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IIT Guwahati placement: 69 offers made during the Session 1.1

Guwahati: The placement season at IIT Guwahati started on Tuesday in a completely virtual mode with 69 offers have been made so far and the placements are still in progress for the day. IIT Guwahati also added that 133 students from the institute have already got Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) before the commencement of the actual …

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KITE CEO appointed NCERT advisory board member

THIRUVANANTHAPURM: K Anwar Sadat, Chief Executive Officer of Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), the state’s nodal agency for Information and communication technology in state’s schools, has been appointed member of the NCERT Advisory Board. The NationalCouncil for Education Research and Training (NCERT) is the apex body in school education under the Union Education …

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CAT 2020: Premier IIMs still get only 35% girl students

MUMBAI: Over one in three CAT (common admission test) aspirants this year are girls. While the premier IIMs have been taking efforts to increase the representation of girls on their campuses, the selection pool has not increased significantly over the last few years. In fact, the number of applications from girl candidates have remained at …

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Ramesh Pokhriyal: From next academic year, technical courses to be offered in regional languages

NEW DELHI: From the next academic year, technical courses, including engineering programmes, will be offered in regional languages, according to Education Ministry officials. The decision was taken at a high-level review meeting chaired by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday. “A seminal decision was made to start technical education, especially engineering courses, imparting education …

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IISER Pune team wins gold at the iGEM 2020 synthetic biology competition

PUNE: A team of 14 students from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune who competed at the 2020 international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) contest, have won a gold medal at the International Giant Jamboree held virtually during November 13-22, 2020. The team also bagged the iGEMer’s award, meaning they were officially voted …

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KARTET Result 2020 declared, here’s direct link

NEW DELHI: KARTET Result has been announced by the Office of Commissioner, Public Education Department, Bangalore on its official website. Candidates who have taken the Karnataka Teachers Eligibility Test (KARTET) can visit the official portal of KARTET — schooleducation.kar.nic.in — to check and download the result. KARTET exam 2020 was conducted on October 4. The …

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Indian universities No. 15 in employability of graduates

NEW DELHI: India features among top 15 countries with universities producing the most employable graduates. In the Employability Rankings 2020, India has improved its ranking from 23 in 2010 to 15 in 2020, even as UK and US varsities showed decline. The study by Times Higher Education (THE) and French consultancy, Emerging, for most employable …

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IIM-B tops list of best B-schools in Eduniversal rankings

BENGALURU: The Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) has retained the top spot among the best B-schools in Central Asia in the Eduniversal rankings 2020. IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Calcutta are the other B- schools that have been awarded this year. The awards were announced at the annual Eduniversal 3-D World Convention 2020. Eduniversal is a global ranking …

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Delhi University Result: All open-book results not out, students suffer

NEW DELHI: The strained relationship of Delhi University students with their online open-book examinations hasn’t ended. If it was access and technical drawbacks earlier, it is the results now. In fact, with the delay in publishing results, many students applying for master’s programmes are in a difficult situation. An English (Hons) student of Miranda House …

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Modi unveils Vivekananda’s statue in JNU, says ideology should not override national interest

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda in the JNU campus, for long an ideological battlefield for the Left and Hindutva groups, and asserted that people’s ideologies should be seen standing with and not against the country in matters of national interest. Giving priority to one’s ideology over …

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Not easy to disaffiliate AP medical colleges withholding certificates: Official

AMARAVATI: At a time when private medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh are harassing students by depriving them of certificates, an official from the university which oversees them said it is not easy to cancel their affiliation. “This is a big issue. They are affiliated colleges and disaffiliation is the final event. But if you want …

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Pakistan educational institutions to remain open

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has decided not to close down educational institutions as the coronavirus positivity rate in the institutions remained “scarcely 1 to 2 per cent”. The decision was taken on Thursday following the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC), helmed by federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood via video link, reports Dawn news. The provinces …

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Karnataka to take ‘calculated decision’ on reopening schools

BENGALURU: Karnataka will take a “calculated decision” whether to reopen schools in a week’s time, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a series of meetings he convened to decide on reopening schools in the state, Kumar said that the state already has examples …

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MHT CET admit card 2020 for additional exam released

NEW DELHI: State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra State, Mumbai has released the MHT CET Admit Card 2020 for Additional Exam on its official website. Candidates who applied for the MHT CET additional session can visit the official website of MHT CET —mhtcet2020.mahaonline.gov.in — to check and download the MHT CET admit card. “The Candidates …

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Free online classes for Maharashtra FYJC students from Monday: SCERT

PUNE: The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in Maharashtra on Sunday said online classes for first year junior college students will begin from November 2 as the admission process for this class stands suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the Supreme Court stay on reservations for Marathas in jobs and education. …

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