Minglebox Education News - engineering http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:19:16 GMT Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:19:16 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[IIT JAM 2015 mock test now available at website]]> Mock test for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) is now available at the website. The mock test is for demonstration purpose only. It contains important test-day instructions. To access the IIT JAM 2015 mock test, please click here . Once at the page, candidates have to enter their registration number and password. 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. The candidates can login to JAPS through their..

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:42:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a51d635014a61ed2e932aa4
<![CDATA[School of Planning and Architecture Bill brings cheer to students ]]> The School of Planning and Architecture Bill 2014 which got the parliament nod recently which makes three SPAs institutes of excellence, has made the students and alumni finally have a reason to cheer. As per the reports this bill has given identity, endorsement which has made a lot of former students happy. There are three Schools of Planning and Architecture located in New Delhi , Bhopal and Vijayawada . It was mentioned in the reports that institutes like School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Bhopal established in 2008 by the Central government didn’t have..

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:07:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854a51d45c014a5ca73362457e
<![CDATA[Maharashtra has no plans to open new government engineering colleges]]> The number of seats occupied in engineering has been coming down in the past few years and Maharashtra which has high number of engineering institutions will not open new government colleges. According to reports, Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde has stated that the government was not planning to set up new engineering colleges, as 43 per cent seats were lying vacant in various existing colleges. It was reported that there are total 367 engineering colleges in the state, including 10 government institutions. There are 1, 56,067 seats in these colleges out of which 67,184..

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:11:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854a51d45c014a5c3cb7da3916
<![CDATA[BITSAT 2015 Exam Dates]]> Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani has announced the exam dates for  Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) , which will be conducted in May 2015. The computer based online BITSAT will be held from Thursday, May 14, 2015 to Friday, May 29, 2015 . BITSAT is conducted for admission to integrated first degree programs such as Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) honors, Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) honors, Master of Science (M.Sc) honors and M.Sc (Tech) in various disciplines offered at Goa and Hyderabad campuses for..

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:18:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a51d635014a5c0c41244510
<![CDATA[BITSAT exam dates are out; online tests from May 14 to 29, 2015]]> The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is a popular engineering college in India and BITSAT is the online admission test to its three centres. The admissions to all the Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus for the academic year 2015-16 will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani. This test will be referred to as ‘ BITS Admission Test – 2015 ’, conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITSAT is a national level exam for..

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:46:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854a51d45c014a5bee779d301b
<![CDATA[JEE Main 2015 registrants for computer-based exam to select date/slot]]> The registration process of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2015 (JEE Main 2015) , which started on Friday, November 7 , will close on Thursday, December 18, 2014 . The aspirants can opt for the city of their choice as per the list of computer based examination cities at the time of filling the application form only. They can also choose the test date. The candidates who opt for the Computer Based Examination of Paper I need to note that they should select the date/slot after payment of the examination fee during registrations. The candidates who do not select the date/slot will..

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:40:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a51d463014a5843b8f26673
<![CDATA[MBA admission at IITs: last date of application submission is Jan 13]]> Candidates aspiring to pursue Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses offered by the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) need to note that the last date for submission of application in all the IITs is Tuesday, January 13, 2015 . The IITs offer two-year full-time MBA programs (regular and industry-sponsored). IIT Bombay offers a Master of Management (M Mgt) degree while other IITs offer MBA degree. For details and online applications, candidates need to visit the website of the individual institutes, as mentioned below. MBA at IITs:..

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:27:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a51d463014a57c9996e5bd0
<![CDATA[Fee payment details for JEE Main 2015 registrations]]> The registration process of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2015 (JEE Main 2015) is being conducted from Friday, November 7 to Thursday, December 18, 2014 . Candidates can apply online only for JEE Main 2015 through the official website - www.jeemain.nic.in . JEE Main 2015 offline or pen and paper-based examination will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 , while the online or computer-based examination will be held on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 2015 for Paper I only. The online application for JEE Main 2015 is a three-step process - filling of..

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:03:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a574595ab2250
<![CDATA[GATE 2015 admit cards now available for download from GOAPs website]]> The admit cards for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) have been made available for download at the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website. The admit card is an essential document to be carried to the test center. Candidates need to note that the admit cards for GATE 2015 will be available through the online process only. No hard copy of admit cards will be sent to the candidates via post. To access the admit cards, please click here . Once at the page, candidates have to enter the enrolment ID sent during registration or email address..

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:07:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a56dbc7361635
<![CDATA[Average salary offered at IIT Hyderabad rises by 12%]]> The ongoing placement session at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) has seen average salaries offered by firms to the students rising by 12%, as per reports. During Week 1 of placements, 42 undergraduate (UG) students and 25 postgraduate (PG) students found placements in 67 firms. If the Pre-placement Offers (PPOs) are included, the total offers will be 77. There were three offers for overseas positions. The top offer at the PG level for Master of Technology (M Tech) program was Rs 29 lakh per annum. The best offer for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech)..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:44:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a53212f1c6470
<![CDATA[JEE Main 2015 registrations: a complete guide]]> Only the last few days are left for the registration process of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2015 (JEE Main 2015) , with the deadline being Thursday, December 18, 2014 . The registrations started from Friday, November 7, 2014. Candidates can apply online only for JEE Main 2015 through the official website - www.jeemain.nic.in . Candidates have to ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE Main, JEE Advanced and participating state institutes. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) , which conducts JEE Main, has set up facilitation..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:07:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a52ff3402621e
<![CDATA[HRD data indicates 37% faculty crunch at the IITs]]> There is around 37% faculty vacancy across the existing 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , according to recent data released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The sanctioned faculty strength at all the IITs is 6,944, while the actual strength is just 4,308. As per the MHRD data compiled in September 2014, sanctioned faculty members working at IIT Gandhinagar is 99%, which is the best currently. There is a 46% faculty shortage at IIT Kharagpur . The total student-faculty ratio is 16:1. The most severely hit are IIT BHU Varanasi , IIT Roorkee ..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:10:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854a3cf16c014a5180f1f7794e
<![CDATA[CUSAT CAT 2015 Exam Dates]]> Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)   has announced the exam dates for  CUSAT Common Admission Test (CUSAT-CAT) , which will be conducted in May 2015. The CUSAT-CAT will be held on  Saturday, May 02, 2015 and Sunday, May 03, 2015. CUSAT-CAT is conducted for taking admission to Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and PG programs for the academic year 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   CUSAT CAT 2015: For details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their official website . Application Procedure for   CUSAT..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:07:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854a3cf16c014a517e0e9478dc
<![CDATA[WBJEE 2015 registrations from Dec 22; exam schedule]]> The online registration process for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2015 (WBJEE 2015) will start from Monday, December 22, 2014 , according to the website. WBJEE 2015 will be held on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 . WBJEE 2015 is the common entrance examination for admission to undergraduate (UG) courses of Bachelor of Engineering (BE)/Bachelor of Technology (B Tech)/Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch)/Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) as well as Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)/Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) offered by colleges and..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:18:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4de2c06740d0
<![CDATA[Non-Indians denied IIT entry as only Indians can write JEE Main]]> Only Indian citizens are allowed to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) , which leaves out thousands of aspirants who are not born in the country. Even if such students have been studying in India for few years, they cannot apply to pursue higher studies in central or state institutes. JEE Main is an entrance examination held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) . The admission criteria to undergraduate (UG) engineering programs at the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , other Centrally..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:40:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4dbf86413d83
<![CDATA[Indian students can pursue engineering at UK varsity's Malaysia campus]]> Indian students can now pursue undergraduate (UG) engineering degree courses at the new Malaysia campus of the United Kingdom (UK)-based University of Southampton . The course content for students at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus will be identical to the content at the UK campus. In fact, the practical tutorials and laboratory experiments will be same as well. The Malaysia campus will offer a split campus degree, whereby the students will pursue their course at the Malaysia campus for the first two years, after which they will move to Southampton for the..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:31:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4d495aed31de
<![CDATA[IIT Indore student bags whopping crore-plus offer from Google]]> A final-year Computer Science graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore) has bagged a whopping crore-plus job offer during the ongoing placement session of the IITs . Internet giant Google has made the annual offer of Rs 1.7 crore to the student. The student has received an offer letter to join as a software engineer in the firm’s office in the United States (US). The salary package is the topmost package offered to any IIT Indore student in the last three years of placements. IIT Indore is one of the newer IITs, which was established in 2009. To..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:01:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4c5297431d33
<![CDATA[IIT Madras wraps up Day 10 of placements; over 750 placed]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) wrapped up Day 10 of its 2014-2015 placement session, with more than 750 students being placed. The details of Day 9 and Day 10 of placements at the institute are provided below. Day 9: During Day 9 of placements at IIT Madras held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, altogether 13 offers were made. The participating firms were Vembu Technologies Private Limited, Entrayn Education Technologies Private Limited, VMS Consultants Private Limited, ITS Planners and Engineers Private Limited, Turbo Energy Limited, Matrimony.com Private..

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:13:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a3cf97f014a3dfd1b5b1a42
<![CDATA[JEE Main 2015 registrations to close on December 18]]> The registration process for the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2015 (JEE Main 2015) , which started from Friday, November 7 , will close on Thursday, December 18, 2014 , according to a Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notification. To apply online, please click here . The online application for JEE Main 2015 is a three-step process - filling of application form, uploading scanned images and paying examination fee. JEE Main 2015 offline or pen and paper-based examination will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 . Paper I will be held from 9.30 am to 12.30..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:36:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a3959cbfd27a9
<![CDATA[Loughborough University, UK ties up with IITs for academic cooperation]]> The reputed Loughborough University , based in the United Kingdom (UK), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to foster academic cooperation between the institutes. Loughborough is one of the top universities for Engineering and Science in UK, with all their engineering departments being rated among the leading 10 or 5 within the UK for teaching and research, according to varsity officials. The MoUs were signed recently between the officials of the Loughborough University and IIT Delhi , IIT Bombay as..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:13:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a39450c8125c8
<![CDATA[Jobs in start-ups a big draw for engineering students of Tamil Nadu]]> Start-up firms have emerged as a very popular career choice among engineering students at most campuses of Tamil Nadu (TN), as is evident from the campus placement reports. Not only are the institutes encouraging more start-ups to participate in campus placements, the students also are joining these companies in large numbers. Many start-ups are offering salary packages which are along the lines of what is offered by multinational companies (MNCs). The average salary package offered by start-ups is around Rs 9 to Rs 16 lakh. Moreover, the students are also eager to explore the challenges..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:38:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a38b6ec4f1815
<![CDATA[Non-engineering students can also pursue MBA program at IIT Delhi]]> The new Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offered by the premier Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) can be pursued by students of non-engineering background also, as per a recent announcement by the institute. Earlier, only students of engineering/technology background as well as those with Masters in Science (M Sc) and Commerce or Economics could apply for the management programs at the Department of Management Studies (DMS) under IIT Delhi. According to DMS officials, the institute has taken this decision to open its MBA program to students from all..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:51:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a381dd07a08b3
<![CDATA[Backed by government, IITs & IIMs plan to launch more MOOCs]]> The country’s premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are planning to launch several Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the coming days, backed by the government’s Swayam Bharat program. The government’s keen interest in developing online education in the country has acted as a great motivator for the institutes. In the budget, Rs 100 crore was earmarked for online education for MOOCs as well as virtual classrooms. MOOCs may contribute towards attaining the target of training 500 million people by the year..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:50:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a37e638ce02f4
<![CDATA[Over 650 students placed by Day 7 of IIT Madras placements]]> The ongoing placement session at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) continues to be upbeat, with over 650 students placed by Day 7. The 2014-2015 placement session at the premier IITs started on Monday, December 1, 2014. Day 6: During Day 6 of placements at IIT Madras held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 , altogether 50 offers were made. The participating firms included QuickPlay Media Private Limited, Oracle India Private Limited, Amazon Development Centre (India) Private Limited, Misys Software Solutions (I) Private Limited, Yodlee Infotech Private Limited,..

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:25:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a2afaa3014a342979ac7b16
<![CDATA[Aspirants can access GATE 2015 mock test at the website]]> Candidates who aspire to appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) can now access the mock test for the examination at the official website. The mock test is for demonstration purpose only. To access the mock test, please click here and enter the Roll Number and Password. For the GATE 2015 examination, a candidate can apply for only one of the 22 papers. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of qualifying degree. The GATE examination consists of a single paper of three-hour duration that contains 65..

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:19:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a2afaa3014a33ed43407573
<![CDATA[Andhra Pradesh & Telangana may conduct common EAMCET]]> A common Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) to be conducted by the states of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana is on the cards, according to reports. EAMCET is essential for admission into various engineering, medical and agricultural colleges in the two states. The intermediate examinations will be held separately. According to officials of the Telangana Education Ministry, a joint EAMCET can be held in a smooth fashion. The examination format rules out chances of any malpractice or favoritism. It will also cut down the number of examinations that..

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:17:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a2afaa3014a337cf9c56c84
<![CDATA[IIIT Hyderabad students offered 1.5 cr package for overseas position]]> This year, students of the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) have bagged crore-plus offers during campus placements. Facebook and Google have extended offers with an average annual salary of Rs. 1.5 crore for positions in the United States (US) to the IIIT Hyderabad students. As per IIIT Hyderabad officials, till date, around 110 students have found placements in 16 firms. Out of these, Google Mountain View, California has extended placement offers to six students. Five students received offers from Facebook, Menlo Park, California. This..

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:12:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a2afaa3014a330aa52c6401
<![CDATA[GATE 2015 examination schedule out; 2 test sessions per day]]> The complete examination schedule for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) has been released at the official website. GATE 2015 will be conducted during forenoon (FN) and afternoon (AN) sessions on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday), that is, on Saturday, January 31, Sunday, February 1, Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8, 2015 . Some of the papers will be held in multiple sessions. There will be two test sessions on each day - FN (9 am to 12 noon) and AN (2 pm to 5 pm). GATE 2015 Examination Schedule ..

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:53:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a2af146014a2f1cb84c46b4
<![CDATA[IIT Delhi students decline $125,000 offers to join domestic firms]]> The ongoing placement session at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has been upbeat this year, with outstanding offers being extended to the students. However, some students of the IIT Delhi have reportedly declined international offers of a whopping $125,000 per year, opting to join domestic firms instead. According to institute sources, the first six days of this year’s final placements witnessed a 30% rise in the overall number of job offers by firms of various sectors. The total number of offers is around 600 so far. Regular recruiters have raised their domestic..

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:07:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a2af146014a2ebbde413c70
<![CDATA[IIT Bombay girl bags whopping Rs 2 crore offer]]> This year, the ongoing placement session at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has seen some outstanding offers being made to the students, with a third-year computer science girl student bagging a whopping Rs two crore offer from United States (US)-based Social networking service provider Facebook. The offer is possibly the top-most offered to an undergraduate at the institute. The student trained with Facebook earlier this year during May-June in California and was thereafter extended a Pre-placement Offer (PPO), as per reports. After completing her fourth year,..

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:49:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a2af146014a2dceeaea28f5
<![CDATA[IIT graduating students grab deferred placement opportunity this year]]> Students of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are grabbing the deferred placement opportunity this year, by which they can return to the regular campus placement session in case their start-up venture fails. Hence, although firms such as Oracle and Facebook have extended crore-plus offers at the IIT campuses, many students have bypassed them to launch their own start-up ventures. Several IITs are now offering the deferred placement opportunity to their students, in a bid to motivate the graduates to start their own ventures. The Deferred Placement Program (DPP) is a..

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:53:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a2af146014a2d64f4b01ec5
<![CDATA[IIT Madras placements see 589 placed by Day 5]]> Offers continue to pour in during the ongoing placement session at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) , with 589 students being placed by Day 5. The 2014-2015 placement session at the premier IITs started on Monday, December 1, 2014 . Day 4: During the forenoon session held from 7 am to 2 pm on Day 4 on Thursday, December 4, 2014 , 42 offers were made. The participating firms were Unmetric Technologies Private Limited, Cypress Semiconductor, Walter P Moore Engineering India Private Limited, Oracle India Private Limited, KLA Tencor Software India Private,..

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:37:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a1dca31014a29e7ddf14e89
<![CDATA[IIT placements see 50% rise in offers on Day 5; women bag top offers]]> The 2014-2015 placement session at the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , which started on Monday, December 1, 2014, saw a 30-50% increase in the total number of offers on Day 5, compared to the same phase last year. Recruiters visited the IIT campuses in good numbers on Day 5 as well, as per reports. IIT Bombay has had the greatest placement season ever, with more than 660 offers on Day 5, which includes the Pre-placement Offers (PPOs). On Day 5, around 17 firms visited IIT Bombay, including General Motors, Ericsson, Robert Bosch, HSBC, Mercedes Benz, Saint Gobain,..

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:39:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a1dca31014a28d70cc0352f
<![CDATA[KIITEE 2015 online applications till March 25; no examination fee]]> The online application process for the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2015 (KIITEE 2015) has started. The online application forms and prospectus are available at the varsity websites www.kiitee.ac.in and www.kiit.ac.in from Tuesday, December 2, 2014 . To apply online, please click here . The last date of receiving filled-in application form is Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The last date of hosting admit cards on the website is Sunday, April 5, 2015 .  KIITEE 2015 will be conducted from Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 30,..

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:26:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a142628014a1a69fb0a5da1
<![CDATA[IIT Kgp student bags and 4 IIT Kanpur grads decline crore plus offer]]> The 2014-2015 placement session at the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , which started on Monday, December 1, 2014 , has so far yielded positive results for the graduates. One of the most notable offers came to a IIT Kharagpur student, who bagged an offer of more than Rs 1.5 crore per annum, which is among the highest ever offered at IIT campuses. Other big offers made to IIT Kharagpur students this year came from firms such as EXL Service Private Limited, Visa, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Microsoft IDC, etc. as well as from first-time..

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:40:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a1a099d34376f
<![CDATA[IIT-M students can pursue a semester at foreign engineering institute]]> The students of the premier Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have now got an opportunity to pursue one semester at an engineering institute based in a foreign country. The IIT Madras students can opt for any one of the top 11 engineering institutes located in the Asia-Oceania region. IIT Madras became a partner of the Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering (AOTULE) earlier in November this year. According to institute officials, IIT Madras received an invite to participate in the AOTULE meeting, held in November at the University of Melbourne , where..

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:22:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a195469623363
<![CDATA[IIT placements reveal grads favor new-age jobs over core engineering]]> The 2014-2015 placement session at the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , which started on Monday, December 1, 2014 , indicate that mechanical, civil and electrical engineering graduates of the institutes favor new-age jobs over core engineering/manufacturing ones. The IIT graduates are increasingly opting for new-age jobs in fields such as finance, software and consultancy, although taking up core engineering jobs is encouraged. Towards the end of Day 3 of the ongoing placement session, software firm Oracle had made an offer of Rs 2.03 crore to a student of IIT BHU,..

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:43:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a18f92be53007
<![CDATA[IIT Madras placements continue to be on a high on Day 2 and 3]]> The placement session at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) , which started on Monday, December 1, 2014 along with the other older IITs , continued to be on a high on Day 2 and Day 3, according to reports. Day 2: During the forenoon session held from 7 am to 2 pm on Day 2 on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, a total of 77 students were recruited, with Flipkart Internet Private Limited making the highest number of 19 offers, followed by Citicorp Services India Limited and Eaton Technologies Private Limited. Other firms which hired included Schlumberger Asia Services..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:38:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a154f585075fe
<![CDATA[BMS College of Engineering gains recognition in Washington Accord]]> The engineering programs offered by the BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE) , based in Bengaluru in India, have been classified to be among the Tier-I category by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), which is recognized under the Washington Accord (WA). The new recognition will enable the graduates of BMSCE to pursue higher studies and obtain employment in member-countries of the WA. Moreover, their degrees will be accepted in member-countries as well. The global recognition will also throw open transnational opportunities for BMSCE students and facilitate smooth admissions..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:07:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a148dc01368a0
<![CDATA[Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 to be held on April 29 & 30]]> The Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) will be held on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 . The CET test will be held for admissions into the 2015-16 academic session for courses including Engineering, Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga, Sericulture, Bachelor of Science (B Sc) Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) as well as Diploma in Pharmacy (Pharma D). The complete schedule of the examination is provided below. CET-K 2015 Schedule ..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:43:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a140a2c6a5cae
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore & IIT Bombay feature among top 40 in Times ratings]]> Two top academic institutes in the country, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) , feature among the leading 40 institutes, according to the recently announced second annual Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies rankings. It is a first for both the institutes in this ranking. Around 18 countries have been covered in the 2015 rankings. While IISc Bangalore has acquired the 25 th spot in the rankings, IIT Bombay has bagged the 37 th position. However, no Indian institute is among the top..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:48:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a13d794a95944
<![CDATA[GITAM Admission Test 2015 Exam Dates]]> Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), Visakhapatnam has announced the exam dates for  GITAM Admission Test (GAT) ,  which will be conducted in April-May 2015. The GAT will be held from Monday, April 20, 2015 to Sunday, May 10, 2015 . GAT  is conducted for taking admission to 5 years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), 4 years Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), 2 years Master of Technology (M.Tech) and 6 year dual degree B.Tech+M.Tech programs in various disciplines offered at Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bangalore campuses and 4 years Bachelor of..

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:31:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834a0c478b014a0fb451682cdb
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 registrations start; last date to apply online is Feb 27]]> The registration process of the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 has started on Monday, December 1, 2014 and will continue till Friday, February 27, 2015 , according to the website. VITEEE 2015 online application forms are available at the website www.vit.ac.in . A step by step guide to VITEEE 2015 registrations is provided below. Step I: Candidates have to enter all relevant information accurately. A password will be sent from VIT University to the registered..

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:18:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a0fa8400028b2
<![CDATA[IIT JAM 2015 test schedule, list of provisional candidates released]]> The test schedule of the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) has been announced at the website. The website has also released the list of provisional candidates. 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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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:53:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a0f238fe41ef3
<![CDATA[Facebook leading recruiter at IIT placements with crore plus package]]> United States (US)-based social networking service provider Facebook has turned out to be the leading recruiter at the ongoing placements at the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) so far this year, having made the top salary offer of Rs 1.42 crore. The firm has extended offers to five students of IIT Bombay , out of whom two have received Pre-placement Offers (PPOs). Visa Inc has hired 28 IIT Bombay students, which is the highest at the institute. Moreover, Goldman Sachs has recruited 11 students from IIT Bombay. The Facebook salary comprises around Rs 65 lakh as..

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:02:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a0ef547c71b44
<![CDATA[UGC raises research fellowship & GATE scholarship amount]]> In a recent decision, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has raised the basic fellowship and scholarship amounts under several schemes, which is aimed to motivate research scholars. In case of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), the amount has been hiked from Rs 16,000 per month to Rs 25,000 per month. For Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), the increase is from Rs 18,000 per month to Rs 28,000 per month. The announcement regarding revised grants was recently made by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. According to Ms Irani, the increase in JRF/SRF in Basic..

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:23:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a0e9abf2712d1
<![CDATA[KIITEE 2015 Exam Dates]]> Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar has announced the exam dates for Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIITEE 2015) , which will be conducted in April 2015. The KIITEE will be held from Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to Thursday, April 30, 2015. KIITEE is conducted for taking admission to Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), dual degree B.Tech+Master of Technology (M.Tech), B.Tech+Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc),..

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:08:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa49457f7601495037e2755e4a
<![CDATA[IIT Madras placements start; whopping 158 offers on Day 1]]> The placement session at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) started on Monday, December 1, 2014 , along with the other older IITs . On Day 1, an impressive number of 158 job offers were extended by several firms from diverse sectors. Last year, 95 offers were made on Day 1 at the institute. Out of the total offers, 17 were made during the graveyard session, 64 during the forenoon session and 77 were extended during the afternoon session. The top domestic offer was for Rs 30 lakh, while the highest international offer was for US$ 1,29,500. Goldman Sachs..

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:12:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a05ce7f014a0a45f2e73d44
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 Exam Dates]]> Vellore Institute of Technology 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,..

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Sat, 06 Sep 2014 04:54:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854845cd930148495055ec2d68
<![CDATA[IIT Madras joins CERN to work on CMS experiment]]> One of the premier technical institutions in the country, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has become the first IIT to be made a full member of the CMS experiment at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. According to reports, now IIT Madras will get several opportunities in a large number of related technologies initiated and applied at the Switzerland-based organisation. It was reported that  IIT Madras' admission as a full-member of CMS was made possible by a presentation made to the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) Collaboration Board by Prof..

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:30:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49e1fd780149f05fa4b84aa0