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UGC Lets Deemed Private Universities Have 6 Off-Centre Campuses
New Delhi: Barely three months after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued notice to 10 deemed universities, including prestigious ones like the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, for having off-centre campuses without clearance, it has amended its regulation allowing private deemed universities to have six off-campuses. In case of government-established... 10 Feb 2016
British Council Announces Scholarship for Indian Students
CHENNAI: The British Council has announced educational scholarships worth Rs 40 crore for Indian students who want to study in the UK. The scholarships will cover a range of subjects from engineering, law, art and design to Information technology across more than 40 institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.   An Education... 06 Feb 2016
Amity University Plans 40 Offshore Campuses
NOIDA: Amity University on Wednesday announced it would to set up 40 offshore campuses.   Atul Chauhan, chancellor of Amity University, said the university would open its campus in Australia within a year.   "Amity University already has global campuses in London, Dubai, Singapore, New York, California, Abu Dhabi, China, etc. We... 06 Feb 2016
Score Over 100% for Top Grade in New DU System
NEW DELHI: Students would have to score more than 100% marks to get the top 'O' grade ('outstanding') in some subjects under the "relative grading" system introduced in Delhi University's undergraduate courses as part of the choice-based credit system (CBCS). This is one of the many bizarre anomalies noticed in the first semester results... 06 Feb 2016
AAP Govt Scraps Management Quota in Nursery Admissions
NEW DELHI: in an attempt to end "discrimination" during admission in private unaided schools, the Delhi government on Wednesday ordered such schools to scrap the management quota. It also struck down 62 debatable criteria, against which some schools had been awarding seats, for selecting the students. The order is likely to hit a legal hurdle... 09 Jan 2016
IIT-Kharagpur Starts Trending Tech Short Courses
KOLKATA: IIT Kharagpur, under the Union government's GIAN programme, has started conducting short courses on the latest and trending technologies that are most in demand. "Nanobiotechnology is a relatively young discipline whose purpose is the juxtaposition of nanoscience and biotechnologies. Naturally, it is a science at a crossroads, bridging... 08 Jan 2016
Last Date for JEE Applications Extended till January 11
MUMBAI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the last date of filling the online forms of Joint Entrance Exam JEE-Main-2016 to January 11. Even the attempts for taking the JEE have been increased; candidates can now take a shot at this entrance test thrice, instead of twice. Earlier, students had to fill the forms by December... 01 Jan 2016
NIIT Offering Programme in Banking Sales and Marketing
CHENNAI: NIIT Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI), India's largest banking training institute, has launched a certificate programme in banking sales and marketing (CPBSM) in association with Catholic Syrian Bank (CSB). CPBSM is an exclusive programme that aims at building a pool of probationary officers with marketing skills.   The... 01 Jan 2016
Delhi Nursery Admissions to Begin January 1, 88 Schools yet to Notify Criteria
NEW DELHI: Despite repeated warnings from the Delhi government, over 80 private schools in the national capital were yet to notify their criteria for nursery admissions that are set to begin from Thursday. According to data available with the Directorate of Education, 88 out of 1,737 private schools have not notified their criteria despite passing... 01 Jan 2016
kendriya vidyalaya Admissions to Go Online in 2016
New Delhi: Admissions to Class I in the 1,128 kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) will be done online from 2016-17. The decision was taken at the last hoard meeting of kendriya vidyalaya sangathan (KVS). According to senior KVS officials, over 10 lakh students apply every year. ‘Around 1.5 lakh students are likely to be enrolled in the forthcoming session.’... 10 Dec 2015
No Clarity On Rent Deeds As Proof
Nursery Admission-Seekers In A Fix As Doe Guidelines Don't Include It. NEW DELHI: The directorate of education's failure in including rent agreements as valid document for residence proof has led to confusion among parents. A large number of parents, whose children will be vying for nursery seats, stay on rent and they have been left wondering... 10 Dec 2015
No Changes in Nursery Admission Process
NEW DELHI: There will be no changes in the nursery admission process beginning January 1, 2016 as the amendments to Delhi School Education Act 1973 passed in Delhi assembly are yet to be approved by the Centre. The directorate of education issued nursery guidelines for the 75% general category (or open seats) on Tuesday evening. Delhi education minister... 09 Dec 2015
Rising number of aspirants signals return of 2-year MBA
  MUMBAI : On the academic floor, the MBA is once again gaining ground. Applications to management schools are rising and the demand to study business has gone up significantly.   A survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council, the providers of the GMAT examination, found that more than half of all two-year MBA programmes reported... 08 Dec 2015
IIT-R Not to Name Pupil Who Got Record Rs.1.31cr Google offer
Roorkee: After a lean placement season for the past few years, it was celebration time at IIT-Roorkee on Saturday when a BTech final year student got a Rs 1.31 crore annual salary offer from Google. NP Padhy, head of the institute's placement cell, said "it was the highest ever package offered by any company in the history of the institute."... 07 Dec 2015
IIT Final Year Student Lands Rs 1.8 Crore Job @ Google
LUCKNOW: Son of entrepreneur parents, final-year computer science student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna, Lucknow boy Ashutosh Agarwal bagged a plum job with an annual package of Rs 1.80 crore at Google Inc. Presently in his 7th semester, the 21-year-old, who finished a three-month internship at Google New York earlier this year... 07 Dec 2015
Online Petition Seeks Cancellation of Anna University Semester Exams
CHENNAI: A petition started by the 'AntiExam Community' on the online platform change.org has urged Anna University authorities to cancel all semester exams in view of the damage caused by rain and floods. The petition that was started on Wednesday garnered more than 22,000 supporters in a day.   The petition states: "With the never stopping... 27 Nov 2015
IIT Kharagpur Most Employable in Country, QS Survey
KOLKATA: IIT Kharagpur was rated the most employable institute in the country by an international survey for higher educational institutions on Thursday. It is also the only other institute apart from IIT Bombay to make it to the top 100 of the global employability rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which released its first ever Graduate Employability... 27 Nov 2015
A Year on, Government Brings German Back to Kendriya Vidyalayas
NEW DELHI: German will now be taught in Kendriya Vidyalayas as an additional language, as the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to a joint declaration of intent between the HRD ministry and the federal foreign office of Germany in this regard. An official statement released in Delhi said an "expost approval" has been given to... 19 Nov 2015
WBJEE to Be an 8.5hr Ordeal on May 17, a Weekday
KOLKATA: The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2016 for engineering and medical will be held on May 17, for the first time a weekday, to ensure that the crucial tests do not clash with the impending Assembly elections expected anytime between April 1 and May 15. For the 45,000-odd students who appear for both streams, it will be an eight-and-half-hour... 14 Nov 2015
IISc Only Indian Institute to Make It to Top 100 Universities List
NEW DELHI: An Indian University has featured on the list of top 100 varsities in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for the first time. Bangalore's Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been ranked 99th in engineering and technology category of the ranking released on Wednesday.   "This year's stand-out success story has to be India,... 14 Nov 2015
LSR Students Get Good Placements
New Delhi: Lady Shri Ram College has had an exceptionally good year of placements. Third year commerce student, Rhea Grover, has an offer of Rs 29 lakh per year from management consulting firm, Parthenon-EY.   It is, by far, the highest pay package LSR has got in the past few years. The highest, Rs 32 lakh per year from a back in 2011, was... 30 Oct 2015
15 Out of 20 Top CBSE Schools are in South
NEW DELHI: With seven of its schools among India's best 20, Tamil Nadu tops the list of states going by the best overall aggregates in class XII CBSE exams in 2015. The data, exclusively available with TOI, also reveals that Bengaluru houses five schools among the top 20. And it's not that private schools are the only ones coming out with flying colours.... 01 Oct 2015
2.1 Lakh Enrol for CAT 2015 Marking a Six Year High
NEW DELHI: Over 2.18 lakh candidates have registered for the Common Admission Test 2015, marking a six-year high, though it is still way behind its all-time record of 2.76 registrations in 2008. The last date for registration of the entrance test to premier management institutes and top B-schools was on September 25 and the computer-based test will... 30 Sep 2015
Govt Meet Fails To Decide on Revival of Class X Exams
NEW DELHI: Despite a broad consensus to bring back class X board examination and revoke the “no detention" policy, no decision could be taken in the 63rd meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education on Wednesday. Though states wanted the no-detention policy to be scrapped in one go, Centre has asked states to formally provide their... 21 Aug 2015
More Girls Now Make it to IIT
MUMBAI: The number of girls admitted to IITs has gone up marginally this year too, from 8% last year to 9% in the current batch. Though, in absolute numbers, girls on the elite institutes' campuses have gone up by 40, compared to 2014, gender disparity continues to be a problem. Of the 9,974 students allotted seats in 18 IITs in the first joint seat... 21 Aug 2015
Class XII Marks May Soon Not Count For in Engineering Admissions (JEE Advance 2016)
MUMBAI: Students may not require their Class XII board marks for admissions to all central engineering institutes, other than IITs, from next year or by 2017, if a Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) recommendation is accepted by the ministry of human resource development. On the other hand, the competitive exam may be held a tad earlier next year,... 05 Aug 2015
No Plan to Make Teaching of Yoga Compulsory at Schools Govt
NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday said there is no plan to make teaching of yoga compulsory at all the educational institutions in the country. However, it said that yoga is a subject along with physical and health education for schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). "No. However, yoga is one of the subjects... 31 Jul 2015
Nebraska Varsity Scholarships for Gitam Students
VISAKHAPATNAM: The University of Nebraska, US, has come forward to give scholarships to Gitam University students under the Nebraska Advantage Scholarship program, said Prof Patrick McNamara, director of international studies at the University of Nebraska. He made the announcement during his visit to Gitam on Wednesday. Prof McNamara also signed an... 31 Jul 2015
African students find Tamil Nadu a safe bet for higher education
For Nzamvveth Orifa, an MSc microbiology student from Rwanda, Coimbatore has become a home away from home. He is part of the growing tribe of international students, especially from Africa, who are enrolling themselves in colleges in the region for its quality education, affordable courses and, most importantly, the near absence of racial discrimination.... 24 Jul 2015
Education will end the caste system, says dalit IIT icon
KHARAGPUR: It was drizzling when Raju Saroj arrived at IIT-Kharagpur on Wednesday evening, carrying with him a certificate for admission, the blessings of his parents and grandparents, and most of his life in a little hold-all. The 18-year-old, who has turned into a dalit icon along with his brother and fellow IITian Brijesh, has got a seat in electronics... 24 Jul 2015