem of plastic waste globally. The bacterial species namely Exiguobacterium sibiricum strain DR11 and Exiguobacterium undae strain DR14 were isolated from the wetlands adjoining the University by Dr Richa Priyadarshini and her team at the Department of Life Sciences, School of Natural Sciences. …

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