EDUCATION

IFMR Institute in Chennai to Become University Soon

Chennai-based Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), is to become a full-fledged private University soon. IFMR Chennai, now in Sri City, which has been attracting students aspiring for management education, especially in social service and related areas, received letter of intent from the Andhra Pradesh State government for a Private University, said a statement. Known for its policy-oriented research ...

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Karnataka Schools Closed to Mourn Minister’s Death

Following the death of Minister for Cooperation and Sugar H.S. Mahadeva Prasad, the state government declared a holiday on Tuesday but many schools were already opened, making it defunct. There was considerable confusion among the schools as the government declared holiday on Tuesday itself after finding the minister dead in a resort room near Chikkaballapur in the morning around 8:30 ...

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Aadhaar Card Must for JEE

With a view to prevent impersonation and ensure fair practice, the Joint Apex Board (JAB) which oversees conduct of JEE (Main) exam, has decided to make use of Aadhaar number for JEE (Main) exam 2017. All students from the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir, where Aadhaar coverage is low, can use passport number, ration card number, bank ...

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JNU Alumni, BJP Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Speaks Out

Whether you are from Congress or BJP, a JNU alumni speaks out from heart and not from position once inside the red brick walls of JNU in New Delhi. So did Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on an NDTV program held inside JNU interacting with students. While a Congress supporting JNU student asked her repeated questions raising the West Bengal BJP ...

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CBSE declares results for CTET Sept 2016 Exam for Kendriya Vidyalaya Teachers

The CBSE has declared the CTET Exam 2016 result for Kendriya Schools teachers. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) held in the month of September was taken by more than 6,50,000 students and the candidates are advised to check their result from the official website — www.ctet.nic.in. The CTET certificate will help candidates to get a government job in Kendriya ...

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Mother of Missing JNU Student Meets Kejriwal

Watch Missing JNU Student Najeeb’s family met Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/9bOJYUz5H9 — AAP In News (@AAPInNews) October 31, 2016 More than 15 days after her son Najeeb Ahmed, studying in JNU, went missing mysteriously after a brawl with ABVP activists, the hapless mother met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday seeking justice to trace her son or find ...

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Now You Can Store Degree Certificates Online at Govt Depository (NAD)

The Union Cabinet has approved for setting up of a National Academic Depository (NAD) within the next three months, to be rolled out throughout the country in 2017-18. The Finance Minister’s Budget Speech of 2016-17, in February this year, mentioned the government’s commitment to establish a Digital Depository for school learning certificates, degrees and other academic awards of Higher Education Institutions, ...

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RV College of Engineering to Conduct Uranium Research in Karnataka

Board of Research in Nuclear Science has granted Rs.25 lakh to Bangalore-based RV College of Engineering for conducting research on spatial distribution of uranium and its impact on water in five districts of Karnataka. The grant for three years enables Bangalore’s No.1 engineering college to undertake the project entitled “Spatial distribution of Uranium and associated water quality parameters in Bangalore, Bangalore ...

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Clarification on Implementation of NEET

Supreme Court vide its orders dated 28th April and 9th May 2016 in WP No. 261/2016 directed that NEET shall come into effect immediately. However some State Governments indicated that it would be in the larger interest of the students’ community across the country to hold NEET for undergraduate admission from the year 2017-18 onwards instead of 2016-17. The points ...

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JNU Admn Cracks on Kanhaiya Kumar Stalling Registration for Monsoon Semester

JNU Row

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and 20 other students including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who were arrested under sedition charges have been successfully blocked them from registering for the next academic semester by the Registrar Pramod Kumar who has issued a diktum stating: “The registration of the following students should be blocked till further notice.” While media queries elicited no ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar Criticises Bihar Education System, Seeks Change

When it comes education and students, Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, spares nobody whether they are allies of his parent party or the Congress that supported him during his arrest, as is evident in his speech on Sunday. Reacting to Bihar toppers’ scam, Kanhaiya Kumar said that the state is not serious about the the education system, ...

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AISECT in MP Aims to Scale up Rural Skill Sets

In a bid to support the Skill sets development in India, AISECT group, based in Madhya Pradesh, has launched ‘aisectmoocs.com’, the country’s largest free online open learning platform recently. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal will offer over 2,000 courses including school courses, skill courses and higher education courses and all courses on aisectmoocs.com will be offered free of cost. ...

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UCLA Beefs up Security, Fails to Address Root Cause

In a typical response to campus violence that claimed the life of engineering professor William S. Klug on June 1 by his erstwhile Indian researcher on allegations of research fraud and unfair means, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block has resorted to the creation of a task force to examine the campus response to the tragedy instead of addressing the root cause ...

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IIT JEE ADV 2016 Results Declared, Website Crashes

The JEE Advanced 2016 Exam results are announced IIT joint board and the IIT of Guwahati on Sunday at 9:52 AM as announced but soon the website crashed under a heavy rush of enthusiastic students seeking to know their ranks for admission to  various IITs all over India. The online results can be checked by students at the following official website: ...

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Will Bassi in UPSC Halt JNU Lead in UPSC Exams?

With ex-Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi becoming a member of UPSC for five years, JNU students will have a tough time entering and rather topping the UPSC recruitments for IAS and other central services exams as was the trend for over three decades. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the civil services examination to select IAS, IPS and other central ...

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Cabinet gives nod to 6 New IITs

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday granted ex-post facto approval to the Amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of six new IITs at Tirupati (AP), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwar (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Goa, Jammu (J&K) and conversion of ISM, Dhanbad to an IIT under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The approval will bring six new Indian Institutes ...

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