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Telengana's 30,000 engineering seats still vacant after counseling

It has been reported that on the conclusion of first phase web counseling of EAMCET (engineering) in Telangana 30000 seats will remain vacant. Only about 55,000 students have exercised their options; they will be issued allotment order by August 30. According to reports, nearly 1 lakh seats were eliminated from EAMCET counseling after 174 engineering colleges were disapproved. Those colleges will be included in the counseling acting upon the directions of court, higher council and JNTU authorities. Separate counseling will be held for minority colleges under SW-II The reports quoted...

New GMAT on-campus test center at VIT University, Vellore

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has set up its very first “On Campus Test Center” at the VIT University Vellore (VIT Vellore) campus, according to a recent announcement from GMAC. GMAC is the test administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) . The new test center will provide another platform to undergraduate (UG) candidates by enabling them to appear for the GMAT examination in the university campus. The center will be open throughout the year and students can take the examination based on their preparation as well as schedule. ...

Bank details for JEE Main initial fee refund to be entered till Aug 28

The Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates can enter their bank details for a refund of initial fees paid by them at the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website link till 12 noon on Thursday, August 28, 2014 . Hence, all the candidates who are eligible for refund of initial fee need to verify the bank details entered by them on the CSAB website and make corrections, if required, by the deadline. The refund will be initiated from Aug 28, 2014 onwards in the bank account provided by the candidates. The candidates will be held responsible for transaction...

IITs need to develop defense and health products: Prime Minister

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) need to build up defense as well as health equipment and devise user-friendly innovative facilities for the railways, according to a recent address by the Prime Minister (PM) of India, Mr Narendra Modi. Such measures will stop India’s dependence on imports and contribute towards nation-building, the PM added during a conference attended by IIT officials, held by the President Mr Pranab Mukherjee. Technological support from the IITs will help the country in achieving the vision of “housing for all”. At present, India imports a...

Engineering colleges training students for better job opportunities

Engineering institutes across India have been taking several initiatives to boost the employment opportunities for their students. From providing special training for placements to contacting many more firms for this year’s campus placements, their efforts have been commendable. The engineering colleges have conducted many preparatory sessions for the students, including mock interviews as well as buddy sessions. Language training was given focus as well. Many colleges joined hands with professional testing agencies and appointed experts to spruce up the resumes of the candidates and...

IIT courses, degrees to conform to guidelines: UGC directive

The courses and degrees of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) should conform to the University Grants Commission (UGC) July 5 gazette notification relating to approved courses, according to a recent directive of the commission. As per officials of the IITs, the institutes were established in accordance with a separate Act of Parliament and hence are not ruled by the UGC Act. However, officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) insist that the terms of the UGC Act, 1956 as well as the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 need to be “construed in a...

ONGC offers 500 scholarships for students under SC, ST categories

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will be offering 500 scholarships of Rs 48,000 each per year for students under the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories, as per a recent announcement by the organization. The scholarships are open for studies in India and for Indian nationals only. The scholarships can be used by the students to pursue various professional courses. These include medicine, engineering and masters’ courses in the area of business administration, geophysics as well as geology. According to a recent official release by the organization,...

Social responsibilities to shape higher education institute rankings

The ranking method of higher education institutes being devised by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be guided by their social responsibilities as well, going forward. The new process should not have any negative impact in evaluating the standard of the institutes, since the policy of reservation for students is prevalent in all institutes - from the premier IITs to state level universities, as per sources. During a recent workshop held on the topic of the ranking system, which was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),...

Application fees for JAM 2015 to be paid online or via challan

The application fees for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) can only be paid online or through challan, according to information available at the official website. The challan has to be made via the State Bank of India (SBI). Additional bank charges may apply for such transactions. In case a candidate chooses to pay through challan, then the challan payment should be made in cash at any SBI branch latest by Tuesday, September 30, 2014 . Candidates need to note that the application fee is non-refundable. The online...

GATE 2015 registrations & exam to be conducted online

The application process of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) and the examination itself will be conducted only on the online mode, according to information at the official website. The application process of GATE 2015 will be conducted from Monday, September 1 to Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The entire process of filling up of application form, uploading of certificates/documents including photograph, eligibility proof, proof of category for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Persons with Disabilities (SC/ST/PWD), etc., will be online and the candidates...

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