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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,...

Placement drive for pharma, engg, MBA, MCA students in Odisha

The Odisha state government will conduct a ‘special recruitment drive’ in September this year, to offer job opportunities for graduates in Pharmacy, Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA). The state government initiative will be implemented in association with around 300 private firms, which are based in Odisha or outside the state, according to a notification from the state government. The four-day recruitment camp will be conducted in Bhubaneswar from Wednesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 20, 2014 by the...

Web counseling schedule for EAMCET 2014 candidates

The web counseling process for the Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2014 (EAMCET 2014) candidates started on Sunday, August 17, 2014 . According to the EAMCET admission committee, students hailing from Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana need to indicate their options from Sunday, August 17 to Monday, August 25, 2014 , for the 645 listed colleges based in the two states. The last rank among EAMCET 2014 candidates is 203,000. Altogether 315 colleges have been finalized by the Telangana government, while the AP government has earmarked 330 colleges. ...

19 toppers of Class XII board exams 2014 gain admission in BITS Pilani

This year, 19 toppers of Class XII board examinations 2014 have gained admission into the three campuses of the premier Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (BITS Pilani) . The students are from education boards of different states including Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. BITS has campuses in Pilani, Hyderabad , Goa and Dubai . According to institute officials, the 19 students have been enrolled as per the direct...

Bangalore University PG counseling, admission starts

The counseling process for admissions into postgraduate (PG) programs at the Bangalore University (BU) started on Friday, August 8. 2014. A total of 1,401 admissions were granted on Day 1, which started with counseling for 27 courses offered by the Faculty of Science, to be held till the next day. The overall intake for all the courses is 3,107. According to reports, the majority of admissions on Day 1 were for Mathematics - 146 against 303 seats. Next in line was Physics - 140 against 180. However, from a demand perspective, the top choice was Applied Geology as all 22 available...

AIPGMEE 2015 online registrations start on Aug 29; exam from Dec 1-6

The online registration process for the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination 2015 (AIPGMEE 2015) will start on Friday, August 29 and will continue till Friday, October 10, 2014 , according to a public notice from the National Board of Examinations (NBE). AIPGMEE 2015 will be conducted online from Monday, December 1 to Saturday, December 6, 2014, at test centers located in 33 cities in India. The AIPGMEE is an all-India eligibility-cum-ranking medical entrance examination, conducted by NBE. It is held as a single entrance examination for admission into...

Animal dissection for academic purposes banned by UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has banned animal dissection for academic reasons at all undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) colleges, as a result of prolonged demands by activists regarding the same. According to the UGC notification, no animal of any species should be dissected by faculty or students under any circumstances. In 2011, the commission had implemented a partial ban on animal dissection. However, those guidelines had several loopholes, according to officials of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), India. The previous guidelines allowed teachers...

6,707 engineering seats remain after CET-K 2014 extra counseling round

A total of 6,707 engineering seats are still available in Karnataka colleges, after the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) conducted an additional counseling round after the second extended round of counseling of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) rank-holders. The seat allotment results for this round were announced by KEA on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 . Altogether 9,897 engineering seats were on offer for 67,276 students who cleared the Karnataka Second Pre University Certificate (II PUC) supplementary examination, the result of which was announced on ...

New medical college sanctioned in Delhi

In a bid to boost the medical education in the capital, the Delhi government has sanctioned Rs 29.59 crore to build a new medical college wing. It has been reported that the sanction was given for the construction of temporary pre-fabricated structure with 100 seats in its pursuit to establish a new Medical College, attached with Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini. According to reports, the decision was taken during a meeting of the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) under the Chairmanship of chief secretary S K Srivastava. It was reported that the construction will facilitate...

Six Madhya Pradesh private medical colleges fined Rs 13 crore

Six private medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh have incurred the wrath of the state government and have been slapped with a fine of Rs 13.10 crore. According to repots, the fine was levied on the charges of allegedly filling the MBBS seats under government quota through the management quota during the academic session 2013-14. According to reports, acting on a complaint filed by Indore-based Dr Anand Rai, the Madhya Pradesh Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (MPAFRC) imposed fine on these colleges who have filled as many as 158 seats through management quota allegedly by flouting...

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