Supreme Court puts admissions to IITs and NITs on hold over bonus marks

The Supreme Court on Friday put on hold admissions to most of the country’s engineering colleges, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), over awarding of bonus marks in the joint entrance examination (JEE). The order, which will affect 33,000-odd students, came on a petition filed by two candidates who sought the court’s direction to IIT-Madras to revise the list of successful students without giving them bonus marks. According to them, bonus marks should not have been awarded to all the candidates but only to those who attempted the…

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DU admissions: Second cutoff dips across colleges, seats in popular courses still open

Students who could not make the cut at Delhi University in the first cutoff list should not lose hope. Admissions to popular honours courses such as Economics, BCom, English, Mathematics, Physics, and BA Programme are still open in most colleges with a dip of 0.25-3 percentage points in the second list released by Delhi University. Commerce Out of the 38 colleges that offer Economics (hons), admissions have been closed at five colleges – Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Lady Shri Ram (LSR), BR Ambedkar, PGDAV, and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. The highest…

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Delhi University admissions: Get your best four score right to book your seat

Now that the Delhi University has announced its first list of cutoffs for admission in its colleges, all that is standing between applicants and a seat in their preferred college is your ‘best four’ score. Students have until June 28 to visit colleges and secure a seat in these highly sought-after colleges. However, one must first calculate the ‘best four’ score to ascertain if they have cleared the cutoff grade to be eligible for one of the 56,000 seats available in 63 DU colleges. DU asks its students to calculate…

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DU admissions: Keep your documents handy, get the best of four calculation right

  Gear up to grab a seat at their dream college as Delhi University (DU) released its first cutoff list on Friday evening. The admission process for the first cutoff list will be on from June 24 to June 28, following which the university will release its second list on July 1. HT spoke to a few DU students who shared their experience of struggling to find the way to offices in colleges, losing their original certificates to hiring e-rickshaw drivers as guardians to get rooms in hostels. Many students recounted…

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50% in-house quota in PG medical admissions: SC to pass order on BHU, AMU’s plea

The Banaras Hindu University, the Aligarh Muslim University and the Medical Council of India on Tuesday joined hands to challenge in the Supreme Court an Allahabad High Court order setting aside 50% institutional preference in admission to PG medical seats. A vacation bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta, after hearing the arguments, reserved its verdict for Wednesday. During the brief submission, the two universities said that the high court verdict was violative of earlier apex court judgement and MCI regulations which allow institutes to take admissions on 50%…

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MH CET law admissions 2017: Admit cards released, download them here

The Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra on Tuesday released the admit cards of candidates for the Common Entrance Test (MH CET) for admission to three and five years law degree courses in the state. The Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra on Tuesday released the admit cards of candidates for the Common Entrance Test (MH CET) for admission to three and five years law degree courses in the state. The candidates will admitted to all government, government-aided, university departments, university managed institutes and un-aided colleges in Maharashtra offering these courses. Candidates…

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PG Medical admissions: HC gives split verdict on incentive marks for govt docs

The Madras High Court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on a plea for fixing norms for according incentive marks to in-service government doctors for admission to the post-graduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. The Madras High Court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on a plea for fixing norms for according incentive marks to in-service government doctors for admission to the post-graduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. While one judge of the bench held the state’s methodology for giving incentive marks to the in-service candidates as ‘not in conflict’…

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Universities UK presses for clarity on EU student admissions

President of UUK and vice chancellor of the University of Kent, Dame Julia Goodfellow, urged the government to take immediate action to reassure EU students applying to study in 2017 that they would pay the same fees and access the same financial support throughout their studies and, therefore, “prevent a likely sudden decline in EU student applications”. “This issue is urgent. UCAS applications opened yesterday for the 2017/18 intake and EU students are almost twice as likely as UK students to apply very early for those courses with October deadlines.”…

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University admissions officers reveal the top 10 qualities they look for in students’ applications

Almost all university admissions officers say they actively consider a student’s likelihood to complete their degree when deciding to offer them a place or not – an eight per cent increase on last year. According to this year’s University Admissions Officers Report, students applying to university through Clearing or Adjustment must be prepared to demonstrate their commitment to their chosen course. With 99 per cent of officers assessing how likely students will finish their studies, nine in ten said they look for evidence of a student’s passion for their chosen…

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University admissions: Sharp rise in unconditional offers ‘makes institutions look desperate’

It used to be relatively rare for universities to make unconditional offers. Between 2008 and 2013 fewer than one per cent of all offers were unconditional Getty Images The sharp rise in universities giving unconditional offers of places to sixthformers makes institutions look “desperate” and risks making students “sit back and twiddle their thumbs”, a leading headteacher has warned. Peter Hamilton, head of The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Hertfordshire, told an education conference that he was concerned at the sharp rise in unconditional offers which saw a  93 per…

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