Indian Institute Technology (IIT) Roorkee has been adjudged third best university in India by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019released on Wednesday. IIT Roorkee has climbed up 100 points from 501-600 in the previous year to 401-500 in the current year, in the best Universities group category, said a statement from the institute. India has enhanced its presence in a definitive world university rankings released on Wednesday by claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 last year. In what was described as an impressive debut entry by the annual ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’, the IIT Indore becomes India’s second highest ranked universityRead More →

XLRI – Xavier School of Management completed its Summer Internship Placement Process (SIP) for the batch of 2018-20 in just two days. The batch consisting 362 students has achieved 100% placement. The highest stipend offered being INR 1.65 lakhs per month. The XLRI’s SIP process saw participation of over 95 companies offering roles across domains including consulting, finance, sales and marketing, operations, business development (BM), human resources (HR) and industrial relations (IR). This year multiple new companies were added to the recruiters’ list. The Boston Consulting Group, AT Kearney, Accenture Strategy, EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC recruited from the Consulitng domain. P&G, Colgate Pamolive, HindustanRead More →

The Times World University Ranking 2019 list is out. On a positive note, 7 more Indian Universities have made it to the list in comparison to last year and new institutes have outranked the older ones, this year. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has made it to the 251-300 rank band and is the highest ranked Indian University in the list. The list comprises of more than 1250 Universities from 86 countries worldwide. While the Universities ranked in the global top 10 have retained their position, Yale University is the only newcomer in the list. Switzerland’s ETH Zurich has slipped down to 11th position this year.Read More →

Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2019 schedule has been announced. GCET is conducted for admission to professional degree courses. Candidates who seek admission in B.E. and B.Pharm. courses in institutes in Goa must appear for the exam. The exam will be held in May 2019. All students who wish to take admission in MBBS, BDS, BHMS (Homeopathy), BAMS (Ayurveda), Allied Health Sciences (Paramedical), and B.Sc. in Nursing courses in the State of Goa in academic year 2019-20 are required to appear and qualify in NEET UG-2019 (National Entrance cum Eligibility Test). Students who wish to take admission in B.Arch. courses will have to appear for NATARead More →

Educational institutions were closed in Sopore due to exchange of fire between security forces and militants. Representational Image Authorities on Tuesday closed educational institutions and suspended mobile internet services in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town following a firing exchange between the security forces and militants. The brief gun battle took place in Nowpora village of Tujjar area, police said. Troops of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started a search operation in Nowpora following a tip off about the presence of militants there. Hiding militants fired at the security forces triggering theRead More →

The Syndicate members had also raised the issue of appointment of Prof. Timol during the agenda meetings held on June 25 and July 10 at the varsity. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The Syndicate members of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) here on Monday sent a letter to National Minority Commission, alleging that the vice-chancellor (VC) has not appointed a senior professor as the Head of mathematics Department because of his “caste or religion”. In the letter, the Syndicate members alleged that V-C Dr Shivendra Gupta has done “injustice” to professor Dr Munir Timol, a Parsi, by not appointing him as the HOD of mathematics despiteRead More →

For the first NTA led JEE Main exam, online registration will end on September 30. JEE aspirants can apply for the JEE main (I) on the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA) at Online payment of fees can be done till October 1 (11.50 pm). NTA will allow candidates to edit the application form, if they wish to, from October 8 to October 14. JEE Main (I) admit card will be released in December and the exam is slated to be held in January 2019.   This is the first exam to be conducted by the NTA after it was officially assigned toRead More →

IIT Kharagpur has developed a community supported supply of purified drinking water project at Porapara in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Dr Somnath Ghosal of the Rural Development Centre of IIT Kharagpur has installed a fully-automated multi-filtered UV treated drinking water facility which can provide close to 1000 litres of purified drinking water to 60 families everyday at Rs. one per family, an IIT KGP statement said Monday. While the land was freely provided by a villager, IIT KGP build the infrastructure and funded the entire project. The villagers are getting purified drinking water through water ATM vending machines using water cards from the facility launchedRead More →

JNUSU president Balaji said that the student body “was illegally debarred from attending” the meeting. (Express photo/Tashi Tobgyal) With Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Academic Council (AC) deciding to switch to the online mode for entrance examinations, and to get a private vendor to oversee the same, the students’ union alleged that the administration is involved in a “massive scam”. The university is set to go completely online for all entrances in December this year. JNUSU president N Sai Balaji Monday claimed, “The administration pushed ‘online examination’ in the agenda of the last AC meeting (on July 13) and declared it to be ‘passed’ unilaterally — ignoring the dissentRead More →

Governing body chairman, principal are at loggerheads in DU’s Dyal Singh college. Students and teachers were kept out of DU’s Dyal Singh College Monday, with the help of private security guards, on instructions of the Governing Body (GB) chairman. In a GB meeting on Monday, principal I S Bakshi was sent on “long leave” and a panel set up to prove allegations of “administrative and financial irregularities” by him. GB chairman Amitabh Sinha and Bakshi have been at loggerheads during the last week over student union elections in the college. The election of Rohan Awana as president, supposedly an ABVP member, was cancelled by theRead More →