Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:14:08 GMT Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:14:08 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[St Stephen's College plans to upgrade infrastructure & curriculum]]> St Stephen’s College , which is affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) , is planning to revise its infrastructure and curriculum in order to support the mounting needs of its students. According to officials of the college, St Stephen’s has one of the biggest campuses among DU colleges which can accommodate 1,200 students. At present, the total land utilization is below 30%. The college intends to make full use of the campus area to boost its facilities. The college will make optimum use of the land in the coming days, in a bid to develop existing facilities and create..

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:38:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549c906470149cd35b3ce4460
<![CDATA[Applications for IGNOU Jan 2015 admissions till Dec 1]]> The application process for different distance education programs at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for the academic cycle starting January, 2015 will continue till Monday, December 1, 2015 , according to the institute website. Moreover, candidates who miss the deadline can also submit their applications till Monday, December 15, 2014 , with a late fee of Rs 300. The admissions are for different certificate, diploma, bachelors’ and masters’ degree programs of IGNOU. After submitting the on-line application, applicants need to submit few..

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:32:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549c906470149cc8bc24a33da
<![CDATA[Oxford University Press launches English course to aid Indian students]]> The renowned Oxford University Press (OUP) has recently launched an English course, including lessons on listening and speaking the language, to aid Indian students. The course is mainly aimed to coach high school students to make good use of the English language in achieving their educational, social as well as career goals, in the global milieu. According to officials of the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), the new 10-level interactive course has been named “Echoes”. It lays emphasis on developing day-to-day communication skills and strives to..

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:50:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549c906470149cc2e09062a55
<![CDATA[Mumbai University students to help devise first-year zoology syllabus]]> India’s reputed Mumbai University (MU) has included its students in the varsity’s syllabus committee, as a part of which such students will share their suggestions for developing a curriculum for the first-year zoology course. Out of the total 27 members on the panel, six are undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students of MU-affiliated colleges. As per committee officials, merit-holders belonging to the present and past batches were invited for a workshop. Out of these students, six got selected for the panel. Since these graduates have attended job interviews, they..

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:27:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549c906470149cbaba73b1cce
<![CDATA[Madras University to attain University of Excellence status]]> The Madras University (MU) is expected to attain the status of a “University of Excellence (UoE)” soon from the University Grants Commission (UGC), due to its excellent achievements in the areas of research as well as development. The UGC has already awarded the university the status of “Universities with Potential for Excellence (UPE)”. MU is one among the 15 universities which received the status from UGC earlier.  According to UGC officials, universities with UPE status qualify to receive funding to boost their academic/research/infrastructural..

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:29:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49bcf7560149bdbadd9a0f16
<![CDATA[Faculty of Management Studies summer placements see stipends soaring]]> The summer placement session at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of Delhi University (DU) has witnessed stipends being doubled this year. The top domestic stipend was Rs 2 lakh per month, up from last year’s Rs 1 lakh. The highest international offer was for 500 Kuwaiti Dinar (around Rs 1 lakh). Moreover, all the 219 first-year students of the batch have found placements within three and a half days. According to FMS officials, this year’s summer placements saw around 36 first-time hirers. A majority of the students were offered monthly stipends of an average of..

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:08:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49bcf7560149bd705bc00916
<![CDATA[CBSE plus II certificates to be recognized by UK for UG admissions]]> Going forward, plus II certificates granted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India will be recognized by educational institutes of the United Kingdom (UK) for undergraduate (UG) admissions. According to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minster Ms Smriti Irani, CBSE students used to face problems in gaining admission into UK institutes as their certificate was not recognized by many institutes. It was a deterrent for many Indian students aspiring to pursue their education in the UK. However, after the matter was raised with the UK, it was addressed and..

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:15:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49ac2a270149acba5ba20820
<![CDATA[Mangalore University launches online verification of certificates]]> The Mangalore University has launched the system of online verification of certificates. The Global Document Verification System (GDVS) has been initiated for the degree certificate and marks-card verification process. With this initiative, the varsity becomes the first state university in Karnataka to introduce a paperless verification method through GDVS. The system was introduced through a company incubated by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) . Earlier, the manual process of document verification at the varsity was a time-consuming one, taking around three..

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:21:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549a763ab0149a950def734a2
<![CDATA[Govt launches technical education schemes for women, differently-abled]]> The Government of India has recently launched two schemes in the domain of technical education, one each for women and differently-abled children. The schemes were announced on the National Education Day by the Indian President Mr Pranab Mukherjee and the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minster Ms Smriti Irani. Both the schemes will be implemented by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). AICTE is the statutory body of the technical education system throughout India. The first scheme is called “Pragati”. It has been designed to provide aid to girl..

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:59:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549a763ab0149a785a2be031c
<![CDATA[UK's Chevening Gurukul Scholarships 2015 now open to Indian students]]> The Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence Program India 2015 , offered by the United Kingdom (UK) , is now open for aspirants in the country. The application process for the Chevening Gurukul program closes on Friday, February 6, 2015. The Chevening scholarships are awarded to talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers. The scholarships not only provide financial support to study for a Master’s degree at leading universities of UK, it also offers the opportunity to become part of an influential and highly..

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:22:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49a034c90149a3bd90ef3455
<![CDATA[EAMCET 2014 special engineering counseling yields poor results]]> The Supreme Court (SC) of India had given its go-ahead to conduct Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2014 (EAMCET 2014) special counseling for engineering courses for the state of Telangana. The counseling session was held from Wednesday, November 5 to Friday, November 7, 2014 . There was nil admission in 24 engineering colleges, while 66 colleges saw admissions below 15 (including all disciplines). The number of admissions in other colleges was also dismal. Many colleges may wind up operations shortly. The special counseling round was conducted for 135..

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:19:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49a034c90149a38444642fd6
<![CDATA[Credit transfer scheme of universities may be introduced next year]]> Starting next year, universities may implement a credit transfer scheme, under the Skill Assessment Matrix for Vocational Advancement of Youth (SAMVAY) launched recently. The matrix classifies the norms for credit allotment. It also conforms to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), which was approved by the Union government in 2013. Under NSQF, students can alternate between general and vocational courses. According to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come to a decision regarding the way different..

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:10:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49a034c90149a34454ae2ae0
<![CDATA[IIT Madras students to get more options for electives from next year]]> Starting next year, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) students will get more options to choose electives, thereby getting to exercise their own choice in what they aspire to learn. IIT Madras plans to give around 50% autonomy to the students in picking electives. According to institute officials, the admission process of the IITs stipulates the students to select the engineering discipline before the start of course. Keeping that process unchanged, IIT Madras wants to grant students the freedom to choose multi-disciplinary electives, after the minimum curriculum that..

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:23:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49a034c90149a2e2c4f42311
<![CDATA[Bar Council nod to provisional enrollment of DU new law graduates]]> The Bar Council of India (BCI) has recently given its green signal for provisional enrollment of new law graduates of Delhi University (DU) as advocates. According to the BCI’s written communication to the Delhi Bar Council, the enrolment is being okayed on a provisional basis only. The final decision will only be taken after the BCI and the Legal Education Committee take the final call during a meeting scheduled to take place shortly. DU's law courses conducted at the three centers, namely Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-1 as well as Law Centre-2 had been derecognized by the..

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:17:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49a034c90149a26f1dd61735
<![CDATA[SRM & Dubai universities tie up to boost transnational education]]> One of the top private universities in India, SRM University , has joined hands with the renowned Dubai University based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) , in a bid to boost transnational education. Officials of the Dubai University had recently visited SRM University for a student program, during which the idea of the partnership took shape. Initially, the collaboration will be a gateway to ample opportunities to SRM students in the fields of business and management education. It will not only offer superior learning experience, it will also throw open career/business..

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:47:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85499155fc01499e405f7d3a18
<![CDATA[Private varsities plan all-India PG medical/dental entrance test]]> A group of around 30 private and deemed universities are planning to conduct an all-India entrance test for admission into postgraduate (PG) medical and dental courses, in a bid to reduce the burden on aspirants who have to appear for multiple entrance tests to gain entry to such PG courses. The new test will be called Uni-GAUGE (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Entrance Examination) and will be held online. The test is being mooted as India’s own Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) , wherein  the score is the determinant of admissions. The first test, Uni-GAUGE Postgraduate..

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:02:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85499155fc01499de04cdc31e0
<![CDATA[Australia grants scholarships to 60 Indian scholars]]> The government of Australia recently granted scholarships to 60 Indian scholars under the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program , to help the candidates pursue their studies and research in the country. The total number of Indians to receive the 2015 scholarships, which are competitive awards, has increased from 40 in 2014 to 60. The selected students can utilize Australia’s superior research infrastructure, take up professional development and associate with top academics in their field. The recipients of the scholarship can pursue their studies or take up research at..

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:48:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffead49914cae014999bf8334715b
<![CDATA[On-campus job facilities for needy students at Lucknow University]]> The Lucknow University (LU) is planning to provide the opportunity to its students to earn while they pursue their courses at the varsity, along the lines of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) . Students who need to avail such a facility will be engaged in a variety of administrative as well as departmental jobs and will be paid on an hourly basis for the same. The scheme has been aptly titled “Earn While You Learn”, under which students can work on around 100 jobs at the campus. According to varsity officials, students can get involved with administrative..

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:30:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffead49914cae0149994183f66906
<![CDATA[IIT Madras joins hands with Purdue University for doctoral studies]]> The reputed Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has entered into an agreement with the United States (US) based Purdue University through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to facilitate combined supervision of doctoral candidates of the two institutes. The institutes are also planning to introduce joint Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs at a later stage. As per the agreement, faculty from Purdue and IIT Madras can co-advise each other’s doctoral students.  There will be student visits also between the two to boost international experience of..

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:26:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffead49914cae014998623f4d568d
<![CDATA[Delhi University conducts job fair for students graduating in 2015]]> The Delhi University (DU) held a job fair recently for its students graduating in 2015, in a bid to provide employment opportunities to more than 5,000 students of the batch. The Central Placement Cell (CPC) of DU conducts the placement sessions annually for which students from various courses register for opportunities at different firms associated with the cell. According to DU officials, three firms visited the campus to recruit around 100 students during the initial placement drive of the session. Altogether 35 students have obtained placement offers in roles including business..

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:24:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49892c6b014989ff5c26135d
<![CDATA[Registrations at DU's Faculty of Management Studies close on Nov 10]]> The online registration process for 2015-17 admissions at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of Delhi University (DU) will close on Monday, November 10, 2014. The registrations are being held for the two-year full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA), two-year evening MBA Executive, MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. The registrations started on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 . To apply online and access all related details, please visit http://fms.edu/ A candidate can apply for one or more programs of FMS. All..

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:06:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49884fad01498913c0941186
<![CDATA[NIIT ties up with private bank to offer diploma course in banking]]> NIIT University and NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance Training (NIIT IFBI) have joined hands with one of the top banking and financial services group in the country, Kotak Mahindra Bank, to offer Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Relationship Management (PGDBRM) at the NIIT University. The new course under the tripartite agreement will be of 12 months’ duration. As per the agreement, NIIT University together with NIIT IFBI will impart training to students and conduct educational sessions in specialized fields of applied banking/relationship..

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:09:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49884fad014988df611b0c7a
<![CDATA[Symbiosis Law School, University College Cork team up for academics]]> Symbiosis Law School Pune (SLS Pune) has joined hands with Ireland-based University College Cork (UCC) for joint training and research in the domain of law, according to a release from UCC. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will provide greater exposure to faculty and students alike, by means of exchange programs. The partnership is aimed to devise unique curricula and conduct advanced research in different fields including Intellectual Property (IP) Law, Corporate Governance, Information Technology (IT), Environmental Law, Comparative Legal Research as well as Human Rights. ..

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:12:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49832bcc014983bc0d760dea
<![CDATA[Bangalore University planning to offer foreign language from next year]]> The Bangalore University (BU) is planning to offer foreign language as a subject from the next academic year. The measure is expected to meet the rising demand for teachers with expertise in foreign languages. During the Academic Council meeting of BU held recently, the issue was discussed in detail. As per the common opinion of BU officials, it has been decided to introduce either French or German. According to BU officials, many Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) as well as private schools need teachers adept at foreign languages. Hence, it has been decided to offer a foreign language as..

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:47:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84496cf4ec01497ffe6dc20fd4
<![CDATA[Indian, Scottish institutes team up for research & innovation]]> Few Indian and Scottish educational institutes have teamed up in a bid to boost research as well as innovation in the two nations. The core areas of research which have been identified are Life Sciences and Marine Biotechnology. According to a Scottish Development International release, an agreement has been signed between the University of Dundee and Bangalore Bio Cluster. The other agreement is between the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and Annamalai University as well as Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) University . SAMS is the academic..

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:38:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83496f7abc01497ee3fa6a5334
<![CDATA[DU's semester system a hurdle for students to graduate this year]]> The semester system of Delhi University (DU) is proving to be a stumbling block to students who were to graduate this year, drawing the ire of students and their parents. DU recently decided to reinstate the system of re-evaluation of answer-sheets, one year after the practice was scrapped by the varsity. Moreover, answer sheets will once more be examined by a single examiner. Although this move is expected to benefit the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) batch as well as future batches, it is not the same for the 2014 graduates. This is because students who did not clear a paper in..

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:32:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83496f7abc01497ea7ca194d57
<![CDATA[India discusses focused education strategy for SAARC region]]> India has stressed on the need for a well-conceived education policy for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region, during the second meet of SAARC ministers of education/higher education held recently. The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani discussed India’s proposals towards achieving a sound education strategy for the region and boosting mutual cooperation between the member nations. The meeting was participated by education ministers and other senior officials of member countries, who reiterated their dedication towards..

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:58:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd01497ae292971723
<![CDATA[Credit transfer system from Class IX to PhD to be revealed on Nov 11]]> A new credit transfer system is soon to be made public, according to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. The credit transfer system will be applicable from Class IX to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) level. The new credit transfer details will be presented on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 . The facility will provide enough credits to aspirants, enabling them to return to the university system. As per the HRD minister, several positive changes in the education system will be introduced, which will take India to new heights. For this, the ministry is..

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:58:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd01497aaba0211278
<![CDATA[SRMJEEE 2015 registrations start; to continue till March 10]]> The registration process of the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (SRMJEEE 2015) has started, according to the website. The last date for receipt of ­filled-in applications is Tuesday, March 10, 2015 . To apply online, please click here . The examination was earlier called SRM Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMEEE). It has recently been renamed SRMJEEE. Applications to SRM can be made by using either of the two options: Fill OMR sheet and send through secure mode Apply online using Unique Voucher Code and relevant instructions ..

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:27:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd01497a2127be05f7
<![CDATA[Purdue University conducts India visit to woo more students]]> The renowned Purdue University , based in the United States (US), has arranged for a five-day India visit during which university officials will talk about the varsity, in a bid to attract more students from the country. The visit will also boost the varsity's academic ties with India. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, Purdue has acquired the 102 nd spot whereas the university was at rank 62 in the previous year. Moreover, the varsity has bagged the 20 th spot among US public universities, as per the the recent US News and World Report rankings..

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 06:11:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd0149796d83677663
<![CDATA[New education policy to come into effect next year: HRD minister]]> The government of India is planning to implement the new education policy (NEP) with effect from next year, according to information provided by the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. The NEP is expected to help the educational institutes meet various challenges arising out of their deficiency in quality, innovation and research. The NEP will only be implemented after extensive deliberations, which will begin next year. Starting January next year, such talks will be initiated all through the country, during which the opinions of the stakeholders on academic..

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:47:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd0149750d1e7b3bd0
<![CDATA[IIT Delhi, IISc Bangalore tie up with French firm for joint research]]> The Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) under the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) have joined hands with the French firm Safran to enhance sponsored research work by the faculty of the two institutes. The French firm deals with aerospace, security and defense. In the initial phase, IIT Delhi and Safran will be involved in a project to boost computational efficiency at the chip level. At IISc Bangalore, the French company will associate with the Supercomputer Education and Research..

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:30:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd014974905d00339a
<![CDATA[Indiana University opens office in India to boost academic ties]]> The United States (US)-based Indiana University has opened its office in India, in a bid to boost academic ties with the country. The new office in Gurgaon aims to interact extensively with Indian faculty and students, thereby enhancing academic activities and collaboration between the two countries. It will conduct classes, lectures, pre-departure orientations for new joiners, prospective student get-togethers, long-distance learning, working group meetings, workshops, conferences, symposiums, alumni meets as well as many other events. The office has been set up in association with..

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:30:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd01497458e3b12e32
<![CDATA[Tamil Nadu third in country for enrolment in higher education]]> The state of Tamil Nadu (TN) has acquired the third position in country for overall enrolment in higher education with a Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) score of 41, according to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) conducted provisional survey on higher education (2012-13), which include all the institutes of higher education in India. It is an annual and web-based survey which covered 665 universities, 35,829 colleges as well as 11,443 stand-alone institutes. The top two GER score as per the survey are for the Union Territories (UTs) of Chandigarh (51.3) and Puducherry (42.1). ..

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:44:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffead496f7cdd0149742f446229bb
<![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