Author Archives: srijitagupta

Lok Sabha passes bill allowing IIITs to grant BTech, MTech degrees

The 15 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), established through public-private partnership, have been declared institutions of national importance. The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the bill that will now allow them to grant degrees. Union minister for human resource development, Prakash Javadekar, said the fees for the poor students… Read more »

SSC CGL 2017: Fresh exam dates released at ssc.nic.in

The Staff Selection Commission(SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL ) Tier 1 examination will be held from August 5 to August 24 this year. In a notification issued on Wednesday, SSC said, “In partial modification to the earlier announced date(s) of the said examination from 1st August, 2017 to 20th August,… Read more »

NEET counselling 2017: Cheating and fraud in Punjab medical admissions, we’ll check candidates, says BFUHS VC

The admission process for MBBS and BDS courses in the state has courted confusion and controversy this year. Questions over eligibility, students submitting fake NEET result cards and the release of —what students presumed were two merit lists — on June 29 and on July 17, have marred the process… Read more »

AP ICET 2017 allotment result announced: Check yours now

The provisional allotment list for admissions into first year MBA and MCA courses offered in universities and professional colleges in Andhra Pradesh for 2017-18 will be released on Wednesday. Candidates can check the allotment list by clicking here. You can download allotment order by signing-in through candidates login. The list will… Read more »

Soon 15 IIITs will be able to grant BTech, MTech degrees; LS passes bill

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill declaring the 15 existing IIITs, established through public-private partnership, as institutions of national importance, enabling them to grant degrees. Education was not an issue of political partisanship, said Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar in his reply to the debate over the Indian… Read more »

Students are the newest US weapon against terrorist recruitment

Washington — The Department of Homeland Security is enlisting American college students in its efforts to stop the radicalisation and recruitment of young people, mostly immigrants, by foreign terrorist groups. Under a programme called Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism, students at dozens of universities are given a budget of up to… Read more »

NEET must go: TN parties join hands to seek exemption for state from exam

New Delhi All parties from Tamil Nadu on Wednesday joined hands in the Rajya Sabha to demand complete exemption of the state’s students from the examination to medical and dental colleges, National Eligibility cum Entrance (NEET), alleging bias against them in the examination. The Centre said the matter was sub-judice. The… Read more »

SSC Scientific Assistant recruitment notification for 1102 jobs in Met Department issued

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Tuesday issued a notification for recruitment of Scientific Assistant In India Meteorological Department. The commission will fill 1,102 (tentative vacancy) posts through this process. The examination (computer based) will be held from November 20 to November 27, 2017. The last date for receipt of… Read more »

For the University of Mumbai, at 160, it’s time to introspect

A liberal education aims at the ‘making of men’, said Sir Raymond West, vice-chancellor of the University of Bombay, speaking in the convocation address in July 1882. “It [education] is not to be diverted into a process of manufacturing human tools wonderfully adroit in the exercise of some technical industry,… Read more »

TS EdCET 2017 answer keys out, check them here

The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) on Wednesday released the preliminary answer key of Telangana State Education Common Entrance Test (TSEd.CET-2017). The examination was conducted on July 16 between 11am and 1pm. Candidates can check the TSEd.CET-2017 preliminary answer key from the official website . Steps to check the preliminary… Read more »