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Seats in 40,000 colleges to be increased by 10% to implement EWS quota: Modi

Seats in 40,000 colleges to be increased by 10% to implement EWS quota: Modi

Education, General
Updates from :  the Hindu : Prime Minister says the 10% quota has been given without impacting the existing reservation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 17 said the constitutional amendment to provide 10% reservation to the poor in the general category was achieved due to the political will of his government and it would be implemented from this academic year. “The new reservation will be implemented in 40,000 colleges across 900 universities in the country from this academic year. The number of seats will be increased by 10%,” he said. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the 1,500-bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Science and Research in Ahmedabad, Mr. Modi said the economic reservation had been given without impacting the existing social reservati
Indian prof in US said to treat his Indian students like servants. College did nothing

Indian prof in US said to treat his Indian students like servants. College did nothing

Education
Updates from : the Print : An investigation by The Kansas City Star reveals that for two decades, Dr Ashim Mitra would make scholars carry heavy equipment, tend his lawn & sit his dog. New Delhi: An Indian professor has allegedly been treating his Indian Ph.D. students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) like personal servants for two decades, and the school has done nothing to stop him. A detailed investigation by The Kansas City Star, a local newspaper, revealed that Dr Ashim Mitra, a reputed faculty member at the UMKC School of Pharmacy with over 24 years of experience, would frequently make Indian scholars working under him carry his heavy equipment, serve food and water at cultural festivals, tend his lawn, and sometimes even sit his dog and care for his
Six professors win Infosys Prize 2018 for science and research

Six professors win Infosys Prize 2018 for science and research

Education
Updates from : The Hindu : Navakanta Bhat, Kavita Singh, Roop Mallik, Nalini Anantharaman, S.K. Satheesh and Sendhil Mullainathan are the winners out of the 244 nominations received in six categories Six eminent professors have been awarded the Infosys Prize 2018 across different categories of science and research, the software major’s science foundation announced on Tuesday. The annual award includes a pure gold medal, a citation and a prize purse worth $100,000 (or its equivalent in Indian rupees), the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) said in a statement. “India needs to cement its place as a hub for innovations across various fields of science,” said Narayana Murthy, Trustee ISF and Founder, Infosys. “The Infosys Prize seeks to honour the efforts of some of the bright
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