Core Engineering continues to be the top choice for students

In Chennai, the top choice of students continues to be core engineering. On Wednesday, during the counselling for admissions to engineering colleges in the state, most of the applicants leaned towards Mechanical and Electrical and Communication Engineering. Out of 1,256 seats which were allotted on day one by the authorities, a total of 355 candidates opted for Electrical and Communication ... Read More »

Eight out of 21 fake colleges in Uttar Pradesh

University Grants Commission on July 1 discharged a list of 21 fake colleges, eight of them situated in Uttar Pradesh. The vast majority of these fake colleges have been in the list for a considerable length of time yet UGC and HRD service have not possessed the capacity to shut them down. UGC says it has no power to close ... Read More »

Ministry of Human Resource Development to rank top 500 institutes in India

  From next month the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will rank the top 500 institutes in the country. There will be an eight point ranking matrix based criteria for Engineering and Sciences which has been already worked out by a committee with the members from IIT, IIM, IISER, JNU, The English and Foreign Languages University, Andhra Pradesh and ... Read More »

NIT and IIT ranking delayed due to external factors

The common counselling for admissions to the NITs and IITs which was first thought to be a brilliant idea has slowly turned into a nightmare for children and their parents as their wait is getting endless. CBSE, that conducted the JEE Main examinations, could not make the All India Rank public until late Tuesday. The Joint Admission Board that conducts ... Read More »

Disarray in joint seat distribution was normal, say IITs

While Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) neglected to meet the third due date for discharging their JEE (Main) positions on June 30, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority for 85 specialised institutes, including IITs and NITs, is being compelled to change the confirmation plan for the third time. IITs claim this disarray was normal right from the earliest starting point ... Read More »

IIT and NIT admissions delayed as CBSE fails to declare JEE Main ranks

CBSE failed to release the ranks for JEE Main 2015 Paper I and Paper II once again. The Central Board of Secondary Education was to declare the ranks yesterday, however continuing the prolonged delay, it did not release any information. Initially, the ranks were to be declared by June 25, which was postponed to June 28, so that the filling-in ... Read More »

JEE Advanced JAC likely to introduce written exam 2017 onwards

The IIT Joint Admission Committee (JAC) is likely to introduce a written section in the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) in 2017. This written segment will be conducted after the JEE Main and JEE Advanced papers. This new segment has been proposed in order to curtail the guess work by students and test their actual capabilities and knowledge about ... Read More »

Malaviya Commonwealth Chair for Cross Boarder Teachers Education in India

An official told Zee News on Sunday, that India will set up a Malaviya Commonwealth Chair for Cross Boarders Teachers Education. They said that a research consortium for grouping has also been proposed. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Smriti Irani made an announcement in this regard at the 19 Conference of Commonweath Education Ministers which was held at Nassau ... Read More »

After criticism over IIM draft bill, HRD ministry likely to do away with few clauses

The draft bill prepared for the setting up six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country has received criticism from various units, which claim that the bill is trying to limit the autonomous powers of the IIMs. Taking notice of such allegations, the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has decided to discuss the elimination of such clauses from ... Read More »

Studies show students with longer secondary education have lower risk of HIV infection

According to the research from Botswana, students who have a longer secondary education have a lower risk of HIV infection. The percentage of students infected have decreased from 25 percent to 17 percent in the past decade. Jacob Bor, a senior author assistant professor at Boston University School of Public Health told TOI, “It is difficult to isolate the effect ... Read More »