Minglebox Education News - engineering http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:38:44 GMT Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:38:44 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[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..

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:16:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48833f98014883542ca101a2
<![CDATA[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..

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:33:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffead488290f80148832cbfef11fa
<![CDATA[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..

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:18:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83487dcde00148820c82634096
<![CDATA[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. ..

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:15:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac487c757401487e63500e3349
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:14:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf487c777901487ce1f3180d19
<![CDATA[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,..

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:59:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4877c5de014878f7ee0d15dc
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:13:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4877c5de01487896956f0ea5
<![CDATA[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..

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:18:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844862bd610148684c93b766ae
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:28:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844862bd6101486365fc140f0b
<![CDATA[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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Sat, 06 Sep 2014 04:54:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854845cd930148495055ec2d68
<![CDATA[India's first Railway University to be based on Chinese model]]> The proposed Railway University for India, a first in the country, will be based on the Chinese model of such institutes, according to Railway Ministry officials. The ministry is in the process of researching Chinese models to design railway-specific courses for the new university. The ministry has also held discussions with the National Railway Administration in China for the purpose. The new university will offer undergraduate (UG) as well as postgraduate (PG) courses on railway engineering and management-associated topics. Railway-centric courses have been conducted in China for..

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:11:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd7201485e303df527bc
<![CDATA[PSUs to recruit trainee engineers through GATE 2015 scores]]> The scores of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) will not only be a gateway for admission into the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) , the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) , the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , etc., several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) will also offer placements based on GATE 2015 scores. This year also, a number of PSUs have announced that they will recruit trainee engineers using GATE 2015 scores, for various engineering specializations...

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:12:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834845cd750148594211df1d14
<![CDATA[SRMEEE 2015 registrations from Nov first week; exam in April 2015]]> The registration process for the SRM Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (SRMEEE 2015) will begin from the first week of November, 2014, according to information available at the website. The Computer Based Test (CBT) of SRMEEE 2015 will be held from Saturday, April 11 to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 . The paper-pencil test will be conducted on Sunday, April 26, 2015 . For any queries, aspirants may call 044-27455510/47437500/27417400 or send e-mail at admissions.india@srmuniv.ac.in. The online SRMEEE 2014 was held from Thursday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 22, 2014 ..

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:41:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd72014855114952780f
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 to be computer based test; applications from Dec 1st week]]> The Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The application forms for the examination will be available from the first week of December, 2014. The duration of the examination 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, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) - 40..

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:02:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd72014854edd3d875cb
<![CDATA[Eligibility criteria for admissions for IIT JAM 2015 qualifiers]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) will be conducted online on Sunday, February 8, 2015. IIT Guwahati will be the organizing institute. IIT JAM is an all India common entrance examination conducted by the IITs for admission into integrated Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) degree programs, Master of Science (M Sc), Joint M Sc-PhD, M Sc-PhD Dual degree, M Sc-Master of Technology (M Tech) and other Post Bachelor Degree Programs offered by the IITs and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) . The..

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:36:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd72014845d0e6a60002
<![CDATA[SRMEEE 2015 Exam Dates]]> SRM University, Chennai has announced the exam dates for  SRM Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMEEE-2015) , which will be conducted in April 2015. The SRMEEE computer based test will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and paper-pencil test will be conducted on  Sunday, April 26, 2015. SRMEEE is conducted for taking admission to Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) program for the academic year 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   SRMEEE 2015 : For details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their ..

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:04:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4841c9460148457cb72137e2
<![CDATA[IITs join hands with IISc Bangalore to deliver MOOCs]]> The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have joined hands with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) to deliver  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), as part of a project called National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). The project is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). NPTEL is a joint initiative of the seven IITs in Chennai , Delhi , Guwahati , Kanpur , Kharagpur , Mumbai and Roorkee with IISc Bangalore. The NPTEL Online Certification (NOC) portal was launched by NPTEL recently, which..

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:16:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac483e5cc201484061b273413f
<![CDATA[Engineering is top pick among Indian students studying in US]]> Courses in engineering are the top pick among Indian students who are studying in the United States (US) , according to the recently released report of the Brookings Institution. As per the study, around two-thirds of foreign students in US are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs as well as Business, Management and Marketing courses, as against 48% US students. STEM subjects are specially favored by Indian students. Out of the total 168,000 F-1 visa-holders from India, a whopping 70% are pursuing STEM subjects. Of them, around 80% are enrolled in..

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:43:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac483e5cc201483f9e7e092665
<![CDATA[IIT JAM 2015 online registrations start - key instructions]]> The online registration and application process for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) started on Wednesday, September 3 and will continue till Thursday, October 9, 2014 . The last date for payment of fee through challan is Tuesday, September 30, 2014. No offline applications will be accepted. The candidates can do most of their interactions with JAM through the JAM Online Application Processing System (JAPS) interface provided at the JAM 2015 website. Through JAPS, a candidate can register and apply for JAM 2015, check the..

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:06:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac483e5cc201483f45c0fc1916
<![CDATA[88% test-takers qualify in JEE Advanced 2014 at first attempt]]> A total of 88% test-takers have qualified in the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2014 (JEE Advanced 2014) at their first attempt. Last year, 69.6% candidates qualified the examination at the initial attempt and 27.2% took the test again and qualified. This year, a mere 12% candidates qualified the JEE Advanced after appearing for it for the second time. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been allowing just two attempts for the past two years. According to IIT officials, the limited number of attempts results in IITs getting candidates who are better prepared. At..

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:17:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac483e5cc201483f18f0af11f7
<![CDATA[IITs to offer internships to college students from northeastern states]]> The premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are planning to offer internship opportunities to college students from the northeastern states of the country under a scheme named "Ishan Vikas". The scheme will also enable school students of these states to spend time at the IIT campus during their summer or winter breaks. Such an initiative will provide exposure to students belonging to the seven northeastern states to various opportunities of higher education and steer them towards achieving success. The proposal was presented recently by officials of IIT Guwahati to..

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:13:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85482a502e014839ee595c45e5
<![CDATA[IITs strive to enhance soft skills of students to boost employability]]> The premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are adopting several measures to brush up the soft skills of their students, in a bid to boost their employability. Although the IIT students are proficient in many areas, their lack of communication skills, confident body language, etc. often come in their way of landing good jobs. The existing faculty and curriculum are not always equipped to handle such needs. IIT Hyderabad is at present in the process of conducting a pilot project to evaluate the speaking, reading as well as writing skills of the 1,500..

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:33:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffead482a454401483691f32402ad
<![CDATA[MBBS/BDS counseling for EAMCET 2014 rank holders till Sept 5]]> Counseling for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) as well as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses for Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2014 (EAMCET 2014) rank-holders for admission into colleges affiliated to Dr NTR University of Health Sciences for the 2014-15 academic year will be held till Friday, September 5, 2014 . The candidates need not submit any application form for admission into MBBS/BDS courses. Certificates required: The candidates need to bring all the original certificates (mentioned below) and two sets of..

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:10:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffead482a4544014835338bbd5e2c
<![CDATA[GATE 2015 online registrations begin; no hard copies to be accepted]]> The registration process of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) has started from Monday, September 1, 2014 . The registrations and the examination itself will be conducted only on the online mode, according to information at the official website. Registrations will continue till Wednesday, October 1, 2014 . Candidates need to visit the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website for Enrolment, Application Filling and Application Submission. To apply online, please click here. The entire process of filling up of application form, uploading..

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:02:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84482a4d85014834f4c88d63b5
<![CDATA[Special joint entrance exam in Odisha to fill vacant engineering seats]]> A special Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) will be conducted on Sunday, September 7, 2014, in order to fill up the vacant engineering seats in the state. The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Committee has been directed to hold the entrance test, as per the Odisha Private Engineering College Association (OPECA). Around two-thirds of the overall seats in professional colleges in the state are still vacant. Registration for the test will be held from Saturday, August 30 to Monday, September 1, 2014 . The admit cards can be downloaded from Tuesday, September 2, 2014 . The..

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:11:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac482a450f014831207ec31629
<![CDATA[IITs mulling online JEE Advanced from next year]]> The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are planning to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) on the online mode form next year. The decision to hold the examination online from the 2016-17 session was taken during a recent meeting of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs in New Delhi. Around 1.5 lakh candidates are shortlisted for the JEE Advanced after qualifying the JEE Main test. JEE Main is an entrance examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to undergraduate (UG) engineering, technology..

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:46:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac482a450f01482f88f42d66c3
<![CDATA[Telangana'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