Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:49:01 GMT Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:49:01 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[KIITEE 2015 from April 21 to 30; online applications from December 2]]> The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2015 (KIITEE 2015) will be conducted from Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 30, 2015 , according to the website. The examination will be held online across 120 centers in India. The online application forms and prospectus for KIITEE 2015 will be available at the varsity websites www.kiitee.ac.in and www.kiit.ac.in from Tuesday, December 2, 2014 . KIITEE is a national level examination which is conducted by the KIIT University, Bhubaneswar to grant admissions into undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate..

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

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

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

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

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac493205cc01493283d2f807bb
<![CDATA[Anna University announces rank list for UG students]]> Chennai-based Anna University has announced the rank list for the undergraduate (UG) students. The list includes the names of the gold medalists as well. Around 1,200 students from 80 different colleges which were part of the erstwhile Anna University of Technology (AUT), Chennai , have acquired ranks in various subjects. There are 106 first-rankers among the affiliated colleges. The rest of the rankings are shared by the erstwhile AUTs in Chennai, Madurai , Coimbatore , Tirunelveli and Tiruchi . There are 50 ranks assigned in certain courses, whereas merely one or..

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:11:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac493205cc01493230b48e026f
<![CDATA[Web-based radio & TV channels launched by IGNOU]]> The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has recently launched web-based radio as well as television (TV) channels to aid students in India and overseas. According to officials of IGNOU, the new virtual channels will help millions of web citizens, particularly those enrolled in IGNOU. Top quality audio-video programs based on the course curriculum will be available to the students through the channels. Moreover, these channels also provide the opportunity to the students to interact in real time with academic experts from multiple streams. IGNOU aims to utilize the..

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

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

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:36:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83490edeca01491d095c270041
<![CDATA[Bulk hiring makes a comeback at engineering college campuses]]> Bulk hiring has made a comeback at the campuses of engineering colleges in the country this year. Top Information Technology (IT) firms such as Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, Cognizant, etc. have hired in four digits. In certain cases, such firms have extended multiple offers to a single student. Unlike previous years, this year the engineering institutes have not earmarked Day 1 of placements for specific IT firms, so that they are able to place more students. At SRM University in Chennai, 4,000 offers were extended on the very first day of placements, out of which 3,700 came from..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:18:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83490edeca01491cc254957c21
<![CDATA[Nalanda University to offer free education to needy students]]> The revived Nalanda University (NU) , set up in Rajgir district in Bihar, is planning to offer free-of-cost education to students from economically challenged backgrounds, according to varsity officials. Such students who aspire to join NU need to qualify on certain parameters of excellence fixed by the varsity. NU will provide funds from its internal sources for these students who gain admission. However, the students have to clear the entrance test, the officials added. The admission process for the next academic session will commence in November, 2014. The varsity is expected to..

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

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

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:14:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf490ed7e90149134d0f282f65
<![CDATA[IIT Madras aims to feature among top 50 in all disciplines]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is aiming to feature among the leading 50 institutes in all disciplines, as per its “Strategic Plan 2014-2020”. By achieving the position, the institute will also realize its objective of becoming a global leader in education and research. According to institute officials, the main parameters to attain the vision include course programs, research work, industry association, internationalization as well as entrepreneurial ventures. One more focus area will be to incubate top-notch companies, which will generate..

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:34:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85490a2ee001490e7050912c42
<![CDATA[Foreign university graduates more employable than Indian ones: survey]]> Foreign university graduates are more employable than their Indian counterparts and need lesser extensive training, according to the India Employability Survey 2014 conducted by the British Council. As against 39% graduates with foreign degrees, 14% graduates from Indian universities are job-ready feel employers, as per the survey. The study seeks to find out the quality of talent expected by the Indian industry during the the next three to five years and assesses prevailing employability of workforce emerging from overseas universities. The research throws light on the hiring trends,..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:01:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548c98d7c0148caf13f7e18c3
<![CDATA[29 BR Ambedkar university colleges in Bihar may lose UGC funds]]> Muzaffarpur-headquartered B R Ambedkar Bihar University (BRABU) is faciong a new crisis now as about 29 of the 39 constituent colleges may lose the UGC fund support. It has been reported that the colleges are facing the possibility of stoppage of financial assistance worth crores of rupees from University Grants Commission (UGC) and under Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan from April next. According to reports, the reason could be that they have not yet even started the process of acquiring accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which normally takes..

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:38:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548c98d7c0148caa4f5031231
<![CDATA[Ambitious National Knowledge Network to link 1,300 institutions]]> In a bid to increase the have the scientific community work together, the government of India has an ambitious plan of connecting over 1,300 institutions through National Knowledge Network. According to reports, Scientific Secretary and Principal Advisor to the Government of India, Professor SV Raghavan, the National Knowledge Network (NKN) is a multi-gigabit pan-India high-speed network backbone that would link more than 1,300 institutions. According to reports, the network would enable scientists, researchers and students from different backgrounds as well as diverse geographies to work..

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:01:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548c98d7c0148ca83bb2c0ee8
<![CDATA[Innovation labs to come up in every district says HRD minister]]> The central government plans to set up innovation labs in every district where students can think of new ideas and pursue it to see it come to fruition. The ideas will be funded by the government under an ambitious scheme to encourage research at both school and university level. According to reports, HRD Minister Smriti Irani has stated that the ambitious 'Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyaan' programme would see the setting up of innovation labs in all districts to enable students develop his or her ideas. She was quoted as saying "These labs will be linked to the proposed council of..

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:04:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548c98d7c0148ca180e5e070b
<![CDATA[Online form submission for TISS-NET till Nov 29; exam on January 10]]> The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will conduct the National Entrance Test (TISS-NET) on Saturday, January 10, 2015 , in 39 centers across India. It will be an objective type computer based test (CBT). Candidates with a basic knowledge of computers can take the test. The last date for online form submission for all master's programs is Saturday, November 29, 2014 . The last date of receipt of application form by post is Monday, December 1, 2014 . Candidates are required to apply online. However, candidates from remote places where no internet and telecommunication..

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:58:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548bf74430148c6a3ed190bd2
<![CDATA[Spot verification for 41 deemed varsities considered unfit: SC]]> The Supreme Court (SC) of India has directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to conduct physical verification on all the 41 deemed universities which were considered unfit by the Tandon Committee due to insufficient faculty and infrastructural facilities. On-the-spot inspection is mandated in the Clause 4.16 of the UGC (regarding institutions deemed to be universities) Regulations 2010. The 41 deemed universities were found not capable of being termed deemed by the Tandon Committee in 2009. Out of these universities, seven had given their consent to fresh spot verification and not a..

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:39:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548bf74430148c65bd23c042c
<![CDATA[Document attestation no longer must for university admissions: UGC]]> Attestation of document by gazetted officers will no longer be necessary for university admissions, according to a recent announcement by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Henceforth, students who are applying for admission into different courses in universities, need to note that self-certification will serve the purpose of admissions. The main objective of the self-attestation system is simplifying the admission related procedures. As per the method, students need to produce the original documents during the final stage of admission. The new move has been welcomed by students..

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:08:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548bf74430148c60801f07b6c
<![CDATA[TOEFL scholarships to be awarded to 10 meritorious Indian students]]> Ten meritorious students from India will be awarded the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scholarships, according to a recent announcement by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The scholarship is granted annually to Indian students with demonstrated academic records, outstanding English communication as well as leadership skills. They must also be adept at all-round extracurricular activities, especially community service. Candidates need to also possess innovative ideas as reflected in their essays. To qualify for the scholarship, candidates need a grade point average..

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:14:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548bf74430148c5d694267749
<![CDATA[DU students in dilemma as Bar Council derecognizes law course]]> Students studying law at the premier Delhi University (DU) are in dilemma as the Bar Council of India (BCI) has derecognized the varsity’s law courses. The BCI is a statutory body created by the Parliament of the country to regulate and represent the Indian bar. DU's law courses conducted at the three centers, namely Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-1 as well as Law Centre-2, have all been derecognized. The implication of this move is that students enrolled in these centers from 2011 to 2012 onwards and who passed out from the academic year 2013-14, will not qualify to be advocates..

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:08:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48bf75460148c563feb25058
<![CDATA[DU's School of Open Learning courses to be at par with regular UG ones]]> Several changes have been planned for the School of Open Learning (SOL) under Delhi University (DU) , to be effective from the coming academic session. First, the courses conducted by the SOL will be brought at par with regular undergraduate (UG) ones by the varsity. The governing body of SOL has constituted two committees which are working out the modalities relating to the matter. Another proposal is to introduce a Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system at the school. SOL is not expected to adopt a semester system though, like regular programs. As per SOL..

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:35:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8348bf72c90148c1688f7b271a
<![CDATA[York University's Schulich School of Business set up in Hyderabad]]> GMR, the Indian business group, has joined hands with the York University to set up the Canadian university’s Schulich School of Business in Hyderabad. The new high-tech campus, which features a videoconferencing link to Schulich’s Toronto campus, is part of a recent twinning arrangement between Schulich School of Business and the GMR School of Business, an educational initiative of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation of the GMR Group, India’s leading infrastructure major. As per the collaboration, Schulich will create the learning environment as well as academic..

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:15:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8348bf72c90148c0b1ed3d1824
<![CDATA[Law course offered by Delhi University derecognized by Bar Council]]> The law course offered by the premier Delhi University (DU) has been derecognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI), which has caused uncertainties for the law graduates who passed out of DU this year. BCI sent written communication recently to the varsity’s Vice Chancellor (VC) as well as all the state bar councils, which includes that of Delhi. The letter states the reason for the move to be “absence of extension of approval of affiliation of these law centers”. DU's law courses conducted at the three centers, namely Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-1 as well as Law..

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:33:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48b050670148b0aa3aed082f
<![CDATA[VTU allows extra time to students for completion of BE degrees]]> The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has allowed extra time to its students for completion of their Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degrees as a one-time measure only, according to the website. The move has been authorized by the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the varsity. The students of BE regular courses who have taken admission in the year 2006-07 as well as students who have taken admission through lateral entry in the year 2008-09 will be permitted to appear for the December 2014/January 2015 and June 2015/July 2015 university semester examinations one more time, in order to..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:26:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffead48ab183d0148acc72d361b33
<![CDATA[Saurashtra University wins back grade A accreditation from NAAC]]> The Saurashtra University (SU) of Gujarat has been re-accredited with a grade A in the assessments of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), providing a shot in the arm for the varsity. The autonomous body NAAC has been set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to conduct assessments on higher education institutes in the country and accredit them accordingly. SU was granted grade B accreditation earlier. However, the standard of education at the varsity has improved since then and hence it has now been re-accredited with A grade by NAAC. According to..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:22:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffead48ab183d0148ac8c5f211718
<![CDATA[First vocational varsity in India starts classes with 4,000 students]]> The first vocational university in India has started functioning with its first batch of 4,000 students. It is a joint initiative of the state of Gujarat with the Human Resource (HR) services firm TeamLease. The classes started in August this year. The new university named TeamLease Skills University (TLSU) is offering degree courses with specialization in four fields - Mechatronics, Information Technology (IT), Hospitality & Tourism and Finance & Business Operations. There are associate degree programs in the same subjects. Apprentice programs are being offered as well. ..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:49:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffead48ab183d0148ac36e7d111f1
<![CDATA[Calicut University India's top searched varsity: survey]]> The University of Calicut (UoC), Kerala is the top searched university of India, according to a survey conducted by Google on the most frequently searched varsities globally. Altogether five Indian universities feature among the top 20 in the Google list. As per the Google list, UoC is at the 4 th spot globally. Next in line are Anna University, Chennai at rank 6, followed by University of Mumbai at 11 th rank, University of Rajasthan at 18 th position and the Annamalai University with a global rank of 20. The online search-based rating by Google has produced..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:07:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548ab31810148abda0403143f
<![CDATA[UGC finds 7 deemed universities unfit; students face uncertainties]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has found seven deemed universities to be unfit, which has created uncertainties for their students. Four of these varsities are based in Tamil Nadu, two in Haryana and one in Rajasthan. The universities of Tamil Nadu considered unfit by UGC are Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Salem ; Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai ; Academy of Maritime Education & Training, Karathur and Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Technology & Science, Thanjavur . In Haryana, they are Manav Rachna International..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:30:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548ab31810148ab80956908d9
<![CDATA[India and US to sign 3 letters of intent for cooperation in education]]> India and the Unites States (US) will further their ties in the field of education through Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to be signed in the coming days. The Union cabinet recently gave its nod to three joint declarations of intent relating to education that the two nations are expected to sign shortly. The first declaration of intent between the two nations is designed to develop active learning for the youth. Under the soon to be launched Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) program, faculty of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , ..

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:20:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548ab31810148ab4109b20152
<![CDATA[DU's train journey to northeast to promote experiential learning]]> The Delhi University (DU) will conduct a train journey into northeastern India with 900 students and 100 faculty members to promote experiential learning, according to the official website. The journey will cover all the eight states of northeast and is expected to enhance the students' knowledge of the region. The DU train journey aims to meet India’s goal of contemporary education. It has been named “'Gyanodaya Express” and is expected to take place from Saturday, December 20 to Tuesday, December 30, 2014 . The journey aims to promote national integration by..

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:58:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48a5a5f10148a6ab24cd15b8
<![CDATA[Indian institutes tie up with Cambridge for English assessments]]> Four Indian institutes have entered into partnership with Cambridge English Language Assessment, which is the language assessment department under the premier Cambridge University . The Hindustan University , Vignan University in Andhra Pradesh, Indian Council for Assessment & Accreditation (ICAA) and BS Abdur Rehman University in Tamil Nadu signed the Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Cambridge. The institutes entered into the MoUs during the Cambridge India partnership summit held recently. The summit is conducted annually and provides a regional as well as..

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:29:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83489d067c0148a27caf4675fa