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Educational News Today - Archive - January 2010

Jan 31, 2010 - NIMHANS Director still in office
   Even as the term of the Director of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), D. Nagaraja, ended on Saturday (January 30), he is yet to relinquish his post. Read More >>
Jan 30, 2010 - Varsity signs MoU with foundation
   The Karnataka State Women’s University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Health and Wellness Foundation of America to institute awards and scholarships. Read More >>

Jan 29, 2010 - Manipal varsity felicitates 95 employees, 51 students
   The Manipal University felicitated 95 employees for completing 25 years of service and presented 51 students with merit certificates for their performance in the 2009-10 entrance test. These
certificates entitle the recipient student for freeship in their undergraduate courses. Read More >>

Jan 29, 2010 - Journalism students’ stir ends
   Postgraduate students of Mass Communication and Journalism of Mangalore University called off their 11-day-old agitation on Thursday following the transfer of M.P. Umeshchandra, a faculty member of the department, as Special Officer at the varsity’s Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Cell. Read
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Jan 28, 2010 - Students should master English
   It is mandatory for students to master English in the competitive world, soft-skill trainer Mukund K. Naganur has said. Read More >>

Jan 28, 2010 - Law colleges have a role in strengthening legal education
   Chairman of Bar Council of India Suraj Narain Prasad Sinha has said that law colleges have a crucial responsibility of strengthening the legal education system in the country. Read More >>

Jan 28, 2010 - Agitating students told to return to classes
   The Syndicate of the Mangalore University has “advised” the agitating postgraduate students of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Department to immediately withdraw their protest and return to their classes. Read More >>

Jan 27, 2010 - Minister lays foundation stone for construction of college building
   District in-charge and Minister for Revenue G. Karunakara Reddy on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a building to house the Government Polytechnic College behind Government Arts College. Read More >>

Jan 27, 2010 - Cultural programmes mark R-Day fete
   The 61st Republic Day was celebrated with much pomp by various organisations in the city. The Bangalore Division of South Western Railway celebrated Republic Day with the ceremonial parade by three platoons of the Railway Protection Force Read More >>

Jan 27, 2010 - Varsity recommends honorary doctorate degrees for five
   Karnatak University has proposed five eminent personalities, including Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D. Veerendra Heggade, for the award of honorary doctorate degrees to mark its diamond jubilee year of establishment. Read More >>

Jan 26, 2010 - Puttaraj Gawai dedicates Padma Bhushan to students
   “Nanaga prashasti bandiddu bhala santosha ageti” (I feel very happy on being selected for the award) “It is an award to my visually impaired students and thousands of devotees” This is what the nonagenarian musician Pandit Puttaraj Gawai, who will be celebrating his 97th birthday on March 3, had to say after being informed that he had been conferred the Padma Bhushan. Read More >>

Jan 25, 2010 - Students go all out for ‘Black and White’ fest
   “Black and White”, the last in a series of food festivals conducted by students of Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), concluded here recently. Read More >>

Jan 25, 2010 - Government committed to setting up Sanskrit varsity
  The State Government is committed to propagating the study of Sanskrit language and establishing a Sanskrit university, said Visveshwar Hegde Kageri, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education. Read More >>

Jan 25, 2010 - Rs. 50 crore sought for creating infrastructure at law varsity
   The Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka State Law University (KSLU), J.S. Patil, has said that the university has submitted an action plan to the State Government seeking Rs. 50 crore in the first phase for creating infrastructure. Read More >>

Jan 24, 2010 - Farmers oppose road through UAS campus
   FKarnataka Sugarcane Growers’ Association president Kurubur Shanthakumar has opposed the acquisition of 30 acres of land belonging to the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, to build an 80-foot road to connect the National Highway 7 with Yeshwanthpur-Yelahanka link road. Read More >>

Jan 24, 2010 - NLSIU’s round table conference
   The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) will hold a Round Table on “Protection of traditional knowledge/traditional cultural expression-evolving a sui-generis model for India” under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, on January 25 and 26 at the NLSIU Training Centre in Nagarbhavi. Read More >>

Jan 24, 2010 - Taking music, dance to students
   The Karnataka Music and Dance Academy will organise programmes from Monday to infuse interest among school and college students in classical dance and music and light classical music. Read
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Jan 23, 2010 - Management students hit the road
   For students of the Alliance Business School, located at Anekal on Bangalore’s outskirts, a casual look at the energy and water crisis in areas around their college led to a larger mission. Today, this team of soon-to-be MBA graduates spends their spare time chasing larger social goals. Read More >>

Jan 23, 2010 - Students threaten to intensify agitation if action is not taken
  The protesting postgraduate students of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism in Mangalore University have threatened to intensify their agitation. Read More >>

Jan 22, 2010 - Christ University plans to move Supreme Court
   Christ University, which is one of the six institutions in the State recommended by the Centre for withdrawal of the deemed university status, is planning to move the Supreme Court against the stand of the Union HRD Ministry. Read More >>

Jan 22, 2010 - Mysore varsity aims for the top
  The University of Mysore (UoM) aims to break into the top 150 universities of the world by 2025 by adopting a multifaceted action plan that involves improved teaching and learning methodologies, research, publications and extension activities Read More >>

Jan 21, 2010 - Students of ‘deemed universities’ anxious
   Students of Christ University and Jain University — the institutions in the city that are set to lose their privileged status as deemed-to-be universities — are an anxious lot. Read More >>

Jan 21, 2010 - Conference on higher education
  The Karnatak University’s Kittur Rani Chennamma Postgraduate Centre at Bhootaramanahatti near here will host a two-day national conference on the status of higher education in India, from February 19. Read More >>

Jan 21, 2010 - Students boycott classes
   Postgraduate students of Mangalore University boycotted classes and staged a dharna in front of the offices of the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar on Wednesday. Read More >>

Jan 20, 2010 - ‘Doomed’ varsities in State have over 12,000 students
   As many as 12,098 students are studying in the six deemed universities in Karnataka that are found to be to be unfit to retain this rank according to the affidavit filed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) in the Supreme Court on Monday. Read More >>

Jan 19, 2010 - Six colleges in State to lose their ‘deemed’ tag?
   At least six leading academic institutions in the State will be divested of their “deemed-to-be” university status, according to an affidavit submitted by the Union Government to the Supreme Court on Monday. Read More >>

Jan 19, 2010 - Journalism students boycott classes
   Led by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a majority of students of the Mangalore University’s postgraduate programme in Journalism and Communication boycotted classes and staged a protest in the campus on Monday, demanding the suspension or transfer of M.P. Umeshchandra, professor in journalism. Read More >>

Jan 17, 2010 - Yeddyurappa seeks special assistance for IIIT-B
   Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has sought special assistance for the International Institute of Information Technology here. Read More >>

Jan 17, 2010 - Varsity courts controversy
   The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) finds itself in a spot over the issue of identity cards to its employees. Read More >>

Jan 17, 2010 - College to wind up celebrations
   The valedictory of the golden jubilee celebrations of Sri Bhuvanendra College will be held at Karkala in Udupi district from January 20 to 26. Read More >>

Jan 16, 2010 - Doubts raised over BBM results
   Authorities of Mangalore University are said to have detected some “discrepancies” in the tabulation of marks of the Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) examination conducted in October and November, 2008. Read More >>

Jan 14, 2010 - Kannada University should work as a watchdog, says Kambara
   Well-known playwright and the first Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University Chandrashekar Kambara has underlined the need for the university to work as a “watchdog” in view of the threats Kannada language and culture are facing and come up with steps to meet them. Read More >>

Jan 13, 2010 - Agricultural growth far short of target: UAS Vice-Chancellor
   Lamenting the country’s failure to register four per cent growth in agriculture as targeted in the 11th Five-Year Plan, P.G. Chengappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, stated that the growth rate was still under two per cent despite pumping enormous funds into the sector. Read More >>

Jan 13, 2010 - NIMHANS: battle of heads continues
   After being abruptly relieved of her duties as Registrar of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) on December 23, M.V. Savitri was allowed to resume office on Monday. Read More >>

Jan 13, 2010 - Sode Math to open engineering college
   The Sri Sode Vadiraja Math Education Trust will be starting the Sri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management at Bantakal in Udupi district in 2010-11. Read More >>

Jan 12, 2010 - University of Mysore may soon reintroduce correspondence courses
   The University of Mysore may offer correspondence courses from the next academic year (2010-2011). Read More >>

Jan 12, 2010 - Education system should be need-based: Deshpande
   Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president R.V. Deshpande has said that the present education system had to be remodelled into a more practical and need-based system. Read More >>

Jan 11, 2010 - Kharge to persuade colleagues on amendment to Article 371
   Union Labour and Employment Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said that he would persuade Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other members of the Union Cabinet on the proposal for the amendment of Article 371 of the Constitution to provide special status to Hyderabad Karnataka region. Read More >>

Jan 11, 2010 - This varsity is my alma mater
   When K.M. Kaveriappa lays down his office as Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University on Monday, he will be doing so after serving it for nearly four decades. Read More >>

Jan 10, 2010 - IIHS to open university devoted to urban issues
   A university, claimed to be India’s first devoted to urbanisation and settlement issues, will be started by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), most likely in Bangalore. Read More >>

Jan 10, 2010 - Mangalore varsity signs pact with DAE
   Mangalore University and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Mangalagangotri for establishing a Centre for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology (CARRT). Read More >>

Jan 09, 2010 - Sale of college land draws criticism
   The sale of land belonging to the Government Arts College in Hassan to the Hassan Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has come under severe criticism. Read More >>

Jan 08, 2010 - Court reserves verdict on UAS road
   The Karnataka High Court on Thursday reserved for orders a public interest litigation (PIL) against the decision of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to build a road cutting across the GKVK campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS). Read More >>

Jan 08, 2010 - Subsumption of UGC, AICTE within higher education panel suggested
   The Committee to Advise on Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education has suggested that the bodies regulating higher education — the University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education. Read More >>

Jan 08, 2010 - Music university to start functioning from September
   Dr. Gangubai Hanagal Music and Performing Arts University will start functioning from this September. It will launch “Sangeeta Karanji”, a programme to attract students to the university. Read More >>

Jan 07, 2010 - Appointment of university Registrar still in question
   The controversy relating to the appointment of Registrars for Bangalore University, which had kicked up a furore in November 2009, refuses to die down. The Department of Higher Education, which had earlier found fault with Vice-Chancellor N. Prabhu Dev Read More >>

Jan 07, 2010 - Institute to celebrate silver jubilee this year
   The KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, a constituent unit of KLE University, is celebrating its silver jubilee this year. Read More >>

Jan 07, 2010 - Symposium on women achievers
   The Karnataka State Women’s University (KSWU) has organised an international symposium on ‘Women achievers’ on January 13 at the B.R. Ambedkar auditorium at its old campus here. The symposium will be inaugurated by former Minister Leeladevi R. Prasad. Read More >>

Jan 05, 2010 - Want a book? Borrow it from other universities
   Unable to find the books you are looking for in the library of your university? Here is solution. You can soon search for the books you need in other universities in the State and place a request to borrow them through a web portal and get the book couriered to your place. Read More >>

Jan 05, 2010 - Road through UAS: court seeks details
   The Karnataka High Court on Monday asked the University of Agriculture Sciences (UAS) to file an affidavit on how a road cutting across its GKVK campus in Bangalore would harm the biodiversity of the area, how it would affect the university’s functioning and how far the proposed road was from its research station. Read More >>

Jan 04, 2010 - KSWU workshop and campus interview this week
   The placement cell of the Karnataka State Women’s University (KSWU) has organised a workshop and campus interview on January 6 and 7 at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar auditorium on the old campus. Read
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Jan 04, 2010 - College to celebrate golden jubilee
   The Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering will celebrate its golden jubilee in a grand manner. Read More >>

Jan 02, 2010 - SIT student gets nine gold medals in BE
   Chinnari D. Sreenidhi of Tumkur-based Siddaganga Institute of Technology, who secured first rank and highest marks in B.E. Civil Engineering and highest marks among the rank holders of any of the branches of Bachelor of Engineering courses of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), has bagged the highest number of gold medals and cash prizes, which would be awarded to him at the ninth annual convocation of VTU slated to be held here on January 7. He won nine gold medals and two cash prizes. Read More >>

Jan 01, 2010 - He wanted to start a college
   Film star Vishnuvardhan planned to start a college in Mysore, where he was born and brought up, in order to provide education to the needy. Read More >>

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