Showing posts with label Academic News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Academic News. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

AACSB Accreditation to IIM Calcutta

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta received Accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). With this IIM Calcutta becomes first IIM in the country to join elite club of Top 5% B-Schools. In March 2014, IIM Calcutta received AMBA (Association of MBAs Accreditation) for PGPEX (MBA) and PGP (MBM) programmes for five years. 

Source. Economic Times

Monday, July 7, 2014

Minister HRD Congratulates CBSE Class XII Subject Toppers 2014: Bravo!

Smriti Jubain Irani, the Hon’ble Union Minister of Human Resource Development extended hearty congratulations to CBSE Class 12th Subjects who made it big in CBSE Board Class 12th Examination 2014. Hope the recognition by HRD Minister shall infuse a sense of responsibility in all you CBSE Boys and Girls to dream big and turn those into action.

Best wishes for your goals.

Thank you Mrs. Minister HRD!

About Smriti Jubain Irani: A Delhiite by birth; a Mumbaite by work, Mom to 'famous 5', TV Actress and Producer, a Parliamentarian and Minister HRD (Source: Wikipedia)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

DU Roll Back FYUP but students enrolled in FYUP 2013-14 shall be effected

The University of Delhi (DU) has rolled FYUP; now admission to Under Graduate (UG) programmes across all DU Colleges shall be made under the scheme of courses that were in force in academic session 2012-13. However, in doing so the interests of FYUP 2013-14 Batch shall be take care. The students already enrolled for 4 Year B.Tech Programme in Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science 2013-14 DU Batch need not to worry. The colleges and concerned authorities are informed well by University Grants Commission (UGC) and University of Delhi (DU) regarding conduct of program and obtaining approval from bodies such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and UGC. Read full press release of DU and UGC in this regard. Click Here.

4 Year B.Tech Programme in Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science i.e. FYUP introduced in 2013-14 is Technical Qualification approved by AICTE and Degree Qualification as approved by UGC. There shall be no disadvantage while applying for higher degree or job after successful completion of course. This is my take after going through Press Releases and related news items related DU FYUP Roll Back. The degrees and certificates shall be honored by academia and industry as equivalent to similar qualification obtained from any other college or university.  

DU's FYUP Rolled Back

It's official now! The University of Delhi (DU) has announced roll back of FYUP. This has done as per the directives of University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. The admission to Under Graduate (UG) programme across all DU Colleges shall be made as it was effective under the scheme of courses that were in force in the academic session 2012-13 in all the colleges of the University of Delhi. Read full Press Release issued by University of Delhi Vice Chancellor Office in this regard. Click Here.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

IIT Bombay ISTE Work Shop 2014 for College Teachers

Subject: Computer Programming
Last Date of Online Registration: 10 May 2014
Online Activities: 11 May – 15 June 2014
Main Workshop: 16-21 June 2014

Subject: Computer Networking
Last Date of Online Registration: 20 May 2014
Online Activities: 22 May – 29 June 2014
Main Workshop: 30 June – 5 July 2014

Subject: Cyber Security
Last Date of Online Registration: 30 June 2014
Online Activities: NA
Main Workshop: 10-20 July 2014

For more details Log On to

Sunday, January 19, 2014

MKU-DDE Launches Kolkata Academic Centre

Madurai Kamraj University (Directorate of Distance Education) Launches Kolkata Academic Centre at SMILE (St. Michael’s Institute of Leadership Education) (Under the Aegis of St. Michael’s Academy)

Courses Offered

  • Under Graduate
  • Post Graduate
  • PG Diploma
  • Diploma
  • Certificate Courses
  • Pre-Degree


  • Excellent Faculty
  • Well Equipped Library
  • Study Materials Provided
  • Examinations at Kolkata
  • Weekened Contact Classes
  • Wifi Campus

For more details visit university website

MKU Distance Education degrees are recognized by UGC, New Delhi and eligible for employment in Central & State Governments

For admission and other queries contact 
SMILE, 2B, Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata-700072
Phones: 8582920131, 9830626848; 033-30220891

Press meet & Seminar on Distance Education
Venue: SMILE; 2B, CR Avenue, Kolkata-72
Date: Saturday, 18 June 2014 (2PM to 5PM)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

NBA Second World Summit to be held in March 2014

The National Board of Accreditation is organizing the Second World Summit on Accreditation during 8th to 12th March 2014 at Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. The theme of the Summit is International Reorganization of Educational Qualifications. The President’s and CEOs of Accrediting Agencies from all over the World and Deans of Faculty / Schools / Sr. Faculty Members / Representatives of Professional Bodies / Sr. Executives and Industries and Corporate are likely to participate among others.

The Corporate / Industry / Professional Bodies / Technical Institutions willing to sponsor and partner NBA for this International Event, may please contact the WOSA Secretariat at  011-24369651 or email at by 31 January 2014.

Note: The last date of early bird registration and submission of abstracts have been extended to 31 January 2014.

Contact Details

National Board of Accreditation
4th Floor, NBCC Place, East Tower, Bhisham Pitamah Marg
Pragati Vihar, New Delhi – 110003
Ph. No. 011-24360620/22
Fax: 011-24360682

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Odisha CHSE Class 12 Exam Schedule

The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha shall conduct +2 Examination from March 3 2014. The exam shall closes on March 26, 2014. All papers shall be held from 10 AM.

This year practical examination will be held before the examinations of theory papers. The examinations for practical papers shall begin on February 17 and closes on February 26 2014.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DU Foundation Courses Students to submit Video Presentation

The Delhi University students enrolled in 4 year Under Graduate program shall require submitting Video Presentation on projects related to the foundation courses curriculum. The length of a Video should not exceed 10 minutes; the selected videos will be uploaded on DU's YouTube Account. The best entries will be awarded by the Delhi University.

The Last Date for Submission of Video Projects is December 1

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mahamaya Technical University Convocation 2013

HE the Chancellor and Governor of UP, Shri BL Joshi will preside over the 1st Convocation of Mahamaya Technical University, Noida, which will be held on 20 September 2013 (Friday) in JSSATE Campus, C 20/1, Sector 62, Noida for the Graduates of MBA, MCA, M.Tech, M.Pharm who have passed out in 2012 and 2013.

All the candidates of aforesaid courses are cordially invited to attend the Convocation ceremony.

MBA, MCA, M.Tech, M.Pharm degree holders who have secured 70% and above marks and Gold and Silver medal awardees shall be presented their degree / medals on the Dias, while the rest of the eligible Postgraduate students shall be conferred the degrees by separate arrangement on the same day. Detailed list of recipients of medals is available on the University Website.

All the graduates are requested to register on line on the university website from 1 to 19 September 2013 and report in the University of 19 September 2013 so that the distribution of gowns etc can be made accordingly.

Padam Vibhushan Dr E. Shreedharan, Principal Advisor DMRC, an Eminent Engineer, Distinguished Manager and a Visionary Leader, will be the Chief Guest and deliver the Convocation Address. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

NIT Patna Convocation 2013 Notice

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna is scheduled to hold its 3rd Convocation on 29 September 2013 (Sunday), at 2:30 PM IST. The Convocation Venue will be SK Memorial Hall, Gandhi Maidan, Patna. Students of batch 2012-13 are requested to register themselves for participation at

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NITTE University, Mangalore - Third Convocation

The third annual convocation of the Nitte University will be held on 14 September 2013 at 3 PM in KS Hegde Auditorium. The eligible awardees of the Nitte University degree (MD, MS, MDS, BDS, M.Pharm, MSc-N, MPT, B.Pharm, B.Sc-N, PBBSc-N, B.Sc-MIT, BSc-OTT) are hereby informed and invited to attend the Convocation.

For more details visit

CBSE Class X Examination 2014 Private and CBSE Class XII Examination 2014 Private Application Form For Sale (Delhi Region Only)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) New Delhi Starts Sale of Class 10th and Class 12th Examination application form for private candidates for Delhi Region Only from 20th August 2013.

How to obtain application form?

CBSE Class 10th Examination (Private) 2014 and CBSE Class 12th Examination (Private) 2014 Application Form (Delhi Region only) one can purchase from Syndicate Banks for Rs 10.

List of Syndicate Banks Selling CBSE Class 10th Examination (Private) 2014 and CBSE Class 12th Examination (Private) 2014 Application Form (Delhi Region Only)

  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- Rajendra Palace, 7 Sethi Bhawan, New Delhi – 110008
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- Delhi Tamil Sangam Building, Sector V, RK Puram, New Delhi- 110022
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- 1-1/A, Main Market, Old Rajinder Nagar, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- Hamdard Building, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi- 110002
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- A-257, Derawal Nagar, GT Karnal Road, Azadpur, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- 1643, Thana Road, Najafgarh, Delhi (Opposite Police Station)
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- Building No 2&3, Central market, Wet Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- 1529-30, Church Road, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi – 110006
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- Delhi Institute of Hotel Management, Behind Lady Sri Ram Syndicate Bank; Branch- College for Women, Lajpat Nagar IV, Amar Colony, New Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- 1, najafgarh road, Nangoli, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- 2114, Bawana Marg, Narela, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- A-4/19, Acharya Niketan, Mayur Vihar, Phase I, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- DTC Depot, patparganj Branch, Delhi 110092
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, IP Estate, 4 Nehru House, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- B2/11, Central Market, Near Deep Cinema, Ashok Vihar, Phase II, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- 2, Kaushalya Park, Hauz Khas, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- DTC Depot, Yamuna Vihar, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- DTC Depot, Nand Nagari Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- DTC Depot, Seemapuri Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- 16-B/6, Mehra Chambers, DB Gupta marg, Dev Nagar, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- Kingsway Camp, GTB Nagar, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- C-23&24, Community Centre, Janak Cinema, Janak Puri, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- C-35, Malviya Nagar, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- CSC 2, Competent Plaza Commercial Complex, Sector – 5, Rohini, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- KG Marg Jeevan Prakash Building, Connaught Place, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- A-1, Nanakpura, Raja Tower, Near Maharaja Banquet, Delhi – 110092
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- DTC Depot, Okhla, Sukhdev Vihar, Mathura Marg, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- WZ 13 A & B, Main Najafgarh Road, Uttam Nagar, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- B-2, DDA Market, Opposite Gurudwara Paschim Vihar, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- DTC Depot, Outer Ring Road, Peera Garhi, Delhi
  • Syndicate Bank; Branch- Parsvnath Mall (Ground Floor), Shahadara, Delhi

Important – Application Forms will be available in these Syndicate bank Branches during business hours. Weekly Off- Sunday.

How to apply?

All the private candidates appearing under All India and Delhi Scheme should submit the examination forms completed in all respect alongwith requisite fee in cash in any of the above mentioned branches of Syndicate Bank nearest to their area.

The candidates need not come to CBSE office for this purpose, as no form will be accepted / issued at the Boards Office

Regular / Private: Last date of submission of LOC / application form is as under:

  • Lat Date without late fee – 16 September 2013
  • Last Date with Late Fee of Rs 150/- - 30 September 2013
  • Last Date with late fee of Rs 250/- - 15 October 2013
  • Last Date with late fee of Rs 350/- - 30 October 2013
  • Last Date with late fee of Rs 5000/- 15 January 2014 (for all category candidates, i.e. regular, private, full subject, Comptt/EIOP/Imp. Upgradation of performance & additional subjects)


  • Patrachar Vidyalaya will also submit online list of candidates (LOC) for 2014 examination.
  • The bank will accept the examination form and fee upto 15 January 2014 with late fee.
  • In case the Last date is a  holiday, the fee will be accepted on the next working day.
  • No form or fee shall be accepted after the expiry of the schedule date.

Download CBSE Class 10 Old Question paper

Download CBSE Class 12th Old Question paper

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Washington International Education Conference (WIEC)

The 12th Washington International Education Conference (WIEC) is scheduled at the University of California, Washington, DC Center, from January 27 through 28, 2014. Early Registration Discount Deadline is November 1, 2013.

Take participation in WIEC, Register now, Click Here

Thursday, February 7, 2013

CBSE Schools to get online question paper

Chennai: The Central Board of Secondary Education – CBSE will send online question papers its affiliated schools for school-based Summative Assessment for classes IX and X examination. According to J. Ajeeth Prasath Jain, secretary Chennai Sahodaya Complex, even if a school plans to administer examination at a different date then the confidentially of the will be maintained.
“Until last year, the board allowed us to choose from 25-30 question papers. So, if two schools happened to chose the same paper and scheduled the examination on different dates, confidentiality of the paper is compromised,” he said.
The question papers would be generated through Integrated Test Management System, he said.

CBSE has asked its affiliated schools to register by 15Feb, 2013 through the official portal; then only schools will be able to download the question papers for all subjects on 5March, 2013 and 11March, 2013 for Class 9th and 10th examination. In the same manner, marking scheme for Class 9th and Class 10th examination, schools would be able to download on 19 March, 2013 and 29 March, 2013. This system is meant for school based exam, and not applicable for board based examination. . S. Amudha Lakshmi, principal, Chettinad Vidyashram, said that this system was definitely welcome. “Earlier the question papers were given in a CD, and we had to wait for it to arrive. Now, we can get the paper through the click of a mouse,” she said. K. Mohana, principal of Modern Senior Secondary School, in whose school all the 180 class X students are writing the board exam, said that the procedure has been simplified.

CBSE has asked schools to conduct SA Examination for class 10th between 16 March 2013 and 31 March 2013. The Board based exam will be held during 2 March 2013 and 15 March 2013.

Source- The Hindu

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

AFMC Pune abolished entrance exam

The Armed Forces Medical College Pune has abolished written entrance exam from this year, now students will get admission into AFMC Pune Courses on the basis of NEET i..e National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The first NEET i.e. NEET 2013 will be held on May 5, 2013. The new NEET entrance exam will be criteria for admission into medical dental courses for which earlier AIPMT was the norm. Like AIPMT, NEET will also be conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education – CBSE, New Delhi.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

St. Stephen’s College Delhi students receives Rs 19 lakh per annum pay package

The buzz is that, the St. Stephen’s College Delhi has leaped an step ahead when matter comes to average salary offered in IIMs. A graduating student of St Stephen’s College received offer of Rs 19 lakh pay package which is higher than its own previous record as well as average salaries offered at leading IIMs of the country.

IIMs are famous for conduction nation wide management admission test CAT i.e. common admission test. These institutes make headlines every year for student’s salary in corporate financial world. The St. Stephen’s College, Delhi is one of the Top College, and autonomous institution, a dream for every graduating student.

Some of the top recruiting firms that came to St. Stephen’s are AT Kearney, Goldman Sachs, Pernod Ricard (international), Swiss Re (international), TechnoserveBSE 4.67 %, Aptivaa Consulting and MXV Consulting, McKinsey, Bain, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Monitor (Deloitte) Group, DE Shaw, Google, Essex Lake Group, ITCBSE 0.57 %, Jaypee Group, Zomato and Max New York Life Insurance. The list is not exclusive, there are many more companies which comes to St. Stephen’s campus. To know more about campus recruitment of St. Stephen’s click here.

Friday, January 25, 2013

DU links to 500 institutes for NKN launch

On Wednesday the education sector of India realizes a dream come true, when University of Delhi (DU) connected virtually to 500 national institutes online for the launch of National Knowledge Network i.e. NKN lecture series. The NKN is largest electronic network in the education sector.
The lecture was delivered by Sam Pitroda and Michael Sandel. The title of the lecture was “democratising information, justice, equality and the rule of law”. Sam Pitroda is policymaker, innovator and entrepreneur; he is the Advisor to Prime Minister of India. Michael Sandel is American Political Philosopher and Professor at Harvard University. The Gwyer Hall of the Delhi University made a mark a in online learning history connecting 11 institutes via 2 way link, while 500 odd institutes across India were connected via one way link to witness the event. Tata Institute, IIT Mumbai and Guwahati, IIM Calcutta and Pune University are the some top institutes of India that were on Gwyer Hall virtually.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Delhi University set to offer baccalaureate honours degrees

Beginning July 2013 academic session, the Delhi University (DU) will offer combined undergraduate programs. The traditional BA, B.Com and B.Sc classification will be dispensed. Now students will be available to choose from mixed disciplines of science, arts and commerce altogether. Students applying for under graduate studies will choose from Discipline I and Discipline II.
While Discipline I will fetch an honors degree at the end of 4 years, students will be eligible to take up a master's course in their Discipline II subjects as well.

The 4 year degree program comprises Discipline I and Discipline II papers; 11 foundation course papers and 5 application course papers. Discipline I will have two project-based research papers to be pursued only by those who continue in the fourth year of degree — the seventh and eighth semesters.

In Discipline I which start from the 1st semester there will be 20 papers. From 3rd semester Discipline II courses will start. English and Modern language will make part of Foundation course. Under value-based-education there will be two papers on mind-body-heat and there will be no exams for these papers.

"There will be 20 Discipline I papers in all and they will start right from the first semester. Discipline II courses will start from the third semester. The foundation course will include one paper each on English and a modern Indian language. There will be two papers on 'mind-body-heat', which is value-based education and there will be no exams for these paper. The whole idea is to offer course in line with international universities. Under new scheme students will be allowed to complete college studies in cross disciplines for example a student of biology will be able to sociology as part of graduate studies.

Foundation courses will also be more enriching and will focus on personality development, IT skills, mathematical training and social developments. On completion of 4 years, a student will be awarded a baccalaureate with honours. However, there shall be two exit options, on completion of 2 years a associate baccalaureate degree will be awarded and completion of 3 years a baccalaureate degree will be awarded.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

IITs to raise 80% fee towards UG programs

Earning an IITs’ B.Tech, Integrated M.Tech, Integrated M.Sc and other degree may cost you high from this academic session as institutes are planning to raise fees for under graduate programs in all institute and under graduate courses. The fee hike will be Rs 90000
from present Rs. 50000 means, an 80% hike.

Last time the IITs raised fees for UG programs in 2009 from Rs 25000 to Rs 50000. The recommendation of fee hike came through a government panel so as to strengthen the institutes’ infrastructure both physically and intellectually. Also it is recommended that the IITs will include more Green Technology courses in curriculum.

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