Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:20:10 GMT Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:20:10 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[New IITs to be established in collaboration with foreign institutes]]> Five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) which will be established in India will come up in collaboration with foreign institutes, as per reports. According to sources, the new IIT in Goa is expected to be set up in partnership with reputed institutes based in the United States (US). The Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi and the Human Resource Development minister Ms Smriti Irani will visit the US soon to sign a joint declaration in this regard. The details of US institutes to assist IIT Goa will be decided after the joint declaration is signed. The plans regarding the..

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:28:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83489d067c01489d1efd1f0274
<![CDATA[IIT Delhi to launch revised curriculum for MBA program]]> The Department of Management Studies (DMS) under the premier Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) will launch the revised curriculum for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program shortly, according to institute officials. The new curriculum has been designed to keep pace with the top programs of business management in the world. The "MBA Curriculum Review Stakeholders' Consultation Workshop" was conducted recently by the IIT, to explore the changes and best practices in the business of management education. The announcement of the launch of the new..

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:45:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01489c53010354d3
<![CDATA[IITs ahead of Harvard University in rankings: Smriti Irani]]> The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have acquired the fourth rank as per a list of the top 50 entrepreneurial undergraduate (UG) institutes across the globe, according to the Indian Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani. Ms Irani has referred to a survey conducted by the United States (US) based private equity as well as venture capital research company PitchBook Data. The IITs have actually achieved higher ranks compared to top Ivy League universities including Harvard University in the PitchBook survey, the minister added. This will be good news..

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:05:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01489bf6b9a94676
<![CDATA[GTU ties up with two Chinese varsities for academic collaboration]]> The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has joined hands with two Chinese universities through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in a bid to boost academic cooperation and student/faculty exchange between the varsities. The Chinese universities are Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan as well as Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang. According to GTU officials, the universities will devise a summer internship program of eight-week duration, under the MoU. This will facilitate faculty and student exchange as well as joint research. Moreover, a Chinese language center will..

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:05:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01488cba7a0c5271
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore ranked 11th globally for research in QS rankings]]> The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) has acquired the 11 th position globally for its impressive research output, according to the recently announced Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2014. The institute’s rating has improved drastically this year for ‘Citations-per-Faculty’, which is assigned 20% weightage in the rankings and is one of the indicators of research output. As per the last year’s rating, IISc Bangalore was in the 24 th position globally in this domain. A citation implies research work being cited or..

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:15:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01488c8cd8b54b48
<![CDATA[VIT students land record number of job offers from IT companies]]> The students of the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) have landed a record number of job offers from Information Technology (IT) companies, during the ongoing placement season at engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu (TN). The Slot-1 placements commenced at the institute on Monday, September 1, 2014 and it was shared by Accenture, Infosys, Cognizant and Wipro. The undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students of VIT, graduating in 2015, received 5,828 offers from four Slot-I multinational companies (MNCs), which is a whopping 90% increase from last year. Last year 3,934..

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:55:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834887a31d0148889e0feb14be
<![CDATA[Symbiosis ties up with ACCA to offer global opportunities to students]]> The Symbiosis International University (SIU) has joined hands with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to offer global opportunities to its students. As per the agreement, finance students can earn bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance along with an internationally recognized professional accountancy qualification simultaneously. Under the new initiative, ACCA tuition will be provided to the students, other than the standard bachelor’s degree program. This will enable the students to complete their bachelor’s as well as the ACCA examinations..

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:13:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834887a31d014888097b9c084a
<![CDATA[DU's Faculty of Management Studies to use CAT scores for admission]]> The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of Delhi University (DU) will use the scores of the Common Admission Test 2014 (CAT 2014) for 2015-17 admissions to its two-year full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. FMS has 216 seats for the MBA program. Shortlisted candidates will also be called for a Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round. The final selection will be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in the CAT examination, GD and PI as well as previous work experience and academic profile. The admission calendar for MBA..

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:22:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48833f980148876cbf8a3120
<![CDATA[Delhi University moves ahead 20 places in QS World University ratings]]> The Delhi University (DU) , has moved ahead 20 places in rankings in the recently announced Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2014, compared to its last year rating. Other than five IITs, it holds the top spot among Indian institutes in the QS rankings. Last year, DU was placed among institutes in the 441-451 ranked group worldwide, whereas this year it features among the 421-430 group. DU has also been ranked the top institute in India for ‘Employer Reputation’ and its global rating in this category is 122. The Mumbai University (MU) has acquired the..

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:11:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa48833f980148872c6c402c8c
<![CDATA[India to have 19 new academic institutes soon: HRD ministry]]> India will have 19 new universities or academic institutes shortly, according to a recent announcement by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the country. The majority of the new institutes, totaling seven, will be set up in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The list of expected new institutes is provided below. IIMs: As per the MHRD announcement, six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will be established in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Of these, Gaya is a likely location for IIM Bihar while Bhubaneswar has been..

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:33:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffead488290f80148832cbfef11fa
<![CDATA[World Bank officials advocate autonomy for Indian universities]]> Officials of the esteemed World Bank have advocated autonomy for Indian universities for them to achieve excellence, according to reports. Although autonomy is significant for universities based all over the world, It is particularly relevant in the Indian context, where many universities have to conform to the directives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) regarding course structure and other issues. A case in point is, earlier this year, the Delhi University (DU) scrapped its Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) and reinstated the earlier three-year pattern for..

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:05:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa488294df014882a554770019
<![CDATA[Sri Lanka wooing Indian students with scholarships for PG studies]]> In a bid to attract more students from India, the island country Sri Lanka is offering lucrative scholarships to pursue postgraduate (PG) studies in Sri Lankan institutes. The subjects in which the scholarships are being offered include Master of Science (M Sc) courses in Molecular Life Science, Agriculture and Environmental Management as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA). Candidates aspiring to avail the opportunity need to hold a first class degree with at least 60% marks from a recognized institute. Moreover, their age has to be less than 45 years as on September 30, 2014...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:10:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48823b450148827253810139
<![CDATA[India fails to feature among top 200 in QS rating; IITB top in country]]> Similar to last year, no Indian university features among the global top 200 list of institutes, according to the 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which was published recently. The top Indian institute is the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) , which has bagged the 222 nd spot worldwide. IIT Bombay’s ranking was 233 last year. IIT Bombay's success can be attributed to improvement of its reputation among academics as well as employers. It is now among the top 60 worldwide in the QS international survey of employers and its ranking of 160..

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:18:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83487dcde00148820c82634096
<![CDATA[Most Indian students in Ukraine study medicine]]> There are more than 100 Indian students from the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) pursuing their higher studies in Ukraine and Crimea currently, out of which a majority are studying medicine. The new academic session started recently in institutes in Ukraine and Crimea. Around 30 students from TN have moved to Ukraine for higher studies this year. Most of them have joined the Crimea State Medical University, which is now part of the Russian system. Students of strife-torn regions of Ukraine such as Donetsk and Lugansk have been made to shift to institutes in other regions, such as Odessa and..

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:46:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac487c757401487e11b4762bb2
<![CDATA[Wolverhampton University eager to associate with India for education]]> The University of Wolverhampton (UoW) is eager to associate with India for academics, according to reports. UoW is a leading university and a major player in the higher education sector in the United Kingdom (UK), contributing to knowledge transfer, economic development, wealth creation and social justice. The association will enhance education quality in keeping with the new government’s policy of boosting the education sector of the country, create more opportunities, improve business innovation and help India become a major economy, the reports added. UoW is already in..

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:17:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac487c757401487dc0995722b2
<![CDATA[HRD ministry draws up initiatives for teacher education]]> The Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of central, state, private and deemed universities came to an agreement that both Bachelor of Education (B Ed) and Master of Education (M Ed) courses should be of two years’ duration, during a recent meeting with the Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani about teacher education. Moreover, the VCs also decided that teacher education from primary to the higher secondary level needs to be made a part of the university system. Ms Irani stated that increased synergy between school, university as well as teacher education is the need of the..

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:29:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac487c757401487d5de8c1171f
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 from April 8 to 19; instructions for registrations]]> The Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 will be conducted from Wednesday, April 8 to Sunday, April 19, 2015, according to information available at the official website. It will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The duration of VITEEE 2015 will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. The test will cover Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. There will be 120 questions on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) - 40 questions each. Similarly, there will be 120 questions on Physics,..

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:59:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4877c5de014878f7ee0d15dc
<![CDATA[Job offers from IT firms galore at engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu]]> The placement season at engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu (TN) started on a high, with offers pouring in, in large numbers from Information Technology (IT) firms. Infact, such offers have doubled this year, compared to 2013. The salaries offered were around Rs 3 lakh to 3.5 lakh per annum. The students of the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) received 5,828 offers from four multinational companies (MNCs), which is a whopping 90% increase from last year. Moreover, Cognizant extended 1,911 offers, Infosys made 1,452 offers, Accenture made 1,324 and Wipro extended 1,141 job offers..

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:13:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4877c5de01487896956f0ea5
<![CDATA[Mumbai varsity yet to reassess 26,397 answer-sheets with exams nearing]]> The Mumbai University (MU) is yet to complete the reassessment of 26,397 answer-sheets, with the October examinations around the corner. MU had received 48,786 paper-reassessment applications, out of which a mere 22,389 have been completed. The delay has caused concern to many students as they are not certain of whether to appear for the October examinations, as they do not have their revised marks. Moreover, few students aspiring for admissions to postgraduate (PG) courses have lost seats of their preference, as per sources. Altogether 20,437 students had applied for reassessment..

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:08:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffead48724dca014878241b59586a
<![CDATA[Cambridge University to assist India in boosting primary education]]> The University of Cambridge (UoC) will enter into an association with India shortly to assist in boosting the primary education system of the country, according to the officials of UoC. UoC will lend a helping hand in enhancing the quality of faculty, learning modes and assessments. Infact, the university will work on the overall education system of India from the primary to the secondary level. Cambridge has no plans to establish a school in India, added varsity officials. The partnership will help create a strong base for India’s education system, as recommended by the..

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:06:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffead48724dca014877eb2a8e53e0
<![CDATA[HRD minister prepares for revamp of higher education system]]> The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of India is gearing up to revamp the higher education system of the country, as discussed during a recent meeting between the Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of 39 central universities and the HRD Minister Ms Smriti Irani. The plans include formulating rules for common admission as well as curriculum, student as well as faculty mobility and a national credit transfer system. These policies are expected to bring uniformity among the central varsities. Moreover, an all-India ranking system for all the central universities is also on the cards. A..

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:17:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffead48724dca014877be5a584fbb
<![CDATA[MP college students with 75% attendance to win smart phones]]> First year college students of the 2014-15 academic session in the state of Madhya Pradesh (MP), who maintain an attendance level of 75% or more, will win smart phones, as per a newly introduced scheme of the MP Department of Higher Education. The move aims to enhance college attendance in the state. Once the required attendance level of the MP students is established, they will receive a coupon from the college principal stating their eligibility for the award. The Department of Higher Education will examine the candidates’ attendance and hand out the smart phones based on the..

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:47:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844862bd61014868d489b47527
<![CDATA[New education policy to focus on academic merit of courses]]> India needs a new education policy (NEP) with a focus on academic merit of different courses, according to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. The NEP is expected to help the educational institutes meet various challenges arising out of any deficiency in quality, innovation and research. Detailed discussions will be held at the national and the regional levels on the NEP. Such discussions well include the topic of academic merit, which will help decide the manner in which individual courses needs to be taught, as per the minister. Starting January next year,..

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:17:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844862bd6101486881fef36c5e
<![CDATA[Wipro ties up with VIT to deliver analytics program to employees]]> Information Technology (IT) major Wipro has joined hands with the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) to deliver a postgraduate (PG) program in Analytics for the latest batch of engineering as well as science graduates who have been recruited by the firm. The data scientist program has been named “WiSTA”. VIT will conduct WiSTA, for which Master of Technology (M Tech) and Master of Science (M Sc) degrees in Analytics will be granted. The new program is designed to create data scientists of Wipro who are industry-ready in the domain of information management as well as..

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:18:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844862bd610148684c93b766ae
<![CDATA[Government might make teaching mandatory for 5,000 scientists]]> In order to give a boost to science education in the country, the government has decided to make it mandatory for over 5,000 scientists to teach in schools and colleges. According to reports, scientists working in different central agencies including the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), will have to undertake 12 hours of lecture classes in an academic year in public-funded schools and colleges across the country. The reports quoted Union science and technology minister Jitendra Singh as saying that it would be mandatory for the scientists to formally take classes in..

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:16:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844862bd6101486436b36c21b7
<![CDATA[HRD minister and 39 university VCs to discuss higher education]]> After meeting the directors of country’s premier institutions like IITs and IIMs, HRD minister Smriti Irani will be meeting with vice-chancellors of 39 central universities. According to reports, the minister will meet the VCs in Chandigarh for two days on September 12-13, to discuss ministry's new vision on higher education, take stock of their function and prepare the road ahead. According to reports, one of the key issues to be discussed will be the report by the AM Pathan committee that had prepared a single legislation to govern all central universities. Currently, each central..

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:48:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844862bd61014863e6939f1a47
<![CDATA[Lady Shri Ram College announces a London chapter ]]> Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) is one of the premier institutions in Delhi from which more than 27,000 women have graduated over the past 55 years. Now it has been reported that LSR has announced the launch of its London chapter. According to reports, the LSR Alumni network, referred to as ELSAs, will hold its inaugural London meet at the posh hotel at the Shard, Europe's tallest building, on September 20. The reports mentioned that Richa Grover is spearheading the London chapter.  Richa Grover, a London-based UK government employee and former LSR alumni was quoted as saying..

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:16:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844862bd6101486391efec138f
<![CDATA[India's first Railway University to be based on Chinese model]]> The proposed Railway University for India, a first in the country, will be based on the Chinese model of such institutes, according to Railway Ministry officials. The ministry is in the process of researching Chinese models to design railway-specific courses for the new university. The ministry has also held discussions with the National Railway Administration in China for the purpose. The new university will offer undergraduate (UG) as well as postgraduate (PG) courses on railway engineering and management-associated topics. Railway-centric courses have been conducted in China for..

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:11:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd7201485e303df527bc
<![CDATA[HRD minister, central varsity VCs to devise plans for higher education]]> The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani will be holding discussions with the Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of 39 central universities on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014, to come up with plans for the system of higher education in the country. During the two-day session, discussions will be held on the HRD ministry’s new vision relating to the higher education system and formulation of the future course of action. Similar discussions had already taken place between the HRD minister and the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and..

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:43:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834845cd7501485a02d6233223
<![CDATA[Government scientists to offer free lectures in schools and colleges]]> Government scientists will be offering free lectures in schools and colleges, as per a recent decision of the Center to make such lectures compulsory for scientists as well as researchers of the Departments of Science and Technology (DST), Earth Sciences and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The scientists are expected to conduct 12 hours of lecture classes in schools as well as colleges in one academic year. At present, around 6,000 researchers and scientists are employed under the DST and CSIR put together. According to government officials, scientists sharing..

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:00:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834845cd75014858ffddc61590
<![CDATA[SRMEEE 2015 registrations from Nov first week; exam in April 2015]]> The registration process for the SRM Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (SRMEEE 2015) will begin from the first week of November, 2014, according to information available at the website. The Computer Based Test (CBT) of SRMEEE 2015 will be held from Saturday, April 11 to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 . The paper-pencil test will be conducted on Sunday, April 26, 2015 . For any queries, aspirants may call 044-27455510/47437500/27417400 or send e-mail at admissions.india@srmuniv.ac.in. The online SRMEEE 2014 was held from Thursday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 22, 2014 ..

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:41:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd72014855114952780f
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 to be computer based test; applications from Dec 1st week]]> The Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The application forms for the examination will be available from the first week of December, 2014. The duration of the examination will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. The test will cover Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. There will be 120 questions on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) - 40 questions each. Similarly, there will be 120 questions on Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) - 40..

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:02:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd72014854edd3d875cb
<![CDATA[Majority of deemed universities do not meet criteria: committee]]> A majority of the 41 deemed universities under 'C' category do not meet the criteria required to acquire the status of a deemed university, according to a committee constituted as per a Supreme Court (SC) directive. Around ten of the universities meet the criteria to be upgraded to a deemed university. However, the remaining can run as educational institutes which are affiliated to universities. The classification of 'C' category institutes has established that a handful can acquire the status of being deemed, a few fail to meet some criteria and the rest are not at all suited to be termed..

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:14:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd72014853af397258b9
<![CDATA[More benefits extended to foreign students studying in India]]> The Home Ministry of India has extended additional powers to the Foreigner Registration Offices (FRO), to offer enhanced services to foreign students who are pursuing their studies in India. The FRO can now extend validity of student visas of foreign candidates, extend validity of provisional student visa for six months, grant additional entries on student visa on top of the three entries each academic year, etc. Such powers were earlier assigned directly to the Foreigners' Division under the Home Ministry. At present, 93,300 foreign students are studying in India and the benefits can be..

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Sat, 06 Sep 2014 07:57:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854845cd93014849f7850c3b8c
<![CDATA[Australian PM launches plan to boost student exchange with India]]> The Prime Minister (PM) of Australia Mr Tony Abbott recently launched the New Colombo Plan, which has been designed to boost student exchange as well as partnerships between academic institutes of the two nations. Till now fourteen Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed between officials of Indian and Australian institutes for the purpose. The plan was announced at the Mumbai University , during Mr Abbott’s two-day visit to India. The New Colombo Plan of the Australian government will focus on enhancing knowledge about the Indo-Pacific among Australian students by..

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:11:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844841ce48014845834a0349d9
<![CDATA[Group exercise makes a comeback as SNAP 2014 admission criteria]]> Group Exercise (GE) has made a comeback as criteria for admissions based on the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2014 (SNAP 2014) . Altogether 10 marks out of a total of 100 will be allocated to GE to prepare the final merit list. 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 13 business schools (B-schools) under SIU. GE was not included in the SNAP process last year. This year, GE will be used as final..

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:47:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844841ce48014844c8aa3b38a9
<![CDATA[IITs join hands with IISc Bangalore to deliver MOOCs]]> The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have joined hands with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) to deliver  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), as part of a project called National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). The project is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). NPTEL is a joint initiative of the seven IITs in Chennai , Delhi , Guwahati , Kanpur , Kharagpur , Mumbai and Roorkee with IISc Bangalore. The NPTEL Online Certification (NOC) portal was launched by NPTEL recently, which..

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:16:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac483e5cc201484061b273413f
<![CDATA[SNAP 2014 online registrations start; admit cards from Dec 6 to 21]]> The online registration process for the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2014 (SNAP 2014) started on Wednesday, September 3 and will be conducted till Wednesday, November 26, 2014 . Candidates need to further note that payments for the examination close on Saturday, November 29, 2014 . To register online, please click here . 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..

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:07:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac483e5cc201483feb2732309c
<![CDATA[DU's SRCC placements see average annual salaries of Rs 6 lakh]]> The first phase of placements for the current academic year kicked off at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) , with students bagging offers with average annual salaries of Rs 6 lakh. The top salary package for this year is expected to be in the tune of Rs 15 lakh. According to SRCC officials, registrations for placements started by the second week of August this year. Till date, around five to six firms have visited the campus and 40 students have secured placements. This year, SRCC students have bagged offers in Consulting, Risk Management..

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:40:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85482a502e01483b87695b7566
<![CDATA[IISc Bangalore constitutes committee to help boost global ratings]]> The premier Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) has constituted a committee to help boost its diminishing global ratings. The committee consists of senior professors from different departments of IISc Bangalore, who will identify the reasons why the institute’s ranking has dropped and recommend measures to enhance the same, according to IISc officials. The ranking of 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..

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:58:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85482a502e01483b2a211b6bb9
<![CDATA[DU colleges need clarity on issues post scrapping of 4-year UG program]]> The Delhi University (DU) scrapped its Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) and reinstated the earlier three-year pattern for undergraduate (UG) courses on Friday, June 27, 2014 , bringing relief to thousands of protesting students and teachers. However, even after the cancellation of FYUP, several issues remain to be sorted out for affiliated colleges, regarding the FYUP batch of 2013. With the scrapping of FYUP, the Foundation Courses (FCs) too have been done away with, which has made the students very happy. However, the teachers need clarity on internal assessments - whether to..

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:07:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85482a502e01483a204fd44baa
<![CDATA[First academic session kicks off at Nalanda University]]> The Nalanda University (NU), set up in Rajgir district in Bihar, began its very first academic session on Monday, September 1, 2014 , around 800 years after the original institute faced ruin. Four sessions were conducted on Day 1, from 9 am to 1.30 pm. Earlier, a three-day orientation was held. The first batch of students at the university is being called the 'Nalanda Pioneers'. NU has started with two of the seven schools which are planned - Ecology and Environment Studies as well as Historical Studies. At present there are 15 students as well as 11 faculty members at the varsity. There..

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:17:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84482a4d85014834cb82b45ee7
<![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