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October 14, 2017

“Girls Speak Out”

United Nations, Women

Photo: Participants at an event entitled, “Girls Speak Out”, marking the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October). The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Peru, and Turkey, and the NGO Working Group on Girls. 11 October 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

United Nations, Women

Photo: A young attendee at an event entitled, “Girls Speak Out”, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October). The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Peru, and Turkey, and the NGO Working Group on Girls. 11 October 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

United Nations, Women

Photo: Ashley Judd, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), speaks at the high-level launch of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative for the elimination of violence against women and girls. The event was held on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate. 20 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

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October 9, 2017

India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley To Speak At Harvard University

Harvard University

Photo: A Harvard Law School Signboard. Image Credit: Ryan Ward.

Harvard University

Photo: Event Announcement, Arun Jaitley’s lecture at the South Asia Institute, Harvard University.

WASHINGTON: India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley will address students of the prestigious Harvard University on October 12.

At Harvard, on October 12, the Finance Minister would deliver the ‘Mahindra Lecture’ in honour of late Harish C Mahindra, a distinguished alumnus of Harvard College and a visionary leader of business and industry in India, the South Asia Institute of Harvard University said in an announcement.

On the First Leg of his US visit, Jaitley will arrive in New York on the morning on 9th October, 2017. His major engagements during his one day stay at New York include Meeting with the Investors in partnership with Bank of America and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Thereafter, he will participate in the Roundtable Meeting of CEOs of USIBC-CII.

Next day, i.e., Tuesday, 10th October, 2017, he will deliver a Lecture on “FDI: Achievements and Challenges” at Columbia University. In the evening, he will leave for Boston.

On Wednesday, 11th October, 2017, Mr. Jaitley will participate in the Roundtable Investment Meet being organised in Boston in collaboration with NIIF, USISPF and FICCI on the subject of “Indian Economy - The Road Ahead”.

Later in the evening, he will deliver a Lecture on India’s Tax Reforms at the South Asia Institute, Harvard University.

On the morning of Thursday, the 12th October, 2017, the Finance Minister will leave for Washington D.C. to participate in the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to political analyst, Nikhila Natarajan, Jaitley would be visiting two “Ivy League” colleges - Columbia and Harvard.

“Yale, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia and Princeton,” she explains, “form the league of eight, called ‘Ivy League’, which embraces a wide sweep of connotations, including but not limited to academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, social elitism, and a common high-water mark for scholarship and athletics.”

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October 6, 2017

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017

Nobel Peace Prize, ICAN

Photo: Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), with signed “Draft treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons” - 7th July 2017. Photographer: Clare Conboy. Image provided by & Copyright © ICAN.

Oslo, 6 October 2017 — The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). “The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons,” the committee announced.

“We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time. Some states are modernizing their nuclear arsenals, and there is a real danger that more countries will try to procure nuclear weapons, as exemplified by North Korea. Nuclear weapons pose a constant threat to humanity and all life on earth. Through binding international agreements, the international community has previously adopted prohibitions against land mines, cluster munitions and biological and chemical weapons. Nuclear weapons are even more destructive, but have not yet been made the object of a similar international legal prohibition.

“Through its work, ICAN has helped to fill this legal gap. An important argument in the rationale for prohibiting nuclear weapons is the unacceptable human suffering that a nuclear war will cause. ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations from around 100 different countries around the globe. The coalition has been a driving force in prevailing upon the world’s nations to pledge to cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in efforts to stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. To date, 108 states have made such a commitment, known as the Humanitarian Pledge.

“Furthermore, ICAN has been the leading civil society actor in the endeavour to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law. On 7 July 2017, 122 of the UN member states acceded to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As soon as the treaty has been ratified by 50 states, the ban on nuclear weapons will enter into force and will be binding under international law for all the countries that are party to the treaty.

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee is aware that an international legal prohibition will not in itself eliminate a single nuclear weapon, and that so far neither the states that already have nuclear weapons nor their closest allies support the nuclear weapon ban treaty. The Committee wishes to emphasize that the next steps towards attaining a world free of nuclear weapons must involve the nuclear-armed states. This year’s Peace Prize is therefore also a call upon these states to initiate serious negotiations with a view to the gradual, balanced and carefully monitored elimination of the almost 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world. Five of the states that currently have nuclear weapons - the USA, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and China - have already committed to this objective through their accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1970. The Non-Proliferation Treaty will remain the primary international legal instrument for promoting nuclear disarmament and preventing the further spread of such weapons.

“It is now 71 years since the UN General Assembly, in its very first resolution, advocated the importance of nuclear disarmament and a nuclear weapon-free world. With this year’s award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to pay tribute to ICAN for giving new momentum to the efforts to achieve this goal.

“It is the firm conviction of the Norwegian Nobel Committee that ICAN, more than anyone else, has in the past year given the efforts to achieve a world without nuclear weapons a new direction and new vigour,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated in its announcement.

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September 28, 2017

‘Time to Stamp Out Human Trafficking,’ says UN Chief; United Nations Pledges Action to Eradicate ‘Heinous Crime’ with Tailored, Effective, Multilateral Efforts to Protect the Victims and Prosecute the Perpetrators

United Nations, New York

Photo: Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the UN General Assembly, chairs the Assembly’s high-level meeting to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. 27 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

United Nations, New York

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Chair of the Board of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons. 27 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the UN General Assembly, meets with Mira Sorvino (left), UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) Goodwill Ambassador for Global Fight against Human Trafficking. 27 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Félix Braz, Minister of Justice of Luxembourg, addresses the UN General Assembly high-level meeting to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. 27 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Mira Sorvino, Academy Award-winning actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), addresses the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on the appraisal of the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. 27 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

United Nations, 27 September 2017 - With tens of millions of human trafficking victims worldwide, “now is the time to stand together and stamp out this abominable practice,” Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level meeting at which Member States adopted a political Declaration reaffirming their commitment to implement a United Nations action plan to end the scourge.

“Human trafficking is all around us, in all regions of the world,” said Mr. Guterres, referring to such practices as “Forced Labour” and “Sexual Servitude” in different forms and manifestations.

In the Declaration, adopted without a vote, UN Member States demonstrated their strong political will to take decisive concerted action to end the heinous crime.

“As millions of children, women and men spill out of their countries towards safety, they find themselves at the mercy of merciless people,” Mr. Guterres said.

These criminal networks are global, well-organized, technologically savvy, and highly proficient in taking advantage of gaps in governance and weaknesses in institutions, he added.

Fighting human trafficking requires greater use of relevant instruments, including the UN conventions against transnational organized crime and against corruption, he said.

Also addressing the meeting, Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said “this appraisal and the adoption of the political Declaration can help us take this commitment forward and sharpen responses to an odious crime that continues to exploit and victimize the most vulnerable, in all parts of the world.”

To build a robust evidence base, UNODC is currently working with the academic community to develop innovative methodologies to measure the size and scope of the trafficking problem, he added.

General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák also addressed the meeting, as did Ms. Mira Sorvino, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the global fight against human trafficking and Grizelda Grootboom, a civil society representative and victim of human trafficking.

The high-level meeting was addressed by the representatives of Jamaica, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Botswana, Zambia, United States, Cuba, Morocco, Brazil, Denmark, Slovenia, Myanmar, Austria, Portugal, Mexico, Philippines, Peru, Paraguay, India, Cameroon, Bahamas, Republic of Korea, Germany, Pakistan, Guatemala, Libya, Argentina, Colombia, Kenya, Canada, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Finland, Liechtenstein, Japan, Cabo Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mongolia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Switzerland, Hungary, Ireland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Honduras, Viet Nam, El Salvador, Bahrain, Maldives, Iceland, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Bangladesh, China, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saint Vincent and Grenadines and Spain.

The speakers called for tailored, effective, multilateral efforts to protect the victims and prosecute the perpetrators.

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September 27, 2017

General Debate of the UN General Assembly concludes amid Clarion Calls for Diplomacy and Reform of United Nations to create More Equitable World Order

United Nations, New York

Photo: Miroslav Lajčák (left), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, briefs journalists on the outcomes and achievements of the Assembly’s annual general debate, which took place from 19 to 25 September. 26 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Miroslav Lajčák (right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, opens the high-level plenary meeting commemorating and promoting the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Secretary-General António Guterres is on the left. 26 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

United Nations, New York

Photo: The UN General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (26 September). 26 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Mia, a member of the UN Security and Safety K-9 (Canine) Unit for explosives detection, at work with her handler in the Secretariat Building of UN headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten. 22 September 2017. United Nations, New York.

The United Nations General Assembly has wrapped up its 72nd annual general debate with its President underscoring prevention of conflicts before they break out, support for UN peacekeeping, sustainable development, and respect for human rights and gender equality among the major priorities raised by the 196 Heads of State, Government and delegations.

“You reaffirmed your commitment to the UN. And to each other. You said we are stronger together, in a system based on dialogue and multilateralism,” President Miroslav Lajčák declared, summing up the main thrust of the debate whose theme was ‘Focusing on People - Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.’

During six days of debate, several representatives focused on the global economic and political systems — including within the United Nations — as unfair and unrepresentative, with many stressing that the Organization’s reform must include a reorientation of the Security Council’s membership.

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“Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte.

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“The question upon which the whole future peace and policy of the world depends is this: Is the present war a struggle for a just and secure peace, or only for a new balance of power? If it be only a struggle for a new balance of power, who will guarantee, who can guarantee, the stable equilibrium of the new arrangement? … There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized common peace.”

— Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.


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September 19, 2017

UN General Assembly Opens Seventy-second General Debate

United Nations

Photo: The logo of the United Nations in the General Assembly Hall, as the Assembly opens the general debate of its seventy-second regular session. 19 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres presents his annual report on the work of the Organization at the opening of the General Assembly’s seventy-second general debate. 19 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets with United States President Donald Trump (left). Also pictured, Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN. 18 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

United Nations

Photo: United States President Donald Trump during the high-level meeting on reform of the United Nations convened by the United States. 18 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with United States President Donald Trump. 19 September 2017. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres hosted a luncheon in honour of the heads of delegations attending the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.

United States President Donald Trump (left) shares a toast with King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as the Secretary-General (centre) looks on. 19 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres hosted a luncheon in honour of the heads of delegations attending the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session. United States President Donald Trump offers a toast at the luncheon. 19 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations

Photo: Emmanuel Macron (right), President of France, at the Summit to Launch the Global Pact for the Environment, which took place on the margins of the annual general debate of the General Assembly. 19 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

United Nations

Photo: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), addresses an event entitled, “Leave No One Behind: Actions and Commitments for Women’s Economic Empowerment”, which took place on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate. 19 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

United Nations

Photo: Priyanka Chopra, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, makes remarks during an event on “Financing the Future: Education 2030”. 20 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General, António Guterres (right), meets with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, his Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. 20 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

United Nations, Sushma Swaraj

Photo: Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs of India, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session. 23 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General, António Guterres (right), meets with Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs of India. 23 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

United Nations

Photo: Miroslav Lajčák (right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, meets with Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America. 19 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations

Photo: Scene at a meeting room during the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session. UN Headquarters. UN Photo/Manuel Elias. 17 September 2017. United Nations, New York.

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September 11, 2017

India at 70: Rahul Gandhi to Speak at Berkeley Today

UC Berkeley

Photo: Rahul Gandhi talk. Event Flyer.

Berkeley Student

Photo: A walkout on the UC Berkeley campus. Year 2009. Image Credit: Ben Chaney.

Berkeley, California: Indian National Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today began his two-week visit to the US during which he will interact with global thinkers and political leaders as part of an outreach initiative by his party.

In his first engagement, Gandhi would address students of the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, on ‘India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward’, in which he would talk about his vision about India and where the country is leading.

“He is here at the University of California, Berkeley, where Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addressed in 1949 as the Prime Minister. Today we are at the cross roads where core value of Indian democracy, secularism, and pluralistic society is in danger,” Congress spokesman Madhu Goud Yaskhi said.

The event venue is full and the registration for Rahul Gandhi’s talk has already been closed. The event will be held at the Chevron Auditorium, UC Berkeley International House, from 6.30 PM to 8 PM local time.

The event is being sponsored by the Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley; and the Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley.

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September 5, 2017

Oxford and Cambridge top Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Oxford University

Photo: Oxford University Press, the largest university press in the world, founded 1586. Image Credit: David Nicholls.

Oxford University

Photo: Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, gestures during the WorkStudio ‘Experiencing Mindful Leadership’ at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2013. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Urs Jaudas.

Oxford University

Photo: Molly Crockett, Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Sikarin Thanachaiary.

The 2018 World University Rankings launched today at the ongoing THE World Academic Summit in London feature 1,000 institutions for the first time. The rankings feature institutions from 77 different countries.

The University of Oxford has held on to the number one spot for the second year in a row, while the University of Cambridge has jumped from fourth to second place.

Cambridge’s rise comes at the expense of the California Institute of Technology, which was number one between 2012 and 2016, number two last year, and now shares third position with Stanford.

Louise Richardson, Oxford’s vice-chancellor, said that she was “delighted that Oxford has held its position at the top of these global rankings”.

“To be judged the best university in the world for the second successive year, against a backdrop in which Britain’s role in the world is uncertain and the place of universities in society open to question, will be a great source of pride for everyone at Oxford,” said Professor Richardson.

“Success in our field is never an accident,” she added, stating that it is “achieved by a relentless pursuit of excellence, creative brilliance and a deep commitment to our enduring values”.

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Cambridge’s vice-chancellor, said that the result confirms that the university “is among a small group of the most respected higher education institutions globally”.

Peking University has risen two places to joint 27th, which puts it on a par with New York University and the University of Edinburgh. While Tsinghua University has climbed five places to 30th, overtaking the University of Melbourne, Georgia Institute of Technology, LMU Munich and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Both those Chinese institutions have improved in terms of their reputations for teaching and research this year.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018: Top 30

Rank — Institution — Country

  1. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  2. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  3. California Institute of Technology — United States
  4. Stanford University — United States
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States
  6. Harvard University — United States
  7. Princeton University — United States
  8. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  9. University of Chicago — United States
  10. ETH Zurich — Switzerland
  11. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  12. Yale University — United States
  13. Johns Hopkins University — United States
  14. Columbia University — United States
  15. University of California, Los Angeles — United States
  16. University College London — United Kingdom
  17. Duke University — United States
  18. University of California, Berkeley — United States
  19. Cornell University — United States
  20. Northwestern University — United States
  21. University of Michigan — United States
  22. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  23. University of Toronto — Canada
  24. Carnegie Mellon University — United States
  25. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom
  26. University of Washington — United States
  27. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  28. New York University — United States
  29. Peking University — China
  30. Tsinghua University — China

Indian institutes continued to perform poorly with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore sliding in the rankings. Though IISc remained the top university in India, it was placed in the 251-300 groupings of the best universities, a fall from the 201-250 cohort of the previous edition of the ranking.

“It is disappointing that India has declined in the THE World University Rankings amid increasing global competition. As leading universities in other Asian territories such as China, Hong Kong and Singapore are consistently rising up the rankings, in part thanks to high and sustained levels of funding, India’s flagship the Indian Institute of Science moves further away from the elite top 200,” said Phil Baty, editorial director of global rankings of THE.

Indian universities performed poorly on internationalization, which measures how successful a school is in attracting foreign students and staff, a traditional shortcoming of the Indian institutions. “Government policy strictly limits the number of students from abroad who can study in India and prevents international scholars from being hired into long-term faculty positions. The rankings may improve in the near future as Indian schools go about improving the internationalization aspect,” THE said.

INDIA — Top 20

THE Rank — Institution

According to Times Higher Education, “Tens of millions of students and their families, as well as academics and university leaders, view the results. The rankings not only inform students’ choice of university and academics’ career decisions, but they also shape institutional strategy and national government higher education policies in many countries.”

“We cannot develop the rankings and analyses we do without institutions signing up to our data collection system and investing the time and resources to share data in accordance with THE’s unique global data definitions. So we thank all institutions that engaged with the process this year for their commitment and support for our exciting global project. We are confident that the payback, through all the insights brought about by the rankings and the related analyses and benchmarking tools, is clear to all of our university partners,” THE said.

“Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. We use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer),” THE explained.

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August 28, 2017

UN Secretary-General Meets Mayor of New York City

New York City Mayor, United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (left) speaks with Penny Abeywardena (right), New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs, prior to a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio. 24 August 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

New York City Mayor, United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (left) meets with New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio (right). 24 August 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

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August 21, 2017

President of India presents President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Battalions

Ladakh Scouts India

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presents the President’s Colours to Ladakh Scouts Battalions in Leh on August 21, 2017. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

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August 17, 2017

Navika Sagar Parikrama - Circumnavigating The Globe on an Indian-Built Sail Boat INSV Tarini by Women Naval Officers

India Women Expedition

Photo: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini, in New Delhi on August 16, 2017. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba is also seen. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

India Women Expedition

Photo: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Lt. Commander P. Swathi of Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition, in New Delhi on August 16, 2017. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini.

The all-women crew have trained extensively for the forthcoming voyage. They have sailed approximately 20,000 Nm onboard INSV Mhadei and Tarini as part of training, which includes two expeditions to Mauritius (in 2016 and 2017) and a voyage from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16.

This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project is considered essential towards promoting Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Government of India’s thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’ (Women Power).

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August 7, 2017

Naga Village Chieftains call on Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Modi

Photos: A 15 member delegation from Nagaland GB Federation - a body of Gaon Burahs (village chieftains) of all the Naga villages, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on August 03, 2017. Images provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

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July 29, 2017

National Press Club, Washington, D.C., hosts Headliners Events on Two New Books — "Understanding Trump" and "The Smear"

National Press Club

National Press Club, Trump

• Newt Gingrich Discusses New Book “Understanding Trump” at National Press Club Headliners Event, June 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared at a National Press Club Headliners Event on June 16th to discuss his new book, “Understanding Trump”.

In “Understanding Trump”, Gingrich shared what he learned from more than two years helping Donald J. Trump throughout his presidential campaign, during his transition from presidential candidate to Commander in Chief, and in his first few months in office. Gingrich provided a unique perspective on how the new president’s past experience as a business leader has shaped his political agenda and approach to governing the country.

The event featured a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing.

National Press Club

National Press Club, Washington

• Sharyl Attkisson Brings “The Smear” to a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on August 31

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, author of “The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote,” will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Room.

Attkisson is The New York Times bestselling author of “Stonewalled,” a five-time Emmy Award winner, and the host of “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” offered by Sinclair. She is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and has reported nationally for CBS News, PBS and CNN.

In “The Smear,” Attkisson reveals the world of opposition research and the dirty tricks those in power use to influence public opinion. Spin doctors and outside interests use a tactic known as “the Smear” to blindly influence the public, she writes, noting that there is an agenda by those pushing such fabricated stories.

The event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Proceeds from the two events would benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, which offers innovative, practical training to journalists and communications professionals working in a rapidly-changing media environment.

The National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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June 21, 2017

Conversation on Yoga for Health

United Nations Yoga Day

Photo: A scene from an event entitled “Conversation on Yoga for Health”, on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga. The event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of India, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN Department of Public Information. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office at the UN, offered opening remarks. 21 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

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June 12, 2017

World Oceans Day celebrated at UN Headquarters

World Oceans Day at UN

Photo: Stilt dancers, musicians, and ritual processions came together at the UN Visitors’ Plaza in a new performance piece entitled “Ocean Calling” to mark World Oceans Day (June 8). The marine-centric work was created by artist Laura Anderson Barbata in collaboration with choreographer Chris Walker, The Brooklyn Jumbies, choreographer and dancer Mei Yamanaka, and Jarana Beat. The event was organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly with TBA21-Academy. 08 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

World Oceans Day at UN

Photo: The Ocean Conference opens with a Fijian traditional welcome ceremony. The UN Ocean Conference took place at UN headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day (8 June). Co-chaired by Fiji and Sweden, the Conference aimed to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. 05 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

World Oceans Day at UN

Photo: Peter Thomson (right), President of the seventy-first session of the UN General Assembly, meets with Yoshioka Tatsuya, Co-founder and Director of Peace Boat, on the margins of the 5-9 June Ocean Conference. 07 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

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May 25, 2017

Observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

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Photo: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Jean-Pierre Lacroix (left of Mr. Guterres), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations; and Atul Khare (right of Mr. Guterres), Under-Secretary-General for Field Support; pose for a group photo with Force Commanders of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. 24 May 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

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May 2, 2017

International Jazz Day 2017 Worldwide Celebration concludes with Global Concert in Havana, Cuba

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Havana, Cuba - Following thousands of events taking place in over 190 countries, International Jazz Day 2017 culminated in a concert streamed worldwide from Havana’s historic Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. As the International Jazz Day 2017 Global Host City, the musically vibrant city of Havana also presented a wide range of concerts and education programs.

Established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in coordination with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, International Jazz Day is recognized on the official calendars of UNESCO and the United Nations. Each year, on April 30, International Jazz Day highlights the role of jazz in promoting freedom, creativity and intercultural dialogue, and uniting people from all corners of the globe. Toyota served as Lead Partner of International Jazz Day 2017.

The Global Concert included an all-star group of musicians from Cuba and around the world performing “Cuba Bop” and “Manteca”. Cuban trumpet virtuoso Julio Padron played Freddie Hubbard’s composition, while the acclaimed vocalist Cassandra Wilson performed her composition “You Move Me”.

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April 25, 2017

UNESCO paper shows governments not keeping pace with growing demand for higher education

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Photo: A College Student. Image Credit & Photographer: Francisco Osorio.

A new policy paper from the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at UNESCO shows that the number of university level students doubled to 207 million between 2000 and 2014. Governments are struggling to keep pace with rapidly rising demand and large disparities in access, with a large cost of higher education often falling to families, many of whom cannot afford it.

The new paper, Six ways to ensure higher education leaves no one behind, sets out a series of measures to make higher education more equitable and affordable, including to ensure that student loan repayments do not exceed 15% of a student’s monthly income. Anything more threatens to leave the disadvantaged behind.

“By creating and transmitting vital knowledge, skills and core values, higher education is a cornerstone for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. “Demand for higher education is going to continue rising. Governments must respond by introducing a range of new policies that will ensure expansion doesn’t leave the marginalised behind, and that access is based on merit, not privilege.”

Analyzing global trends, the paper also shows that only 1% of the poorest students have spent more than four years in higher education, compared to 20% of the richest.

In South Africa, around one-sixth of blacks and coloreds attended higher education in 2013, compared to over 50% of whites. Similarly, in Mexico, less than 1% of the indigenous population attend higher education. In China, youth from rural areas are seven times less likely to attend university than students from urban areas.

Access to higher education has expanded most rapidly in wealthier countries: Only 8% of young adults are enrolled on average in the poorest countries, compared to 74% in the richest countries. The greatest gender disparities are found among the poorest countries as well. Women made up only 30% of bachelor students in low-income countries in 2014.

“In certain countries with deeply rooted social inequities, affirmative action through quota or bonus systems may be necessary to expand access to underrepresented groups, even if these mechanisms are controversial,” says Suzanne Grant Lewis, director of the IIEP.

Private colleges and universities have expanded to cater to the growing pool of students, enrolling 30% of all students worldwide, rising to 50% in Latin America.

Governments can’t keep pace financially with this expansion and families are left with the tab. Across 26 countries in Europe, households paid for 15% of the cost of higher education in 2011. In other high-income countries, household expenditures were even higher: 40% in Australia, 46% in the USA, 52% in Japan, and 55% in Chile.

UNESCO, the only UN organization with responsibility for higher education, advises governments to use a combination of policies aimed at helping the disadvantaged, such as low tuition fees, need-based scholarships and loans repayments adjusted according to income, to help families manage the costs. The paper draws on a range of examples to show how different countries are expanding and diversifying higher education offerings to achieve greater equity.

“The last thing we want is for higher education to be the ball and chain around students’ ankles,” said Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM Report. “Coping with dramatic student expansion is not easy, but there are policy solutions governments can put into place to stop the bill falling to households.”

Six specific recommendations are given to policy makers to make higher education equitable and affordable for all:

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April 18, 2017

Five University Teams reach finals of the “Fly Your Ideas 2017” Global Student Competition

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Photo: The first Airbus A320 for Atlantic Airways - delivered in December 2016 - will be deployed on routes from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen. Image provided by & Copyright © AIRBUS S.A.S. 2016 - photo by C. BRINKMANN.

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Photo: Airbus’ widebody A350 XWB and A380 were among the commercial jetliners on display - flying and static - during the Farnborough International Airshow. Image provided by & Copyright © AIRBUS GROUP 2016 - photo by P. PIGEYRE / master films.

Five student teams from Australia, China, France, Nigeria and the United Kingdom will compete in the final round of the fifth edition of Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas global challenge, organised in partnership with UNESCO. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft taxiing, clever ways of boarding, new areas for luggage storage or offering a new business model using existing Airbus aircraft.

Representing different nationalities and universities across Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific, the five finalist teams embody true diversity, which is a key driver of innovation and performance. The students, competing for a €30,000 prize, also demonstrate a wide variety of disciplines from Natural Sciences to Engineering and Business.

Their inventive ideas, which were selected from over 350 entries, had to answer one of five challenges identified by Airbus to provide sustainable future solutions. The innovations proposed by the five finalist teams look at alternative business models, passengers’ experience and flight operations.

The five finalist teams will soon travel to Toulouse, France, where they will spend a week at the Airbus ProtoSpace facility to prototype, test and visualise their ideas using state-of-the-art equipment with personal guidance from Airbus. At the end of their week at Airbus, the students will present their innovative projects and the newly developed prototype in front of Airbus and UNESCO experts and personalities from the aerospace and academic world. The competition offers a unique opportunity for students worldwide, working in diverse teams of 3-5 members, to develop valuable skills, including teamwork, project management, communications and presentation, and to get involved in engineering.

The ideas competing for the final prize are:

• Airborne Earth Observation - Team SkyVision
University of Surrey, UK
A radical concept that turns a commercial airliner into an ‘Earth Observation Device’ by installing equipment into the belly of the aircraft to monitor ground activity during flight. An alternative to satellite imagery, it opens up new opportunities such as ecology analysis and urban planning.

• Improving Airport Taxi Flow and Efficiency - Team Nevada
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
An airport taxiing system that uses sensors and algorithms for automated Ground Traffic Control, both in the tower and on the aircraft, to significantly improve aircraft traffic at airports and thus reduce emissions.

• Compact Luggage Strategy Mobile App - Team PassEx
Institut d’Administration des Entreprises - IAE Toulouse, France
A revolutionary boarding system that uses a real-time mobile app to assign boarding status to passengers according to their luggage size. The Compact Luggage Strategy (CLS) addresses current storage issues in over-head compartments by distributing passengers across the aircraft according to the size of their baggage.

• Private Stowage Compartment - Team DAELead
University of Hong Kong, China
A clever aircraft cabin design that locates a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) underneath passengers’ feet, utilizing the space between the cabin floor and the cargo ceiling.

• A400M Aerial Firefighting Platform - Team Aquarius
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
A fire-fighting solution that incorporates modular systems using pressurized fire retardant containers fixed to fast-loadable pallets for a network of Airbus A400M aircraft, to create a system of aerial firefighting platforms that can be used for rapid wildfire suppression.

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April 3, 2017

India's Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, Releases ‘India Rankings 2017’

India University Rankings

Photo: India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, releasing the “INDIA RANKING 2017”, in New Delhi on April 03, 2017. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

New Delhi, India. April 03, 2017. India’s Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, released the India Rankings 2017 for the Educational Institutions and dedicated it to the nation in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion he said that this step is a sequel of our Government’s commitment towards bringing landmark changes in the quality of education provided to students across the country for which we are working relentlessly. Shri Javadekar said this ranking is meant to have beginning of a fair competition among the institutions for achieving excellence in their efforts.

• The Minister said now institutions, parents, students, and others will have authentic information about the ranking and quality of a particular university, college, or vocational institution and this has led to the global scaling up of our credentials.

The Minister on this occasion also announced that government will extend more help to quality education institutions. It’s a vital change of policy and will motivate all the institutions to perform and excel. Factors regarding number of research papers submitted, patents obtained and campus placement figures will also count for seeking government support. He said public perception, employer perception and academic perception will also be given importance.

A very exciting feature of this year’s Rankings is the ranking of General Degree Colleges in Arts and Sciences from across the country. While many of the names appearing in the top-100 list are well known and famous, there are many others who may not be so well known but have fared well.

OVERALL INSTITUTIONS (INCLUDING UNIVERSITIES)

Rank — Institution — City — State — Score

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 83.28
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 73.97
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra 71.78
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal 68.43
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi Delhi 64.18
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 61.53
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 60.69
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati Assam 60.37
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand 59.84
  10. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 58.92
  11. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Karnataka 58.25
  12. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 57.32
  13. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 56.50
  14. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 56.30
  15. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 55.37
  16. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 54.70
  17. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Gujarat 54.27
  18. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 52.81
  19. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 52.74
  20. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 51.75
  21. Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 51.46
  22. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu 51.36
  23. Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi Delhi 51.20
  24. Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore Madhya Pradesh 50.23
  25. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 49.26
  26. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 49.07
  27. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal 48.90
  28. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 48.84
  29. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune Pune Maharashtra 48.28
  30. Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal Manipal Karnataka 48.27
  31. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 48.19
  32. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Rupnagar Punjab 47.84
  33. SikshaO Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar Odisha 46.72
  34. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 46.57
  35. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 46.45
  36. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 46.45
  37. Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi Himachal Pradesh 45.62
  38. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 45.52
  39. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal 45.17
  40. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 44.99
  41. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 44.95
  42. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 44.84
  43. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 44.42
  44. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata Mohanpur West Bengal 44.38
  45. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.29
  46. National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela Odisha 44.02
  47. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.95
  48. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 43.78
  49. TATA Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra 43.71
  50. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 43.50
  51. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 43.35
  52. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali Mohali Punjab 43.27
  53. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad Jharkhand 43.21
  54. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 43.13
  55. S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.07
  56. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.06
  57. Mysore University Mysore Karnataka 42.83
  58. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 42.74
  59. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 42.70
  60. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.48
  61. Sri Ramachandra University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.46
  62. Anand Agricultural University Anand Gujarat 42.26
  63. Indian Institute of Management Udaipur Udaipur Rajasthan 42.15
  64. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.85
  65. National Institute of Technology Surathkal Surathkal Karnataka 41.80
  66. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha 41.75
  67. Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 41.73
  68. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 41.48
  69. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 41.38
  70. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 41.37
  71. Indian Institute of Management Kashipur Kashipur Uttarakhand 41.36
  72. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.30
  73. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah West Bengal 41.28
  74. Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Karnataka 41.18
  75. Thapar University Patiala Punjab 40.78
  76. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Pune Maharashtra 40.59
  77. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya 40.51
  78. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Ahmedabad Gujarat 40.48
  79. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha 40.47
  80. Sri Sivasubrmaniya Nadar College of Engineering Kalavakkam Tamil Nadu 40.31
  81. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Ludhiana Punjab 40.10
  82. National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal Telangana 40.05
  83. Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna Bihar 39.87
  84. Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Solan Himachal Pradesh 39.54
  85. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Kozhikode Kerala 39.20
  86. AMITY University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh 39.17
  87. Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 39.15
  88. PSG College of Technology Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 39.07
  89. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan 38.74
  90. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra 38.73
  91. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu 38.68
  92. Annamalai University Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu 38.59
  93. Calicut University Calicut Kerala 38.45
  94. Mizoram University Aizwal Mizoram 38.36
  95. Kurukshetra University Kurushetra Haryana 38.26
  96. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh 37.95
  97. Symbiosis International University Pune Maharashtra 37.67
  98. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 37.32
  99. Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong Meghalaya 37.28
  100. Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka 37.25

UNIVERSITIES

Rank — University — City — State — Score

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 83.28
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 61.53
  3. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 58.92
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Karnataka 58.25
  5. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 57.32
  6. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 56.50
  7. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 56.30
  8. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 55.37
  9. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 54.70
  10. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 52.81
  11. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 52.74
  12. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 51.75
  13. Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 51.46
  14. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu 51.36
  15. Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi Delhi 51.20
  16. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal 48.90
  17. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 48.84
  18. Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal Manipal Karnataka 48.27
  19. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 48.19
  20. SikshaO Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar Odisha 46.72
  21. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 46.45
  22. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 46.45
  23. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 45.52
  24. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 44.99
  25. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 44.95
  26. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 44.84
  27. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 44.42
  28. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.29
  29. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.95
  30. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 43.78 30
  31. TATA Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra 43.71
  32. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 43.50
  33. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 43.13
  34. S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.07
  35. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.06
  36. Mysore University Mysore Karnataka 42.83
  37. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 42.70
  38. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.48
  39. Sri Ramachandra University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.46
  40. Anand Agricultural University Anand Gujarat 42.26
  41. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.85
  42. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 41.48
  43. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 41.38
  44. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.30
  45. Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Karnataka 41.18
  46. Thapar University Patiala Punjab 40.78
  47. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Pune Maharashtra 40.59
  48. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya 40.51
  49. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha 40.47
  50. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Ludhiana Punjab 40.10
  51. Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Solan Himachal Pradesh 39.54
  52. AMITY University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh 39.17
  53. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan 38.74
  54. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra 38.73
  55. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu 38.68
  56. Annamalai University Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu 38.59
  57. Calicut University Calicut Kerala 38.45
  58. Mizoram University Aizwal Mizoram 38.36
  59. Kurukshetra University Kurushetra Haryana 38.26
  60. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh 37.95
  61. Symbiosis International University Pune Maharashtra 37.67
  62. KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka 37.25
  63. University of Jammu Jammu Tawi Jammu and Kashmir 37.23
  64. Goa University-Goa Goa Goa 37.16
  65. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 37.13
  66. Kalyani University Kalyani West Bengal 36.84
  67. Mahatma Gandhi Unversity Kottayam Kerala 36.79
  68. Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Bikaner Rajasthan 36.78
  69. Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 36.75
  70. Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 36.47
  71. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences-Coimbatore Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 36.44
  72. Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra Uttar Pradesh 36.36
  73. University of Kashmir Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir 36.32
  74. Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh Assam 36.28
  75. Nirma University Ahmedabad Gujarat 36.21
  76. Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hills Arunachal Pradesh 36.15
  77. Madurai Kamraj University Madurai Tamil Nadu 36.04
  78. Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 35.92
  79. Rajasthan University Jaipur Rajasthan 35.85
  80. Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Punjab 35.83
  81. Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida Uttar Pradesh 35.69
  82. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Dwarka Delhi 35.60
  83. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Campus Puducherry Pondicherry 35.50
  84. NITTE University Mangalore Karnataka 35.50
  85. Periyar University Salem Tamil Nadu 35.44
  86. Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin Kerala 35.42
  87. Vidyasagar University Midnapore West Bengal 35.23
  88. Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 35.14
  89. Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 35.09
  90. Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 34.86
  91. The Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University Gandhigram Tamil Nadu 34.56
  92. Assam University-Silchar Silchar Assam 34.38
  93. Jaypee University of Information Technology-Solan Solan Himachal Pradesh 34.14
  94. PES University Bengaluru Karnataka 33.94
  95. University of Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 33.86
  96. Sri Krishnadevaraya University Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 33.76
  97. Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu 33.66
  98. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies -Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 33.60
  99. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada Andhra Pradesh 33.44
  100. B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 32.99

COLLEGES

Rank — College — City — State — Score

  1. Miranda House Delhi Delhi 69.39
  2. Loyola College District Chennai Tamil Nadu 68.68
  3. Shri Ram College of Commerce Delhi Delhi 67.18
  4. Bishop Heber College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 61.18
  5. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College New Delhi Delhi 60.68
  6. St. Xavier`s College Kolkata West Bengal 59.12
  7. Lady Shri Ram College for Women New Delhi Delhi 58.28
  8. Dyal Singh College New Delhi Delhi 58.22
  9. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College New Delhi Delhi 58.06
  10. The Women’s Christian College Chennai Tamil Nadu 57.37
  11. P.S.G. College of Arts & Science District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 55.64
  12. Madras Christian College District Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu 55.44
  13. Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 54.62
  14. P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 53.97
  15. Keshav Mahavidyalya Delhi Delhi 53.21
  16. Ethiraj College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 52.85
  17. Christ College (Autonomous) Thrissur Kerala 52.62
  18. Loreto College Calcutta-16 West Bengal 51.85
  19. Kongunadu Arts & Science College District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 51.84
  20. Acharya Narendra Dev College Kalkaji Delhi 51.06
  21. AU College of Science and Technology Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 50.85
  22. Sri Krishna Arts and Science College Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 50.80
  23. AU College of Arts and Commerce Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 49.73
  24. Andhra Loyola College Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 49.41
  25. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 48.90
  26. Holy Cross College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 48.13
  27. Fatima College (Autonomous) Madurai Tamil Nadu 47.95
  28. Sacred Heart College Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 47.24
  29. St. Joseph`s College of Commerce Bengaluru Karnataka 47.21
  30. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology and Biotechnology (RGIITBT) Pune Maharashtra 47.04
  31. St. Joseph’s College Dist. Calicut Kerala 46.73
  32. Post Graduate Government College for Girls Chandigarh Chandigarh 46.54
  33. Ramanujan College Kalkaji Delhi 45.92
  34. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening Classes) New Delhi Delhi 45.76
  35. Fergusson College Dist. Pune Maharashtra 45.51
  36. Degree College of Physical Education Dist. Amravati Maharashtra 45.48
  37. Shri M.V. & Smt. N.V. Virani Science College Dist. Rajkot Gujarat 45.31
  38. V.V. Vanniaperumal College for Women District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 45.06
  39. Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars Senthikumara Nadar College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 44.80
  40. St. Xavier’s College Mumbai Maharashtra 44.67
  41. Goswami Ganesh Dutta S.D. College Sector 32 Chandigarh Chandigarh 44.56
  42. St. Joseph’s College Dist. Trichur Kerala 44.35
  43. A.V.C. College-District Quaide-E-Milleth District Quaide-E-Milleth Tamil Nadu 44.29
  44. Dr. N.G.P. Arts & Science College District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.00
  45. St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangalore Karnataka 44.00
  46. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College New Delhi Delhi 43.86
  47. Justice Baseer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.77
  48. Mercy College Dist. Palakkad Kerala 43.68
  49. Little Flower College District Trichur Kerala 43.59
  50. K.S. Rangaswamy College of Arts and Science Tiruchengode Tamil Nadu 43.32
  51. MES Keveeyam College Valanchary Kerala 43.30
  52. Vimla College Dist. Trichur Kerala 43.23
  53. Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce Quepem Quepem Goa 43.18
  54. Holy Cross College District Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu 43.17
  55. St. Mary’s College Dist. Trichur Kerala 42.72
  56. Saiva Bhanu Kshatriya College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 42.57
  57. Gobi Arts and Science College-Karattatipalayam Post Karattatipalayam Post Tamil Nadu 42.39
  58. Vivekanand College Kolhapur Maharashtra 42.26
  59. Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.07
  60. Meenakshi College for Women District Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.07
  61. Vitthalbhai Patel and Rajrathan, P.T. Patel Science College Dist. Anand Gujarat 41.99
  62. Srimathi D.N. Bhat Vaishnav College for Women District Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu 41.91
  63. Kongu Arts & Science College District Erode Tamil Nadu 41.90
  64. J.B. College District Jorhat Assam 41.81
  65. Nirmala College for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 41.73
  66. Rathinam College of Arts and Science Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 41.69
  67. Mahendra Arts & Science College Namakkal Tamil Nadu 41.33
  68. Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 40.89
  69. SNR Sons College Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 40.29
  70. St. Teresa’s College Dist. Ernakula Kerala 40.10
  71. Sri D. Manjunatheswara College Dist. Dakshin Kannad Karnataka 39.96
  72. Nanded Education Society`s Science College Nanded Maharashtra 39.47
  73. Mannam Memroial N.S.S. College Kollam Kerala 38.99
  74. Mehr Chand Mahajan D.A.V. College for Women Sector-36 Chandigarh Chandigarh 38.84
  75. Hindusthan College of Arts and Science Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 38.65
  76. K.S.R. College of Arts and Science for Women Namakkal Tamil Nadu 38.60
  77. Bahauddin Govt. Science College Dist. Junagadh Gujarat 38.42
  78. Rama Krishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College Rahara West Bengal 38.29 78
  79. S.D.M.S.M. Kalasala District Krishna Andhra Pradesh 38.28 79
  80. Dr. V.S.Krishna Govt. Degree College Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 38.19 80
  81. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Pune Maharashtra 38.05
  82. S R M College of Arts and Science Potheri Tamil Nadu 38.03
  83. Sai College of Computer Education Dist. Osmanabad Maharashtra 37.93
  84. Assumption College Dist. Kottayam Kerala 37.92
  85. Gayatri Vidya Parishad College for Degree and P.G Courses (Autonomous) District Visakapatnam Andhra Pradesh 37.56
  86. Muthayammal College of Arts & Science Namakkal Tamil Nadu 37.46
  87. St. Josephs College for Women, (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 37.15
  88. Jankidevi Bajaj College of Science District Wardha Maharashtra 37.07
  89. P.C. Jabin Science College Dist. Dharwad Karnataka 36.87
  90. Govt. College District Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 36.82
  91. Nirmala College Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 36.53
  92. K.B.N. College District Krishna Andhra Pradesh 36.36
  93. V.S.M. College Ramachandrapuram Andhra Pradesh 36.15
  94. J.G. College of Commerce Hubli, Dist. Dharwad Karnataka 36.03
  95. Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) Tirupattur Tamil Nadu 35.43
  96. Presidency College Bengaluru Karnataka 35.23
  97. National College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 34.93
  98. Raja Narendralal Khan Women’s College District Midnapore West Bengal 34.73
  99. Bharti Vidyapeeth`s Matoshri Bayabai Shripatrao Kadam Kanya Mahavidyalaya Dist. Sangli Maharashtra 34.69
  100. Thanthai Hans Roever College Perambalur Tamil Nadu 34.65

• Application by a College for Autonomous Status

New Delhi, India. April 06, 2017. India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has implemented the scheme of Autonomous Colleges with a view to bring in quality reforms in higher education. The Scheme of Autonomous Colleges offers academic and operative freedom to the Colleges. The autonomy so awarded under the scheme enables a College to determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi and restructure and redesign the courses to suit local needs and to devise innovative methods of teaching, examination and evaluation.

The scheme of Autonomous Colleges is open for all Colleges. Any number of Colleges under a University can apply for award of autonomous status to UGC under this scheme. However, Colleges are granted autonomous status only when they fulfill conditions as prescribed in the guidelines of the scheme of Autonomous Colleges.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, today ( April 06, 2017), in a written reply to a question in the parliament.

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