Category Archives: Education

Studymate ‘Road to Boards ’18’ launched

Studymate, the chain of learning centres launched by the Hindustan Times in Delhi-NCR, has announced the launch of this year’s version of a programme titled the Road to Boards aimed at supporting the students who are gearing up for the Class 10 and 12 board examinations, according to a press release. The comprehensive four-month initiative… Read More »

Medical council to launch new MBBS syllabus next month for the 2019 session

India’s medical education curriculum is getting a makeover after 21 years with the Medical Council of India (MCI), the country’s medical education regulator, revising the syllabus for the bachelor’s degree programme in medicine. The new MBBS syllabus, which focuses on skill-based and hands-on training, will be published next month and come into effect from the… Read More »

IIT Madras-incubated startup develops smart air purifier; to be priced at almost half of those in market now

Indian Institute of Technology Madras-incubated startup AirOK launched India’s first indigenously developed Smart Air purifier ‘Vistar’ at Chennai last month. Powered by an EGAPA (Efficient Granular Adsorbent Particulate Arrester), Vistar can filter a variety of pollutants such as particulate matter, microbes, fungus and gaseous substances. The purifiers have Wi-Fi and touch interface and the functioning… Read More »

University students aren’t reporting sexual assault, and new guidelines don’t address why

Guidelines for how universities should respond to student sexual assault and sexual harassment released late last week fail to address the reason so many students don’t actually report their experiences. Nor do the guidelines, released by Universities Australia, address prevention of student sexual assault and harassment. Among the guidelines’ aims to encourage students to report, and to… Read More »