Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:29:01 GMT Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:29:01 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[UGC directs RGUHS to cancel 3-year PG public health course]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) to cancel its postgraduate (PG) degree course in Public Health which is of three year’s duration, as per reports. A total of six students, all of whom are government doctors, have joined the Master of Public Health (Honors) program, which was started from the current academic year to boost the public health system. As per a UGC notification on July 5, only degree programs with specified nomenclatures and duration will be valid programs in institutes of higher education...

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:05:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac482a450f01483008937a76e4
<![CDATA[Alternative exam time table for Mumbai University ahead of polls]]> In a bid to be ready for managing the exam schedule, Mumbai University has prepared the timetable and circulated it to affiliated colleges ahead of the assembly polls likely in October.  But it was reported that the officials have left a day blank every week to accommodate papers that may have to be postponed. Schools have also started looking at alternatives. The reports have quoted controller of exams Dinesh Bhonde as saying "We are yet to get the poll schedule, but we are prepared and are hoping to cut down on chaos." He said clashes with poll dates were inevitable,..

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:37:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8547f8b37801481c314c914adc
<![CDATA[IITs not happy with UGC directive ]]> Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have reacted strongly over the suggestion of aligning their courses over University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines. Just days ago, the University Grants Commission had asked the IITs to align their courses and degrees with the ones recognised by the UGC.   Now it has been reported that the institutes have reiterated their autonomous nature, stressing that the UGC and IITs are two different systems. According to reports, Director IIT Bombay, Devang Khakhar, was quoted as saying that the government cannot bring the IITs under the UGC unless..

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:40:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8547f8b37801481b8e9875335f
<![CDATA[New registrar appointed at Delhi University]]> There seems to be more repercussions even after the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) issue which was resolved. It has been reported that Delhi University has appointed a new registrar in the place of Alka Sharma, who was repatriated to her parent cadre after her extension was terminated. According to reports, the government had last week terminated the extension given to Sharma, who was under attack for her role in the controversial Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) scrapped in June. The official statement from deputy registrar mentioned that consequent..

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:42:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8447ee81a901481b23007b3eba
<![CDATA[SNAP 2014 online registrations from Sept 3 to Nov 26; test on Dec 21]]> The online registration process for the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2014 (SNAP 2014) will be conducted from Wednesday, September 3 to Wednesday , November 26, 2014, according to the SNAP 2014 website. SNAP is one of the most important entrance examinations in India, conducted by the premier Symbiosis International University Pune (SIU Pune) for admissions into Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs offered by different business schools (B-schools) under SIU. Candidates will be able to register online at the official website of SNAP 2014. Candidates need to..

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:48:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa481636540148174b912314ef
<![CDATA[UGC directs institutes to offer 3-year degrees for non-tech courses]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all academic institutes to offer approved degrees only as well as grant three-year degrees for non-technical undergraduate (UG) courses. The directive will have an impact on courses offered by the Shiv Nadar University Noida and Symbiosis International University Pune , as per reports. According to UGC officials, there are around 40 students in Shiv Nadar in different humanities streams, who had gained admission under the four year undergraduate program (FYUP). The university has been advised to either restructure the course into a..

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:43:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa481636540148171065a90eeb
<![CDATA[New GMAT on-campus test center at VIT University, Vellore]]> The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has set up its very first “On Campus Test Center” at the VIT University Vellore (VIT Vellore) campus, according to a recent announcement from GMAC. GMAC is the test administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) . The new test center will provide another platform to undergraduate (UG) candidates by enabling them to appear for the GMAT examination in the university campus. The center will be open throughout the year and students can take the examination based on their preparation as well as schedule. ..

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:23:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d01481658c6cc7fca
<![CDATA[Bangalore University document verification process to go online]]> The document verification process at the Bangalore University (BU) will be changed to the online mode starting the next academic year, according to varsity sources. The new system is expected to be an improvement on the current time-consuming verification process. More than 1.5 lakh students graduate from BU each year. BU is mulling uploading the scanned images of score-cards as well as degree certificates on its website, which will help prospective employers to verify the documents of the shortlisted candidates without difficulty. BU receives verification requests from various..

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:59:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d0148160bd940789a
<![CDATA[Karnataka govt. makes college education free for 1.25 lakh more girls]]> The Karnataka government has made college education free for 1.25 lakh more girls in the state, according to a recent announcement by the higher education department officials. Under the new policy, girl students will not be liable to pay tuition as well as laboratory fees. Earlier, free education in degree courses was offered to students of government colleges only. It has now been extended to girl students of aided colleges as well. The estimated cost of the proposed scheme to be borne by the State exchequer is Rs 25 crore per year. As per the officials, altogether 1,298..

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:06:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d014811ff3a5f3ab3
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore ranking drops by 130 points in 11 years]]> The ranking of the premier Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) has dropped by 130 points in 11 years, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). A minimum of 10 educational institutes have surged ahead of IISc Bangalore each year in the global rankings since the year 2003. However, IISc Bangalore is the only Indian institute to feature among the top 500 global educational institutes in the ARWU 2014 ranking. It finds its place in the group of institutes within the 301-400 worldwide ranks in the ratings. Last year too IISc Bangalore featuted among..

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:53:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d014810dff9c22512
<![CDATA[DU School of Open Learning mulls Flipped Classroom for contact program]]> The School of Open Learning (SOL) under Delhi University (DU) is mulling introducing the “flipped classroom technology” to be used for its personal contact program, in a bid to make its teaching methods more up-to-date. SOL’s online admission process, introduced this year, met with huge success. SOL conducts its programs mainly through printed study material, which is handed out to the students. Moreover, additional personal contact programs are held at different study centers which are under SOL. SOL is now considering minimizing conventional blackboard..

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:12:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffea747f8ac2b01480bcafea95623
<![CDATA[Bangalore University's new score-cards, certificates to be tamperproof]]> Starting from the current academic year, the Bangalore University (BU) will be issuing score-cards and certificates which will be tamperproof, according to a recent announcement by the varsity. The new certificates/score-cards will be damage-proof too and are expected to last for over 50 years. Starting 2014-15, the score-cards and degree certificates issued by BU will be resistant to damages caused by water, scratch, tear, pest as well as chemicals. They will be made out of Tyvek paper, which is also used to cover the priority mails of the United States Postal Services. These..

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:11:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea747f8ac2b01480b93342e5063
<![CDATA[Bangalore University extends PG admissions to fill vacant seats]]> The Bangalore University (BU) has extended the admission process for postgraduate (PG) programs to fill seats remaining vacant in several courses. The university has authorized its PG departments to invite fresh applications for courses with vacant seats and draw merit lists to grant admission to the students, according to varsity officials. The extended admissions are expected to be concluded by Wednesday, August 27, 2014 . Courses including microbiology and apparel technology still have vacant seats. However, the extension of the admission process may not be in keeping with the..

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:08:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347f8b37b0147fc8bb3f22e40
<![CDATA[Education free for Sikkimese students at government schools, colleges]]> In a remarkable developmental initiative, education has been made free for Sikkimese students at government schools and colleges. Bona fide Sikkimese students, who have already deposited the tuition fees, will get a refund, according to a recent Human Resources Development Department (HRDD) recommendation. The proposal for free education, which was announced by the state Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling, has already been approved by the state cabinet. However, Sikkimese students will be considered 'bona fide' and thereby eligible to avail the benefit on the basis of possession of relevant..

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:41:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347ee81b80147f1efa1f229c9
<![CDATA[New Zealand varsity announces scholarship fund for Asian students]]> The University of Waikato , based in Hamilton, New Zealand (NZ), has announced setting up of a NZ $1 million international scholarship fund for students from Asian countries who pursue their higher studies in NZ. The University of Waikato Excellence Scholarship for Asia has been launched to offer financial support to pre-degree (foundation), undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students. Scholarships up to an amount of NZ$10,000 will be offered to students from 12 Asian countries. The countries covered under the scheme are India, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the..

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:29:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647d2625f0147ee0729635d5c
<![CDATA[Symbiosis International University resists UGC directive to scrap FYUP]]> The Symbiosis International University Pune (SIU Pune) , which is not in agreement with the University Grants Commission (UGC) directive to cancel its Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP), has written to the commission stating its desire to continue with the program. SIU Pune’s detailed response to UGC includes complete information on the structure of its FYUP. The UGC had earlier directed SIU Pune, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) as well as Shiv Nadar University Noida to withdraw their four-year programs and follow the notification of the..

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:24:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647d2625f0147edcc49745808
<![CDATA[Dhirubhai Ambani Institute placement season starts with offers galore]]> The placement season at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) started with a plethora of offers being extended to the students by top-notch companies. The placements at the institute started around a month back and over 100 students have already landed jobs. The candidates are being offered annual salary packages in the range of Rs 7.42 lakh to 19.5 lakh. Four students have been offered Rs 19 lakh plus annual packages by Amazon. The second top recruiter was Flipkart which extended six offers, each for Rs 14 lakh. Other key recruiters were..

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:05:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647d2625f0147ed83e6a3520e
<![CDATA[UGC to implement schemes for academic empowerment of minorities]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) will be introducing a host of schemes for the academic empowerment of candidates under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC and ST) categories as well as other minorities. The announcement was made by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani to the Lok Sabha - the Lower House of the Indian Parliament. The schemes include offering various scholarships, constituting equal opportunity cells to support SC, ST as well as minorities, starting residential coaching facilities for minorities, SC, ST as well as women in central..

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:14:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647d2625f0147ed1d93e54a7e
<![CDATA[Students in dilemma as IGNOU withdraws courses]]> The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has withdrawn a number of its courses as well as initiatives which has left students in dilemma, as per reports. Moreover, an increase of tuition fees has been followed by a fall in student enrollment, which has resulted in students being denied the opportunity of quality higher education as well as skill development at reasonable costs. The university had earlier taken up major expansion initiatives which fell through eventually. According to IGNOU officials, the courses have been cancelled as per the recommendations of a high-powered..

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:20:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847d262c80147e7c62faf6984
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore among top 500 global educational institutes: survey]]> The premier Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) features among the top 500 global educational institutes, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is the only Indian institute to feature among the top 500 in the ranking. The annual rating of international academic institutes is otherwise dominated by United States (US) based universities. The IISc Bangalore finds its place in the group of institutes within the 301-400 worldwide ranks in the ARWU ratings. IISc Bangalore, which has bagged the top spot among Indian institutes, has acquired a..

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:35:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffea747d261ab0147dd86c6f6445b
<![CDATA[UGC nod to IISc Bangalore to continue its 4-year UG program]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given its approval to the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) to continue with the courses under the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP), according to reports. UGC had earlier directed IISc Bangalore, Shiv Nadar University Noida and Symbiosis International University Pune to withdraw their four-year programs and follow the notification of the commission regarding specification of degrees. However, the UGC directive did not find favor among the faculty and students of IISc Bangalore, who voiced their concern on..

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:32:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347cea5250147ceecf08c055e
<![CDATA[VTU's training and placement program benefits engineering students]]> The training and placement program launched by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has come as a boon for its engineering students who found it difficult to land jobs after graduation, due to lack of technical skills. Around 60,000 students graduate from VTU-affiliated colleges every year, out of which 45,000 have difficulty in finding jobs. Many such students had to resort to consultancies or took up employment in a sector not linked to their stream of engineering. The project Mission VTU: Empower 10,000 was launched by VTU in August, 2013. It aims mainly to equip 10,000..

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:40:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffead47ca95fc0147ce500f21333e
<![CDATA[Japan boosts academic ties with India to woo Indian students]]> The government of Japan is striving to enhance its academic ties with India, in a bid to woo more Indian students to pursue their higher studies in Japan. Through education fairs, representatives of various academic institutes of Japan are reaching out to Indian students, stressing on the educational opportunities available in their country. A big advantage of pursuing education in Japanese institutes is that most of them have started offering courses in English, so that the language barrier does not come in the way of the students' decision to think beyond the traditionally favored..

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:52:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8847b5fbd90147c9a26037729c
<![CDATA[UGC directive to central universities to fill vacant faculty posts]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has passed a directive for all central universities in the country to find out the causes of a large number of faculty positions lying vacant as well as to take appropriate steps to fill them as per the commission’s norms, according to a written communication of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani to the Rajya Sabha, which is the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. As many as 6,251 faculty positions remain vacant in the 39 central universities in India which are under the UGC. There are 16,692 sanctioned teaching..

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:08:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8847b5fbd90147c90bd72d6658
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore faculty, students resist UGC directive to scrap FYUP]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) directive to the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) to do away with their courses under the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) has not found favor among the faculty and students of the institute, who have voiced their concern on the issue. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the four-year undergraduate (UG) course of IISc Bangalore is not in keeping with UGC norms. However, the faculty, students and academicians linked to the institute have come out strongly against the move to cancel the FYUP...

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:12:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8847b5fbd90147c8d86a2461e5
<![CDATA[Delhi University UG admission schedule for vacant reserved seats]]> The Delhi University (DU) will continue to conduct undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 academic session for candidates under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes/Persons with Disabilities (SC/ST/OBC/PwD) categories, as few seats under these reserved categories are still vacant in some affiliated colleges. The new schedule for admission for reserved category candidates, as provided in the DU official website, is as follows. DU 2014-15 UG admission schedule for vacant reserved seats Event ..

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:39:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8847b5fbd90147c8baacc56027
<![CDATA[Bangalore University PG counseling, admission starts]]> The counseling process for admissions into postgraduate (PG) programs at the Bangalore University (BU) started on Friday, August 8. 2014. A total of 1,401 admissions were granted on Day 1, which started with counseling for 27 courses offered by the Faculty of Science, to be held till the next day. The overall intake for all the courses is 3,107. According to reports, the majority of admissions on Day 1 were for Mathematics - 146 against 303 seats. Next in line was Physics - 140 against 180. However, from a demand perspective, the top choice was Applied Geology as all 22 available..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:27:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c509504e4326
<![CDATA[Around 50% engineering seats vacant in Tamil Nadu post counseling]]> Around 50% of the total engineering seats in Tamil Nadu remain vacant after the single-window counseling concluded recently. The number of vacant seats has increased from 80,000 last year to around one lakh this year. There are around 70,000 management quota seats in the state. Admissions at colleges have been extended till Wednesday, August 20, 2014 . However, a majority of the students have already gained admissions and many colleges have started the session. Students from other states and students who cleared the Class XII supplementary examination are also expected to apply. A..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:28:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c49d1afb3d5f
<![CDATA[Two schools under Nalanda University to start classes in September]]> The academic session at the Nalanda University (NU) is all set to start in September 2014 with two schools, namely, the School of Environment and Ecology as well as the School of Historical Sciences commencing courses on that day. Faculty members for these schools have been appointed from nations including the United States (US), New Zealand, Singapore, England, etc. India had signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with seven nations in October, 2013 during the East Asia Summit (EAS) held in Brunei, in order to establish NU as an international academic institute. The nations to..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c44c0f8d390b
<![CDATA[VTU to make internships compulsory for all BE students]]> In a bid to increase the employability of its Bachelor of Engineering (BE) students, the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is planning to make internships compulsory for all the 70,000 BE students, starting from either this year or the next. In fact, the university has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rapid Global Business Solutions Inc (RGBSI) to provide the opportunity to the students. As per the MoU, Industry Institute Partnership cells as well as Centers of Excellence, which will include a Center of Excellence in Quality Lifecycle Management, will be..

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 06:31:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffead47b5fa3a0147b976d50b2349
<![CDATA[Over 1 lakh engineering seats lie vacant after UPSEE 2014 counseling]]> Around 1.24 lakh engineering seats in Uttar Pradesh (UP) colleges remain vacant, after the completion of the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2014 (UPSEE 2014)  counseling. Of the total 1.47 lakh engineering seats available in more than 300 colleges in the state, there are a mere 23,000 confirmed admissions. Altogether 97,000 of the total seats were supposed to be filled based on the counseling sessions. The selection for the rest of the seats was to be done through direct admissions as well as the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014 ). Altogether..

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:11:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347abf5b60147b550b66477dd
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore yet to act on UGC directive to cancel 4-year UG program]]> The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) is yet to act on the recent directive of the Universities Grants Commission (UGC) to do away with the courses under the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP). In fact IISc Bangalore officials are keen to continue with the four-year Bachelor of Science (B Sc) program. According to IISc Bangalore officials, currently the institute is engaged in discussions with the UGC about the FYUP, which has been a successful program since it was introduced. The program has had 425 candidates in four years. IISc Bangalore officials added..

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:54:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347abf5b60147b4657e0868cb
<![CDATA[UGC directs IISc Bangalore to do away with 4-year UG program]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the  Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) among three institutes to do away with their courses under the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP). According to a recent address of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani to the Lok Sabha, which is the Lower House of the Indian Parliament, IISc Bangalore, Shiv Nadar University Noida and Symbiosis International University Pune have informed that they offer four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS)..

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:27:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647abee480147af5d42c13741
<![CDATA[SRM University sets up new campus in Sikkim]]> The SRM University recently inaugurated its new campus at Gangtok in Sikkim, which will initially offer five courses. These courses are Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science (B Sc) in Information Technology (IT), B Voc (Banking) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA). The courses will be offered by the Schools of Management and IT under SRM. The programs have been chosen due to the high employment opportunities they provide. The teaching methodology will be modern and technology-based. The new campus will provide all..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:30:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647a66e120147ab4ca0684c73
<![CDATA[Internships for college students in government departments]]> The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has recently launched a scheme which will enable college students to intern with different government departments in the domain of education. Under the scheme, students from the undergraduate (UG) level onwards can work together with officials of the government departments. The measure is expected to make governance a more participatory mechanism. The new scheme, titled “MHRD Internship Scheme”, can be availed by Indian students who are pursuing degree, postgraduate (PG) or research programs in recognized institutes or..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:41:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647a66e120147aae93c334254
<![CDATA[Bangalore University PG counseling from August 8]]> The counseling process for admissions into postgraduate (PG) programs at the Bangalore University (BU) will commence on Friday, August 8. 2014 . According to a BU notification, the varsity has granted affiliation to Vijaya Teachers College only to offer Master of Education (M Ed) courses for the 2014-15 session. Hence, students have been advised not to apply for these courses in Bangalore City College of Education , KIET College of Education , St Paul's College of Education , Gold Field College of Education and SJES College of Education . ..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:33:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647a66e120147aaaaf82a3c25
<![CDATA[IIT Kharagpur to create national digital library to boost research]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) is currently involved in creating a National Digital Library (NDL) , with an aim to boost research and innovation. IIT Kharagpur had submitted the proposal of the online national academic asset to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The proposal has been approved by the ministry, which has granted Rs 100 crore for it as well, according to institute officials. The main purpose of the project is to develop a knowledge base suitable for students across ages, with a special focus on those keen on research...

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:31:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74785cd1a0147a626e7871f42
<![CDATA[Low demand for women's engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu]]> The demand for seats in women’s engineering colleges based in the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) is very low, as is evident from their enrolment figures. This year, out of around 38,000 women candidates who have applied for admission in engineering colleges through the single window counseling, only a handful have applied for women’s colleges. Out of the 18 engineering colleges for women in TN, 15 each have over 100 seats lying vacant, with the general academic counseling about to end. According to reports, one such college has over 450 vacant seats. Some institutes have enrolments..

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:37:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74785cd1a0147a5bf198e15a8
<![CDATA[All universities to appoint ombudsman: HRD minister]]> All private colleges and universities in India need to appoint an ombudsman, according to the Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani, during her recent address to the Rajya Sabha, which is the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. The measure, as recommended by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as per the UGC (Grievance Redressal) Regulations, 2012, will address the woes of the students who are concerned about the poor standard of their institutes. Ms Irani stated that such a decision is being taken as a result of the Supreme Court’s (SC) concern in  a..

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:24:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74785cd1a0147a57bce4f102c
<![CDATA[HRD ministry constitutes panel to reform UGC]]> A panel to devise a plan to reform the University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently been constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The restructure is being planned so that the commission is adequately equipped to handle the various challenges arising out of the significant increase in the overall number of universities in the country, specifically private as well as deemed-to-be-universities. The committee of four members consists of academicians and officials of the higher education department. The restructuring of the UGC has been one of the priority areas for..

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:38:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffea84785c96f0147a0629e88422d
<![CDATA[Delhi University UG admissions for vacant reserved seats on Aug 6 & 7]]> The Delhi University (DU) will continue to conduct undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 academic session for candidates under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes (SC/ST/OBC) categories, as few seats under the reserved category are still vacant in some affiliated colleges. The new schedule for admission for reserved category candidates, as provided in the DU official website, is as follows. DU 2014-15 UG admission schedule for vacant reserved seats Event Date ..

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:55:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffea84785c96f01479f5f138f27c2
<![CDATA[Symbiosis plans health science and technology park at Rs 300 crore]]> The Symbiosis International University Pune (SIU Pune) is planning to establish a health science and technology park at a whopping Rs 300 crore. It will be a five-year project, according to reports. The proposed project, which has been in the pipeline for the last three to four years, was awaiting environmental clearance. SIU will tie up with the Belgium government through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up the health sciences park along the lines of Belgium’s Science Park of Wallonia (SpoW). According to Symbiosis officials, the Belgian counterparts will act as the..

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:28:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffea54785cd9e0147967a53f41fdc
<![CDATA[Government to devise new education policy: HRD minister]]> The government of India is planning to come up with a new education policy (NEP), according to information provided by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani at the Rajya Sabha, which is the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. The NEP is expected to help the educational institutes meet various challenges arising out of their deficiency in quality, innovation and research. So far, the guiding document of the Union government to formulate education policies has been the National Policy on Education 1986, as amended in 1992. This policy offers the National System of..

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:37:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb014790ee9d2e30c8
<![CDATA[6,707 engineering seats remain after CET-K 2014 extra counseling round]]> A total of 6,707 engineering seats are still available in Karnataka colleges, after the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) conducted an additional counseling round after the second extended round of counseling of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) rank-holders. The seat allotment results for this round were announced by KEA on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 . Altogether 9,897 engineering seats were on offer for 67,276 students who cleared the Karnataka Second Pre University Certificate (II PUC) supplementary examination, the result of which was announced on ..

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:21:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb01478738044f296d
<![CDATA[DU announces 2014 UG admission schedule for Cluster Innovation Centre]]> The Delhi University (DU) has announced the 2014 undergraduate (UG) admission schedule for the programs offered by its Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC). These programs are Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) in Information Technology & Mathematical Innovations and Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honors in Humanities & Social Sciences. CIC is an innovation-oriented centre of learning within DU with an entrepreneurial dimension. The admission process for the 2014 batch at CIC is open. To apply online, please click here . UG admission schedule 2014 at CIC ..

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:31:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb014786d329e91e60
<![CDATA[Women's engineering college in Maharashtra gets AICTE nod]]> A college of engineering to be set up exclusively for women in the state of Maharashtra has been approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), according to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani. The AICTE has given its nod for the engineering college for women for the 2014-15 academic year. The new college will be named “New Horizon Institute of Technology and Management”, as approved by the council, adds the written communication from the HRD minister to the Lok Sabha, which is the Lower House of the Indian Parliament. The..

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:09:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb014785e363c50289
<![CDATA[Delhi University FYUP failed students get a second chance ]]> Much needed cheery news to the Delhi University (DU) students who had failed in first year of Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) and were worried after the recent troubles. It was reported that the Delhi University has finally ended the suspense over the fate of the undergraduate students who had failed in their first year under the FYUP. According to reports, all such students will be given fresh admissions in supernumerary seats in the same course and college as last year. It was mentioned that in a notification issued by the university, it has been clarified that the admissions..

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:35:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffea8476db8d80147821e5591477e
<![CDATA[DU UG admissions post 10th cut-off list; Counseling on July 31]]> The undergraduate (UG) admissions for the 2014-15 academic session at the Delhi University (DU) continues according to the tenth cut-off list. The individual lists were displayed by affiliated colleges on Friday, July 25, 2014 . Eligible candidates need to complete their admission formalities (as per the tenth list) in the respective colleges from Friday, July 25 to Saturday, July 26, 2014 . The DU website has also provided the details of the schedule after the end of the tenth list admissions, which is mentioned below. DU 2014-15 UG Admissions post 10 th..

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:47:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffead476db70c014770ff2ac81b9e
<![CDATA[Re-admission for Delhi University FYUP candidates on written request]]> Delhi University (DU) students of the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) batch of 2013, who were unable to clear the first year examination (2014) of any of the FYUPs, or those who could not appear in the first or second semester examinations of FYUP for any reason, can gain re-admission in their respective colleges on the basis of their written requests, as per the varsity website. Such students will be re-admitted into the first year of the respective Honors courses under the three-year (semester) scheme in the 2014-15 session as regular students. Subject to fulfillment of..

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:08:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85476434c501476d356e44275b
<![CDATA[10,340 seats remain after CET-K 2014 2nd extended round allotments]]> A total of 10,340 seats in different streams have remained unallotted after the results of the second extended round of counseling of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 (CET-K 2014) rank-holders were declared by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The highest number of unallotted seats was in engineering, that is, 9,897 out of the total 65,685. The total 607 medical seats available in the round were lapped up. Hence all the 2,350 medical seats have been assigned. Moreover, the total 914 dental as well as 2,616 farm science seats available for counseling have also been..

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:31:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85476434c501476ca5116219cb