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

IITs offer early entry research admission to NITs students

At under graduate level, JEE is the norm for entry into IITs, now JEE Advanced. However, soon we may see a change in this, as IITs BoDs have taken a decision to allow NITs final students to complete studies in IITs. This facility will be available to few selected students of NITs.
This decision has been taken according to Anil Kakodakar’s Committee report, and will be placed before standing committee for approval.

This move will ensure that the IITs resources will be utilized optimally by attracting better students for research programs leading to award of PhD degrees. The suggestion was made by the Anil Kakodkar committee in its April 2011 report titled 'Taking IITs to Excellence and Greater Relevance'.

Kakodkar committee report suggested that while intense efforts had been proposed to attract IIT grads into the PhD programme, it was also necessary to attract students from other top engineering schools. "The NITs, along with some of the better engineering education institutions, should become important feeders of quality graduates into post-graduate and research programmes, including at the IITs," the report said.

The selection will work roughly in following manners-

The bright students in any NIT will be recommended to IITs where they shall be interviewed by IIT panels for research potential.
The selected students will be admitted to IIT campus for completion of final year studies and further to pursue research program leading to award of PhD degrees.
The graduate degree will be awarded by NIT, however; the PhD degree will be awarded by IIT.

IIT Delhi UG Admission 2013 will be based on New JEE

The IIT Delhi will offer admission to Under Graduate Courses 2013 on the basis of new JEE. The IIT council has accepted the new format with recommendation that either a student should be among top 20 percentile scorer
or he / she should have scored minimum 60% at the board examination to be eligible to write JEE Advanced. The council also recommended that the syllabus for JEE Main and JEE Advanced should be identical. For 2014 admission onwards the council agreed upon setting up a committee to look into the currenttly proposed admission process through JEE. It is to be noted that by now all IITs are agreed to offer admission into under graduate programs 2013 on the basis of new JEE. While admission into 2014 its likely that IITs will come up with certain recommendations.

Oxford to digitize Shakespeares Plays

The buzz is that, the University of Oxford has launched a fund raising initiative to digitize the First Folio 1623, i.e. First Edition of William Shakespeare's plays and make it available online.
In May last First Folio was shown to noted Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during his visit. It's very rarely shown to visitor due to worn conditions. The campaign by Oxfords Bodleian Library is called Sprint for Shakespeare. Nearly 1000 will be digitized and fund will also be raised to stabilise and protect the First Folio.

CBSE to offere open book board exam begining 2013

The Central Board of Secondary Education - CBSE, New Delhi will offer open book exam for CBSE Class 10th and CBSE Class 12th beginning academic session CBSE 2013-14. The new system will test the students on what one did understand from the curriculum instead of memory based testing. The exam will be capable of testing students analytical abilities.

The new exam will be called Pre Announced Test - PAT; students will be told question format 4months prior to exam. Level of question will be high in open book exam format. A formal announcement is expected around December this year in this regard.

In My personal opinion- Open book exam will be definitely tough, however, not beyond reach if should have understood the course material. I will like to summarize difficulty level of open book exam as follows-

2+2 = ? Ans 4 - Simple Exam

2+2 = 5-1 = x+1; what is x here - Open book exam.

Open book exam will be more beneficial to students, it will require you study round the year instead of few weeks or month before exam.

NIT Sumari to be set up soon

According to PTI News Sources, a new National Institute of Technology, NIT would be set up in Sumari, Pauri District of Uttarakhand, under the NIT Act of Goverment of India. The funds are already sanctioned by Central Goverment to set up the NIT Sumari.

IIT Faculty will be actively involved in New JEE

JEE 2013 is coming in new shape this year with the acceptance of IIT Kanpur. However, the buzz, the IIT faculty members will be actively involved in key activities of new JEE, definitely a reason to cheer for JEE 2013 test takers.

KVPY - Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2012

National Fellowships for Students Interested in Research Career

KVPY 2012 awards to students studying in class 11th to 1st year of B.Sc, BS, Integrated M.Sc, MS. KVPY is ongoing national program of fellowships in basic sciences to attract bright students to pursue research career in basic sciences.

Empowerment Initiatives for SC/ST students in the KVPY Fellowship Program-

A total number of additional fellowships upto 100 exclusively for bright SC/ST students under the streams SA, SX and SB will be operated in the KVPY Fellowship Award 2012

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IIT Kanpur approves new JEE for IITK UG Admission 2013

The buzz is that, the IIT Kanpur has accepted new JEE format proposed by Joint Admission Board and HRD Ministry altogether. With the JEE Limbo came to halt. With the acceptance of IIT Kanpur, it became clearer that all IITs will make Enginering/Sciences 2013 Admission in UG programs on the basis of JEE Advanced 2013.

The new JEE will be somewhat like this-

  • The JEE 2013 will be two stage test, JEE Main and JEE Advanced
  • JEE Advanced will be exclusively for IITs UG Admission in Sciences and Engineering.
  • The top 20 percentile scorer will be eligible to write JEE Advanced from the merit of JEE Main.

The more exact details about JEE 2013 will be available soon.

The questions in JEE Main and JEE Advanced will be asked from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of Class 11th and 12th standard.

National Power Training Institute Delhi Admission 2012

The National Power Training Institute, NPTI, Delhi invites applications for admission into following courses for training session 2012 - 13

Post Diploma in Thermal Power Plant Engineering

Eligibility - Minimum 60% in High School and 3 Years Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Graduate Engineer's Course in O&M of Transmission & Distribution

Eligibility- Minimum 60% in 10+2 and BE/B.Tech or Equivalent qualification in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Last Date for receipt of application form in NPTI Delhi office is 20 August, 2012

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IIIT Allahabad Fifth Science Conclave

Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad - IIITA is organizing the Fifth Science Conclave - An interaction program of Nobel Laureates and eminent national and International academicians, scientists, technologists, and Industrialists with selected students, young teachers and researchers
during December 08 to 14, 2012 to inspire and motivate them towards careers in basic sciences.

Bright students and budding scientists who have not attended previous science conclaves and willing to participate in the Fifth Science Conclave organized by IIIT Allahabad may contact their institute's Heads and get applications sponsored mail the same before September 10, 2012 to The Science Conclave Secretariat, IIIT Allahabad on the prescribed format available through official website

The IIIT Allahabad will provide Rail Fare to students up to AC-3 Tier and to teachers up to AC 2 Tier or actual fare whichever is less. The boarding and lodging will be provided in shared hostels/houses.

DU College Admission 2012 9th Cut Off

Govt's Anti Ragging Portal Live Now

बालक नागरकिता का प्रथम पाठ माँ के चुम्बन और पिता के दुलार के बीच सीखता है.

Anti ragging portal is live now off course to curb ragging evil prevailing everywhere in the world. Now students who are ragged or harassed by senior batch mates may raise a complain via and immediate action will be taken.

In the past couple of years, specially in past a decade some major mishaps happens and horrible deaths, precious lives lost in the name of ragging. Students and parents lost faith in senior boys and girls and in academic systems. We all know one rotten egg spoils full basket of eggs, that not mean all eggs were rotten. In the past what happens were not ragging, those incidents were plain crime. Ragging means positive training and not torture in the name of ragging.

Anti Ragging initiative is definitely one of the good initiative to restore faith in academic administration, the success of this portal will depend on senior boys and girls how they will treat their young brothers and sisters on the same campus.

Seniors needed to inculcate a culture in the campus and not to make the campus and hostels a living hell. Only ani ragging portal is not enough, some kind of induction program is necessary to run across all campuses on campus behavior and ethics.

Personally i will say, if someone harassing you in the campus or hostel, have enough courage to ask the fellow to not to do so. For example if a senior batch mate is pulling your ears, request him in gentle manner to stop the act. BE GENTLE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, AFTER ALL HE / SHE IS YOUR SENIOR.

If require approach to warden / in-charge / principal etc and raise your concern.

However, if you feel that your request are falling in deaf years register a complaint at, inform immediately to your parents, local guardian etc and police offices.

Respect your seniors, that is the first thing to receive seniorly love :-D in the campus.

Non IIM National Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score

CAT 2012 - Common Admission Test for Post Graduate Program admission is administering by IIMs. IIM Kozhikode is the CAT 2012 authority. The CAT CBT 2012 will be delivered by Prometric. Other than IIMs, many other management schools across India will accept CAT 2012 as main requirements for admission into MBA programs. Following given the list of Non IIM National Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score for admission.

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science

Indian Institute of Science
P. O. Central University
Bangalore-560 012
Phone : 080-22932378 /22933272
Fax : 080-23604534 /23466022
Website :

Department of Management Studies, School of Management

Pondicherry University, RV Nagar
Pondicherry-605 014
Phone : 0413-2654305 /5244
Fax : 0413-2655253
Website :

Department of Commerce, University of Delhi

Delhi School of Economics

Univesity of Delhi
Delhi-110 007,Delhi
Phone : 27667891/27667725 Ext. 1630
Fax : 27666781
Website :

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)

University of Delhi

Delhi-110 007
Phone : 011-27667877
Fax : 011-27667183
Website :

Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University

Faculty of Management Studies
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi-221 005
Uttar Pradesh
Phone : 0542-6701409 /2307430-1
Fax : 0542-2369332
Website : ;

Indian Institute of Forest Management

Nehru Nagar
Post Box No. 357
Bhopal-462 003
Madhya Pradesh
Phone : 0755-2775716, 2773799
Fax : 0755-2772878
Website :

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management, P.O. Srinivasanagar, D.K. Dist.
Mangalore-575 025
Phone : 0824-2474047
Fax : 0824-2474033
Website :

National Institute of Technology Calicut

NIT Campus P.O.
Calicut-673 601
Phone : 0495-2286075 /2286076
Fax : 0495-2287250
Website :

National Institute of Technology

Department of Management Studies

Tiruchirappalli-620 015

Tamil Nadu
Phone : 0431-2503000-1 /2500370
Fax : 0431-2503702 /2500144
Website :

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

Ratapur Chowk
Rae Bareli - 229 316
Uttar Pradesh
Phone : 0535-2217427 /2211666
Fax : 0535-2211888 /2217456
Website :

University of Hyderabad, School of Management Studies

Prof. C R Rao Road, Gachibowli
P. O. Central University
Hyderabad-500 046
Andhra Pradesh
Phone : 040-23011091/23135000
Fax : 040-23011091
Website :

CAT 2012 - Common Admission Test

Registration will open from 30th July 2012 to 19 October 2012

Prometric is IIMs partner for developing and delivering CAT 2012. The IIM Kozhikode is the administering authority for CAT 2012 administration. The test will be held from 11 October 2012 to 6 November 2012.

The CAT 2012 will be delivered in similar lines of CAT 2012. However, number of registration dates are quite more compared to past years.

CAT 2012 Eligibility Criteria

To appear in CAT 2012 one must require 50% marks in graduation exam or equivalent CGPA. In case of SC, ST, PD/PWD i.e. for handicapped people this eligibility is 45%.

Reservations Criteria

15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7½% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC).

For state wise OBC eligibility and NC OBC eligibility log on to 

Differently Abled (DA) candidates who are suffring with following disabilities
a) low-vision/blindness,
b) hearing impairment,
and c) locomotor disability/cerebral palsy.
This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40%, as certified by a medical authority as prescribed and explained in the said Act.

IIMs Selection Process

The IIMs will shortlist candidates on the basis of score in CAT 2012 for admission into various management programs begining 2013. The shortlisted candidates may require to appear for Written Ability Test - WAT, Group Discussion - GD, and Personal Interview - PI.

CAT 2012 Result will be declared on January 9, 2012 after which IIMs will display the list of shortlisted candidates on its website. Candidates will also be informed via postal communication in this regard.

CAT 2012 Voucher

Prospective CAT 2012 aspirants require to purchase CAT 2012 Voucher from Axis Bank Branches to proceed for CAT 2012 registration. The CAT Vouchers will be available from 30 July 2012 to 17 September 2012

Find and Axis Bank Branch in Your city authorised for CAT 2012 Voucher Sell, click on the link here.

CAT 2012 Test Sites

CAT 2012 will be avaialable in all major Indian cities. You can chose your preferred CAT 2012 Test Center when CAT 2012 Registration window will open on 30th July 2012.

Reporting for CAT 2012

CAT 2012 will be held in two sessions morning and evening. Once chose a test timing according to convenience.

CAT 2012 Test Pattern

  • The CAT 2012 will be distributed over two sections.
  • Question in first section will be from Quantative Ability - QA and Data Interpretation - DI
  • Question in second section will be from Verbal Ability - VA and Logical Reasoning
  • The exam duration will be 140 minutes.
  • There will be 30 question to be answered in 70 minutes in each section.

CAT 2012 is a Computer Based Test - CBT delivered by Pearson for IIMs.

CAT 2012 Scoring System

You will be rewarded +3 marks for each correct answer. Meanwhile for each wrongly marked answer you will be awarded -1 marks. Remember CAT is highly competitive examination, answering a question wrongly may cost you dearly in your CAT 2012 merit. Do not rely upon guess. Simply do not attempt a question if you do not know the correct answer. There is 0 marks for questions not attempted.

CAT 2012 Practice Test

CAT 2012 is Computer Based Test - CBT. The IIMs has developed a CAT Practice Test to give you real feel of CAT 2012 Exam situation. Take a practice test now, click on the following link here.

CAT 2012 Contact Details

CAT Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email. The Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS) will be available 24x7 starting from 30 July 2012 on 1-800-102-2256.

Phone: 1-800-102-2256


Phone support availability:
Registration Phase: 30 July – 19 September 2012, 9:00AM to 6:00 PM from Mondays to Saturdays.
Pre-testing window: 20 September – 10 October 2012, 9:00AM to 6:00 PM from Mondays to Saturdays.
Testing window: 11 October – 6 November 2012, 8:00AM to 7:00PM daily
Post-testing window: 7 November 2012 – 31 January 2013, 9:00AM to 6:00pm Mondays to Fridays.

CAT Candidate Care will be closed on the following days:
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 – Independence Day
Friday, 10 August 2012 – Janamastami
Monday, 20 August 2012 – Idu’l Fitr
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 – Dussehra
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 – Diwali
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 – Christmas
Tuesday, 01 January 2012 – New Year’s Day
Saturday, 26 January 2012 – Republic Day

Webmail support availability:
Webmail support will be available from 30 July 2012 until the end of the first week of February 2013. Queries, received by webmail, will be responded to within 2 business days. Do not send the same email multiple times, as it will delay the response process.

Contact details for CAT Centre:
CAT Centre

C/O Admission Office,

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIM Kozhikode Campus P.O.


Kozhikode- 673 570

Kerala, INDIA
Phone: 0495 280 9219
FAX: 0495 280 3010

Non IIM Institutes in India Accepting CAT 2012 Score for MBA/Management Admission

Non IIM National Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Andhra Pradesh for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Assam for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Bihar for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Delhi for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Haryana for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Jammu & Kashmir for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Karnataka for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Madhya Pradesh for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Maharashtra for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Orissa for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Punjab for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Rajasthan for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Tamil Nadu for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Uttar Pradesh for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in Uttarakhand for MBA/Management Courses
Non IIM Institutes Accepting CAT 2012 Score in West Bengal for MBA/Management Courses

IIM Lucknow IPMX Admission 2013 Noida Campus

IIM Lucknow invites application for admission into International Program in Management IPMX 2013-14 at its NOida campus. The course duration is one year and will commence from April 2013.

The IPMX of IIM Lucknow at Noida campus is a residential program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Executive with Bachelor's degree in any discipline or equivalent 10+2+3
  • GMAT Score obtained from July 1, 2009 to October 31, 2012
  • Minimum of 6 years full time, post qualification, after graduation professional experience as on March 31, 2013

Last date for submission of application October 31, 2012

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IIM Kozhikode EPGP Admission 2012

IIM Kozhikode invites applications for EPGP Admission 2012. Following programs are offered-

Executive Postgraduate Program - EPGP: Batch 5

Eligibility Criteria

Graduates, CA, ICWA having atleast 5years of work experience.
Candidates need to write in eMAT and appear for Interview conducted by IIM Kozhikode.

Program duration is 2 years.

Executive Education Program in General Management - EEPGM: Batch 12

Eligibility Criteria

Graduates, CA, ICWA having atleast 5years of work experience.
Candidates need to write in eMAT and appear for Interview conducted by IIM Kozhikode.

Program duration is 1 year.

IIM Kozhikode is also offering 1 year specialization program in finance, marketing, strategic management, operations management, human resources management and information technology management.

*** Minimum 50% marks are required for admission into all programs.

Loan facility also available, however terms and conditions are applicable regarding loan scholarship.

Program will be delivered via Interactive Online Learning Platform - IOPL


For more details log on to

Last date for submission of application is 25.08.2012

LD College of Engineering ME/M.Tech Counseling 2012-13

Admission Committee for Professional Courses
LD College of Engineering Campus
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380015

Counseling Programme ME / M.Tech 2012-13

Eligible candidates are required to appear for counseling to be held from 23.07.2012 to  28.07.2012

For more details log on to

Online Portal will act on ragging complaints within 15 minutes

The standard of education has gone down to manifolds in past decades, may be the bookish knowledge has improved and boys and girls has attained new heights, but human behavior has deteriorated inside the educational institutions in India.
So many deaths happened in the name of ragging and institutes are nearly forced to open Special Cell for Woman to make complaints related sexual harassment. It is scary, shameful and .... what not, in a country like India where women are worshiped; guys and galz are taught from childhood to help others, where teacher is a mentor and has place above God, training institutes are above any church, mosque or temple, in the same country, students misbehaved inside academic institutions and in some case even precious lives lost. This is not academic education but a sort of social shortcomings.

Ragging is a menace and perhaps the biggest evil inside academic institutions, though prohibited by law, but still prevails.

To fight up ragging menace the HRD ministry soon launching a web portal where a complaint will be look after within 15 minutes after registering complaint.

The definition of ragging in Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia  

Ragging is a practice in educational institutions in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka that involves existing students baiting or bullying new students. Link

My personal take:

Your juniors in the college or like your brothers, sisters and of course younger friends. Do not abuse them, do not beat them, rather teach them so they can carry the anti ragging torch lit by you and hand it over to their juniors in succession. Teach your juniors, treat your younger friends, develop courage them, guide them towards the right path, so they can be proud of you and so the world.

DU Admission 2012 7th Cut Off List

Delhi University - DU will announce 7th cut off list for under graduate program in arts, commerce and science by 17th July 2012.