Higher Education

राज्यातील खाजगी शिकवण्या व कोचिंग क्लासेसवर निर्बंध आणण्यासाठी अधिनियम तयार करण्यात येत आहे. यामध्ये लोकसेवा आयोग व इतर स्पर्धा परीक्षा क्लासेसचाही समावेश करावा, अशी सूचना कोचिंग क्ला
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JEECUP 2018 admit card: The admit card for JEECUP had been released by the Joint Entrance Examination Council (Sanyukt Pravesh Pariksha Parishad, UP) on the official website — jeecup.nic.in. All those candidates who had registered for the same are required to download their respective cards from the website itself. Also, from this year, the exam conducting body had made Aadhaar card mandatory for registration. The exam is conducted for admission into diploma/post d
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The admit card for the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) to be held on April 29, 2018, will be available to candidates from April 20 on UPSEE’s official website: upsee.nic.in The entrance examination for degree level engineering institutions and other professional colleges in Uttar Pradesh is conducted under the supervision of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. The downloaded admit cards are to be used by the candidates as hall ticket for e
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Manabadi, BIEAP AP Inter 1st Year Results 2018: The candidates can check the results by logging on to the official website, bieap.gov.in, anytime after 12. BIEAP, AP Inter 1st Year Results 2018: The Board of Intermediate Education Andhra Pradesh (BIEAP) has declared the first year results on April 13. The candidates can check the results by logging on to the official website, http://www.bieap.gov.in, once it is released. The candidates can check the results by visiting the websit
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MH CET Law 2018 Application Form (3 year law course) likely to be released on April 16, 2018. The Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) Maharashtramay release a notification for MH CET Law 2018 application form for the candidates who wish to pursue three-year law programme. The candidates need to fill the online application form of MH CET Law 2018, if interested in admissions to three-year LLB programmes being offered at 218 colleges through Maharashtra State Law Entrance T
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PUNE: Pearl Academy has commenced its admission process for the academic year 2018-19. The entrance test will be held on April 28 in Pune. The last date of registration is April 23. The academy has recently introduced new undergraduate and post graduate course in Media and Communication and Advertising and Marketing and 50% merit scholarship on tuition fee for these new courses is available to select students. Details are available on Pearl Academy's website - www.pearlacademy.com.
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HIGHLIGHTS UGC is giving 60 institutions special status that will allow them to start new courses, offer competitive salaries and set up off-campus centres These institutions will also be able to hire foreign faculty and provide incentive-based emoluments to faculty The government rolled out its plan on Tuesday to grant more autonomy to better performing central, state and private universities, with UGC giving special status to 60 institutions, enabling which can now start new co
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Maharashtra’s MCA CET admit card 2018 is expected to be issued on Thursday by state’s directorate of technical education.   Maharashtra’s directorate of technical education (DTE) is expected to issue the admit cards for masters in computer application common entrance test (MCA CET) 2018 on its official website on Thursday. The exam will be held on March 24 in online mode. Steps to download the MAH MCA CET exam 2018 admit card after it is released: Visit the offic
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BPUT results: Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) will release the odd semester examination 2017-18 first phase result today on the official website – bputexam.in. On a notice posted on the official website, the results for the odd semester examination 2017-18 first phase will be available after 5 pm. For now, the result link is not opening as of now. BPUT results 2017-18, here’s how to check Step 1: Visit the official examination website of Biju Patnaik University of
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Online application for Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical (Pharmacy, Veterinary etc.,) Common Entrance Test(TS EAMCET) started on March 4 on the official website i.e. eamcet.tsche.ac.in. The examination is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad on behalf of TSCHE in order to give admission into several professional courses offered in university/private colleges. Candidates who wish to take admissions into a numbe
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लष्करात दाखल होऊन राष्ट्रसेवा करू इच्छिणाऱ्या मुलींसाठी एक आनंदाची बातमी. लष्करात महिलांना अधिक संधी देण्याच्या दृष्टीने संरक्षण मंत्रालयाने पुढाकार घेतला आहे. संरक्षण विभागासंदर्भात
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Girls may soon be allowed to take admission at Sainik schools and National Defence Academy (NDA). The government is considering to implement such a proposal, Union Minister Subhash Ramrao Bhamre told the Lok Sabha. He further added that there are proposals are pending for setting up 21 more schools in the country; a total of 26 sainik schools are there as of now. To this, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley added that Rs. 80 crore has been allocated from the Budget for these schools. During
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PANAJI: Until a decade and a half ago, Goa’s female enrolment rate for postgraduate course studies at the Goa University (GU) stood at a paltry 40%. Since then, however, there has been quite a surge and today, the female enrolment rate stands at well over 60% For the 2017-18 academic year, nearly 68% of the students admitted to the university’s postgraduate programmes were women. Of the 881 postgraduate seats on offer, women were admitted to 599 seats. This is indicative of
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LUCKNOW: The undergraduate examinations of Lucknow University and 162 affiliated colleges will begin on Monday. For the first time, the exams will be held under CCTV surveillance and in accordance with the online seating plan. About one lakh undergraduate students will take the month-long examinations. “To ensure fair examination, LU has made the seating plan online this time so that no changes in the examination seating arrangements can be made at the last m
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Sports To Be A Standalone Subject?   The focus of the new National Education Policy (NEP) will be on girls’ education, strengthening public institutions with a thrust on traditional knowledge, special attention on language, sports and mathematics at the school level, and addressing regional inequality. It is learnt that school education could see a paradigm shift with changes like sports and other activities—which so far have been clubbed as “extra-curricular” or
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The results of Osmania University (OU) first and third semester examinations for BA, BCom, Bsc and BBA courses are declared. The examinations were held in November and December 2017. All students who had appeared for BBA, BCom, BA and Bsc Sem 1 and 3 Nov/Dec 2017 examinations can now check the results on the official website. Students must have their hall ticket numbers while accessing their result. Osmania University released the results late evening yesterday. The direct link to chec
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BHOPAL: Raj Bhawan has sought details about controversy over PhD entrance test after students red-flagged a sudden change in minimum qualifying marks. TOI had carried a story on February 20 this year mentioning that Barkatullah University (BU) had changed minimum marks to qualify entrance test for PhD and MPhil in law subject a day after result, raising students’ hackles. Sources said students expressed their anger over the issue from different platforms. Angry over th
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MUMBAI: Mumbai University’s students will finally be able to access their degrees online. The long-pending plan to create a digital record of all academic certificates finally took shape this year. The graduating students of 2017, conferred convocationcertificates on Thursday, will be the first batch to benefit from the academic depository. “The students will be allowed to access their certificates digitally by using their Aadhaar cards and mobile details from the National Acade
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MUMBAI: Coming to the aid of post graduate aspirants from outside state who have done MBBS in Maharashtra, the Bombay high court on Thursday quashed rules introduced by the state last November making such students ineligible for admissions in government, civic and private institutions. A bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and BP Colabawalla said that it was a “settled proposition by the Supreme Court that there cannot be a domicile criterion set for pos
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New Delhi: Prime Minister's Research Fellowship, PMRF applications would start from tomorrow, February 24, 2018. Candidates interested in applying are required to apply online on the official website pmrf.in. PMRF was announced in the Union Budget 2018 speech by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Under the scheme, 1000 students from IITs, NITs, IISER's and centrally funded IIITs would be selected each year for Research Fellowship at any of the 23 IITs or Indian Institute of Science, IIS
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  NAGPUR: The state department of higher education has, for the first time, said that scholarship will be paid to post-matric students only if they are enrolled in colleges accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The norm is not applicable for the current academic year but from 2018-19 session. The decision was notified through a government resolution in October 2017 and the department has given time to colleges to prepare for its implementation in
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In the second phase, a lot of money was spent on training teachers, which has resulted in drastic changes GOPAKUMARAN THAMPI, principal, Thadomal Shahani College of Engineering, Bandra I owe TEQIP for many improvements in my institute, including the establishment of a centre of excellence. GD YADAV, V-C, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga MUMBAI: Seventeen engineering institutes in Maharashtra, which received special funding under a World Bank programme to improve technical education, ha
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Almost two months after examinations were held, third-year B Com students of the University of Mumbai finally got their results Tuesday. In November last year, over 77,000 students had appeared for the fifth semester examinations. Of these, 62.20 per cent have passed. Arjun Ghatule, acting director, Board of Examinations and Evaluation, said the university had taken special measures to ensure that students did not face any glitches in their results. The university has until now declared the res
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PUNE: Now, students will study the rights and responsibilities of consumers, as the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all educational institutions to include modules on consumer studies as an elective course in the academics.    "The UGC letter reads, “Greater involvement of students in the consumer movement will enhance the pace at which the ideals of the movement percolate far and wide in society." This is in order to strengthen the consumer move
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Nagpur: After being exposed of adopting double standards, Nagpur University (NU) on Wednesday, allowed a National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) scientist to research for PhD from the institution he was working. NU’s submission was made before the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, after which a division bench comprising justices Vasanti Naik and Arun Upadhye disposed of the plea by Saikat Datta. He has applied for registration for conducting research in microbiology
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MUMBAI: Mumbai Universitywill have to wait for another six months to get an accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC). The last rating expired in April 2017 and since then, the university's focus has been on firefighting exam- and result-related problems, putting the re-accreditation process on the backburner. The new process requires the university to submit a detailed and more comprehensive self-assessment report on its performance in the last fi
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The Bombay high court has said the Mumbai University’s ordinance that mandates minimum 50% average attendance is in the interest of students and even the highest university authority cannot allow undue relaxation of it. A bench headed by Justice Bhushan Gavai on Thursday heard a petition by B K Shroff College in Kandivli against MU’s grievance cell that allegedly allows students without minimum required attendance to appear for exams. In March 2017, the college had barred 100 comme
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The admit cards for Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET-December, 2017) will release on February 10 at the official websites – cse.ap.gov.in and aptet.apcfss.in. All those who are interested in appearing for this exam can download the admit card once released. The exam is scheduled to be held from February 5 to 15. There will be two sessions — 9.30 am to 12 noon and 2.30 pm to 5 pm. The initial exam dates for paper I and paper II were January 17 to 27. The candidates
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As the stand-off between teachers and management of Sinhagad Technical Education Society entered its third week, students took to social media to highlight the loss of study time. On Thursday and Friday, posts appeared on Facebook and Twitter, in which students spoke about the teachers’ strike and the loss of studies. They appealed the government and public to help them out. While many students met their heads of departments on Thursday to get clarity on lecture schedules and in
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BSE Odisha HSC 2018 admit card: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha today released the admit cards of students appearing for the annual High School Certificate (HSC) and SIOS examination 2018. The admit cards are available at the official website – bseodisha.ac.in. The hard copies of the admit cards will be sent to exam centres by February 17 and the same will be given to students at the centres. The matric exams are scheduled to be held from February 23 at 2,818 exam
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New Delhi: Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE would be conducting the JEE Main 2018 examinations in April, right after the Class 12 Board Examinations of 2018. The pen and paper or offline paper for JEE Main 2018 as well as JEE Main Paper II for Architecture courses would be conducted on April 8, 2018. The Computer-Based Test or CBT for JEE Main 2018 would be conducted on April 15 and 16, 2018. Nearly 10 lakh students from all over India have registered for the engineering entrance
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Delhi University (DU) has released a tentative date sheet for 2018 undergraduate theory and practical exams at exam.du.ac.in. The semester examinations will be held in May and June for both CBCS and three-year graduate modes. Delhi University exams 2018, here’s how to check Step 1: Go to official website – exam.du.ac.in Step 2: Click on the exam tab Step 3: You’ll see a list of exams of UG courses, click on the desired link Step 4: A PDF file will open where all the necessary
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West Bengal BA/BSc results: The results of BA/B Sc part 1 exams (honours,general and major) have been released at the official website – . All those students who had appeared for the same can check their respective scores at the webste itself. The result of B Com part-I (honours, general and major) examination, 2017 was declared on January 17. West Bengal BA/BSc results, steps to check Step 1: Log on to the official website wbresults.nic.in Step 2: Click on
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Syndicate bank has issued the admit card for examination to recruit probationary officer (PO) in the bank through admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course. The examination will be held on February 25, 2018. Steps to download Syndicate Bank PO exam admit cards: 1) Visit the Syndicate Bank’s official website at syndicatebank.in 2) Click on the Career tab at the bottom of the page 3) Click on the link to download call letter 4) Enter re
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The Visvesvaraya Technological University has announced the results for BE/ B Tech/B Arch Nov-Dec Exams on its official website. The varsity had conducted these examinations in the month of November and December 2017, last year. For Non-CBCS Group, results are available for candidates of all regions who had appeared in the B Arch Semester 1 to 10 exams; and for candidates of Belagavi regions who had appeared for B.E / B Tech Semester 1 and 2 exams. For CBCS Group, results are available for cand
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Google has joined hands with NCERT in order to integrate a course on digital citizenship and safety in the ICT (Information and communication technology) curriculum. The idea behind the same is to mark ‘Safer Internet Day 2018’ and put emphasis on making the web a safer place. Also, a curriculum has been created by Google for teachers, so that they can help students learn about digital citizenship in their classrooms. This launch will help students all across the country l
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लष्करातील अधिकारी, सैनिक, तसेच त्यांच्या कुटुंबीयांना विधि क्षेत्रातील अद्यावत शिक्षण घेता यावे, यासाठी लष्करातर्फे पुण्याजवळ नवे विधि महाविद्यालय (लॉ कॉलेज) उभारण्यात येणार आहे. त्
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Arun Jaitley announces teachers’ training, Eklavya Model Schools in tribal majority areas   Education Budget 2018 highlights: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in the opening lines of his speech, when he presented the Union Budget 2018, said the government has managed to get children to school but the quality of education remains a concern. He said education has to be treated holistically without segmentation from nursery to class 12. The Minister announced an ove
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Maharashtra SET 2018: Exam on January 28, download your admit card at set1.unipune.ac.in The Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET) 2018 for the post of Assistant Professor will be held on January 28 and the admit card for the same has been released by the Savitribai Phule Pune University on its official website – set1.unipune.ac.in. Candidates can download their admit cards using their application number or username and password. The exam on January 28 will consist three papers which
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New Delhi: IT giant, Google, has partnered with an online education portal Coursera to provide education and certification that can help you get a job as an IT professional. The certificate course is open for all and would help prepare an individual for an entry-level position with the IT companies. The best part of the program is that it is an online course and would require a commitment of 8 – 10 hours a week from most. The enrollment for the course has now started on Coursera. Read
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Girl Education in India: Apple joins Malala fund, to promote girl education in the country and the world London: Seeking to strengthen girl education in India and other countries, technology giant Apple has teamed up with the Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, to double the number of grants awarded to the children. With Apple's support, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network and extend funding programmes to India
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The beginning of the year means the inevitable barrage of model exams for Class 10 and 12 students, all intended to prepare them for the D-Day. While schools, parents and tuition teachers put pressure on the students to get the maximum marks possible, the students often find themselves at their wit's end. After long and tiring hours at school and tuitions, home offers no respite for the young minds, either. Putting constant pressure on the child can shoot up their mental stress levels; but a
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  Maharashtra is home to four agriculture universities, under which there are around 190 colleges with a total intake capacity of over 15,200 seats.    IN A first, those seeking admission to agriculture and allied courses will have to take entrance tests. The Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER) has decided to conduct admissions for the year 2018-19 on the basis of state and central entrance exams. Earlier, admissions were conducted based on Class
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उन्नत व प्रगत आरक्षणासह इतर आर्थिक व सामाजिक मागण्यांवर मराठा समाजाने क्रांती मोर्चे काढूनही फारसा फायदा झाला नसल्याने आता पुन्हा 19 फेब्रुवारीला शिवजयंतीनिमित्त आंदोलनाचा इशारा दिला हो
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All three education regulatory bodies will undergo sweeping reforms, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said at the convocation address in Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics on Monday. The three organizations are All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), which is the national-level regulating body covering technical institutes, University Grants Commission (UGC), which regulates university education in the country, and National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), which regulates t
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Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE is expected to release the class 10th and 12th Board Examination 2018 date sheet anytime now. Officials were reported to have confirmed that the CBSE Board Exam 2018 date sheet would be released in the first week of January. At present, however, there is no confirmation about when it would be released. Sources and experts, however, are confident that the date sheet should be released as early as today. Class 12th students across CBSE affiliat
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HRD on a launch spree in 2017, carries appointments backlog to 2018   Establishment of national testing and higher education financing agencies, launching of a portal for online courses and a project for web verification of documents kept the Union Human Resource Development Ministry busy in 2017 even as it carried a backlog of appointments to this year. 1. While defining of learning outcomes by the NCERT and the massive National Achievement Survey (NAS) for competency-based evaluat
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GATE 2018: The exam is scheduled to be held on February 3, 4 and February 10, 11, 2018 (9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm).   GATE 2018: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has activated the admit card link for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) today, a day before the scheduled date. Candidates who have applied for the exam can download the admit cards at the official website – gate.iitg.ac.in. The exam is scheduled to be held on February 3,
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Maharashtra government increased the annual income limit for scholarships to students belonging to for VJ/NT/SBC/OBC from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh Maharashtra government today increased the annual income limit for scholarships to students belonging to VJ/NT/OBC/SBC from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. Government issued notification for the same on new year. This increase in income limit will be applicable for Government, Government Aided, Private unaided polytechnic, colleges and universities. Revised in
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National, State & University Level Entrance Exams-2018 Engineering, Medical, Architecture, Law, NDA, Management & all CET's Eligibility, criteria, syllabus, important dates, how to apply, fees, Mock Exam etc.  Click to title for more details Name of Course Name of Entrance Test Exam Date Last Date of Application Bachelor of Legislative Law (Integrated) MAH-LL.B. (5 Years) CET- 2018 22 April,
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CLAT 2018: Check eligibility, syllabus, application process, exam dates and other details here CLAT 2018: The online registration for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 has started at the official website – clat.ac.in. This time, the entrance exam will be held on May 13. The online application process will end on March 31. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi will conduct the exam for admission in Integrated LLB and LLM courses. CLAT 2018: Here’s how to appl
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Top Educational News in 2017

31st December 2017
The year 2017 was quite fruitful as far as India’s education sector was concerned. The Union Budget was a little disappointing as there was nothing much to offer. However, the announcement to introduce NTA was a good initiation. Some Indian Universities rank was improved in the global ranking but there’s still a long way for them to crack the elite top 10 club. The IIM Bill was finally approved. Towards the end of the year, Centre sacked the Garhwal University VC; third varsity hea
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Students’ Horoscope 2018

27th December 2017
It’s time to look towards a new year that promises a bright career ahead. Students might be apprehensive about their future. Will they succeed or have to face failure? Whether they will be paid well or there will be fewer jobs in the market? These predictions by astrologer Jai Madaan will help you sort your queries. Aries You may be challenged with teething troubles due to distraction. Chances of success are drab in the second half of the year. So, avoid unwanted acquaintances and any kin
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Come 2019, Mumbai will get a world-class school of economics at the Deonar campus of The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). This will mark the foray of the premier institute—well known for its courses in social sciences, human development and public policy—into mainstream economics studies. At present, TISS offers some courses in economic sciences on its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad campuses. The new autonomous campus of TISS, to be s
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Maharashtra: According to the government resolution, students with achievements or who have passed exams in arts and culture, can now get a maximum of 15 marks instead of 25. In another ‘last minute’ change to the policy for awarding additional marks to students who excel under the Arts quota, the state education department has postponed certain changes which were supposed to be implemented in March 2018 until March 2019. On November 24, the state education department had issued a n
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आशियातील सर्वात मोठा कॉलेज फेस्टिव्हल अशी ओळख असलेल्या आयआयटी, मुंबईचा ‘मूड इंडिगो’ काही दिवसांवर येऊन ठेपला आहे. पवई कॅम्पसमध्ये आयोजनाची तयारी अंतिम टप्प्यात आली आहे. या सांस्कृतिक स
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The Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy (MSEPP), which took off in September, has picked up four major research projects for the state government, to measure the effectiveness as well as to improve the implementation of government schemes. Three months after the state government renamed and revamped the Economics department of the University of Mumbai into the MSEPP, the school has decided to launch a four-year integrated MA course in Economics. The integrated MA course is set to start
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‘प्रशासकीय सेवांमध्ये मराठी टक्का वाढविण्यासाठी दिल्ली येथील मराठी अधिकाऱ्यांनी अनोखे अभियान सुरू केले आहे. दिल्लीमध्ये राहून केंद्रीय लोकसेवा आयोगाची परीक्षा देणाऱ्या ६० मराठी विद्
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 In a setback to the University of Mumbai, the Bombay high court on Friday stayed the varsity’s order disallowing supplements or additional answersheets to students during the ongoing semester examinations. A division bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and Burgess Colabawalla observed that it was passing the orders due to “exceptional reasons” so that students do not suffer. “We cannot permit the university to take a last-minute decision to the prejudice of students,&
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Almost two years after Maharashtra government introduced a centralised admission process (CAP) for BEd courses, the state has now decide to make CAP mandatory for integrated BEd courses — BA BEd, BCom BEd, BSc BEd and BEd-MEd — as well. Until now, colleges and universities admitted students to these courses directly. Earlier this month, the state directorate of higher education (DHE) announced that a statelevel common entrance test (CET) will be held for the students aspiring for th
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New rules for PGDM institutes

16th December 2017
Institutes offering postgraduate diploma in management can deduct only 1,000 from admission fees if students decide to withdraw before the last date of entry, as per new rules laid down by the body regulating technical education in the country. There are more than 400 institutes offering postgraduate diploma in management, commonly known as PGDM, under AICTE. The rules, effective immediately, also said the institutions will admit only students who qualify from any one of the six allIndia tests
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More than six months after the exam was conducted, University of Mumbai (MU) officials recently found a ‘misplaced’ answer sheet . Although the varsity has sent it for re-evaluation, the student to whom the answer sheet belongs said it was too late because she has missed the deadline to seek admission for Bachelor of Education (BEd) course. “I had scored just 17 marks in my Advanced Economic Theory. Hence, I opted for re-evaluation and sought a photocopy of the answer sheet on
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UGC HRD: By March-April 2018, 20 institutions will be accorded the eminence status with a mandate to achieve the world-class status over a period of 10 years.   The University Grants Commission (UGC) has received 100 applications from various educational institutions for the Human Resource Development Ministry’s ambitious 20 world-class institutions project. According to official data, maximum applications have been obtained from public institutions, including the seven II
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Within months of increasing the examination fee for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the University of Mumbai (MU) has decided to reduce it by 10%. On Tuesday, the varsity’s academic council recommended a partial rollback of the new fee, which was introduced recently. “The decision to reduce the fees will benefit all students,” said Dinesh Kamble, in-charge registrar, MU. Students have been objecting to the fee hike, which came into effect after lakhs of students suff
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The Bombay High Court asked the University of Mumbai on Tuesday to file its reply to a petition challenging the decision of the university not to provide additional answersheets, or supplements, to students during exams. A bench comprising Justices B R Gavai and B P Colabawalla directed the university to file its reply by Thursday. The bench was hearing a petition filed by a law student from the city. Petitioner Manasi Bhushan, who is a final-year law student, had approached the High Court in
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Students who had applied for the integrated MPhil/PhD programme at the JNU on Tuesday discovered that the administration has decided to scrap the integrated course, and is considering their admission to the MPhil programme only. The declaration was made in admit cards provided to students for the entrance exams, scheduled from December 23-27. Until now, JNU had an integrated MPhil/PhD programme, which meant students were only expected to sit for an entrance exam at the MPhil stage. Once their M
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ICSI CS admit card 2017: The exam will be held on December 29 and 30, 2017. The exam timing, centre details etc are provided on the admit card.   The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has released the admit cards for the CS Foundation Programme, Executive and Professional Programme. The candidates can download the admit card from the official website — icsi.edu. ICSI will conduct CS examination at 121 centres in India and Dubai. The exam will be held on December 29 a
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A year after the regulatory body put a ceiling on the maximum fee technical institutes can charge students, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has now prescribed a minimum fee for the colleges governed by it. A government-appointed committee had recommended putting a cap on the tuition fee last year, following which AICTE directed all the states to implement the recommendation at all private institutes for technical courses, including engineering and MBA. But no word on mini
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Stationery needed for the university’s administration and other purposes will now be part of the 'earn and learn' scheme of Savitribai Phule Pune University. The Board of Students' Development is currently undergoing a change over various welfare schemes. While students now earn Rs 45 per hour instead of Rs 35 earlier, other changes including stationery production, screen printing jobs among others have been added to the scheme. Director of the board, Prabhakar Desai, said, &
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Unaided schools in Maharashtra have decided to boycott the Right to Education Act quota admissions next academic year if the state fails to pay them reimbursements for the past by December 31. All unaided non-minority schools have to reserve 25% seats at the entry level for students from economically weaker sections. Admissions to these seats are conducted online by the local civic authorities through a lottery. Schools have been promised approximately Rs 14,000 per annum per child from the st
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All technical institutes in the country will now have to publish a complete list of fees on their websites and will not be permitted to charge students for any other costs, according to new rules notified by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Thursday. Failure to follow the norms will mean colleges will have to pay a fine — the amount being twice the total fee collected per student. Not only this, the AICTE can also suspend approval for NRI and supernumerary seats gi
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In an effort to improve the performance of the state board students in the national level competitive exams including NEET and JEE, Tamil Nadu School Education Department on Monday released draft new syllabus and curriculum. The new syllabus would replace 12-year-old Tamil Nadu State Board Higher Secondary syllabus and for other classes, it is being updated after seven years. The old-syllabus was cited as one of the main reason for the poor performance of the state board students in the competi
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Taking the first step towards revoking reservations in promotions, the education department on Friday issued a government resolution (GR) stating that 20 officials are being reverted to their earlier positions. Nine of the officials designated as education officers will now be restored as deputy education officers while the rest—deputy directors, project officers and joint secretary assistant commissioners (tribal) —will be demoted by a rank each. Allthe20officialswere given temporar
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पुणे - राज्याची सांस्कृतिक, शैक्षणिक राजधानी अशी ओळख असलेल्या पुण्यात लवकरच ‘स्किल हब’ तयार करण्यात येणार असून, तसा प्रस्ताव राज्य सरकारला पाठविला जाणार आहे. घोले रस्त्यावरील शासकीय त
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The programme intends to train professionals with practical handling in detection of vulnerabilities. This programme caters to the niche domain and cyber security with a unique combination of cyber laws, says the press statement.  The University of Delhi will soon launch post graduate diploma in cyber security and law. With this programme, the varsity intends to endeavour in the domain of teaching and research in cyber security and allied disciplines. This programme caters to the niche d
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The ranking would help figure out deficiencies and five parameters— including research, teaching, placement, public perception and equity (to have access)— will be the basis of the ranking.   The Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced that discussions are being held to set up a ranking framework for universities in the state. For this purpose, institutions in the state will go through a deep audit and will be subject to evaluation. State Higher Education principal secretar
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Ela Foundation and MES Abasaheb Garware College have announced the 14th certificate course in basic ornithology from Monday. The course running into 40 lectures at AV Hall of Garware College is imparted on a no-profit no-loss principle, is conducted every Monday and Thursday between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. Satish Pande, director of Ela foundation, said India's only such interactive course includes over 40 PowerPoint lectures, films and field visits. The subjects cover conservation of birds that
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New Delhi: The Delhi University on Saturday informed the applicants who want to take admission to the B.Com and B. Com (Hons), that the admission to the course will only be made through B.Com Entrance Tests 2018. "Hereby informed to all aspirants who desire to take admission to University of Delhi B.Com/B.Com (Hons) for the session 2018-19 that the Admissions entry for the Candidates in said courses will only be made through B.Com Entrance Tests 2018," said the statement by the v
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The final letter by the UGC, sent to Symbiosis and other institutes on November 29, warned that by 4 pm on November 30, the institute had to stop using ‘university’ as part of its name and communicate the same to the UGC A day after the University Grants Commission (UGC) sent a final warning notice to seven institutes, asking them to drop the tag of ‘university’ from their names or risk losing their deemed university status, Symbiosis has complied with the directive. The
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National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT has released the notification for its 2018 admissions. The NIFT 2018 admissions would be done on the basis of the performance in the written entrance examination. Official notification was released in October 2017 and online application for NIFT 2018 admissions started from October 20. The last date to apply online on the official website is December 29. Candidates can apply for Bachelor in Design as well as Bachelor in Fashion Technology. Applicati
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The SCEL platform wall allowed to form after it the varsity's executive council, in a meeting on November 23, gave a nod to the decision.   The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to offer digital courses in numerous disciplines through its new platform— Special Centre for E-Learning (SCEL) so as to aid students from remote regions to access “high quality” education. “The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) wants to make its high quality educ
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Shivansh Joshi wanted to become a soldier as he believes this is the best way to serve nation Shunning a future of hefty salary packages and a comfortable life, this 17-year-old has taken up a more challenging career in order to serve the country. Shivansh Joshi, who has topped the NDA exam, has decided to quit the engineering course at NIT Tiruchirappalli and join the Indian Army. The results of the NDA exam were released last week. Shivansh hails from Ramnagar in Uttarakhand. His father Sanj
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IGNOU hall tickets for December exam 2017 released at ignou.ac.in, 4.97 lakh to appear IGNOU admit cards: The exams will commence from December 1 this year and there are 4,97,883 eligible students to whom the hall tickets have been issued. IGNOU admit cards: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has released the hall tickets for the Term End Examinations (TEE) 2017. Candidates who are appearing for the papers can download their admit cards from the official website of th
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Evaluation vs Examination

28th November 2017
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation, or CCE, allows students to earn marks through the year. But can this system replace more traditional testing? ‘CCE will stop student suicides in the country’ SAJID RAHIMAN SHAIKH I feel the CCE system works better than the Board exam pattern. This is because term-end examination means too much load on the students during the exam season. However, students under CCE are evaluated continuously, so they don’t have to mug everything up. D
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Students, drop that laptop

26th November 2017
Step into any college lecture hall and you are likely to find a sea of students typing away at open, glowing laptops as the professor speaks. But a growing body of evidence shows that over all, college students learn less when they use computers or tablets during lectures. They also tend to earn worse grades. The research is unequivocal: Laptops distract from learning, both for users and for those around them. It’s not much of a leap to expect that electronics also undermine learning in sc
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भ्रष्टाचाराला पायबंद घालण्यासाठी कायद्यात सुधारणा करण्याची तयारी   राज्यातील खासगी उच्च व तंत्रशिक्षण महाविद्यालयांमधील प्राध्यापकांच्या नियुक्त्या केंद्रीभूत पद्धतीने करण्याचा
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  ‘बीएफए’ची अट असताना नव्याने डिप्लोमाची अट पुणे : सावित्रीबाई फुले पुणे विद्यापीठाने मास्टर्स ऑफ फाइन आर्ट्‍‍स (एमएफए) या पदव्युत्तर अभ्यासक्रमाला प्रवेश घेण्यासाठी बॅचरल ऑफ फाइन
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WAY FORWARD Review process helps institutes assess overall quality, know how they can improve MUMBAI: To get an edge over other institutes and attract education grants from government organisations, colleges in the city are increasingly subjecting themselves to evaluation by National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC). Of the 452 colleges that opted for NAAC assessment this year, 40% are from Maharashtra. These include 12 colleges from Mumbai and two from Navi Mumbai. The council grad
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THE OBC COMMUNITY CONSTITUTES MORE THAN 30% OF THE POPULATION IN THE STATE MUMBAI : After forming an independent department for the other backward classes (OBC) community early this year, the Maharashtra government is mulling removing them from the creamy layer category, irrespective of their income, to make them eligible for all government welfare schemes, reservation in government jobs and education. The OBC community constitutes more than 30% of the state population. The state has asked the
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“Whether it’s your own mother or Bharat mata, mother is mother. Those who have a problem with paying obeisance to mother, there is a question mark on whether they are human beings or not,” Amitabh Sinha said   The Governing Body (GB) of Dyal Singh College (DSC), in a meeting held Friday, decided that Dyal Singh (Evening) College would be called ‘Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya’ once it is converted to a morning college. Since Dyal Singh (Morning) College already
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Bill Gates , who was the world’s richest man for almost two decades and is still its foremost philanthropist, talks about public health, technology and ideas that could change the world He may have recently been replaced as the world’s richest man by Jeff Bezos, but meeting Bill Gates is still an immensely enriching experience. The famed intellect is as rapier-sharp as ever, and his eyes light up with an endearing nerdish delight as he passionately holds forth on potentially life-ch
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A popular course among students who aspire for higher education but are unable to pursue the same, the BPP is a non-formal education channel that fixes a eligibility route undergraduate courses. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced that the admission process for the Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) has been initiated for the first time through Common Service Centres (CSCs) across the country. A popular course among students who aspire for higher educat
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Education should be linked to life than just to knowledge as life itself is a learning process, former vice-chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University Ram Takawale said at the inaugural session of the twoday national workshop on examination reforms in higher education. The workshop is being organised by Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute and the Association of Indian Universities. The theme of the workshop is ‘Education through Ages in India: Ancient Perspective and M
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With less than a month after admissions closed for BBA LLB (Hons), Mumbai University has declared dates for its examination, giving colleges and students scarce time to complete academic instructions of a minimum of 90 days. Admissions for the course closed on October 17 after the common entrance test was held and the university has now declared the semester exam will start from November 20. Students’ law council president Sachin Pawar has written to acting vice-chancellor Devanand Shinde
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MU Yet To Give Its Report To Nat’l Council   One in four top-performing institutes/universities in the country are in Maharashtra, if one goes by accreditation granted by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Of the 88 colleges, whose accreditation has been extended by two years in the past few weeks for displaying consistent good performance, 23 are from the state. Four of the top 16 NAAC-accredited universities are also from Maharashtra. NAAC director DP Singh sai
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At present, education regulators—UGC and AICTE, can only send notices and cancel affiliation for limited period   After a Supreme Court order recently banned technical education through distance mode and cancelled degrees of hundreds of students who passed out between 2001 and 2005, the central government is now working on the idea of strengthening the powers of its regulators. Regulators for higher education — University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Tech
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The physical education department at Savitribai Phule Pune University has planned a three-day conference on its subject of expertise as well as related fields between February 15 and 17, 2018. The conference is aimed at understanding the importance of a healthy way of life while also discussing the increasing number of lifestyle disorders prevalent today , said the organizers. “We want to provide a platform to students, teachers, sports enthusiasts, experts, etc, to exchange ideas.There
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पिंपरी - महापालिकेच्या मोरवाडी आणि कासारवाडी येथील आयटीआय शुल्कात कपात केली आहे. यामुळे १५०० रुपयात औद्योगिक तंत्र शिक्षण घेणे सोपे होणार आहे.  मोरवाडी व कासारवाडी आयटीआय खासगी वर्गात
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Fear Impact On Brand Perception Institutions of higher learning, which have been granted `deemed to be university' status by the University Grants Commission (UGC), are finding themselves in a fix over the Supreme Court's latest directive restraining them from associating the word “university“ with their names. Representatives of these institutions felt the order will affect their brand perception and lead to confusion among studentsguardians regarding their status as to wh
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Students worried as exams for new semester start tomorrow MUMBAI: In yet another bummer by the University of Mumbai (MU), its officials failed to announce results for all the re-evaluations before the upcoming examinations. Of more than 56,000 applications it received for re-evaluation in the last semester, the university has declared results for more than 34,000 applicants. With semester exams just a day away, the varsity is yet to declare re-evaluation results for more than 22,000 answer pa
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The 13th edition of Higher Education Summit will be a 3-day affair scheduled for November 9 - November 11, 2017. The event will be organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with Ministry of Human Resource Department, Government of India and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The 3-day event will attract participation from International & National Speakers, Delegates, Exhibitors from about 150 countries. The even
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Curbs on PhD, MPhil incentives

4th November 2017
The 7th University Grants Commission Pay Revision Scheme has denied incentives for MPhil and PhD at the entry point and during service. Researchers will get five increments if they joined service after completing PhD and three increments if a faculty member completed the PhD while in service. Similar is the case for MPhil, wherein three increments and one increment were awarded respectively if a person joined the service after MPhil or pursued it during service. “This reflects the extrem
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The global law deans' forum and the annual meeting of the International Association of Law Schools (IALS) will be held in the city between November 8 and 11. Symbiosis Law School along with IALS is hosting the event. “This is a highly prestigious and unique event. For the first time in India, a private law school will bring together eight national and five private law schools to co-host and welcome over 100 law deans to deliberate on global standards in legal education,“ directo
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As many State Eligibility Test (SET) aspirants were not able to submit their online application forms for the post of assistant professor, another slot will be opened at 11am on November 6 and close at 6pm on November 8. The students can check for errors in the form and redress them from 11am to 6pm on November 9, said a Savitribai Phule Pune University notification. Read More: State Eligibility Test (SET) Read More: UGC-NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST ------------------------------------
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National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) will hold its 87th annual session and symposium on `Basic research -its role in national development' from December 8 to 10 at Savitribai Phule Pune University . Heads of almost all major science establishments in the country like ISRO, ICMR as well as industry experts will be present at the conference. “A competition of working models based on teaching and research of basic sciences will be held to develop interest among young aspiring scie
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To address the evaluation process, 282 Central Assessment Process centres have been set up   STUDENTS OF the University of Mumbai will now be able to check their marks on the varsity’s website as soon as the results are declared. As part of a host of reforms in the examination section of the university, the Board of Examination (BoE) has decided to declare marks on the results portal the day they are declared. Earlier, students could only find out if they had passed or failed in an
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The Supreme court hailed the decision of Punjab and Haryana Court that had issued a similar order against the distance education in the technical courses two years back. The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that technical education can not be provided through the process of correspondence courses. Setting aside Odisha High Court order, the apex court restrained educational institutions from providing courses in subjects like engineering in the distance education mode. The Supreme court hailed the
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After a slew of complaints from second year commerce students about the clash of Mumbai University and Chartered Accountancy (CA) exams, the university was forced to change the time-table and bow to candidates' demands. Several papers slated for November 9 have been moved to November 18, and those slotted for November 13 will now be held on November 25. Exams on November 15 will take place on November 28. The university acted only after higher education minister Vinod Tawade intervened. Th
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Another hacking team developed an application 'Bell's Palsy monitor' to help people living with Bell's Palsy syndrome using technology-driven facial scans comparison over time.   A student team of the Delhi Technological University (DTU) has built software which will enable people with certain disabilities to operate computers with blinks of their eyes and movement of their heads, a statement said on Wednesday. Named ‘Sysbot’, the software, built by a four-mem
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Over 2,500 candidates clear SPPU exam for MPhil, PhD As many as 2,597 candidates from across Pune, Nashik and Ahmednagar have been declared eligible for doctor of philosophy (PhD) and master of philosophy (MPhil) degrees by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). The online examination was conducted on Sunday in all three districts by the university. As many as 12,000 candidates had registered for the examination. The result was declared on the same day , a statement issued by SPPU said. The
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NAAC gives SP College A+ grade

1st November 2017
Sir Parashurambhau (SP) College bagged the A+ grade with 3.70 cumulative grade points average (CGPA) for the third cycle announced by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on Monday . Cummins College of Engineering for Women scored 3.16 CGPA and was given 'A' grade for the third cycle while Mahatma Phule Mahavidyalaya, Pimpri also bagged 'A' grade with 3.16 CGPA. For the second cycle, Nowrosjee Wadia College scored 3.51 CGPA and bagged the A+ grade. Sinhgad Colle
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  सरकारकडून जनकल्याणासाठी विविध योजना राबवल्या जात असतात. मात्र, या योजनांची माहिती तळागाळातील लोकांपर्यंत पोहचत नाही. यामुळे जनतेची होणारी गैरसोय टाळण्यासाठी राज्य सरकारकडून ‘महाला
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Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) will start various online courses on water and sanitation from the second week of November. The courses are in collaboration with the Netherlandsbased IHE Delft Institute of Water Education and a private consultancy firm called Unity Knowledge. SPPU also plans to start MSc and MTech courses in water and sanitation after receiving permission from central regulatory bodies. On Monday, SPPU vicechancellor, Nitin Karmalkar said, “This collaboration wil
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‘बीएफए’चे प्रवेश सीईटीद्वारे करण्याचे विद्यापीठांना आदेश पुणे : राज्यातील सर्व कॉलेजांमधील बॅचलर ऑफ फाइन आर्ट (अप्लाइड आर्टस् , पेटिंग तसेच स्क्लप्चर) अभ्यासक्रमाचे प्रवेश आगामी शैक्
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MARATHA STUDENTS pursuing professional courses in Maharashtra, whose annual family income is not above Rs 6 lakh, may soon be brought under the ambit of the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category, making them eligible for an annual allowance of Rs 10,000. A cabinet sub-committee formed by the government to look into the issue of Maratha reservation is currently considering this proposal. A government official said that the sub-committee was deliberating on a scholarship scheme for Maratha s
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A team of scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune has developed a graphenebased supercapacitor that has a better capacity and power and offers a stable, non-toxic alternative for batteries. The researchers, who believe the supercapacitor will have multiple uses, have applied for a patent. Electric vehicles have been long thought of as the future of the automobile industry . With coal, oil depleting, the race to find alternative energy sources is fast-pac
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It was believed that after then Mumbai Universi ty vice-chancellor San jay Deshmukh was di rected by governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to go on leave, he would quit. When he did not oblige, Rao had to relieve Deshmukh, who achieved the dubious distinction of being the first Mumbai University VC to be dismissed. In July, Raj Bhavan officials had realized that there were problems in the varsity's examination section. Rao had called chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, education minister Vinod Tawde a
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Yashomati Ghosh, associate professor, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, shares her insight on the job prospects post-LLBLLM Being a lawyer does not only imply go ing to a court and pleading on behalf of clients. Legal practice is no longer restricted to the district court, high court and Supreme Court. It has a broader dimension. “Today, there are a large number of tribunals and quasi-judicial forums like consumer court, tax tribunal, administrative tribunal, int
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STUDENT SPEAK - Research

30th October 2017
Anushri Gupta, a PhD student of Queen Mary University of London, on her research in smart cities and education system abroad Pursuing higher education in the UK has been a highly motivating and enriching experience for me. Presently, I am working as a PhD researcher in London. To begin with, I wasn't too keen on PhD, but it all began with a thirst for research and knowledge. However, interest for PhD was created in me while pursuing my Masters in Electronic Engineering with Management from
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In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Maharashtra College has installed a rooftop solar plant of 50 Kilo Watt peak.  “With the way things are going, there is a foreboding rumination on environmental change. We thought that one of the best ways of imparting the value of conserving nature was to do something that would help reduce our institution’s carbon footprint. Therefore, we decided to set up this plant in order to promote the application of natural resources in the la
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State education minister Vinod Tawde has asked Mumbai University's vicechancellor and director (examinations and evaluation) to resolve the issue of commerce exam dates clashing with the chartered accountancy exam. In a tweet on Thursday, Taw de instructed the university officials to reschedule the examination. The CA intermediate exam and final exams conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India are clashing with University's B Com and BAF exams in November. While the CA
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MUMBAI: The University of Mumbai (MU) will use the services of MeritTrac, the agency handling its online exam assessment work, only for the current semester, state education minister Vinod Tawde told Hindustan Times. Tawde, who had meetings with university officials on Thursday to ensure the next exam season is glitch-free, said the deal with MeritTrac stays only for the November exam session. He said the university will float new tenders to find a third party to conduct assessments for the ne
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MUMBAI: After requests to postpone exams for first-year postgraduate courses, the University of Mumbai (MU) announced new dates. The exams have been rescheduled to second week of December. HT had recently reported about the plight of students pursuing first-year MA in Public Relations and Entertainment, Media and Advertising. These students, who started their semester in the second week of October owing to the delay in the admission schedule, were shocked to find out that their exams were slated
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Students taking the JEE (A) exams for IIT admission in 2018 will pay a higher registration fee and GST. While girls, SCs, STs and differently abled students will pay `1,300 +GST, the general category fee will be `2,600+GST. Over two lakh students looking forward to take the JEE Advanced-2018 exams for admission into IITs will have to pay higher registration fee apart from GST, the rates of which will be specified by the Centre at the time of registration. This was decided on Thursday by IIT-
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Only 224 out of 705 colleges affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University have got a valid National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation. A high-ranking official from the varsity shared this information with TOI on Wednesday . He said, “Only 224 colleges affiliated to the varsity have NAAC approval. The colleges are given five years after their inception to get permanent affiliation to the university , following which they need to apply for NAAC accreditation. The r
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Though an average college semester lasts for about four months, for students who recently received their individual results owing to the mess at University of Mumbai (MU) their semester ends within a fortnight. This has left students and colleges worried. Despite starting their semester in mid-September, students pursuing MA in Public Relations and MA in Entertainment, Media and Advertising, would be appearing for semester exams in the first week of November. Situation is precarious for student
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 A south Mumbai college has adopted green energy to power their premises and is set to wipe out their carbon-footprint over the next 25 years. The Maharashtra College of Arts and Commerce in Nagpada will save 37.1 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year after they installed 50 kilowatt-power (kWp) solar rooftop setup with 150 panels, making it the largest solar project for any educational institute in south Mumbai. According to a carbon footprint calculator by the US Energy and Informatio
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With few takers for the BSc Nursing programme, the Maharashtra government has decided to allow students who have not appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to seek admissions to the course this year. On Monday, the state issued a government resolution (GR) announcing the decision. As per the GR, nursing colleges will accept applications based on the students’ Class 12 scores in the science stream to fill vacant seats. The state’s common entrance test (CET) c
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The Bombay high court has directed the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) to admit a candidate who could not submit his marksheet in time as there was an inordinate delay in declaration of results by the University of Mumbai this year. The bench headed by Justice Bhushan Gavai took note of the fact that the shift to online assessment of exam answersheets this year had turned out to be a fiasco -result deadlines for multiple courses went haywire as the process was riddled with logi
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MUMBAI: Second-year commerce students (SYBCom) appearing for Chartered Accountancy (CA) exams in November this year will have to manage both exams on the same day, officials from the University of Mumbai said. Changing exam dates is not an option, so students will either have to appear for both exams on the same day, or skip one. “There are several exams that students appear for along with the university papers, and it’s not possible for us to avoid an overlap of all those papers,&
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The universities will not be selected by the prime minister or a chief minister or any other political figure. Their potential will be assessed by a third party agency. Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised Rs 10,000 crore and autonomy to 20 universities — 10 public and private — in the country so as to compete globally and be counted among the world’s best institutions. Speaking at the centenary celebrations of Patna University (PU), India’s seventh oldest varsity, Mod
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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, is also popularly known as the Missile Man. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to his life. Also Known As: Missile Man Famous As: Former President of India Nationality: Indian Birth Date: October 15, 1931 Died At Age: 83 Sun Sign: Libra Born In: Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu Father:Jainulabudeen Mother: Ashiamma Married: No Religio
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Congratulations !!! Mrs. Shraddha Prabhune, Corporator of Pune Municipal corporation, invited to participate in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (hereinafter referred to as the Festival) that will be held from 14 until 22 October 2017 in the Russian Federation. The forthcoming Festival is a grandiose youth event of a world scale with a seventy-year history and its own traditions. For many years young people from all over the world gather together under the aegis of this event, un
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`Managing Such A Huge Number To Take A Toll' The state government has added 10 colleges to Mumbai University's proposed 47 for the 2018-19 academic session, taking the total count of new institutes to 57. With the new additions, the number of affiliated colleges will cross the 800-mark in the next two years. The university , which is already reeling under the burden of managing 782 colleges, will soon have 839--the highest affiliated to any public universities in the state till date. W
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The Nashik and Ahmednagar centres of Savitribai Phule Pune University will now run a host of degree courses in various disciplines for the benefit of students from these areas, who are presently forced to travel to the Pune centre for education. The courses include those in science and technology , commerce and management, mental science as well as skill development, among others.They will start from 2018-19 academic year and the SPPU is currently scouting for campuses where these courses could
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MUMBAI: The University of Mumbai (MU) has decided to allot bonus marks to 1,600 students to compensate them for answer papers misplaced by the examination department. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Bard of Examination (BoE) on Thursday. The board has also decided to continue with MeritTrac, the current IT partner for on-screen marking (OSM) - the new assessment system is one of the causes of the mess in the examination department, for the upcoming semester examination, as the contra
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Mumbai University has finally conceded to having lost an unprecedented 1,600 answersheets with all attempts to trace them proving futile, reports Yogita Rao. At the Board of Exami nations meeting held on Thursday , the university decided to give average marks of the scores in the remaining subjects to all the affected students. “While giving average marks in a missing paper is a regular practice, the numbers were never so high,“ said a principal, requesting anonymity . The universi
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If approved, the ministry will relay courses through its DTH channel, Swayam Prabha, to cinema halls in tier-II towns and urban habitations with a population of less than one lakh. Educational content can be screened between 7 am and 11 am or school timings of the concerned area   The government is studying a proposal for screening educational content in cinema halls in small towns across the country, officials in the human resource development (HRD) ministry. The move was initiated by
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Education Dept Heat On Institutions Institutions that do not possess National Assessment and Accreditation Council's (NAAC) certification will not get permissions to start new colleges or extend the existing divisions. The state department of higher education said the rule comes in effect based on the Maharashtra State Universities Act 2016. The notification was issued recently . Activist Shridhar Dhakne said, “ Now, institutions will have to get accredited.Many colleges avoid it fe
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Dr Kalmadi Shamarao High School Ganeshnagar recently hosted an inter-school residential student leadership conference (SLC) on the theme `Me to We: Igniting the Spirit of Leadership' to nurture a vision of effective leadership among children. Members of the student council and others registered for the conference. Six students from each school from Standard IX and X participated in the two-day event. As many as 60 students from 10 schools from Pune and Aurangabad -Abhinav Vidy Symbiosis Hi
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The recent UGC scheme of according existing or new educational institutes the status of Institutes of Eminence Deemed To Be Universities has garnered much interest among colleges and universities here. Selection for the status ensures significant autonomy in official matters and also funding to the tune of crores of rupees for the institutes. Some private players, however, feel that such a huge corpus and other financial aspects may keep out a lot of academically good universities from entering
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Says Method Used By Govt To Decide Creamy Layer For PSU Staff `Biased' The Madras high court has slammed the Centre's method of calculating the “creamy layer“ for wards of PSU and private sector employees as “discriminatory“, a development that may help over 60 OBC youngsters join the elite civil services after being denied permission. The high court has said the principle for determining “creamy layer“ -the well-off among OBCs who are not eligible f
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Online Process Takes A Toll On Teachers' Health The academic calendar of Mumbai University and its affiliated colleges has been thrown into disarray , thanks to the online assessment of papers this year and the chaos that ensued. On Friday night, the university released exam dates for a majority of courses. Some of the masters' exams are scheduled in January . The mid-term exams across courses start from October and go on till midJanuary and will keep the colleges engaged throughout. Th
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From next year, people with knowledge of yoga may be given preference in admissions to physiotherapy programmes in colleges and universities. The University Grants Commission (UGC), under the ministry of human resource development (HRD), will decide whether to grant preferences to practitioners of yogas applying to physiotherapy programmes at its next meeting, said a senior official in the UGC. The UGC could not reach a consensus on the proposal at the August 24 meeting, according to official
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Over 100 school principals in the city gathered for The Times of India NIE Principals' seminar and discussed the `role of schools in influencing careers'. There was an apparent consensus about the need to help students find their passion and pursue it to have great careers. The annual event organized by The Times of India as part of its `Newspaper in Education' initiative called for a discourse on how schools can become game-changers to groom individuals from the school-level to hav
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The median salary offered at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) job placements has dipped for the first time in six years. The annual placement report of the institute reveals that the median salary offered by companies for campus recruitment fell by 4.3% during the last academic year. Static growth in the IT and manufacturing sectors seems to be the primary reason why the annual salary package offered to the average student — which is usually on an upward trajectory — sl
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Mumbai University has admitted that almost 28,500 answersheets of students are `missing' or have been misplaced during online assessment, which has resulted in four months of chaos. Results of affected students have been kept on reserve.Also, results of 57,000 students are pending. The university claimed only 12,000 students have complained and 22,300 students applied for re-valuation. Arjun Ghatule, acting director (exams & evaluations) said the papers of students, whose results are ke
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MU has been functioning without proper accreditation from the University Grants Commission (UGC) since April this year. A PRINCIPAL MUMBAI: The University of Mumbai (MU), preoccupied with the mess in its examination department, has once again missed the deadline to apply afresh for ratings under the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The university’s decision to assess students’ exam papers online has led to delays in declaration of results. The university will n
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released guidelines for creating a distinct category of deemed universities that will be called `Institutions of Eminence.' According to a recent circular, renowned institutions will be given financial support of over Rs 500 crore to create world-class facilities in academics. The institutes willing to apply will have to submit the application along with a hefty fee of Rs 1crore. The guidelines published on the UGC's website on September 7, st
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A rule that says students taking a transfer to other institutes offering law and BEd programmes should seek a no-objection certificate (NOC) first is creating problems for students who are keen on moving to a college of their choice midway through the course. Students claim that colleges are refusing to give away the NOCs and are asking students to cancel their enrolment first. “With the mess created due to online admission last year, many students ended up in colleges, which was not thei
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72 students get `0' in MA paper

7th September 2017
80% Distance-Learning Pupils From MU Who Gave Sociology Test Fail More than 70 MA part-I (sociology) students from Mumbai University's Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) have been marked zero in one of their papers. If that is not enough, close to 80% of the 462 (including the 72) students who gave the test, failed it. A majority of the students have failed in `Theoretical Anthropology'. While university officials suggested students to seek re-valuation, students claim it is
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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has declared the marks of candidates of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2015 for the recruitment of data entry operator, postal assistant /sorting assistant and lower division clerk (LDC) on its official website. Candidates can check their marks by clicking here. The Commission (SSC) had on August 28 declared the final result of the examination. DSSSB recruitment: HC seeks govt reply on withdrawal of teachers’ appointment order SS
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The UGC's Orders On Skill-Based Education Have Left Universities And Colleges Confused Mera desh badal raha hai“ is a well-meaning tagline favoured by prime minister Narendra Modi, and all ministers have endorsed it. One can certainly see signs of change. But India is a huge country , and our issues are rather complex. Education is a sector that's facing many challenges. However, for solutions, we need to first understand what the challenges are. Today, with more than 600 univer
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The election for the next pro vice-chancellor is underway at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) . As per the university authorities, the selection process is being undertaken by the current vice-chancellor and will be completed within the next few days. For the procedure to begin, the vice-chancellor, Dr Nitin Karmalkar has been considering a few names to make the selection from. According to the University Act, the University requires to appoint a pro vice-chancellor and it is the vic
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More than three months after the on-screen marking (OSM) assessment of answer scripts of lakhs of students began, officials from University of Mumbai (MU) are now searching for “misplaced” answer booklets. They claim the answer sheets could be lying in a warehouse, misplaced in the assessment software or lost altogether. “When we say the answer scripts are misplaced, we mean some of them have been uploaded under a different subject code on the assessment software. A search is a
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Students from the University of Mumbai (MU), who are unable to check their results or have received results with errors, can now register their complaints on the varsity’s new website instead of visiting the MU personally. Faced with growing number of complaints related to erroneous results, the varsity launched a new portal — www.asia-sp.in/MU/ results.php — which allows the students to register their grievances. The complaints are forwarded to varsity officials. “Stud
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The Mumbai University is set to miss yet another deadline for assessment completion, as was promised in the Bombay high court. Nearly 85,000 answersheets are yet to be corrected even as postgraduate admissions conclude on Thursday . August 31 was the last date to fill the admission forms for the three-year law programme, as well as for submitting marksheets to confirm admission to MBA MMS, MTech, MCA and other professional courses. Afestive weekend followed by torrential rain derailed the asses
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The Centre has approved a proposal to identify posts in PSUs and financial institutions for the “creamy layer“ category to exclude them from 27% OBC quota. In what would end a 24year-long process hanging fire since Mandal reservations came into existence in 1993, the Cabinet cleared on Wednesday the criteria for marking out Group A and Group B positions in PSUs, banks and financial institutions. Those holding Group A and Group B jobs in govern ment services are deemed to belong to t
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EVEN AS THE VARSITY’S NEW SELF­IMPOSED DEADLINE ENDS ON THURSDAY, IT IS YET TO DECLARE RESULTS FOR 33 OF 477 EXAMS MUMBAI :Three months after the law students appeared for their exams, the University of Mumbai (MU) finished assessing their answer sheets and was ready to declare the results. However, the results could not be uploaded as the university’s existing website has been affected by glitches. On Wednesday, the varsity officials prepared the results of six law examinatio
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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, and Cipla Foundation will jointly build a modern chemistry research laboratory for undergraduate students. The laboratory would be built to develop cutting edge facilities for scientific learning and research accessible to students and teachers in India. The proposed 30,000sqft laboratory will provide facilities to scale-up experiments, advanced laboratories to conduct smaller research projects and industrial research training.
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Come Gandhi Jayanti, the ministry of human resources development will start one of the largest teacher education programme across the country, aimed at training around 11.09 lakh untrained teachers by March 2019. The ministry, on Teachers' Day, is also likely to kickstart the ambitious project of teaching 2,000 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas using tablets for science and mathematics subjects. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told TOI that teacher education was an important part of school ed
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Late on Sunday , Mumbai University announced the most awaited and major results for third-year BCom students.Though the results were declared, students were unable to see it online till 11pm. Although 65,992 students appeared for semester VI exams in April, the university announced results of about 58,000 students only . In addition to the 8,000 results which are on reserve, there could be an additional number of students whose results would be kept on hold, like it happened in other subjects.
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NEW ZEALAND EDUCATION FAIR

28th August 2017
GeeBee Education, an overseas edu cation consultancy, is organising a fair to provide students with an opportunity to interact with delegates from over 20 New Zealand institutions including universities, institutes of technology and colleges. Participants will be able to interact with institution representatives directly for information on courses in fields such as agriculture, animal science, arts, biotechnology, business, culinary, design, education, engineering, film making, finance, health
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New Zealand Application Week

28th August 2017
Edwise, an overseas education consul tancy, is organising a 'New Zealand Application Week' between August 28 and 31. Since admissions are open for the November 2017 and February 2018 intake, students attending the event will be assisted to apply to NZ institutions like the AUT University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Waikato, Auckland Institute of Studies, Eastern Institute of Technology, Media Design School, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology,
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 The school education department has instructed the junior colleges affiliated with the state board to keep their administrative offices open during the Ganpati vacation for admitting first-year junior college (FYJC) students. Those allotted seats at the ongoing rounds can finalise their seats on Monday and Tuesday. Although most colleges and schools are observing a five-day holiday till Tuesday, the department issued a circular on Saturday and asked the colleges to tell their administrat
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It is shameful that many third-year BA students were marked absent for exams they took and had their results withheld. How can such mistakes happen every year? The nightmare and trauma caused to students because of such blunders needs to be condemned strongly. The university officials concerned need to be pulled up for creating such chaos and adding to students’ stress. It simply indicates their carelessness because it looks like a case of misplaced answer booklets. This is going to jeo
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Pune: Officials of Savitribai Phule Pune University are expecting a record number of applications from affiliated colleges and recognized institutes for installing rooftop solar photovoltaic systems in their respective campuses. Shrirang Bathe, head of the planning and development department of the varsity , that oversees the solar project said, “The funding will ensure that more colleges apply this time. We are expecting over 250 colleges to apply this time. The varsity wants to promote
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Need To Turn Youth Into Rich Resources' Drawing a correlation between quality of education and autonomy enjoyed by educational institutes, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the state will give more freedom to the educational sector. “Many institutes abroad could only make their mark, because they had autonomy .This can be replicated in the state too. But there have to be strict guidelines for running these academies, so that the high quality of education is maintained,&
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Pune: TIMES NEWS NETWORK The International Centre of the Savitribai Phule Pune University has signed agreements with various colleges in the European Union and Israel to help students receive funding for exchange programmes. The Erasmus Plus programme provides Indian students with opportunities to study in universities across the European Union.Joint degrees, exchange programs for the faculty and students are covered by the scheme. Under the capacity building scheme of the Erasmus Plus, SPPU
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MUMBAI: Just when students of University of Mumbai (MU) thought the announcement of results would end their woes, there’s more to add to the chaos. Hundreds of third-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) students, who received their results on Wednesday, complained that they’ve been marked absent for exams they appeared for in April, and their results have been withheld. Almost every city college has received complaints from BA psychology and BA literature students. “It’s one thing
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MUMBAI: The Mumbai University (MU) on Thursday told the Bombay high court that it was trying its best to declare results of all regular BA, BCom and BSc courses by August 31. MU’s lawyer advocate, Rui Rodrigues, told the court that the endeavour was to declare results of all BA and BSc courses and regular BCom course by August 31. He said the students who have appeared for their last year BCom examination through distance learning will, however, have to wait beyond the month end for their
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MUMBAI: The state government has decided to appoint VN Magare, principal, Kirti College in Dadar as acting registrar of the University of Mumbai (MU), which is struggling to declare results of the examinations held in the first half of the year. The post of the registrar, who is the administrative head of the varsity, fell vacant on Monday after the current registrar, MA Khan, left the varsity to assume his new role as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Haj Committee of India (HCI). Magare wi
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MUMBAI: Fearing loss of time to complete pending syllabus, many city colleges are planning to hold extra lectures on Sundays in September. With the five-day break for Ganeshotsav, colleges feel teachers will have very little time to focus on academics this semester. “We can’t cut down the Ganpati holidays as they have been scheduled to the academic calendar by the university from the beginning of the year. Our only choice is to conduct extra lectures after Ganpati holidays,” s
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The government on Wednesday raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh as it announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a "more equitable distribution of reservation benefits". At the same time, the government emphasised that there will be no review of reservation. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that OBC families earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum will not be considered in the creamy layer. Earlier, thi
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Varsity initiates business management course for soon-to-retire BEG personnel The department of management sciences of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) started a one-week special course on business management for soon-to-retire personnel of the Bombay Engineering Group (BEG) on Wednesday . The course is for Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) as well as soldiers of Other Ranks (OR) of the BEG.It aims to acquaint the soldiers with nuances of business management so that they can start
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अभ्यासक्रमामध्ये प्रात्यक्षिकांवर भर आहे. न्यूट्रिशन, डायटेटिक्‍स किंवा आरोग्यशास्त्राशी निगडित कोणत्याही शाखेमधील पदवी किंवा पदव्युत्तर शिक्षण पूर्ण केलेले विद्यार्थी या अभ्यासक्र
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The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune will soon start work on a state-ofthe-art activity centre for school and college students with an emphasis on making science more practical and accessible to underprivileged kids. The building is expected to be named Smt Indrani Balan Science Activity Centre.The centre will be used to impart pedagogical training to teachers and to encourage students to learn science, said an official release from IISER. Last week, a formal ag
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A student from a particular college affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) failing in the first year when the college gets autonomy or self-financed status has two options -take admission in the same institute and end up paying high fees, tackling a new curriculum and face other sea changes or obtain a transfer certificate and seek admission to another college affiliated to the university and gear up for uncertainty if there are no seats. A notification to this effect has been is
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Initiative To Check Malpractices The students of Savitribai Phule Pune University would have to report for exams at least 30 minutes before their scheduled time of commencement. The university advanced the students' reporting time for exams on the lines of secondary and higher secondary board examinations after a few papers went viral on social media during exams in AprilMay this year. Ashok Chavan, the controller of examination, SPPU, said, “The precautionary measures were being tak
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Over 16,000 Students Allotted Seats Patience and risk seem to have brought sweet rewards for first year junior college aspirants as students with scores much lower than the fourth list cut-off made it to popular colleges in the special round allotments made on Wednesday . Minimum marks required for admissions dropped at most colleges in the first special round. Out of the 19,253 students who applied in the special round, 16,253 were allotted a seat.Cut-offs in the arts stream dropped drastical
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Mumbai University on Wednesday got a new acting director (examinations & evaluations) amid the crisis surrounding the delay in assessment and results. The state government used its discretionary powers to appoint Arjun Ghatule, who is controller of examinations at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU). Ghatule implemented on-screen assessment at the Nashik-based university . With his appointment as head of examination house, the university now has an entire team of new offic
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HIGHLIGHTS The new rule will be enforced as part of the choice-based credit system (CBCS) introduced last year As per the old system, students were promoted to the next year even if they secured less than 50 % marks in the semester exams. Beginning this academic year, degree students in Telangana will be detained in the same year if they fail to secure 50% marks in their semester examinations. The decision to implement the detention system in all degree colleges across the state has b
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MAEER’s MIT World Peace University’s World Peace Centre, Alandi, conferred ‘Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize-2017’ to Elder D Tod Christofferson, member of Quorum of Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Mormon Community, Utah, USA. “The honour was bestowed upon him, in appreciation and recognition of his service for championing the noble cause of human welfare, communal harmony and universal brotherhood throu
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Concerned over the dip in number of women students taking admission at the NITs, the HRD ministry is considering introducing supernumerary seats on the lines of IITs. NEW DELHI: Concerned over the sharp dip in the number of female students taking admission in National Institute of Technology (NIT), the HRD ministry is considering introducing for them supernumerary (extra) seats from next year along the lines of IITs, sources said. Only 13% female candidates took admission in the NITs across t
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We are also fighting for transparency in the school admission process. Mumbai-based doctor-turned social activist, Vivek Korde is the chairman of ‘Forum against commercialisation of education’. This forum was formed in 2003 after he received many complaints about irregular fee hikes by educational institutes. Korde began crusading against the exploitation of students by educational institutes and for rationalisation of the fee structure. His latest agitation is with regards to the C
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THE PHD ENTRANCE EXAM DATE WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 10 AND STUDENTS HAVE TO GIVE TWO EXAMS OF 50 MARKS EACH PUNE: To accommodate the delay in declaration of results by the University of Mumbai, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has pushed their deadline of PhD applications further, from August 14 to August 21, keeping in mind the interests of Mumbai aspirants as well. Giving respite to not only the Mumbai aspirants, the decision is also being welcomed by Pune PhD aspirants. Rahul Magar, a P
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पुणे - उच्चशिक्षण व्यवस्थेला नवा आयाम देत विद्यापीठ अनुदान आयोगाने विद्यापीठांना ऑनलाइन पदवी आणि पदविका अभ्यासक्रम सुरू करण्याचा मार्ग खुला केला आहे. व्यावसायिक अभ्यासक्रमवगळता इतर अभ
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QUALITY CONCERN Even as the state is struggling to improve its primary education sector through various schemes, aspirants for the Diploma in Elementary Education will have to score a meagre 49.5% in HSC to be eligible for admission to the course. The Maharashtra State Council for Education Research and Training has decided to conduct a special round of admissions for vacant seats in government colleges that offer the course. Experts say that until teaching becomes a lucrative job, no high-sc
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Only about 50% of the students who have sought confidential marksheets from Mumbai University have received it so far. The remaining of the 450 odd students who have applied are still awaiting relief. Following delay in the announcement of results and the university missing the deadline of July 31, the administration decided to set up a help-desk to assist students, whose secured admissions at universities in India and abroad are on hold. Sources from the university blamed it on papers stuck in
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I LOVE PUNE because there’s a warm sense of familiarity wherever I am in this city. And, its educational context mainstreams diversity and acceptance There’s something unique about being in academia. Your performance in your job depends on how much you read and research. Scholarship drives academic pursuits. It’s food for the intellect. Intellect (at the risk of oversimplification), however, can be soulful only when it is able to share and engage. And that is why, teaching and
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मुंबई - मराठा क्रांती मोर्चाला दिलेल्या आश्‍वासनानुसार मराठा समाजातील विद्यार्थ्यांना इतर मागासवर्गीयांच्या (ओबीसी) धर्तीवर 605 अभ्यासक्रमांत शैक्षणिक सवलती देण्याच्या निर्णयावर राज्य
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About 3.92 % candidates appearing for the state entrance test (SET) cleared the exam, the results of which were announced on Thursday . The exam was conducted on April 16 and the results were announced online after five months on Thursday at 2pm. The exam was conducted for Maharashtra and Goa. A total of 69,186 candidates appeared for the exam. As many as 2,710 candidates have been declared eligible for the posts of assistant professors. The SET department at Savitribai Phule Pune University (
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After the day-long protest in south Mumbai, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that concessions in education that the other backward classes (OBCs) get will be extended to the Maratha community , skirting the core demand of reservation in education and jobs. The sops will cost the cash-strapped state a sum of Rs 500 crore. Fadnavis, who met a delegation of the community along with other leaders from the opposition in Vidhan Bhavan, said currently the Maratha community was getting fee co
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Nine high courts have objected to a plan for a countrywide exam for recruitment to lower judiciary, a proposal that has the backing of the Supreme Court. The government has proposed an exam on the lines of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, better known as NEET, held for medical course to select judicial officers to address concerns over the quality of junior judges and lack of uniformity in recruitment. The high courts of Andhra Pradesh, Bombay, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Prad
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AN EXTRA DAY FOR ADMISSIONS

6th August 2017
Students who were allotted seats in this round can finalise by paying the full fees at the colleges from August 7 to 9. The admission deadline was August 8 earlier but was extended as colleges are likely to be shut for Raksha Bandhan on Monday.
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The Centre for Complimentary and Integrative Health (CCIH) was inaugurated on Friday at Savitribai Phule Pune University . Scientists and medical professionals now have a platform to conduct research in ayurveda and other allied alternative medical branches. The ministry of Ayush has granted Rs 3.5 crore to the department which will be utilised in three years to create scientific evidence proving various concepts in ayurveda and other alternative medicines. Soumya Swaminathan, secretary of de
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AS OF AUG 4, CLOSE TO 54% RESULTS ARE YET TO BE DECLARED WITH 2.44L COMMERCE ANSWER BOOKLETS PENDING FOR ASSESSMENT ALONE MUMBAI: University of Mumbai is set to miss its second deadline to announce the results of exams it held in the last academic year. After releasing just 160 results by July 31, which was the deadline set by governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, the university sought time until August 5 to release the remaining results. However, as of August 4, only 254 of the 477 results have been de
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Anxiety is mounting among Mumbai University students even as the administration is set to miss the second deadline to announce all exam results by August 5. With admission deadlines of most post-graduation courses nearing, students fear losing admissions and job opportunities. For instance, August 7 is the deadline for submitting forms for the threeyear LLB under the state's centralized admission process. And for Mumbai University's MSc, it has set a deadline of August 8, when it is yet
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Trump Backs Bill For Merit-Based Model Like Canada There's good news and bad news for Indians year ning to migrate to America. President Donald Trump is ca. President Donald Trump is backing a bill that will broadly facilitate high skilled, educationally-privileged immigratio n--India's forte--to the United States at the expense of family ties-based immigration that has been the primary route for more than half-a-century . Indians use both routes. But the educated, high-skilled, English
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The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology has started an MSc course in food technology for military officers and members of the public. The objective of the course is to provide scientific knowledge to officers so that they can maintain the quality of the food being supplied to Indian troops. The DIAT, a deemed university, is controlled by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. Vice-chancellor S Pal of DIAT said, “Currently , eight students, including officers from the Ind
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Those Joining Elsewhere Get Mark Sheets Only a little above 10% of the 4.77 lakh students of Mumbai University who gave their exams in March-April, have got their results till now.The university has already missed the July 31 deadline set by the governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and will also miss the second on August 5. Data released by the university show 4.3 lakh students are still waiting for results over three months after their exams. Many associated with the university call this crisis as unpr
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With the number of students seeking admission in DEd colleges going down, the future of teachers is also bleak DR RADHIKA INAMDAR, principal, Tilak College Of Education PUNE: The number of students seeking Diploma in Education (DEd ) course, previously known as Teacher Certificate Higher course (TCH), is falling for lack of job opportunities. Over 50,000 of the total of 60,000 seats in across Maharashtra are vacant. The admission process for DEd began on May 31, and continued over five phases
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State Ropes In Ex-MU Officials For Assessment Even as Mumbai University declared TYBSc semester VI results on Monday night, the first major exam results to be released this exam season, several students found that their results have been kept in reserve. Results are usually kept in reserve for various reasons, including not clearing a previous semester.College principals have asked students not to panic about possible glitches in the online assessment system. A college principal said, “W
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Principals Feel Pressure Is Needed Now A day ahead of the Mumbai University's July 31 deadline to declare results, only 26,000 papers were assessed on Sunday . As of Sunday evening, the varsity is yet to announce results for 323 courses. Of the 153 results that the university has announced, many courses do not have more than 200 students each.Even as political outfits have demanded that vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh step down, college principals feel there must be pressure to ensure the r
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Colleges and universities will be rated for on-campus cleanliness. The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) recently issued a notification that an annual check of colleges would be undertaken and points would be given to each college or university based on their levels of cleanliness. The University Grants Commission (UGC) notified all colleges and universities about the cleanliness scheme recently, following which the Pune university has also taken up the task of cleanliness in all its affi
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Colleges set up LED screens at stations, hold lectures to create legal awareness MUMBAI: Law colleges in the city are taking legal education beyond the confines of classrooms. The colleges have launched a variety of community outreach initiatives aimed at educating people about the laws concerning their day-to-day lives, while also providing practical exposure to budding lawyers. Last week, KC College of Law, in collaboration with Western Railways, set up two LED screens atChurchgatestation,di
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Union human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday that research would no longer be a condition for college professors' promotion. However, research will continue to be mandatory for university teachers' promotion. With this decision, the government has addressed a long-standing grievance of teachers who have termed the academic performance index (API) comprising the research condition unfair. Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day conference attended
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Cracking the whip on integrated coaching programmes, school education minister Vinod Tawde on Friday said all junior colleges must have biometric attendance system from June 2018. “Students who score 96% in SSC take admission in such integrated programmes. The junior colleges, having tie-ups with coaching classes, charge lakhs of rupess in fees.The colleges mark 80% attendance for students and allow them admission in class XII. However, henceforth commercialization of education will be st
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More Teachers From Other Univs Roped In In its attempt to announce the exam results by July 31--a deadline set by Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao ­ Mumbai University has decided to extend the non-instructional days for arts, commerce and law faculties till July 31. This will mean most lectures for second and third-year courses under these three faculties will be suspended for four more days. The university has also requested teachers from other faculties to assess papers after their academic du
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MUMBAI : Private law colleges in Maharashtra have been allowed to hike their fees for the first time in nine years. Fees for both three-year and five-year LLB courses are being revised by the Fee Regulating Authority (FRA). Some colleges have been allowed to double or even triple the current fees, while in some cases the fees has been reduced. Till now, the fees at law colleges in the state was being regulated by their respective universities. Many universities including the University of Mumb
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MUMBAI: About 5,000 teachers logged in to assess University of Mumbai (MU) answer sheets through on-Screen marking (OSM) system on Monday — day one of the non-instructional days assigned by the varsity. Last week, only 23% of the 11,807 eligible teachers reported for the online assessment work. MU officials told HT that nearly 92,000 answer sheets were assessed on Monday, which made a huge difference to the overall evaluation process. Based on the progress it has made so far, the varsit
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The first ever official ranking of agricultural universities released by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has drawn embarrassment for the four agricultural universities in the state. Out of the total 57 universiti es rendering agriculture education in India, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri has been ranked at the 33rd position, while the other three universities from the state -Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
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With just a week to go for the governor's July-31 deadline to declare results, Mumbai University has decided to extend the non-instructional days up to July 27 for all departments and affiliated colleges, not just the commerce and arts faculties. While teachers have been asked to dedicate at least six hours for valuation and moderation work, colleges are requested to keep assessment centres open from 7 am to 8 pm and even beyond that, if required. Despite the circular announcing the four no
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Rush To Meet Results Deadline Leads To Ad Hoc Paper Checking As the Mumbai University exam house starts moderation of answer books, the faculty is left shocked at the quality of assessment done. Senior teachers who take up moderation--the final signoff to the assessment process --said the change in scores after the exercise is so dramatic that some students who were marked as failed have secured a distinction. What is even more shocking is that the moderation work is being given to evaluators
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A new course on dietetics is being introduced at the Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (CCIH), under the aegis of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). This was declared by director Dr Bhushan Patwardhan at a press conference. “From this academic year, as approved by the academic council, we are going to introduce a new course called ‘Integrative Dietetics’, under SPPU. Students, many professionals, and doctors have shown interest in this discipline,”
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Aadhaar may be made mandatory for pursuing all online courses and only those universities which have been in existence for at least five years allowed to offer such courses, according to the draft UGC rules. The draft of University Grants Commission (Online education) Regulations, 2017 says there will be continuous assessment even in online courses. The regulatory authority has invited feedback and comments on the draft by August 18. As per the draft regulations, online courses will be as per
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Boycott of lectures by 57 second-year students of Master of Social Service in Karve Institute of Social Service (KIoSS) over the hike in fees will enter its ninth day on Thursday. The meeting between the college administration and vice-chancellor N R Karmalkar of Savitribai Phule Pune University has instructed the college to roll back the hike. Karmalkar, said, “I have told them they will have to roll back the hiked fee and stick to what was in the prospectus when the students joined the
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3,500 Teachers Work 24|7 To Declare Results By July-End Assessment at Mumbai University seems to have plateaued and the varsity has pressed all the buttons it needs to declare results by this month-end. On Wednesday , 3,500 teachers reported for assessment and they checked around 55,000 answer scripts. The exam house, said insiders, has become like a call centre and is working round the clock. Scanning and uploading of answer books that used to take up morning hours has been shifted to late ni
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 Pharmacy students wanting to apply for post-graduate courses offered by the National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs), the premier pharma science institutes, heaved a sigh of relief after the University of Mumbai (MU) announced results for Bachelor of Pharmacy. The announcement came in time for the admissions at NIPER. However, despite the delay, the varsity declared results for just five of the 100 students. The 100 students from colleges affiliated with the
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NOT JUST LECTURES Colleges are introducing co­curricular programmes for first year students MUMBAI: Orientation programmes that give new firstyear degree students an idea about what to expect beyond academics have become a common feature at Mumbai colleges. The programmes, which highlight what the colleges are planning to introduce for the students in this academic year, including new cells to engage students, workshops to better prepare those interested in higher education as well as focu
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The city students who cleared the joint entrance test (JEE) for National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs), the premier pharma science institutes, may have to drop a year, as they are yet to receive their graduation results from Mumbai University. The JEE holds key to 800 seats of MBA Pharmacy and MPharm at 7 NIPERs across the country. Around 100 students from colleges affiliated to MU have made it to the list of top 1000 rankers. The counselling process for admissio
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NEWYORK: Technology giant Microsoft is undertaking a major reorganisation in its sales and marketing units that will likely see the company cutting about 4,000 jobs from its workforce, mostly outside the US. A Microsoft spokesperson said in an email on Thursday that the company is implementing changes to better serve its customers and partners. “Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated. Like all
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State's Process For Colleges Yet To Start The schedule released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for undergraduate medical admissions in deemed and central universities has put students in dilemma. While the central counselling process commenced from Wednesday , the state's process for government and private medical colleges will start only from July 24. Students seeking admission in private or deemed institutes will be in a predicament to confirm their seats in deem
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In a watershed decision, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has stated that only universities can offer distance learning programmes in India. With the earlier decision of the Distance Education Council overturned, standalone institutes can no longer continue to run programmes via distance mode. Across the country, dozens of B-schools are raking in crores by offering diploma management courses via distance education.They will all have to cease operations as the UGC will not extend their rec
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The rollout of goods and services tax (GST) has prompted the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) to revamp its economics, commerce and management syllabi, which will be introduced in the next semester starting December-January . Instead of the previous curricula, which covered direct and indirect taxes, the books will now teach GST, its application and impact. Individual colleges too have started 2-3 month short courses on the GST for the benefit of students and others alike. Prafulla Pawa
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In a watershed decision, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has stated that only universities can offer distance learning programmes in India. With the earlier decision of the Distance Education Council overturned, standalone institutes can no longer continue to run programmes via distance mode. Across the country dozens of B-schools are raking in crores by offering diploma management courses via distance education. They will all have to cease operations as the UGC will not extend their rec
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MUMBAI: Two days after the Hindustan Times reported that University of Mumbai (MU) students were still waiting for their results, almost two months after their final-year degree exams ended, the Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, as Chancellor of all varsities, directed MU to declare all pending results by July 31. In a meeting on Tuesday, the governor directed MU vicechancellor Sanjay Deshmukh to prepare a daily progress report with detailed reports explaining a strategy and road map for declaring re
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Deputy Commandant of National Defence Academy (NDA) Rear Admiral S K Grewal has said the academy has nothing do with the recruitments of teaching faculties in its education branch, as it is done by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) in co-ordination with the ministry of defence (MoD). Speaking to TOI about the CBI's move to initiate a preliminary inquiry against 13 teaching faculty members at the NDA, Grewal said, “We are aware of the inquiry. The agency has seized some docum
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A city-based non-governmental organisation has accused a South Mumbai college of denying admission to a student with learning disability on the grounds that the student took Class 12 exam at National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) instead of a regular college. According to Child Reach, the NGO, the student, whose identity wasn’t revealed, and her parents were turned away by KC College in Churchgate although the student’s name was in the third merit list of BA. “The studen
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Classes Likely To Start This Week With just a handful of seats left after the second list, the cut-offs released on Saturday brought little cheer to students aspiring to join the top city colleges. For, the third list saw cut-offs go down by just a few percentage points. With the 90-plus club being large, those scoring below that saw little respite in the fresh list. While some colleges had closed admission by the end of the second list, principals of a few other colleges said that just a hand
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The third merit list for admission to degree courses failed to bring down the cut-offs at the city’s institutes. Some colleges didn't even release a list, indicating that all students who were allotted seats in the first and second merit lists have secured admissions. St Xavier's College in Dhobi Talao didn't issue a third merit list for any of the courses. Similarly, there were no BA and BSc lists at Mithibai College in Vile Parle. ML Dahanukar College, Vile Parle, exhausted
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Science May Be Declared Before Others While not more than 20-25% of the total19 lakh answer sheets are assessed till now by Mumbai University teachers, evaluation of science papers is progressing faster compared to others. Results of courses under the science faculty, therefore, are likely to be out before other courses. Teachers claim there are fewer students appearing for science and allied courses. Going by the usual trend too, a majority of science results are usually out within 45 days.Wi
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30th June 2017
DEHRADUN: Higher education minister Dhan Singh Rawat has asked officers to ensure that Aadhaar numbers are linked with college admissions in the upcoming academic session. “Linking Aadhaar with admissions will help us create a database of students and prevent duplication of admissions,” Rawat told Hindustan Times, adding that it would be made compulsory from this session onwards. Fresh admissions to colleges had started in mid-June. Director of higher education BC Malkani said the
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Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) is likely to get academic autonomy status in a week, the icing on the cake as the college enters its 75th year on Friday. “After Fergusson, the society and the college's representatives have been waiting for autonomy status to be granted by the University Grants Commission (UGC). A final visit by a UGC team came this month.The team has submitted a report. We are expecting a letter from the UGC granting us autonomy in a week,“ princip
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The cost of education is set for an increase after the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) from July 1. Principal director of Symbiosis Society Vidya Yeravdekar said, “It is good that the government has exempted education and healthcare sectors from the GST. However, the services provided by educational institutes will still going be taxed.Eventually , the cost of education per student is bound to increase in the given situation.“ Yeravdekar cited the example of hous
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Third List May See A Drop, But Not In Popular Courses The second merit list for degree colleges, which was released on Wednesday evening, failed to enthuse a majority of the students-even those in the elite 90s club --as cut-offs in commerce and allied courses remained above 95% for sought-after courses. The list for first-year BA, too, closed above 90% in a few colleges, indicating a growing interest in arts among high scorers. Cut-offs at NM College for first-year BCom dropped by 1% and rema
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The higher and technical education depart ment approved more than 150 additional divisions recently . The divisions were granted to as many as 81 colleges across the state on a permanently unaided basis. The announcement was made via a government resolution issued on June 23. Apart from this, the state gave its nod to over 40 new subjects in 30 colleges on the same day . Among the new subjects, MSc in material science, animal physiology and electronics, BA in French, BCom in business manageme
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Around 3.31 lakh students enrolled for University of Mumbai degree courses in the online registration process, which ended on Wednesday. They filed 9.9 lakh applications. Students can submit multiple applications this year. Only students who submit their online registration number with admission forms will be eligible for admissions. The university extended its student registration deadline for undergraduate admissions by a few days this year. June 16 was supposed to be the last date for this
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MUMBAI: A day after the Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER) released the admission brochure and schedule for health science courses in the state, parents and students said they weren’t happy with the lengthy admission process. The admissions are scheduled to begin on June 28 and will end in the first week of August. “Even though registration for admissions will start from June 28, the first seat allotment list will only be released after July 27. There’s abs
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MUMBAI: After shutting the first year junior college (FYJC) admissions website for maintenance on Wednesday, the state’s school education department has decided to extend the application deadline if students encounter any problems on Thursday. The site will be opened at 10 am. Education minister Vinod Tawde had declared that the site was shut for a day after it repeatedly crashed over the weekend, unable to handle the load. The officials later said it had been repaired and students would
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Huge demand for Job

22nd June 2017
MU ADMISSIONS So­called self­financed courses get 80,000 more applications than traditional ones, last year they got just 15,000 more MUMBAI Job-oriented or so-called self-financed courses offered by the University of Mumbai (MU) have outpaced traditional courses yet again. These courses, which include Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM), BCom (Accounting and Finance), and BSc (Information Technology), received 5.34 applications, 80,000 mor
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Pune:Aadhaar Link To Account In Bank Needed Economically weaker section (EWS) students, who are pursuing their degree or postgraduate studies in agriculture and allied science courses, will soon get the benefits of the state government's fees reimbursement scheme. The state cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to widen the scope of `Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Fees Reimbursement Scheme'' for the EWS students taking up higher, professional and technical courses through the
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The Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the state will begin on June 19. The official website for ITI admissions http:www.admission.dvet.gov.in is now active. “There will be five rounds of the admission process, which will end on August 31,“ the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) has announced.. Interestingly , all technical institutes in the state started providing free counselling for an hour to the aspirants t
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After engineering and medical, Nashik-based students prefer the ag riculture field such as BSc (agriculture), BSc (horticulture) and BTech (agriculture engineering) in this agriculture-dominated region and there are many seats on offer at various colleges in the division and district. Colleges conducting agriculture-related courses in Nashik are affiliated to the Mahatma Phule Krushi Vidyapeeth (MPKV) at Rahuri, near Pune. The Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research (MCAER) h
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Aurangabad:More than a month after answer-sheet scam was unearthed at Sai Institute of Engineering and Technology , Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) on Wednesday ordered a freeze on the fresh admissions at the college, but did not de-recognising it. The action has stoked new debate with a section of stakeholders saying that the institute should have been de-recognised as per the provisions of the newly introduced Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016, instead of stalling f
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Leading US business schools are trying to teach students how to become masters of financial technology, a subsector of Wall Street that has grown in size and prominence, but because the area is still ill-defined and relatively new it is hard to develop courses. Stanford University and Georgetown University business schools are planning to offer fintech courses for MBA students for the first time this fall. New York University is planning a new course for undergraduates after launching a fintech
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The University of Mumbai’s (MU’s) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is an exception among higher education institutes as it has more women than men on its rolls. Of 76,495 students enrolled at the institute, 45,559 or 60% are women. In the past eight years, the percentage of female students has steadily been increasing from 52% in 2008-09. The female students outnumber men by a wide margin in most of the post-graduation courses offered at IDOL, including MA (Education)
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It’s that time of the year when students line up outside colleges for admissions, and colleges are busy putting their best foot forward in order to ensure they attract students to their institutes. Earlier, colleges spent time updating their admission brochures and websites to attract more students, but of late, institutes have started reaching out their targets through a mode of communication the younger generation is more familiar with: social networking websites. Recently, Kandivali Ed
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To turn their premises into ‘green campuses’, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) asked all the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state to plant more trees on their campuses. In addition, every institute will have to maintain a tree inventory, which the DVET intends to check every two months. “Most ITIs in the state have campuses as big as 25 to 30 acres. Instead of utilising the grounds only as playgrounds, we think they can also be used to
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All the concerned candidates and Facilitation Centers (FCs) are hereby informed that the eligibility criteria for Admission to First Year Under Graduate Course in Architecture (B.Arch.) is revised vide Notice No. 2A/ADM/2017/618 dated 17/06/2017, issued by Director, Directorate of Technical Education, M.S. and candidates who have appeared for JEE (Main) 2017, Paper II are also eligible for said admission. Candidates are advised to refer the above referred notice for details, which is available o
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Students and working professionals will soon be able to obtain a degree online and it will be recognised by higher education regulator, the University Grants Commission. The human resource development ministry has decided to allow universities to offer such degrees and is drafting rules, official sources told HT. Once the rules are in place, institutes will be able to offer online degrees in all fields, except engineering, medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, architecture and physiotherapy. A
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India’s premier engineering and technology institutes will include courses on the government’s flagship programmes such as Swachh Bharat and Digital India, a move that could potentially intensify criticism over alleged attempts to push the ruling BJP’s agenda in education. The recommendation, made by a committee formed by the Council of National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research, is likely to be adopted by the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), so
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Seven students from Pune district took home 10 awards for excelling in various subjects in the higher secondary certificate (HSC, class XII) board examination conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). The results were announced online on May 31 while students received their mark sheets on Friday . From the Pune division, which includes Solapur, Ahmednagar and Pune districts, Shrikala Purohit of Abasaheb Garware College bagged the most number
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The premier IIT-Bombay entered the big league of institutes globally by bagging the 179th position in the QS World Rankings released on Thursday . The premier institute jumped 40 positions, from 219th rank last year, to join IIT-Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in the elite club of top 200 universities. IIT-Delhi and IISc-Bangalore were among the top 200 since the last two years. While IIT-D (172nd) moved up a few notches this year to be the top institute in the country, be
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The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has taken action against 15 university officials for negligence in exam assessment. The intervention includes banning officials from examination-related work for a year and fining certain office-bearers. The university has come across cases of negligence with regards to wrong marking, distribution of wrong question papers, out-of-syllabus questions in exams, missing deadlines for submission of corrected answer sheets, among other reasons. The varsity
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ENGINEERING DECLINES Figures from university show their number rose from 12,206 in 2011­12 to 22,144 in 2015­16     The number of students who applied to Bachelor in Science (BSc) courses in the city has increased by more than 80% in five years. Figures released by University of Mumbai revealed that the number of BSc applications rose by 81% in five years — from 12,206 in 2011-12 to 22,144 in 2015-16. “Students seem to feel that the job satisfaction and remune
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The number of students taking up degrees in Bachelors in Arts (BA) has been rising steadily over the years but this is because they are no longer seen as an easy option. “Students have finally realised the number of opportunities that a degree in BA gives them. A degree in arts teaches peopleskills and an understanding of human psychology, which looks good on resumes,” said Marie Fernandes, principal of St Andrew’s College in Bandra. She added that not only does a BA degree a
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Students from abroad might find it harder to gain admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), with a number of institute directors expressing their disapproval for the Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme. DASA is meant to help nonresident Indians, foreign nationals and persons of Indian origin gain admission to institutes across the country. While Indian students have to pass JEE Main to enter NITs, students from abroad are admitted on the basis of their Scholastic Apti
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Move comes after 73 seats were left vacant after six rounds last year MUMBAI: To ensure that every seat in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is filled this year, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) of the IITs will conduct seven rounds of admissions. Last year, six rounds were conducted instead of the usual two, but 73 of 9,660 seats still remained vacant in some of the newer IITs. This is the third year that JoSAA is conducting admissions to IITs, National Institutes of Tech
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The re-examination for students who were unable to pass standard XII state board (HSC) examinations held in February-March will be held between July 11 and July 28, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education said in a notice released on Tuesday . The timetable of various exams has been uploaded on http:www.mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in The re-exams for failed students will be held between July 11 and July 28. The re-exams for vocational subjects will be held from Jul
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Will Eliminate Overlap In Jurisdiction The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) are soon going to be a thing of the past with the government planning to replace them with a single higher education regulator. The proposed Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA) is aimed at eliminating overlaps in jurisdiction and remove irrelevant regulatory provisions. The human resource development ministery is working with the Niti Aayog on a
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Union minister for human resource develop ment (HRD) Prakash Javadekar announced a national competition for cleanest college campus here on Monday at the launch of MIT's World Peace University smart campus project. Javadekar said that colleges and universities will be judged based on parameters such as cleanliness, waste management, water and light conservation among others in January 2018. The HRD minister launched MIT's Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) project in association with TE
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The universities recognized by the University Grant Commission (UGC) will soon be divided into three distinct categories based on parameters related to ranking and evaluation by national-level bodies. The proposed measure, which has been welcomed by experts, is part of the draft UGC (Categorization of Universities for Grant of Graded Autonomy) Regulations 2017. The state universities, along with private and deemed universities, would get covered under the new regulations, which will give weigh
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PhD aspirants at the University of Mumbai will find it harder to pursue their degrees , after the University Grants Commission (UGC) proposed new draft rules on Saturday. One of the suggested amendments is that candidates opting for a PhD through a “category III Institution’ will be eligible only if they have cleared the state-level or national-level teacher eligibility tests. The draft, uploaded on the UGC website, is open for public feedback till June 15, 2017. Mumbai University
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Let's make `Study in India' happen! To achieve this, the government needs to think progressively like a business partner. TOI spoke to experts to decode the GST impact on higher educational institutions The importance of education cannot be undermined in a country like India -where nearly half of its billion plus population is below the age of 25. In the years to come, the country will need to cater to a huge demand for jobs -a challenging prospect in an environment which could be domina
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Day 1 of the admission process in degree colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai (MU) was marred by technical glitches. Many students said couldn’t complete the online preadmission registration. Students complained that the MU portal often became unresponsive and they had trouble registering their mobile numbers. By 8:30pm on Thursday, 20,497 students had applied on the university portal and 19,514 managed to register. But many were unable to complete the form. Students this year
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The city found itself in the bottom rung in Maharashtra after the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam results were announced on Tuesday. The exams were marred by five consecutive question paper leaks. Mumbai division, which extends to Thane, Palghar, and Raigad districts, recorded an overall success rate (of fresh and repeater candidates combined) of 85.34%, up from last year’s 83.05%, and Maharashtra, too, moving up to 87.14% from 84.25%. Mumbai, however, was relegated to last place
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This year, students seeking admission in a degree college [except autonomous institutes will have to register on the University of Mumbai portal before applying to colleges. Under the guidelines, students applying for undergraduate courses at colleges affiliated to the university will have to go through a mandatory pre-admission registration from June 1 to June 16. Students will, however, have to buy admission forms from their chosen colleges before registering. Since colleges will conduc
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Admissions to 800 degree colleges affiliated to University of Mumbai (MU) is likely to begin on June 1. Colleges will start selling admission forms from Tuesday. Students who want admission will have to register on the university portal before applying. MU will release the admission schedule on Tuesday.
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There will be more options for students applying this year to degree courses in colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai (MU) . The state government last year approved 16 new colleges, and 193 new divisions for BA, BCom, BSc and self-financed (not subsidised by grants) courses at existing colleges. For students, this meant 17,000 more seats for traditional courses last year itself, but many colleges were not able to fill up these new seats as the approval came after the admission proces
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IISER Pune is a research-intensive teaching institute. Our faculty and students investigate questions in science that lie beyond the boundaries of conventional thinking. The whole ambience is very academic with high energy levels to pursue top quality research. IISER Pune is also a member of Association of Indian Universities. Since its inception, IISER Pune has published over 900 research papers in highly reputed national and international journals. Several of these publications have come
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Hon. DEVENDRA FADNAVIS, CHIEF MINISTER, MAHARASHTRA will deliver talk on Improvements & Developments in Education Sector for Students  Date Channel Time 21 May, 2017 Z 24 Tas 10:00 am Z Marathi 10:30 am DD Shyadri 10:30am 22 May, 2017 DD Shyadri (Retelecaste) 7:30am 22, 23, 24 May, 2017
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Amid the rising popularity of an international MBA tag, global changes are shaping the dynamics of where students are flying. A survey reveals that the percentage of non-US citizens who say they are now less likely to study in the land of the free has grown to 43% in April 2017 from 35% in November 2016. Similarly, a country-level analysis has revealed that Indian candidates are negatively influenced by the Brexit vote, with 58% reporting that it has made them less likely to study in the UK. Co
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SRM University (SRMU) has pio neered a range of initiatives in consultation with experts to ensure students are abreast of latest technological developments and are the right fit for higher studies, research, internships or jobs. The industry enabled credit courses in specialty areas serve as preliminary trainings to make students industry ready . SRM University Learning Centre helps both teachers and learner adopt the best practices worldwide and evolve with the ever changing requirements of t
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The combined decision of states and boards to junk the `moderation policy' which may bring down Class XII scores is unlikely to affect state board students in Maharashtra. However, with the CBSE scores expected to drop by 10%, principals and students say it will be an unfair deal. Officials from the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education said that the decision is unlikely to affect the scores of students who appeared for their HSC exams as the board did not have
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From Social Sector To Industries To Retail Segment, All Vie For Professionals Who Can Create Smart & Saleable Products Strokes of creativity are all around. The swipe of a finger, auto-lacing shoes, water balls that will make plastic bottles redundant or dead wristwatches that are making a smart comeback--plastic has never been more poetic and metal never more magical. The age-old designing, once associated only with art and craft, is now finding meaning and significance across almost all sp
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The city-based Maharashtra Institute of Technology will introduce six degree courses following an approval from the state to set up a self-financed private university. The courses will be offered from the next academic year at Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University . The new courses were announced by MIT chairman Vishwanath Karad at a press conference on Saturday .Filmmaker Jabbar Patel and computer scientist Vijay Bhatkar were present on the occasion. According to MIT offici als, all
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NEW DELHI: Delhi University will start the online registration process for admissions to around 54,000 seats in undergraduate courses from May 22. For postgraduate courses and research courses, the online registration will start from May 31. The university is starting the online registration process almost two weeks ahead of its usual schedule for courses in which admission is based on cutoff. The last date to fill admission form has not been finalized yet. “Students can start filling t
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Students of third-year science faculty will now have a 100-mark project.This has been introduced by the Mumbai University's academic council in place of one practical, thus reducing them to three. Also, those in the second year can now pick a subject of their choice apart from the two core papers that they will appear for. “TYBSc students in the fifth semester “TYBSc students in the fifth semester will have to start working on their project research work and by the end of the si
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MORE SEATS AICTE has allowed 51 technical colleges to be set up in Maha to meet rising demand  All India Council for Technical College (AICTE), the apex regulatory body for technical institutes, has granted the state permission to set up 51 new technical institutes, which includes 40 pharmacy colleges. Among the new colleges are two architecture, four engineering, one polytechnic and five management colleges. The state currently has around 400 pharmacy institutes, which offer diploma, gra
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NEWDELHI: Get an MTech degree in a year from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The IIT council, the top decision-making body of the country’s premier engineering colleges, has cleared a proposal for a year-long executive MTech course designed for professionals short of time to do a full two-year term. The decision was taken at a meeting on April 27 that was chaired by human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar. Besides professionals, the course will ensure more IIT stude
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NEW DELHI: Delhi University’s plan to start the admission process earlier this year doesn’t seem to be working out as the university is yet to declare the dates for start of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate courses (PG) admissions. Officials said they are still sorting out “technical issues” and “finer policies” and dates for both UG and PG admissions will be announced soon. The UG admissions usually start between May-end and June first week, while the PG
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JEE Advanced 2017: Here

10th May 2017
In the last 10 days, devote equal time to all subjects, take regular mock tests and set reasonable targets The final step to clear JEE Advanced 2017, is close wit h the exam that is going to be held on on May 21. This year, approximately 2.2 lakh top rankers from JEE Main will be eligible to take JEE Advanced. JEE Advanced comprises two 3-hour objective papers: Paper-1 and Paper-2. Each paper comprises 3 subjects: physics, chemistry and mathematics. Certain sections come with negative marking
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In a bid to incentivise excellence in higher education, the goverment plans to ensure top ranked colleges and universities enjoy full autonomy in framing curriculum and hiring faculty , human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar has said. In an exclusive conversation with TOI, Javadekar said the higher education regulators UGC and AICTE had become “stumbling blocks“ requiring reform and said a major shift in policy is underway that is intended to incentivise research, inn
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JBIMS

12th April 2017
While the current batch of management students at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) prepare for their final examinations, the previous batch is yet to receive its degree certificates. The premier B-school is unable to hold its annual convocation for 2015-16 batch, as the University of Mumbai (MU) has delayed the printing of the degree certificates. While JBIMS was granted autonomy from MU in 2014, its examinations are still conducted by the varsity. According to an officia
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The Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute will introduce a certificate course in research methodology , to assist PhD candidates in preparing their research. During the six-month course, students will be made familiar with the methods and techniques of research, and the procedures involved.They will also be given hands-on experience in conducting their research. The course is worth five credits. Daylong sessions will be held six days a week, with the course culminating in Decembe
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Times School of Journalism (TSJ), run by the Times Group, has opened admission for its postgraduate diploma programme in journalism for 2017-18. The last date for registration is April 28. Students will be selected through a written test held in 11 centres across the country and a personal interview. The year-long programme at TSJ includes four months of internship with leading media organisations like The Times of India, timesofindia.com, Times Now, Zoom, etc. The internship gives students hand
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Directorate of Higher Education- Maharashtra State Common Entrance Exam Schedule declare for various courses Academic year 2017-18 MAH-B.ED. CET - BACHELOR OF EDUCATION CET Read more https://goo.gl/T48xMx MAH-B.P.ED CET- EDUCATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION CET Read more https://goo.gl/KJNHka MAH.MED. CET- MASTER OF EDUCATION CET Read more https://goo.gl/63L8Cs MAH-M.P.ED CET - MASTER OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION CET Read more  https://goo.gl/il4T2G MAH-LAW CET(3 YEAR) Read more htt
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Controversial' Jadavpur Univ, JNU In Top 5 The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institutes of Technology remain India's top educational institutions. While IISc bagged the top position in the overall and university categories in the National Institutional Ranking Framework's India Rankings 2017, seven IITs are in the top 10 in overall ranking. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), these days mostly in the news for disruptions and tussles between students and the a
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SPPU In 10th Place Among Universities I Bharati Vidyapeeth Shines Too Savitribai Phule Pune University ranks 18th among educational institutions and 10th in the universities' category in the country on a scale put together by National Institutional Ranking Framework. The rankings, which puts out a better understanding of educational institutes in the country , were released by the Union ministry of human resource and development in Delhi on Monday . SPPU is the only university in the top
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Educational institutes across the city are shocked after the latest National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2017 data came out on Monday . The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay maintained its second position among engineering colleges, but the Institute of Chemical Technology dropped from 2 to 25 as a university . Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) does not figure among the top 100 and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) enters the charts at 49 in the overall ranki
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TOP PLAYER Savitribai Phule Pune University (18) was the only state institute to feature in the top 20 University of Mumbai’s debut in the Centre’s overall ranking of universities and management, pharmacy and technical institutes was not a flattering one. It was ranked between 151 and 200. Union human resources development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) — the second so far — on Monday. The rankings were div
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After getting the bill to set up a private self-financed university in Pune, passed in the Assembly last month, the state will seek a legislative nod for four more private universities. The cabinet cleared the decks for three varsities in Pune and one in Kolhapur. These along with the Pune university approved last month may start functioning in the next academic year. After clearing the way to set up a private self-financed university at Pune, the state government is set to seek the legislative
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The Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University and the Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce received A+ grade during the 66th standing committee meeting of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on Tuesday. The Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences in Loni was awarded 'A' grade. A 13member panel from NAAC had visited Bharati Vidyapeeth about a fortnight ago.The team included five former vice-chancellors and researchers among others. Bharati Vidyapeeth was earlier awarded &#
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Students from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) plan to write to the administration seeking clarity on the status of the institute's decision to shut down three UGC-sanctioned centres on the campus. Up to 150 students and research scholars will be affected by the closure. The UGC is yet to give an official extension for the functioning of these centres in the next plan. With no extension from the UGC, the contract of 18 teachers and several administrative staff members working in
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SUPPORTING GOVT Suggest ways to generate funds for start­ups, execute energy­efficient projects From setting up a dedicated corpus to fund struggling start-ups to executing energy-efficient community housing projects in record time, college students from the city have come up with ideas to address some of the pressing issues of the state. The proposals are part of ‘Transform Maharashtra,’ an initiative launched by Action for Collective Transformation (ACT) — an organi
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The state legislative assembly on Wednesday pas sed a bill to set up Dr Vish wanath Ka rad MIT World Peace University , a self-financed institution, in Kothrud. Students from the MIT group of institutes will get certificates and degrees from this university from 2018-19. Other students on the campus who have enrolled earlier will get a certificate from Savitribai Phule Pune University . Rahul Karad, vice-presi dent of the MIT group of institutes, called it a futuristic move. “Only autono
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Officials in UP, which has most illegal varsities, say they were offering degrees for getting jobs THE HRD MINISTRY WILL SEND REMINDERS TO ALL STATES TO SUBMIT A REPORT ON ACTION TAKEN AGAINST FAKE UNIVERSITIES NEWDELHI: The Indian higher education regulator has listed 23 universities as fake — not approved to grant degrees or diplomas. But most state governments wondered why these names were on the list since the institutes either don’t exist or have closed down. The UGC releases
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The University Grants Commission has ordered all universities across the country to upload the research topic of every post-doctoral scholar on their websites to stop duplication. Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) will declare the topics of its research scholars in a month. So far, there was lack of a collective database of research undertaken by scholars which often resulted in repetition. The commission, in its 521st meeting on February 22, decided to inform the universities to upload
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On the academic floor, the MBA programme has always been supreme, attracting more men than women. But little is known about the skewed sex ratio in this course that allows learners a chance to pick the crucial tools of management. A white paper from the US-based Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which conducts the GMAT, has revealed that one in every three women around the world does not choose MBA because of financial constraints. This bleak observation comes on International Women
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Four months after the state cabinet announced autonomy for the three institutes on the landmark JJ campus in Fort, the government issued a resolution officially granting the status. Thus, JJ Schools of Applied Arts, Fine Arts and Architecture have attained autonomous status in academics, finances and administration.The 160-year-old campus can now design its own curriculum and offer programmes, and can independently raise funds. But the terms and conditions under which autonomy has been granted m
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The Bombay HC on Tuesday upheld the decision of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) not to grant a colour blind candidate admission to the film editing course. A bench of Justice Shantanu Kemkar and Justice Prakash Naik was hearing a petition by Patna-based Ashutosh Kumar who was shortlisted for the PG diploma course.During medical examination, he was found to be colour blind and his admission was declined in view of FTII rules, which state that colour blind candidates are not entitled
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NY, Texas And Ohio Among Viable Options All through the 160 years of its existence, the University of Mumbai has had one address. Now, it may soon have a second home-in Trumpland. Vice chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh who recently went scouting in the US to set up an international campus, has identified a few viable options. He's either looking at buying a building on 24th Street,Manhattan or purchasing a university in Houston, Texas. If neither works out, there's an option to set up a facil
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The Maharashtra Public Universities' Act, 2016, came into force on Wednesday with the higher and technical education department releasing gazette. However, many important functions such as appointments to top posts and conducting students' elections can be executed only once the statutes are out by the end of this month. While officials such as the registrar, examination controller can continue to hold offices till their terms end, the post of the director of Board of College and Univer
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The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Thursday withdrew with immediate effect its approval to the Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College here for not paying its teaching staff according to the 6th pay commission recommendations. The college, a prominent institution run by former minister Kamal Kishor Kadam and his brother Baburao, who are close to NCP president Sharad Pawar, has been put in the “withdrawal of approval“ category for 2017-
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MUHS to offer new fellowships

9th February 2017
Graduate students of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) will soon have a wide option of fellowships and certification courses to choose from the coming academic year.The MUHS is planning to introduce these courses to furnish the skills of practising doctors and to introduce graduates to the latest trends in modern medicine. For the initiative, the MUHS has invited applications from private hospitals and doctors to come up with a proper syllabus in their fields.Vice-chancellor Dr Di
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The Association of Indian Universities has equated six post-graduate diploma programmes of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, with Master's degree.The programmes are of twoand three-year duration and comprise cinematography, editing, direction and screenplay writing, sound recording and sound design, art direction and production design and acting, a statement issued by the institute said on Tuesday .The AIU said the matter was placed before the equivalence committee during its meeting
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College students in the city may no longer have to run around locating their examination centre hours before a test.The examination department of the University of Mumbai (MU) has come up with a proposal to conduct examinations for final year BA, BCom and BSc students in their own colleges. The proposal has been sent to the university
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The applications of six city colleges seeking autonomous status from the University of Mumbai (MU) have been lying untouched, almost six months after the proposals were submitted
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Around 75,000 engineering students seeking revaluation of marks may have to wait for one more month for their final results to arrive as colleges have delayed sending their applications to the savitribai phule pune universitys (SPPU) exam department.
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First MOOC by Oxford University

23rd November 2016
University of Oxford in the UK has announced its first massive open online course (MOOC), with edX, a learning website. The course, From Poverty to Prosperity Understanding Economic Development, will have six weekly modules and will aim to analyse the political, social and economic factors that can lift nations out of poverty. The good news
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US earns $36b from fgn students

15th November 2016
Despite the spectre of xenophobia in the US, international students in the country crossed the 1-million mark, an increase of 7percent over the previous year. And one in six of them in Trumpland is an Indian. The rate of growth of Indian students at almost 25percent is the highest among the top 25 places of origin for scholars in America. In all, 1.7 lakh students from India are studying in the US, making up 16percent of the total international students. A majority of them study at the graduate
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The Navy is going hi-tech with a vengeance.With state-of-the-art warships, weapons and sensors being progressively inducted by the force, it wants sea warriors capable of handling the intricate challenges of the massive technological revolution under way . First, the Navy implemented plans to ensure virtually all its new officers have B Tech degrees, apart from the traditional military and leadership skills, when they graduate from the Indian Naval Academy in Kerala. And now, it has been decided
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The Navy is going hi-tech with a vengeance.With state-of-the-art warships, weapons and sensors being progressively inducted by the force, it wants sea warriors capable of handling the intricate challenges of the massive technological revolution under way . First, the Navy implemented plans to ensure virtually all its new officers have B Tech degrees, apart from the traditional military and leadership skills, when they graduate from the Indian Naval Academy in Kerala. And now, it has been decided
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1. Application oriented training. 2. Experienced faculty. 3. Interaction with Bank of Baroda officials. 4. Best-in-class infrastructure. 5. Hostel facilities available. 6. Monthly stipend granted. 7. Seats reserved for SC / ST / OBC. 8. Course fee provided by Bank as Education Loan, Course fee will be reimbursed.
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Several city colleges sign MoUs with international varsities for their students to avail dual certificates
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Blame it on the delay in finishing the admissions process, or the last-minute changes introduced by examination boards to the examination schedules, while the country celebrates the festival of lights, thousands of students will be burning the midnight lamp and studying.
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Considering the perticuliar facts of the case, it cannot be said that the offence alleged is against the society at large
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NCTE panel seeks feedback from public, stakeholders by October 30
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The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) _ the apex regulatory body for teacher training courses such as BEd and MEd _ has sought public opinion to revise its 2014 regulation that increased the BEd course duration from a year to two years.
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The Savitribai Phule Pune University will start three new masters in technology courses from the 2017-18 academic year. This was announced by university vice chancellor WN Gade at the opening address of the second senate meeting of the year, here on Saturday. The new courses on offer are: MTech in civil engineering with the help of Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering, MTech in Information Security with help from Quick Heal Technologies, and MTech in Automotive Technology with KPIT Tec
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After thousands of TYB Com students downloaded `erroneous' hall tickets for Mumbai University's semester V exam on Wednesday , the examination controller issued a notice asking students to `ignore' it. Although the hall tickets with errors had been taken from the university's official website, authorities blamed MKCL--the agency that handles online exam work--for the chaos.
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Nearly half of the 41 world toppers in individual subjects in the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) tests in November 2015, and March and June 2016 in India are from city schools.
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The University of Mumbai Decision to discontinues the BSc IT course offered by its IT department hat not gone down well with acedemicians and students bodies
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The University of Mumbai (MU) has witnessed a surge in 10cent to 15cent applications for re evaluation of examination papers in the last semester, after the varsity allowed students to apply for revaluation even if they scored less than 17 marks, said officials. The new rule, which is part of a Vice Chancellor Directive (VCD) issued on July 1, gives even low scoring students an opportunity to seek re evaluation.
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Request made so that new courses begin this year itself Colleges that recently received an approval to start admissions for new courses, even as the first semester exam is just a month away, have now requested the University of Mumbai (MU) to reschedule the exam in December so that they can finish the portion for the new courses by the first week of December. The semester exam is currently scheduled for November, which is already a month late. Generally, the exam is held before the Diwali vacati
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After medical and law aspirants, students who want to pursue BEd in the state are having a tough time due to change in admission rules this year. After four rounds of centralized admissions, most of the 550 BEd schools
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has allowed students seeking scholarships and fellowships to submit documents other than Aadhaar card as proof of identity. In a circular issued on Wednesday, the UGC said that any student, who has applied or wishes to apply for Scholarship fellow ship, shall not be denied benefit thereof due to non-availability of Aadhaar card. The move comes as a relief for students, as earlier this year, the UGC had said Aadhaar card will be mandatory for securing schola
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A few hours before the PhD entrance test (PET), the Mumbai University was yet to issue hall tickets to some aspirants.The university issued admit cards online on Friday for the exam scheduled on Saturday .But some names were missing from the list, several others were repeated and a few were given erroneous admit cards.
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A journey of 177 years will surely have many landmarks. Even so, August 8, 2016 marked an important milestone for the Times Group as the first academic session of Bennett University formally got underway.
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Higher Fees A Hitch, Better Faculty A Draw
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The bombay high court on Monday reserved its order on whether deemed universities in the state can conduct their own counselling sessions outside the government mandated National Eligibility Entrance Test(NEET) for admission to MBBD and BDS courses.
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The government council of film and television institute of India has decided to approach Prasasr Bharati to rastart the practce of screening diploma films made by the students of the institutes on Doordarshan as it is used to years ago.
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In a fresh twist to the stand-off between the center and Birla Institute of Technology and Science(BITS) in Pilani, a clarificationprovided by the HRD Ministry has prompted the Rajasthan government to discontinue its attestation of degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by the institutions off-campus centeres in Hyderabad and Goa.
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NZ admission fair

29th August 2016
GeeBee Education, an overseas education consultant, has organised a free seminar on STUDY & MIGRATE TO NEW ZEALAND on Wednesday August 31 at 1100 am. Prior registration is compulsary. Information will also be provided on education loan. Students will be given a free information guide on studying in New Zealand. Parents are also welcome. The venue for Free Seminar will be GeeBee education 766/4. 1st Floor, Chikte Building, Off Bhandarkar Road, Next to Ajit Hostel, Near Deccan Gymkhana clubhouse,
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The university Grants comissions (UGC) has asked the institutions offering distance learning to display information about open and distance learning (ODL) courses on their official websites. The UGC has asked these institutes to display as many as 14 differend kinds of informantion.
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Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) aims to identify sites for successful development of tidal and floating solar power projects in the country with the help of Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water). SPPU signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with K-water for development of ridal and floating power generation projects last week and a panel of experts visited Mumbai to look into the possibility of setting up the first ever tidal river energy plant in India at the Kasheli bridge are
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The University of Mumbai (MU) may not be able to implement its plan to set question papers and prepare exam schedules for all courses from this year. As of now, authorities have decided to implement this only for traditional courses such as Bcom, BSc and BA.
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In yet another kneejerk reaction, the state government has issued a notification to universities to extend the date of admissions for graduate courses to September 10. The decision was taken for the benefit of class 12 students who passed the HSC supplementary examination early this week. They just have a months time to prepare for the semester that ends in October Official blamed the higher education department for taking random decisions.
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Admission begin at IDOL

25th August 2016
The University of Mumbai began the admission process for post-graduate courses in its Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) Wednesday. Working professionals and students can apply for MA, MA(Education), M.Com and M. Sc courses till september 17. After results for HSC re-examination were declared, the IDOL opened applications for under graduate courses.
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Inaugurates Uni With Times Group Vineet Jain
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Days after the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) were announced, students who had taken admissions for Bachelors in Science, BSc-Information Technology and BSc-Computer Science are withdrawing their admissions. Around 15-20 students have already applied for withdrawal of admissions on Thursday. It happens every year. But we hope to get more applications to fill the seats, said Tushar Desai, Principal, DG Ruparel College, Matunga.
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College campuses are fast becoming home to innovative ideas, translating into well-endowed entrepreneurship programmes.
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The University Grants Commissions (UGC) recent circular asking distance education institutes not to set up centres outside their home state has been opposed by both education experts as well as activists.
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Employability of Indians has slowly increased and nearly 40.4% of students are now employable, up from are now employable, up from 33.9% in 2014, the India Skills report 2017 has shown. According to the survey launched in 2014, employability stood at 37.2% in 2015 and rose to 38.1% in 2016.
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Professors who make mistakes while checking university answer sheets cannot be punished for their carelessness. The revelation was made in a reply to a query field by a citybased activist under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. Activist Vihar Durve sought the above information from the University of Mumbai.
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Criticising the slipshod manner in which the online admissions to first year junior college (FYJC) were conducted this year, educationists have recommended changes for a smoother process next year.
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday declared August 9-23 as Freedom Fortnight to be observed by all universities and affiliated colleges.
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yet, only 0.57% students opt for course
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An in-depth training in journalism with exposure to the newspaper industry and broadcast mediums was offered at the times NIE summer training programme recently
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Bennett University has entered into an agreement with Georgio Tech to facilitate collaborative efforts in design and delivery of a high-end engineering curriculum.
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In the absence of Maharashtra Universities Act, which was scrapped more than a year ago by the state education minister, the students across colleges in the state, including University of Mumbai students, are having a hard time as examinations are being held on unusual schedules and there are no grievance cells for them either.
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The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikhode (IIMK) has tied up exclusively with 'The Second Wind' (TSW), apart of Times Centre for Learning Limited (TCLL), to offer executive post-graduate programme for working professionals in 35 cities across India.
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After a delay in announcing the results of rechecked answer sheets, the University of Mumbai (MU) has postponed the Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT) exams of several courses, mostly comprising those in the science stream.
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The savitribai Phule pune university (SPPU) has introduced an integrated Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Education (Bed) Programme to produce quality mathematics and science teachers.
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Students such college give us more choice
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The decade long litigation that had put a question mark over the existence of 41 deemed universities, including Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth in Pune and two others in the state, has finally come to an end.
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Pune Savitribai Phule Pune Universitys plan to start distance education centre has run into roadblock with University Grants Commissions (UGC) delay in giving permission.
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With a new system in placeat the film and Television Institute of india (FTII), the students of the 2011 batch are likely to pass out in may next year and the 2012 batch can finish their diplomas by december next year, FTII director Bhupendra Kainthola told TOI on friday in a freewheeling interview Excerpts.
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If one is looking for a reason why scientific projects at a key research institutes shutter and shumble instead of staying on schedule, Punes centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC) could make compelling case in point.
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Like the central and several other universities across the country that screen candidates before admitting them, student seeking admission to one of the post graduation (PG) programmes at the university of mumbai may have to appear for an entrance examination.
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राज्यात गव्हर्न्मेंट डिप्लोमा इन आर्ट (जीडी आर्ट डिप्लोमा) या डिप्लोमाला बॅचलर ऑफ फाइन आर्ट (बीएफए) पदवीचा दर्जा देण्याचा प्रकार कला संचालनालयाकडून काही वर्षांपासून सुरू आहे. संचालनालयाच
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