AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack of infrastructure

AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack of infrastructure

The AICTE has also issued a show cause notice to the administration of the college for failing to comply with the recommendation of a Standing Appellate Committee (SAC) issued in April. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has barred GB Pant Engineering College here from admitting students for the academic year 2017-18 as it lacks basic facilities and infrastructure. The apex regulatory body for technical education, in its notice, stated that the college lacks facilities like research labs, sick room, common room for boys…

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Flow of Indian students to US grows at three-year low of 12.3%

Flow of Indian students to US grows at three-year low of 12.3%

A total of 186,267 Indian students were studying in US universities in 2016-17. In 2015-16, the number had grown by 24.9% and in 2014-15 it had jumped by 29.4%. Photo: New Delhi: Indian students’ flow to the US for higher education rose 12.3% in 2016-17, a three-year low, amid concerns over changes in US immigration policy. According to official data released on Monday, a total of 186,267 Indians were studying in the US universities in 2016-17. In 2015-16, the number had grown by 24.9% and in 2014-15 it had jumped by…

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7-day time frame for reporting discrepancies in exam papers: UPSC

7-day time frame for reporting discrepancies in exam papers: UPSC

It is probably the first time that the UPSC has fixed a deadline for candidates to make representations on exam papers. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has fixed a seven-day time frame for candidates to report mistakes or discrepancies in questions asked in the various examinations conducted by it. Thousands of students appear in various recruitment examinations conducted by the commission. These include the civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others. “For each examination, a time frame of 7 days (a…

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Preparation Tips to Master CAT Quantitative Aptitude Section

Preparation Tips to Master CAT Quantitative Aptitude Section

The common admission test is probably the most competitive exams in the country. The IIMs conduct the CAT exam every year on a rotational basis. The IIM CAT is taken by over a quarter of a million MBA aspirants to take admissions in the IIMs or other top tier management institutes in the country. The CAT exam includes three sections i.e. quantitative aptitude section, reading comprehension &verbal ability section and data interpretation & logical reasoning section. Amongst these sections, the quantitative aptitude is debatably the most difficult section due to…

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Preparation Tips to improve chances of success in TS EAMCET

Preparation Tips to improve chances of success in TS EAMCET

What is TS EAMCET? How to score in TS EAMCET? What is the exam pattern? What to study? How to study? How hard can it be to score well in TS EAMCET? These are some of the most frequent doubts that baffle the aspirants, who aspire to get admission in Telangana Engineering Institutes. TS EAMCET is a state-level entrance examination held for the admission in engineering and medical & agriculture institutes of Telangana. Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University (JNTU) conducts the exam on behalf of TSCHE (Telangana State Council of Higher…

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Two steps forward, a step back

Two steps forward, a step back

Of late, there has been much talk about establishing “world-class universities” in India. Recently, while addressing the gathering at the centenary celebrations of Patna University, the Prime Minister said, “We will provide assistance of ₹ 10,000 crore to ten private universities and an equal number of government universities, for a period of 5 years.” He proudly called it a “step forward” towards making the 20 universities “world class.” Is it really a “step forward”? It is a matter of great concern for us that Indian universities do not make it…

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Finance Ministry opposes free higher education for all students

Finance Ministry opposes free higher education for all students

The Finance Ministry considers it inappropriate to make higher education in Japan free without exception, informed sources said. The ministry now believes the proposed program, as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s initiative to support child-rearing families and cut tuition to zero, should screen eligible institutions and students, the sources said. Otherwise, Japan’s fiscal health, will deteriorate even further amid its ever-growing social security costs, they explained. Also, the ministry cannot give the nod because any indiscriminate tuition-free program could end up becoming mere financial aid for private universities and…

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Akeredolu’s govt to stop free secondary school education in Ondo

Akeredolu’s govt to stop free secondary school education in Ondo

Indications emerged on Sunday that the Ondo State government is set to discontinue free education at the Secondary Schools level across the state. The decision was contained in a communique issued by the over 2,000 stakeholders who converged on the International Culture and Events Center (DOME), Akure, for a two-day education summit in the state. Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who declared the event opened last Thursday, had assured the participants of the summit that the government will enforce any decision taken at the end of the summit. He urged participants to…

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12 Entrance Exams other than CAT that MBA Aspirants Should Apply for

12 Entrance Exams other than CAT that MBA Aspirants Should Apply for

Many of us have heard our peers using a phrase like, “I have decided to pursue MBA because I know it can get me a well-paid job and flourishing career.” But very few of us rationally decide whether doing MBA will actually prove to be beneficial or not? Also, if I have made up my mind to study MBA, which entrance exam should I prepare for, so that I get admission in some of the most famous MBA colleges in India? The first and foremost thing is to understand relevance…

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Super 30 founder on KBC hotseat with Amitabh Bachchan on Friday

Super 30 founder on KBC hotseat with Amitabh Bachchan on Friday

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar will play the role of a student before Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in the upcoming episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season nine, to be telecast on Sony TV at 9 pm on Friday. The recording of the episode was completed a few days ago. Anand was invited as a special guest and he ended up winning Rs 25 lakh on the hot seat. He answered seven questions, and was assisted a couple of times by IIT student Anup Kumar in the audience gallery. Anand was…

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