Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:23:25 GMT Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:23:25 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[DU's legal aid clinics to offer free advice & consultation to all]]> The Delhi University (DU) is planning to run legal aid clinics to offer free advice and consultation, which will be open to all. The services will include offering advice on matters pertaining to law and consultation on issues such as property rights, harassment laws, domestic violence, etc. The benefit of the clinics will not be limited to the DU fraternity only, but will be available to all. The legal aid clinics have been constituted in alliance with the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) at the varsity’s Gandhi Bhawan and Campus Law Center. These clinics will also..

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:18:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834be3b907014be4826a4316d2
<![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
<![CDATA[UGC to set up 100 skill-development centers from coming academic year]]> A total of 100 skill-development centers will be set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) across different government institutes and universities in the country from the coming academic year, according to officials of the commission. The new Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (KAUSHAL) centers will work towards UGC’s aim of meeting the growing demand for skilled personnel. Under the scheme, select institutes will be granted an aid of Rs 5 crore to develop skilled courses for Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor of Vocation and..

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:27:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4b55769c014b6daa851e13e8
<![CDATA[Institutes launching integrated courses to cater to student need]]> There is a growing trend in the country of institutes launching integrated courses, to cater to growing student need for such courses. The business school (B-school) Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai (GLIM Chennai) will be setting up a new university, which will offer integrated programs in engineering and management. The 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 professors. According to officials of..

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 07:03:50 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4b55769c014b6d26bdba090d
<![CDATA[Bar Council nod to DU law graduates to be enrolled as advocates]]> Candidates who passed out of the Faculty of Law under Delhi University (DU) in 2013-14 can be enrolled as advocates, according to a recent recommendation of the Bar Council of India (BCI). The BCI had earlier in November, 2014 given its green signal for provisional enrollment of new law graduates of DU as advocates. DU's law courses conducted at the three centers, namely Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-1 as well as Law Centre-2 had been derecognized by the BCI as per a decision taken in September, 2014. The reason for the move was the absence of extension of approval for affiliation..

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 04:58:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4b55769c014b6cb393837dfd
<![CDATA[BU may bring in German, French in BEd; 5 colleges apply for autonomy]]> The Bangalore University (BU) is planning to bring in German and French as optional specializations in Bachelor of Education (B Ed) courses starting from the 2015-16 academic session. The move is expected to address the faculty crunch issue for foreign languages prevalent in schools, especially for German at Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs). BU will soon be placing its recommendations for the syllabus for the approval of the Academic Council. The varsity is taking assistance from institutes such as the Max Mueller Bhavan and the Goethe-Institut to devise a suitable curriculum. BU is aiming to..

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 07:32:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b451f38014b4934c5053f3a
<![CDATA[Data shows 30% faculty posts vacant in engineering institutes]]> Around 30% of faculty positions in private engineering institutes at the undergraduate (UG) level throughout India are vacant, according to reports. As per data provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in December 2014, the average faculty crunch across India is of 30%. In the states of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Gujarat, there is over 33% shortage of engineering faculty. The state of Tamil Nadu (TN), which has the most number of engineering colleges after AP, has a faculty shortage of 27.9%. Reports indicate that the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)..

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:02:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b38f50c014b3ab878db3275
<![CDATA[Mysore University, Japan varsity tie up to boost academics, research]]> The University of Mysore (UoM) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan-based Hokkaido University to boost academics and research activities between the two institutes. With this move, UoM has come into the international arena. UoM will soon be part of the league of higher education institutes which have existed for a century. The main focus of the MoU will be on Life Sciences. It is a five-year pact, which will enable student exchange, exchange of research fellows and faculty as well as exchange of academic material and publications. The MoU is expected..

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:44:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b38f50c014b399525c213d5
<![CDATA[CUSAT CAT 2015 online application submission extended to Feb 3]]> Kerala based Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will conduct the CUSAT Common Admission Test 2015 (CUSAT CAT 2015) on Saturday, May 2, Sunday, May 3 and Sunday, May 10, 2015 . The online application submission process for CUSAT CAT 2015 has been extended to Tuesday, February 3, 2015 . Payments can be remitted till Saturday, February 7, 2015 . The mode of payment of application fee for online submission can be cash payment at SBI or SBT bank using the challan that can be downloaded at the end of online registration/submission of application or through internet..

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:37:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4b302070014b3054d5260386
<![CDATA[Online applications for Karnataka CET 2015 from Jan 30 to Mar 2]]> Online applications for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) can be submitted from Friday, January 30, 2015 . The last date for submitting applications online is Monday, March 2, 2015 . Moreover, 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 . To apply online, the candidates have to visit the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) website kea.kar.nic.in and select the CET 2015 UG online application. Once all the details are filled up, the candidates..

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:22:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4b2481a3014b2fd91a40256f
<![CDATA[UPSEE 2015 to be open to aspirants from outside Uttar Pradesh]]> In a landmark decision, students from outside the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) too will be allowed to appear for the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination 2015 (UPSEE 2015) to gain admission in engineering/technical institutes in the state, according to reports. Hence, the earlier domicile process of admission into private institutes affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) will not be applicable from UPSEE 2015. Earlier, only candidates who cleared the qualifying examination from an institute based in UP; or such candidates who cleared the qualifying..

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:51:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4b2481a3014b2f8680681e57
<![CDATA[Govt to rate academic institutes to ease process of student loans]]> The Government of India is currently trying to devise a process of rating academic institutes in the country, in a bid to simplify the process of student loans. A list ranking the institutes will aid the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in easing the entire process of providing and acquiring loans for higher education. According to the plan, students who join institutes mentioned in the list will be granted preference to obtain study loans to pursue higher education. Moreover, the loans can be acquired in a hassle-free manner. The measure is being adopted due to a large..

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:32:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b29c2ca014b2abc9c2b1a37
<![CDATA[India, US tie up to back IIT Gandhinagar in research, entrepreneurship]]> India and the United States (US) have joined hands to lend support to the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar) , in a bid to boost the institute’s research as well as entrepreneurship abilities. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a joint declaration of intent for the knowledge partnership. According to MHRD officials, the scheme of the alliance will be similar to what India had with the US when IIT Kanpur was established. India is..

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:15:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4b296cd9014b29d098de08c5
<![CDATA[UP Technical University students can now pursue IIT courses]]> Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) students of engineering can now pursue courses of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , together with their own curriculum. Students can avail the new facility at their respective institutes. Candidates can also undertake the courses from home. UPTU recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Bombay , under the “Talk to a Teacher” program of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The collaboration is expected to be a boon for around 4 lakh students of 700 engineering colleges across Uttar..

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:52:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4b0f7620014b110e3ce72474
<![CDATA[VTU ties up with firms to conduct placement interview for women grads]]> The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has joined hands with various multinational companies (MNCs) to conduct placement interviews exclusively for women graduates. There are 201 engineering colleges under VTU in Karnataka state. The placement session will start soon. According to VTU officials, the varsity has already had an initial round of discussion with the firms. It will now finalize on the total number of companies which will participate in the placements. VTU has communicated to the private firms that women engineers are very much committed to their profession and..

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:11:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4b0f7620014b10444a030fa8
<![CDATA[Delhi University to launch free-of-cost MOOCs this month]]> The country’s premier Delhi University (DU) will launch a series of free-of-cost Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) this January, joining the league of several other reputed institutes in starting such courses. MOOCs have become a rage globally in the field of higher education, with their interactive mode of learning and easy accessibility. The platform promotes unlimited participation along with open access via web. It breaks free from the formal system of education and offers the opportunity to pursue quality courses from institutes offering them. MOOCs are usually..

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:27:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4b0f7620014b101bea560ba3
<![CDATA[Calicut University students to gain grace marks from fitness programs]]> Students of the University of Calicut (UoC), Kerala will gain grace marks by taking up fitness education programs, according to a decision taken recently by the varsity. The university will grant six grace marks per semester to students who undergo such programs. The proposed program, termed the College Fitness Education Program (COFE), involves 10 hours of physical training to be covered in two semesters of six-month duration, which will be followed by a fitness performance assessment. UoC students who undergo eight hours of physical training, including basic stretching exercises..

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:44:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4b02aeb3014b06f1db7d5155
<![CDATA[Central scholarships to be credited to student bank account directly]]> Going forward, central scholarships will be credited directly to the bank account of all the recipient students, according to the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) program, as announced by the government. The measure is being adopted to protect the interest of students and to rule out instances of discrimination or harassment. As per a recent communication from the University Grants Commission (UGC), all recognized colleges/universities need to ensure that the DBT scheme is implemented in a suitable way. UGC is the regulator of higher education in India. UGC has also directed the..

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:53:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4aed19ae014b00c113c91bb5
<![CDATA[Open house for exam-related grievances at Mumbai University on Jan 27]]> The Mumbai University (MU) will conduct an open house on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at its Kalina campus, to address all examination-related grievances of the students. Related queries, including ones on mark sheets, convocation certificates, revaluation, etc., will be covered during the first such session at MU. Students and alumni of MU will be able to directly interact with senior officials of the varsity from all the four faculties - Science, Commerce, Arts and Technology, to seek information and redress.   According to varsity officials, the open forum will help students get..

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:35:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844aed1ced014af218a70075fe
<![CDATA[Calcutta & Jadavpur varsities reselected for excellence tag by UGC]]> Bengal-based Calcutta University (CU) and Jadavpur University (JU) have been re-selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the grant of University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) status. Both varsities obtained the extension of the status for the second phase. The commission has awarded Rs 60 crore grant to CU, to be utilized during the second phase of the five-year scheme. According to CU officials, around 15 varsities achieved the status. CU had received the status last time in the first phase. This year, the UGC has almost doubled the grant amount, which will..

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:04:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844aed1ced014af18f0d10653d
<![CDATA[IIM Ahmedabad & Melbourne University tie up for exchange programs]]> The premier business school (B-school) of the country, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad) , has joined hands with the Australia-based University of Melbourne (UoM) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to facilitate various student/faculty exchange programs. The MoU was signed recently at IIM Ahmedabad. The program was initiated in 2012. IIM Ahmedabad has tie ups with other institutes in Australia also, among various other countries, for exchange programs, which provide immense global exposure to the students. Under the program, second year..

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:18:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844aed1ced014af1644e335eb2
<![CDATA[Indian students form the second largest group in Canada college]]> Indian students form the second largest student group in Canada’s Seneca College , with around 1,000 of them comprising a quarter of the international student population of the college. The most popular subjects among the Indian students include the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related ones, such as computer networking, software development, security informatics, international business, global logistics, etc. Moreover, animation and aviation courses are also a hit with Indian students. According to officials of Seneca College, the main focus of the..

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:13:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834ad932b6014adda2147248da
<![CDATA[UGC directs all universities to switch to grading system from 2015-16]]> The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities in the country to introduce the grading system from the 2015-16 academic session, as per a recent decision. The move will cover more than 400 varsities in India and will be a boon to lakhs of students. UGC has also asked the universities to standardize their examination system and establish a semester pattern for curriculum. At present, most of the universities have a numerical marking system. The measure will offer more learning options to students and enable them smooth mobility across academic institutes.  The..

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:58:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4ad935a9014adcb8c6443b04
<![CDATA[Be a part of 5th Indian Student Parliament from tomorrow in Pune]]> Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Indian Student Parliament) was launched in 2011, by young visionary educationist, Shri. Rahul V. Karad. It is the largest classroom in India, which is revolutionizing the mindset of younger generations and igniting their spirit to enter public life with a purpose to serve the nation. It is an apolitical outfit and does not engage in any mainstream party politics. It is transforming the outlook of youth and reaffirming their respect for politics, political leaders, democracy and its institutions. It is raising their extent of sensitivity, awareness, involvement,..

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 07:09:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4accedef014acd872f290b34
<![CDATA[Choice-based credit system in varsities from 2015-16 session]]> Starting the 2015-16 academic year, a choice-based credit system (CBCS) will be implemented in all universities of the country, according to reports. The new system is being implemented to bring about a merger of knowledge with expertise in the education system of India. Almost all the states in the country agreed to implement CBCS during a recent conference held by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) regarding implementation of CBCS as well as credit framework for skills. The states have decided to implement the credit framework for skills and CBCS guidelines which have been..

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:04:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4accedef014acdb989e80f45
<![CDATA[BU alumni can take 2014-15 exams to acquire missed degrees]]> The alumni of Bangalore University (BU) , who were unable to complete their courses earlier, have been given the opportunity to do the same by appearing for the respective examinations in 2014-15. The opportunity to earn degrees is open to all the ex-students of BU who failed to complete various courses since the varsity was established in 1964. BU is currently celebrating its golden jubilee year. The move will help lakhs of BU alumni to complete their courses and acquire degrees. According to the plan, the students who did not complete their degree course because they could not clear..

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:17:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4accedef014acd201e110330
<![CDATA[Around 40% faculty positions in higher education institutes are vacant]]> Around 40% of the overall faculty positions in higher education institutes of India are vacant, as per reports. The student-to-faculty ratio at central institutes and institutes of national importance is marginally better than that of state public universities, where faculty shortage is more acute. According to officials of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) , based in Mumbai, the shortage of quality faculty is prevalent due to two main factors. First, state governments are often unable to fill faculty vacancies as it may prove to be an additional financial burden for them...

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:25:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844abdbba7014ac45ba41d0846
<![CDATA[South universities use innovation to create unique brand value]]> Universities in South India are adopting innovative programs in a bid to create a unique brand value for themselves. These programs are also enhancing the creative thinking skills of the students. Few such programs adopted by south varsities include green library, research coordination councils, anti-plagiarism software, revenue-from-waste program, etc. Among the innovative ventures, Karnataka University's unique use of infrastructure deserves special mention. The varsity’s green library opens students to the pleasure of reading in a lush green garden and to the joy of being close..

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:47:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844abdbba7014ac40202027ec6
<![CDATA[IIT Madras center to encourage entrepreneurial ventures of students]]> The Center for Innovation (CFI) under the premier Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has undertaken an initiative called Nirmaan , which will back various entrepreneurial ventures of the students. Nirmaan is a mock incubator designed to encourage students with their entrepreneurial ventures, by creating a risk-free environment for the students to give shape to their ideas as well as guarding them against financial issues via seed funding. It funds and guides the prospective entrepreneurs, before they enter the market. CFI is an innovation laboratory at IIT Madras, which is..

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:43:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4aa4554e014ab97a9a7f3577
<![CDATA[Single test for professional courses in Karnataka doubtful this year]]> It is doubtful that a single entrance test for professional courses will be introduced in the state of Karnataka this year. The process of implementation of the Karnataka Professional Education Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006 is still in its initial stages, although it was set to be implemented in the 2015-16 academic year. Once the 2006 act is implemented, there will be a single entrance examination for admissions into medicine, engineering and other professional courses in the state. Currently, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) and..

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:59:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4aa4554e014ab876c1f81ebd
<![CDATA[Defense personnel can now pursue research at DU while being employed]]> Defense personnel can now pursue research at the Delhi University (DU) while being employed in full-time jobs, according to amendments introduced by the varsity recently regarding the norms for research courses. Under the amended rules, scientists as well as professionals employed in defense/space institutions in specific departments will not need to avail study leave to pursue their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). According to university officials, the amendment allows scientists/professionals exemption from the requirement of study leave and course work, which are preconditions to pursue..

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:06:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a8fdb87014a9f2a7d2570e3