Only 49 colleges have opted for NCC as elective subject:DG

Shillong Director General of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht said on Tuesday that only 49 colleges in the country had opted for NCC their elective subjects. The NCC chief has also urged state governments in the northeast region to take NCC as an elective subject in educational institutions. “We have made plans and there are 49 colleges in our country that have opted for NCC as elective subject. Books are ready,” Lt Gen Vashist said during a two-day visit to Meghalaya. Expressing regret that none of the…

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Hotel management courses in Gujarat receive only 26 applicants

State’s Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) has received only 26 applications this year for four-year hotel management courses, offered at four institutes approved by All India Council for Technical Education, leaving 334 seats vacant. Bhagwan Mahavir College of Management at Bhartana near Surat has 180 seats, 60 each in hotel management and catering technology, hotel management, and hospitality and tourism administration, but it has not received a single application. Only two candidates had applied at Asia Pacific Institute of Hotel Management at Bhoyani. After the first round of admissions…

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With only 10% seats remaining, popular DU colleges closing admissions to most courses

Admissions to merit-based undergraduate courses under the fourth cutoff list at Delhi University closed on Saturday, with admissions approved to almost 90% of the seats. This may have been the last chance for many to get admitted to popular course choices in sought after colleges at DU, as many of them will be closing admissions to these courses. DU has around 56,000 seats in its 60-odd constituent colleges, of which 50,000 seats are for merit-based undergraduate courses. Admissions to these seats are based on cutoffs . By Saturday evening, admissions had been…

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‘Men only’ Japanese island declared Unesco world heritage site

Okinoshima, a sacred island in south-west Japan that bans women and here male visitors must strip naked before going ashore, has been declared a Unesco world heritage site. The island, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for maritime safety and a centre for relations with China and Korea that stretch back as far as the fourth century, reports the Guardian. The 700-square-metre island, along with three nearby reefs and four other related sites were given world…

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