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Chile's universities set for some turmoil on long road to reform Chile's universities set for some turmoil on long road to reform
Chile’s universities face an uncertain decade ahead as the government revamps the higher education system. On a recent visit to the UK, the head of the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities (CRUCH) said that the changes are now past the point of no return because the country’s population has “big expectations” of what lies ahead. But with the system’s final shape up in the air, academic...
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HP University to allow students to opt Hindi as exam medium HP University to allow students to opt Hindi as exam medium
Dharamshala: In a first of its kind initiative, Himachal Pradesh Central University has allowed its students to opt for Hindi as medium of examination in all the courses run by it. Annoucning this here today, university's Vice-Chancellor Prof Kuldip Chand Agnihotri today said, "It is the right of the students to appear in Hindi if he/she doesn't want to appear in English". A decision in this...
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Mumbai FYJC Admission 2015 Mumbai FYJC Admission 2015
Mumbai: Today is a crucial day for Mumbai students looking to join junior and degree colleges. The education department has announced the first merit list for online admission process for first-year junior college (FYJC). The FYJC first merit list can be checked on the following website: fyjc.org.in/mumbai To check the ranking, students will need to enter their Application Form Number....
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US proposes new standards to cut down on pollution US proposes new standards to cut down on pollution
Washington: The US government proposed new standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the department of transportation on Friday said in a joint statement that the proposed standards would require up to 24 percent lower carbon emissions by 2027. The new rules would apply to semi-trucks, la...
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Academia should focus on fundamental research: IIT experts Academia should focus on fundamental research: IIT experts
Jodhpur: The academia should focus on fundamental research to bring disruptive technology innovations rather than just becoming an extended arm of the industry, believe experts at IIT. "Disruptive technology refers to any enhanced or completely new technology that replaces and disrupts an existing technology, rendering it obsolete. It is designed to succeed similar technology that is already in...
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Eighth Season of the MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee Announced Eighth Season of the MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee Announced
New York, New York- May 19, 2015 – At a glittering event held at the Indian Consulate and attended by top dignitaries including the Indian Minister of Power & Coal, Touchdown Media Inc., the leading multicultural advertising firm, today announced the launch of the eighth season of the MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee. MetLife, a leading global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefi...
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Oxford gets its first female vice-chancellor Oxford gets its first female vice-chancellor
London: The University of Oxford is all set to get its first female vice-chancellor ever since its records began nearly 800 years ago, after terrorism expert Professor Louise Richardson was nominated to the chief executive role. Professor Richardson, 56, is currently the principal and vice-chancellor of the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. She has previously taught at Harvard and ...
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Forest programme to be launched in June: Javadekar Forest programme to be launched in June: Javadekar
Coimbatore: The Centre will launch Urban Forest Programme on June 5 under which saplings will be planted across the country with the participation of people. Announcing this, Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said there was need to increase forest cover which can protect the nature and ecosystem. "We are experiencing now the impact of climate change and there is a ne...
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QAU ranked top among all Pakistan universities QAU ranked top among all Pakistan universities
ISLAMABAD: Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) took lead and ranked top among all the universities of the country according to rankings announced by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in a ceremony held on Monday. The QUA was ranked first followed by University of Agriculture Faisalabad with University of the Punjab at the third position in overall rankings. Making the announcement, Chairman ...
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'India not to participate in Russian Moon research project' 'India not to participate in Russian Moon research project'
Moscow: India has "lost interest" in the Russian project for the soil sample taking at the south pole of the Moon after "mutual refusal from cooperation, Russia's official media reported. The 'Russian Luna-27 probe', whose launch is scheduled for 2022, would have used the Luna-27 station on an Indian rocket and included the "mini rover" in the mission, the Space Council of the Russian Academy o...
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