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Biometric verification for GATE 2015 test-takers

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) examinees may need to undergo biometric verification, according to the website. Randomly selected candidates will have their biometric information of both photograph and fingerprints captured, before the examination starts. Candidates need to note that the examinations for all the 22 papers of GATE 2015 will be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT). A mock test for the examination has been made available at the official website, to help candidates familiarize themselves. The mock test is for demonstration purpose only. The...

IITs planning measures to boost entrepreneurial ventures of students

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are planning a host of measures to further boost the entrepreneurial ventures of their students, encouraged by the success story of their alumni in running start-ups. IIT Bombay ’s plans include a threefold increase in the capacity of its business incubator - Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE). According to institute officials, by nurturing the incubator and entrepreneurs, IIT Bombay will contribute to the country’s economy. At present, there are around 18 companies incubating at SINE. SINE offers subsidized...

Over 9 lakh aspirants registered for GATE 2015; numbers dip this year

Altogether 9,28,543 aspirants have registered for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) . Out of these, there are 6,52,704 male and 2,75,699 female candidates. The total number of registrations for the GATE examination has dipped this year. Altogether 10,33,625 candidates had registered for GATE 2014. There are various reasons behind the decline in the number of GATE registrations. The scores of GATE 2015 will not only be a gateway for admission into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) ,...

Students of B-schools, IITs to get big offers from cab companies

This year, various cab companies, other than Information Technology (IT) giants, are planning to recruit heavily from the campuses of premier business schools (B-schools) and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) . Such graduates are in high demand for their problem-solving skills, ability in quick decision-making, innovation and entrepreneurial qualities. Olacabs plans to recruit 500 management as well as technology graduates. TaxiForSure aims to fill vacancies for 100 techies with graduates from the IITs as well as RV College of Engineering Bangalore (RVCE Bangalore) . It also...

India, US tie up to back IIT Gandhinagar in research, entrepreneurship

India and the United States (US) have joined hands to lend support to the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar) , in a bid to boost the institute’s research as well as entrepreneurship abilities. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a joint declaration of intent for the knowledge partnership. According to MHRD officials, the scheme of the alliance will be similar to what India had with the US when IIT Kanpur was established. India is...

LPUNEST 2015 Exam Dates

Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar has announced the exam dates for LPU National Eligibility and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST) , which will be conducted in April/May 2015. LPUNEST phase I online test will be held from Monday, April 20, 2015 to Saturday, May 30, 2015. LPUNEST will provide a gateway to all engineering programs in LPU and will act as eligibility test for admission in Engineering programs at LPU for the session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   LPUNEST 2015: Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for LPUNEST-2015 (for B.Tech...

EAMCET 2015 Exam Dates

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad on behalf of APSCHE has announced the exam dates for Engineering Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) , which will be conducted in May 2015. EAMCET will be held on Sunday, May 10, 2015. EAMCET is conducted for taking to admission to Engineering, Medical and Agriculture programs for the session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   EAMCET 2015: For details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their  official website . Application Procedure for   EAMCET ...

IIT Bombay to launch new platform to deliver MOOCs

This Republic Day, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) will launch a new platform to deliver Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) . It will be the first institute in the country to launch such a platform, which has been named IITBombayX . Through the platform, lectures from IIT Bombay faculty will be available to learners across India in two languages. Aspirants aged between 15 and 75 years can register for the courses and earn an ‘honour’ certificate after successful completion of the course. Learners can also access lectures from reputed professors...

UP Technical University students can now pursue IIT courses

Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) students of engineering can now pursue courses of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , together with their own curriculum. Students can avail the new facility at their respective institutes. Candidates can also undertake the courses from home. UPTU recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Bombay , under the “Talk to a Teacher” program of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The collaboration is expected to be a boon for around 4 lakh students of 700 engineering colleges across Uttar...

VTU ties up with firms to conduct placement interview for women grads

The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has joined hands with various multinational companies (MNCs) to conduct placement interviews exclusively for women graduates. There are 201 engineering colleges under VTU in Karnataka state. The placement session will start soon. According to VTU officials, the varsity has already had an initial round of discussion with the firms. It will now finalize on the total number of companies which will participate in the placements. VTU has communicated to the private firms that women engineers are very much committed to their profession and...

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