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Seven IITs tie up with IISc Bangalore to set up virtual tech varsity

Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have joined hands with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) to set up the very first indigenous virtual technology university in India. These IITs are the ones located at Chennai , Delhi , Guwahati , Kanpur , Kharagpur , Mumbai and Roorkee . According to IIT officials, the institutes involved are in the process of finalizing the details at the moment and the university is expected to come up in the next two or three years. The experience with global counterparts and in conducting the National...

JEE Main 2014 round 4 online registration & choice-filling

The round 4 online registration and choice-filling of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates have started, according to the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. For online registration and choice-filling, please click here . Once at the page, candidates need to enter their JEE Main 2014 Roll Number and Password. Candidates must take the printout of the final locked choices for submission during reporting. The Round 3 provisional seat allotment Results of JEE Main 2014 candidates were announced on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 . Candidates are...

JEE Main 2014 round 3 seat allotment results announced

The Round 3 provisional seat allotment Results of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates have been announced today, that is, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 , which is one day ahead of the original schedule, according to information at the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. To view the Results, please click here . Once at the page, candidates need to enter their JEE Main 2014 Roll Number and Date of Birth. Candidates are required to report at the centers against the third round from Wednesday, July 23 till 5 pm on Friday, July 25, 2014 ,...

36.5% faculty posts vacant in IITs, 40.8% in NITs: HRD minister

The 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have 36.5% of their faculty posts vacant, while 40.8% teaching slots remain vacant in the 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , according to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. Several factors have attributed to the gap between the sanctioned and occupied faculty posts, such as, resignation, retirement, rise of student intake as well as shortage of candidates who are competent enough to take up such posts, she added. Ms Irani also stated that several initiatives are being taken by the institutes to...

Refund of provisional seat acceptance fee of JEE Advanced candidates

The refund of provisional seat acceptance fee of the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2014 (JEE Advanced 2014) candidates, if applicable, will be processed through a refund portal, according to information available at the website. The online seat acceptance closed on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 . The web release of the third round of seat allocation was made on Saturday, July 12, 2014 . The web release of the second round of seat allocation was made on Monday, July 7 and seat acceptance was conducted till Thursday, July 10, 2014 . The last day of seat acceptance of the first round...

JEE Advanced 2014 candidates to complete admission formalities

The Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2014 (JEE Advanced 2014) candidates who have been allocated seats in the first, second or third/final round of allotments and have accepted the same need to complete their admission formalities with the admitting institutes, according to the information at the official website. The candidates have to download the Revised Final Seat Allocation Letter along with the Declaration on Acceptance Form for completion of the admission formalities with individual institutes. Candidates need to note that the provisional admission fee (for seat allocation...

JEE Main 2014 round 2 seat allotment results announced

The Round 2 provisional seat allotment Results of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates have been announced today, that is, Saturday, July 19, 2014 , according to information at the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. To view the Results, please click here . Once at the page, candidates need to enter their Roll Number and Date of Birth. Candidates need to report at the centers against the second round from Saturday, July 19 till 5 pm on Monday, July 21, 2014 . To pay initial fees, candidates have to click here . To access...

AP to get IIT, IIM, NIT and central university says Smriti Irani

In a bid to temper the mood in Andhra Pradesh, the central government seems to be pulling out all stops with a slew of educational institutions to be set up in the state. According to recent reports, the HRD minister Smriti Irani has stated that the premier institutes such as IIT , an IIM , a NIT , a central university and a petroleum university would be set up in Andhra Pradesh as envisaged in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. According to reports, the minister also mentioned that steps would also be taken to set up an Indian Institute of Science Education and...

Young IITs deal with faculty and infrastructure shortage

The eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) established in 2009 are plagued by various issues including lack of quality faculty and infrastructure. In fact, the new IITs do not have permanent campuses till date, although the construction work for the same has started for some of them. In a bid to attract quality faculty, IIT Jodhpur is offering a yearly compensation package of Rs 25 lakh and other incentives for new faculty. Out of the total 90 faculty positions, around 50 only have been filled up. The institute attempts to fill the void by arranging for visiting faculty,...

JEE Main round 1 reporting schedule, institute-wise seat allotments

The Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates need to report at the reporting centers against the first round of seat allotments from Tuesday, July 15 till 5 pm on Thursday, July 17, 2014 , according to information at the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. The Round 1 provisional seat allotment Results of JEE Main 2014 are available at the CSAB website. As per the website, candidates need to contact the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) regarding doubts about the All India Ranks (AIR) of the JEE Main 2014 and normalization of Class XII...

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