Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:58:54 GMT Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:58:54 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[Number of Indians pursuing higher studies in France shoots up by 50%]]> Institutes in France are gaining popularity among Indian students, as per various reports. The overall number of Indian students pursuing higher education in France has shot up by 50%, as per Campus France, which is the French national agency responsible for promoting French higher education. At present, there are more than 2,700 Indians studying in French higher education institutes. Various reasons have contributed towards more Indians opting for France as a destination of higher studies. During the last five years, the number of courses conducted in English has increased. Moreover,..

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:43:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a51d635014a629341e83c8e
<![CDATA[B Ed course duration to be raised to 2 years, curriculum to be revised]]> The course duration of the Bachelor of Education (B Ed) program is set to be increased from one year to two years from the next academic year, as per the agenda of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). Moreover, the course curriculum will also be revised. The NCTE is adopting these measures to enhance the quality of teachers who pass out from the training colleges. As a result of the new policy, the aspiring teachers have to study for five years to qualify, since the minimum eligibility for B Ed is a three-year undergraduate (UG) program. According to academic experts, the..

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:10:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a51d635014a612aeff51830
<![CDATA[Oxford University Britain's top research university: report]]> The renowned Oxford University has been declared Britain’s top research university, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Oxford has marched ahead of Cambridge University , another stalwart, this year. The REF is the reference point for allotment of government funding, which has had both Oxford and Cambridge featuring prominently for years. According to officials of Oxford University, research happens to be a deeply competitive activity. Oxford has been proactive in responding to the global competition in the field of research. The university will not..

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:17:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a51d635014a60fa9dbf139b
<![CDATA[Indian students to benefit from grant of aid to Chicago University]]> Indian students are expected to benefit to a large extent from a grant of aid to the University of Chicago (UoC) , which has been awarded by the Neubauer Family Foundation. The grant worth $13 million is to boost the social and cultural diversity at the university. Moreover, it should also be utilized to provide financial assistance to students who do not qualify for tuition support to pursue higher studies in the United States (US) . The Neubauer No Barriers Scholarships will open immense opportunities for foreign students with limited financial capacity, who are not otherwise..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:05:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a52c60a5e5c7c
<![CDATA[Only 16% colleges under Bangalore University have NAAC accreditation]]> A mere 16% of the colleges under the Bangalore University (BU) have acquired accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), although the University Grants Commission (UGC) has made accreditation mandatory for higher education institutes around two years back. Moreover, BU has still not applied for the third cycle of accreditation. Out of the more than 590 colleges under BU, less than a hundred have received NAAC accreditation. The council is based in Bengaluru itself. In a bid to expedite the process, NAAC had also set up a Central Application Processing..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:08:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a52924ed157f0
<![CDATA[Indian students can pursue engineering at UK varsity's Malaysia campus]]> Indian students can now pursue undergraduate (UG) engineering degree courses at the new Malaysia campus of the United Kingdom (UK)-based University of Southampton . The course content for students at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus will be identical to the content at the UK campus. In fact, the practical tutorials and laboratory experiments will be same as well. The Malaysia campus will offer a split campus degree, whereby the students will pursue their course at the Malaysia campus for the first two years, after which they will move to Southampton for the..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:31:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4d495aed31de
<![CDATA[Colleges, varsities cannot enforce norm not fulfilling UGC directive]]> Colleges and universities of India will not be able to enforce any norm which does not conform to or goes against the directives of the University Grants Commission (UGC) or the law, according to a recent ruling of the National Commission (NC). Colleges and varsities state many conditions for the students in their brochures and prospectus, which cannot be implemented unless they conform to UGC guidelines, as per the NC. The NC ruling has been passed relating to few revision petitions. There have been instances of students gaining admission and completing the admission formalities in few..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:30:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4cdb49c627b8
<![CDATA[Israel woos Indian students with enhanced higher education facilities]]> The Western Asian nation Israel has been offering several higher education opportunities to Indian students, in a bid to attract more such students to pursue studies in the country. Israel’s importance as a destination for higher studies has been steadily increasing, with some of its universities being rated among the leading 200 in world rankings. Officials of five institutes of Israel visited India recently, to interact with potential students, among others. During the visit, discussions were held about Israel’s success in start-ups and the Nobel legacy of its..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:13:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4c94a3d121be
<![CDATA[Loughborough University, UK ties up with IITs for academic cooperation]]> The reputed Loughborough University , based in the United Kingdom (UK), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to foster academic cooperation between the institutes. Loughborough is one of the top universities for Engineering and Science in UK, with all their engineering departments being rated among the leading 10 or 5 within the UK for teaching and research, according to varsity officials. The MoUs were signed recently between the officials of the Loughborough University and IIT Delhi , IIT Bombay as..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:13:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a39450c8125c8
<![CDATA[Karnataka institutes with A grade from NAAC may enhance intake]]> Institutes in Karnataka which attain A+ or A grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) may enhance their intake with effect from the next academic year, according to a recent decision of the Higher Education Department (HED). The HED move will incentivize the institutes with better performance records to boost the quality of higher education, which in turn will improve the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) from the current 25.5% to 35% by the conclusion of 2020. GER is the overall enrolment in a particular level of education against the population in the official..

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:18:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a2afaa3014a33b5142070d8
<![CDATA[Andhra Pradesh & Telangana may conduct common EAMCET]]> A common Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) to be conducted by the states of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana is on the cards, according to reports. EAMCET is essential for admission into various engineering, medical and agricultural colleges in the two states. The intermediate examinations will be held separately. According to officials of the Telangana Education Ministry, a joint EAMCET can be held in a smooth fashion. The examination format rules out chances of any malpractice or favoritism. It will also cut down the number of examinations that..

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:17:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a2afaa3014a337cf9c56c84
<![CDATA[IIIT Hyderabad students offered 1.5 cr package for overseas position]]> This year, students of the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) have bagged crore-plus offers during campus placements. Facebook and Google have extended offers with an average annual salary of Rs. 1.5 crore for positions in the United States (US) to the IIIT Hyderabad students. As per IIIT Hyderabad officials, till date, around 110 students have found placements in 16 firms. Out of these, Google Mountain View, California has extended placement offers to six students. Five students received offers from Facebook, Menlo Park, California. This..

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:12:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a2afaa3014a330aa52c6401
<![CDATA[DU ties up with UGC to use digital database to upload research thesis]]> The Delhi University (DU) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University Grants Commission (UGC) to use the commission’s digital database, the Shodhganga repository, to upload thesis/dissertations of the research scholars of the varsity. Shodhganga is a project under the UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium. It is a digital repository consisting of thesis and dissertations conducted by research scholars of Indian academic institutes. The main objective of the project is to promote the usage of electronic databases as well as complete text access of..

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:12:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834a2d416b014a32d40103558d
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore at 22nd spot in global list for employability factor]]> The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) has bagged the 22 nd spot in the world among institutes, according to a global list of academic institutes which ranked them based on the employability quotient of their graduates. IISc Bangalore has topped the charts among Indian institutes in the list. The ratings were determined by the French Human Resources (HR) consultancy Emerging and the German polling institute Trendence. Altogether 150 institutes have been ranked according to their employability factor. Moreover, 2,500 recruiters based in 20 countries were interviewed..

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:13:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a2af146014a2e5366ad33ed
<![CDATA[Harvard varsity's scholarships to help Indian students pursue research]]> The South Asia Institute (SAI) , under Harvard University , has launched three scholarships to help Indian students pursue humanities-oriented research work related to South Asia at the varsity. SAI is based at Harvard Cambridge. All the scholarships can be availed by advanced professional degree-holders, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students and candidates at the concluding phase of their PhD. The South Asia Fellowship is aimed to cater to students based in South Asia, which includes Indians who are pursuing research in the area of humanities. It is a one-year program. According to..

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:59:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a1dca31014a28b2148c302b
<![CDATA[KIITEE 2015 online applications till March 25; no examination fee]]> The online application process for the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2015 (KIITEE 2015) has started. The online application forms and prospectus are available at the varsity websites www.kiitee.ac.in and www.kiit.ac.in from Tuesday, December 2, 2014 . To apply online, please click here . The last date of receiving filled-in application form is Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The last date of hosting admit cards on the website is Sunday, April 5, 2015 .  KIITEE 2015 will be conducted from Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 30,..

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:26:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a142628014a1a69fb0a5da1
<![CDATA[Over 2 crore study in 35,829 colleges, 665 varsities in India: survey]]> More than two crore students are currently pursuing their higher education in 35,829 colleges and 665 universities in India, according to the provisional report of the All India Survey on Higher Education 2012-13 (AISHE 2012-13) . The exact number of students in these institutes, as per the survey, is 2,96,29,022. The government has granted the Department of Higher Education Rs 1,10,700 crore towards expenditure, under the 12 th Five Year Plan (2012-2017). The objective of the grant is to attain an enrolment of 10 million students before the end of 2017. This will include one million..

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:43:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a19d4ee7635f5
<![CDATA[UGC hikes fellowship for 15 schemes by 55%; effective date in dispute]]> In a bid to promote science and research in the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has raised the fellowship amounts by a uniform 55% for 15 more schemes under it, as per a recent decision. The increase was announced after the Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced a hike in fellowships. The hike announced by UGC is effective December 1, 2014, which has been disputed by researchers across the country who want the hike to be with effect from April, 2014. According to many research fellows, the hike was previously scheduled to be effective from October, 2014...

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:10:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a14c79eec6d4c
<![CDATA[BMS College of Engineering gains recognition in Washington Accord]]> The engineering programs offered by the BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE) , based in Bengaluru in India, have been classified to be among the Tier-I category by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), which is recognized under the Washington Accord (WA). The new recognition will enable the graduates of BMSCE to pursue higher studies and obtain employment in member-countries of the WA. Moreover, their degrees will be accepted in member-countries as well. The global recognition will also throw open transnational opportunities for BMSCE students and facilitate smooth admissions..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:07:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a148dc01368a0
<![CDATA[Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 to be held on April 29 & 30]]> The Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) will be held on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 . The CET test will be held for admissions into the 2015-16 academic session for courses including Engineering, Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga, Sericulture, Bachelor of Science (B Sc) Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) as well as Diploma in Pharmacy (Pharma D). The complete schedule of the examination is provided below. CET-K 2015 Schedule ..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:43:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a140a2c6a5cae
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore & IIT Bombay feature among top 40 in Times ratings]]> Two top academic institutes in the country, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) , feature among the leading 40 institutes, according to the recently announced second annual Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies rankings. It is a first for both the institutes in this ranking. Around 18 countries have been covered in the 2015 rankings. While IISc Bangalore has acquired the 25 th spot in the rankings, IIT Bombay has bagged the 37 th position. However, no Indian institute is among the top..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:48:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a13d794a95944
<![CDATA[Around 40% faculty positions remain vacant in central varsities]]> Around 40% faculty positions in central universities in India remain vacant, according to recent official data which indicates a massive crisis in premier institutes of higher education in the country. The latest data was submitted to the Rajya Sabha recently by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. There was a 40% faculty vacancy in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) as of July, 2014. The most severely hit are IIT BHU Varanasi , IIT Roorkee (over 50%), IIT Kharagur and IIT Delhi . The highest rate of vacancy was for faculty under the..

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:35:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a0fef66c12e18
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 registrations start; last date to apply online is Feb 27]]> The registration process of the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 has started on Monday, December 1, 2014 and will continue till Friday, February 27, 2015 , according to the website. VITEEE 2015 online application forms are available at the website www.vit.ac.in . A step by step guide to VITEEE 2015 registrations is provided below. Step I: Candidates have to enter all relevant information accurately. A password will be sent from VIT University to the registered..

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:18:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a0fa8400028b2
<![CDATA[UGC raises research fellowship & GATE scholarship amount]]> In a recent decision, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has raised the basic fellowship and scholarship amounts under several schemes, which is aimed to motivate research scholars. In case of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), the amount has been hiked from Rs 16,000 per month to Rs 25,000 per month. For Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), the increase is from Rs 18,000 per month to Rs 28,000 per month. The announcement regarding revised grants was recently made by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. According to Ms Irani, the increase in JRF/SRF in Basic..

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:23:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a0e9abf2712d1
<![CDATA[Common internal assessment parameters at Karnataka colleges, varsities]]> Starting the next academic year, autonomous colleges and universities in the state of Karnataka will follow common parameters for internal assessment (IA) marks, both at the undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) levels, according to a recent decision of the Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC). Under the new parameters, a total of 30 marks will be allotted to internal assessment (for each subject in every semester) and 70 marks will be assigned to the semester-end main examination for each subject. Out of the total 30 IA marks, 20 will be for session test, 5 for seminars..

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:26:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a05ce7f014a097744ea2c59
<![CDATA[Last date of payment for SNAP 2014 extended till Nov 30]]> The last date of payment for the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2014 (SNAP 2014) has been extended till 5 am on Sunday, November 30, 2014 , according to the official website. To make an online payment for SNAP 2014, please visit http://www.snaptest.org/. Candidates need to make a payment of Rs 1,500 to register for the test, which is non-refundable. There are four payment modes - Cash at AXIS Bank or Indian Bank, Demand Draft (DD), Online Payment through Credit Card and Net Banking. The Symbiosis Test Secretariat will authenticate the payment details and will send an..

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:36:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8449f485d00149f666b9a5284a
<![CDATA[DU modifies nomenclature of 12 degrees to comply with UGC norms]]> The Delhi University (DU) has modified the nomenclature of a minimum of 12 degrees offered by it, to comply with the norms of the University Grants Commission (UGC). According to a DU notification, the change is being implemented to conform to the list of degrees approved under Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956. As per the changes, the Master of Comparative Law will now be called LLM (Comparative Law), Master of International Business (MIB) will be called Master of Business Administration (International Business) and Master of Human Resource & Organizational Development (MHROD) has..

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:21:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8449f485d00149f4d8d3cc05e1
<![CDATA[Four IIITs get the national importance nod from Lok Sabha]]> The four Indian Institutes of Information Technology institutes are now given independent statutory status. The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) Bill, 2014. The bill reportedly declares these IT institutions to be of national importance and provide manpower of global standards.  The bill seeks to provide the four existing IIITs an independent statutory status and proposes to declare them as institutes of national importance to enable them to grant degrees to their students. Human resource development minister Smriti Irani was..

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:08:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf49e1fd780149efa67acf372d
<![CDATA[National depository at Mumbai University for degree and mark sheets]]> University of Mumbai has announced its plans to start a National Academic Depository (NAD) to maintain database of academic qualifications. With the depository, the students of MU can obtain mark sheets and degrees from this electronic database. According to reports, the system will be implemented from next academic year. NAD will facilitate online verification and easy retrieval of academic records thereby removing the need to physically approach the educational institutions to obtain attestations/transcripts of certificates. The database will also deal with issues of forged..

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:54:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8349e02cbf0149eb4f8ab8398a
<![CDATA[Lok Sabha takes up the IIIT Bill ]]> In a measure to improve and aid the information technology industry, the government has taken up the Indian Institutes of Information and Technology (IIIT) Bill 2014. The bill is to bring four institutes of information technology under the ambit of a single authority was taken up recently in Lok Sabha. According to reports, HRD Minister Smriti Irani has said that moving the Indian Institutes of Information and Technology (IIIT) Bill, 2014, for consideration would help realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of 'Digital India'.  The declaration of the IIITs as institutions of..

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:22:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8349e02cbf0149eafa9b8735f8
<![CDATA[Panjab University might hike the fees by 5% for 2015-16]]> It is time for the fee hike at Panjab University (PU) as a committee has proposed a five per cent increase in tuition fee. According to reports, the fee hike is proposed for students enrolled at the university's teaching departments, institutes, and regional centres. It was mentioned in the reports that the proposal to increase the fees across-the-board comes with a lower limit of Rs500, and an upper limit of Rs2,000, with some self-financed courses already being too heavy on the students' pockets. However, the proposal will have to go through the PU senate and syndicate, which will..

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:24:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8349e02cbf0149eac5fe2833ae
<![CDATA[SNAP 2014 registrations close today]]> If you are planning to do your MBA from the prestigious Symbiosis University this year then today is your last chance to register for the SNAP 2014. The registration will end today (November 26, 2014). The payment of application fee (Rs 1500 for each institute and Rs 1000 for each program) can be paid latest by November 29, 2014. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP), conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) will be held on December 21. The test is conducted for admissions to MBA in any of the 13 institutes of Symbiosis International University is on the basis of SNAP score...

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:22:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8549e033ad0149ea8cd1173564
<![CDATA[Delhi University ties up with NSDC to launch skill-based courses]]> The Delhi University (DU) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to launch various skill-based courses at the undergraduate (UG) level and other programs of the varsity. The courses will be offered by DU-affiliated colleges, in the form of add-on short-term courses/compulsory courses/long-term UG courses. The MoU will help integrate skill-focused training into the main graduation curriculum. According to DU officials, the partnership will aim to boost the employment opportunities of the students aided by..

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:28:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac49e4e7c80149e6b571ba27d7
<![CDATA[Karnataka govt to set up smart class-rooms, virtual class in colleges]]> The state government of Karnataka is in the process of setting up smart class-rooms as well as virtual classes at all the first-grade colleges in the state, in a bid to boost the teaching-learning mechanism via technological intervention, according to reports. As per officials of the higher education department, smart class-rooms have been planned for each of the government-run first-grade colleges in the state. Under the pilot project, smart class-rooms are being arranged in 50 selected government-run first-grade colleges. Moreover, such class-rooms will also be organized in other..

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:32:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa49dfbde70149e1c996723525
<![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