India  /  Published 12.07.19

£15m scholarship in memory of B.K. Birla to London Business School

Almost a decade ago, the late industry doyen Basant Kumar Birla was asked by this newspaper how he would like to be remembered.Pat came his response: “Education. I want to be remembered for spreadin...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 03.02.19

Glare on Nagaland colleges

The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has revealed the sorry state of affairs in government colleges in Mokokchung and Zunheboto districts.The union found anomalies in the colleges during...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

India  /  Published 01.02.20

Jitters over scholarship fund cut

Yogesh Bagotia, a Dalit PhD scholar with the Indira Gandhi National Open University, fears the 60 per cent slash in the budget allocation for higher-education scholarships will wreck his dreams.For th...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Education  /  Published 26.02.20

Test the waters before you join that lab abroad

A substantial number of biology students are interested in research so they go for internships and training programmes in labs right from the start. Likewise, those who wish to pursue higher education...
By Ishani Banerji in

North East  /  Published 01.01.20

Tripura government aid for students

The BJP-IPFT government of Tripura will provide financial support of Rs 1 lakh per annum to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes and minority students for pursuing professional cou...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.12.18

Weekend English course for Kasturba girls

Besides being students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Khunti, Baby Kumari, Roshni Kumari and Preeti Kumari have another thing in common. They are keen to learn English.On Sunday, the trio alon...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 03.09.19

Caste no bar: Kejriwal extends scholarship for SCs to all

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Tuesday extended a scholarship scheme specifically started for Scheduled Caste students to aspirants of all categories who came from families earning less t...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.19

Scholarship to keep game and life on

Sadhika Khatoon’s father, a van-rickshaw puller, does not approve of her playing rugby and has tried to make her quit on several occasions. But for four years Sadhika has not given up, her mother ma...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Shayok Sengupta and Tannistha Sinha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.05.19

Increase in defence scholarship

Narendra Modi’s first decision after taking charge as Prime Minister for a second term was to enhance the scholarship amounts under the National Defence Fund and also bring the children of police pe...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

A world of learning

In 1998, while teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, I befriended a scholar much older and far more learned than I. This was Padmanabh Jaini, a great authority on Buddhism and Jainism,...
By Ramachandra Guha in


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