Mumbai University results: 3.25 lakh answer sheets yet to be evaluated

While the Mumbai University (MU) has scheduled the result declaration date for the undergraduate courses today, that is, July 31, it seems the varsity will miss the deadline. Of the 477 examinations that the MU conducted in March and April this year, the results of 340 courses are pending. Even as officials are hopeful of declaring most results on Monday, the deadline set by the governor and chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, a whopping 3.25 lakh answer sheets are yet to be evaluated. Over a lakh papers are to be moderated. In…

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VTU BE/ B Tech non-CBCS June/July 8th semester exams 2017 results declared at results.vtu.ac.in

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has on August 1 declared the results of semester 8 exams of BE non-CBCS scheme students. The students can access their results at the official website- results.vtu.ac.in (see steps below to know how. Students have been complaining on delay in the results as many had been unable to complete their admission process in foreign universities or join companies. While civil and mechanical engineering eight-semester students have got their results last month, those from other streams are still awaiting them. VTU results 2017, here’s how to check:…

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About 28 Delhi University colleges to be audited over graft complaints: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday wrote to CAG demanding an audit of 28 Delhi University colleges, wholly or partially funded by the state government, after receiving complaints of corruption against them. The move comes a day after the Delhi government ordered a freeze on the funding of the 28 colleges following the varsity’s failure to constitute Governing Bodies (GBs) for over 10 months. The Delhi University (DU) teachers, on the other hand, have written to Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, urging him to complete the GB formation process so…

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Lucknow University’s student filmmakers’ work to be showcased by DD

Lucknow: State-owned broadcaster Doordarshan’s Lucknow centre will telecast documentary films made on social issues by the students of journalism and mass communication at the University of Lucknow (LU). An agreement to this effect was signed by LU and Doordarshan officials in the presence of Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Saturday. Lucknow University vice-chancellor Prof SP Singh and assistant director Lucknow Doordarshan (programme) Rama Arun Trivedi were also present on the occasion. Experts say if short documentary films made by the students are aired on Doordarshan, it will boost their confidence…

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ICAI IPCC May 2017 result likely to be declared today

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is likely to declare the result of the Chartered Accountants Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) examination on Tuesday at around 6pm. The examination was held in May 2017. The result as well as the merit list (candidates securing a minimum of 55% and above marks and upto the maximum of 50th Rank on all India basis) will be available on the official website: icaiexam.icai.org. Students who have registered for getting their results on their e-mail addresses will be provided the same through e-mail…

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ICAI IPCC May 2017 result likely to be declared tomorrow

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is likely to declare the result of the Chartered Accountants Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) examination on Tuesday at around 6pm. The examination was held in May 2017. The result as well as the merit list (candidates securing a minimum of 55% and above marks and upto the maximum of 50th Rank on all India basis) will be available on the official website: icaiexam.icai.org. Students who have registered for getting their results on their e-mail addresses will be provided the same through e-mail…

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Privatisation of education minus robust supervision will be a disaster

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said the government needs to exit infrastructure projects and even look at handing over schools and colleges to the private sector as is the case in Canada and Australia. At the same time, he was critical of India’s private sector, terming it as “most irrational” and “insensitive”. Mr Kant said it messed up projects by aggressive bidding and creating the current crisis in the public private partnership (PPP) model. The idea of privatising education is not a new one; over the years, thanks to the…

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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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Blood you receive at hospital may not always be risk-free

An RTI document has revealed that Delhi hospitals collected nearly one million units of blood through replacement donations in the last five years. This is the third highest across all states. At 20.15 lakh, Uttar Pradesh has the highest rate of blood collection through replacement donors, a practice discouraged by National Blood Bank Policy 2002, followed by Karnataka (9.88 lakh). Simply put, replacement donation refers to blood given by a relative or friend in lieu of blood transfused to a patient from the hospital stock. It is a common practice across public…

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Artificial sweeteners may not be risk free

People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research. The review of 37 studies suggests the use of so-called non-nutritive sweeteners could be linked to weight gain and other undesirable outcomes like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. “From all that research, there was no consistent evidence of a long term benefit from the sweetener, but there was evidence for weight gain and increased risks of other cardiometabolic outcomes,” said lead author Meghan Azad, of the University…

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