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

The 15 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), established through public-private partnership, have been declared institutions of national importance. The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the bill that will now allow them to grant degrees. Union minister for human resource development, Prakash Javadekar, said the fees for the poor students will not be increased and that reservation law will be applicable to these institutes. “Education is not an issue for party politics. It is an issue of national policy,” said Javadekar in his reply to the debate over the Indian…

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

The Staff Selection Commission(SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL ) Tier 1 examination will be held from August 5 to August 24 this year. In a notification issued on Wednesday, SSC said, “In partial modification to the earlier announced date(s) of the said examination from 1st August, 2017 to 20th August, 2017, the Commission would now be conducting the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2017 from 5th August, 2017 to 24th August, 2017. There will be no exam on 7th, 13th , 14th and 15th August, 2017.” The exam is being conducted…

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

The admission process for MBBS and BDS courses in the state has courted confusion and controversy this year. Questions over eligibility, students submitting fake NEET result cards and the release of —what students presumed were two merit lists — on June 29 and on July 17, have marred the process to an extent. There are reports of students planning to move court against Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, the nodal authority for these admissions, after the second list reportedly lowered ranks of some of them. Ahead of…

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AP ICET 2017 allotment result announced: Check yours now

The provisional allotment list for admissions into first year MBA and MCA courses offered in universities and professional colleges in Andhra Pradesh for 2017-18 will be released on Wednesday. Candidates can check the allotment list by clicking here. You can download allotment order by signing-in through candidates login. The list will be released on the basis of rank of the candidate in Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET-2017), option exercised by them (college and course selected) and their category ((SC/ST/BC/PH/NCC/CAP/Sports and games quota etc). Candidates were given time to exercise…

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

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill declaring the 15 existing IIITs, established through public-private partnership, as institutions of national importance, enabling them to grant degrees. Education was not an issue of political partisanship, said Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar in his reply to the debate over the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017. “Education is not an issue for party politics. It is an issue of national policy,” Javadekar said. The statement of objects and reasons of the bill states that the IIITs set up…

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Students are the newest US weapon against terrorist recruitment

Washington — The Department of Homeland Security is enlisting American college students in its efforts to stop the radicalisation and recruitment of young people, mostly immigrants, by foreign terrorist groups. Under a programme called Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism, students at dozens of universities are given a budget of up to $2,000 each semester to develop social media campaigns and other tools to counter the online recruiting efforts of terrorist groups like the Islamic State. George Selim, director of the office for community partnerships at Homeland Security, said about 50 to…

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

New Delhi All parties from Tamil Nadu on Wednesday joined hands in the Rajya Sabha to demand complete exemption of the state’s students from the examination to medical and dental colleges, National Eligibility cum Entrance (NEET), alleging bias against them in the examination. The Centre said the matter was sub-judice. The government responded to the charges saying it had given its views on the legislation passed by the state government for exempting Tamil Nadu from NEET and it was now up to the President to take a view on it. AIADMK…

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

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Tuesday issued a notification for recruitment of Scientific Assistant In India Meteorological Department. The commission will fill 1,102 (tentative vacancy) posts through this process. The examination (computer based) will be held from November 20 to November 27, 2017. The last date for receipt of application August 4. Scheme of examination: The examination would comprise 200 questions carrying 200 marks for two hours duration. The question paper would have two parts, Part – I and Part – II. Part 1 will be divided into four…

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

A liberal education aims at the ‘making of men’, said Sir Raymond West, vice-chancellor of the University of Bombay, speaking in the convocation address in July 1882. “It [education] is not to be diverted into a process of manufacturing human tools wonderfully adroit in the exercise of some technical industry, but good for nothing else,” added West. His words are interesting to revisit as the University of Mumbai (MU) turns 160 this month. The former VC would probably have had some things to say about how the university has conducted…

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TS EdCET 2017 answer keys out, check them here

The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) on Wednesday released the preliminary answer key of Telangana State Education Common Entrance Test (TSEd.CET-2017). The examination was conducted on July 16 between 11am and 1pm. Candidates can check the TSEd.CET-2017 preliminary answer key from the official website . Steps to check the preliminary answer key for TSEd CET-2017: 1) Visit the official website for TSEd CET-2017 2) Click on the link for preliminary answer key of the subject desired 3) Check the key on the pdf page that opens 6) Take a printout…

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