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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Govt withdraws Architects (Amendment) bill, will redraft it
Politics

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Govt withdraws Architects (Amendment) bill, will redraft it

The Act empowers the government to set up a Council of Architecture, which may prescribe the minimum standards of education in India and maintain the register of architects

Higher education is not role-play: Why Smriti Irani might impress Rishi Kapoor and not Yechury or Mayawati
Politics

Higher education is not role-play: Why Smriti Irani might impress Rishi Kapoor and not Yechury or Mayawati

Being “upad” and possessing a flair for drama may not be wrong qualifications for a politician; but Smriti Irani, BJP’s star attraction in the Rajya Sabha over the last two days, has proved that both don’t befit a minister handling India’s higher education.

How online technology is changing the way the world learns
Life

How online technology is changing the way the world learns

Technology and new pedagogical tools offer exciting opportunities for government and higher education institutions to scale up capacity, at a disproportionately low cost. These same technology tools can make learning richer, more engaging and metrics driven.

HRD Ministry to discuss higher education reforms with states in Jan
India

HRD Ministry to discuss higher education reforms with states in Jan

To discuss reforms in the higher education sector, HRD Ministry will convene a meeting of state education ministers and secretaries on January 6, Lok Sabha was informed today.

IITs ease admission norms, 75 percent cutoff in 12th standard to replace old criteria
India

IITs ease admission norms, 75 percent cutoff in 12th standard to replace old criteria

IITs decided to replace the top-20 percentile criteria with a cutoff of 75 percent in 12th standard board exams for admission.

Datawind says it'll deliver 1 lakh units of the Aakash 2 before April-end
News & Analysis

Datawind says it'll deliver 1 lakh units of the Aakash 2 before April-end

Datawind recently said that it will complete the delivery of 1 lakh units of the Aakash 2 before the end of this month. A statement from the company assures...

Datawind: Aakash 3 might arrive in mid-2013
News & Analysis

Datawind: Aakash 3 might arrive in mid-2013

There is barely a week left for Datawind to supply 1 lakh units of the Aakash 2 tablet, but the company has already come out and stated that the next...

Tuli clears the air on Aakash 2 delay reports
News & Analysis

Tuli clears the air on Aakash 2 delay reports

17,100 devices have been delivered to IIT-Bombay and paid for, to date. 29,400 units of the Aakash 2 are in transit to IIT-Bombay through their logistics company and as per the company, should be delivered in the next few days.

Aakash 2 supply may miss the March 31, 2013 deadline
News & Analysis

Aakash 2 supply may miss the March 31, 2013 deadline

A cloud of uncertainty looms over the chances of the second supply deadline being met ...

Aakash 3 to come with faster processor, advanced memory
News & Analysis

Aakash 3 to come with faster processor, advanced memory

Rumours surrounding the Aakash 3 tablet have already begun doing the rounds. The tablet will reportedly come with a faster processor, support...

Aakash to soon sell for just Rs 1,900
News & Analysis

Aakash to soon sell for just Rs 1,900

The Aakash tablet will soon cost just $35 (Rs 1,900), Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said recently. Speaking at a Reverse Buyer Seller Meet organised by...

Initial Aakash 2 units not for students
News & Analysis

Initial Aakash 2 units not for students

Quite contrary to what the have-nots have come to expect from the nation’s low-cost computing dream, the Government recently told the Lok Sabha that students...

Too much is being made: Tuli on Aakash 2 controversy
News & Analysis

Too much is being made: Tuli on Aakash 2 controversy

India yesterday showcased the Aakash 2 tablet at the headquarters of the United Nations. This event, though big, comes only days after rumours questioning the...

India to showcase Aakash 2 at UN despite 'Made in China' allegations
News & Analysis

India to showcase Aakash 2 at UN despite 'Made in China' allegations

The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that it will go ahead with its plans of showcasing the Aakash 2 tablet at the United Nations.

Datawind rubbishes claim that Aakash 2 is 'Made in China'
News & Analysis

Datawind rubbishes claim that Aakash 2 is 'Made in China'

Datawind, the makers of the low-cost Aakash 2, has refuted claims made by a media report that the tablet is a cheap Chinese import and not Indian.