Minglebox Education News - engineering http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:17:50 GMT Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:17:50 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[WBJEEM 2015 Exam Dates]]> West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEE) has announced the exam dates for  WBJEEM 2015 , which will be conducted in April 2015. The WBJEEM will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 . WBJEEM is conducted for taking admission to undergraduate level courses of Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programs in different universities/colleges in West Bengal for the..

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:35:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48bf76070148bfe7b2b206cd
<![CDATA[Mauritius campus of IIT Delhi to start operations from Nov this year]]> The international campus of the premier Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) will start operations in the island nation of Mauritius from November this year. The new branch of IIT Delhi has been named the International Institute of Technology Research Academy (IITRA). IIT Delhi has entered into a partnership with the Mauritius Research Council for the new venture. According to IIT Delhi officials, IITRA will offer full-time as well as part-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in subjects such as Electronics, Electrical and Computer Science. Initially, the institute..

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:15:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548bf74430148bfd62fea0690
<![CDATA[JEE Advanced 2015 to be held on May 24, 2015]]> The Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015) will be conducted on Sunday, May 24, 2015 , according to the website. Paper I will be held from 9 am to 12 noon and Paper II from 2 pm to 5 pm, adds the website. More information will be updated on the website shortly. For any queries, candidates may call 022-25769093. The JEE is divided into two parts - JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Main is an entrance examination held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to undergraduate (UG) engineering, technology and architecture courses..

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:10:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48b050670148b13981431475
<![CDATA[IIT, NIT contribution to ISRO talent pool is a mere 2%]]> The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , the two top-notch educational institutes in the country, have contributed a mere 2% of the total talent pool of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), according to reports. ISRO is in big news currently for the Mars Orbiter Mission. ISRO has few centers located in different parts of India. In the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center in Thiruvananthapuram, out of the total 4,486 employees, 43 are from the IITs/NITs. In the Space Applications Center in Ahmedabad, there are 144 graduates from..

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:46:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48b050670148b0ed4de70e21
<![CDATA[VTU allows extra time to students for completion of BE degrees]]> The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has allowed extra time to its students for completion of their Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degrees as a one-time measure only, according to the website. The move has been authorized by the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the varsity. The students of BE regular courses who have taken admission in the year 2006-07 as well as students who have taken admission through lateral entry in the year 2008-09 will be permitted to appear for the December 2014/January 2015 and June 2015/July 2015 university semester examinations one more time, in order to..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:26:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffead48ab183d0148acc72d361b33
<![CDATA[Last dates for IIT JAM 2015 online application submission extended]]> The last dates for online application submission for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) have been extended, according to information at the website. 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) . ..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:35:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffead48ab183d0148ac61835314ac
<![CDATA[JEE Advanced 2015 Exam Dates]]> Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has announced the exam dates for  Joint Entrance Exam Advanced (JEE Advanced-2015) , which will be conducted in May 2015. The JEE Advanced will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2015 . JEE Advanced is conducted for taking admission to undergraduate courses in sixteen IITs located in Bhubaneswar , Madras , Delhi , Gandhinagar , Guwahati , Hyderabad , Indore , Jodhpur , Kanpur , Kharagpur , Mandi , Patna , Ropar and Roorkee , Bombay,  Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:28:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48ab27e40148ab7f3ffc0757
<![CDATA[India and US to sign 3 letters of intent for cooperation in education]]> India and the Unites States (US) will further their ties in the field of education through Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to be signed in the coming days. The Union cabinet recently gave its nod to three joint declarations of intent relating to education that the two nations are expected to sign shortly. The first declaration of intent between the two nations is designed to develop active learning for the youth. Under the soon to be launched Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) program, faculty of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , ..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:20:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548ab31810148ab4109b20152
<![CDATA[JEE Advanced 2015 schedule to be announced by September 30]]> The schedule of the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015) will be announced by Tuesday, September 30, 2014 , according to information available at the website. Notification relating to the examination will be issued on the website in the last week of September, 2014. The Information Brochure will be uploaded on the site in the first week of October, 2014. Candidates can dial 022-25769093 for queries. JEE Advanced 2014 was conducted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 and the Results were announced on Thursday, June 19, 2014 . Overall 27,151 candidates out of a..

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:35:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48a6f5430148a7a8927b0c3a
<![CDATA[IIT council to set up committee to resolve IIT-UGC impasse on degrees]]> The impasse between the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) regarding degrees continues, with the IIT Council planning to constitute a three-member committee to resolve the matter. The committee will include officials from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and UGC as well as a renowned scientist, according to IIT officials. UGC had earlier directed that the courses and degrees of the IITs should conform to the UGC July 5 gazette notification relating to approved courses. As per officials of the IITs, the institutes..

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:28:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48a5a5f10148a658d7d50f24
<![CDATA[IITs to include entrepreneurship in B Tech curriculum]]> The premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are planning to include entrepreneurship in their Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) curriculum. IIT Kharagpur , IIT Delhi and IIT Hyderabad are expected to make entrepreneurship a main part of their B Tech curriculum and launch minor or elective courses on the topic, starting next year. IIT Hyderabad offers the subject currently as a minor for B Tech. Moreover, IIT Madras , IIT Gandhinagar , IIT Bombay , IIT Kanpur , IIT Mandi and IIT Patna and are also taking initiatives to include the subject in the..

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:26:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48a5a5f10148a61fbae00ae6
<![CDATA[IIA Screening Test 2014 Exam Dates]]> Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore has announced the exam dates for  IIA Screening Test (IIAST-2014) , which will be conducted in December 2014. The IIAST will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014. IIAST is conducted for taking admission to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) offered jointly with Pondicherry Central University and integrated Master of Technology (M.Tech)-Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs offered jointly with University of Calcutta for the academic session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   IIAST 2014 : Applications are..

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:44:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a0148a1e5cb9452f7
<![CDATA[IIM C, IIT Kharagpur, ISI tie up to deliver business analytics program]]> Three premier academic institutes of the state of West Bengal - the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) , the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) and the Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata (ISI Kolkata) have joined hands to deliver a postgraduate (PG) program in Business Analytics. The new degree course will be of two years’ duration and is expected to commence in July next year. The Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) has already granted approval for the proposal. The institutes are yet to finalize a name for the..

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:43:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83489d067c0148a1e50d0766fb
<![CDATA[India-specific ranking method to be devised by IITs, HRD ministry]]> The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , along with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), will be devising an India-specific ranking method for higher education insitutes, in a bid to improve the standing of the country's institutes in global ratings. The decision was announced at the IIT council meeting held recently. The Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani attended the meeting. At present, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras are in the process of finalizing the draft ranking system for universities in India. According to officials from the HRD..

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:31:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83489d067c0148a16c469259eb
<![CDATA[IIT admission criterion eased: required class XII cutoff to be 75%]]> In a bid to ease the basic admission criteria, the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have announced that the required cutoff for candidates who clear the entrance test - Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) will now be 75% in the Class XII board examination or a top 20 percentile, whichever happens to be lower. Till now, students had to meet an undisclosed target to feature within the top 20 percentile in order to gain admission into the IITs. The decision to fix the minimum marks of 75% was approved by the IIT council during a meeting held recently. The..

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:19:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844887a3180148a0f2e4aa26b5
<![CDATA[New IITs to be established in collaboration with foreign institutes]]> Five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) which will be established in India will come up in collaboration with foreign institutes, as per reports. According to sources, the new IIT in Goa is expected to be set up in partnership with reputed institutes based in the United States (US). The Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi and the Human Resource Development minister Ms Smriti Irani will visit the US soon to sign a joint declaration in this regard. The details of US institutes to assist IIT Goa will be decided after the joint declaration is signed. The plans regarding the..

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:28:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83489d067c01489d1efd1f0274
<![CDATA[IIT Delhi to launch revised curriculum for MBA program]]> The Department of Management Studies (DMS) under the premier Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) will launch the revised curriculum for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program shortly, according to institute officials. The new curriculum has been designed to keep pace with the top programs of business management in the world. The "MBA Curriculum Review Stakeholders' Consultation Workshop" was conducted recently by the IIT, to explore the changes and best practices in the business of management education. The announcement of the launch of the new..

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:45:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01489c53010354d3
<![CDATA[IITs ahead of Harvard University in rankings: Smriti Irani]]> The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have acquired the fourth rank as per a list of the top 50 entrepreneurial undergraduate (UG) institutes across the globe, according to the Indian Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani. Ms Irani has referred to a survey conducted by the United States (US) based private equity as well as venture capital research company PitchBook Data. The IITs have actually achieved higher ranks compared to top Ivy League universities including Harvard University in the PitchBook survey, the minister added. This will be good news..

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:05:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01489bf6b9a94676
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore ranked 11th globally for research in QS rankings]]> The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) has acquired the 11 th position globally for its impressive research output, according to the recently announced Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2014. The institute’s rating has improved drastically this year for ‘Citations-per-Faculty’, which is assigned 20% weightage in the rankings and is one of the indicators of research output. As per the last year’s rating, IISc Bangalore was in the 24 th position globally in this domain. A citation implies research work being cited or..

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:15:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01488c8cd8b54b48
<![CDATA[VIT students land record number of job offers from IT companies]]> The students of the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) have landed a record number of job offers from Information Technology (IT) companies, during the ongoing placement season at engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu (TN). The Slot-1 placements commenced at the institute on Monday, September 1, 2014 and it was shared by Accenture, Infosys, Cognizant and Wipro. The undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students of VIT, graduating in 2015, received 5,828 offers from four Slot-I multinational companies (MNCs), which is a whopping 90% increase from last year. Last year 3,934..

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:55:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834887a31d0148889e0feb14be
<![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