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GATE 2015 online registrations extended till October 14

The online application submission process of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) has been extended from Wednesday, October 1 to Tuesday , October 14, 2014. According to information at the official website, the extension is being granted due to the flood situation in the areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The registrations had started from Monday, September 1, 2014 . Candidates need to visit the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website for Enrolment, Application Filling and Application Submission. The registrations and the examination itself...

India to have 19 new academic institutes soon: HRD ministry

India will have 19 new universities or academic institutes shortly, according to a recent announcement by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the country. The majority of the new institutes, totaling seven, will be set up in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The list of expected new institutes is provided below. IIMs: As per the MHRD announcement, six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will be established in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Of these, Gaya is a likely location for IIM Bihar while Bhubaneswar has been...

India fails to feature among top 200 in QS rating; IITB top in country

Similar to last year, no Indian university features among the global top 200 list of institutes, according to the 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which was published recently. The top Indian institute is the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) , which has bagged the 222 nd spot worldwide. IIT Bombay’s ranking was 233 last year. IIT Bombay's success can be attributed to improvement of its reputation among academics as well as employers. It is now among the top 60 worldwide in the QS international survey of employers and its ranking of 160...

IITs planning to ease top 20 percentile criteria for admissions

The premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are planning to change the top 20 percentile criteria for admissions, two years after it was introduced. The criteria necessitating candidates to be among the top 20 percentile in the Class XII examinations to qualify for admission has witnessed immense criticism as it may prevent deserving candidates from getting admission. The percentile criterion made its debut in 2013, to make students put more focus on their performance in school, which will enable them in gaining an all-round education instead of focusing only on entrance tests. ...

Infosys Foundation launches Spark-IT to enhance employability of engineering graduates

Mysore - September 15, 2014:  Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, today launched Spark-IT, a program to enhance the skill levels of engineering graduates in the country. Infosys Foundation has several programs aimed at alleviating hunger, promoting education, improving health, assisting rural development, supporting arts and helping the destitute. For fiscal 2015, Infosys Foundation plans to deploy INR 249 crore towards these initiatives. Spark-IT is a three month program, to enhance both technical and communication skills of unemployed engineering graduates. Those...

VITEEE 2015 from April 8 to 19; instructions for registrations

The Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 will be conducted from Wednesday, April 8 to Sunday, April 19, 2015, according to information available at the official website. It will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The duration of VITEEE 2015 will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. The test will cover Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. There will be 120 questions on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) - 40 questions each. Similarly, there will be 120 questions on Physics,...

Job offers from IT firms galore at engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu

The placement season at engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu (TN) started on a high, with offers pouring in, in large numbers from Information Technology (IT) firms. Infact, such offers have doubled this year, compared to 2013. The salaries offered were around Rs 3 lakh to 3.5 lakh per annum. The students of the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) received 5,828 offers from four multinational companies (MNCs), which is a whopping 90% increase from last year. Moreover, Cognizant extended 1,911 offers, Infosys made 1,452 offers, Accenture made 1,324 and Wipro extended 1,141 job offers...

Wipro ties up with VIT to deliver analytics program to employees

Information Technology (IT) major Wipro has joined hands with the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) to deliver a postgraduate (PG) program in Analytics for the latest batch of engineering as well as science graduates who have been recruited by the firm. The data scientist program has been named “WiSTA”. VIT will conduct WiSTA, for which Master of Technology (M Tech) and Master of Science (M Sc) degrees in Analytics will be granted. The new program is designed to create data scientists of Wipro who are industry-ready in the domain of information management as well as...

IITs to boost entrepreneurship with deferred placement option

One of the criticisms against the premier Indian Institutes of technologies (IITs) was that they didn’t support entrepreneurship culture enough but it has changed now.  In an attempt to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship in students, the IITs have come with a concept called `deferred placements’. With this initiative, students who are interested in their own ventures can try their best to become an entrepreneur and if they don’t get the start, they can still sit for the placements next year which provides them the ultimate cushion. IIT Madras has...

VITEEE 2015 Exam Dates

VIT University (VIT), Vellore   has announced the exam dates for  VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE 2015) , which will be conducted in April 2015. The VITEEE computer based test will be held from  Wednesday, April 08, 2015 to Sunday, April 19, 2015 . VITEEE is conducted for taking admission to Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) program for the academic year 2015-16. Eligibility Criteria for   VITEEE   2015 : Candidates appearing for the VITEEE in 2015 should have secured an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology in...

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