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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The bill cited that the two IIMs will be renamed. The government is set to change the names for IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong. The name for IIM Calcutta will be changed to IIM Kolkata, whilst the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s will be removed from IIM Shillong. The name of IIM Calcutta is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 will be...

HRD Ministry has seemed to be agreed on the proposal of IIT's and NIT's for scrapping of left out seats at the institutions. The institutes will either reduce the number of seats in program or discontinue some of the least chosen courses and new courses will be introduced. A meeting was conducted by HRD ministry on February 3, 2017 regarding the report that was submitted by the three-member panel headed by IIT-Kharagpur director.The main reason behind setting up of the panel was...

Recently, University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked the Universities to review and revise the curricula of all academic departments at least once in every three years. The review and revise of curricula should aim on the existing and potential demand and supply of skill sets to make the students employable. The UGC believes that modifying the syllabus will help the students in many ways. The Commission is taking several steps for the attempt to alter it. Every technological...

After National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) being considered as the single entrance examination for medical programs from 2016, the HRD ministry has approved the proposal for a single entrance examination for undergraduate programs in engineering and architecture from the academic year 2018-19. This proposal was initiated to improve the quality and standards of education in engineering. The test is proposed to be conducted multiple times a year in multiple languages to...

The Department of Human Resources ministry has formed a sub-committee under Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) to resolve issues related to educating girls. This committeewill be led under the Chairmanship of Telangana's Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari. According to reports, the objectives of the sub-committee will be to scrutinize the reasons for less involvement of girls in education, including the socio-economic...

Due to the current business lay-offs, low pay packets and H1B visa norm changes, IT companies are being gentle with the campus placements, suggesting engineering colleges to ponder on trimming down the number of seats in branches with lesser admissions. According to a Placement Cell of an Engineering College in Chennai, in the recent years, non-IT companies are also being called by the colleges for campus placements as the number of IT companies visiting the campuses has reduced....

Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU) has won the third “Visitor’s Award” for the best central university in India this year. The Visitor’s Award is presented every year by the President to the best central university in India. Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, will give up the third “Visitor’s Award” to M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, JNU on Monday, March 6, 2017. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor of JNU, expressed his...

The Tripura Joint Entrance Examinations (TBJEE 2017) exam dates have been rescheduled byTripura Board of Joint Entrance Examination. The TBJEE for Physics and Chemistry will be held on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 and Mathematics and Biology will be held on Thursday, May 04, 2017. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and Thursday, April 27, 2017. The dates have been revised in accordance with the coinciding of CBSE class XII Bengali...

Gone are the days when designing was done with the help of paper and pencil. Earlier the term ‘designing’ was generally used either in the field of fashion, architecture or engineering. But now with changing trends, the new tools and methods have replaced the conventional methods in the field of designing. Designers improve as well as create, and they often work within multi-disciplinary groups that include management, marketing, engineering and manufacturing...

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill 2017 is introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday, February 09, 2017 by the HRD Ministry to grant complete autonomy and statutory status. According to the Bill, IIMs will be able to award degrees apart from their PGD and Fellow programs. The report is made clear by the Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi lately. The IIM Bill seeks to grant the 20 existing IIMs autonomy statutory status with uniform...

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