Minglebox Education News - universities http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:35:19 GMT Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:35:19 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[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
<![CDATA[Three year integrated BEd degree in plan says HRD ministry]]> In a move to bolster the education sector and provide quality teachers, it has been reported that the Union ministry of human resource development has decided to introduce an integrated three-year BEd and a two-year MEd programme. Under the new system, a student would be able to opt for the three-year BEd programme after class XII. Currently, a one year BEd programme can only be pursued after graduation. As per reports, HRD minister of state Ram Shankar Katheria reportedly stated that a decision in this regard was expected by the first week of January. The integrated bachelor's and..

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:51:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a8fddef014a9b0937e16a4f
<![CDATA[Government plans to set up new communications university ]]> The media and entertainment industry though has several courses there has been no unified university with dedicated programs and curriculum. Now it has been reported that the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is planning to work towards establishing a Communications University which would function as an umbrella body that will deal with education in sectors related to media, films and animation. As per the reports, the I&B Ministry has given itself a target of three years for the creation of such communications university which once established can standardize the education system..

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:28:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a8fddef014a99e14bd54c16
<![CDATA[DU's train journey to northeast for experiential learning starts]]> The train journey conducted by Delhi University (DU) into northeastern India to promote experiential learning has started, with a total of 850 students and around 20 faculty members being part of it. The research trip will cover fieldwork on diverse aspects of all the eight northeastern states - Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. This is the fifth project under the Gyanodaya scheme of DU. The Gyanodaya Educational Trip of DU is being undertaken as Gyanodaya - V, with the theme of Dharohar: The Glory of the North East. The trip is being..

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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:41:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854a7c933a014a858b11b5065e
<![CDATA[Panjab University plans fee hike from next session]]> The students of Panjab University will have to shell more from the next session. It has been reported that the Syndicate of Panjab University has approved the fee hike of five per cent for all courses of the varsity from the next academic session. According to reports, the fee hike will be subject to a minimum increase of Rs 500 and maximum of Rs 1,200 for all courses of the varsity teaching departments and its regional centres for the session 2015-16.   As per the university statement, the Syndicate members felt the necessity of nominal hike in the fees as it has not been..

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:01:10 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a6fe9cf014a7697d83308ba
<![CDATA[Number of Indians pursuing higher studies in France shoots up by 50%]]> Institutes in France are gaining popularity among Indian students, as per various reports. The overall number of Indian students pursuing higher education in France has shot up by 50%, as per Campus France, which is the French national agency responsible for promoting French higher education. At present, there are more than 2,700 Indians studying in French higher education institutes. Various reasons have contributed towards more Indians opting for France as a destination of higher studies. During the last five years, the number of courses conducted in English has increased. Moreover,..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:48:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a13d794a95944