Minglebox Education News - engineering http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:39 GMT Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:39 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8547f8b37801481c0ec9944617
<![CDATA[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. ..

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:23:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d01481658c6cc7fca
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:20:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d014811d4c7183808
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:56:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffea747f8ac2b01480d06838173b7
<![CDATA[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..

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:24:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffea747f8ac2b01480152a5392369
<![CDATA[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..

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:29:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8547f8b3780147fd0c3f9a42af
<![CDATA[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,..

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:11:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347f8b37b0147fc57b7bd2ad2
<![CDATA[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),..

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:05:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347f8b37b0147fc1af213261d
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:50:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8447ee81a90147f867424d11e5
<![CDATA[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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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:13:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347ee81b80147f31f614b44b5
<![CDATA[IIT Bombay gets Rs 95 crore donation for research & development]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has obtained a donation of Rs 95 crore to launch a research and development center. The centre will engage in developing hi-tech products as well as solutions, tailor-made for industry and individual consumers who are at the lowest rung of the economic ladder. The Rs 95 crore donation, granted by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, has been termed the largest donation ever. The endowment has been made for a five-year period, to create design as well as engineering standards to benefit people/communities with sparse resources. A..

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:34:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347ee81b80147f2c430743e22
<![CDATA[IIT Guwahati to be organizing institute for JAM 2015]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) will be the organizing institute for the IIT Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) , according to an announcement at the website. All the candidates need to apply online only for IIT JAM 2015. No hardcopies of documents, except challan, should be sent to IIT Guwahati. The documents (if applicable) have to be uploaded during online applications at the website. IIT JAM 2015 will be conducted online only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all test papers. JAM 2015 will have seven test papers, namely,..

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:38:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647d2625f0147ee46b20e6329
<![CDATA[Dhirubhai Ambani Institute placement season starts with offers galore]]> The placement season at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) started with a plethora of offers being extended to the students by top-notch companies. The placements at the institute started around a month back and over 100 students have already landed jobs. The candidates are being offered annual salary packages in the range of Rs 7.42 lakh to 19.5 lakh. Four students have been offered Rs 19 lakh plus annual packages by Amazon. The second top recruiter was Flipkart which extended six offers, each for Rs 14 lakh. Other key recruiters were..

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:05:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647d2625f0147ed83e6a3520e
<![CDATA[IIT Kanpur conducts career awareness drive]]> A career awareness drive was conducted recently by the premier Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) . The event 'Tips from the Top' was a unique alumni contact session and its first session was held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 . The alumni of IIT Kanpur participated in the event, during which they spoke about their profession and answered the students’ queries. The drive was conducted under the “Project Saraswati” of the institute. The main topic of discussion during the session was careers in civil services. IIT Kanpur alumni who are now employed in..

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:38:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847d262c80147e9202ae3104d
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:49:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847d262c80147e84e8ef478bd
<![CDATA[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. ..

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:32:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847d262c80147e807fc987187
<![CDATA[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..

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:21:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffea747d261ab0147dd43aa683e90
<![CDATA[Initial fee refund process active for JEE Main 2014 candidates]]> The process of refund of initial fees paid by the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates is active now through an interface at the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. To apply for refund of initial fees, please click here . Once at the page, candidates need to enter their JEE Main 2014 Roll Number and password. Candidates who have deposited the initial fee of Rs 40,000 in any of the rounds (round 1 to 4) and withdrawn/surrendered/not reported/cancelled and have not consented for using that fee in the Spot round or have participated in the Spot..

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:29:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8447d2612e0147d47ee73021ba
<![CDATA[IIT Bombay students increasingly opt for internships]]> The students of the premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) are keen on availing internship opportunities, although compulsory work experience has not been part of the institute’s core curriculum since 2008. A large number of IIT Bombay students take up internships, which includes freshers as well. The placement division of the institute has tie-ups with various firms as well as other academic institutes to provide internships for second-year and third-year students. However, the students do not receive any credits for their internship stints. That has not..

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8447d2612e0147d463cc702070
<![CDATA[VTU's training and placement program benefits engineering students]]> The training and placement program launched by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has come as a boon for its engineering students who found it difficult to land jobs after graduation, due to lack of technical skills. Around 60,000 students graduate from VTU-affiliated colleges every year, out of which 45,000 have difficulty in finding jobs. Many such students had to resort to consultancies or took up employment in a sector not linked to their stream of engineering. The project Mission VTU: Empower 10,000 was launched by VTU in August, 2013. It aims mainly to equip 10,000..

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:40:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffead47ca95fc0147ce500f21333e
<![CDATA[Osmania University Ph.D Eligibility Test 2014 Exam Dates]]> Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad   has announced the exam dates for  Ph.D Eligibility Test 2014 , which is expected to be conducted in September 2014. The Ph.D Eligibility Test is expected to be held in the 2nd week of September, 2014 (tentative). Ph.D Eligibility Test is conducted for taking admission to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) program under the faculties of Arts, Commerce, Management, Education, Law, Social Sciences, Oriental Languages, Science, Technology, Pharmacy, Engineering and Informatics for the session 2014-15. Eligibility Criteria for   Ph.D..

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:54:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844759cd2501475debdfe25604
<![CDATA[IIT Hyderabad aims to increase student numbers to 6,000 by 2018]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) , one of the six newly-established IITs, is vying to increase its student numbers to around 6,000 by the year 2018 and upto 9,000 by 2021, according to officials of the institute. At present, there are 1,650 students in IIT Hyderabad, out of which 759 are pursuing Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) in eight engineering departments, institute officials added. As per the expansion plan, the student count will be 20,000 by 2030. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is expected to provide a majority of the funding for..

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:36:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8847b5fbd90147ca37fcae00d4
<![CDATA[Job offers aplenty for non-IIT engineering students this year]]> Students of different engineering institutes in the country, other than the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , have bagged lucrative job offers during campus placements this year, according to sources from the campuses. At the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (BITS Pilani) , Google has made an offer of a whopping Rs 1.44 crore ($2,35,000) and Microsoft has extended a Rs 79.51 lakh offer. Firms such as Amazon, Flipkart, eBay and Schlumberger have offered packages which are 25% higher compared to last year. Epic Systems has offered a package of Rs 66.4..

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:01:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8847b5fbd90147c97313de6d08
<![CDATA[IIT JAM 2015 Exam Dates]]> Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Guwahati on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India has announced the exam dates for  Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (JAM-2015) , which will be conducted in February 2015. The JAM online exam will be held on Sunday, February 08, 2015 . JAM is conducted for taking admission to 2 years Master of Science (M.Sc), joint M.Sc-Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), M.Sc-Ph.D dual degree, M.Sc-Master of Technology (M.Tech), M.Sc-MS (by research), other post-bachelor’s degree and Ph.D dual degree programs at the..

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:01:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647b5facc0147c8ceff2a711c
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:27:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c509504e4326
<![CDATA[Around 50% engineering seats vacant in Tamil Nadu post counseling]]> Around 50% of the total engineering seats in Tamil Nadu remain vacant after the single-window counseling concluded recently. The number of vacant seats has increased from 80,000 last year to around one lakh this year. There are around 70,000 management quota seats in the state. Admissions at colleges have been extended till Wednesday, August 20, 2014 . However, a majority of the students have already gained admissions and many colleges have started the session. Students from other states and students who cleared the Class XII supplementary examination are also expected to apply. A..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:28:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c49d1afb3d5f
<![CDATA[JEE Main 2014 candidates to get refund of initial fee]]> All Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates will get a refund of initial fees paid by them, wherever applicable, according to information available at the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. Candidates who have deposited the initial fee of Rs 40,000 in any of the rounds (round 1 to 4) and withdrawn/surrendered/not reported/cancelled and have not consented for using that fee in the Spot round or have participated in the Spot round but have not been allotted any seat, will be refunded their initial fee after deducting Rs 1,000. Moreover, candidates..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:11:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c37a69a029bd
<![CDATA[VTU to make internships compulsory for all BE students]]> In a bid to increase the employability of its Bachelor of Engineering (BE) students, the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is planning to make internships compulsory for all the 70,000 BE students, starting from either this year or the next. In fact, the university has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rapid Global Business Solutions Inc (RGBSI) to provide the opportunity to the students. As per the MoU, Industry Institute Partnership cells as well as Centers of Excellence, which will include a Center of Excellence in Quality Lifecycle Management, will be..

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 06:31:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffead47b5fa3a0147b976d50b2349
<![CDATA[JEE Main 2014 Spot round results out; reporting extended till Aug 13]]> The provisional seat allotment Results for the Spot Round of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates have been declared, according to the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. To view the Results, please click here. Once at the page, candidates need to enter their JEE Main 2014 Roll Number and Date of Birth. Important: Reporting at allotted institute against the Spot Round started on Friday, August 8, 2014. Candidates should note that reporting against both Supernumerary Round and Spot Round has been extended till 5 pm on Wednesday, August..

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:33:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffead47b5fa3a0147b94246c31fb2
<![CDATA[Over 1 lakh engineering seats lie vacant after UPSEE 2014 counseling]]> Around 1.24 lakh engineering seats in Uttar Pradesh (UP) colleges remain vacant, after the completion of the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2014 (UPSEE 2014)  counseling. Of the total 1.47 lakh engineering seats available in more than 300 colleges in the state, there are a mere 23,000 confirmed admissions. Altogether 97,000 of the total seats were supposed to be filled based on the counseling sessions. The selection for the rest of the seats was to be done through direct admissions as well as the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014 ). Altogether..

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:11:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347abf5b60147b550b66477dd
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore yet to act on UGC directive to cancel 4-year UG program]]> The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) is yet to act on the recent directive of the Universities Grants Commission (UGC) to do away with the courses under the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP). In fact IISc Bangalore officials are keen to continue with the four-year Bachelor of Science (B Sc) program. According to IISc Bangalore officials, currently the institute is engaged in discussions with the UGC about the FYUP, which has been a successful program since it was introduced. The program has had 425 candidates in four years. IISc Bangalore officials added..

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:54:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347abf5b60147b4657e0868cb
<![CDATA[JEE Main supernumerary round allotment result out; key instructions]]> The Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) provisional seat allotment result of the supernumerary round has been released, according to the Central Seat Allocation Board 2014 (CSAB 2014) website. To view the results, please click here . Once at the page, candidates need to enter their JEE Main 2014 Roll Number and Date of Birth. Candidates have to report at the allotted institute against the supernumerary round from Friday, August 8 to 5 pm on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. To print the locked choices of the supernumerary round, please click  ..

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:58:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347abf5b60147b3fbc86c6147
<![CDATA[IIT Bombay to devise mobile apps to aid patients in rural India]]> A core team from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is involved in the process of devising a mobile application (app) to help patients from rural India in getting superior healthcare at reasonable costs. Patients will be able to fix appointments in hospitals through the new app, which will help reduce the waiting time. Moreover, other apps will deliver results of medical tests via text messages - patients need not visit the hospital to take delivery of the results. According to IIT Bombay officials, the infrastructural facilities need to be..

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:29:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647abee480147afcd09f5425f
<![CDATA[UGC directs IISc Bangalore to do away with 4-year UG program]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the  Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) among three institutes to do away with their courses under the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP). According to a recent address of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani to the Lok Sabha, which is the Lower House of the Indian Parliament, IISc Bangalore, Shiv Nadar University Noida and Symbiosis International University Pune have informed that they offer four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS)..

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:27:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647abee480147af5d42c13741
<![CDATA[JEE Main 2014 CSAB NEUT round 2 results out; reporting from Aug 7-9]]> The Round 2 provisional seat allotment Results of the Centralized Seat Allotment Board for North Eastern States and Union Territories 2014 (CSAB NEUT 2014) counseling process have been declared. To access the results, please visit the website. Once at the page, candidates need to enter their Roll Number and Date of Birth. The counseling is being held to make allotment of seats for candidates on the basis of their All India Ranks (AIRs) in the   Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) . The AIR of the JEE Main 2014 candidates was declared by the Central Board..

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:52:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647abee480147aecfa04b2899
<![CDATA[IIT faculty offers lessons via video to engineering college students]]> Faculty members from the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are conducting lessons through video facilities for engineering students of select institutes in India. The IIT professors are conducting the sessions along with senior company executives as part of a project - the Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE) program. The QEEE is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It was introduced last year to enable students to be guided by IIT faculty and senior company executives directly, from their own classrooms. IIT faculty and industry..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:42:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647a66e120147ab20974f47d2
<![CDATA[IIT Gn, Nielson tie up to boost global opportunities for students]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gn) has entered into a partnership with Nielsen India through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will boost global opportunities for its undergraduate (UG) students. Nielsen India is a well-known information and ratings firm, which surveys consumers in more than 100 countries to provide the most complete view of trends and habits worldwide. As per the agreement, Nielsen will provide funding for multiple Nielsen Awards on an annual basis at IIT Gn. This will enable UG students to take part in global conferences,..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:14:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347a66c1b0147a9bdcc1d1d45
<![CDATA[JEE Main Spot round registration, choice-filling extended till 7 pm]]> The online process of registration and choice-filling for the Spot Round of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates, which started on Saturday, August 2 will continue till 7 pm today, that is, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 , instead of the previously announced 5 pm , according to the latest update at the official site. The last saved choices will be locked automatically at that time. After the choices are locked, candidates can avail the payment option till August 6. The fee payment option for the Spot Round of the JEE Main 2014 candidates has been..

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:52:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74785cd1a0147a63a7c5e212b
<![CDATA[IIT Kharagpur to create national digital library to boost research]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) is currently involved in creating a National Digital Library (NDL) , with an aim to boost research and innovation. IIT Kharagpur had submitted the proposal of the online national academic asset to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The proposal has been approved by the ministry, which has granted Rs 100 crore for it as well, according to institute officials. The main purpose of the project is to develop a knowledge base suitable for students across ages, with a special focus on those keen on research...

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:31:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74785cd1a0147a626e7871f42
<![CDATA[Fee payment for JEE Main Spot round extended till August 6]]> The fee payment option for the Spot Round of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates has been extended till 5 pm on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 , as per the latest notification at the website. The online process of registration and choice-filling for the Spot Round of the JEE Main 2014 candidates, which started on Saturday, August 2 will stop at 5 pm today, that is, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 . The last saved choices will be locked automatically at that time. After the choices are locked, candidates can avail the payment option till August 6. The Spot..

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:08:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74785cd1a0147a5db51d61877
<![CDATA[Low demand for women's engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu]]> The demand for seats in women’s engineering colleges based in the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) is very low, as is evident from their enrolment figures. This year, out of around 38,000 women candidates who have applied for admission in engineering colleges through the single window counseling, only a handful have applied for women’s colleges. Out of the 18 engineering colleges for women in TN, 15 each have over 100 seats lying vacant, with the general academic counseling about to end. According to reports, one such college has over 450 vacant seats. Some institutes have enrolments..

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:37:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74785cd1a0147a5bf198e15a8
<![CDATA[Individual institutes to provide JEE Main internal sliding results]]> The admitted Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates need to contact their respective institutes to obtain the Internal Sliding results, according to information available at the website. The result declaration for Internal Sliding was made on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The online process of registration, choice-filling, choice-locking and fee payment for the Spot Round of the JEE Main 2014 candidates also started on August 2 and will continue till 5 pm today, that is, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 . Candidates registering for Spot Round are not required to..

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:45:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74785cd1a0147a4b3d56b014a
<![CDATA[Delhi HC rejects plea against 2014-15 admission process of IITs]]> The High Court (HC) of Delhi has recently rejected a petition filed against the 2014-15 admission process of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) . The peition seeks the court's intervention in the IIT admissions this year. The Delhi HC accepted the contention of IIT Kharagpur , according to which the issue of joint counseling is being looked into by a technical committee set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The committee consists of representatives of the IITs, the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) as well as NIC. The common seat allocation..

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:37:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffea84785c96f0147a1067e8754a5
<![CDATA[Start-ups a big draw for B-school and engineering students]]> Start-up companies have proved to be a big draw for students from business schools (B-schools) and engineering institutes, including the premier Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as well as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) . In fact the students are eager to join early-stage firms even if they have to compromise on the compensation package. The participation of a high number of start-ups is one of the reasons of the successful and fast-paced conclusion of the recruitment process of many institutes this year. According to IIT officials, start-up firms offer a wider..

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:57:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffea54785cd9e0147969536bb219a
<![CDATA[JEE Main online registration, choice-filling for Spot Round begins]]> The online process of registration, choice-filling, choice-locking and fee payment for the Spot Round of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates has started earlier today, that is, Saturday, August 2 and will continue till 5 pm on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 . Interested candidates need to click here . Once at the page, candidates have to enter their JEE Main 2014 Roll Number and Password. The Spot Round process consists of: Registering online Online choice-filling & choice-locking Payment of Spot Round participation fee of Rs 40,000..

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 09:20:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffea54785cd9e01479604fa6816cc
<![CDATA[Delhi HC directive to HRD ministry, IITs, NITs for common counseling]]> The Delhi High Court (HC) has passed a directive to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to implement common counseling for admission into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) from 2015, to avoid seats going vacant. Moreover, the MHRD and the IITs need to also check if a lateral entry provision into the IITs in the second year from the NITs as well as other engineering institutes can be put into practice. According to the Delhi HC directive, a report relating to the matter should be submitted by Sunday, November..

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 07:34:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffea54785cd9e014795a407ac0ea0
<![CDATA[Orissa HC order for special Joint Entrance Exam to fill B Tech seats]]> The Orissa High Court (HC) has passed an order asking the state government to conduct a special Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in order to fill up the Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) seats remaining vacant in state engineering colleges. A division bench of the Orissa HC passed the order after adjudicating the petition filed by the Odisha Private Engineering College Association (OPECA). As per the HC order, a second JEE has to be held to fill up the vacant seats in Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) courses offered by state colleges. ..

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:15:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffea54785cd9e014795251ce104b7
<![CDATA[JEE Main 2014 reporting against 4th round extended till August 1]]> The last date of reporting of Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates against the fourth round of seat allotments has been extended from Thursday, July 31 to 5 pm on Friday, August 1, 2014 , according to information at the website. Other schedules remain unchanged. In view of the difficult weather conditions in some states, physical reporting and withdrawal at the allotted institute against the fourth round has been extended. Candidates who were admitted during the third or fourth round but wish to participate in the Spot Round, need to withdraw their..

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:57:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb01478fee536a1c2f
<![CDATA[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 ..

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:21:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb01478738044f296d
<![CDATA[JEE Main CSAB NEUT round 1 allotment results out: key instructions]]> The Round 1 provisional seat allotment results of the Centralized Seat Allotment Board for North Eastern States and Union Territories 2014 (CSAB NEUT 2014) counseling process have been declared on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The online registration and choice-filling process of CSAB NEUT 2014 was held from Tuesday, July 22 to Friday, July 25, 2014. The counseling is being held to make allotment of seats for candidates on the basis of their All India Ranks (AIRs) in the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) . The AIR of the JEE Main 2014 candidates was declared by the ..

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:23:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb01478694c9f51642