Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute trio is India’s saving grace in 72nd Cannes Film Festival

May 13, 2019

CANNES: The 72nd Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday with India missing from the official selection for the first time this decade. The last time the world’s largest movie-producing nation drew a blank in Cannes was in 2009. The 2019 edition of the 12-day festival (May 14 to 25) will open with the screening of […]

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Kerala Muslim educational body bans niqab in its 150 institutes

May 5, 2019

(Image used for representative purpose only) KOZHIKODE: Kerala’s Muslim Educational Society (MES), which controls a total of 150 educational institutions, has banned “any dress that covers the face” for girls on all the campuses it runs. Though the MES circular avoids the word “niqab” (the veil that Muslim women wear for religious reasons), in effect it prohibits veils of […]

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Institutes affiliated to SPPU struggle with software to plug plagiarism

April 28, 2019

Savitribai Phule Pune University PUNE: Research guides at colleges and institutes affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) are struggling as they currently rely on a free-to-download software to check plagiarism in research thesis submitted by students and teachers. Guides say the free-software has a limited data base. If the software detects content result that is 2%-3% similar, […]

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Stanford’s new AI institute is inadvertently showcasing one of tech’s biggest problems

March 25, 2019

The artificial intelligence industry is often criticized for failing to think through the social repercussions of its technology—think instituting gender and racial bias in everything facial-recognitionsoftware to hiring algorithms. On Monday (March 18), Stanford University launched a new institute meant to show its commitment to addressing concerns over the industry’s lack of diversity and intersectional thinking. The […]

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QS World University Ranking 2019: Six Indian institutes in top 300

March 6, 2019

QS World University Ranking 2019: The QS World University Ranking 2019 have been released in which six Indian institutes have secured a place among the top 300 educational institutes in the world. According to the report, IIT Bombay has secured the top spot among the indian institutes on the QS World University Ranking, followed by […]

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