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Looking to future, educators and policymakers see universities as agents for change

Bernard Ramanantsoa

Concluding a three-day conference in Paris, education leaders and policymakers from around the world shared a vision of the future in which universities anticipate, influence and drive change in global society.  “In a split world where everyone has a singular mindset, universities are in fact a great agent of transversality,” Bernard Ramanantsoa, dean of HEC Paris, said in the opening ... Read More »

Notre Dame leaders build academic relationships in South Asia

University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., signed an agreement to formalize a relationship with St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India, that includes study abroad and summer research programs, faculty exchange and research collaboration. Father Jenkins also signed similar Memorandums of Understanding with St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, earlier this ... Read More »

Success for first IITB-Monash Research Academy graduates

IITB-Monash Research Academy

The innovative, transnational IITB-Monash Research Academy has produced its first four PhD graduates, two of whom have already gained employment with industry heavyweights. Based in Mumbai, the Academy was established in 2008 by Monash University and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay with the aim of tackling the grand challenges facing both India and Australia. The inaugural graduation ceremony was ... Read More »

Rutgers University to set up ICCR Chair on Indian Studies


Rutgers University in New Jersey will set up the ICCR Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies under the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-President Barack Obama Knowledge Initiative. Indian Consul-General for New York Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay and Interim Chancellor of Rutgers University Dr Richard L. Edwards signed and exchanged the MoU to initiate the academic partnership. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) ... Read More »

IIT-B faculty suggests 2-stage JEE pattern

If opinions of the Indian Institute of Technology’s (IIT-B’s) faculty are taken into consideration, the reformed Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) might be divided into two stages. In the first stage, the candidate will be filtered by including the criterion of board marks, and in the second, the candidate will be ranked for IIT admissions. On Monday, a special seven-member committee ... Read More »

IIT-Delhi country’s highest ranking institution

Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi is the country’s highest ranking institution in the world with a global rank of 218. Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari said during Question Hour that as per the Quacquarelli Symonds global system of ranking of higher education institutions for 2011, IIT-Delhi is the overall highest ranking institution in India at serial number 218. ... Read More »

Meta University in Delhi soon

If the HRD Ministry has its way, New Delhi could see a Meta University soon. Jamia Milia Institute, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi would participate in this arrangement. Meta Universities enable sharing of learning resources from different universities by using latest technologies available in order to benefit students. They represent second generation universities, ... Read More »

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