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Past articles by Priyanka:

Number of foreign students at IIT-B halved in 2017-18

On an average, the institute earns around Rs 41 lakh from foreign students annually and as part of its plan, estimates to earn Rs1 crore annually in the next five years. → Read More

If there are unsubstantiated claims, it will be reviewed by a committee: AICTE chief

The AICTE has been drawing flak for endorsing the book, Bharatiya Vidya Saar, for its new elective course, Ancient Indian Knowledge Traditions, to be introduced in at least 3,000 engineering colleges across the country → Read More

After a slump, IIT-B witnesses 8 per cent hike in patent application

Over the last five years, the institute has filed 109 patents on an average every year, the highest being 143 in 2015-16. → Read More

University of Mumbai plans to open 63 colleges, 18 to be in Thane

The university has proposed to set up a college for skill development courses in each of its eight administrative districts — Mumbai City, Suburban Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Navi Mumbai. → Read More

Granted IoE tag, IIT-Bombay projects 50% rise in revenues in five years

As an Institute of Eminence, the institute will be allowed to fix and charge the fees for foreign students. → Read More

Landmark Year For Xavier’s Institutes: Year-long festivities to continue till December 2019

While the St Xavier’s College and the St Xavier’s High School are in the 150th year of their existence, the Xavier Institute of Communications is marking its 50th anniversary. → Read More

MahaRERA asks L&T Realty subsidiary to compensate homebuyer

The regulatory body has directed L&T Parel Project LLP to pay interest on the buyer’s investment for five months. → Read More

For consumers outside Mumbai, power bills to go up by 3 to 5% from October

According to MERC order, new tariffs are effective from Sept 1; agricultural consumers to see a hike of around 6 % → Read More

BARC recommissions upgraded country’s oldest research reactor ‘Apsara’

Apsara was first made operational on August 4, 1956, becoming Asia’s first research reactor at the time. The design of the pool-type reactor using enriched uranium fuel was conceptualised in 1955 by Dr Homi Bhabha himself. → Read More

Institutes of eminence: Maharashtra govt rolls out tax sops, Jio institute to benefit

On July 9, the Union HRD Ministry had granted this status to Reliance Foundation’s Jio institute, which is proposed to come up on an 800-acre land parcel in Mumbai Metropolitan Region’s Karjat taluka. → Read More

IIT Bombay develops platform that can detect lung cancer from breath

The same platform can also be used to monitor air pollution levels or detect explosives such as TNT (trinitrotoluene). → Read More

Mumbai: 17 students fall ill after having midday meal

For the last 12 years, Sahyadri Vidyamandir has been receiving its midday meal from the Sri Lingeshwar Mahila Mandal, a women’s self-help group. → Read More

Meet Seema Rao, India’s first woman Commando trainer

Along with husband Major Deepak Rao, Seema has so far trained more than 15,000 commandos from almost all Indian armed forces, including the NSG Black Cats, Airforce GARUD and the BSF. → Read More

Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse shocking, hard to stay neutral: TISS audit team

Koshish was started in 2006 as a student initiative at the Mumbai campus of TISS and has grown into full-fledged social intervention for rehabilitation of people living on the streets. The project now extends to Delhi, Maharashtra and Bihar. → Read More

Need to improve quality of engineering graduates: PM Modi at IIT-Bombay

PM Modi said, “it is our social responsibility to ensure that not just quantity, but also the quality of our engineers is of the highest standard”. → Read More

Lectures, protests planned on Aug 20 to mark Scientific Temper Day

The idea is to spread rational thought that arose during the second edition of March for Science that was held earlier this year. In Pune, the National Scientific Temper Day will be observed over two days. → Read More

Homebuyers serve legal notices to developer, MMRDA; allege defects, wrongful demolition

On July 26, a group of flat owners, through their lawyers, wrote to Bellisimo Crown Buildmart Private Limited — a Lodha Group company — claiming that they were “forced to take possession of their flats, which were not complete as per the agreement”. → Read More

FYJC admissions: Only 46% applicants secure seats after two rounds

It is the lowest compared to the other five zones — Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Amravati — where admissions are being held under the Centralised Admission Process (CAP). → Read More

Man held for making hoax call to PMO, claimed threat to Modi’s life

The accused, Kashinath Mandal, who hails from Jharkhand, reportedly told investigators that his friend was recently killed by alleged Naxals in his hometown and that he has since wanted to meet the Prime Minister. → Read More

Mumbai: Over 6,800 in-house quota seats added to online pool

OVER 6,800 in-house quota seats have been added to the pool of seats available for admission to junior colleges in the online process. Now, students have the option to apply for 99,735 vacant seats in the junior colleges across the city and suburbs. → Read More