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The Redesigned SAT

The world’s most well-known undergraduate college admission test, the SAT, is changing. When students open their SAT test books in spring 2016, they’ll encounter a Redesigned SAT. The redesigned SAT aims to be more relevant in changing times. While continuing to be valid and predictive, it will become more focused, useful, clear, and open than ever before. Each change in the redesigned SAT focuses on the knowledge and skills that are most essential for college readiness and success. Key Changes in the SAT The SAT has been redesigned to focus on fewer things, that...

Engineering is top pick among Indian students studying in US

Courses in engineering are the top pick among Indian students who are studying in the United States (US) , according to the recently released report of the Brookings Institution. As per the study, around two-thirds of foreign students in US are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs as well as Business, Management and Marketing courses, as against 48% US students. STEM subjects are specially favored by Indian students. Out of the total 168,000 F-1 visa-holders from India, a whopping 70% are pursuing STEM subjects. Of them, around 80% are enrolled in...

Most Indian students studying in US belong to Hyderabad

A majority of students from India who pursue their studies in the United States (US) hail from the city of Hyderabad, according to the recently released report of the Brookings Institution. The report is drawn from data from the year 2008 to 2012. It states that during the period, the total number of F-1 visa-holders (full-time students) from India was 168,034, which is second only to China (of 74 countries) with 284,179 F-1 visa-holders. At third place is South Korea with around 110,000 F-1 holders. In fourth place is Saudi Arabia with 53,000 and Canada is at 5 th spot with 51,000. ...

New GMAT on-campus test center at VIT University, Vellore

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has set up its very first “On Campus Test Center” at the VIT University Vellore (VIT Vellore) campus, according to a recent announcement from GMAC. GMAC is the test administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) . The new test center will provide another platform to undergraduate (UG) candidates by enabling them to appear for the GMAT examination in the university campus. The center will be open throughout the year and students can take the examination based on their preparation as well as schedule. ...

Top-ranked US colleges according to SAT scores

The globally recognized college admission test - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) , which tests students' knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics, is used by a majority of the colleges and universities in the United States (US) to grant admission to students. An account of the top ten ranked colleges of the US according to the SAT scores is given below, to help prospective students in choosing a suitable college for higher studies. Moreover, other than being a main yardstick for top-notch colleges, many leading US-based firms consider SAT scores of the candidates who are seeking...

70% foreign engineering students in US from India and China: survey

In the United States (US), around 70% of the total foreign students pursuing engineering courses are from India and China, according to the SEVIS by the Numbers survey, which is a quarterly survey of foreign students in the US. The survey report was issued recently by the student and exchange visitor program (SEVP),  which is a part of the US immigration and customs enforcement's (ICE) homeland security investigations (HSI). The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based method covering information on foreign students, exchange visitors as well as their...

Campbellsville University's MBA program ranked in top 100 in the United States

Campbellsville University’s   education and business online graduate programs have been ranked 70th and 79th respectively in the nation in a report released today by U.S. News & World Report. Campbellsville University is one of two Kentucky institutions ranked in the top 100 in the business graduate category and is one of four Kentucky institutions named to the entire list. In the online education rankings, Campbellsville University and another Kentucky institution are the only two named in the top 100 with three other Kentucky institutions ranked. For the 2014...

HR College ties up with US-based B-school to offer executive MBA

Mumbai based HR College of Commerce & Economics has joined hands with the American business school (B-school) Rutgers Business School (RBS) to offer a joint executive Master of Business Administration (e-MBA) program. This is one of a series of such partnerships between Indian institutes and foreign B-schools to deliver MBA programs. The new 20-month program will commence in October, 2014. It will be open to graduates from all parts of India, who have three years of job experience. Out of the total 18 modules of the e-MBA program, 16 will be conducted in Mumbai and the...

The PSAT and How It Can Help High School Students

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), organized by the College Board, is a comprehensive standardized assessment administered at schools on fixed dates each October that helps prepare students for the SAT. The PSAT is an important step in a student’s path to university success. It assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem-solving skills in three areas: Critical Reading, Math and Writing. Given the nature of the PSAT and topics covered in the test, it is obviously very helpful for those who plan to take the SAT, but it can...

IIT Bombay and Washington University launch joint e-MBA program

The premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has joined hands with the Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL) to launch a combined executive Master of Business Administration (e-MBA) degree program. The new United States-India joint MBA program will be designed along the lines of WUSTL's executive MBA programs offered in China as well as the United States (US). On completion of the program, students will receive a joint MBA degree. The classes will be conducted at the IIT Bombay campus, with the faculty of WUSTL's Olin Business School as well as Shailesh...

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