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Post-graduate law degree may become one-year course:Indo-Asian News Service

Following is a report by IANS found in

New Delhi, April 21 – A post-graduate degree in law may become a one-year course instead of the current duration of two years, Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. Purandeswari said Wednesday.  

‘A proposal to restructure the existing post-graduate programme in law from that of two years duration to a one-year duration programme with selectivity in admission to attract the brightest graduates in law towards this programme is under consideration with the University Grants Commission (UGC),’ Purandeswari told the Lok Sabha.

‘The proposal would be considered in respect of other post-graduate programmes of study which are amenable to restructuring by reducing the time duration of the programme for award of degree without compromising on the quality of education,’ she added.


April 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Science scholarships get Rs 240 crore in the Union Budget 2010

Following is a report by PTI:

New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Government’s initiative to award scholarships to those opting for science studies today got a Rs 240 crore allocation in the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

The first 39,000 INSPIRE scholarships were awarded earlier this month by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

They are aimed at attracting students towards basic science and research.

The budgetary allocation for Department of Science and Technology was hiked to Rs 2,025 crores from Rs 1,672 crores from the previous. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research saw its plan allocation go up from Rs 1,279 crores to Rs 1,600 crores.

Allocation for the Department of Biotechnology has been hiked from Rs 902 crore to Rs 1,200 crores.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ plan allocation has been pegged at Rs 1,000 crores from Rs 793 crore the previous fiscal.

February 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm 1 comment

Job advertisements in Current Science news magazine

January 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Link to India education news, daily educational news and updates

January 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

Ford Foundation invites applications for Masters and PhD fellowships

Following report is from The Pioneer:

The International Fellowship Programme (IFP) has invited application only from eligible candidates currently living and working in the States of Bihar, Chhattishgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Information and pre-application forms are available at E-mails can be sent to

Announcing this and briefing the media on Tuesday on the details of the program the Deputy Director of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme Neera L. Handa stated that the IFP seeks to build a new generation of social justice leaders in India by offering an opportunity for quality higher education to those groups who have historically lacked access to higher education or have suffered other socio-economic disadvantages. The entire cost of the program including preparatory training is borne by the Program.

The pre-application stage of the four stage selection process closes on December 15. It will be followed by final application, regional interview and national interview stages. The eligibility criteria are a Bachelor or Master’s degree from a recognised Indian University with at least 55 per cent marks and three years of full time experience relevant to the proposed area of study. Additionally, they should have experience in leadership and community development related activities.

As of October 2009, IFP India has selected 280 fellows for Masters and PHD degrees, out of which many persons are from Odisha. Some of them from Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattishgarh narrated their own experiences and the immense benefit they have derived from the program. Two hundred fellows have completed their studies and over 75 per cent have returned to India to serve their communities. This is the last year of the 10 year programme of the Foundation.

November 18, 2009 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

FM University MPhil and MTech admission notice

Following AD is from The Samaja:

FM University

November 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm 2 comments

Siksha O Anusndhan University Admission Test-2010

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October 31, 2009 at 8:49 am Leave a comment

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