Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:54:03 GMT Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:54:03 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[VTU to conduct centralized placements for 2014 & 2015 batches]]> In another step towards its student-friendly approach, the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will conduct centralized placements for its 2014 and 2015 batches, which is a first for the varsity. Till now, the campus placements were mainly held in colleges located in big cities. This streamlined placement process is expected to benefit engineering colleges based in rural areas and those which are not considered among the top league. Through the centralized process, placements will be conducted for a group of colleges at the regional centers of VTU, instead of firms touring..

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:35:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffead495c200a01496634085e6702
<![CDATA[Human resource ministry to review IGNOU administration]]> The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will conduct a review on the administration of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to resolve various issues related to the operations of the varsity. The Central University of Gujarat has been roped in for assistance, as per ministry sources. IGNOU has been facing few issues recently relating to its administration. Around three lakh personnel from the armed forces were affected adversely after the varsity withdrew its Community College Scheme. The scheme enabled the soldiers to earn certificates as well as diplomas..

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:33:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffead495c200a0149651fad1d51e8
<![CDATA[Infosys planning to offer Masters & Doctorate programs]]> Indian Multinational Corporation Infosys is planning to offer Masters’ and Doctorate programs, as per reports. The firm is aiming to further its success in the technology value chain and create a massive enterprise which will be based on intellectual property. Moreover, it aspires to raise the bar of the programs it delivers. According to company officials, the students of the courses may gain credits. In case such students gain sufficient credits over a certain time-frame, they will be called Infosys Masters. In the same way, if people pursue an initiative for ten years, they may..

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:47:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84495f370e014961188df72144
<![CDATA[Entrance exam SRMEEE to be called SRMJEEE; test from April 19-26]]> The entrance test SRM Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMEEE) will henceforth be called SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE) , according to the website of SRM University, Chennai . The Computer Based Test (CBT) of SRMJEEE 2015 will be held from Sunday, April 19 to Wednesday, April 22, 2015 . The paper-pencil test will be conducted on Sunday, April 26, 2015 . The registration process for SRMJEEE 2015 will begin from the first week of November, 2014. SRMJEEE is an entrance examination conducted annually by SRM University to grant admission into engineering..

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:06:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84495f370e014960f373541ed0
<![CDATA[EAMCET 2014 2nd round engineering counseling for Telangana only]]> The Supreme Court (SC) of India has given its go-ahead to conduct the second round of engineering counseling for the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2014 (EAMCET 2014) for the state of Telangana only, as per reports. Moreover, the counseling will be open to such students who have not joined any college until now. The recent SC order gave the green signal to conduct the second round of counseling to grant admission into 174 private engineering colleges which had been de-recognized by the Hyderabad based Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) ...

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:14:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84495f370e014960c38e281b61
<![CDATA[No Indian institute features among world's top 300 in American survey]]> No Indian institute of higher education features among the top 300 in the world, according to the global rating conducted by United States (US)-based education analysis and ranking website “US News”. Moreover, only four Indian institutes are in the list of the world’s top universities. As per the survey, the Delhi University (DU) , Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) , Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and IIT Kharagpur have acquired the 316 th, 323 rd , 405 th and the 484 th ranks respectively. However, DU and IISc..

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:19:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84495f370e01495f7ebdc90366
<![CDATA[BIMTECH ties up with Assam varsity to offer management programs]]> The Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) has joined hands with the Assam Kaziranga University (KU) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and deliver Management Development Programs (MDPs) in Guwahati. The MDPs will be developed jointly by the two institutes. The programs will be tailor-made to boost the skills of managers as well as working professionals in different sectors, according to a KU statement. As per BIMTECH officials, the new program will boost the required knowledge and skills among the present-day managers and groom them into leaders..

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:40:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4950f8b601495bebb4b90df7
<![CDATA[State Eligibility Test for Telangana, AP application process extended]]> The online application submission process for the State Eligibility Test for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 2014 (SET-TS & AP-2014) has been extended, as per a recent decision by the Osmania University, Hyderabad . According to university officials, the decision to revise the schedule has been taken due to a large number of requests from the students regarding the same. The requests were made as a result of the recent holidays in the two states as well as the cyclone-related situation in AP. Thereafter, the university has issued the updated schedule of the online application..

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:01:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4950f8b601495b9100bb0608
<![CDATA[SRM University campus placements see 3,689 offers on Day 1]]> The campus placement session at the SRM University in Kattankulathur kicked off on a happy note this year, with three leading Information Technology (IT) firms offering jobs to a whopping 3,689 students on Day 1. According to institute officials, IT majors Cognizant, Wipro and Infosys had together extended the record number of job offers to the 2014-2015 batch. Cognizant extended a total of 1,502 job offers, followed by 1,105 offers from Infosys and 1,082 from Wipro. The compensation packages offered were between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh. Altogether 1,500 students bagged multiple..

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:51:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4950f8b601495b5155c20018
<![CDATA[RBI to offer financial aid to universities under education fund scheme]]> The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will offer financial aid to universities as well as educational institutes in the country, as per its Depositor Education and Awareness Fund (DEAF) Scheme 2014. The RBI had earlier stated that all unclaimed deposits with banks, which is estimated to be more than Rs 3,600 crore, will be deposited in the DEAF. The scheme enabled banks to reclaim from the fund, in case an investor approached the bank after a period of 10 years. The fund was supposed to be run by an RBI panel. RBI has now invited comments detailing such institutes which qualify for the..

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:29:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4950f8b601495acf36517571
<![CDATA[Bangalore University to issue certificates with scanned student photo]]> Starting the current academic year, the Bangalore University (BU) will issue all certificates, including score cards and degree certificates, with the scanned photographs of the students. The new policy will cover all education courses, be it undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), diploma or distance programs. The measure is being adopted to control the menace of fake degree certificates. Earlier this month, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had issued a notification advising all universities to print score cards along with the photographs of students, as is the practice at..

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:25:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4950f12c014956b82ac865d3
<![CDATA[Test day instructions for SNAP 2014]]> The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2014 (SNAP 2014) will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in 30 cities. The website provides a list of instructions to be followed by the examinees on the day of the test, as mentioned below. The candidate needs to report to the test center by 1 pm. The test procedure will begin at 1.30 pm. Candidates who report after 2 pm will not be allowed to take the test. Candidates have to bring the following documents to the test center - admit card on which the latest, colored, passport-size photograph is pasted at the place provided..

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:08:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4950f12c0149563ac960579b
<![CDATA[Supreme Court okays EAMCET 2014 second round engineering counseling]]> The Supreme Court (SC) of India has given its green signal to conduct the second round of engineering counseling for the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2014 (EAMCET 2014) in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP). EAMCET 2014 was held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 and the Results were declared on Monday, June 09, 2014 . This examination is essential for admission into various engineering and medical colleges. The SC had earlier denied permission to hold the second round of counseling for the examination as the Hyderabad based Jawaharlal Nehru..

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:07:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4950f12c0149560301c35359
<![CDATA[Cambridge University announces scholarships for Indian PhD students]]> The Cambridge Trust has joined hands with the Science and Engineering Research Board of India to offer the “Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship” to meritorious students from India in the field of research. Under this scholarship scheme, the Indian students can take up doctoral studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom (UK) . The initiative is part of several others adopted by the Indian Government to boost research capacity in science as well as technology and increase the overall number of..

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:03:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4950f12c014955909e7944c4
<![CDATA[AICTE announces scholarships for girl and differently-abled students]]> The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) , New Delhi has announced new scholarship programs which include scholarships for girl students (under the PRAGATI scheme) as well as differently-abled students. Aspirants can visit the AICTE website to apply for the scholarships with all relevant documents. To avail the scheme, candidates should have secured admission in the first year Diploma/Degree program during the 2014-15 academic session through centralized admission process conducted by the state admission counseling authority. Moreover, they should not be availing any other..

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:18:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4950f12c014955684c6e409c
<![CDATA[DU students call for restoration of special chance provision]]> The students of Delhi University (DU) have called for the restoration of the “special chance” provision, which offers the opportunity of additional time to complete the courses beyond the pre-determined time-period. The provision benefitted students who were unable to complete their degree courses within the stipulated period as a result of unavoidable circumstances such as socio-economic issues, illness, etc. However, DU rolled the provision back in 2012, citing extra pressure on the varsity’s examination department as the cause. The High Court (HC) of Delhi had also..

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:01:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844950f8850149517be20f0a52
<![CDATA[MBA Executive registrations at Delhi University's FMS till Nov 10]]> The online registration process for 2015-17 admissions to the two-year evening Master of Business Administration Executive (MBA Executive) and MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) programs at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of Delhi University (DU) will continue till Monday, November 10, 2014 . The registrations started on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 . The sessions for the program will begin in July, 2015 . The MBA Executive program has 159 seats while MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) has 39. Eligibility: MBA Executive : Candidates must have..

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:18:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844950f88501495153eb1806bf
<![CDATA[Tokyo University to offer scholarship to Super 30 student]]> The Tokyo University has recently announced that it will offer scholarship to one Super 30 student to pursue higher studies in Japan. The announcement was made during a recent interaction between Super 30 students and a team of professors of the Japanese varsity. According to Tokyo University officials, the varsity will offer full scholarships for meritorious students to join different interdisciplinary courses and will encourage more students to join the university. Super 30 is a Patna-based coaching institute set up by Mr Anand Kumar, which selects 30 meritorious candidates..

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:46:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844950f885014950ffa83f0002
<![CDATA[Delhi University to launch certificate courses in northeast languages]]> The premier Delhi University (DU) is mulling launching short-term certificate courses in the eight languages of northeast India as groundwork for the planned heritage tour to the region to be conducted in December this year, according to varsity officials. The new courses will include tutorials covering the basic working knowledge of these languages. However, the detailed scripts will not be included. DU’s Linguistic Department is working out the modalities of the course structure and other details, the officials added. DU will conduct a train journey into northeastern India with..

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:33:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49404200014950180f601deb
<![CDATA[KIITEE 2015 from April 21 to 30; online applications from December 2]]> The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2015 (KIITEE 2015) will be conducted from Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 30, 2015 , according to the website. The examination will be held online across 120 centers in India. The online application forms and prospectus for KIITEE 2015 will be available at the varsity websites www.kiitee.ac.in and www.kiit.ac.in from Tuesday, December 2, 2014 . KIITEE is a national level examination which is conducted by the KIIT University, Bhubaneswar to grant admissions into undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate..

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:24:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8449404876014941784e901131
<![CDATA[HRD Ministry kicks off All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15]]> The Ministry of Human Resource Development has recently launched the All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15 (AISHE 2014-15) , which will include all the institutes of higher education in India. It is an annual and web-based survey, which seeks to conduct a pan-India study on the state of higher education in the country since 2010-11. Till date, MHRD has issued the final reports of AISHE 2011-12 as well as the provisional reports of AISHE 12-13. These are available in the public domain. The survey is being conducted for four years in a row now. However, the AISHE 2013-14 which..

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:36:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49404200014941156b840b92
<![CDATA[Mumbai University bags 9th spot for billionaire alumni: survey]]> The Mumbai University (MU) has bagged the 9 th spot in the list of billionaire alumni, according to the “Which Universities Produce The Most Billionaires” survey. Universities from the United States (US) feature prominently in the list, with 16 out of the top 20 in the list. Having attained the 9 th position in the survey, MU is ahead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Universities of Columbia and Michigan as well as the New York University (NYU). Moreover, MU is the only non-American institute among the top 10 and has produced 12 billionaire alumni. ..

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:15:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa494040e301494094e4f40371
<![CDATA[SNAP 2014 admit cards from December 6 to 21; key instructions]]> The admit cards for the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2014 (SNAP 2014) will be available at the SNAP website from Saturday, December 6 to Sunday, December 21, 2014 . The admit card has to be printed from the SNAP website snaptest.org . Candidates need to ensure that their latest passport size, color photograph is pasted on the admit card at the place provided for and duly attested by a gazetted officer before appearing for the test. An authorized person from Symbiosis International University Pune (SIU Pune) will verify and authenticate the admit card against the photo..

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:25:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac493205cc014932aaff520a16
<![CDATA[DU to restore reevaluation system; readmission of failed FYUP students]]> The Delhi University (DU) has decided to reinstate the system of re-evaluation of answer sheets, one year after the practice was scrapped by the varsity. According to a DU notification, the re-evaluation of answer scripts will be brought back. From now onwards, answer sheets will once more be examined by a single examiner. The canceling of the system of answer-sheet re-evaluation last year was met with a lot of resistance from students who felt that they will lose their only chance of a fair reassessment if they are marked incorrectly the first time. After scrapping..

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac493205cc01493283d2f807bb
<![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[Web-based radio & TV channels launched by IGNOU]]> The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has recently launched web-based radio as well as television (TV) channels to aid students in India and overseas. According to officials of IGNOU, the new virtual channels will help millions of web citizens, particularly those enrolled in IGNOU. Top quality audio-video programs based on the course curriculum will be available to the students through the channels. Moreover, these channels also provide the opportunity to the students to interact in real time with academic experts from multiple streams. IGNOU aims to utilize the..

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:32:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf491ea43301492d1ded8c0713
<![CDATA[DU Faculty of Law takes measures for Bar Council compliance]]> The Faculty of Law under the Delhi University (DU) has adopted few measures to comply with the requirements of the Bar Council of India (BCI). The council officials recently conducted an inspection on the three law centers of DU, after the varsity applied for the inspection to be able to maintain its affiliation to BCI. During the inspection, BCI representatives held detailed interactions with students as well as faculty, scrutinized the attendance sheets as well as course material and surveyed the entire campus. The faculty has updated the course content and attendance norms, in a..

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:03:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf491ea43301492ccc13ed01f8
<![CDATA[Canada varsity to offer merit-based scholarships to UG Indian students]]> The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada will offer merit-based scholarships to students from India who join the undergraduate (UG) degree programs at the varsity. UBC will allocate a quarter of a million dollars in non-public funds for the scholarships. The varsity will offer 11 outstanding international student awards, each for $10,000 as well as five international major entrance scholarships, each worth $28,000 or $7,000 per year for a period of four years, to students hailing from India with outstanding academic accomplishment. The initial awards will be tenable for..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:36:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83490edeca01491d095c270041
<![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[Nalanda University to offer free education to needy students]]> The revived Nalanda University (NU) , set up in Rajgir district in Bihar, is planning to offer free-of-cost education to students from economically challenged backgrounds, according to varsity officials. Such students who aspire to join NU need to qualify on certain parameters of excellence fixed by the varsity. NU will provide funds from its internal sources for these students who gain admission. However, the students have to clear the entrance test, the officials added. The admission process for the next academic session will commence in November, 2014. The varsity is expected to..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:02:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83490edeca01491c7be8767931
<![CDATA[Nalanda University to start two new schools from next academic session]]> The revived Nalanda University (NU) , set up in Rajgir district in Bihar, is expected to set up two more schools from the next academic session, according to media reports. The new schools will be for Economics and Management Studies as well as Public Healthcare. As per university officials, the postgraduate (PG) course in Public Healthcare will aim to improve the healthcare sector of the country. Systematic education along with public healthcare have not being given due focus so far, which needs to be rectified. NU began its very first academic session on Monday, September 1, 2014 ,..

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:04:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf490ed7e901491757913556d9
<![CDATA[Bar Council conducts inspection of Delhi University law centers]]> The officials of the Bar Council of India (BCI) conducted an inspection on the three law centers of Delhi University (DU) recently. DU had earlier applied for the inspection to be able to maintain its affiliation to BCI, which is the regulator of legal education in the country. During the inspection, BCI representatives held detailed interactions with students as well as faculty and surveyed the entire campus. According to officials of the Faculty of Law in DU, since the inspection has been conducted, all the candidates of the 2014 batch whose degrees were withheld before should..

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:14:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf490ed7e90149134d0f282f65
<![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[Foreign university graduates more employable than Indian ones: survey]]> Foreign university graduates are more employable than their Indian counterparts and need lesser extensive training, according to the India Employability Survey 2014 conducted by the British Council. As against 39% graduates with foreign degrees, 14% graduates from Indian universities are job-ready feel employers, as per the survey. The study seeks to find out the quality of talent expected by the Indian industry during the the next three to five years and assesses prevailing employability of workforce emerging from overseas universities. The research throws light on the hiring trends,..

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:22:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85490a2ee001490df700262608
<![CDATA[Gujarat varsity's Gujarat Law Society eyeing private university status]]> The Gujarat Law Society (GLS) , under Gujarat University , is now eyeing private university status. GLS trustees have sent written communication to the state education department, requesting for independent university status. For 87 years, the law society has been under the wing of Gujarat varsity. If GLS attains the status of a private university, it plans to start functioning from the academic session commencing June 2015. According to officials of GLS, the plans are to bring five self-financed colleges under the umbrella of the new GLS University in the first phase. The courses on..

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:51:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85490a2ee001490d6cf98a1cbd
<![CDATA[Draft prepared for ranking system framework of Indian universities]]> An initial draft to devise a national ranking system framework for all the central universities in India has been drawn, according to officials of the Delhi University (DU) . A conclave participated by the vice-chancellors (VCs) of seven central varsities was conducted by DU recently, to work out the modalities of developing a National Ranking System, during which a draft consisting of the ranking parameters was drawn up, DU officials added. There was consensus between the participants on six parameters for the proposed ranking system. These are - academic reputation, training and..

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:45:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548f9fb0f0149098af5a116e2
<![CDATA[SNAP 2014 to retain pen-paper format; registrations close on Nov 26]]> The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2014 (SNAP 2014) has retained its pen-paper format and candidates have to use blue or black ball point pen only, according to the website. SNAP 2014 will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in 30 cities. SNAP 2014 will be an objective test. Each question will have 4 responses. Candidates should choose an appropriate response. Each incorrect answer attracts 25% negative marks. The test will consist of four sections for a total of 180 marks as follows: General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal..

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:54:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548f9fb0f0149095bae8114e7
<![CDATA[Global science scholars to be invited for visiting professors program]]> Every year, India will invite twelve top global science scholars to the country as visiting professors, who will conduct three talks - one each in a school, a college as well as a research institute, under the recently launched “International Visiting Professorship” program. The program aims to expose Indian students to the know-how as well as experience of academicians, scientists and scholars from overseas as well as India. The program has been titled “The Maithreyi International Visiting Professorship”. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) along with the..

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:20:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548f9fb0f0149082a160d0354
<![CDATA[MBA registrations at DU's Faculty of Management Studies till Nov 10]]> The online registration process for 2015-17 admissions to the two-year full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of Delhi University (DU) will continue till Monday, November 10, 2014 . The registrations started on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 . The online application and payment facility is available at www.fms.edu . A candidate can apply for one or more programs of FMS. All candidates are required to send the computer-generated application acknowledgement form, after online registration, along with the supporting..

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:24:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548edc65e0148f9963bd4219a
<![CDATA[UGC asks varsities to offer on-campus yoga, meditation lessons]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC), under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has advised all recognized universities in the country to offer yoga as well as meditation lessons in their campuses, in a bid to enhance the “holistic well being” of their students. UGC is the higher education regulator of India. The yoga classes will be introduced under the positive health program of UGC, which is part of the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” launched by MHRD recently. It is yet to be decided if such lessons would be mandatory for the students. The..

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:59:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548edc65e0148f94866fb1c47
<![CDATA[AP government to send 1,000 SC, ST students abroad for higher studies]]> The government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) is planning to send 1,000 students under the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories overseas to pursue their higher education. The initiative will be taken under the “AP Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi” scheme. According to sources, the government is expected to liberalize the rules to facilitate the process of sending selected students abroad for studies. At present, the scheme covers only postgraduate (PG) students. However, in the future, undergraduate (UG) as well as diploma students may also get the opportunity. The..

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:55:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148efd43506261a
<![CDATA[DU starts environmental studies UG course; evaluation by colleges]]> The Delhi University (DU) has commenced its compulsory core course on Environmental Studies for first year undergraduate (UG) students, which is being taught in all affiliated colleges from the 2014-2015 academic session. The students need to take up the interdisciplinary course in their first or second semester. It is a qualifying course of 100 marks, as per the scheme under the three year UG program. It is a six month module, which has been approved by DU’s academic and executive councils. Candidates can access the syllabus of the course at the DU website. The Environmental..

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:35:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148ef8af13a2029
<![CDATA[Bar Council derecognizes law students of Osmania, Kakatiya varsities]]> The Bar Council of India (BCI) has passed a directive to the Telangana State Bar Association to disallow the 2014-15 batch law graduates of the Law University College, Kakatiya and the Osmania University Law College to enroll as advocates. The Andhra University Law College has not been included in the BCI directive. The recent development has caused uncertainties for the scores of law students who have been impacted by the BCI decision. The universities based in Telengana have been penalized for not conforming to the Legal Education Rules 2008. As per the act, all colleges need..

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:43:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48e8a0710148eaa2b46a33ef
<![CDATA[India to rope in 1,000 US academicians to teach in universities]]> India is planning to rope in 1,000 academicians, mainly from the domain of science as well as innovation, from the United States (US) to teach in centrally-recognized universities in the country. India will invite as well as host the academicians annually, who can plan their visits as per their own convenience. The project is part of India’s proposed Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN or knowledge) initiative, according to a recent India-US joint statement. As per officials, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in association with the Ministry of Science and..

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:56:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48e8a0710148ea776c652fe6
<![CDATA[Asian universities score over UK ones in Times global rankings]]> Universities based in Asia have scored over their counterparts in the United Kingdom (UK), according to the recently published Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014-15. A number of UK universities have lost their position among the top 200 to leading Asian institutes. The top 200 institute list covered 28 countries this year compared to 26 in 2013 since Russia and Italy joined the rankings this year. As per the Times ranking, Asia has four more universities featuring among the top 200 in the world, with a total of 24 institutes. Tokyo University as well as the ..

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:54:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48e8a0710148ea08477024f2
<![CDATA[Gujarat State Eligibility Test postponed to October 19]]> The Gujarat State Eligibility Test (GSET) has been postponed from Sunday, October 12 to Sunday, October 19, 2014 , according to the website. The test will be held in two separate sessions. GSET will be held to determine the eligibility for lectureship in colleges and universities of Gujarat. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards starting from 10 days prior to the examination. To download the hall-tickets, please click here and enter the Registration Number as well as Date of Birth. No admit card will be sent by post. Candidates need to carry the admit card and..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:03:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548d928680148e4ea30df1981
<![CDATA[India not among top 200 in Times list; Punjab University country's top]]> Similar to last year, no Indian university features among the global top 200 list of institutes, according to the recently published Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014-15. In fact, India’s ranking has come down further this year. Punjab University has retained its top spot among Indian institutes in the Times list, although its raking dropped from 226-250 last year to 276-300 this year. It shares the position with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) , which made its debut in the Times rankings this year. At second spot among..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:36:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548d928680148e499d8441373
<![CDATA[Delhi HC issues notice to Bar Council for derecognizing DU law course]]> The High Court (HC) of Delhi has issued a notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI) as well as the Delhi Bar Council (DBC) since the council has derecognized the law courses offered by the Delhi University (DU) . The notice has been issued in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed to nullify the BCI order. BCI is the regulator of legal education in the country. DU's law courses conducted at the three centers, namely Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-1 as well as Law Centre-2, have all been derecognized. The implication of this move is that students enrolled in these centers..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:05:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548d928680148e44735590b77
<![CDATA[Teacher education norms get more flexibility from NCTE ]]> National Council for Teacher Education has reportedly made some important gains after intense discussion on norms for teacher education. It was reported that NCTE agreed that institutions of liberal arts and sciences with undergraduate courses in humanities and science can also start B.Ed and Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) courses. It was mentioned that also, MA in education will now be equated with M.Ed which will increase the number of teacher educators. The existing norm of people with B.El.Ed and M.Ed degree not qualifying to become teacher educators will continue since..

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:03:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548c98d7c0148cb2a8d891de1
<![CDATA[TISS launches school of vocational education to boost workforce]]> One of the premier institutes, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has launched its 'school of vocational education' programme to help create a skilled workforce.  It was reported that the plan focuses on creating a unique model to spread skill development to every nook and corner of the country. TISS Director S Parasuraman was quoted as saying "Vocational courses have been designed with a definite vision to improve the lives of disadvantaged and marginalised youth especially who are excluded by the formal school education system. TISS SVE has been set up to create an..

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:01:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548c98d7c0148caf13f7e18c3