Monday, 21 Jan 2019

IIMs to admit more students Prakash Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. PTI Photo The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have agreed to admit more students to their postgraduate programmes (PGP) over the next few years, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Tuesday after his first meeting with the B-school directors in Shillong. Although he suggested that the IIMs would double their […]

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Punjab & Haryana HC upholds percentile system of merit

Dismissing the appeals against its single judge order, a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday upheld the percentile system adopted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, in declaring the result of Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET)-2016 and turned down the demand for re-test. The pronouncement came from a […]

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SP college wins Purushottam Karandak

SP College students celebrate after winning the award Sir Parashurambhau College has won the prestigious Purushottam Karandak— the inter-collegiate theatre competition— for the fourth time. Hemant Vaidya, secretary of Maharashtra Kalopasak, the body which organises this competition, said this would be the first time a single college has won the competition for four years. Vaidya said […]

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DU’s longest admission season still continuing

  NEW DELHI: It has been 110 days and the Delhi University undergraduate admissions are still not over. Not just that, with almost 7,000 unfilled seats, the varsity’s admission committee has now decided to issue three more cutoff lists. Admission committee sources said on Wednesday that the cutoffs would be announced on August 20, 24 […]

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Nearly 10L teachers’ posts lying vacant across country

  BAREILLY: Union minister of state for human resource development (HRD) Mahendra Nath Pandey said on Saturday that there are nearly 8-10 lakh posts of teachers lying vacant in schools and higher educational institutions across the country. He said that the government is taking initiative to clear the backlog and is also inviting suggestions to […]

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A university that won’t just teach but help you start up

  Being part of something new is full of excitement and anticipation, especially when you are surrounded by some wonderful talent and reputable mentors, and belong to an institution fully invested in your future. At Bennett University, the first batch of 200 students can’t wait to discover academic modules designed carefully for them, industry interactions […]

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Now, students from 9 countries can appear directly for JEE

  NEW DELHI: The Joint Admission Board (JAB) of IITs decided on Sunday that students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Singapore, the UAE and Ethiopia will be allowed to directly appear for the JEE (advanced) test, skipping the JEE (main) that Indian students have to take. “The idea has been approved in-principle. […]

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2000 students drop out of IITs, IIMs in 2 years

  MUMBAI: Getting into IIT and IIMs is tough as it involves clearing national-level entrance tests. But not all who join these institutions complete their courses. About 2,000 students dropped out of IITs and IIMs in the last two years, data from the institutes show. Academic attrition is the highest at IIT-Delhi with 699 students […]

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To fill IIT faculty gaps, PhD entry for BTechs

  NEW DELHI: In the IIT council meeting next week, HRD ministry will propose a new research scholar scheme that proposes to identify 1,000 bright BTech students from premier engineering colleges who can be admitted straight into PhD programmes. Sources said that “IITs will be asked if it is possible to get exceptional students into […]

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