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Second IISc campus will come up in Karnataka: B S Yeddyurappa

Following is a PTI report:

Bangalore, Apr 26 (PTI) The proposed second campus of Indian Institute of Science would come up in Chitradurga district of Karnataka as planned, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said.

“The IISC campus is very much coming up in Chitradurga.

The district administration has already granted nearly 2,000 acres (at Kudapur village in the district) for it,” he told reporters here on the sidelines of a Police Investiture Ceremony.

He denied recent media reports that the proposed campus of the Bangalore-based premier institute was being shifted to Andhra Pradesh.

To another query, he said that the government was taking all measures to ensure regular supply of drinking water in Bangalore city.

April 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Second campus of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, likely to come up in Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh

Following is a report by IANS published in

The second campus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, is likely to come up in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district.

Union Minister for Human Resources Development Kapil Sibal in a letter to Chief Minister K. Rosaiah Saturday said the central government was examining a proposal of Andhra Pradesh in this regard and had discussed the idea with IISc, Bangalore.

The IISc, Bangalore, has informed that internal discussions have been held and initial proposals were to create an advanced research centre, a science park and an incubation centre, said a statement from the chief minister’s office.

Sibal wrote that a Memorandum of Understanding for the sale of land, the time frame for making available the basic infrastructure, among other things, was under preparation and further developments would be communicated on receipt of fresh inputs from IISc, Bangalore.

Rosaiah thanked United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sibal and IISc, Bangalore, for the move to establish the second campus of IISc in the state. He said it would be a boon for the backward district of Anantapur.

The chief minister said the entire credit for this goes to former chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who made efforts to get the IISc campus.

YSR, as the late chief minister was popularly known, had even identified 1,000 acres of land in Anantapur district, about 70 km from Bangalore International Airport.

April 25, 2010 at 7:10 am Leave a comment

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

20 Indian Institute of Information Technology to come up on public-pvt partnership mode

Folloiwng is a report by PTI:

New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) The HRD Ministry has prepared a public-private-partnership model for setting up 20 IIITs under which the expenditure could be shared in the ratio of 85 to 15 between the government and industry.

According to a note prepared by the Ministry for these projects, each Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) would be set up at an investment of Rs 200 crore and the government would bear 85 per cent of the expenditure.

Of the 85 per cent spending, the Centre would provide for 50 per cent and the state government would bear 35 per cent of the expenditure. It means the Centre will provide Rs 100 crore while the state government will give Rs 70 crore and the industry will provide Rs 30 crore for setting up of each IIIT.

“The ministry has prepared 50-35-15 funds sharing pattern between the Centre, state and industry.

April 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm 2 comments

Anand to set up National Academy of Magic and its brances in every state capital

Folloiwng is a PTI report:

Hyderabad, Apr 16 (PTI) A magician today said that he had applied to the Centre to set up a National Academy of Magic with branches in every state capital.

The process to set up the project, which is pending before the Human Resource Ministry, is likely to start by 2011, Jadugar Anand told reporters here.

“The Government has not yet recognised magic as an art, though we fulfill all criteria as other recognised arts.”

“An academy of magic not only creates employment opportunities for many by producing world class magicians, but also generate awareness about the art,” Anand, president of the All India Magic Federation, said.

The magician, who is in the city with his son Akash, will kick off with the breathtaking ‘Chris Angel’s Challenging Escape’ on April 18.

April 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Maharashtra Government plans to bifurcate all universities in the state

Following report is from PTI:

Mumbai, Apr 7 (PTI) Maharashtra Government plans to bifurcate all universities in the state to improve the quality of education and administration.

Replying to the debate on budgetary demands of the higher and technical education, minister Rajesh Tope told the legislative assembly that a committee has been set up to study the issue and recommend to the government on how to move ahead with the proposal.

The report would be submitted in three months, he said, adding the aim will be to have 250 colleges affiliated to one university. There can be campuses of universities like Mumbai, Pune in different parts of the state with an independent pro-Vice Chancellor.

To improve the quality of education, Tope also said he will convene a meeting of all vice chancellors to discuss having a uniform curriculum for all the universities in the state.

April 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment

Centre to increase enrolment ratio in education from 12.4 percent to 30 percent by 2020

Following is a report by IANS published in

April 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm 1 comment

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