Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:53:26 GMT Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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[Fee structure of private engineering colleges in Karnataka unchanged]]> The fee structure and seat-sharing arrangement for professional courses of private engineering colleges in the state of Karnataka remain unchanged for the 2014-15 academic session, as per a decision by the Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association (KUPECA) on Thursday, April 24, 2014. As a result of this decision, the fees for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) candidates will remain Rs 38,090 . Moreover, 45% of the total seats available in private colleges will go to the government . Unlike last year when there were two..

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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:12:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85459444cd014597834373530a
<![CDATA[Close to 2 lakh candidates appear for UPSEE UG 2014]]> The Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2014 (UPSEE 2014) , which was held on Sunday, April 20, 2014 for undergraduate (UG) courses including Engineering, Pharmacy, Fashion and Apparel Design, Hotel Management (HM) as well as Architecture, was attempted by around 1.83 lakh candidates . As per a majority of the test-takers, the overall difficulty level of UPSEE 2014 for Engineering courses was lesser compared to last year. The examinations for Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and MAM programs will be conducted on Sunday, April..

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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:16:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85458ee42b014593aaa41f1497
<![CDATA[KIITEE 2014 examination rescheduled to April 25-May 4]]> The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2014 (KIITEE 2014) has been rescheduled and is expected to be conducted from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, May 4, 2014 , as per information available at the official website. The examination was previously scheduled to be held from Thursday, April 24 to Saturday, May 3, 2014. KIITEE 2014 will be held online . KIITEE is a national level examination which is conducted by the KIIT University, Bhubaneswar to grant admissions into undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) engineering courses which are..

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:47:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffead458ce1ca01458d2001a10a5b
<![CDATA[UPSEE 2014 test-takers need to carry 6 to 8 photos for admissions]]> The test-takers of the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2014 (UPSEE 2014) are required to carry around six to eight photographs for the entire admission process , as per information available at the official website. These photographs need to be identical to the ones which were submitted or uploaded with the application forms or the confirmation page. The photographs will be needed at different stages during the admission process, such as getting a duplicate admit card, on the day of the examination, for document verification, for counseling sessions, etc. UPSEE 2014..

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:12:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4588aaee0145899157971be8
<![CDATA[CET-K 2014 admit cards dispatched to applicants]]> The admit cards for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014)  have already been dispatched to the applicants of the examination, as per officials of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) . Although the admit cards have not been uploaded on the official website till date, it will be made ready for download shortly, added the officials. CET-K is expected to be conducted by KEA on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2, 2014 . The CET-K is a mandatory examination, which is being conducted by KEA for granting admission into various undergraduate (UG)..

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:44:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4588aaee01458940c1021135
<![CDATA[Day 1 analysis of UPSEE 2014 for engineering courses]]> The Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2014 (UPSEE 2014) was held on Sunday, April 20, 2014 for courses including Engineering, Pharmacy, Fashion and Apparel Design, Hotel Management (HM) as well as Architecture. The examinations for Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and MAM programs will be conducted on Sunday, April 27, 2014 . A detailed analysis of Day 1 of the examination for Engineering courses, as per test-takers and education experts , is provided below. UPSEE 2014 for Engineering courses was a three-hour ..

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:22:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854583338b0145843cf74436bc
<![CDATA[UPSEE 2014 admit cards available online; 5000 admit cards withheld]]> The admit cards for the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2014 (UPSEE 2014) are ready for download from the official website. Candidates need to enter their Registration Number, Security Pin, Date of Birth , etc. to download the admit cards. Around 1.83 lakh applications have been received for UPSEE 2014. As per reports, the admit cards which were issued on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 have been suspended for around 5,000 applicants by the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) . This is due to incorrect details entered in the application forms. Some of the forms..

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:03:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854583338b014583bde3121b95
<![CDATA[500 MA students of Gujarat University get zero in one paper]]> Around 500 postgraduate (PG) students pursuing Master of Arts (MA) in Gujarati Literature at the Gujarat University (GU) have been marked zero in one of the papers . The students of Semesters I and III are the affected ones. The disgruntled students had reported the matter to the Head of the Department , after which it went to the level of the Vice Chancellor (VC) and the Controller of Examinations . Thereafter, it was decided to conduct random checking of the papers. The university has been advised not to charge fees from the students for rechecking . The VC..

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:10:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854583338b0145838cfdd81104
<![CDATA[Delhi varsity rejects government's quota proposal for city students]]> The Delhi University (DU) has turned down a proposal from the Delhi government recommending reservation of 85% of the seats in colleges aided by the state government for students residing in the national capital Delhi . The proposed measure applied to all the colleges affiliated to DU and aimed to prioritize college admission for Delhi students. The government officials had sent written communication to DU officials pointing out the scarcity of higher education institutes in Delhi to accommodate all students who clear the higher secondary examination from Delhi-based..

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:15:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83457344f20145786956f82759
<![CDATA[PG applications at Delhi University extended till April 30]]> The online application process for various postgraduate (PG) courses at the Delhi University (DU) has been extended from Friday, April 18 till Wednesday, April 30, 2014 , as per information available at the university website. To apply online, please click here . For any modification after submission of completed form and payment of fees, candidates need to address the matter to the related department . All technical queries related to PG admissions at DU need to be e-mailed to admission@du.ac.in . For details, please click here . The PG admission..

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:57:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac45733c7101457368e61909c3
<![CDATA[UPSEE and NDA examination dates coincide]]> The dates of the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2014 (UPSEE 2014) and the National Defense Academy Examination 2014 (NDA Examination 2014) are coinciding, as both are expected to be conducted on Sunday, April 20, 2014 . This has posed a problem for students aspiring to appear for both the examinations. UPSEE 2014 is expected to be held on Sunday, April 20, 2014 for courses including Engineering, Pharmacy, Fashion and Apparel Design, Hotel Management (HM) as well as Architecture. The examinations for Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer..

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:46:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8545691843014569b6f9a620b5
<![CDATA[New courses to help in second career for retired defence personnel ]]> Nearly 60,000 defence service personnel retire every year at a comparatively young age and there is huge need for them to have a second career. In order to assist them in having that required second career, new courses including management programmes have been started by the Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR). DGR is a tri-service organisation that oversees and assists retiring servicemen adopt a second career and according to Maj Gen Amrik Singh, director general (resettlement), a few new courses giving wider choice have been added this year with higher potential of employability..

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:21:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834569156f014569699994128f
<![CDATA[Calicut University all set have complete Wi-Fi on its campus]]> Calicut University is becoming Kerala’s first university to have complete internet access on its campus with high speed Wi-Fi connection across the campus. It has been reported that private firm Huawei has collaborated with Calicut University, in an effort for the latter to go digital. With the deployment of this solution, the Calicut University will acquire the status of complete Wi-Fi enabled University, making it the first e-enabled University in Kerala. The new high speed Wi-Fi connectivity solution is aimed to make the university accessible to the internet, anytime, anywhere...

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834569156f01456936db9505f8
<![CDATA[Bangalore University to conduct skill-assessment test for PG students]]> Bangalore University (BU) is expected to conduct some skill-assessment tests for its students who are pursuing postgraduate (PG) courses. It has entered into a collaboration with human capital assessment firm Aspiring Minds for the purpose, which is working with around 80 colleges affiliated to BU. It will be a computer-based test called Aspiring Mind Computer Adaptive Test (AMCAT) . The test will not be mandatory. As per officials of Aspiring Minds, the three-hour test will evaluate students on several parameters and give them feedback on their pre-employment skills ...

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:11:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844560a1bb014564de64ed1bfb
<![CDATA[140 colleges in Madhya Pradesh yet to apply for NAAC certification]]> With University Grants Commission (UGC) making National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) certificate mandatory for colleges, many colleges are yet to obtain the certification. It was reported that the fate of nearly 1.5 lakh students studying in government colleges in Madhya Pradesh is uncertain in almost 140 colleges out of the 350 odd government colleges in state have failed to apply for accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). According to reports, without NAAC certificates, colleges will be unable to get grants to run under-graduate and post..

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:30:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4560a341014564140c38600d
<![CDATA[CUSAT CAT 2014 admit cards available; exam center details missing]]> Kerala based Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) has issued the admit cards for the CUSAT Common Admission Test 2014 (CUSAT CAT 2014 ) . The admit cards can be downloaded till Sunday, April 27, 2014. Candidates need to enter their username and password to download the admit cards. However, some of the downloaded admit cards do not have the details of the examination center . This is due to some technical errors , as per CUSAT officials. Candidates who have downloaded the admit cards without the venue name should download the same again as fresh admit..

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:06:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834549fc9a01455fb422483ddc
<![CDATA[Mumbai University revises exam dates and timings again]]> In the fourth shuffle in its exam dates for third year BA and exams, Mumbai University has reportedly revised exam dates for four papers and the timing for three papers. According to reports, dates for these exams were clashing with either other subject combinations of the same group of students or with repeaters exam from the previous semester. The study reported that this is the fourth time the university is making changes to the schedule for third year BA students, leading to confusion. The changes were made after the university had to postpone exams on account of elections and for..

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:53:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac455e790e01455ecc812f10fb
<![CDATA[Northwestern University and Bridge School join hands ]]> Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies has entered into a joint venture with Bridge School of Management. The joint venture will offer blended online and in-person professional certificate programme in India. According to reports, the first programme, in Predictive Business Analytics, will be launched this summer. Bridge School of Management is part of the group that publishes Hindustan Times and Mint newspapers.   According to the report, at a time the Indian education marketplace is in great need of high-quality professional education programmes, the Northwestern..

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:43:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac455082be014554e435ce02b7
<![CDATA[Last day to apply for GGSIU CET 2014 extended till today]]> The last day to apply for the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test 2014 (GGSIU CET 2014) has been extended till 4 pm today , that is, Friday, April 11, 2014 , as per information available at the university website. GGSIU CET 2014 will be conducted for admission into the 2014-15 session at the university. Admissions into various undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) programs offered by GGSIPU are carried out on the basis of candidates' performance in the CET. All candidates are issued Roll Number, Examination Center, Date and Time of Examination..

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:32:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa454b239e01454fb38ec86a97
<![CDATA[Indian students to help Bhutan in their hydel project ]]> Indian engineering talent is now a known phenomenon in the new global world albeit only in the software technology but this piece of news is slightly different in that aspect.  According to reports, our neighbor Bhutan has decided to hire students of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology in Uttarakhand for a 10,000 megawatt hydel power project being built in the country in collaboration with India The reports quoted that Bhutan’s country's minister for commerce and foreign affairs Liyonopo Narbo Wangchuk has stated that he was impressed with the expertise of..

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:06:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854549fcb001454f9c354a6235
<![CDATA[Foreign universities eye Indian market with local centres]]> Indian students have been going abroad in unprecedented numbers in search of top institutions meanwhile, global universities are eying Indian market and are initiating with local centres. It was reported that foreign universities are yet to open independent campuses in India because of regulatory hurdles. It was mentioned that foreign universities are opening research centres to capture a portion of the growing market of executive education and other research partnership opportunities. Latest to join the list is the University of Chicago which opened a centre in Delhi last week. ..

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:27:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854549fcb001454f7895c05a7a
<![CDATA[Twenty-five marks fixed for internal assessment at Mumbai University]]> The academic council of Mumbai University (MU) has decided to allocate 75 marks for the main theory examination while 25 marks will be fixed for internal assessment . By implementing this change, MU has replaced the 60:40 marking pattern with the 75:25 pattern. Out of the 25 marks for internal assessing, 20 marks will be allotted to internal tests and the remaining five will be granted for attendance as well as class performance of the candidates. The new marking scheme will apply to all undergraduate (UG) courses offered by MU and will be effective from..

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:46:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834549fc9a01454bacd82460ca
<![CDATA[Indraprastha University admission process made online]]> The admission process for the Common Entrance Tests (CETs) of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) has been made online with effect from the current year , as per officials of the varsity. This measure has been adopted as part of the university’s student-friendly initiatives to help those who needed to travel from distant places seeking admission in government colleges or self financing institutes and other academic institutes which are affiliated to GGSIPU. There will be no offline applications in 2014 . According to GGSIPU officials, the measure will..

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:03:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834549fc9a01454b4e1ca84f32
<![CDATA[KIITEE 2014 slot-booking till tomorrow]]> The slot-booking for the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2014 (KIITEE 2014) will continue till tomorrow, that is, Thursday, April 10, 2014 . Booking of slots began on Friday, March 28, 2014. To book the slots, candidates need to provide details such as their Date of Birth and Registration Number . To book slots, please click here . Candidates need to note that slot-booking will be on first-come-first-serve basis . Requests for change of time, date and center will be considered. KIITEE 2014 is expected to be held online from ..

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:49:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854545f7720145461b61f10892
<![CDATA[Disgruntled Delhi University PG examinees planning to file RTI]]> Disgruntled test-takers of Delhi University’s (DU's) postgraduate (PG) semester examinations are in the process of filing an RTI to go through their answer sheets, as per sources. Delhi varsity’s PG semester results were declared on Monday, March 24, 2014. The examinees are upset at finding their scores abysmally low . As per many candidates, the disputable assessment process , which allocates 75 marks for internal assessment , is to be blamed for this. The first and third semester students had taken the examinations in February, 2014 . The first..

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:25:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85452cd73e0145414d1da74ead
<![CDATA[Lucknow University plans admission process for UG and PG from May]]> One of the older public universities Lucknow University will reportedly begin its admission process for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD simultaneously in the middle of May. According to reports, all admissions will be closed by July 15 for UG courses while PG and PhD admissions will end by July 31. It was also mentioned that in associated colleges, UG admissions will close by August 31 and last date for PG admissions is September 30. The application process for UG will begin 15 days after the declaration of class XII results. For PG, admissions will begin 15 days after UG results..

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:05:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85452cd73e01453ff15c367c51
<![CDATA[CET-K 2014 applications deadline extended to April 10]]> The deadline to submit filled-up applications for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) to individual schools and colleges has been extended from Friday, April 4 to Thursday, April 10, 2014 , as per an official notification from the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) . CET-K is expected to be conducted by KEA on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2, 2014 . According to the notification, the brochure-cum-application-forms for CET-K 2014 have already been dispatched to all schools and colleges in the state. The students need to collect the same from the..

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:10:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84452cd68401453be230df01c5
<![CDATA[IGNOU to offer PG diploma in urban planning and development from July]]> Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is launching a postgraduate diploma programme in urban planning and development this admission season in July. It was reported that the distance-learning programme is going to be offered, initially in English, through IGNOU's regional centres. The duration of the course is one-year minimum and a maximum of three years with fees in the range of Rs 2,800. Nehal M Farooquee, director, School of Extension and Development Studies, IGNOU was quoted as saying "We provide the study material and conduct periodic counselling sessions. As of now..

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:33:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83452cd8d801453b1b18d22db9
<![CDATA[No new technical institutes to come up this year says UGC]]> There will be no new technical institutes or increase in the number of seats this as the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided not to have any more new institutes for this year. It was reported that UGC has decided to suspend for a year guidelines issued just a few days ago for approval and regulation of new technical institutes. According to reports, no new technical institutes will come up across the country and there will be no increase in the intake numbers in existing institutes in the academic year 2014-15. It was mentioned that a new notice has asked universities, which..

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Sat, 05 Apr 2014 07:15:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84452cd684014530bde0f27acd
<![CDATA[JNU gets Rs 60 crore from UGC for research and infrastructure]]> University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) , the status of University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) and has granted funds. According to reports, JNU has been awarded funds to the tune of Rs 60 crore for focused research and infrastructure development. According to reports, the UGC has wrote to JNU saying the grant is to be utilized on two major research areas - life sciences, social sciences and humanities. A part of the fund is also to be utilized for infrastructure development including building of research laboratories. The reports..

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:23:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844522db2f01452b3106854a15
<![CDATA[High school dropout rate is at 28% in Goa ]]> While Goa, as a smaller state has comparably good infrastructure, the recent reports have revealed that the state has very high number of high school drop outs compared to other states. According to reports, Planning Commission's data shows that the state still ranks a not-so-impressive seventh among states and union territories of India with a dropout rate from Class I to X of 28%. According to reports, states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have fared better than the coastal state in the Planning Commission data with a dropout rate of 19% and 24%, respectively. Puducherry flaunts the best..

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:55:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844522db2f014526cc91ae17d4
<![CDATA[India offers increased incentives to Oman students ]]> While Indian students are looking at western universities, India has been trying to attract some foreign students on its own with several major incentives. It has reportedly increased the number of scholarships to 150 offered to Omani students under a bilateral assistance programme. According to reports, Indian Ambassador to Oman J S Mukul was quoted as saying ``In 2011-12, the number of scholarships under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme was only 50. Now, from April 1, it will become 150, which will be a 200 per cent increase." The ITEC Programme, a..

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:28:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4522e1d10145260f4f7e4d69
<![CDATA[Mumbai University to award grace mark of 10 to BMS students]]> The Mumbai University (MU)  is expected to grant grace mark of 10 to the final-year students of the Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) program, to boost the success rate of the students. As per the new rules of internal gracing, students who acquire the minimum threshold marks specified by MU will be awarded the grace marks to help them clear the subject. According to the examination regulations, in case the pass percentage  of a specific subject is relatively lower than that reported in recent preceding years, the moderators as well as the paper-setter may pass..

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:38:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffead452195b90145223c0fbf2380
<![CDATA[Maharashtra looks to adopt arithmetic teaching method from Singapore ]]> One of the trickiest subject arithmetic, in most state board schools is taught by the paper-and-pen method which roves to difficult for children but that could change in Maharashtra. However, the scene may change as the board is contemplating a move to adopt some of Singapore's teaching and learning methods. According to reports, primary school children in Singapore solve mathematical problems in a concrete, pictorial and abstract process. First, they get hands-on training with chips and dice, then they move to a pictorial representation of mathematical concepts and in the third step to..

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:16:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85451d99bc0145214c1aba7190
<![CDATA[KIITEE 2014 slot-booking till April 5; admit cards ready for download]]> The slot-booking for the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2014 (KIITEE 2014)  will continue till Saturday, April 5, 2014 . To book the slots, candidates need to provide details such as their Date of Birth and Registration Number. Candidates need to note that slot-booking will be on first-come-first-serve basis . Requests for change of time, date and center will be considered. Moreover, the admit cards for KIITEE 2014 are also ready for download from the official website of KIIT. The last date for downloading the admit cards is ..

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:45:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffead451d97b10145212f8b936e9e
<![CDATA[Kumaun University to set up a cancer biology department ]]> Uttarakhand's Kumaun University plans to set up a Cancer Biology department, with the help of US' Rosewell Park Cancer Institute to promote research in cancer therapy using medicinal herb. According to reports, the state Chief secretary Subhash Kumar endorsed the idea of establishing a cancer biology department at the varsity to promote research in the field. The reports mentioned that he said that the hill state was home to a large number of medicinal herbs which can be developed and utilised to fight the killer disease. A presentation in this regard was made by the university at the..

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:16:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85451d99bc014521155744623f
<![CDATA[Delhi University might opt for merit lists for admissions]]> The prospective students hoping to secure a seat in Delhi University now have to make sure that they not just meet the cutoff but also figure in the merit lists for admission. According to reports, this year onwards, in a bid to check over-admissions, the Delhi University may ask colleges to prepare merit lists of successful candidates in each subject after the cutoffs are announced. According to reports, the move is among a slew of 'admission reforms' DU is considering for the forthcoming 2014-15 session. The proposed merit list, along with a waiting list, would be based on the number..

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:17:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85451d99bc014520de96e754c5
<![CDATA[Mumbai University postpones MCA exams by 10 days]]> The Master of Computer Applications (MCA) semester examinations at the Mumbai University (MU)   have been postponed by more than 10 days as a result of the Lok Sabha polls. The examinations have been rescheduled since a majority of the college faculty are expected to be engaged on election duty on those dates. As per some MU students, a mere one or two tests were rescheduled for other courses for the elections. However, for MCA, the complete examination schedule was revised. As a result of examinations getting rescheduled, they may now get over in June, 2014 instead of..

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:41:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834508be4601451ce11a580bd7
<![CDATA[Technical institutes should acquire dual accreditation says UGC ]]> If the new rules from University Grants Commission (UGC) come to force, technical institutes offering courses in engineering, pharmacy, hotel management will now have to go for dual accreditation. It was reported that according to new regulations formulated by the UGC, these institutes will have to get an approval from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the programmes offered by them have to be assessed by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). It was mentioned that according to these regulations, which will be officially notified soon, the process of approval..

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:19:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834508be4601451bba684e4e22
<![CDATA[RTE implementation under less than 8% says survey]]> The Right To Education (RTE) bill was one of the most ambitious projects from the government which it seems has gained traction at all if the survey reports are to go by. According to a status-report, The Delhi Story 2014, shows the picture's not too bright especially considering the deadline for its implementation was March 31, 2013. It was reported that over 45% kids forego midday meals because of their quality but parents have no one to complain to; a fourth of students still don't have adequate furniture in class and over 80% schools don't have provision for children with disabilities...

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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:33:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854508be7101450cc23f300169
<![CDATA[UPSEE 2014 applications till April 5]]> The application process for the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2014 (UPSEE 2014) will continue till Saturday, April 5, 2014 , according to an official notification from the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU). UPSEE 2014 is expected to be held on Sunday, April 20, 2014 for courses including Engineering, Pharmacy, Fashion and Apparel Design, Hotel Management (HM) as well as Architecture. The examinations for Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and MAM programs will be conducted on Sunday, April 27, 2014 . UPSEE 2014..

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:05:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854508be71014508cba8470112
<![CDATA[Delhi University admission reform proposals meet with mixed reactions]]> The reforms recommended by the Delhi University (DU) administration regarding the admission process of 2014 have met with mixed reactions from students. As per some students, the changes are positive, while others feel that students should be allowed to apply in as many colleges or courses that they wish to. Some of the proposed changes state that candidates will only be allowed to apply for six courses, at a maximum of 10 colleges. Moreover, applicants will be permitted to change colleges during the admissions just once. Candidates applying from other streams need to have a 2%..

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:39:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854504c8d30145080ee38367ec
<![CDATA[UGC awards `College of Excellence’ to four institutions]]> One of the top educational bodies in the country, University Grants Commission (UGC) has chosen four colleges for the `College of Excellence’ award. It has been reported that four Jesuit colleges; Loyola Chennai , St Joseph's-Bangalore , St Xavier's-Kolkata and St Xavier's-Mumbai have been selected for the college of excellence award. According to reports, the award comes with a grant of Rs 2 crore to be spent over 5 years for specific purposes. UGC only began conferring on colleges the Potential for Excellence award about a decade ago. Two hundred of the 30,000..

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:52:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844504c940014507e38a366d82
<![CDATA[Mumbai University examination dates revised]]> The dates of all the examinations which were scheduled to be conducted by the Mumbai University (MU) today, that is, Friday, March 28 and Tuesday, April 1, 2014, have been revised , since a majority of the college faculty will be engaged on election duty on those dates. There were around 126 papers scheduled on each of the two days. This will affect around 88,000 students of MU as well as the affiliated colleges. The examinations were scheduled to be conducted in 476 centers on March 28 . Bachelor of Arts (BA) third year and some of the masters' program examinations have..

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:09:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854504c8d3014507bc9b365518
<![CDATA[30 new colleges apply to Bangalore University for affiliation]]> A total of 30 new colleges have applied to  Bangalore University (BU) for affiliation for the 2014-15 academic year . According to the reports published by the Local Inquiry Committee (LIC), the members of the syndicate have proposed that BU should offer affiliation to 30 new colleges as well as renew affiliation for 500 colleges. Altogether BU has received 550 applications. Out of these, 502 are for affiliation renewal and permanent affiliation. The remaining 48 are for fresh affiliation. As per BU officials, most of the colleges applying for fresh affiliations..

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:22:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854504c8d30145079148704b45
<![CDATA[Private academic institutes challenge government-run ones in rankings]]> Private academic institutes have proved to be strong contenders of government-run ones in terms of rankings , as per the annual report of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, Government of India for 2012-13 . Although the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have jointly retained the top spot for filing patents, Amity University , based in Uttar Pradesh, has been ranked second, placing behind the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) as well as the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University . As per the report,..

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:25:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854504c8d301450726d6f92d8c
<![CDATA[KIITEE 2014 applications deadline extended till March 30]]> The applications deadline for the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2014 (KIITEE 2014) has been extended from Tuesday, March 25 to Sunday, March 30, 2014 . KIITEE 2014 is expected to be held online from Thursday, April 24 to Saturday, May 3, 2014 . The results will be issued on Sunday, May 25, 2014 . KIITEE is a national level examination which is conducted by KIIT University, Bhubaneswar to grant admissions into undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) engineering courses which are offered by the varsity. The examination is also the gateway..

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:14:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44fbe0fa0145033f6c52485d
<![CDATA[Delhi University to impose restrictions on aspiring students this year]]> This year, Delhi University (DU)  is expected to impose certain restrictions on students aspiring to gain entry to different courses offered by the varsity, as per information from the DU administration. According to sources, candidates will only be allowed to apply for six courses , at a maximum of 10 colleges . Moreover, applicants will be permitted to change colleges during the admissions just once . Candidates applying from other streams need to have a 2% higher cut-off. The changes in policies were proposed by a committee constituted last year to revise the admission..

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:11:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44fbe0fa0145030632203c99
<![CDATA[Delhi University cut-offs expected to reach all-time high this year]]> The cut-off marks for all courses offered by  Delhi University (DU)   are expected to reach an all-time high this year, as indicated by the admission pattern of various affiliated colleges. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University   has already received 34,000 applications for mere 250 medical seats and the applications will continue till Thursday, April 10, 2014 . There are 39,000 applications so far for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) programs. The IP University has already received around 1.2 lakh applications for around 20,000 undergraduate (UG) and 9,000..

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:09:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa44fbdd150144fd3942031f02
<![CDATA[UGC asks universities to accept students from CBSE global curriculum]]> University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities to ensure recognition of Central Board for Secondary Education’s (CBSE) international curriculum programme. It was reported that the first batch of standard XII students will be passing out this year. According to reports, UGC has stated that in a letter all universities are requested to create awareness about 'CBSE-i' curriculum among their affiliated colleges and also convey relevant instructions to all the stakeholders concerned for recognition of this curriculum and its inclusion under the university recognition..

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:30:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8344f429920144f8934c872ba5