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Question Papers and Answer Key After the Contest For Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM)

  April 03, 2019

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life.

 

Name of the Subject Question Paper Answer Keys
Biological Sciences (BL)                     
Biotechnology (BT)                     
Chemistry (CY)                     
Geology (GG)                     
Mathematics (MA)                     
Mathematical Statistics (MS)                     
Physics (PH)                     

 


UGC-Net Exam Application Last Date 31 March 2019

  March 31, 2019

  The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established by Ministry of Human
Resource Development as an independent autonomous, self-reliant and self-sustained
premier testing organization. The conduct of the UGC-NET examination has been
entrusted to the NTA by Government of India.
The NTA will conduct the next UGC-NET for 'Assistant Professor' or for ‘Junior
Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor' from 20June to 28 June, 2019.

    The Test will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.
The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed Information
Bulletin for UGC-NET which will be available on the website www.nta.ac.in and
www.ntanet.nic.in w.e.f. 01 March, 2019.
The candidates are required to apply online between 01 March, 2019 – 30 March,
2019. The fees can be paid up to 01 April, 2019.


Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2109 ,Admit Card Publish .

  March 20, 2019

The National Testing Agency will be conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – April, 2019 in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode at different Centres located in different Cities throughout the country and abroad from 7th April, 2019 to 10th April, 2019 & 12th April, 2019.
The e-Admit Cards of the candidates (who have paid the fees as on last date i.e. 08.03.2019) have been uploaded on the JEE Website: www.jeemain.nic.in and the Candidates are advised to download their e-admit card of JEE (Main) – April,2019.
https://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx

 


Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1 Indore INTERVIEW TO PREPARE PANEL FOR Part Time Job

  February 20, 2019

INTERVIEW TO PREPARE PANEL FOR PART TIME CONTRACTUAL TEACHERS,COACHES/INSTRUCTORS, COUNSELLOR,

DOCTOR AND STAFF NURSE FOR THE SESSION 2019-20 Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1 Indore prepare a panel for

Part Time Contractual Teachers, Coaches/Instructors, Counsellor, Doctor and Staff Nurse for the Session 2019-20.

Entrusted and eligible candidate (from age 18 years to 65 years) can attend “Walk-in-Interview” on prescribed

date with application in prescribed format and testimonials, 

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NO.1. RESIDENCY CLUB ROAD,

NAVLAKHA, NEAR-ZOO, INDORE – 452 001 (M.P.)

PHONE (0731) 2701887  E-mail: kvindore@yahoo.com

http://www.kv1indore.ac.in/home.php


Universities should hold convocation every year: HRD Ministry

  September 01, 2018

The HRD Ministry has written to all universities mandating them to hold convocation every year after few universities were found skipping the event.

This is what HRD Ministry said,

"Convocation ceremonies must be held regularly and degrees awarded annually as the event carries a huge significance for graduating students and is a moment of pride for their families," a senior HRD Ministry official said.

"It was found that some universities were not doing the exercise regularly due to either financial or time constraints. However, they are supposed to do it every year," the official added.

Universities asked to give details of last convocation

The Ministry has also asked all universities to send details of the last convocation held by them.

For instance, West Bengal's Visva Bharati University held its convocation in May after five years.

Convocation of Central University of Tripura

The Central University of Tripura held its convocation after four years this year where they awarded degrees to all scholars from the last four years.
Forty-six years after its first and only convocation, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) held its second convocation this year.

 

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Harvard University sued for racially discriminating against Asian-American students

  June 18, 2018

The prestigious Harvard University in the US racially discriminated against Asian-American students by rating them lower than others applicants on traits like "positive personality," according to a lawsuit against one of the Ivy League schools.

The 388-year-old institution is being sued by Students for Fair Admissions, an action group, for discriminating against Asian applicants, the New York Times reported.

More than 1,60,000 applicants

The group commissioned an analysis of admission data of more than 160,000 applicants who applied for admission from 2000 to 2015, which showed that Asians were given lower scores on "personality" traits - likability, courage, kindness and being "widely respected".

Asian-Americans scored higher than applicants of any other racial or ethnic group on admissions measures like test scores, grades and extracurricular activities, according to the analysis commissioned by a group that opposes all race-based admissions criteria.

But the students' personal ratings significantly dragged down their chances of being admitted, the analysis found.

The court documents, filed in federal court in Boston, also showed that Harvard conducted an internal investigation into its admissions policies in 2013 and found a bias against Asian-American applicants. But Harvard never made the findings public or acted on them, the report said.

Harvard, admitted 4.6 per cent applicants this year

Harvard, one of the most sought-after and selective universities in the country, admitted only 4.6 per cent of its applicants this year. That has led to intense interest in the university's closely guarded admissions process.

Ted Lieu, a congressman for California, blasted Harvard for appearing to "attribute personality traits based on race." He called the report "outrageous", adding that "it feeds into historical damaging stereotypes about Asian-Americans."

In response, Harvard commissioned its own study, which described the report as "incomplete and misleading".

"Thorough and comprehensive analysis of the data and evidence makes clear that Harvard College does not discriminate against applicants from any group, including Asian-Americans, whose rate of admission has grown 29 per cent over the last decade, Harvard said in a statement.

The organisation's incomplete and misleading data analysis paints a dangerously inaccurate picture of Harvard College's whole-person admissions process by omitting critical data and information factors."

Not just Harvard, but other schools too

Many Ivy League schools, not just Harvard, have had similar ratios of Asian-American, black, white and Hispanic students for years, despite fluctuations in application rates and qualifications, raising questions about how those numbers are arrived at and whether they represent unspoken quotas, the report said.

 


Students in UP to learn about Yogi Adityanath's guru in schools

  June 18, 2018

The Yogi Adityanath-led government has recently announced that school students will now study about personalities such as Nath sect gurus Baba Gorakhnath, Baba Gambhirnath and Swami Pranavananda when their schools reopen after the summer vacation.

As per reports, chapters on them have been included in books for students of classes 6, 7 and 8.

Here's what Bhupendra Narayan Singh, basic shiksha adhikari, Gorakhpur said:

Meanwhile, Bhupendra Narayan Singh, basic shiksha adhikari, Gorakhpur, said that the new books have been made attractive with colourful printing.

"The biographies of Baba Gorakhnath, Baba Gambhirnath and Swami Pranavananda, martyrs Bandhu Singh, Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil etc. will be taught to students. Guru Gorakhnath is part of the curriculum of Class 6 book 'Mahan Vyaktitwa' (great personalities)," Singh said in recent PTI report.

"More than 8,36,975 books of Class 1 to Class 8 have reached us and the process of sending them to block resource centres and schools has been initiated," Bhupendra Narayan Singh added.

More on the report:

Meanwhile, martyr Bandhu Singh, Alha Udal and Rani Awantibai are also part of the curriculum.

There were 32 chapters in the book 'Mahan Vyaktitwa' previously, which has been increased to 38 now.

Further, children will also learn about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay and former president APJ Abdul Kalam.

Biography of Swami Pranavananda:

The biography of Swami Pranavananda, a disciple of Baba Gambhirnath, will be taught to Class 8 students.

There is a Quick Response (QR) code on each chapter of the new books. After scanning the code, students can get information about the chapter on mobile phones, the BSA said.

 


PhD must for recruitment of teachers in universities from 2021, says Prakash Javadekar

  June 14, 2018

The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press briefing announced that PhD degree will be a must for teaching at university level for the entry-level designation of Assistant Professor from 2021.

Master's degree with NET to be the minimum eligibility criteria:

Meanwhile, master's degree with National Eligibility Test (NET) or PhD would continue to be the minimum eligibility criteria for direct recruitment in colleges.

Further, announcing the new regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Prakash Javadekar said Academic Performance Indicators (API), resisted by many as research was made compulsory for college teachers, has been scrapped so that they can focus on teaching.

Here's what Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said:

"The whole effort is to improve the quality of higher education and to attract and retain the best talent in the country. All the incentives of earlier regulations have been maintained, but the API for college teachers has been removed.

"Now college teachers would not have to mandatorily do research but will have to essentially concentrate and give better education to undergraduate students," said Javadekar.

However, PhD degree has been made mandatory for promotion to assistant professor (Selection grade) in colleges from 2021, Javadekar said.

Simplified teacher evaluation grading system:

A new and simplified teacher evaluation grading system has been introduced and teaching outcomes would be considered for promotion.

"New recruitment for universities will be only PhD holders. We have given a time of three years. So from 2021, assistant professor (entry level position) will have to hold PhD degree," Javadekar added.

PhD from top 500 varsities abroad will be eligible for appointment in universities:

All the Indian students who have got their PhD degree from top 500 universities abroad will also be eligible for appointment in universities and colleges. Currently, such students are not eligible to take up teaching jobs in the Indian universities and colleges.

According to the new regulations, for the first time, provision for promotion in colleges will be up to professor level, he said.

DU not among top 500 ranked universities

Former Delhi University VC Dinesh Singh told HT that it was ironical because DU isn't in the Top 500 globally, the University of Delhi will, in effect, not be able to hire its own PhDs directly and require them to clear NET.

"I have first-hand knowledge of so many doctoral students of the universities whose doctoral work have been deemed outstanding at the global level and have been published in outstanding research journals. Such PhDs will be humiliated by making them take the NET exam," he told HT.

Compulsory induction programme:

Also, it would be mandatory for newly recruited teachers in universities and colleges to undergo one-month compulsory induction programme.

Furthermore, speaking over allegations of bogus certificates being offered by a university in Rajasthan, Javadekar said, "We have already started an inquiry (into it)."

 


This is the most favourable course at DU with more than 1 lakh applicants for it

  September 07, 2018

As per data by Delhi University, BA (Hons) English programme is the most favourable course by the undergraduate (UG) admission seekers in the varsity.

BA (Hons) English: Number of students applied

As many as 1,26,327 students have applied for the BA (Hons) English programme in Delhi University, followed by 1,05,818 students for BA (Programme), according to data shared by the varsity.

BA (Hons) Political Science course saw 1,05,590 applicants, while BA (Hons) Economics had 96,709 applicants.

The least number of applicants were for vocational courses -- 49,378 applicants for BA (Voc) Tourism Management, followed by 53,207 for BA (Voc) Human Resource Management.

BA (Hons) Applied Psychology was the third least popular with 57,584 applicants.

Slight increase in Humanities and Commerce cut-off

Based on the cut-offs announced by St Stephen's College, it can be predicted that the cut-off for Humanities and Commerce stream courses will increase for other Delhi University colleges and may remain same or decrease marginally for Science courses.

The varsity threw open its admission portal for aspirants of various undergraduate courses on May 15. The registration for these courses ended on June 7.

Delhi University has, for now, announced that a total of five cut-off lists will be released and the notification for the first cut-off will be issued on June 19.

Total number of applicants

More than three lakh students had registered for about 55,000 seats in undergraduate courses -- merit and entrance-based both.

According to an official from the university, 2,78,544 aspirants have made payments.

Last year, around 2.20 lakh candidates had made payments.

 


Student from IIIT Delhi gets Rs 71 lakh annual pay offer, Goldman Sachs among top recruiters

  June 14, 2018

The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) has successfully concluded its placement session for the academic year 2017-18 with Qualcomm and Goldman Sachs emerging as the biggest recruiters for the graduating batch.

This year, MTech CB and MTech CSE registered a 100 per cent placement record while BTech CSE, BTech ECE and MTech ECE registered 94 per cent, 89 per cent and 84 per cent respectively, as reported by NDTV.

Highest pay package:

A student from BTech landed the highest-ever overseas pay package of Rs 71 lakh during the campus placements conducted this year.

Further, a total of 106 companies offered full time and internship roles during the IIIT D placement process.

Average salary package:

Meanwhile, the average salary package at the campus was Rs 14.78 lakh.

Highest Indian compensation:

As per reports, the highest Indian compensation was Rs 40 lakh for BTech and Rs 22 lakh for MTech programme.

"This year, a total of 446 offers were made at the institute, inclusive of 235 full-time job offers and 211 intern offers. Amongst the full-time job offers, 150 A+ offer with CTC Rs 10 lakh and 85 A offers with CTC ranging from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10 lakh," as per recent NDTV report.

Here's what Professor Pankaj Jalote, Director IIIT-D, said:

"It's a proud moment for IIIT-D to see the graduating batch excel not just in academics but in the professional front, too. These are the future engineers of tomorrow who will take forward the institute's idea to develop the world with the IT solutions in the most sustainable and responsible ways. I wish them all the good luck as they embark on a new journey of life," Professor Pankaj Jalote, Director IIIT-D told NDTV.

Goldman Sachs one of the biggest recruiters:

Further, in the IIIT-D placement process, Qualcomm and Goldman Sachs emerged as the biggest recruiter for the graduating batch.

Other top recruiters:

Amazon, Adobe, IBM Research, Microsoft, Myntra, Direct I, Math works, SanDisk, NXP Semiconductors, ST Micro Electronics etc

Total number of internship offers:

The internship offers at IIIT-D saw the highest stipend of Rs 1 lakh per month being offered to students and average stipend offered at Rs 25,000 per month.

In total, 211 internships offers were bagged by students with 122 for final year students and 89 offered to the pre-final year students.

 


DU admit cards for UG entrance exam to be released after 5 pm today, check www.du.ac.in

  June 14, 2018

Delhi University will be releasing the admit cards for entrance test for Undergraduate (UG) courses after 5 pm today. The admit cards will be accessed from the official website of the board, www.du.ac.in

More than 3 lakh students had registered for about 55,000 seats in UG courses -- merit and entrance-based both. However, according to DU official, 2,78,544 aspirants have made payments for the admissions in the university.

The official notification on the website as for now, says 'For Entrance based admission: Admit Cards will be made available after 5:00 pm of 14/06/2018. Please check your mail and your admission dashboard'.

According to the notification, the details of the DU admit cards will be sent to the registered email ids of the candidates.

As per the official data by Delhi University, BA (Hons) English programme is the most favourable course by the undergraduate (UG) admission seekers in the varsity.

Delhi University admissions for this year has already started from May 15 and recently the first cut-off has been released for St Stephen's College as of now; however, the cut-off list for other colleges are likely to be out on June 19.

 


31,980 candidates qualify for JEE Advanced extended merit list: IIT Kanpur

  June 14, 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has now announced an extended merit list for JEE Advanced 2018 following the directions of HRD Ministry to issue a supplementary merit list for the exam. About 31,980 candidates have been qualified in JEE Advanced 2018.

Earlier in the day, IIT Kanpur, the organizing institute for JEE Advanced this year, was asked by HRD Ministry to release a merit list with the number of candidates, which is twice the number of total seats on offer in each discipline and each category (general and reserved categories).

he direction was given in order to not compromise with the government's policy and that all reserved category seats are filled.

According to a Joint Admission Board (JAB) release, candidates who have appeared in both Paper 1 and Paper 2, can visit the official website at www.jeeadv.ac.in to check if they have qualified or not.

Here's how to check the extended merit list of JEE Advanced 2018:

  • Log on to the official website of the board, www.jeeadv.ac.in
  • On the homepage, click on the link which says, ' Extended List of JEE (Advanced) 2018 Qualified Candidates Released'
  • You will be redirected to a new webpage
  • Fill the details including registration numbers and other details
  • Check your result

JEE Advanced Results 2018:

  • The JEE Advanced results 2018 were announced on June 10, 2018, on the official website at jeeadv.nic.in
  • For the first time, JEE Advanced was held completely in the online mode
  • Over 1,60,000 students appeared for the JEE Advanced exam this year.

 


RBSE 12th Arts results 2018 to be announced: All you need to know about Rajasthan Board Results

  June 01, 2018

The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) is set to announce the results of the 12th board Arts result 2018 today (Friday), media reports said.

Students who appeared for the examination can check their result at rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in or rajresults.nic.in

Rajasthan Class 12 Arts Result 2018: Number of students

From the 8.26 lakh students who appeared for the 2018 RBSE 12th exams, about 5.37 lakh were from the Arts stream. The exam was held from March 8th to April 2nd this year.

Rajasthan Class 12 Arts Result 2018: Date and Time

Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education will declare the results of Class 12 examination today at 6:15 pm. The students can check their results through official websites, rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in, rajresults.nic.in

Rajasthan Board Result 2018: How to check RBSE 2018 12th Arts result

  • Log on to the RBSE's official website -- rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in
  • Click on the relevant link for the Rajasthan 12th Arts result
  • Alternatively, go to the direct link to the BSER 12th Arts result
  • Enter all the details requested and click on submit
  • Marks will be displayed, which can be printed out

Rajasthan Class 12 Arts Result 2018: Rajasthan Board Results via SMS

Apart from the websites, students will also be able to obtain their marks through cell phones, In order to get the same, they should follow the below-mentioned steps:

For RBSE Class 12th Arts result

  • SMS - RESULT(space)RAJ12A(space) ROLL NUMBER - to 56263

RBSE Class 12th Arts result: Other websites to check

  • examresults.net
  • indiaresults.com

RBSE Class 12 Science examination

Earlier, the Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan declared the results of Class 12 Science examination on May 23. The pass percentage of boys is 85.08 per cent with 97,095 registering the first division, 45,611 male students scored second division and only 323 have got the third division.

Among girls, 51,434 registers first division, 12,016 got the second division and only 37 girls scored third division taking the pass percentage at 90.33 per cent. In the Commerce stream, 41,986 students cleared the examinations securing a pass percentage of 91.93. The pass percentage of boys is 85.08 and girls is 90.33.

About RBSE

Established in 1957, the Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER), has around 6,000 affiliated schools and more than 15 lakh students participate in the examinations conducted by the board every year.

 


SAT creators College Board announces India Global Higher Education Alliance to make world class education easily available

  June 01, 2018

The College Board on May 22 announced the formal launch of the India Global Higher Education Alliance during the two-day 'India Global Higher Education Alliance Symposium' held at the India Habitat Center.

The India Global Higher Education Alliance is a platform for achieving three primary goals:

  • Building a community of innovative secondary and higher education leaders who will work to improve the transition for students to higher education in India
  • Establishing a forum for sharing of global best practices so we can learn from what's working in admissions around the world
  • Taking concrete actions to help ensure that all students, regardless of income, geography or class, can access excellent higher education

Over the last decade, the Indian higher education made monumental strides in meeting the formidable challenge of doubling the size of its higher education system.

The College Board is convening Indian universities in order to help them to refine and drive structural improvements in that system, giving priority to how students access and prepare for the rigors of postsecondary education.

"While the College Board has delivered the SAT and Advanced Placement in India for decades, the time is right for us to work closely with innovate universities in India to provide more access to underserved populations, rethink admissions in an Indian context, and ensure India's leading universities continue to shine on the world stage," said Linda Liu, Vice President International at the College Board.

The founding members of the Alliance have all taken innovation approaches to admissions and enrolment, and are engaging in practices at the forefront of change in Indian higher education.

The affiliate members have tackled the challenge of attracting diverse groups of students from their home countries, as well as increasing global recruitment.

The goal of this Alliance is that progressive Indian universities can learn from the best practices shared by the affiliate members and adapt those practices to the current context of higher education in India.

More about the India Global Alliance Symposium:

  • The two-day "India Global Alliance Symposium" focused on all aspects of the Indian education system, ranging from K-12 to Higher education
  • Day 1 of the symposium focused on the current state of the Indian education system and an overview on the higher education enrolment channel
  • Day 2 explored subjects like the challenges and opportunities within the transition from secondary to higher education in India, megatrends in global higher education and international student mobility, and assessment in admission process
  • The symposium is the beginning of the work of the Alliance. Through convenings and concrete action plans, the Alliance will help ensure more of India's neediest students have access to higher education

The members spoke about the possibilities and methods for the sharing of global best practices to improve the quality of education in India, ensure equitable access to it, and expanding the scope of conversation to help elevate the role of admissions in advancing the mission and agenda shared by the College Board and the Alliance members.

The College Board, along with its partners, are seeking to bridge the gaps in the education system by helping simplify entrance and admission processes, building the critical thinking skills needed for the future, facilitating mid- and low-income students' access to high quality undergraduate experiences and helping Indian Universities to better recruit, admit and enrol students.

The College Board also brings to India best practices of its member institutions from around the world that will focus on supporting students while fostering the development of Indian universities into world-class institutions.

College Board India Scholars Programme

The College Board also announced the College Board India Scholars Programme, wherein high achieving, low-income students in India would be eligible to take the SAT at reduced costs and obtain full scholarships to India Global Alliance member universities in India that are co-funded by the College Board and Indian Alliance members.

More details will be released in June.

"As a Founding Member of this Alliance, we are excited to share ideas and learn from other institutions, both in India and abroad. We hope that this will open up opportunities for diversifying the applicant pool and enable access and equity," said the Registrar of Azim Premji University which focuses on educational research, Manoj P.

Founding and affiliate member universities include:

  • Ashoka University
  • Azim Premji University
  • Manav Rachna University
  • Columbia University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • FLAME University
  • Ahmedabad University
  • University of Cambridge
  • NMIMS University
  • BML Munjal University
  • Pomona College
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  • Pomona University, Purdue University
  • Manipal University
  • McGill University
  • University of Hong Kong

About the College Board

The College Board is a US-based, non-profit organisation that was established in 1900 to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world's leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success - including the SAT and the Advanced Placement programme.

 


Govt promotes its flagship programmes like Swachh Bharat, demonetization through NCERT textbooks

  June 01, 2018

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), the organisation which publishes common subject books for school students, has made several changes in the curriculum and the books over the past years but since the arrival of the Modi government , NDA-II schemes have become an adverse part of the books for classes 6 to 10.

Since the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education's (RBSE) new class 10 and 12 textbooks have started spreading the importance of government schemes by subtly introducing them in certain chapters, according to The Wire.

NCERT has also developed a new plan for replacing the images of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes by the new notes introduced during demonetization in primary school textbooks.

The main changes that have taken place in the NCERT books for classes 6 to 10 have been the insertion of paragraphs and facts about government schemes such as Digital India, Beti bachao Beti Padhao, Smart City, Skill India, Swachh Bharat and Demonetization.

Main focus on Swachh Bharat, Noteban and Digital India

The initial change that was introduced in the textbooks for class 6 was in chapter 6 of the Geography book which reads: ''Healthy mind lives in healthy body and for a healthy body clean environment particularly clean water, air and hygienic surroundings are pre-requisites. Swachh Bharat Mission, a government of India programme aims to achieve all these for people.''

This reference was made under the topic ''Landforms and the People'' in a chapter about major landforms of Earth.

Class 7 Geography textbook contains a small paragraph about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan which reads:

'' To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put fours on sanitation, the Prime Minister of India launched Swachh Bharat mission on 2nd October 2014.

Class 10 Economics chapter '' Money and Credit'':

The prelude of class 10 Economics chapter '' Money and Credit'' in the NCERT textbook contains an introduction to the concept and meaning of Demonetization in about 250 words.

The trivia box in class 10 Geography book, chapter 7 has now been replaced by a brief summary of the objective of the Digital India Campaign.

''Correcting the errors'' made by UPA

The historians from Indian Council of Historical Research had suggested the revamping of textbooks to change the matter introduced in NCERT books by UPA. The main objective was to raise the feeling of patriotism in students and make them more receptive towards government schemes as well as the history of our nation.

''Several things in these books are baseless, biased. The history of great valour of great personalities such as Shivaji, Vivekananda, Subhas Chandra Bose and Maharana Pratap find no place.'' The Indian Express quoted Atul Kothari, secretary of Vyas, as saying.

Former HRD minister Smriti Irani had also stated her plans to give a ''Hindu Perspective'' to school curriculum, as reported by Firstpost. Mention of schemes such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Namami Gange have also been made in these textbooks to further promote the steps that Modi govt seems to be taking towards the betterment of the nation.


RBSE 12th Arts results 2018 to be out today: Here's how you can check your Rajasthan board results via SMS

  June 01, 2018

The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) will soon announce the results of the Class 12th board Arts result 2018. The RBSE 12th results 2018 can be checked at rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in or rajresults.nic.in

More than 5,37,000 students appeared for Class 12 (Arts) examination this year. Students can check their results at the websites or they send an SMS.

RBSE 12th results 2018: How to check via SMS

In order to avoid a sudden rush on the website, students can easily check their result via SMS. Follow these simple steps to check your results:

SMS - RESULT(space)RAJ12A(space)ROLL NUMBER - to 56263.

Rajasthan Board class 12 Arts result 2018: How to check your scores

  • Log on to the official websites: rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in, rajresults.nic.in
  • Click on the relevant link, in this case, Class 12 Results
  • Click on the link that says "BSER Class 12 Arts results 2018"
  • Enter your roll number and date of birth in DD/MM/YYYY
  • Click on the "Submit" button
  • Check your result and take print out of the same for the future reference.

About RBSE

Established in 1957, the Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER), has around 6,000 affiliated schools and more than 15 lakh students participate in the examinations conducted by the board every year.

RBSE is an examination and academic education regulatory body in the state of Rajasthan. It conducts the Rajasthan 10th Board exams and the Rajasthan 12th Board exams.


Karnataka: JD-S MLA Konaraddi, 300 farmers spend night at disputed Kalasa Banduri Nala Project site

  February 01, 2018

Agitated with the frequent 'illegal' visits by Goan legislators to the Kalasa Banduri project at Kanakumbi in Belagavi district, JD(S) MLA from Navalgund, NH Konaraddi decided to do the same in a show of force.

On Wednesday night along with almost 300 farmers, he stayed over at the Maouli temple in Kanakumbi village. This was done to counter the allegations being made by Goan legislators that illegal works were on to divert the waters of the Mahadayi river.

His supporters also brought vessels to cook food for all the hundreds of farmers who had come to take part in this all night agitation.

Konaraddi has been fighting for the immediate implementation of the Kalada Banduri Nala project. Targeting both the Congress and the BJP, he says they must stand together in this fight.

The Nala project will help to augment drinking water supply to 13 taluks in four districts of North Karnataka.

Like many leaders, he wants the PM to intervene to find a solution to this vexed problem.


TMC sweeps Bengal bypolls, snatches Noapara from Congress, retains Uluberia

  February 01, 2018

The ruling Trinamool Congress today swept the two by-elections in West Bengal, snatching the Noapara Assembly seat from the Congress and retaining the Uluberia Lok Sabha seat.

TMC candidate Sajda Ahmed won the Uluberia Lok Sabha seat by a massive margin of 4.74 lakh votes. Ahmed got a total of 7,67,219 votes, while her nearest rival, BJP's Anupam Mallick garnered 2,93,018 votes, pushing the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to the third position in the seat.

The CPI (M) candidate got 1,38,792 votes while the Congress got a paltry 23,108 votes. There were 11,768 votes cast for Nota.

At Noapara too, it was smooth sailing for TMC candidate Sunil Singh who got more than 1 lakh votes winning by a mammoth margin of 63,018 votes. Once again, the BJP came in second with 38,711 votes.

The Congress party, which had won the seat during the last Assembly elections in 2016 has been reduced to the fourth place with just 10,527 votes. Interestingly, BJP with 38711 votes has taken the second spot replacing the CPI (M) which had 35,497 votes.


Disappointed with the Union Budget, says this Modi government minister

  February 01, 2018

A minister in the Modi government says he and his party are disappointed with the Union Budget.

Surprised? Don't be. The man in question, YS Chowdhary, isn't a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP, but of its NDA partner, Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party. Naidu, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, recently threatened to quit the BJP-led alliance.

"We are disappointed with the Union Budget presented today" said Chowdhary, the Union Minister of State for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences.

The minister explained that many Andhra-specific issues like the Railway Zone, funding for the Polavaram project and the new capital, Amaravati, hadn't been addressed. Chandrabadu Naidu will hold a meeting in Amaravati on Sunday to discuss these issues.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of his Cabinet lavished praise on the new budget, which Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented in Parliament today. That was expected, as was the Opposition's lack of enthusiasm for Jaitley's announcements - which included an increase in MSP for all unannounced kharif crops and a flagship health protection scheme.

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, a former finance minister himself, began his written riposte to Jaitley's speech by pointing out that this year's Budget was the last full one of the Modi government's term.

"Thank God for that," he added.

The Union Budget is presented in the Lok Sabha before the new financial year, which begins on April 1 in India, and needs to be approved by Parliament.

Inputs from Mausami Singh

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Industrialists and political leaders discuss Budget 2018

  February 01, 2018

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Rajasthan bypolls: Congress clinches Mandalgarh, Ajmer, Alwar months before state election. And how

  February 01, 2018

In a thumping victory, the Congress today first wrested the Mandalgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan from the BJP and then soon grabbed both the Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha seats in the state.

With Rajasthan heading to Assembly elections in a few months, this spectacular showing is being touted no less than a precursor to the polls' verdict.

Hundreds of Congress activists burst firecrackers and danced to drum beats outside the party office in Jaipur- as its candidate Vivek Dhakar trounced BJP's Shakti Singh Hada by 12,976 votes in Mandalgarh.

Party's Karan Singh won the Alwar Lok Sabha constituency seat, defeating BJP's Jaswant Yadav by 1,56,319 votes. Whereas, Raghu Sharma of the Congress won against BJP's Ram Swaroop Lamba in Ajmer.

Congress candidates led from the beginning in vote count in both the Lok Sabha seats and edged past the BJP in Mandalgarh after initially trailing at the second spot.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi in a laudatory tweet said,


IIT Kanpur to conduct JEE Advanced 2018 on this date

  September 19, 2017

The Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018, which is scheduled to be held on May 21, will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.

The Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018, which is scheduled to be held on May 21, will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. IIT Madras conducted the exam last year on May 21. The JEE-Mains is the entrance examination for admission to engineering courses offered across the country and a qualifying exam for JEE-Advanced which is required for admission to the IITs and NITs.

According to Amar Ujala, the JEE cell at IIT Kanpur is in the process of finalising the events required for conducting the examination.

Exam to go online from next year

Also, in order to make logistics and evaluation process less complicated for all, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) which is the policy-making body on IIT admissions, has decided to make the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) completely online.

"In order to make logistics and evaluations easier it was decided today that the JEE-Advanced should be made online," a JAB member told PTI. "The concept was being discussed for many years, but it was necessary to have adequate infrastructure to conduct the exam online," the member added.

Now, instead of using pen and paper, students will take up the examination at designated centres where they need to answer the questions on a computer. As of now, optical mark reading (OMR) sheets are used which need to be filled using pen or pencils and are evaluated by machines.

 


Over 5,000 computer teachers to be recruited by Haryana government: Manohar Lal Khattar

  September 19, 2017

Over 5,000 regular computer teachers will be recruited by the Haryana government next year. Also, computer education will also be included in the regular course of the state.

Over 5,000 regular computer teachers will be recruited by the Haryana government next year as per CM Manohar Lal Khattar's statement. Also, computer education will also be included in the regular course of the state. While addressing the audience on the concluding day of the two-day International Conference 'Making Haryana a Higher Education Power House' organised at Ashoka University in Sonipat, he made the announcement.

Raising country's education level

He said that the state government had been continuously working to promote higher education. He added that education held a mirror to the society and the progress of any society could be measured from the level of education. Discussions were held by hundreds of academicians from the country and abroad on various topics for raising the level of education in the state.

Recently, 21 new colleges were opened at a distance of every 20 kilometre in the state. Twenty-seven more places have been identified for opening new colleges, he said.

"At this two-day conference, academicians, including those from abroad, have given us various ideas to increase the standard of education and higher education in the state. We have to take care of education right from kindergarten to the post-graduation level. We have the basic infrastructure in place and will work on their suggestions," Khattar said.

He said the quality of research and courses in the universities should be in keeping with the needs of the industry.

"There is a need to check such universities that are running business in the name of education. We have taken several steps to improve education and Haryana is the first state to introduce teachers' online transfer policy," he said in a statement.

 


NEET Counselling 2017: Supreme Court to hear plea on September 22

  September 19, 2017

Nearly 1,600 seats in medical and surgical courses are left vacant after the second round of counselling across the country.

The Supreme Court (SC) has agreed to hear the plea seeking an additional third round of counselling on the basis of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) scores.

According to reports, SC will hear plea filed by a doctor named Senthil Nathan on Friday, September 22.

Further, the matter would be discussed in front of a three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud.

Here's what the plea read:

Nearly 1,600 seats in medical and surgical courses are left vacant after the second round of counselling across the country. Dr Nathan recommended a third round of counselling to resolve this matter, as reported by IANS.

Controversy over NEET:

NEET has been a point of controversy ever since the Supreme Court ruled that all the medical and dental admissions across private and government colleges in the country would be done on the basis of the score in the all-India exam. This sparked wide protests across the country.

A brief about NEET:

NEET is conducted for admission into MBBS and BDS courses across the country. The exam consisted of 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from physics, chemistry and biology (botany and zoology). The duration of the exam was of three hours.

The counselling is being held for 15 per cent of the general category seats. In the first round of seat allotment, a candidate has to report to the allotted institute.

NEET results:

Meanwhile, the results of NEET 2017 were declared on June 23 on the official website, cbseneet.nic.in or cbseresults.nic.in

As per the reports, nearly 6.11 lakh candidates have cleared the exam and qualified.

This year, a total of 11, 38,890 students appeared for NEET, conducted in 10 different languages across 1,921 exam centres including 1,522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 foreign students.

Further, Punjab's Navdeep Singh secured All India Rank (AIR) 1 rank by scoring 697 marks in the male category. Meanwhile, in the female category, Nikita Goyal emerged as topper from the same state.

About All India Quota Rank:

This is the rank for the purpose of all India quota seat allotment, after excluding candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir. As per directions of the Supreme Court, the candidates from these three states are not eligible to participate for 15 per cent all India quota counseling, according to NDTV.  

 


Strengthening school safety: Centre forms panel to monitor implementation of guidelines

  September 19, 2017

The Centre has decided to form an inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in its schools across the country. 

After the barbarous murder of a student in Gurgaon and rape of a girl by a school peon in the national capital made headlines, the Centre has decided to form an inter-ministerial committee to monitor implementation of safety measures in its schools across the country.

Utilizing Nirbhaya funds 

It was also suggested that the Nirbhaya funds, set up in the aftermath of brutal gangrape of a physiotherapy student here, can be utilised for various school safety measures. The decision was taken during a meeting between Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and WCD minister Maneka Gandhi.

"The existing measures for school safety were reviewed and new suggestions were discussed during the meeting. A committee of six secretaries will be constituted to monitor the implementation and progress of the guidelines," Maneka told reporters after the meeting.

The high-level meeting was held after reports surfaced of increased number of crimes against children in school.

The committee will have secretaries of Human Resource Development, Women and Child Development Ministry, Tribal Affairs, Minority Affairs, Social Justice and Empowerment and Drinking water and sanitation. It will conduct a series of meetings to develop a roadmap as well as a timeline for implementation of the measures recommended, she said.

Recommendations

  • Employing women drivers for the school buses
  • Screening a short film about child abuse in schools
  • Setting up of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) awareness booths

"Setting up POCSO booths, where students can be made aware about the mechanism to file complaints, screening of Komal-- a short film on concept of good touch, bad touch-- were among the measures discussed. We also suggested that Nirbhaya fund can be utilised for the purpose," Maneka said.

Representatives of the National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), CBSE, NCERT and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan also attended the meeting.

 


Child abuse: NCERT textbooks to teach about 'good and bad touch'

  September 18, 2017

The move comes in the backdrop of concerns about the safety of students in the wake of killing of a seven-year-old boy on a private school campus in Gurgaon and the rape of a five-year-old girl by a school peon in Delhi.

With the country witnessing a significant rise in the incidents of child abuse, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) wants schools kids to know the difference between 'good touch' and 'bad touch'.

The NCERT has said that all its books from the next session will carry a list of DOs to deal with such cases.

Moreover, NCERT will also have certain helpline numbers, brief about the POCSO Act and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

Here's what NCERT Director said:

  • While commenting on the same, the NCERT Director, Hrushikesh Senapathy said that the Ministry of Child and Women Development had approached them with the suggestion and "we have accepted it"
  • "So from the next session, the inner side of the back cover of all NCERT books will have certain guidelines in easily comprehensible language. It will also have certain illustrations about good touch and bad touch," Senapathy told PTI
  • Teachers do make an effort to educate students to differentiate between 'good and bad touch', but they, as well as parents, are often clueless about what to do in such situations and where to report such cases, said Senapathy. 

More on the report:

The move comes in the backdrop of concerns about the safety of students in the wake of killing of a seven-year-old boy on a private school campus in Gurgaon and the rape of a five-year-old girl by a school peon in Delhi.

CBSE orders psychometric test of school staff:

Last week, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) came out with a list of safety measures that needs to be followed by all its affiliated schools.

"It is reiterated, that all schools affiliated with CBSE are hereby directed to strictly adhere to all the guidelines issued by MHRD and Board from time to time. Any violation/lapses with regard to safety and well being of children in school campus would invite appropriate action including the disaffiliation of the school as per the provisions under Affiliation Bye-Laws of the Board," the notice read.

 


India's first Animal Law centre set up in Hyderabad

  September 18, 2017

On Friday, India's first Centre for Animal Law was inaugurated by the Nalsar University of Law. The students will be able to conduct research and advocate animal protection rights.

On Friday, India's first Centre for Animal Law was inaugurated by the Nalsar University of Law. The students will be able to conduct research and advocate animal protection rights. So as to steer and coordinate the activities of the centre, the Humane Society International/India will work in association with the university.

As per TOI report, the Centre was inaugurated by union minister for women and child welfare, Maneka Gandhi, who is also an environmentalist and animal protection crusader.

China's impact on India's animals

"While fighting various cases in courts, we spend a lot of time in researching. The Centre at Nalsar can emerge as a resource group where gap studies for such cases can be conducted by students," said Gandhi, urging the university to conduct a critical study on China's impact on India's animals.

Expressing concerns over extinction of various animals, she said, "Around 1,800 tigers in the country are on life-support. Apart from this, we have only 20,000 camels in the country with rare species such as swimming camels being only 3,000."

Unprotected borders

She further added how our borders around the Kutch area are not protected as the Border Security Forces lacks enough camels to patrol.

The Nalsar University also released a press release according to which the centre will develop curriculum on animal welfare laws, including developing topics for research. "Workshops will also be organised on animal laws and animal welfare issues with judicial magistrates, animal welfare advocates, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in the government," reads the release.

 


IIT Kanpur to conduct JEE Advanced 2018 on this date

  September 18, 2017

The Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018, which is scheduled to be held on May 21, will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.

The Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018, which is scheduled to be held on May 21, will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. IIT Madras conducted the exam last year on May 21. The JEE-Mains is the entrance examination for admission to engineering courses offered across the country and a qualifying exam for JEE-Advanced which is required for admission to the IITs and NITs.

According to Amar Ujala, the JEE cell at IIT Kanpur is in the process of finalising the events required for conducting the examination.

Exam to go online from next year

Also, in order to make logistics and evaluation process less complicated for all, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) which is the policy-making body on IIT admissions, has decided to make the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) completely online.

"In order to make logistics and evaluations easier it was decided today that the JEE-Advanced should be made online," a JAB member told PTI. "The concept was being discussed for many years, but it was necessary to have adequate infrastructure to conduct the exam online," the member added.

Now, instead of using pen and paper, students will take up the examination at designated centres where they need to answer the questions on a computer. As of now, optical mark reading (OMR) sheets are used which need to be filled using pen or pencils and are evaluated by machines.

 


Over 5,000 computer teachers to be recruited by Haryana government: Manohar Lal Khattar

  September 18, 2017

Over 5,000 regular computer teachers will be recruited by the Haryana government next year. Also, computer education will also be included in the regular course of the state.

Over 5,000 regular computer teachers will be recruited by the Haryana government next year as per CM Manohar Lal Khattar's statement. Also, computer education will also be included in the regular course of the state. While addressing the audience on the concluding day of the two-day International Conference 'Making Haryana a Higher Education Power House' organised at Ashoka University in Sonipat, he made the announcement.

Raising country's education level

He said that the state government had been continuously working to promote higher education. He added that education held a mirror to the society and the progress of any society could be measured from the level of education. Discussions were held by hundreds of academicians from the country and abroad on various topics for raising the level of education in the state.

Recently, 21 new colleges were opened at a distance of every 20 kilometre in the state. Twenty-seven more places have been identified for opening new colleges, he said.

"At this two-day conference, academicians, including those from abroad, have given us various ideas to increase the standard of education and higher education in the state. We have to take care of education right from kindergarten to the post-graduation level. We have the basic infrastructure in place and will work on their suggestions," Khattar said.

He said the quality of research and courses in the universities should be in keeping with the needs of the industry.

"There is a need to check such universities that are running business in the name of education. We have taken several steps to improve education and Haryana is the first state to introduce teachers' online transfer policy," he said in a statement.

 


IIT Delhi: First 'Industry Day' to be held on September 23

  September 16, 2017

The objective is to provide a common platform for the industry, academia and research community to come together to discuss the problems faced by the industry and form partnerships to create effective solutions.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi), a leading research institute in India, will organise its first 'Industry Day' meet with the theme 'Building a desirable ecosystem to link Industry, IIT Delhi, and Society' on September 23.

The objective is to provide a common platform for the industry, academia and research community to come together to discuss the problems faced by the industry and form partnerships to create effective solutions.

The event will bring together experts from the industry to discuss some prime issues concerning the relationship between industry and academia based on current societal requirement in the fields of Defence, Environment, Affordable Healthcare, Smart Cities, and Energy.

Here's what Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said:

Announcing the event, Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, said, "IIT Delhi has more than 2500 PhD students, over 500 faculty members, 2000 research publications and more than 100 patents are filed each year, and through this Industry Day, we want to strengthen the delivery part of our research ecosystem by collaborating with industries. "

"We want our research to be connected with the society with the help of industry and attempt to translate these technologies into real products. We hope that through this meet we can strengthen our ties with industry and create some tangible benefits for industry, IIT Delhi and the society at large," he said.

The premier institute has been working actively with the Industry over past several decades and has collaborated on more than 350 industrial projects with over 130 corporates in the last five years. This event aims to build on the strong relationship that IIT Delhi already enjoys with the industry and to further amplify it.

Over 200 industry experts such as Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman - BOG; Dr V K Saraswat, Member - NITI Aayog; Manpreet Singh, Director - KPMG; Dr Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Former Secretary - DBT, GOI; Dr. Sanjay Singh, CEO, Gennova Pharmaceuticals; Dipakshi Mehandru, Policy Advocacy and Government Affairs, DELL, are expected to attend the daylong event where faculty and students will showcase their ongoing work and technology available for transfer.

The major attributes of the Industry Day are the talks by key-note speakers exploring avenues of possible fusion pertaining to research and consultancy, as well as a panel discussion to find plausible solutions to bridge corporate expectation with academic training.

All the interested participants can register themselves by visiting: http://corprel.iitd.ac.in/registration.html

 


FIFA U-17 World Cup: WB students will get 5000 free passes for each match

  September 16, 2017

The FIFA U-17 World Cup will be held at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium and the students of the state will get 5000 free passes for each match.

India is eagerly waiting to hold the FIFA U-17 World Cup at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium from October 8, and for the students of the state, the West Bengal government is doing its best to make it an event to remember.

A senior official from the WB Education department stated that they are making arrangements to provide the school and college students of Bengal with 5000 free passes for each match of the U-17 World Cup. This includes all the 10 matches of the championship, including the final.

"Free passes will be provided to students of different schools and colleges of the state to watch the U-17 World Cup matches scheduled at the Salt Lake Stadium from October 8. Each day, around 5,000 students will be given the free passes to watch the match," the official told PTI.

"School authorities will be shortlisting the names of the students which will be forwarded to the education department," the officer told PTI. Notice regarding this matter has already been circulated in the schools and colleges.

Can every WB student get a free pass to the FIFA U-17 World Cup? Here are the details:

  • Every student of Bengal cannot avail one of the 5000 free passes to the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Only those students who are involved in football, soccer or other sports will be offered the free passes
  • There are 5000 passes to be given to students daily, of which college students and school students will receive 2000 each, while polytechnic colleges and madarsas will receive 500 each
  • The event supervisors-the West Bengal Sports Council -- will also be forwarding lists of those students who have excelled in sports
  • For those holding the free student passes, a separate seating area has been earmarked in the Salt lake Stadium
  • The government has also made arrangements for free fooding and lodging for the students coming to watch the FIFA U-17 World Cup from the districts and cannot return home on the same day
  • 70 AC and non-AC buses have been asked from the transport department by the education department for ferrying students to and from the Salt Lake Stadium

'Watching them will help in shaping our students who dream to be footballers'

"With such a big sporting event happening in the city, we must help our students to watch the high-class foreign footballers play the game. Watching them will help in shaping our students who dream to be footballers. We are sure that the students will get immense inspiration watching such a tournament from the front," the official said.

 


JNU Entrance Exam Official Notification 2018: Released at jnu.ac.in, check important dates here

  September 16, 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has released the official notification for its entrance examination for the academic session 2018-2019.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has released the official notification for its entrance examination for the academic session 2018-2019.

The exams will be held on December 27, December 28, December 29 and December 30.

According to the official notification, the admission procedure is online and the intake for various MPhil/PhD programmes of the university has been calculated as per the UGC Regulations, 2016.

Important dates:

  • Registrations open: September 15
  • Last date to apply: October 13 till 11:59 pm
  • Date of entrance exams: December 27, December 28, December 29 and December 30
  • Declaration of written exam for BA Hons, second year MSc in SCMM and SCIS, MA (Foreign language), MPhil/PhD, PhD, PGDE, MTech, MPH, COP, ADOP (Mass media):  February 21 (Tentative), 2018
  • Viva-Voce of the candidates selected on the basis of written test: March 20, 2018
  • Publication of merit list for admission to various programmes of study
    • Where viva-voce is not prescribed BA (Hons) First year, MCA, MA (except foreign languages) and MSc (Except MSc, SCMM and SCIS): March 25, 2018
    • Where viva-voce is prescribed BA (Hons) Second year, MA (Foreign languages), MSc in SCMM and SCIS, PhD, MPhil/PhD, MTech, MPH, COP, DOP and ADOP (Mass Media), PGDE: April 15, 2018
  • Registration of candidates selected for admission:
    • BA (Hons) First year, BA (Hons) Second year and part time, COP, DOP and ADOP (Mass Media): July 23, 2018 and July 24, 2018
    • MA, MSc and MCA: July 25, 2018 and July 26, 2018
    • MPhil/PhD, PhD, MTech, MPH, PGDE: July 27, 2018 and July 28, 2018
  • Last date for payment of fee: July 28, 2018
  • Registration of waiting list (all programmes): July 30, 2018 to July 31, 2018
  • Deadline for admission/registration: August 14, 2018

Admission seats:

  • MPhil/PhD programme: The seats have been increased to 720
  • BA undergraduate programmes:  459 seats
  • MA, MSc, MTech, MPH postgraduate programmes: 1118 seats
  • Part-time programmes (Diploma and certificate courses): 240 seats

The admit card for the exam will be tentatively released on December 10.

 


IIT Kharagpur students bag over 200 pre-placement offers from Samsung, Adobe Systems, Wipro, others

  September 15, 2017

IIT-KGP has also received more than 200 internship offers for the pre-final year students for the summer of 2018.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Kharagpur is all set to start its placement season from December 1.

For the IIT-K Pre Placement Offer (PPOs), top MNCs like Goldman Sachs, Samsung, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Adobe Systems, Wipro have offered more than 10 PPOs each.

As per reports, offers have been pouring for final year students as an outcome of internships which the students went for during the summer recess.

Here's what IIT-KGP Professor Debasis Deb said:

"This is an encouraging sign for us that companies recognise our students' hard work and motivation during the internship", Professor in-charge of the Career Development Centre at IIT-KGP Prof Debasis Deb said.

Furthermore, Deb said that several factors contributed to the high demand of the students. There are wide choices in the course curriculum available through flexible academic programmes, dedicated and experienced faculty strength and a strong presence of the alumni across most of recruiting organisations.

Meanwhile, IIT-KGP has also received more than 200 internship offers for the pre-final year students for the summer of 2018.

 


CBSE orders police verification, psychometric test of school staff

  September 15, 2017

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally come out with a list of safety measures that needs to be followed by all its affiliated schools. 

The brutal murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman, a student of Gurugram's Ryan International School, sparked country-wide outrage among parents on the issue of safety of their kids. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally come out with a list of safety measures that needs to be followed by all its affiliated schools. 

Here's the list of measures that schools have to follow on an immediate basis:

1. Get the security/safety audit done of their premises and personnel from their respective local police station and follow the security related advice for the safety of school children. This may be complied and reported online on CBSE's website www.cbse.nic.in within two months of receipt of this circular

2. Install CCTV Cameras at all vulnerable areas/point in the school premises and ensure they are functional at all times

3. They must get the police verification and psychometric evaluation done for all the staff employed. Such verification and evaluation for non-teaching staff such as, bus drivers, conductors, peon, and other support staff must be done very carefully and in a detailed manner

4. Ensure that supporting staff is employed only from authorised agencies and proper records are maintained

5. To constitute a parent-teacher-students committee to address the safety needs of the students and to take regular feedback from parents in this regard

6. The access to school building by outsiders should be controlled and visitors monitored

7. To provide training and development for staff to address their responsibilities to protect children from any form of abuse

8. The school shall constitute separate committees for redressal of public/staff/parents/students grievances, Internal Complaints committee on sexual harassment and committees under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offence) Act, 2012 and details of the these committees along with contact details shall be displayed prominently on School Notice Board and conspicuously on the school website for information of all stakeholders

Furthermore, the notice read:

"It is reiterated, that all schools affiliated with CBSE are hereby directed to strictly adhere to all the guidelines issued by MHRD and Board from time to time. Any violation/lapses with regard to safety and well being of children in school campus would invite appropriate action including the disaffiliation of the school as per the provisions under Affiliation Bye-Laws of the Board."

 


JNU to increase MPhil, PhD intake from 102 to 720

  September 15, 2017

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be increasing the student intake for MPhil/PhD programmes from 102 to 720 which is a significant jump.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be increasing the student intake for MPhil/PhD programmes from the next academic session. In a recent announcement, it said that from the upcoming session the seats will increase from 102 to 720, which is a significant jump. The entrance tests for the same will be conducted between December 27 and 30 this year.

Number of students under guides

As per HT report, according to a 2016 University Grants Commission (UGC) notification, a research supervisor/co-supervisor who is a professor, cannot guide more than three MPhil and eight PhD scholars. An associate professor as research supervisor can guide up to a maximum of two MPhil and six PhD scholars and an assistant professor can guide up to a maximum of one MPhil and four PhD scholars.

Due to the implementation of UGC 2016 regulation, there had been massive seat cuts in MPhil/PhD programmes at JNU, sparking protests among the students. The seats had been cut by about 86 per cent for the academic session, bringing the number of seats down from 970 to 102.

Candidates of the JNU Students Union (JNUSU) had brought up this issue during their campaign. The winning panel also promised that they would find a solution to the same if they get elected.

A statement released by the university said, "The intake for various MPhil/PhD programmes of the university has been calculated as per the UGC regulations, 2016. This year, the intake for MPhil/PhD has considerably increased with 720 seats open for admission in the forthcoming academic session."

But Geeta Kumari, the new president of the JNUSU, said that there still was no clarity on how the seat increase would happen. "We have just been given a number, 720. We still do not know which centres would have how many seats."

 


30 per cent of bank jobs to go in five years: Says former CITI CEO

  September 15, 2017

As much as 30 per cent of bank jobs will be gone in around five years, said former Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit. 

Former Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit recently mentioned that we could lose 30 per cent of bank jobs within just the next five years.

The Indian-American speaking to Bloomberg Television said that the onslaught of automation, artificial intelligence and the arrival of robots will change the way things are done in back offices. All routine work will be done via automation and new age software.

"I see a banking world going from large financial institutions to one that's a little bit more decentralized," Pandit said to Haslinda Amin from Bloomberg. A March 2016 report from Citigroup had also said that 30 per cent of jobs will be lost. While Pandit gave a time range of five years, the CITI report had given an estimate of 10 years.

Pandit had worked at Citigroup for five years before resigning in 2012. He is now the CEO of Orogen Group, a private equity firm founded by him.

Citigroup starting Smart Automation Centre

A July report had mentioned that New York based Citigroup was starting a new Smart Automation Centre with a range of employees who would look after the automation wave hitting the bank jobs. One of the job postings for the centre said: "Must be entrepreneurial, and thrive in environments with a blank canvas that will allow you to flex your intellectual muscle to contribute to building a strategy from the ground up."

Other high profile employees in the field of finance are also speaking about the loss of jobs with the incoming wave of automation and robotics. Goldman Sachs' and JPMorgan are two more companies who are working at automating some of their functions.

"I don't want to get blindsided. It's less the technology, as such, providing a transformative element in the banking industry," said Swiss Bank UBS CEO Axel Lehmann in a Business Insider interview, last month. "It's really alternative business models that has the potential to shake up everything and eat into our cake."

 


India-Japan Study Centre to be inaugurated at IIM Bangalore today

  September 14, 2017

IIM Bangalore will inaugurate the India-Japan Study Centre on campus, today on September 14 to promote collaborative research between partnering Japanese institutes, industry and IIMB. 

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe's India visit has not only laid the foundation of the most anticipated project of the year, i.e India's first bullet train, but has also given both the nations a chance to strengthen their economic and educational ties. The Rs 1.1 trillion high speed rail project was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart.

India-Japan Study Centre

 

Along with this, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) will inaugurate the India-Japan Study Centre on campus, today on September 14. The major objective behind setting up of the same is to promote collaborative research between partnering Japanese institutes, industry and IIMB.

As per NDTV report, Prof G. Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore said, "At a macro level, there are complementarities between India and Japan in the sphere of economic development. We have a lot to learn from Japan on infrastructure and technology management, and we can offer them insights on the start-up culture."

Responding to the launch of the Centre, promoter-industrialist Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt Limited, said, "I am very pleased to hear that IIMB is setting up the India-Japan Study Centre. Japan is investing in India in a big way, in transportation -- not just in cars but also in the bullet train. It is the perfect time to start such a Study Centre."

Dual degree programmes will be offered with Hitotsubashi University and other universities in Japan, and customised electives and immersion programmes for exchange students of the partnering universities.

"The India-Japan Study Centre at IIMB can also provide a synergistic platform for mutually beneficial academic and inter-governmental initiatives to contribute to the shared ethos of the 'Resurgent Japan, Vibrant India' agenda," observed Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson, Board of Governors of IIMB, and Chairman, Biocon Ltd.

Other objectives:

  • To become a knowledge centre of Japanese business history, business strategies, culture, and technology innovations
  • Focused studies on India-Japan collaborative projects
  • Promote collaborative research between partnering Japanese institutes, industry and IIMB
  • To host scholars from Japanese institutes of higher learning, practitioners from industry and policy makers
  • To disseminate the outcomes of academic research in the focused areas

IIMB has also launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on sustainability in Japanese.

 


Jai Hind', not 'Present ma'am': MP school's new rule for attendance call

  September 14, 2017

Students studying in MP government schools will now be answering their roll calls by saying 'Jai Hind' instead of 'present ma'am or sir'. 

Students studying in Madhya Pradesh government schools will now be answering their roll calls by saying 'Jai Hind' instead of 'present ma'am or sir'. The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government will make Jai Hind mandatory from November to mark their attendance. Satna will be the first district where this rule will come into effect from October 1. School education minister Vijay Shah called it a pilot project, which, according to him  would be extended to other districts as well.

Inculcating patriotism 

"Students in Satna district from October 1 will answer the roll call by saying Jai Hind instead of Yes Sir or Yes Ma'am. This will inculcate a sense of patriotism and pride among students," he said in Satna on Tuesday evening.

He also claimed that this proposal will not be confined to only government schools.

Objective behind the move: Patriotism

"Private schools too will have to follow this but we will issue a separate order for them," Shah said while emphasising that everyone needed to be patriotic. Jai Hind is acceptable to students of all religions so I have decided to introduce it. We just want to keep our culture alive which our young generation is forgetting," said Shah.

Move criticized 

But this new initiative has been criticized by the MP Congress.

"Jai Hind is a slogan that is raised by every student after reciting the national anthem or the national song whatever the case may be in the morning assembly. The state government by issuing such orders is insulting those who sacrificed their lives during and before the Independence struggle," chief Congress spokesman KK Mishra, while reacting to the education minister's directive told India Today.

As per an HT report, MP Teachers' Association General Secretary Ashutosh Pandey said, "The government is instilling a feeling of patriotism forcefully. If they really want that students feel proud on our country, they should provide them best education and facilities. The term is not enough to make students patriotic."

 


No more foreign funding to JNU, IIT Delhi, DU, IGNOU, others: Home Ministry

  September 14, 2017

The registration of these institutions under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) has been cancelled by the Union Home Ministry as they have failed to file their annual returns for five consecutive years.

Top Indian universities, educational institutes and several NGOs have been barred by the Centre from receiving any foreign funding.

As per the media reports, the registration of these institutions under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) has been cancelled by the Union Home Ministry as they have failed to file their annual returns for five consecutive years.

According to the FCRA, the renewal of registration for receiving foreign funds cannot be granted unless the annual returns are uploaded on the FCRA website by the organisation.

Here's what the law states:

No organisation/institute is allowed to receive funds from abroad unless it is registered under the FCRA.

Also, it is mandatory under the law for such organisations to submit income and expenditure statement to the government annually else their registration is cancelled.

List of renowned education institutes whose license has been cancelled:  

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • University Of Delhi
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Panjab University
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • Gargi College, Delhi
  • Lady Irwin College
  • Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College

List of other organisation whose FCRA registrations were cancelled:

Supreme Court Bar Association, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Gandhi Peace Foundation, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, School Of Planning and Architecture, Delhi and FICCI Socio Economic Development Foundation. The Doon School Old Boys Association, , Delhi, Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, Dr Ram Monohar Lohia International Trust and Co-ordinating Voluntary Adoption Resource Agency.  

More on the report:

  • The action came after the organisations failed to file the returns for five consecutive years, 2010-11 to 2014-15, despite serving repeated notices, a home ministry official told PTI
  • In May, as a one-time measure, all NGOs were given an opportunity for one month to file their missing annual returns by June 14 without paying any penalty
  • Moreover, the organisations were notified through email and SMS alerts
  • Furthermore, the organisations were asked to furnish their replies, if any, by July 23.

 


GMAC launches the Study in India initiative in partnership with 9 leading Indian B-schools

  September 13, 2017

In its endeavor to strengthen India's position as a global graduate management education hub, GMAC has partnered with nine leading Indian B-schools to launch the Study in India initiative.

 In its endeavor to strengthen India's position as a global graduate management education hub, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner of the GMAT exam and NMAT by GMAC exam, has partnered with nine leading Indian B-schools to launch the Study in India initiative.

This partnership will open doors for international aspirants across 27 countries to pursue management education in India, and arose from the Ministry of Human Resource Development's directive to rebuild India's attractiveness as a study destination for higher education in Africa, Middle East, South and East Asia.

The nine business schools associated with the Study in India initiative are:

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
  • Indian School of Business (ISB)
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore)
  • Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)
  • SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR)
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)
  • IMT Ghaziabad

Study in India is expected to build and strengthen preference for Indian B-schools in relevant international markets. Aspirants from these 27 countries can now log on to the Study in India website, www.mba.com/studyinindia, and will have the option to secure admission in any of the nine partner B-schools in India using their GMAT scores.

Commenting on the launch, Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC said, "India has all the elements of becoming a global education hub because it has the unique advantage of providing world class, high quality education at affordable prices. Students across these emerging markets will now have access to some of these top business schools, which are globally accredited, have superior infrastructure, faculty and curriculum. Study in India intends to connect international talent and aspiration with the right opportunity on India's B-school campuses. We are positive that the Study in India initiative will assist business schools in creating a larger and much diverse international talent pool, while offering students a high-impact learning experience."

This initiative also holds strategic promise for Indian management education; a rise in enrollment may lead to an increase in student diversity at these institutions, enhancing the overall classroom experience for students.

Quotes from schools

Munish Sapra, Assistant Dean, ISB said, "We are excited to be a part of this initiative and are confident that it will contribute to the existing diverse international classroom at ISB and strengthen India's position on the global management education space. ISB offers world-class programs that are an amalgamation of knowledge from the best global schools. International students coming through this initiative will get a chance to interact with top-notch faculty and enjoy the excellent infrastructure."

Dean Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research said, "We are thankful to GMAC for providing us with this unique platform. This is in line with our vision of becoming Asia's most innovative and socially responsive school of management where students are encouraged to become value-based leaders of tomorrow."

Commenting on the launch Dr. Shailesh Gandhi, Dean Programmes, IIM Ahmedabad said, "Study in India has been designed to encourage students in their professional journey and interact with their global counterparts. This initiative will prove to be an asset for the international participants as they will get exposed to world class pedagogy offered by IIM Ahmedabad."

VK Menon, Chief Marketing and development officer, IIMB said, "We are pleased to partner with GMAC for the Study in India initiative and believe that it will dovetail well with our mission of building leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education. IIMB has a global footprint. Our alumni are working in leading companies across the world. We have more than 100 exchange partnerships with top business schools in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. IIMB and its programmes have been ranked amongst the top programmes in the world. Its location in India's "high technology capital - Bangalore" puts it in close proximity with leading corporates."

Kamal K. Jain, Dean Academics, IIM Indore said, "Study in India will help in transforming the management education industry in India. Studying in one of the fastest growing economy in the world is on the radar of several aspirants world over. Study in India will be an authentic source of information for those aspirants. This is a unique opportunity for international students to be a part of a contextually-relevant business school with world-class academic standards that develops socially-conscious managers, leaders and entrepreneurs."

Congratulating GMAC on this new step, Gautam Lakhamraju, Chief Marketing Officer, Great Lakes Institute of Management said, "As a globally benchmarked and AMBA, UK, accredited business school, Great Lakes, Chennai, fully support's GMAC's Study in India Program. We are confident this initiative will boost the awareness of the opportunities to pursue world class business education in India, the world's fastest growing large economy.

Pleased with the association Dr. Bikram Bahinipati, Associate Dean- Admissions, Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar said, "Study in India is not only an opportunity to study in best-in-class institutions that offer access to one of the world's fastest growing economies, but is also a chance to be a part of a rich cultural heritage and traditions that guides the lives of Indians. This would raise student's awareness of multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society as well as encourage student mobility amongst youth in India, while providing a richer and deeper understanding of India, and will contribute to strengthening the relationship between the countries."

 

 


ISB and IIMB join hands to train the next generation of B-School faculty

  September 13, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, ISB and IIMB have joined hands to organise the ISB-IIMB Doctoral Consortium on teaching for doctoral candidates.

 In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the Indian School of Business (ISB) and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) have joined hands to organise the ISB-IIMB Doctoral Consortium on teaching for doctoral candidates who are about to start their careers as faculty at Indian B Schools.   

Led by Professors Arun Pereira, Executive Director of the Centre for Learning and Management (CLMP) at the ISB, and Sourav Mukherji, Dean of Academic Programmes at IIMB, the Consortium had participation from doctoral candidates at ISB, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, and IIM Kozhikode among others.  

Participants were trained on effective teaching and classroom management, by using student-centered learning approaches to teaching, conducting effective case discussions, understanding the changing role of technology inside and outside the classroom, knowing the importance of student learning styles, how to engage with them better and what it takes to design a compelling learning experience for students. Sharing his perspective on how the association between the two B-schools can make a difference, Professor Arun Pereira of ISB said, "The ISB- IIMB Consortium is a fine example of how collaboration among Indian B-Schools can raise the bar for management education in India. If Indian B-schools are to grow in quality and global stature, it is critical that the quality of faculty and teaching standards are on par with the best in the world, and programmes like this help to make that a reality. The ISB-IIMB association is unique in that it meets an increasingly urgent need to build capacity for India's burgeoning management education sector."

Professor Sourav Mukherji, Dean of Academic Programmes at IIMB, and one of the lead faculties for the programme, said: "The ISB-IIMB Doctoral Consortium addresses a long felt demand of the doctoral student community to provide key inputs towards honing teaching skills from the master teachers of ISB and IIM Bangalore. While several doctoral consortia have in the past focused on enhancing much needed research skills, the uniqueness of this programme lies in its focus on teaching, which given the enormous shortage of high quality business school faculty, caters to an important national agenda."

Now in its fourth year, the Consortium was for the first time organised jointly by the two B Schools, at the ISB's Hyderabad campus. The programme is targeted at final year FPM /PhD/Doctoral candidates to help them get a head start as they begin their careers. A unique component of the programme is that each participant was required to teach and was provided substantive feedback, along with a recording of their teaching for review and reflection. Participants from the consortium shared their experiences of how the Consortium was helpful.

Kaveri Krishnan, from IIMB, felt it was a 'very valuable experience, especially for doctoral students with no prior teaching experience', while Biswajita Parida, IIMA, said, the consortium was 'an eye-opener to the state of the art technological tools, teaching methods, and styles of assessment evolving in the contemporary market The Doctoral Consortium was supported and funded by the International Schools of Business Management (ISBM). 

 

 


Cambridge University to scrap 800-year-old tradition of written exams owing to bad handwriting

  September 14, 2017

The 800-year-old practice of handwritten exams may soon be scrapped off by UK's prestigious Cambridge University in favour of using laptops.

 The 800-year-old practice of handwritten exams may soon be scrapped off by UK's prestigious Cambridge University in favour of using laptops or iPads due to the deterioration in students' handwriting. Academicians said that a growing reliance on laptops has led to students' writing becoming increasingly illegible.

Dr Sarah Pearsall, a senior lecturer at Cambridge's history faculty who was involved with the pilot earlier this year, said that handwriting is becoming a "lost art" among the current generation of students.

"Fifteen or twenty years ago students routinely have written by hand several hours a day -- but now they write virtually nothing by hand except exams," she added. A consultation has been launched by the Cambridge University on the topic as part of its "digital education strategy", having already piloted an exam typing scheme in the history and classics faculties earlier this year, The Telegraph reported.

Difficulty in reading scripts

"As a faculty, we have been concerned for years about the declining handwriting problem. There has definitely been a downward trend. It is difficult for both the students and the examiners as it is harder and harder to read these scripts," Sarah said.

Pearsall said that an increasing number of scripts are having to be transcribed centrally, meaning that students with illegible writing are forced to come back to their college during the summer holidays to read their answers aloud in the presence of two university administrators.

She said it is "extraordinarily commendable" that the university is considering reforms to its examination practices.

But it seems that not everyone favours this move. Some have voiced fears that the "handwritten word (could) become a matter of nostalgia." Tracey Trussell, a handwriting expert at the British Institute of Graphologists, urged Cambridge to "make sure that students continue to write by hand, particularly in lectures."

"Certainly with social media, iPads, and all the rest of it, people do clearly use keyboards much more than they would hand write. It's vital that people continue to write by hand," she added. There is also concern that schools could follow Cambridge's example by moving away from handwriting.

 

 


UPSC IES Main Exam Final Result 2017: Declared at upsc.gov.in

  September 13, 2017

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the Indian Engineering Service Exams on its official website, upsc.gov.in

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the Indian Engineering Service Exams on its official website, upsc.gov.in

How to check:

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the link 'Final Result: Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2017'
  • The results will be displayed on the screen
  • Take a printout for future use

The exam was conducted in the month of May.  

Number of candidates recommended for appointment:

Category I Civil Engineering: 258

Category II Mechanical Engineering: 135

Category III Electrical Engineering: 59

Category IV Electronics &Telecommunication Engineering: 48

Total vacancies:

Category I Civil Engineering: 291

Category II Mechanical Engineering: 142

Category III Electrical Engineering: 65

Category IV Electronics &Telecommunication Engineering: 50

About UPSC:

Union Public Service Commission works under the government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments of the government and in subordinate offices

 

 


Safety of school-going children: Supreme Court to hear plea on September 15

  September 13, 2017

The lawyers, in their petition have sought implementation of various guidelines on safety of school children.

The cold-blooded murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman, a class 2 student of Gurugram's Ryan International School has sparked country-wide outrage among parents on the issue of safety of their wards.

To address the issue, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear on September 15 a plea filed by two women lawyers seeking implementation of existing guidelines to ensure safety and well-being of children in schools across the country.

Meanwhile, a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar said that it has already issued notice on a similar plea filed by the father of the child, who was brutally murdered at Gurgaon's Ryan International School.

"We will tag it (writ petition) with the earlier one," the bench said.

More about the petition:

  • As reported, the lawyers, in their petition have sought implementation of various existing guidelines on safety of school-going children
  • Also, the lawyers have suggested some additional guidelines to ensure that the responsibility is fastened on the schools with regard to safety of children from the moment they get into the school bus/vehicle

CBI probe:

On Monday, the Supreme Court had issued notice to the Centre, the Haryana police, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the CBI on a plea filed by the father of the child seeking a CBI probe into the matter.

The plea has sought a direction for ensuring safety and security of family members of the deceased boy.

 

 


Soon, near-complete autonomy will be given to 'top class institutes' of India: Prakash Javadekar

  September 12, 2017

"We are now granting nearly complete autonomy and freedom from regulators to the all the top class 15 per cent institutes which have scored 3.25 on NAAC accreditation. We are trying to provide graded autonomy," said Prakash Javadekar.

All the top class 15 per cent institutes which have scored 3.25 on NAAC accreditation will soon get nearly complete autonomy and freedom from regulators from the Centre.

The announcement was made by Union minister Prakash Javadekar at a function to announce a master's scholarship established in the name of sitting Delhi High Court judge Justice Prathiba Singh in 2013.

Here's what HRD Minister said:

"We are now granting nearly complete autonomy and freedom from regulators to the all the top class 15 per cent institutes which have scored 3.25 on NAAC accreditation. We are trying to provide graded autonomy," said Prakash Javadekar in a recent PTI report.

During the event, the Human Resource Development minister also said that his government was planning to provide loans for creating research infrastructure in the country.

As per reports, the fifth Prathiba M Singh Cambridge LL.M Scholarship this year was given to Ishmeet Kaur of Delhi University, Raveena Kumari Sethia of Jindal Law School and Ansh Singh Luthra from National Law Institute, Bhopal.

Meanwhile, scholarship certificates were given to the awardees by Cambridge University Pro-Vice Chancellor Eilis Veronica Ferran .

Further, Justice Singh, an Indian alumna of the Faculty of Law at the Cambridge University, donated the scholarship that will allow other Indian students to complete an LLM at Cambridge.

"India today faces a trilemma of global competitiveness, social inclusiveness and environmental sustainability. A resurgent India is not possible without an invigorated idea of justice which is properly imbibed for being enforced," said Former Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, who was the chief guest on the occasion.

Moreover,  Justice Khehar said that legal education is all about management of self and resources to produce persons with values of quality, equity and compassion. "I would like to remind the awardees not to forget that complete education has to be of the head and the heart. It's only then that it will enable you to possess appropriate thrust for your future endeavours," Khehar added.

 


More women employees in schools will ensure greater safety of students: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

  September 12, 2017

"There should be more and more women employees in schools and school buses can also have women drivers so that there is more safety for students," said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. 

Days after a seven-year-old student was killed in a washroom, the Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar urged all the schools to engage more women employees.

A greater presence of women -- employees and bus drivers --