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Sep
2
2011

IITs Drop JMET––CAT Scores to Count

In a move to reduce the burden of multiple tests on students, the Indian Institute of Management has scrapped the JMET, which has so far remained the touchstone for admissions to its management programs. Speaking to the media, Narayan Rangaraj, IIT-B professor in-charge for the entrance test, said, “All the IITs have jointly decided to do away with the Joint Management Entrance Test. Instead of the JMET score, the CAT score will be considered for admissions.”

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Aug
31
2011

Student can now inspect evaluated answer sheets

The Supreme Court recently held that students have the right to inspect and photocopy their answer sheets after their evaluation under the Right To Information (RTI) Act.

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Aug
31
2011

Constructing Community Study Centres

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education & Literacy has instructed all States/ UTs that the existing schools and community buildings could be used in the evenings as study centres and existing teachers could be engaged on payment of honorarium to tutor willing students including girls, who could be accompanied by guardians.

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Aug
31
2011

President calls on Govt., varsities to work together

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday called on the Government and universities to work closely on socially relevant issues and to reach out to a broad segment of society.

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Aug
31
2011

Court refusing to relax MBBS eligibility for NE tribals

The Gauhati High Court recently dismissed a plea for further relaxation of requisite marks for admission to medical colleges for the northeast’s tribal students.

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Aug
31
2011

College faculty short by 3 lakh

The estimated faculty shortage at present in colleges is around three lakh. The report, which was made after widespread consultations with several vice-chancellors and other sections of academics, was submitted to HRD Minister Kapil Sibal.

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Aug
29
2011

Attacks on International Students in Australia: racist or criminal?

The period between the years 2005 to 2009 in Australia, saw brutal attacks on international students, especially those of Indian origin. A recent study has concluded that the attacks were of a criminal nature rather than racial, which many do not agree with.

The study gives a comparative data of attacks and concludes that Australians and international students are equally vulnerable to attacks. The only reason that the report shows more attacks on Indian students rather than Chinese, Koreans or students of any other nationality, was that Indian students worked in high-crime areas and drew attention from unsocial elements.

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Aug
29
2011

An Ear for Music and a Career for Life

What makes your expensive phone or your luxury car livelier? What would movies be without music? What do you do when you feel down and out? Music adds life and touches souls like nothing else does.  Music can be experienced in every facet of life around us.

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Aug
29
2011

Women and Non-Engineers, Listen Up! The IIMs Are Looking for You!

Anyone aware of the demographics of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) will know that two groups are heavily represented on campus; the two are the engineers and the men. The IIMs are now rethinking their admissions policies in order to correct such overrepresentation. For several years, classrooms at the IIMs were almost uniformly populated by men who were engineers. The students were generally young men who thought similarly, used identical logic, and took decisions that were alike, since the engineering campuses they came from hardwired them to behave in a particular fashion.

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Aug
29
2011

Choosing the Right Course? Consider These 3 Steps

Selecting a course and college is always the most difficult exercise for even those students who have a good academic record. Some join a course only to drop out and opt for a more preferred option. This is often a wise decision, but sometimes the thought of losing a year or two stops students from changing course, even if it wise to do so in the long run.

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