How CSR Activities are Changing the Face of Indian Education

Education is the backbone of every society in this world. But what matters the most is quality education – which still remains a dream for many. Out of 260 million students enrolled in schools and colleges in India, there are only few who get quality education with good teachers and teaching aids. Several private organizations are joining hands with the Government to make that ultimate dream of offering quality education in India come true. As an important part of it, the role of corporate with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…

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Ancient wisdom: Learn more about Chanakya, Vidur and Indian culture at Banaras Hindu University

Do you know what Chanakya Neeti is, or for that matter Vidur Neeti or sage Kamandak’s treatise on military techniques and warfare management? If not, enrol at Bharat Adhyayan Kendra (BAK) of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi to learn more about ancient Indian streams of knowledge. BAK aims to promote Sanskrit as well as ‘sanskriti’ (culture) and will initiate professors and students into Chanakya Neeti, Vidur Neeti and Vedic sciences and other skills and techniques. The centre will invite students of various departments in batches to spread awareness about…

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HT Spotlight | For Kashmiri research scholars, Mohali’s NIPER opens doors to Indian diversity

“Look at it through my eyes and you will realise that NIPER is a great organisation that is not only the best in the country for pharmaceutical research, but treats all without any religious or social discrimination,” says 26-year-old Mir Asrar, who topped in the Joint Entrance Test of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). A bright Kashmiri boy, Asrar is pursuing his PhD in pharmaceutical. He belongs to Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir. He adds that this premier institute purely promotes scientific temperament, but also opens a…

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HT Spotlight | For Kashmiri research scholars, Mohali’s NIPER opens doors to Indian diversity

“Look at it through my eyes and you will realise that NIPER is a great organisation that is not only the best in the country for pharmaceutical research, but treats all without any religious or social discrimination,” says 26-year-old Mir Asrar, who topped in the Joint Entrance Test of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). A bright Kashmiri boy, Asrar is pursuing his PhD in pharmaceutical. He belongs to Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir. He adds that this premier institute purely promotes scientific temperament, but also opens a…

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How to make the ultimate Indian Masala Omelette

This is the Indian take on the basic omelette, spiced up and complete with tempering of cumin and chillies. With a little green chutney and ketchup, the Indian masala omelette makes for a great sandwich filling as well. In fact, the late night road side food joints in India are famous for this indigenous “omelette sandwich”. Ingredients 2 – Large eggs 1 knob – Butter 1/2 tsp – Cumin Salt – To taste Red chilli flakes – To taste 1 tbsp – Milk 1/4 cup – Onion, chopped 1 –…

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UPSC Indian Forest Service IFoS prelims result 2017 declared, check it here

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday declared the Preliminary exam results of Indian Forest Service, 2017 examinations on its official website. The preliminary examination was held on June 18, 2017. Candidates can click here to check their Indian Forest Service prelims results. A pdf file containing roll number of candidates who have qualified for the main examination will appear on the screen. If the UPSC website is running slow check the results at the bottom of the story. All the qualified candidates will have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form…

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Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy: Bill introduced for institute’s set up in Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh may soon be home to a petroleum university in Visakhapatnam under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. Tuesday’s Lok Sabha session witnessed the introduction of a bill that would provide the set up of the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy in the state. “The curriculum of the institute is proposed to be a specialised one and would include advanced programmes at the post-graduate and doctoral level,” the bill, which was introduced by the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas DharmendraPradhan, said. The institute will not only be declared…

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Scared to go to US: Indian students worry about physical safety, says survey

Washington Indian students have a “high level of concern” about potential study in the US and a large number of them worry about their physical safety and about the feeling of being welcomed, says a new survey. The Institute of International Education (IIE) suggested that the final outcome of the US Supreme Court order in June that temporarily upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict entry of nationals from six Muslim majority countries to America weighs on their mind. With over a million international students pursuing higher education in…

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Scared to go to US: Indian students worry about physical safety, says survey

Washington Indian students have a “high level of concern” about potential study in the US and a large number of them worry about their physical safety and about the feeling of being welcomed, says a new survey. The Institute of International Education (IIE) suggested that the final outcome of the US Supreme Court order in June that temporarily upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict entry of nationals from six Muslim majority countries to America weighs on their mind. With over a million international students pursuing higher education in the…

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Indian cuisine needs to be revived: Chef Ajay Chopra

Chef Ajay Chopra, who has explored forgotten recipes and delicacies from different northern states of India for a new season of food show “Northern Flavours”, feels Indians have started valuing international cuisine over their own. He says it’s imperative to revive the love for Indian food. “When ‘Northern Flavours’ was conceived, the makers of the show came to me with the idea and I was completely thrilled. It happened exactly when chef Manjit Singh (alumni chef) and I were talking about the downfall of the Indian cuisine, particularly in India and…

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