GATE-like test for students with engineering degrees from these 3 deemed universities

Days after the Supreme Court cancelled engineering degrees granted since 2001 by three deemed universities through the distance education mode, the Union HRD ministry has called a meeting of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday to protect the interests of hundreds who could be affected by the move, people familiar with the matter said. JRN Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University, Udaipur; Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu; and IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan — have been conducting distance engineering programmes without necessary approvals, including that from the UGC or the All India Council…

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Top Misconceptions about Engineering Careers Debunked – Do not play with your career

Many people fail to make their engineering career successful and by the time they realize what went wrong, it becomes too late to accelerate. No doubt they work hard, develop skills, make strong academic records, and practice in laboratories for their career. In spite of all these things, they do not get the desired success. The reason behind this, is the misconceptions that they bear in the mind during exam time, in result they miss out on the basic but important things. Here are the top misconceptions which the make…

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Engineering, business and economics subjects at university ‘most likely to make a billionaire’, according to new Billionaires League

Heading off into higher education is a major decision for many, and picking the best subject to study while at university can be an even bigger, and more important, choice – especially if the course you choose determines whether you will join one of the world’s rarest groups – the billionaire league. With less than 2,000 in the entire world today, the team at Gocompare.com, for the first time, has looked at the education of the top 100 billionaires – from the past 20 editions of Forbes’ 100 list –…

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Chennai engineering grads rank low on English

  CHENNAI: Engineering students in Chennai and Hyderabad needed maximum improvement in spoken English among a sample of 30,000 graduates surveyed across six metro cities including Delhi, Mumbai-Pune, Kolkata and Bangalore, according to a study. In comparison, New Delhi, Mumbai-Pune region and Bangalore were found to have students with good spoken English skills. The grading was based on SVAR – a spoken English assessment tool used by many industries in the country prior to hiring employees. The automated test judges parameters such as fluency, active listening, vocabulary, grammar, spoken English…

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Jamia Millia Islamia to conduct re-exam for admissions to engineering and dental courses

  Jamia Millia Islamia has announced that it will conduct a re-examination for the engineering and dental entrance tests. This decision has been made after allegations that several students cheated in the entrance exams conducted earlier. The initial inquiry into the paper leak has indicated a breach in the examination system for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Technology ( B.Tech) entrance tests. The university has taken this decision in order to provide a fair chance to all candidates, and so that undeserving candidates do not get…

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CBSE plans to raise ratio of girls in engineering

The CBSE has launched Udaan, a project to mentor 1,000 (50% seats earmarked for students from SC/ST/ backward classes) girl students to compete for admission at premier engineering colleges. Free of cost, the project will provide a course in online/offline format for students of class XI and XII to help them prepare for the JEE. Science students from any board who have scored a minimum 70% in class X and 80% in science and math and 75% in physics, chemistry, and mathematics in class can apply. The last date for…

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