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    40,000 students attend first day of IIT-Bombay Techfest

    Mumbai: Over 40,000 students attended the first day of the Techfest of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay which started from December 29 to 31. The fest began with well-wishes from PM Narendra Modi in the form of a signed letter.

  • Students to display advanced robots at IIT-Bombay Techfest

    Mumbai: Around 1.40 lakh students of more than 2,500 colleges will be attending Techfest of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay from December 29 to 31. The annual science and technology festival will witness the advancements in robotics as the first humanoid robot Sophia will be attending the fest along with other robots from different countries of the world.

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    Bhopal: Head in the stars, feet on the ground

    Bhopal: Science may be about the big bang theory, about quantum mechanics, about deep sea research, about nano technology and about molecular biology. But it is also about making the everyday lives of ordinary folks easier, about solving the problems which the small farmer, the disabled man or the typical housewife faces and about employing innovation to put waste to use.

  • Mumbai: Science deserves more funds, assert protesting scientists

    Mumbai: Over 300 scientists, students, teachers and faculty members of the science, technology and research field protested with a ‘March for Science’ on Wednesday to change the perspective of both people and the government towards science and its importance. This protest in different cities of India aimed to change public opinion, and include evidence-based study to regain the importance of science and increase funding for this field.

  • Dead languages can also come alive!

    New Delhi: It was perhaps Shakespeare’s fault. In his play Julius Caesar, a conspirator, reporting the intention of a likely sympathiser, admits he could not understand him as “it was Greek to me”. Some genius later added Latin to the phrase and these two significant languages began to be dismissed as archaic and obscure. But are they?

  • Scientists to hold nationwide stir on August 9 against government’s funds cut

    Mumbai: After the global march for science, scientists in India will march to raise concerns for the non-allotment of funds for fundamental research. As per the statistics, the budgetary allowance for science and scientific institutes has decreased from Rs 10,000 crore in 2012 to Rs 5,000 crore till 2016. In fact recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued instructions stating that the research institutes should raise 30 per cent funds from the corporate

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    Mumbai: Now, English language option for BMC schools

    Mumbai: Students would now be able to study subjects like Mathematics and Science in the English language rather than regional languages. In an attempt to help students cope with difficulties due to the language barrier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has begun English language training for its teachers in civic-run schools.

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    Mumbai FYJC admissions: Students consider third merit list as last resort

    Mumbai: Students applying for First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions have all their hopes set on the third merit list that would be officially declared on Saturday at 5 pm. The list would also fill up all the seats in most colleges as the top colleges already have very few vacant seats left. Over 47,956 students have been allotted a seat in this list. The state education department released data saying that

  • Vaishnav University holds self-employment training camp

    Indore : One month self employment training camp organised by Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science concluded on Friday. The aim was to empower youth hailing from remote locations so that they may be able to sustain themselves by learning the art of sewing. 20 girls from Baroli, Alwasa, Bhaurasla and others villages got expert guidance from Raj Kumar Sharma for a month.

  • No pending announcement about discovery of alien life: NASA

    Washington: NASA has no announcements to make about the discovery of alien life, a spokesperson said, dismissing media reports which claimed that the US space agency was about to discover extraterrestrial life. Last week, the hacking group Anonymous posted a video on YouTube suggesting that NASA is about to announce the discovery of life beyond Earth. “Contrary to some reports, there’s no pending announcement from NASA regarding extraterrestrial life,” NASA science chief

  • Oxford University students want ‘elitist’ gowns banned

    London : Oxford University students are demanding scrapping of “elitist” scholars’ gown worn by under-graduate students with scholarships or better scores, saying the garments make some students feel “inferior”.

  • Mumbai: No placements for forensic students

    Mumbai : The students of forensic science courses are reeling under confusion of the validity of their course and even about the placements which are not being made available. The forensic science courses were started with the aim to increase the human power for solving criminal cases.

  • Bhopal: ‘Make New Market air-conditioned, smart market’

    BHOPAL: Revenue, science and technology minister Umashankar Gupta conducted bhumi-pujan for ‘pink parking’— a parking lot to be developed specifically for women — opposite SBI branch at Ganesh Chowk on Sunday.

  • American science body slams President’s budget proposals

    Washington : President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 will “cripple” science and technology enterprise in the US, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has warned.

  • Mumbai: HSC Mathematics and Statistics question paper leaked via Whatsapp

    Over 15 lakh students took the Maharashtra class 12 board examination, when the incident of Mathematics and Statistics papers leaked. In a very unfortunate event and lack of negligence on Maharahtra State Board’s part another incident of paper leak took place, this fifth time in row that the paper were leaked on Whatsapp. On Saturday, Secretarial Practice and Physics leaked, after Marathi on Thursday.