Friday, 23 October 2015

Rajasthan to introduce new syllabus for Class 1 to Class 12

Rajasthan to introduce new syllabus for class 1 to class 12

To eradicate "cultural alienation", Rajasthan has decided to introduce a new syllabus for Classes 1 to 12 in government schools for the next academic session, with a greater focus on lives of country's 'Mahapurush' and history of the state.
According to a report in Press Trust of India (PTI), Minister of State for Education, Vasudev Devnanai said, ''The state government has planned to introduce a new school syllabus which would include stories of various 'Mahapurush' (great leaders), moral science, country's latest scientific development, ethos and history of Rajasthan.'' He further added that a high-level State Institute of Educational Research and Training (SIERT) is going to change the syllabus for Classes 1 to 8 and another committee set by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) for syllabus reforms will make the amendments for Classes 9 to 12. The students must learn about 'Mahapurush' like Maharana Pratap and take lessons from their lives, the Minister said. He added that the committee would stress that for Classes 1 to 5, there should be 75 per cent chapters from Rajasthan and 25 per cent chapters from national importance.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

AIPMT 2016 Important Dates

AIPMT 2015 Retest Important Dates

AIPMT 2016 Important Dates - The examination authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the examination schedule of AIPMT 2016 tentatively in the month of December, 2015. Candidates who will appear for the exam can check the AIPMT 2016 important dates from the table given in this article. The AIPMT 2016 examination schedule given below is tentative and will be updated on release of official notification.

AIPMT 2016 is a national level entrance exam conducted tentatively in the month of May 2016 for admission as many as 3500 MBBS and BDS seats under 15% All India Quota seats except undergraduate medical and dental seats in colleges of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana.
As per the AIPMT 2016 tentative schedule the application procedure will begin in the month December, 2015. The application form of AIPMT 2016 can be filled in online mode and examination fee can be remitted through online/offline mode. Candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria before applying to ascertain the qualification for the exam.
AIPMT 2016 will be a pen and paper based exam based on the syllabus as prescribed by the examination authority. The question paper of AIPMT 2016 will have 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany.

AIPMT 2016 Important Dates are given below. The below mentioned dates are tentative and will be updated as soon as the exam schedule announced by CBSE.

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No more chapters and poems by foreign writers: Rajasthan government's new clause

No more chapters by foreign writers

So as to promote and give preference to Indian authors over the non-desi ones, the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE), has decided to replace most of the lessons and poems by foreign authors for Class1 to 12 with the Indian ones from the next academic session.
As per newspaper reports, according to the sources, the new guidelines form part of Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani's concept of 'local to global', which has been conveyed to the textbook re-writing committee formed by him.
Chapters which are not compatible with 'local culture and value system' and are of no relevance  will be removed. For example, chapters on agricultural practices which are not prevalent will be replaced with exhaustive chapters on traditional agricultural norms in the state. New chapters are also being introduced by the committee so as to address social problems like skewed sex ratio and the like. The books will have a dedicated chapter on 'Save the Girl Child' campaign and few other stories will also showcase women empowerment.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

IIT-Kharagpur ties-up with 3 Israel varsities

IIT-Kharagpur ties-up with 3 Israel varsities

KOLKATA: The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has inked agreements with three universities in Israel for student exchanges, faculty visits and research collaborations in aerospace, agriculture and computer science, a statement said on Friday.

IIT-Kgp director PP Chakrabarti led the academic delegation from India during President Pranab Mukherjee's recent visit to the country when memorandum of understanding (MOUs) were signed with the Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Hebrew University and University of Haifa.

IIT Madras Ph.D/ MS Programmes: Check out the scholarships offered

IIT Madras Scholarships

The Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) Madras has released a scholarship notification, inviting applications for Research Scholarships 2016. The students pursuing their regular, direct, interdisciplinary, external/part-time Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and Master of Science (M.S) programmes offered in the various departments for the Jan-May and July-November sessions are eligible to apply.
About the scholarship
The candidates should be B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc. graduates or must have acquired its equivalent qualification with valid GATE/NET.
The candidates will be provided Rs 25,000 per month for first 2 years and Rs 28,000 per month upto 3 years.
The candidates who have M.E/M.Tech/MBBS degree or its equivalent qualification will get a stipend of Rs 25,000 per month and Rs 28,000 per month upto 2 years.
The candidates who have completed Engineering / Management will get stipend of Rs 12,400 per month upto 3 years.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

JoSAA 2015: Common counseling to be conducted

JoSAA 2015 counselling

In order to allot seats in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), ISM, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and GFT, JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) is required for choice filling. Admission to all the academic programmes offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform, this year onward.
Earlier CSAB and IIT JAB used to be conducted, but this year for the first time, a joint counseling is being conducted for the academic year 2015-16. JoSAA is the conducting body for the common counseling.
Candidates who submitted seat acceptance fee during JoSAA counseling, and reported at any one of the reporting centre of NIT+ System but did not report in respective participating institutes (NITs/IIITs/GFTIs only) will also be treated as rejecting the offer. Such candidates may seek refund of seat acceptance fee after deduction of Rs 1,000 through the CSAB portal.

IIT JAM 2016: Registrations ends today

IIT JAM 2016: Last day to register

The Joint Admission Test will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for admissions to Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) for the academic session 2016. The exam is slated to be held on February 7. The registration procedure will conclude today i.e. October 14. The results for the same will release on March 23.
The candidates who wish to apply, must have a graduation degree with minimum 55 per cent (50 percent for SC/ST/OBC category candidates) from a recognised university or institute.
The online test will be held at various centres across the country. The candidates who wish to apply for JAM 2016 examination must first register on the JOAPS website, by providing his/her name, a valid e-mail address, mobile number and a password. The candidates must take a print out for future reference.
Important dates:Last date to apply: October 14
Last date for change of examination City/Town: October 31
Download of admit card: December 31
JAM 2016 exam: February 7, 2016
Declaration of results: March 23, 2016
Submission of application form for admission (JAM 2016): April 15 - April 17, 2016
Last date for receipt of request for change of category in proper format/rectification of defective documents at IIT Madras: May 10, 2016
Declaration of first admission list: June 3, 2016
Declaration of second admission list: June 20, 2016
Declaration of third and final admission list: July 4, 2016

Monday, 12 October 2015

New entrance test GujCET may replace JEE in Gujarat

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Gujarat may come up with new entrance test for professional courses Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET) doing away with Joint Entrance Test (JEE) which is compulsory for candidates for admissions in engineering and pharmacy.
According to a report published in The Times of India, the new process is being mulled after state education minister  Bhupendrasinh Chudasama received representations from students and school management to make JEE not compulsory for the admissions in these courses. The report also mentioned that this year the state had given admission to students who have not taken the JEE test.
Moreover, the government is also considering the opinion of various stakeholders including academicians and students.
There are many students who had to go out of the state to take up higher education. It may come up as a big relief to more than one lakh students in the state. However, students who are seeking admissions to the institutes outside the state will have to take JEE or other  national level tests.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

CBSE announces expression series in remembrance of Jayaprakash Narayan on October 11

CBSE expression series

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced an expression series of programme on Jayaprakash Narayan, this time on October 11. Taking forward the series programme, the board has decided to remember the contribution of Narayan as a freedom fighter and social reformer.
Through this programme, a student can submit an essay, poem, drawing on either of three topics: 'Jayaprakash Narayan's role in Indian freedom struggle'.
"In remembrance of the renowned freedom fighter and social reformer Jayaprakash Narayan, popularly known as JP, Central Board of Secondary Education announces CBSE Expression Series on Jayaprakash Narayan i.e. on October 11," the circular issued by D T Sudharsan Rao, CBSE joint secretary and in-charge (academic and training) said.
The competition is for board students of three categories: Class 1 to 5, Class 6 to 8 and Class 9 and 10. According to the circular best 36 entries will be given a prize of Rs 2,500 and each student will get merit and participation certificate.
The students can participate through their schools and can also send their entries online through the official website.

Friday, 9 October 2015

25 % IIT seats grabbed by students from rural areas in 2015

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KOTA: Twenty-five per cent of the seats of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology across the country were grabbed by students from rural areas this year, as compared to only 10 per cent seats last year.

According to a report JEE Advance 2015 by IIT Mumbai, 25 per cent of the seats, this year, were secured by students, from rural areas who have completed their upper primary schooling in Hindi medium as compared to 90 per cent seats which were secured by students from urban areas last year.

JEE Advanced 2016: Tentative exam date

JEE Advanced 2016

The tentative exam date for JEE 2016 for It admission to undergraduate engineering courses, in ISM and IIT Dhanbad has been released. The exam is expected to be held on May 22. The JAB, also known as Joint Admission Board conducts the JEE Advanced exam.
Eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2016
The candidate should be among the top 1,50,000 students (all the categories included) in JEE (Main).
The percentage required for various categories is as below:
General (from the common rank list): 5 percent
OBC-NCL: 27 percent
SC: 15 percent
ST: 7.5 percent
Please note, within each of these four categories, 3 percent score horizontal reservation is available for PWD candidates.
Hence, 1215 of OBC seats, 675 of SC seats and 338 of ST seats are for PWD candidates of their respective categories.
Age limit:
The age of the general candidates and other backward classes (OBC) candidates should not be more than 25 years. It means they should have been born on or after October 1, 1991. Relaxation in age will be provided as per government norms.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Medical Council of India proposes common entrance exam for MBBS, post-graduate courses

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The Medical Council of India (MCI) might hold common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and other post-graduate medical courses from next year. The proposal for common entrance test has got the consent of the council and has been sent to Health Ministry for recommendations.
If the government approves the proposal, the common entrance may get implemented from the year 2016.
"MCI, in its general body meeting on October 1, has backed the proposal. As per the existing policy, every state government conduct their own entrance test. Private medical college associations and deemed universities also conduct their own CET. And an aspiring candidate appears in all the exams.
"But here under the proposal, there will be a common entrance test for all medical aspirants from across the country and would be of great help to the students," said a senior Health Ministry official.

IIT Council meeting: Five developments which may lead to major changes from upcoming academic year

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Indian Institute of Technology council, the highest government-nominated body of the 16 IITs hosted 49th meeting with Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday in Kolkata regarding some of the major changes in IITs as the need of time to enhance the productivity of the institute.
1. The decision of fee hike put on hold.
Smriti Irani has put the decision to hike the fee on hold. According to Times Of India report, she had said that the issue of fee hike was sensitive and ministry cannot rush through it. However, no timeline has been fixed to take a decision on this issue.
The IIT Council had proposed to hike tuition fee of students  by 150 per cent from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.65 lakh to meet the recurring expenses of the institute. The proposal made by Anil Kakodar committee in 2011.
According to the proposal, IITs are highly subsidised by the government. The cost of a students graduating from IIT is around 3.5 lakh per year, the students are paying Rs. 90,000 per year as tuition fee. The hike was proposed in light of meeting the institutes' expenses on labs, equipment, staff salary, housekeeping, water and electricity.

AIPMT 2015: SC asks 875 seats to be reverted to states

AIPMT 2015

Around 875 seats of government medical colleges were reverted back to respective states on September 17. These account for 15 percent of the total 3,429 seats. Some students approached the Supreme Court with a request that these seats must be filled on the basis of AIPMT merit list and not from state merit list.
The SC stayed admissions against these seats and finally passed an order on October 1 giving extension of one week for admissions beyond the deadline of September 30 and asked the states to fill seats on basis of AIPMT merit list. Last year, 858 seats were reverted out of which 682 were from MBBS and 176 from BDS.
Dr. Arvind Goyal of Chandigarh, an academician and PMT Trainer is of the view that, "Although the Hon'ble Supreme Court has directed the states to fill the AIPMT seats reverted to them through the AIPMT merit list and also extended the last date for admissions to October 7 ,but the advantage of this may not be fully passed on to the AIPMT qualified students. Most of these states are holding the counselling in the only three working days, i.e. October 5 to 7 where the student who is interested needs to apply and be physically present for the counselling .Eventually the student practically will only be able to attend counselling of one state.

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The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship program. The exam is conducted by NCERT. Class X students are eligible for NTSE 2016 exam and selection process. The exam will be held in two parts – Stage I and Stage II.
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n India a lot of competitive exams are held every year to pick the best talent. Out of the many exams today, NTSE is one of the most important tests organized in the country.
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship program. The exam is conducted by NCERT. Class X students are eligible for NTSE 2016 exam and selection process. The exam will be held in two parts – Stage I and Stage II.
Here are the important details about the exam:
  • Exam name: National Talent Search Examination
  • Commonly known as: NTSE
- See more at:
n India a lot of competitive exams are held every year to pick the best talent. Out of the many exams today, NTSE is one of the most important tests organized in the country.
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship program. The exam is conducted by NCERT. Class X students are eligible for NTSE 2016 exam and selection process. The exam will be held in two parts – Stage I and Stage II.
Here are the important details about the exam:
  • Exam name: National Talent Search Examination
  • Commonly known as: NTSE
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