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After SBI, Union Bank to cut home, education lending rates next month
After SBI, Union Bank to cut home, education lending rates next month
Feb 29, 2012

A day after SBI reduced rates on education loans by up to 1 %, Union Bank of India on Tuesday said it may cut interest rates on home and education loans next month, an agency reported on Tuesday.

Maharashtra?s institutes ask for increasing student capacity in colleges
Maharashtra?s institutes ask for increasing student capacity in colleges
Feb 29, 2012

Around 150 engineering and 50 MBA institutes of Maharashtra have written to the state's Directorate of Technical Education, requesting to increase the student capacity on their campus. According to the records, about 85,000 seats were vacant when admission for 2011 closed.

New IITs yet to get govt approval, students get provisional degree certificates
New IITs yet to get govt approval, students get provisional degree certificates
Feb 29, 2012

The new new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are yet to be approved as IITs by the Parliament. While the Lok Sabha passed the bill for incorporating the new IITs under the act, it is yet to be cleared by Rajya Sabha.

IIM-A appoints AM Naik its new chairman
IIM-A appoints AM Naik its new chairman
Feb 29, 2012

India?s leading management institute, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) Society, has appointed Anil Manibhai Naik as its new chairman, reported TOI. Anil Manibhai Naik was the ex-chairman and managing director of infrastructure giant L&T.

Tamil Nadu tech institutions top accreditation list
Tamil Nadu tech institutions top accreditation list
Feb 28, 2012

Tamil Nadu leads the country with 350 courses in more than 100 technical institutions being accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

SBI lowers interest rates on educational loan
SBI lowers interest rates on educational loan
Feb 28, 2012

The State Bank of India (SBI) has lowered interest rates on education loans by 25-100 basis points, reports Economic Times. The move aims at attracting students to bank with the country's largest lender at an early age.

Gujarat favours single entrance test for engineering
Gujarat favours single entrance test for engineering
Feb 28, 2012

Gujarat government has given a thumbs-up to the Union government?s decision to hold a single entrance test for all centrally-run engineering institutes, including IITs, from next year.

In conversation with Subhash Samant, Principal, Asmita College of Architecture
In conversation with Subhash Samant, Principal, Asmita College of Architecture
Feb 25, 2012

An educationist, an architect and a man with a mission to offer the best architectural education to his students, Subhash Samant, the Principal of Asmita College of Architecture in Mumbai is truly a name to reckon with in the field of education.

Education minister raises concern over quality education
Education minister raises concern over quality education
Feb 23, 2012

While an increase in the number of self-financing institutions has improved accessibility to professional higher education, it has also brought in its wake concerns of quality, said Minister for Education of the Government of Kerala P.K. Abdu Rabb, reported The Hindu.

Metro approaches IITs to launch metro rail specific courses
Metro approaches IITs to launch metro rail specific courses
Feb 21, 2012

The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is planning to introduce metro rail specific courses, a specific stream of engineering, for engineering students and give them expertise in both technical as well as management aspects of metro rail operations, in assistance with Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other top technological universities of India.

Bengal to set up 15 new medical colleges to ensure best healthcare
Bengal to set up 15 new medical colleges to ensure best healthcare
Feb 21, 2012

The Commerce and Industry Minister of West Bengal, Mr Partha Chatterjee, has said that 15 new Medical Colleges in West Bengal will be constructed in the next three years, in order to ensure quality healthcare to the people of the state.

Architecture & Design, pt. 12 | Zaha Hadid
Architecture & Design, pt. 12 | Zaha Hadid
Feb 18, 2012

Zaha Hadid is perhaps the most celebrated living female architect of our time. Her work is influenced by the early Russian Avant-Garde movement. Watch to see a variety of her work.

Architecture & Design, pt. 11 | Rem Koolhaas
Architecture & Design, pt. 11 | Rem Koolhaas
Feb 18, 2012

Rem Koolhaas is known for his intellect, writing and architecture. See why all three are apparent in the work he does.

Architecture & Design, pt. 10 | Jean Nouvel
Architecture & Design, pt. 10 | Jean Nouvel
Feb 18, 2012

Jean Nouvel is a french architect who's work is demonstrative, dark, primal and unreserved. It's the future. Now.

Architecture & Design, pt. 9 | Renzo Piano
Architecture & Design, pt. 9 | Renzo Piano
Feb 18, 2012

Renzo Piano's work is unique and timeless. Find out why.