Ph.D Holders From Top Foreign Universities Eligible For Direct Recruitment As Assistant Professor

Doctoral degree holders from the top 500 foreign universities are now eligible for direct recruitment as an assistant professor in Indian varsities, according to the UGC. As per the new recruitment norms, the top 500 ranking of the university shall be referred from four famous world university ranking systems — Quacquarelli Symonds , Times Higher Read More

IISER Kolkata Professor Gets Swarnajayanti Fellowship

Professor Punyasloke Bhaduri of the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata was awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship by the central government for 2017-18. Under this scheme, scientists are provided with generous support to pursue research in the frontier areas of science and technology, the statement said Monday. Young scientists, with excellent track Read More

Cyclone Gaja: New Schedule Of Pondicherry University Examinations Soon

New Schedule of postponed examinations of Pondicherry University and affiliated colleges will be announced shortly, said a statement from the varsity. Due tocyclone Gaja storms and heavy rains, the examinations of Pondicherry University and affiliated colleges in all the centres at Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, Yanam and Andaman and Nicobar scheduled on November 15, 16 and 17 were postponed. Read More

Plea in High Court claims work hours of teachers violate RTE Act, calls for longer timings

Teachers in single-shift government schools teach for six-and-a-half hours Stating that the current working hours of teachers in Delhi government and local authority schools are in violation of the provisions of the Right to Education Act, a petition in the Delhi High Court called for extending it to seven-and-a-half hours. The petitioner, civil society organisation Read More

Group Therapy Most Effective Treatment For Anxiety In Young People

Group-based talking therapies shown to be most effective treatment for young people with anxiety disorders, says a new network meta-analysis study from Oxford University. The yet to be published study, ‘Different Types and Acceptability of Psychotherapies for Acute Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents’, suggests that group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could be the best Read More