Eminence tag: Rs 1,000 crore govt grant only for IITs, IISc, says Prakash Javadekar

Amid a controversy over the Central government’s decision to grant Institution of Eminence status to Jio Institute of the Reliance Foundation, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the Rs 1,000-crore government grant is meant only for public sector institutes which have received the eminence tag.

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Prakash Javadekar orders clean-up, tells UGC, V-Cs to weed out all predatory journals

In a meeting Wednesday, Prakash Javadekar is learnt to have asked his officers to get all vice-chancellors of central, state and deemed universities to review their recommendations made to the higher education regulator for inclusion of journals on its list.

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Eminence is just a tag

Earlier this month, the Government of India informed us that six higher education institutions have been named Institutions of Eminence (IoE) by the Centre. Of these, five are known for their science and technology schools and one does not exist. They will be permitted to admit 30 per cent foreign students with no restrictions on the fees charged from them.

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Need to build idea factories, says former RBI chief Raghuram Rajan

Although India is already among the top five economies, and will soon be among the top three, the country doesn’t have a single university that is ranked among the top 100 in the world, said Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

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AICTE plans to spread awareness about patents among engineering students

BENGALURU: Engineering students of various colleges have been coming up with remarkable innovations through their college projects. Some have even impressed private sector firms and also defence sector units, who have adopted at least parts of those technologies in their units. But, at the students’ level, those innovations are lost after they graduate from the colleges.

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Govt responds to Express series: ‘Will end menace of predatory journals’

REFERRING TO THE investigation published last week in The Indian Express on fake research paper shops in India, the Government Monday said that it has asked all universities to review by August 30 the list of academic journals that are to be recognised by the UGC.

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Fake Science: 1 journal to 1,500 in 10 years, Hyderabad is hub of pay & publish

From the first journal brought out by OMICS ten years ago to an estimated 1,500 active publications today, Hyderabad has emerged as the Indian hub of predatory journals that publish research articles on a range of subjects from medicine to management for a fee, an investigation by The Indian Express has revealed.

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Inside India’s fake research paper shops: pay, publish, profit

In the world of academia, getting published in an international research journal is almost the holy grail, it helps bump up the CV for hiring and helps in the competition for tenure or promotion. It takes rigorous research, an original contribution, exhaustive peer or expert reviews, and dogged persistence.

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West to lose innovation race by 2029

The US, EU and UK are set to lose their innovation leadership positions to China and South Korea by 2029 if they don’t take steps to improve innovation and commercialisation processes.

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Google to mentor local AI start-ups

Google on Tuesday announced ‘Launchpad Accelerator India,’ a mentorship program that would aim to support Indian start-ups that deploy artificial intelligence and machine learning to build solutions for local needs. The company said the program builds on the success of the global Launchpad Accelerator program.

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Ten million bottles of cheap Spanish rosé ‘passed off as French wine’

A wine distributor based near the Spanish border is accused of concealing the origin of three million litres of Spanish rosé, equivalent to four million bottles, sold as French wine over three years. “We first received warnings about ‘Frenchification’ towards the end of 2015,” Mr Chevallier said.

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Meerut scissors struggle to cut through Chinese competition

The Meerut scissors are straining to cut through the intense competition being offered by low-cost Chinese scissors that are flooding the domestic market, say local businessmen. Despite being a WTO geographical indication (GI) registered product since 2013, the scissors are still to find the national and international recognition that is deserved, they say.

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India should open up for more collaborations: Finland envoy

India should open up for more collaborations with other countries, though Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream “Make in India” programme may not be termed as “protectionism”, Finland Ambassador Nina Vaskunlahti said.

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Imagine a patent on organizing computer files being used against online shopping sites. Oh, it’s still happening

In another sign that corporate America has had enough of patent trolls, this week monster retailers Macy’s and OfficeMax accused SpeedTrack in court of creating a “fable” – and asked a judge to kill off its patent infringement claims for good.

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