Minglebox Education News - engineering http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:48:26 GMT Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:48:26 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[Anna University announces rank list for UG students]]> Chennai-based Anna University has announced the rank list for the undergraduate (UG) students. The list includes the names of the gold medalists as well. Around 1,200 students from 80 different colleges which were part of the erstwhile Anna University of Technology (AUT), Chennai , have acquired ranks in various subjects. There are 106 first-rankers among the affiliated colleges. The rest of the rankings are shared by the erstwhile AUTs in Chennai, Madurai , Coimbatore , Tirunelveli and Tiruchi . There are 50 ranks assigned in certain courses, whereas merely one or..

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:11:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac493205cc01493230b48e026f
<![CDATA[Discrepancies in IIT JAM 2015 applications to be rectified by Oct 25]]> The discrepancies in the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) applications need to be rectified by the candidates by Saturday, October 25, 2014 , according to the website. 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 status of the application, download admit card, know the result, download score card, etc. The candidates can login to JAPS through..

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:51:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85492d915701492d9c58900055
<![CDATA[IIT JAM 2015 online registrations end; excess payment to be refunded]]> The online application submission process for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) has come to an end. The last date for payment of application fee through Challan was extended from Tuesday, September 30 to Monday, October 13, 2014 . Moreover, the last date for online application submission and online payment was extended from Thursday, October 9 to Thursday, October 16, 2014 . The online registration and application process for the IIT JAM 2015 started on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. If the candidate’s net-banking..

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:53:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf491ea43301492c5546d279a9
<![CDATA[GATE 2015 extra payment refund from Oct 21; payments end today]]> The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) aspirants, who have an enrollment ID, can complete the application submission process and the payments till 11.55 pm today, that is, Monday, October 20, 2014 . After October 20, neither online application can be submitted, nor any payment be made. After the candidates make the payment once, they have to allow some time for the payment to appear in the GATE application. As per the website, more than one payment made by the candidates, if any, will be refunded starting from Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (after the last date of..

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:29:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf491ea43301492c07d2cc7326
<![CDATA[DTE Goa to conduct GCET 2015 from May 5-6 next year]]> The Directorate of Technical Education, Goa State (DTE Goa) will conduct the Goa Common Entrance Test 2015 (GCET 2015) on Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6, 2015 . Admissions to professional degree courses in the state of Goa for the 2015-16 academic year will be held on the basis of GCET 2015, which will be conducted in various test centers across the state. The courses include Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or MBBS), Dentistry (Bachelor of Dental Surgery or BDS), Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering or BE), Pharmacy (Bachelor of Pharmacy or B Pharm) and..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:24:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83490edeca01491d6bd0e9055b
<![CDATA[Bulk hiring makes a comeback at engineering college campuses]]> Bulk hiring has made a comeback at the campuses of engineering colleges in the country this year. Top Information Technology (IT) firms such as Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, Cognizant, etc. have hired in four digits. In certain cases, such firms have extended multiple offers to a single student. Unlike previous years, this year the engineering institutes have not earmarked Day 1 of placements for specific IT firms, so that they are able to place more students. At SRM University in Chennai, 4,000 offers were extended on the very first day of placements, out of which 3,700 came from..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:18:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83490edeca01491cc254957c21
<![CDATA[Goa-CET 2015 Exam Dates]]> Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Goa has announced the exam dates for  Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET 2015) , which will be conducted in May 2015. The Goa-CET for Physics and Chemistry will be held on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 and for Mathematics and Biology will be held on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 . Goa-CET is conducted for taking admission to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor or Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) programs for the academic..

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:25:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffead490ed7d20149176afed5523e
<![CDATA[Information on JEE Advanced'15 question papers, optical response sheet]]> The Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015) will be conducted on Sunday, May 24, 2015 . Paper I will be held from 9 am to 12 noon and Paper II from 2 pm to 5 pm. Each question paper will consist of three separate sections namely, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. To access the syllabi, please click here . The question papers will consists of objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of the candidates. Incorrect answers to some of the questions will be awarded..

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:21:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf490ed7e9014913c15b7f34e2
<![CDATA[GATE 2015 application submission & payments extended till Oct 20]]> The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) aspirants, who have an enrollment ID, can complete the application submission process and the payment till 11.55 pm on Monday, October 20, 2014 . After October 20, neither online application can be submitted, nor any payment be made. Candidates need to note that the payments have to be made through debit/ATM cards, credit cards or internet banking and e-challan only. After the candidates make the payment once, they have to allow some time for the payment to appear in the GATE application. As per the website, any extra..

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:49:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf490ed7e901491291d66c2602
<![CDATA[Placements upbeat at engineering colleges; salaries rise by 10-20%]]> This year, engineering colleges across the country have seen increased placement offers and more firms making such offers, according to reports. The surge in placements includes the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) as well as the non-IIT engineering colleges. Compensation packages have increased as well, by 10 to 20%. Moreover, stock options are also being offered. With placements and internships being on a high, IIT Madras is planning to set up an independent internship cell, to function along with its placement cell. Final placements at the IITs will start soon and the..

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:17:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf490ed7e90149127480762451
<![CDATA[CUEE 2015 Exam Dates]]> Centurion University, Bhubaneswar has announced the exam dates for  Centurion University Entrance Examination (CUEE-2015) , which will be conducted in April 2015. The CUEE will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015. CUEE is conducted for taking admission to 4 years Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), 3 years lateral entry to B.Tech and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Agriculture programs for the academic session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   CUEE  2015 : For B.Tech Program : Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination on or before..

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:32:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac490eda900149124b07351ff2
<![CDATA[Documents needed for JEE Advanced 2015 online registrations]]> The online registration process for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015) will be held from 10 am on Saturday, May 2 to 5 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015 . Only online registrations will be accepted. Candidates need to note that certain certificates and other documents have to be uploaded at the time of online registrations. The details are provided below. All candidates need to upload the following: Color photograph of full frontal face, with the head centered in frame covering 70 to 80% of photograph and taken in the last six months. Photograph..

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:29:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85490a2ee001490ea27fc02f02
<![CDATA[IIT Madras aims to feature among top 50 in all disciplines]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is aiming to feature among the leading 50 institutes in all disciplines, as per its “Strategic Plan 2014-2020”. By achieving the position, the institute will also realize its objective of becoming a global leader in education and research. According to institute officials, the main parameters to attain the vision include course programs, research work, industry association, internationalization as well as entrepreneurial ventures. One more focus area will be to incubate top-notch companies, which will generate..

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:34:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85490a2ee001490e7050912c42
<![CDATA[GATE online registrations till 11.55 pm today; submission till Oct 17]]> The online registration process of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) will close at 11.55 pm today, that is, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 , after which no new enrollment ID can be generated. The deadline was extended from the previously scheduled Wednesday, October 1, 2014 , due to the flood situation in the areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The registrations had started from Monday, September 1, 2014 . Important: Candidates with an enrollment ID can complete the application submission process and the payment till 11.55 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014 . After..

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:00:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85490a2ee001490d3e97fd1743
<![CDATA[CBSE launches project to boost girl student numbers in engineering]]> The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a new project to boost the total number of girl students in engineering colleges across the country. Named “Udaan”, the initiative aims to mentor around 1,000 girl students to vie for admission in top engineering institutes in India. The program is open to Indian citizens only. As per the project, 50% of the seats will be set aside for students under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes (SC/ST/OBC) categories. Under the project, free online or offline courses will be offered to the students..

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:42:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85490a2ee001490d2e229214ff
<![CDATA[AEEE 2015 Exam Dates]]> Amrita University, Coimbatore has announced the exam dates for  Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE-2015) , which will be conducted in April 2015. The AEEE computer based test will be held from Thursday, April 16, 2015 to Saturday, April 18, 2015 and paper/pencil mode test will be held on  Saturday, April 25, 2015 . AEEE   is conducted for taking admission to Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) program offered in various disciplines at its three Schools of Engineering located at Amritapuri, Bangalore  and Coimbatore for the academic session 2015. ..

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:08:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85490a2ee001490d0f076d1294
<![CDATA[PDPU RAT 2015 Exam Dates]]> Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar   has announced the exam dates for  Research Aptitude Test (RAT-2015) , which will be conducted in November 2014. The RAT will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 . PDPU RAT is conducted for taking admission to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Management, Engineering, Sciences and Social Sciences & Humanities disciplines for the session January 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   PDPU RAT 2015 : For Ph.D in Management Program : Candidates are eligible to apply based on the aggregate of all the..

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:46:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548f9fb0f014908e6a14b0e47
<![CDATA[JEE Advanced 2015 admit cards to be downloaded from May 9 to 12]]> The admit cards for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015) can be downloaded from 10 am on Saturday, May 9 to 5 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 , according to the website. Candidates who successfully complete registering for JEE Advanced 2015 can download the admit cards from the online registration portal. The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate - Name, Roll Number for JEE Advanced 2015, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Address for Correspondence, Category and Language of the question paper. In addition, it will have the name and..

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:18:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548f9fb0f0148f9ff5e99000d
<![CDATA[UNIRAJ-MPAT 2014 Exam Dates]]> University of Rajasthan (UNIRAJ), Jaipur has announced the exam dates for  UNIRAJ-MPAT-2014 , which will be conducted in November 2014. The UNIRAJ-MPAT will be held on  Saturday, November 29, 2014. UNIRAJ-MPAT is conducted for taking admission to Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs offered in various subjects at the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, Engineering and Technology, Management, Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Law for the session 2014. Eligibility Criteria for   UNIRAJ-MPAT  2014: ..

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:58:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac47388da0014739e30d883dce
<![CDATA[GATE 2015 registrations to close on Oct 14; last minute instructions]]> The online application submission process of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) will close on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 . The deadline was extended from the previously scheduled Wednesday, October 1, 2014 , due to the flood situation in the areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The registrations had started from Monday, September 1, 2014 . According to the website, candidates need to complete their application/payment submission process to avoid last minute rush and subsequent internet traffic. Those candidates who have defects marked in their application should..

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:00:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148f423a14e5e7d
<![CDATA[Exams deemed equivalent to Class XII for JEE Advanced 2015 eligibility]]> All the candidates aspiring to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015) , including foreign nationals, need to fulfill five criteria to appear for the examination. An important criteria is appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination. To be eligible for JEE Advanced 2015, the candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in all the subjects in either 2014 or 2015. Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2014 and wish to re-appear for the same in 2015, either..

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:48:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148f3aac28955ec
<![CDATA[Eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2015]]> The Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015) will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Paper I will be held from 9 am to 12 noon and Paper II from 2 pm to 5 pm. Candidates who clear the JEE Advanced can gain admission into the undergraduate (UG) programs of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian School of Mines Dhanbad (ISM Dhanbad) . All the aspirants, including foreign nationals, need to fulfill five criteria to appear for JEE Advanced 2015. Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE Main 2015: The candidate should be among the top..

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:10:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148efab2b4b2358
<![CDATA[WBJEE 2015 on April 18 & 19, 2015; syllabus revised]]> The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2015 (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 universities in the state of West Bengal for the 2015-2016 academic session. The syllabus for WBJEE 2015 has been..

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:43:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148eeb62d0a0f81
<![CDATA[Pre-placement offers see 25% rise at IIT Bombay]]> Pre-placement Offers (PPOs) have seen a 25% increase at the premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) this year till now, pointing towards a fruitful placement season. In fact, PPOs as well as internship offers at other top engineering institutes have seen a rise as well. IIT Madras is planning to set up an independent internship cell, to function along with its placement cell. This year, IIT Bombay students received 94 PPOs by the very first week of October. At the same period last year, the students had received 75 PPOs. In fact, the total number of PPOs made..

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:23:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148ee3648dd05aa
<![CDATA[KEE 2015 Exam Dates]]> Karunya University, Coimbatore has announced the exam dates for  Karunya Entrance Exam (KEE 2015) , which will be conducted in April 2015. The KEE will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015. KEE is conducted for taking admission to integrated Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programs for the academic session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   KEE 2015 : For details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their official website . Application Procedure for   KEE 2015 : For details and..

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:55:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448e89f800148e9d1bc9419f4
<![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[JEE Advanced 2015 online registrations from May 2-7; registration fees]]> The online registration process for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2015 (JEE Advanced 2015) will be held from 10 am on Saturday, May 2 to 5 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Candidates need to note that only online registrations will be accepted. The candidates need to meet all the required eligibility criteria. If a single criterion is not met, registrations will be cancelled.  Even if candidates do not opt to appear for JEE Advanced 2015 while registering for JEE Main 2015, they can still register for JEE Advanced 2015. JEE Advanced 2015 applications cannot be..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:17:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548d928680148e564a3ab2212
<![CDATA[KEAM 2015 from April 20 to April 23]]> The Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Entrance Examination 2015 (KEAM 2015) schedule has been released by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala. KEAM is held by the CEE, Kerala to grant admissions into different professional degree courses in the state. KEAM 2015 will be held from Monday, April 20 to Thursday, April 23, 2014 . The dates and other details for KEAM 2015 registrations will be announced shortly. KEAM 2015 Schedule Stream Subject Date ..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:57:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548d928680148e51b27071cb9
<![CDATA[KEAM 2015 Exam Dates]]> Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala has announced the exam dates for  Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Degree (KEAM-2015) , which will be conducted in April 2015. The KEAM engineering entrance exam will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 and Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and medical entrance exam will be conducted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 and Thursday, April 23, 2015 . KEAM is conducted for taking admission engineering and medical professional degree programs for the academic session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for   KEAM 2015 : For..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:05:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8348d8fd060148e3d990c87f94
<![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[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