Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:23:58 GMT Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:23:58 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[PG courses to start admission from April 1st, Delhi University.]]> The centralized registration programs for PG course will begin their admission from April 1 to April 30.  The duration for the entrance test will be a month, conducted between June 1 and 30, 2015 as per the DU University . Except for the departments offering inter-disciplinary or professional courses, all the other departments shall have 50% of the total space to fill direct admission by the DU students and the rest through entrance test followed by an interview.  The registration procedure for the admission for postgraduate course was declared by DU on March 19, 2015...

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:08:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c3f9d4f014c59a1f7c860eb
<![CDATA[SRMJEEE 2015 slot-booking from March 26-30; registrations till Mar 30]]> The process of slot-booking for the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (SRMJEEE 2015) , which started today, that is, Thursday, March 26 , will continue till  Monday, March 30, 2015 . To book a slot, please click here and enter the Application Number and Date of Birth. The last date for receipt of online applications is Monday, March 30, 2015 . Applications can be done through the website. Important: Candidates need to visit the website to access the syllabus, model questions & answers, mock-test and instructions for the examination. For..

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:41:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844c3f9d29014c557503e97e00
<![CDATA[Last date of KIITEE 2015 applications extended from Mar 25 to Apr 5]]> The last date of applying online and receipt of application forms for the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination 2015 (KIITEE 2015) has been extended from  Wednesday, March 25 to  Sunday, April 5, 2015 . To apply online, please click here ; candidates need to carefully go through all the instructions mentioned in the website for filling up the application forms. The online application forms and prospectus have been made available at the varsity websites www.kiitee.ac.in and  www.kiit.ac.in from Tuesday, December 2, 2014 . The last..

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:39:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844c3f9d29014c5505f5b772ce
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 admit cards out; mock-test, application status at website]]> The e-admit cards for the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 are now available for download at the VIT University website. The admit card is a necessary document to be carried by all the candidates to the test center. The successfully registered candidates who have booked their schedule through the Online Test Booking System can download their admit cards. The process of slot-booking for the examination was open from 10 am on  Friday, March 20 to 10 pm on  Sunday,..

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:13:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c3f9d4f014c4f90abff6293
<![CDATA[UGC launches portal to address student complaints]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) recently started a portal to receive and address student complaints, forward reminders and keep a tab on the action-taken status relating to the grievances. The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani launched the portal. The new portal, www.ugc.ac.in , will enable students to register complaints relating to the admission process, reservation policy, discrimination based on caste, non-declaration of results, etc. As per a statement from the HRD ministry, students can also file various other types of complaints through the..

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:02:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c3f9d4f014c4a29687d611d
<![CDATA[Three-way split of Bangalore University gets Cabinet nod]]> The proposal of a three-way split of the  Bangalore University (BU) has received the approval of the Karnataka government, with the cabinet deciding to implement the trifurcation on the basis of the recommendations of an expert committee. The trifurcation implies that other than Bengaluru, the cities of Kolar and Tumakur would also get a varsity. The state government had set up an expert committee to work out the modalities of the possible split, which is aimed to result in a system of effective as well as efficient administration of BU. Earlier, the recommendation to split BU..

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:59:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4c3f9766014c45db692c01e9
<![CDATA[Foreign student numbers shoot up at Delhi University]]> The foreign student numbers at Delhi University (DU) have shot up in a steady fashion in the last few years, with a marked increase of women students from other countries taking admission in different courses of the varsity. As per data offered by the Foreign Student Registration Office (FSRO) of DU, 1,007 foreign students had enrolled in DU in the 2012-13 academic session and the numbers shot up to 1,184 during 2014-2015. Moreover, during 2011-12, 952 overseas students had joined DU. FSRO is the single window for admission into DU for foreign nationals. DU had seen an increase..

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:13:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4c3f9766014c450d242267f4
<![CDATA[Govt sets up task force to monitor formulation of new education policy]]> The central government has constituted a task force, which will monitor the consultation process for the formulation of the New Education Policy (NEP) . The entity will consist of officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as well as other ministries and representatives of academic bodies including the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT), etc. The HRD Ministry is expected to hold a meeting with the state education ministers and other officials soon..

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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:27:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4c30d1e9014c36b930c20a88
<![CDATA[Career of 4K students depend on AICTE approval for DU's B Tech courses]]> The four-year Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) courses offered by Delhi University (DU) -affiliated colleges are yet to obtain approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), thereby making uncertain the career prospects of around 4,000 students. In 2013 when the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) of DU was introduced, the Bachelor of Science (BSc) course was renamed B Tech. Although the four-year duration along with the B Tech prefix had the promise of making the courses an easy step towards acquiring an engineering degree, they were not approved by the AICTE...

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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:24:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4c30d1e9014c367fbccd0465
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 slot-booking from March 20 to 22]]> The process of slot-booking for the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 will be open from 10 am on Friday, March 20 to 10 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2015 . The deadline for the online registration process of VITEEE 2015 was extended from Friday, February 27 to 11.45 pm on  Monday, March 16, 2015 . The registrations had started on Monday, December 1, 2014 . According to the website, after successful completion of registration and fee payment, the copy of the application..

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:00:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c22b1a4014c309ebf1321fc
<![CDATA[UGC issues directive to stop engineering courses via distant mode]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a directive to all universities in the country to discontinue offering any engineering/technology course via the distant mode - be it diploma, bachelor's or master's courses in engineering. The UGC directive barring distance courses excludes Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA). The UGC directive covers all universities, institutes or deemed to be universities/institutes. Violation of the directive may invite action. According to a UGC notification, the erstwhile Distance Education..

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:21:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4c22b51a014c2b8b7f140c63
<![CDATA[Panjab University mulling using GATE scores for ME/MTech admissions]]> Panjab University (PU) is mulling using the scores of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) to grant admission into the Masters in Engineering (ME)/Master of Technology (M Tech) programs at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET). The existing practice is to admit students into these programs on the basis of an entrance test, which the university is planning to scrap in favor of GATE scores. PU launched the ME/M Tech programs at UIET from the 2014-15 academic session. The university stipulated the admission criteria as Bachelor of Engineering..

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:13:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4c22b51a014c2b4d456e0700
<![CDATA[DU to initiate North East India Studies Program to boost research]]> The Delhi University (DU) is going to initiate the North East India Studies Program (NEISP) shortly, in a bid to motivate research scholars to study different aspects of north-east India. The new program is expected to start from the next academic session. The research program will be a fully funded one. According to officials associated with NEISP, numerous issues have been raised in the past regarding matters of the north-eastern region. Even experts do not possess sufficient understanding relating to the area and its people. Moreover, research work on related topics is not..

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:24:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4c1efe52014c21af0fad313e
<![CDATA[UPSEE 2015 application deadline extended from March 25 to April 4]]> The application deadline for the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2015 (UPSEE 2015) has been extended from  Wednesday, March 25 to  Saturday, April 4, 2015 . The application process for the examination started on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 . Moreover, the last date for receiving the confirmation page has also been extended from Tuesday, March 31 to Thursday, April 9, 2015 . The examination fee is Rs 800 for candidates under the General and Other Backward Classes (OBC) categories. The fee is Rs 400 for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category..

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:42:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4c1efe52014c2152337f27c4
<![CDATA[More women students at Panjab University to be conferred PhD degrees]]> At Panjab University (PU) , altogether 208 out of a total of 282 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees will be conferred to women students of the varsity, during the 64 th convocation ceremony to be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 . Around two-third of the total students at PU are women. According to university officials, merely 74 male students will be receiving their PhD degrees. Moreover, 512 other degrees will also be awarded, the female-male ratio of which is yet to be calculated. The majority of women PhD scholars are from the Science stream, with 69 women as against 25 male..

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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:25:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834c03f88d014c1197c9291873
<![CDATA[Mumbai to get second govt architecture college to meet rising demand]]> The city of Mumbai will soon get a second government architecture college to meet the rising demand from students aspiring to pursue the course, according to a recent decision of the Department of Higher & Technical Education. The first such college, Sir JJ College of Architecture , was set up around 157 years back. A study group has been constituted to work out the modalities of setting up the new institute. Out of the more than 60 architecture colleges in the state of Maharashtra, just one is a government college. Two others, Academy of Architecture Rachna Sansad based in..

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:03:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4c08693d014c0d022e73553f
<![CDATA[Odisha to introduce 10 vocational subjects at UG level under CBCS]]> The government of Odisha will introduce 10 vocational subjects at the undergraduate (UG) level under the Choice-based Credit System (CBCS) , starting from the next academic year. These skill-based subjects will be launched as minor elective subjects. There will be 18 credits and six papers in these subjects. Moreover, there will be three theory as well as three practical papers for all the streams - Science, Arts and Commerce. According to officials of the state higher education ministry, vocational subjects which are job-oriented are being introduced at the UG level from the next..

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:24:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4c03f319014c0826a8f3517f
<![CDATA[Indian students spend $6-7 billion in foreign varsities yearly: survey]]> Indian students spend around $6-7 billion (around Rs 45,000 core) in foreign universities every year because of lack of quality institutes of higher education in the country, according to the recently released “Realigning Skilling towards Make in India” survey conducted jointly by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) . A very small section of the Indian students who opt to study abroad prefer to return to India, as per the survey. The survey report further states that apart from the shortage..

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:48:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844c03fa9d014c07ce89f95661
<![CDATA[No Indian university features among world's top 100: survey]]> No Indian university features among the leading 100 varsities worldwide, according to the World Reputation Ranking , released recently by Times Higher Education. The 2015 rankings were drawn on the basis of invitation-only survey of senior academic opinion. As per the survey, the top spot has been bagged by the Harvard University . Next in line are the University of Cambridge at the second place and University of Oxford in the third position. At the next three places are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , Stanford University and the University of..

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:08:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4bfc8a07014c03cce5db0528
<![CDATA[CET-K 2015 application edit facility extended from Mar 10 to Mar 15]]> The last day of the edit facility of applications for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) has been extended from  Tuesday, March 10  to  Sunday, March 15, 2015, according to a notification of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). Candidates who have applied for CET-K 2015 have been given the opportunity to correct errors, if any, in their online applications from Friday, March 6, 2015 . KEA had earlier decided to offer the edit option due to several requests for the same. CET-K 2015 aspirants can access their applications by using the user ID and..

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:52:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4bfc8a07014c0319e8677302
<![CDATA[AP EAMCET 2015 registrations till April 11; complete schedule]]> The registration process of the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2015 (EAMCET 2015) to be conducted by Andhra Pradesh (AP), which started on Friday, March 6 , will continue till  Saturday, April 11, 2015 . The examination will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 . The Engineering examination will be conducted from 10 am to 1 pm while the Medical/Agriculture examination will be held from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. A complete schedule with all the important dates for AP EAMCET 2015 is provided below. AP EAMCET 2015: Complete Schedule ..

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:55:23 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4bfc8a07014c02776dec5eaa
<![CDATA[Delhi University registrations for PG courses from April 1-30]]> The registration process for postgraduate (PG) courses for the 2015-16 academic session at the Delhi University (DU) will be conducted from Wednesday, April 1 to  Thursday, April 30, 2015 . The standing committee of the varsity’s Academic Council approved the admission schedule in a meeting held recently. The registration process will be held online this year. The centralized online registration system was introduced last year at DU. Candidates can access the PG admissions portal of DU for details. In another recent development concerning the varsity, the Ministry..

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:26:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4bfc8a07014c0225b4d5553c
<![CDATA[LSR may offer short-term courses to students of other colleges]]> Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) under the Delhi University (DU) is planning to offer short-term courses to students of other colleges, according to college officials. LSR is also mulling launching new courses in Liberal Arts as well as Social Sciences at the undergraduate (UG) level. The proposals are awaiting approval from the staff council and governing body. The college aims to be more inclusive and start new courses focusing on skill development, including communication as well as soft skills, the officials added. LSR is well-known for its superior infrastructural..

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:19:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4bfc8a0f014bfd676b450fa6
<![CDATA[More than 1.5 lakh aspirants apply for CET-K 2015]]> A total of 1,58,073 aspirants have applied for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) . CET-K 2015 will be held on Wednesday, April 29 (Biology & Mathematics papers) and Thursday, April 30, 2015 (Physics & Chemistry papers). The Kannada examination for Horanadu and Gadinadu students will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 . Out of the total applicants, 1,44,940 candidates are from the Pre University (PU) stream under the state board, 9,101 are from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) / Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations..

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:58:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4bfc8a0f014bfd1ce06a0893
<![CDATA[UGC grants one year to 7 deemed varsities to rectify deficiencies]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted one more year to seven deemed universities under ‘C’ category to set right various deficiencies in their operations, providing much-needed respite and time to such varsities. In case the varsities fail to remove the deficiencies by the stipulated period, they stand to face denotification. A total of 41 deemed universities in the country are under judicial inspection for being unable to meet different criteria needed for recognition. The Supreme Court (SC) had directed UGC to conduct physical verification of eight such..

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:52:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4be86e6b014beeee63167e2b
<![CDATA[Faculty crunch a growing problem in premier institutes across India]]> It is a known fact by now that faculty crunch is a growing problem in premier academic institutes across India, affecting the system of higher education in the country. The top educational institutes are not able to recruit quality faculty as per the sanctioned strength. According to data provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare relating to 111 top institutes (across diverse subjects) as well as six law universities, institutes under all categories, be it pure sciences, engineering, medicine, mines or others, are all..

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:27:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4be86e6b014bedc42c4d66cd
<![CDATA[Choice-based credit system introduced by 18 central universities]]> A total of 18 central universities in the country, which are funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) , have introduced the Choice-based Credit System (CBCS) with effect from the 2015-16 academic year. CBCS has been implemented at both the undergraduate (UG) and the postgraduate (PG) levels for qualitative improvement in the field of higher education. Many other central varsities are currently in diverse phases of implementation of the new system, according to information provided by UGC. As per reports, UGC had advised all higher education institutes to speed up semesterisation..

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:08:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844be84cef014be9d683a72a53
<![CDATA[CET-K 2015 applicants can edit online applications from March 6-10]]> Candidates who have applied for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) can avail the edit option to correct the errors, if any, in their online applications from Friday, March 6 to Tuesday, March 10, 2015 , according to a notification of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The decision has been taken by KEA due to several requests for the same. During the five-day window, CET-K 2015 aspirants can access their applications by using the user ID and password, to make corrections or to add data. Candidates need to make the corrections with utmost care since it..

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:59:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844be84cef014be9976cb92358
<![CDATA[DU's Faculty of Management Studies gains 100% placement; salaries rise]]> The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of Delhi University (DU) has achieved 100% placement for its students during the final placement session which saw more recruiters participating, with average salaries going up as well. The 217 students of the 2013-15 Master of Business Administration (MBA) batch of 222 who participated in the campus placements received 236 offers from 75 recruiters in diverse roles and sectors. Overall 102 recruiters had confirmed to participate in the placement. The number of Pre-placement Offers (PPOs) increased from 38 last year to 60 this year (58%..

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:57:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4be3bd8f014be8f095d16412
<![CDATA[Bar Council proposes closure of DU's law faculty due to irregularities]]> A panel under the Bar Council of India (BCI) has recently recommended that the Faculty of Law of Delhi University (DU) be closed down, due to various operational irregularities that have been identified. The BCI panel has cited lack of infrastructural facilities among the main reasons for its recommendation. BCI is the regulator of legal education in the country. As per the BCI panel report, the Campus Law Center of DU should be closed down. However, considering the implication of such a closure on the career prospects of students, along with the standing of DU as a leading..

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:10:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4be3bd8f014be85765c6560c
<![CDATA[Center to invite 800 overseas experts to teach in Indian institutes]]> The central government of India is planning to invite 800 academic experts from around the world to teach in institutes of the country, according to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ms Smriti Irani. The new measure is expected to be implemented in the forthcoming academic year. The step will not result in any financial burden to the students. These foreign experts may be from diverse fields. They may be renowned academicians, industry specialists, researchers, etc. Under the program, these experts will conduct classes in central universities as well as the Indian..

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:06:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834bde8ded014be32d2ccc5e26
<![CDATA[Andhra Pradesh to conduct EAMCET 2015 on May 8 instead of May 10]]> The state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) will conduct its Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2015 (EAMCET 2015) on Friday, May 8, 2015 instead of the previously scheduled Sunday, May 10, 2015 , according to a recent announcement. The change has been made as the previous date for EAMCET 2015 coincided with the dates of other entrance tests. Several requests for rescheduling the test were received by the state government. The Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Under Graduate Entrance Test 2015 (COMEDK UGET 2015) will be held on ..

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:03:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4bde8988014bdf4e2ecc1083
<![CDATA[CET-K application deadline extended from Mar 2-5; edit option offered]]> The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has extended the deadline for submission of online applications for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) from Monday, March 2 to Thursday, March 5, 2015 . The application process started on Friday, January 30, 2015 . Edit Option: KEA has also offered the edit option to all the candidates to correct the errors, if any, in their online applications from Friday, March 6 to Tuesday, March 10, 2015 . The decision has been taken by KEA due to several requests for the same. The online application process consists of..

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:52:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854bc0d47e014bda546a8f0c14
<![CDATA[UPSEE 2015 applications from Feb 25-Mar 25; exam on Apr 18, 19]]> The application process for the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2015 (UPSEE 2015) will be conducted from Wednesday, February 25 to Wednesday, March 25, 2015. UPSEE 2015 will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 for admission into Bachelor of Technology (B Tech), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm), Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch), Hotel Management (BHMCT), Fashion & Apparel Design (BFAD) and Fine Arts (BFA) courses. The examination for Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and MAM programs will he held on Saturday, April 18,..

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:04:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4bc0ccf7014bc4ea1d604924
<![CDATA[Delhi University sets up tech park to support start-ups]]> The country’s premier Delhi University (DU) has set up a technology park to provide extensive support to various start-up organizations. The unique “Electropreneur Park” will back start-ups in manufacturing and electronic design. It will become fully operational in around a months’ time, as per reports. The incubator has been set up in the south campus of DU, by a consortium consisting of the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), under the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the India Electronics & Semi Conductors Association..

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:28:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4bc0ccf7014bc492e4683fe3
<![CDATA[Andhra Pradesh to conduct own EAMCET on May 10; Telangana on May 14]]> The state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) will conduct its own Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) on Sunday, May 10, 2015 . According to officials of the AP education ministry, more than 2,00,000 students are expected to appear for EAMCET 2015, to vie for the 1,65,080 engineering as well as medical seats in the state. From AP, around 1,47,000 MPC candidates as well as 58,000 BiPC students will take EAMCET 2015. The entrance examination will be conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada , supervised by the AP State Council of..

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:34:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4bc0ccf7014bc461510d3ae9
<![CDATA[VITEEE 2015 online registrations extended from Feb 27 to Mar 15]]> The deadline for the online registration process of the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination 2015 (VITEEE 2015) for Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) admissions 2015-16 has been extended from Friday, February 27 to Sunday, March 15, 2015 , according to the website. The registrations had started on Monday, December 1, 2014 . VITEEE 2015 online application forms are available at the website www.vit.ac.in . The application process consists of five steps - New User Registration, Confirmation of Password, Filling Online Application Form, Fee Payment and..

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:18:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4bbb843a014bbb85d5790011
<![CDATA[Center planning to formulate new system to grade universities]]> The Center is planning to formulate a new system to grade universities of the country, according to a recent communication to the Supreme Court (SC). The procedure of fixing requisite criteria is expected to be decided within the next three months. At present, the government is in the process of consulting different stakeholders, including the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), to frame the criteria required for grading the varsities. The Center’s decision has..

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:44:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834bb9e0fc014bba1d3d110524
<![CDATA[Deadline for DU colleges to obtain approval for BTech courses extended]]> The deadline for the Delhi University (DU) -affiliated colleges to obtain approval for the four-year Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) courses has been extended from Friday, February 20 to Friday, February 27, 2015 , according to a recent decision of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The extension has been granted due to several requests received from institutions and associations regarding the same. Hence, the deadline for acceptance of online applications along with the processing fee will be February 27, 2015, as per the AICTE notification. Last week, DU had..

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:03:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834bb9e0fc014bb9f84dbd0192
<![CDATA[VTU tightens norms to rein in plagiarism of PG theses]]> The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has decided to implement more stringent rules, in a bid to rein in plagiarism of different postgraduate (PG) theses. The new rules will make writing a thesis even tougher for PG students of the varsity from this year. For the last few years, VTU has been receiving multiple complaints regarding plagiarized thesis material. Acting on such complaints, the university is resorting to technology to curb such malpractices. VTU has already implemented stricter plagiarism rules on Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students during 2014-15. Now, it has..

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:25:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854baabc3c014bb62fc1210d81
<![CDATA[Calcutta and Webster varsities join hands for academics, research]]> Bengal-based University of Calcutta has joined hands with the United States (US)-based Webster University through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint initiatives in academics and research. Under the MoU, University of Calcutta students can join short-term courses at the Thailand campus of Webster University . Moreover, the students of the varsities can also undertake joint research projects. According to officials of Webster University, the US varsity is eager to see Calcutta University students exploring Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) extensively,..

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:50:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4b9b1f10014ba13ed7416aed
<![CDATA[Assam govt, Australian varsity tie up to boost higher studies in state]]> The state government of Assam has entered into collaboration with the Curtin University of Australia, in a bid to boost higher education in the state. The partnership agreement between the two is expected to improve the overall state of higher education in Assam, especially in the areas of technical education as well as research. As per the agreement, Curtin University will collaborate with the Department of Education as well as Assam Science and Technology University , to develop and implement the top-notch Washington Accord (WA) accredited program, aimed to enhance the level of..

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:43:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b924bc6014b9b3607f654d2
<![CDATA[IIT-B ties up with PES University for UG, PG and PhD degrees at PESU]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has joined hands with the Bangalore-based private varsity PES University (PESU) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for Bachelors, Masters as well as Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees at PESU. The MoU has been signed to facilitate academic collaboration on various programs. The alliance will lead to the creation and delivery of short-term training as well as certificate courses. Moreover, it will also aid PESU stakeholders to participate in continuing academic programs at IIT Bombay. According to IIT Bombay..

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:39:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4b8b30bc014b91c17d4b7cd9
<![CDATA[DU colleges running B Tech programs yet to obtain AICTE approval]]> A total of 24 colleges affiliated to the Delhi University (DU) , which are running the four-year Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) programs, are yet to obtain approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) regarding the same. The B Tech programs were introduced as part of the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) of DU. The statutory bodies of DU, the Academic as well as the Executive Council, have sought the intervention of the varsity Vice Chancellor (VC) regarding the matter through a written communication. The career prospects of around 6,000 students are at..

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:05:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4b8b30bc014b90c738aa6088
<![CDATA[MHRD directs DU to promptly implement choice-based credit system]]> The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has directed the Delhi University (DU) to take prompt action to put into practice the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the coming academic session. As per a written communication from the ministry to the varsity, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested for swift action on the implementation of CBCS as well as the Credit Framework for Skill Development (CFSD) from the 2015 academic session. The ministry has also asked DU to provide information on its preparation to implement the CBCS. DU had set up a..

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:29:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b7d91ac014b8320d56c0730
<![CDATA[Bangalore University to be divided into four separate varsities]]> The premier Bangalore University (BU) will be divided into four separate varsities, as per a recent decision of a sub-committee under the state higher education department. The decision was taken during a meeting with the finance and law departments. The four new units will be Bangalore South University, Bangalore North University, Bangalore Central University as well as the existing university at Jnanabharathi. The split could be implemented before the start of the next academic year. According to the plans, the university at Jnanabharathi will be turned into a unitary varsity,..

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:57:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b7d91ac014b814c45724f88
<![CDATA[UGC says 100 KAUSHAL centres to be opened in new academic year]]> While education is an important factor in helping the society move forward, the relevant job skills are only going to push the economy ahead. In an effort to increase the skill sets of the youth, there has been a concerted effort from the government. According to reports, a senior University Grants Commission (UGC) official has stated that the proposed Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (KAUSHAL) centres will be set up from the upcoming academic year. UGC Vice-Chairman, H Devaraj has been quoted as saying that as part of its effort to meet..

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:04:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b725904014b7d3ef8e75364
<![CDATA[Online applications for Karnataka CET 2015 start: a guide]]> The online application process for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) , which started on Friday, January 30 , will continue till Monday, March 2, 2015 . The last date to pay the fees in the bank/post office is Wednesday, March 4, 2015 . The admission tickets can be downloaded on or after Wednesday, April 15, 2015 . Candidates need to note key instructions while filling up the applications, as mentioned below. No offline applications will be accepted. To apply online, the candidates have to visit the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) website ..

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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:21:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4b725db3014b7c72b38a3007
<![CDATA[Jamia Millia Islamia plans 20% hike in fees across courses]]> The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University in Delhi is planning to implement a 20% hike in fees for all its courses, as per a recent decision. Although a fee hike has been recommended, the final decision is yet to be taken, stated the Jamia administration. The decision has not found favor among many, which includes faculty members. At first, the increase was to cover professional courses only, which was later extended to self-financed courses. However, now the fee hike will cover all the courses offered by the varsity. According to reports, the fee-hike will be implemented by JMI to..

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:35:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b725904014b72d7c1d60c5b
<![CDATA[Great Lakes Institute to set up varsity offering integrated programs]]> The reputed business school (B-school) Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai (GLIM Chennai) will be setting up a new university in two years, which will offer integrated programs in engineering and management. In fact, there is a growing trend in the country of institutes launching integrated courses, to cater to growing student need for such courses. The new university will come up in a 30-acre area in Sri City and is expected to start operating from the 2017 academic year. The first batch will start with an intake of 180 students and a full-time faculty capacity of 40..

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:12:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b5583a1014b7254b8f10966