Free Press Journal
  • Voting underway for DUSU elections at 52 centres in morning colleges

    New Delhi: Polling is underway for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections at 52 centres in colleges here, an official said Wednesday. As many as 1.35 lakh students will decide the fate of 23 candidates in in the DUSU polls. Senior faculty members have been posted as observers at the centres and around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed, the official said.

  • Bhopal: Professors continue their non-cooperation movement in colleges

    Bhopal: Pendency of verification process of the documents submitted by the students is mounting. Many view it as a side effect of non-cooperation movement by the professors of government colleges across the state. Since last 15 days Professors of government colleges across the state had been observing non-cooperation movement and have been organising an hour long protest every day.

  • Maharashtra government stirs controversy over distribution of copies of ‘Bhagavad Gita’ in Mumbai colleges

    Mumbai: The Higher Education Department of Maharashtra has stoked a new controversy by issuing a circular on distribution of copies of ‘Bhagavad Gita’ in 100 colleges across Mumbai. This move of the department has not got down well with the Opposition, which has accused education minister Vinod Tawade of propagating one ‘particular’ religion.

  • Trump admin rescinds Obama-era rules on use of race in admissions

    Washington : The Trump Administration has rescinded the Obama-era guidelines that encouraged American schools, colleges and institutes of higher education to use race and ethnicity as a factor in the admissions process to promote diversity among students, triggering widespread criticism.

  • Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel asks colleges to observe yoga day, directs to send her ‘proof’

    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has directed all state universities and colleges to observe International Yoga Day slated to be held on June 21. The educational institutions have been directed to send photographs of the preparations of the event, the names of the participating students and teachers and a CD of the function to the Raj Bhawan till 4 pm on Tuesday, as per a circular.

  • Mumbai: Colleges in a fix over biometric system to mark attendance of students

    Mumbai: Mumbai colleges are in a fix over the directive to install biometric attendance system to mark attendance of students. Colleges claimed that, for one, it will not deter students from bunking lectures. Second, it will not discourage students from attending integrated courses through coaching classes.

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    Mumbai: Colleges and state institutes receive Rs 340 crore funding from Centre

    Mumbai: Colleges and institutes of the state have been allotted a funding of Rs 340 crores from Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshan Abhiyan (RUSA), a funding agency of the centre, to improve the quality of higher education. While four colleges of South Mumbai will function as a cluster university, another three colleges of the state are in the waiting list to be declared as universities.

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    Mumbai: Colleges want to transform into cluster universities to gain academic freedom

    Mumbai: Colleges and institutes of the city are being clubbed as cluster universities in order to achieve academic freedom, gain liberty to form own curriculum and help students work together. These colleges will be affiliated to the Mumbai University (MU) under cluster universities as the state education department has sent a proposal to Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshan Abhiyan (RUSA) which is a funding agency under central government.

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    Mumbai: Schools, colleges, NGOs to now pay low rent for BMC grounds

    Mumbai: It is good news for all schools, colleges and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for their plans to hold sports activities on Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) grounds. For a change, BMC has agreed to earn lesser amount through rents through sports activities.

  • Mumbai: No new engineering or technical colleges to open this year

    Mumbai: Students having completed Class 12 may have less scope as no new Engineering and Technical institutes will be opened in this academic year. There are large number of vacant seats in existing colleges due to which the state has not allowed any new institutes to be established.

  • Mumbai: Education sector needs funding, cry out schools and colleges

    Mumbai: “Without funds the quality education is deteriorating,” claim schools and colleges of the state who have witnessed a lack of financial aid in this sector. The education sector has not been receiving adequate or rather its willful financial aid from the central and state government since the last five years.

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    Autonomous colleges can’t fix their own fess, rules Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court on Thursday made it mandatory for “autonomous” colleges to be under the purview of the Fees Regulatory Authority. The HC held these unaided colleges offering professional courses can determine their fees but it can be finalised only after the Authority approves it.

  • Shutdown across K’taka hits normal life

    Bengaluru : A Karnataka shutdown called on Thursday disrupted normal life, with buses and taxis keeping off the roads and schools, colleges, offices, hotels, malls and markets remaining closed till evening.

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    Colleges affiliated to Mumbai University seek autonomy to attain academic freedom

    Mumbai: Colleges affiliated under the Mumbai University (MU) are now shifting towards being autonomous institutions. Three colleges have applied for autonomous status in this academic year. This shift is witnessed to attain academic freedom and enhance educational opportunities for students.

  • Mumbai: Electoral Literacy Clubs to be started in schools and colleges

    Mumbai: For the first time, students of all schools and colleges in Maharashtra are being trained about various factors of electoral activities by The Election Commission of India (ECI). Electoral Literacy Clubs (ELC) are being formed in these educational institutions to educate the youth about election procedures and create awareness about importance of voting.

  • Mumbai: Schools, Colleges to tighten safety measures ahead of New Year

    Mumbai: Schools and colleges have upped their security during the Christmas vacation. Along with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras schools have increased security personnel, watchmen, and also have issued identification cards to the staff.