Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:03:29 GMT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:03:29 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[Seven IITs tie up with IISc Bangalore to set up virtual tech varsity]]> Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have joined hands with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) to set up the very first indigenous virtual technology university in India. These IITs are the ones located at Chennai , Delhi , Guwahati , Kanpur , Kharagpur , Mumbai and Roorkee . According to IIT officials, the institutes involved are in the process of finalizing the details at the moment and the university is expected to come up in the next two or three years. The experience with global counterparts and in conducting the National..

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:50:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85476434c5014768356de156f8
<![CDATA[UGC directive to DU to launch mandatory environmental science course]]> The Delhi University (DU) has to launch a mandatory undergraduate (UG) course on environmental science this year, according to a recently issued directive by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to the varsity. The UGC directive requires DU to launch the course in the ongoing academic session. The 2014-15 UG session at DU started on Monday, July 21, 2014 . As per an order of the Supreme Court (SC) of India in 2004, the UGC had issued directives to all colleges and universities in the country to start a mandatory six-month environmental science course at the UG level. Due to..

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85476434c5014767e435f34f9f
<![CDATA[6,251 faculty positions vacant in central varsities: HRD minister]]> As many as 6,251 faculty positions remain vacant in the 39 central universities in India which are under the University Grants Commission (UGC), according to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. Altogether there are 16,692 sanctioned teaching positions in these varsities. The information was conveyed by the HRD minister through recent written communication to the Lok Sabha, which is the Lower House of the Indian Parliament. Ms Irani also stated that teachers, who are between the ages of 65 and 70 years, will be re-employed on contract basis, depending on their..

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:20:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85476434c5014767ac479e4aa2
<![CDATA[CET-K 2014 2nd extended round seat allotment result out]]> The seat allotment result of the second extended round of counseling of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) rank-holders has been announced at the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) website today, that is, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 .The option entry for the second extended round of counseling was rescheduled to 1 pm on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from the originally scheduled Monday, July 21, 2014 since new seats were added to the matrix, as per KEA. To access the results, please click here . Altogether 25 seats from Srinivasa Dental College in Mangalore..

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:33:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844759cd250147625aa9322dc5
<![CDATA[Delhi University 9th cut-off list out; admissions from July 23 to 24]]> The Delhi University (DU) has released its ninth cut-off list for undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 academic session. The individual lists are being displayed by affiliated colleges from today, that is, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 . Eligible candidates need to complete their admission formalities (as per the ninth list) in the respective colleges from Wednesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 24, 2014 , according to the DU website. For clarification regarding variation of cut-off percentage and other details, students need to contact the individual colleges on Wednesday, July..

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:53:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854759cd28014761c88aff6a7c
<![CDATA[Delhi University to hold special counseling for B Ed admissions 2014]]> The Delhi University (DU) will hold special counseling for Bachelor of Education (B Ed) admissions this year, according to information available at the DU website. The counseling sessions will be held to fill up vacant seats available in Central Institute of Education (CIE), Maharshi Valmiki College of Education (MVCOE) and Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women (SPM College) . Candidates, who have taken the admission test but have not been called for counseling till date, need to check the CIE and DU websites for more information. Online registration will be held..

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:19:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4759cd6c01475d5de50e31ff
<![CDATA[DU 2014-15 UG session starts; varsity adopts strict antiragging policy]]> The 2014-15 undergraduate (UG) session at the Delhi University (DU) started on Monday, July 21, 2014 , with many affiliated colleges, such as, Ramjas, Miranda, Hindu, Gargi, Kamala Nehru, Lady Shri Ram and Janki Devi Memorial holding the orientation on that day. At present, DU colleges are conducting admissions as per the eighth cut-off list from Monday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 22, 2014. DU scrapped the four-year undergraduate program (FYUP) and reinstated the earlier three-year pattern for UG courses on Friday, June 27, 2014 , as a result of University Grants Commission (UGC)..

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:12:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4759cd6c01475cea46f025b6
<![CDATA[Jamia Millia Islamia plans new medical college, other reforms]]> The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University in Delhi is planning to set up a new medical college-cum-hospital. This is part of a set of reforms to be taken up by the varsity, including establishing a school of Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences as well as interdisciplinary education extending to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University (DU) . According to JMI officials, the new medical college will be a boon to people from the surrounding areas as these areas have no government college-cum-hospital at present. A Supreme Court (SC) ruling has granted 114..

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:25:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffead475791c4014758e259442526
<![CDATA[DU 8th cutoff list admissions from July 21-22; UG session starts today]]> The Delhi University (DU) has released its eighth cut-off list for undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 academic session. The individual lists are being displayed by affiliated colleges from today, that is, Monday, July 21, 2014 . Eligible candidates need to complete their admission formalities (as per the eighth list) in the respective colleges from Monday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 22, 2014 , according to the DU website. For clarification regarding variation of cut-off percentage and other details, students need to contact the individual colleges on Monday, July 21, 2014..

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:04:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa47522ad10147574e9c5c41c1
<![CDATA[HR College ties up with US-based B-school to offer executive MBA]]> Mumbai based HR College of Commerce & Economics has joined hands with the American business school (B-school) Rutgers Business School (RBS) to offer a joint executive Master of Business Administration (e-MBA) program. This is one of a series of such partnerships between Indian institutes and foreign B-schools to deliver MBA programs. The new 20-month program will commence in October, 2014. It will be open to graduates from all parts of India, who have three years of job experience. Out of the total 18 modules of the e-MBA program, 16 will be conducted in Mumbai and the..

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:29:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d01474972c6076975
<![CDATA[CET-K 2nd extended round counseling starts with 559 new medical seats]]> The second extended round of counseling of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) candidates started on Thursday, July 17, 2014 , with 559 new medical seats added to the matrix which was released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The total number of medical seats available through the first round of counseling for the CET-K 2014 rank-holders had come down to 1,803 in 31 colleges this year, all of which were lapped up during the first round. There was no addition of medical seats to the seat matrix in the second round, which was a cause of disappointment to..

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:15:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d0147492ed1615cc2
<![CDATA[Mumbai varsity FY admissions extended; e-scorecards for TYBSc students]]> The last date for first-year pre-admission online registration of enrolment and admissions for the 2014-15 session at Mumbai University (MU) has been extended till Thursday, July 31, 2014, exclusively for colleges with seats remaining vacant after admission of students as per the merit list, subject to the current sanctioned intake.  The extension was done due to seats remaining vacant in several affiliated colleges of Arts, Science, Commerce and Law, according to the MU website. As per MU officials, around 1,76,070 seats were on offer in the different streams offered by the..

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:18:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d014748fab5415277
<![CDATA[DU 7th cut-off list announced; admissions from July 18 to 19]]> The Delhi University (DU) has released its seventh cut-off list for undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 academic session. The individual lists are being displayed by affiliated colleges from Friday, July 18, 2014 . Eligible candidates need to complete their admission formalities (as per the seventh list) in the respective colleges from Friday, July 18 to Saturday, July 19, 2014 , according to the DU website. For clarification regarding variation of cut-off percentage, students need to contact the individual colleges on Friday, July 18, 2014. To access the DU cut-off..

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:04:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d014748b71b22452e
<![CDATA[Delhi University PG students disgruntled after being denied degrees]]> Students of the postgraduate (PG) programs at Delhi University (DU) are disgruntled after being denied degrees, as a result of a DU ruling passed in 2009 which mandates candidates to achieve pass marks in all the papers to be eligible to obtain degrees. As per the earlier policy, students were awarded degrees if they attained pass marks in their aggregates. The new DU ruling to pass or fail the PG students has led to a high number of Master of Science (M Sc) Physics students failing to get their degrees. Moreover, there are Physics students who have cleared entrance tests for Doctor of..

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:20:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d01474820d31029ee
<![CDATA[Bangalore University mulling physical education as UG optional subject]]> Bangalore University (BU) is planning to introduce Physical Education (PE) as an optional subject in the undergraduate (UG) program, starting from the next academic session. According to BU officials, a meeting had been conducted with the PE department, during which the department officials were asked to offer recommendations and form a committee to give shape to the proposal. BU has started offering a credit-based PE course for the first four semesters of the UG program from the 2013-14 session. The course consists of extracurricular as well as co-curricular activities including the..

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:03:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d014747daa4491cd2
<![CDATA[Delhi University to reopen on July 21 for UG programs]]> The Delhi University (DU) will reopen on Monday, July 21, 2014 in full measure for undergraduate (UG) programs, according to a press release from the varsity. Students as well as faculty members need to report to their respective colleges to receive the time-table or teaching schedules. The varsity is in the process of resolving all issues related to the teaching schedule. As per the press release, the Committee of Courses (COC) of individual departments have already held meetings to present their recommendations on the course structure and teaching program for students of all..

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:45:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d0147437f31f914dd
<![CDATA[Delhi University draws up course structure for FYUP batch]]> The Delhi University (DU) has drawn up a revised course structure for the four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP) batch, giving more clarity to students and teachers about the course of action in the second year. DU has already sent affiliated colleges the proposals of the Committee of Courses (COC) for 34 subjects. On the basis of the proposals, college authorities have been directed to assess workload, come up with timetables and appoint faculty. The lists of papers which should be covered during semesters three and four have been communicated. However, there are no updates on the..

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:02:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa473f55c5014742ea66a3326b
<![CDATA[IGNOU conducts campus placements for bachelor degree students]]> The Campus Placement Cell (CPC) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) conducted a campus recruitment drive for students pursuing bachelor degree programs at the institute, such as Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (B Sc), Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA). The insurance broking firm BMA Wealth Creator, Noida extended offers to the students during the drive. Altogether 383 students participated in the placements, during which their documents were checked and personal interviews conducted. Out of these students, 264 learners..

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:16:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffead473d6ff801473f1a8d603bc3
<![CDATA[Himachal Pradesh varsities in tight spot due to 60% cutoff criteria]]> Private universities in Himachal Pradesh (HP) are in a predicament as the state government has fixed 60% as the minimum cut-off criteria for admissions. Due to the condition, many students with low scores have opted to join universities in other states, where such conditions are not prevalent. A mere 10 to 15% of seats in HP universities have been occupied so far this year. The chances of the cut-off percentage being lowered are minimal, according to information from the state government during a recent cabinet meeting. Private universities are not in agreement with the government..

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:05:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffead473d6ff801473ea2231d2baf
<![CDATA[Delhi University 6th cut-off list admissions from July 16 to 17]]> The Delhi University (DU) has released its sixth cut-off list for undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 academic session. The individual lists are being displayed by affiliated colleges from Wednesday July 16, 2014 . Eligible candidates need to complete their admission formalities (as per the sixth list) in the respective colleges from Wednesday, July 16 to Thursday, July 17, 2014 , according to the DU website. For clarification regarding variation of cut-off percentage, students need to contact the individual colleges on Wednesday July 16, 2014. Admission for Bachelor..

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:57:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffead473d6ff801473e6444c222f0
<![CDATA[Online student grievance redressal portal to be launched by UGC]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) will soon launch an online student grievance redressal portal, in a bid to enable college/university students to register their grievances. The complaints to be lodged in the portal may be regarding the admission process, unfair policies, lack of infrastructural facilities and ragging, among others. According to UGC officials, the portal will also facilitate colleges/universities as well as the commission in gauging the nature of the complaints. The facility will help the authorities to monitor and resolve the grievances in a fast-paced manner. It..

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:18:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffead473d6ff801473e09c87a17af
<![CDATA[CBSE Class XII students gain after answer script re-evaluation]]> Students who passed their Class XII examinations under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and had their answer scripts re-evaluated have gained from the same, as the marks of several such students have improved after re-evaluation. CBSE conducted answer script re-evaluation for the first time this year. After re-evaluation, the aggregate scores in best of four of the students have shot up significantly by quite a few percentage points. As the undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 academic session at the Delhi University (DU) was delayed due to the..

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:28:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffead473d6ff801473da5020d0726
<![CDATA[Chhattisgarh government makes graduation education free for girls]]> In a landmark decision, the Chhattisgarh government has made graduation-level education free for girls in the state, which will be a boon for around one lakh girls. The policy of free graduate education in all state public colleges as well as technical institutes will be put into effect from the current academic year. The expenditure to implement the policy is expected to be few crores. According to officials of the state higher education department, 208 government-run colleges in Chhattisgarh will provide cost free education to girl students, the cost of which will be borne by the state...

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:31:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac47388da001473a012dc042f6
<![CDATA[AICTE approval necessary for DU's B Tech programs: HRD minister]]> All colleges affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) which offer Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) programs in Electronics, Computer Science, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science need to obtain approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), according to the Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani. The minister informed the same via a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, which is the upper house of the Indian Parliament. The aforementioned courses were launched by DU in 2013-14 under the four-year-undergraduate program..

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:08:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac47388da0014738d9796b0ec9
<![CDATA[Over 600 medical seats to be added in CET-K 2014 matrix]]> More than 600 medical seats are expected to be added in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) seat matrix, bringing cheer to the thousands of medical aspirants. The government quota seats will be added as the Medical Council of India (MCI) has reinstated 330 seats which it had blocked before. Moreover, MCI has shifted around 300 private college seats to the government seat pool, due to alleged errant policies of the private colleges. The council has also reinstated seats of private colleges which have followed MCI’s guidelines. In Karnataka, the total number of..

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:07:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa472370000147348eb59f3c60
<![CDATA[Law school graduates pick corporate jobs over court practice]]> Law school graduates all over the country, including the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) based in Bangalore, Karnataka, prefer corporate jobs to court practice as a career option, as is evident from the placement trends at these institutes. Out of the total 75 graduates at the NLSIU batch of 2014, a mere four chose litigation. Out of these, three are for courts and one for a law firm’s litigation department. The placements for the 2015 batch at the institute, which are almost over, have seen less than 10 graduates opting for litigation. Around 50 students are..

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:16:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844723743a014734286d8610df
<![CDATA[Seats in popular courses still available in Delhi University colleges]]> Seats in sought-after courses are still available in few colleges affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) , although almost all the the seats have been filled up in a majority of the colleges after the fourth cutoff list. The fourth list for undergraduate (UG) admissions at DU for the 2014-15 academic session was issued on Thursday, July 10, 2014 . Admissions according to the fourth list are being conducted from Friday, July 11 to Monday, July 14, 2014 . Admissions are open for the Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) program at Ramjas, Kirori Mal and SGTB Khalsa College, among few others...

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:01:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4723693801473375c09323c9
<![CDATA[Pune University rechristened Savitribai Phule Pune University]]> The The University of Pune (UoP) has been given a new name - Savitribai Phule Pune University, according to a recent decision of the Maharashtra government. A handful of organizations which represent the backward classes had demanded that UoP be renamed after the 19 th century reformer Savitribai, who was also a member of the backward class. In 1868, Savitribai set up the very first girls’ school in India, against a lot of social constraints prevailing at that time. She was associated with other reforms and progressive activities in her time. The Department of Higher and..

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:51:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647236b75014724d5de8e515d
<![CDATA[Few options for students in Delhi University fourth list]]> The fourth cutoff list for undergraduate (UG) admissions at the Delhi University (DU) for the 2014-15 academic session, issued on Thursday, July 10, 2014 , offers very few options for the students at both on-campus as well as off-campus colleges. Admissions according to the fourth list will be conducted from today, that is, Friday, July 11 to Monday, July 14, 2014 . The fifth list is expected to be issued on Monday night. In the north campus, Hansraj has admissions open for 10 courses - honors in Computer Science, Chemistry, Botany, Electronics, Economics, Mathematics and English...

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:11:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647236b750147240c72021ff2
<![CDATA[Proposal for railway university, internships in Rail Budget 2014]]> The Railway Budget 2014, which was presented on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 , includes some positive implications for the education sector as well. The government is mulling establishment of a Railway University for technical as well as non-technical subjects, which will strike alliances with different technical institutes. The other plans include summer internship opportunities for management and engineering students as well as setting up an Innovation Incubation Centre. The proposals have been lauded by experts. Many premier business schools (B-schools) in the country have given their nod to..

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:47:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8547178a9201471fab58843aa3
<![CDATA[DU admissions to continue with 4th list being issued today]]> The ongoing admission process for undergraduate (UG) programs at the Delhi University (DU) for the 2014-15 academic session will continue with a fourth list being issued today, that is, Thursday, July 10, 2014 . Most of the affiliated colleges are expected to close admissions though for many courses, which include the sought-after ones as well. The off-campus colleges witnessed a huge rush for admissions after the third list was issued on Monday, July 7, 2014 . A majority of these colleges will not have a fourth list for popular courses such as Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) honors,..

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:05:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac471792ec01471ea9c6ac6177
<![CDATA[CET-K 2014 second extended round counseling to start on July 17]]> The second round of counseling (extended) of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) candidates will start on Thursday, July 17, 2014 , according to information released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The date has been revised from the originally scheduled date - Saturday, July 12, 2014, due to anticipation of more seats, added KEA. CET-K 2014 was held from Thursday, May 1 till Saturday, May 3, 2014 and the Results were declared on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 . It is important to note that fresh option entry will be open to all candidates, barring..

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:26:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83471789ce01471adf88a673b7
<![CDATA[Academic general counseling vacancy positions in TNEA 2014]]> The general academic counseling for engineering admissions of the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission 2014 (TNEA 2014) candidates commenced on Monday, July 7, 2014. Candidates can access the academic general counseling vacancy positions as of today, that is, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 , by clicking here . Once at the page, candidates need to enter the branch, college, college code and district. To access the vocational general counseling vacancy positions, please click here . To access ranks with counseling date and time enquiry, please click here . The academic..

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:27:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83471789ce01471aa9eb4869bf
<![CDATA[Delhi University third cutoffs throw open the doors for many aspirants]]> The ongoing admissions into undergraduate (UG) programs at the Delhi University (DU) for the 2014-15 academic session according to the third list, which was issued on Monday, July 7 , started from Tuesday, July 8, 2014 . The third list has thrown open the gates for students who were unable to secure a seat in a DU college as per the first and second cutoffs. There is a major dip in cutoffs in the third list and the sought-after courses are available as well. In fact, students whose scores are in the mid-80s can acquire seats also. Many colleges in the north campus were busy on Day 1..

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:17:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83471789ce01471a69936e5abe
<![CDATA[UK universities offer scholarships galore to woo Indian students]]> In a bid to attract more and more Indian students, institutes of higher education in the United Kingdom (UK) have been offering increased scholarship opportunities, according to a survey conducted on a third of the universities based in London. Overall, an average of Rs 250 million or £2.5 million has been granted to Indian students every year and more than Rs 700 million or £7 million during the past three years, the survey reports add. However, the actual figures may be thrice that figure, amounting to more than £7 million each year, since a mere 17 universities of..

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:51:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83471789ce01471a1aecba4b15
<![CDATA[UGC committee chalks out course structure for DU's 2013 FYUP batch]]> The standing committee constituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), to help the Delhi University (DU) with a smooth migration back into the earlier three-year pattern for undergraduate (UG) courses, has chalked out a plan for DU’s 2013 four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP) batch. The standing committee has proposed a modified course structure of 14 main as well as two concurrent subjects for the 2013 FYUP batch of DU. The committee has also proposed a compulsory paper on Environmental Sciences, according to the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) of India. The UGC..

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:31:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83471789ce01471a08bcbd45a9
<![CDATA[Karnataka government to rate state colleges and varsities]]> The Karnataka government will start rating state colleges and universities soon, in a bid to aid students in picking the best institute to pursue higher studies. According to officials of the state higher education department, the structure to evaluate and rate the institutes has been designed. The measure will help enhance the quality of state institutes, as none of them feature among the top 100 in global rankings. Last month, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani had directed all state governments to monitor institutes of higher education and develop a national..

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:26:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85471073b2014715b9958c726b
<![CDATA[Over 1,000 students from 40 nations aspire to join Nalanda University]]> Over 1,000 students belonging to 40 different countries have applied for admission into the Nalanda University in Bihar. The academic session at the varsity is expected to commence on Monday, September 1, 2014 . The last date to submit online applications for the 2014-15 session is Tuesday, July 15, 2014 . Nalanda University is being set up in Rajgir, which is 10 km from where the ancient center of learning, Nalanda, was located. The sessions will start with two schools, namely, the School of Environment and Ecology as well as School of Historical Sciences. Each of the two schools will..

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:10:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85471073b2014714cf68cc3ae4
<![CDATA[Delhi University's third list released; major dip in cutoffs]]> The third cutoff list for admissions into undergraduate (UG) programs at the Delhi University (DU) for the 2014-15 academic session has been issued on Monday, July 7, 2014 . There is a major dip in cutoffs in the third list and the sought-after courses are available as well. In fact, students whose scores are in the mid-80s can acquire seats also. Admissions as per the third list are starting from today, that is, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 . Admissions for Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) honors courses are open in 24 colleges and for B Com it is open in 28. Moreover, Economics is open in 13..

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:04:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa47106f7c0147145c318867d8
<![CDATA[Engineering student of Manav Rachna varsity offered 8 lakh pay package]]> An engineering student of the Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) has been offered a job with a salary package of Rs 8 lakh per year, according to sources at the university. It is the top package offered to any student at the varsity this year. The offer has been extended by a global healthcare firm. The placement session for the 2014 batch of MRIU is currently in progress and over 350 students have secured placements till date. Students from the engineering programs including Computer Science, Civil Engineering as well as Electronics and Communication Engineering have bagged..

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:33:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84470bf5ab01471063287d3277
<![CDATA[Over 6,000 engineering seats vacant post CET-K second round counseling]]> Altogether 11,925 engineering seats were allotted to the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) rank-holders with 6,175 seats still remaining, after the conclusion of the second round of counseling, according to information released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The dates for the second round of counseling (extended) are yet to be announced by the KEA. No seats are available for Medical, Farm Science and Dental courses. However, there are six seats open for Architecture, 335 available for lateral Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) and 79 for Bachelor of..

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:40:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84470bf5ab01471031ea862547
<![CDATA[DU third cutoff list on July 8; entry to most colleges, courses close]]> The third cutoff list for admissions into undergraduate (UG) programs at the Delhi University (DU) for the 2014-15 academic session will be issued tomorrow, that is, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 . However, admissions into the most sought-after colleges and courses are expected to close after the second list. According to sources, the reduction of cutoffs will be nominal in the third list. Moreover, admissions in most affiliated colleges will close after the third list is released. Admissions will carry on in 30 colleges including Hindu, Hansraj, Sri Venkateswara College and Miranda House...

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:20:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84470bf5ab01470fb21dc40753
<![CDATA[Cancellations aplenty on first day of second cutoff admissions in DU]]> The second cutoff admissions for undergraduate (UG) programs for the 2014-15 session started on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Delhi University (DU)   with cancellations galore at both on-campus and off-campus colleges. The second list was issued on Thursday, July 3, 2014 . The admissions as per the second cutoff list will be conducted till Monday, July 7, 2014 . Admissions were open for Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) honors at Shri Ram College of Commerce, with a 0.25% reduction in cutoffs, leading to several cancellations for the course. In the north campus, there were..

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Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:24:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546ff55c4014704face5d5229
<![CDATA[Delay in start of CET-K 2014 second round counseling]]> The second round of counseling for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) rank-holders started at 5 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014 instead of Wednesday July 2, 2014 as originally scheduled, due to technical glitches at the website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) There was no addition of medical seats to the seat matrix, which was a cause of disappointment to candidates who had opted for the second round counseling and those who had failed to get an allotment in the first round. According to the revised schedule, candidates can enter options or modify,..

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Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:35:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546ff55c4014700ba80764457
<![CDATA[Minor drop in cutoffs in Delhi University's second list]]> The second cutoff list of Delhi University (DU) for undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 session, which was issued on Thursday, July 3, 2014 , holds hope for the aspirants as cutoffs have fallen, although marginally. Moreover, admissions are still open in all the affiliated colleges and for all the courses. Due to the steep cuoffs in the first list, many students, including ones with high grades, had to struggle for admissions. Commerce admissions are open in more than 50 colleges, with marginal decrease in cutoffs. Economics and English seats are on offer in around 28 and..

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Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:03:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8346ff549a0146ffc1ccbd0e0f
<![CDATA[IIT Bombay and Washington University launch joint e-MBA program]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has joined hands with the Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL) to launch a combined executive Master of Business Administration (e-MBA) degree program. The new United States-India joint MBA program will be designed along the lines of WUSTL's executive MBA programs offered in China as well as the United States (US). On completion of the program, students will receive a joint MBA degree. The classes will be conducted at the IIT Bombay campus, with the faculty of WUSTL's Olin Business School as well as Shailesh..

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:32:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac46f9e79a0146fc35d6ba7a48
<![CDATA[RPMT 2014 re-test by July 25 and result by August 1: Supreme Court]]> The re-test for Rajasthan Pre Medical Test 2014 (RPMT 2014) has to be conducted by Friday, July 25 and results declared by Friday, August 1, 2014 , according to a Supreme Court (SC) order issued on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 . The SC order directs the state government to release notification relating to the revised examination schedule before Saturday, July 5, 2014 and to report back to SC on Saturday, August 2, 2014 . The SC order was issued based on a state government petition for an updated schedule for RPMT. RPMT 2014 was conducted online from Wednesday, May 28 to Friday, May..

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:25:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac46f9e79a0146fbc1b7b86384
<![CDATA[Engineering counseling set to start on July 7 in Tamil Nadu]]> The counseling sessions for engineering courses in Tamil Nadu, conducted by the Anna University (AU) , are expected to start on Monday, July 7, 2014 , according to the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) committee. The rescheduled dates are being conveyed to the students through SMS. The entire updated counseling schedule, complete with date as well as time according to each cut-off mark, will be available at the TNEA website shortly. This year, around 1.73 lakh candidates have extended their applications for counseling. The general academic counseling for engineering..

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:50:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac46f9e79a0146fb6b370351a0
<![CDATA[All DU-affiliated colleges to feature in second cutoff list]]> All colleges affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) will feature in the second cutoff list which is being issued today, that is, Thursday, July 3, 2014 . A marked decrease in cutoffs is also expected for Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) and Bachelor of Science (B Sc) programs, which were reinstated after DU scrapped the four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP), restoring the earlier three-year pattern for undergraduate (UG) courses on Friday, June 27, 2014. The admissions for these programs have not picked up in all of the colleges. The 2014-15 admissions for UG..

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:19:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac46f9e79a0146faaa17b61ec8
<![CDATA[CET-K 2014 second round online counseling from July 2 to 10]]> The second round of online counseling for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) candidates will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) from Wednesday, July 2 to Thursday, July 10, 2014 . CET-K 2014 was held from Thursday, May 1 till Saturday, May 3, 2014 and the Results were declared on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 . The CET-K is a mandatory examination conducted by KEA, to grant admission into various undergraduate (UG) professional programs at government, aided, private un-aided minority/non-minority institutes in the state of Karnataka. Seats..

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:47:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546f22bb40146f71d596e0403