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Sahara group claims to create 56,000 jobs

New Delhi, Feb 2: Sahara group, whose legal battle with SEBI continues in Supreme Court over refund of over Rs 20,000 crore to investors, has made a surprise announcement of plans being afoot to hire over 56,000 new employees this year along with investments to the tune of nearly Rs 32,400 crore.

In three-page...

Sex education spoils minds of kids: Judge

Hyderabad, Dec 30: Introduction of sex education in high schools has “spoilt” the minds of children of impressionable age, an Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge said here on Sunday.

Justice L. Narasimha Reddy said “introduction of sex education in high schools [adult education programme], launched in 2005-06, has only spoilt the minds of children of...

Jamia: The brave new face of Muslim girls

New Delhi, Dec 23: Asma Naseem began her primary education in 1990 in a small village in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. Six months after she started going to her two-room school, her family decided that she deserved a better education. Her father then shifted, with four-year-old Asma, to Delhi.

The little girl was admitted...

Karnataka grants funds for innovative ideas

Bangalore, Dec 5: The Karnataka government has created a fund of Rs 20 crore to provide grants of $30,000 (Rs 18 lakh) each to innovative ideas.

The first of these grants has been made to biotech researcher and entrepreneur Ezhil Subbian, whose startup string is working to make plastics biodegradable.

The...

Two IIT Kanpur students get Rs 1.20 cr package

Kanpur (UP), Dec 4: Two students of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur got Rs 1.20 cr package during the ongoing placement drive.

The drive was started on Sunday and it would continue till December 22, the IIT sources said.

Two students have got the highest package of Rs 1.20 crore per annum from IT giant...

President awards medals to IIT-Patna toppers

Patna, Oct 27: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday awarded medals to three toppers and degrees to dozens of students of IIT-Patna at its second convocation ceremony.

Mukherjee, who arrived here on a short visit, was the chief guest at the ceremony.

He awarded the president's gold medal to Abhinav of computer science...

United States-India Educational Foundation invites application for Fulbright awards

Chennai, Oct 18: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has invited applications for the 2014 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program from primary, middle and secondary school teachers.

The program will bring teachers from Chile, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco and Singapore to the US for one semester. November 20 is the last date...

Kerala University comes across 18 fake certificates in a month

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3: Kerala University has stumbled upon over half a dozen fake degree certificates and over a dozen fake pre-degree certificates in a month.

It's not the first time that the university came across such fake certificates. It receives a good number of applications for verification of various certificates every month and many...

IIM-A aims to be among top five business schools in the world

Ahmedabad, Sep 29: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has set itself the target of breaching the top-five club of global business schools.

IIM-A's new director Ashish Nanda and chairman of board of governance AM Naik said this while talking to the media here on Saturday.

They said that they will...

No Indian university figures in top 200 global list

London, Sep 11: Not a single Indian university is among the world's top 200, according to a new global ranking.

The QS World University Rankings published on Tuesday has miserable news for India's education system. Around 11 Indian institutes feature in the top 800 of the global list with the highest ranking going to...